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GraCious*

This is home away from home for LENORENEVERMORE
while in Seoul, South Korea... Quite a grand Hotel Lobby!
The ceiling is almost like the Versailles France...non?!
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But I'm pretty sure the Versailles doesn't have a beautiful Korean hostess
who greets the guests by the entrance door...
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She wears a lovely traditional costume...
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...and performs a traditional bow to anyone who
enters the Hotel Lobby~
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If that wasn't enough graciousness...
FRESH FLOWERS were bountiful too!
(for sure they were real fresh, cos' I touched them!!!)
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" Oooh...would love to have FRESH flowers everyday
for the rest of my life...and none of those with
'made in China' sticker on its PLASTIC stem! "
~okie*+amen!
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~Lotte Hotel made a good first impression on me...
Next blog-post, let's view my room...shall we!
I think you may be surprised at how different it is
from this Lobby.....
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...time to sip cocktails at the bar...
~CHEERSsss...
Had a delicious & refreshing 'Singapore Sling*'
It's my favorite... Must share the recipe!
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~Here you are :
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~Singapore Sling*~
1 oz gin
1/2 oz cherry brandy
4 oz pineapple juice
1/2 oz lime juice
1/4 oz Cointreau orange liqueur
1/4 oz benedictine herbal liqueur
1/3 oz grenadine syrup
1 dash Angostura bitters
~Combine all of the ingredients in a shaker, fill with ice and shake until the shaker is well frosted. Strain into a tall glass and garnish with a slice of pineapple and cherry...Perfect for Summer!
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Cheers to a Fabulous Weekend Darlings...
~XOXO*
& Greetings from Seoul!

29 comments:

The Cottage Cheese said...

Oh how I could go for a Singapore Sling right now! The hotel lobby is sooo elegant. I love those orchids. Have a wonderful time in Seoul, dear!

photojoy said...

Fabulous, gorgeous, cool, whatelse----I'm poor in vocabularies.
Oh, forget about a Singapore Sling. Rather,would you like to try some kimchi? They say that is why Korean women are slender and their skin is so beautiful. Maybe because of capsaicin? Agree??? Have an exciting weekend!

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

oh my goodness darling! such a fantastic place to be! enjoy your singapore drink!
have a wonderful weekend!
xoxo

Hanako66 said...

yum!

what a beautiful place...can't wait to see more!

janettaylor said...

What a beautiful hostel...such amazing!

XoXo

hint said...

Wow, that hotel lobby and its love of beautiful moments are amazing! I felt like I was on a relaxing vacation with you. Thanks for sharing all these treasures :)

Sher said...

After reading this, I went straight over to my orchids in my living room and read the bottom...."made in China" LOL!

Singapore sling on a day off of works sound so delish right now.....

Darla: Retro Ways said...

So beautiful! What a gorgeous hotel and the flowers are amazing. Lovely post. ♥

down and out chic said...

holy cow that's a gorgeous hotel! have a singapore sling for me!
cheers.

Couture Carrie said...

Oh how lovely, darling L! Thanks for the drink recipe too! Enjoy your Korean holiday!

xoxox,
CC

Elizabeth Marie said...

Oh gorgeous! Have a cocktail...or 5...for me! XOXO happy weekend love!

Pop Champagne said...

wow that place looks AMAZING. better than the 5 star hotels I've stayed at here in Canada. Have fun hon~

Lorna said...

This is interesting, exquisite photojournalism and wow, what a theme!
~Lorna

Savvy Mode SG said...

wow i always wanted to visit korea. one of my friend learned to speak korean and japanese so she can watch tv shows.

drollgirl said...

GOODLORD you are living the life! that hotel looks amazing! and i have not heard the term "singapore sling" in eons!

Anthony said...

Impressive hotel, but like you said, it seems more that you are in France, not Korea. The hostess is nice, and sounds better than a Wal-Mart greeter! Certainly much more attractive, not that Wal-Mart greeters are UGLY... just that their attire isn't as fancy and becoming.

Now, as for that Singapore Sling... the recipe looks de-lish, but the name sounds a bit kinky, like you're talking about a specific kind of sex apparatus!

Maybe, you're just having a better time than you're letting on? ;)

Anna G said...

Gosh that's amazing!! I'm totally planning a big trip to Asia, but I can't go for a couple years. I'm broke but I hope once I'm out of collage I can afford a trip that amazing!!

Sixpence and a Blue Moon said...

So much beauty to behold...what a grand place you are in. hmmm...how I'd love to have one of those drinks. And my goodness, you must be dreaming some sweet dreams, being in all these luxurious places. Have a wonderful weekend, darling. xoxo

garygoh said...

sayang! sorry i din get a chance to say goodbye b4 u left. hope the flight home was a pleasant one...take care and see ya soon. CEBU WAS WOO HOO HOO!!!really fun!

Tina said...

oh!!! how fun!!!!

Sam said...

A thousand thank yous! Such loveliness!

ticklishfromadistance said...

AMAZING! I cannot get over that place. the flowers made me swoon. What a trip!
Happy weekend!

Diana said...

your vacation is amazing!

Awesome Sara said...

How gorgeous!!! I wish I was there. Maybe if I click my heels, well socks....

dapper kid said...

What an absolutely beautiful hotel!! Those flower photographs made me so happy :) Hope you're having a wonderful time in Seoul my dear.

K @ Blog Goggles said...

Um, absolutely gorgeous. Can I come stay with you?

Kristin said...

What a gorgeous hotel and that drink looks like it could get you in trouble. I like it.

WendyB said...

Beautiful! Have fun.

CC said...

hahaha...i officially hate you now!!! LOL
enjoy your weekend xD