what makes love true

June 11th, 2011

In college, my friends and I spent a lot (I mean, a LOT) of time trying to pinpoint the elements of a successful relationship. 

After quite a bit of back and forth, we were sure of two things: friendship was crucial, and obviously attraction.  But, as everyone knows, those two alone aren’t enough.  We all knew there was something more, but we could never pinpoint exactly what it was.

For lack of a better description, that additional element became “The Third Thing.”  When a relationship didn’t work out, we’d never hesitate to confide, “he was great, but I don’t think we had the third thing.”

Even being happily married for almost two years (!), I’m still not totally sure what the third thing is.  Sometimes I hope I never figure it out — you know it when it’s there, I think, and that’s enough.

So I was happy to hear that Tiffany & Co. has acknowledged the elusiveness of true love, and all the things you can’t quite pinpoint, with their new “What Makes Love True” campaign.

To celebrate the launch of their new website and iPhone app, they invited a number of style, beauty and food bloggers on an amazing tour of the most romantic spots in Manhattan, starting at (of course) Tiffany’s, continuing on to absurdly delicious wine and food at Italian Wine Merchants, and then finishing at the modern speakeasy Rainn’s Law Room with some custom cocktails.

It was an incredible night, made even more special for the excellent company.  Above, Lindsey, Christine, Keiko and I posed at the Wall Street Tiffany & Co. store, and below you’ll find some of the delicious treats we sampled over the night. 

And the best part? 

A delicate sterling sliver Tiffany & Co. bracelet to take home. 

It’s now three days later, and I still haven’t taken it off. 

All photos except the first and last by the hugely talented Craig Arend.  Top photo by Bobby, bottom photo by me.  I’m wearing Thakoon for Target, a Michael Kors watch, and an Intermix belt.  Lindsey is wearing a Cool Change top and Zara shorts, and Keiko is wearing a vintage dress from thelovedone.net!

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14 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Marissa // Jun 11, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    This looks like such a darling little event! How sweet of T&Co. to gift you all with such a sweet little thing 🙂

    Crushing on your Thakoon for T dress!
    Have a happy weekend.

  • 2 Cristina // Jun 11, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    Love the dresses on you and your friends in the top photo! Who are the other three dresses by?

  • 3 VeggieGirl // Jun 12, 2011 at 10:30 am

    Amen. Love this post.

  • 4 katy // Jun 12, 2011 at 11:28 am

    Cristina — Added them to the post!  Just waiting to hear back from Christine!

  • 5 Stephanie Akin // Jun 12, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    So jealous! That is awesome! 🙂

  • 6 Cristina // Jun 12, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    Thanks Katy! Always love your posts!

  • 7 elle marie // Jun 12, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    I’m really fond of the idea behind this, you gals are having such fun!

  • 8 ashley // Jun 13, 2011 at 7:32 am

    wow, that sounds amazing! Love that dress!

  • 9 Sarah H // Jun 13, 2011 at 11:26 am

    This post was so sweet! It’s hard to explain love in mere words, but I think “the third thing” is one of the better descriptions I’ve heard 🙂

    On another note, the event looked like a lot of fun! Seeing photos like yours makes me wish (even more than usual) that I lived somewhere like NYC that held so many of these types of events. Oh well! I can live vicariously though you, I’m okay with that. Haha

  • 10 Rachel // Jun 14, 2011 at 10:29 am

    I love the idea of the “third thing” and that Tiffany & Co. took you to romantic spots in the city!  I’m dying to know — what do you think is the most romantic place in NYC?

  • 11 katy // Jun 14, 2011 at 10:37 am

    You know, I just think wandering around the streets in the village is about as romantic as it gets, but I tend to think the simpler the better.  That little private dining room at Italian Wine Merchants was pretty cute, and Tiffany’s put one of my favorite restaurants (Mas Farmhouse) on their full list!

  • 12 Carly // Jun 14, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    What a neat event….thanks for sharing.
    What girl doesn’t love Tiffany’s????
    Enjoy the bracelet- although it sounds like you already area.

  • 13 Carly // Jun 14, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    I meant, are:)

  • 14 Shasie // Jun 16, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    Looks like a great event! I would love to meet lindsey and keiko! I love following their blogs

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