Fleeing the rat race, Tara and Sasha Bouis set sail for a pizza paradise in the Virgin Islands and learned a thing or two about keeping a pizzeria afloat. By Rick Hynum | Photos courtesy wherethecoconutsgrow.com
Living in paradise is harder than you think—if you’re paying for it with pizza. For Tara Bouis,
co-owner and head chef of Pizza Pi VI, it means
10-hour workdays, toiling in a cramped, hot little
kitchen with the oven running full blast, slipping
and sliding over slick, wet floors, and plating
handcrafted New York-style pies by the dozens
for choosy customers with high expectations.
Then, again, it’s mid-February in the U.S.
Virgin Islands, a balmy breeze is wafting
across the little Caribbean cove, and Tara is
sporting a bikini. Things could be worse.