Dolce Vita, Anguilla

Birthday celebration in Sandy Ground

Since Thursdays are the big night on the island, we waited until last night to go out for my birthday celebration. Mind you, having my family in town is a celebration enough, but we thought it would be fun to get dressed up, share a nice dinner and head out to hear live music.

Dolce Vita, Anguilla

There are a number of great restaurants on the island, be since we wanted to ultimately be in Sandy Ground, we opted for Dolce Vita for dinner. Admittedly, I’m not a huge fan of Italian food; neither pizza or pasta ever top my list of must-haves, but there’s something about Dolce Vita that’s always enticing. The gnocchi and seafood risotto are both to die for — even for a non-pasta lover.

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After a delicious dinner, we headed to The Pumphouse to check out the Musical Brothers. I was a bit skeptical about taking my grandmother to a rather congested place pumping loud music, but she assured me that she wanted to hear live music and liked to watch people dance. My sister quickly found dancing partners and we had a blast until it was finally time to call it a night (around 1AM). My grandma was a trooper!

Pumphouse Anguilla

Cheers to a great year ahead!


Shannon Kircher, The Wanderlust Effect

More about Shannon Kircher

Shannon Kircher is the founder and editor of The Wanderlust Effect. Founded in 2009, she has continued to document her international escapes as an expat in Europe and the Caribbean. Additionally, Shannon is the founder of Compass & Vine, a luxury boutique travel design firm, and is the Director of Marketing for the Frangipani Beach Resort. Shannon holds an MSc in Social Policy and Development from the London School of Economics and is a current candidate for WSET Level 3 in Wines & Spirits.