Friday, September 25, 2015

Only in Barbados Exhibition

I was beyond honoured when The Frame & Art Co. reached out to me and invited me to be a part of their Only in Barbados exhibition. #onlyinbarbados is an exhibition of mobile phone photography and focuses on images taken in and around Barbados. I was unable to make the opening party but visited last week to look at the other photo entries. I was beyond impressed with the creativity of some of the shots and humbled that they would include my photos alongside some of these epic shots! 

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Friday, September 18, 2015

Swagg Restaurant

A few weeks ago I was invited to visit the new Swagg restaurant located in the South Beach Hotel on the South Coast. I live on the South and was very excited to hear of a new restaurant being opened. I wasn't sure what to expect but had checked out the menu on their Facebook page and was very impressed with the dishes and eager to try some of them. One of my best friends accompanied me and upon arrival we were warmly greeted by the manager, Cheryl Ann. She offered us the option to dine outside or inside but we opted for indoors so we could enjoy the air conditioning - Barbados has been super hot recently! 

Friday, September 4, 2015

Travel : Spyglass Villa, Saba

Saba is one of my favourite places ever! I have been fortunate enough to visit numerous times on family vacations which my grandparents take the kids and grandkids on. Every time I visit I feel like I fall in love all over again. The authenticity of the island is infectious and I often daydream about moving there to spend my days reading and writing. Saba is a Caribbean island and smallest municipality of the Netherlands. They boast the smallest commercial runway in the world and a population of under 2,000 people. While I do not scuba dive my grandparents rave about the beauty and visit every year just to scuba dive. They also have lovely hiking trails, the tallest and most difficult is Mount Scenery which goes up to 2,910 ft! If you make it to the top you are literally in the clouds as you take in the views.

Friday, August 14, 2015

How to create the perfect backyard

I love outdoor living and believe in making the best of your outdoor spaces. Editor, Derek B. Lotts of Smooth Decorator shares his tips on how to create the perfect backyard below. Who does not dream of having a secluded place in his or her backyard, a private corner where they can rest from the troubles of the world and prepare themselves for new challenges that await? If you are blessed with having a backyard that is roomy and private enough to create a nook in it, do not wait a second to start turning it into a great hang-out one. Here are several suggestions on how to do the job perfectly. 

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Relaxing in a pool after a long day at the office is in top 10 rejuvenating activities there are. Do not be immediately turned off by installation issues. Your pool does not have to be anything of large proportions. Nowadays, you can find practically any shape, size and depth and a lot of them are highly customizable. If you want to go all the way and add the tropical touch, landscaping is the key. Add palm trees, banana plants, and birds of paradise. If your space does not allow you to do landscaping due to concrete surroundings, use tree pots. Remember that there are different types of pool finishes. Polished colored quartz is the best if you want to achieve tropical aqua blue color.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Archers Hall opens it's doors at Millhouse

Archer's Hall has opened a stunning new store in Millhouse and I am so excited to visit! Julie Chalbaud visited and took some phenomenal photos which I have been fortunate enough to share. Their new store perfectly showcases the extraordinary talent of Monique and Terri Archer along with their team. The massive space has been designed so that there are distinct living areas with both indoor and outdoor furniture, dining spaces and detailed vignettes. Some of my favorite elements are the abundance of natural light and of course the exquisite furniture and accessories.