Now is the time to plan that long-awaited family reunion, make up for lost time and seek a quiet refuge from life’s hustle-and-bustle at the British Virgin Islands (BVI). On Tortola, the BVI’s largest island, families can stay at Cooper Bay Villas, providing easy access to museums and colorful historical buildings. Over on Virgin Gorda, guests at the Baraka Point Estate will love an outing to The Baths National Park, where enormous basalt boulders turn the beach into a collection of picturesque sea pools. Families can also reserve the entire Four Diamonds Park Villa compound on Anegada for a private family reunion of up to 16. Nearby attractions include the mesmerizing Conch Shell Mound, a 12-foot-high collection of shells that towers over the water’s surface. Looking for even more luxury? Guana Island is an entire private island your family and friends can rent that boasts 18 unique rooms and villas sprinkled along a scenic ridge. Sailors from around the globe delight in The Spinnaker House at Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, a 6-bedroom palatial estate with idyllic views of the ocean and nearby islands. Right on site, the famous Offshore Sailing School offers family “learn to sail” programs; and Dream Yacht Charter provides fun island-hopping excursions. Refresh your mind, body, spirit — and relationships — surrounded by the laid-back spirit of BVI Love; BVITourism.com.
After spending so many months at home in our leggings, sweatpants and basic tees, this season is about total everything! We want it all: Stunning scarves, wow dresses, show-stopping shoes, distinctive men’s formalwear — even our leisurewear is being taken to the next level. It’s a bold statement on the resilience of human nature as interpreted in haute style.
With Autumn on the horizon, we may not have fallen leaves to look forward to but we do have the sun shining down on us and a newfound hope for what the rest of the year will bring our way.