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David Dangle's Winter Get-Away

by ‎02-23-2017 04:24 PM - edited ‎02-23-2017 05:04 PM

Once or twice a year I go “off the grid”.

 

I (sort of!) turn off my cell phone and rent a house on a tiny island off of Puerto Rico, called Vieques. I think this was my seventh year in a row visiting this magical place. There is very little internet, no TV and some great island food.

 

It’s a tiny, not fancy island of about 8 square miles and it’s heaven.

 

I thought I would share some pictures of my week there. Be warned: I didn’t shave the whole time and honestly packed a handful of tee shirts and shorts and a swimsuit. Oh, and sunglasses and a tooth brush!! (LOL Not a suit and tie to be found!!)

 

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This house is called Casa Angular…for good reason!

 

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Our spectacular view!

 

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Our 10 minutes of rain each morning. You can see the blue sky across the valley.

 

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This trip came at just the right time for me. I really enjoyed having time to rest and reflect.

 

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The only shoes I brought with me…Birkenstocks!

 

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Lunch at our favorite family style café

 

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Another favorite place for lunch right on the beach serves fresh coconut water and the most delicious fish tacos. The owner catches his fish in the morning and serves them for lunch.

 

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A walk through the harbor after lunch. Look at that water!!!

 

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I actually made “tostones” for breakfast. These fried great plantains are delicious!

 

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Most breakfasts were healthy local fruit and yogurt!

 

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The house we stay in is up in the mountains and very private. The only sign of life was a herd of cattle and the occasional goat that came up the drive every morning!

 

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Hundreds of gorgeous wild horses roam the island and the beaches. They’re very tame and so beautiful.  

 

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Color inspiration everywhere!

 

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Well, always nice to find a new bee design!

 

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The most beautiful blue water!

 

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Waiting for the plane home at the airport “café”!! And no, I didn’t shave the entire week!

 

I hope you allow yourself a little downtime occasionally. I find it restores my energy and my creativity.

 

But I can’t stay away from QVC for long! Here’s my upcoming schedule…including the debut of The Joan Rivers Private Collection, a new line of jewelry inspired by Joan’s iconic style and love of collecting, with reproductions from her personal archives. Tune in on Tuesday, March 14 at 5pm!

 

OUR UPCOMING APPEARANCES:

 

Friday, February 24th 
10-11pm Joan Rivers Classics Collection

 

Saturday, February 25th

7-10am AM Style

 

Monday, February 27th 
4-5am Joan Rivers Classics Collection
7-9am Morning Q Live
9-11am Joan Rivers Classics Collection
7-8pm Inspired Style

 

Friday, March 3rd
4-5am Joan Rivers Classics Collection
6-9am Morning Q Live
10-Midnight Inspired Style

 

Saturday, March 4th
7-10am AM Style
9-Midnight PM Style

 

Monday, March 6th
3-5pm Jane’s Closet

 

Follow me on FACEBOOK INSTAGRAM

 

Or our NEW CLASSICS COLLECTION INSTAGRAM

 

Follow Joan’s FACEBOOKINSTAGRAM

 

Or on QVC TRENDING

&

www.joanrivers.com

Comments
by aprileyes
‎02-23-2017 04:59 PM - edited ‎02-23-2017 06:11 PM

Our very relaxed David,

You deserve it !!   What a beautiful place for the both of you to enjoy yourself.

P. S. Love the message on the bee pillow !! Wow how right that is in so many ways...

 

by
on ‎02-23-2017 06:25 PM

Thank you for sharing your photos, what a beautiful place. Glad you were able to do that for yourself.

 

Can't wait to see Joan's private collection jewelry. Maybe one day you could sell a copy of that pillow *hint hint*

by
on ‎02-23-2017 07:24 PM

Heavenly pictures!

Bet Roscoe missed his Dad : )

by reggiesmommy
on ‎02-23-2017 10:04 PM

Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures! That's my kind of vacation,a pair of sandals and shorts. Love it! Glad you had a relaxing time😊

by
on ‎02-23-2017 10:21 PM

David,

 

I think you have truly found heaven on earth!!!!  Gorgeous pictures, just breathtaking!  How on earth did you force yourself to get  on the plane to come home??!!

You are so deserving of a great vacation, you work hard and do a great job continuing Joan's line at QVC.  And I do have to say, I love you with the unshaven look...kind of rugged yet still very handsome!

My husband and I were introduced to fish tacos in San Diego and we love them.  I've tried to re-create them at home but with little luck!  The ones you had looked delicious!  So great to have fresh caught fish...I think I could live on just seafood!

Looking forward to your shows now that you had to come back to reality!!  Thanks for sharing!

by
on ‎02-23-2017 11:27 PM

David, you really did find heaven on earth. Glad you enjoyed your time off. Thank you for sharing. Looking forward to your show tomorrow.

by
on ‎02-24-2017 10:29 AM

Thank you so much for sharing your stunning photos.

What a beautiful place to clear your heart and mind.

You absolutely deserve it.  You are an absolute pleasure to watch you on QVC.

 

by
on ‎02-24-2017 10:33 AM

Forgot to mention....MISS JOAN WOULD BE PROUD AS PUNCH WITH HOW YOU CARRY ON HER STYLE AND NAME.  YOUR FABULOUS.  MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY THAT WATCH THE Q, ALL HAVE THE SAME OPINION OF YOU.  KEEP UP THE AMAZING WORK YOU DO. !!!!!

by Burr53
on ‎02-24-2017 11:35 AM

Hi David!! What magnificent pictures!!! Sounds like the perfect trip to me.

I had to tell you that I generally like a clean shaven look but you rock the unshaven look!!!

I'm a MAJOR animal lover so I have to say that I'm sure that Roscoe is thrilled to have you home!!

Best regards.

by LadyLassie
on ‎02-24-2017 12:18 PM

Thank you for posting pictures for all of us to share.  The home kinda reminds me of Fallingwater.  Stay well, love you.

 

by Do you like
on ‎02-24-2017 02:54 PM

WOW! What a beautiful place....:smileyhappy :smileyhappy

by
on ‎02-24-2017 03:57 PM

Just beautiful.....both you and your destination!

 

 

by
on ‎02-24-2017 05:45 PM

Fabulous beyond words.I think you look very relaxed and happy....the extra facial hair is cute too.I guess there is always reality no matter what so back to work....I want that bee pillow too.

by
on ‎02-25-2017 11:52 AM

Breathtaking vacation for a truly marvelous guy! Thank you so much for sharing a bit of your paradise.

by
on ‎02-26-2017 07:04 PM

That place looks amazingly good to me!  Thanks for sharing.  By the way, no need to apologize for the unshaven look; it becomes you.  And I want those fish tacos!!!!!!!!!!!!!

by
on ‎02-27-2017 02:33 PM

David, this place looks so beautiful!  I love the horses that run free.  It certainly looks like you had a wonderful time.  And by the way, you are even sexier with your beard.  Love you!  

by
on ‎02-27-2017 09:06 PM

Thanks for the pictures David....I was just thinking everyone needs to get away every now and then.  

by Bugsey Malone
on ‎03-02-2017 03:48 PM

David,

I can see why you always go back!  It's beautiful!  I'd like to check on that!  We sure could use some down time!

Ill see you soon on qvc!  

Later, Mary Webber

by
on ‎03-03-2017 03:49 PM

Looks absolutely gorgeous! And very stressfree! I would have loved it!

by
on ‎03-03-2017 06:51 PM

Live your bliss, David!!!  Heart

by
on ‎03-04-2017 07:34 PM

Great pics - and I don't blame u for taking ur Birkenstocks. Life is so hectic these days --- it's so important to check out a few times a year. Wish I could have some of those fish tacos!!!!!  Sandy in CA

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