Bangkok at night
Last night Eric and I celebrated our wedding anniversary at Vertigo, an al fresco restaurant located 61 floors above the city of Bangkok. When I made the reservations for dinner, I was told that they have a strict dress code. Men must wear pants and closed-toe shoes and women can't wear shorts or flip flops. Most of these requirements are not a problem, I made sure that Eric and I both brought along dress clothes in our suitcases. However, I neglected to bring along any dress shoes. The closest thing I had was a black pair of flip flops. So I spent four hours yesterday searching for shoes in my size.
Those of you that know me, know that I am tall and I have big feet to match. I usually wear a size 11 shoe and sometimes it is even hard for me to find shoes in the US. So I knew at the outset that this was probably going to be a fruitless search, but I had to try anyway. After looking in three department stores and four malls, I only found one pair of shoes bigger than a size 8. So, as a last resort I headed to the hobby section of Siam Paragon- to see if I could find any sewing supplies to alter my black flip flops.
Success! I was able to find some black ribbon that I used to make my flip-flops look like sandals. It's not very fashionable, but it was enough to get me past the man checking everyone for dress code vioaltions at the door.
Flip-flops in disguise.
Once we stepped out on to the roof, we were blown away by the view. We could see the city spread out below us in every direction, and there is nothing like a huge city lit up at night. The highlight of the dinner was watching a storm move into the city. We could see it raining less than a mile from us, and we were mesmerized as is swept across the city, narrowly missing us as we enjoyed our dinner.
|Looking east. You can see our new apartment!|
The food was spectacular as well. When we go out for dinner, we rarely get desert. Tonight, we decided that since it was our anniversary, we would have desert with our meal. We ordered the Chocolate fantasy- it came with four different types of ice cream, brownies, and cookies. Eric was in sugar heaven!
Almost to pretty to eat!
All in all, it was a great meal with great company that more than made up for the hassle of trying to find shoes that met the dress code!