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I’ve already shown you how pretty tea country is, so now it’s time to see how tea is made! All tea factories look just like this — four story long structures with lots of windows. We saw probably 30 factories … Continue reading →
My best friend Tammy and I started a new thing in our friendship in the New Year… instead of emailing and struggling to find the best time to talk with the 14-hour time difference, we’ve been writing letters and it’s … Continue reading →
Last week we were in Singapore for the Mr.’s conference. I traded my work-from-home view of Victoria Harbor for a view of the new Marina Sands Hotel. It’s a pretty cool looking building–it’s basically a battleship on top of three … Continue reading →
Three ideas for fun St. Patrick’s Day desserts: pots of gold caramel nut corn, cut-out sugar cookies, and Irish Carbomb cupcakes. We added a little rainbow (I re-purposed this artist’s palette from Anthropologie and put the caramel corn on that for people to … Continue reading →
During Mass on Sunday right after communion, a middle-aged female Phillipino woman came up to the pulpit. She was sobbing into her handkerchief and started profusely apologizing. Of course, the Mr. and I had no idea what was going on… … Continue reading →
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The capes and hats were to die for! (Sidenote: How perfect are the colors with my HKH logo!)
Tarlan’s mother was in town and she sewed all the capes and hot-glued all the ribbons onto the hats.
We did a little shower for Monique while in Thailand.
It was the traditional, hang up all the lingerie and make the bride guess who gave what.
But the exotic locale made it a little more fun!
I love how lush and green it is there… but you do have to accept that it also rains daily to make that possible.
It’s good to make sure at least one gal gives a white ensemble for this game…
We didn’t get around to playing until it was dark, so Lauren is nicely highlighting each outfit with her phone!
I think her trousseau is in good shape for the honeymoon… I hope she plays the paper bag game where she makes her new husband pick out a new outfit for each night…
A few weeks back, six of us girls hopped on a quick, 3 hour flight to Thailand to celebrate our friend Mo’s upcoming nuptials.
We were so lucky to get to hang out in such a beautiful place!
I just couldn’t get enough of the limestone pebble islands. It really was a lot like Halong Bay, only in Thailand.
All we really did the whole weekend was gab away and look at the changing vista.
The weekend was a little bit of a send-off, reunion as well as one of our dear friends who had moved back to the States was in town from North Carolina and three of the gals are moving back to the US in the next few months… so it was especially nice to have this time together.
One big, last hurrah! And lots of marriage advice for Miss Monique as well.
The resort we stayed at was affiliated with the floating cinema I wrote about a little while back and they had a cool, outdoor theatre set-up year round.
To get to the resort, you have to take a 30-min car ride from the airport to a marina and then a 45-min boat ride, but the boat trip is definitely one of the highlights of the trip.
We caught the start of rainy season so we got some crazy thunderstorms… but the weather changes so quickly so we also got a few really nice sunny hours. To avoid the rain, we traveled around the rainforest in golfcarts. All the little villas were spaced apart so we kind of felt like we had the resort to ourselves.
Above, a view back on the resort from the boat.
We had our own little lilly pond, complete with croaking frogs.
A lot of food we ate was grown on the premises and they even made their own rubber… pretty cool.
And here we are in our matching Old Navy pareos… the little favor gift for the weekend.
Next up: some pics of the actual wedding shower part of the weekend!