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By Donna on August 4, 2009 | No Comments


Over at my good friend Sarah Lockard is getting into all kinds of great projects.  Her latest is called Sensational Singles and features (you guessed it) sensational singles living throughout the Delaware Valley.  I thought this was such a cool idea that I agreed to be her first victim.  Hope you enjoy this article all about me!

Here it goes…..

Sensational Single: Donna O’Brien

photo by Marie Labbacnz donna13

I was having a casual email exchange with new AML friend Donna O’Brien, owner and creative director of Northern Liberties floral boutique Beautiful Blooms, a few weeks ago when O’Brien mentioned she was single. I was surprised…and secretly excited! The 44-year-old blond bombshell is as pretty as she is personable, bubbly as she is brilliant and as kind as she is cool. A few minutes later, I had successfully snagged Donna as the first fabulous female in our new series, Sensational Singles. Two days later, we were chit-chatting away on the phone about O’Brien’s life as a successful businesswoman in one of Philly’s hippest neighborhoods.

With a slew of friends and business connections throughout the city and suburbs, Donna is a social butterfly tackling on Phillies game, her favorite BYO or her gorgeous garden. Her day-to-day duties with Beautiful Blooms has O’Brien designing breathtaking centerpieces for Main Line and Philadelphia clients, weddings and events fresh out of her new Northern Liberties storefront. So, that leaves little time for finding Mr. Right!

But Beautiful Blooms regulars do know there is one special man that is always by Donna’s side. T.J-her beloved one-year-old Burmese Mountain Dog and BFF- is her 120 pound constant companion. Tucker was O’Brien’s first Burmese Mountain Dog that she adopted after going through a divorce three years ago. Tucker passed away suddenly at the age of one. “I wasn’t quite ready to get another dog. It took some time, it was very tough. But, T.J. helped to introduce me to the neighborhood in Northern Liberties. I would get stopped all the time (when I first adopted him) on the street and in the dog park because you just don’t see a lot of Burmese Mountain Dogs around. Now everybody says ‘You are T.J.’s mom!’ People laugh that I don’t have the pocketbook dog. He is a big teddy bear. And, he is very protective of me-if someone comes to the door his bark makes it sound like he is going to eat the person. But T.J. is a gentle giant; don’t let his appearance fool you!”

Read the rest of the article at  Do you know someone who is Unattached and Awesome?  Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the post to find out how you can nominate your favorite single!

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