What I Did On My Summer Vacation: Joy Gryson

Handbag designer Joy Gryson makes seriously covetable Italian leather bags for everyone from Target shoppers (she did a collaboration line there in 2008) to those willing to spend thousands on a backpack. Between her namesake line, the trendier lower-priced Olivia Harris line, and the newly-launched evening bag line, Capsule, the woman is definitely someone who deserves a vacation. Recently, Joy and her husband and business partner, Pete, took some much-needed R&R to St. Barth's for their 10 year wedding anniversary (are they not a painfully adorable couple??). Check out the snaps they took of the tropical island. Jealous? I know I am.
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Handbag designer Joy Gryson makes seriously covetable Italian leather bags for everyone from Target shoppers (she did a collaboration line there in 2008) to those willing to spend thousands on a backpack. Between her namesake line, the trendier lower-priced Olivia Harris line, and the newly-launched evening bag line, Capsule, the woman is definitely someone who deserves a vacation. Recently, Joy and her husband and business partner, Pete, took some much-needed R&R to St. Barth's for their 10 year wedding anniversary (are they not a painfully adorable couple??). Check out the snaps they took of the tropical island. Jealous? I know I am.
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Handbag designer Joy Gryson makes seriously covetable Italian leather bags for everyone from

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Here's the view from their room, a little villa on a beach called Emeraude Plage that had a magical outdoor kitchen where they cooked fresh fish for dinner at night.

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Joy on the beach. Relaxation!

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They rented a red convertible to take drives around the island. This little friend came up to their car on one of the scenic drives.

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Dinnertime: watching the sun and the yachts return to the harbor in Gustavia Bay from the balcony of Bonito restaurant

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After dinner, they loved to go to this relaxing spot, Do Brazil on Shell Beach, where locals come to watch the sunset and listen to this amazing raspy-voiced guitar player. Some nights were a bit more wild though--they went clubbing a few times at places like Le Ti, which has a nightly fashion show and where people get up and dance on the tables!

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The best part of the trip was the natural beauty of the island; Joy was really inspired by this old weathered door in their resort that had a beautiful patina from years in the sea air, and is using the color effect for her designs for spring.