Showing posts with label Barbados. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Barbados. Show all posts

Friday, December 6, 2013

happy weekend, and the last of barbados

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it's the weekend, which means it's time to.....

party hardy
or do some holiday shopping
or be lazy and sleep in
or go to the ingrid michaelson concert tonight at webster hall in manhattan (that's us!)
or go on a date
or have a friendsgiving

whatever you do this weekend, i hope it's something fun, something that makes you smile, something that you look forward to doing. 

hopefully these photos will put you in the 'weekend' mood.  on the last full day in barbados, we went on a boozy catamaran cruise with tiami catamaran cruises (unfortunately, it was just all fun and games, no rihanna, no music-video-filming)

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after a day in the sun, good food, lots of booze, we decided to stay in for the night, cook our own food, and enjoy being with each other on the last night of vacation.

thanks to all of our friends for making this trip a great getaway! and again, congratulations to the happy couple!!

cheers.
jenn

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

barbados: bajans, haitians, caucasians, and asians, part 2

so by now you definitely know we went to Barbados last week (check it out, here, here, and here if you haven't done do already).  but now it's time to show the REAL reason we went in the first place...

...the wedding, of course!

i'm not kidding when i say it was probably the most beautiful venue i've ever seen.  the place didn't even need any wedding decorations to be beautiful.  it was atop a hill overlooking the homes below, and the ocean beyond. the gardens were meticulously pruned with lush greens and tropical flowers, the infinity pool with sparkling blue tiles shined bright... and i guess the band with the steel drums added a nice touch to the ambiance ;)

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(photobomb)

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(seriously, nobody looks better in a bowtie than him... especially when he's got that pretty lady on his side)

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(yes, that is the caribbean in the beyond)

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(classiest way of incorporating orange, deep blue, and green into a wedding. favorite bridesmaid bouquet ever)

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(see, told you the flowers were beautiful)

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(if it wasn't for the fact that that green, orange, and purple dress was sold out, we would have been twins at the wedding... is that dress not the cutest?)

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(why yes, that IS a fountain inside the wedding cake)

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(should have been labeled the "awesome" table)

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(party bus!! the driver hated us... a bus packed full of drunk people not ready to go home, still ready to sing and dance)

only 1 other wedding have i known as many people at the event, but this one takes the cake... the pre-wedding "party" was lounging on the beach, and the post-wedding party was the next day on a boozy catamaran cruise... stay tuned for more, we seriously felt like we were in a rap video (or i suppose a rihanna video, you know, being in barbados and all)

cheers to the happy couple!
thanks for letting us be a part of your special day!
we love you guys!

cheers.
jenn

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

barbados: bajans, haitians, caucasians, and asians, part 1

when someone invites you to a wedding in barbados, you don't just go for the wedding, you make a vacation out of it, even if it means missing thanksgiving with family for just 1 year. 

first, can i take a second to say how awesome it was to NOT be connected 24/7?  though the condo unit has wifi, it didn't make it to the beach or even between condo units.  this means i only checked my instagram/twitter/facebook a few minutes each day. i need trips like this more often!!

we stayed at sapphire beach condos in the st. lawrence gap area of barbados on the southern shore.  the condo was amazing, the beach was clean, the water was blue, the sun was hot. what more could you ask for?

because we had such a large group of friends coming for the wedding, we were able to rent out multiple 3-bedroom condos to share.  mr p and i had a great time sleeping in, relaxing on the beach, enjoying the water, eating good food, staying out late singing and dancing, and exploring bridgetown.

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when we first arrived it made us really wonder why we love our tiny apartment in a crowded neighborhood so much.  we certainly enjoyed the giant shower, his and her walk-in closets, king-sized bed, double sinks, and sliding doors to the waterfront balcony in the master suite. there was SO much space!! maybe we need to go on a cruise next vacation so we won't be so spoiled with giant living spaces ;)

all this was before the wedding at one of the most beautiful venues i've ever seen. stay tuned for more, i definitely have more photos ;)

cheers!
jenn

p.s. the title of this post is merely describing the ethnicities of the wedding party.  gosh i love my awesomely diverse group of friends!!!

Monday, December 2, 2013

#paradise

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that was the view from our condo in sunny Barbados. if it wasn't for my skin burning on our boozy catamaran cruise, my mind, body, and soul were all telling me it wasn't quite time to come home to working everyday, being busy all the time, and driving... gosh i hate driving in new jersey.

i guess i need to go back and read all my posts about how much i love jersey city (and the recent article on the new york post about how jersey city is becoming the next "foodie destination")

more on paradise later. i've got a day job to do...

happy monday!
cheers.
jenn