Monday, December 29, 2014

New Years Eve Fashion with dFB Boutique

I still cannot believe that Christmas has come and gone and now New Years Eve, or Old Years Night as Barbadians call it, is upon us. I plan to spend my NYE quietly on the beach with some friends, a picnic basket of goodies, bubbly and cozy blankets while watching the fireworks above. For those of you who are attending fancy NYE affairs, (Mix Nutz Shangri La at Harrisons Cave looks amazing!) dFB Boutique has some stunning and unique pieces for both men and women. I visited the cosy boutique a few weeks ago and was impressed with the stylish European apparel & accessories. I love that they carry very unique pieces and also only carry a limited amount of each piece. Style Director, Tashida Cox has handpicked some of her favourite NYE outfits to share with my LDB readers. See them below and visit dFB on Facebook, Instagram or on their website to learn more!


Neon Holiday Dress 

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas & Thank YOU !

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from LDB! I am truly thankful for all of your support throughout the year. The blog has grown tremendously in 2014 and I cannot wait to share even more with you all in the new year. I hope you enjoy your holidays with family, friends and loved ones. I will be taking a short break to do the same and be back on the 29th with some New Years Eve posts. Lots of love! 


Friday, December 19, 2014

LDB Gift Guide: Gift Picks for Her

As I share my last gift guide of the season I am amazed at how fast the time has passed. The last few weeks have been a whirlwind of work, meetings, events and shopping. Some of the very gifts I have shared with you will be gifts that my friends and family will receive. One of my favourite memories from this month has nothing to do with gifts however, but my visit to St. Margaret’s school with my aunt, Lady Roberta Simpson. While the blog schedule is incredibly busy over the next few days I promise to share photos from this amazing day with you soon.

See all the item details below and click on the links to visit their pages. Happy Shopping! Xo



1. Dita Sunnies. Sun Collection. 271 8250
2. B & W Palm Island Bag. Island Bags
3. Mac Keepsakes Pallette. MAC at Limegrove or Cave Shepherd. 271 8256
 4. Orange Le Pliage handbag. Longchamp  271-8275
 5. Lindsay Phillips Switch Flops. JOGS BARBADOS  231-3577
6. Marco Bicego earrings. The Royal Shop. 429-7072

* Be sure when you visit or call to inquire to let them know you saw these items on the LDB Gift Guide

Monday, December 15, 2014

LDB Gift Guide: Gift Picks for Him

While my audience is primarily women I always try and include the men where possible. In doing the gift guides I knew I wanted to do Gift Picks for Him and tried my best to find unique items at a variety of price points for different types of gentlemen. I've included the show stopping Chopard watch, edgy Gucci sunnies, fun items such as the Weatherproof Bluetooth speaker and Skull Candy Headphones and classics like the CK One Cologne and the Longchamp Leather wallet. See all the item details below and click on the links to visit their pages. Happy Shopping! Xo 



1. Chopard Mens Watch - The Royal Shop. 429 7072
2.  Mirrored Gucci Sunnies - Sun Collection. 271 8250
3. Longchamp Cavalier Wallet - Longchamp at Limegrove Lifestyle Centre. 271-8275
4. Skullcandy Hesh headphones - Cave Shepherd Camera's & Electronics227-2157
5. Rockon weatherproof bluetooth speaker -Cave Shepherd Camera's & Electronics227-2157
6. CK One (Exclusive) Holiday Set Gift set -Cave Shepherd 227-2121
All items seen here are available Duty Free


* Be sure when you visit or call to inquire to let them know you saw these items on the LDB Gift Guide

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

LDB Gift Guide: My Christmas Wish List

It was difficult to decide on specific items for my Christmas Wish list as I have loved everything I have chosen for my gift guides thus far. In shopping around I did come across a few things which were definitely my style. Since then I have been dreaming of shiny gold watches, chic messenger bags and classic sunnies among other things. Grandparents, Parents, Boyfriend - Take note! See all the item details below and click on the links to visit their pages. Happy Shopping! Xo


1. Small Movado BOLD Diamond Watch. The Royal Shop. 429 7072
2. Ray Ban Round Sunnies. Sun Collection. 271 8250
3. Flynn Crossbody Messenger Bag. Always Summer. 434 6745
4. Nikon D32oo camera. Cave Shepherd Camera's & Electronics. 434 6745
5. Tory Burch Thora Sandals. Shopstyle
6. MAC Keepsakes Lip Set. MAC at Limegrove or Cave Shepherd. 271 8256

* Be sure when you call to inquire to let them know you saw these items on the LDB Gift Guide

Monday, December 8, 2014

LDB Gift Guide: Gift Picks under $75

I have to admit that this category was a bit more challenging than the rest. I wanted to choose items that were luxe but without the high price tag. It turns out that some of my favourite items thus far have been from this Under $75 section. First on the list is the Rebecca," My World" bracelet from The Royal Shop - this is one of my favourites because you can choose the colour of your leather bracelet and then customise with beautiful gems starting at $58 BDS. It truly is a modern interpretation on the classic charm bracelet. The other gifts are equally special and I wouldn't mind received any (or all!) of the items I have selected for this Under $75 category. See all the item details below and click on the links to visit their pages. Happy Shopping! Xo


1. My World bracelet. The Royal Shop429-7072
2. Leather journals. Available in assorted colours and with different sayings. Bio Beauty435-9306
3. OPI Nail set. Includes 2 polishes & a leopard scarf. Bio Beauty435-9306
4. WOW Grey Cover up. Bio Beauty435-9306
5. Scented Candles. Walkers World. -421-7968

* Be sure when you call to inquire to let them know you saw these items on the LDB Gift Guide

Friday, December 5, 2014

LDB Gift Guide: Gift Picks for the Hostess

There is no doubt that Christmas is one of the busiest times of year. For me December brings an increase in work load, traffic, events and the introduction of many Christmas parties. This year I have put together some of my gift Picks for the hostess. These items work well as Christmas Gifts but are also great ideas to take for the hostess. I love entertaining and especially love these picks. See all the item details below and click on the links to visit their pages. Happy Shopping! Xo


1. Filo Dora Prosecco. Platinum Wines426 1369
2. "Cheers" stemless wine glasses. Archers Hall Design Centre. 422 0400
3. Oceanic Bottle stoppers. Archers Hall Design Centre. 422 0400
4. Animal Print Serving Tray. Walkers World. 421-7968
5. Belle Jar Candles. Always Summer at Limegrove Lifestyle Centre.  434-6745

* Be sure when you call to inquire to let them know you saw these items on the LDB Gift Guide

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

LDB Gift Guide: Gift Picks for Her

As part of Christmas on LDB I will be showcasing some of my favourite gift picks  over the next few weeks. The Gift Picks for Her category has been one of my favourites and while I have a Wish List of my own I truly love all of the items I have selected for you. See all the item details below and click on the links to visit their pages. Happy Shopping! Xo





1.  Le Plaige Heritage handbag. Longchamp at Limegrove Lifestyle Centre. 271-8275
2. MAC Keepsakes Eye Palette. MAC at Limegrove Lifestyle Centre . 271-8256
3. Rafe Clutch. Always Summer at Limegrove Lifestyle Centre.  434-6745
4. Lindsay Phillips Switch Flops. JOGS BARBADOS  231-3577
5. Morrcan Oil Limited Edition Holiday Kit. Inter Caribbean Marketing Barbados
6. Cashmere scarf. Always Summer at Limegrove Lifestyle Centre. 434-6745

* Be sure when you call to inquire to let them know you saw these items on the LDB Gift Guide

Monday, December 1, 2014

Christmas on LDB

I am so excited that Christmas is here! LDB is going "Christmassy" for the month of December and I am incredibly excited to introduce a LDB Christmas Gift Guide for the first time. The Gift Guide will include the following categories: "Gift Picks for Her", "Gift Picks for Him", "Gift Picks for the hostess", "Gift Picks under $75" and finally "My Christmas Wish List". Preparing the Gift Guide has been especially fun for me as I've gotten to visit some of my favourite stores in Barbados in search of the perfect gift ideas.  I will be debuting the first "Gift Guide" on Wednesday so stay tuned! Christmas in December will also see the arrival of lots of Christmas decor inspiration as well as Entertaining Tips. 




Christmas with Platinum Wines

Christmas is just around the corner and what a better time to relax and enjoy some of your favourite wines. Platinum Wines shares with us today some of their favorite wines for the holiday season. Visit them on Facebook to learn more or give them a call at 426 1369 to order your last minute bottles in time for Christmas. They are open until 12pm on Christmas Eve so get your orders in soon. 

See product details below.