Dubrovnik, Croatia is simply an amazing place and I have neglected sharing some of my summertime adventures with my blog readers. For that I apologize and beg for your forgiveness. Today is the first of several posts on this amazing place so stay tuned for later posts.
As many of you know our oldest son Micah got married to his beautiful Wendy this August in Dubrovnik, Croatia. I shared just a glimpse into the celebration here in this post.
We recently got their professional photographs and I am in the process of doing a scrapbook so it has spurred me on to share a bit on my blog of the wonderful country that we visited. It truly was a magical time and Micah and Wendy were excellent planners who provided us with the most memorable time.
The place that we stayed for several nights before and after the wedding was a luxurious palace called Villa Sheherezade.
Yes, a palace.
The wedding took place in the courtyard between the Hotel Argentina and the Villa Sheherezade and the reception was outside the Villa. It was an incredibly beautiful setting and provided an experience that we all will remember forever.
The palace is massive and the history is as follows according to their website:
The story goes that Villa Sheherezade was built in the 1920s by a Lithuanian entrepreneur fleeing Russia’s October Revolution for his mistress, who he called Sheherezade. No expense was spared in filling the love nest with bespoke furniture and rare objects from all over the world.
The furnishings and decor are fit for royalty and many famous people have stayed here including Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. We like to think we slept in the room that they used.
You can be assured I signed the guest book.
The views from every window were unbelievable and many of my favorite pictures of Micah and Wendy were taken around the villa.
A private pool, hot tub and swimming area in the Adriatic were a huge bonus in the heat of the day. And did I mention we had a butler there all the time? Who would do our bidding? Like make us espresso? Our favorite was Daniel. I wish I could have brought Daniel home with me.
To say that we were in the lap of luxury would be an understatement.
A magical time in a magical place and as usual I realized that I did not take nearly enough pictures. I think I might have had other things on my mind.
Have you ever stayed someplace that felt magical? I would love to read about that place in the comments so please feel free to share. All comments this month go to help with our Comments for a Cause Cooperative Christian Ministry.