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Thread: Lisa's Adventure in Paradise 8/9/22-8/19/22

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    Borahae, Susie! Anytime you want to chat about the boys, shoot me a PM!! Actually, the series I keep writing I'm watching on my laptop while here is all four seasons of Bon Voyage.
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    Lisa, I love BTS also - I have a few of their songs on my Liked songs in Spotify
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    Okay, Day 4 almost in the bag. Another gorgeous day here; fewer clouds but perhaps a bit windier. Nothing wrong with any of that!
    I didn't wake up until 7:30 so guess the internal clock is readjusting. But I don't want to sleep any later so will probably set my alarm for 7am for the rest of the trip (I know, I'm weird). Threw on some clothes and secured a palapa in the front row so I wouldn't have to see the grumblers if they showed up (I never saw them today; maybe I scared them over to the other side of the beach!). I was really hungry this morning so ate at Ike's. Had my favorite, their asparagus and goat cheese omelet with a croissant. I like that it isn't huge; just enough to fill the tummy. So I noticed some people last year slathering their croissant with butter. It seemed so odd to me since well, they're made of butter! Apparently, it's a Dutch thing. And Ike's always includes butter with their croissant so I gave it a try this morning. Not bad, but I'll opt for some jam next time. I felt king of guilty eating all that butter...
    Plopped myself on the beach around 9am and folks not surprisingly that's basically where I was until 3pm. Me, myself and my playlist. Did get my lazy arse up to jump in the pool a couple of times and had delicious calamari rings (with ranch dressing instead of marinara sauce; hey, don't knock it until you try it) and my usual frozen lime daiquiri. Then it was back under the palapa for the second half of my music festival. Never even cracked open the Kindle today. It's rare that I can just relax and listen to music for hours so I'm loving that.
    Now I'm showered and catching up on internet stuff and you fine people. Did some hand wash which should be dry by the time I leave in a week! I didn't make any dinner plans. Thought I might try Elliotti's. But then I decided I wanted to go to Twist of Flavors again. I really enjoy their food and I'm hoping Lisette (one of the owners I believe) will be working tonight. She's a hoot! I've had a lot of seafood the last few dinners so tonight it's (probably) their steak skewers with their decadent Jack Daniels bourbon BBQ sauce. But who knows? I may go for something different. I'd be lying if I wrote that I don't love to eat out.

    Chuck, I don't think I answered you yesterday about how I can sing along on the beach. I just mouth the lyrics (at least the few I know; most are in Korean).

    I'll report back on dinner later!
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    you are on vacation.....eat the butter!

    thanks for sharing
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    Not sure that it’s a Dutch thing but know that it is a Tom thing. He will always slather a croissant with butter. If I put anything on one, it’s strawberry jam.

    Enjoy your dinner at TOF’s!

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    Day Four ended so nicely. I walked down to TOF and was greeted warmly by Lisette. Showed her the pics on my camera from our visit last year so she gave me her email and I sent them to her. Then my buddy Quintin appeared! Hugs, kisses, and a sit-down chat to catch up. Love that guy and I'm hoping he'll make it up to NYC one of these days so we can hang out. He's never been and it would be fun to show him around. Had an Aperol Spritz and did stick with my plan of tenderloin skewer with the bourbon sauce. So tender and just the right amount. I succumbed to Quintin's push for the Dutch apple pie...he's so bad. Promised to come back again next week when there are both working.
    Of course, I didn't get away from the Alhambra Mall without peaking in The Mask. I wasn't intending to buy another piece (I already have four pieces) but I saw a beautiful little box which was a very good price (I collect little boxes) so it's coming home with me. For me to have already been here four days and just now buying my first "Lisa Gift" is pretty rare! It's hard to describe the process of how these pieces are made so if this interests you, google it. They are not painted. It's fascinating and a very rare art form.
    Now I'm all tucked in on the world's most comfortable bed with a glass of wine. I have some "Friday night" videos to watch on YouTube. I can't believe it's Friday. I have to look at my phone to be sure what day it is!
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    By any chance is the box you purchased made with the buds of the Mopa Mopa tree? There is a store in the Renaissance Marketplace where they sell the masks, as well as, trinket boxes etc. One year I purchased a bowl that I absolutely love and later bought a small round trinket box. The process is fascinating:
    https://themaskaruba.com/about-us/

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    dinner at TOF sounds amazing.
    TOF should be proud to have such wonderful staff.

    pls tell me more about the little boxes.
    are they enameled?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pegmeister View Post
    Not sure that it’s a Dutch thing but know that it is a Tom thing. He will always slather a croissant with butter. If I put anything on one, it’s strawberry jam.

    Enjoy your dinner at TOF’s!
    Butter is one of the basic food groups I think! Tom would know for sure!
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    oh wow Very interesting.
    thanks Peg..those pieces are all made with the resin from those Mopa Mopa buds.

    the boxes are awesome...everything on that site is awesome

    Quote Originally Posted by Pegmeister View Post
    By any chance is the box you purchased made with the buds of the Mopa Mopa tree? There is a store in the Renaissance Marketplace where they sell the masks, as well as, trinket boxes etc. One year I purchased a bowl that I absolutely love and later bought a small round trinket box. The process is fascinating:
    https://themaskaruba.com/about-us/
    THINK.. is it Thoughtful? Helpful? Inspirational? Necessary? Kind? sidtm
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    It’s pretty amazing. To look at the pieces they look painted. Even when you run your hand over a piece you can’t feel that the resin has been applied. Can’t imagine how many hours are spent on some of these items. I’m guessing that the store at the Renaissance Marketplace is associated with the one at Alhambra, or maybe they moved their location?

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