Friday, August 14, 2015

Travel : Spyglass Villa, Saba

Saba is one of my favourite places ever! I have been fortunate enough to visit numerous times on family vacations which my grandparents take the kids and grandkids on. Every time I visit I feel like I fall in love all over again. The authenticity of the island is infectious and I often daydream about moving there to spend my days reading and writing. Saba is a Caribbean island and smallest municipality of the Netherlands. They boast the smallest commercial runway in the world and a population of under 2,000 people. While I do not scuba dive my grandparents rave about the beauty and visit every year just to scuba dive. They also have lovely hiking trails, the tallest and most difficult is Mount Scenery which goes up to 2,910 ft! If you make it to the top you are literally in the clouds as you take in the views.


Friday, August 7, 2015

Archers Hall opens it's doors at Millhouse

Archer's Hall has opened a stunning new store in Millhouse and I am so excited to visit! Julie Chalbaud visited and took some phenomenal photos which I have been fortunate enough to share. Their new store perfectly showcases the extraordinary talent of Monique and Terri Archer along with their team. The massive space has been designed so that there are distinct living areas with both indoor and outdoor furniture, dining spaces and detailed vignettes. Some of my favorite elements are the abundance of natural light and of course the exquisite furniture and accessories.


Friday, July 24, 2015

Simpson Creative

It has been a busy couple of weeks launching my newest venture - Simpson Creative. As a result I have neglected LDB a bit. I am determined to get back on the blogging train but just trying to find the balance. Until then I wanted to share with you all what I have been up to. I started doing Social Media Management a few years ago after I had better established LDB. I saw the importance of it in promoting my blog and found it to be both challenging and interesting. Simpson Creative Caribbean offers services in social media management, creative direction as well as marketing and online marketing solutions. Below I share a few photos from my first SC Photo Shoot. See more by liking us on Facebook and following @ simpsoncreates on Instagram and Twitter. 

Friday, July 17, 2015

New York Bound

As I sit here on the plane I am both excited and a little anxious. In the past I have done a lot of traveling but in the past year those travels have been limited to Antigua. I am on my way to New York for BlogHer conference, the last time I visited was in 2012 for Blogfest on Design. I have incredibly fond memories of that trip and made a lot of blogger friends. I hope that this trip I can be a little more outgoing and make some new connections. 


Friday, July 10, 2015

The Good Life - Afternoon at Sheer Rocks

Since I have returned from Antigua I have been left daydreaming of my amazing trip there! One of the highlights of my visit was my afternoon at Sheer Rocks. Sheer Rocks is located on the West coast of the island and has the most spectacular views. The food, service and overall atmosphere of the restaurant are equally impressive. I arrived around 4 PM and was greeted by the charming Jackson who promptly insisted that my sister/assistant for the day; Faye and I try some of the cocktails. I am not a big drinker so I took his suggestions and enjoyed an "Apple Rocks" cocktail while Faye had "the best Mojito" she had ever tasted.