It’s been a whirlwind of events for the past two months. In the biggest news I got married on September 29th in my home state of Rhode Island. It was a beautiful gathering of all our loved ones in a typical New England setting overlooking the Bristol waterfront. It’s been so crazy packing up my whole life and moving to Dubai (where my husband lives). It’s always bittersweet leaving home to start a new life, especially when I am so attached to the US. Being in Dubai is always an adjustment and even though I have lived here before, home will always be home. I miss the US terribly especially since I left at the beginning of Autumn (my favorite season). But I guess we do what we have to do (while I secretly work on my plan to convince my husband to relocate to America ;)). In Dubai we were welcomed with another wedding reception for those who couldn’t make it to Rhode Island along with days and days of furniture shopping and unpacking, so I can truly say I have been incredibly busy. Our honeymoon took place in beautiful Cape Town and the Maldives to end what feels like a dream for the past few weeks with many memories and experiences to last me forever. But here I am back to reality and still reminiscing about dancing under the stars at our wedding, the gorgeous Cape Town cuisine and the pristine beaches of Maldives. Time to snap out of it! The beauty of a new beginning lies in the opportunity to start fresh with a blank canvas. So I fully intend on seizing this new start; hopefully with expanding my blog!
I also wanted to share some photos from the past two months that can show you what I have been up to including our wedding and honeymoon! Thanks to my brother in law, I now have a wonderful DSLR camera that has provided me with many beautiful photos. I hope you will enjoy these memories as much as I have enjoyed experiencing them.
the wedding tent. fabric swags & lighting by DesignLight, florals by FlowerThyme, photo by Brandon Vick
dress by Atelier Azza, photo by Brandon Vick
clutch by Sylvia Toledano, shoes by Christian Louboutin
florals by FlowerThyme, decor elements by moi
desserts by Blackstone Catering, dessert signage by moi
dress detail by dress by Atelier Azza
unbelievable Cape Town
District 6 museum
the colorful Malay quarter
our charming 7 room boutique hotel with the friendliest staff: Sugar Hotel
the Old Biscuit Mill
Neighbour Goods Market: a weekly saturday marketing bringing together the best food purveyors from around Cape Town
queen of tarts
inventive brunch at The Pot Luck Club in Old Biscuit Mill
this popcorn flavored milkshake with honeycomb topping was to die for!
the drive to the Cape of Good Hoop was breathtakingly beautiful
scenic route to the Cape of Good Hope
Finally made it!
this cheesecake from the Foodbarn rivaled my top cheesecake from Pastiche in Rhode Island
beautiful vineyards at Moreson in the winelands of Franschhoek
I think Babylonstoren is my favorite place on earth. It deserves it’s own post, so watch this space!
Dinner at the award winning Tasting Room at Le Quartier Francais. Inventive.
From above the clouds over Maldives
the water was so blue
think I ate enough tropical fruit to last me a lifetime
bye bye Maldives and back to Dubai