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Last Friday night a group of ‘high spirited’ Casa de Campo ladies and 2 brave men took a road trip to Santo Dominigo to see some of the shows at the DRFW (the Dominican Republic Fashion Week).
Here’s our story…
We set off from Casa de Campo in a Gua-gua (mini-bus) donated by Tropical Tours – not exactly the most glamorous way to travel, but our trip organizer and co-ordinator Sandra Alvarado organised a cooler and ice, which we all stuffed full with our favourite tipples…(that’s English for drinks!)
Once we were safely on our way out of La Romana we cracked open a few bottles of champagne and white wine just to toast the start of our journey – it would have been bad luck not to!
By the time we arrived at the SansSouci port in Santo Domingo we were all in a very merry mood and very excited to see the fashion shows, but before the show started our jolly group of girls (and 2 token men) did a spot of modelling ourselves:
Looking good ladies!
Having purchased our tickets through the Hogar del Niño, so that all our money was donated to the Hogar del Niño we were able to enjoy the experience even more, having fun and being charitable is the best!
Our tickets were to see the Jacqueline Then, Jorge David and Damaris Rubio fashion shows, which were due to start at 7.30pm, but of course started much later – which wasn’t a problem as it gave us a chance to have a drink and a wander around.
On our way into the show! YEAH!
Once inside, it was exciting to see the runway and exhilarating to battle it out for the best front row seats – which most of us managed to get!
Waiting for the show to start!
The show started rather surprisingly with 6 mostly naked male models handing out chocolate covered strawberries to the audience – the excitement was almost too much to bear!
In fact, one lady couldn’t resist the temptation to ‘tip’ these young men, by slipping a few notes into their briefs, although I won’t reveal the identity of this naughty lady – we know who you are!!
The fashion shows themselves were excellent – but I will post all my photos of the fashion in a later post, this story isn’t about fashion, this about us ladies escaping Casa de Campo for a few hours…without our men!! hehehe
After the glamour of the fashion shows, the perfect end to the night (for me) was pizza – enjoyed from the comfort of a wall! Ah the high life!
On the way back home as it was way past my be time I went to sleep – much to the amusement of the others!
Here is the photo they took of me – looking less than glamourous! Thanks Erika!
Here are a few other photos of our wonderful trip: