Saturday, March 29, 2008

Our Anniversary Date

This is how our "special" day unfolded ...

Domenick and I went to a Spring Training Game, Mets vs Braves at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie. We sat right behind the home plate end of the Braves dugout. Great seats, thanks to Andy from The Stuart News.

It was a little too chilly to wear Bonanno's so I didn't capture a photo for "Where in the World ..." Before we headed to the game we had to make 2 "MUST" stops ...

First stop: To get a cigar for Domenick at our local Tabacconist in downtown Stuart.
His pride and joy ... the Jeep.

Next Stop: Wheatgrass Juice for moi.
(Side Note: Since we've turned 50, I've been watching what I eat and have been working on eliminating all processed Sugars, Salt, Dairy, and more ... two years ago I gave up Coffee and Meat). It's always a challenge.

Off we go ...
Traditions Field is about 20 miles North/West of our Store

It was the 7th inning stretch. I was singing "Take me out to the ball game"

One Die-hard Braves Fan ...

For those of you who can't wait for season to begin, here are a few shots of the game ...
I can't tell you who is up at bat or even the final score of the game.
We had to leave in the 8th inning to make sure Rippy was walked. When we left it was a pretty close game ...

... but I do know who's sitting in the dugout ... Mets Manager, Willie Randolph.
One of Domenick's all time Yankee favorites.

Later that evening Domenick took me to "Gazebo Cafe" in Jupiter. We arrived a little early so we sat at the bar until our table was ready.

Domenick had the beef tenderloin and I ordered their famous Fillet of Sole flown in from Holland. It was prepared over a fire in front of our table, the bones were removed and the plate set beautifully with assorted veggies. I passed up the rich sauce they had to drizzle over the fish and went with squeezed lemon juice. It was out of this world.

My dessert was fresh blueberries, blackberries and Raspberries, and again I passed up the rich sauce for dipping. Domenick had delicious looking cream puffs topped with vanilla ice cream, drizzled with dark semi sweet chocolate over the whole thing. Yummy.

It was a fantastic French restaurant recommended by one of our good friends (and a great customer, who just so happens to be Wyndi's Mom). We would definately go back and we also recommend it highly.

That's all folks!
The end of a perfect day.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

My amazing Husband has done it again

Easter Sunday marks our 12th Wedding Anniversary ...

Domenick surprised me today, with beautiful flowers. They arrived in the middle of a shopping rush, surrounded by women who were all Oooohing and Aahhhing. It was very emotional.

My most romantic husband writes,
"A dozen beautiful roses for a dozen amazing years."

the Peacock feathers inserted in the mix were so unique and so beautiful ...

Our plans: Tuesday afternoon we will head to a Mets spring training game, then dinner at an undisclosed restaurant, a good customer/friend of ours recommended to Domenick. He is surprising me. Can't wait!

I'll probably wear my Yankees's sandals to the game for a "Where in the World ..." photo.

tonight I go for a spray tan right next door to our boutique, so I can look extra fabulous Tuesday night.

I am the luckiest girl in the world ...
Happy Easter Everyone!
Donell Wicklund is the owner of Rose's Roses. Being a small business here in Stuart, she does all her arrangements and delivers to her clients from Jupiter to Port St. Lucie and every place in between. She is amazing.
Her arrangements are unique and beautiful and she uses the freshest flowers.
I hope if you are looking for someone local you'll give her a call. 772-403-2312.


Kathy Walgreen, yup, the Drug Store Queen ... ordered these fabulous Emma sandals in White with Bellflower whipstitch and Script monogram. I love how they turned out.

She was in the store today wearing these very Bonanno's, with her darling sister, Ann ... they were both doing their part for the economy, when Domenick asked the question:

"Hey Kathy! When you're on vacation, and the nearest drug store is a CVS, whadayado?" Her response ... "I shop." To which Domenick replied, ... "whada they say when they see your name on the credit card" ... she winked and said, "I only use cash."

We amuse ourselves with these kinds of questions all the time. :)
Kathy and I at the Beach Boys Concert 2007

Where in the World are your Bonanno's?

Hi Viv and Dom,
After leaving you guys we decided to bypass Miami and head down to the Keys ... I couldn't resist this photo opportunity for your website. I love my Bonanno's!
Tatiana--Flanders, NJ

Friday, March 07, 2008

We've Got a New High Heel Style

It's called the "Cuban" and it's the same as the 1" wooden heel, but tapered.
It won't be on the website until I can update, so if you are interested, select the high wooden heel for $10.00 and in "special instructions" write "cuban" tapered heel.

Where in the World are your Bonanno's?

Hi from Vineyard Vines!
I'm showing the fall collection at Stephen Bonanno Sandals wearing my Bonanno's, of course.
Adare -- Manhattan, NY

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Look Who's Here!

Preppy Sue's parents Grace and Fred came in all the way from Charlestown RI to say hello ... very lovely people.

... and left with a little something for Dad.

to catch Preppy Sue's blog go to: