Rock Fever: An Island Ditty

Written by: Chrissann               Everything is annoying me and taking too damn long. I’ve lost every scrap of patience; I think I know what’s wrong. It happens when I’ve been trapped here, on this … Continue reading

Rock Life Realities: Outdoor Showers

Written by: Chrissann   Outdoor showers have to be one of the most brilliantly executed marketing ploys of island living. I have no idea how the ruse transpired, but the evil genius behind it has managed to transform the general … Continue reading

“Woman on the Rocks” – Our Signature Cocktail!

Written by: Chrissann   So much of island life revolves around drinking. Actually… scratch that. I think it’s closer in accuracy to say that drinking is more of an ubiquitous activity down here, as much a part of the scenery as … Continue reading

21 Things to Never Trust on an Island

Written by: Chrissann   It’s easy to sometimes get nostalgic about childhood and the luxury of innocence that allowed you to have blind faith in the world around you. As a child, you could do things like ride the roller … Continue reading

How Tropical Living Actually Helps My Sweating Issues

Written by Ashley   It was my good fortune, two Thanksgivings past, to attend a splendid affair of the St. John-delightfully-quirky variety with some of the island’s loveliest people. Most of the guests I did not know, as my habits … Continue reading

Skeeter Sizzle

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Written by ashley Some people play video games. I swat mosquitoes. So much so, I’ve considered giving the activity its own category on my new time-tracking spreadsheet. Like a video game, it’s a major time suck. Just as the hypnotic … Continue reading

When in Rome

Written by: Maura   I recently had my first encounter with a white expat who has adopted a fake local accent. At first, I thought my ears were playing tricks on me. Perhaps she has a speech impediment? But no, … Continue reading

Deliver Me from Hunger

Written by: Sophie   We’ve all been there. The sun somehow finds its way around, through or under your curtains, and pierces through your eyelids, zapping your eyeballs and all of a sudden you are very much awake…and very much … Continue reading

The Closet

Written by: Dillinger   The closet is full to bursting. Though not my closet, which is decidedly bare. The proverbial “closet’”. The one where Martha lives wrapped up in a rainbow scarf, but Arthur won’t let her out. If you ask a … Continue reading

Uninvited Island Roomates

Written by: Ginger   Coming from a cold weather state, I’m accustomed to looking for a certain set of perks in an apartment. I’d comb Craigslist postings, praying to see the words “heat included!” Gym facilities were a major plus, … Continue reading