Summer in The Grenadines...Why? Having spent 16 years living on a tiny out island in The West Indies it felt a slightly odd choice to be taking two days and several small airplanes to get to another stamp post sized island in The West Indies. With, of course, five moaning kids. When you live in paradise why leave?
Because " Travel is the only thing you can buy that will make you richer" and because that is one fantastic landing strip, yes that little thin line between those two hills above and below. Did the Volcanic eruptions design it just like that? Great forward thinking. One day man will come, and will want to land flying objects....and because every body on the island of Canouan was having fun. Everybody.
When I travel I get inspired. The next India Hicks Fine Jewelry collection is going to be a blast. Canouan is 14 miles from Bequia so on two boats, not much bigger than these, we crashed through a roaring sea (If you don't have 5 kids and do have a spare moment don't spend it on doing your hair when traveling between islands in the Grenadines, you arrive alive but soaking wet. Head to toe!)
Leaving the strange deserted hippie settlements of Bequia we passed by protruding green breasts (I live with 3 teenage boys) swam with turtles, sunbathed on deserted beaches, picnicked in caves, jumped from cliffs and admired the unspoiled waters where Johnny Depp and Keira Knightly tussled with cutlasses...before arriving in time for lunch, one dazzlingly hot afternoon, on the island of Mustique. Oh yes, living large now.
A very eccentric friend of my parents Lord Glenconner (also known as Colin Tennant) bought the island many years ago....there is a spine chilling but highly amusing documentary on him and the island. The Man Who Bought Mustique. In one scene Colin prepares a lunch in honor of Princess Margaret, and decides to dress the miniature temple below where lunch will be served with embroidered pornographic indian panels .
There are only two places to shop on Mustique. The Pink House and The Purple House. With out a doubt you should go Pink over Purple. Because they stock India Hicks Crabtree & Evelyn Island Living.
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