I got earrings and an ankle bracelet
We went to Phillipsburg one day - that's the port where all the cruise ships come in so there are a bunch of stores. It is especially known for the jewelry stores and Mr. Helen bought me my diamond "engagement" ring when we went there for our 10th Anniversary. There are also a lot of duty free liquor and cigar stores, table cloth stores (which sell the most gorgeous linens) and a whole section of Front Street is dedicated to designer stores like Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren, etc. Of course there are also touristy t-shirt stores and miscellaneous souvenir stores. I bought this bag, that lists all the French beaches on one side and Dutch beaches on the other. Though it could be used as a beach bag, I'm carrying it as an all purpose bag for work this summer. I also bought this adorable change purse from one of the linen stores, also a gift.
Here are the purchases from the Marigot Wednesday/Saturday market. There is actually a lot of touristy stuff here also - again, been there, done that. I was looking for unique and sentimental things. In particular, I was hoping the lady who did the tiles was there. I keep these tiles on my kitchen window sill, particularly enjoying them in the dead of winter.