2.15.2010

Getaway






My husband is one sneaky man. Friday morning he handed me an envelope with a sweet note telling me to pack a bag for the night. At the same moment my sister showed up to watch the kiddos. While riding in the car he handed me another envelope with a print out of the hotel we were staying, the Ritz Carlton in Atlanta. He say's he choose this hotel because he thought I would love the design which I did. As we neared the hotel he handed me another envelope with a good amount of money to spend on whatever I fancied. Needless to say we had a blast and I felt beyond special. I am quite smitten with my man I must say.

Oh, and what did I buy? I fabulous dress from Club Monaco and an insane amount Ribba frames for a new gallery wall we are working on. I will share both soon. I even have money left over for future desires, so fun.

41 comments:

nkp said...

Oh, what a sweet, sneaky man. I like the handing off of envelopes, in particular. Very mysterious, very 007- like. :0) And the Ritz is a fabulous choice. I don't know if I've ever been in the one in Downtown, but we got married in the more traditional version in Buckhead and their service is top-notch. So glad to hear you had an exciting getaway. Bravo Mr. Ellie!

Destination Inspiration said...

Oh Paula, so that was his suprise he was working on...good job Paula's husband! So romantic and what a suprise. Can't wait to see the dress and design project, the hotel looks fabulous.

Victoria @ Hibiscus Bloem said...

Sounds a wonderful surprise. What a super stylish hotel and all perfectly planned by your man. Lucky you!

julie said...

Very spesh!

Melissa said...

Boy, the Ritz has really changed since the last time I was there (maybe 10years ago?)-- what an awesome surprise!!!

Lavender and Lilies said...

That is like my dream gift. How exciting is that!

Blueprint Bliss said...

What a thoughtful, thoughtful gift!! What a sweet thing for him to do.

I think I'm going to be making an Ikea run soon for some Ribba Frames...

Design Esquire said...

How wonderful! It was such a thoughtful (and fun!) gift.

Jessica said...

SO MUCH FUN. and so thoughtful! i'm impressed!

Maria said...

wow, great idea, so creative and fun!!! what a great surprise and that hotel looks amazing!!

Londen @ Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

Love a surprise like that! And the envelope full of fun money is the cherry on top! I did something like that for my husband and we will never forget.

ms. less is always more said...

What a thoughtful guy! Glad you had a great weekend!

Katie said...

How fun!! Love that! Nothing like a little spontaneous surprise! And some shopping money! So sweet and thoughtful!

Donna said...

Oh you lucky girl...he did good!!! Can't wait to see what you got!

Ink Obsession Designs said...

How sweet! What a fun Valentines Day present! :)

Staley Mc said...

Thats so sweet! It sounds like a great weekend!

Ms. Bright said...

Sweet guy! Isn't it great to be married to a romantic?

Can't wait to see that gallery wall!

Full House said...

Are you kidding me? That really is a good one. If any man is smart they will take notes...props to your husband.

Can't wait to see the photo wall. Thank goodness for ribba frames, huh...

xx - Christina

Marija said...

Sweet, and fun, and thoughtful, and FUN all rolled into one! I may need to forward this post to my husband ;)

I want to see the dress! Marija

Kathysue said...

He is a keeper, what a sweetie. you must be one special lady to deserve such royal treatment. Thank you for stopping by my new blog today. I know what you mean about stripes. I am obsessed with them. Always have been always will be. They are comforting to me. Have a great day,Kathysue

sarah, flourish design + style said...

Yup..he rocks :)
That is just beyond fabulous! I hope you both enjoyed every second of it!!! xo

The Zhush said...

Your husband is the best! WOW! I do love the design of this hotel, and I think my newest obsession du jour are those funky chandeliers in a glass barrel. Can't wait to see all that you bought...

My Owl Barn said...

What a great surprise! Such a delightful hotel.

eden lang said...

I think I am smitten with your husband too! lol. that is very sweet indeed. sounds amazing.

Cassie said...

Wow - what a wonderful surprise and husband you have! Sounds like you were thoroughly spoilt.
xx

megan said...

What a fun little getaway!

Pink to Green said...

So romantic and thoughtful- what a beautiful weekend!

Sarah said...

You are one lucky lady. Glad you had such a great Valentine's day surprise.

Kayna said...

So lovely! Hope yall had a wonderful time!

The Neo-Traditionalist said...

Oh my goodness---husband of the year award! What a sweet, thoughtful gift. I'm going to have to suggest this to my fiance for next year : )
XOXO

Dancing Branflake said...

Wow! So jealous! I love the photographs and I love Club Monaco. It was so sweet of him to choose a hotel basic upon its incredible design.

SB said...

i.am.so.jealous.

My name is Erin. said...

What a blessed woman you are. How fun... and he clearly knows you so well. What a beautiful hotel!

carlee said...

now that is a good surprise...sounds like a blast. excited to see what you do with the frames. happy late v day!

Dayka (Life +Style) said...

Yay--that sounds like so much fun! From the looks of it I would guess that you stayed at the one downtown, since I think the one in Buckhead is much more traditional. Glad you got to enjoy Lenox and Atlantic Station--hope you found somewhere delicious to eat!

Rachel Follett said...

Soooo sweet. Your one lucky woman! That hotel is beautiful!

Melissa said...

I bet the Ritz was amazing. What a great surprise. You have a great hubbie indeed. Lucky.

Connie @ Sogni e Sorrisi said...

That's wonderful!!

Emily said...

What a fabulous hubby you have....sounds like a great night out!

PS~Erin said...

How incredibly fun!! What a man!!

la la Lovely said...

Lucky...lucky..how wonderful!! Sounds like a blast!!!!!! I can't wait to see your gallery wall.. I"m working on one too...well in my head that is... maybe yours will be done soon....and I'll be so inspired!
Have fabulous week!
x Trina