Travel Tuesday: Amazing St. Barts: Isle De France Resort

What’s on the top of your travel bucket list? One of mine is St. Barts, and summer is a great time to go with many specials as well as great healthy and cultural events. The amazing resort, Isle de France, has quite a special offering a special friends and family summer holiday packages which includes accommodations with 2 garden rooms or bungalows; round trip airport transfers by hotel chauffeur; daily continental breakfast; welcome complimentary mini bar (soft drinks and canapés), Friday night wine tasting at the bar of the Isle de France; one cocktail every evening by the pool to enjoy the sunset; one dinner at the beach restaurant on the day of arrival (excluding drinks); access to all facilities: pool, fitness center, boutique; access to the beach, the beach bar & restaurant, the beach chairs, snorkeling equipment, shower on the beach, towels; and car rental. This package is effective from April 9th to August 31st and from October 15th to October 31st.  Need I say more? Who is ready to go? ME! Okay, so here’s a little tour of the resort:  To start, here’s a view from the pool (below) Can you say heaven?

Beach Suite Living Room View (below)

Spa Reception area (below) I could hang out here for a very long time…

Thai Massage (below) I need one of these!

Other great summer events include:

  • Diana Bourel’s signature yoga summer camp challenge will be held from July 1 to August 5. You can channel your inner yogi, get strong and lean, make new friends and find out just how magnificent you are in one of the most beautiful spots in the world. This 5-week yoga and fitness program will challenge you to discover your personal best.
  • St. Barts also has a strong artistic and cultural heritage, which is celebrated in the island’s many festivals. Tourists can experience 10 days of live music with St. Barts Summer Sessions from August 5 to 16; and concerts of Caribbean music with St. Barts JAM Music Festival from August 15 to 18.
  • For those of you in need of some retail therapy, the stores in the port of Gustavia offer a wide selection of leading international brands and creations by local designers. Summer sales on the island are from August 6 to 18th, during the St. Barts Shopping Festival where promotions, sales and fairs are held in various shops on the island.

St. Patrick’s Day Herb Dip & Kid’s Cooking Class

Saint Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17th, and I am so excited that I will be spending my Saint Patrick’s Day teaching a Kid’s Cooking Class at the Park City Mountain Resort in Park City, Utah. We we will be making kid-friendly apres ski snacks to make in the condo. See more information about this fun class on the“Snowmama” website. One of the recipes I’ll be making in the class is this healthy, easy and very simple Saint Patrick’s Day Fresh Herb Dip. It’s a great way to get the kids to try fresh herbs such as basil and dill and to eat fresh vegetables. I like to use reduced-fat Greek yogurt in this recipe because it has so may health benefits and is filled with protein which is perfect after a long day of skiing. Enjoy this recipe on Saint Patrick’s Day or any time of the year.