Aruba

Greetings from my favorite corner of the world.

Eagle Beach, Aruba - averiecooks.com

I wish all Mondays could be like this.

Eagle Beach, Aruba - averiecooks.com

Taken with my iphone an hour ago.

Eagle Beach, Aruba - averiecooks.com

I may be catching a Malibu Sunset shortly.

Malibu Sunset from Aruba - Fun, Fruity, Easy Drink Recipe & Island Pics at averiecooks.com

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{Back to your regularly scheduled recipe programming next post}

Where is your favorite corner of the world?

   

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    Nora @ Buttercream Fanatic — August 12, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    oh. my. goodness. You are obviously in heaven! I’m so jealous!

    My boyfriend and I are off to Chile in a month. It’s new to both of us but we both can’t wait to relax with some good food and wine. I have a feeling it will be a new favorite corner of the world for us!

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — August 12th, 2013 at 3:00 pm

      I have heard amazing things about Chile and my sister has been. Sounds like the trip of a lifetime for you two – enjoy!!!!

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    Heather (Where's the Beach) — August 12, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    Ahhhhh, beautiful! Any beach is my favorite corner of the world ;-)

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    Marta@What should I eat for breakfast today — August 12, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    I so so so wish my Monday view was like yours.

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    Ashley @CenterCutCook — August 12, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    WOW …. g-o-r-g-e-o-u-s Averie! I hope you’re having a great time. I absolutely love 7 mile beach in the Cayman islands, largely because it looks very similar to those beautiful blue beach photos you just posted!

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — August 12th, 2013 at 3:00 pm

      I love 7 Mile Beach! Love scuba diving in the Caymans. It’s just the best!

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    Ed — August 12, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    Holy Super Nice Batman! I want to be there, right there right now! hA!

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — August 12, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    I’d never get tired of that view! I haven’t been to Aruba but I do love the Pink Sands Beach in the Bahamas or Cinque Terre along the Italian Riviera.

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    Liz (Little Bitty Bakes) — August 12, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    So pretty and tranquil! Enjoy your time in Aruba. :)

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    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl — August 12, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    So many shades of pretty blue in these pictures!

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — August 12, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    ahhh jealous. I miss Aruba! Enjoy :)

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    Dana — August 12, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    We love the beach on Renaissance Island in Aruba, but the shelling on South Marco Beach in Marco Island, Florida is the best ever! Really, though, pretty much any ocean beach is fantastic. :)

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — August 12th, 2013 at 7:05 pm

      Marco Beach and Sanibel – haven’t been there since I was a kid but gosh, yes, the shelling is GREAT!

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    Todd @ HonestlyYUM — August 12, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    You have no idea how jealous I am right now. Favorite corner of the world = north shore of Kauai, or Northern California coastal redwoods.

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — August 12th, 2013 at 7:04 pm

      I have had amazing hikes on Mount Tam in Marin County. Those redwoods seriously ground me and center me like nothing else. I LOVE it there!

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    Katie — August 12, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    Good for you for enjoying your day!!

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    olviya@servingsisters.com — August 12, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    Wow-Aruba is beautiful! Enjoy your time there!…although I probably didn’t need to really tell you to do that!

    I don’t really have a favorite corner yet. I’ve got lot’s of traveling to do still. :)

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    Lauren @ The Highlands Life — August 12, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    How beautiful. I love South Africa on the coast. Gorgeous!

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — August 12th, 2013 at 7:04 pm

      Ive always wanted to go. My parents have been and they rave about it!

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    Laura Dembowski — August 12, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    Yes, all Mondays should be like that! Beautiful pics! I haven’t discovered my paradise yet, but I’m hoping I do soon.

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    Maggie @ Sunnyside Up Smile — August 12, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    Oh my goodness Averie! Aruba is absolutely gorgeous! You are so blessed to be there :) My cousin had her wedding there a few years back and I was bummed that I wasn’t able to attend! I am really glad you are enjoying a relaxing vacation and taking a little break from your crazy schedule of recipe developing and photography! You always work so hard so it’s great that you’re taking a breather :) My favorite corner of the world is Hawaii- especially the Big Island. It’s quiet and serene and when I’m there, all of my stress practically melts away. It’s lovely.

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — August 12th, 2013 at 7:03 pm

      Well the 6 day a week posts continue – mama’s gotta pay for this little trip :) But it’s nice to have some time to enjoy the view and savor it all with my family. And that is just a bummer you missed your cousins wedding down here. I bet you would have loved it!

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    Christy@SweetandSavoring — August 12, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    Being on the beach would be heavenly right now, whether it’s Aruba or Long Island (a mere 2 hours away :)! Also heavenly: Barcelona! Anywhere in the UK!

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    Liz — August 12, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    Aruba looks beautiful! Enjoy your time there, you deserve it! :)

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    Candice — August 12, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    Oh wow, what a beautiful spot. Postcard perfect!

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    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust — August 12, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    It’s so beautiful there! I haven’t been too many places, but out of the U.S, Paris was my favorite. In the US, my heart is always in San Francisco. :)

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — August 12th, 2013 at 7:01 pm

      I love SF too. If it were justttt a little warmer I’d move there!

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    Macy — August 12, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    This is beautiful! Perfect photos!

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    lindsay Cotter — August 12, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    feel free to pack me next time

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    Tieghan — August 12, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    I want your Monday. So jealous! Such a gorgeous place!

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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — August 12, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    What a beautiful view to wake up to! Enjoy your vacation!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — August 12, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    So jealous! Can you take me next time?!!

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    Jax — August 12, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    Key West is best!

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    Christina @ The Beautiful Balance — August 12, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    I need that Malibu Sunset drink in my life!

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    Monica M — August 13, 2013 at 1:42 am

    Wooooooow, this place looks absolutely wonderful!!! I hope you’re having a good time and just so you know, I haven’t forgotten about you and your recipes, I’ve just been busy re-making the ones I had already tried (ie. breads, muffins, pretzels, pizza). My parents are coming to look after my daughter this weekend as I’m going to Eminem’s concert in Ireland! :) :) So, I will be making some of my favourites so that they can try them: the vanilla glazed banana bread, pretzels, lemon bars, muffins and of course pizza (italians always love to have some of their traditional meals while thy’re on vacation :) )! But after this busy week I will go back to try new recipes, I promise :) Have a great day and enjoy the sea :)

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — August 13th, 2013 at 7:15 am

      No apologies necessary!! Have fun at Eminem and in Ireland!!!!

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    Paula — August 13, 2013 at 3:21 am

    Aruba looks fantastic! I could probably be in heaven almost anywhere in the Caribbean as long as its not too flooded with tourists. Another favorite spot for us is Sedona, AZ. No beach there but still gorgeous.

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — August 13th, 2013 at 7:17 am

      This time of year always used to be very slow/low with the tourists but this year has seemed much busier in the summer!

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — August 13, 2013 at 4:27 am

    Gorgeous, Averie – just gorgeous! I can’t believe how serene and peaceful and perfect it looks. That malibu sunset looks just as perfect. :)

    That gorgeous beach reminds of me of St. Lucia – take me back!

    xoxo my friend

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — August 13th, 2013 at 7:16 am

      Some day we have to come here together!! Sally, you would love it! :)

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    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — August 13, 2013 at 6:33 am

    STUNNING.

    lucky lady!

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    Meagan @ Scarletta Bakes — August 13, 2013 at 9:00 am

    Ahhh… I can’t post my favorite corner of the world because I don’t want anyone else to find it. :) Have fun, Averie. As always, your photos of the gorgeous jewel-colored island of Aruba make me want to vacation my FACE OFF!!

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    Eva @ Eva Bakes — August 13, 2013 at 10:41 am

    Next time, please remember to leave enough room in your suitcase so I can stuff myself in there. :)

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    Nancy @ gottagetbaked — August 13, 2013 at 11:15 am

    Omg that’s it – I’m booking a plane ticket to Aruba. Look at that aquamarine water and long stretches of golden sand! This is my idea of heaven. I hope you’re enjoying every single moment, Averie! You deserve the R&R.

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — August 13th, 2013 at 3:28 pm

      Thanks Nancy, and have been trying to enjoy it as much as possible!

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    Eric Pepple — August 13, 2013 at 11:44 am

    Hey, why don’t you rub it in our face some more?! :P

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    Reba - Not So Perfect Life — August 13, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    I spent my summers in Destin Florida growing up. Its so crowded now but in my opinion its the best beach in the USA, besides the ones in Hawaii… It’s my fav corner of the world.

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — August 13th, 2013 at 3:27 pm

      Fla beaches are soooo beautiful! Destin is gorgeous, I agree!

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    Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor — August 13, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    Jealous! Luckily one of my favorite corners of the world- 30a on the gulf coast of Florida- is only a short car ride away.

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — August 13th, 2013 at 3:25 pm

      The gulf coast of Fla is beautiful and where my family would go on vacay when I was growing up!

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    Marie @ Little Kitchie — August 13, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    Ahhhh SO beautiful! Hope you are having the BEST time!

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    Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies — August 13, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I can’t believe you took those photos with your phone. Hope you’re having a great time–but I know you are! :)

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — August 13th, 2013 at 7:25 pm

      Yes but they were edited, of course!

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    Valerie — August 14, 2013 at 7:46 am

    So…when can I fly over? :D I practically live in the middle of nowhere, this truly looks like paradise. I’d even be willing to swap my beloved pine trees for palms.

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    Luv What You Do — August 14, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    I’m always so jealous of your Aruba pictures!
    Have a wonderful time!

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    Lisa — August 15, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    I am so jealous. I LOVE Aruba. It is absolutely my favorite place ever! My husband and I own a timeshare there and we’ll be there in October .. CAN’T WAIT!!!! :-)

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — August 15th, 2013 at 11:46 pm

      Congrats on your timeshare and we’ve owned since 2003 and just love it. Fave place on earth!

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      • Lisa replied: — August 16th, 2013 at 7:24 pm

        What are some of your favorite restaurants there? We’ve been to Aruba many times, but we are always looking for new places to go!

        • Averie Sunshine replied: — August 16th, 2013 at 8:21 pm

          I cook at home! Wayyyyy tooooo expensive (and time consuming) to eat out. I have no patience for 2-3 hour dinners so I cook :) Plus, I don’t eat meat, fish, chicken, etc. so I just cannot see paying $30 for steamed vegetables :) There are so many places on Palm Beach and they’re always busy and packed but we just don’t go into them! ha!

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    Lozzie Daniels — August 19, 2013 at 4:46 am

    Goodness gracious – Aruba looks like actual heaven! My favourite place in the world is Amsterdam. It hold so many fond memories for me and every time I go back I fall in love with the city all over again.

    Hope you’ve had an amazing time

    Lozzie
    x

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