8 Ways To Spoil An Island Lover
We have a thing for adventure. And nothing speaks adventure like islands! Islands are seductive. Once you fall under their spell and become an Island Lover, you can’t help wanting to add more and more islands to your collection. While thinking about what I want for my birthday, which is not that far away (ahem!), I thought it would be fun to take you into the deepest folds of my (bottomless) mind and let you know what fantasies possess an Island Lover. Armed with this knowledge, you’ll forever capture the heart and soul of your special Island Lover.
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1 – Go where no one has ever gone before.
One thing you must understand about an Island Lover is that we’re adventurers, explorers if you will. Did you know that there is an island that has been trod upon by less people than the moon!? “Atlas of Remote Islands, 50 Islands You Have Never Set Foot on and Never Will” by Judith Schalansky will be taken as personal challenge by your Island Lover. Be careful! You’ll most likely be required to come along! (Pictured is the re-illustration by Christina Hart, concept.)
2 – Get lost in the sea mist.
Let them revel in the exciting seafaring vibe with Handmade Enamel Bangles in seafoam colors by Bullfinch & Barbury. I would not be surprised if your Island Lover will want to lick them convinced they can taste the salty sea. Very possibly they’ll want to lick you next to check for salt levels, and that could lead to explorations of different kind…
3 – Vanilla on the horizon
There is nothing like a specific aroma to transport you to a faraway land. Exotic flowers and sweet vanilla warmed up by the african sun. Are we in Madagascar? It’s “Vanille Sauvage de Madagascar” by La Maison de la VANILLE.
4 – Havana nights.
Rustic, mint colored dinnerware from Anthropologie is perfect to recreate those lingering past sunset dinners of homemade food, recently caught fish and of course plenty of laughter.
5 – Get ready to cast off!
What equipment do you need for a voyage of island discovery? Why, a yacht, some chilled champagne and accessories depicting life at sea of course! Gold plated anchors and sailboats on these enamel bangles from KEP Designs speak exactly to such sensibility. Anchors aweigh!
6 – Leave your heart in Capri.
In the midst of glamour, dramatic views, mysterious grottos and gem colored Mediterranean… In return take away the essence of the island, “Aria di Capri” by Carthusia. This solid perfume is made on Capri using centuries old techniques.
7 – I’m not a fussy eater, I just have discriminating taste!
Appease those refined taste buds with simple, fresh and aromatic island recipes. Let “Love, Laughter and Lunch: The Evocative Memories of a Cypriot Family’s Journey” by Helen Tsanos Sheinman take you on a discovery of Cyprus with gorgeous photography and family stories.
8 – An Island to call my own.
Just like the obsessed Gollum trying to possess One Ring; “My precious, my precious!” is the chant that involuntary rises up in the hearts and throats of true Island Lovers as we glimpse an Island. We want it. We want it all to ourselves! You can make this fantasy come true for your Island Lover… Get them the ultimate gift: an island of their own! PrivateIslandsOnline.com also kindly shows us available private islands for rent if buying one may be just a tad steep in price. Surprisingly in some instances renting a whole island to yourself can cost on par with a regular hotel stay.
WHAT!? Sorry, I gotta run…and reserve me an island!!!
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