Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Pasta Brava Restaurant Interior Photos

I've been traveling since the middle of August in Asia.  One of my favorite cities in the whole world is Singapore.  If you are a "foodie", this is the place for you!  Outside of our hotel, within 3 blocks, we could find 100+ restaurants of every variety.  What a pleasant dilemma when wanting to go for a meal!  And since we've been traveling to Singapore for years, there are so many friends to enjoy our time with.

But this blog isn't about the fantastic food (though that would be a great subject, and I'll have to make it a project), but about one of the great restaurants in the city.  Pasta Brava has won many awards for its delicious Italian cuisine (and I certainly enjoyed it!).  It's located in a beautifully restored "shop house" in the Tanjong Pagar area near Chinatown.  Recently because if its popularity, they decided to expand to the second floor of their unit. Experience Union, a wonderfully creative Singapore-based international architecture/design firm, was commissioned to design the new space.  At the completion of the project, I was brought in one evening to photograph the expanded restaurant.  Stepping into the doors, it no longer feels like being in South East Asia, but into Tuscany itself!

Well done, Ken!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Carl and Marni's Ten Year Celebration

Ten years ago, Carl and Marni were married at the beautiful Four Seasons Hualalai Resort.  When Carl made hotel arrangements for their family of six to return last month, he also planned a surprise sunset wedding vow renewal at the very place where their marriage began.

With the older three kids and their auntie already at the site, and so excited to see their mom's reaction, Carl, Marni and the little one arrived.  Three cheers for Carl's romantic idea and the wedding staff at the Four Seasons for pulling off the surprise!

Jesse and Christy

Kealakekua - Kay - AH - la - kay - KU - ah.  One of those tough Hawaiian words that you feel so proud when you can say it!  Famous in the song from the 40's ("I'm gonna go back to my little grass shack in Kealakekua Hawaii").  And more famous still as the location of the bay where Captain James Cook both discovered the Hawaiian Islands for the western world, and where he later saw his demise.  In fact, there's a little piece of Britain on the shores of the bay where there's a monument to his death.

And it's recently been made famous as the location of the wedding for Jesse and Christy!  Just a short hillside away from that famous bay, their closest family and friends flew in to celebrate this happy time together!