Hello my loves!! As you’ve seen from my excessive Instagramming (Rihanna style!), I’m overseas right now! I’m currently in the Maldives; I am so excited and feel SO blessed to be here. This place is absolute perfection and it’s always been a dream of mine to visit this beautiful country. We’ll get to gushing over the Maldives in future posts though, let’s build up to it!
I am here for work and was actually supposed to come out last winter for this project. I had my husband take a week off of work and everything so we could enjoy all of this gorgeousness together. Plans fell through last year and I was sooo bummed!!! When the ball began rolling again this year I could hardly believe it and I started harassing Waseem to request that PTO asap lol. He wasn’t able to take off and I was absolutely terrified about making this journey alone, I didn’t even know how to begin asking friends to make that kind of a commitment to join me — let’s be real, it’s a serious flight. But let’s be real-er….. it’s an even more serious opportunity, right?! My boo, Sahar, was geeked from the moment I asked her and required no convincing. This is my first long haul trip without my family or husband so it’s a completely different experience, one that I’ve always wanted :) my friends in highschool all went on spring break without me and I never got to go on epic trips in college so this has been worth the wait; Sahar & I are also so similar that I’ve realized that she’s the perfect travel buddy!!! We cuddled and slept like a box of kittens on the plane and seriously were so rested by the time we landed for our layover in Dubai lol.
So anywho! Here’s a mini recap x photodiary of our night in Dubai, Maldives will be coming up nexttt!!
Huda picked our little butts up from the airport; we scooped up her sister, Mona, and they took us out to La Serre – a super yummy French restaurant.
|Ugly food pictures because I was too hungry to take my time x care lol!!|
|How adorable are these tiny tea pots? Mint & chamomile tea, yummies!|
|LOVE these girls!|
|ATTEMPTING to use my GoPro for the first time (& failing!), I got much better though now, you’ll see in my next post!|
|puhleaseeeee follow Mona on Instagram and look at how amazing her apartment is!! It’s seriously girly heaven, she has the most amazing taste and is the most INCREDIBLE host. I don’t think i’ve ever met anyone so kind and hospitable.. Mona & Huda both! xoxoxox|
|& back to the airport we go!|
|byebye, Dubai – see you again soon! Off to the Maldives!|