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azzuro Last Saturday the 27th of February, the Marina Casa de Campo was in Carnaval – an event organised by Casa de Campo Living called ‘Carnaval in Casa.’ The event was a huge success – thanks largely to all the Marina Casa de Campo businesses who took part by decorating their shops/restaurants, dressing up their staff and offering free food, drinks and special offers to everyone at the Carnaval. Casa de Campo Living would like to say a HUGE thank you to all the Marina Casa de Campo businesses, which took part and made the event the success that it was – we look forward to hosting even more events in the future with you! In order to show our gratitude to the businesses involved we have awarded prizes to the following shops:

Azurro – winner of the best decorated shop

Azurro, a high-end clothing and fashion boutique, made a huge effort decorating the store – as you can see from the photos (below and above) and they were offering free food and drinks to shoppers and happy carnaval goers! azzuroo

Rubiluna – winner of the prize for the best carnaval costumes

Rubiluna sells everything from house ware to clothing to soft toys and key-rings to sunglasses – which is why it’s a popular place to buy gifts. All of the staff of Rubiluna were dressed not only in very colourful feathered and glittery masks, but were also wearing brightly colored and decorated carnaval capes! rubiluna We also had a costume competition for our Carnaval goers – to see the winners and vote for the runner-up, click here. Many other of the Marina Casa de Campo’s businesses also participated, in a variety of different ways. Mediterraneo, a boutique fashion store was offering free food and drinks, some fantastic discounts and all their staff were dressed up very nicely! meditarreano The Emilio Robba store, which sells ‘illusion flowers’ and other stunning household decorations was offering cookies and iced tea and the staff were wearing very pretty Carnaval masks. emilio robba Chinois restaurant really got into the spirit of the Carnaval with all it’s staff dressed as Diablos Cajuelos. chinos Rio Marina, Italian restaurant, situated at the entrance to the Marina Casa de Campo, were so keen to be involved in the Carnaval they actually brought an entire table of different Italian delicacies – which of course were so delicious they didn’t last long! rio marina Also involved were:
  • ERH Marine who had set up a FREE Grey Goose vodka bar and were offering tours around one of their gorgeous Tiara yachts.
  • Jenny Polanco’s store who were playing Dominican music, had some interesting Dominican decorations and the staff dressed up in a variety of costumes from a country girl to carnaval attire.
  • Limoncello who were giving away free soda with all orders of pizza
  • Dedon who had decorated their store, were offering some great cheese and wine and one of their staff was dressed up in a VERY racy nurse’s outfit (photos below)
  • Bleu Marine, who create replicas of yachts and other hand made wooden models had set up a stall
  • Punto y Corcho set up a satellite wine and champagne bar and were serving some very good quality and delicious wines at very discounted prices.
  • The Hogar del Niño, who had set up a stand selling traditional Dominican carnaval masks (created for their Hogar del Niño weekend dinner).
  • Carmen Sol New York, boutique fashion store, were giving away a free gift with every purchase from their NEW Juicy Couture kids range
Here are even more photos of the businesses getting involved: And here are even more photos of taken by me during the event of everyone having fun: [nggallery id=289]