1. a deep romantic or attachment to someone.
“it was love at first sight”
an intense feeling of deep affection.
synonyms: deep affection, fondness, tenderness, warmth, intimacy, attachment, endearment;
antonyms: hatred, indifference
When it comes to love, there’s a million and one copies, and truly, only one original. And frankly, whenever anyone asks me “What is love?” all I can imagine is the clip of Will Farrell and Kris Kattan breaking windows with their heads on SNL ala Night at the Roxbury.
There’s so many faces of love, people “love” pizza, maybe they “love” thrifting, and everyone knows I “love” an award winning crème brulle myself, but to define it, is that even possible? How do you scientifically quantify it? Truth is readers, I don’t think you can…I don’t think there’s a pie chart detailing that kind of data, so what can we do but follow our guts and let the adventure take us where we will go, with good people, strong hearts and genuine, truth finding friends whom we gladly have call us home!
So right about two sentences ago, I find myself at JFK boarding a flight to VEGAS BABY! For that same elusive thing we just talked about: LOVE! Because two people I love very much are getting married there! Having had a pretty turbulent few months recently, I was not to thrilled my plane decided to do the same, but thankfully, after many a Louie CK moment, we landed safely and the LIVE from VEGAS BABY adventure could begin!
From the first big group get together, to dancing in the street like fools, old faces and a few new ones I was VERY happy to meet, the wedding was a raging success! A complete DIY affair any Goodwill shopper would love! Each person had their own style, from casual linen to maxed out Zara suit. I sported my Goodwill found silk pajamas in a traditional Natori print, with leopard booties and old world raw silk hair scarf. We can thank the fires of the Wynn casino for claiming it lol! My fabulous party goers all showed flair, from secondhand vintage, to gold flash tattoos, the stylemometer was HOT! Even more of a relief, there was no narcissistic selfies to deal with, only tons of laughing, dancing, love and friendship, and that my friends is better than ANY slot machine can serve up!
As the sunset went down on our final day, our goodbyes began, and the long trek back to New York City loomed before a few of us like a gloomy cloud. But something else loomed too, the sweet feeling that a new beginning had been born, a new marriage, a new love, and above all, honest friendships born under the neon lights of the strip, and under the blazing Nevada sun.
Not to mention, Zoltar told me personally that my true love waited for me back in NYC…and as I boarded the plane and saw the Nevada desert span out from underneath my wings, glittering like gold, I thought, I feel thankful for these people, thankful for those I call friends, and above all thankful that when I open my door at night, there’s someone there who says the same about me and well, if that’s not love, then I don’t know what is.
So make 2015 the year you’re truthful and honest, full of genuine unselfish love! Give back, volunteer, it’s NOT all about you, it’s about those around who care and do good! So continue to join me as my journeys from runway to highway continue to fuel my search for the best food, fun and fashion the world can offer! Till February, see you on the streets! Follow my adventures on Twitter and Instagram! #planetbrandee #nyc
Brandee Sanders is a writer, creative lifestyle and thrift enthusiast. Brandee’s work has been featured in Bill Cunningham’s New York Times style column, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, AOL and Time Out NY. Follow her runway meets the highway adventures and travels @PlanetBrandee
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