A couple of weeks ago, my sister and I had the pleasure of attending the 60th Anniversary of Caneel Bay Resort in the USVI. I was so excited to finally get to St. John as our grandparent's owned a home there in the 70s, but sadly sold it before I was born. My dad has the best memories of getting all dressed up to head to Caneel Bay for cocktails and dancing (three of my most favorite activities) so it was a very special trip for my sister and me. As we stepped back in time to experience a place that has upheld the charm and elegance of the original days of Laurance S. Rockefeller, we were reminded that magical places really do exist.
Arriving on the ferry from St. Thomas! You could imagine my excitement!
Upon our arrival I had to head straight into the water to feel it's warmth and the sand between my toes!
Our recently renovated premium beach front room! The mid-century inspired American Walnut and Teak furniture is absolutely stunning, and I was tempted to try to get the fabulous artwork home in my suitcase :)
Our view from that beach front room...I mean, does it get any better???!!! NO! And yes, that is one of the many donkeys you will see right outside your door. They are so sweet and friendly!
The most beautiful old sugar mill.
Surrounded by magnificent views from every angle.
Taking a casual stroll, you will happen upon the most magical vistas you have ever seen.
With the incredible author, Raul A. Barreneche, at his book signing for "CANEEL BAY & THE LEGACY OF LAURANCE S. ROCKELLER". This book involves Slim Aaron's photographs, and is my new favorite! Obsessed is an understatement.
My evening attire for the fabulous 60th Anniversary party where we ate the MOST delicious food in the private wine room, and danced the night away!
"As a unique place within nature, its magnificent beaches and scenic splendor conserved, the opportunity remains to rest, recreate, and self-renew. In today's world, such opportunities are more relevant than ever, just as he foresaw." - Larry Rockefeller, son of Laurance.
Bravo, Mr. Rockefeller! Bravo!
Till next time!