Fabiana Di Sanzo & Richard McShane III

Fabiana & Richard

December 29, 2012

Fabiana Di Sanzo & Richard McShane III

Fabiana & Richard

December 29, 2012

This is a HUGE year for us! Fabi will be writing and defending her Ph.D. dissertation, which means time to begin the job hunt. Ricky will be assigned to a new project at work for the first time in over 3 years. We will decide on a good place for us to live, which most likely means moving out of the New York City area. ...AND as a most perfect ending to the year, we will celebrate our MARRIAGE and make some exciting memories with our FAVORITE people!

That said, we couldn't think of a better way to begin the new year and our life together other than with some REST and RELAXATION while soaking up the sun on a voyage to French Polynesia!!!! Besides, we figured we’d get a romantic vacation in before we decided to expand the family a bit ;D.

As we began planning our wedding, we realized that between the two of us, we have almost every kitchen gadget and household appliance we need. Also, let's face it...we live in Hoboken and space (especially kitchen space) is precious! SO... we decided to do something a little more creative and stumbled upon a more unique gift that will create memories for a lifetime... our DREAM vacation!!

Our favorite part of this registry is that your gifts will make our honeymoon activities extra special, all of which will soon become some of our most fondest moments. Thank you in advance for helping us get to paradise and making this honeymoon the trip of our lifetime! ...and don't worry, we'll take lots of pictures!

We love you all and CAN'T WAIT to see everyone in Hoboken this December!

We're going to French Polynesia: The Society Islands!

After a few relaxing days in California, we will head to LAX for our flight to French Polynesia.

We will be spending our first week in Moorea at the Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa...
Nestled between two bays on the heart-shaped island of Moorea, just 17km across the Sea of Moons from Tahiti's capital Papeete, the Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa is set against a stunning mountain backdrop which melts into a crystal clear lagoon. The unspoilt beauty of this verdant paradise, also known as the 'Island of Love', was the inspiration for many works by French Impressionist, Paul Gauguin.

Next, we will fly over to the island of Bora Bora and stay in an overwater bungalow at Le MĂ©ridien Bora Bora...
Bora Bora is a small island thick with coconut forests and colorful villages, and is surrounded by miles of fine, white sandy beaches and crystal clear, turquoise water as far as the eye can see. One of the most original and intriguing hotel complexes on the island, Le Méridien Bora Bora is located on the southern point of Motu Piti Aau, a 10-kilometer-long islet on a coral reef. The resort offers unsurpassed views of world-renowned Mount Otemanu – at 725 meters, it is the island’s highest point.

Our Registry

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Relaxation (We can't wait for this needed break!)
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California
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Snorkeling Adventure - Bora Bora is a popular snorkeling destination thanks to its diverse sea life. Thanks to your gift, we'll get to explore many of the reefs and observe the abundance of underwater creatures.
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A romantic sunset cocktail sail...a casual trip out on the open waters of the Pacific will be extraordinary on the lagoon around Cook's bay.
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Romantic moonlit horseriding on the edge of Bora Bora's blue lagoon. How often will we ever get to do this?
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Surf lessons at the birthplace of surfing. Moorea offers some amazing surfing...so what better place to catch some waves!
$2500
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Jet Ski Rental and Tour - Jetskiing is a popular activity in Bora Bora as visitors can explore nearly the entire island and its turquoise water. We'll get to zip around to some amazing spots, including lagoons and secluded beaches.
$2500
8/8
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"Get us to Bora Bora!" We will need to get from Moorea to Bora Bora, so thanks to you, we will! Check out that spectacular reef!
$10000
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Take a full-day to hike up Mt. Pahia, Bora Bora's most panoramic view of the Society Islands. Includes lunch and nibbles along the way!
$4000
3/5
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Old fashioned 4X4 tour of Bora Bora. Fruit tastings, visit American WWII sites and archaeological sites. A little bit of everything on this tour!
$7500
3/3
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Rent us a pair of Bicycles! Bora Bora has a paved road encircling the entire island that's just perfect for riding!
$3000
5/5
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Kayaking Bora Bora - It will be a day of discovery and adventure as we paddle to secret beaches and past rugged coastline -- all while keeping an eye out for sea turtles and manta rays.
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The Bora Bora Sunset Dream Tour will take us on a romantic getaway to amazing spots all around Bora Bora.....while we enjoy the tropical sunset as we sip champagne from coconut shells!
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Send us to a Polynesian Dinner Show! These dances were considered so sensuous, that they were banned by the missionaries in the 1800's! . Tourism has now helped Tahiti culture revive its Polynesian dancing.
$7500
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Handicrafts from the South Pacific - Including: sarongs, fabrics, mother of pearl, pottery, Polynesian tattoo, ukelele, etc.
$3000
10/10
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Beachside Couples Massage - Nothing like some hot volcanic stones on our back and the gentle sound of the surf to lull us into relaxation.
$3000
11/12
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Champagne - Now it wouldn't be a honeymoon without splurging a bit. Your gift will contribute to a week of rest, relaxation, and of course, good champagne!
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Dining Out - From La Villa des Sens to Kaina Hut, the dining destinations on Bora Bora and Moorea are exceptional. Your gift will help us enjoy one of the best meals of the trip in an unforgettable setting.
$4000
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"Drinks on the Beach" Getting us a round of drinks for the afternoon on the beach will be much appreciated!
$2500
12/12
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Dinner at La Villa Mahana. A tiny restaurant with only six tables, in the artist studio of the painter-sculptor “Yrondi”. It is considered the best restaurant on Bora Bora. The Chef has been trained at the famous “Institut Paul Bocuse” of France.
$3500
8/8
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Even in French Polynesia Ricky needs a Guinness....!
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Dinner at Restaurant St. James. Treat us to a romantic Tahitian dinner overlooking the lagoon. We hope to catch the sunset while dining on the terrace ...and see some hungry rays looking for a bite!!!
$3000
7/8
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Dinner at Le Cocotier. French cuisine and Tahitian seafood specialties. We hear they have the best “Poisson Cru” on Moorea.
$5000
6/6
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Aloe Cafe is well known on Bora Bora for our delicious fresh pastries and home-made ice cream....enough said...we're sold.
$2000
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Lunch at Bloody Mary's, the most famous bar in the South Pacific. This place is not fine-dining, but sort of an institution on Bora Bora as a traditional island bar scene with comfort food. The guidebooks say its a must-visit for a laid-back lunch.
$2500
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Dinner at Rudy's in Moorea. Rudy's is a small family-owned place with just a few tables and a lot of attentive service.
$2500
6/6
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Wheels for our California road trip . OK, so that's probably not the car that Hertz will give us, but wouldn't it be cool if they did? Fabi's Mom and Dad drove off in their Fiat 500 for a honeymoon road trip, after they tied the knot in Italy.
$5000
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Trip Contribution to Our Romantic Honeymoon - Thank you for helping us get to paradise and making this honeymoon the trip of our lifetime!
$2500
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