The Dress Code and a CAMELcinno

1.09.2012


My parents made it in late Thursday night and we have been soaking in every second together for the last few days. We've spent lots of time playing with Emerson and eating yummy food and we've also tried to take in some of the local sights. Of course I have taken tons of pictures so I will be sharing them over the next week.

The first night they were here we decided to go out for Italian food. Before we left, I scoured the website to make sure there wasn't a certain dress code. I couldn't find anything so I figured we were all fine in our current outfits. We were in for quite the surprise when we arrived and learned that Jesse couldn't come in because he was wearing shorts. Luckily, they offered to let him borrow a pair of pants.  I don't know how in the world they thought those pants looked better than shorts but we all got a great laugh about it.


They were super tight and about 4 inches too short.  I think Jesse was a little sad when he had to get them back at the end of the night. :)

Yesterday we were lucky enough to get a private tour of Emirates Palace.  We were so excited that we got to see the Christmas tree in the lobby. It was supposed to have been taken down at the beginning of January but they left it up for some of their VIP guests. Though they said it was scaled way down this year, we were all pretty impressed.



We learned during the tour that the hotel cost over $3 billion dollars to build. There are over 1,100 chandeliers in the hotel and each is made with Swarovski crystals. Everything is also covered with gold and silver leaf which is replaced every couple of years. It's just beautiful!


After our tour, we were invited to the coffee shop for coffee, tea sandwiches, scones, and cake. My Mom and I were excited when we saw "caramelcinno" on the menu and both decided that's what we would order. Before the waiter came I looked back over the menu one more time and about died when I realized that the drink we wanted actually said camelcinno because it was made with camel milk! Needless to say we did NOT order the camelcinno. We did get a yummy latte with gold flakes. It was so pretty we didn't want to drink it!

I think Emerson was talking in this picture.


Before we left we stopped by the hotel bakery. The cakes definitely rivaled The Cake Boss! Emerson was a fan for sure.



Who need a Chanel bag when you can have a cake?


We spent the afternoon in a totally different setting which I'll be back to talk about tomorrow. Let's just say it gave me a greater appreciation of what it's like to be under cover.


Mrs. Mama said...

love all the pics! check out that amazing xmas tree too!

Rebekah said...

Haha poor Jesse! That hotel is just beautiful. I wouldn't have wanted that drink either!

Kate @ Daffodils said...

Wow, that all looks so amazing! Enjoy your time with the parents!

Mallorie said...

How fun! :-) Gotta love those pants, how funny!!!

Life in Dawleywood said...

those pants crack me up, how funny! The palace looks amazing, I'm a little jealous my Christmas tree can't be that big =)

Mateya said...

Oh I bet it is so wonderful having your parents there! Enjoy it!

Those pants on Jesse are sooo funny!

Joeylee said...

Sounds like your having a great time with your family. Great pictures. That hotel is beautiful & what awesome cakes. Can't wait to hear more about your parents stay

Megan said...

I might be super late, but I LOVE your new hair color!! And how awesome that your family got to come out! Those pants are TOO funny but how nice they offered to let you guys borrow some!!!

BTW I love your profile! Did you do it?

Kelly said...

I'm so glad your parents made it!!

By the way, I ordered a bunch of bows from your recommended website and can't wait to get them! :)

Gabriella said...

Oh those pants are too funny! That tree and Palace are incredible. That drink is sooooo pretty! What a fun couple of days with your family!!

Jamie said...

Wow. So beautiful. Have a great visit!

ajs {of MN} said...

loved that dress code bit!! hahahaha

Allison said...

LOL the pants are quite hilarious! :)

That hotel is so beautiful, I'm glad you're getting to have so much fun with your parents.

Anna & Kirby said...

Great picture of Jesse... interesting story too!

I hope you're having fun with you family... soak it all up!!

Pam said...

Too funny! I think the flip flops complete the look. =)

Beautiful hotel! Enjoy your parents' visit!

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