This. Is. No. Ordinary Love, No Ordinary Love.

wedding bands infinity rings diamond and pink stones

It’s a week after our 5 year wedding anniversary staycation at the beach and I’m missing the ocean and cool beach weather more than I normally do after leaving the beach. It’s just such a different lifestyle, walking everywhere and seeing the infinite blue waves every day… though a vacation mindset doesn’t hurt.

As I mentioned a few months ago, the husband and I met with Cynthia Wolff {our friend and jewelry designer extraordinaire} and I chose two new rings as anniversary gifts {yes, I am a lucky lady} and not so much to replace my engagement ring but to interchange them all because it’s fun. I chose a simple infinity band in white gold with pink sapphires all the way around and a gorgeous one of a kind ring with diamonds and pink tourmalines {I think? the pink is paler in person} set in white and rose gold and had to wait months to lay my eyes on them again because the husband hid them from me.

I got him a new ring as well, which may not be visible in the first photo, but it’s a solid black band made from Tungsten, I believe, and he loves it. In actuality, we wanted to get him a black band from the get-go but they were even harder to come by in 2006 when we got married than they are now. Since the traditional 5 year wedding anniversary gift is “wood” I found some amazing cologne by DSquared called He Wood that has is oddly enough set in a wood frame. It was a perfectly fun “wood” gift because in spite of my uber sensitive nose smelling abilities, the husband LOVES cologne.

He made reservations for The Penthouse restaurant at The Huntley which has an amazing view of the city as well as the ocean. Our drinks were divine. The food was impeccable. We tried 3 desserts which were all to die for and the cappuccinos were perfection. We were lucky enough to get in just before sunset on one of the most insanely crazy nights ever. I know I sound a bit dramatic but in 90degree weather, I don’t normally expect a lightning storm! First the skies clouded over and became rather dark on one side, then a huge rainbow appeared and the sky turned fire-pink and when night fell, a lightning storm zig zagged through the sky {I squealed when I captured a bit of electricity on my iphone}. We had the most amazing view of nature’s show that evening, the staff were crowding around our corner to see it.

It was a wonderfully lovely way to celebrate our 5 year wedding anniversary.

Sunset. Palm trees. The moon. Santa Monica.

anniversary dinner outfit

anniversary gifts

Dsquared Wood Cologne

jonathan adler snail with rings

* See the ring here in a magazine editorial they are not so “pink” in person, much more pale… on the Jonathan Adler snail box I bought from the hotel.

aldo blue suede shoes   and calf hair leopard print clutch

I’m wearing… Little black dress by Shipley & Halmos {seen here} vintage cropped print jacket with blue suede pumps from Aldo. I wore the vintage 60’s necklace that I wore when we got married and drop earrings and my leopard clutch.

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wedding rings and bands

palm trees and ocean in santa monica

Couldn’t bother with my Nikon so I used my iPhone/Instagram for photo documentation.


* a square of watermelon w/lemon sauce, complements of the chef *giggle

 Anniversary dinner outfit...

New rings... Pink sapphires and diamonds... to match my engagement & wedding bands.

Mountain view from The Penthouse restaurant at The Huntley in Santa Monica Ocean view from The Penthouse restaurant at The Huntley in Santa Monica


Cheers to 5 years. Love you baby!

Cheers to the love of my life… there’s nothing like you and I baby.

* Title: Sade “No Ordinary Love” {a MUST LISTEN if you’ve never heard it}

* Looking for my wedding and engagement ring info?


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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • Neris / Fashion Fractions

    September 12, 2011 |

    awhhhhhh, you guys are the sweetest ever! i love the rings and I’m so glad you had lots of fun for your anniversary 🙂

    Happy Monday!


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  • ♥ Heels Are My Drugs ♥

    September 12, 2011 |

    ahhh what a perfect woman you are my dear! i am just fan of your allll photos and outfits! just more than a woman.. great heels and rings.. i wish you the biggest love all pver the world!

    ♥ Heels Are My Drugs ♥ :

  • Katie

    September 12, 2011 |

    The new rings are so gorgeous!

  • Me salen alas (si me paras los pies...)

    September 12, 2011 |

    Cool post ;D
    Kisses from Madrid ♥ ♥

  • maja

    September 12, 2011 |

    My fav song!

  • Desdetenerifeconamor

    September 12, 2011 |

    Maegan’re gorgeous! I love the dress, many congratulations on your Wedding Anniversary!

  • Carly

    September 12, 2011 |

    Those rings are absolutely divine- and I think it’s fun that you can now mix-up your different wedding jewels, very much your style.

  • Sarah

    September 12, 2011 |

    you look absolutely STUNNING in this outfit, I love the new rings!!! 🙂 Gorge!! and yes, this is a fantastic song 🙂 congrats on the anniversary, such an adorable couple!


  • Amber from Real Girl Glam

    September 12, 2011 |

    Sounds like an AMAZING anniversary made only better by such beautiful rings! Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • PinkGlitter

    September 12, 2011 |

    Sounds like you had a perfect night. I love your new rings! Very pretty.

  • Nakia

    September 12, 2011 |

    Beautful selection of rings…and i like how you stacked them together. Lucky lady for sure!

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  • Melanie

    September 12, 2011 |

    I LOVE those shoes! Those are the exact pair that I’m searching for. I will have to check out Aldo. I really love the jewellery as well. Beautiful!!! 🙂 hugs.

  • Aggie602

    September 12, 2011 |

    Happy anniversary and the rings are so nice and modern. You look gorgeous in the little black dress.

  • Shel

    September 12, 2011 |

    What is the stone on your e-ring? We went the non-traditional route too, my e-ring is an aquamarine that we found in Maui. And I have 3 wedding bands that I interchange…some days I want to wear a single plain band, other days I want a ton of rings on. It’s fun to be able to change them when the mood strikes. Now you have me wanting a few more!

  • drollgirl

    September 12, 2011 |

    love love love the pics! and the rings (all of them!) are fab! and it’s the wood that makes it good, no? lol

    happy anniversary!!!! cheers to many more years of happiness. 🙂

  • Stylish Thought

    September 12, 2011 |

    That is beyond beautiful! Kudos to you two for lasting in love!

  • Natalya's Closet

    September 12, 2011 |

    Awwww great photos!! Happy anniversary!! XOXO,

  • Trissta

    September 12, 2011 |

    Oh! You’re such a lucky girl! Congrats on hitting the 5 year mark!! I’m sure you’re one of the few couples who will make it to 50, too. 🙂 You two are just so made for each other.

    Much Love,

  • modanista junkie

    September 13, 2011 |

    You lucky girl you! 🙂 Love your dress. And those drinks look delightful!


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  • Mawiyah

    September 13, 2011 |

    Awww – I wanna be in love 🙂


    September 13, 2011 |

    Damn, Woman!
    No matter what you wear, you always give good, sexy hair.


  • Four Flights

    September 13, 2011 |

    Happy Anniversary. All the rings are gorgeous. And the penthouse at the Huntley is a fantastic place to celebrate! We celebrated a friend’s 35th there a couple of months back and I’m still trying to replicate the spicy watermelon and tomato salad we got there as an appetizer!

  • K.M.

    September 13, 2011 |

    love your pictures ♥

  • clarity enhanced diamonds

    September 13, 2011 |

    Your necklace is so elegant.

  • Grace

    September 14, 2011 |

    those rings are SOOOOOOOOO pretty!

    xx Grace

  • Mandy at Life in the Fashion Lane

    September 14, 2011 |

    Your pics are amazing! Looks so so so lovely! Happy Anniversary! You both lucked out with fabulous gifts.

  • Anonymous

    February 13, 2012 |

    I can not agree that Love may be Ordinary or Not.I do not about any doubt.
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  • giay da nam

    March 2, 2012 |

    “A staycation, that is a vacation at home, requires planning and sharing your expectations with one another to be successful. There are probably many places and things to do within 100 miles from your home that you havent yet discovered, a local spa you could visit, and beautiful scenery you have been too busy to enjoy. List Your Staycation Tips
    Lots of Fun
    Im very blessed to live in San Diego so there are many things to do with a Staycation. It is expensive, but we manage by walking on the beaches, visiting the beautiful Hotel Del Coronado, walking through Seaport Village and Old Town. If you dont have any money to spend, you dont have to spend a dime. I think only one place charges for parking. Seaport Village is right on the ocean as is the Hotel Del. They are just beautiful. Balboa Park is full of museums, and some are free on Tuesdays. There are grass areas all over for a picnic. Fly a kite while you’re at the beach. When was the last time you did that? There are so many wonderful things to do here and the weather is just great most of the time.”

  • Anonymous

    June 21, 2012 |

    It is so very Creative and Mind Blowing Love .
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