Monday, April 18, 2011

A Hec of a Sexy Week in the US Virgin Islands...

But I'm back. Drats. Sorry for being out of sight for the past two weeks! Without notice, I hopped on a plane and went to St. Croix to attend their 11th annual Food & Wine Experience! Talk about sexy *ish, super delish food and the most laid back attire anyone could wear.

Unfortunately, I've not figured out how to pack for 6 day beach trips where the agenda requires nothing other than eating, drinking, sailing and eating some more. I'd like to think I can bring my normal size 4 clothes, but somehow I'm experimenting with packing bigger clothes just to give room for the expanding my belly and legs will do from all the gluttony.

So, I'm back and having to regroup, unpack (b/c I was impractical enough to take 9 bags, 9 shoes, 5 hats all of which I wore, 10 rings, 6 necklaces, 8 earrings, and the immeasurable list goes on), make sense of my notes and make follow up calls.

Why was I there? Well, for my newcomers and friends, I'm a full-time private chef and food and travel writer (the bill-payers); so I was invited to hit the island and cover all its goodness. All that means is that the party is over and it's time to spend this week writing story, after story after story. And processing at least 100 images of 900 images.

These are a few shots from my trip. I'll be doing full journalistic and blog-appropriate recaps on Flanboyant Eats, my food blog and in my column in Latina Magazine.  I'll let you know when they're up so you can check it out! And I did some awesome boutique shopping and perusing on the island which I'll share with you lovelies later this week. I think you'll fall in love with the Virgin Islands, if you've not been!

Thanks for stopping by after being absent so long. But, great, great fashion news and street looks on Wed--the other reason I was absent for so long!


T-B: Taste of St. Croix sunset; view from my suite; my messy, but super large suite; top chef just desserts judge Dannielle and me wearing C.B. Herrera earrings and Catherine Malandrino cocktail dress; Cane Bay beach sign; Chef Michael Ferraro's cheesecake; view of beach from my lounge chair at resort; my toes while laying out yesterday morning. 

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kenda said...

great pics. i am so jealous! we seriously need to trade lives.

Bren Herrera said...

oh girl, it was pretty darn amazing, from the food to the room to the chill vibe. can't wait to go back! :) thanks for stopping by!

Cynthia Fox-Giddens said...

Welcome back and it looks like your trip was a delight. The pics show it was just that indeed.

Chelsea Lane said...

ohh my gosh, I love these photos! what an amazing vacation, sounds perfect :)


One Girl's Wanderlust / Moda de la Mode said...

Thank you so much for following One Girls Wanderlust, it is so kind of you!! I adore this post so much. I have dreamed of going there for so long and from what you have said it sounds perfect. Thank you for sharing. Check out OGW sometime to see what is new and next week we are going all beach themed so don't miss out on that!!

Bren Herrera said...

Cynthia: thanks so much! Wait til you see all the food recaps on my food blog. incredible stuff. this wasn't a trip where styling and chicness was very accessible or feasible... way too much movement and staying out all day in the heat. argh.

Chelsea Lane: thanks!! was too much fun!

OneGWL: love following you and glad ur following, too. St. Croix is def a dreamy and super relaxed place. It's very Hollywood in the Caribbean. Can't wait to go back! Will check out your beach features! Have a great weekend.

Ms.Fashionista said...

This seems amaz! Oh do I wish I was on that beach asap!!


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