St Barts …beach bound

St Barts with the girls

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It’s not often I get to go on a girls trip, so when the offer came to head to St Barts with my New York gal pals to celebrate a birthday, I had signed up quicker than I can check out on Net-a-Porter… and that’s pretty quick people. I’ve been back in Blighty for 2 years but still miss those girlfriends I made back in the States – 5 years is a long time to live somewhere, so it’s not surprising that you form long lasting friendships. These days the folks I’ve met along the way are totally my global family, and I definitely jump at any chance to hook up.

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Having dithered about the packing for weeks – it was all about ‘carry on only’ due to the swift turnaround between flights and the teeny tiny puddle jumper plane we were booked on – I managed to minimize my vast summer closet into some well edited looks, which would pass muster on THE resort wear island destination.

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I joined up with the girls in New York and we hopped on the first plane from JFK and then clambered into the cutest little prop plane.

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I’d never been to St Barts before and immediately fell in love with the colourful island vibe.

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Although we didn’t do much sightseeing, I can definitely attest to the fact that we nailed a number of must-do lunch and dinner locations.

Nikki Beach for lunch – check!

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Eden Rock – check

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Then there was all that shopping to be done….

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Followed by more beach time…

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Loved this wind chime courtesy of Coca-Cola empties…

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Before it was time to say goodbye to paradise and head back to the city…

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St Barts and other beaches … What to pack

I survived with my minimal packing for the few days we were there… granted I did add to my collection due to the awesome shopping opps, but if I was heading there or any other beach destination for a week or so, here are some of my top picks for the upcoming season…

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4 Comments

  1. sally mcbride
    March 1, 2015 / 6:48 pm

    Wow – looks great!

    • March 1, 2015 / 6:49 pm

      Definitely heading back there soon…!

  2. jenn jones
    March 20, 2015 / 8:53 am

    OMG I didn’t feel the need to go there until I saw your pics….want!

    • March 20, 2015 / 9:04 am

      You definitely have to – such a lovely place

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