Alex and I spent this past weekend relaxing in minimalist luxury at my favorite little boutique hotel, Luxx, in downtown Bangkok (pictures here). Last week was so crazy that I just felt like I had to get away for a few days. Plus we had to head down to the immigration office for my re-entry permit to Thailand just a little too early Saturday morning, so it really was the most practical idea for the weekend (she rationalizes).
We stayed at this same hotel back in January when we came to Bangkok to interview for my current job. We loved how small the place is (only 13 rooms) and the sleek, minimalist style of the rooms, so this time we sprung for a suite! The best part is that they serve breakfast in bed every day! Even though I love a good buffet, it’s pretty hard to beat breakfast in bed when you’re looking for some serious relaxing.
Another cool feature of the rooms is the huge wooden bathtub with rain showers. The tubs are so big that you can relax in comfort for hours, and when you’re finally ready to rinse off, it feels like you’re standing out in the rain. Our room had the option of opening up the bathroom walls into the rest of the room so you could even watch a movie from the bath!
As can be expected, we did some serious shopping and eating while we were out. There are just too many places to go and too much tasty food to eat, I’m afraid we will never have time to experience it all!
This weekend, my official foodie mission was to find a special bakery called Mrs. Sasa’s that a friend recommended before we left so on Sunday we went out to the Emporium (one of the many super luxurious malls here) to check out the delectible brownies that Mrs. Sasa’s has to offer. I’m pleased to report that they did meet my taste expectations, but am frustrated that the store is so far away from my house that I won’t be able to go there as often as I’d like (on second thought… maybe that’s a good thing).
We also had a fabulous birthday dinner for our friend, Vu, at Crepes & Co. down on Sukhumvit. Tasty Mediterranean food (including Moroccan, Greek and French) along with delicious, delicious crepes. For dessert, I had a pear, ice cream and chocolate sauce flambe concoction. Mmmmm… mouth watering….