Daily Life New York

Engaged!

I have wonderful BIG news from last week, that I’ve been waiting a little while to tell you!

On a beautiful, sunny day in Brooklyn, Taurin brought me up to our apartment rooftop overlooking the Manhattan skyline. He nervously reached into his pocket and asked me to be his life partner. He had designed a lovely ring featuring both of our birth stones – peridot and diamond. Of course, I said yes!

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Then he surprised me once more with a long celebration dinner at the famed wd 50. We were greeted with complimentary glasses of champagne and warm congratulations from the restaurant. We had Wylie Dufresne’s new 13-course tasting menu with the wine pairing. I can hardly remember the rest of the evening!

Bonita nigiri at wd 50, new york
Bonita nigiri with salsify, seaweed, ponzu, and sesame seeds

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Pho gras

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Amaro yolk with chicken confit and peas n carrots

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Veal brisket with zaatar, plum, and mustard

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Sole with black licorice-pil pil, fried green tomato, and fennel

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Lamb sweet breads with nasturtium-buttermilk, zucchini, pistachio

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Root beer ribs with caraway spaetzle, apricot, and watercress

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Jasmine, cucumber, honeydew, chartreuse

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Yuzu milk ice with hazelnut, rhubarb, and sorrel

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Smores with bitter cocoa, meringue, and black currant

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Here’s my handsome fisherman fiancee on the subway after dinner!

Taurin and I met when we were just teenagers. Six years later, we’re still deeply in love. As you know, I’m constantly on the move. And it’s amazing to have someone even more adventurous and creative next to me, on these journeys near and far. I’m truly excited for our life together!

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    Ru
    June 5, 2012 at 12:08 am

    A huge congrats to you! Here’s to an even more amazing life journey to you both!

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    Lindsey
    June 5, 2012 at 12:11 am

    Congratulations to the both of you! :] The ring is so gorgeous and even better that it’s unique to the two of you.

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    Robyn
    June 5, 2012 at 12:12 am

    CONGRATULATIONS! AHHH, YOU GUYS ARE SO CUTE! WEEEE! YAAAY! (YEAH I GOTTA WRITE IN ALL CAPS.)

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    J Dubbs
    June 5, 2012 at 12:13 am

    Congrats Sewon!!! I am so happy for you :)
    (and getting teary eyed)

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    Crystal
    June 5, 2012 at 12:35 am

    Congratulations!! I am so happy for the two of you!!

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    Trix
    June 5, 2012 at 12:51 am

    That’s so sweet. Congratulations to both of you :)

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    Pink Ronnnie
    June 5, 2012 at 12:55 am

    Congratulations Sewon!!!! What a precious time for the two of you.
    And that dinner looks just perfect – what an amazing finace to have planned that in advance.
    Ronnie xo

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    ai
    June 5, 2012 at 1:32 am

    Congratulations, Sewon!!!
    Oh, the ring is gorgeous.

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    ねこちゃん
    June 5, 2012 at 1:41 am

    Congratulations!!! I had to smile from one ear to the other while reading it =) You’re lucky to have found someone like him I think. And it’s pretty awesome that you’re travelling so much :) The food (this word sounds almost too shabby for those meals) pics look so artistic and good! I’m sure everything tasted heavenly.. I wish the two of you an adventurous life full with interesting episodes.

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    hello bunnies
    June 5, 2012 at 3:29 am

    Congratulations!! What a beautiful engagement – everything from the ring, to the food, to the rooftop question popper. So lovely and I am very happy for you both 😀

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    Studio Meez
    June 5, 2012 at 3:50 am

    Congratulations Sewon! What a sweet engagement, everything is so perfect! I’m so happy for the both of you!

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    marlou
    June 5, 2012 at 5:53 am

    this is so exciting, i’m happy for you!
    and i love the fact he designed the ring for you – it’s lovely :)

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    Marlous
    June 5, 2012 at 8:12 am

    I’m so happy for you! 😀 It’s really cool that he designed your engagement ring!

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    Alexa
    June 5, 2012 at 8:27 am

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!

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    Alexa
    June 5, 2012 at 8:39 am

    I tweeted your announcement. I couldn’t resist.

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    Julian
    June 5, 2012 at 10:37 am

    OH MY GOD! CONGRATULATIONS! 😀

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    Bianca
    June 5, 2012 at 11:43 am

    IM SOBBING!!! I’ve been with my guy for just as long too..hee hee! Im so happy for you congrats!!

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    Jesslyn
    June 5, 2012 at 11:57 am

    Congratulations! What a lovely celebration~ :)

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    emilie
    June 5, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    Oh my god, congratulations !!!

    And what a meal…

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    Cindi
    June 5, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    Congrats!!! I’d love to see what the ring looks like with color.

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    Purple Deer
    June 5, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    Oh congrats honey! That’s huge and amazing. I can’t wait to see your plans unravel for the big day. XO

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    catarina
    June 5, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS!
    I’m so so happy for you!! a BIG HUG you and your lovely fisherman fiancee.
    I’m really happy :)

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    Sc
    June 5, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    Congratulations dear Sewon!

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    Prudence
    June 5, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! you make a very handsome couple!

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    Sarah Ruth
    June 5, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    so exciting and so beautiful! congrats to you both xoxo

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    coco
    June 5, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    i am so happy! you guys are such a great couple. miss you both. <3<3

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    Rachael
    June 5, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    congratulations again lovely lady :) your engagement ring is so beautiful and i’m so happy for you x

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    MC
    June 6, 2012 at 12:05 am

    WOOOOHOOO~~ so happy for you!! are you back from vegas yet? let me know when you come back so we can get together!

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    3lin
    June 6, 2012 at 4:30 am

    congratulation…u never mention anything person before. Anyway, I’m very happy for you!

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    Katie
    June 6, 2012 at 8:21 am

    おめでとうございます!Congratulations! I’m so happy for you both!

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    olga
    June 6, 2012 at 11:56 am

    sewon! i am so happy for both of you.
    and these meals look great. and little
    note after photos) i have almost the
    same story,

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    Bonjour Juliette
    June 6, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    WAOW! CONGRATULATIONS!
    * your love is precious *
    a life long of travels, deliciousness, and surprises…
    Sounds super good!
    Have fun & happiness, both of you
    ***

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    Veronica Fish
    June 6, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    Wow!! So happy for you two!

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    Jenny
    June 6, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous and precious! CONGRATULATIONS!!

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    winnie
    June 6, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Awwwwwww! You guys! I am so happy for your Sewon, Huge, HUGE congratulations. Looks like you had wonderful food in celebration. YAY!

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    Alex
    June 7, 2012 at 1:38 am

    I’m so glad for you guys, I really hope you have an excellent future.

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    Lisa
    June 7, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    Congratulations! This post makes me smile from ear to ear!

    : )

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    Ceri
    June 8, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    Congratulations!!! 😀 How exciting. And I absolutely adore your ring. You know a man’s a keeper when he can pick up a good ring. 😉

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    jannese
    June 10, 2012 at 9:39 am

    Congrats again! Really happy for you two. Just got back from Montreal a couple of days ago. Will email you.

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    coco
    June 12, 2012 at 12:15 am

    oh sewon, i am so happy for you. congratulations to your new life together.
    your dinner looks so yammy and intriguing to me. i love creating such meal
    as an adventure and for fun. your beautiful dinner and wonderful time will
    be your life time memory.

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    Barbara
    June 12, 2012 at 5:47 am

    So sorry I missed that!!! Such lovely news, I wish you all the best and so many wonderful new adventures together!!! Lots of love to both of you!

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    wl
    June 12, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    aw sewon ! big, big congratulations ! happy for you both !

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    katrina kay
    June 14, 2012 at 2:08 am

    congratulations !!!

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    Krys
    June 18, 2012 at 3:49 am

    Belated, but I saw the news on twitter the other day and congratulations Sewon! What a lovely surprise from Taurin and I hope there are even more great adventures all over the world together in your future. Enjoy Hanoi! xx

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    Renna
    September 20, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    SUPER late, but congratulations nonetheless! <3

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