Confirming a story we reported last week, new reports say that Amy Winehouse may be looking to turn her beer-fueled St. Lucia vacation - which so far has lasted all of 2009 with no end in sight - into a permanent Caribbean residency.
The Grammy winner, 25, has been smoking weed relaxing in of St. Lucia for a few months now and has no immediate plans to return to the U.K., a source says.
"She doesn't need to come back to the U.K. for anything in particular," the source told People magazine. "She will probably return at some point. But she's getting everything she needs to do done in St. Lucia at the moment."
Amy Winehouse in St. Lucia (left) vs. back home in London late last year. No wonder she wants to keep the vacation going indefinitely! [Photos: Splash News Online]
A rep for the fragile singer is already writing some new songs for her new record, and the source adds Winehouse may do some recording in paradise.
"She can go into a studio over there if she wants," says the insider. "Her record company [Island] is based in Jamaica, so it can be arranged."
As for her house hunting on the island, that hasn't resulted in new digs yet, but she has a new suburban home on the north edge of London - far from the gritty area of Camden where her apartment was ransacked in January.
One date Amy Winehouse does have upcoming is a headlining appearance at the Coachella festival in April. If she's sober enough to show up, that is.
Until then, let the vacation continue. Bottoms up!