Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is fast approaching for my American friends. Thanksgiving is one holiday I wish we celebrated more of in Barbados. While I am no expert on the story of Thanksgiving I do love the idea of making a conscious effort to acknowledge things that we are grateful for or thankful for. I personally try and make note of at least one thing every day which I am thankful for. I also love the thought of Thanksgiving decorating and of course - the food! While I was searching for Thanksgiving Inspiration I came across the most perfect Thanksgiving table top on Griffanie blog. I truly love everything about this tabletop. See the whole tables cape on the Griffanie blog here and see what I am grateful for below! 




Monday, November 24, 2014

Living Barbados and The Dream

The latest issue of Living Barbados is out and I'll be honest the first place I usually turn to after the contributors page is the piece I have written. I have been fortunate enough to write for The Living Team a number of times now and it is always a pleasure and honor to work with them! Anyhow, I digress - this time reading the magazine for the first was a little different. As I was turning the pages looking for my article I came across "The Dream" written by Rachel Ramphal. The first photo in the spread is that of the exterior of this contemporary home. Model, Lara Rogers is draped elegantly on a lounger alongside the pool in a shot which in my opinion is cover worthy. The Barbados beachfront property while by no means modest is decorated so that it feels authentic, welcoming and "homey". I personally fell in love with all of the thoughtful accents and the relaxed beach house feel. The outdoor space, pool, view and beach are pretty fantastic also! 


See the whole "The Dream" spread in the latest issue of Living Barbados. You can now find them on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram

Friday, November 21, 2014

Chopard Happy Diamonds with Poppy Delevingne

I visited The Royal Shop during the week and I was mesmerized by some of their stunning jewelry and classic timepieces. Mrs. Thani was gracious enough to show me around, tell me a little more about their jewelry and let me try on some spectacular pieces. She seemed to save the best for last as she led me to the Chopard case and presented me with a iced out watch which I would have thought would be too much "bling" but was absolute perfection! Being the social media nerd that I am upon returning home I visited the Chopard Facebook page and website - it was there that I discovered Poppy Delevingne's Happy Diamond Campaign. The campaign looked more like a fashion editorial than a jewelry advertisement and I found it to be incredibly refreshing. See some of my favorite shots from the campaign below. 

Images - Chopard

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Multi National Fair Highlights

This past weekend was a busy one and Monday came far too quickly for my liking. On Saturday I attended the highly anticipated Multi National Fair with my Mum and it did not disappoint. The venue was lovely and everything was well spread out. Upon entering we were greeted by The Slow Foods Barbados tent where my sister was volunteering, to the right there were stalls selling fresh herbs and spices and an area set up for afternoon tea. We bypassed this and I headed straight for the food! Afterwards we went about looking for Platinum Wines, Island Bags and later we indulged in some sweet treats from Mama Mia. While walking around we also stopped in between at stalls which caught our interest and to chat with friends - some who I hadn't seen since secondary school days!

The Multi National Fair. Photo by Dazzle Magazine. See more photos by Dazzle magazine here.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Bags and the desks they perch on at Vogue

Vogue recently left their home of fifteen years: 4 Times Square and re located to One World Trade Centre. I along with many other Vogue fans followed along as Hamish Bowles, Andre Leon Talley and Anna Wintour moved their Hermes orange rent-a-crates downtown. Vogue online recently shared "Heady Bags and the desks they perch on at One World Trade Centre" and I was captivated instantly by the first image which showcases Oscar De La Renta Gold paper weights, a Smythson agenda and Mark Cross leopard print calf hair bag. These specific images showcase a few of my loves all at once : A chic office, desktop accessories and of course handbags! It found it very interesting to see how other people work especially the creative geniuses at Vogue. See the whole story here

The elegant neatnik : Leopard Calfhair