It Just Gets Better. Part 2
Incase you missed Part 1
The key was to a hotel room. At The Four Seasons, Westlake Village.
For those of you who have not had the chance to stay at a Four Seasons, it's amazing. We travel a lot and I have stayed in some great hotels. But, there is just something about a few hotels, like the Four Seasons and the Ritz Carlton that set them apart. Everything is perfect. From the linens to the doorman to the $18 turkey burger delivered poolside. It's class. Not flash.
I get to the hotel, which is actually less than 2 miles from our summer home. No traffic to fight, no gas to waste. I get to the room and take a long, relaxing shower. Blow dry my hair. And, crawl into what may possibly be the most comfortable bed ever. I am in heaven.
Candy Man walks in all ready to go and we go head on down to the hotel bar. Here, I have a drink that is pure delight. It comes from a glass jar full of fruit soaking in Vodka. Delish.. Two "delighfuls" later and we decide to take the house car (yep the hotel has a car to take you wherever you'd like to go) to a local restaurant. More drinks, laughter and some great food. We head on back.
Entering the Four Seasons is perfection. There is a gentlemen playing piano and belting our Nat King Cole like nobodies business. This is totally our thing.
We find a comfy couch in the lounge and snuggle up. The piano man is taking requests and we get to hear all of our favorites: Brian McKnight, James Taylor, Carly Simon, Bonnie Rait. It's perfect. At this point, I am thinking I that I may very well be the luckiest women alive and that my husband in incredible. I feel like a Queen.
Candy Man gets up to use the bathroom and while he is gone, the waiter brings over champagne. Now CM had definitely stepped out of his more frugal character for tonight, but champagne? I tell the waiter he must have the wrong table. Twice. He insists it's for us.
CM returns and laughs at my protest. He declares a toast to 10 amazing years. We giggle and drink. I am glowing.
"So, are you ready for your present?" he asks. "Present? There is more?!" I reply giggling at my incredibly good fortune.
He reaches into his pocket and pulls out this black box.