Archive | January, 2017

Ziggy’s Hosts 8th Annual Johnny Cake Eating Contest

Ziggy’s Island Market, a popular gas station / convenience store / kitchen and tavern on St. Croix’s east end, hosted its 8th Annual Johnny Cake Eating Contest on Sunday....

Virgin Islands Food Tours Impart Local Cuisine, History

I recently had the pleasure of taking a Virgin Islands Food Tour led by Anquanette Gaspard.  The tours are a newer option on St. Croix, which started last year.  Gaspard is the...

Starry Nights in St. Croix

Island living is all about beauty and nature. One of the most alluring aspects of the Caribbean is the ability to live in harmony with the natural world. Unfortunately, the...

Navigating Island Life: Cisterns and Water Filtration

Island life brings with it so many wonderful qualities, beautiful beaches to visit year-round, perfect weather and peaceful living. But island life also brings a few unique challenges...

Feeling Cold in the Caribbean

There are a lot of adjectives that come to mind when someone talks about living on an island in the Caribbean: beautiful, picturesque, calm, relaxing and . . . cold?! Now, cold in this...

St. Croix Real Estate Market: 2016 Wrap-Up / 2017 Forecast

Every year we like to write a market summary to give buyers and sellers an idea of where the market is heading.  This year as we look back, the lyrics of a song come to mind when I...

St. Croix Food & Wine Experience Week Evolves to Focus on Organizational Mission

This year’s St. Croix Food & Wine Experience week will be consolidated, going from April 7 through 10, 2017.  Departing from previous years, in which there were...

St. Croix Dolphins Swim Team Hosts Annual Sea Swim

The St. Croix Dolphins swim team hosted their annual sea swim event Sunday, which began at the Frederiksted pier and ends at Rainbow Beach.  The approximate one-mile swim was well...

3 Reasons it Rocks to be an Island Mama

Life can be tough when you’re in the trenches of motherhood.  But it seems a bit easier when on a beach, cool cocktail in-hand, venting to a fellow Mama, watching your little...