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!
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!!