Jessie's Juice Bar | Camana Bay, Grand Cayman Island

July 24, 2014

Jessie's Juice Bar . Camana Bay, Grand Cayman / blog.jchongstudio.com
Jessie's Juice Bar was one of my favorite stops in the Grand Cayman's. I discovered it on the last few days of my trip, which was likely a good thing as I probably would have spent all my money on the amazing fruit juices and smoothies. In addition to their juices they carry a variety of salads, sandwiches and snacks - including paleo and gluten free ones! Minimally processed foods + cute decor and packaging makes for a good stop in my books.

Jessie's Juice Bar . Camana Bay, Grand Cayman / blog.jchongstudio.com
Jessie's Juice Bar . Camana Bay, Grand Cayman / blog.jchongstudio.com

Jessie's Juice Bar . Camana Bay, Grand Cayman / blog.jchongstudio.com
Jessie's Juice Bar . Camana Bay, Grand Cayman / blog.jchongstudio.com

Jessie's Juice Bar . Camana Bay, Grand Cayman / blog.jchongstudio.com
Try the Sun Salute while you're there!

JESSIE'S JUICE BAR
Market Street
Camana Bay, KY1-9006, Grand Cayman

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Grand Cayman Islands [Part 02]

July 17, 2014

Grand Cayman / blog.jchongstudio.com
How beautiful is this scene? It was quite dreamy. We spent a lot of time on Seven Mile Beach and in George Town which are both nice and filled with things to do. We even ventured over to the East side of the island for a bit as well.

Sunshine Grill . Grand Cayman / blog.jchongstudio.com
Sunshine Grill . Grand Cayman / blog.jchongstudio.com
When we first arrived we had overheard some people talking about Sunshine Grill. It was right across from our hotel but we were a bit skeptical. Though we were pleasantly surprised when we arrived and had some fish tacos and calamari. It had a combinations of Caribbean and Asian flavors from the Thai Chili sauce. Nom nom nom...

Camana Bay, Grand Cayman / blog.jchongstudio.com
Camana Bay, Grand Cayman / blog.jchongstudio.com

Grand Cayman / blog.jchongstudio.com
Anyone want to buy this house for me?

Camana Bay, Grand Cayman / blog.jchongstudio.com
Camana Bay, Grand Cayman / blog.jchongstudio.com
Camana Bay, Grand Cayman / blog.jchongstudio.com
Camana Bay, Grand Cayman / blog.jchongstudio.com
Camana Bay is one of Grand Cayman's newest towns. It reminds me a bit of Santa Monica's 3rd Street but not. It's more community driven with small shops, eateries, commercial and residential real estate. It felt like the most modern part of the city. The center is really beautiful and they definitely spent a lot of time on the little details and design. See that mosaic there? It's part of the observation tower and the mosaic runs from the top to bottom depicting the marine life – the detail is stunning in person. There were quite a few shops I loved here but I'll share those with you later!

Green Iguana . Grand Cayman / blog.jchongstudio.com
Botanic Park, Grand Cayman / blog.jchongstudio.com
Botanic Park, Grand Cayman / blog.jchongstudio.com
Besides marine life we did see some bright green iguanas at the hotel and even saw this blue one at the Botanic Park. These little guys were so cool.

Blue Cilantro . Grand Cayman / blog.jchongstudio.com
Blue Cilantro . Grand Cayman / blog.jchongstudio.com
We ate a lot of seafood in the Cayman – all of the seafood was so good, especially the yellow fin tuna, scallops, and red snapper. Blue Cilantro, was another nice little spot for a fancy dinner meal.

Grand Cayman / blog.jchongstudio.com

See part one here!

PHOTOS BY JENNIFER CHONG

Grand Cayman Islands [Part 01]

July 10, 2014

Grand Cayman / blog.jchongstudio.com
Have you guys ever been to the Caribbeans? I've been to a few different parts of the Caribbeans while on a cruise, I don't remember much but I do remember it was always a quick stop and back on the boat again. A couple weeks ago I had the pleasure of going to the Grand Caymans with Travel Mindset but this time via flight instead of ship. I spent six days working on a paradise island (#lovemyjob) – white sandy beaches and clear waters. I wanted to share some of the things I did on this trip in case you're headed that way!

Grand Cayman / blog.jchongstudio.com
Grand Cayman / blog.jchongstudio.com
Grand Cayman / blog.jchongstudio.com
Snorkeling with the stingrays is probably one of the most memorable things I've done on a trip lately. It was an incredible experience. There were TONS of stingrays – it was a little intimidating at first. They swim right up next to you and some of them are so big I don't even thing I could wrap my arms around them. I was able to feed the stingrays, that was an exciting moment!

Grand Cayman / blog.jchongstudio.com
Periwinkle . Grand Cayman / blog.jchongstudio.com
Periwinkle Truffle Fries . Grand Cayman / blog.jchongstudio.com

Periwinkle Rustica Pizza. Grand Cayman / blog.jchongstudio.com
Periwinkle . Grand Cayman / blog.jchongstudio.com
We had a refreshing lunch at the Ritz Carlton Periwinkle. The truffle fries were amazing – they were even so kind to share the recipe with me so if you want to make these at home you can find the recipe for them here.

Grand Cayman / blog.jchongstudio.com
The Brasserie . Grand Cayman / blog.jchongstudio.com
The Brasserie . Grand Cayman / blog.jchongstudio.com

The Brasserie . Grand Cayman / blog.jchongstudio.com
The Brasserie . Grand Cayman / blog.jchongstudio.com
One of my all time favorite spots on the island to eat was The Brasserie. This farm to table (and sea to table!) restaurant was so delightful. They have an outdoor patio garden filled with lots of vegetables and herbs they use in the restaurant including things like mint, bread fruit, sugar cane and goji berries. Our favorite things include the mussels, tuna tartare and the chocolate cake w/ strawberry cream cheese ice cream. Yum.

Grand Cayman / blog.jchongstudio.com

PHOTOS BY JENNIFER CHONG

Hello from the Cayman Islands

June 17, 2014


Craft by World Market
Craft by World Market
Craft by World Market
Just saying a quick hello from the Grand Caymans. Follow my instagram for more photos!

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LA Chapter | Los Angeles

June 10, 2014

Ace Hotel LA / blog.jchongstudio.com
A couple of weeks ago I headed to the LA's new Ace Hotel to check out the new space and have some brunch at LA Chapter with Alyse. I always love discovering new space and sharing meals with friends. The space is pretty – exactly what you'd imagine an ACE to look like in LA. I especially love the roof top bar area even though I don't drink I wouldn't mind spending some time up there. The dining area is filled with random celebrity drawings – like Michael Jackson and Britney Spears when she shaved her head.

 Ace Hotel LA / blog.jchongstudio.com
Ace Hotel LA / blog.jchongstudio.com
While I think we both thought the food was alright – I'd say the Ricotta Pancakes were a delicious order and definitely more than enough to split for two. Dessert for breakfast!

Ace Hotel LA / blog.jchongstudio.com
Ace Hotel LA / blog.jchongstudio.com

Ace Hotel LA / blog.jchongstudio.com
Ace Hotel LA / blog.jchongstudio.com

Ace Hotel LA / blog.jchongstudio.com
Ace Hotel LA / blog.jchongstudio.com
Have you been to an Ace Hotel before? Which location is your favorite?

LA CHAPTER
927 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90015
213.235.9660

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