Hi all! I am so sorry for missing my usual Thursday post last week – I had every intention of revealing another finished space in the beachy bliss apartment. But, a few dreary days made for some horrible pictures and – for a much more exciting reason – I left for vacation last Thursday evening! One of my best friends is getting married and, along with 9 of our other friends, we traveled to gorgeous Puerto Rico for a long weekend in San Juan to celebrate her bachelorette party!! It was a blast, and I’ll share some of my bachelorette DIYs in the coming weeks (along with that reveal in the beachy bliss apartment that I have planned!!). But, for now, I’m just too excited not to share some gorgeous decor pics from the trip.
We stayed and spent most of our time in Isla Verde, which a really great area of the island. Here’s the stunning view from the rooftop of our hotel…
However, we ventured to Old San Juan on Sunday, starting with brunch. We had decided to go to a place called Mezzanine at St Germain because of their brunch cocktail menu (guava mimosas = perfection), but my attention quickly shifted to the building when we walked in. Getting out of the cab on a historic cobblestone street, we headed up a twisty set of black and white stairs to the second floor.
With a party of 11 people, they gave us the side parlor room. Instead of one large table, we had a series of small tables and chairs and a Juliet balcony overlooking the street. It was as charming as could be.
On a non-decor note, if you ever head to San Juan, I could not recommend this place for brunch enough. It was bottomless amazing drinks (my mouth is watering for another guava mimosa as I write this) and the most delicious breakfast tapas for $29 a person. We sat there for hours chatting, eating, and laughing. And, the location is right in the center of the historic part of the city.
Walking around Old San Juan afterwards, the streets are lined with brightly colored buildings.
You almost forget that it’s a real city… that is until you stumble upon the most beautiful Walgreens there ever was.
I couldn’t stop staring at the doors and entryways as we walked around.
After exploring Old San Juan, we headed by ferry to the Bacardi factory. The tour guide was incredibly knowledgable, and we even took a “class” there where we learned how to make some famous rum based cocktails. A few pictures from the tour….
I had no idea rum was aged in barrels!
Ah – take me back!!
Thanks for reading along!