Photo by Paige Vaughn Photo Valerie Faleiro and Michael Strenk were coworkers, and then friends, before a relationship ever formed. “We bonded over our love for new places and good eats, our adventurous spirits, and common second language of Portuguese,” Valerie remembers. “I knew early on that Michael was something special beyond friendship , but Michael took a bit of convincing.” She goes on: “With an impending transfer abroad for work, Michael wasn’t looking for anything serious. But little did he know, I could be very persistent once I set my mind to something. Despite his attempts to keep […]

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