A Dream Vacation!
How can you be on a Honeymoon in your everyday life?
I have been to St. Barts many times.. but never at this time of year. And of course since I was there for my Honeymoon, everything felt magical. The island was quiet and languid, and even more sensual than I remembered.
I ate fresh, seasonal meals, I relaxed in the sun, and I flirted every day!
The food was better than ever. I fell in love with both of Jean Georges’ restaurants at the Eden Rock Hotel.
But now that I’m home I don’t want that special feeling to go away and I want you to feel it too. So, how can I bring the sensuality of St. Barts into our everyday lives?
Bring that Flirty Flavor Home
* Create a special cocktail
* Cook seasonal meals that flirt with French-Caribbean flavors (I have a great one for you at the end of this post!)
* Eat outdoors by candelight
* Create a sensual St. Barts soundtrack for your background music
* and then, after dinner, dance on the tables!!!
These are just a few suggestions but be creative and design your own paradise at home!
You might want to start with this refreshing salad which I had in St. Barts at On The Rocks, one of Jean Georges’ restaurants.
AVOCADO-TOMATO-AND MANGO SALAD
1 ripe local tomato, sliced
1 ripe avocado, sliced
1 ripe mango, sliced
1 jalapeno, very thinly sliced
5 cherry tomatoes, halved
1 radish, thinly sliced
Juice of 1 lime
salt and Pepper
2 tablepoons great quality extra-virgin olive oil
Arrange tomato, avocado, mango, jalapeno, cherry tomatoes, and radish on a platter and try to make it as beautiful as you can.
Season everything with salt and pepper, and then drizzle with lime and olive oil. Serve immediately.