Top O’ the Island to Ya’!

Eating corned beef and cabbage, drinking Guinness with a Jameson back and singing ‘Danny Boy’ while wearing green are just a few ways to celebrate the one day a year that everybody’s Irish. We even celebrate here on the island. That’s right, on March 17th Aruba Blue turns green! We know you know how to celebrate Saint Paddy’s Day … Continue reading “Top O’ the Island to Ya’!”

Photo by Aruba Art Fair

Authentic Aruba: One Artistic Island

“The art of a people is a true mirror to their minds.” ~ Jawaharlal Nehru Aruba has always been a land dedicated to bold, bright, passionate, artistic expression. It’s such a beautiful place that inspiration can, literally, be found everywhere. From the brightly colored buildings that line the main street downtown, to the indescribable colors that … Continue reading “Authentic Aruba: One Artistic Island”

Authentic Aruba: Carnival

In the book ‘Carnival in Aruba: History and Meaning in Aruba’s Bacchanal’, Victoria M. Razak describes Carnival as a way to ‘suspend the rules of everyday life with a mask and a costume’. She goes on to describe the phenomenon of Carnival as ‘a time out of time’ when people can indulge in behavior that is ordinarily … Continue reading “Authentic Aruba: Carnival”