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Shopping with Jane



Hi, My name is Jane and I'm your local shopping guide.

Summer's here and that means warm sunny days, balmy evenings under the stars and GREAT shopping in a leisurely fashion. Fewer cruise visitors at this time will ensure a relaxed shopping experience.

Meander through our shopping districts and marvel at the variety of offerings. Get off the beaten path and explore our alleys and side streets, rich in historical value and ambience. Here you'll find an abundance of art, unusual artifacts, locally made crafts and souvenirs. Much of our history and culture is beautifully expressed thanks to a prolific community of resident artists. Fun Fact: Impressionist master, Camille Pissarro was born on St. Thomas in 1830 and helped shape the Impressionist movement. You will find Pissarro prints at many of our galleries. Art is a wonderful, forever reminder of your vacation.

St. Thomas charms are an easy gift choice for friends and family. An extensive collection depicting cruise ships, island maps, sea creatures of all kinds and palm trees - to name a few - begin at very affordable prices and are carried by most jewelry & souvenir stores. If luxury brands are more your style, consider Roberto Coin's diamond palm tree in 18k gold (Jewels and Little Switzerland, Havensight Mall, downtown, St John). Offering tax and duty free prices, this may be the perfect time and place to purchase a diamond.

St Thomas themed beads can be found in many designs. Check out Eden Jewelers (Drake's Passage, downtown) and Bobby's Jewelers to name a few. For Pandora beads (they have a unique St Thomas design), visit Pandora Boutique (Havensight Mall, downtown), Jewel House (Havensight Mall) and Ballerina (downtown).

Summer brings many kids to our shores and no doubt, they will be delighted by the variety of pirate themed items. Captain's Corner (Havensight, downtown) and Tradewinds Galleria (American Yacht Harbor in Red Hook) offer a treasure trove of gifts for kids including Pirate flags, eye patches, Coins and Pirate "Gold."

If you ever have a question or a concern, I am here to help. Just email: jdicola@stthomasthisweek.com or call (340) 774-2500 and let me help you find a VI treasure.

Have a great time and Happy Shopping!





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