Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!!! I'm back from a Heavenly Vacation in the Dominican Republic....

Happy Valentine's Day 2011

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My wonderful husband (above with our friend Sofio...whom we met on the beach....) whisked me away to a dream vacation for my Birthday and Valentine's Day....We had the greatest time celebrating and enjoying all of the amazing scenery in the Dominican Republic.....We have some amazing shells that we got from this sweet man who travels 60 km a day to walk around with a hundred pounds of shells....his brother is a scuba diver who collects and polishes these beautiful shells....he was a really sweet man and we chatted with him daily....so much inspiration on this Island...from the beautiful people, scenery and history....there is plenty to make you get all the inspiration you need to start a whole series of pieces.....as an artist and illustrator....

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My brother and my sister-in-law joined us and we laughed and shared some amazing times!!!!

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the greatest company to have on any vacation....what a wonderful time !!!!
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below is my favorite Mexican inspired restaurant....I had some tasty treats at this place....

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This island is filled with inspiration where ever you look....even in our room...our sweet Maid Ester left us some flowers and sweets almost every day........

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not sure if any of you are fans of Passion Fruit....but I am!!! and I think I ate all of the fruit off the Island daily....this was one of my midnight snacks....the Passion Fruit in the Dominican was heavenly perfection....I so miss this.....
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This fan palm is one of my favorite trees there....I am in awe every time I see one....so beautiful!!!!
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and the local art really inspired me.....aren't these pieces fun with the colours and the styles....just perfect in every way.....

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and you all know me...and food inspiration....I really enjoyed all this place had to offer with the culinary treats....very great food indeed.....
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my favorite breakfasts by the beach every morning.....we would sip our lattes and enjoy these tasty treats ....I guess eating breakfast by the beach makes it even more yummy!!!!
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and the flora and fauna.....I could barely blink in the event I would miss something totally spectacular....what a wonderful way to celebrate a Birthday and love......
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Awwwww.....nice to share these with you all.....I feel very blessed to have had this amazing experience......

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Not too happy to be back and away from the salty sea air....but I am so looking forward to seeing what you all have been up to!!!

Time to catch up with your blogs and say hello....

Thank you all for the visits while I was away....

Hugs
Diana

11 comments:

messyfish said...

what a great holiday! love passionfruit too...

Diana Evans said...

it is my favorite fruit...so amazing ...so yummy and that scent...you really can't beat it....I used to leave the shells on my night stand down there....and it was amazing!!!!

Ces said...

Great vacation images. I kept looking for Cole, so he must have stayed behind. I love seeing the conch and triton shells! Welcome back. I was just wondering why I have not seen any posts from you lately! Now I see. :)

Cameron said...

What a paradise! So nice to be surprised like that! Thank you for sharing those gorgeous pics with us!

....and now that you're all refreshed...can't wait to see what you'll be creating soon :)

BALLET NEWS said...

Oh my goodness ! The colours; the vibrancy of your images - the sea ! I can smell it from here. How I wish I'd been there !!! It looks beyond fab. You must have lots of stories to tell !

Happy Valentines !

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

These photos are so beautiful...on a grey day here, they seem hard to believe! That it is that lovely and blue and WARM somewhere, with all the lush foliage and exotic items!
What a wonderful get away!

XXOO~~♥♥♥
Anne

Janine said...

This photos looked delightful. Oh the caribeans, that is a place to dream of. I have been to Cuba the other year and I loved it too.
Your sweet Valentine- bees made me smile.
Happy Valentine to you too
Janine

Janine said...

This photos looked delightful. Oh the caribeans, that is a place to dream of. I have been to Cuba the other year and I loved it too.
Your sweet Valentine- bees made me smile.
Happy Valentine to you too
Janine

marianne said...

Wow...........how could you leave heaven behind?

♥Happy Valentine's Day♥

Terri Kahrs said...

Lucky, lucky, YOU, Diana!!! Welcome home, and a belated Happy Valentine's day to you. LOVE this pics -- such a treat. My world is still covered in "white"!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Deborah said...

Oh. My. Goodness!!! I don't know where to begin. Well, let's start with that hot hunk of man you are married to!!! What fantastically beautiful photos. Oops, I just drooled. Lucky lucky you. Sorry I have been missing a bit, but so so happy you had such a magical trip.
**blows kisses** Deb

 
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