Boat Cruisin’ in Phuket

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Soooo… when booking our trip to Thailand, one (if not the most) important attraction I was dying to see were the islands of Phang Nga Bay.  We chartered a boat in advance for one of the days we were going to be in Phuket.  Well, sure enough, the day we were to go out on the boat, there was a torrential down pour and our excursion got cancelled.  I was absolutely devastated.  Sat around moping like a little brat in our fabulous villa overlooking the ocean… I seriously thought my life was over. WOE IS ME!!!

Then, after hours of praying, the next morning I woke up and the skies were clear and the sun was out!  I immediately called the boat company and it was a GO!  Oh boy, did my bi-polar attitude take a toll on Husband… ha ha ha!  All was good in the world!  I was the happiest girl on the planet!  It was everything I expected and more. Hope y’all enjoy the pics :)

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^^ James Bond Island ^^

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^^ The floating fishing village of Koh Panyee ^^

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As this is my final post about Thailand, I wanted to post some pics of the resort in Phuket.  Trisara was pure luxury.  Everything about it deserved the five stars it was rated.  Each secluded villa had it’s own personal infinity pool overlooking the ocean, no detail was ever overlooked, and the service was impeccable.  I will be back. For sure. ;)

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And for the foodies…

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I might post some outtakes from the trip at another time, but for now, thank you Thailand for being the absolute best place Husband & I have travelled to thus far (and we have been A LOT of places i.e. Greece, Spain, France, Netherlands, Canada, Hungary, Mexico, British West Indies aka Turks & Caicos, Turkey, Italy, etc…).  We cannot wait to visit again in the future!





Napa Valley :: Part 3

Hot Air Balloon Ride

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Yes.  We did this. And I’m so glad we did!

I’m terribly afraid of heights, so I tend to believe that if I push myself out of my comfort zone and try things like parasailing and zip lining I may overcome this fear.  It hasn’t happened yet, but I’m actively working on it.  The hot air balloon was surprisingly a very smooth ride.  The sunrise over the vineyards was something I want to remember forever.  Gorgeous.  Highly, highly recommend!

Bestie’s Birthday Celebration Dinner!

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It was the perfect evening for a birthday dinner on the outdoor patio at Auberge du Soleil.  The view was priceless, the food was incredible, wine was flowing as if it were free, and the company we were in could not be beat!  My sista from anotha mista is officially 29!  I’m so glad I could celebrate the start of her final year in her 20’s with her ;)  Love you Tor Tor!

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Oh, and just for fun I’m going to post these beauties…

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Ha ha ha!  Love my girls!


Napa Valley :: Part 2

Newton Vineyard

 

Holy wow!  When we arrived at the top of the massive hill to Newton Vineyard the views just took our breath away.  Completely.  It was like we had left California and entered France!  The gardens, landscaping, perfectly manicured trees and lawns… OH MY, IT WAS GORGEOUS!  There are no words to describe the beauty, I’ll just let the readers admire the pics…

P.S. this was the only winery we purchased a bottle of Chardonnay from.  I’m not much of a white wine drinker, but it was by far their best wine from the tasting.

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For the Foodies

I didn’t take a bunch of pictures of food on this trip.  But I do have plenty of recommendations for those who may be visiting the wine country in the near future!

Great breakfast spot:

The Boon Fly Cafe

Lunch date:

Mustards

Dinner dates:

The Girl and The Fig

Auberge du Soleil

The runner ups:

Bouchon

Bottega

Cole’s Chop House

All of the restaurants were fantastic!  Just some were pretty exceptional in comparison, that’s why some are just runner ups…  I should mention that the service at all of the restaurants was superb and truly an experience all in itself.

Bon appetite!