Wednesday, January 14, 2015

travel log: cayman islands

One of my goals for this year with the blog is to share more travel.  I do a decent amount, even if its just weekend road trips, yet seem to never talk about it here!  Partly because lots of times I feel like I need more photos.  I  enjoy photographing things, yet there is also that fine line of taking too many or worrying about is it the perfect blog-worthy shot that can lead to not being truly present in the experience!  So I'm making more of an effort and going to also go back through some of my favorite places I've visited.  I always look to blogs for real people recommendations when traveling so therefore I should pay it forward right?!

First up...Cayman Islands!  If you follow me on Instagram you may have noticed I was there right before Thanksgiving.  It was a random/ whirl wind trip to say the least.  It all started when my best friend calls one day asking if I wanted to go to the Caymans with her in less than 2 weeks?!  And not for vacation but to work with Karen Tran (a famous florist in the wedding world...I learned during this conversation!) What??? At first I thought she was nuts and laughed and about an hour later I was looking up flights....10 days later I was on a plane!  I mean was starting to drop to cooler temps so warm weather sounded nice.  I love fresh flowers...maybe I could learn something for all of those totally awesome arrangements I do in my own home!  And boy did I learn..but thats for tomorrows post!

We were there for Engage (a luxury wedding event) that was held at the Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman.  While most of our time was spent working long hours prepping flowers we still managed to enjoy the island some!

The blue waters are unreal, there were some great restaurants, and while this island is tiny they have some spots that do luxury well.

The sunrises here were unreal...and so worth dragging yourself out of bed for!

These are one of those things that you see and think Genius!  Water tables and chairs...yes!  

Some favorite restaurants:

1. Sunshine Grill.  We ate here so many time during the week the staff got to know us!  The fish tacos were unreal and I am now craving them!  We drank several of these Mango Massages to get through the week.  They were we had them with breakfast one day (I can't believe I'm admitting that)!  

After every meal (even breakfast) they bring you a tiny cone of the soft serve flavor of the day.  Next level....brown sugar cinnamon....blueberry white chocolate.  Yes, these pics were on different days...told you we ate here a lot...but its just that good!

2. Mizu Asian Bistro & Bar located in the super cute area of Camana Bay.  Great outdoor seating on the water with modern asian dishes and sushi.  Oh and FOUR different types of edemame!

3. The restaurant at the Caribbean Club.  Great food with your typical steak and seafood options...but what makes it so great is the wine selection and dessert menu...which are like my love languages!

Part of our group also stayed at the Caribbean Club and I would highly recommend if you're taking a group.  The condos were amazing!

Im ready to go back for a relaxing trip!  Check back tomorrow to see what a small nation worth of flowers looks like!!!

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