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Celebrating 27 Years Together

This Friday marked our 27th wedding anniversary
 exactly 28 years together
as Jeff and I got married 
on the one year anniversary of the day we met …
almost down to the very hour.

We have had great times together
hard ones.

But we have  managed to weather the storms
now as our kids are grown
we are moving into new times
where once again
we have time to really focus on  each other …

Time to realize just how very far we have come
in our 28 years together.

I was so excited to get this text from Jeff  Friday morning!

He had arranged staying in our 
pre kids neighborhood
The Arts District of South Coast Plaza.
at the Arts Hotel
right next door to where we lived
as a newly married couple for seven years!

The Arts Hotel
is a small Wydym hotel
that has been rebranded to reflect the glamorous
South Coast Plaza Arts District 
as it has become today.
Both the hotel and I
have become more glamorous
since our beginnings here on the Avenue of the Arts
27 years ago!

Jeff even packed a basket of drinks and flowers 
to start the night off in style!

I was so touched by the flowers
as they were reminiscent of my wedding flowers
so long ago!

Jeff had even arrived earlier in the day
to make sure our room had a view of the lakes
we had walked around  for years.
The first five just us
the last two with Ellis.

The hotel's  recent renovation
included  outside 'retreats' integrated into the property.
These over sized lamps
are actually a genius interpretation of outside heaters!

Jeff's anniversary plans called for a wonderful walking itinerary
my very favorite kind
making even South Orange County
feel a little cosmopolitan!

But a special walking itinerary calls for 
a special date night solve!
 As much as I wish I was one of those women
who can walk for miles in heels
alas I am not …

So I simply opted out of an evening clutch
for my straw shopper
 was able to bring along a flat walking sandal inside
to change in and out of for our dinner destination!

The shopper worked perfectly
as our dinner destination was next to some 
world class shopping to be sure!

Strolling through the Arts District of South Coast Plaza
brought back so many  great memories
like living here
 while so many of these stunning building were being built.

We even were able to stroll though the apartment complex 
where we lived  for years …

Good times to be sure  with so much literally right next door ...

The Performing Arts Center.

The Segerstrom Hall

South Coast Repertory where even after we moved  out to the suburbs
to raise our children
Ellis grew up in this theater program.
We ended up planning family events for years and years
around the theater schedules.

The bridge that links the Performing Art world
with world class shopping
at South Coast Plaza.

Our anniversary stay
back in the area that we lived before kids …
was just the most perfect reminder
of how very much I love my husband
how we have so many 
great times ahead
now that we have raised our three.

I think 27 might be
my new favorite number.

As always my friends

I wish you love and joy
as you style your life

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The Style Crone


  1. Congratulations on your years together! You both look marvelous, and happy. Thank for sharing with Visible Monday, xo.

  2. Stunning, simply stunning. I was just in your area on Saturday, enjoying the South Coast Plaza.

  3. I love it that romance is still alive and well, Tamera!! Congratulations to you and Jeff...congrats to Jeff for a romantic celebration! Of course, everyone was jealous of him with such a stunning lady on his arm! Thank you for sharing your evening with us!

  4. Congratulations on your anniversary. What a wonderful husband you have! You two make such a striking couple :-)

  5. Congrats Tamera! Lovely post. How super your husband is to make it so fun. Loved his text! All the best to you both! xx Kim

  6. Congratulation! Looks like a wonderful evening, and I love your outfit! And I'm sure it was much more enjoyable without your feet in pain! :)

  7. Delightful! I think many of us will be showing your post to our husbands in the hopes of having such a romantic anniversary outing.

  8. Happy Anniversary! What a lovely celebration for you two love birds!! I wish you many more. xo

  9. What an amazing day for you both! Congratulations. You and your environs are both scrumptious!

  10. Happy Anniversary Tamera and Jeff! I love reading about your date nights and special celebrations. You both seem really in sync with each other! Yep...I always leave with a smile on my face after reading these posts!

  11. What a delightful article! Such happiness! I am truly happy for you! Congratulations. And I will let you in on a secret - it just gets better! Really love your incredibly artful photos!

  12. Happy Anniversary to you both. What a romantic way to spend this special day, stunning surroundings and equally stunning you.
    We have just celebrated our 38th., as the years pass, things may change but the bond becomes stronger.

  13. Congratulations, Tamera! You make a lovely, loving couple!

  14. There you are, with your love...You both look stunning in that early evening California sun!
    In my mind...I was playing the song Sentimental Journey...Les Brown...perfect for a stroll.
    How wonderfully romantic of Jeff to plan your anniversary date of tracing your first steps together.
    Tracing first footprints...
    Old memories...renew.
    Happy Anniversary 27 Tamera and Jeff.
    Here's to those first steps and so many more romantic footprints ahead!


  16. What a gorgeous couple - a very happy anniversary to both of you! What a fabulous text message that was, and what a beautiful celebration of 27 years together.

  17. Love the look. Looks like something out of a magazine.
    Congrats on your anniversary.

  18. You shimmer! Such a cute couple and congratulations ~

    I popped by from VM.

  19. Ahh, Golden Girl, this is wonderful! Congratulations to you both and I wish you very many more happy celebrations to come. (You've got a great man there, Tamera!)

  20. Happy Anniversary!! What a beautiful couple you two make!! Jeff is a winner for putting such a lovely evening together for you two. Here's to many more wonderfully blessed years ahead.

  21. Happy Anniversary Tamera and Jeff! You are the ultimate golden SoCal glamour gal and how sweet of your hubby to love you just that way and plan such a nice celebration too. Blessings to you both.

  22. Well preserved couple, and congratulations, lasting marriages deserve an applause! Blessings!

  23. A lovely celebration for a lovely pair. What a romantic, gesture from you dear husband! Congratulations.

  24. congratulations thrilled for you both x

  25. Wow ! Congratulations ,You are very happy -I see . Best regards for you both.:)

  26. Wow ! Congratulations ,You are very happy -I see . Best regards for you both.:)

  27. Ohhh that Jeff, he did an excellent job of bringing the romance! 27 years is indeed to be celebrated and what a special walk down memory lane. You two are inspiring! xx

  28. You glow here, celebrating your anniversary and expressing gratitude for life's abundance and memories. You make a beautiful couple and I'm glad you've been able to weather the inevitable storms. Love you!! XXOO

  29. Congratulations. Another lovely post. Thank you for sharing, : ) Ana