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Picture Perfect Downtown Date Take 2: Nicole & Jon

I know you love giveaways, and I have been hosting quite a few of them on Facebook. Two years ago I came up with the Picture Perfect Downtown Date Giveaway, and so many downtown businesses jumped on board right away! This year I thought it would be fitting to do the same giveaway on Valentine’s Day, and the number of entries we got amazed me! The wonderful date package courtesy of TRASHY ROOTS SALONThe Body Natural Salon and SpaI.B.Nuts & Fruit TooFour Seasons FloristSlava Bowman PhotographyThe Blue Duck, and Cinema 1 Plus…. went to Jon and Nicole Holaway. Their photo won the highest number of likes on Re-Discover Washington’s Facebook page and here is how their date went…

Jon and Nicole shared their photo with all of their friends, and managed to get the highest humber of likes. They were both extremely excited to win the Giveaway and have an amazing Valentine's Day Date in downtown Washington, MO.

Jon and Nicole shared this photo with all of their friends, and managed to get the highest humber of likes. They were both extremely excited to win the Giveaway and have an amazing Valentine’s Day Date in downtown Washington, MO.

The couple arrived all dressed up and ready at Trashy Roots Salon on Friday, February 14th. We had an appointment with Loushane at 1pm.

The couple arrived all dressed up and ready at Trashy Roots Salon on Friday, February 14th. We had an appointment with Loushane at 1pm.

Nicole's hair was gorgeous to work with...

Nicole’s hair was gorgeous to work with…

... and Loushane had ideas...

… and Loushane had ideas…

Loushane Randall, the new stylist at Trashy Roots Salon, has many years of experience and loves his job. Watching him work, you can definitely tell that he knows what he's doing.

Loushane Randall, the new stylist at Trashy Roots Salon, has many years of experience and loves his job. Watching him work, you can definitely tell that he knows what he’s doing.

I kept getting in his way and taking pictures, because that's what I do ;-)

I kept getting in his way taking pictures, because that’s what I do 😉

It's so wonderful that we have Trashy Roots salon downtown, and it's under new ownership now!

It’s so wonderful that we have Trashy Roots Salon downtown! Did you know that it has a new owner now? Leslie Unnerstall just recently purchased it.

Nicole's hair was beginning to look amazing.

Nicole’s hair was beginning to look amazing.

Finishing touches...

Finishing touches…

Jon and I watched Loushane work his magic from the sidelines :-)

Jon and I watched Loushane work his magic from the sidelines 🙂

Nicole was excited to see the end result. Her and Jon have three kids, and this date was a wonderful chance for them to go out and have some fun together.

Nicole was excited to see the end result. Her and Jon have three kids, and this date was a wonderful chance for them to go out and have some fun together.

Loushane in action.

Loushane in action.

And... voila!

And… voila!

Isn't this a gorgeous updo? Now you know where to go next time you are getting ready for a night out :-)

Isn’t this a gorgeous updo? Now you know where to go next time you are getting ready for a night out 🙂

We snapped a quick photo at Trashy Roots Salon - I loved the white couch.

We snapped a quick photo of Nicole and Jon at Trashy Roots Salon – I loved the white couch.

Next stop - The Body Natural Salon and Spa, where the lovely Mary took care of Nicole's make-up!

Next stop – The Body Natural Salon and Spa, where the lovely Mary took care of Nicole’s make-up!

It was fascinating to watch Mary work.

It was fascinating to watch Mary work.

She uses Aveda products, which are gentle to your skin.

She uses Aveda products, which are natural and gentle to your skin.

Nicole is checking to see what movies are playing at Cinema 1 Plus... the last stop from their wonderful date!

Nicole is checking to see what movies are playing at Cinema 1 Plus… the last stop from their wonderful date!

So many colors to choose from!

So many colors to choose from!

Mary went with gorgeous deep red or Nicole's lips, to match her dress.

Mary went with gorgeous deep red or Nicole’s lips, to match her dress.

She svn gave her after-dinner lipstick!

She svn gave her after-dinner lipstick to reapply!

The gorgeous couple was ready for their mini photo shoot!

The gorgeous couple was ready for their mini photo shoot!

But before that - a beautiful bouquet of roses from Four Season's Florist!

But before that – a beautiful bouquet of roses from Four Seasons Florist!

The weather was quite cold that Friday, so we used to opportunity to take some photos at Four Seasons.

The weather was quite cold that Friday, so we used to opportunity to take some photos at Four Seasons.

I love their side room full of antiques, and I loved the chemistry between Jon and Nicole.

I love their side room full of antiques, and I loved the chemistry between Jon and Nicole.

They both work from home - he is a glass blower (fascinating, yes) and she is an aspiring photographer.

They both work from home – he is a glass blower (fascinating, yes) and she is an aspiring photographer.

Jon and Nicole are also proud parents of two girls and a boy - they showed me pictures of their adorable children.

Jon and Nicole are also proud parents of two girls and a boy – they showed me pictures of their adorable children.

We used some props that were on hand... ;-)

We used some props that were on hand… 😉

Our next stop was delicious - picking up chocolate-covered strawberries at I. B. Nuts and Fruit Too on Elm Street! I always love visiting Barb :-)

Our next stop was delicious – picking up chocolate-covered strawberries at I. B. Nuts and Fruit Too on Elm Street! I always love visiting Barb 🙂

Mouth-watering!

Mouth-watering!

A mini photo shoot downtown followed - I promised Jon and Nicole we will be quick and they braved the cold weather!

A mini photo shoot downtown followed – I promised Jon and Nicole we will be quick and they braved the cold weather!

Too bad the Calvin is closed, but Cinema 1 Plus was a wonderful alternative for the end of their amazing date!

Too bad the Calvin is closed, but Cinema 1 Plus was a wonderful alternative for the end of their amazing date!

However, before that Jon and Nicole enjoyed an amazing Valentine's Day Dinner at The Blue Duck. They had a special menu for the occasion.

However, before that Jon and Nicole enjoyed an amazing Valentine’s Day Dinner at The Blue Duck. They had a special menu for the occasion.

I got to try it as well, the lamb was to die for.

I got to try it as well later that evening. The lamb was to die for.

And so were the desserts...

And so were the desserts… After the delicious dinner, Jon and Nicole ended their amazing date at Cinema 1 Plus…

Downtown love.

Downtown love.

I was happy to meet this wonderful couple and spend an afternoon downtown with them. A big Thank You to all business owners who sponsored the giveaway!!! All I had to do was ask them if they want to be part of it, and they all said YES right away. The community we live in is so wonderful!!!

I was happy to meet this wonderful couple and spend an afternoon downtown with them. A big Thank You to all business owners who sponsored the giveaway!!! All I had to do was ask them if they want to be part of it, and they all said YES right away. The community we live in is so wonderful!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Slava

I am a twenty-something Bulgarian girl in the USA, re-discovering the world through the lens.

Discussion

6 Responses to “Picture Perfect Downtown Date Take 2: Nicole & Jon”

  1. Slava, you are the best! I love our downtown! What a great memory for such a cute couple, too 🙂

    Posted by Jamie | February 18, 2014, 8:22 pm
  2. What a darling couple! Such great pics, esp the one outside Schroeders on the corner.

    Posted by Wendy Becker | February 19, 2014, 7:27 am
  3. The featured couple are friends of mine and I was there when they tied the knot! I am so happy to have seen them grow in love and have this beautiful date and the amazing pics to remind them of it. They are great together, well done!

    Posted by Kim | February 20, 2014, 10:27 am

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