Good Afternoon everyone. I have some good, and some not so good, news from the Government House of the Virgin Islands today.
In true St. John form, Christmas time has always been quite the celebration. The Ugly Sweater Party at the Tap Room, the Evening in the Courtyard at Mongoose Junction, the delivery of gifts by Santa Claus on Christmas Eve to the children of St.John in the square and the All-Island Holiday Party, lovingly referred to as St. John Prom, keep the holiday calendars of residents and visitors full during this lovely time of year in the Caribbean. Unfortunately, COVID-19 has proved yet again triumphant over these annual celebrations and the steady announcement of cancellations began last month. Formally, the St. John Prom has been postponed for the first time in nearly a quarter of a century.
If you have been scouring websites and Facebook pages in an attempt to find the perfect charter for your boat day, then look no further! Shades of Blue Charters recently brought a newly remodeled, super fast and fancy vessel to the USVI and they will take you anywhere you want to go in our local waters!
Good Morning Everyone!
I mentioned last week that I had been taking a few fun “field trips” to check out some new things happening around St. John. Well, I got the opportunity to tour the entire grounds of the newly re-opening Lovango Resort and Beach Club just after Thanksgiving. And I’m here to tell you that there is some truly exciting stuff happening out there!
Happy Fri-yay!!! We have been seeing A LOT of amazing yachts in the harbors over the past few weeks. I have been taking some pictures along the way and my curiosity got the best of me. So I did a little digging on these dream yachts and this is what I’ve found…..
Good Morning! I am very excited to be writing about this unique, island fancy home in beautiful Privateer Bay! I am fortunate to get to poke around A LOT of beautifully immaculate villas but this place just has so much St. John-centric charm to it. And with nearly an acre of land, a pool, private beach access and a price tag under a million dollars attached, “Long Bay Getaway” is pretty tough to beat in my book!
In 2017, Hurricane Irma took away a lot of obvious things that created much hardship…jobs, homes, businesses. Everyone had to start over.
A lot has been rebuilt…But some of those things that we once considered “normal” still slowly trickle into the background of life. As those pieces fall back into place over time, they have startled me with memories and emotions I have never really been able to place. I remember these feelings coming up the night that the power came back on after 76 days in the dark, the first time I heard the cannons of the Kekoa sound again in Cruz Bay, the first shift I worked at The Terrace after they re-opened.
Last week I was fortunate enough to have those feelings overwhelm me yet again as I sat at the newly constructed ZoZo’s at Caneel Bay overlooking the water, chatting with owner, John Ferrigno, and General Manger, Erin Hudson.
Since the storms of 2017 swept boats from Cruz Bay harbor against the iconic shoreline adjacent to the ferry dock, questions have been buzzing about the progress of the Wharfside complex. Today, you’ll see the beach cleared of debris and construction work and popular businesses with their doors now open. But there are some new things happening at Wharfside as well!
Good Morning and Happy Cyber Monday to you all! As the holiday craziness settles in, I wanted to take a moment to share some things that gave me a bit of peace over this weekend. The weather here has been perfect, the water like glass and the full moon rising last night did not disappoint!
Good Morning…I hope that you all had a lovely Thanksgiving yesterday! The weather was absolutely perfect here on St. John and, if you are here, I hope you had the opportunity to get out and enjoy it. And now, here we are on the biggest shopping day of the year with a lot of restrictions limiting the flood of holiday shoppers into traditional day after Thanksgiving shopping sprees. So, many shopaholics will revert to online shopping this year. A lot of you have asked how you can support local businesses while away from the island. Well, here’s a perfect opportunity….