It was already a big week for David Parnes from Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles with his show premiering this week, but now we’ve just gotten news that he proposed to his girlfriend Adrian and we’ve got all the details and an EXCLUSIVE photo of the big moment!
David on how he proposed to Adrian:
I wanted to propose in Capri, Italy as its our favourite place. The energy and the scenery, the restaurants, the sea – it’s all so beautiful. I wanted to have the peace of mind that I made it as memorable as I could…. I was only going to get one shot!
I organised a boat to pick us up from the peer at 4pm, which took us on a journey around the island for a few hours. We were able to relax and unwind, joke and laugh and just be together within the most breathtaking setting.
Next we were picked up by a vintage, Italian, convertible taxi which drove us to the the lighthouse at the top of the island. When we arrived, the driver suggested we walk up a secluded pathway, which was sign posted with or names along the trail.
As we got to the top, there was a terrace, which was decorated with white and pink roses (Adrian’s favourite), champagne and chocolates. The timing was important as sunset was about to start. A gentleman playing the guitar followed us as did a photographer who was able to capture the moment that I got down on my knee as the sun disappeared into the sea. It really was incredible. Thank goodness all went perfectly and Adrian said yes!
On the ring:
The ring was designed and made by Lorraine Schwartz. She worked with me every step of the way and created the perfect ring for Adrian. Fortunately, James’ wife Valeria had been ring shopping with Adrian and she let me know which type of ring Adrian wanted.
The ring is a 4 carat, cushion cut stone, on a simple, white gold and diamond setting. Thanks to Lorraine and Valeria, Adrian LOVED it!
On how they met:
I met Adrian a little less than two years ago at Cecconi’s restaurant in West Hollywood. I was having dinner with a friend and client on the table next to her. Adrian was with a guy, however I could tell they weren’t together, it seemed more of a business meeting (I later found out that Adrian is an interior designer).
I literally couldn’t keep my eyes off of her and I kept saying to my client that I needed to get her number. He kind of laughed it off but I couldn’t seem to get the courage to ask her. Anyway she left and I took my chances, I walked outside and she was gone!
I thought to myself there’s no way I can miss this girl – I’d never felt this kind of attraction without even speaking to someone before. I went around the corner and saw her sitting in her car, so I briskly (and awkwardly) walked over to speak with her. Luckily she was so sweet and receptive and let me know she wasn’t married and she didn’t have a boyfriend. She gave me her number and the rest is history!
And to make things even better – my client was so impressed he gave me his listing on the spot. The evening had proven very successful!
On their relationship:
Adrian is a home maker and everything she creates is perfect! We have FIVE rescue dogs between us: Maxi and Bella (my Basset Hounds), L’il Mama and L’il Papa (the chihuahuas) and lastly – we just rescued another tiny little chihuahua currently named: “the baby”.
We built a house together in West Hollywood and the story will be told this season on the show so I can’t say much more on this!