Wednesday, October 20, 2010

More Blue!

:) Great photo of the infinity pool in the last post sweetie. Yes, a mixed drink would be great with a view. In the interim, maybe a bit of this to quench our hopes of anticipating

Fiji... one day!

A few weeks ago I picked up a "one hundred places to see before you kick the bucket" magazine. Like the images Melissa posted, and the ones featured in the magazine, options seem endless. We really can't go wrong wherever we are, although sharing unique experience(s) in the unbelievable world we live in would be icing on the cake. Can you imagine a cluster of islands looking like this!?

"Nintendo, Wii had a problem!"

Last night we attempted to sync the Nintendo Wii to connect with WiFi. Many benefits come with having the Wii cruising on the internet, one of which includes NetFlix streaming straight through the television. After many error codes, it seems to be working as Melissa is unwinding in front of the tv right now.

These are our Wii characters Missy and Dilly. When there's downtime (and there's not too much) this is one of the ways we fill it...

Notice the blue water in the background!

In addendum to Melissa's entry: Apparently sweetie missed the fact that there is no way way I am serving her booze in the infinity pool.

Clearly I am serving a mean spin on our game of ping pong with blue water in the background. Hopefully this will suffice in the meantime! That and the Champagne bottle she seemed to have missed next to the pillar. :)

Challenges to ping pong are welcome.

Fiji image courtesy

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

dreaming of sandy beaches + blue lagoons

I am in disbelief of how much Dave and I have accomplished in recent weeks (wedding and non-wedding related). In terms of wedding, we have:

1. ordered our beautiful save the dates - coming soon to a mailbox near you.
2. met with a caterer that we are excited to potentially work with.
3. met with a furniture rental company that has super pretty linens + will meet with us again in December to re-configure everything that we are getting.
4. finalized our hotel arrangements for the wedding weekend + started a list of hotels for you all to consider (check it:
5. researched bands
6. researched honeymoon spots
7. set an appointment with the owner of the farm + the woman who will be marrying us, Kathy, to go over our vows and use of the location.
8. sent off a design to a rug-maker for our ultra unique + quirky rug aisle for me to walk down.

In terms of non-wedding things that we have been up to, somehow finding the time amidst it all, is that we both photographed a wedding this past weekend, which was the first time Dave shot with me, and it was an absolute blast! We have both been working full-time, watching tons of episodes of "The Wire" (best show ever), coming up with new business ventures, taking care of our cat and dog, and trying to find time to relax!!

It is easy to imagine that on this Fall day, filled with so much on my mind, so much keeping busy and simply keeping up with it all, I cannot stop dreaming of the lagoons that hopefully await us come post-wedding weeks. Dream with me here. Our top-dog place of interest, that may have to wait until "one day, one day" is Fiji.


Next on our list is an India + Maldives trip. This one would really be cool, because we have both always wanted to travel to India and Maldives seems absolutely incredible.


And of course there are closer to home beeeeeeautiful options, my personal favorite so far of St. Lucia and Dave's pick of Tobago. I am a sucker for greenery near blue open waters, and Dave is a sucker for palm trees. I think we will win no matter where we head to.



 I have also always wanted to be in an infinity pool. It is a serious dream of mine that I cannot wait to have realized. This could be me (with Dave fixing the drinks in our villa):

Alas, much more planning to go before we take that wonderful honeymoon trip, and honestly, I would be satisfied going an hour away to get some chili dogs for a honeymoon, as long as I have Dave by my side!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

bridesmaid deluxe

This is my best friend Angelica outside of the Dilmaghani Rug Showroom. Dave and I both find this picture too funny. LOVE IT.

Friday, October 1, 2010

dance floors + rental delights

Dave and I have quite the adventure coming our way tomorrow: we are going to visit a Party Rental company in Connecticut, to take a look at all of their chairs, tables, cool cloths, and dance floors etc. Not to mention Kathy of our Angevine Farm is allowing us to stop by to see her son's set-up! That is right, her son is getting married on the farm tomorrow, and we have been invited to take a look. Could this be more precious of an experience? We think not.

After Angevine (pronounced An-jih-Vine), we are off to Queens NY, where we will be meeting with a sweet + French invitation designer by the name of Claude. We might even attempt to pull off a meeting with a caterer somewhere in there, but there is never enough time, and we need to make sure to have fun with it all!

I leave you now with a very simple question. Which dance floor set up would you like your feet to boogie on? Black and white checkers, or something simple like white with black border? Or do you not mind either way - and would party on a grass rug for all you care? With an attempt to make this interactive, feel free to comment on the blog, or let me know outside of C+R.