Proposing with Grace

Jim and Grace are engaged!!!
Over this past Thanksgiving, Jim took Grace to his family’s house outside of Chicago.
Little did she know what was in store for her!
Jim first took her to the Aviary Cocktail Lounge for cocktails.
He then surprised her with a hotel room at the Peninsula so that they would not have to drive home that evening. Of course like every girl, she said, “I didn’t pack anything!”
No need – Jim sneakily packed a suitcase for her! Good thinking Jim!
He guided her to the hotel to check in before dinner. Once they were in the room, he got down on one knee, and said, “I love you and want to spend the rest of my life with you.”
 Grace was wondering if he was just being very romantic, or actually proposing. Then he took out the ring – and what a ring it is!!
She started to cry and was so overwhelmed, she was literally speechless!  Any of you who have every been proposed to know exactly how she felt! Then he proceeded to put on her hand, a gorgeous Marisa Perry cushion cut diamond ring, set in a platinum with pink micro-pave diamonds! Yay!!
Jim whisked her away to the James Beard award winning restaurant North Pond , where they had a romantic dinner by the fireplace!  He then proceeded to tell her the stories of how he created her ring with Bob, and how he chose the light fancy pink diamonds around the setting.  Designing an engagement ring  is a novel experience for most anyone, but especially for Jim who, I have been told, usually does all of his shopping online!
Grace told me that Jim said “Bob and I are now buddies”!
The following day, Jim and Grace went back to celebrate their engagement with Jim’s family, and hopefully to showed off the ring a little bit!!!
Much love to you both for an endless number of years….
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Romantic Occasion: Paris Proposal {day}

Hi Romantics, today I’m excited to be sharing two of my favorite things with you: Paris and proposals. Paris is on the top of a long list of many cities for proposing to one’s loved one, and many of our customers ask me for advice on planning their proposal. Having spent a great deal of time in Paris, I’ve come up several romantic ideas. For this first post, I thought I’d start out with a daytime option (which your hidden photographer will thank you for).

I propose that you propose to your lover in one of the many beautiful garden areas of the Palais Royal. Whether your tastes lean toward the modern sculptures or classical gardens, the surroundings of Palais Royal set the mood of infinite romance. A symbol of longevity, the 17th century architecture will become a part of the history you share now and in the future.

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To celebrate in proper romantic style, whisk her just a few steps away to lunch and champagne at Le Grand Vefour. The 18th century Cinderella carriage in the entry will immediately make your lover feel like the royalty you think they are. The food is delicious (Michelin 3 star), but the hand painted interior backdrop will create such a romantic atmosphere that you’ll want to freeze the moment forever… and you will, as a landmark of your life story.

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I hope this is helpful! This is only one of many ideas I have for romance in Paris, so please keep your eyes peeled for more in these upcoming weeks. Be sure to share this with the men in your life – you never know who might be in need proposal ideas soon! 😉

Love, Marisa

{ Everyday Romantic }

Welcome to Everyday Romantic, the Marisa Perry Atelier blog!  We hope you enjoy having a place to peek into our wonderful world of diamonds, romance, & NYC adventures.  Originally inspired by Marisa Perry’s favorite quote, “live for and by the special” {Bell Book and Candle}, this blog was created to celebrate and savor the special things in life. We believe in being hopeful romantics and infusing every day with romance.

Since we work at a boutique that specializes in diamond engagement rings, our daily work life feeds our inner romantic, but shouldn’t everyone get their dose of romance, too?  We think so!  Whether it’s creating a delicious dinner date in, finding the sweetest anniversary gift or planning the perfect proposal, this is the place to find our thoughts on all things romantic.  We might post something as big as Marisa’s plan for memorable moments in Paris or something as simple as how to create a romantic atmosphere at home.

The MP team is so excited to embark on this new blogging journey.  We’re looking forward to sharing our thoughts and tips, as well as the hilarious happenings of this place we call home. Are you ready for yummy recipe posts, delicious diamond photos, and an abundance of romance and revelry? We hope this site is fun while being a resource for you. Feel free and encouraged to communicate with us through the comment section below.  We’re excited to get to know you, as you get to know us!

Much love – Alexandria & the MP team