Caribbean Articles & Reviews
Just Back: St. Lucia With Mary J. Blige
. . . from St. Lucia Mary J. Blige, hip-hop diva
Whatever baggage you have, leave it at home. One look at those waters and I just felt such peace. This was my first time in the Caribbean. It was beautiful-- there's no other word. I tried to keep the colors in my head: rust, brown, white, orange, a lot of pink. The people . . . I don't know them, but they're beautiful, too. It was an honor to be the youngest artist ever to headline the St. Lucia Jazz Festival.
Where to stay:†Windjammer Landing. My villa had its own pool and a view of practically the whole island.†
Where to eat:†The Lime, for grilled chicken-- real spicy-- and rice.
Must do:†Sail around Rat Island.†
Essential gear:†Fendi sandals-- they slip right on.†
Don't forget to pack:†Sunglasses. I brought a bag of them-- Christian Dior, Gucci . . . I enjoy matching them to my clothes.†
How to stay cool:†Drink piŮa coladas-- virgin ones.
--Interviewed by Ray Rogers