Today is Tuesday. I usually share a recipe on Tuesday, but today is a special day. It is the first Tuesday I write from Mystic Hills, our family’s new dream in Jamaica. Since I’ve been coming to Jamaica for many years, the island feels like a second home to me. I’ve been telling about the magic of the island, its unmatched natural beauty, and the absolute warmth of its people. It was truly time to call a piece of this remarkable place our home.
The property is nestled amidst the lush mountains of Westmoreland, the westernmost parish of the island. It spreads over ten acres of well-fruited land. A vast array of tropical fruits grows here. We will be harvesting mango, papaya, jackfruit, sapodilla, banana, ackee, soursop, to name just a few. The land is fertile, and the chickens and the ducks roam free.
As you drive up the mountain, you catch glimpses of the Caribbean sea. And as you climb in altitude and leave the sounds of the daily hustle and bustle behind, you gain in peace and serenity. Once you reach the villa, you need to catch your breath, because the views have taken it away completely. You can’t really see where the sea stops and where the sky begins. The sunsets are other-worldly and for me to try to put the sights into words would be completely unfair.
At this point, all I can say is that you’ll have to see it to believe it. To stay in touch and follow us on the journey, please check out @MysticHillsJA on Instagram and subscribe to my newsletter. We have a lot of surprises coming up. We want to share this extraordinary piece of paradise with you. Mystic Hills will be ready soon. Stay tuned!