Monthly Archives: November 2015


PARIS–Last month we had a wonderful and unusual request. “I want to propose to my girlfriend at an elegant jazz club in Paris, with my friend Garfield Mayor playing our favorite song “When Stars Collide” from his album Take It or Leave It. Can you make this happen?”

While this was an unusual request, we knew just the place for his dream to be realized. We called one of the loveliest hotels on the Left Bank where they have a jazz piano and a bar open on Sunday evenings–perfect–since the musicians would not be playing that night.

Our romantic jazz bar in Paris
Our romantic jazz bar in Paris

Best of all, Bayley had never been to the Left Bank before, and this was her first trip to Paris. Garfield visited the hotel early Sunday evening, before the special guests’ arrival and worked everything out with the bartender. By 8 pm when our couple strolled into the jazz club, Garfield was playing their special song…and as the say the rest is history.

Verdict: Here’s the fiancé’s recap of his surprise proposal to Bayley:

“The proposal went amazingly. Perfect. She as I hoped had no idea, Garfield was amazing, and most importantly she said yes! Her father being in radio we even made the Boston stations with the announcement.

It wouldn’t have happened as amazingly as it did without your assistance- thank you!”IMG_0371