I finally had some time to sit down and download some of the pictures from our trip. I've been back for one week and already miss Chile so much. This trip was really one of those life altering experiences. Chileans are so incredibly warm and welcoming, we had such an amazing time taking in their culture, culinary creations, and their beautiful country.
The first part of out trip was a two-day stay in Santiago, Chile. Santiago is the capital and largest city of Chile, located in the country's central valley. Below are some pictures of Santiago's downtown and it's beautiful architectural buildings.
This is the view of Santiago from the top of Cerro San Cristobal (San Cristobal Hill), which is the second highest point in the city at 2,888 ft above sea level.
The remaining five days of our trip we spent them in the Chilean wine country of Colchagua Valley, about two hours south of Santiago. I can't even begin to describe our stay at the Relais Chateaux property Lapostolle Residence. This place was what I picture heaven to look like. The property is made up of 650 hectares of hillside, beautiful vineyards, and natural terrain of the region.
The views throughout the property are simply stunning and breathtaking. Above is a picture of the owner's private wine cellar. Everyday we enjoyed artfully prepared traditional Chilean cuisine paired with exquisite Lapostolle Clos Apalta wines. Meals were served on the terrace of the Main House with endless views of the beautiful vineyards.
We woke up every morning to the view of this beautiful hillside.
The cuisine was like nothing I had ever experienced before! Every meal consisted of three appetizers, a main dish, an entree, and dessert....OMGeeeeeee! And every dish was equally beautiful and delicious.
We enjoyed some hiking and horseback riding through out the beautiful property.
View of Lapostolle Residence and it's four private casitas from the top of our hike. We can't even begin to describe our experience in Chile, all we know is that we will definitely return!
I hope EVERYONE had an amazing kick-off to the new year! I can hardly believe that 2011 came and went as quick as it did. I'm super excited about 2012, so many great things to come this year! I'm most excited about my 2012 brides and their big day. Each one is different and unique in their own way yet each will be equally special and beautiful!
Also excited to take my first vay-kay of the year. Sergio and I are headed to Chile this weekend with our great friends, Luis & Michelle. We are looking forward to an experience of a lifetime! Can't wait to share pictures with you all!
In the meantime, I'd like share some of the gorgeous color palettes I look forward to working with in up coming projects. I hope some of these serve as inspiration to all the brides-to-be! See you soon, and enjoy!