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Mike Toy Mike developed his interest in photography while living and working in the Canadian Rockies in the early 1980’s. Specialising in architecture and interiors he has photographed over four hundred of the region’s most prestigious hotels, resorts and private residences. Look for some of his photography in this editions coverage of Tradewinds villa, Sandy Lane Estate. Visit more of his work at

Gigi Ma’at

Alex takes a genuine and passionate approach to capturing his subjects and is heavily inspired by art, fashion and travel. He aspires to capture timeless moments with striking detail, and will stop at nothing to get the perfect shot. He says, “It was an absolute pleasure working with Living Barbados on the fashion shoot at Red Door Lounge. The team was beautiful inside and out!”

Gigi Ma’at is a passionate imaging specialist, to say the least. Her wardrobe styling and set design company has been in in existence for almost a decade. Her work has appeared in regional and international publications and campaigns and her approach is truly unmistakable. In addition to her wardrobe styling career Gigi is also a Paul Mitchell trained hair stylist and is often seen bringing runway hair to real life! A true style architect - Step into to The Atelier that is Gigi Ma’at.

Carlie Ester

Ackeem Francis

Carlie came of age ferociously scribbling through blank notebooks and precociously defying authority. These days she’d rather read the thesaurus than advocate chaos, and probably spends too much of her time running in circles. Carlie purports herself to be an athlete, radio announcer and professional writer - read on and you may find evidence to support at least one of these claims.

Faces by Ackeem Francis is a combination of classic makeup looks and memorable experiences. The art form is an extension of who I am as an individual and something I am very passionate about. I also have a love for fashion and hairstyling that, I believe, goes hand in hand with my craft. Working as makeup artist on the Red Door Lounge fashion shoot incorporated all of my passions!

Tracy Highland Tracy is a trained journalist turned PR consultant who ditched her law and finance studies in favour of a Mass Media degree and never looked back. Her decision has taken her far; her life a collage of interesting adventures-from the news room at Starcom in Barbados to the LA Studios of the late Ray Charles. Today, through her company, JILL Media, she continues to fulfill her passion for writing, PR, social media and people.

Julie Chalbaud I feel truly inspired to work as a photographer with the Living Barbados team who are incredibly creative. We meet such interesting people from all walks of life. The Know Me Love Me charity which I am a volunteer for, held a spectacular gala evening which raised funds for the Barbadian children in need. I also was privileged to meet Andrea the founder of Hatchmans cheeses who blew us all away when we sampled the delectable assortment of her product.

Nigel Wallace With a Masters Degree in Heritage Studies, Nigel started working as a journalist with the Barbados Advocate in 2004. Now, what seems like a lifetime ago, he is the proud CEO of Nigel Wallace Photography (NWP). With a strong passion for people and the stories they tell, Nigel’s work focuses mainly on portraiture, but has over the past few years expanded into still life, products and architecture. Believing that the best camera is the one in your hand, Nigel’s photojournalistic spirit will never be left behind.



Julie Murphy Any opportunity to put pen to paper and play with words is always welcome in my world. Ditto with regards to working with Linda and Rachel and the team at Living Barbados. I could liken the opportunity to a day at polo; intense, exciting and fun. Well done on another great issue!




CONTENTS APRIL - AUGUST 2015 10 Out & About



What’s new and happening on our little rock; from a high speed driving experience at Bushy Park to a new shop called Boulevard Butchers.

16 Blown Away At Tradewinds

Carlie Ester explores an outstanding villa located on the West Coast of Barbados.

23 #BIG - Barbados Island Fit Games

It’s the #BIGGEST fitness weekend in Barbados. Held over three days, May 15th - 17th, at the Hilton Resort Barbados.

28 Back In Action

Past sponsor Diamonds International breathed new life into polo this season with Bulgari by their side.

37 Editors’ Picks

A lustful selection of items from our favourite island retailers.

44 Luxe Lounging

A FAB fashion spread photographed on location at the hippest new bar on the West Coast, Red Door Lounge, 2nd Street.


54 Dockside Deluxe

Two Michelin Star chefs at new restaurant 13º/59º Port Ferdinand have raised the level of dining in Barbados with a tasting menu that will impress and delight you.

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86 62 Editors’ Picks

More of our selections from local retailers.

64 Person of Interest

Andrea Power makes cheese. And not just any cheese... her’s is being reviewed by some of the world’s elite as better than the imported brands.

71 Barbadian Born & Bred

Jenny Blanc’s Design Director Sue Thomas-Richardson comes from an old Barbadian family oozing with creativity, which explains why Sue has risen to the top of her field.

72 One Enchanted Evening

Whimsical it was, at the second annual Know Me Love Me Foundation charity event held at Lancaster Great House in aid of educational supplies and support for some of our island’s school children.

84 News & Views

Contact Us Living Barbados Magazine “Macston”, Overdene Gardens, Dayrell’s Road, Christ Church, Barbados, BB14030 Rachel Ramphal: 253-9236 Linda Lewis-Bishton: 232-7869 Digital magazine viewed here and via our facebook tab

What’s happening on on the Barbados Real Estate scene.

86 Property Listings

A directory of property for sale or rent in Barbados.

April - August 2015 On the cover: Models Shahaida, Deandra and Shannon photographed at Red Door Lounge by Alex Jackson (KeDrew)

All information and pricing compiled in this publication was accurate at the time of printing. However, this information may be subject to change at anytime without notice. Copyright reserved. None of the contents in this publication can be reproduced or copied in any form without permission in writing from the Publisher








The #1 Bajan Bus Tour One of their buses, a vintage 1960 GMC Bedford bus is the last authentic open air bus in Barbados and used to take passengers to work and school. Today their Rocklyn and Elite buses can take 30-36 passengers on an informative scenic tour of the island, or party its way to a variety of beaches or bars for some fun in the sun or beautiful starlit nights. Providing a variety of tours with great photographic opportunities such as Beautiful Beaches or Pub Hop, UNESCO Bajan Heritage, Sail and Trail and Attractions of Barbados. They are also available for weddings/receptions, school/camp tours, business functions, private charters, picnics and customized tours. The #1 Bajan Buses have amazing sound systems with USB capability, so music can play sweetly throughout the day or night. A great attraction for visitors and locals alike! For more information call 230-6736 or or visit us on Facebook at bajanopenbus/Facebook.


Be Beautiful

At Chateau de Beauté Beauty Spa, Chattel Plaza, Hastings, experienced therapists are ready to fulfill your beauty and relaxation requirements. We offer a full range of spa manicures and pedicures using the latest from OPI gel and regular polishes, as well as waxing, massage and facials from Guinot and Christina beauty products, along with a range of specialty treatments, packages and services. Find us on Facebook to be the first to hear about our specials and new products! We’re open Monday to Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Book your appointment by calling us at 430-9406.

Bushy Park Driving Experiences Bushy Park Driving Experiences offer you the chance to see, hear and feel what it’s like to push a racing car to the limit. Prepare to abandon any preconceived ideas of when a driver should be braking for a corner or how fast that corner can be taken... Bushy Park’s professional racing drivers and instructors promise you one of the most exhilarating and memorable experiences of your life. or or visit us on or

Barbados has its first traditional British butcher’s shop. Open since January, the shop stocks the finest quality of fresh meats from leading island producers including pork, veal, lamb, and 30 day aged Black Angus beef. Boulevard butchers also retails scrumptious free-range chickens, ducks and eggs. A top selling item is the broad range of delicious handmade sausages. Customers include many of the finest restaurant and hotels on the island plus many of the exquisite motor yachts that visit our marinas. Do pay them a visit everyone is welcome. The team will ensure that you leave with a stunning selection of top quality, local meat products. They are located at Shop 2, Sunset Boulevard, Holetown, St. James (close to Massy Stores in Holetown). Call 432-7992 or email them at










BlownAway At Tradewinds 18 LIVING BARBADOS APRIL - AUGUST 2015

Tradewinds at twilight.

By Carlie Ester. Photos by Mike Toy.


n the Caribbean, we often leave our windows open and doors ajar. The welcoming trade winds that pass through are like ghosts carrying whispers of neighbourly gossip, blessings from the ancestors and on the very rare occasion, fragments of Africa. These winds blow slowly but surely all the way to Barbados, never stopping until they land on a palm frond or kiss your cheek. As a result, our architecture is open wherever possible to the outdoors. This is just one of the many reasons you’ll fall in love with Tradewinds. This outstanding privately owned two-story rental villa is located on the West Coast of Barbados in the exclusive Sandy Lane Estate and managed by West Coast Villas Sotheby’s

International Realty. Touring Tradewinds is like embarking on a luxury tropical safari, the garden is resplendent with bright and colourful alpinias and other striking flowers set on a verdant green canvas of elegant palms and stately trees. Take the main entrance along a bridge above a pond of frisky koi blowing bubbles at the surface of the water, and you find yourself in the heart of the home, the foyer. This expansive space is the ‘sweet spot’ for engaging in lively conversation with friends and family. The foyer serves every artery of the villa and looks out and onto the pool and bar terrace, it is set within the heart of guest bedrooms and it is the shoulder upon which the master bedroom sits.



Living area with view of pool.

Master bedroom.

Pool and bar cabana.

This outstanding privately owned rental villa is located on the West Coast of Barbados in the exclusive Sandy Lane Estate and managed by West Coast Villas Sotheby’s International Realty. 20 LIVING BARBADOS APRIL - AUGUST 2015

The furnishings throughout are pre-dominantly in shades of white and cream paired with dark woods, this neutral backdrop is accented with pops of colour or pattern such as the pastel pink coffee table in the sitting room, the seductive red leather ottoman in the den and the chairs upholstered in zebra hide. The four downstairs bedrooms are tasteful and, all have en-suite bathrooms where neutral stone tiles in the shower and clear glass doors lend a light and spacious feeling. Entering through the main door the first bedroom is to your right where a gold post bed with Ivory Coast elephant cushions makes for a cavalier centerpiece. This guest bedroom has the added advantage of leading outdoors to the pool terrace. The bedroom to the left has a garden view with colourful crotons tapping on the window and a view onto the original world-renowned Sandy Lane golf course. A zebra hide ottoman rests at the foot of the bed, and the bedside tables are of a unique vintage glass with extraordinary rustic staining.

Exotic accents like these can be found throughout the villa and include an alligator skin desk, a dark chest of drawers with tribal carvings topped with a head of coral and a pair of antique horse hair calligraphy brushes rested casually on the coffee table. Whether faux or real, animal patterns are woven against an otherwise contemporary Caribbean interior paying homage to the birthplace of the very trade winds the island is so famously known for. The two remaining ground floor bedrooms both have lush garden views; don’t be surprised if you catch a glimpse of a family of local green monkeys frolicking here. Tradewinds is completely ‘teched-out’ with the state-of-theart Control4 security and home entertainment system, operated via the house ipad, which amongst other things allows guests to set the lighting mood throughout the villa. The climate controlled Media Room provides the perfect opportunity to escape from the midday sun. Comfy seats face the large flat screen television with LIVING BARBADOS APRIL - AUGUST 2015


Bar cabana by the pool. Informal dining space looks onto the outdoors.


Easy Access to the Sandy Lane golf courses.

Photo compliments of Sandy Lane.

access to Sky TV and the latest box office hits. An Xbox gaming console with controllers and a selection of games is also available. Upstairs is luxuriously devoted entirely as a master suite and study; the bedroom features a walk in closet and two balconies on opposite sides. One overlooks the crystal clear pool and terrace, the other onto the evergreen golf course and both have loungers for sun worship. Inside a four-poster bed is flanked on either side by bedside tables with gold lamps, images of sea shells hang above and at the foot of the bed is a taupe love seat. The master bedroom is cozy and has calming tropical décor. On the terrace adjacent to the stunning pool is the dining area where, a table dressed in crisp linens allows seating for ten under the illumination of an electric candle chandelier. Here you may enjoy such gourmet delights as Blackened Catch of the Day or Prime Surf and Turf. The kitchen is modernly outfitted and fully equipped with a stainless steel fridge and freezer, two ovens, warmers and a central island with its own prep sink. Have no fear if cooking isn’t at the top of your ‘to do’ list during your stay here as the villa is fully staffed with a Chef, Butler, Housekeeper and grounds-man. Also included is the luxury of the Concierge Service at West Coast Villas Sotheby’s International Realty, which can arrange in-house pampering ranging from massages and other spa services to private jewelry viewing and shopping. Opposite the house on the far side of the swimming pool, a bar cabana boasts traditional Barbadian elements such as wood ceiling and floor with a white pickled finish while louvered shutters on three sides allow the breezes to flow through. The glimmer and glam you’d expect on the West Coast defines this space with silver, black and white accessories, a glass globe chandelier and the bar itself which is painted silver and inlaid with mirrored glass. Lounge seating on either side allows the serving station to shine as a sensational centrepiece. This glamorous oasis is where you and your guests will gather to replenish yourselves with fine wine and intellectual chatter after a long day on the links or beautiful beaches. Tradewinds has its own beach cabana on Sandy Lane Beach with access to complimentary beach loungers and umbrellas and an onsite snack/bar. A variety of water sports can be enjoyed here on one of the best beaches on the island. From wherever it is you’ve blown in, Tradewinds is a comfortable retreat on an elegant and secure property. For more information on Tradewinds or other realty inventory queries contact West Coast Villas Sotheby’s International. Email: or tel (246) 432-5050 or visit them online at


It’s Happening May 15th - 17th, 2015 It’s the #BIGGEST fitness weekend in Barbados. Held over three days at the Hilton Resort Barbados, Barbados IslandFit Games will host 50 male and 50 female athletes who will compete for the titles of Fittest Man and Fittest Woman, and cash prizes. In addition to some of the region’s finest athletes, #BIG also has a special guest this year, CrossFit Games star Elisabeth Akinwale. She will be sharing some of her training secrets in three personal and informative workshops. Spaces for the workshops are limited so register early.

What will YOU have to do? #BIG is open to all athletes and fitness lovers 18 years and over. It’s easy. Register and show up ready to compete and have fun. Part of the challenge is not knowing what to expect, so be ready for anything from rowing, running, rope climbs, burden carry, kayaking, snatches, deadlifts and more. There will be six events. Competitors with the highest scores in the first three events will advance to the second day of competition. May the best man and woman win! Not competing? That’s ok too. Come out, watch and cheer on your favourites. To register as an athlete or for the seminars with Elisabeth Akinwale contact CrossFit IslandFit at 1(246)622-1241 or For more information visit

Elisabeth Akinwale will be there! A phenomenal CrossFit athlete, mother and coach, Elisabeth Akinwale is a four-time CrossFit Games competitor with two North Regional Championship titles and 20 Regional and Games event victories to her name. Elisabeth is also an accomplished weightlifter with multiple top ten finishes in the America Open Weightlifting Championship. Her surname means “the warrior has returned” and her indomitable spirit, strength and determination have made her a CrossFit Games favourite.

Categories • Fittest Man • Fittest Woman • Kid Team Obstacle Course • Team Truck Pull

Wilbar Centre, Wildey, St. Michael, Barbados Tel: 1 (246) 622-1241 Email: LIVING BARBADOS APRIL - AUGUST 2015






7 Monday: Premium Banking - love!!

Mondays are always hectic but today was definitely extrabusy! Since we’re jetting off for our big vacation at the end of the week, there are so many things to get done at home and at work before we go. I had meeting after meeting at work and so many errands to deal with in between. Thank goodness I signed up for Premium Banking with Scotiabank. I had to go into the branch during my lunch break to deal with some banking matters but no waiting in line for me. I just went up to the plush Premium Centre and had a cup of tea while my Premium Relationship Officer dealt with everything quickly. So quickly in fact that I was actually able to use my lunch break to get lunch – and goodness knows that hardly ever happens!

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Friday: And we’re off - to Or lando!

Going to Disney World has been a dream for the kids – and I must confess for me too. But taking a family of five to Disney isn’t cheap so we had always put it off. So when we saw the new rewards you can get with the Scotiabank Aero Platinum MasterCard, we were excited! It’s just 20,000 Scotiapoints now to fly to New York City, Miami, Fort Lauderdale or Orlando. When we tallied things up, we had enough unused points to cover the cost of two tickets, making our dream family vacation a reality.

Tuesday: Mor tgage Savings - yeah!!

Saturday: Feeling so special

Wednesday: Skybox shopping - so awesome.

Sunday: Bills paid online - now it’s all about the vacation

Great news! We got our Scotiabank switch mortgage approved. I’m feeling very pleased about this. We were able to switch at the special rate they have on right now which must be the lowest in the market – I’ve certainly never had a better offer! We also extended our amortization period so that our repayment is lower, meaning that as of this month, I will have more money in my pocket. That will definitely come in handy for the trip. Just in time – our brand new suitcases arrived today. At first we were worried that we wouldn’t be able to get them since the store didn’t ship to Barbados but we just had them sent to our Skybox and it was no problem. And since we have our credit card with Scotiabank, we get extra discounts on our Skybox service.

Thursday: It’s easy being green.

The children are basically bouncing off the walls with excitement about this trip – thankfully just one more day to go! I have a couple more things that I need to wrap up before we go tomorrow. Today we met with our contractor to discuss our green renovation. We’ve been talking about switching to solar electricity for a while and when we decided to switch our mortgage to Scotiabank, it definitely felt like the right time. Our relationship officer

We’ve arrived in Orlando and have been having a fantastic time. Travel these days can be such a hassle but thanks to the Priority Pass membership we get as Premium Banking clients, it was actually a great experience. We were able to unwind in the VIP lounge at the airport before we departed – there was free wi-fi, magazines and super-comfortable seating. It definitely gave us that relaxed vacation feeling before we even stepped onto the plane.

Day three of vacation. I got up earlier than everyone and paid the bills this morning since that was one errand I didn’t get around to before we left. But since Scotiabank has the widest range of payees for online banking, it was easy. In about ten minutes, I’d paid the light, water, cable and phone bills plus the car insurance and even the children’s private school fees for next term. Scotiabank just makes my life so much easier in so many ways. Onward to the Magic Kingdom!



BACK in ACTION! Photos by Lisa Davis, Andre Williams, Jade Greggory and the Barbados Polo Club

Ahhhh Polo, the romanticism, the drama, the passion… the parties!!


s the Barbados Polo Club celebrates 50 years at Holders Polo Field this year the social scene on the island has certainly been dominated by the sport during the first three months of 2015. With four tours and over 30 matches played up to publication the season took on renewed energy this year with new sponsors, exciting promotions and a rejuvenated sparkle both on and off the field. Indeed the sport has long been associated with the ‘who’s who’ on the island and it’s popularity has gained further traction with visitors seeking lively afternoon activities and locals vying for the paparazzi. Two of the most exciting tours have definitely been the Diamonds International Battle of the Sexes and the ICBL/ UNNA Cheshire tour. Breathing new life into the Battle of the Sexes tour, past sponsor and co-creator of the tour Diamonds International was back in the game this year, bringing one of it’s prestigious brands Bulgari by its side.

Diamonds International Battle of the Sexes Final presentation (from left to right) Roddy Davis, Marc Atwell, Adam Deane and Bruce Bayley with Michal Hassid from Diamonds International, Vicki Gonzales, Tiva Gross (Kenya) Hazel Jackson (UK) and Sarah Wiseman (UK).


Battle of The Sexes action; Harry Manning and Tiva Gross battle for the ball.


The Diamonds Men took on the Virgin Women with gusto and came out roaring with a solid win at the opening match at Holders, the ladies quickly were back on top with two consecutive wins, holding the men down going into the final day… the final match went to the men 5-3 to draw the match and ensure that next years re-match will be sure to thrill. Of course while most of the action was on the field, the clubhouse scene was definitely the place to be. First class cuisine was served up by visiting chefs, Scott Ames and Larry Rogers of Cin Cin while the action at the bar was divided equally between Pimms, Cocktails and champagne, to say nothing of the Bulgari that was on display for the ladies. The Cheshire tour brought out the Brits and once again a good time was had by all. This friendly rivalry has been ongoing for some 40 years and spectatorship was strong with the crowd cheering the Barbados team to victory. While the matches were highly competitive, the final match was a 12 goal (for reference most matches in Barbados are 4 goal); off the field the crowds were treated to sweet delights (Green Monkey Chocolatier are our favorite friends), rum cocktails and high fashion flair dominated with dynamic hats and glamour as ladies vied for prizes from Diamonds International, Always Summer and UNNA Luxury Resorts and Residences. Polo season ends in April but this season is sure to be talked about for months to come…. just remember what happens at polo…usually ends up in print!

Fun Fact : Barbado s is one o f the few c ountries in the wo rld that holds a “ Battle of the Sexe s” Tour.

Above: Sarah Wiseman and Harry Manning. Left: UNNA ICBL Cheshire Tour, Final Day, First Game, from left to right, Diamonds International Team of Harry Manning, Alex Cole, Adam Deane and Sir Charles Williams with Julie Murphy of Diamonds International, Ingrid Innes CEO of ICBL and the winning ICBL Team Roddy Davis, Richard Gooding, Wayne Archer and Philip Atwell.

Team Cheshire and Team ICBL

Michal Hassid presents President of the Barbados Polo Club, Wayne Archer with a gift.

Battling for the ball during a Cheshire match.

Fun Fact: Williams is Sir Charles olo player the oldest p at 82. in the world he’s played This season matches in 6 of the no sign and shows down! of slowing

Polo mallets.

A selection of Bulgari jewellery at polo during the event



A lovely evening at Holder’s Polo Club

Always time to browse Bulgari

People at

True glamour

Alistair Brown of UNNA Living chats with Ian Thompson


A family affair

Prizes for the winners

Polo player Christansia Evelyn and friend

Bizzy Williams in conversation

Yummy bites Pretty girls in big hats

Ina Nokaj models some Bulgari


Chocolates and sweet treats

Polo ponies

Classy spectator

UNNA hospitality

Cheers.... Never too young for polo

Cocktails flowed all evening Taking a chance with DI

Champagne and polo go hand in hand

On brand


Virgin Atlantic Ladies Team left to right,Vicki Gonzales, Tiva Gross, Hazel Jackson and Sarah Wiseman




Modern, round turquoise tray with silver rim Natz Home Furnishings, tel: 424-2661.


A variety of fun throw cushions


MAC Cosmetics Toledo Collection, Pearlglide Intense Eye Liner in Designer Purple and Petrol Blue. Toledo Lipstick in Sin. MAC Cosmetics, Limegrove 271-8256. Broad Street 227-2103.

Walkers World, Millhouse 421-7968 and St. Lawrence Gap, 428-1183.


Cutler & Gross Sunglasses style 1160

Pure Source, 1st Floor, Limegrove Lifestyle Centre, tel: 271-8211.



Stackable rings by Crown of Light

From all Diamonds International locations, tel: 430-2400.



The iphone 6 - thinner, fabulous, faster....

From Electronics On Edge, Broad Street: 436-1449, Sheraton Mall: 437-8707 Lanterns Mall: 435-8746

CLASSIC & CASUAL Lace swimwear coverup

From Whispers On The Riveria, Port St. Charles Yacht Club, tel: 439-2573









Photos by Alex Jackson


Shot on location at Red Door Lounge, 2nd Street, Holetown, St. James. Red Door Lounge, Barbados’ Premiere Nightlife Hideaway is an intimate and trendy lounge with an upscale, urban vibe featuring the island’s most prestigious interior environment coupled with a daring selection of cocktails, wines and spirits. They are currently open Wednesday t0 Saturday 8pm - 4am and offer Live entertainment on Wednesdays and Thursdays and DJs Fridays and Saturdays. Expect some incredibly exciting new tapas dishes in the near future.

Model Shahaida Lynch is wearing a copper textured lame top and faux leather and jersey pencil skirt from Metal Boutique, Sheraton Centre Mall. Jewellery by Roberto Coin, available at Diamonds International. Head Stylist Gigi Ma’at. Assistant Stylist Ghelisa Mayers. Make up by Ackeem Francis.


Model Deandra Frederick is wearing a red dress with flared skirt and plunging neckline from Metal Boutique, Sheraton Centre Mall. Jewellery by Bulgari, available at Diamonds International, Limegrove Lifestyle Centre. Head Stylist Gigi Ma’at. Assistant Stylist Ghelisa Mayers. Make up by Ackeem Francis.



Model Shannon Harris is wearing a gold lamé jumper from Metal Boutique, Sheraton Centre Mall. Jewellery by Bulgari, available at Diamonds International, Limegrove Lifestyle Centre. Head Stylist Gigi Ma’at. Assistant Stylist Ghelisa Mayers. Make up by Ackeem Francis.






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Spiny lobster, pawpaw, coconut, fermented black radish


e d i s Dock uxe Del Like a super yacht slicing through the water an elevator delivers you in swift comfort from the grand entrance at Port Ferdinand to the dockside restaurant 13˚/59˚. By Rachel Ramphal Photos by Nigel Wallace and 13º/59º at Port Ferdinand

Coffee and clouds

Patrons may choose from the ‘Short Menu’, a mere five courses!..

Bajan golden crab, salted cucumber, pickled sea moss


Recently opened 13˚/59˚ offers a unique luxury dining experience in a sublime serene setting. Port Ferdinand Marina, part of the Unna Luxury Resorts & Residences management brand, is located on the Barbados Riviera and is the only inland marina on the island. The name 13˚/59˚ denotes the latitude and longitude points for Barbados and seems fitting for a restaurant in a marina setting as these points are of utmost importance to sailors. Ian Morrison of Morrison Associates and Michael Gomes of Michael Gomes Associates designed the restaurant with furnishings and interiors by Guillaume Meniaud of CID Design. The interior is a lesson in refined luxury and understated sophistication, decorated in a muted neutral palette with accents of polished wood, akin to a club lounge on a luxury yacht. The wine wall is a beautiful temperature controlled glass cabinet, specially commissioned for the restaurant, which affords not only a great way to store but also to display their premium red wines. Panels of gleaming finely polished wood are inlaid in the walls and the floors are tiled with Casablanca Hones Limestone. The open kitchen and bar area are faced with a beautiful feature wall of ornamental granite and coral stone render. Dining alcoves, nestled within great curved glass windows, offer seating in a climate controlled environment without sacrificing on


the views out to the marina or patrons may choose to reserve an outdoor table dockside just feet from the water. Fine crisp white linens dress tables that are simply accented with glass candles and a branch of stag horn coral and, as each course is presented in its own unique vessel, there are no place settings. At the helm of the kitchen is Executive Head Chef Andrew Turner who hails from Dorset, England and Executive Sous Chef Roz Allen from Holywood, Northern Ireland. Andy was trained in London under Marco Pierre White and later ran his own fine dining restaurant in the Sydney Opera House. He travelled to Japan to study sushi techniques and eventually went on head Michelin star restaurants in Ireland. Chef Roz trained at a number of prominent Irish restaurants including The Tannery in Waterford and went on to work at a number of Michelin star restaurants in the UK. The double-chef act was instantly charmed by Barbados and with the sheer profusion and quality of its produce as their approach from the start was to create a luxury, high end dining experience that sources as much produce from Barbados as possible. The menu evolves on a regular basis that reflects the season’s freshest and finest ingredients. A big hit with guests has been Bajan Golden Crab fished just off the coast by Chris Hill and delivered within hours providing a fresh quality product. Roz describes Andrea Power of

...or the ‘Long Menu’ a ten-course extravaganza of tasting dishes.

St. Andrew’s goat, carrot, pomegranate, mustard leaf

Hatchman’s Cheeses as a kindred spirit and passionate supporter of the dairy industry producing a classy range of Bajan made cheeses that could easily hold their own back in Ireland and the UK. Sylvie Brouillet from River Edge Farms supplies beautiful free-range goat while Archer’s Organics supplies fresh salad greens. ‘Luxury with Soul’ is the motto at Unna Luxury Resorts & Residences, a concept that has been embraced in the restaurant by the chefs. Traditional Barbadian ingredients are transformed with modern cookery techniques and elevated to an international level of cuisine with creativity and flair that are as beautiful to look at, as they are to eat. Dining at 13˚/59˚ is elegant yet informal. The first part of the meal is a series of snacks and sharing plates, often served by the chefs themselves to provoke discussion and whet the appetite. Subsequent courses may showcase the freshest fish, local pork, goat or rabbit followed by dessert, which they ‘take very seriously’. Patrons may choose from the ‘Short Menu’, a mere five courses! The ‘Long Menu’ is a ten-course extravaganza of tasting dishes, a Vegetable Tasting menu option is also available and the chef is also pleased to accommodate special dietary requests. Additionally to this is the Wine Pairing option where, with the help of their fantastic maitre d’, they are building an eclectic list of wines. Ranging from

Andy Turner, Roz Allen, Marvin Applewhaite front kitchen 13º/59º



Salt fish, rice and peas, pepper broth

The menu evolves on a regular basis and reflects the season’s freshest and finest ingredients. well-known classics to more unusual premium wines, they specialize in matching the flavour profile of each dish on the menu to a complimentary wine where you will appreciate the delicate dance of aromas and flavours. Diners may find familiar ingredients such as the humble salt fish transformed into a paper-thin cracker with a delicate topping of cucumber, lime: a modern twist on a Bajan classic playing up on the combined flavours of pickled cucumber and ceviche. The fish is frozen, thinly sliced and then dried to crisp in a dehydrator. Bajan golden crab with celery and melon was cool, light and flavourful and cleansed the palette for Kingfish cooked in coconut oil with lobster and a ginger broth. Each dish is designed to awaken the different flavour profiles on your tongue. St Andrew goat was served two ways; roasted with the smoothest puree of yam; a milk poached shoulder on miniature flatbreads was topped with micro herbs and pomegranate seeds for a burst of freshness to counter-


balance this rich meat. Decadent desserts were unexpectedly playful, a Malted Banana Rum was presented in a mini milk bottle to be imbibed through a straw while Curd Cheesecake, White Chocolate Lime can only be described as eating citrus flavoured snow. West Indian coffee and sweets brought the meal to a sweet finale. The recently launched Sunday lunch has a more causal atmosphere with live Jazz and funky cocktails - it’s a perfect venue for families. For special occasions and with prior booking they can serve a roast rib of beef or whole suckling pig for the table.

Open Tuesday to Saturday from 6:00pm - 10:00pm and Sunday 11:30am - 3:30pm. For reservations call 272-2000 or 272-2020.

Harbour side dining at 13ยบ/59ยบ

Squab Pigeon, almonds, beets, watercress







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By Tracy Highland Photos by Julie Chalbaud


ndrea Power is an impressive woman. Her resume alone speaks for itself. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Sociology and a Master’s in International Economics and Trade. She has worked as the Chief Research Officer in the Prime Minister’s Office and is currently a Consultant at the Caribbean Development Bank. If you ask her about her greatest professional achievement though, she won’t talk politics or numbers. She will sum it up in two words – Hatchman’s Cheeses, her latest venture and heartfelt tribute to the man who has most impacted her life, her father, Asquith “Hatchman” Power. Andrea makes cheese. Not just any cheese either. Her assortment of goat cheeses, mozzarella, brie, epoisses, gunbolt, cheddar and camembert are not just rivaling her imported competitors, they are being reviewed by some of the world’s elite as Andrea as a little girl better. Her cheeses have the reputation of being richer and creamier, their taste and texture sought after by some of the top restaurants in Barbados. She is adamant about using milk from local cow and goat farmers in her process and is quick to praise the quality of their milk as a key component to the taste of her cheeses. Her connection to the local farming community runs deep. She comes from a family of farmers. Her first memories after moving to Barbados from Canada with her parents at the age of five were of her grandfather’s dairy farm at Lower Estate Plantation. Even after her parents’ divorce she continued to spend summers there and the rest of the year with her mother who ran a school canteen and raised chickens and pigs. In fact it is her mother that she credits with giving her that drive and indomitable spirit, since there was no struggle her mother couldn’t overcome. “My father ran the family dairy. I was raised on raw cow’s milk and we would always have fresh cream. My father would



and see what happened,” she ’t anything fancy, he’d let the milk sit out make butter and cheese. The cheese wasn recalled fondly. Haggatt Hall now. Andrea in the production facility at her home in It’s nothing at all like the process happening it into a highly sophisturn s and lly fueled by research and YouTube video has managed to take an experiment initia down to chemical ess, proc ng maki se relay by rote every step in the chee can She tion. opera ised organ and d ticate to her speak, it is easy to see for different types of cheeses. As you listen names, aging times and specific variations without reference to notes, and was able to recall every detail of his farm the connection between her father, who the same thing with cheese. his daughter who can quite remarkably do why. I needed to do the have followed but I wanted to know the could I es recip “It’s an obsession. There were ection is one of the things added. That personal involvement and conn digging and read all of the chemistry,” she week she makes brie and the ng does all of the production herself. Duri she believes sets her product apart. She after she arrives home at ing even the in ered ring process. Milk is deliv other cheeses that have a simpler manufactu ng. By 7:00pm she is done begins the process of pasteurizing and cooli 5:00pm from her consultancy work and she to drain, and getting ready se chee ight. She is up by 4:00 am, setting the and ready to add cultures and let it sit overn cheeses like mozzarella sive inten r labou s are reserved from the more to start the process all over again. Weekend and cheddar. me it’s entirely relaxing. some, but for her it’s a labour of love. “For It might seem like a grueling schedule to I plan to train someone e futur the “In said. switch off work at 4:30,” she Something different for me to do when I of cheese. I want to maintain the to lose that connection with every batch to assist in the process, but I never want artisanal feel of the company.” ess option for other young s to make cheese, as she sees it a viable busin She also has long term plans to train other rch on the agricultural sector s that always bothered her as she did resea entrepreneurs and farmers. One of the thing the ability to produce by-products. in Barbados was the lack of innovation and

an d th ey are fe at ure d Loc al che fs lov e he r cheeses Me ws , Da phn e’s , Cin Cin , in dis he s at Be ach Hou se, The 13/5 9 at Po rt Fe rd i na nd , Il For ni o, Cob ble rs Cov e an d enti rel y loc al me nu. wh ere th e che fs st rive for an the entire business model of ted to global brand Anchor. “I looked at With regards to milk and its value, she poin the same cheese here,” make r and cheese,” she emphasized. “We can Anchor. Anchor makes its money from butte uct, which has a finite prod raw our ing to get into the business of transform she added. Andrea believes that we have arella, I can take the cream more value potential. “When I produce mozz shelf life and value, into something with make ricotta cheese, and can I rmilk. I also get whey as a byproduct and off of the milk and make butter and butte very little input costs,” with and rial mate tially five products from one raw poten is that So well. as whey the sell still she explained. tain the standard she has slowly, and in way that allows her to main Her focus now is on growing her business, d to stay competitive mine deter also is batch of cheese in June 2013. She first her ng maki since lop deve to ged mana unmatched. rted cheeses and the freshness is obviously in the market. Her price is on par with impo s, Daphne’s, Cin Cin, Il Mew The e, Hous h Beac at s dishe in featured Local chefs love her cheeses and they are menu. In fact it was at local ely entir nand, where the chefs strive for an Fornio, Cobblers Cove and 1359 at Port Ferdi praise for its creamy high her gave and brie her chef Ed Baines tasted Cobbler’s Cove that internationally acclaimed um Wines Pairing Platin a Pop Up Dinner, The Multinational Fair and . texture. She has showcased at the Slow Food grove Lime in h evard Butchers in Holetown and Relis and her mother event. Her cheeses are currently sold at Boul ions, opin their g givin and ses ortive, tasting her chee g developed Her friends and family are extremely supp havin biggest critic nland to collect milk. She is also her own life. Most her of often helps with making the runs to Gree part big a still nd the world. Her father, Hatchman, is rtunately Unfo ns. a sophisticated palate from her travels arou Oisti in Bar s Lexi’ at fast Kofi, and her father have break mber reme can he Sundays, three generations, she, her son t s in life. Wha has trouble recalling many everyday thing his loves he that her father now suffers with dementia and fact the and ing life that was his heart for so many years clearly though are the details of the farm daughter’s cheese. to her repertoire, goats milk in the process of adding three new cheeses At the time of going to press Andrea was se. Epois Bajan a for those lactose intolerant) and mozarella, goats milk pepper jack (great


A selection of cheese by Hatchman’s. Wooden tray available from Dwellings.

Party Menu Tw o easy cheese ideas Mini Open-faced Sandwiches Toast local light-sweet bread in pan, top with Brie, cracked black pepper, arugula and a drizzle of olive oil. Continue toasting until cheese becomes soft and gooey.

Guava infused cheese Mix guava cheese and chevre (goat’s cheese) together until in forms a paste. Use it to top crackers or apple slices.

Andrea and her son Kofi.

Cheese & Wine Pairing with Platinum Wines By Celeste Pontifex-McGougan

Marble Cutting board available from Dwellings. Hatchman’s Cheeses Gun Bolt is slightly salty and creamy with a rustic fruity flavour. We decided on a rustic style red from the South of France called Faugeres. This is a fruity wine which is a blend of Syrah, Grenache and Carignan. It is intensly fruity with no oak ageing so very forward and velvety in texture. A tannic red would clash with a salty cheese, so fruity is best.

Hatchman’s Cheeses Brie is mild, slightly chalky and decadently gooey with a strong flavour. A creamy, subtly oaked Chardonnay is what we chose for this cheese. The Montes Alpha Chardonnay has some light oak aging and undergoes a secondary fermentation which enhances the ‘buttery’ notes in the wine. It is full flavoured and elegant and pairs beautifully with the weight of the Brie.

There’s nothing that pairs better with Goat Cheese than Sauvignon Blanc. For this Goats Cheese with guava from Hatchman’s Cheeses we recommend something young, full of zest and bone dry to cut through the tangy nature of the cheese. The 2014 Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand ticks all of those boxes. New to the Platinum Wines portfolio.

The Crottin cheese from Hatchman’s Cheeses is a more mature Goat Cheese with a slighty nutty complexity. It is denser and fuller so we have chosen a Pouilly Fume from the Loire Valley in France to pair with it. Also a Sauvignon Blanc but slightly different in style with smoky, flinty notes which it gets from the soil in the Loire Valley of France. It is typically a fruitier style and a little rounder hence our reasons for pairing with this ‘heavier’ style of goat cheese.


Sue Thomas-Richardson collecting ‘The Worlds Best Interior Design Award’ at Grovenor House Hotel in London

Sue on site

Barbadian Born & Bred Jenny Blanc’s Design Director, Sue Thomas - Richardson

In 2002 award winning interior design company Jenny Blanc, set up their first office in Barbados from which to administer the increasing number of projects they were being commissioned to work on in the Caribbean. In December 2011 the company opened their highly successful lifestyle showroom in St. James which has become a target destination for visitors looking for beautiful, original furnishings for their homes. Barbados is a central hub for the rest of the Caribbean and the showroom serves to represent Jenny Blanc’s design style to the many holiday homeowners on the island. Key to the success of their expansion into this area, has been Barbadian – born, Sue Thomas-Richardson, Design Director for the company, whose indispensable wealth of local knowledge and expertise ensured that the beautiful interiors they designed were perfectly suited for the tropical climate. Sue comes from a very old Barbadian family, her ancestors having arrived on the island in the 1600’s as settlers of the New World. Her family all have a strong artistic leaning. Her mother, Audrey Thomas, internationally renowned and respected as a horticulturalist, is the shining light of the gold medals awarded over many years for the famous Barbados exhibits at the Chelsea Flower Show. Audrey was awarded the Barbados Centennial Honour for her services to horticulture on the island and this year, at the eminent age of 92, she opened her beautiful garden to the public again to raise funds for the Barbados Horticultural Society. Two of Sue’s brothers own and manage Growing Things, one of the leading landscape companies in Barbados. Sue was educated at Queens College in Barbados and in her teens threw javelin for her school and later for Barbados. She held the Caribbean record for several years. In the 1970’s she joined her parents on an extended trip to London and decided to take the opportunity to further her education in the UK, finally training as a nurse and qualifying as an SRN in 1978. Returning home in the 1980’s, Sue worked for several years in the highend travel industry for a British company specialising in luxury villa holidays on the West Coast of Barbados. She was based in the offices of real estate company, Alleyne & Aguilar, now Altmans Real Estate. She started her career in interior design when she was offered a job by Heather Aguilar-Swan, one of the most prominent designers on the island. Here she learnt all the essential basics of interior design and assisted on large hotel projects, private residences and commercial properties on the island. During this period, she tuned into her natural artistic talent and gained valuable expertise on designing in the tropics. She developed a love of paint techniques and in 1987 returned to London to study at the Leonard Pardon School in Knightsbridge. In 1990, she moved full-time to the UK as a freelance designer/decorator for interior designers both in the UK and Barbados. Sue was also a key member of the team

at Holbein Collection in the UK, a leading manufacturer of bespoke curtain accessories. A painting commission introduced 1959 Su e on the Sue to Jenny Blanc and thus an enduring beach design partnership was created. In addition to the awards of World’s Best Interior Design for a Private Residence for a UK property in 2012 and Best International Interior Design for a Port St. Charles, Barbados Apartment in 2007, Jenny Blanc has won four awards for the design team’s work in the Caribbean. As Design Director, Sue’s knowledge and creativity were invaluable in these winning projects in some of the most prestigious areas of the island including the West Coast, Port St. Charles, Royal Westmoreland Estate and Apes Hill. Sue is still Bajan to the core and very proud of her Barbadian heritage. Through her work she is very keen to promote the talents and expertise of her fellow Bajans. Many of the design projects include pieces of furniture she has designed and had made locally by skilled artisans in Barbados. Jenny Blanc is currently developing an exclusive range of Barbadian made furniture which will be available throughout the Caribbean and beyond. In 2014 the company created the Jenny Blanc Design Scholarship to enable design students from the Barbados Community College to fine tune their skills at a London college and gain invaluable hands-on experience at both their London and Barbados showrooms. The first scholarship winner has spent 6 months working at the London showroom and passed her exams in computer aided design with flying colours. She is now using her new skills and experience in the Jenny Blanc Barbados showroom. West Coast Project



Two stunning hostesses with welcome cocktails.


One Enchanted Evening at Lancaster Great House Whimsical it was, at the second annual Know Me Love Me Foundation charity event in aid of educational supplies and support for some of our island’s school children. By Rachel Ramphal Photos by Julie Chalbaud


his year the location was at the recently opened and hugely popular restaurant and event location Lancaster Great House, managed by none other than host extraordinaire John Chandler and his wife Rain. Patrons were greeted at the door by hostesses dressed as ethereal nymphs in flowing Grecian style dresses, their hair decorated with feathers and butterflies by Anja Wiles and long, colourful eyelashes and beautiful bejeweled eye makeup by Janine Cooper. They set the tone for the evening as they handed guests bubbly cocktails on arrival, each with a gold butterfly decoration on the glass bearing a number for a special prize to be drawn later in the evening. The KMLM charity was well attended by elegantly dressed ladies and dapper gentlemen who came out to raise funds and support a worthy cause. The charity currently has ten schools in Barbados that receive their support where schoolbags full of supplies, donated to children in need, is the main focus of the charity. Additionally surplus funds have been allocated to purchase other items including school shoes, printer paper for the school and even funded medical assistance that impacted a child’s ability to attend classes. Charity founder Rafael Simpson stressed how important selfesteem is in a young child’s life and how just simply ‘fitting in’, because you have the equipment to attend school, makes a

Roberta, Lady Simpson with grandsons Nate (left) and Rafi (right) who is also the founder of the Know Me Love Me Foundation.

big impact. Roberta, Lady Simpson and long time assistant Carl Cox personally go to the schools to find out their needs, and she spoke about her passion for children and to see them get a good education.



Susan Hynam and son Adam and Soni Kessaram.

Left to right: Marcelle Mieux-Nelson of Virgin Atlantic, Jaimee Cox, Gina Cox, Basil King and Michele Ward enjoy cocktails in the Virgin Atlantic sponsored bar.

Mike Foster at the sushi table catered by Anna Went. Croquembouche by Patisserie Flindt

Barmen were handsome in their shiny waistcoats. Angela Simpson in her winning attire with a hostess.

Left to right: Sir Kyffin Simpson and Maryann and Jay Chai. Marcus and Rachel Clarke.

Lady Roberta shows off her ring from The Royal Shop.

Rafi loved his Rolex watch from The Royal Shop.

Steve and Donna Cumberbatch.

Sydney and Depika Ramhendar were the winners of the “One Spectacular Couple” prize.

The handsome barmen and beautiful hostesses.


We couldn’t get enough of Anna Went’s mini Beef and Yorkshire Puddings!

Ian & Diane Blackstone (left) and Granville Wise and Wendy Wright (right).

Brothers Rafi and Nate Simpson.

Some of the items generously donated by businesses and auctioned for charity.

Greg and Simone McConnie looked spectacular. Mr. & Mrs. Hiro Thani

Left to right: Keith and Sally Miller, and Heather and Adrian Meyer.

Roberta, Lady Simpson and John Chandler share a laugh. Marcelle & Jenavene, Virgin Atlantic bar hostesses take a break from serving Prosecco cocktails to smile for our photographer.

Danielle Tempro, Nicole Simpson and Jamie Maloney. Dim Sum by Anna Went.

Rain Chandler worked tirelessly to ensure the event ran smoothly. Terrol and Gina Cummins.

Putting the bubbly on ice.

Whimsically dressed hostesses had their makeup applied by Janine Cooper and hair styled by Anja Wiles.

Phillipe and Esther de Lavenere Lussan.


Corporate Barbados plays an important role at this event donating wonderful gifts and attractions for both the silent and live auctions. The prizes were varied and included two Premium economy seats on Virgin Atlantic, a trip for ten on Seaduced luxury catamaran, Marco Bicego jewelry from The Royal Shop, a three night accommodation at the Four Seasons, London with chauffeured luxury car service from Gatwick and two tickets to St Lucia from Going Places travel with a weekend for two from Sandals, St Lucia. Guests mingled while enjoying delightful canapés by Anna Went such as mini Beef and Yorkshire Puddings, Smoked Marlin on Crostini, Shrimp Salad in shot glasses and Vegetable Tempura to name a few. There were three bars for the evening including a dedicated wine bar and a Virgin Atlantic Premium Bar serving signature Prosecco cocktails. Pre-dinner entertainment was varied and included Stacked Sax, a horn band who performed while meandering among guests, a solo performance by the talented Gina Cummins accompanied on piano by Dwayne Norville and a waltz by ballroom dancers Kevin Blackman and Carolyn Clarke of Genesis Dance Studio. After canapés the dinner course was served buffet style, and Anna Went again delighted with two food stations: one a beautifully presented assortment of Sushi and, the other a


selection of vegetable, fish and chicken Pad Thai. Patisserie Flindt donated the star attraction on the sweet table, a dramatic croquembouche beautifully decorated with sugar butterflies by Frances King, a chocolate sauce was served on the side along with a decadent fruit and cheese platter. There were other fun prizes among which was Most Humorous Ensemble won by Simone McConnie, One Spectacular Couple was Sydney and Depika Ramhendar while De Spectacular Signora was Donna Cumberbatch and De Suave Signor Terrol Cummins. There was much laughter and conversation regarding the word whimsical, it was generally concluded in the speeches that mainly the gentlemen did not have clue what it meant. There were two raffle items, dinner for two at 13˚/59˚ Restaurant at Port Ferdinand and an iphone 6 from LIME. The live auction brought about much laughter as friends and acquaintances vied to out bid each other, which always ended in cheers and applause. Lancaster is as splendid by day as by night and, with seating in its many outdoor ‘garden rooms’ surrounded by lush tropical foliage and stunning flowering plants illuminated with colourful lighting it was indeed enchanting! Below: Children from St Christopher’s Primary who have benefited from backpacks of supplies and support








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Polo Ridge was once the best address in Barbados with its commanding views of the coastline with beautiful sunrises, boats and mind blowing sunsets. Over the last few years new owners of properties on the ridge have had the pleasure of buying properties at reasonable prices and adding value through small renovations. The new bloods who fully appreciate the beauty of their piece of heaven, are also behind beautification of this private and quiet road. Cornucopia is one of those homes with the same potential - Guide price US$2,950,000. For further information call Worldwide Dream on 1 (246) 432-6307 or visit them online at

Unique home offers combination home/business or a shared accomodation

Amazing Indonesian style home sitting on 2.5 acres with magnificent views over the St. Thomas countryside to the Caribbean Sea. Open-plan home primarily built of green heart timber with cathedral high ceilings. The master suite has a large double shower bathroom, walk in closets and balcony, two other en-suite bedrooms are on the upper floor while there are two other bedroom suites on the middle floor with their own kitchens and shared living and patio areas. The ground floor offers a large recreation room together with a laundry area and staff quarters. There is also a 2,200 sq. ft. office area on a lower level making this very unusual home suitable for living and running your business. This home is great for entertaining with its large open plan reception rooms together with outdoor patio and rustic pool. The gardens are in the process of being beautifully landscaped. Covered Area: 10,000 sq. ft. To learn more call Realtors Real Estate Limited on (246) 432-6930 or visit them online at


Crane Resorts introduces private residences for long-term living Long known as the leader in fractional ownership, Crane Resorts, the developers behind the expansion of the renowned hotel, The Crane, are making strides to dominate a new area of holiday home ownership. The Crane Private Residences, the master-planned luxury development, is uniquely positioned as a gated residential community within the gated resort. Spread over five acres will be five residential buildings, each housing spacious two, three, and four-bedroom apartments (1,880 to 4,930 sq ft.) Ground floor residences boast large private pools, while penthouse residences include private roof decks that command sweeping coastal views, dining gazebos and swimming pools. The private residences feature underground parking from which an elevator transports residents directly to the foyer within their residence. Bright and expansive, each residence features large kitchens complete with granite countertops and top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances; generously scaled natural stone bathrooms, as well as private patios perfect for dining, lounging and entertaining. Owners will become members of The Crane’s established luxury resort community with its impressive array of world-class amenities and services that truly perfect the art of island living. And in addition, an attractive rental management programme allows owners to enjoy a profitable return on their investment. The first phase of The Crane Private Residences has just been released for sales with introductory pre-construction prices starting at USD$765,000. To learn more, call Crane Resorts’ Property Sales Centre at (246) 416-6560 or email


Blue Sky Luxury, the Caribbean’s Holiday Home Experts, launched Blue, the Caribbean’s first villa rentals loyalty programme, at George Washington House in January. This innovative, destination-wide programme is complimentary for the firm’s repeat guests and property owners with no complicated points system to navigate. Members will receive enhanced Concierge Can service and a 5% discount on future villa bookings in Antigua, Dominica, Jamaica, St. Barts, St. Martin/St. Maarten and St. Lucia. “We created the Blue Loyalty programme to thank both our villa repeat guests and owners with lifestyle rewards for the experiences and services that we know they patronize and value,” remarked Kathy-Dawn Burke, Leader - Holiday Home Rentals at Blue Sky Luxury. Blue Card rewards in Barbados, Blue SkyLuxury’s flagship destination, include savings on private in-villa shopping, rounds of golf and more. Villas are an affordable luxury for families and groups and deliver private, spacious accommodation with staff that sees to every detail. Contact Blue Sky Luxury at 1-246-622-4466, email experts@blueskyluxury. com and online at, @BlueSkyLuxury and facebook. com/BlueSkyLuxury.

Blue Sky Luxury Dominique Silvera chats with guests

The Honourable Minister Richard Sealy is flanked by two ladies of the Concierge Department.



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Villa Hugo

Indian Pond Plantation

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Villa Hugo is a luxurious, 5-bedroom property tucked within exclusive Queensfort, with a private pathway to the beach. Comprising a main villa and 2-bedroom cottage encircling the pool, Villa Hugo is highlighted by classical design and mature gardens. • FOR SALE: US$12,500,000

Situated within upscale Turtleback Ridge, this sizeable, double lot includes a luxury home with West Coast views. This villa with 4 spacious bedrooms, is accentuated by a covered verandah with a staircase leading down to a pool and verdant gardens. • FOR SALE: US$2,500,000

Amidst tropical gardens, this charming 4-bedroom villa of coral stone, is a short trek to Mullins Beach. Ideal for entertaining, the open-plan living and dining areas flow to a covered patio, with a pool and gazebo just beyond. • FOR SALE: US$950,000


Enjoying panoramic, country views, Indian Pond is set on approximately 41 acres in St. Joseph. This historic estate comprises a two-storey, Palladianstyled plantation house, with a 1-bedroom cottage and outbuildings. Permissions are in place for 2 residential lots and redevelopment. • FOR SALE: US$4,000,000

This Platinum Coast luxury apartment enjoys magnificent sea views, particularly appreciated while dining al fresco on the main balcony. Each of the 3 bedrooms is en suite with a Jacuzzi in the master. Features an on-site gym and resort pool. • FOR SALE: US$2,250,000

This modern home featuring an open-plan design and cool, white interors, is positioned in close proximity to popular Mullins Beach. This stylish bungalow with 4 bedrooms is enhanced by lush landscaping and a swimming pool. • FOR SALE: US$950,000

Bounded on the west by the Caribbean Sea, this beachfront property of approximately 14,725 sq. ft., boasts a wide, sandy beach perfect for swimming and fishing. Close to Holetown and Speightstown, planning permission has been approved for a luxury oceanfront home. • FOR SALE: US$3,500,000

In an intimate cluster of 8 townhouses, this is a 3-bedroom split-level that matches its name. The main floor bedroom opens to a plunge pool terrace, while the other 2 upstairs lead to private patios. This seaside complex surrounds a pool and sun deck. • FOR SALE: US$1,400,000

One of six luxurious condominiums, this 3-bedroom, upper floor residence, offers beautiful finishes including hardwood floors and Italian porcelain. Features a pool, gym and spa on-site, with fine dining and the beach nearby. • FOR SALE: US$875,000

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All owners receive unprecedented benefits, including the amenities and services of 5-star resorts while The Crane Resort & Beach Houses owners specifically enjoy turn-key services that cover everything, a profitable rental pool option and unrivalled exchange opportunities to luxurious resorts worldwide. All closing costs are included in quoted price. Quarter (13 weeks) and Shared Interval Ownership also available.

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The Crane Resort 813

The Crane Resort 3716

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The Crane Resort 544

Beach Houses 4120

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The Crane Resort 843

The Crane Resort 3726

This luxurious two bedroom, two bathroom penthouse with 2913 sq.ft. of living space commands expansive, unobstructed ocean views. Features a private rooftop terrace complete with dining gazebo and swimming pool. FOR SALE: US$1,222,000 (Off plan)

Majestic fully furnished 3820 sq. ft. penthouse located just yards away from Crane Beach offering three bedrooms, three bathrooms, vaulted ceilings and a spacious ocean front patio with outdoor furniture. FOR SALE: US$2,500,000

Enviably located within The Crane Private Residences - a gated community within the historic Crane Resort - this spacious ground floor residence boasts two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a large pool. FOR SALE: US$797,000 (Off plan)

Large ground floor colonial-styled 1550 sq. ft. residence with breathtaking ocean views, large terrace with sun loungers as well as a 28 ft infinity pool. Features one bedroom and two bathrooms. FOR SALE: US$975,000

Beautifully furnished two bedroom, three bathroom, 2161 sq. ft. residence with exceptional ocean views and a large double balcony with sun loungers, chairs and table. FOR SALE: US$1,500,000

Expansive 2207 sq. ft. apartment with a large balcony overlooking sweeping ocean views. Features a master bedroom, a large private bathroom with spacious wardrobe, large dressing area, Jacuzzi bath, fully equipped kitchen and laundry facilities. FOR SALE: US$658,000

Attractive 1,050 sq. ft. one bedroom, one bathroom Park View residence with a private tropical garden and swimming pool with Jacuzzi tub and outside dining pergola. FOR SALE: US$ 475,000

Luxurious 4 bedroom 4030 sq. ft. front row bungalow featuring exceptional ocean views, “no tan-lines� privacy, two car garage, BBQ grill and private gardens with hammocks. FOR SALE: US$2,895,000 (Off plan)

Overlooking a tropical garden, this fully fitted 779 sq. ft. one bedroom Park Residence claims a large furnished, inviting balcony with beautiful views. FOR SALE: US$395,000




Graeme Hall, Christ Church

Elizabeth Park, Christ Church

Clermont, St. James

Sheraton, Christ Church

Pine Gardens, St. Michael

This 3 bed, 2 bath home is located in a popular neighbourhood and sits on just over 10,000 sq. ft. of land near a quiet cul-de-sac and would require some level of upgrades and repairs. • FOR SALE: US$225,000

An unfurnished 3 bedroom standalone home located on a corner lot within the lovely established neighbourhood and is in need of some level of modernizing in certain areas. • FOR SALE: US$247,500

Les Fleurs, Christ Church

Fitts Village, St. James

Valley View, St. Thomas

A 5,720 sq. ft. rectangular shaped lot situated in an upmarket and established neighbourhood. The land is located not far from a quiet cul-de-sac and is slightly sloped from the back coming forward. • FOR SALE: US$70,000

A wonderful set of six townhouses located within a two-minute walk to the beach in the St. James area. These 2 bedrooms, 3 bathroom townhouses are approximately 1200 sq. ft. of living area. • FOR SALE: US$287,500


A 7,840 sq. ft. lot situated in a great established residential neighbourhood. Ideally very close to numerous amenities including Sheraton Mall and The Sir Garfield Sobers Gymnasium. • FOR SALE: US$75,000

Set on a cool ridge with panoramic views across the island, Valley View is a new gated community situated adjacent to the very desirable Countryside neighbourhood. • FOR SALE: Starting at US$336,000

This 10,923 sq. ft. plot is centrally located and affordable and is nicely situated overlooking the Warrens shopping area. • FOR SALE: US$160,000

This 6-unit townhouse development is located in a gated area of 22,000 sq. ft. with access to a large communal pool. This unit offers open plan living, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, dining and kitchen with ceramic tiles. • FOR SALE: US$247,500

Welches, St. Thomas

Located near the entrance to Millennium Heights in the Warrens locale this 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home offers comfortable living. The property sits on 9,300 sq. ft. of land and is fully enclosed and has a covered garage. • FOR SALE: US$340,000


Fort George Heights, St. Michael

An extremely spacious and unfurnished 4 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom home in a high end neighbourhood with a swimming pool, a/c throughout, high ceilings, marble floors, security grills and recessed lighting. • FOR SALE: US$750,000

Brighton, St. Michael

Fitts Village, St. James

3 Bed/3.5 Bath BEACH FRONT home sitting on 9,600 sq. ft. of land. The property is in need of some modernizing, but offers wonderful potential. • FOR SALE: US$1.75 Mil.

A charming beachfront property consisting of a 3 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom main house and a 2 bed, 2 bath annexed and self-contained cottage offering wonderful views and easy direct access out to the sea. • FOR SALE: US$2.95 Mil.

Coverley, Christ Church

Club Morgan, Christ Church

Prior Park, St. James

Union Villas Studio, Christ Church

Royal Westmoreland, St. James

Palm Villa, Maynards, St. Peter

A new furnished 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom home located in the vibrant community of Coverley. This family home offers an enclosed garage and private entrance that leads you into the open plan living, dining and kitchen. • FOR RENT: US$1,000

This cozy beach front self-catering Studio accommodation conveniently located near banks, supermarkets, restaurants, shops and public transportation. The unit is new, is located on the top floor, and comes complete with a Queen sized bed. • Short Term Rental: $125 -$150 USD/per night.

This tastefully finished 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom home is being offered with appliances only and sits along a ridge of an established upmarket neighbourhood with spectacular panoramic sea views to the south. • FOR RENT: US$1,850

Located in the luxurious and exclusive gated resort of Royal Westmoreland in the Forest Hills cluster is this spectacular colonial styled fully furnished 2 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom split level villa with a private 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom cottage. • Short Term Rental: $400-$1000 USD/per night

This well appointed 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom family home is being offered unfurnished with appliances. Located in a quiet cul-de-sac of Prior Park Terrace with expansive views. Available from June 1, 2015. • FOR RENT: US$3,250

Situated in an elevated and peaceful location at Maynards, St Peter, Palm Villa is a spacious 5 bedroom, 5 bathroom, two storey property with gardens that extend to one third of an acre. • Short Term Rental: $325 - $650 USD/per night.



Zinnia, Fitts Village, St. James

Princess Suite, Glitter Bay, St. James This 3 bedroom penthouse comprises of two floors and features an open plan living offering amazing views of the tropical gardens and amazing sea views. • FOR SALE: US$1,800,000

This recently reduced 2 bedroom 2 bathroom beachfront apartment is the perfect holiday home as it sits on one of the most sought after beaches on the west coast. • FOR SALE: US$575,000

Turtle View 10, Porters, St. James

Sandy Cove 103, Paynes Bay, St. James

Queens Fort 6,Queens Fort, St. James

Fairways, Sandy Lane, St. James

Maynards 56, St. Peter

Jus Chillin, Mullins Bay, St. Peter

This off plan development features 14 units all with west facing sea and pool views. Each apartment has been carefully planned to merge indoor and outdoor living. • PRICES START FROM: US$245,000

Turtle View 10 features 3 bedrooms in a serene gated community within walking distance to the beach. This unit has an outstanding short term rental record with consistent confirmed bookings over the coming year. • FOR SALE: US$599,999

This property is extremely luxurious and has been elegantly furnished and tastefully decorated by Aubrey and Charles of Designer’s Choice and includes all the facilities that you would expect in one of the finest properties on the island. • FOR SALE: US$6,750,000


Sandy Cove 103 is a spacious fully furnished 3 bedroom beachfront apartment situated on the ground floor. It is the epitome of Caribbean living with outstanding views, communal facilities and top notch security. • FOR SALE: US$2,350,000

Maynards 56 features 4 bedrooms and 3 ½ bathrooms on an elevated corner plot with a spacious fully self-contained one bedroom apartment. • FOR SALE: US$525,000

Glitter Bay 312, St. James

This villa features 5 bedrooms, has two entrances and beach accesses with lush and mature gardens located in Holetown. • FOR SALE:US$1,500,000

This immaculate 4 bedroom villa comes fully fitted and turn-key with access to a wide range of exclusive communal facilities. • FOR SALE: US$1,650,000

Maynards 34, St. Peter

Husbands Crescent 62, St. James

El Nido, Prior Park, St. James

High Park House, St. James

Dona Zoyla, Golf Club Road, Ch. Ch.

Colleton Gardens 49, St. Peter

Jamestown Park 14, St. James

Blessed Manor, Rhylstone Gardens, Ch. Ch.

Stepney Ridge 6, St. George

Charming 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom furnished property offering a spacious living room which extends from the open plan kitchen and leads onto a lovely veranda. One car garage and ample storage space. Land Area: 6,566 sq. ft. • FOR SALE: US$375,000.00

High Park House features 4 spacious bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. This property has great potential to be renovated and modernized and can be used for Commercial use. There is a 2 bedroom basement apartment below the house. • FOR SALE: US$645,000.00

The newly built, well equipped duplex comprises of two houses which share a sun deck and pool. One of the units features 3 bedrooms and the other 2 bedrooms. Land Area: 9,295 sq. ft. (approx.) • FOR SALE: US$695,000.00

Traditional Barbadian home on 7,241 sq. ft. of land in a quiet residential area. This two storey home consist of 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The open plan kitchen opens onto the combined living/dining.
 • FOR SALE: US$375,000.00

3 bedroom, 2 bathroom Barbadian home with 2 apartments adjoined, a one bedroom and a studio. Centrally located close to all amenities. The property is on the 8th fairway of the Rockley Golf Course. • FOR SALE: US$650,000.00

Furnished 6 bedroom, 6 bathroom home with 3 bedrooms upstairs and 3 downstairs with a spiral staircase joining the two floors. Upstairs has an enclosed sitting room with a bank of windows bringing in the light overlooking the garden. • FOR SALE: US$800,000.00

Furnished 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home in quiet neighbourhood with large pool and deck. Kitchen and bathrooms have been upgraded with modern finishes. Covered Area: 2,128 sq. ft. (approx.) • FOR SALE: US$595,000.00

Charming 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom newly built home on 14,648 sq. ft. of land. This home has very modern updated features. Large pool and deck which will boast beautiful sunsets. • FOR SALE: US$675,000.00

Newly built 3 bedroom family home with spectacular views overlooking the St. George Valley. Self-contained 2 bedroom apartment with own entry. Also features swimming pool with small deck. Land Area: 15,695 sq. ft. (approx.) • FOR SALE: US$1,400,000.00







Living Barbados April 2015 edition  
Living Barbados April 2015 edition