Saint Barthélemy, also known as St. Barths, was like stepping into a picturesque story-book town. The streets in Gustavia are well manicured with cool air streaming from stores filled with beautiful clothing and accessories. I instantly fell in love with the town.
The truth is, though, that by the time we got to St. Barths, I was not feeling too hot. Actually I probably looked like the first zombie in an apocalypse about to take over the island. After a couple of rocky nights on the boat and sailing all day, I was bug-bitten, had a cut-up foot, was losing the battle with my heat rash, and felt like I was rocking from heat stroke and the swells while sailing. I also probably had a wifi-deprived crazed look in my eyes as I had lost my phone a few days before, due to a beach-docking gone wrong (as I write this I am giggling since it was actually hilarious).
Regardless of all of that, I was excited to see St. Barths, so after a short trip to shore for a bite to eat and a well needed nights rest the next morning, we headed to shore to get a coffee and croissant and wander the town. Being a Sunday morning, not much was open, so it was fun to wander the streets when they were so quiet. We stopped by Tom's Juice Bar for a refreshing juice to start our day and then headed straight to a local bakery where my craving was satisfied for a cafe au last and mouth-watering croissant.
The next day we rented a car to explore the island. We headed to the wild side of the island and stopped at a local beach before heading to Nikki beach. After wandering the shops in St. Jean, we stopped in at Kiki-e Mo for margaritas before heading back to the boat. I would also highly recommend checking out Do Brazil at Shell beach. We popped in there one evening for drinks and the atmosphere and view were both amazing.
Below are a few snaps from our morning stroll, along with me practicing my best model poses... I may need to work on them a bit ;)
Katie is a makeup artist based in Vancouver BC, represented by Lizbell Agency. She has been in the Vancouver beauty scene for 10 years, and in love with makeup for most of her life. When she is not painting faces she writes for her blog and is a contributor for Fashion Magazine.