This is not your average Effortless and Exquisite post because the day I’m going to describe is not your average day. Certain ones we remember our entire lives. This was one of those days. It is still extremely surreal and I feel very blessed. I will give you some of the background details and then the story.
The Background: I am an unmarried, thirty-six year old woman. In the south this means something is dreadfully wrong with me, perhaps psychosis or anti-social behavior, whatever. I should have been married many years ago…but I’m not. My career is important to me and I like spending time with my friends. However, my sister found a boyfriend for me last year. I like him more than 51% of the time, so we are happy. I’m kidding, well mostly.
For my birthday we travelled to New York City. I have been a Bethenny Frankel super fan for many years. We HAD to go to the show, so we got tickets. I applied to ask Bethenny a question regarding my blog and was selected by a producer. I was very honored to be able to ask Bethenny about my blog and the producer was great about tips and what to say. On the other hand, my boyfriend, Tripp, was arranging with the same producer to propose to me – as a surprise. So after many bathroom phone calls on his part, which I thought were very disconcerting, and scheming; the day of Bethenny arrived!
|The car that picked us up for the show, how about my shoes!|
|The Bethenny studios|
|Skinnygirl Bars, What else?|
|Jessica in orange|
Jessica Yankelunas was our producer. She is the perfect combination of organization and compassion. She can weave an elaborate scheme in a pinch! I appreciate her for so many reasons, I was nervous and she was kind – and she really went above and beyond to make the day special for both Tripp and myself. Jessica gave me some quick advice before it was finally time for the show!
|The swanky set|
|Waiting for the show to begin|
Bethenny Frankel is gorgeous, the television does not do her justice. She is so thin and fit and just a truly stunning woman. She stood right beside us a good part of the show and even sat in Tripp’s lap once! The show was packed with energy as Bethenny worked the audience and bantered with the guests. The hour goes by very quickly. Jessica came up to me at one point and said, “You are next, be ready.” I thought I was going to have a stroke.
He knelt down on one knee and proposed!! I don’t remember it really at all. I was so shocked and very confused. I couldn’t understand how this all fit in with my question. It was genuine surprise. I didn’t realize truly what was happening, well part of me did, but part of me didn’t. Of course I said yes but it was in a daze. As he stood up I blurted out, “What about the blog?” It was awful, but probably very funny at the same time.