Friday, December 2, 2011

Thailand: Day 9

Our last morning in Chiang Mai consisted of us being super-duper-excited to pick up our tailored suits just before catching a redtruck to the airport.  


Quick overview to catch everyone up to speed ...
- on Friday night at 9pm, we spur of the moment popped into a store and pulled the trigger to get tailored suits.  We picked out our material, chose our so-called preference style from a picture book, and the salesman took our measurements.  Someone came to pick up the material and measurements while we were there and left to get to work :)  We paid for half the total cost in Thai Bhat hoping their work was up to our standards and we would receive our suits before leaving town 36 hours later.

- on Saturday morning at 10am, we went for our first fitting and was pleased with fit and requested for some of the material to be let out so it wouldn't be SO fitted.  Heck, I wanted to be able to sit down.

- on Saturday night at 9pm, we went for our final fitting.  The suit was 90% completed (yes they did two beautiful suits and one of Gabe's shirts in 24 hours).  They just needed to make final tweaks and press it for us to pick up Sunday morning.

- on Saturday night, we also decided heck these are amazzzzzing, we should order MORE!  So, we picked out another suit material for our second suits, which is hysterical as we chose the same.  I actually picked out the first one for Gabe and then went with the same when I decided to get a suit made.  Then, I picked out the second material and Gabe went along with that one too.  We are total TWINS, but will never wear them to the same place at the same time as we don't work together.  So, we both win!!!


- on Sunday morning, we were completely satisfied with each suit and paid for the remainder of the first set as well as the second set of suits and four shirts for Gabe with his initials embroidered on the cuff.  The salesman told me it would be best for him to keep the the suits to be able to make an identical copy ... which means I left with nothing.  Period.  No suits, no shirts, just a receipt and my information for him to mail them to our hotel in Koh Samui with our name on the box.


I must say, I was quite on the fence being in another country trusting one so, but he assured me that he "would be in trouble with the Gods if he took customers money without providing a final product."  My lovely readers, you will have to wait and see if we received it across the country in the islands of Koh Samui!

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Off to the airport for Koh Samui, in my new sandals from the market :)

From the northwest of Thailand, to the southern tip

Bangkok Airways is the only airline to fly into the small Koh Samui airport, which was a sleepy airport with I think four gates.  I didn't realize this island was as small as it was until arriving and the fact that taxis weren't available and only prearranged shuttles.  


We chose to stay in BoPhut at the Five Star Anantara Hotel as it was just a redtruck away from the shopping in Chewang and nightlife, which was ideal to us.  We saw a lot of relaxation on the horizon.




In awe of this place~!

Found the perfect spot to park a few hotels down @ the Coconut Rum



Ohh, how I miss the island life as a vacationer!!

18 comments:

Frances said...

wow those suits came out great!!! Im hoping they made their way to you :) love reading all your recaps, you guys had such an adventureee!

Ashleigh Nichole said...

The suits looked adorable! I hope you got them :) & I just love the recaps they are so cute, sweet & adorable!

Bobbi said...

Kelsey, those last photos are AMAZING! Now I need to go there!

And those suits are great!

Ben and Emily said...

Wow..Koh Samui looks like heaven!!!

I can't wait to see the suits!

Arrie said...

Love the suits! And the sandals!!!! I might have to visit there just to snag a pair.

josephinechoo said...

How much you paid for the suits?They looked professionally on both of you.Koh Samui is an awesome island for vacation.Lot of my friends went there for honeymoon.Have a great trips!

♥Aubrey said...

Love the suits! You both look fantastic in them of course. And WoW...that hotel is gorgeous. Glad you both had a wonderful time.

TaraR said...

The suits are fab!!!! And the scenery looks SO relaxing!!! It makes me really giddy for my honeymoon when all we will do is just relax .....:)

Can't wait to find out the rest of the story...

Jill said...

I have been adoring the Thailand posts!! We had clothes made in mainland China a few years ago and I still get compliments on my coat. My sis had a homecoming dress made that needed some final additions when we had to leave the mainland and we ended up getting it at my dad's flat before leaving the country. Have no fear, the Asians are seemingly ethical lol

Ocean Dreams said...

Wow love the suits! :) It's been nice seeing all of your pictures!

Liesl said...

Loving your suits...how fun is that!!! You both are so cute and each day just looks like so much fun and full of unique adventures!

Liesl :)

Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

you both look great in your suits...Thailand looks amazing!!

ChatTeaKathy said...

Holy amazing photos! Looks like a lot of fun.

Carolyn said...

The suits look so good! And that hotel... AMAZING!!!!

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

Wow! Both of your suits look awesome! They fit you both like a glove. And that pool!! Ummm yes please!!

Tanya said...

hahaha laughing so hard at the suit picture/story!!! you guys are adorable!

Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails said...

I have been reading through all the posts now. THE suits are amazing. The whole trip looks amazing. You both look gorg! Thailand is gorg and WHAT A TRIP!! SO fun looking at all the photos and reading :)

kohsamui2 said...

Loving your suits...how fun is that!!! You both are so cute and each day just looks like so much fun and full of unique adventures!

hotel in koh samui

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