In my heart, I am truly an island girl, and I permanently crave turquoise seas and palm trees. Maybe everyone does though? I wish I was home more often. I’m happiest when I am soaking up the serenity and natural beauty that defined my childhood. Oh, the warm sunshine and Caribbean blue skies…absolute heaven.
St. Croix, US Virgin Islands
There’s no place like home. I’ve been around the world and the one place that continues to capture my heart again and again is the tiny, emerald island of St. Croix. Home Sweet Home. We’re only a mere 28×7 miles, but we’re a charismatic, vibrant, and proud people. We’ve been nicknamed “Twin City” for our two quaint and charming towns: Christiansted and Frederiksted, both with colorful architecture reminiscent of our diverse cultural history.
I first meet Alessandra Ambrosio on the red carpet at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival in France when she appeared in a stunning silver Versace gown. I have long admired Alessandra. She has always been one of my favorites models – and now has created one of my favorite swimwear lines!
I discovered Piñones a few years ago with a friend when we were both craving fresh, icy cold coconut water to escape the midday heat. Located on a palm tree lined scenic route from Isla Verde to Loíza, it’s truly a local destination and you can’t help but feel the heart of Puerto Rico.