The writer, traveler and all-around fashion-and-art connoisseur's favorite hometown spots

St. Lucia is…

A densely forested emerald island surrounded by turquoise waters and diverse marine life. It's the cultural melting pot I call home.

The best time to visit is…

March to August, when you can spend a night on a deserted beach watching the world's largest turtles (up to 2,000 pounds) come to nest.

I go back because…

It's important to stay connected to family, the weather is super fantastic, and I love the slow pace of life.

My St. Lucia uniform is…

Flat sandals and a dress.

The best slice of beach is…

Jalousie Beach.

My favorite restaurant…

I love the Bayside Restaurant at the Sugar Beach resort. I always order the catch of the day grilled with Souskaï sauce, which is a local Creole sauce.

The best spot to grab a drink is…

Delirius in the Rodney Bay area. It's a bar where locals and visitors hang out and drink and dance. It's very relaxed.

Coconut is best served…

Straight off the tree!

The best thing I saw at the recent Jazz and Arts Festival…

The zouk band from Guadeloupe and Martinique, Kassav'.

Only a local would know…

About the treasure buried by French colonials in the hills of Saltibus and protected by spirits.