Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Found my thrill on Strawberry Hill

While I got lost in pictures, my friend Shelly had a recent weekend of her own at gorgeous Strawberry Hill in Kingston, Jamaica - I'll just let her lovely descriptions do the talking today :)...

Also, sending a big thank you to wonderful Stacey at Design Addict Mom for passing on a blog award! (So happy I could do so with this post:) More soon!...
Located on top of the Blue Mountains, you have a view of all of Kingston and the harbour. The place used to be the house of the former producer for Bob Marley, and is now a hotel with a renowned restaurant and Aveda spa.

It's decorated with lots of cute details...

At the bottom of the hill, you can tour the former studio with all of the gold records the producer Chris Blackwell has put out (besides Marley, he also produced U2, PM Dawn, Dru Hill, etc).

It is awesome with great grounds, food and atmosphere. A real oasis in Kingston.

(Thanks Shelly! Miss ya & can't wait for the next reunion! Images via NY Times, Jamaica Writings, West Indies Online, Expedia, Vacation Idea, Things You Should Do, Jaunt, Strawberry Hill, MSNBC and On a Mission in Jamaica.)

40 comments:

K and S said...

fun!

justine said...

how could you show those pictures to us poor people sitting in the pouring rain on a cold dark and damp tuesday!! oh it looks so lovely....

justine said...

oh and congratulations on your blog award too! well deserved.

Dancing Branflake said...

I need to go there! I never ever have wanted to go to Jamaica but you seriously just convinced me.

Signe said...

Oh wow, that looks amazing! Your blog always makes me want to travel, this time to Jamaica :)

Have a great Tuesday!

Rowena... said...

Good gawd girl, now I'll have UB40 running through my head all day....and I love it!

Pour me a Red Stripe, will ya!

kirstyb said...

love it x

Bombay Beauty said...

Just the inspiration I need on a cold and grey Tuesday! xo bb

Nicole said...

Congrats on your blog award! You totally deserve it!! :]

This place looks amazing... I would love to spend a weekend getaway here! :D

Stacey said...

Jude, you just freaking made my day! I stayed at the Strawberry Hills Farm once before when i lived in Jamaica and i had the most heavenly experience. It is even better in person. It's almost like a hidden gem of a place. Thank you for this post! xx

lisa said...

Oh, I do want to be there!!
Great photos.

Annie said...

GORGEOUS! I wish I was there right now!!

Margaret said...

WOW i want to be there!!!! :)
great blog!
loving the posts
stop by some time xx

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

How gorgeous! Now that's the way to do Kingston :)

Hope you have a fabulous day!

angelcel said...

Eight. So that's another one on the list of places to visit! :D
Isn't that just a little piece of paradise?

angelcel said...

'Eight' ??! That should have read: 'Right'! :D

Fabíola Beltrão said...

so beautiful to see...

gorgeous pics as always....

xoxo, dear

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

Soooo gorgeous!

Diana Mieczan said...

OMG...when can I go there? I love this place!!! hahah
Ohh what a special location:)
Hugs,sweetie
Ps: Congrats on the award:)

Isabel said...

this place looks amazing! i want to go there!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Oh my gosh that place looks AMAZING.

Rosie said...

Oooooh, I would like to go there at once!!! Deep sigh...!
Congratulations on the blog award! :-))
I loved yesterday's post, too! (Blogger wouldn't let me do anything the last dayss!)

Amber Blue Bird said...

um yes please!

ori said...

Wow, great pics. So peaceful and beautiful.

MarchMusings said...

That would be the life to live in a place like that.

BenchesandChandeliers said...

omg beautiful! i need to be there right now!

http://www.benchesandchandeliers.com

Oh, My Darling said...

Wow, seriously beautiful!

bicocacolors said...

wow, those are wonderful!!!

Ashley said...

Sooo serene. Beautiful pics. I can get lost in them.

Lady Grey said...

WOW! Amazing pictures... I so want to be there right now : )

Style, She Wrote said...

OMG So gorgeous!! Wish I was there.

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

Gorgeous- I spent time in Kingston while in HS- as my best friends mom married a guy who had a house with polo ponies in the hills of kingston-

I still remember the security- crazy.

AB HOME Interiors said...

Holy guacomole! That pool is amazing, sign me up!
xo
amanda

Punctuation Mark said...

what a beautiful place!!! paradise!!!

Jude said...

Aw, thanks everyone for your lovely comments!

Brandi said...

I would love to climb into that hammock and spend my afternoon reading there. Much better than going to classes.

Miss Giny said...

Wow it's gorgeous ! I want to be there ! right now !! :)

Kristin said...

I am dying to go back to Jamaica and this post is not helping me forget about that. HA!

Lucy said...

This is funny because my husband ALWAYS talks about going to strawberry hill and how cool it is, etc. (neither of us have been, but he's heard about it.) I always thought he was exaggerating, but now that I see these pix, I know that he is not. Our first and favorite vacation together was in Negril, Jamaica at the Rockhouse Hotel. I love Jamaica....

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Ah, Strawberry Hill - It's my favourite place in the Caribbean.
Have dined there, stayed there, had many massages there. Swanned at the pool. Sunday Brunch is the bestest, too;-)

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