puerto rico, part deux

dorado beach puerto rico / elizabethcraneswartz.comif you're just tuning in, here's part one of my boondoggle. now where was I? right - so this is one of two pools at the resort and both lead up to beaches. this is where I enjoyed reading 3 books, champagne mojitos (it's a thing - instead of soda you add champagne. genius, right?) and the best chips & guac ever. I spent my days in my favorite j crew seersucker suit, an easy cover-up (aka one of Bob's old dress shirts) and kept it as simple as possible for dinners (black skirt & top, white skirt & striped top, etc) but for the first night we were headed to a 'white party'. I have zero photos of my ensembles because... well, because I'm not married to a photographer. dorado beach puerto rico / elizabethcraneswartz.comI wore this bcbg max azria dress (with the accompanying slip) and it was perfect.dj d-nice / elizabethcraneswartz.com and danced all night long to dj d-nice. actually, he spent the week-ish with us and dj'd again on the last night. I imagine his playlists were a little watered down from his regular gigs but it didn't matter because he was AMAZING. definitely check out this fast company article on his career as a musician, producer and photographer.

dinner monday was off campus in old san juan at marmalade - we enjoyed an incredible dinner tasting everything on the menu tapas-style with zero photos to prove it. if we'd planned better, it would've been a good idea to head into the city in the afternoon to walk around and shop instead of waiting to leave with the group at night.

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tuesday night was on campus at mi casa. we started with a richard hennessey tasting (think 200 year old, $4000 bottles of cognac), moved on to dinner (past the craziest looking lobsters) and finished with hand-rolled cigars. dorado beach puerto rico / elizabethcraneswartz.comon wednesday, while I sat reading by the pool in the strangest weather (five minute showers with bright sunny skies)...dorado beach puerto rico / elizabethcraneswartz.comdorado beach puerto rico / elizabethcraneswartz.com

Bob was golfing with Chi Chi Rodriguez and his flinstone-like, rolls royce golf cart. cool huh?dorado beach puerto rico / elizabethcraneswartz.com

later that night chi chi got to take his picture with me. at almost 80 he's sharp as a tack. su casa at dorado beach puerto rico / elizabethcraneswartz.comdorado beach puerto rico / elizabethcraneswartz.com

we dined at su casa (top photo courtesy of) that night under a tent in the yard, with a disco ball, a dance floor and salsa lessons. a pretty spectacular end to our boondoggle. if I ever get the chance to go back to puerto rico I'd really like to see/explore old san juan and see/experience a bioluminescent bay.

if you've made it all the way to end, thank you for reading.