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    Lola and Wale

Ariztos 500

This post has been in draft for yonkers! I apologize dear readers:-)

My darling husband, Wale, turned 21 on June 11th, haha! Just kidding.. not 21;  actually can you guess how old he is?

Anyway, Wale woke up one day and said he wants to celebrate one of his birthdays and call it “Ariztos 500” and he envisions go-karts, his friends, finger food etc. I was like sure why not? Let’s do that this year. It was all short notice but by God’s grace, we pulled it off. We invited some of our friends to come with us to Autobahn Speedway in Jessup, MD. It is an indoor kart racing facility. Since we had a large group, it took us quite a bit of time to get started but once we did, it was a lot of fun! The guys probably had way more fun than the girls. lol! By the way, in case you go there to race, only “closed” toe shoes are allowed, ladies take note! I did not know this before we got there, therefore I failed to inform everyone. Thank God it worked out at the end of the day.

It was my first time go-karting. I must say, I was initially scared but after the first lap, it was easy-peasy!

Enjoy some photos by a good friend, G-Day Photos. Wale’s shirt was made by Kunle Bello of Christ City


we received instructions before the races; I was lost after the 1st sentence, lol!

we had to wear masks and then helmets before riding

all ready to go!

I told you the men took it a bit more serious. lol! they were comparing scores.

You can watch a short video here –


August 12, 2013 - 5:52 am

Woovow - What a cool photo, the car is so gorgeous.

August 15, 2013 - 7:48 am

dream for bride - Such a beautifully themed wedding. I love it!

January 2, 2014 - 5:27 am

bridesmaid dresses - Wow, what a beautiful setting for a wedding.

Restaurant Love!

we love Cityzen!!!!

Wale and I had dinner at Cityzen in DC to celebrate our wedding anniversary; we had an awesome time! The staff at Cityzen were the absolute best! I mean it was no cheap meal but in our opinion it was worth every penny.

When I called to make the reservation, they asked if we were celebrating anything special and I told them it was our wedding anniversary. Boy.. I didn’t know what they were planning to do. I thought they would tell us happy anniversary and call it a night; they did more than that!

Their menu is quite interesting. Wale had the Chef’s tasting menu which was a 6-course pre-fix meal (all his food was selected for him). I had a 4-course meal from the menu; so I had options on what I could eat but it had to be 4 courses. I was totally stuffed after the 2nd course, lol! One of the delicious courses I got… slow cooked lamb with spring garlic stuffed crepe. The lamb was divine!

Cityzen really treated us well though. They first gave us a card signed by all staff at the restaurant

After all our main courses, they gave us a complimentary dessert…

They also gave us complimentary drinks and another set of desserts including mini macaroons, chocolate etc. Finally, they gave us a goody bag with desserts, tea and coffee for us to enjoy the next day.

All in all.. awesome experience. Excuse my not so good quality photos… they were taken from my ipod.

If you want to celebrate something/someone special and have some change to spare… go to Cityzen!:-)We love!!





December 30, 2013 - 5:42 am

prom dresses - Excellent and insightful post! The ideas are great.

1st Year Anniversary! LOLAWALE

It’s been one year already! Wale and I are extremely grateful to God for seeing us through YEAR ONE. Wale and I heard soooo many things about what would happen in our first year of marriage. Some people said it would be the toughest year; some said it would be the best year. For us, it has been our best year yet, thanks to God! But I must say, marriage is a good thing!!! When you are with the right person I guess? And definitely with God.

Wale and I have had our fair share of “arguments” during this first year. They have mainly centered around … “I thought you said you would do this? No, I didn’t. Why didn’t you tell me about xyz”. But, we have learned to communicate better. We have also grown a lot closer to each other and to God.

Thanks to our family and friends for the love and support shown to us; also to those who have left comments on our blog and finally those who just visit our blog… we will try to post more:-)

Almost one year later, we finally had our post wedding photoshoot with our awesome wedding photographer, Dotun Ayodeji. We woke up at 3am, sheesh! It was worth it though. A few pictures below. More photos will come later. I love love love the images! Enjoy!

July 1, 2013 - 3:17 am

AK - Happy anniversary to my favorite couple. Loved the post. Wishing you two many fruitful and successful years ahead. I pray that each year will be better than the last year and that you will both continue to grow in love. Have another great year guys!

Ps: That last pic did it for me. Too cute :) remain blessed.

July 1, 2013 - 7:51 am

'deola - congrats guys …i must confess that i have visited this blog more than i have opened bible passage since i discovered it. i just love the two of you. praying the ties that bind you will get stronger by the day…..i request that Lola should cross her heart with her ‘vow’ of “we will try to post more”..i get ‘worried’ when you people are silent for long. By the way, i have been married for about 14 years….but i am gathering ideas about my 25th years wedding anniversary (in 11years time) from this blog …not too early start (LOL!)

July 1, 2013 - 1:55 pm

Bukola - I just must marry sooon kilorde mr n mrs ariz biko una wan sharply drive mi go altar ni, lol. HWA, God bless u guys richly n abundantly. Cheers. muaaaaaaaahhh

July 1, 2013 - 2:55 pm

TeeBee - You guys sure make a very beautiful couple! Happy wedding anniversary, again, and I pray that your love will continue to grow and deepen.

I triple <3 the pictures!!!

July 2, 2013 - 2:58 am

Lola - @AK – Thanks soo much!!! AMEN!!! We love the last pic too… clowning!
@Deola – awww.. thanks!!! no it is not too early to start, write all your plans down! AMen! thanks for the prayers!
@Bukola – lol!!! Amen!!! You will marry soon, dont worry! Thank you!!!!
@TeeBee – thank youuuuuu!!! AMEN!!!

July 9, 2013 - 4:04 am

DARA. - My good Lord.

July 9, 2013 - 6:07 am

Olaide - Happy anniversary Lola & Wale…the very best is indeed yet to come. I pray that God will overwhelm u with blessings and joy unspeakable.

Love u both sooooooo much.

From all of us
A & O n K & J

July 25, 2013 - 9:25 pm

Lola and Wale - Thank you soooo much @Olaide. We love u too!

July 25, 2013 - 9:25 pm

Lola and Wale - @Dara… :-)

August 6, 2013 - 2:49 am

Vows for Bride - Yeah definitely good color tone.. It makes the wedding dress the center of attention.

August 18, 2013 - 2:53 am

Vows for Bride - Great photos, gorgeous shot!

September 12, 2013 - 1:17 am

Vows for Bride - Beautiful dresses. Love the pretty things.

January 13, 2014 - 5:37 am

Gloria - Got married @ 23, lost my first love @ 31 just turned 40 in Dec. Have locked up my mind about, anything call love again. But with these, am truly encouraged to flip the page and love again. Thanks to lola and wale, don’t know you guys i just stumbled on your page and am trilled. Great job! Keep it up! God bless you guys abundantly.

Happy Birthday Lola

Happy birthday to the love of my life. I’m very lucky to be spending the rest of my life with you. The world became a better place because of the  day you were born. You’re sweet, beautiful, loving, selfless and passionate. Thank God for your life. And I can’t wait to continue this life’s adventure with you.

May 27, 2013 - 1:36 pm

Tenny - Good one Wale. Keep it up.
Happy Bday to the wife.

May 29, 2013 - 2:20 pm

Ak - Aww, so sweet. Happy birthday Lola. May God continue to bless you :) Btw, you two need to blog more. You inspire me

July 1, 2013 - 3:41 am

Vows for Bride - Wow, this wedding photo is the most majestic one I have ever seen, so beautiful, so gorgeous! Cool.

July 4, 2013 - 5:55 pm

Omowumi - Lola!!!!!!!!Are you trying to seduce your husband or all readers!:) xxxx

July 14, 2013 - 5:18 am

fotoclipping - Very innovative photography. Best wishes for this couple.

January 17, 2014 - 6:17 am

prom dresses - Beautiful dresses. Love the pretty things.

Are you on Instagram?

We love Instagram. You can say we are obsessed ;-).

So if you’re on Instagram, please add us- we would love to connect with you.

Follow Lola – @elgeeariz

Follow Wale – @waleariztos

August 21, 2013 - 5:18 am

Woovow - So pretty!

August 23, 2013 - 6:26 am

dream for bride - Such a special wedding,traditional,fashionable.

September 16, 2014 - 2:02 am

Cherie - Congratulations on your marriage Lola and Wale. I wish you both all the best in your years together. I thought it may be encouraging to send you a link to some helpful information as you continue on this wonderful journey together. Thanks!!