What a lovely getaway with my favorite birthday gal! If you follow me on Instagram, you know that my precious mama and I were in Turks and Caicos last week on a mother-daughter trip to celebrate her 75th Birthday!


Here is our Caribbean Trip recap in case you ever want to go Turks & Caicos, because trust me, you do! I’m hoping to get Mr. Nine there someday!

After some research we decided on The Palms on Grace Bay beach. This beach has been voted one of the most gorgeous in the world and it is. 

We were greeted by the most wonderful staff and that our butler for our stay, the sweet Eddy!

Our suite was absolutely amazing, 1400 sq ft of gorgeousness and all the amenities that you could ever need.

They even had cookies and cake waiting for mom. How cute is she out on our veranda overlooking the ocean!


We went down by the pool got some rum punch checked out the beauty of our surroundings. 

We had dinner at the restaurant right there at the resort called Parallel 23. It was just gorgeous. And we wore our favorite outfits of the week.
More on all the outfits Wednesday. Farm Rio dress HERE

Eddy had us a prime spot on the beach the following day. He would always send us phots of where our prime Spots were saved on the beach or by the pool. The cooler was always filed too.

First, we had fabulous coffee on the veranda.

Then, we filled up on a nice protein filled brunch. The nice thing about the Palms is that it offers a great complimentary breakfast.

 My favorite thing about it was the juice machine where we had fresh squeezed orange juice every morning.

The beach was perfect in every way. Photos do not do the turquoise waters justice! I’ve seen beautiful turquoise Waters off other Caribbean islands but this Has to be one of the most gorgeous!

As we were getting ready to head out, we were taking photographs and a lady came over and asked if she could take ours. Afterwards she told me that recognized me as she reads my Blog and used to live in my area years ago. I promised her I wouldn’t show her photo as she is not a blogger but shout out to sweet Kristi from Mississippi. You and your husband made our night.

That night we had dinner at a local fish place called Mr. Grouper! It came highly recommended with some visitors saying that they go back a second time it’s so good and isn’t that the truth!

I swear it was the best grouper I had ever had! 

And what made this night really special was our beautiful waitresses brought mom a piece of mango cheesecake with the biggest fire cracker candle on it and sing Stevie Wonder‘s happy birthday to ya!

And funny side note, that evening was Halloween and guess what appeared beside our dinner table, a black cat!


We also were blessed with a driver for our visit that Eddy arranged, Dale Taylor was a sweetheart and on the ride home that night he also sang Happy Birthday to mom. He took us anywhere we needed to go and with a quick call he was back to pick us up within five minutes.


The next day was pool day. We saw a few children but this was not really a resort for children, and this is definitely not the prime busy time of the year so it was perfect if you don’t want things to be crowded but mom and I would have to admit we’d like a little more people for prime people watching, lol.

AND a swim up Bar!!


The foliage is really pretty especially all the Bougainvillea which happen to be my mom‘s favorite!

Time for Dinner!

Also highly recommend by people there was the Coco Bistro. It was set in lush gardens, but we were joking because the staff there was actually over attentive. We must’ve been asked a dozen times by three different managers and numerous wait staff if everything was OK and even the boys assisting the waiters kept asking us if we were ready for that next bottle of Stillwater, lol. Cracked us Up! 

Next Day we had a 1 minute downpour that resulted in this amazing sight from our balcony! You could see both ends of the rainbow! 

We shopped and beached it some more then headed for a magical dinner at Grace Bay Club's Infiniti. Everything from the ambiance right n the beach t the incredible food and spectacular service was divine! Nt only did they sing Happy Birthday to mom but the singer sang "Isn't She Lovely."

Incredible Burrata Salad, Miso Cod and freshest Sushi EVER!!

 Last Morning Cheers! And Reading Kelly Ripa, which she shared in her stories.

So happy my mama and I can travel again since the darn pandemic. You may recall our April trip to Charleston.

75 is just a number because she doesn’t act, look, or feel it but as we age, each moment with her becomes more precious! November is the month of Thanksgiving so how fitting is it that her birthday is in November too…thankful and grateful is what I am that she’s my mama.


Cannot wait till our next adventure.



  1. Oh my gosh Andrea everything is so beautiful- the water- the surroundings and especially you two ladies- you are making me want to go there today- the water looks just incredible! Thank you for sharing :)

  2. Wow! What a way to ring in 75! That resort is just gorgeous and boy, y'all were spoiled-as it should be when you're celebrating!

  3. What a fabulous trip! That is so amazing that you met someone who follows you blog. This resort looks incredible and loving your room especially that view. Thanks for sharing all the wonderful moments with your mom!


  4. This looks incredible! What a lovely trip for you both! The views, the food, it all looks amazing!

  5. Everything about this is absolutely special. I am so in awe of your relationship with your mom, what a special bond you ladies have and what an amazing opportunity to build more memories together. Also, your mom looks like she is at most 50! Happy belated birthday to her. I also now really want to go to Turks and Caicos so I'll added it to the ever growing list of hopes and dreams. It looks stunning, the views, the water, the people, all of it.


  6. Wow! I have always wanted to go to Turks and Caicos. The rainbow is amazing!

  7. What an amazing trip. Your relationship with your mama is so special!

  8. What an amazing trip to get to take with your mom and for such a special occasion! She looks flawless - could not give her 75 EVER, what are her secrets?! Also, saving this destination for a possible trip in March we are taking!

  9. Anonymous7.11.22

    Such stunning photos, both of you, the scenery, the amenities, all of it. What a beautiful trip. Thank you for sharing!!

  10. What a great trip, that place is on the bucket list!

  11. Anonymous7.11.22

    That resort looks gorgeous and Eddy sounds like a gem! Both of you look beautiful and I am so happy that you both had fun together. Xoxo, Caroline

  12. Oh WOW! That just looks amazing!! It sounds like you picked the perfect resort and I just can not get over those amazingly blue waters.

  13. Well, I'm glad I came over to check today, because I never got an email about your post. Eeek!!
    BUT what a fabulous time and way to make your mom feel so special. I just adored reading everything (and cool that you met someone who read your blog)

  14. What a fantastic trip! Your stay looks amazing.

  15. What a dream vacation with your Mama! I love that you were able to get away and celebrate your best girl!! Everything there is so beautiful! It's on our list, for sure!

  16. Oh Andrea, what an amazing trip with your sweet momma! I still cannot believe she's 75... we all know where you get your awesome genes!! This trip seriously looked perfect from the place to the food to the fun that y'all had. Definitely one to remember!

  17. Everything looks SO beautiful, Andrea! What a special trip full of so many memories for you both. Hold them close to your heart!



  18. Happy birthday to your beautiful mama! It’s such a blessing that you gals were able to take this trip together. Everything looks so beautiful and I am salivating thinking about that grouper! I am definitely adding that to our list for when we make it to Turks and Caicos! Btw, you and your mama look so beautiful. The outfits you gals wore are all so pretty.

    Maureen | www.littlemisscasual.com

  19. The resort looks incredible! It looks like such a wonderful trip! Your mom looks so happy!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  20. What a fun trip to celebrate such an amazing women (actually 2 great women!) It looks relaxing and beautiful.

  21. Wow Andrea! What a beautiful resort and a great way to celebrate your moms 75th birthday. I enjoyed looking at all of those photos of your trip together. Happy birthday to your mom.

  22. Anonymous18.11.22

    Happy Birthday to your mom! What a fantastic trip! You both look gorgeous. Thanks for sharing this amazing place.


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