The chance meeting of Evie Bear proved to be an incredible one. Miss Evie runs all the cool happenings at The Gansevoort in New York and always knows all the same folks I do – so you know a friendship was bound to happen. When she asked me on a trip to their Turks & Caicos property, my routine Taurus self was unsure – hanging out and socializing with strangers isn’t exactly my things despite having a “social” appearance. BUT, she said I could bring a friend and of course my partner in crime and human xanax, Elle Clay, joined the ranks.
Turks and Caicos is an island that I had never considered going to. Despite being Trinidadian and knowing that the islands are more of roots for me than grand resort get-aways, Turks always seemed to feel like a rich dude’s vacation. My poor kid mentality made me think that I would never go there, because…well…”rich people go there”. Like, Ibiza er something. Stupid and ignorant, I know…but, we are friends so I can be honest. Anyways, this trip opened up my mind in more ways than one. Even though I now travel to Europe and do worldly things, I didn’t realize that I was still closed-minded to certain ideas. #StupidAmerican
Anyways. Here is our 4 days in heaven. Literal and utter heaven. Everyone we met on our trip, a small group of 8, became our family. In an instant. Every single day I miss this trip and them. We bonded and enjoyed ourselves in paradise!
Elle and I kept joking that when we arrived at the hotel, they better have drinks ready…well…they did. Our suite was super sweet. Washer and Dryer included.
Very hospitable! Thanks Gansevoort.
Lady Shark and Dustin Dollin
Later that night, we went to “Fish Fry”, a cool local hangout that so happened to be next door to the telly. Me and Elle went for some food and then went back to the room and knocked out!
DAY 2 Evie Bear & AJ English
This towel dark-room proved to be crucial. The sun was too bright to see any photos we took.
Sunset on the beach. Me and AJ posing before we would DJ for the owner and a small group of his friends.
Dustin Dollin and Chima aka “Salt N’ Pepa”
I DJ’ed a killer set and AJ served as the best emcee for the night.
Oh and I made my first s’more…What? I grew up in the hood, people.
Dustin got cheeky.
We took a boat ride, which I was ok with not being on…but it would have been anti-social so I went. I snorkeled for the first time also, again…against my will. BUT, Elle said since she was allergic to seafood and she couldn’t get in the water that I should do it for her. I choked on a lot of salt water and that was that.
The rum punch was flowing…
AJ English and Evie Bear
Turk’s have their own brews
Dustin rocking out
We went to a private island and chilled their for about an hour, rolling around on the super soft white sand and having an amazing time.
A combination of Elle and rum punch had me pose for this. Then I was assured by AJ that it wasn’t bad at all because you can’t see side boob or anything. So. Here it is. When I’m 80 I’ll be proud…I hope!
Later we had dinner at the hotel……and lots and lots of wine.
…and good food.
We ended up at Evies room for a creepy movie.
DAY 4 (LAST DAY)Pretty Flacko & Trap Lord aka ASAP Rocky & ASAP Ferg
Having a Moët Moment
Learning Self-Defense by Vincent at Perimeter Security & Investigations LLC
Burying AJ alive…until he was dead.
Dinner at Bugaloo.
Chloe, the about to be Teen Mom Cat.
FINAL MOMENTS at THE AIRPORT I miss our #CaicosCrew every single day! Too much fun!
If you decide to head to Turks, you have to stay at The Gansevoort! It was top-notch and not crazy busy like some annoying Spring Break spot.