Hello all you beautiful people!
I hope that you all had a wonderful holiday, and made the most of the festivities.
The last few years Christmas has been extra special for me because Christmas Eve marks the moment my partner asked me to be his girlfriend (Collective awwwwh) so this year we celebrated our third anniversary.
Some of you may know that we have been saving for our future, we got engaged mid 2014 and will soon start house hunting. We have been trying to cut back on travelling and for my part I am def trying not to over spend…
But I wanted to really go all out and treat us this year. I booked us two nights at a lovely boutique hotel called THE GEORGE. There was a really good deal on booking.com when I was searching hotels. It is a really wonderful hotel and we stayed in a penthouse suite which is stunning.
The first two photos I took from the website & the the last two from my phone. My phone made the lighting look really dark so I couldn’t really take a decent photo… Note to self: Buy a camera in 2015.
For dinner on Christmas Eve he had a table booked at Zest Restaurant, he went all out and treated me like a princess. It was so nice to see my partner dressed to the nines in a dinner suit! He looks so handsome and smart, there is nothing better than a man in a well cut suit. Here he is posing before we left for dinner…
When we got to Zest I told him that we should do it the old fashioned way and made him choose the food & drinks. Each course was a lovely flavoured surprise that way. During the dinner I didn’t take any photos (apart from one quick instagramed check in). So here are some photo’s taken from their Facebook…
The set up is a stunning mix of electric pink and greys, the ambience and service is 5 star.
The meal ended up about 6 courses long, whilst they were preparing they gave us bread and dips to start. We had an Asian platter which had the most amazing duck crystal rolls & beef satay. Then we had a selection of sushi with tuna and salmon nigri, followed by a portion of phad Thai noodles and prawn tempura.
I was already bursting at this point but there was more to come!
He also ordered the Kheng Curry, which is a yellow curry and coconut sauce with thai spices and delicious king prawns. We finished with a selection of sorbet mine was raspberry and his was lime. I think it’s the most amazing sorbet I have ever tasted in my life! Absolutely bursting with flavour. Throughout the meal we shared a bottle of white New Zealand wine called Villa Maria one of my favourites.
It was a perfect evening and created the right Christmassy mood, I couldn’t wait to see our family & friends. I actually set the alarm for 9am but I woke up at 7am! So I got to pamper myself with a hydrating mask and have a nice long shower.
We woke up to the most amazing view and my love brought me some orange juice and a chocolate croissant.
My cousin wanted to cook Christmas lunch for the first time, it was a big success and I am so proud of her. I hope that next year we will be settled enough for it to be our turn. I can’t wait to host lunches, dinners and cocktail parties. We finished our Christmas by visiting more family members & going for drinks at a friends.
A few Family Selfies with love from the Lauri, Caruana, Capar, Borg family!