I was working for Gilt Groupe and was put in contact with the Senior Vice President at Rue Local, my company’s direct competitor for an informal interview. I was prepared for an informational job interview; I was not prepared to meet my future husband,
the SVP at Ruelala.
We agreed to meet over lunch at Chef Barbara Lynch’s restaurant, Sportello. By the end of our meal, we both realized that there was something between us that was far more important than a job.
We have been together every day since.
For most of our lives, Mark and I lived continents away from each other with the Atlantic Ocean standing between us. He moved to Boston from Ireland when he was 28, and I had been living in here for ten years. He could have stayed in Ireland for his entire life, or could have moved to any part of America, but it was destiny that he came to the East Coast and met me.
On October 31, 2011, we planned to meet at Sportello, the restaurant where we first met. As I walked in, I saw Mark waiting for me at the same table we sat at seven months prior. I made my way to him through the busy restaurant. I had no clue this was the day he would ask me to become his wife.
Mark’s proposal was the best moment of my life. It was fate that brought us together and I could not be more grateful to have such an amazing man in my life. We have set the date for our wedding for October 31, 2012, exactly one year from the first day we met.