Travel Essentials for St. Barths that you may have forgotten to pack last time!
All you really need when going to St. Barths is a beach towel, a flowy kaftan, a lace crochet bikini, sun glasses, a good book… et voila!
Here are a few more things I wouldn’t want to live without in my jet pack to the Babylon of the Caribbean.
AllSwell Journal – I’m all about creativity when I’m whisking away to white sand beaches. My friend Laura Rubin started AllSwell Creative, a passion project launched to encourage creativity in all forms. Each journal is made in the USA out of recycled materials. The WRITE side has lined pages for your words, while the DRAW side is there for sketching, storyboarding, or freehanded scribbling. I feel especially creative when I’m in a hammock sipping Rosé, so in my journal you’ll find poetry and musings about love and lust.
Sakara Life Chocolate Probiotics – I get my chocolate fix and protect my digestive tract while traveling with just one of these decadent dark chocolate pyramids from Sakara Life. With four essential strains of probiotics dressed up in raw cacao, this treat keeps my microbiome balanced, while its yacon root stabilizes my blood sugar. It’s the perfect indulgence after an in-room massage before bed at Hotel Saint Barth Isle de France.
Sex Dust™ – Must I explain? Goop also loves “Sex Dust™, a lusty edible formula alchemized to ignite and excite sexy energy in and out of the bedroom.” It features potent adaptogens, Ho Shou Wu Cistanche, Cacao, Shilajit, Maca, Epimedium, and Schisandra, which activate your creative force and send waves of sensuality and power to all the right places. Spike your man’s water with Sex Dust™ while you’re picnicking at Colombier, and your rendeveouz will just get juicier. You’re welcome!
Four Sigmatic Foods Instant Chaga sachet – Chaga is the new coffee, and the perfect pick me up after a night of cocktails at Eden Rock-St. Barth’s. I can’t live without this amazing superfood mushroom sachet. With mint and rosehips, the powerful combination also supports my immune system in between yoga sessions or long flights.
You can’t go wrong with 100% pure, high quality organic matcha, which provides a calm, sustained energy driven by L-theanine and caffeine.
MatchaFul – As a matcha addict myself, these little emerald-grade servings are perfect on the go. You can’t go wrong with 100% pure, high quality organic matcha, which provides a calm, sustained energy driven by L-theanine and caffeine (because we all know that lounging on the most beautiful coral sand beaches in the world can be so exhausting!)
Lypo-Spheric Vitamin C – This is not just any old Vitamin C, but a powerful, bioavailable one that really protects you from the elements. If you’d like some extra armor from colds and the flu while traveling, this should definitely be in your travel bag. It is my go-to for maximum absorption when my body needs it most, and no one will notice when you take one down in between caiprinhas and mojitos at Do Brazil.
Tantric Mala by Angels and Intuition – I bought my rose quartz and pearl Tantric Mala at Summer Solstice during a 10-day Kundalini Yoga and Meditation camping experience in New Mexico. It was personally hand-strung by my friend Onkarjeet Kaur, and it’s my angelic channel for clairaudience, claircognizance, and clairvoyance. “Wearing this unique tool and gorgeous piece of jewelry allows you to receive countless blessings and protection and connects you to the lineage of sacred saints and masters of old,” explains Sat Bachan Kaur Khalsa. Wear a tantric mala and you’ll feel majestic as you dance ’till the sun comes up at Le Ti St. Barth.
Solar Sun Sun Enhance by Ajai Alchemy – This is my own creation for a healthy, radiant glow, and it also serves as an anti-aging secret weapon for a tan line-free beach day at Anse de Grande Saline. The carrot oil in this 100% organic essential oil blend provides a high source of Vitamin A and retinol to protect against wrinkles, and has a high natural sun protectant factor without any added chemicals. I feel safe bathing in the sun without adding toxic chemicals to my skin. I created this sultry, seductive blend with jasmine, vanilla, clove, cinnamon and patchouli, which are powerful aphrodisiacs, combined with cedarwood and geranium to keep skin clear and prevent skin irritations. Hello, gorgeous sunkissed gypsy.
A turban acts like a “turbine” because, as Guru Jagat, founder of RA MA Institute for Applied Yogic Sciences & Technology says, their placement on the skull activates cranial meridians.
Kundalini headband by Turbans by Venius – When I travel, I keep up my daily practice of meditating on a white sand beach in a billowy cabana with the wind kissing my face in Pointe Milou? When you’re practicing Kundalini Yoga, you should always, always wear a turban! Why? A turban acts like a “turbine” because, as Guru Jagat, founder of RA MA Institute for Applied Yogic Sciences & Technology says, their placement on the skull activates cranial meridians. Covering your head provides a sense of containment and focus while practicing yoga or while doing work that requires clarity of thought. It literally helps “keep your head together.” Scientifically speaking, covering the head creates a focus of the brain hemispheres’ functional circuit.
Finally, as I layer pieces from Bandier and Alo Yoga, I know I’m prepared for a beach workout in between playing with my glam best friends on Baie de St.-John and watching the sun set in Lurin from Cafe Santa Fe. Maybe I’ll meet Leo DiCaprio while I’m hiking to Colombier Beach…. a girl can hope, right?
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