Thursday, September 24, 2009

What About Intimacy?

Intimacy and passion in relationships is not only important but also healthy. Couples need to enjoy being together in an intimate way. When relationships are troubled, the last thing either person wants is to be passionate with each other. However, this is a healthy part of a relationship and is a huge part of the healing and rebuilding in troubled times. One may find it to be awkward in the beginning, but it is crucial.
Don't allow issues to go to far, or too long without discussing them. The longer you continue to ignore problems the harder they become to resolve. Many times this behavior is just the beginning of troubled times within your relationship and where you can loose intimacy. It's so important to stay connected, make eye contact, talk, listen, and touch often to help keep the romance alive and thriving!
Make your intimate time together special. Surprise your mate with a warm bubble bath, lighted candles, soft music, and a glass of their favorite beverage; or call us today and we can reserve a nice romantic evening at a local hotel to include a wonderful atmosphere of ambiance created for you by us. All you'll do is show up and enjoy! Out of town clients can order one of our create-it-yourself packages including step-by-step set-up instructions.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Model Eva Marcille and Lance Gross.....

Finally Reveals Some Wedding Details: Although not many details here's what we know. The date is now set for July 17th, 2010. The couple will wed in a catholic ceremony, then host an outdoor reception with a fall theme in July, and the bride's pooches will be VIPs on the big day.
The happy couple broke their big news to Who shared these photos from the couples sexy engagement photo session.

Eva on Lance:“To put it simply, he makes me a better me,” says Marcille. "I am now complete."“He is the epitome of perfection and never spares being a gentleman,”

Lance on Eva:“The way she is down for me is comparable to my mother and that’s very hard to come by,” says Gross. “She’s everything I have dreamed of in a woman and so much more. My best friend, motivation and happiness. I can’t ask for anything more.”

Photo Credit: Derek Blanks and Robert Ector Courtesy of Essence Magazine

Sunday, September 20, 2009

The Mansion Forsyth, Savannah GA Part 2

Sharing part 2 of our long weekend trip to Savannah. The city holds a special place in my heart. It is an old southern mossy romantic little town.
In part 1 I mostly discussed the conference, but there were some personal magical moments during our stay. Like the day I surprised my DH with a hand delivered gift bag which had a card inside that simply said, "I love you...enjoy your day at the spa!" He had no idea, he thought he was going to work all day. He had taken his laptop and planned on working on a proposal that day while I spent the day at the Summit. (see Part 1)
The The Poseidon Spa

The Main Dining Room

I must say, the Mansion on Forsyth is on the top of my list of romantic get-aways. It's a 3-4 hour drive outside of Atlanta depending on where you live. The rooms and suites are so romantic with jacuzzi tubs that over look the entire room or you can close the doors over the tub if you'd like. The food and room service was excellent! The peach pecan pancakes and the shrimp and grits are my personal favorites. From the clear glass shower to the velvet high back love seat and luxurious bathrobes, you will not be disappointed.
Turret Suite

The Bohemian King Suite

The hotel is a perfect get-way for Honeymoons, Anniversaries, Birthdays or simply because you need some down time to be alone. I recommend turning off all the electronic devices and focusing on each other. Take in the romantic atmosphere that you'll be surrounded by. You can always leave the hotel information with a family member just in case of an emergency.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Ladies are you ready for some Football??.......

6 Tips for Women on how to Survive Football Season......
Let's face it ALL men are NOT football lovers. If your man is not, I'm sure he has some other fetish. If he is a football lover, here are a few tips to help get you through the season.
As you probably know by now the season ushers in the fall and moves through the winter. Experience the magic of falling in love all over again in fall! What better time to rekindle the flames, than the season synonymous with change. Ladies if you think of the football season as a season of love, trust me your going to have a ball.

1. Take "me" out of the equation and adopt the “It's all about you babe" philosophy. The sooner you realize that there's no way that your going to come between your man and football season, the more attractive this approach becomes. Basically it's what can I do for you, I want to cater to you. Look for tasty dishes that you've never prepared before that you know he's going to love, RecipeZaar has over 2,265 to choose from. I am sure you'll find some really good dishes to prepare that will show him that you've gone all out for him. On game day get everything ready that's going to make him comfortable. Don't forget it's not about you initially. Trust me, once the season is over in February, the man will remember the times you catered to him. When you choose to have girls night in watching whatever show is “in” at that time, the favor will be returned, and he will be eager to do so. You can also redeem points scored in other ways. Be creative because you have set yourself up for a win/win here!
2. Sit right down next to your man and plant a big one on him during commercial breaks. This way he will have double the fun and so will you. Just make sure when the game comes back on that you respect his desire not to be interrupted - 9 times out of 10 he's not listening to you anyway.
3. Do not make plans for after 10:00 church service. You already know where his mind is. Spare yourself an argument or the unpleasant stare down, don't even think about it - DVR is just not the same.
4. Try to learn the game NOW before the season progresses so you can talk the talk with him. Ask him questions and show a genuine interest in the game. Trust me, he will be turned on by your actions rather than turned off by negative behavior like complaining that he never spends time with you. Sunday is your only day to be together because you both work. Skip the winning it won't work for diehard football gridiron lovers.
5. Take the initiative to plan a get together with a few of his close friends. Make it a surprise and have them bring an h'orderve so all of the work isn't on you. Flirt with him the entire time and watch the sparks fly. Plan the party when you know his favorite team is playing. Pick up decorations at your local party store to make it even more fun for him and your guest.
6. Finally if you don't think it's worth it (remember it's not about you) do something for yourself like go to the mall, or visit your family. Get caught up on the books that you've been meaning to read. Whatever you do just remember that it's not the end of the world and it's more of a turn on for him if you exercise you independence. Most of all remember it's just a season....not a lifetime!

The View....According to Sheri!

Dear Sheri, we will be watching. Congrats on your new show!
The comedy series is loosely based on her real life. A newly single mom, paralegal and part-time comedienne/actress who tries to get back into the dating scene and move on with her life after divorcing her cheating husband. Sheri marks the first comedy series ever to be wholly owned by Lifetime!d

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Luxury Chocolates? Chocolate Meets Couture!

Dr. Taffy Wagner, President and CEO of Money Talk Matters, sent me a personal note suggesting these beautiful chocolates. Talk about eye candy, these gorgeous chocolates are made by a company out of Chicago called Chocolatines and seem perfect in our romantic settings. They also can add a touch of class while entertaining and would make the perfect wedding favor. We will try them out on our couples and let them tell us what they think. We are excited that our "love chocolates" are on the way!
A few that caught my eye.....
Of course the Diamond Collection that comes in 3 different flavors and looks. The Diamonds are edible, and are like hard rock candy.
White Gold Diamond Collection with a Champagne ganache
24k Gold Diamond Collection with a malt Scotch ganachef
Rose Gold Diamond Collection with a Grand Marnier ganache
There are three price points for the Diamond Collection ranging from $25 to $95

The Pair of Hearts Collection (2pc) is $7.......White chocolate with Passion Fruit

The Mr & Mrs Pair of Hearts (4pc) is $12.......Colombian & Raspberry Mandarin & Caramel Swirl

Sound Yummy? Check back to find out the results of our taste test!

Friday, September 11, 2009

The Mansion on Forsyth, Savannah GA Part 1

Talk about lavish guest rooms and suites, the Mansion on Forsyth Park truly represents the classical refinement of a historical mansion. The exquisite mansion turned into a boutique hotel, has all of the conveniences for the 21st century traveler. The hotel has it all when it comes to accommodations with such features as sumptuous bedding, flat screen televisions, and magnificent furnishings. From wireless Internet access to concierge service. The upscale accommodations are perfect for business or pleasure.
The Lobby
Casimirs Lounge
The hotel boast a beautiful robust art collection within the adjacent Art Gallery and on the walls throughout. From the time you arrive and step into the lobby you know your in for a treat. The million dollar chandelier in the lobby is simply grand. The antique style furniture strangely, had a modern feel to me. The service is impeccable, warm and friendly. The hotel is very accessible and right across the street from the beautiful Forsyth Park with a huge water fountain that is very southern and ornate. The outdoor relaxation pool (heated) with chaise lounges and water wall is set in an atmosphere of romantic ambiance.
Grand Bride Staircase
Wedding Spa
The hotel is perfect for a romantic intimate wedding of up to 200 guests. Click here to see a real wedding profile. Scroll down and check out the highback green velvet love seat and ottoman, as a matter of fact it looks just like the cozy corner of the room that DH and I were in.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Romance and Mood Swings

Ladies and Gentlemen, being moody is a serious bad habit that can wreck even a great relationship. You wake up in a great mood and suddenly by noon you've turned into Dr. Jekyll, are you serious? This type of behavior is so annoying and if it becomes or is a habit, you can bet it's going to have a negative impact on other areas of the relationship.
We are living in some pretty tough anxiety-inducing times, and when life takes a stressful turn, it’s not uncommon for couples to start taking out that stress on each other. While occasional mood swings can—and should—be forgiven, being in a relationship with someone whose bad moods outnumber good ones can make one run for cover. Wouldn’t you do the same?
The next time you feel a bad mood coming on catch yourself and take a moment to consider what kind of impact your moods are having on your spouse and the relationship. Bad mood swings can definitely have a negative impact on the romance and passion that you share. It's a turn-off and no one wants to deal with drama. You don't want to run your mate away with negative behavior. Go for a walk or pick up a book of positive affirmations, do something you enjoy to take the edge off.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Love and Money Summit continued..

The International Love and Money Summit wrapped up on Sunday with a women's power tea and fashion show. It was a truly awesome weekend. The Summit offered real, practical tools and transformational power strategies that can be used in your personal and professional life.
Connecting on so many levels with many of the professional speakers was empowering. Love, money and marriage go hand in hand and although I thought I could not be more excited about CL, I am even more excited for the future and all that it holds. In a conversation that I had just this morning, with someone that I met at the conference her comment, "I believe on some level all were blessed by Dr. Brenda's vision!" is so very true!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

The International Love and Money Summit

We are having a ball down in Savannah GA. at the 1st International Love and Money Summit with Dr. Brenda Wade.
The Westin Savannah is hosting the Summit along with all of the speakers. The Westin, right down on the river front is just the right setting for the Summit. The first night we had sign-in and the meet and greet outside on the lawn and watched the steamboats sail by as we took in a little star gazing! I had an opportunity to talk with many of the featured speakers up close and personal. A fantastic, dynamic and personable group of professionals.
Affectionately known as Dr. Brenda has been on Oprah, The Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, and in Essence Magazine. Now she’s the founder and host of the Summit. Dr. Brenda Wade is an award-winning holistic psychologist, television host, author, keynote speaker, retreat & seminar leader, and media producer.

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Although DH and I are staying at the beautiful romantic Mansion on Forsyth, (photos coming) the Westin Savannah is hosting the Summit along with all of the speakers. The Westin, right down on the river front is just the right setting for the Summit. The first night we had sign-in and the meet and greet outside on the lawn and watched the steamboats sail by as we took in a little star gazing! I had an opportunity to talk with many of the featured speakers up close and personal. A fantastic, dynamic and personable group of professionals.
Today was great, seeing the team that Dr. Wade assembled do what they do best. All I can say is WOW, I am inspired and refreshed with a new energy and passion for love and life! We took the ferry over to Five Guys across the river for lunch that Dr. Wade and her team had set up for us. An afternoon of empowerment and then a break before diner and a Motown extravaganza. Can't wait to hear more tomorrow, day 2 of the Summit.

Photos Courtesy of: The Westin Savannah

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The Power of Romance

Romance and sex are all to often confused or lumped together as if they are the same thing. Well they're not and the reason I say that is because romance is the creation of an atmosphere where one feels reverenced, unconditional love and appreciation. Sex is an act that works best when coupled with romance. Getting it right brings us to the other element that's often left out of the conversation which is intimacy.
There are some men who will never understand the importance of romance and are not willing to invest the energy into obtaining the ultimate benefits from it. Some men may be lazy or think it's silly to invest in romance. It's a foolish mistake and can lead to a woman seeking this important aspect of the marriage elsewhere as in outside of the marriage. When I hear talk of such men I often think about the song by the duo Sherelle and Alexander O'Neil and the lyrics that she sings while talking to another man outside of her relationship; "Your giving me everything I miss at home".
Then there are the men who know the secrets of romance. I think that women are so crazy about watching the reality shows such as the Bachelor and Who Wants to Marry (whatever), because it's pretty obvious the men who are the most romantic stick around the longest and are chosen in the end. Why? You may think it's because they are rich, good looking, have great jobs, or any of the obvious reasons! Not, they realize that power of romance.
And what do these romantic guys do? Simple things like: 1. light candles 2. pick flowers 3. look at the stars 4. have a picnic or romantic dinner nothing you can't do with ease.
Men may not want to believe it but, it's the small things that matter most to a woman when it comes to romance. You can simply turn down the lights, turn on the music, take her by the hand and ask her to dance when no one's watching, that's romance. Hand her a bunch of wild flowers, go for a stroll holding hands. That's romance. Get it? It's in these moments when she feels as though she's the most important woman in the world to you. She feels appreciated and loved and because of the romance she may even feel butterflies in her stomach.
Whoa the passion and excitement that she's feeling for you will not only manifest itself in sex, but will also spill over into the overall relationship. If you're not the romantic type don't be alarmed if once you don't succeed. Since she's not use to it or may have been hurt by you she may feel that your only doing it for sex. It may take a few romantic encounters to achieve the best results. Hang in there, the payoff is within reach and well worth it. Above all, you will have a fulfilling relationship where you will have fun discovering each other!

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