Old BAGuettes: Carnival Costume 2014

Creative Carnival Costumes: Corsets & large tutus ordered from Amazon small pink tutus purchased on island Headpieces recycled from St. Thomas’ Carnival the previous year Assortment of  (inexpensive) french pastries Lacquer, spray paint, glue guns, glitter and several bottles of rosé wine! Start and Finish The Process: Purchase cheap pastries. Dry them for days in…

Freediving: Underwater Meditation

Freediving is different from snorkeling. In snorkeling you mostly stay on the surface of the water, casually looking at the underwater wildlife, diving down occasionally to see something closer up. Freediving however is more centered on pushing your mind & your body to the depths of their limits; whatever they may be. I often say that…

73 Days

How do seventy three days buzz right by without me once giving my poor little wordpress blog an ounce of attention? In my defense, it has been 73 of the most hectic days of the year by the majority of the population’s standards. Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years.  By my standards it is undoubtedly the most…

Blue Gold

I was in one of the local island markets the other day to pick up a few things.  Nothing major; some dried beans, rice, a few bottles of booze, coffee & fruit -blueberries, to be exact.  Just the basics needed to maintain my healthy and not-so-healthy lifestyle.  As anyone does while waiting in line at…

Pile ‘o’ Books, Deconstructed

I’m not a big reader, I get distracted entirely too easily. I have good intentions for reading and I LOVE books, it’s just that I slack when it comes to actually reading them.   I can easily spend hours wandering bookstores, perusing  covers, shuffling through best-seller tables and reading samples of the hundreds of titles…