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Island hop: Cecilia Nord’s Antigua black book

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Island hop: Cecilia Nord’s Antigua black book

Former Helmut Newton model Cecilia Nord runs Cecilia’s High Point Café with chef Thelma Suarez. “I’m very fussy and she’s very fussy, so it works out,” she says. The beach-house resto serves “Swedish dishes with a Caribbean flair,” says Nord, who is Swedish. Order the curry conch or the warm smoked salmon with Swedish hash—both are popular with celeb guests (like Giorgio Armani and Penélope Cruz).

Here are Nord’s top picks for what to do in Antigua and beyond:

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Island hop: Cecilia Nord’s Antigua black book

Cecilia Nord on Antigua: High Point Cafe

Former Helmut Newton model Cecilia Nord runs Cecilia’s High Point Cafe with chef Thelma Suarez. “I’m very fussy and she’s very fussy, so it works out,” she says. The beach-house resto serves “Swedish dishes with a Caribbean flair,” says Nord, who is Swedish. Order the curry conch or the warm smoked salmon with Swedish hash — both are popular with celeb guests (like Giorgio Armani and Pene?lope Cruz). Here are Nord’s top picks for what to do in Antigua and beyond. READ MORE: Island upgrade: Dominican Republic

Image by: ELLE Canada By: Christina Reynolds Source: Courtesy of High Point Cafe

Island hop: Cecilia Nord’s Antigua black book

Cecilia Nord on Antigua: English Harbour

English Harbour and Nelson’s Dockyard “This is a restored 18th-century harbour and fort that now has many shops. Stop in at Seen by Marina. Marina is a Danish girl who makes beautiful minimalist jewellery with freshwater pearls.” READ MORE: Antigua: A day at the beach

Image by: ELLE Canada By: Christina Reynolds Source: Courtesy of English Harbour

Island hop: Cecilia Nord’s Antigua black book

Cecilia Nord on Antigua: Shopping

Sea Island Trading “The best place to pick up swimsuits, shoes and home and kitchen gifts.” READ MORE: Jamaica: Swim Another Day

Image by: ELLE Canada By: Christina Reynolds Source: Courtesy of Sea Island Trading

Island hop: Cecilia Nord’s Antigua black book

Cecilia Nord on Antigua: Jumby Bay

Jumby Bay “I spent the best afternoons playing croquet and drinking Pimm’s at the Estate House.” READ MORE: What to pack for a beach getaway

Image by: ELLE Canada By: Christina Reynolds Source: Courtesy of Jumby Bay

Island hop: Cecilia Nord’s Antigua black book

Cecilia Nord on Antigua: French restaurant

Le Bistro “I love that this French restaurant takes great care with their food.” READ MORE: 6 posh rooftop pools in Canada

Image by: ELLE Canada By: Christina Reynolds Source: Courtesy of Cecilia Nord

Island hop: Cecilia Nord’s Antigua black book

Cecilia Nord on Antigua: Barbuda's pink beaches

Barbuda island “The pink-sand beaches are paradise on earth. But don’t go if the water is too choppy.” READ MORE: Set-jetting in Jamaica: James Bond movie locations

Image by: ELLE Canada By: Christina Reynolds Source: Courtesy of Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Board

Island hop: Cecilia Nord’s Antigua black book

Cecilia Nord on Antigua: The Montserrat volcano

Montserrat island “Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder recorded ‘Ebony and Ivory’ at a studio here before the volcano erupted and covered most of the island in ash. The views from Garibaldi Hill in Isles Bay are incredible.” READ MORE: 5 must-see movie and music hotspots in Jamaica

Image by: ELLE Canada By: Christina Reynolds Source: Courtesy of Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Board


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