Where is home?
Barbados is where I will always call home. But I split my time between New York and LA.
Where in the world are you happiest?
I always feel relaxed in Barbados. I’m so blessed to be able to say I love what I do. But because I have such a busy schedule, I like to totally switch off when I have downtime. And in Barbados I feel like I can really do that.
Name a place that most lived up to the hype
London is one of the most famous cities in the world – and a place I love. I have had so many great times there. Performing there, hanging out with friends, partying, and it’s such a city full of so much style. I spent one of my birthdays there – and it was so much fun.
What’s the best hotel you’ve stayed in?
Sandy Lane hotel in Barbados is incredible. The beach is one of the most beautiful in the world.
Describe your favourite view
I would have to go with having dinner at The Sandy Lane hotel – looking out to sea. The views are beautiful; when I’m sitting at the restaurant, having dinner, looking out to sea, I feel totally at peace with the world.
Best thing you’ve learnt on a trip?
I don’t know about one single thing – but there is no doubt travel is among the best education you are going to get. Opening yourself up to other countries, other cultures, how people live. There are some things you can’t learn from a book – and I feel truly blessed to have seen so many different countries.
What’s the best dish you’ve eaten on your travels?
When I am in Barbados it’s all about the seafood, they do a great fish stew which is a local dish and salt fish. I am a big pizza fan – and New York has given me some incredible slices over the years.
I always pack…
Travelling is a great time for me to catch up on my favourite TV shows. If I know I have a long flight, I will make sure I have downloaded everything I need to catch up with and just have an absolute TV marathon on the plane.
When I’m in the mood for some retail therapy I visit…
It kind of depends what I am in the mood for. LA is a great place for fashion – Rodeo Drive has a reputation for being one of the best places to shop for fashion in the world – and rightly so. I also adore Bridgetown in Barbados – it’s one of the best places to shop on the island. There are great little independent shops selling jewellery and a lot of handmade trinkets. It’s also one of the best places to eat and drink, so once you are done with shopping you can grab an amazing dinner.
When I’m in the mood to paint the town red, I hit . . .
There is a reason why so many people hit Vegas to party – it never disappoints. It’s a place I have a great time whenever I go – some of the most fun nights ever have happened in Vegas.
My favourite travel pastime is…
If I am travelling for work it’s different because I am working – but on vacation it’s just switching off and being at peace. No matter how busy we are, everybody needs to learn that on vacation: life can wait for a week.