January 25, 2012
I can’t believe January is almost over already! It’s been a busy month…boy how time flies! Didn’t want too much time to pass before I shared some photos and memories from my family’s holiday vacation. Mario, Avery, and I flew down to the beautiful Caribbean island of St. Martin. We took a break from chilly New York City and for the first time in as long as I can remember, we spent Christmas away from home. Normally, I prepare a big dinner at our home in Southampton so I did miss our traditions, but it was a different kind of special being away with my family in someplace distant and tropical, detached from work and school.
Well, needless to say, a break was calling our names, so we took ten days to relax and unwind on the French side of the island (there’s a Dutch side too). On our last trip we stayed on the Dutch side so we thought we would change it up! We love wandering through the outdoor markets which are just so rich in local crafts, exotic foods, colorful jewelry and artwork. But, we spent most of the afternoons lounging on the beaches and by our hotel pool. The water is crystal clear blue and just irresistible. The weather was not consistent the whole time though, we did have some overcast days and a bit of rain, but towards the end of the trip it was just picture perfect. And to prove it, here are a few of my favorite pictures from the trip!