ME: I have smile lines and can’t hold a note but I don’t care – I like my imperfections, they make me – me.  I am a lover of good desserts and good books.  I love big cities and back alleys, long road trips and exploring new cultures.  I love things that are tasteful and subtle, timeless and distinct and I believe that simplicity is making a comeback.

LOVE: I believe in loving deeply and intimacy through vulerability.  My husband, Jason, is passionate, thoughtful, respectful, and tender.  He has a great smile.  I believe in regular date nights – even if that is just enjoying a glass of wine on our patio under the stars – and that a good relationship is something worth working hard at.

NURTURE: I have two children, Adelyn and Emers. I want to foster a family that plays together and laughs – a lot – and gets messy on occasion.  I hope we can challenge each other but always stand by one another – much like how my parents raised me.  I believe in creating meaningful traditions and celebrating each other.  I feel wholeheartedly grateful for my parents for all they have given to me – which I am not only fully understanding as a parent myself.

SIMPLICITY: I prefer to spend my money on atmosphere and experiences over possessions.  However, I am happy to invest things that are important and meaningful to me – things that are high quality, reflect my ideals and are distinctive.  For these things I will have been known to indulge myself and splurge a little.

INTERESTS: You will most often find me at a local restaurant; sipping red wine on my patio; working in my garden; enjoying a night out at a show; or spending time on or near water.  I have traveled extensively and am fed by the beauty around me.

ADVICE: My one piece of advice to engaged couples is to make it your own, let every part of your wedding be a reflection of who you are – and splurge on the things most important to you.  This is your chance to surround yourself by the best life has to offer.  Once married, let yourself be vulnerable, give your partner the opportunity to step up and you will be blown away by how close you can feel to someone.  When you have kids, cherish them – even on hard nights – because it goes by so quickly.  You only get one go at it, make it count.