Harbour Island Birthday Bash

by | Jul 10, 2016 | Celebrations, Travel | 0 comments

Flashback to June 2015…I can’t believe it’s been a year since our epic girls trip to Harbour Island!  We had THE BEST TIME exploring the island, making friends with the locals and celebrating LaLa’s birthday!!!  It was a bit of trains, planes and automobiles getting to this tiny island but SO worth it!  Our first stop was checking out our rental house, The Jewelbox (cutest.house.ever!)

The-Jewelbox

We had a celebratory dinner at The Rock House that night, in honor of our birthday girl!  We were all surprised when the waiter showed up with a surprise bottle of Veuve, sent to our table by our friend Dori.  Such a fun night!

Rock-House-Girls-Dinner

The next day, we hit the beach…with our custom swag, of course!

Nico and Lala Custom Designed TowelsNico and Lala custom designed koozies

While soaking up the sun, and sipping on Kalik, we spotted a man with a horse walking down the beach…Next thing we know, Lauren is riding Star down the beach.  Ha! Video proof below:

 

That night, private chef Philip came to the Jewelbox to cook for us.  The meal was phenomenal…I still crave his homemade ranch dressing.  After dinner, we invited him to have a glass of wine with us.  We enjoyed hearing about his life, growing up in the Bahamas and his dream to start a catering business with his girlfriend Shaena.  By the end of the night we’d offered to design a logo and website for what is now Kitchen Utopia.  We’ve loved working with them and helping them brand their business.  We still keep in touch via email, kinda like a virtual pen pal, I suppose?!

Private-Chef-Kitchen-Utopia

The next morning we walked next door to the Pigly Wigly (yep, that’s right, it’s NOT Piggly Wiggly) to stock up on provisions (i.e. alcohol) and then drove our little golf cart to Valentine’s Marina to book a boat tour.  Captain Willard gave us the lowdown on the mansions of the island and told us where India Hicks’ home is located (major style crush!).

Boat-Tour-Bahamas

The rest of the trip was spent galavanting, looking for Hibiscus Hill (India Hicks’ home) and daydreaming of living in one of the cute pastel houses.  Oh, and also partying…The local bars are basically nothing more than walls and sand floors but we had so much fun at Gusty’s and Daddy D’s!  There’s nothing better than a late night dance party with your girlfriends!

Harbour-Island  Seafoam-House-Harbour-Island

Until next time, Harbour Island!

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WHERE TO EAT

Rock House:  Amazing food, great service, gorgeous views.

Sip Sip: Casual lunch spot, great patio. No reservations but there’s a cute shop in the front of the restaurant if you have to wait for a table.

The Landing: The.Best.breakfast. Their ricotta banana pancakes are to die for!

WHERE TO DRINK

Gusty’s: Iconic hole in the wall bar where everyone goes! It’s only open when Gusty wants to be open though so we only got to go one night…Try the goombay smash!

Daddy D’s: Another dive but SO FUN!  It’s open late night and they have a light up dance floor and Daddy D is the DJ…Tip: Don’t mess with his turntables.

WHAT TO DO

Boat Tours: Valentine’s Marina offers daily boat tours.   We didn’t have to book in advance, it was really easy to just make reservations same day.

Private Chef: We hired Phillip of Kitchen Utopia to come cook for us one night.  It was such a fun (and delicious!) experience! Highly recommend this!

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