Soggy Dollar Rum Cake

November 20th, 2014

Look what just showed up on our DC doorstep (yes, we’re up here shivering with you – STJ we’re coming.)

Soggy Dollar Rum Cake. A four-pack no less. Nilla Killa, Coconut, Chocolate Chip and Cinnamon Pecan Streusel. “A sunny treat for shady people.”

Thanks Tish and Jerry. Happy Thanksgiving to you too.

You’ll have to buy your own.







Where’s That? Wednesday

November 19th, 2014

These may not blue rocking chairs, but they’re definitely weathered by the storms and well oiled hands.

Know where one drink on these stools can turn into three hours and new friends in the salty ocean air?







Friday is Give Back Day

November 18th, 2014

Gifft Hill School students and teachers will get Friday off from the classroom.

It’s the school’s annual Give Back Day.

Students and faculty will perform hundreds of hours of service to “pay forward the support we receive from this wonderful community,” GHS says.

Gifft Hill School’s also got a new Head. Dr. Laurie Bottiger, whose education background includes head of school at Esperanza Academy in Lawrence, Mass. and head of The Country School in Madison, Conn., holds a meet and greet with parents this morning.







Unusual empty barge ride

November 17th, 2014

That doesn’t happen very often. A practically empty Mr. B heads to St. John, even without another barge pulling into Red Hook.

Have you used the new car barge, the Island Vic, yet?







Lots going on for the next 8 Tuff Miles

November 14th, 2014

If you’re running in February’s 8 Tuff Miles race, or even if you’re just on the island in February, there’s a lot to do.

The St. John Cancer Fund is partnering with the 19th annual 8 Tuff Miles for a number of events.

-February 21: “Light up the Night,” an 18 hour, family oriented overnight event with music, activities and other entertainment.

-February 27: Pasta buffet at Cruz Bay Landing, 5 – 9 pm, $25.

-February 28: 8 Tuff Miles race, 7:15 am.

-February 28: Awards ceremony, Mongoose Junction, 4 pm

-March 1: Oppenheimer Recovery Party, 11 am.







Peacocks on the move

November 13th, 2014

The St. John peacocks are shy about spreading their feathers, but no longer shy about spreading their turf.

The peacocks, most frequently seen near the Coconut Coast Villas and Moorehead Point, have been venturing closer to town.

Here they are checking out vacation rental options at Lavender Hill. (That sign says “No Trespassing” peacock.)







Where’s That? Wednesday

November 12th, 2014

It’s a double Where’s That, since the “where” might change.

 







Meet our holiday advertiser, Shelley Schoenherr

November 11th, 2014

Artist Shelley Schoenherr made her first visit to St. John in 1968, on a school field trip to the Cinnamon Bay Campgrounds.

She has been returning regularly from her home in Michigan ever since, more than 45 years worth of St. John experiences.

About 15 years ago, she began bringing along her paint supplies, and has now created a stunning collection of St. John paintings in her “Art of the Virgin Islands – St. John Series.”

You can find Shelley’s work, both originals and giclee prints, at Best of Both Worlds Gallery in Mongoose Junction, and at Full Moon of St. John Gallery in Coral Bay. (You can also see some of her big, painted fish at Fish Trap.)

Not on island in time for Christmas shopping?  You can order her St. John oil pastels and prints on her Website, here.

Art always makes a nice holiday gift!

“A Cruz Bay Welcome.” Giclee of original oil pastel.

“Caneel Bay Overlook and Jost.” Giclee of original oil pastel.

“Hawksnest – Virgin Island Wedding.” Giclee of original oil pastel.







Soggy Dollar Ring Game…App

November 10th, 2014

Have you spent an afternoon playing the addictive Ring Game on the beach at the Soggy Dollar Bar?

Now you can play it anywhere, with the 99-cent Soggy Dollar Ring Game app.

To perfect the virtual experience, make yourself a Painkiller.

It’s not quite the same, but it’s addictive. Check out my first go at it…







Stacy Mulcare makes an elite list

November 7th, 2014

Stacy Mulcare, at Ceremonies St. John, has a reason for that big grin.

Event Planning University just named her one of the 25 Most influential Wedding Planners in the World. (In the World.) No other wedding planner in the Virgin Islands made the list.

It’s the latest accolade for Stacy’s wedding planning business, which she started from scratch in 1996. She’s been featured in Bride magazine, Honeymoons magazine, Destination Weddings and on the Travel Channel.

You can see Event Planning University’s rankings here.

 







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