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    Quote Originally Posted by ArubaRookie View Post
    I think Lisa was very diplomatic in her response to your question. She was just trying to be honest with you with no ill intent. I don't see how you could misconstrue her response to be sarcastic. I again want to thank everybody on here who has helped me plan my second Aruba trip this year...you guys have made a huge difference in my planning for this trip!!!!
    You guys have made my first trip planning to Aruba very easy and comfortable, can't thank you all enough. If I wanted swank I would have planned a cruise, I could dress up and go with the glitz or dress casual.

    Ieatbugs if the response Arubalisa gave you was not your interpretation of swank, no reason to call her response sarcastic, she was giving you the facts and being honest on her experiences on the Island.
    Dress the way you are comfortable and enjoy you stay. That's what we plan on.

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    I agree with Arubalisa's reply. When I first starting going to Aruba, I brought a few dresses. Now I don't bring any! Capri's, shorts, maybe a skirt - that's about as dressed up as I get. I've found that's about the standard. A few years ago, we did our own "Casino Crawl" visiting most of the casinos in the high rise area. I didn't see anyone dressed up. Unfortunately I think those days are pretty much gone. I just went to Foxwoods - a casino in Connecticut, and didn't see anyone dressed up there either. Granted it was a week night and I'm sure people get more dressed up on the weekends.

    As a point of interest - I've been "conversing" on this board for over 4 years now and have found Arubalisa and Andrea (the moderators) more than helpful and honest - never sarcastic. That's why I frequent this board, rather than others out there.

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    there is a time and a place for sarcasm, humor and fooling around.
    in this particular thread, there was no humor or sarcasm .

    the written word online is sometimes difficult to understand.
    that is why we are always asking folks to use the smilies (on the left menu) so that there is no confusion.






    Quote Originally Posted by hockeymom View Post
    I agree with Arubalisa's reply. When I first starting going to Aruba, I brought a few dresses. Now I don't bring any! Capri's, shorts, maybe a skirt - that's about as dressed up as I get. I've found that's about the standard. A few years ago, we did our own "Casino Crawl" visiting most of the casinos in the high rise area. I didn't see anyone dressed up. Unfortunately I think those days are pretty much gone. I just went to Foxwoods - a casino in Connecticut, and didn't see anyone dressed up there either. Granted it was a week night and I'm sure people get more dressed up on the weekends.

    As a point of interest - I've been "conversing" on this board for over 4 years now and have found Arubalisa and Andrea (the moderators) more than helpful and honest - never sarcastic. That's why I frequent this board, rather than others out there.

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    i think the problem was lisa is so so so thorough when she gives replies. she gives you every detail you could possibly want. personally i'd prefer that. i'd rather know everything than a snippet here and there. though in reading through lisa's reply, i didn't note any sarcasm. just information. i'm sure once that person reads through the forums on a daily basis, they'll see the moderators are very thorough in their replies. they try to pre-answer any future questions you may have. I guess that's why they are the moderators and we aren't, lol.....

    but the bottomline is as hockeymom said, no one gets dolled up anymore. I think it started with the daily bus trips to casinos. all i know is they don't get dressed up in casinos in vegas anymore. that kind of stopped in the late 90's. but like i said, so what. if you want to get dressed up, get dressed up. i wear sequin tops with jeans. maybe getting dressed up again in casinos by someone will start a trend, lol. but its hard to get all dressed up when you're in an island resort atmosphere. that's why i'm able to take just a carry on, lol, lol...........

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    I don't see any sarcasm.... And I also do not see another response from original poster...perhaps someone is trolling???? I have been reading these posts for a lot longer than I have even subscribed and not once have I read Arubalisa get sarcastic towards someone else's post....

    As far as swanky, I have gotten extremely dolled up to go to dinner and then "donated" some money in the casino. There's no such thing as being too dressed up either... Unless you're wearing a ball gown in the airport

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    Hey, don't knock the ball gown, Lady Gaga wore one at the airport, lol.

    No, I agree, in the three years I've been on this site, I have NEVER heard OR read Lisa being sarcastic. As I've said before, she is very very thorough in giving information to any inquiry. I tried to find the email for a wedding planner, googled it, still couldn't find it and before I knew it, she gave me two, not one but two email addresses, lol.............So if that's being sarcastic, then I say keep up the good work.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaby View Post
    Hey, don't knock the ball gown, Lady Gaga wore one at the airport, lol.
    Yes, you're right! I forgot about her doing that!!! I guess it's better than her going to el gaucho and wearing an uncooked steak, lol!

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    Thank you everyone for your support.

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    Fwiw

    For what it's worth, the casino in the Renaissance is the Crystal Casino. There is a Crystal Palace Casino in the Bahamas and I believe in California, but not on Aruba. And I agree that it is the swankiest looking casino on Aruba, but the clientele are not dressed up anymore than most of the casinos (I would put the Alhambra and Seaport crowds as the least dressed up, and the others are all pretty much the same).

    Just saying.
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    Probably because of age/generation, I overdress according to today's standards.

    We've been going to Aruba for 13 years. A few times during each visit we go out for a nicer dining experience. Pago Pago, Chalet Suisse, etc. For those evenings I dress in slacks and a shirt. My wife dresses in a dress or dress slacks. It contributes to that's being a special evening.

    That said, there are always some other customers in the same restaurant in shorts and a tank top and that ruins the mood. I realize that's my problem.

    We go to the casino after dinner and we are over dressed for that based on what the convention is.

    So the message is this. Come to Aruba and have a great time but don't expect the atmosphere to resemble a James Bond movie casino experience. There are no tuxedos or evening gowns. (Also no evil masterminds intent on ruling the world). That's just not what Aruba is like.

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