Friday, February 5, 2016

St. Lucia Travel Diary (Day One)

Happy Friday, friends! I wanted to share a little bit of my travel diary from yesterday - it was an exhausting day (woke up at 3 a.m. and didn't go to bed until midnight) but I finally made it to St. Lucia! Let's start with my travel outfit... 

Lulu*s sweater (sold out), similar here // similar white jeans // m.Gemi flats // Delsey luggage

I woke up at 3 a.m. yesterday, left my house by 4 a.m. and departed from Charlotte Douglas airport at 6 a.m. I am not a morning person, and I was scared to death I was going to sleep through all my alarms!!! (But I didn't haha.) From Charlotte, we flew to Atlanta, and from Atlanta to St. Lucia... I watched the movie "Martian" on the second plane ride, and it was such an amazing movie that I was crying (both sad and happy tears) while watching it. The people beside me had to think I was crazy!! But seriously if you haven't seen it, go watch it NOW.


Once we touched down in St. Lucia, we went through customs. The drive to our resort is about an hour through winding dirt roads, so we opted to take a helicopter ride (which takes about 15 minutes!). I've never been on a helicopter, and I was feeling pretty anxious before the trip. It's so loud that everyone has to wear headphones/headsets. Once we were up in the air, I calmed down and was simply in awe of the beauty of this island. There were a few scary moments though - at one point, the pilot headed straight towards the mountain (below), and pulled the helicopter up just in time not to run into it - when we had passed the peak, he dove into the valley. It felt like being on a roller coaster!


And we made it! For those wondering, we are staying at Anse Chastanet in Soufriere. I read a ton of reviews beforehand so I was prepared (it's a lot different than most beach hotels I'm used to!) but I'll be sharing a lot of info about the trip as the week goes on.


The best thing (so far), is definitely the view from the room. On one side you can see the ocean and palm trees, and on the other side you can see the tips of the Pitons - it is breathtaking.


Here are some close-ups of the bikini I wore yesterday and the cute tassel cover-up (which is a scarf but I tied as a sarong!).... enjoy!

Ondademar bikini top // bikini bottoms // tassel cover-up (doubles as a scarf!)

Happy weekend, everyone!
xoxo

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57 comments:

  1. Looks like your trip is off to a perfect start! Can't wait to hear more about it!!

    Christina :: Simple and Delish

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  2. This looks like the most beautiful island yet that you've visited!! I am in awe! Have an absolutely wonderful vacation!

    xoxo A
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  3. I probably would have been super nervous too about the helicopter ride, but it looks like it was fun! I'm a morning person but not at 3 AM and certainly not before coffee!! Haha. I'm glad that you made it there safely though and it looks amazing. That swimsuit and scarf are both fabulous too, love them!!!

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  4. St. Lucia is one of the locations we're considering for our honeymoon and these photos are selling me! It looks absolutely gorgeous!

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  5. The orange sweater suits you so well!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  6. such beautiful views! enjoy your time there!

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  7. Love your adorable wrap! Looks like an incredible time...the scenery is nothing short of amazing! Have a great weekend!

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  8. St.Lucia has been on my list for travel destinations for some time now! It looks like such a gorgeous place to be!

    xx, fatima

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  9. Oh my gosh this looks so beautiful!! I've been wanting to visit St Lucia. Can't wait to hear more about the resort!

    Kristina does the Internets

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  10. Oh my gosh this is stunning!! I need to go!

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  11. Such a cute photo diary! Love the Ondademar bikini, it's super cute. :)

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  12. St. Lucia looks so gorgeous! Love your bathing suit!

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  13. Every single pictures I am ohhing and awwing! It looks absolutely stunning! I love that orange sweater and that cute little tassel cover up!

    Happy Travels // about:blank

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  14. Wow, that is such an amazing view!! I'm jealous! Have an awesome time on your trip!

    The Auburn Life

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  15. looks like you are having fun! enjoy!
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  16. We went to St. Lucia on our honeymoon last September and loved it! We did an excursion to volcanic mud baths and a boatride to see the Pitons, highly recommend! Enjoy Paradise!

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  17. Amazing airport style. I love the sweater!

    Kisses from www.poshnessary.com

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  18. Looks like a wonderful (and relaxing with that view!!) trip so far! Can't wait to hear more about it!

    x Sarah
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  19. That looks beautiful! I'm so jealous. and I love the bikini!

    Kim
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  20. Hi Caitlin- It looks absolutely breathtaking! Quick question...where is your ring from? Thank you!

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  21. Such an EARLY morning! But totally worth it. The view is stunning there!!


    How Gorgeous

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  22. I love your cover up. Hope you have fun for the rest of your trip.
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  23. Your view looks absolutely gorgeous! I'm obsessed with the scarf/cover up! So cute!!

    xo, Nina
    Law of Fashion Blog

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  24. The view is gorgeous!! Def adding to my bucket list. Also, your bathing suit is so cute!

    xoxo
    Amy | Pastel N Pink

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  25. I've been reading your blog for a while, (Charlotte native ) and I have loved seeing your style evolve over the years. Keep up the great work! Love seeing your travel posts, as it gives me inspiration to travel myself!

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  26. Have a blast on your trip


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  27. Wow!! Have an amazing trip!!

    Her Heartland Soul
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  28. Yay! I'm glad you made it safe! I hope you have an amazing trip. Your suit is SO cute!

    Rachel
    Simply Rachel Nicole

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  29. Absolutely love this post!! Please do this recap as much as possible..its so fun to live through being on vacation through you!! Love your suit! and that darrrlinnng pom pom wrap!! XO

    @stylemelauren
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  30. Looks amazing so far and such a breathtaking view. Love your bikini and such pretty colors. I can't wait to see more of your trip!

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

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  31. So jealous of your fabulous trip! Paradise is right!

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  32. My husband and I went to St. Lucia on our honeymoon. We had dinner at the treehouse at Anse Chastanet and drinks up at Jade Mountain. We loved St. Lucia, so much natural beauty!
    Kari
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  33. I've never seen someone look as cute as you do for waking up at 3am! You are THE absolute cutest! Love the bright colors :) have such a blast!!!

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  34. Oh my gosh, St. Lucia looks so gorgeous! Hope you have an amazing trip!

    xoxo,
    Katie
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  35. My husband and I went to St. Lucia on our honeymoon...and did the helicopter ride! I totally know how you feel with that awful, long day of travel! It's the most gorgeous place tho...ENJOY!
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  36. I want so jealous! I need a tropical vacation immediately! That hotel looks amazing- so secluded. Hope you have the best time!
    Xo, Tara
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  37. Hi! I'm in love with your blog! I was just wondering what you mostly use to take your pictures, your phone or your camera?

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  38. Your view is amazing and I love your colorful bikini so much!!
    ♡ Kristina
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  39. Loved the martian!

    Love,
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  40. It looks absolutely beautiful there!how exciting to take a helicopter! I would love some packing tips for vacation! You always look so organized.

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  41. Love that swim cover! I love anything with fringe!

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  42. love the suit and those VIEWS!

    xoxo, Preeti
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  43. Looks like it was worth the 3AM wake up. Have fun!
    Dresses & Denim

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  44. Hope you are having a wonderful trip!

    Lauren,
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  45. Amazing trip!
    You look gorgeous wearing that bikini and tassel scarf!
    So cute, enjoy!
    Emma
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  46. Obsessed with your suit!!! Have so much fun!!! I hear St Lucia is beautiful- I've only been to St Thomas St. John and St Martin so I really need to head back and see Lucia!! Enjoy! Xx ash

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  47. Love the swimsuit cover!
    xoxo - katestylepetite.com

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  48. I love your straw hat and taking a helicopter sounds like such a great idea!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  49. Looks like the most beautiful place! Plus I love that bikini & sarong! Gorgeous holiday look!

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  50. I'm obsessing over your travel outfit and your swimwear look! Adorable!

    Jordan: The Teacup of Style
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  51. Your vacay pics look amazing! Your bathing suit and even your airport outfit - super on point!

    XO
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  52. Looks so fun and I love your bikini! Have fun! :)

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