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Greetings from my favorite corner of the world.

Eagle Beach, Aruba -

I wish all Mondays could be like this.

Eagle Beach, Aruba -

Taken with my iphone an hour ago.

Eagle Beach, Aruba -

I may be catching a Malibu Sunset shortly.

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

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  1. 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


  2. 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!!!! :-)

      1. 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!

      2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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! :)

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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!!

  9. 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

  10. 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.

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

  11. 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 :)

  12. 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. :)

  13. 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!

  14. 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.

    1. 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!

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

  16. 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. :)

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

    1. 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!

  18. 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. :)

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

  19. 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.

  20. 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!

  21. 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!

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