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Hello everyone, and happy Wednesday! I thought I would take some time today to give you an update on what’s currently happening here on St. John, as well as some info on upcoming events.

Let’s start with the weather… it’s warm and sunny! Did you expect anything less??! The average temperature has been around 85 degrees over the past few days, which means you really should go ahead and start browsing airfare prices! Come visit us this winter!

Christmas is less than two weeks away, so many of you know what that means. The Christmas Winds are here, and they’ve arrived right on time this year. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Christmas Winds, the winds kick up here each year in December, just in time for Christmas. The Sir Francis Channel, the body of water that separates St. John from Tortola, was full of white caps yesterday, and some of the north shore beaches were rather wavy too. The breeze feels great to me, but it’s affecting some visibility when snorkeling, and boat trips are expected to be a little bumpy this week.

On the restaurant front, I have good news, and I have bad news. The good news is that ZoZo’s reopens for this season this evening, and they have reduced their prices. ZoZo’s offers a four-course prix fixe menu in the dining room and an à la carte menu at the bar and in the lounge. The prix fixe menu is $125 a person, down from $140 a person last season.

The view from ZoZo’s

Another great spot, the Lovango Resort + Beach Club, reopens on Monday, December 18th. This is a great place to enjoy a day at the pool at their Beach Club, indulge in some good eats and drinks at their waterfront restaurant, or perhaps spend the night in one of their new cottages or treehouses. (Click here to read about a previous day I spent at their Beach Club.)

The pool and beach at Lovango

The sad news is that we are down to Quiet Mon’s last week. If you are lucky enough to be on island, make sure you pop in at some point this week. (Click here to read a recent story about this.)

The All Island Holiday Party, also known as The Prom, is scheduled for this Saturday, December 16th. It will be held in the courtyard at Mongoose Junction starting at 9 p.m. And looking ahead to next week, The Tap Room will hold its annual Sweater Party on Wednesday, December 20th.

Sunset is happening at 5:44 p.m. tonight, and Cruz Bay beach is the place to be. Grab a seat at High Tide, La Tapa, Rum Hut or The Beach Bar, and watch the colors light up the sky. Not here in person? You can still catch a glimpse of a Cruz Bay sunset on the famous St. John Spice Cam or The Beach Bar’s beach cam. You can see both of those and nearly two dozen more on Explore STJ’s webcams page at

And before I leave you today, I wanted to share a pretty funny picture with you all. It appears that my son Dalton crashed the Mermen of St. John calendar signing photoshoot last weekend. The following picture showed up on social media, and completely cracked me up! Full disclosure here: I was off island, and daddy clearly lost him on the beach for a few minutes. Luckily a few of those mermen and Katie Rock, owner of Drink, kept an eye on him for us.

Who’s that kid in the middle??!! Ha!

If you haven’t checked out this calendar yet, you can do so online at Mermaid Swim VI’s website.

That’s all I have for you today, folks. Have a great day everyone!

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