Stand Up Paddleboarding

This week I have 3 of my closest girl friends visiting from London. Wherever you live in the world, guests always mean the same thing for your fitness plan – disaster. Entertaining, eating out, and staying up until the wee hours gossiping and catching up – the last thing I have the time or energy for is going for a run. Luckily I have fun, sport loving friends and I live in place where you can hang out, watch the sunset AND have a killer workout at the same time!

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Playing tourist in London

A few weeks ago, I had an unexpected few days to spend in London and decided to revisit my old stomping ground like a tourist would. Starting with an evening in Soho, I wanted to walk my old "commute" from Oxford Circus down to Golden Square along Carnaby St. I can confirm that it's much more fun when you have time to browse the shop windows, smell the blooms at the Liberty's outdoor flower stall and pop into Kingly Court for a cocktail :)

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Surviving Separation

One of the great things about living on a paradise island like Cayman is meeting people from all different walks of life, countries, cultures and backgrounds who, like us, decided to ditch life at home in search of something different, and ended up here. Thrown together, you make friends quickly and become what we refer to as the "Cayman family" in lieu of having your own close by. In a way, living in Cayman is a bit like moving back into university halls of residence.

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Breakfast at Anchor & Den

Grand Cayman boasts most of the big hotel names on 7-mile beach but I have personally found that all of them leave something to be desired in the style stakes with aging decor and lackluster ambience. Until now. This summer, the Marriot shut its doors and underwent an overhaul in the lobby and dining areas before re-opening to applause and acclaim as finally both visitors to the island and residents alike had a funky, modern and airy hotel space to enjoy a drink or a bite to eat in.

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