Entering Another Era

We had two more milestones to celebrate in 2019…we were both turning Forty. Not only in the same year but in the same month!

We returned together from Canada on November 6th and my birthday weekend was only a few days later. Despite the jet lag, we rallied and went out for dinner at an Indian restaurant I had been eyeing up called Tamba and our friends Jenn and Spence joined us for a nice al-fresco dinner.

Ready to enter a new era

Team selfie post Tamba

Our usual AD tradition has been to do a beach club and this year proved no different so off we went to Saadiyat Island, where we had a lovely al-fresco brunch with our friends Laurie and Amanda with some beach time in the afternoon. That evening, we had dinner in enjoying the bottle of champagne my mom had given us for the occasion.

Espresso martini’s and beach time

Champagne cheers!

The following weekend, Dan went to Oman to do a solo hike for “his last weekend in his thirties.”

Then it was Dan’s turn to celebrate. To start the weekend off, we opened the bottle of Krug Grande Cuveé we had been saving for the big day. I had researched up some pairings to go with so we had foie gras along with a meat and cheese platter. The next morning started with an avocado on toast breaky and in the afternoon we had a massage at the Sense Spa in the Rosewood. Before going out that evening, Dan suggested we have a “spot of whiskey”. I tried to keep him at bay but he was very insistent. So I had to make him open his present first, which was a Baccarat Harcourt 1841 whiskey decanter, along with a bottle of Glenmorangie. We met up with our friends Jenn, Spence, Laurie and Amanda that evening for a wine tasting and canapes at La Cava.

Let’s open this puppy

7ATE9 at la Cava

Baccarat Harcourt 1841 Whiskey decanter

Champagne, good food, and great company was the perfect way for us to both enter a new era!

About rrettenmier

In September 2010, Dan and I received working visas for the United Kingdom. We sold our condo, quit our jobs and packed our bags to move to London. This blog is designed to update our friends and family back home about where we are and what we are up to, as well as to share our adventure with others.
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4 Responses to Entering Another Era

  1. Uncle Dale says:

    Boy you two sure know how to celebrate a milestone. My own milestones have seen a bottle of Barefoot Bubbly, a mickey of Bacardi silver and Viking weiners on toothpicks. I’ll be taking notes from now on. Congratulations on your birthdays and all the best for your forties.

  2. kevinderickson says:

    Cheers to some great celebrations! Have to say Uncle Dale’s celebrations sound pretty good too!

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