It’s been too long since I’ve checked in on the blog so I wanted to write a quick update on what’s new since I have a bit of time to do so. We spent the holiday weekend at home in DC enjoying the empty city before jetting off to Bermuda super early Monday morning for a week spent in the sun. My husband was born and raised on this super tiny island in the middle of the Atlantic ocean and his family still lives here on and off (the other time spent in Florida) so we are super lucky that spending time with family also means getting to visit one of the most beautiful islands in the world.
These past couple of weeks have been filled to the brim with tons and tons of teaching yoga and also lots of meetings with old and new friends planning some really exciting things for summer and fall. I’ve mentioned it a few times on Instagram stories, but I’m focusing a lot of time and energy on planning some really cool events and workshops centered around wellness and community in DC. I will absolutely be keeping everything updated as dates are set and tickets become available, but in the meantime, here are some pretty photos to look at from our time spent here in Bermuda so far.
The most well-known beach in Bermuda is called Horseshoe beach and my in-laws’ home is just a couple of minutes away, so the moment we landed on Monday afternoon we ate a quick lunch, changed into our swimsuits, and hung out in the sand until early evening. Bermuda is famous for it’s pink sand and you can sort of tell in this photo!
On Tuesday, Blair and I drove into Hamilton (the city center of the island) to eat breakfast at Devil’s Isle Cafe. I have a few friends living here in Bermuda that told me I absolutely must try it and let’s just say I think I could eat there for every single meal this whole trip. Half of the restaurant is a take-out juice, smoothie and coffee bar with everything from matcha lattes to green smoothies on the menu (dreamy!) and the other half is a sit-down restaurant. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I looked at the menu and saw the options — Bermuda isn’t known for being the most progressive food destination (lots of fancy restaurants, very few casual healthy options) so seeing a menu with paleo, vegan, and veggie-heavy options sort of blew my mind. We both ordered the Paleo plate which consisted of a ton of steamed vegetables and poached eggs. It was incredible!
After breakfast, we walked over to a local grocery store called Miles Market and picked up some kombucha and nut butter (the essentials!) before heading back home. The afternoon was spent exploring the America’s Cup Village and checking out a few races.
Do you all know what the America’s Cup is? It’s sort of like the super bowl of sailing and a really huge deal in the sailing community. My brother is a professional sailor (fun fact!) and the sport was a big part of my childhood (I was on my highschool sailing team) and it’s still an important sport for my family. They host the America’s Cup in different countries every few years and it just so happens to be here in Bermuda this summer which has been a treat. One of my childhood friends, Allie, is dating a sailor on the America’s Cup USA team so she has been living here for the past two years so it’s been super fun getting to see her and have a friend on the island.
If you want to watch a little bit more about the America’s Cup, I love this video of the Oracle USA team.
I’ll try and post little updates as the week goes on, but in the meantime we’re doing our best to soak up some silence (it’s so quiet here compared to the city life we normally lead), sunshine, and time away from reality!
dreamy beach club at the Fairmont Southampton hotel!
the view looking out from my the patio at my in-laws’ house
hoping we can rent scooters this trip (the primary mode of transportation here on the island!)
these pink flowers are my favorite
Blair and I went for a long walk along the abandoned railway trail and it felt so nice to move and sweat
watching the races at the America’s Cup Village
Our love for Devil’s Isle smoothies runs deep — two in one day!