Wanderlust with Us - Issue X
May 29, 2020 | Villa Edition
Since villas have been highly requested by you, we have decided to push out our Wanderlust With Us: Villa Edition. Many villas are continuing to operate even while hotel properties are closed. So, if you were thinking of taking a trip to a dude ranch in Wyoming or even beach side in Saint Barths keep reading for some more inspiration.
What We're Watching....
Ever fantasized about a real-life cattle drive? A way to unwind and get away from it all? Two executives decide to escape the throes of a midlife crisis and take up their “vacation” as working hands on a dude ranch. The fun comedy starring Billy Crystal earned Jack Palance an Oscar may make you crave a real life ranch adventure, but instead of a working dude ranch we recommend The Lodge at Brush Creek Stagecoach 2-bedroom cabin.
Off the Shelf
Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe
To celebrate the SpaceX launch this week, with a nod to a program that was originally conceived for space tourism, we recommend Thomas Wolfe's The Right Stuff which tells the true life story of the original NASA astronauts. Starting in the late 50’s in the Mojave Desert the best test pilots vie for a spot to be one of the first humans in space. The compelling story helps you understand the challenges of leaving the earth and a digestible understanding of what it takes to depart Earth, orbit the earth, and entire the final frontier.
Beats of Ibiza
Ibiza has become a hot destination for our clients and with good reason. The island off of Spain boasts great nightlife, beautiful beaches, and villas with breathtaking views. Now we may not be able to travel there right now but that doesn't mean we can't bring the sounds of Ibiza to you with this week's Spotify playlist. Just picture yourself in a cabana at a beach club with a cocktail in hand and soon your dreams will become a reality.
Saltwater - Nora En Pure
It Ain't Me (with Selena Gomez) - Kygo
Jubel - Kingande
Fuego - Alok
Tuesday (feat. Danelle Sandoval) - Burak Yeter
Oxas - GAMPER & DADONI, De Hofnar
Seve - Tez Cadey
Catch & Release (Deepend Remix) - Matt Simons
This Girl - Kungs, Cookin' On 3 Burners
Dizzy - Dimmi
Gold (Thomas Jack Radio Edit) - Gabriel Rios
Another Love (Zwette Edit) - Tom Odell
Happy Now - Kygo
September - Steff da Campo
Ocean Drive - Duke Dumont
Crab Salad Santorini Style
You don't need to be in Santorini to enjoy the delicious cuisine they have to offer. Our partners at the breathtaking Canavas Oia Hotels & Villas shared with us this outstanding Athenian Salad with King Crab recipe and we cannot get enough of it. Enjoy!
Athenian Salad with King Crab from Canavas Oia Hotels & Villas
King crab leg with solder (1 piece)
1 celery stalk
1 cucumber pickle
20 ml of olive oil
Olive Mayonnaise (15 ml)
Salt & Pepper
Homemade Mayonnaise Ingredients
1 egg yolk
Sunflower oil (300 ml)
Olive oil (200ml)
Champagne vinegar (5 ml)
Salt & Pepper
Boil the crab for about 8 minutes. Then, cool it with chill water. Cut all vegetables in small cubes and boil according to your preferences (we prefer not to boil the vegetables too much in order not to loose their ccolours and flavor). We freeze as well with chill water. Cut the parsley, anise and caper. Remove the flesh of the crab and keep a small part to roast. We prepare the mayonnaise: add on a bowl the egg yolk, the champagne vinegar and then slowly the sunflower oil and olive oil. Season according to your preferences.
Method (2 portions):
Add on a bowl:
200grams. Crab flesh, 30 gram carrot, 30 gram selery, 20 gram potato, 10 gr. Cucumber pickle, 10 gram. Capers, 20 gram. Olive oil, 20 gram. Mayonnaise, 10 ml lemon juice, anise, parsley, leon zest, salt and pepper.
Then, stir for 2-3 min. until combined well. Roast the crab leg you reserved and serve on a plate. Enjoy!
Sau Sau Salud!
This mojito-esque cocktail from our friends at Marbella Club is perfect for lounging poolside in Spain (or at home in your backyard). A South Side, or Sau Sau was introduced to Marbella Club by the Marquesa San Damián who brought it over from NYC in 1969, it was a club drink on fashion at all the best establishments on the east coast, Long Island and Palm Beach. Now, you can enjoy it wherever you please!
Sau Sau from Marbella Club
4 ice cubes or equivalent crushed ice
Handful fresh mint leaves
1 glass of stolichnaya vodka
1/2 fresh lime, juiced
1/2 tbsp sugar cane syrup
Place ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously to bruise the mint leaves, then strain into a chilled Collins glass, filled with ice. Garnish with a sprig of mint.
Behind the Scenes at Eden Rock - St. Barths with Fabrice Moizan
This week, General Manager of Eden Rock - St. Barths, Fabrice Moizan discusses how his hotel property has been handling the current pandemic and how you can still travel to the beautiful villas on property starting in June!
"As you may have heard, Saint Barths is COVID free for the past 3 weeks and we are quarantine “off” for 2 days. Borders are still closed so we live as Robinson Crusoé on our tiny island. All the citizens (10,000) will be tested (Virological test and serological test) in the coming weeks and Saint Barths' borders should reopen later in June when the entries protocols will be agreed & implemented during May (possibly mandatory tests for all entries). Yesterday we have announced to the Teams that we will not reopen the hotel but we will operate Eden Rock Villa Rental, the beach club at the hotel, the hotel restaurant, and the boutique starting mid-June when the borders will reopen."