Leading up to Spring in the BVI brings a proverbial atmosphere of friskiness and flirtation that is only natural. The air is fragrant with flowers in bloom; the mother hens are diligently keeping track of their fluffy, young chicks; and all the picturesque sea creatures entertain us as they attract mates with their bright, colourful patterns.

Love is not only in the air, but also in the sea, and on it for that matter. Charter yachts all over the Territory are busier than ever, hosting guests eager to celebrate life and love out on BVI waters.

On-board Lolalita, Captain Ernie has performed many marriage ceremonies as well as vow renewals for couples of all ages. The pure, quintessential feeling of love is addictive.

lolalita wedding

One vow renewal was particularly memorable, as this was their fourth time getting married to each other. The husband coordinated with Ernie and asked him to help facilitate this special moment. His words to his wife were: “I will be thankful for you each day. I will trust, respect and be faithful to you. I will laugh, cry and stick by your side regardless of what obstacles comes our way. I promise to cherish, provide, care for, and protect you.  Most of all, I will always love you.”


To celebrate their renewed commitment to each other, I created a special dessert by request; something I had never made before. From beginning to end, it was an unforgettable experience.


Peach Upside Down Cakes

½ cup butter

1 cup brown sugar

6 fresh peaches, pitted, sliced into half-moons

1 cup sifted cake flour

1 tsp baking powder

¼ tsp salt

¼ tsp ground clove

1 cup white sugar

4 TBSP melted butter

1 tsp vanilla bean paste

2 cups heavy whipping cream

3/4 cup powdered sugar

1 cup brown sugar

½ cup half-and-half

4 TBSP butter

¼ tsp salt

1 TBSP pure vanilla extract

maraschino cherries

I hope you LOVE this dessert

Buen Provecho!