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GIVING: Celebrate the holidays with lots of fun and sparkle, but let’s also try to remember those less fortunate than ourselves.

Have a joyful Christmas BY AMANDA DALE

Welcome to the Bermuda Sun’s 2012 Christmas Gift Guide. In this edition we bring you a bounty of gift ideas to brighten up the lives of your loved ones over the holidays. You will find eight pages brimming with gift ideas for the whole family, even the dog and cat. This year we have also included a hostess and ‘adults only’ category to help you find fun gifts for the holidays. There are also presents for the home and for those on a budget. We also explore the gift options at some of the island’s less well-known retail stores. Did you know that not only does Demco Florist create fabulous bouquets but it is also a goldmine of Christmas gift ideas? Big Savings Zone at Southside, Bermuda’s ‘Best Furniture Store’, is also worth a trip to discover its festive décor and quality giftware.

If you are after some extra personal sparkle, then Lush Makeup, Lash and Brow Bar can create that ‘wow’ factor for those Christmas parties. The store also sells cosmetic products and can create a customized gift box for you. If you’re looking for something unusual this Christmas, then pay a visit to Orange Bay Company. The store is an emporium of vintage designer clothing, quality furniture, artwork, furnishings and accent pieces.

Responsibility If it’s Bermuda Cedar you are after, the BS&R Group can create beautiful furniture and other items to pass on to the next generation. For the more ‘DIY’ among you, Baptiste can provide practical gifts, from work stations and power tools, to bread and ice cream makers. In this edition we also encourage you to visit St George’s, which has a full calendar of Christmas events to charm the whole family.

If you’re aiming to throw a memorable party over the holidays, then Bacardi can supply you with all the entertaining tips you need. The world famous spirits company has all the products you need for a wellstocked bar, but reminds all of us to ‘enjoy responsibly’. The Bermuda SPCA also encourages us to take responsibility this Christmas when it comes to our pets. With a house packed full of guests it is easy to overlook your furry friends at this busy time of year, but the SPCA warns us to be on our guard to ensure they stay safe. Also in this supplement, Oleander Cycles presents some mobile gift ideas, while Walker Christopher, Waters Edge Marine Ltd and Swiss Timing suggest some luxury gift ideas to show someone special how much you really care. Whatever you are doing over the holidays, enjoy, and please also remember those less fortunate than ourselves. ■

A time for giving — the Toys for Tots appeal Page 2 Demco Florist has Christmas all wrapped up Pages 3 and 5 Discover a treasure trove of gift ideas at Big Savings Zone Page 4 Should you buy, sell or trade your gold this Christmas? Page 5 Enjoy personal shopping at Otto Wurz Page 6 The West End Primary School’s Warriors’ Christmas fair Page 6 The eyes have it — create that ‘wow’ factor this Christmas at Lush Makeup, Lash and Brow Bar Page 7 Go vintage — discover unique furniture items and designer goods at Orange Bay Company Page 8 Bermuda Cedar — beautiful gifts at the BS&R Group Page 9 From power tools to kitchen appliances, Baptiste has all your practical gifts Page 10 Enjoy the Christmas charm of St George’s Page 11 How Bacardi Ltd can help you celebrate the season Page 12 Give the gift of health — join the ‘Why It Matters’ campaign Page 12 Animal welfare tips for the holidays, by Bermuda SPCA Page 13 Motorcycles and chic accessories at Oleander Cycles Page 13 Luxury gifts at Walker Christopher, Waters Edge Marine Ltd and Swiss Timing Page 14 Gifts for the home / Gifts for pets Page 17 Gifts for the hostess / Gifts for adults only Page 18 Gifts for children Pages 19-20 Gifts for under $100 / $50 and $20 Page 21 Gifts for women Pages 22-23 Gifts for men Page 23 Stocking fillers Page 24

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■ A TIME FOR GIVING / The Toys for Tots appeal

Your last chance to help a needy child this Christmas BY AMANDA DALE

Times are hard and most of us will find buying gifts this Christmas an expensive task, but one company is hoping you will not forget others. Coldwell Banker Bermuda Realty (CBBR) has teamed up with the Coalition for Protection of Children to appeal for Toys for Tots. The annual toy appeal for disadvantaged children has been running for 10 years but this year — due to the economic climate — donations are down. Today — November 30 — is the last day of this year’s appeal and your last chance to participate. Heather Chilvers, CBBR sales representative and appeal organizer, said: “We need as much help as we can get this year, as toy donations are down.” Over the years, Toys For Tots has grown from 200 gifts of new toys to 1,200 last year. But this year, because of the recession and tough times families are facing, more toys are needed than ever. Ms Chilvers said: “This year we actually need 1,500 new toys, as the economy has left additional families in need. “This is the time that children need help more than ever.


WORTHY CAUSE: Volunteers for this year’s Toys for Tots appeal are collecting new toys and games to deliver to the island’s disadvantaged children.

Compassion “People have been extremely generous and kind to this cause over the years, and we hope that they will this year as well. “Some children in Bermuda have one of the most fortunate lifestyles in the world, and way more toys than they really want or need. CBBR sales representative / appeal organizer “We ask that parents get them involved and educate them to be compassionate and empathetic to those less fortunate than themno means to do so. by the company’s staff. selves. The couple gathered This year’s volunteers “There is always a time together a group of US include organizers Ms Chilin everyone’s life, no Marine Corps Reserve vers and Cratonia Smith, matter who they are, when volunteers to organize a toy plus Ann Rego, Carol they experience some sort collection. Birch, Quinton Burgess of hardship or pain, whethIt resulted in more than and Sarah Faiella. er through ill health, loss 5,000 toys being donated But Ms Chilvers added: or some kind of emotional in bins placed outside of “The entire company upset. movie theatres. gets involved one way or “It is nice when there’s a In 1948, Toys For Tots another towards the end, helping hand there, was launched as a as collecting and moving so so please be the helpnational campaign many toys requires a lot of ing hand for these in the US. manpower. children. In 2009 it was “Once the toys have been “Obviously, giving estimated the Toys collected and delivered to a gift to Toys For For Tots Program the Coalition for the ProtecTots is a choice, and Foundation had tion of Children, mothers but there are many distributed almost or caregivers will come by choices for $20 or $30 CHILVERS 500 million toys. and help to select a toy suitthat would make a Last Decemable for a particular child. child very happy. ber, First Lady Michelle “Then the wrapping “We collect gifts for Obama also took part in the begins. Everyone pitches children aged 0-16, but are programme. in — from CBBR employees always short of gifts in the The charity’s goal is to to schoolchildren getting teenage category, so a gift ‘deliver, through a new toy their community service certificate can be just the at Christmas, a message hours, to family members thing if you are undecided of hope to less fortunate and other volunteers. It is a what to purchase. youngsters that will assist massive task. “Giving feeds the soul, them in becoming respon“The Coalition for the and all for less than the sible, productive, patriotic Protection of Children has price of a couple of drinks citizens’. a large Christmas party on or deli lunches. ” The Bermuda appeal December 9 and the toys Toys For Tots was initiwas initiated by CBBR are given to the children at ated by William Hendricks sales representative Kim this time.” in Los Angeles in 1947 Webb in 2002, after seeing If you want to help a after his wife Diane tried that Coldwell Banker in disadvantaged child this to donate a homemade Vermont was taking part. Christmas, you can donate Raggedy Ann doll to a She has spearheaded the a new, unwrapped toy to needy child but could find programme since, assisted Coldwell Banker Bermuda

‘We need as much help as we can get this year, as toy donations are down.’


Realty or the Coalition for the Protection of Children. Donations are currently on display in the windows of the CBBR offices. There are also dropoff boxes at the Phoenix Annex Toy Store, Hunt’s

Food & Supplies, Daisy & Mac, Arnold’s Discount Warehouse, People’s Pharmacy, Face & Body Day Spa, and Gorham’s. Some stores also give discounts on toys purchased. ■

FOR MORE INFORMATION contact Ms Chilvers at 247-1808 or Ms Smith at 247-1807. Coldwell Banker Bermuda Realty is located at 11 Par-la-Ville Road, Hamilton.



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Florist is a goldmine of garlands and gift ideas BY AMANDA DALE

From hand-bound garlands to stocking fillers and ‘girlfriend gifts’, Demco Florist has Christmas all wrapped up. If you’re looking for wreaths, bouquets or table decorations, Demco can create something wonderfully festive for your home. Clients however, may be surprised to find the Devonshire store is also a goldmine for Christmas gift ideas. Owner Carmen Phillips said: “We are all about diversity and have changed up Demco dramatically, because these days in retail, unless you diversify you may not survive. “We used to do traditional but now welcome the contemporary, the modern and the bespoke customer. There is something for everyone here, no matter what your taste or budget.

Diversity “We carry carnations to orchids and can create $65 round table arrangements to $400 vases. “For Christmas we can do traditional flowers and decorations, to the ultramodern. “If you find nothing suitable then we will put something together for you. “We love talking to our customers. If you don’t know what you want then we will come up with some designs and ideas, and go from there. “The biggest thing that distinguishes Demco from other florists is our diversity. “We don’t want to turn anyone away, so whether it’s a simple ornament or an elaborate mantelpiece decoration, you will find it here. “Our florists are amazing at changing-up, according


BACK TO NATURE: Wooden, rustic decorations, such as the reindeer above, and shades of bronze are popular this year. to each customer. We also try to find out the individual details of each gift recipient. “We will design differently for a 20-year-old versus a 50-year-old or 90-year-old, and that’s what makes our customers come back. “It’s not just about what the customer wants but also how you want the recipient to feel, so we design based on the message you want to send. “Flowers speak to people, so we design to deliver the message the customer wants.” Table centrepieces are a mainstay of any Christmas

dining experience, and Demco can offer both the round traditional candle centrepiece and more modern versions. The florist’s “biggest traditional seller” is the ‘long and low table centrepiece’. Mrs Phillips said: “Most people want ‘traditional’ at Christmas, and this is the long table decoration. “Some people also like to tweak with tradition though, so we offer 10 different table settings.” Traditional table decorations can come in red, green or gold, or white and gold.

Or this year, why not opt for a more rustic, natural look, with Demco’s barklined centerpiece with moss, driftwood, pine cones, mushrooms and cinnamon sticks? There are also exotic versions containing details such as orchids and bay grape leaves. Mrs Phillips said natural wood and shades of bronze are very “in” for this year’s Christmas decor. “Expect to see a lot of table arrangements incorporating wood and mosses,” she said. “Bronze also works well with any colour scheme.


IF THE SHOE FITS: These high heel ‘wine caddies’ make great ‘girlfriend gifts’, as do these cute salt and pepper shakers, pictured right (photo supplied).

It can work with something colourful, such as turquoise or purple, to traditional Christmas colours of red, green and gold.” Spruce up your decorations with wooden or bronze reindeers, driftwood ornaments and shells, all available at Demco. When it comes to hostess gifts, the florist’s ‘grab and go’ handheld festive bouquet is very popular. Mrs Phillips also recommends Demco’s arrangement of red amaryllis and twigs inside a tall white window vase, as “a wonderful upscale gift”. For smaller apartments or studios, you can also add a touch of Christmas spirit with a boxwood tree. Mrs Phillips said: “This year we have a boxwood tree, which is fabulous for smaller apartments as it is 18 inches high. “It starts out as just a stick in a pot but is handcrafted by our florists to end up as the perfect boxwood tree, without any gaps. You can then add your own ornaments or glitter spray.” She added: “We also have an amazing topiary tree, which we ran out of last

year. And we also do handcrafted garlands. Rachel (Smith), our head florist, particularly enjoys making the garlands. “She hand-binds them using the freshest materials available. “Our customers love them. You can put them on a staircase or a mantelpiece, and each one is preordered according to individual specifications.” Wreaths are another popular holiday decoration in Bermuda homes. At Demco, you can choose from either a traditional or luxury wreath, which contains gold poinsettias, red or gold balls and battery-operated lights. Both styles use fresh Noble Fir and come in four sizes, ranging from 18 to 28 inches. All Demco’s Christmas decorations can be ordered online at the florist’s website. The store also supplies traditional and themed decorations for corporate offices or individual homes. This year, it has wall, floor and ceiling ornaments in themes such as Candyland and Winter Wonderland.

Whimsical Giant vases, baubles, light-covered branches, giant stainless steel balls and reindeer can decorate your office, boardroom or Christmas tree to add that festive cheer. “For homes we have lots of whimsical stuff, such as reindeer, snowmen, Dr Seuss-style red crushed velvet Santa hats, and cone Christmas trees in silver, red and gold,” said Mrs Phillips. “They are well priced. We try to offer our customers unique items from around the world for under $40. “We also love reindeer, and have them in all shapes, colours and sizes, from wooden to silver glitter to bronze. “Most corporate clients however, prefer the traditional and elegant to the whimsical and glitzy.” If you are looking for a Christmas gift, Demco can also help you find something ‘out of the box’, with presents for both sexes, ranging from the fun to the flirty to the practical. Men’s gifts include office desk items such as a metal Vespa money box and a golf bag pen holder, with pens shaped like mini golf clubs. See FLORIST, page 5


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Enjoy festive finds at Bermuda’s ‘Best Furniture Store’ Big Savings Zone is also a treasure trove of Christmas decorations and gift ideas BY AMANDA DALE

Big Savings Zone won this year’s Best of Bermuda Award for ‘Best Furniture Store’ but it is also a treasure trove of Christmas gift ideas. From candles and diffusers to Christmas decorations, it’s worth taking a trip to Southside to see what this company has in store. If you’re looking to brighten up your Christmas tree, Big Savings Zone has some beautiful ornaments to give it that extra sparkle.

Grotto Peacocks, tropical fish, stars and exotic birds range from $5-12 in price, and you can also pick up boxes of colourful baubles and crackers. The furniture store has created a special Santa’s grotto to house all its festive decorations, and this includes singing Santas, penguins and chipmunks for sale. You can also buy pretty Christmas stockings, wreaths and sprays, festive tablecloths and placemats. Dried floral and reed arrangements in winter colours can boost your Christmas décor, along with pots and candles. Elizabeth Mayne is the co-owner of Big Savings Zone along with her husband Alan. Mrs Mayne said: “We’ve


SINGING SANTAS: Whether it’s the high art of Italian-style oil paintings or cheap and cheerful singing Santas, chipmunks and penguins, you will find it at Big Savings Zone. been here for 12 years and sell mainly furniture and bedding, but over the past three years we’ve started doing accessories, such as drapes, sheets and pillows.

“In the past two years we’ve also started bringing in Christmas accessories, oil burners and candles. “This year we decided to bring in more specialty-

themed decorations and we built the little Santa house in the corner of the store, to house all the decorations.” Just alongside the grotto you can find some practical but cute gifts for children. Aroma Bears and Friends are wax animals and teddy bears which exude a gentle fragrance once a hairdryer is blown over them gently — ideal for a nursery or child’s bedroom. There are also nightlights in the shape of novelty cars and vehicles, for a child’s bedside table ($35-45). The store also sells ‘fire pots’, which can be placed on a patio or indoor table. Mrs Mayne said the pots work by placing ‘fire gel’

inside them which burns for up to three hours. “They are really nice and make an attractive addition to your patio or indoor table,” she said. The pots range from $55-100 in price and each comes with a pot of ‘fire gel’. This is also available to buy separately at $10 per pot. If you are looking for a unique gift for someone, Ashleigh and Burwood oil burners can make an attractive addition to any home. Mrs Mayne said: “Unlike candles which burn down, you put oil in the burners, fill them halfway and then light the wick. Let it burn

for a few minutes and then blow the flame out and place the ‘crown’ over the top. “The aroma permeates the room and lasts for a long time. I can light one of these oil burners in the store at 9am on a Saturday and it will burn right through until 4pm. “The oil burners are made from handblown glass and are very popular gifts — they sell very well.” The oil burners come in a variety of styles and designs, at different prices to suit most budgets. A crystal oil burner in a presentation box costs $200, or if you want to treat someone special, the store also has limited edition Swarovski Crystal ‘The King’ and ‘The Queen’ styles, created to mark the Diamond Jubilee year of Queen Elizabeth II ($150 each). The Cascade of Colour pastel collection costs between $115-125. And you can also buy lamp fragrance and oil burner gift sets for $80. There are 14 fragrances to choose from in the oils, ranging from Green Apple to Sandalwood, Fresh Linen to Oriental Spice. The oil lamps range from $60-200 in price and matching plates cost $10. Big Savings Zone also has stylish candle holders for the floor, walls and ceiling of your home, whether hurricane lamps or a medley or small votives. You can also find a chandelier for candles, priced $275. For the person who appreciates art, Big Savings Zone also sells Mediterranean-style oil paintings and other artwork, including metal work and stylish centrepieces. ■

BIG SAVINGS ZONE, 16 Wallers Point Road, Southside, St David’s. Tel. 297-4440.


CHIC: Ashleigh & Burwood’s handblown glass oil burners make popular gifts.



Golden investment rules unwanted gold jewellery or scrap gold and to receive cash in exchange. Islanders should not sell We accept gold and all their gold for cash this platinum for our scrap Christmas, unless they programme, and need the money. some types of silver Gold is currently a as well. good investment and Our offers are worth holding on to. based on the karat We have offered value of the gold cash for gold for the or other metal, its past three years but weight and current when we started, spot price on the gold was $1,375 an GILBERT world markets. ounce. Now it is We also sell $1,730 an ounce. second-hand jewellery at Since April 2001, the our store. gold price has more than We ask for photo IDs and quintupled in value against log the names and numbers the US dollar, hitting an of all all-time high of $1,913.50 on our August 23, 2011. At Bermuda Gold Exchange we buy, sell and trade. We can exchange your gold jewellery, trading it in for gold coins. You can also purchase investment-graded gold. We are happy to talk to you to help you make the smartest choice for your investment. You can also find out what a Gold Standard really means. Bermuda Gold Exchange was founded by Bermudian James Gilbert, who saw the need for people to be able to sell


customers. We also make video recordings of the jewellery in order to deter any potential criminal behaviour and avoid the risk of receiving stolen goods. We do not condone theft or purchase any stolen items. Any suspected items will be turned over to the Bermuda Police Service. Check out our Facebook page at www.facebook. com/bermudagoldexchange to find out the latest information on gold. We are also on Twitter. ■

BERMUDA GOLD EXCHANGE, 22 Reid Street, Hamilton (next to the new Red Steakhouse and Bar). Call 734-4653 or see the website at

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FLORIST Continued from page 3 But Demco really comes into its own with its range of gifts for women. “We’re a girly shop and love ‘girlfriend gifts’,” said Mrs Phillips. There are lots of fun stocking fillers and ‘Secret Santa’ gift items around the $20 mark, such as the shoe and dragonfly ornaments, candles, and shot glass tree ornaments. There are even sparkly pink ‘leopard skin’ baubles if you really want to go “over-the-top girly”. Hand painted wine glasses and ‘shoe’ wine caddys shaped like stilettos ($37-52) are fun gift ideas, while Mrs Phillips said the Illume soy-based candle line is also “very popular”.

Bakeware With scents such as Balsam and Cedar or Mulled Wine, these make ideal hostess gifts. There are also festive wine bottle hangers, Christmas napkins, and red, white and green aprons designed by local artist Viv-Hayward, bearing such phrases as ‘The tree will not be the only thing lit tonight’. Demco also stocks a new line of soy-based candles, soaps and handwash liquid, by Michel Design Works. These come in scents such as Sunflower, Honey Almond and Candy Cane. “They have a vintage, powder room-type feel, which makes them perfect for gifting”, said Mrs Phillips. If you are bringing baked goods to a party, then


CHOICE: Demco has a big choice of gift ideas and decor, including the popular Illume soy-based candle line. Demco’s ‘oven-safe paper bakeware’ is ideal for your fruit loaf or bundt cake. There are also throwaway standing cups for mini-rum cakes, so neither the guest or party hostess will be left with the washing up afterwards. Also perfect for parties, the Corkcicle can be

placed in the freezer and then inserted into a bottle of white wine to keep it chilled during your celebrations. ■

DEMCO FLORISTS, 14 South Road, Devonshire. Tel. 234-7777 or e-mail demco@ Website



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The personal touch at Otto Wurz BY AMANDA DALE

With all the commercialization of Christmas these days, sometimes it seems like each present looks the same as the last. But at one Hamilton store, staff take a personal pride in making sure your gift is as individual as you are. The staff at Otto Wurz will not only take the time to help you choose a gift but will hand-wrap it with one of their signature bows, and even deliver it if necessary. Christopher S Edwards, creative director, said: “We offer a personalized service. “First of all, I think our shopping atmosphere is more laidback because it’s away from the crush of the main drag.


FLYING VISIT: Santa Claus will visit West End Primary.

Warriors to hold family Christmas fair

Gift wrap “We also try to make suggestions for those ‘hardto-buy-for’ people. We enjoy doing it and like the challenge. “We are also flexible about helping people, within reason. For example, if someone wants to come in at 8:30am before work we can be here. “We don’t do late-night openings but we will hold the door if people can’t get here until after work, until 5:15pm for example. “We have lots of parking around us and we also have our ‘drive-by’ — our double yellow line, where you can pull in. We open our back door and put the item in your car, and away you go. “So we try to be accommodating, and can also deliver for free, after working hours. “We are a family store and so we try to please all our customers.” Mr Edwards said: “We also have our gift wrap, with a selection of Christmas papers and our handstrung bows. “This is a signature of



NOVELTY GIFTS: Otto Wurz has a wide selection of stocking fillers, novelty gifts and presents for party hostesses. ours and so you can always tell if it’s an Otto Wurz package sitting under your tree, by the bow. “We also try to be creative with our table decorations, for example, we have wind-up toys as an

alternative to crackers. “We also have lots of novelty gifts for office party gift exchanges or stocking fillers. “As for hostess gifts, we have a selection of guest towels, boxes of cocktail

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Children can get their photo taken with Santa Claus at a family fair in Sandys. West End Primary School PTA is holding the Warriors’ Christmas Shopping Mall from 10am to 4pm on December 15. The PTA wanted to come up with a fundraiser that would bring the community and families together, and we thought that this would be a good event, especially in light of the hard economic times. The mall will feature vendors, music, entertainment and a Kiddie Corner — to keep the children entertained while you browse and shop. Children will be able to get their photo taken with Santa, as well as enjoy Christmas colour sheets, arts and crafts.

We are hoping to work with the Sandys business community to make this a successful event and invite vendors to join us. Food and refreshments will also be sold at the mall. We will also hold the Warriors’ $2 store. In light of the tough economic times, we are reaching out to the parents at West End to donate any lightly-used or new clothing. This will then be sold for $2 an item. ■

THE WARRIORS’ CHRISTMAS SHOPPING MALL, West End Primary School, 43 Scott’s Hill Road, Sandys, 10am to 4pm, Saturday, December 15. If you are a vendor or another school interested in participating in the Warriors’ Christmas Mall, contact Adrienna Forbes, PTA president at or call 705-6006.



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■ MAKE-UP / How to look perfect for those photos

Create some extra sparkle this Christmas at Lush BY AMANDA DALE

Cocktails, office parties, girls’ nights out and family dinners — every woman wants to look her best during the holiday season. Christmas and New Year are the busiest times of the year for parties, and so if you want to create a splash, dramatic and colourful eye make-up is the way to go. At Lush Makeup Lash & Brow Bar, beauticians can help you to create a stunning look for the mistletoe season. Hanifah Smith, owner, said: “We are specializing in HD — High Definition — make-up applications, which are perfect for Christmas photographs. “It is more of a flawless look because of the quality and type of make-up used. It is formulated to reflect light, so your imperfections are less noticeable.

Flawless “It contains light reflectors and other ingredients to give your skin a flawless finish. “Diffusing light creates an illusion of an even finish so you can’t detect the flaws underneath — a kind of airbrushing for your skin. “The pigments and formulas are designed to blend seamlessly with the skin; unlike traditional topical make-up which can be cakey and more difficult to match and blend. “HD make-up is the best option when you are taking photographs. It is also great for more mature skins and can make your skin not only look flawless, but younger as well. “HD make-up is often designed to moisturize because make-up will settle into cracks and creases on dry complexions. The hydration also plumps up dry skin to make wrinkles


THE EYES HAVE IT: This model displays a gold metallic, smoky eye look created at Lush Makeup, Lash and Brow Bar. and lines less noticeable.” Ms Smith said: “That’s what our focus is on this Christmas season.” The HD make-up application is $70 and takes between 20-30 minutes. Lush also does traditional make-up (basic make-up application) for $50. When it comes to eye make-up, Lush can create your dream look for $25, within 15 minutes. Ms Smith said: “A lot of Bermudian women have very good skin and so don’t need heavy make-up, so they just come in for eye make-up only. “The most popular looks this season are smoky eyes,

metallic and cat eyes. “Some people want a metallic gold which then fades to a green or purple. We can do anything here.” For metallic eyes, the beauticians use hints of bronze, copper and silver shadows and liners to open up the eye area. Ms Smith said: “A glimmer of shimmer along the lower lash line makes eyes appear bigger, brighter and prettier. “Purple, green and gold metallic shadows are in-trend, while metallic and gun metal colours create steely smoky eyes. “Applying an eyelid primer before applying the


GIFT BOX: Lush can make up a selection of quality cosmetics according to the recipient’s personal tastes, such as a liking for red lipsticks, above.

shadow ensures that it has longevity wear.” For cat eyes, Ms Smith said ‘winged cat eyeliner’ first appeared on the runways of New York Fashion Week in September. “It is now the number two beauty look for this winter,” she said. “Whether applied thick or thin, intense black winged eyeliner is a musttry trend this season.” She recommends NYX Big Fat Eye Marker or the Super Slim Eye Marker. Of course, no eye makeup is complete without long, luscious lashes and this is the expertise Lush is renowned for. The beauty salon offers lash tints, curls and extensions. I can also create your signature brow, where the beauticians will create the perfect eyebrow arch for your face shape. Ms Smith said: “Bold, super-feminine lashes are a must for all women, and can be achieved with various false lash styles and techniques, or a trusty mascara with a dense brush. “For clump-free lashes, remove any access buildup on the mascara wand by rolling it over a linttree paper towel. Apply mascara onto clean, dry eyelashes; fix the wand into the lash base and roll upwards.” She also offers the following ‘rule of thumb’ beauty tip: Bold lip colour, nude/ simple eye make-up; smoky/heavy eye make-up, nude/simple lip colour. As for lips, Ms Smith said: “If you have fair skin, coral reds are more flattering; they add a shot of colour but aren’t overpowering. “If you have medium skin, anything from true red to cranberry red shades will work well. “If you have dark skin, avoid super-bright reds; stick with deep, rich

colours like burgundy or warm brick. “The must-try trend this Christmas season is a deep, rich, sultry lip colour such as black cherry, wine, burgundy, blackcurrent, cranberry, blackberry and plum lipstick. “Be sure to dust a skinwarming blush or bronzer on your cheeks to avoid a vampire/gothic look. “Red lips are also back. After a summer of bright pinks and corals, classic perfectly-applied matte red lips are always a Christmas favourite. Be sure to choose a hue of red that complements your skin tone.” At Lush you can give the gift of beauty with gift cards, from $10 upwards.

“They can be used towards any products or services, and we have lots of cosmetic gifts coming in for Christmas — eye shadow palettes, lip gloss and nail polish sets,” said Ms Smith. “We can also create customized gift boxes, so if you let us know your budget and what the gift recipient likes, we can create that for you. “For example, one man came in and said, ‘My wife loves red lipstick’. So we put together a gift box based on red lipstick, using different brands and shades. “We can either put together some products for you or you can pick them out yourself.” For the festive season, women can also try the Violent Lips and Eyes ‘Glitteratti’ range. These are temporary lip and eye tattoos which you can apply yourself and which last up to eight hours. Ms Smith said they are featured in this month’s Allure magazine (November), “as a favourite product of celebrities”. They cost $18 for three. “We can apply them for you, or you can follow the instructions in the pack,” said Ms Smith. “Or you can go to the Violent website which has a one-minute tutorial.” Other services at the beauty salon include eyebrow tints, ear piercing, make-up tutorials and workshops. The Lush Facebook page also has easy step online tutorials to help you look your best. You can also stop by the salon for product recommendations, tips and makeup tricks. ■

LUSH MAKEUP, LASH AND BROW BAR, Washington Mall One, Hamilton. Call 295-5874 or e-mail


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■ GO VINTAGE / Quality furniture and designer clothes

Bright, unique gift ideas from Orange Bay Company SUPPLIED BY ORANGE BAY COMPANY

‘Orange Bay Company was founded on a philosophy of promoting better living in everything we do. That means helping to make beautiful, designer pieces affordable to just about everyone.’

When it comes to holiday giving it seems we all face that one challenging person to buy for. Perhaps it’s the person who seems to have everything; perhaps it’s someone with very particular tastes; or perhaps it’s someone who deserves a unique gift to reflect how special they are. Living on a small island with a limited retail scene can make the task of playing Santa that even more challenging. To find the perfect gift, consider taking a trek off the beaten shopping path to check out Orange Bay Company’s showroom on Mill Creek Road (next to ESC Ltd).

Value Here you will find a unique and ever-changing inventory of gently-used furniture, artwork and accent pieces, along with a growing selection of vintage designer clothing and footwear. Founded in 2009, Orange Bay Company is a relative newcomer to Bermuda’s retail landscape but has built up a loyal following among those who appreciate its one-of-a-kind nature. Proprietors Delight and Rudolph Morris take pride in hand-selecting all the items in store for their quality and value. Here you will find everything from original framed artwork to designer handbags and antique furniture. Mr Morris said: “We take care to only buy or consign pieces that are in good condition and that we enjoy and would be proud to have in our home or closet. “Most of what we carry may be second-hand, but it’s absolutely first-rate in terms of quality and condition.” This Christmas, how



BARGAINS: Pick out a designer label, from Lilly Pulitzer to Pucci, for a fraction of the cost at Orange Bay Company. about a beautiful tea service for Granny? Real Louis Vuitton luggage for your husband’s next business trip? A cedar sideboard for your sister’s new home? These are typical of the items that have found their way into Orange Bay Company’s consignment gallery. The store offers a special shopping experience — not just because of the

merchandise it carries, but also because a part of each dollar you spend at Orange Bay Company gets returned to the community. Ms Morris said: “Orange Bay Company was founded on a philosophy of promoting better living in everything we do. “That means helping to make beautiful, designer pieces affordable to just about everyone. “From The Gap to Gucci,

Lilly Pulitzer, Louis Vuitton, Banana Republic, J Crew, Prada, Benetton, we are not label-conscious. “But it also means using our business to help give back to those in our community who are less

fortunate.” Orange Bay Company donates a portion of their annual profits to local charities. It also spearheads a major fundraiser each year for organisations such as the Salvation Army and the

Sunshine League. So, in addition to feeling good about finding the perfect gift for your special someone, you can also feel good about where you’re spending your hard-earned cash this holiday season. ■

ORANGE BAY COMPANY, 4 Mill Creek Road, Pembroke. The showroom is open Wednesday to Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm. For more information visit www. or call 295-5400.

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Give the gift of Bermudian heritage this Christmas BY AMANDA DALE

Make this Christmas extra-special by giving the gift of Bermudian heritage to your loved ones. Beautiful, aromatic and timeless, Bermuda Cedar gifts are as study and longlasting as the endemic tree our island is famed for. Bermuda Cedar has strong historic and cultural roots for Bermudians. Its wood has been prized for construction, ship building and furniture through the ages. The soft, red wood was also used for boxes and carving, while a seedling is traditionally placed on top of wedding cakes. The signature smell of Bermuda Cedar — a juniper tree — is familiar to most Bermudians, and symbolic of their heritage. If you are looking for a family present therefore, a hand carved wooden gift will make a beautiful and touching addition to any home.

Generations At the BS&R Group, carpenters can create custom Bermuda Cedar trays, pens, jewellery boxes and lamps to order. The family firm is renowned for its quality carpentry and antique restoration. Anthony Madeiros, general manager, said: “Our lamps, jewellery boxes and small trays are always popular gifts at Christmas. “They are traditional family gifts which the older generation will buy for the younger generation. “It is almost like the traditional Bermudian wedding gift of the hope chest —parents and grandparents see it as passing on a piece of Bermuda to the next generation. “Bermuda Cedar is probably the rarest wood in the world. “It can only be found on this small island, and you can only obtain it from trees which have fallen down through age or hurricanes, because Bermuda Cedars are protected. “The wood also has an aesthetic appeal. The tradition is embedded in us as

‘These items are definitely the antiques of tomorrow, and can last for hundreds of years.’ ANTHONY MADEIROS General manager, BS&R Group

Bermudians. “It is also very aromatic — people love the smell of Bermuda Cedar. If you buy a jewellery box, your bedroom will smell of cedar. “These items are definitely the antiques of tomorrow, and can last for hundreds of years. If you take care of them they will last forever.” The craftsmen at the BS&R Group carve 9 in x 4 in x 12 in jewellery boxes for $1,000. You can choose the felt interior and the box also features inlaid Maple, providing a contrast to the darker wood. The company also creates smaller ornamental Bermuda Cedar boxes, from $20. Bermuda Cedar pens come in two different styles for $60 each, or $65 including engraving. The wooden trays can be custom made to your size, shape and specification, whether square, hexagonal or rectangular. The order time is three weeks and prices start at about $250. The more ornate the tray, the higher the cost. As for Bermuda Cedar lamps, Mr Madeiros said the company has items in stock ready for Christmas, so there is no need to preorder. The lamps cost $385, excluding shade, but the BS&R Group is running a Christmas offer of two


QUALITY: Why not give a beautiful Bermuda Cedar gift to your loved one this year? Above, Reproduced Bermuda Cedar Classics by the BS&R Group’s craftsmen. Right, a jewellery box and pen. lamps for $300 each. The BS&R Group also specializes in antique restoration and reproductions. Expert craftsmen can bring your antiques back to life through hand techniques and all-natural oils, waxes, stains and polishes. An alternative Christmas gift for a loved one would be to restore a favourite antique. Mr Madeiros said: “If someone has an antique with sentimental value, we can bring it back to life.” ■

BS&R GROUP, 99 Middle Road, Devonshire. Call 2362886 or go to


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For practical gifts, Baptiste has something for everyone

FOR HIM: Milwaukee and DeWALT power tools, for the DIY guy in your family.


DECOR: Baptiste Ltd sells everything from Christmas trees to children’s rocking horses. BY AMANDA DALE

If you’re looking for a practical gift to place under the tree this Christmas, look no further than Baptiste Ltd. Whether it’s a kitchen appliance or power tool, you can find something special for your loved ones at the homeware and builders’ supply store. Owner Sacha Bearden has stocked up on Cuisinart appliances and Milwaukee power tools ready for the Christmas rush, at some of the lowest prices on the island. Already, the Cuisinart products are “flying off the

shelves”, according to Ms Bearden. “Our Cuisinart stuff is doing really well,” she said. “Toasters, crockpots and Griddlers seem to be very popular items this Christmas. “We also have pot and pan sets which make nice gifts for a young person or someone moving into their own place for the first time. “Our other appliances include breadmakers and ice cream makers. “We have a good selection of appliances and have the best prices on Cuisinart on the island.” The Cuisinart 4-Slice Toaster costs $115, the Griddler $165, Coffee Grinder $37.95, Convection Bread Maker $210.95 and Frozen Yoghurt — Ice Cream & Sorbet Maker, $97.95. Health and fitness fans will love the Oster MyBlend Blend-


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er, at $59.90. This blender comes in different colours, such as blue, orange, green and pink, and mixes a smoothie ‘to go’. For the cook in your family, there are also lots of kitchen utensils and gadgets to choose from at various prices. Baptiste also sells Danby Maitre D’ wine coolers/fridges, for under $200. “These are our best sellers so far this Christmas,” said Ms

Bearden. “There’s a size for every oenophile (wine lover). “As household rooms can get a bit warm in Bermuda due to our climate, these fridges help to keep both red and white wines at a nice temperature. “You can adjust the temperature throughout the fridge, setting different temperatures for different kinds of wine.” If $200 is beyond your budget, then wine enthusiasts will also appreciate the Oster Cordless Wine Opener, at $33.15. Ms Bearden said: “It stays in its charging base and then you just put it over a bottle to remove the cork. “It’s very easy and makes a very cool gift idea.” Baptiste Ltd also sells Skybar’s stainless steel Wine Chill Drops, which can cool a glass of wine to its ideal serving temperature 20 times faster than a fridge chills a full bottle. “You keep them in the freezer and then pop them into your wine glass. “They’re perfect

for keeping a glass of wine chilled on a hot summer’s day,” said Ms Bearden. The store also sells insulated chiller bottle covers which keep bottles cold while in transit, such as on the way to a party. As for smaller gifts and stocking fillers, Baptiste Ltd also stocks wine stoppers and gift bags. If your boyfriend, husband, dad or brother enjoys DIY then Baptiste has a wide variety of tools and gadgets to keep him happy. “We have impressive prices for power tools and have the best prices for Milwaukee on the island,” said Ms Bearden. The Rockwell Tools JawHorse portable work station “makes projects easier”, at $299.

Gift cards You can also buy a clamp and accessories. The Miter Saw Station and JawStand cost $109 each. Ms Bearden added: “If it’s stocking gifts you’re after, we also have mini-tool sets and tape measures, and lots of other gift ideas for men.” As for sprucing up your home itself, Baptiste sells energy-efficient LED Christmas trees from $199$249. The Warwick store also has baubles, tinsel and ornaments in various colours, plus Santa hats and gift bags at low prices. Ms Bearden said: “We also have a remote control tree, which men will love. It changes the lights and flashing patterns at the touch of a button.” Baptiste Ltd also sells gift cards “for people who can’t make up their minds”. ■

BAPTISTE LTD is located at the corner of Khyber Pass and Middle Road, Warwick. Call 236-2095 or go to There are in-store special offers and customers can receive 10 per cent off cash purchases each Thursday. The store is open from 8am6pm, Monday to Saturday.



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Enjoy the historic charm of our World Heritage Site BY LISA BEAUCHAMP Bermuda Sun

Make the effort, take a drive to St George’s on the countdown to Christmas. Apart from shopping delights, there are plenty of activities to participate in with your family. The Bermuda National Trust’s Annual Christmas Walkabout (sponsored by Butterfield Bank) starts

the Christmas calendar of events on Friday, December 7, from 6:30-8:30pm. The charming Old Town will be festively lit and decorated to celebrate the holiday season.

Entertainment There will be entertainment throughout the town and refreshments at various locations on the map to be distributed on the

evening. Enjoy Christmas crafts at St Peter’s Church Hall (now renamed the Edith Clair Spencer Hall), plus Santa Claus and his elf will hand out presents to children. The Old Rectory, Samaritans’ Lodge, Samaritans’ Cottages, Buckingham, Tucker House and the Globe Hotel will all be open to the public. Also visit King’s Square

to watch entertainment from the Jackson School of Performing Arts, In Motion School of Dance, the Bermuda School of Music, and the Town Crier. Around the churches there will also be special candlelit and family services over the Christmas holidays. For all your shopping needs, St George’s will be open for late night shop-

ping until 9pm on Saturday, December 15 and 22. Entertainment will include snowball fights, cookie/candy trails, hay rides, Christmas crafts, Santa’s Grotto, dunking for charity, plus wrestling demonstrations. ‘Shop and drop’ allows you to drop off your five to 11-year-olds at the World Heritage Centre, from 3-5pm, to watch a movie,

while you spend time shopping. Entry is $5, including treats (maximum 50 spaces). Enjoy live music in the town, and don’t miss ‘Yarn Bombing’ — a unique graffiti art form to Bermuda. Check out the Bermuda Sun’s Scene Calendar, every Friday. ■

LISA BEAUCHAMP is the president of Bermuda Sun.

Happy Holidays

to all of our Loyal customers and Friends We wish to thank you for your loyal Patronage and look forward to serving you in the new year. Join us for a breakfast bagel or choose from a tasty selection of pastries, scones, muffins or sandwiches. We also have a choice of two soups daily, tempting desserts, ice cream and much, much more.

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31 York St George Tel 297-1368 Email Hours: Monday through Saturday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Make up and cosmetics gift sets for her, ‘male grooming’ for him. Robertson’s Drug Store, open until 7.30pm on Christmas Eve, re-open 4-6pm on Boxing Day. Mon-Sat 8am-7:30pm Sun 4-6pm T 297-1828 E 24 York Street St. George’s. Please visit our facebook page.

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■ PARTY TIPS / Celebrate responsibly

Make it memorable with Bacardi SUPPLIED BY BACARDI LTD

It’s Christmas, it’s time to celebrate, and what better spirit to toast the season with than BACARDÍ rum. The famous rum — the most awarded in the world — has been at the centre of celebrations since 1862. Bacardi this year celebrates its 150th anniversary, from its beginnings in Santiago de Cuba in 1862 to its global presence today as the world’s largest privately-held spirits company. Facundo L. Bacardi, chairman of Bacardi Ltd and the great-great grandson of Bacardi founder, Don Facundo Bacardí Massó, here shares his favourite entertaining tips to make you the ultimate host this holiday season.

Entertaining “Bacardi has a long history of being at the centre of unforgettable parties, whether informal gettogethers or special occasions,” said Mr Bacardi. “With our family name on every bottle, it’s intrinsically part of who we are. We take pride in the fact our finely-crafted products distinguish any event. “I am very proud of my family’s history of helping our consumers create and celebrate events that become truly memorable in the same way our family hosted parties in our home in Cuba where every guest always felt special.”


QUALITY: Facundo L. Bacardi, chairman of Bacardi Ltd, shares his entertaining tips. Right, look out for the commemorative 150th anniversary Bacardi gift packs. The exceptional quality and mixability of BACARDÍ make it a sure standout at your celebrations. Since the 1930s, Bacardi has advertised its signature Superior rum as the ideal cocktail spirit for the Christmas holidays. “People always ask me what the secret is behind great cocktails, gifts, parties and bars,” said Mr Bacardi. “It’s really simple: Focus

on the experience and only serve the best.” “Our premium brands — from BACARDÍ to GREY GOOSE (vodka), BOMBAY SAPPHIRE (gin), MARTINI (vermouth/sparkling wines), DEWAR’S (blended Scotch whisky), CAZADORES (tequila) and more — do just that. “They give you endless possibilities to ‘wow’ your guests. Over the years, I’ve stood by a few go-to tips that make any party memo-


Plan ahead Prepare cocktails in advance so they are easy to serve when your guests arrive. This leaves more time to enjoy and make great memories.

Fresh ingredients Use seasonal ingredients to ensure the best quality and flavours.

Use good ice Cocktail insiders know ice made with great tasting water makes a big difference. For perfectlybalanced cocktails, use one inch cubes because they melt more slowly, keeping the drink intense for longer.

Captivate the senses Enjoying premium spirits is all about the experience. Think about how your cocktail looks, its aroma, and the glass which holds it all together. A little garnish, like a lemon zest or cranberry, is a great way to tie your vision together.

Quality spirits Have a variety of premium spirits available. Home bars should be stocked to satisfy the palates of all guests. The Bacardi family of great-tasting brands covers a wide range of bar calls — rum, vodka, gin, tequila, whisky, cognac, vermouth, liqueurs and sparkling wines.

Signature cocktail Match the mood of the party or the host’s personality with a unique offering. For a coconut flavour with a hint of cinnamon, try the BACARDÍ Coquito, a traditional Puerto Rican holiday drink.

Food pairings Complement food with cocktails to bring out the unique flavours.

Enjoy responsibly Always offer water, soft drinks and food to guests to prolong the good times. Encourage people to take a cab home or use a designated driver. The Bacardi family of spirits also make ideal

gifts. For generations, Bacardi has designed gift packs to capture the excitement of the season. Look out for special 150th anniversary collectibles this Christmas. “Consumers around the world rely on Bacardi for premium gift giving because they identify with our heritage and value our authenticity. They know from experience they’re giving the best,” said Ed Shirley, president and CEO of Bacardi Ltd. “Since the very beginning, our products have made memorable gifts that consumers are happy to receive and proud to give.” ■

FOR GREAT-TASTING HOLIDAY RECIPES visit, greygoose. com,, martini. com, or bombaysapphire. com. To learn more about Bacardi and its 150year heritage of starting great parties, visit www. See also the Bermuda Sun’s Bacardi 150th Anniversary Special Edition on Features at

Give the gift of health SUPPLIED BY BERMUDA HOSPITALS CHARITABLE TRUST (BHCT) At this time of year, it is sometimes difficult to think of appropriate gifts for your loved ones, friends and colleagues. A donation to the Bermuda Hospitals Charitable Trust (BHCT) is a wonderful alternative to traditional gift giving. The BHCT is leading the cause for your care through the ‘Why It Matters’ campaign, in support of building a new hospital for Bermuda. This holiday season give a gift that will make

a difference now and for generations to come. Just think about how many more of your loved ones will benefit from a contribution to improving our hospital care. Never has $50 brought so much for so many.

Smiles When you make a donation on behalf of another person you will receive a greeting card to offer as a holiday present. Donations over $150 will receive a free ‘Why It Matters’ t-shirt. To make your gift, call us on 295-BHCT (2428) or visit our website to donate online at www.whyitmat- Another get way to get involved with the ‘Why It Matters’ campaign is to give the gift of a smile. Visit our photo booth during late night shopping on Friday, December 7, from 5-9pm. Tell us what matters most to you and get your portrait taken to be a part of the campaign. Over the holiday, visit our website www. to view portraits and testimonials, or to donate. ■

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ahead of Good Friday. Ethan Clarke, 5, practices COME FLY WITH ME! As well as a kite competition, folk music, BY MIKAELA IAN PEARMAN there will be traditional and Bermuda acoustic reggae, gospel Gombeys. KiteFest will focus on bringing Artists scheduled to performSnipes of Big people together in a spirit include gospel sensations pride this Rose, Rivah, community and national and Missian plus Amora more. Good Friday. Joy T Barnum, Djata and for the 107.5 The event is being hosted Nikita Robinson from HOTT10am. and they from first time by Chewstick Bermuda will host the festivities, the have a title sponsor — Categories in the kite competition Fennel Sticks, Department of Tourism. include Best Boxy with flying is Smallest “Good Friday and kite Longest Tail, Biggest Kite, cherished one of Bermuda’s most Best Design, Best Traditional Kite, Design, traditions and at the Chewstick Kite, Best Innovative Kite Gavin Kite Pilot, Foundation,” says founder able Highest Kite, Best Stunt be the Ugliest Smith, “we are proud to Loudest Kite — and even the entire to open the event up to Kite. Q another it make community and for this awesome family function FULL STORY inside. holiday.”



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are they chapters in their lives. But — all are about to open new school gates for the very first time? Students, teachers, parents toddlers who will go through ready? And what about the

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species. total 20 different The City’s 18-strong is Parks Department keeping responsible for is being and Cedar Avenue Hamilton’s streets former beautiful. restored to its parks looking it began a new populaglory with a In the winter Cedar rejuvenation of Bermuda replanting andspruce up trees. tion project to — to take streets. The planting — is the tree-lined “What place this month rejuMr DeSilva said:have a is to just one of severalby the we aspire to want to venation projects Parks green city. We shade in City of Hamilton’s have birdsong, people to and Department. the summer Parks leaves Steven DeSilva,said: enjoy the different t, superintenden was aptly and flowers. of trees “Cedar Avenue mature “We have lots big, damaged named for its that have been due to until the Bermuda Cedars over the decades bigwhich decand insect problem development the road, cedar on imated the island’s ger vehicles expected. trees last century. with which is to be pests and “It was replanted Storm damage, factors. Cedar about 16 White disease are other the now plan trees and we replace “So we will renew and AMANDA DALE sickly ■ PHOTOS BY to remove and verdant, trees that are to take us them with some Cedars. Steven DeSilva, in a bad shape, 50 years. next in Victoria Parks superintendent healthy Bermuda through the GREEN TEAM: One gardener Tony Carreiro “We are rejuvenating Tirrell Woodley above, with Grade an aesthetic Joe Nunes and not only from Park. Right, gardeners on Elliott Street West. place but for the Cordia point of view “It is the perfect wide plant a Scarlet trees and to the also health of the for them due lack of Parks staff are in citizens. to posisidewalks and creating an arboretum being transplanted so we which “We will look in North “We have a five-man in areas on-street parking, people the hotter months, at Jubilee Park a weekly to grow tion those trees can feel “We encourage coming team out on will include enables them damage.” Park. It’s envision people Hamilton. or where the public to to visit Jubilee park, it’s saying, basis and this trees such and pick without risk “We into town and “We want people and they can come DeSilva. there a very beautiful planting native Cedar. Park Mr DeSilva added: to ‘That palm wasn’t weather come to Jubilee public fruit,” said Mr the Bermuda a gem.” the as the they will is the are asking representahard not yesterday!’, as “It will be a we are doing enjoy it but hopewhich Another project “We’re trying city in be patient as trees in we grow in the of the warms up.” tion of what respect the area work planting of fruit as peach, to just shower this for the good repositoryAdforMar The rejuvenation are suitable Bermuda.” ■ will act as a Lights city parks, such palms, which the fall. city. and plum. Puffin trees,” said Mr COH street will last until down of have loquat, guava our will for narrow sidewalks. “The cutting trees The new trees emotion “We also want DeSilva. underfoot trees evokes Hamilton canopy, to a metal grate of with a broad and a cooland a four but the City to the pubfor irrigation provide shade guard. wants to stressour trees as the long, feet-high steel motoring ing effect during lic that we see the “We want most valuable hot summer.” some of our that cognizant at this as public to be Mr DeSilva warned assets. We look to turn be careful prepare of that and to the public mustseeing their car an opportunityback into when they open DeSilva. themselves for down. Cedar Avenue Mr said cut doors,” some trees are also Cedar Avenue.” Hamilton to conAdditional trees “We will have The capital of in certain a chainsaw a quarter of to be planted as Court sider taking measures just for restorand yet its locations such Street, to certain trees said. a square mile to 1,500 he Street and Reid the ative work,” streets are home also from at the using plants off Laffan And people can trees trees. been installed new from City’s nursery at the lights have expect to see These range created N ew tra ffic intersection and native and Street, originally popping up overnight. palm trees to on palm Church Streets such as by George Ogden. “There are some when intersection and Parliament and endemic species better Cedar and Bistro and Cedar Avenue trees that do the Bermuda —a and Bermuda Victoria Street of Supermart Bermuda Palmetto



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November 1, 2012 until March 31, 2013 While visiting Bermuda, experience our wonderful culture through our daily Rendezvous activities. Most activities listed are FREE, unless otherwise indicated. See the Rendezvous Activities brochure for a full list of activities and prices. MON DAY


VISITOR GOLF TOURNAMENT* Port Royal Golf Course, Southampton ~ Book your tee-off time early, 234-0974

VISITOR GOLF TOURNAMENT* Port Royal Golf Course, Southampton ~ Book your tee-off time early, 234-0974

CITY OF HAMILTON GUIDED WALKING TOUR 10:00 a.m. ~ Departs Bermuda National Library verandah, Queen Street; ends at Fort Hamilton for Skirling Ceremony

WALK & SLIDE SHOW Mangrove Bay, Somerset, Sandys 10:00 a.m. Learn history and architecture; coffee and danish served 11:15 a.m. 20-minute slide show ~ Bus #7 or #8 (Somerset/Dockyard) ~ Walk departs Somerset Country Squire and returns for slide show

SESSIONS HOUSE TOUR City of Hamilton 11:00 a.m. ~ Meet at the door for a 45-minute tour SKIRLING CEREMONY Fort Hamilton, City of Hamilton 12 noon

T U E S DAY HISTORICAL HOUSE TOUR OF ‘VERDMONT’* Collector’s Hill, Smith’s 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ~ Admission: $5 adults, $2 children; 5 years and under free ~ Closed December 25, January 1 BOTANICAL GARDENS TOUR Paget 10:30 a.m. Meet at Visitor’s Centre, Berry Hill entrance 12 noon – 2:00 p.m. Visit historic ‘Camden’, ~ No tour on December 25 and January 1

BERMUDA NATIONAL GALLERY TOURS City Hall & Arts Centre, City of Hamilton 10:30 a.m. A variety of local and international exhibitions BERMUDA AQUARIUM, MUSEUM & ZOO CURATOR’S TOUR* North Shore Road, Hamilton Parish 1:00 p.m. ~ Curator’s Tour starts November 15 ~ Maximum 12 people; first-come, first-served ~ Admission to BAMZ is required, children under 5 free HANDS ON CRAFT Bermuda Craft Market, Royal Naval Dockyard 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Meet a different artist each week and learn the techniques of working with natural foliage or paper.

BERMUDA GOMBEY REVUE No. 6 Passenger Terminal, Front Street, City of Hamilton 4:00 p.m. ~ No event on December 25 and January 1

DISCOVERING THE ROYAL NAVAL DOCKYARD 2:00 – 3:15 p.m. The development of the Dockyard; meet in front of the Cooperage on Maritime Lane 3:20 – 4:00 p.m. Meet in Victualling Yard for microbrewery tour



VISITOR GOLF TOURNAMENT* Ocean View Golf Course, Devonshire ~ Book your tee-off time early, 295-9093

HISTORICAL HOUSE TOUR OF ‘VERDMONT’* Collector’s Hill, Smith’s 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ~ Admission: $5 adults, $2 children; 5 years and under free ~ Closed March 29

FORT ST. CATHERINE* Coot Pond Road, St. George’s 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ~ Reduced admission on Wednesdays ~ Closed December 26 THE BERMUDA INSTITUTE OF OCEAN SCIENCES TOUR Ferry Road, St. George’s 10:00 a.m. ~ Enquiries tel 297-1880 ext 0 or 204 ~ No tour on December 19, 26 and January 2 HISTORICAL HOUSE TOURS* ‘Verdmont’, Smith’s | ‘Tucker House’ and ‘The Globe Hotel’, Town of St. George 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ‘Verdmont’ 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ‘The Globe Hotel’ 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. ‘Tucker House’ ~ Admission: $5 adults, $2 children; 5 years and under free. Enquire about BNT combo ticket HISTORICAL RE-ENACTMENT & TOUR IN THE UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE TOWN OF ST. GEORGE 10:30 a.m. Guided tour 11:45 a.m. Mayor greets visitors 12 noon Ducking of the ‘town gossip’ ~ Meet in King’s Square for all activities ~ A complimentary Bermuda refreshment offered ~ During November, the Ducking is held on Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur & Sat BOTANICAL GARDENS TOUR Paget 10:30 a.m. Meet at Visitor’s Centre, Berry Hill entrance ~ No tour on December 26 CHIT CHAT* Dolphin Quest, Royal Naval Dockyard 10:30 a.m. ~ Located in the National Museum of Bermuda ~ Admission to the National Museum of Bermuda is required BERMUDA COOKERY DEMONSTRATION No. 6 Passenger Terminal, Front Street, City of Hamilton 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. ~ No demonstrations December 26, January 2 and March 13

BOTANICAL GARDENS TOUR Paget 10:30 a.m. Meet at Visitor’s Centre, Berry Hill entrance 12 noon – 2:00 p.m. Visit historic ‘Camden’

SAT U R DAY THE CITY MARKET City of Hamilton 8:00 a.m. – 12 noon ~ Located on the second Level of Bulls Head Car Park HISTORICAL HOUSE TOURS* Town of St. George 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ‘The Globe Hotel’ 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. ‘Tucker House’ ~ Admission: $5 adults, $2 children; 5 years and under free HISTORICAL RE-ENACTMENT & TOUR IN THE UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE TOWN OF ST. GEORGE 10:30 a.m. Guided tour 11:45 a.m. Mayor greets visitors 12 noon Ducking of the ‘town gossip’ ~ Meet in King’s Square for all activities ~ A complimentary Bermuda refreshment offered DOLPHIN SHOW* Dolphin Quest, Royal Naval Dockyard 1:00 p.m. ~ Located in the National Museum of Bermuda ~ Admission to the National Museum of Bermuda is required. ~ Held Saturdays December 1 – March 30

SU N DAY ROYAL NAVAL DOCKYARD TOUR 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Meet at the Anchor Fountain outside Clocktower building

DOLPHIN DEMONSTRATION* Dolphin Quest, Royal Naval Dockyard 1:00 p.m. ~ Located in the National Museum of Bermuda ~ Admission to the National Museum of Bermuda is required. ~ Held Sundays December 2 – March 31 HANDS ON CRAFT Bermuda Craft Market, Royal Naval Dockyard 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Meet a different artist each week, learn the technique of wire wrapping and fibre optics in jewellery, and then paint your own ornament. TASTE OF BERMUDA CALYPSO SUNDAYS Bermuda Craft Market, Royal Naval Dockyard 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Dip into the rich cultural culinary heritage of our island home with an array of flavours while listening to a rhythmic Calypso band. A WALK ON THE RAILWAY TRAIL TO THE HERBAL GARDENS Paget 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. ~ Tour begins at Railway Trail entrance, South Road in Paget (next to former Harmony Club); ends with talk, wholesome refreshments and tea

DA I LY BERMUDA AQUARIUM, MUSEUM & ZOO* North Shore Road, Hamilton Parish See Thursday for Curator’s Tour ~ Open daily, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (last admission 4:00 p.m.) ~ Closed December 25 ~ Admission: $10 adults, $5 seniors and children 5–12 years, children under 5 years free BERMUDA NATIONAL GALLERY City Hall & Arts Centre, City of Hamilton See Thursday for free tours ~ Gallery hours: Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. ~ Closed Dec 25, 26, Jan 1, Mar 29 DOCKYARD GLASSWORKS & THE BERMUDA RUM CAKE COMPANY Royal Naval Dockyard ~ Open daily, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Glassworks demos Monday – Friday and Sundays, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ~ Closed December 25 and January 1 FORT ST. CATHERINE* Coot Pond Road, St. George’s See Wednesday for reduced admission day ~ Open: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ~ Admission on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursday and Fridays: $7 adults, $5 seniors and $3 children ~ 75% wheelchair accessible, including restrooms MASTERWORKS MUSEUM OF BERMUDA ART TOURS* Paget ~ Open Monday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Sundays 11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ~ Admission: $5; members and children under 12 free ~ Tours available during operating hours; complimentary coffee available ~ New Year’s Day Open House: Jan 1, 2013 - free admission ~ Closed Dec 25 & 26, Mar 29 RESOURCES FOR ENQUIRIES FOR THE BERMUDA RENDEZVOUS ACTIVITIES PROGRAMME: đƫƫ+0!(ƫ+*%!.#!ƫ+.ƫ1!/0ƫ!.2%!/ đƫƫDepartment of Community & Cultural Affairs, 292-1681 đƫƫ!,.0)!*0ƫ+"ƫ+1.%/)ČƫĂĊĂġĀĀĂă đƫƫ%/%0+.ƫ *"+.)0%+*ƫ!*0.!/č Front Street, Hamilton, 705-7101 King’s Square, St. George, 297-0556 Terrace Pavilion, R.N. Dockyard, 238-4842 NOTE: Some activities may not be available due to a public holiday. Refer to the brochure for full details. * Indicates a fee or admission is required. Information correct at press time, Novemberber 2012, and is subject to change without notice.






October 1, 2012 to April 15, 2013

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The BEST DEAL in dining! The Dine Around Voucher offers exceptional value at Bermuda’s favourite restaurants. Choose an appetizer, main course, dessert and regular coffee/tea from the regular menus of the 7 participating restaurants listed below. There is no limit to the number of times you can take advantage of this great offer. It makes the perfect gift for every occasion! Vouchers available at the Main Office,18 Reid Street, Hamilton or at any of the 7 participating restaurants.







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■ ANIMAL WELFARE / Tips from the SPCA

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It’s the season of good cheer, which means parties, gifts, treats and other festivities. But as you enjoy yourselves this Christmas, make sure your pets stay safe and sound. Try to follow these safety tips and keep your pet’s eating and exercise habits as close to their normal routine as possible. Steer them clear of unhealthy treats, toxic plants and dangerous decorations.

Keep wires, batteries and glass or plastic ornaments out of a pet’s reach. A wire can deliver a potentially lethal electrical shock, while a punctured battery can cause burns to the mouth and esophagus. Shards of ornaments can damage your pet’s mouth.

House rules If your animal-loving guests would like to give your pets a little extra attention while you’re tending to the party, ask them to feel free to start a nice play or petting session.

Christmas tree Anchor your Christmas tree securely so it doesn’t tip and fall, causing possible injury to your pet. This will also prevent the tree water — which may contain fertilizers that can cause stomach upsets — from spilling. Stagnant tree water is a breeding ground for bacteria and your pet could end up with nausea or diarrhoea.

Medication Make sure all of your medications — and that of your guests — are locked behind secure doors.


Tinsel trouble Cats love tinsel. To them, it’s a sparkly, light-catching ‘toy’ that is easy to bat around and carry in their mouths. But a nibble can lead to a swallow, which can then lead to an obstructed digestive tract, severe vomiting, dehydration and possible surgery. It’s best to brighten your boughs with something other than tinsel.

Festive treats You know not to feed your pets chocolate and anything sweetened with xylitol, but do you know the lengths to which an enterprising pet will go to find something yummy? Make sure to keep your pets away from the table and any unattended plates of food. Also secure the lids on your garbage cans.

Toys If you’re looking to stuff your pet’s stocking choose gifts that are safe. Dogs have been known to tear their toys apart and swallow the pieces, which can then become lodged in


GIMME: ’Hey, what about me?’ It may be tempting to give your pet scraps from the Christmas dinner, but try to avoid fatty, spicy, ‘no-no’ human foods, and of course, bones. the esophagus, stomach or intestines. Stick with chew toys that are indestructible, Kongs that can be stuffed with healthy foods, or chew treats that are designed to be safely digestible. Long, stringy things are a cat’s dream, but the most risky toys involve ribbon, yarn and loose little parts that can get stuck in the intestines. Surprise kitty with a new ball that’s too big to swallow, a stuffed catnip toy or the interactive cat dancer — and play sessions together.

Problem plants When ingested, holly can cause pets to suffer nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea. Mistletoe can cause gastrointestinal upset and

cardiovascular problems. And many varieties of lilies can cause kidney failure in cats, if ingested. Opt for artificial plants made from silk or plastic, or choose a pet-safe bouquet.

Leftovers Fatty, spicy and ‘no-no’ human foods, as well as bones, should not be fed to your furry friends. Pets can join the festivities in other fun ways that won’t lead to costly medical bills.

Candles Don’t leave lighted candles unattended. Pets may burn themselves or cause a fire if they knock candles over. Be sure to use appropriate candle holders, placed on a stable surface. And if you leave the

If your celebration includes adult holiday beverages, place any unattended alcoholic drinks out of reach of pets. If ingested, your pet could become weak, ill and may even go into a coma, possibly resulting in death from respiratory failure.

A room of their own Give your pet his/her own quiet space to retreat to — complete with fresh water and a place to snuggle. Shy pups and cats might want to hide out under a piece of furniture, in their carrying case or in a separate room away from the hubbub.

New Year As you count down to New Year, keep in mind that strings of thrown confetti can get lodged in a cat’s intestines if ingested. Noisy poppers can terrify pets and cause possible damage to sensitive ears. ■

JODI CORBETT is the humane education officer for the Bermuda SPCA, 32 Valley Road, Paget. Contact 236-7333 x 205 or see www.

Oleander Cycles is not only a rental company; we also offer sales and servicing. We have a wide variety of motorcycles, accessories and spare parts available for sale in our Hamilton, Paget and St George’s locations. If you’re looking to purchase a new motorcycle, come in and see our selection of models and colours. Our newest arrival is the PGO Buddy 125, a lovely and amazing little bike similar to the 1960’s Vespa. Pictured below, it comes in black, red, orange and seafoam green, for $3,495.

Accessories Our popular PGO T-Rex 150cc is available in black, silver and dark red. But if large wheels are a must for, then try our Soho 125cc (by Generic, KSR Group) which comes in black or white, priced $3,950. The Ligero 50cc comes in the sporty RS model, in

silver. The Ligero Classic comes in twotone colours. The TGB Hook 50cc is also popular and is available in red, priced $2,500. We also have some great accessory gift ideas, including top boxes from Italian designer Givi. They come in various sizes, from 26 litre (single helmet) to 37 Litre (two helmets) and in colours such as black, silver and pink with a floral design. We also have a great choice of helmets in

a variety of colours and styles, plus children’s sizes. Clear or tinted visors can be purchased to protect your eyes from the sun, rain or flying insects. For the safety of younger children, we offer child seats that are fitted behind the driver and secured to the motorcycle. If you want to keep your cycle looking new, try one of our bike covers to protect it from the sun and our harsh salty environment. We also have quality Abus locks from Germany for added protection against cycle theft. Our service department can handle all your repair needs, including flat tyres or licensing and insuring your cycle at TCD. If you want to spruce up your current bike, we also have a great selection of new parts to get it running and looking like new again. For bike pick-up service, call 236-2453 for assistance. We service what we sell and can assist you seven days a week, at the Paget location on Valley Road, between 8:30am and 5:30pm, 364

days a year. Stop by any of our locations to meet our friendly staff who can assist with all your cycle needs. ■

OLEANDER CYCLES, 25 Gorham Road, Hamilton, call 2950919, e-mail oleander@ or see www. oleandercycles. bm. Other locations: Dockyard; The Reefs hotel, Southampton; 26 York Street, St George’s; and 6 Valley Road, Paget.


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Show that special someone how much you care BY AMANDA DALE

Waters Edge Marine Ltd

If you really want to splash your cash this Christmas and treat someone special, nothing sends a message of love quite like jewellery. At Walker Christopher you can find beautiful pieces for both men and women, while the jeweller’s Bermuda Collection and treasure coins can add to the romanticism. The Bermuda Collection features beautiful, whimsical island-inspired designs in gold and silver charms, earrings, pendants, bracelets, shirt studs and cuff links.

1 Mill Creek Lane, Pembroke. Call 292-8691 or e-mail scott@watersedge. bm

Treasure Motifs include sailing dinghies, angelfish, tree frogs, lobsters, longtails and local flora and fauna. For men, Walker Christopher also has gold, silver and enamel Bermuda ‘hog penny’ and five cents design cuff links, made in its workshop. The ‘hog penny’ cuff links are $150 for enamel, $375 for silver and $1,000 for 13 karat gold. There are also whimsical, fun and more formal cuff links and shirt studs by Deakin & Francis of the UK and Jan Leslie of the US. “We have a huge selection of gents’ cuff links,” said Brittany Wivell, store manager. You can choose from Bermuda-style Vespa scooters, sailing dinghies and other ‘island’ motifs to flying pigs and racing cars. Prices range from $150-


PUSH THE BOAT OUT: The FUSION 600 Series marine stereo and speakers, and right, MAPI outboard. 500. The jeweller also has stylish bracelets for men, in leather, priced at $200, or solid gold from $5,000 upwards. For ladies, you can buy silver or platinum earrings in the Bermuda Collection, from $200. The jeweller also offers pendants. For bracelets, diamond line (tennis) bracelets range from $1,400-5,000, and there is also a sapphire version. Walker Christopher also

sells Bermuda-inspired beads to fit charm bracelets from popular brands such as Pandora, from $80 upwards. They include frogs, longtails, hibiscus flowers, sailing dinghies and pirate treasure chests. For a family gift, the jeweller’s sterling silver Bermuda Christmas ornaments prove popular year after year. Ms Wivell said: “We started the Christmas

ornaments with the longtail in 1985. They are very popular. We also send them overseas, to our visitors and former residents. “We have all the previous years in stock, all priced at $120, and if someone you buy a gift for already has the same one, it can be exchanged and swapped for another.” They make a beautiful addition to any Christmas tree, but can also be made into pendants and brooches.

Walker Christopher 9 Front Street, Hamilton. Call 295-1466, e-mail or see


BERMUDIANA: The 2012 Walker Christopher sterling silver Christmas ornament, left, and a selection of island-inspired charms, right.

Over the years the designs have included moongates, turtles, seahorses, Gombeys, kites and local flora and fauna. This year’s ornament is the Bermuda Horse and Buggy. Walker Christopher is also renowned for its authentic treasure coins, from Spanish cobs and doubloons, to Greek and Roman pieces. A Spanish cob set in a piece of jewellery will cost from $300-1,200.

“Some of the shipwrecks are found off the coast of Bermuda, and there is a deep wreck off of Bermuda called the Atlantic Target Wreck which we also have coins from,” said Ms Wivell. If you really want to push the boat out for the mariner in your life, then Waters Edge Marine Ltd also offers a selection of luxury gifts. MAPI four-stroke outboards are available in 2.6, 4, 5, 8, 9.9 and 15 hp (horsepower), and are lightweight and easy to maintain. Scott Johnson, Waters Edge Marine owner, said: “The outboards are all four-stroke so they run on straight, regular gas. “MAPI is a new product to Bermuda. It’s reliable and is a good salt water engine, at a good price.”

Water-resistant The company also sells the FUSION 600 Series marine stereo. “FUSION are the leaders in marine stereos right now, and a lot of boat manufacturers are fitting them to their craft,” said Mr Johnson. The FUSION 600 Series has the world’s first internal iPod dock with fully integrated iPod interface. “These stereos are compatible with iPods and iPhones. Whereas other marine stereos have more of a challenge of access, the iPod will drop right into the unit,” said Mr Johnson. The stereo has a dual mono subwoofer output, a 70 watts x 4 high-powered amplifier, and is contained in a 100 per cent waterresistant aluminium die-cast chassis. The 600 series also has DVD and CD models. Waters Edge Marine is offering a special price for Christmas of $585 for the stereo plus speakers. ■

Classic, timeless gifts for ‘him and her’ at Swiss Timing SUPPLIED BY SWISS TIMING Buying the right luxury gift for that special someone can be both a pleasure and a challenge. That might be your wife, husband, son, daughter, mom, dad or even a friend, but jewellery and watches may be the perfect solution. ‘Luxury’ means something different to everyone but it is something to be enjoyed as an addition to the ordinary necessities and comforts of life. Luxury jewellery doesn’t have to be expensive. That said, quality metals and gems will possibly require an investment. Make sure that when you purchase jewellery, you

are comfortable with the seller’s customer service and reputation for providing quality, authentic jewellery. The selection at Swiss Timing is vast. We can also custom design to your exact specifications. Whether you want a ring, pendant, bracelet, earrings, cufflinks or something that can be engraved, we can provide this for you within your budget. This will then have a true sentimental touch. ■

SWISS TIMING LTD, 95 Front Street, Hamilton. Call 295-1376 or e-mail


ELEGANCE: This white gold heart pendant from The Natasha Collection is set with a heart-shaped blue topaz and diamonds, with an 18 karat/white gold diamond chain. Total diamond weight is .98 karat. Price $6,770.

PRECISION: For a high quality man’s watch, the Zenith El Primero Striking 10 has a 10th of a second chronograph figured in stainless steel, with silver sunray dial and three coloured counters. Price $12,300. Also available in 18kt rose gold.



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TEL: (441) 295 4186 FAX: (441) 292 8787

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Bermuda Linens & Gifts

Gifts for the home

16 Water Street, St George’s. Tel: 296-0189

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Otto Wurz 3 Front Street, Hamilton. Tel: 295-1247

BS&R Group 99 Middle Road, Devonshire. Tel: 236-2886.

Bermuda Cedar blanket chest

Hand crafted teak lawn chair and foot stool

Hand painted nutcracker: $31.50

Gifts for pets Noah’s Ark

Flameless candles (battery operated): From $25

Otto Wurz 3 Front Street, Hamilton. Tel: 295-1247

Animal and Garden House

3 Marsh Lane, Middle Road, Devonshire. Tel: 236-1533

3 Cemetery Road, Pembroke. Tel: 292-3705

Kitty Kahuna Cababarama

Dog Magic Game

Stuffed snowman toy: $35

Cat treat jar: $28



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Strands (Salon and Spa) 31 Reid Street, Hamilton. Tel: 295-0353


Gifts for the hostess


Otto Wurz 3 Front Street, Hamilton. Tel: 295-1247

Animal and Garden House 3 Cemetery Road, Pembroke. Tel: 292-3705

Clarins Eau Dynamisante Body Fragrance ’Under the Mistletoe’ guest towels and cocktail napkins: From $6

Assorted sauces

Gifts for adults only Eve’s Garden 3 Emporium Building, 69 Front Street, Hamilton. Tel: 296-2671

Passion bath salts and suggestion cards Body Candy and Soak toiletries: $12 and up

Satin black blindfold: $14

Sensual lingerie: $55

Fantasy Affairs game: $50



Onion Jacks 77 Front Street, Hamilton. Tel: 295-1263

NOVEMBER 30, 2012


Gifts for children

’VTech Spin & Learn Colour Flashlight (1236 months): $35 ’Grafix Giant Counting Caterpillar Floor Puzzle (Ages 3 and up): $10 Fisher Price Snap-Lock Caterpillar (6-36 months): $23

Dolls — Hannah Montana, Keira/ Barbie, and Alex of The Wizards of Waverly Place: $30-50

Play & Learn Point and Learn (18 months): $15

The Smurfs: ‘Make A Match’ game: $12

Hot Stuff — create your own surfer jewellery: $27

Lego Hero Factory (Ages 7-16): $32

Furbys: $150

See CHILDREN, page 20



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Otto Wurz 3 Front Street, Hamilton. Tel: 295-1247

Continued from page 19

Animal and Garden House 3 Cemetery Road, Pembroke. Tel: 292-3705

Classic Edition Toy Box: From $185

Shoot the Moon game: $40 Augie Alligator Boots: $28.95

Strands (Salon and Spa) 31 Reid Street, Hamilton. Tel: 295-0353

Kids’ manicures, pedicures and beauty treatments Clip in hair pieces

Ear piercing

The Comic Stop Emporium Building, 69 Front Street, Hamilton. Tel: 292-6642 Naruto comic books: $13.50

My Little Pony figures: $13.50

Mini Elmo Beanie Babies: $11.50

Bakugan Baku Sky Raiders: $15.50 Star Wars Bobble Head — Boba Fett: $11.50

Iron Man bust bank: $25



Animal and Garden House

Gifts for under $100

3 Cemetery Road, Pembroke. Tel: 292-3705

NOVEMBER 30, 2012

Electronic Entertainment 3o Serpentine Road, Pembroke. Tel: 292-6261

Watering can: $86 XBox 360 Halo 4

Ladybug gardening clogs

Strands (Salon and Spa)

Otto Wurz

31 Reid Street, Hamilton. Tel: 295-0353

3 Front Street, Hamilton. Tel: 295-1247

Brazilian Blowout shampoos and conditioners

Krysta Luna body jewels

‘Origami’ tablet and smart phone covers: $55 and $15 Moroccan Oil hair brushes

Animal and Garden House 3 Cemetery Road, Pembroke. Tel: 292-3705

Gifts for under $50

Otto Wurz 3 Front Street, Hamilton. Tel: 295-1247

Eight day pill box: $25 Gardening tools

Reed & Barton Lyndon stainless steel serving pieces

Strands (Salon and Spa) 31 Reid Street, Hamilton. Tel: 295-0353

Hair You Wear clip-in hair pieces

Gifts for under $20 Bermuda Linens & Gifts 16 Water Street, St George’s. Tel: 296-0189

Zebra faux fur texting gloves (pink or blue): $19

Jingle til you Tingle! wine glass: $17.50




NOVEMBER 30, 2012


Gifts for women

Strands (Salon and Spa) 31 Reid Street, Hamilton. Tel: 295-0353

Clarins beauty products Clarins TriActive facials

Assorted ladies’ fragrances

Moroccan Oil hair care products

Clarins Gift Card and Skincare selection gift box

Sizewise & Seasons Paget Plaza, South Shore Road, Paget. Tel: 236-0237

Liza Kim costume jewellery earrings/ necklace set: $42

Liza Kim costume jewellery bracelet: $49

Liza Kim costume jewellery rope necklace: $39

HERA Boutique

Klimaxx Boutique

The Old Cellar, Walker Arcade, 47 Front Street, Hamilton. Tel: 232-4372

51 Reid Street, Hamilton. Tel: 297-6872

Red, pink and black patterned dress Mycra Pac coat in a bag — reversible, two coats for one

Turtle neck with 100 per cent wool scarf

See WOMEN, page 23




Bermuda Linens & Gifts

Continued from page 22

Ruby/pearl herringbone scarf: $45

Lush Makeup Lash & Brow Bar

Otto Wurz

Washington Mall One, Level B, Hamilton. Tel: 295-5874

3 Front Street, Hamilton. Tel: 295-1247 Ladies’ Apothecary jewellery box: $250

Customized gift baskets: Minimum $65

31 Reid Street, Hamilton. Tel: 295-0353

Ruby cable knit aviator hat: $34

16 Water Street, St George’s. Tel: 296-0189

Mudpie dotted slippers (black or red): $36

Strands (Salon and Spa)

NOVEMBER 30, 2012

Gifts for men

Goldwell men’s range of hair styling products

Assorted men’s fragrances

Clarins men’s skincare range

Otto Wurz

BS&R Group

3 Front Street, Hamilton. Tel: 295-1247

99 Middle Road, Devonshire. Tel: 236-2886.

Slovenian crystal decanter: $165 Clarins men’s body massage and facials

Georgian chest of drawers




NOVEMBER 30, 2012

Otto Wurz

Stocking fillers

3 Front Street, Hamilton. Tel: 295-1247


Bra Boutique Emporium Building, 69 Front Street, Hamilton. Tel: 296-2727

Money clip: $15

Animal and Garden House 3 Cemetery Road, Pembroke. Tel: 292-3705

Bra accessories: $10-16

Lingerie travel bag: $14

Strands (Salon and Spa) 31 Reid Street, Hamilton. Tel: 295-0353 Clarins Gift Card

Gift Guide photo credits: All photos supplied, except for: Bermuda Linens & Gifts; Animal and Garden House; Eve’s Garden; The Comic Stop; HERA Boutique; Klimaxx Boutique; Sizewise & Seasons. These photos were taken by Kageaki Smith.

Salad dressings: $8.70


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Holiday Spirit Gift Guide 2012  

Bermuda Sun's Holiday Spirit Gift Guide brings you a bounty of gift ideas for your loved ones - just in time for the holiday season.

Holiday Spirit Gift Guide 2012  

Bermuda Sun's Holiday Spirit Gift Guide brings you a bounty of gift ideas for your loved ones - just in time for the holiday season.