by Matt on March 3, 2009


Howdy everyone! We’re currently in San Salvador, Bahamas (otherwise known as Columbus Isle) and having a fantastic time. We’re here as guests of the Club Med Food & Wine Festival and having such a splendid time.  I never thought I’d be able to appreciate those inclusive all-in-one type of vacations but seriously, the color of the water alone is making this excursion worth it. Not to mention the food. And the wine. And my fellow bloggers who I’m here with, getting to know and love through plenty of beach time. I almost forgot what it was like to communicate with words and not instant messages!

I’ll be updating on the trip later. We’re on day 2 of the Food & Wine Festival and folks, if I can make it through the end of the week I’ll be a happy, fat(TER) man than I am this very second.  A super-rich, amazingly satisfying barbecue dinner last night from chefs Ted Reader and Dr. BBQ himself Ray Lampe was really over the top (smoked duck confit, foie gras and crispy pork skin in one dish alone, I tell ya) so I think I’m gonna take it easy the rest of the day. Enjoy some of the snapshots I’ve taken over the past 2 days, I’m sure there will be many more and I’m still waiting to get that shot of a certain American-Living-In-Paris-Frollicking-In-A-Banana-Hammock. I’m not leaving this island until I do.








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Peter G March 3, 2009 at 5:25 am

Is it possible to say the word jealous, 100 times?!

Sarah March 3, 2009 at 5:36 am

Yummy beach, and the food too I/m sure. Happy banana hammock hunting! Maybe if he sees you in one David will let his guard down and you can get that prized photo/blackmail item :-)

Enjoy the beautiful Bahamas, wish I was there too.

Caitlin March 3, 2009 at 7:30 am

Love Dr. BBQ – I’ve worked with him on a client project before…he’s such a nice man! Glad to hear your enjoying your time in the Bahamas – I’m jealous!

Anna March 3, 2009 at 8:01 am

Oh boy!
I Feel so jealous of you right now, I’m purple with jealousy or am I freezing? Hard to tell… the weather here in New York today is brutal 18F. Smoked duck confit, foie gras and crisp pork skin in one dish, I’m googleling Bahamas right now as I white. Have fun, looking forward to the hammock pics.

Amy March 3, 2009 at 8:35 am

I envy you guys in so many ways…..

john dodd March 3, 2009 at 10:05 am

send more pictures .. trying to talk my wife into a visit there .. your pics will help
we had 12 inches of snow yesterday … what a difference ..

Amanda from Mrs.W's Kitchen March 3, 2009 at 10:24 am

Between these photos and the others I saw on DL’s blog, y’all look like you’re having a fantastic time! I SO miss Caribbean weather! Enjoy.

BTW, what on earth is that blackish streak over the fish?

Janna March 3, 2009 at 11:36 am

Ooh, what’s the red in the wine cup? Beautiful photos.

Laura [What I Like] March 3, 2009 at 11:39 am

God I am dying! I got off the plane from rainy San Francisco this morning only to find myself a shade away from frostbite in 14 degree weather in New York (I had forgotten my gloves…idiot!). I would give anything for some sun and frosty beverages!

Michelle @ March 3, 2009 at 12:41 pm

I may have the sniffles in foggy San Francisco, but no jealously here (*cough, cough)…I mean, I’m truly happy for you (*cough). In all seriousness, from the look of this site, you deserve the vacation.

Seriously though, more than the crystal clear aqua ocean & seaside cabanas, I’m drooling over the rustic wooden tables in your photographs. They look as though they were originally constructed of antique wooden planks and have subsequently been weathered by the salty ocean breeze and hot sun. Swoon…

Ash March 3, 2009 at 1:05 pm

Great pics!!! I wish summer was here NOW!

Food Woolf March 3, 2009 at 1:25 pm

Are these pics from your 5D? What amazing photos. Great composition and amazing contrast! I want to be there drinking beer with you!

Sara, Ms. Adventures in Italy March 3, 2009 at 1:51 pm

The beer one for some reason is definitely magic…I want to jump in, and not into the water! I’m sure you guys are having a blast.

david March 3, 2009 at 2:17 pm

I’ll show you mine if you show me yours…

Ulla March 3, 2009 at 3:02 pm

It is frigid here in NYC. These photos are jaw dropingly gorgeous. Thank you!

MsGourmet March 3, 2009 at 3:31 pm

As long as the American-Living-In-Paris is not wearing that camo thingy-ma-jig when he is Frollicking-In-A-Banana-Hammock :)

The Daily Colander March 3, 2009 at 4:05 pm

Wow, Matt – your photos are fantastic (figures)! Glad you’re having a great time.

Jenna March 3, 2009 at 8:08 pm

This series is gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous.

Edie March 3, 2009 at 10:14 pm

Sounds incredible. I miss the warm caribbean ocean. Love your blog Matt!

Kathy March 3, 2009 at 11:56 pm

Au contraire MsGourmet, I’m hoping you snap a shot of that certain American-Living-In-Paris wearing that “camo thingy” while he’s frollicking in a the banana hammock. I love seeing men in speedos it just makes me smile, but that “camo thingy” will be hilarious.

Broderick March 4, 2009 at 6:49 am

Beautiful shots, and impressed that you can even make a photo of food w/ styrofoam plates & plastic cups look great ;)

deb March 4, 2009 at 7:42 am

Is it possible to be in the Bahamas with you and STILL be jealous of the jaw-dropping scenery? Because I think it might be.

Teri Lyn Fisher March 4, 2009 at 8:01 pm

It looks so amazing. Beautiful pictures!

shuna fish lydon March 4, 2009 at 8:10 pm

I. Need. That. Fish. Photo.
Must have. {but how?}

Ann V March 4, 2009 at 10:08 pm

It looks like all my favorite food bloggers are having a great time together!

A Girl Has To Eat March 5, 2009 at 1:09 pm

Your pics look amazing.
I want to go to the bahamas too.

Alex March 6, 2009 at 8:14 am

You’re doing a damn fine job of making me seethe, rage, boil over and (almost) cry with jealousy.

chanelle richardson March 6, 2009 at 9:06 am

oh, so beautiful. <3

heartkorean March 6, 2009 at 4:23 pm

these bahamas photos are gorgeous

maggie (p&c) March 8, 2009 at 8:17 pm

Truly gorgeous—these photos *almost* make me feel like I was there.

pleasurepalate March 9, 2009 at 12:54 am

I loved the vibrancy of the colors in your photos. It was like having an eye-gasm! :)

Lily March 9, 2009 at 5:47 am

Columbus Isle is the best! I worked at this Club Med for a while (along with 4 other Club Meds) but this one was – by far – my favorite. Your pictures capture it beautifully! So glad that you had a good time! Oh, there are times I miss being a G.O.!!!

StreamingGourmet (Amy Wilson) March 9, 2009 at 9:06 pm

You make it look so easy. “It” being taking gorgeous photographs while on vacation. But I’ve taken photographs on vacation and they NEVER look like that. What am I missing? I have a decent digital SLR, but I don’t use filters. Is it the filters? Or is it just your sheer talent? :)

Ivana March 14, 2009 at 5:40 am

Umm! i’m thirsty i want a cold beer!!
i love you photos

180|360 March 17, 2009 at 9:55 pm

The beer and fish photos ROCK!

Enobytes April 5, 2009 at 7:32 pm

Sounds like a great event! I’m envious.


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