Here it is guys! The final post from my St. Thomas extravaganza! Not gonna lie, flipping through these photos again, brought the memories right back, as I sit in my hot apartment here in Harlem. I can never fully explain how much fun I had in the Virgin Islands, but being able to celebrate my birthday with my closest friend, was the sweetest thing in the world. Hope you enjoy the pics from the Wing Festival, my birthday in St. John, ferry ride pics and a few more beach pics!
Group pic. Stunning view.
Beach view at Magen’s Bay.
Dranks and dancing…
Paul was the first person to wish me happy birthday
Well, I’ve finally managed to clear some room from my media library to bring you part one of my St. Thomas vacation recap. I have decided to really come through the hundreds of pictures I took while away and present an edited photo collage of my adventures.
While it has been a month since my trip, I can still smell the water, hear the birds, and feel the salty ocean water on my skin. The only thing I miss more than the breathtaking views and the overwhelming aura of peace and relaxation is Cynthia.
I have to admit it’s pretty awesome to have a friend in this corner of the world. Yes, of course, I miss her, but getting to see her in her new home: thriving, happy, effervescent and carefree, was wonderful to see. My wanderlust has definitely been piqued and I am now thinking ahead to my next great adventure for 2016. I’m thinking Italy! But until then, here are photos from the first three days of my trip on St. Thomas proper. Enjoy 🙂
Another view from the hotel
The crew waiting for the shuttle to the pool and beach.
Well, I’m back in the city that never sleeps, in desperate need of sleep.
Vacation is officially over, and as I sluggishly finish out my shift and prepare for a writer’s meeting, I wanted to thank any and all friends and followers for their birthday wishes. Spending the day in St. John and returning to a flood of texts, videos and posts was icing on the cake. Once the fog has lifted, expect to see even more picturesque scenes from my trip. Thanks for being a fantastic host Cynthia! Love you!
A while ago, I completed my NYU messenger run, and what a gorgeous week it turned out to be. Sure there were some overcast days, but the days were warm (it’s all relative) and the sun made an appearance ever so often. I decided to do a “Day In the Life Of…” photo diary while on the job (shhh) so you could get a sense of what I experienced each day 🙂
Any and all mail was placed in one of these envelopes. For ____ eyes only 🙂
Each day had me going through Grand Central 4 times a day! Way too many tourists in the morning, tons of commuters in the evening.
City Hall subway stop.
See that building I’m pointing to? It’s the Woolworth Building, stop one on the route.
This was a pretty weird promotion stunt by a restaurant next door to Woolworth. I had to take a picture with a giant “eyeball”
Walking through City Hall Park the weather was all over the place on the last day, from drizzle…
To nice and humid.
Each day I was tempted by the Waffels and Dinges food truck, but I persevered and didn’t give in to the delicious treats.
Since the route took me from Union Square to the West Side, passing Strand Bookstore was a given.
Sky view on East 12th Street.
A Triangle Shirtwaist Factory memorial outside the building which now houses the College of Arts and Sciences
A view of the “Matrix” art work in the Bobst library
Best part of the day was being able to take amazing shots of the city as I walked from place to place…
Walking through Washington Square Park on the way to 5th Avenue…
Another shot of Washington Square…
Of course I had to take a picture under the arch (actually surprised this was the first time I took a photo at this angle)
Hard to believe that it was only two weeks ago when I found myself in Paradise! The Eppes Family Vacation happens every two years on the coast of North Carolina in an area called the Outer Banks (OBX). If you happened to stop by on my week away, you noticed my Instagram feed was filled with sunrises, beach photos, and the like, but not too much of any one thing. That’s because I saved the bulk of my photos for you, my readers!
This first post will feature all of the pictures I managed to take of and with family while away. I hope you enjoy this photo collage, as much as I have enjoyed selecting the photos to post.