|Mom and the bride to be|
Ahhh.. good morning... well, ok afternoon all! Yes we had a super time last night celebrating the pending nuptials of my daughter, Kristina, to her fiance, Ian Coleman!
We have been busy preparing here in Chile, where we and the couple now reside, for the wedding that will be held on the California Sonoma coast at Sea Ranch Lodge. But last night both bride and groom had a last fling as singles - or as called here in Chile, a despedida de soltera (leaving/going away from single-hood). I hosted Kristina's party at our apartment with friends.
The day started with prepping food and then scurrying off to the beauty shop to try on hair styles for that perfect look for the big day. Everyone at Veronica and Veronica's shop located in Lo Castillo in Vitacura had great fun judging the various styles- selecting "number one" as their favorite (sorry you'll just have to wait for the wedding to see what that actually was).
|Veronica working her magic on Kristina's hair. Color by her daughter, Veronica Vanderwyngard as customers look on and I record the various styles.|
Meanwhile back at the apartment, poor Jorge was left to man the kitchen under my direction by phone from the shop. Bless his heart- he even met up with chocolaterie to purchase the prizes and dessert for the evening's fun.
|Smoked turkey pâté in a bed of bean sprouts|
|Turron sculpted with gummy worms|
|Chiloe's tiny potatoes boiled with sausage|
|"Cock" tail sausages and olives on toothpicks|
|Cucumber stands tall and proud in the veggie plate|
|The whole spread|
|Aconcagua man decorates the copper vase|
|Game table awaits. Can you tell I use to be a teacher? And we discovered what an adverb is too!|
|Kristina made a bull's eye!|
Prizes for the winners included chocolate penises and statues of El Indio Pícaro (teaser Indian), a Chilean traditional wooden statuette of a Mapuche Indian with a broad smile that, when lifted shows a erected penis.
|Bouquet of good wishes, Indio Pícaro, and Jolly Peckers all in a row|
|Chilean asado- barbecue of chicken, pork and beef|
|Toasting a wonderful time with the Santiago skyline as our view|