As an ongoing tradition, we always catch the Kings of Leon when they are in NYC and a concert on Valentine's Day is no exception. The night was filled with darts, Thai food, dreaming of the future and catching great music. All in all, 2014's Valentine's Day was a great day this year.
Last month, we lost my Grandmother after a battle with cancer. She was such a fighter and such a strong women that fought until the very end. Bryan and I both have learned some many life lessons from this woman and were so blessed to have such a strong relationship with her even with so many miles between us. In her last year of life she traveled to England and New York to attend two of her grandchild's wedding against doctor's orders. We will always cherish those memories of having her there to celebrate some of our family's biggest moments.
Our goodbye weekend in Delhi, Ontario was exactly what Grandma would have wanted, her family together reminiscing over memories. These photos summarize what a joyful time, a tough weekend was for all of us.
We had our apartment featured on Apartment Therapy! A friend of a friend knew Andrea, the photographer, and recommend our apartment to her in her quest for more spaces. We were both thankful for the opportunity to have our space captured. It is a lovely time capsule of our home and how fun will be to look back in 20 years and see our first home in Brooklyn? The comments are pretty great as well! We definitely had a few laughs.
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We hope your day is filled with friends, family and gratitude. We will soaking up the wine and turkey with good friends. It will be one of the first holidays that will not be celebrate at our home and I am thrilled to have the day off, but also a little sad about not having the holiday at our apartment as it has become tradition.
Here are some articles that I will use for next year's Thanksgiving prep.
Happy Thanksgiving from ours to yours.
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After brunch at a friend's Dumbo loft we spent the afternoon enjoying walking around a Brooklyn neighborhood that we do not spend too much time in. It was wonderful to soak up the sun on a warm fall day. Just a few photos from our Sunday adventure. It was great that we happen to have have a tube with some art that needed to be framed that doubled as a great tripod, we never did make it to the framer as we spent too much time enjoying Dumbo.
Two days after our wedding we jetted off for a few days to Mexico. We chose Cancun because it fit into all of "our" categories.
B & S's Categories for Decided An After Wedding Destination:
i. Must have a direct flight under 4 hours from NYC.
ii. Must be all inclusive, after months of a bride diet I was excited for the sugary cocktails.
iii. It must be a location that if we got rained on everyday we would not be disappointed as it was hurricane season on the East Coast (refer to category 1).
iv. No planning necessary. We both did not want to worry about planning another thing.
So after very little consideration we settle on Cancun! We decided to stay north of the hotel district in Playa Mujeres and had the best five days soaking up the sun talking about the wedding while drinking Banana Mama's (S's drink) I would highly recommend the Beloved Playa Mujeres for anyone looking a quiet resort in Mexico. During our five days we only left our hotel one time, instead deciding to soak up the unlimited room service, spa treatments and strawberry pina coladas (B's drink) pool and beach side.
The day we ventured away from the resort we hired a private driver to take us to see some the ruins in the area. The private driver was the best decision and did not cost us too much more than the group tour but it let us see the ruins at our speed and it let us see more than we would with 12 other people. Luis, our driver, was amazing and came with us on everything. I guess the drivers normally wait in the cars while you tour the land but he wanted to come with us and so we ended up having a photographer along every spot and made a friend along the way.
We stopped first at the Cobra ruins and we were in awe from the moment we jumped on a bike to discover the area. We both were fascinated by the building techniques and the history we learned.
From the ruins we stopped to swim in a cenote. The water was crystal clear and a much needed refresher after climbing and biking through the ruins.
From the ruins we stopped for lunch at one of Luis' favorite restaurants in Tulum and then headed over to explore the Tulum ruins. We were just in awe of the beauty and history that were also at this place too!
Our remaining days were spent at the hotel lounging by the pools for day long happy hours and spa treatments. It was such a nice getaway where ever conversation was about how great the last week of our lives were. A wedding is such a special event and it was nice to be able to spend five days in Mexico reliving ever moment as photos started to come in.
Until next time Cancun!