Every year I apply for Wimbledon tickets in the public ballot and without fail I don’t get anything. Anyway this year finally for the first time in ages I got lucky. Not bad tickets either, second week so generally better players who have made it further in the competition. Court number one, not centre court admittedly, but still the chance to see some big matches. Good seats as well, roughly in the middle so a decent view of all the action.
My sister is a big tennis fan and a former county number one player so I invited her along with me. We had a lovely day, saw some brilliant matches and some well known players in action, including Djokovic and the Williams sisters. We had an early lunch and arrived at the ground just after midday. You’re allowed to bring one bottle of alcohol into the grounds with you, so we bought a bottle of champagne with us which we enjoyed while watching the first match. Late afternoon we went for a traditional cream tea and then later on we had a cheeky Pimms. Thankfully the weather held out for us and we had a lovely sunny day for it, not even a hint of rain. Wimbledon always has such a lovely jovial atmosphere and we really had a pleasant day, I do so enjoying going when I’m finally successful in the ballot.
After more than a few cocktails we started to get a bit hungry so we got the hotel staff to book us a table at the W Hotel’s on site restaurant Naam. From the bar the hotel staff arranged us a chauffeured golf cart to take us through the vast estate to the stunning beachside restaurant. It’s a Japanese style restaurant and we had wonderful sushi. The waiter took this lovely photo of us together at the table. After I posted into Instagram everyone kept on saying what a beautiful couple we made and when we going to get married. Well sorry to disappoint, Andrew is very dear friend to me, but definitely not my boyfriend! I loved this restaurant though, if you’re in Koh Samui I really recommend either staying at or visiting this restaurant and hotel.
My friend Andrew’s favourite hotel group is the W, so while in Koh Samui he insisted we must visit. The W is famous for their quirky modern design and the Koh Samui location is no different. A stunning entrance with their signature oversized W. Then through the chic lobby to a stunning infinity pool overlooking the ocean with another oversized W. The pool here is purely for visual effect though, it’s only about a foot deep (there’s a proper swimming pool elsewhere in the resort). On the edge of the pool there’s these sunken round pod booths for sitting and relaxing in, lovely to have a few cocktails in while admiring the amazing views. The whole think is really cool and very instagrammable.
After the intensity of White Party Bangkok on January 2nd Andrew and I flew down to Koh Samui to go to TropOut, the official after party event for White Party. To be honest we were were pretty shattered after all the White Party events, so we were looking forward to a bit of R&R. While in Koh Samui we stayed at the TropOut host hotel, Casa de Mar.
TropOut involves more parties, but as we were still recovering from White Party we decided to be a bit more selective about the events we attended. We went to a couple of the pool parties and also did the daily morning yoga sessions. The main TropOut event was the boat party though, which we both really enjoyed and let ourselves go a bit wild at. Apart from that we just spent most of our time lying by the pool or on the beach with little trips out each day for lunch and dinner. It was really chilled and just what we needed after the intensity of White Party.