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!
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…
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!
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.