Monday, October 20, 2014

The Coffee Cart

I love a good bar cart and was so excited when I saw Pop Sugar Home share their tips on How to create a stylish coffee & tea stationI had a lovely antique mahogany bar cart at my last home which I turned into a coffee/ tea cart because it served my needs better. Since then I have seen more "coffee carts" popping up on Pinterest and I'm loving the inspiration. I make tea at least twice a day at home so have created a little tea nook in the corner of my kitchen. I also love cappuccinos and have been dreaming of adding a espresso/cappuccino maker for some time now. See my coffee cart inspiration below and shop my Coffee/ Tea Station must haves via Shop Style. 

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Friday, October 17, 2014

LDB goes pink with Rosé from Platinum Wines

October is breast cancer awareness month and today LDB is going PINK with two Rosés from Platinum Wines.  While I am no authority on wine there are a few things I have learnt thanks to The Wine Spectator and Food & Wine. I must admit some of the terms were a bit over my head to begin with but with a little research I think I've gotten the hang of it! The definition of Rosé is as follows: A light pink wine made from purple grapes, with the skins being removed from the juice during fermentation as soon as the desired color has been attained. 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Minimal & Bright Walk in Closet

I think one thing high on all women's wish list is a stunning walk in closet. While I spend time swooning over hugely unrealistic closets such as Carrie's from SATC I was attracted to this closet for the complete opposite reason - the simplicity. This small room turned walk in closet is minimal, bright and functional. The styling, clothes and accessories are pretty chic also! This closet appeals to me mostly because it is attainable, any one of us with a second bedroom or small nook can recreate this. See the whole post here

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Monday, October 13, 2014

iPhone 5 fun!

I am very excited to finally be back in the iPhone world and while most of you have been upgrading to the iPhone 6 I'm happily behind time and have gotten the 5. Since getting the phone on Friday I have been downloading apps like crazy. One of my favorite photo editing apps thus far is VSCO Cam which was one of Vanity Fair's top 5 apps to "Instagram like a fashion editor". Another is Square FX which has already come in handy. Today I am off to Digicel Barbados to have them set up one of their new data plans so I can Instagram and Facebook to my hearts content. Another part of the new phone excitement is choosing a phone case. Below are my top 5 picks from Etsy.  Comment below and let me know your favorites! 

Wood Print iPhone case from Hello Nutcase. 

Friday, October 10, 2014

The Royal Shop, Barbados

The Royal Shop is one of the oldest family owned luxury retailers in Barbados. As one of the island's leading watch and jewellery stores, you will find some of the world's top watch brands like Raymond Weil, Rado, Chopard, Maurice Lacroix, Longines and Movado and fun fashionable watches by Guess, Tissot, Swiss Army, Esquire, Ice, Swatch, Seiko, Casio and Citizen. The Royal Shop carries an impressive range of fine jewellery from elite brands like Chopard, Marco Bicego, Rebecca, Belle étiole and Io si. 

The Royal Shop Broad Street Location. 

I had the pleasure of meeting with Mr. Thani of The Royal Shop last week to talk about his family, his success and his business. I was taken on a journey of hard work, determination and later success that originated in 1976 when The Royal Shop was first opened in Barbados. The Royal Shop’s first location was Nicholas House in Bridgetown where Thani and family sold china, crystal, souvenirs and jewelry. From early on relationships were very important to Mr. Thani and he traveled the Caribbean and even to New York to meet with friends and family in search of brands to carry. After years of experimenting and trials Mr. Thani finally decided on carrying jewelry only in The Royal Shop.