Be My Valentine!

Feb 14, 2014 | 7:00 AM

 Isabel live with Clifford Carter and Paul Nowinski – February 2014, NYC

 

Ah, Valentine’s Day… a controversial holiday at best. It makes some people depressed, others jealous, and a few deeply stressed as they try to figure out the perfect plan for their partner. Some people end up buying their own box of chocolates and binging; others can’t go into Walgreens without bursting into tears at the sight of a stuffed puppy holding a heart-shaped balloon.

 

Let’s make this holidayVintage Valentine's Day Card (13) more personal. Let’s make it about US.

 

I mean it sincerely when I say that each and every one of you is in my heart, today and everyday. Having this community of like-minded friends makes my life better. It fills me with joy and passion and if that isn’t love, I don’t know what is!

 

I wanted to create something special for you, my Valentines; something that was sassy, swingin’ and an overall joyful expression of how I feel about you. I didn’t want to go sappy or ballady or angsty on you. I just wanted something that we could all enjoy together and that you, in turn, could potentially share with a loved one.

 

On The Street Where You LiveSo I called my dear colleagues, Clifford Carter and Paul Nowinski, and we went into a black box  with a few charts, a video camera, a piano and double bass and a lot of love in our hearts.

I ultimately chose to record Lerner and Lowe’s classic On the Street Where You Live from the movie and Broadway show My Fair Lady. The song was originally written for a male character to sing which made it all the more fun to tackle. (To tell you the truth, I always felt the song was a little stalker-ish, but when I pulled it out of context and hipped it out with a tasty groove, the song took on a life of it’s own!)

 

The goal was to make something for you that was spontaneous, unrehearsed, free-spirited; 
something that came straight from my heart to yours, imperfect but full of passion. Luckily, the camera caught it all — the good and the messy — which was the whole idea. It was a true collaboration, as all things made with love need to be.

 

Happy Valentine’s Day!!!!!

xo,

Isabel

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7 thoughts on “Be My Valentine!”

  1. Jan     Reply

    Just perfect !
    Thank You Isabel

    • Dan Kramer     Reply

      Thank you SO much, Isabel! That was totally amazing. You just made my day a whole lot brighter! Love you so much!

      your fan and admirier, Dan Kramer

  2. terri trent     Reply

    Well, my goodness. This is certainly the highlight of my day. I simply adore your heart. Thank you for sharing your passion with my passion….they are embraced. Much love to you today and forever.

    • Isabel Rose     Reply

      Sending much love to you, Terri. xo

  3. Paul Terlino     Reply

    Thanks for being my date tonight!

    • Isabel Rose     Reply

      My pleasure! Hope you felt the love.
      xo

  4. paul fuller     Reply

    i looked outside hoping to invite you in, but i didn’t see you. are you sure you were an the right street? LOL i love you iz

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