April 9, 2013

Life in Pictures: Santo Domingo, DR

Good morning!

If you’ve been following along on Instagram, then you know that last week Justin & I flew to the Dominican Republic to shoot a wedding in Santo Domingo on Saturday & we had also decided to stay a few days extra for ourselves and make a mini-vacation out of it. We sipped fruity concoctions poolside, hung out in our very own over the water cabana (something that has totally been on my bucket list for years now. Bucket list…I am SO Morgan Freeman), and strolled the streets of “la zona colonial” walking, I’m pretty sure, in the same footsteps that Christopher Columbus once did. Of course I like to think we did it looking ever so slightly more fashionable than he did….let’s be honest Chris, those pantaloons don’t look good on anyone. Word!

And maybe the thing that I am proudest of us for, is that over the past six days….neither of us got burned. Hallelujah, amen, it’s a miracle! In case you haven’t noticed, Justin & I are white. No, like lily white. Like Irish white. We glow, Cullen style, when you put us in the sun. And we have a tendency of going from lily white to cherry tomato red in 3.5 seconds or less. Do not pass tan, do not collect two hundred dollars.

Oh don’t mind us, we’re just a couple of New England lobstahs hanging out by your pool. Hope you don’t mind. Yea. it ain’t pretty. But this trip, we stayed pretty much lacquered in SPF 70 round the clock…and we managed to avoid the burn.

If I’m being really honest though, the thing that I am truly most proud of us for on this trip is how we didn’t take the time to dream bigger dreams. We didn’t write out our next list of bHag’s or think about what we don’t yet have. We didn’t focus on writing the next chapter of our story, write out a new list of goals, or talk about what’s next. We just simply enjoyed what’s now. How crazy beautiful, full, and more than enough our life is right now.

And in this moment, I don’t need anything more than that. Well y’know, except for maybe some pantaloons! :)

And a HUGE congrats to the winner of our Pottery Barn/Home Depot giveaway….Erin from Daphne & Dean!! Erin, shoot us an email at justin@justinmarantz.com and we’ll get you set up!

  1. Maria

    Thanks for sharing fotos and insight. I want to go to DR now. You are wise to enjoy the moments of your vaca. As TV Spartacus said, "embrace the present and strike all else from concern!"

  2. Jenny

    Do not pass tan, do not collect two hundred dollars? I just spit my OJ. You guys are awesome :)

  3. Dede

    Jealous but well deserved break!

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