Thursday, November 12, 2015

Gallery Wall

I love a Gallery Wall and have blogged about them a few times here. I have been meaning to create one at The Cottage for a while now and when I came across and all the fabulous artwork and prints they have I was instantly inspired. I was a bit hesitant at first ordering online and shipping to Barbados but they arrived in 3 days and in perfect condition. I used 5 prints from them and then framed one of my Instagram shots from the "Only in Barbados" exhibiton as well as a gold foil Barbados print from The Frame and Art Gallery. See below my Step-by-step DIY guide on how to create your own gallery wall!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

L'atelier de Sophie

A few weeks ago I visited Sophie Domenge of L'atelier de Sophie at her beautiful home. The whole experience was incredibly inspiring. I left with grand ideas of painting the interior of my house white, changing out cushions and adding flowy curtains to all the windows. Sophie was the most kind hostess and it felt more like a visit with a friend than an interview for the blog. She gave me a tour of the house and I was enchanted - the house had an energy which cannot be explained. The house, designed by architect Ian Morrison ( one of my favourite Barbadian architects ) felt like a chic tree house. Sophie's design aesthetic only further compliments the architecture of this home.    

This space is on the lower level and just off of the guest bedroom. I love the open plan living of the home and would love to lounge in this cozy space with a  book and a cup of tea.     

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! 

All Photos are the property of LDB unless stated otherwise

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.