A Postcard To You Via Mochatini

Hello dear friends of the lovely Monika. Nice to meet you all. My name is Manvi with Mochatini. It is always a pleasure to be invited here by Monika.

My personal summer postcard to you is sent from: St Thomas

The one thing you can’t miss when visiting St Thomas,USVI is: 

Sailing aboard Lady Lynsey for a snorkeling cruise to St. Johns.

My way of relaxing this summer:

Enjoying the beach, reading books, sailing, and cocktails!

In my opinion, the perfect hostess gift: 

In addition to two staples, wine and flowers, I love to gift the hostess something to pamper herself with such as luxurious scented bathsoaps and salts. I love this bathball trio from

An absolute must read book this summer:

Finding time to read a book is big challenge for me. This summer I want to pick up The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” by Stieg Larsson.

You will find me dreaming about this design item from my hammock (I want it so badly!):

Everyone probably already knows this one about me, but I am constantly dreaming about a Cellula chandelier from dwr!

Mon, thanks so much for including me in this fun fun series. I hope you are having a lovely vacation! xo Manvi.

 (For more on Manvi and her fabulous blog go here).

 Images for postcard art via: 1. Flickr, 2. Flickr, 3. Flickr (insert of photo by Splendid Willow). St Tomas images via Mochatini.
Written by Splendid Willow in: Guest Posts |


  • Will says:

    The sea looks so inviting!

  • so nice to meet Manvi and learn a little about her. what a treat. My next stop today is Manvi’s blog….

  • Stacey says:

    Breath taking pictures and i love the Cellula chandelier from DWR too!

  • The Zhush says:

    Really would love to visit St. Thomas!

  • heather says:

    Stunning views! I would love to be warmly swinging in that hammock right about now!

  • Piper says:

    Did you write this post for me??! :) It’s got my fave things…we went to St Croix a few years ago and it was amazing. Have always wanted to go to St Thomas! And you’ll love Dragon Tattoo – definite page turner!

  • Carole says:

    Thanks Mon and Manvi for this little bit of escapism on a Wednesday. I have post holiday blues and this really cheered me up.

    Carole x

  • How gorgeous! Lovely images, and that trio is a fabulous idea, I must say :)

  • That beach has me itchin to get out of town. Sister and I are headed for Cabo next Wednesday. Can’t wait. Maybe I should pick up this book to take with me?

  • Charlotta says:

    Oh this looks so divine and more so knowing what a great time you had there recently Manvi. xx

    xx Charlotta

  • HI Manvi
    How I would love to visit wonderful places like St Thomas.. just a bit too far for me to travel at present.. but dreaming about a sun filled holiday.. might have to be Fiji… thanks for sharing your trip with us xxx Julie

  • Monika says:

    Dear Manvi,

    The book is a must read (I am looking forward to watching movie no. 2 which is now out in the US).

    I have never traveled anywhere tropical (how is that even possible!) and I sure know who to go to when I need some ecxcellent tips!

    Hugs to you, Mon

  • The beach looks gorgeous! I love the blue of the ocean!

    Glad to meet you Manvi! Sounds like you have a wonderful home!

  • Mia says:

    Hi Manvi and Mon
    St Thomas looks amazing and you really have the right approach to relaxing. Thanks for sharing :)

  • Tina says:

    Looks like paradise!

  • Hello everyone, so nice to meet you all and read your notes to me.
    I cheated and saw the movie first and am now on to the book. Loved the movie. I really liked that it was in Swedish too.

    St thomas is so accessible from the east coast and I love snorkeling there. Julie..are you on the west coast? Fiji is another place i have been dreaming of visiting.

    Mon, lets plan a girls getaway to one of the Virgin Islands.. Thanks for having me dear! xo

  • Hi! Love your blog! I started one myself, that I think you’ll love!! Please stop by! Take care, Ms. CotedeVelvetGreige xoxo

  • How much fun
    is this???
    Loved your postcard
    and your choices.
    I’m sooo with
    you on that chandie!
    Lucky Monika to
    have such clever
    xx Suzanne
    PS: Hugs to you, too,

  • happy friday says:

    […] by manvi on August 20, 2010 · 0 comments Monika over at Splendid Willow is hosting a lovely guest blogger series called A postcard to you where we shared one of our favorite places to visit. Hop over to say hello to Monika and the other bloggers in the postcard series. You can see my summer postcard here. […]

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