Casa is two years old...














We opened our Tapas Bar, Casa del Mar two years ago this week.
I remember spending many days in December 2006, doing the mosaics that adorn the bar and mirrors.
The hardest bit was cutting the tiles. There were times where my fingers were numb with the repetitive action of marking, scoring and then cutting.
But the most enjoyable bit is slapping on the PVA glue and then placing the mosaics along roughly drawn guidelines. I'm not one for measuring really.

I started with the outer frame of red, black and yellow tiles. Then, without a firm plan I started from the left of the bar with a semblance of a fire, sky and cloud... Then it all went a bit fuzzy. So, I decided to do a mirror image starting from the other end.
The result is not that bad, even if I say so myself.














Casa del Mar, or plain "Casa" for the regulars, has become a very popular place to meet and eat.
Adam and his team ensure that their customers enjoy a fantastic time when they visit the restaurant.
It does get a lot busier in the summer when diners can enjoy a few tapas al fresco, accompanied with a jug of Sangria and some exotic cocktail.
All we need is a few palm trees along the Marina and you'll be transported to the Sunny Med!

Click on the link on the right to visit Casa.

12 comments:

ValGalArt said...

I remember when you made this! It is just as beautiful now! I love your new blog, my you have been so busy this is so nice!

Krimo said...

Thanks, Val.
I just thought I might as well use my time to do something for the restaurants.
Thanks for visiting.

Guyana-Gyal said...

Congratulations, Krimo! I still talk about these mosaics. You inspire!

Krimo said...

Thanks, Gigi, you're so kind.

la bellina mammina said...

Wow! Beautiful, Cream. Now, it's gonna be one of my to-do things - visiting your restaurant!!

Krimo said...

Bella, next time you're over from Indonesia, please come and visit us.

la bellina mammina said...

eh...Singapore you mean ;-)

Krimo said...

Of course Singapore, Bella. My mistake.

Hayden said...

oh my - was it so long ago that you made those beautiful mosaics? time is flying again...

Sivle said...

Wow - Was it really two years ago?

I remember your nights on the tiles so well!

Krimo said...

Hayden, it's flying too fast, I think.

T, them were the days, my friend!

Mary said...

All your hard work paid off. They are brilliant!