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

September in “Paradise”

Written by: Christine O   I often get asked by my stateside friends how much longer I plan on living down in the Caribbean. More specifically, they want to know if I’m planning on living here forever. I find it … Continue reading

An Island Lady’s Guide to Storm Survival

Written by: Ginger   When you live on an island in the Caribbean, you no longer measure time according to the four seasons. For the most part, island weather stays consistent year-round: temperatures in the low 80s, mostly sunny, with … Continue reading

We Bought a House! In the Islands!

Written by: Christine O   Yes, it’s true. In April, my husband and I signed the paperwork that officially made us homeowners on the beautiful island of St. Thomas. There’s no turning back now! In signing those papers, not only … Continue reading

A Day in the Life of a “Boatie”

Let me begin by saying I do realize I lead a uniquely blessed life in this tropical paradise I get to call home. But much like that mouthwatering, juicy burger in the magazine ad, the real deal isn’t always quite … Continue reading

Island Life: Where a Kmart is a Luxury

Written by: Mary Mac   I do not consider myself a high-end shopping snob. However, I will not lie – while growing up in New York City, I did, indeed, find my share of enjoyment browsing through the racks of … Continue reading

The Thorn of My Island Rose

Written by: Chrissann   “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.” – the Dalai Lama Totally catch your drift, Dalai Lama. Might I also add: or try working at your desk; … Continue reading

Possible Side Effects of Living Amongst Vacationers

Should you choose to make your home in a picturesque tourist destination such as a Caribbean island, kudos to you! People all around the world spend their days pining away for the one precious week in their year that they get to … Continue reading

Through Fresh Eyes

Written by: Sarah D   The daily grind of life can quickly dust up my perspective. I find it all too easy to grumble about potholes, expensive water deliveries, and the impending summer heat. And there is always a fellow … 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