Friday, November 24, 2006

Cheap at half the price:

At only US$1.70 a glass, should we should be charging more for our seamoss punch?

Lucinda and Kemry Hughes took a "procreation vacation." The couple — expecting their first child in April — credits the trip for their pregnancy.

Couples go on 'procreation vacations'

MIAMI — When Lucinda Hughes heard she would have to drink sea moss elixir while vacationing in the Bahamas, she was certain it would make her sick. Sure enough, three months later, Hughes is very sick — every morning — and expecting her first baby in April.
She got pregnant after she and her husband went on a three-day Procreation Vacation at a resort on Grand Bahama Island.
It's part of a trend in which hotels around the world are luring couples who are trying to have a baby. Resorts are offering on-site sex doctors, romantic advice and exotic food and drink calculated to put lovers in the mood and hasten the pitter-patter of little feet.
Even some obstetricians are promoting the trend. Dr. Jason James of Miami said he often encourages couples trying to have a baby to sneak away for a few days, and he often sees it work.
"One of the most easy, therapeutic interventions is to recommend a vacation," James said. "I think the effect of stress on our physiology is truly underestimated."
Hughes and her husband, Kemry, went to the Westin at Our Lucaya Grand Bahama Island, where the three-night Procreation Vacation starts at $1,893. They lounged on the beach, swam in the pool, sipped pumpkin soup and enjoyed couple's massages. Hughes and her husband also were also served an age-old Caribbean fertility concoction three times a day: sea moss, the Caribbean's version of Viagra, mixed with evaporated milk, sugar and spices. (She said it tasted like an almond smoothie.) ...

Extract from story By Kelli Kennedy, Associated Press Writer

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Photo Shoot at The Reef

For four days, The Reef played host to the models, photographers, make-up artists, lighting crew & dressers of the "Boston Proper" catalogue. The photo shoot featured the spring collection in preparation for the next edition of the catalogue.There are more pics of the 'behind-the-scenes' action in our gallery, so the fashion-conscious amongst you can get a heads-up on what will be 'in' next season.

Thursday, November 2, 2006

ATV Jungle adventure

The Reef Kite + Surf team spent a day out with Kurt of ATV Paradise tours exploring Fond Estate on the east coast of St Lucia.This is an amazing ATV tour of what was once a fully-working plantation (some of the cultivation has now been cut back) and the approx. 4-hour tour covers 14 miles on existing plantation roads. The route takes you through fruit orchards, banana plantations, rain forest and mangrove to a secluded atlantic beach.

En-route Kurt treated us to a feast of fruits picked straight off the trees, and the swim in the cool forest river was the highlight of the trip.

You can book the trip through the Kite + Surf centre if you'd like to experience this natural side of St Lucia. More pics in the gallery.