Adam and I started our two-week vacation off right with an incredible visit home to see my parents and soak up some sun. For the first time since college I managed to have the dates line up so that I could make it for Carnival*! We also went to St. John*, The Baths*, the beach, and got to spend time with old friends. It was pretty much the perfect trip.
* I took way too many pictures so all of the items starred above are going to have to be their own posts over the rest of the week
Speaking of too many pictures, I’m limiting this post to the highlights. Here are some of our favorites from home…
The best hosts – my parents. In addition to driving us all over the place, ironing my dresses, playing board games even though Adam always throws a fit, and just being generally amazing, they cooked us Adam’s favorite meal and my favorite dessert. Bill Clinton’s Enchiladas.
And key lime pie.
Which meant there was leftover pie for me to eat on top of Greek yogurt. <– the best thing ever
I always serve it with flax so it’s basically a health food.
The best breakfast – Barefoot Buddha.
I got an iced Vietnamese latte and the sandwich I ate on my wedding day, aka the Bigfood Bagel sandwich: egg frittata, smoked turkey, turkey bacon, cream cheese, sharp cheddar cheese, chipotle aioli, tomato-onion coulis, and fresh spinach.
The best brunch – The Grille Room at Mahogany Run. My (extra-spicy) Bloody Mary came topped with a stuffed olive, banana pepper, and shrimp!
I also had a really top-notch chopped salad with shrimp and chipotle-ranch among other yummy things. And then every singe person at the table ordered a vodka + soda and all was right with the world.
The best coffee – Bad Ass at Yacht Haven.
My triple non-fat iced latte was perfectly roasty good.
The best pizza – Island Time Pub. Pro tip – start with a salad, they are gigantic and two-three people can share one.
Adam and I got a pie with artichoke, Kalamata olives, and roasted garlic.
Plus their drink menu is on point.
The best johnny cake – served at the window on the Waterfront by The Greenhouse, with cheese.
Caribbean johnny cake (versus the cornmeal version found in the American south) is slightly sweet, unleavened fried bread. It is delicious in general and freaking mind-blowing when served with cheese.