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TRENDS IN COLOUR Earlier this year the Pantone Colour Institute released its colour trends for 2013. They were several colour palettes which ranged from sleek and sensuous tones to tribal to more rugged colours influenced by the Wild West with elements of weathered wood and animal hid. The paint specialists at Harris Paints have selected a few of these for our readers who like to “spruce up” their homes for the holiday season and beyond. Photo compliments of Archers Hall Design Centre

HARRIS PAINTS SILVER SCREEN

HARRIS PAINTS MISTED LILAC

HARRIS PAINTS TOMORROW’S TAUPE

HARRIS PAINTS NATURAL WHITE

“White or a light neutral is the colour of choice when displaying artwork, particularly in Gallery settings. It allows for a bright and spacious feel and most importantly, does not distract the viewer from the artwork on display.” Amel Chamandy, HARRIS PAINTS PINK PAVILION

HARRIS PAINTS RED BLUFF

HARRIS PAINTS OPERA HOUSE

HARRIS PAINTS MINT HINT

“When painting exterior walls and roofs one should consider, that light colours reflect heat better than dark colours which are heavy and shadows and textures don’t stand out.” Mark Hiorns HARRIS PAINTS LAVENDER TWILIGHT

HARRIS PAINTS THYME

HARRIS PAINTS VINLAND

HARRIS PAINTS FLORAL TWIST

“I really love how this colour changes with the sunlight. It ranges from a grey lavender to pink throughout the day and creates a very serene atmosphere which is great for bedrooms.” Terri Archer HARRIS PAINTS DREAMLAND

HARRIS PAINTS CAPITOL BLUE

HARRIS PAINTS MESMERIZE

HARRIS PAINTS CITRUS SUNBURST

This gorgeous hue will add vibrant life to any room. Be subtle, with pops of colour throughout your home or go bold and fill a room with this delightful shade. Whatever your choice, it’s sure to be a breath of fresh air.” Karin Truedsson

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ALANG ALANG

A Balinese inspired home overlooking a pristine beach on the west coast. Now for sale through Alleyne Real Estate. Call 432-1159

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Trends

2013 Paint Colour Trends by Harris Paints.

12 Something Old, Something New

Revitalizing “The Bolt Hole” at Old Trees.

18 Building Your Dream Home

Finding that perfect plot of land, coming up with a bespoke design and then seeing it through to completion. By property expert Laura Henderson.

26 Ask The Expert

A chance to ask our contributing experts questions on a variety of topics. In this issue Coral Island Interiors answers a query.

30 Smart & Stylish Entertaining with Dwellings

Three place setting options that will inspire you.

34 The Art Of Collecting

Understanding the value of art collecting by Creative Director and CEO of Gallery NuEdge, Amel Chamandy.

40 Internationally Known

Designing both for UK and Caribbean clientele, Jenny Blanc has built up a formidable reputation for international style.

46 Tales Of The Unexpected

At Marc Kurtis Interiors, a modest showroom in Lowlands, Christ Church “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure”.

50 Insure Savings For your Home

The truth and benefits about insured values by Ryan Williams, Branch Manager, Business Development, Island Heritage.

56 Outdoor Utopia With Jamie Durie

Host of HGTV’s wildly popular series “The Outdoor Room,” Jamie inspires us to rediscover our gardens.

69 Outdoor Getaway & Bedroom Blissfulness

Steps to achieving the ultimate relaxing spaces with the team at Walker’s World.

74 No Hassel Cook-In

Easy entertaining at home with Relish Epicurea, Limegrove Lifestyle Centre.

88 Where Angels Tread

An unforgettable wine that has been making waves on island by Rachel Ramphal.

96 Property Listings

A sale and rental directory.

104 Barbados Map

Where to find properties on the island.

Volume 5, Issue 4 November 2012 - March 2013 On the cover: Alang Alang Photography by Jake Thomas

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Something Old, Something New Revitalizing ‘The Bolt Hole’ at Old Trees When the owners of “The Bolt Hole” at the luxurious Old Trees decided to relocate half a world away to Australia, boosting the property’s appeal as a holiday rental became a central priority. Design pro Melanie King gave them a stunning transformation.

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DETAILS ON PROPERTY Fou r residential lots at Au bu rn Pla ntation, St. Joseph encompassing 2. 5 a cres ea ch,

located in a serene ru ral setting with gentle breezes a nd bea utiful cou ntryside views. Price: US$ 3 75, 0 0 0 For more information call Alt ma n Real Estate on 43 2-08 40 or e mail realestate@alt ma nba rbados.com Architect Peter Sandiford Habitat Achitectural Designs Inc Located in St. Joseph the lands at Auburn Plantation with their panoramic views of the countryside are naturally cool and graced with gentle hypnotic breezes and peaceful surroundings. This retreat, with its large open plan and patios that can accommodate both living and dining areas, can be designed to play with the transition between indoor and outdoor spaces and take full advantage of the Caribbean lifestyle. These large lots (between 10,590 - 14,144 sq.m) are spacious enough to allow for a house and cottage and still have enough room between you and your neighbours. Any home built in this haven lends itself to the use of natural materials. Wooden shingles on the roof and wooden gingerbread trims along the terraces can add that special touch to create a home with character. The floors too can be made of wood which will hint at that relaxed, bare foot down to earth living that we all seem to have forgotten. To contact Peter call (246) 435-1995 or email habitats @caribsurf.com or visit www.habitatsdesigns.com

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Building your dream home For increasing numbers of locals and second homers putting down roots on Barbados, it seems that the quest for individuality is a motivating influence, with many buyers now choosing to side-step turnkey bolthole convention and design their very own dream home from scratch. “Often people think of self-build as a stressful, drawn out process,” says James Burdess of global real estate company Savills which is associated with regional real estate group, Altman Real Estate. “But with the right planning, help and support it can be a hugely rewarding experience. There’s a healthy selection of residential plots for sale on the island, and, you can often find the ideal location with ocean views and rolling countryside to build upon. It’s good news for home builders and for the environment too, because buyers have more architectural input. Add to this the fact that ideal living spaces can be designed without having to ‘make do’ with an existing property and the benefits are soon clear to see.” So what key factors should buyers consider when embarking on their selfbuild journey? Choose Your Location Wisely Buyers can expect to pay on average $25-50 US per square foot, however if you purchase a substantial plot this pro-rata rate can reduce quite dramatically. “Beachfront and sea view plots can run into as much as $200 US per square foot,” confirms Burdess. “So it’s vital to short-list your location ‘must-haves’ against those you might be prepared to negotiate on – such as opting for a plot further back from the beach, yet still within walking distance to the sea.” Always get a second opinion when visiting potential sites. Your agent should be your eyes and ears: ready to offer advice about covenants, drainage, zoning and any surrounding building development. Talk to Your Bank Overseas buyers looking to fund a land purchase will need to register their funds with the Central Bank of Barbados – by doing so, there will be no restriction on repatriation of funds at a future sell-on date. “Those planning to fund their purchase with a mortgage will find a small number of local and international banks that have specific loans in place for land purchases,” explains Miranda John of Savills Private Finance (www.spf.co.uk.) If you’re not a resident or citizen of Barbados, you can apply for a land loan as long as you have a proof of income in your home country and a good credit rating. Bear in mind however, that land loans are usually at a higher rate than a mortgage for an existing home. Scotiabank has the expertise to help anyone realize their dream home, whether purchasing or building. From land purchase, through to the construction phase, their team of mortgage experts can help you throughout the entire process. “We offer finance options and guidance for both residents and non -residents who are looking to finance a home purchase” says Jennifer Murray, Assistant General

Who hasn’t thought about building their own house? Four professionals share their vision for homes that could be built on these lovely plots of land currently for sale on the island. Article written by Laura Henderson.

Manager of Retail Banking at Scotiabank. She advises that if you are a vacation or holiday home buyer, you should familiarize yourself with local regulations and requirements that apply to non-residents who want to buy or build abroad. Be Realistic About Budget One of the biggest mistake owners can make, says Peter Sandiford of Habitats Designs (www.habitatsdesigns.com), is buying a plot without considering their overall spend. This includes what it will cost to get the land ready to build (tree clearing, utility connections, and planning permits) on top of build and décor costs. Even if you don’t break ground straight away, it’s important to think about the kind of house you want and price it out with local builders and architects. “Build costs are on average US$250-$350 per square foot,” confirms Burgess, “but preparation costs can be high: from $40,000 to $90,000 US for a typical one-to two-acre lot. Price however, isn’t everything, stresses Sandiford. “I advise sourcing at least three quotes from recommended construction companies before making a final decision. Always go with a firm that you feel comfortable with, one that has a solid track record in the kind of property you are looking to create. A good architect and construction company will work within your budget – even if that means tweaking your dream home aspirations to stay in the black.” Get on Good Terms with the Planners Planning permission can be a lengthy process, with set guidelines as to what is feasible from limitations to the size of property to height restrictions in relation to the zone on which it is being built. “When you’re ready to build you’ll need to get plans drawn up by your architect and submit them for approval by the Town and Country Planning Department,” says Stephen Grant of Worldwide Dream Villas (www. worldwidedreamvillas.com). “So arrange a meeting with the planning officer beforehand. It can go a long way to ensuring that your application meets not only your requirements but also those of the Planning Authorities.”

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DETAILS ON PROPERTY Several lots availa ble in a bea chside development located in Plover Cou rt, Inch Ma rlowe. Popula r for Windsu rfing, Kite Boa rding, Su rfing a nd Paddle boa rding. Prices: sta rt at Bds$ 2 8 3, 0 2 5 for approxi mately 11, 3 21 sq. ft. For more information call Seaside Realty on 439-7010 or 419- 4510 or e mail seasiderealty@ca ribsu rf.com Architect Mark Hiorns AMH Incorporated This preliminary sketch shows a home located by the sea in Inch Marlow. The house has been oriented with the garden and pool on the west side of the building while maintaining direct views to the sea. This location is quite windy with the salt blast coming from the east. The house forms a wind break for the garden and pool, creating a quiet and protected atmosphere. The garage is also located away from the sea with doors on the west side, so as to protect the vehicle from salt blast. A flat roof area over the reception provides space for a solar water heater, and the stair tower leads to the master bedroom at first floor with balcony facing the sea. To contact Mark call (246) 228- 0631 or email him at hiornsinc@gmail.com. See more of his work at www.architectbarbados.com

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Consider a Resort Purchase Many buyers choose to ease their workload by buying an approved lot on a resort directly from a developer and having their self-build project managed in-house. You’ll pay more - but there’s less risk that you’ll be stuck with unusable turf. One benchmark example is Apes Hill Resort located in the parish of St James, where ridge lots ranging from 17,270 square feet to 35,600 square feet (with prices from $448,000 US) sport panoramic views of the entire west coast. The resort provides a ‘one-stop’ solution through the process of designing, tendering, constructing and fitting-out Villas. Apes Hills’ dedicated project management team can also help owners in the development of their design brief, as well as monitoring quality, cost and build schedule, and providing a ‘turn-key’ interior fit-out service. A serene and green alternative overlooking the Platinum Coast is celebrated golf resort Royal Westmorland. Their ‘Jasmine Ridge’ land plots ranging from 21,706 to 37,170 square feet are located on one of the highest parts of the estate. Buyers can have a home built by Royal Westmoreland’s team of architects, interior designers and craftsmen. Plot prices start from $1.25m US and go up to $2.2m US. A four-bedroom villa would typically cost around $2.2m US or $2.6m US with a guest cottage. Find Interior Inspiration The interior styling of your home doesn’t have to be a big money production. To get the most out of working with a designer, draw up a draft budget in advance, together with a site plan and a ”look book” of your favourite styles from magazines, so that they have a head start in creating a space specifically for you. “Initial space plan-

ning, selection of paint colours, choosing fabrics and drapery styles are all steps taken with the clients budget in mind and by using the services of an interior designer the client will have a better idea of where and how the money can be best spent to achieve maximum effect” says Lindsey Archer of Coral Island Interiors. A good designer will also be able to guide you on the best way to source items for your new home, however, if you’re planning to bring items in from abroad, be sure to speak to a customs broker to confirm all associated duties and a shipping company to confirm shipping costs. Monitor Progress ‘Out of sight out of mind’ is an easy mind set to fall into when co-ordinating a project from afar, which makes having a project manager to oversee the build process money well spent. That said, advises property consultant Robert Jacobs, the onus is still “entirely on the client” to monitor build, design, and architect schedules: “A home can typically take between 8 to 15 months to complete,” says Jacobs, “but during that time it’s vital to check on progress in person with a few carefully placed site visits. If you do decide to make any changes – make sure they’re done in writing. Bear in mind too, that you’ll need to factor in a contingency fund that covers potential additional changes and associated costs that may occur during the build process.”

Laura Henderson is the author of Tricks and Mortar which is available online at www.amazon.com

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DETAILS ON PROPERTY Corbelu ne, Ha nson, St. George. La nd houses a derelict home on 7 7, 6 26 sq. ft. together with permission for 5 other lots ra nging from 14,908 sq. ft. to 4 1,8 2 2 sq. ft. A great opportu nity for development. Price: US$2,6 50, 000 - For more information call Realtors Li mited on 43 2- 6 93 0 or e mail living@realtorsli mited.com Architect Doug Luke Gillespie & Steel Architecture This villa type is designed to meet the challenges of development on naturally sensitive sites such as Hanson Plantation. The villa layout is flexible and is characterized by modules that may be positioned according to a specific site’s topography, avoid mature trees, or take advantage of the treasured views that Hanson offers. This villa, at 4500 s.f.; with its 3 to 4 ensuite bedrooms, and full compliment of open and comfortable living spaces; celebrates the enjoyment of outdoor living with a certain measure of privacy and security. The different layout combinations offer visual diverse villas in a small development setting that enhances, embraces and preserves the beauty, grace and escapism that is found at Hanson. To contact Doug call (246) 425-1356 or email him at luke@gillespieandsteel.com. See more of his work at www.gillespieandsteel.com

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DETAILS ON PROPERTY A 25, 553 sq. ft. plot, on the Platinu m Coast of Ba rbados. Over 60 feet of bea ch frontage this lot provides priva cy a nd serenity at a first class bea chfront location. Only five minutes drive to Holetown. Price: US $5,4 9 0, 000 - For more information call Alleyne Real Estate on 43 2-1 15 9 or e mail sales@jalba rbados.com Michael Gomes of Michael Gomes Associates Inc The slope and depth of this property, along with its mahogany tree lined boundaries, provides privacy and natural shading opportunities within the garden. The proposed villa is a tropical contemporary design with a combination of full wall glass folding doors and jalousie louver panels, for added natural ventilation. The open plan living and family rooms all open seamlessly to the shaded external verandahs and garden courtyard. The entire villa is elevated off of the beach with a lounging/dining gazebo located at the end of the large infinity The image submitted is purely for illustration purposes only. Copyright belongs to the Architect. pool, taking advantage of the sea view, and providing an element of privacy on the pool and sun deck areas. Given the length of the property, the integrated garden courtyard with a water feature will provide a stunning entrance, and a retreat from the afternoon sun, while also functioning as a natural cooling oasis within the house. Additional guest suites, slightly stepped up the slope at the rear of the property can offer additional private spaces for guests. A main master suite, and a smaller master suite with seaside verandahs on the upper level offer panoramic views of the sea and horizon.... the perfect spot for sunset cocktails. To contact Michael call (246) 435-7309 or email him at michael@mgainc.co

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There are so many choices in decorating. How do I discover my true style and know what’s best for me?

Beware of being attracted to colours or decorating styles that may not be practical for your current circumstances. What looks fabulous in some magazines may not work in your own home so try to settle on a style which fits your lifestyle and that can be carried throughout your home. Firstly, ask yourself what it is you truly want out of the space to make it both practical and comfortable. Choose colours and furniture that you truly love, instead of decorating the way you “think” it should be done. Your personality will influence your likes and dislikes – so try to resist the urge to just fill up your space. Take the time to plan your projects and accumulate pieces that you love. In time and if you do your homework, your true unique style will evolve.

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EXPERTS Lindsey Archer and Sarah Williams from Coral Island Interiors answer a question from one of our readers.

The most successful design styles locally are ones that exude a relaxing, serene and calming décor which reflect our island lifestyle. Not only is this style of décor beautiful but also practical for our island living. The stunning blues of the ocean coupled with the light tones of the sandy beaches all have an effect on the interiors we see throughout the island. Light and airy fabrics mix well with coralstone or even bold wall colours and by introducing darker richer tones in the furniture the traditional elements of our Caribbean design emerge – uniquely stylish yet totally practical. By adding a few personal touches here and there, we not only arrive with a stunning interior décor but one which is as unique and individual as the homeowner themselves and which fits their lifestyle perfectly. Call Lindsey on 826-5609 or Sarah on 826-5610 or email coralislandinteriors@ caribsurf.com

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Natural Charm TIP 1. Layer Textures

Texture is just as important as colour when creating a visually striking tablescape. This vintage coastal setting is bursting with texture and natural elements like jute, distressed wood and coloured glass in the linens and decorative accents. The raised patterned dinnerware and glassware with the sprinkled shell accents complete the look.

TIP 2. Use Your Formal Dinnerware Everyday

Colour Splash

TIP 1. Mix and Match Patterns and Colours

The first step to creating a gorgeous table is picking your dinnerware. Can’t pick between pattern or solid? White or colour? Don’t stress, you can mix and match! The key to doing this successfully is to find one or two main accent colours in your patterned dinnerware and bring these in with solid accent plates and complimentary accessories. Here we’ve paired a beautiful floral china pattern with a solid more casual dinnerware that picks up on the green and turquoise accents of the patterned plates to create a fun, fresh feel.

TIP 2. Create a Centerpiece to Talk About

A centerpiece should be the wow factor of the table. Look for low accent pieces so guests can see each other and converse freely at the table. Get creative by using unusual items from around your home like bowls, short vases, some colourful cookware, candles or even, as shown here, a visually striking pitcher topped off with some beautiful flowers. PHOTO DETAILS: Lenox Floral Fusion dinnerware, Fiesta dinnerware in lemongrass and turquoise, Mario Batali by Dansk cast iron cookware, Fiesta Large Disc Pitcher, Tuscany Glassware by Lenox, Bormioli Giara Bottle in orange.

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Gone are the days of keeping Granny’s fine china locked away in a cabinet. Let your fancy plates come out to play for every occasion! We’ve paired a casual pottery dinnerware set with some finer porcelain vintage inspired plates to create a collected look your guests will love. PHOTO DETAILS: French Perle dinnerware by Lenox, Sicily Blue 16-Pce dinnerware set (accent plates shown), French Perle glassware by Lenox, Portola flatware by Lenox.

SPECIAL OFFER Receive this beautiful Lenox Pierced Decanter worth $100 once you buy $500 or more of Lenox dinnerware, glassware or flatware at Dwellings! Promotion runs from September 15th to December 15th.


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The Art of Collecting

Art for arts sake is a wonderful thing; however, when collecting, it is important to understand the artist, the origin of each work, the technical aspects of the medium Article by Amel Chamandy Creative Director and

As children we all had our cache of dolls, buttons or shiny stones that were all near and dear to our hearts. As we grew older, most of us did not throw them out but rather kept them as an invaluable testament to another time. Whether adding to a cherished menagerie or making a cultural statement, the act of collecting art can be both a fulfilling and a rewarding experience. There are a few basics to consider when collecting art. The first is to know and “cater to” your own taste. Art appreciation is very much a personal experience and you Above: The work of Cuban artist, Kadir Lopez, ‘Montmartre’, Mixed media on steel, 29.5”x19.5”, 2011. must make sure that you “like” the piece you are considering. Whether it is a Picasso, a Chagall or a Jeff Koon, it should connect with you in a way that will allow your appreciation for the piece to grow. Whether your intention is to become a serious collector or to simply own a few interesting works, it is important to become informed and involved. I suggest that you start following both the trends of the art world and those artists that interest you and educate yourself as much as you can. Art for arts sake is a wonderful thing; however, when collecting, it is important to understand the artist, the origin of each work, the technical aspects of the medium used and the artist’s mission. This will give you a foundation of perspective and technique that will afford insight into a work’s contained meaning, as well as, the evolution of the artist’s focus, skill and trend of result. It will also give you a basis of comparison to see if the work is consistent with what you know about that artist. Seek out expert advice whenever you can, talk to other art collectors and don’t be afraid to ask questions. Another thing to bear in mind is the importance of becoming involved with the art community. Go to vernissages, meet the artists, talk to gallery owners, attend art fairs and visit museums. In short, become an active participant of the art scene. Lastly, budget yourself accordingly; buy pieces that you can afford and that will add value to your collection. Being active within the art scene will give you an understanding of the “buzz” surrounding the “up and coming” artists. Remember all of the great masters were “up and coming” at one time or another. With a good eye and an understanding of art trends you may find that the work you purchased for a pittance a decade ago has blossomed into a veritable treasure both in its appeal and value. Above: Barbadian artist, Terrence Rupert Piggott, ‘Revival #2’, Acrylic on canvas, 36”x48”, 2012.

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Designing for both UK and Caribbean bound clientele, Jenny Blanc has built up a formidable reputation for international style coupled with a design and project managing service created with knowledge and experience.

Twelve months have passed very quickly for the team at Jenny Blanc. This time last year the doors of the new Jenny Blanc Barbados showroom were being given the final coat of paint in readiness for the pre-Christmas opening in St. James Barbados. The company is no stranger to the island having worked on the interior design of prestigious homes all over Barbados and surrounding islands for over ten years. It has been the opening of the company’s showroom which has been the culmination of Jenny’s determination to be more than just a working visitor to the shores of Barbados. Jenny’s fulfilling career has been punctuated with openings and beginnings of many varied businesses, putting her in the perfect position to run a company which straddles both the UK and the Caribbean market. It was a dream - and sheer determination -which

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started the Michelin starred Oxfordshire based Le Manoir Aux Quat’ Saisons with her then husband Raymond Blanc. With this success to her name she went on to conceive Maison Blanc, currently enjoying its 30th anniversary as the best French patisserie on British soil. It was the opening of one of the world’s most noted hotels that first fired her enthusiasm for interiors, so much so that it led to her opening a lifestyle showroom in West London which has become a mecca for homeowners wanting to find an interior designer with the right approach. For Jenny and the design team, creating a home is much more involved than just fabrics and furnishings. At the forefront of their work is understanding and interpreting how their clients wish to live, combined with inspiring ideas for a home that stands the test of time. Understanding everything required for a Caribbean home has been a learning curve, although the team’s combined skills and backgrounds which include the knowledge and experience of Barbadian born Design Director Sue Thomas-Richardson make a formidable combination. They adapt to their client’s requirements, travelling between the Caribbean and the design base in London to oversee every detail and the execution of their designs. It’s the international flavour of the company’s work which really captivates would-be homeowners both in the UK and the Caribbean. Jenny has always travelled far and wide to buy beautiful and unusual collections for her showroom. She combines this knowledge and sourcing with a mission to provide homes that are deeply comfortable and original. English country houses have always been one of her many passions although along with her experienced team she tackles contemporary properties with the same enthusiasm. The showrooms provide starting points where clients can leaf through project folders showing a wide selection of properties in the

most exclusive areas in Barbados, Turks & Caicos, and the Grenadines together with both contemporary and period residences in London and throughout the UK. The company offers a whole raft of useful services. The showroom in Holetown is run by Jenny’s daughter Emma whose earlier career in the entertainment business makes her no stranger to service with excellence. The Showroom provides a fitting out service for clients wanting both practical and glamorous accessories to create a home in the Caribbean. With her strong links with international outdoor furniture companies, Jenny Blanc designs and supplies stunning outdoor living areas. Also showcased are unique pieces created by the design team and crafted by the best island artisans. This collaboration has proved hugely successful with international clients and local residents alike, and allows them to appreciate the indigenous materials and skills which make Barbados so special. With all projects the design process begins in the London design studio, where an international library of ideas gives both the client and the design team a starting point. The design and project management work then continues with meetings with the client in the London Studio or at the client’s home, be it abroad or here in the UK. The team cover every aspect of creating a home wherever in the world it may be. The detailed job of collating and shipping the contents of a home form part of a service which allows the client to sit back and relax. Installation is carried out with the same attention to detail using experienced tradesmen and contractors to see to every last detail. Speak to any of Jenny Blanc’s clients and the message is clear. This is a company which knows how to create interiors which surpass the client’s aspirations every time, yet, most of all, they know how to create a beautiful home.

TWO EXCITING LOCATIONS TO VISIT Caribbean Showroom: Sunset Crest, St James, Barbados, West Indies. 1(246) 432-0989 Email barbados@jennyblanc.com London Design Practice and Showroom: 59 High Street, Teddington, West London TW11 8HA, +44(0) 20 8943 4440 Email design@jennyblanc.com

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Photography by Curwin Cherubin


Tales of the Unexpected Written by Nicola Wilson

“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure is the philosophy at Marc Kurtis Interiors, a modest showroom in Lowlands Christ Church, and is an integral part of what makes Curtis Greenidge and Mark Clements’s business so unique. From its inception in December of 2011, Mark and Curtis have been scouting across the island seeking out “forgotten treasures”, both old and new castaway pieces of furniture thought to have little value to some but, once in the capable hands of Curtis and Mark, are transformed into beautiful pieces of art. Curtis, an Interior Designer by profession “always loved the furniture trade”, his father made toys during wartime and had always been a keen collector of antiques. Curtis was interested and exposed to an artistic world of design from an early age. Mark, Welsh by birth, brings his experience of living and working in Europe and is the personality and retail guru of the business and is responsible for running this eclectic and kitsch showroom. From finely restored antiques to glam new curtain tie -backs and unique accessories to original greeting cards, it would be difficult to fall short on creativity with these two exceptionally talented and creative forces at work. In the early days of Marc Kurtis Interiors several pieces of furniture were donated and tastefully transformed, this gave this dynamic duo a chance to express just how innovative and talented they were. Now, a year on they offer a unique service to discerning customers. This approach in taking old or outdated furniture and re-inventing them into something more current and desirable offers an environmentally friendly approach and allows them to ‘give back to the community.’ The partnership has found its strength in Mark and Curtis’s strong beliefs in sourcing available materials and employing the expertise of local artisans. Catherine Tenke Teichert, Managing Partner, Harley- Davidson of the West Indies had this to say; ”Mark has the eye of an artist in both finding things and transforming them into something better. He values the quality of fine Barbadian and European pieces and understands what his clients are looking for. He has helped us re-purpose everyday Bajan furniture and made them show pieces in both our home and stores.” Curtis and Mark are both passionate about the art of re-furbishing old pieces “we love that someone bought a piece of furniture because they loved it and then handed it down to pass on its beauty again and again.” In testament to their talent and creative vision, stands the beautiful old chest centerpiece in their living room. A piece they found painted in varying colours of oil paint was scraped to the bare wood, stained and out-fitted with castors and a smoked glass top… it is a perfect example of what can be done to rescue a lost treasure! Visit the showroom located at the Slumberfoam Complex, Lowlands, Christ Church. Turn left off the ABC hiway at the Lowlands sign and look for the lavender/pink flags. For more information or custom orders Tel. (246) 418-0662, email marckurtisinteriors@ yahoo.com Visit us on facebook at marc kurtis interiors.

So guys, what are you working on now? We have a fabulous piece currently being restored from the 1920’s called a “Compactom” that is solid Walnut and made at #143 Regent Street, London, UK. It’s a bespoke wardrobe customised for officers of the British Army who were sent to the colonies, like India and Africa, etc. and also for very wealthy gentlemen who would use it to travel on voyages anywhere from 10 -14 days. It has room for Opera hats, socks, trousers, shoes, shirts, collars and cuffs, sports wear, underwear and a compartment for laundry and pyjamas. It has a brass mothball holder to keep out insects and a Travelling Reminder list (see image above). It was also known as Campaign Furniture and today is very sought after as this is a rare piece of historical British furniture.

What would you recommend to care for antiques and furniture in general? We use Bits & Bobs Furniture Oil, made from an old family recipe and have had tremendous success with this when restoring old pieces and also to simply maintain the beauty of the wood.

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Visit our spacious showroom at Canewood for fine lighting, kitchen appliances and plumbing products from quality names like Kohler, Duravit, Grohe, Viking, Bosch and Progress Lighting.

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Insure Savings For Your Home The truth is that insurance is necessary and, when insured values are properly chosen, it benefits not only the individual but also the economy as a whole. Article by Ryan Williams Branch Manager, Business Development

In today’s challenging economic climate with rising prices, increased taxation and declining disposable income, the purchase of insurance at first glance seems to be something that one buys only if there is no choice. “Why spend money on a commodity that you can’t see, touch and more importantly benefit from immediately? And when you do have a claim, you don’t get what you expect!” The truth is that insurance is necessary and, when insured values are properly chosen, insurance is beneficial not only on an individual level but also to the economy as a whole. Individuals who have determined how they wish to insure their property, the value based on this and have suffered through a loss situation can tell you that the claims process is relatively speaking “hassle free”. By spending just a few extra minutes reviewing your property and discussing its attributes with your insurer, you can cut as much as 15-20% off your current insurance premiums. To the layman it would appear to be a simple mathematical equation. Premiums are based on the rate provided by the insurer and the insured value of the property. [Rate x Insured value] = premium cost. Therefore, reduce one of the above factors and you’re “off to the races”. If only things were that simple.

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Consider the implications... Reducing the value of your sum insured value could have an adverse effect on any claim settlement ultimately paid. For instance, let’s say the actual value of your property is $500K but you choose to insure for $350K in order to benefit from cost savings. A loss of $100K would result in a claim payment of $70K. [$350,000/$500,000 x $100,000] due to the application of the underinsurance condition. So what if anything can a discerning client do to control the cost of their insurance? The answer: Let the nature of the risk and your personal risk appetite match the policy coverage. Properly done, insurance provides “Peace of Mind”. Many times persons simply don’t take the time to think about the risks that their own property is exposed to. As a result, the large majority of them take out policies that offer generic cover. Consider this; if after reviewing the security of your property and its exposure to the various perils you feel that the only real exposure is to Fire. You may determine that any other loss would be financially manageable and as such elect to take the most basic coverage which is fire only. A decision to do so could result in as much as a 50% reduction in cost. Similarly, you may determine that your home is built like a fortress, is on high ground and well protected against major catastrophes (i.e. hurricanes and earthquake, with hurricanes being the most common exposure in the Caribbean). A move to exclude this cover from your policy, though not advisable in the current climate, could result in as much as a 40% reduction in premium. For the calculated risk taker, the option of increasing your Catastrophe deductible remains. Standard market Catastrophe deductibles in the Caribbean are set at 2% of the Sum Insured value. That is to say, should your property suffer from perils such as Earthquake, Volcanic Eruption, Hurricane or Storm, you will be asked to bear an amount equivalent to 2% of your sum insured value.


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You may, however, elect to take a higher deductible (5% or 10%), which could see a reduction of as much as 10%. Of course this move would result in a higher portion of any loss being shouldered by you in the event of loss or damage by a catastrophe peril. Most insurers offer concessions if the property at risk has been constructed or altered in such a way as to mitigate or reduce the likelihood of losses occurring. The presence of hurricane straps, hurricane shutters, impact glass, burglar bars and fire/burglar alarms, elevation of the property 6’ to 8’ above the surrounding ground level, just to name a few, could afford prospective clients as much as 10% to 15% off insurance cost. It is imperative that this information be shared with your insurers. Without it, standard rates are generally applied. External walls, driveways, pools, gates and fences are automatically considered as part of your Building’s sum insured value. These may not be considered to be critical elements necessary for occupancy of the property or “big ticket” items. Excluding these from your sum insured value could serve to reduce the ultimate premium charged. It is imperative to mention that reduction in insurance cover should not be approached haphazardly. Thought should go into assessing the nature and exposure of the risk being undertaken. Discussion with an insurance executive to determine the true ramifications of any changes should be had so that informed decisions can be made.

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You may opine that we have only covered half the equation. What about the rate? How about locating a low cost insurer with a significantly slashed rate? Wouldn’t that also reduce cost? Though insurance companies in general offer a homogeneous product, the claim of similarity across the board could not be further from the truth. Insurance companies share very different underwriting and claims ethos. These have a far reaching impact on their ability to serve. The ability to stay afloat in a catastrophe situation is yet another characteristic not shared by all insurers. Clients deserve prompt and personalized service regardless of the severity of the situation. Rated companies like Island Heritage can provide clients with financial peace of mind, which in these trying times is something of significant value. When making the decision of which insurer to choose, consider the purpose of having the policy in the first place. Choose an insurer with a proven track record and the financial stability to pay your claims. In the face of the misery caused by a loss situation, your primary goal will be to complete the process with the minimum level of stress and resistance. To do so, it’s imperative to know your entitlements ahead of time and engage an insurer both willing and capable of meeting them. Strength Delivers!


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PLANTS RECOMMENDED FOR BARBADIAN GARDENS PLANTS FOR POTS: • Zamia furfuracea: Sometimes called Cardboard Palm. They have beautiful architectural habit but are tough as nails. • Macrozamia species: Great architecture with feather like foliage, will take dappled shade. See image on right. • Heliconia’s: Variegated Ginger, Strelitzia juncea or Narrow-leaved Bird of Paradise and Plumeria obtusa – these are all gorgeous plants with great habit that work in a potted environment. • Maori Chief (Phormium ‘Maori Chief’): A colourful, medium sized strappy-leafed flax. Needs plenty of sun. CLIMBING PLANTS: • Hoya, Wax Flower (Hoya carnosa): A light, tropical-looking climber with waxy leaves and flowers. Ideal for a smaller space and will easily wrap itself round a pole. Likes cooler climates and constant moist soil. • Stephanotis floribunda, sometimes called Madagascar jasmine: A beautiful white flower with a large leathery green leaf. See image. • Flaming Glorybower (Clerodendrum splendens): A great climber to add a burst of colour to a small, warm space. The flowers are great for attracting butterflies. FRAGRANT OR INSECT REPELLENT PLANTS: • Michelia champaca: (Joy Perfume Tree). The Balinese prayer flower used in the famous Joy perfume and some have even said Chanel no. 5. It is my favorite scent in the garden and perfect for Barbados. See image below. • Lemon Scented Tea Tree (Leptospermum petersonii): An excellent mosquito repellent that can be grown as a small tree or trained as a hedge. Clipping the leaves will release the lemon scent. • Gardenia (Gardenia augusta): Fragrant flowers but thirsty plant and requires good, fertile soil conditions. • Frangipani Tree (Plumeria rubra): Fragrant flowers available in red, pink and white varieties. Works best in warmer climates in areas that get plenty of sun.

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THE FOCAL POINT Create an accent point in your garden. The best location for this is the strongest view line in the garden. Often this is the spot you look at as you enter the space from your house. Make sure whatever is in that location looks amazing, as you will be looking at it a lot! Focal point ideas include a sculpture, an interesting plant in a pot, or a lovely tree. The plant you choose to be the focal point has to be so interesting that just one will attract attention. They might have unusual or striking, year-round architectural structure and colour like Cordyline fruticosa and Bismarckia nobilis or a habit that acts like an exclamation mark in the landscape like a bird’s nest fern or a Blue Cycad called a Dioon. Remember the key here is to use the plant as a magnet but don’t give it all away at first glance. Allow people to discover it and use it to draw people into the landscape. PAVERS Pavers are far and away the most popular option when it comes to outdoor floors, and why not? They come in a huge range of shapes and sizes and are made of anything from clay to concrete to reconstituted stone. Different elements can be added to the mixture for colour and texture and the surface treated to produce great finishes like sawn, polished, flamed, honed, split faced, bush hammered and picked. Keep in mind a space looks bigger with a larger format paver and consider the spaces between the pavers; from none at all with butt-jointing, to a joint large enough to allow herbs or scented ‘floor’ plants to poke through. Pavers can also be laid in patterns or with inlays of other materials, tying in the floor covering with other materials used in the garden or even the house. FURNITURE Just as furniture is a crucial part of interior design it is also essential to outdoor decorating. The technology used to create outdoor fabrics and furnishings has advanced immensely in a short period of time. These days, there is very little inside that can’t be converted for outdoor use. It pays to invest in good quality furniture with coatings and finishes that can withstand all weathers. When shopping for outdoor furniture look for strength, durability and style. Furniture that can be customized by colour or cushions is a great way to inject some of your own personality into the piece. Don’t rule out making your own from recycled material or restoring a second-hand piece. There are no rules when it comes to furnishing outdoors, in fact, rugs, chandeliers, coffee tables and even lamps can look fabulous in a private garden. Just be sure the material can withstand the elements and that they are a reflection of your taste and personality. Start by photographing everything in your house: paint, fabric, carpet, art, even your wardrobe. Your secrets will be revealed! PLANTING DESIGN • Choose local plants and water-wise plants where possible. • Use efficient drip irrigation systems with a simple weather track system that doesn’t irrigate when it rains and soil moisture sensors that only water when required. • Give plants only as much water as they need by grouping those with similar requirements together.


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COLOR Adding a splash of color is a great way to make a garden space feel new and exciting! Choose colors already used within your home and draw them out into your garden through accessories such as pots, cushions, lanterns, sculpture or even plant colors. PRIVATISE No matter how great your garden looks, if it doesn’t feel private you will not want to spend time in it. Assess the privacy issues and determine the best way to tackle them. Sometimes it may be as simple as planting a hedge along a boundary or a trellis with a climber growing up it, other times it may be the creation of a roofed pergola. Either way, ensure you discuss with your neighbours before launching into any project affecting boundaries and views. SOIL • Improve moisture and nutrient retention in new garden beds by adding organic matter to the top 30cm of soil. • Make your own compost from kitchen scraps, lawn clippings and other garden waste. 62

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Lighting Without some form of lighting you cannot enjoy the pleasure of your garden at night. Lighting is such a versatile medium and can easily transform a space. It can be functional and atmospheric. Use it to mark boundaries, pathways, entrances and steps and to illuminate points of interest such as sculptures, trees, walls, water features and hedges. Lighting gives you an endless palette of different colours, shapes and textures to use.You can transform your garden with the flick of a switch. The first thing to think about when it comes to lighting is how much lighting does your garden need and what is the most efficient way to make this happen.Think about the strength and direction of the light. Do you want a soft glow? Or a strong beam of light? You can also keep things simple with twinkling lanterns, solar lights or even candles. Use stencils to create interesting patterns or rotating colour wheels to add some drama. The possibilities are endless. Of course, before anything else, the most important thing to remember when doing anything related to lighting is safety and of course responsible energy use. Look into LED lighting, fiber optic lighting and then halogen. These are all energy efficient and highly sophisticated.


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• Create a worm garden. Worms exude vermicast which is a powerful and free organic fertilizer. • Use water saving crystals or even products like Hydro stretch that maximize the precious water that goes into the landscape. LAWN • Trade-in unnecessary areas of turf for water-efficient garden beds. • Choose slower-growing, less thirsty turf varieties (Palmetto & Sir Walter are good examples). • Do not over fertilize. People who over fertilize in coastal areas are causing damage to the coral. Nitrogen run off is extremely dangerous to the environment. Choose low nitrogen fertilizers and use sparingly. WATER SOURCES • Install a rainwater tank for all your garden needs. • Greywater is green. Use your water more than once. Your sink water, bath water, and even clothes washing water can all be reused in the garden provided you use biodegradable detergents. This is an intelligent form of water conservation. POTS • Plant into the ground rather than in pots. Pots limit a plant’s drinking and nutrient zone and choose pots made from less porous materials so that water and nutrients are maintained within the soil mix. • Repot every 2 years to avoid plants being root bound. • Rotate all potted plants 180 degrees every two weeks to event the natural light distribution. POOLS • Use a pool cover as often as possible. Without a cover more than half the water in your pool can evaporate over a year. • Check for leaks often and make repairs or replacements. • Use a Spectralight UV filtration system so you minimize chemical use. I’ve just installed a new iPhone controlled system that allow me to control my pool from anywhere in the world. Amazing technology! It’s called Aqualink by Zodiac. 64

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W h at Ja m ite Ba rba d o s lo ved a bou Favourite place to stay: The Sandpiper Hotel, St. James because it feels like a private hideaway. Favourite restaurant: Located at the bottom of Holders Hill, Daphne’s Restaurant was named as Jamie’s favourite restaurant because according to him “dinner tastes so much better when enjoyed waterfront”. Favourite beach: Bathsheba, for its great surfing and dramatic landscape. Favourite places of interest: The Flower Forest and Harrison’s Cave. Jamie’s book (right) is available online at www.amazon.com and www.barnesandnoble.com

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WOODEN LANTERNS Add soft light to any area with charming wooden lanterns. Available from DB Home, Sheraton 431-6895, Millhouse 434-6740 and soon Limegrove.

OUTDOOR DINNING SET - Resort-chic outdoor furniture with mildew and fade-resistant fabric, paired with a sturdy frame of rust-proof aluminum and weather-resistant resin wicker. Call Archer’s Hall Design Centre on 422-0400 for more details.

STYLISH LEMONADE COLLECTION - Everything you need for an outdoor party or picnic! Starting at $8.95. From Dwellings, Millhouse. Visit them at dwellingsbarbados.com

COLOURFUL AND UNIQUE OUTDOOR RUGS Choose from a wide variety of patterns & colours ranging from 5’x7’ to 8’x10’. Available from Natz’ Home Furnishings, call them today on 424-2661 WIND SCULPTURES - Beautiful copper and steel Wind Sculptures by artist Lyman Whitaker are the perfect decorative asset to your garden. Available in different shapes and sizes. Contact Gallery NuEdge, Limegrove 621-0067

EXOTIC PLANT POTS A large selection of flower pots and planters in different sizes and designs. From Gajah Home, Millhouse. Call 424-7160 CARVED STATUE FROM THAILAND Handpainted and adorned with gems Available from Walkers World, St. Lawrence Gap 428-1183, or Millhouse 421-7968.

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LIGHT THE WAY 4 Pack stainless steel bronze finish Solar light set, with up to 8 hours of running time 2012 - MARCH 2013 on full battery. From all Carter’s locations. Call 431-1500


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Harris Paints Chinatown Orange

Harris Paints Proper Purple

Harris Paints Goldstone

Outdoor Getaway

Are you tired of boring white wicker or streamlined, “cookie cutter� outdoor spaces? Walkers World and w design, invite you to a land less travelled to discover your own outdoor haven. Inspired by the grandeur of a Balinese backdrop this space will captivate your senses with rich color, fabulous texture and a touch of the exotic, welcome to Eclectic Horizons! Soak up the sun or enjoy breath-taking sunsets in an alluring setting perfect for cozy conversations. Our vibrant colour palette pairs, intoxicating plums, cerulean

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Harris Paints O’Keefe Grey

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Have you been dreaming of a space where you can unwind, relax and rejuvenate after a long day? So have we! Walkers World and w design, our in-house design service has the look for you; Rustic Vintage Simplicity! This look encompasses bright whites and moody greys accentuated by heavenly blues and refreshing greens. Easily adaptable in any home and incredibly romantic, this look will inspire you and your better half to celebrate your

Blue Iris Table Lamp (above right) and Ocean Lattice Ottoman (right) are available through w design.

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The Lady and Her Stories Barbadian author Roberta “Nana” Simpson firmly believes in the power of words to convey positive and encouraging messages that empower children to find their values and to understand how their actions can impact the lives of others in a beneficial way.

Truly passionate about storytelling and the benefits for both children and parents, Barbadian Author Roberta “Nana” Simpson has found her niche in writing books for children using stories from the Bible as inspiration for teaching important lessons in life. Roberta explains “I have always wanted to help children to apply virtues to their lives, to help them find a meaning to their questions and to guide them; children need to connect to their feelings, to understand what they are experiencing. The message of the books is about hope. Not only for the children, but also for their families. A book is an opportunity to read a story and connect with children and make a difference in their lives.” Growing up in London during the Blitz of WWII, Roberta’s creativity was clearly in her DNA. Her father was a big band leader, her mother an actress; her grandparents were the last Raj and Ranee of Sarawak (now Borneo) and her grandmother was the inspiration for the character of Wendy in J M Barrie’s Peter Pan. As a mother and later a grandmother, she captured the imagination of her own children and grandchildren as well as their friends and anyone else that might be listening with her “crazy stories”. Who would have known that later in life she would be guided to taking this innate talent and publishing her stories for the rest of the world to enjoy?

Her first book, Nana’s Bible Stories, included an audio CD narrated by well-known inspirational speaker Sheila Walsh and received many accolades including a Mom’s Choice Award for Excellence, firmly establishing Roberta as a successful children’s author. Her next venture, Once Upon A Christmas, tells the ageold story of the birth of Jesus in Roberta’s own special way. Her most recent book, Tails from the Ark, is beautifully illustrated to creatively tell the story of the biblical flood and what life might have been like on Noah’s Ark... from the perspective of the animals! In Tails from the Ark, Roberta uses the Fruits of the Spirit as a frame of reference for this traditional Bible story, sharing the lessons of Faithfulness, Patience, Kindness, Gentleness, Selfcontrol, Peace, Joy and Love in an imaginative and relevant way. In doing so, she opens a door for children to think about their own challenges in life, connect with their feelings and how to face them with understanding and compassion. With three books now under her belt and a multitude of stories in her repertoire, this veteran storyteller continues to create, taking inspiration from her day-to-day life, embracing situations and circumstances that resonate with her as perfect lessons for young minds. Roberta is also embracing the digital age with the e-book version of Once Upon A Christmas being published online for a whole new audience.

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No Hassel Cook-In With Relish Epicuria, Limegrove

Fun, Fresh, Food! - At Relish we are always happy to share our food philosophy, which is guided by experimentation, deliciousness and the thrill of discovery! An Epicurean is described as a person who is devoted to enjoyment derived from food and that’s exactly what you will get with our new “Easy Go” meals. Prepared to help you feed your family or guests in a hassle free way at home! Choose from the selection of Protein Packs, Deli meats, cheeses, salads & fresh baked bread... and our expanded wine collection. We’ll do the pairing and tasting with you! An example of what you could be seving up is below and right.

Easy Go Menu Cheese & Charcuterie Mixed Platter with Ciabatta bread Rosemary French Rack of Lamb with aged balsamic, parmesan and fresh mint. Shrimp Kebabs with Herb d’ Provence and Virgin Olive oil Mediterranean Quinoa Salad with roasted vegetables, cracked black pepper and lemon

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Relish Protein Packs

A delicious and easy way to impress guests or family! Top quality meats, poultry and seafood are marinated and garnished in vacuum packed pouches that are ready for grilling, roasting, pan searing or freezing. Our in house Chef is always on hand to discuss your individual menu choices, cooking styles and custom menus if required.

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Happy Slaw

Inspired by thoughts of Morocco SERVES 4 ON THE SIDE • 2 heaped tablespoons sultanas • 3 large carrots, grated • 1/2 head of red cabbage • 1 garlic clove finely chopped • 1 tablespoon toasted nuts* • 1 spring onion thinly sliced • 1 tablespoon coriander, roughly chopped • 1 tablespoon mint, roughly chopped • 1/2 red chile, finely chopped • 2 tablespoons lemon juice • 2 tablespoons Ariston Extra Virgin Olive Oil* • ¼ cup of mayonaise • Salt & pepper to taste Plump up the sultanas in hot water for 5 minutes, then drain. Mix every thing else together very throughly and season well. Only put the Olive Oil & lemon juice on when you’re ready to go. * Nuts (Sesame, pumpkin and sunflower) as well as award winning Ariston Olive Oil are available at Relish Epicurea

Must Haves From Our Brasserie Cafe Menu Relish remains true to its philosophy of Fresh, Fun Food with its new Brasserie Cafe menu. The new upsized and decadent Signature Sandwiches are truly satisfying. Try the Smoked Roast Beef (6ozs) with aged Cheddar, gourmet Greens and whole grain mustard on a freshly baked baguette!

What’s New & Bubbly At Relish

Lot’s but we are raving about our new House Champagne Taittinger! Relish will offer great retail prices and pour icy cold Taittinger by the glass. A perfect partner for Chef Nick’s new seafood menu selections, and fresh seafood days for

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Model Marielle is wearing a black lace top, grey snake-skin jeans and twisted embellished belt from Armani Exchange, Limegrove Lifestyle Centre. Earrings, bracelet, necklace by Rebecca, cocktail ring by Rodney Rayner, all jewellery available at Diamonds International, Limegrove Lifestyle Centre. Make up provided by MAC Cosmetics Shot on location at Sugar Ultra Lounge, St. Lawrence Gap.

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Model Ashleigh is wearing a Tara Grinna red bikinifrom Whispers On The Riviera, Port St. Charles Yacht Club, 439-2573. Make up provided by MAC Cosmetics. Photographer Jake Thomas.

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Gisel Cavillo

Behind the scenes of our fashion shoot

Make Up: Our models were made even more fabulous than they already were with MAC Cosmetics. We asked Gisel Cavillo, head MakeUp Artist 2 questions: Q. What 2 items should every woman have in their cosmetics case? A good base or concealer and mascara. The base helps skin look fresh and flawless, and the mascara opens up the eyes and Alang Alang helps you look more awake & ready for your day. Q. What were the essential items used on both models? Brows - the frame to your face, and Mascara, as they say the eyes are the windows to the soul- so you want your soul looking fresh and fabulous!

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Alang Alang: The location for our “bikini” shot on page 83. Inspired by travels to Bali, built in Barbados! On a bluff overlooking the sandy shores and crystal clear waters on the island’s west coast, Alang Alang is an exotic and luxurious private sanctuary. An 83- foot long infinity pool merges seamlessly with the turquoise Caribbean Sea, and nearly all of the interiors drink in this magnificent view. Open on four sides, the sumptuous living room is flanked by fish- ponds with gently cascading water. Culinary adventures await in a state- of - the - art Italian kitchen while dining in a hand- carved gazebo under an opulent crystal chandelier is the ultimate reservation in town. The décor amps up the ‘wow’ factor in this luxury villa with museum quality pieces and bespoke fabrics. For details on this unique property currently for sale, contact Worldwide Dream Villas on 1 246 432- 6307 or visit www.worldwidedreamvillas.com Sugar Ultra Lounge: The location for our “night on the town” photo on page 80. Sugar Ultra Lounge in St. Lawrence Gap is Barbados’ premiere nightclub. Open Thursdays and Saturdays from 10:00pm until 3:00am. Introducing a modern, exciting concept in clubbing with a chic, upscale décor, Sugar offers party goers slick VIP Booths that can accommodate various group sizes which are perfect for special occasions or partying with friends. These Booths are available for a reservation fee - 100% of which is redeemable from a large selection of premium alcohol and champagnes. Email us at reserve@sugarbarbados.com or call 420-7662. Visit us on our Facebook page for more photos and info.

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John Hardy Bracelet from the Naga Collection available from Diamonds International

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Exotic Bling

You just cannot go wrong with John Hardy. Guaranteed to put a smile on someone’s face when they discover this necklace or matching cuff (or both) in a gift box! From all Diamonds International locations, call 430-2400 for more information.

Beach Bunny Chic

Made of all natural materials and hand made flower embellishments with a bright shoulder strap and inside accessory pocket. Available from Whispers on the Riviera, Port St. Charles Yacht Club. Call 439-2573

Unique 2013 Daily Planner

Plan your year in style with this trendy weekly planner with a six-pocket accordion storage folder. From DB Home, Millhouse, call 434-6740.

Available for a limited time only A Must Have! MAC Cosmetics Glamour Daze Makeup Purse Lipstick, lipglass in two colours and lip pencil. Available from Cave Shepherd, Broad Street 227-2103 and Limegrove, 271-8256.

SPOIL SOMEONE THIS SEASON A selection of FAB items from local retailers that are sure to make your loved ones very happy

Shades of Red

Super sexy wedged heels with playful gold dots. Elegant silk clutch matches perfectly. Both available from Dingolay, Sheraton Mall Call 435-6482

Orange Zest Jeweled Sandals

With leather soles that will last for years. Whispers On The Riviera, Port St. Charles Yacht Club. Call 439-2573

Montes Purple Angel 2007

City Chic and Uber Hot These city-chic sunglasses have an oversized frame and a cut out design that gives it a sculptured look. Available from Armani Exchange, Ground Floor, Limegrove. Call 624-4444

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A seductive, full bodied wine with hints of spice, chocolate, vanilla and dark fruit. Almost 100% Carmenere, the long lost grape variety that re-surfaced in Chile after being presumed extinct in Bordeaux. For more information call Platinum Wines & Spirits Store on 418-4548


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Where Angels Tread

In 1987 founders Aurelio Montes and Douglas Murray brought together their wealth of experience in the world of wine with the dream of producing premium Chilean wine. Joined by Alfredo Vidaurre and Pedro Grand in 1988 these four visionaries have taken Montes from Chile to over By Rachel Ramphal one hundred countries worldwide. Focusing on international market standards reaped early rewards with the release of their highly acclaimed Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon followed by Alphas Chardonnay, Merlot and Syrah. The Montes Alpha brand became instantly synonymous with premium quality. These were followed by the first Chilean “Ultra Premium” wine; Montes Alpha ‘M’ (A classic Bordeaux Blend), followed by another luxury wine, Montes Folly, 100% pure Syrah wine in very limited production, and lastly by Purple Angel, a ninety- two percent Carmenere launched in 2005. They all became instant successes! When Aurelio Montes first visited a remote part of Chile’s Colchagua Valley called Apalta he was struck by the beauty of the place. “We felt there was music in the air” Aurelio says of Apalta, “but no one else was hearing the music from the market.”This is where their first Apalta Cabernet was made from one hundred year old vines. This is where he planted his Syrah on the granitic upper slopes of hills where, as he called them,”acrobats”were needed to pick the grapes at harvest. A spot very similar to Hermitage in the Rhone Valley of France, this is where they finally built their “state of the art” winery and cellar using principles of Feng Shui design and holding 2,300,000 litres of wine. Montes wines has had a presence in Barbados for over a decade and, restaurants around the island have been proud supporters of these angelic wines for their excellent presentation, taste, value for money and overall appeal. Bacchus may be the god of wine but the Alpha angels have descended from the mountainside of Chile and wine connoisseurs around the world are singing their praises!

Known as the ‘Guardian Angel’, the late Douglas Murray was a founding father of Montes and a respected legend in the wine trade worldwide. He was a staunch believer in family, friends and Montes wines. A charismatic, beloved man who conquered not only many markets of the world, but also the most doubting hearts of those who once did not believe in Chilean wines. This is a man who would get up from a dinner table to thank other tables around the restaurant for choosing Montes wines. He was a humble, kind and devoted man whose intense love of Angels gave way to the creation of the beautiful labels that Montes wines carry today.

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“A Superb Chardonnay with elegant aromas and a wonderfully creamy palate! Top class wine at a surprisingly reasonable price. We recommend this wine with our scallops and it never disappoints!”

Guy & Tammie Beasley

“Eating and drinking are part and parcel of enjoying life, and pairing a Montes Folly 05 with a Veal Rib Chop in mustard and tarragon sauce, and garlic potatoes fitted so perfectly that I erupted into laughter. What next Montes?” Peter Harris, General Manager


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Safety During and After The Festive Season By Wayne Clarke, Guardsman (Barbados) Ltd

Tis’ the season to be jolly indeed; tis’ also the season for lots of folly!

Many of us ignore the basics of safety and security in times of heightened excitement and jollity. It is precisely the time however, to be on your guard. These straightened times in which we live have caused a jump in crimes of opportunity; Christmas has always been a time for increased activity anyway, so look out for a doubling effect. Please observe the normal safety precautions around your home and when in your car; do not let your guard down. Now is the time to ensure that the yard is properly maintained, vegetation well squared away and neat; lighting functional and adequate. Ensure that your intrusion alarm system, if you have one, has had its maintenance done and is For those fully functional. Much of the action over the parties b of us who must a tt u Christmas and polo seasons will be involve so becau t are apprehen end the myriad sive abo se you a ut doing re uncert home a the motorcar, so let us look at some tips fte a Ltd has rwards, Guards in about getting for staying safe. tw m applied to o novel solutio an (Barbados) ns which ease the can be se worrie s. Follow M Always park in highly visible, well-lit areas; avoid dark places. eH This ser vice is a ome Never leave your car unattended with the engine running or vailable while th ey with the keys in the ignition. t function may well be ab o persons who , but ar le to att When approaching your car, have your keys in hand so you can e not c e leaving omfor ta nd the to retur open the door without delay. n home. ble with have se cu T Always check the back seat of your car before getting in. pre-arra rity personnel his ser vice will nged loc meet yo a you hom u at a Place valuables in the trunk or otherwise out of sight; laptops, e; they w tion and literall y inside y il follow l cell phones and other electronics are magnets for thieves. s ee to our hom e safely. it that you get Lock your doors while driving.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Take M 7. Keep your car in good working order, this will prevent This is a e Home unintended stops. vehicle similar ser vice, w e 8. Limit distractions such as cell phones while operating a home. T ill pick you up xcept that our h , is and tak is usefu vehicle. w ant to have the l for ladies wh e you o do not selves a hassle o 9. If someone attempts to enter your vehicle, blow your horn t f night/m those hours o driving them to attract attention and drive away when safe to do so. o f the e v parents rning. It is also 10. Avoid picking up persons you do not know. helpful fo ening/ who wis h their o home on r those ffsp time, an 11. Always pre-arrange meetings with others so you do not d safely. ring to return have to wait alone. Remem be 12. If you suspect you are being followed, do not drive is the on r that in secur it ly name home, drive to the nearest police station instead. you nee y, Guardsman d to kno w. 13. Call ahead when driving home late at night and have someone watch you walk from your car to the residence. 14. If your vehicle breaks down, ask any person who stops to help to call assistance or the police. Wayne Clarke is a training and security specialist with a Master of Science degree in National Security and Strategic Studies;

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Grant & Caryn Craw ley

Why Barbados? We love the climate and relaxed nature of the island. The fact that there is no language barrier and the whole country has a closely related feel to England makes everyday living easy to manage. Appeal of property? We viewed many properties and we liked the feeling of the house and we could see its potential - albeit the renovations have been extremely hard work and are ongoing! Why the South Coast? Our preference is the South coast as we love being close to the Gap with its bars and restaurants, the beaches are great, its near to Bridgetown and a short distance from the airport. It truly is the perfect location for us. Is this your first property in Barbados? It is our second home, we started off with a condo but realised we wanted to spend a lot more time on the island so felt it would be great to have a home with more space and a lovely garden. How long have you been coming to Barbados? We honeymooned here in 1985 and returned many times, hence we felt we should have a second home here and now hopefully it will become our main home.

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and a good Attorney it certainly helps. As long as communication is good there should be no real problems. It is certainly worth it for us as it has been life changing. Tell us about some the exciting changes you are making to the property? Grant is an electrician by trade but for the last 8 years we have been renovating properties in the UK, which is how we have managed to buy a property in Barbados. With regard to completing the renovations we still have to finish the deck, all external work needs undertaking - ie - we will probably trowel plastic the exterior walls, we need to do the back patio and front drive, new gates and fencing and lots of smaller jobs internally need finishing off as does the work in the adjoining apartment. Funds permitting we would like to install a small swimming pool too!

For more information on purchasing property in Barbados contact (246) 439-7010 or (246) 419-4510 or email seasiderealty@caribsurf.com www.seasiderealtybarbados.com

How was the process of buying? Obviously certain things are dealt with differently. Even though the legal system is based on the UK legal system the process has been slightly lengthier. However if you find a good Real Estate Agency like we did in Seaside Realty Inc.

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Property Listings Alleyne Real Estate, Weston, St. James, Barbados, BB 24032 Tel: (246) 432-1159 Fax: (246) 432-2733 Email: info@jalbarbados.com www.jalbarbados.com

Bougainvillea Estate, St. George

De Gully, Westmoreland

Forest Hills, Royal Westmoreland

• FOR SALE: From US$70,000

• FOR SALE: US$4,500,000

• FOR SALE: US$995,000

Are you longing to buy your dream house lot and get away from the hustle and bustle? Located on a gentle sloping hillside at Fairview, Bougainvillea Estate is comprised of 57 lots; many with country views and seaviews.

Nestled in lush landscaped grounds is an immaculately maintained, two bedroom private residence located a short walk away from the club house at the heart of this spectacular golfing community in Barbados.

Heron Mill Estate, St. Peter

Monkeys Run, Sandy Lane

Sapphire Beach, Christ Church

• FOR SALE: US$10.00 Per sq.ft

• FOR SALE: US$2,999,000

• FOR SALE: US$699,867

39 lots ranging in size from 14,500 sq.ft to 34,000 sq.ft, all with fantastic views and only minutes from Mullins beach. Development complemented by open green landscaped areas and a natural water course.

Monkey’s Run is situated on a ridge within the acclaimed Sandy Lane Estate. The villa offers 5 en suite bedrooms, a spacious living/ dining room, well-equipped kitchen and large verandah that allows for panoramic sea views.

These Condominiums sit upon a stunning stretch of prime beachfront real estate, offering residents a unique opportunity to own a piece of paradise. Enjoy a sunset cocktail on a private terrace or swim in the pool or sea. Fantastic rental potential.

Sugar Cane Ridge, Royal Westmoreland

Sugarlands, Sandy Lane

Apes Hill Polo Lot 37, St. James

• FOR SALE: US$1,450,000

• FOR SALE: US$3,500,000

• FOR SALE: US$250,000

22 semi-detached, 4 bedroom, open plan villas with Golf Course & sea views. Luxury Finishes & easy access to all facilities such as Golf, Tennis & Gym. Duty-Free Furniture packages Available to all first time owners.

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Resting on 2 acres of land, this beautiful home, features Asian-inspired architecture and comprises four bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. A charming dining gazebo overlooks the pool and gully towards the sea.

Nestled within a tropical garden filled with palm trees, this villa stands as a model of oldfashioned architecture mixed with modern amenities. Four bedrooms in the main house and two in the fully self-contained cottage.

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A beautiful lot with seaviews and access to the Apes Hill Club amenities. Purchase of the lot comes with duty free building concessions which will substantially reduce the cost of building your dream villa. Lot size:19,997 sq.ft.


Property Listings Alleyne Real Estate, Weston, St. James, Barbados, BB 24032 Tel: (246) 432-1159 Fax: (246) 432-2733 Email: info@jalbarbados.com www.jalbarbados.com

Lands of Mount Gay & Oxford Plantations, St. Peter

Heron Hill, St. Peter

Martello House, St. James

Situated on an elevated site with excellent sea views. A total of 456 acres of which 100 acres have planning permission for a residential development.

2.9 acres located on a ridge overlooking the beautiful west coast of Barbados. Spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea. Planning permission for the land to be sub divided into four lots has been granted.

• FOR SALE: Price on request

• FOR SALE: US$1 million

Occupying a prime position on the crest of a ridge, this magnificent home has panoramic views of the west coast. Sitting on over an acre of land and with a total covered area of over 9,000 square feet. 5 bed/5 bath. .• FOR SALE: US$7,500,000

Miramar, Sandy Lane

Monkey Business, St. James

The Set, St. James

• FOR SALE: US$4,950,000

• FOR SALE: US$5,000,000

• FOR SALE: US$575,000

Luxurious 5 bed/5 bath villa on an elevated lot in Sandy Lane Estate. Recently renovated with beautiful finishes such as marble tiles & greenheart wooden floors. Purchase includes a private cabana on Sandy Lane Beach.

Perched on a hillside with a breathtaking gully meandering on the northern boundary of the property, Monkey Business is an exquisite 6 bed/7 bath luxury villa with open plan living that opens onto the patio and pool.

A uniquely designed 3 bedroom home that has been custom built with wooden accents. A patio deck overlooks a tropical gully, cozy cocktail pool, study and sprawling country kitchen. It’s made for simpler, easy living.

Ocean Vista, St. James

Vuemont, St. Peter

Mahogany Cove, St. James

• FOR SALE: US$1,700,000

• FOR SALE: US$225,000

• FOR SALE: US$5,490,000

4 bedroom penthouse at ‘Villas On The Beach’ Holetown. Enjoy spectacular sunsets or swim in the waterfall terraced pool. Offered at a competitive price creating an opportunity for investors and holiday buyers alike. 3,000 sq. ft.

2 /3 bedroom apartments and Villas set on 39 acres with panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea. Perfect for young professionals, their families and investors alike. Pool, tennis court, gym, club house, 24 hour security.

Miles of white sandy beach stretch out on either side of this 25,553 sq. ft. plot. Over 60 feet of beach frontage and excellent depth, this lot provides privacy and serenity at a first class beachfront location.

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Property Listings Altman Real Estate, Derricks, St James, Barbados, BB24008 Tel: (246) 432-0840 Fax: (246) 432-4635 Email: realestate@altmanbarbados.com www.altmanbarbados.com

Sugar Hill Villa B7

Carrington Cottage, St. Philip

Apes Hill Club Lot I19, St. James

Sandy Cove 201, St. James

Fairlight, St. James

Lazy Bay, Christ Church

Whispering Palms, St. Philip

The Beach Hut

Jacaranda, St. James

Located on a ridge this residence consists of 2 bedrooms with ensuite baths and a guest suite in the courtyard. A large balcony offers sea views. Included is a private plunge pool in addition to the resort’s outstanding amenities. • FOR SALE: US$925,000

A 3 bedroom cliff front apartment within a private community of luxurious suites with unobstructed views of the Caribbean Sea. Private plunge pool, gym, sauna, lush landscaped grounds and beach access are but a few of its highlights. Floor area: 3,055 sq. ft. • FOR SALE: US$2.2 million

This new cliff front home has a modern, open concept design and exceptional views over the rugged Belair coastline. The main house offers 3 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, while a separate cottage provides additional accommodation. Land area: 57,000 sq. ft. • FOR SALE: US$3.2 million

Positioned on a cliff in the well maintained community of Sam Lord’s Close, this 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom home has established gardens with a private swimming pool and gazebo. Partial ocean views can be enjoyed from this property’s elevated location. • FOR SALE: US$950,000

Fairlight is an Ian Morrison designed 3 bedroom villa occupying an enviable beachfront position at Fitts Village, St. James, with superb views of the Caribbean Sea. Land area: 11,864 sq. ft. • FOR SALE: US$2.5 million

Located on an elevated site, this villa is surrounded by lush tropical plants chosen to provide complete privacy. It offers over 6,000 sq. ft. of living space and a private stairway leads from the pool deck to an unspoiled beach below. Land area: 9,362 sq. ft. • FOR SALE: US$7.5 million

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Positioned to take full scenic advantage of the picturesque west coast, Lot I19 has spectacular views over the first green to the sparkling Caribbean Sea beyond. Land area - 33,460 sq. ft. • FOR SALE: US$1.6 million

Set in desirable Atlantic Shores, this 4 bedroom oceanfront property includes a guest cottage, tiered verandah, swimming pool and staff quarters. Manicured lawns provide ample space for outdoor entertaining and recreation. Land area: 18,533 sq. ft. • FOR SALE: US$2.5 million

Nestled on Turtleback Ridge with panoramic West coast views. It offers 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, a dining patio and covered terrace leading down to the 40ft. lap pool and pool deck. Land area : 48,287 sq. ft. • FOR SALE: Price on Request


Property Listings Worldwide Dream Villas, Indigo Courtyard, Holetown, St. James Tel: (246) 432-6307 Email: zaheera@worldwidedreamvillas.com www.worldwidedreamvillas.com

Alang Alang, St. James

Moonshine Ridge, St. James

Fustic House, St. Lucy

Mullins Bay Townhouse, St James

Princess Suite, Glitter Bay

Mantaray Bay 2, St. James

Porters Court, St. James

Turtle View 10, St. James

Porters Gate, St. James

Alang Alang is completely enclosed for perfect privacy. It also overlooks the beach and the Caribbean Sea from the bluff on which it perches provides privacy for the owners and guests. • FOR SALE: US$20,000,000

Completed to the highest standard, ‘Jus Chillin’ townhouse is equipped with air conditioning throughout, marble bathrooms and floors and a superb fully equipped Miele kitchen with granite worktops. • FOR SALE: US$1,650,000

Number One Porters Court is an immaculate 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom villa within walking distance to one of the best beaches on the West Coast with exceptional rental bookings. • FOR SALE: US$500,000

Moonshine Ridge is one of the most exclusive locations within Apes Hill Club, Barbados’ newest and most prestigious leisure and lifestyle development surrounded by dramatic unspoilt views. • FOR SALE: From US$975,000

Nestled among the lush tropical gardens of the Glitter Bay Estate is where you will find the exquisite 3 bedroom penthouse apartment - The Princess Suite, overlooking the calming waters of the Caribbean Sea. • FOR SALE: US$2,250,000

Turtle View 10 is located in Porters, St. James which is within walking distance to all major shopping, beaches, restaurants and nightlife on the West Coast. • FOR SALE: US$725,000

10 Acres on a coral ridge overlooking the Caribbean Sea and west coast, the property was re-designed in the late 1970’s by Oliver Messel to create a series of indoor and outdoor living areas that flow seamlessly together. • FOR SALE: US$15,750,000

Located on the ground and 1st floor of a stunning, duplex oceanfront property, Mantaray Bay #2 is one of only five spacious 4,150 square foot apartments enjoying fabulous uninterupted views of the sea. • FOR SALE: US$3,500,000

This quiet gated community offers residents the convenience of being within a 5 minute walk of the beautiful west coast beaches, and a mile of the Holetown business and shopping centre. • FOR SALE: US$380,000

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Property Listings Seaside Realty Inc, #11 Porters, St. James, Barbados. Tel: (246) 439-7010 or (246) 419-4510 Email: seasiderealty@caribsurf.com www.seasiderealtybarbados.com

Thornbury Hill, Christ Church

Rowans, St. George

Lot#5 Buttals, St. George

Cattlewash, St. Joseph

Aqua Villas, St. James

Sheraton Park, Christ Church

Clermont Green, St. James

Bakers Woods, St. Peter

Glen Acres, St. George

Located in a cul-de-sac of the established neighbourhood of Windy Ridge in Thornbury Hill this 10,480 sq. ft. lot offers a partial structure. Upon completion of the building it would allow distant views of the Oistins bay. • FOR SALE: Bds$236,000

Several lots available on the unspoilt East Coast of Barbados. • FOR SALE: 7,380 sq. ft. Bds $350,000 • FOR SALE: 10,560 sq. ft. Bds $395,000 • FOR SALE: 7,200 sq. ft. Bds $400,000 • FOR SALE: 11,000 sq. ft. Bds $550,000

A tastefully furnished 2 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom townhouse in a small, modern and breezy gated community with communal pool, just 2 minutes from Warrens • FOR SALE: Bds$550,000

Located in an upmarket and well established residential area, this 9,720 sq. ft. lot is square-shaped and situated in a quiet cul-de-sac. A 2-storey house would offer distant views to the St. George Valley. • FOR SALE: Bds$260,000

This cluster of four well maintained 2 Bed / 2.5 Bath villas including private plunge pools offers comfortable living and is situated just minutes away from the beach. Each villa has parking facilities and a small enclosed garden. • FOR SALE: Bds$450,000

This 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom house is located in the upscale and popular development of Bakers Woods. It is just minutes from the beach, and is ideally located just off of the main highway • FOR SALE: Bds$610,000

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This 9,646 sq. ft. elevated piece of land in the Buttals area offers cool breezes, central location and a great view of the St. George Valley. • FOR SALE: Bds$299,026

This complex located in Sheraton Park consists of four 2 Bed /2.5 Bath townhouses, each with parking and private storage exterior to the homes. This townhouse is being offered partially finished. • FOR SALE: Bds$489,000

This architecturally designed 3 Bed / 2.5 Bath home is located in the new and highly sought after Glen Acres Development. The total floor area is 1,830 sq. ft. and the land area is 6,975 sq. ft. • FOR SALE: Bds$630,000


Property Listings Seaside Realty Inc, #11 Porters, St. James, Barbados. Tel: (246) 439-7010 or (246) 419-4510 Email: seasiderealty@caribsurf.com www.seasiderealtybarbados.com

Hillcrest, St. George

Heron Court, Porters, St. James

South Ridge, Christ Church

Crusher Site, St. James

Millennium Lakes, St. Thomas

Newton, Christ Church

Warrens Crescent, St. Michael

Gibbons, Christ Church

Shermans, St. Peter

This home sits on 14,550 sq. ft. of land overflowing into a natural gully with country views. The 3 Bed / 2 Bath home offers a single level abode with an extended gallery that leads to a landscaped garden. • FOR SALE: Bds$790,000

A 2.35 acre parcel of land which is rectangular in shape and comes with planning approval for the subdivision into 16 residential lots. The Eastern section is elevated and has excellent west facing views. • FOR SALE: Bds$1.2 Mil.

A charming, fully furnished 3 Bed / 2 Bath family home with a huge 27’ x 9’ sheltered patio ideal for entertaining. Situated in a nice residential neighbourhood close to all amenities. Garden maintenance included. • FOR RENT: Bds$2,500

This prime residential development offers twenty-eight 3 Bed / 2.5 Bath elegant townhouses designed by renowned architect, Ian Morrison. It is within close proximity to West Coast beaches, shopping and fine dining. • FOR SALE: Bds$980,000

An unfurnished 3 Bed / 2.5 Bath townhouse located around the lake in this beautiful gated community which offers gym, tennis courts, pools, jogging track and club house …. all just 2 minutes from Warrens. • SALE: Bds$1.4 Mil • RENT: Bds$6,500

Various sized warehouse space available. Space price varies from $0.65 sq. ft. up to $0.95 sq. ft. Starting from 4,000 sq. ft. ground floor, 8,000 sq. ft. for first floor and up to 14,000 sq. ft. in one main building. • FOR RENT: From Bds$2,600

A 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom family home located in an upmarket residential neighbourhood, and offering spectacular sea views. Features include a double car port, large patio and security grills throughout. • FOR SALE: Bds$1.2 Mil.

This spacious 2 Bed / 2 Bath townhouse is located in a private community consisting of six townhouses. The property is gated and offers a large communal pool. • FOR RENT: Bds$2,500

Charming 2 Bed / 2 Bath fully furnished beach home located just before the famous Fish Pot Restaurant. This cottage offers a/c in both bedrooms, a patio, spacious barbeque area and the ocean just across the road. • FOR RENT: Bds$3,000

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Property Rentals Barbados Realtors Limited, Holetown, St. James, Barbados. Tel: (246) 432-6930 Fax: (246) 432-6919 Email: living@realtorslimited.com www.realtorslimited.com

Palm Beach 509, Christ Church

Palm Beach 111, Christ Church

Bali Hai, St. James

Belle View, St. James

Coco, Mullins Bay

Pandanus, Bakers, St. Peter

Sandalwood House

Foster’s House, St. James

Tara, Sunset Crest, St. James

• 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom • Lovely ocean views across the grounds • Granite & marble finishes • Open plan with indoor & outdoor seating • Communal pool & gym • FOR RENT: US$275.00 per night

• 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms • Ridge position offers ocean views • Spacious open plan design • Patios on upper and lower level • Pool with sundeck • FOR RENT: US$490.00 per night

• 6 bedroom, 6 bathroom • Large well maintained grounds • Large open patio & terrace • Pool & Jacuzzi • Modern & well equipped • FOR RENT: US$750.00 per night

• 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom • Well outfitted with granite tops • Patio leads out to the pool area • Open plan with indoor & outdoor seating • Communal pool & gym • FOR RENT: US$325.00 per night

• 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom • Well furnished & finished townhouse • Close to beautiful Mullins beach • Communal pool • Access to spa, gym & beachclub • FOR RENT: US$475.00 per night

• 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom • Luxurious beachfront property • Family room & gym • Large patio leading to pool & deck • Direct access to the beach • FOR RENT: US$1,625.00 per night

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• 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom • Charming beachfront property • Patios at front & back • Air-conditioned & en suite bedrooms • Spacious, airy & comfortable • FOR RENT: US$300.00 per night

• 5 bedroom, 5 bathroom • Sits on lovely ridge with great views • Large spacious rooms • Large patio with infinity pool • Indoor & outdoor dining & seating • FOR RENT: US$1,015.00 per night

• 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom • Newly built, tastefully furnished • Large covered patio • Pool with deck & gazebo • Close to all amenities & beach • FOR RENT: US$375,00 per night


Property Sales Barbados Realtors Limited, Holetown, St. James, Barbados. Tel: (246) 432-6930 Fax: (246) 432-6919 Email: living@realtorslimited.com www.realtorslimited.com

Amity Lodge, Christ Church

Spring Court, Christ Church

• 2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bathroom • Split level Townhouse • Open plan with downstairs patio • Communal pool with bar & roof deck • Close to amenities • FOR SALE: US$342,500

• Directly opposite Alleynes Beach • Ideal Residential or Commercial purchase • Close walk to famous Lone Star Restaurant • Ideal spot for holiday rental or private home • Land Area: 5,272 sq. ft. (approx.) • FOR SALE: US$110,000

Spindrift, Gibbes, St. Peter

Johns Plain, St. James

Prior Park Crescent, St. James

Heliconia, Royal Westmoreland

Seaview Road, Christ Church

The Edge, Fort George

• 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom • Open plan with verandah • Garage with adjoining laundry/storage • Fully enclosed & centrally located • Land Area: 4,896 sq. ft. (approx.) • FOR SALE: US$187,500

• 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom • Coral stone villa on mature grounds • Airy with front & back patios • Floor Area: 1,600 sq. ft. (approx.) • Land Area: 16,400 sq. ft. (approx.) • FOR SALE: US$775,000

• 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom • Stylish home backing golf course • Access to pool, clubhouse, tennis, gym • Floor Area: 2,277 sq. ft. (approx.) • Land Area: 9,775 sq. ft. (approx.) • FOR SALE: US$1,000,000

• 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom • Large spacious family home • Includes study, pool & deck • Floor Area: 3,780 sq. ft. (approx.) • Land Area: 14,000 sq. ft. (approx.) • FOR SALE: US$900,000

Mount Standfast 1b, St. James

• 6 bedroom, 5 bathroom • Large patio overlooking grounds • Spacious home with pool & deck • Floor Area: 3,290 sq. ft. (approx.) • Land Area: 19,825 sq. ft. (approx.) • FOR SALE: US$995,000

• Mediterranean style villa • 3 beds in main house, 2 in apartment • Open plan living areas with patio & pool • Covered Area: 4,335 sq. ft. (approx.) • Land Area: 16,266 sq. ft. (approx.) • FOR SALE: US$1,050,000.00

• 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom • Balconies with views & infinity pool • Large modern home close to amenities • Floor Area: 6,850 sq. ft. (approx.) • Land Area: 20,010 sq. ft. (approx.) • FOR SALE: US$1,300,000

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Map of Barbados

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1 The Crane 2 Apes Hill Club 3 Palisades 4 Ocean 2 5 Palm Beach 6 Sugar Hill 7 Royal Westmoreland 8 Coral Cove 9 Sandy Hook 10 Portico 11 Heron Court 12 Terraces 13 Port Ferdinand 14 Apes Hill Polo Villas 15 Somerley 16 Claridges 17 Sapphire Beach 18 Limegrove 19 Maxwell Beach Villas 20 El Sol Sureno 21 Sandy Cove 22 Golden Acre 23 Silver Point 24 Lion Castle 25 Bow Bells 26 Palazzate 27 Vuemont 28 Adam’s Castle 29 Ocean Reef 30 The Villages at Coverley 31 Saint Peter’s Bay 32 Valley View 33 Palm Court


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108 LIVING BARBADOS NOVEMBER 2012 - MARCH 2013

Living Barbados November 2012 edition  

Our 6th issue

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