Friday, March 27, 2015

Watch Shopping at The Royal Shop

I have a weakness for nice things - handbags, sunglasses and watches are high on that list. In the past two years I have been living more modestly while trying to grow my business but the time has come to treat myself. I contemplated for quite some time on what kind of watch to purchase and decided to visit The Royal Shop on Broad street. I have been learning more about jewelry from them in the last few months and wanted to take a better look at a Movado timepiece which I featured on my Christmas Gift Guide. I was very impressed with the service and if I had my way I would have purchased both the watches I tried on along with some of the Marco Bicego jewelry! 

Friday, March 20, 2015

One Enchanted Evening with KMLM Charity and The Royal Shop

I have posted about the KMLM ( Know Me Love Me ) Charity here before and was thrilled to be on the committee again this year. We changed locations and moved from Fisherpond to Lancaster Great House. The theme of our event was "One Enchanted Evening" and the location was perfect for this! The event was a success with delicious food from Anna Went, fabulous servers and waiters from Lancaster, fantastic auction items and generous attendees. The Royal Shop participated in a big way and not only donated a stunning bracelet and earrings from Marco Bicego for the live auction but also loaned Roberta, Lady Simpson some Bellari pieces from the Mademoiselle Collection. Rafi wore a smart Rolex also on loan from The Royal Shop. 

From Left: Nathan Simpson, Roberta, Lady Simpson & Founder of KMLM Rafi Simpson.

Learn more about the KMLM Charity and how you can donate here 

Friday, March 13, 2015

Subella London

Over the weekend I had the pleasure  of meeting with the lovely Susen of Subella London as well as Creative Director Anna Nicholas and Chris Browne of Fashionable Photography UK. I fell in love with Anna's work when she visited Barbados last year to shoot some fantastic Polo inspired Fashion Shoots. While we chatted about many things over drinks at Lime Bar the main focus was Susen and her amazing Subella London handbags. 

Friday, March 6, 2015

Packing the perfect picnic basket for The Holders Season

Holders Season, The Caribbean's International Art Festival is fast approaching. I haven't attended Holders Season in quite a few years and I am looking forward to the fantastic events and performances that they have planned. When I was asked by Platinum Wines to put together my perfect picnic basket for Holders I was more than thrilled. I can think of nothing better than laying out a blanket, enjoying gourmet foods, good wine and wonderful performances at the stunning Holders House under the stars.  

I had great fun putting together three different "picnic baskets". All wines are available online at Platinum Wines Barbados or from their store in Tudor Bridge. When choosing wines I opted for screw tops so that they were easy to open and close. Baskets and all edible contents are available from The Gourmet Shop in Hometown. Acrylic wine glasses are courtesy of Walkers World and napkins can be purchased from The Studio in the Chattel Village, Holetown.