It actually wasn’t until after Renée Brockinton left D.C. to attend business school in Dallas, TX, that she really connected with Jay Farmer. “Two couple friends were getting married, and we ran into each other at both of those weddings,” says Renée.
Former Ralph Lauren designer Marion Hickman (who recently launched her own consulting company called Marion Hickman Designs) met financial analyst Nick Meythaler when they were first years at the University of Virginia, but they didn’t start officially dating until three years later.
Stacy Smallwood, the founder and owner of Hampden Clothing—a designer boutique on King Street—has women constantly coming into her shop searching for a look that will get them dubbed best dressed guest (think Carrie Bradshaw in her pale pink bubble dress at Bitsy von Muffling’s wedding in the Hamptons).
Liz McDaniel, the director of brand communications for Diane von Furstenberg and a freelance writer in her spare time, met Bert Stemmler at Vanderbilt University. “We were friends for a long time and then we dated for a long time,” says Liz.