Friday, February 27, 2015

Life as I know it

It's been a while since I have posted one of my "Life as I know it" features. Things have been incredibly busy and I will soon have some very exciting news to share - March 9th to be exact! In between the meetings, emails and overall madness I made time over the weekend to stay at my families beach house. While I wanted to sit on the verandah all day and read I went for a nice walk with my Mum, sister and boyfriend to a beach a little farther away to swim in the "pools". 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Citizen - The Royal Shop

CITIZEN is one of the most well known watch companies in the world and I personally have owned a few over the years. In fact I still have one that I was given for my sixteenth birthday - it still works and the classic design is still relevant all these years later! The Royal Shop has been teaching me more about jewellery and watches over the past few months and today we explore a little bit more about this brand and their story.  

Since its foundation in 1930, CITIZEN has promoted a multi-cultural mindset that fosters excellence and creativity. The very name of the brand conveys a deep respect toward craftsmanship and considered as familiar by citizens the world-over. CITIZEN’s Brand Ambassadors are always striving for the next ‘better’ and the new ‘now’. This simple belief that no matter who you are and what you do, it is always possible to make something better – and now is the time to start doing it. Fresh determination to perform at their best. Passion driving improvement. Determination to succeed against all who stand before you. 

Citizen Brand Ambassadors include Eli Manning, Victoria Azarenka, Matt Kenseth & Kelly Clarkson. See some of Matt and Kelly's favourite timepieces here. Seen above - Three Time Grammy Winner Kelly Clarkson & the World Time A-T Watch. This is their first Eco-Drive Atomic Time Piece for women. With soft lines and shimmering mother-of-pearl dial, this is the go to piece for the international traveller. 

Monday, February 16, 2015

Travel : Dreaming of St. Kitts & Nevis

I love traveling and I haven't left Barbados in almost a year - quite possibly the longest I have ever been home without a trip overseas. I have been very blessed over the years to explore exciting places and travel a couple of times each year. I have already planned a trip to NYC in summer and will be going to Antigua in a couple months but have been thinking of joining my grandparents on their trip to St. Kitts & Nevis. I visited the St. Kitts Tourism website to start doing some research on the island and of course being the social media nerd that I am also I followed St. Kitts Tourism on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. See below some of my finds from the official St. Kitts Tourism website. 

Accommodation : Belle Mont Farm at Kittian Hill. The farm is comprised of 84 Guesthouses, 12 three-four bedroom villas and 7 four-bedroom Farmhouses set within a tropical organic farm. See more here 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Wine and Cheese Pairings with Platinum Wines & Relish

Two Fridays ago I attended an event at Relish Dockside at the newly built Port Ferdinand Marina. The event was a collaboration between Platinum Wines, Relish and Hatchman’s Cheeses. The pairings were thoughtfully chosen with each wine complimenting the cheeses perfectly. Daniel Lambert of Daniel Lambert wines was the co host for the event and gave us some interesting history and facts behind the wines. The first Relish Craft Canape was the Amuse Bouche - St. James Smoke House Smoked Salmon Tartare with Champagne and orange infusion. All of the food was phenomenal but that was definitely one of my highlights. The Amuse Bouche was followed by four appetizing cheese courses as seen below. 
Relish Canape: St. Marcellin Cheese Burschetta with Red Onion Chutney | Platinum Wine : Calmel & Joseph Faugeres 2010
Photos by LDB unless otherwise specified.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Bonita Bay - Barbados

I have the pleasure of working with Archers Hall Design centre and I was so excited when images of this stunning property, which they decorated showed up in my inbox. Bonita Bay is located on the West Coast of Barbados. The West is known for it's luxurious beach front properties and Bonita Bay is no exception. The home is newly constructed and features six bedrooms, five and a half bathrooms and 9,200 square feet of living space. Perhaps the most spectacular part of the home are the views which can be seen from almost every room.