THE NINE’S DO THE CAYMAN ISLANDS

We’re Baaaack! Mr. Nine had to bring me back to Indiana in protest of leaving paradise but it’s back to reality. We literally have been back just a few hours as this post goes live but since I took my first ever entire week off from blogging, I thought I’d get this out there for you first thing Monday morning! 



Some of you may recall me linking up these 2 dresses an entire year ago with photos from the TJ Maxx dressing room giving hubs the hint that I think we needed to book a trip back to the Caymans and it worked! I even got to wear both of them! 

What an amazing week it was! You may remember, four years ago we took the entire family to the Cayman Islands but this time, just decided to go the two of us because the boys are old enough now to get their own fabulous trips in! It was our turn and wow did we ever pick the perfect resort on the perfect island! The Kimpton Seafire Resort is everything you picture a tropical five-star resort being. From the moment you walk in the door and are handed sparkling wine to every face that greets you by name, we were catered to so sweetly. I cannot sing their praises enough! If you want to treat yourself to an amazing vacation, this is the place to stay! And it’s a very quiet resort, no crazy activities, just nice and laid back, great for families and couples alike! 

Beautiful rooms

The goodness awaiting our arrival

Our View

I’m going to let most of the pictures to the talking and a big thank you to those of you who followed along on Insta stories, it was fun to document some of our awesome adventures and basically just total relaxation and chill time!


THE BEST Concoctions!

Great Iguana Story I'll share Friday

 We even met a couple at dinner at Casanova by the Sea that live on Grand Cayman and said there is no better place in the entire Caribbean and they’ve been to them all!

 Speaking of Casanova By The Sea, it’s my favorite restaurant there! Authentic Italian and the sweetest Italian owners and waiters. Where they put your dinner napkin on your lap for you and the view of the sea and the sunset cannot be beat! I even spilled my Moscato on Mr. Nine and he didn’t even get mad, LOL!

The BEST Italian EVER outside of Italy


A couple of the major highlights to note, was the Wednesday night Pintxo’s and Paella night at Avecita. The most amazing and unique small plates, champagne, sangria and sweet desserts! 


The Sunset Cruise on a catamaran was a blast. So beautiful, yummy pineapple and rum drinks and lively music made for a great time. We even had a full moon to boot!





 Every single meal was alfresco and In the tropical breezes. Our favorite restaurant was Coccoloba where we ate soooo many tiny tacos and chips and salsa. Breakfast was always at the same place but the food was top notch every.single.morning! We never had a bad meal. And so many healthy options, I had fruit everyday. 

The two little Taco favs....Fish and the Steak




 I’ll save a couple interesting travel stories for later in the week. And lots more pics in the week's to come (including deets on all the swimsuits I wore). Sweet Mr. Nine took soooo many outfits pics or me! AND The good news is, even though we are back to the daily grind, our pool is getting opened today, trips to the greenhouses are in order and the weather looks like it might finally be Spring here to stay! 


Have a Marvelous Monday!



xoxo

45 comments:

  1. Hi Andrea! Looks like you guys had a wonderful trip. I loved following along on Instagram Stories throughout the week. I've heard great things about the Cayman Islands and it sounds like everything I've heard is true! What a gorgeous resort and I can't wait to hear more about all the cute dresses and swimsuits you wore! Welcome back and have a great week!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  2. What a getaway! It looks amazing and definitely paradise! You have a cute collection of vacation dresses and you look fabulous in each one. Welcome back and happy Monday!

    Maureen | www.littlemisscasual.com

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  3. What an amazing trip!! It looks like y'all had gorgeous weather and such a relaxing time! Welcome back friend!

    Rosy Outlook

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  4. How many people asked for your autograph? Surely they thought you were a celebrity because you had to be the very best dressed on the island! Every picture is spot on gorgeous and you planned your outfits perfectly my friend. This is the way to pack for a vacation - forget capsule wardrobes - you did island glam and you knocked it out of the park and I bet you took Mr. Nine's breath away a time or two!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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  5. Welcome back! What an amazing trip! Your photos are beautiful! All of your outfits are gorgeous! Love all of your tropical dresses!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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  6. WOW! That looks like an amazing trip! Love the views and you have the most adorable outfits for every occasion.

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  7. Looks like you had a wonderful time. Everything looks perfect. The food looks delicious! Your outfits are fun! I love the black lace pant and top cover up. The iguana looked like he liked his picture being made. Glad you had a great time and hope you got plenty “coconut lime”. ; )
    Lisa

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  8. Wow, this looks like absolute paradise!! That sunset photo is absolutely amazing. So glad you had such an amazing time! Welcome back and looking forward to more of the details in your upcoming posts!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

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  9. Sounds like an amazing trip! Welcome back!

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  10. Looks like an amazing and relaxing time away! And, always dressed so perfectly. Welcome back and happy Monday!

    Lisa
    Daily Style Finds

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  11. It looks like a fabulous vaca Andrea!! Love your wardrobe too. Have a wonderful week.

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  12. Wow, what an amazing looking spot!

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  13. Welcome back! Looks like you had an amazing time! We had drinks at that resort last time we were in Grand Cayman but we normally rent a condo a few doors down. Love that island and now I am adding that restaurant to our list. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous photos!
    Cheers!
    Shelley

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  14. What an incredible vacation! I loved following along on Instastories!! Good luck getting back to reality today! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  15. This looks so fabulous - a perfect romantic getaway. I can't wait to hear more, and I'm putting this resort on our bucket list. Cayman is such a quick flight from Houston, but we've never been!

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  16. I just loved following you on your Insta-story posts. It all just looks so lovely - love even more how cute you & your hubby are together. That's what marriage should be - fun little escapes together. Hope you adjust to home easy enough, missing those blue waters!

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  17. I loved seeing your stories Andrea. Which makes me want to say that I'm so glad you're on Instagram now!!
    This looked like the perfect vacation, and good for you for taking time off to enjoy it!!
    XOXO
    Jodie

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  18. Your trip looked absolutely amazing, I loved following along and seeing all the pictures. So beautiful, so well deserved! The sunset cruise was my favorite part :) Welcome home!

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  19. Welcome home! How cute are you two?!? Looks like an absolutely fabulous trip, but I'm still so sad we'll be missing each other on the island by only a few days! Can't wait to see all the fun outfit pics, because each and every dress was gorgeous <3

    Green Fashionista

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  20. I was already checking out this resort online the other night. LOL It looks FANTASTIC. Now you have the sweetest memories to last until the next fun getaway. Love following along. You looked darling all week and it looked like the picture perfect vacation. Welcome home!!! XO

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  21. Welcome back!! The trip looked amazing and I tried following along on Insta! Loving all of your outfits and swimsuits..and that FOOD!! This was a much deserved trip and I'm glad you two lovebirds had such a blast!!

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  22. Everything looks so perfect! I am ready to take a tropical vacation now! 🍍🥥😎

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  23. Sure did miss you but looks like you were doing anything but missing us. :o)) Such a beautiful place, perfect for some R & R. Welcome back to reality!

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  24. Sounds like an incredible trip! You look gorgeous and so relaxed- what QT with your hubby- so glad you enjoyed!

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  25. What an amazing trip! I am so glad your trip to TJ Maxx worked, hee hee! You got so tan! All of this food is just amazing. I can't wait for the iguana story!

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  26. Hi Andrea, I did enjoy looking at your Insta story of your trip! It looks like an awesome place to visit and stay. You both look like you had the best vacation and nice that it was just the two of you. You both looked so good in your outfits!
    Julie xo

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  27. Andrea, your pictures are just gorgeous and I'm beginning to think that the Cayman's are giving my Maui a run for their money! Absolutely GORGEOUS and I know I've already told you this, but I loved following along with you and Mr. Nine last week. Even Wayne was looking over my shoulder at your stories! The night y'all took the sunset cruise was my favorite because we could tell y'all were having so much fun! The man bun jokes were hilarious! Love you and I'm so glad y'all had such a wonderful time! xoxo

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  28. Oh man, you are making me want to go on vacation!! All the food, fashion and sunshine!!!

    www.stylebymemory.com

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  29. You both look so relaxed and happy. I just love that picture of you two sneaking a little smooch, it's endearing. The vacation looks amazing, was it all inclusive? Looking forward to more.

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  30. It was fun following along with your adventures on IG. I need a little sunshine!

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  31. That looks amazing! I can Imagine you had to ,,land,, to reality!

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  32. Oh my word, what a fabulous trip! It looked like a dream! And you're soooo tan!!

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  33. You are making me hungry! The food all looks absolutely delicious! I love all your pretty dressed that you packed too! This sounds like a very deserved romantic getaway for the 2 of you!

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  34. Anonymous23.4.19

    Hi! Great pictures? How did you book the resort? Did you go online or through a travel agency? I might want to copy you and go there ;)

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    1. Hi there. I was not able to email you back as it come through Anonymous but in answer to your question, we always book trips ourselves, no travel agaency.

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  35. Love the pictures Andrea, and you look gorgeous in all your outfits. Wowow in that black lace cover up and red dress on the boat.I have always wanted to go to the Carribean and see the crystal blue waters. So glad you had a wonderful trip, the food, yummy drinks, sunset cruise sounds/looks amazing!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  36. I'm so glad you took my time off from jogging and enjoyed your trip! It looks absolutely perfect and so relaxing. I love seeing your stories and I can't wait to hear about the Iguana one! A is obsessed with them. Welcome back!

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  37. I LOVE the love you two have! This vacation sounds and looks amazing from the views to the food to your catamaran cruise and that kiss. It looks absolutely beautiful there and you packed the cutest outfits, beach coverups and swimstuis. So happy that you had a relaxing and fun time in paradise with your love!

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  38. I LOVED following along with your adventures on IG and I'm so happy you all had such a wonderful time. You looked so beautiful the entire trip. :)

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  39. I soooo want to go to the Cayman Islands. My coworker just went recently and I am sooo wanting to go. Loved following along on IG.

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  40. That looks like you had a fabulous time there! You're outfits look gorgeous too Andrea. Thanks for sharing your adventure with us on #chicandstylish today. Jacqui Mummabstylish

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  41. Looks like an amazing time! I need something like that once my boys grow a little more!
    www.chezmireillefashionravelmom.com

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  42. It looks like you had an amazing time, such a beautiful place! Even taking just a week from blogging is so relaxing! The first two dresses featured are absolutely stunning! Sim x

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  43. What an amazing vacation! Loved your outfits, food and your pics of the island. I am putting Cayman Island on my bucket list!

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