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Introducing the newly re-opened Cultured Pelican!

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My new place of employment, the Cultured Pelican, has always been my favorite restaurant on the island. How happy was I to have been given the opportunity to work there under brand new ownership and management! The decor and menu have been updated, with a new and improved wine list coming soon and distinct Italian beer. Executive chef, Rob Cone, assisted by our new stateside boys, Jason and Bruno, are cooking up culinary masterpieces in the kitchen for dinner seven days a week from 5pm to 9:30 and Sunday brunch from 10am to 3pm. The setting couldn't be more perfect, overlooking the sparkling blue Caribbean waters with a view of Buck Island National Monument. On clear days we can see the islands across the water; the other US Virgin Islands and a few of the British. While setting up for dinner service the staff is treated to amazing sunsets which paint the sky with the most delightful hues. Most evenings we also see the historic schooner the Roseway as it creeps across the harbor o…

It's a good week to be thankful

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Somethings happen in our lives and remind us of all we have to be thankful for and appreciate. Sometimes these experiences are good and sometimes bad, but they help us to appreciate the beauty in this life and the magic that surrounds us all - if we let it in.

This week I found myself with another severe and potentially life altering medical condition - one which could have caused me to lose sight in one of my eyes. As a creator of art in many forms, this was scary, emotional and concerning at best. At the end of the day, I am remaining positive and know that whatever the outcome, I will take it in stride as I have everything in my life. Through the process, doctor's visits, pharmacy runs, questions concerns and reaching out for help, I have realized what an amazing group of people I have in my life. In tough times, you really do find out who your true friends are, and I am a lucky, lucky girl to have so many wonderful people on my side.

(Michael and I at a 'Razzle Dazzle'…