Friends. You just cannot underestimate the value of good friendships in your life. This has been brought home to me these past few years living away for extended periods of time. Now settled back in our permanent home, we truly appreciate the time we have with our loved ones. It has been a blessing to share in both good times and bad, and the fact that we remain connected is something I am so very thankful about.
Amalia Cafe on St. Thomas is a special place for me. It’s a Spanish restaurant and one of my favorites on St. Thomas. I first visited there in the spring of 2014 after meeting the owner, Randolf Maynard (he goes by Maynard), at the Taste of St. Croix where we were both judges. That night was one of my highlights of living in the islands. Pure magic!
Today I finished up my last [scheduled] trip for a while. For the past three years it has felt as if I’ve been traveling non-stop. At one point I even made Executive Platinum on American Airlines. It was nice to have the perks that went with that, but all of that travel was taxing. I was stressed and felt constantly rushed and like I wasn’t fully committing myself to anything. Thankfully, that time seems to be ending. I look forward to spending time in my own home for a bit. I can get back to the movement I love that I have not made time for (Nia), and most of all, I will be back in my own kitchen to unleash my creative foodie side once again.Continue reading →
Since we have been on the subject of drinks this week, I would be remiss if I did not mention Mountain Top in St. Thomas for having the best Banana Daiquiris. The sign does not lie!! We have been on island for much of the past three years, and Mountain Top is the first place we take visitors. You can sip your daiquiri while experiencing some of the best views on the island. Continue reading →
In sticking with the drink theme that appears to be happening this week, my husband and I attended a wine event with friends on St. Thomas. We sampled a sparkling wine, a couple of white wines, and a couple of reds. Continue reading →