St. Lucia

Farewell to Jade Mountain

On my final afternoon, I joined a foray to the neighbouring Anse Mamin property. Originally serving as a sugar cane plantation, it changed hands and was converted to a mixed fruit and cocoa plantation before being purchased by Jade Mountain’s owner and architect, ex-patriot Russian-Canadian, Nick Troubetzkoy. Following an enlightening tour of the plantation grounds, […]

Sugar High

No self-respecting 5-star hotel would be complete without a top flight spa yet Jade Mountain elevates traditional spa experience to an entirely new level when your therapist brings the spa to you in-room. The Crime Traveller’s Wife, a Type 1 diabetic, redefined irony by settling on a chocolate wrap to atone for having brought her […]

What does a hotel with a missing wall do when it rains?

“What does a hotel with a missing wall do when it rains?”  This was the question I posed to owners, Nick and Karolin Troubetzkoy, over dinner at their remarkable resort, Jade Mountain. Surprisingly, the answer is pretty straightforward.  “Use waterproof furnishings,” Karolin says. “Everything at Jade Mountain, from the furniture to the floor tiles to the […]

Saying “goodbye” is so hard to do

We are bringing our 4-night adventure at Jade Mountain to a close in style.  Last night I had the distinct privilege of sharing a table for dinner and drinks with our affable hosts — the owners and operators of this magical resort — Nick and Karolin Troubetzkoy. Over three hours of fine wine and even […]

Picture Perfect

Having stolen my way over to the business centre (an action which, while available, is “strongly discouraged” as antithetical to Jade Mountain’s mantra of ultimate relaxation) I now have internet access consistent enough to share with you just a few tantalizing pictures from our stay. Much more to come when I get back.  Stay tuned […]


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Ed Prutschi is a criminal defence lawyer in Toronto, Canada practicing at the law firm of Adler Bytensky Prutschi. When not completely absorbed by the rigours of his trial practice, Ed revels in grabbing his camera ..