The Biltmore is a dreamy destination for many couples, but I’ll bet most of them aren’t in their nineties, as my parents are. This year marks their 75th wedding anniversary!

Joe and Theresa Cicinelli
Courtesy Photo

My parents, Joe and Theresa Cicinelli, made Santa Barbara their home a little over one year ago. My husband and I urged them to move here sooner, but Dad was determined to stay in Palm Desert as long as he could play golf. His bad hip ended his passion at the age of 95, and they made the move. My brother and I picked the Biltmore for a romantic, two-day getaway for them. They married on November 12, 1938 — still in love.


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