St- Lucia

Simply amazing.

St. Lucia's tag line is "St. Lucia- Simply Beautiful." My experience of the island was not only beautiful but simply amazing. I don't know if it was the timing of this much needed trip, the people that were with me, or the island itself but this experience was unbelievable.  Many thanks to Michelle, who is an executive producer extraordinaire, and Risa, Kelly, Matthew and Peter for being such awesome travel mates.  You all seriously rule!

More pictures of St. Lucia.

The hits keep on comin'.  I am also WAY behind in my blogging so bear with me. Photos taken again by the amazing Risa Merl.

This is the dock at Marigot Bay. I grew up in New Mexico, so being on a boat isn't something that is second nature to me (read: dealing with sea sickness). Regardless, my new friends (all boating journalists) gave me crash course on boating.

We were only at Marigot Bay for one night and then moved to this villa at Cotton Bay. It literally looked like the Real World house- think Hamptons share but in St. Lucia and sicker digs.

A picture of our pool at Cotton Bay. The beach was two steps away.

Every morning I would get up at around 6:30 am to go running. Ok, yes on a typical day I DO get up early, but it would get so hot in St. Lucia by 7:00am you had no choice but to get up at the crack and get moving. Risa left this totally cute note for me- I would go running then come grab her for beach time.  On this particular morning, she motivated before I got back!

See that hill in the distance? Yeah, that's where I would go running. It was SO gorgeous but desolate. My paranoid self could not stop thinking about Natalie Holloway. I know, I know... I need to stop watching Law & Order...

The other hill I would go running up. My running playlist consisted of Peter Tosh, Grateful Dead and The Buena Vista Social Club.

Ha! Part of a real deal rocket booster from a space shuttle (not sure which one) fell into the ocean and washed up on the shore. So nuts.

In pictures: St. Lucia.

There really isn't much for me to say other than I can't believe I was here just one week ago... *sigh* (pictures by the amazing Risa Merl)

Yeah, that's not a postcard. That was our view of the Pitons from Jade Mountain, one of the most unbelievable five star resorts in St. Lucia.

This is the BEDROOM at Jade Mountain. Notice it's missing the fourth wall so you can get direct ocean breeze while you are sleeping.

Another view of the beautiful ocean from Jade Mountain.

My Skinny Bitch lifestyle was put on temporary hiatus so I could eat my face off for three days and not worry about it. I do think this dessert (a chocolate mousse in a coconut) is organic...

I didn't want to be a complete sloth all weekend, so I got my excersise on by swimming, running and walking every day. This is a picture of beach we swam to while the boat was anchored in the ocean.

Speaking of boats, just one of our rides for the weekend. Pretty sweet.

"Vacation's all I ever wanted..."

And that's totally what I got. Peeps, fashion week got out of control this season. It was fun but whoa was it really hectic (we still have reviews to post!). I had a trip to St. Lucia planned and I can not tell you happy I was to get on that flight on Friday.  Yes, I was working on a story so technically it wasn't a vacation, but none the less, it was pretty awesome to hang by a beautiful ocean for a long weekend. More pictures TK...