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Travel Diary: St. Barths in the New Year

I’ve been home from St. Barths for more than a week now, and still feel jet lagged. Maybe I’m in a saltwater coma. Is there such a thing?

This marked my first trip to anywhere in the Caribbean. St. Barths was the perfect mix of simplicity and spontaneity. It’s got sandy beaches and the nicest people you’ll ever meet. It was crowded, though, with people visiting from all over the world to celebrate the new year.

My big, fat, Greek family (all 40+ of us) traveled together by boat. You can imagine the hilarity that followed whenever we attempted to make a dinner reservation.

I’m happy to check St. Barths off my bucket list. Jake and I have a few spots we’d like to visit before we really become grownups and have kids. We probably won’t get to all of them, but we have this new appreciation for seeing the world. Little luxuries— the sounds of the ocean, the local saxophone player serenading the streets, the unexpected rainfall— are what we’re loving most.

Enjoy some of these snapshots (+ make your own bucket lyst).

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White Tunic: Similar here // Black + White Suit: Net-a-Porter (look for LESS here  + one-piece here)  // Navy Suit: Missoni (similar here) // Jumper: Planet Blue // Sunglasses: Thierry Lasry (look for LESS here + here) // Floppy Hat: Similar here

Photos by Alexa Gores, Jake Ireland and myself