Summer 2020 Trends

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As much as we all loved lounging in our sweats for the past couple of months, I’m sure we’re ready to put on some normal clothes again. I’ve been dying to wear some cute outfits, and quite honestly, any excuse to get out of my house means I will be dressed to the nines. 

While staying home has been relaxing, it has also given me time to focus on things I’m really interested in. One of those things being fashion. I’ve been doing my research and I have found some summer trends that I think I am just going to love. Now that the weather is warmer, it’s the perfect opportunity to try them out! 

Scarves

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*Photos are not mine, they’re being used for inspiration* Links to photos are at the bottom of the post!

I’m in love with this trend! There are so many different ways to style them, and I think every way looks super cute. Scarves can be used in your hair, as a top, or even as a belt. The versatility of this item makes it a necessity for your summer wardrobe. I’m looking forward to pairing them with dainty gold jewelry and light washed jeans.

Hair Clips

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This trend isn’t new for me, as I’ve already been using them. However, I see myself using them a lot this summer, especially in the hot weather! Hair clips or some people like to say claw clips, are an easy way to keep your hair up and out of your face. This ‘90s hair accessory is perfect for any casual outfit or a day at the beach. I’ve been loving wearing them with oversized tees, gold necklaces, and my brown rectangle sunglasses.

Wrapped Ankles

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*Photos are not mine, they’re being used for inspiration* Links to photos are at the bottom of the post!

This trend of tying your sandal straps around your pants is going to make it big this summer. It’s an edgy look that several street style enthusiasts have already been rocking. It will be a style you’ll want to try for any night out or a nice dinner date. I plan on wearing it with light washed jeans, crop top, and hair clip for a more ‘90s style vibe.   

Halter Tops

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*Photos are not mine, they’re being used for inspiration* Links to photos are at the bottom of the post!

I have always worn these tops, but apparently, it has been decided by the runways that they would make a come back this summer. These classic tops are easy to pair with any outfit and are quite comfortable in the summer heat. Not to mention, they are flattering and help accentuate your collarbones and shoulders. They are simple yet sassy and another ‘90s trend that’s back! 

I hope you all can enjoy the nice summer weather and try out some of these trends:)

See ya later!

Jacqui M. Green

Photo Links

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Wrapped Ankles

Halter Tops 

Redecorating My Room 2020

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I took it upon myself to redecorate my room. I figured since I have entered a new phase in my life, being a recent college graduate and landing myself a full-time job, I wanted to revamp some things. Although my room was already quite mature and done to my liking, I felt as though it was time to change styles. 

Overall, I’d describe the new style of my room as boho chic. It has very elegant and clean lines while also being artistic and vintage. I ended up loving this style because it brought together several elements that I treasure including my art and plants. The room has a very simple vibe yet it showcases myself in a very effortless way. 

I found inspiration for my room through Pinterest, Instagram, and YouTube. Many influencers I follow are into interior design or had just recently bought new places and were decorating themselves. I fell in love with a lot of their ideas which is what led me to this boho-chic styled room.

I absolutely adore my new room so I wanted to share a few aspects that I am so proud of. I’ve never thought of myself as someone with an eye for interior design, but I think I did a pretty good job!

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I designed my desk in a way that I could also use it as a vanity. As you can see above, I placed some of my jewelry in this wooden tray along with a few perfumes. It’s a great way to stay organized while also showcasing accessories in a simple yet elegant way. 

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On the other side of my desk, I layered some books and picture frames. Layering books is an easy way to jazz up any table, or in my case, desk. I used a few art books along with my sketchbook. This allowed me to showcase my passion for art. On top of layering books, you can always add more design elements as I did with my mirror and ring dish. Candles will always work as well! 

If you’re looking for coffee table books, Amazon has several or try out some local old bookstores and be more sustainable!

As for layering picture frames, this is something super easy and requires little work. I ended up using my drawings in the frames, again, to showcase my art. What I love about this is that you don’t have to use any tools or nail anything into the wall. 

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When it came to decorating my walls, I kept it very simple. I didn’t change anything besides the decor on my shelf. I decorated with my plants, more art, a candle, and a smaller vase. Pictured above you see a wooden box with the vase, a decorative black knotsphere, one of my plants, and another drawing. I like having the contrast in height between all of the items since it gives dimension to the shelf. The neutral colors of all of the items also tie in well with my white shelf. Once again, giving off that boho vibe. 

As for my shelf, I figured I would let you know that it is a DIY shelf! My mom and I went to Menards, bought a plank of wood, industrial pipe, and spray paint. This is a super quick, and affordable way to make a shelf that adds a bit of character to the room. 

If you’d like a full room tour it is in my daily vlog! In my room tour, you can see more design elements and items that I used to create my oasis. 

I’ve listed some items below if you would like to check them out! I also have a lot more design inspiration on my Pinterest where you can check out my boards and pins that inspire me.

Cover Picture:

  • Mirror – At Home 24x70in (similar one but different dimensions – HERE)
  • Clothing Rack – Amazon
  • Woven Basket – Similar one found HERE

First Picture:

  • Wooden Tray – Similar one found HERE
  • Candles – Home Goods
  • Lotion Dispenser – Amazon

Second Picture:

  • Coffee Table Books – Similar one found HERE
  • Frames – Similar ones found HERE
  • Vanity Mirror – Similar one found HERE

Third Picture:

See ya later!

Jacqui M. Green

My Favorite Affordable Sunglasses for Summer 2020

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Sunglasses are some of my favorite items to accessorize with. I can never seem to resist buying a pair, and I now have a pretty good collection with several different styles. I’ve put together a few pairs that I am absolutely loving and will be wearing throughout the summer. Not to mention, they are super cute and affordable! All of these sunnies and other similar styles are linked below.

1. Square Sunglasses

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These classic black sunglasses can be found HERE!

2. Cat-Eye Sunglasses

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Similar pairs HERE & HERE

3. Rectangle Sunglasses

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These rectangle sunglasses can be found HERE! Another similar pair can be found HERE

See ya later!

Jacqui M. Green

Flourless Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Cookies

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Yes, you heard me right, I’m giving you a recipe for flourless chocolate peanut butter oat cookies. I was really tempted to call these “healthy cookies” but I guess technically with the peanut butter and chocolate chips they wouldn’t qualify. However, they are a great alternative to regular cookies!

These cookies combine peanut butter, chocolate chips, and oats all into one without using any flour. They are perfect for any craving and don’t let you feel as guilty after having one or two. I’ve been trying to stay away from sweets, however, the whole health kick thing isn’t as easy as it looks. These cookies have helped me reduce my craving for sweets and have kept me on track.

I’d also like to mention that whipping up a batch takes less than 20 minutes! The cook time is 10 minutes and the prep time is about 10 minutes as well. I didn’t expect it to be so easy, but I was pleasantly surprised. Most often I end up spending hours in the kitchen when I bake so being able to make cookies in 20 minutes is a luxury. 

Now let’s get to the recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup of honey
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup of oats
  • 1/2 cup of chocolate chips
  • a little bit of salt

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grab a baking sheet. I used a baking pad instead of parchment paper to line the sheet, either will work.
  2. Mix the peanut butter, honey, vanilla extract, egg, and baking soda in a stand mixer until combined.
  3. Once done mixing, remove the bowl from the mixer and add in the oats and chocolate chips. Make sure you stir these ingredients instead of mixing them so that they do not become mushy. 
  4. After all of the ingredients are combined start scooping a small amount of batter onto the baking sheet. Usually, a spoonful of batter will do the trick for one cookie. Make sure you separate the cookies about two inches apart to be safe.
  5. Bake the cookies for 10 minutes and then remove from the oven. Sprinkle a little bit of salt on each cookie when they’re still fresh out of the oven.
  6. Let the cookies cool and then enjoy! 
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In addition to the recipe, I wanted to give a few more tips and recommendations. For the peanut butter, I did just use Jiff. However, more natural peanut butter would work just fine with the recipe. As for the oats, I used quick oats which make the cookies seem more like traditional cookies rather than oatmeal cookies. If you decided to use rolled oats instead it’ll just give the cookies more texture. I also noticed that the batter is very runny before you add in the oats. If you feel it’s necessary and you want to have a thicker batter just add some more oats. It won’t ruin the batter, just help the cookies keep their form on the baking sheet. Finally, store the cookies in an airtight container and don’t be worried if they stick together, they are a little sticky. Then enjoy and try not to eat the batch all in one day! They’re addicting.

See ya later:)

Jacqui M. Green

7 Casual Spring Outfits

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Spring is finally here! I’ve put together some fun, easy, and casual spring outfits to wear either at home or for when you go out. I’ve provided all of the links for each item so you can check them out if you’re interested! 

This video includes some great dupes and a ton of clothing items that are interchangeable with each other. I’ve included several neutral colored items that you can pair with anything and a lot of them are found at H&M! I had a fun little quarantine online shopping spree and purchased a ton of items from there. 

I hope this video gives you some inspiration and gets you excited about the pretty spring weather!   

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Flannel Top – H&M

Biker Shorts – Gap (similar to these ones)

Platform Boots – Dr. Martens

Black Sunglasses – Amazon

outfit #2

T-shirt – thrift shop and then DIY tie-dye

Flannel Top – H&M

Shorts – Forever 21 (similar to these ones)

Belt – Forever 21

Platform Boots – Dr. Martens

Green Aviator Sunglasses – Ray-Ban 

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Oversized Graphic Tee – H&M

Flannel Top – H&M

Biker Shorts – Gap (similar to these ones)

Black Boots – Madden Girl (similar to Dr. Martens)

outfit #4

Black High-Neck Top – H&M

Jeans – Forever 21 (similar to these ones)

Sneakers – Stan Smith Adidas 

Sunglasses – Pitaya (similar to these ones)

Necklaces – Forever 21

outfit #5

White Short-Sleeve Top – H&M

Jeans – Forever 21

Furry Slides – Target (similar to these ones)

Black Sunglasses – Amazon

outfit #6

Sweater – (similar to this one)

Olive Lounge Shorts – H&M

White Slides – Amazon

outfit #7

Gray Oversized Tee – H&M

Jean Jacket – (similar to this one)

Olive Lounge Shorts – H&M

Sneakers – Stan Smith Adidas

Black Sunglasses – Amazon

See ya later:)

Jacqui M. Green

Healthy Juice Recipes

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Lately, I’ve been on a juice kick and I’ve been loving these grab-n-go drinks. They’re a perfect substitute for breakfast or lunch and help get me back on track whenever I have been eating unhealthy. I tend to go and buy these drinks from some local juice stores, but since I’ve been stuck at home I thought making them myself would work fine. 

Listed below are a couple of different recipes that I have been using to make my juices. I’ve been making beet and green juices, along with some ginger shots. By doing this, it has helped me with my consumption of vegetables and has enhanced the amount of nutrients my body receives. 

Vegetables are not my go-to type of food, and with that being said I need to find ways to incorporate more of them into my meals. By juicing, it’s an easy way to get the most out of vegetables and get me to eat (in this instance drink) them. As I said, I love these as a grab-n-go meal and they work well whenever I’m in a rush. Juices are also great when you just don’t feel like cooking a meal. They are a lazy alternative that’s healthy and doesn’t have you reaching for chips or cookies. 

Green Juice

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Green juice is full of green vegetables, hence the name. These type of juices are great for weight loss and tends to be less sweet since they’re more vegetable-based and include less fruit than other juices. They’re also great for aiding in digestion and helping to reduce inflammation.

Ingredients:

  • Ginger
  • Celery
  • Spinach 
  • Carrots
  • Apples
  • Cucumber

Beet Juice

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Among all of the juices, beet juice is my personal favorite. It is sweeter and its color is stunning, however, you won’t want to spill it on your white shirt. Some benefits of beet juice include energy boosts, helps regulate blood sugar levels, aids in digestion, and can help lower high blood pressure. Beet juice does have a pretty distinctive taste, but keep in my it is a superfood so you should give it a try!

Ingredients:

  • Beets
  • Carrots
  • Apple
  • Ginger

Ginger Shots

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Ginger shots are great in the morning to wake you up and clear your senses. These shots help reduce inflammation, aid in digestion, and enhance immune functions. They also help rev up your metabolism and fight against infections. However, beware, they can be a tad bit spicy!

Ingredients:

  • Ginger
  • Lemon
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Honey 

The juicer I use for all of these juices is the Omega Nutrition Center Juicer. It’s on the pricier end but works great and can withstand all of the wear and tear it’ll get throughout the years. 

Let me know if you try these juices and what you think! I have been enjoying them for the past couple of weeks and I hope you can too. Also, don’t be afraid to make a batch of juice so that you don’t have to juice every day. It’s best to drink the juice within 2 days so it stays fresh. In the end, juice know I’m rooting for you and I know you’ll make the perfect juice (enjoy the puns haha).

See ya later:)

Jacqui M. Green  

DIY Bleach Tie-Dye

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Are you bored in the house yet? If so, I’ve got the perfect DIY project for you. It’s bleach tie-dye! This trend is everywhere now and to be honest, after trying it out I’d say it’s worth the hype. It’s an easy project that anyone can do and it doesn’t require any special talent to come out with a cool looking shirt or sweatsuit.

After cleaning out all of my clothes, I came across a lot of old random t-shirts and sweatshirts. Instead of tossing them in the donation pile, I decided to recreate them into something new with a little bit of bleach. I had never done anything with tie-dye in my life and I was excited to see how it would turn out. 

I looked up some steps on Google and figured out how I wanted to go about doing this project. The directions are straight-forward and easy to understand, but keep in mind you always need to be cautious when dealing with bleach. So grab some bleach, gloves, a spray bottle, rubber bands, and your clothes, and let’s get started!

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1. Crop Your Clothes (optional)

Before starting to bleach my clothes I started by cropping them and cutting them to the length I wanted. Some of my sweatshirts were already small, so cropping them helped me find a new way to wear them without letting them just sit in my closet. 

If you’d like to add a more distressed look to your clothes try using a seam ripper or a file to fray the hem. A cheese grader can also work believe it or not! You can run these items back and forth along the hem and it will gradually fray the material to give you that distressed look you desire!

2. Grab Some Rubber Bands

A lot of your design depends on how you use rubber bands. One design can be made by twisting from the center of your clothing and then wrapping around the rest of the material until it forms a circle. This will give your clothing a spiral design and is a more popular way to tie-dye. Instead, I took several rubber bands and twisted smaller portions while leaving parts of the shirt not wrapped in rubber bands. I was then able to give the shirt a splatter effect which I preferred more than the spiral. Another cool design is doing an accordion fold to the sleeves or pant legs. This will create more of a striped effect. I did this with one of my sweatshirts and I loved the way it turned out!

3. Grab Bleach, a Spray Bottle, and Gloves

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Once you’re done rubber banding your clothes grab some bleach, a spray bottle, and gloves. A bucket also helps if you’ll be moving your clothes from one area of your house to another when putting them in the wash. I used my bathtub to dye the clothes since it was safe from bleaching any other material and wouldn’t damage anything. I also put on some clothes I didn’t care about so that if anything was ruined I could throw them out.

Once you have the supplies put on your gloves and fill the spray bottle with equal parts of water and bleach. The gloves are there for protection and to make sure you don’t burn your skin from the bleach so please wear them! After that is done, you can start spraying the clothes. I would also take the top off of the bottle and pour some of the bleach and water mixture over the clothing to get more of a random design. When you’re finished let the clothes sit for 10 minutes before taking them to the wash.

4. Washer and Dryer

After the 10 minutes is up, take out all of the rubber bands and carry your clothes to the wash. Place them in the washer and dryer just like a normal load of laundry and then there you have it! You have your bleach tie-dye clothing.

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From my experience, I’ve noticed that the finishing colors from the bleach all depend on the base color of the clothing. Some of my black shirts have turned into more of a cream color while others turn orange. I also noticed an olive sweatshirt of mine also turned orange and cream and a moron sweatshirt turned pink. 

It’s all about experimenting and having fun with it. Try not to expect a certain design or for it to look perfect. This DIY project is all about being imperfect and loving what you make out of it. 

I hope you guys can have fun trying this at home and enjoy your tie-dye clothes!

See ya later:)

Jacqui M. Green

5 Coffee and Matcha Drinks to Make at Home

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It’s time to skip the coffee shop and become your own barista! I’ve put together a list of some of the drinks I’ve been making at home lately. Whether it’s a classic latte, dalgona matcha, or affogato, I’ve got the scoop for you! 

1. Classic

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A great go-to is a classic iced latte, especially on a warm sunny day. I use almond milk since I’m not the biggest fan of regular milk, but any kind will work! I tend to use a little more almond milk than espresso just to make my drink creamier, and then I add a dash of vanilla syrup for some sweetness. I’ve also been on a coconut milk kick so I whip some up and pour that on top before I can enjoy my drink! The coconut milk is a natural sweetener and helps make the latte extra creamy.

If you want to add coconut milk I suggest you put a can of it in the fridge the night before and then whip it up in a blender the next morning. That’ll give it that thick and frothy consistency you’ll want to top off your latte. 

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2. Matcha

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For all you matcha lovers, I’ve got a secret for you. Start by making your matcha latte any way you’d like. I make it with equal parts of hot water and almond milk with a drop of honey. After you’ve done this, try adding whipped coconut milk. You can thank me later! By adding the coconut milk you get a creamier and sweeter latte that you’ll be dying to enjoy every morning.

Look back at my classic iced latte for suggestions on how to use the coconut milk in your drink!

What I use:

  • Matcha
  • Almond Milk
  • Honey
  • Coconut Milk

3. Dalgona

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I had to hop on the trend and try making a dalgona coffee or better known as a whipped coffee. Since matcha is more my thing I tried making a dalgona matcha latte and it was not half bad! Now the process is a little long but worth a try. 

  1. You start by boiling 1/4 cup of water with a 1/4 cup of sugar (I used cane sugar for mine). 
  2. Then in a separate bowl add two egg whites and whip in a stand mixer until soft peaks form. 
  3. Once this happens, start to slowly add in your water and sugar mixture. Start the mixer once again and mix until you see stiff peaks. 
  4. After you see the stiff peaks, sift in your matcha powder and whip again.
  5. In a separate glass, add ice and fill it up halfway with milk. Then top it off with the fluffy matcha.
  6. Take pictures and then remember to stir before you can enjoy! 

What I use:

  • Egg whites
  • Cane Sugar
  • Matcha
  • Almond milk

4. Fruity Matcha

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Want to add something sweet to your matcha lattes but sick of artificial sweeteners? I decided to add homemade strawberry milk to mine. It’s nothing complicated, just pureed strawberries mixed with almond milk in a blender. Make sure you sift through for seeds! Since this is more milk I didn’t add as much almond milk when making my matcha latte so that the overall drink wouldn’t consist of mainly almond milk. Once again, I topped this drink off with whipped coconut milk. 

If you’d like the strawberry milk to be thicker try frothing it, if not just pour it into the rest of your latte.

The strawberry milk was not overwhelming and worked well as a light sweetener. Fresh fruit in this latte was a great touch!

What I use:

  • Matcha 
  • Almond Milk
  • Coconut milk
  • Strawberries

5. Sweet

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If you’re craving something sweet you should try out this affogato! A traditional affogato consists of freshly brewed espresso poured over vanilla ice cream. I had to improvise with pistachio gelato but it was so worth it. The espresso perfectly melted the gelato and made the dessert super creamy and sweet. I also really enjoyed the lightness of the gelato since it didn’t overwhelm the espresso and equally let both the pistachio and espresso flavors shine through. 

It’s super easy to make and you can enjoy it right away! Scoop some pistachio gelato into a cup or bowl and then pour hot espresso over it and you’re done. Don’t let it sit too long otherwise you’ll just have a shot of espresso with melted gelato. If you don’t want the ice cream to melt right away, try freezing your cup or bowl.

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I hope you guys can try these out and enjoy them at home! 

See ya later:)

Jacqui M. Green 

7 Best Things to Do in St. Lucia

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If you’re looking for a Caribbean vacation, I’ve got the place for you! Check out St. Lucia. It’s a hidden gem in the Eastern Caribbean just south of Martinique. The island is home to beautiful beaches, fishing villages, rainforests and more. My family spent a week exploring the island, and I couldn’t have loved it more. A day stop on a cruise is not enough time to see it for all of its beauty, so PLEASE, book your vacation now and you won’t regret it. 

Below you’ll find seven of my favorite things we did throughout the vacation. I highly recommend all of them and checking them out for yourself! I’ve also included some extra stops that I enjoyed and some that I would’ve loved to see. I guess there’s always a next time:)

1. Half-day Trip to Pigeon Island

Pigeon Island is a great little hike for half of your day. It has two peaks with trails that lead you to a beautiful view of the north end of the island. I’d highly recommend this trip in the morning if you’re not great in the heat, like me! The sun gets pretty hot and the trails are a little steeper than you might think.

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This islet is easily accessible by foot, but you can decide to kayak or take a boat if those ways sound better to you. The entrance into the islet is also located next to a public beach, so driving and parking is an option as well! It cost $10 to get in, but the views are totally worth it.

2. Take a Catamaran Trip

Our catamaran was a full-day trip from the north end of the island to the south end. Our hotel put together an excursion for a whole bunch of guests to enjoy a day full of activities around the island. If you have a chance, try to book something like this! 

In the morning, they took us to the town of Soufriere where we went to the botanical gardens, mud baths, and sulfur springs. We then hopped back on the boat for some delicious lunch and rum punch before we went snorkeling and visited Marigot Bay. For the last part of our trip the crew put on a dance competition and we got to dance the day away. I walked away with a little St. Lucia flag as my souvenir and I was as happy as a clam. Our crew was AMAZING and did a great job putting up with us throughout the day. Check out Carnival Sailing and Barefoot Holidays to book your trip!

3. Go Snorkeling

I’ve been snorkeling quite a few times and nothing can compare to the Caribbean. The reefs were gorgeous and filled with tons of color and exotic fish. Most hotels will let you rent snorkeling gear to snorkel off of your beach, however, I’d recommend a guided tour since they guide you to just the right place.

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We went snorkeling during our catamaran trip and were taken into a bay of one of the island’s black sand beaches. I loved to pops of orange and yellow in the reef along with the flounder and other fish I saw. This is another great family activity for everyone to enjoy. I know my family did!

4. Visit Marigot Bay

This can be done by boat or land, in our case, by catamaran. We cruised into Marigot Bay, the famous setting for Doctor Dolittle, and the scene was quite amazing. The bay was filled with sailboats and aqua blue water. Not to mention, the landscape was breathtaking and will leave you in awe during your cruise around the bay. 

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The bay has a lot to offer including hotels, restaurants, and a little beach to soak in the sun and take a swim. We didn’t have the opportunity to get off of the boat and explore but we were able to enjoy the views from the top deck of the catamaran. I also heard that scuba diving is an amazing experience in Marigot Bay and something anyone certified should consider! 

This restaurant is located next to the beach in Gros Islet just below Cap Maison in a natural cove. The atmosphere was laid back but quite divine for a beach bar & grill. You can have the option to sit on the beach, the deck or at the bar. Whatever you pick, you can’t go wrong.

We went on a Thursday night right after sunset. To our surprise, it was BBQ Taster night and we were given a prix fixe meal. The meal consisted of five different tapas-style dishes along with dessert which was my favorite. It was roasted bananas and marshmallows with island rum caramel. Does that not scream, YUM?! I also had the most delicious cocktail called the spicy mango, which had the perfect little kick of jalapeño. Here’s the menu if you want to check it out!

If you can’t make it on a Thursday night, anytime would really work. The food is just phenomenal and perfect for any foodie!

6. Hike a Piton

Be one of the rare tourists that are brave enough to take on the hike to the summit of the Gros Piton. It’s a 2,619 ft hike but, once again, worth the view. Some locals haven’t even made the trek, and most usually go at most one time. Once getting back down I can definitely understand why one time is enough. 

In order to make the climb, you must be with a guide due to the steep incline. The whole entire trip can be made in a couple of hours but that all depends on your endurance and the rest of your group. I’m not lying when I say that I might’ve regretted my decision to make the climb halfway through. It is tough and quite the booty builder. If you want a workout that’ll last a week this hike is just enough and will keep your body in tip-top shape for the rest of your vacation. I’d recommend bringing a hat, a towel, tons of water, and of course your camera. Make sure you’re hands-free since the hike is a little strenuous, and don’t let your guide fool you when they are effortlessly scaling the landscape. THIS IS NOT EASY!

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Extra: Our trip to the Pitons began at our hotel where we started in a car from Gros Islet to Soufriere. It was about a two-hour drive due to the winding roads and slow speed limit, but we were able to soak in a lot of information from our tour guide, Slim. On our way, we stopped for fresh bananas, cocoa pods and drove through several fishing villages. Who knew bananas could get sunburns and cocoa beans are actually purple? We also had an amazing time with the rest of the people on our tour and became great friends with them by the end of the trip. If you don’t get easily carsick, driving from Gros Islet to Soufriere is a great way to see the island.

7. Dance at a Street Party

Every Friday night the island has street parties in several different towns. We went to the Gros Islet Street Party which was the town we were staying in. Although very touristy at the beginning of the night, the locals eventually come out to party. The streets are filled with local food vendors and plenty of music. 

I got myself some freshly caught fish and then proceeded to dance the night away. The music and vibes were great! If you’re looking for a fun night out this would be perfect for you. We also went to a fun bar called Rhumba to get some drinks and soak in the black light. They have markers at the counter, so feel free to sign your name!  

Although not on my list of things to do I would still highly recommend spending a couple of days by the beach. Our hotel had a great beach area and offered us lounge chairs, snorkeling gear, kayaks, paddleboards and of course, drinks! We spent three days by the beach and I was able to enjoy a little bit of sun until I got burned. Not to mention, the wild dogs and horses were a cool bonus! 

Hotel: The Landings Resort & Spa 

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I hope you enjoyed some of my favorite things and will consider them during your next trip. The island has so much to offer, you wouldn’t want to miss out! 

Extra Places to Eat:

Extra Stops:

  • Toraille Waterfall
  • Castries Market

For more travel guides and things to do, check out my travel page!

And as always, until next time…

See ya later:)

Jacqui M. Green 

Vacation Outfits: St. Lucia

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Dress: ASOS Shoes: Sam Edelman (sold out – similar here)

Tip: Shop local vendors while on vacation to find jewelry. This is how I find most of my bracelets. I’m wearing one from Anguilla and another from St. Croix with this outfit.

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Top: Shein Bottoms: andeawy (similar here) Shoes: Steve Madden Jewelry: Pitaya (earrings), Amazon (necklace & small gold hoops), Local Eclectic (necklace) & bracelet from Anguilla

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Top: Madewell Bottoms: Hollister (similar) Shoes: Steve Madden Accessories: Forever21 (headband – similar here) Jewelry: Pitaya (earrings) & bracelets from Anguilla, St. Croix & Kauai, Hawaii 

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Bathing Suit: Amazon (top), ASOS (bottom) Bottoms: Amazon Shoes: Birkenstock Accessories: Pitaya (sunglasses), Target (hat – similar) Jewelry: Amazon (necklace), Local Eclectic (necklace) & bracelet from St. Croix