Posted on December 01 2016
We have officially entered the hustle and bustle of the holiday season! My to do list seems to grow faster than I am able to check things off. I am usually THAT PERSON who mails their Christmas cards the day before Thanksgiving but not this year, they aren’t even ordered yet! I am just enjoying the season this year and taking it one day at a time. I am enjoying shopping in local stores and soaking in the festive décor and Christmas music. I am enjoying a peppermint mocha with friends. I am enjoying a glass of wine with my husband admiring our pretty tree. I am enjoying my son still believing in Santa and Twinkle the elf. But, do you know what else I enjoy? VACATION!
Two Christmases ago, my husband and I decided to give a trip as our gift to each other and our gift to our son. Our trip began on a 6:00 am flight on December 26! So, I had to get the entire family packed before Christmas without an 8 year old noticing! My son was so excited when he opened that small box and it was pictures of where we were going! The next morning we awoke well before anyone should (unless you are heading out on vacay) and headed to the Bitter End Yacht Club in Virgin Gorda! We had smooth flights into St. Thomas and then a fun filled ferry ride to our final destination! The resort was beautiful but nothing fancy. Casual, relaxing, and welcoming and just our style. We were in heaven! The next morning there was a day trip over to The Baths! My son may have grown up on the water but that was snorkeling unlike anything he had ever experienced! What an amazing day exploring the reefs and the caves. All topped off with dinner that included lobster and fabulous tropical cocktails! Our week of bliss truly inspired me and while I was not able to translate all my inspiration into designs immediately, I haven’t forgotten the images. The brightly colored buildings, the vibrant flowers, the beautiful shells and one could never forgot the crystal clear aqua blue water. All of this topped off with happy, smiling people. This was truly the good life!
As we release our Resort 2017 Collection, I hope you can feel the coastal, Caribbean inspiration behind it! I hope the vibrant colors exude the happiness that went into creating it. While I may not be going on another vacation this Christmas, I will fondly remember our Virgin Gorda trip and I will dream of the next one! And if you are lucky enough to have a fabulous vacation coming up, you are going to need to pick up a few of these resort ready pieces! Happy Resorting!