The Island of the Rich and Famous

“The Island of the Rich and Famous” 

I have been crazy excited for today! I love St. Maarten, and the island is gorgeous, but I’ve been DYING to go to St. Barths. This French Caribbean island is known for their white sand beaches and designer shops. OF COURSE the fashionista inside of me was most excited for the elegant and sophisticated boutiques of high fashion and Caribbean chic in Gustavia, the island’s capital.

Caribbean chic is hands down my favorite!

I knew with less than 24 hours in my day trip, I had to plan accordingly and prioritize.

1. SHOPPING.. most important

2. FOOD .. lunch somewhere delish and adorable. (the shops close for lunch for about 2 hours – making it the perfect time to take a break)

3. BEACH .. preferably walking distance to save time.

Our day began with a high-speed catamaran from St. Maarten to St. Barths. I’m not one to get sea sick, thank goodness, but the boat was CRAZY. It was a good thing my romper was technically a beach cover up because when a wave got me GOOD, I was able to dry off fairly quickly. #blessed

After docking and our arrival onto St. Barthélemy, it was most important to walk the beautiful streets of Gustavia. The island was truly perfection. Red roof buildings speckle the lush and luxurious landscape.

So many incredible stores to pop in and out of! Of course the high end staples such as Louis Vuitton, Prada, and Cartier. However, I thoroughly enjoy the stores that aren’t “well known” and we don’t have in the states .. those that have pieces considered different or one of a kind.

A few of my favorites stores in Gustavia:

Lei’l / Wild Side / Mermaids and Pearls / Love the World

WEARING // Reagan Romper in Mandala: PILYQ; Black Packable Wide Bow Sunhat: Toucan Hats

Of course I made some purchases because how could I NOT! A few of my favorites were from different designers all over the world.

Pitusa: made in Peru

Kiini: made in Turkey

Skemo: made in Indonesia

Save My Bag: made in Italy

Sundress: made in France

I was famished after all of the shopping. #hardwork We asked some of the locals for some lunch spots that were delicious and a little less “touristy.” Our spot was at L’Isoletta. Delicious pizza and wine on top of a hill was exactly what we needed.

The last part of the day was over mango gelato and lots and lots of shells at Shell Beach.

Today was truly incredible. Feeling extra thankful for the opportunity to explore this island paradise. However, just one day in St. Barths was NOT enough. It’s safe to say I’m already planning my trip back.

See ya next time St. Barths!

Amanda xo

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