Home For The Holidays

The weekend was extremely low-key around here after returning from vacation so I'm diving right into my travel recaps this week sharing some highlights from our trip to Trinidad & Tobago.

Christmas day was actually spent in airports and airplanes making our way home for a sunny vacation. Even though I've been living in the US for over 15 years now, I always say "home is where your mom is" and that would be Trinidad for me.

On Boxing Day (the day after Christmas) we went to lunch with close family and friends. We popped the traditional Christmas crackers and shared the cheesy jokes that come from inside them.

I got to meet my sweet God Daughter, Scarlett, for the first time and loved every minute of her smiles.

We went to a huge block party (or "fete" as it's called there) and had a blast. A friend of ours was the DJ and he really put on a good show. Us, old fogies, barely lasted until midnight.

The next day was Scarlett's Christening so all her God Parents and family gathered at the Church. It was hilarious because the priest kept calling her Charlotte instead of Scarlett.

The after-party was at my aunt's beautiful home in the mountains. We ate, drank, and cut the cake for miss Scarlett.

Then we were off to Tobago which is pure paradise!

It rained the first few days which was a bummer but the beautiful weather finally came out and we got lots of beach time with my parents and friends.

In the mornings, we enjoyed some pool time at our villa with Scarlett and "Rihanna the Rhino".

After 5 glorious days in Tobago, it was time to head back to the bustle of family and friends in Trinidad.

I got to catch up with the ladies over lunch and visit some more family before our vacation came to an end.

It was a wonderful trip and we weren't extremely happy to return to the cold but life and adulting happens.


All the R&R and some productivity around the house over the past weekend was much needed. The weather forecast says we're in for a frosty one this week. Stay warm my friends!

Joining the lovely Biana.


  1. Looks like a wonderful trip! And the beach sounds so amazing! Hope you have a great week!

  2. These trip highlights make me so happy. You and your loved ones just radiate JOY! Oh miss Scarlett is beyond precious! The mountain celebration, wow, what a view! I am so happy you got to go “home!” xo

  3. Always so fun when I see "home" on your blog. Glad you got to come see family and friends. Next time hopefully we're in the country at the same time lol

  4. So many great memories here... I cracked up at the priest calling her Charlotte. SMH. It's actually really funny though (hopefully her parents were amused!). The island looks so lush and green - gorgeous. Your aunt's view is to die for!

  5. What a wonderful trip. Scarlett is so precious and I'm sure it was wonderful to spend time with her. All your pictures are so beautiful- what great memories to make!

  6. Looks like you had an amazing trip! And the weather looked absolutely amazing! So glad you got to meet your god daughter too! She is such a cutie!

  7. Fabulous photos, love all the stuff at Scarlett's after-Christening party. I'm glad you got to spend time with friends and fam and WARMTH over the holidays!

    I had breakfast with my friend who's from Tobago on Saturday, she's heading home in two weeks for the first time in two years!

  8. Scarlett is adorable! Tobago looks amazing! Crazy to see beach pictures when it is freezing here! It sounds like you guys had a good trip! I know you loved being around your family :)

  9. Scarlett is ADORABLE!! And wow, what an amazing place! I absolutely love those mountain views.

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

  10. Aw home is certainly where your mom is! I can't imagine how hard it is to live so far away from friends and family. Little Scarlett is adorable! Looks like a wonderful trip home. Hope you had a wonderful day!

  11. Scarlett is so cute!! Looks like a great trip!

  12. Such a wonderful trip!! Lots of rest and rejuvenation before adulting begins again!!!

  13. Awww how sweet is Scarlett! What an amazing way to spend the holidays in paradise and celebrating a christening!
    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

  14. Absolutely amazing trip, and could she be anymore darling? Lol at the priest calling her Charlotte - oops! Your villa in Tobago looks magical, but even with our too cold temps welcome home <3
    Green Fashionista