This past weekend I found myself back in Portland celebrating my friend Tracey's Birthday. Before arriving in Portland my flight was delayed due to bad weather and that made me miss rafting on the Rio Grande at midnight along with Rohan's proposal to Tracey. Little did I know that this would be more than just a birthday celebration. It turned out to be a birthday celebration and also an engagement celebration. Congrats Tracey & Rohan. If the birthday/ engagement celebration was any indication of what to expect from the wedding then I cant wait :) We stayed at the lovely Avalon Villa located pretty much on the Blue Lagoon. The villa consists of four luminous bedrooms, 4 baths, a spacious user-friendly kitchen, expansive living room; and a gorgeous hardwood deck that reaches out to shallow, crystal clear waters ensconced by coral reef. With all of Tracey's close friends staying here we definitely had enough space to accommodate us all. The view from Avalon was simply indelible. Our Signature Chef has been besieged with accolades. He dazzled our taste buds with amazing dishes inspired by a fusion of Jamaican and International culinary styles. The staff was also amazing, catering to any of our needs. Needless to say I experienced tropical serenity daily.
The birthday party was amazing and it could be a while before someone top this. Of course this is Portland so it rains but that didn't stop the party it just made the party that much more exciting.
The rest of our time was spent exploring the Blue Lagoon, Kayaking, climbing Monkey Island, photoshoots on San San Beach, climbing Reach Falls and sipping Mojitos. If you haven't been to Portland go and plan your vacation there now.
Congratulations once again to Tracey & Rohan and thanks for an amazing weekend.