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WE WISH YOU A FANTASTIC Festival holiday this month and hope that however you choose to spend it, it’s a memorable occasion. Things We Love adds to the exciting carnival fun this issue with some cool products to raise enjoyment of this mini-vacation time. We review Caribbean-designed homes and what makes our region’s architecture so different from other nations. The vibrant colours and use of tropical-inspired themes, reveals the superficial elements, but what about the intricate details? Find out in this, our cover feature. Habitat shows us colour, expressive artwork, and ornamentation in the perfect Festival house gathering and the Villas & Views feature demonstrates how to fully use a skilled paint job to bring out the best in our homes. Internationally renowned architectural firm OBMI present the attractive and ever-growing trend of ‘bathing outside’—whether it’s a shower or a bath, it’s a unique and revitalising experience that’s rising in popularity. Yacht Spotlight introduces us to Hanikon, advertised in alternative media simply as ‘Stylish. Spacious. Silent.’ This luxury vessel lives up to her promotion with a light, airy appearance that breathes freedom. BVI Maritime History Tales takes a unique turn as Geoff escorts us through his methodology for historical research of the Virgin Islands. Delish grants us some exquisite recipes, falling in line with Festival holiday. Plantain Cups with Barbecue Pork, Chickpea Fritters with a Curry Mango Mayo, and Shrimp Ceviche are on the menu. Please feel free to share your finished dishes on Instagram #delishVIPY as we love to hear from you.. And finally, Style & Beauty gives us some functional products and apparel to help with the intense heat. Summer is great, but we definitely need a little help at this time! Wishing you enjoyment of the LAND, SEA, and LIFE in the Virgin Islands.

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PS – We say a fond farewell and sincere thanks to our Style & Beauty Editor Pearlette Wintz, who has contributed to VIPY Style & Beauty over the last 11 months with her innate sense of fashion. We wish her the best in her future endeavours.

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Kate joined the Smiths Gore residential team in 2016, spearheading their international marketing, social media campaign management, and leads on strategic projects.

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Habitat Editor Debi is among the Caribbean’s most prominent interior designers, decorated with NCIDQ certification and heading one of the region’s most versatile full-service design firms.

Fran is the owner of House, a renowned BVI retailer that provides everything you need to make your house a home. She hopes you like Things We Love.

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Food Editor Kayleigh is the Coldwell Banker/BVI Villa Rental Property Manager and Villa Chef. She loves to work with fresh island produce and looks forward to sharing fun recipes with you in Delish.

Sara Sherman is a freelance writer, yogi, and accidental island girl living in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. SaraMSherman.com and IslandersFromIowa.com is where she resides.

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Pearlette Wintz

Marvin is the Managing Director of OBM International, leading the global master planning, architecture, and design firm in its Tortola office. Creative by nature, Marvin uses the beauty of the BVI for inspiration.

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This month, our special products page contributes to your Festival fun

Get your home ready for Festival freedom!

THINGS WE LOVE

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CLASSIC CARIBBEAN STYLE

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UNLEASHING THE BATH OUTSIDE

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Hanikon is our luxury yacht feature this issue, exemplifying tranquillity and abundance of space

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Time to kick back and relax! WO R DS BY F R A N M O R R E L L

Mull it over with a Moscow Mule in this copper mug as it was meant to be. Nothing says ‘party’ like a prepared host 

Watch the parade whilst keeping cool and stylish with the linen Ginny shift dress by HIHO

Beat the sun with the Suntek hoodie. J’ouvet into the morning sun in comfort and style!

 Be on trend when you sip your cocktails this August holiday with the flamingo cocktail stirrers

The whiskey wedge is a cool gadget that allows you to drink your beverage on the rocks without the melt

Keep organised over Festival holiday with the new Kate Spade 18-month agendas. Why wait until January to make new resolutions?

Be environmentally responsible with these patterned melamine plates. Brighten up your three-day Festival beach party

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Exploring the stunning architecture of tropical homes WO R DS BY SA R A S H E R M A N P H OTO G R A P H Y CO U R T E SY O F CO L DW E L L B A N K E R BV I

The Crafts Alive Village in Road Town is a stand-out for its classic Caribbean style and colour

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WHEN SOMEONE ENVISIONS the Caribbean, thoughts can’t help but include soft sands, swaying palm trees, and water with as many different hues of blue imaginable. The scenery is what makes this unique region unforgettable, and its people, culture, and traditions are what create a lasting impression on anyone who visits or dreams of experiencing the islands in person. The Caribbean is a melting pot in every sense of the word, and the architecture is no different. Spanish, French, Dutch and British colonial influences each left their mark on the region’s architecture, and it continues to evolve today. African culture that arrived with slavery and indigenous Indian influences are present as well. With harsh environmental conditions balanced with the stunning natural beauty of the islands, exploring the different elements of Caribbean homes and buildings arrived and their unique style brings a new perspective on how these breath-taking places came to be.

VERANDAS AND COURTYARDS

In a place where the sun shines more often than not, ways to stay cool became imperative hallmarks of an island home. Harkening back to sprawling Spanish plazas, many homes of the Caribbean feature large outdoor spaces. Island living is outdoor living, and having a porch, veranda or courtyard provides a space to enjoy the beautiful view. These courtyards and verandas often offer necessary airflow functions, as a calm breeze keeps things cool. Covered porches serve as essential places of shade while still allowing for a beautiful view.

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CARIBBEAN COLOUR

The style of the Caribbean is nothing if not colourful. One tradition claims that General Albert Kikkert, governor of Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao in the early 1800s suffered from migraines, and blamed the sun reflecting off the water onto the white buildings for making them worse. Tradition then says he ordered the people of Willemstad to paint the town a vibrant rainbow of colours. The natural vegetation offers cool greens and purples, while flora provides vibrant reds, oranges, and pinks. These colours found their way into the architecture and give a distinct personality to the different homes dotting the hillsides of the islands.

INTRICATE DETAILS

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natural way of life, there are many details that contribute to their style, and also let each home’s personality shine through. Gabled roofs—often in a rainbow of colours—provide the necessary protection from the sun and rain. This style of roof also improves ventilation indoors and allows for vaulted ceilings to incorporate an open, airy feel indoors. Another intricate and iconic detail of island homes is known as ‘gingerbread’. This charming exterior detailing began in Haiti in the late 19th century and adds an air of sophistication to otherwise simple structures. Styles range greatly from rolling scrolls and scallops to more angular designs resembling fleur de lis or star shapes. In addition to gingerbread details, many railings and gates have complex patterns or fretwork

designs, adding visual interest on verandas and covered porches, thought to have been introduced by French, Spanish, and other colonial European influences.

NATURAL ELEMENTS

Historically, homes were built with the materials that could be found in the natural environment. Elements of this tradition can still be found in Caribbean homes today. By harvesting shells and coral washed onto the beach, stone walls and pillars are adorned with these icons of island life and create a beautifully contrasted texture to the home.

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The home pool is an ever-present element in the Caribbean as shown at Outer Banks

Dark hardwood flooring and beams—sometimes from local mahogany trees—give homes a warm feel. These darker woods have given way to cooler tile flooring and lighter ceiling beams to provide a brighter more modern feel while still keeping the flavour of traditional island style. Bold hardwood furniture with strong silhouettes and natural-fibre rugs— think jute and seagrass—also add to the organic feel of a Caribbean home.

PLANTATIONS AND GREAT HOUSES

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plantation architectural structures are still present today. One of the most recognisable elements of the plantation life is known as the Great House. These elegant homes were lived in by plantation owners and house servants. They were often filled with luxurious solid wood floors and furniture, and also featured verandas, wrap-around porches, and balconies. Many of these homes were built with bricks that were used as ballast on ships travelling to the region, making the great houses strong contenders against Caribbean weather and sun. While the sugar industry had pretty much vanished from the region by the mid-1800s, many great houses

still inspire new buildings today with their particularly lavish style. Though the elements of a classic Caribbean home or building are reminiscent of colonial times, the region has modernised the architecture and adapted it for tropical living today. New materials, technology, and accessibility have driven changes in the way people build and live in their homes. Through unique design, sustainable materials and modern decor, the spirit of the Caribbean’s architecture is kept alive and celebrated as a rich piece of island culture. â–

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'COLOUR IN'

Your Home Splashing your home with unique style W O R D S B Y K AT E H E N D E R S O N – S M I T H S G O R E P H OTO G R A P H Y CO U R T E SY O F S M I T H S G O R E

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THE BVI SUMMER MONTHS present the perfect opportunity to reinvigorate the colour palette in your home. With longer days and the public holidays, this is the ideal time to tackle those decorating projects which have been planned all year. The hotter temperatures may motivate you to choose cooler hues, or you may take inspiration from the vibrant costumes in the BVI Festival this month. Here’s a few guidelines on how to transform any space with a splash of colour!

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WHERE TO USE COLOUR

Before picking up a paintbrush, consider the following suggestions as these could dictate the best shades and tones to select. For your family home and personal spaces, the sky’s the limit. There are no rules and your unique style should shine through. Want a vermillion kitchen or a cobalt bathroom? Why not? The only limitation to which colours go where, is your imagination. However, if your house is a longterm rental, consider a more subdued pallet. Whites and lighter shades are always recommended when

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appealing to prospective tenants. Renters will want to add their own personal touches, and a neutral pallet will allow them to imagine this when viewing your property. For a short-term vacation villa or guest house, there is the option to go bolder. Visitors will expect to see splashes of Caribbean inspired shades, which can be popped with fun, colourful accessories. Keep the palette sophisticated and mix in neutrals to avoid too much colour, which can be overwhelming. The key is to create a comfortable environment for your guests to feel relaxed and at ease.

COLOUR AND SPACES

Colour is a fabulous way to define different spaces in your home. If you have an open plan design, which is prevalent in island homes, you may want to use furniture and accessories in different shades to individualise each area. Different hues can also play a huge part in the ‘feel’ of a room. As the temperatures soar, your home can be a soothing oasis by decorating with cool shades such as white, greys, soft greens, and aqua blues. A light ceiling can create an open, airy space, especially if it contrasts a dark floor. Although nothing is set in stone, it’s a popular model to choose relaxing, subtle hues for interiors while using pops of fun, vibrant colours for outdoor spaces. We are fortunate here in the BVI to be surrounded by exceptional views, showcasing the very best of nature’s colour palette. To create a seamless flow from the outside in, echo these same shades around your home, from the aqua oceans and lush greenery to the brightest fuchsia bougainvillea flowers.

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Different hues can also play a huge part in the ‘feel’ of a room. As the temperatures soar, your home can be a soothing oasis by decorating with cool shades such as white, greys, soft greens, and aqua blues.

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Not ready to commit to the permanence of painted walls? Or maybe you’re renting a space where painting is prohibited. Colour can be introduced in so many ways, and can be easily changed to suit your mood. You don’t need to be an expert seamstress to whip up some vibrant cushion covers which can transform any bland piece of furniture. The options for fabrics in fun designs are endless, and a professional can help with more detailed projects like slipcovers, upholstery, and curtains. Re-purpose accent furniture by repainting in a bold chalk paint, creating a surprising feature in an otherwise neutral room. Even the smallest additions can make the biggest difference. Colourful glasses or mugs, attractive coffee table books, vases with silk or real flowers, and multi-coloured plant pots can all be purchased easily and inexpensively. Whether you are looking for a complete transformation or a small update, colour can play a pivotal part in changing the look and feel of your home. Enjoy the unlimited options and ideas that colour can offer! ■

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COLOUR A neutral backdrop always allows brilliant colour to leap forward. Energetic primary hues weave through the event. Red is known as an action colour, increasing energy, spontaneity, and vitality. Purple and ‘hot pink’ stimulate imagination, intuition, music, and artistic vision. Yellow and green support optimism, enlightenment, increase fun, personal power, and creativity. BIG STUFF Large storage solutions help house the wares needed for your festivities. Utilising a bold umbrella, and consumption of regional fruits and libations will keep you cool. Expressive artwork evokes the attitude, just look into those eyes!

ORNAMENTATION In gatherings, utilise various sources of colourful lighting or shimmering lanterns to create the dance. Texture in fabrics, beads, and sequins complement various elements of attire. Feathers have long been used in masks, headdresses, and costumes for celebrations worldwide. In current day, feathers are dyed to reflect vivid colour and are sure to catch some attention. Enjoy the festivities! ■

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Creating an outdoor respite for bathing is now a musthave amenity in new luxury home design

THE CONCEPT OF SOAKING in a bath as a ritual of relaxation is nothing new. Unlike baths of the 1800s, today’s bathrooms have become synonymous with luxury, tranquility, and a reconnection to oneself. The trend of moving bathrooms outside began a few years ago; however, they were only initially embraced within the hospitality industry as resplendent luxury, not as an everyday amenity. Nevertheless, new home designs and major bathroom renovations are fully embracing the outdoor bath and have unleashed the bathroom to the exterior of the home. In fact, it is estimated that in 2015, 10% of National Kitchen and Bath Association members have included an outdoor shower or bath in a project and that number has only continued to increase in 2016. Creating an outdoor respite for bathing is now a must-have amenity in new luxury home design whether the home features an outdoor soaking tub, a rain shower with a view, or simply a wall of glass bringing the illusion of merging indoor and outdoor spaces. Outdoor baths can come in a variety of shapes and sizes to fit almost any home and nearly every budget. Typically, the design of an outdoor bath falls within one of three categories: entirely open to the

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Incredible, outer-worldly designs of luxury

If you’re considering a new home design or even a major renovation, it is recommended you look into the outdoor bath feature at the onset of your project.

outdoors, placed in the outdoors, or having a view of the outdoors. No matter which style you prefer, the outdoor bath amenity creates a luxurious environment. In new home design, outdoor bathing should be discussed at the beginning of the design process. At this stage, the outdoor bath can be designed into the flow of the

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home, ensuring connectivity to the master bedroom, pool, spa and workout facilities. It’s also important to consider outdoor baths early in the process as frequently designers use outdoor bathrooms to visually and architecturally connect indoor and outdoor spaces. Glass walls that can visually, but also functionally open to the

outdoors, are also popular choices for creating an indoor/outdoor bath amenity. Additionally, innovative bath products and designs are assisting create dynamic bathing spaces such as allowing amenities to be split between indoor and outdoor spaces. This is exemplified in a private shower inside with a luxurious bath connected outside.

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If you’re considering a new home design or even a major renovation, it is recommended you look into the outdoor bath feature at the onset of your project. No matter which style fits your dream bath, a fabulous spa-styled outdoor bath considered at the outset of your project can be designed to blend privacy with luxury, allowing the room to become a haven for rejuvenation. As the Hawaiian artist Ethan Fierro so eloquently expresses it “as humans, we are not in touch with the natural world, and there is something inside of us that longs for it.” Therefore, as designers and architects, I encourage you to push the boundaries of traditional living and look for ways to connect to nature, especially while taking a bath. After all, nothing is more luxurious than relaxing ‘au naturel’ in the BVI. ■

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HANIKON STYLISH. SPACIOUS. SILENT. WO R DS BY ST E P H E N L F R A N C E P H OTO G R A P H Y BY Q U I N B I S S E T

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INTEGRATING ART INTO YOUR HOME

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The fresh and cool lounging area!

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AVAILABLE TO CHARTER IN the BVI for the upcoming high season is the 164-foot Hanikon. Like some of the rare boats that travel through our waters, she is a work of incredible ingenuity. Yacht builder Feadship—a name synonymous with the finest calibre of luxury vessels—is responsible for this pedigree of exceptionality, and award-winning HB Design are the skills founding the renovation of the stylish interiors. Originally designed by Terence Disdale, the vessel was refitted in 2011 by HB Design with the architects seeking to provide an environment that radiates an inviting hospitality, stirring comfort and relaxation. Warmth emits from the oak wood interior, intricate detailing, and conspicuous

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custom artistry, presenting a truly homely atmosphere. Operated by a skilled, experienced, and dedicated charter crew— including training instructors for the abundant water toy collection onboard—guests will be spoilt for choice over entertainment. The generous assortment of amusement equipment, includes 2 x 20-foot custom Ribtec tenders, Waverunners, seabobs, water-skis, wakeboards, and snorkelling/diving gear. Perhaps the most attractive boast of Hanikon is the sheer space afforded in all areas of the indulgent vessel. The sundeck with shaded dining for up to 22 guests, smooth bar area, multiple sunbathing and seating areas, barbecue, vast Jacuzzi, and convertible sofa space, all whisper of limitless social possibilities.

Perhaps the most attractive boast of Hanikon is the sheer space afforded in all areas of the indulgent vessel.

Additionally, a full-beam upper salon with a bar and large doors aft, open fully to the bridge deck. Whether it’s the crack of dawn enjoying a beautiful sunrise, or the tranquillity of dusk relishing a starfilled night sky, Hanikon’s expansive setting is perfectly calculated for facilitating optimum pleasure.

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Hanikon gently cruises without a sound

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The social areas are vast and plentiful

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Escape for a Day on Your Own Private Yacht on the water

U N F O R G E T TA B L E M O M E N T S

Discover the British Virgin Islands from the deck of a private yacht on a Day Sail with The Moorings. You can island hop with a professional skipper or even indulge in a full crew with captain and chef. Find the freedom to swim, snorkel or simply soak in the sun while surrounded by crystalline waters. Phone: 284.393.2417 284.393.2436 Web: moorings.com Email: gosailing@moorings.com

In choosing a charter yacht vacation, there is no doubt that Hanikon sincerely grants the idyllic social haven for holidaymakers,

Inside, six cabins allow for 12 guests with space for 12 crew members. Guest room configuration grants three doubles, two twins, and one convertible twin cabin. The main deck accommodates the master suite with a study and lounge area, and his and hers en suites including walk-in wardrobes. The massage room adjacent to the master suite converts to twin cabins with en suite – ideal for children. The lower deck houses two doubles also including walk-in wardrobes, and two ample-size twins. Significant AV/IT upgrades in 2017 comprised of new televisions and airplay audio throughout Hanikon with the addition of Apple TV, iPad controls, and 4G internet connection. Zero speed Koop Nautic fin stabilisers bestow exceptional stability at anchor and underway, contributing to the calm composure of the stellar yacht.

Flexibly mounted interiors and the engine room release astonishingly low levels of noise and vibration throughout the boat supporting the vessel’s promise of true serenity. In choosing a charter yacht vacation, there is no doubt that Hanikon sincerely grants the idyllic social haven for holidaymakers, who love their space and the best stage to appreciate each other’s company. Keep an eye out for this unique treasure of a yacht, cruising our waters during the impending high season. Find out more here: y.co/yacht/hanikon ■

ABOVE Spoilt for choice with water toys on Hanikon

OPPOSITE CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT Every area within Hanikon is magical


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WO R D S A N D P H OTO G R A P H Y BY G E O F F R E Y B R O O K S , C U R AT O R – V I R G I N I S L A N D S M A R I T I M E M U S E U M

I’M WRITING TODAY on a subject that although related to my work, is not about a particular maritime story as is usually the case. This is about historical research and I would like to share with you some of the techniques I have learnt over the years as well as three authors who have had a profound effect on my work. I’m a member of the Virgin Islands Studies Institute at the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College along with our Director Dr. Angel Smith and my colleagues Dr. Katherine Smith and Dr. Michael Kent. Our purpose is to research and record the history and culture of the Virgin Islands. We each have our own areas of concentration and mine is the maritime history of the Virgin Islands and the development of our traditional wooden sloop known as The Tortola Boat. In addition to my role as curator of our maritime museum, I maintain

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our traditional sloops and enter them in various events and regattas during the year. I’ve also been researching and collecting material for a book on the maritime history of the Virgin Islands. This has been an ongoing project for the past 10 years and I’m happy to report I’m close to putting it all together. I’ve already published a book on how to build a traditional wooden sloop and this latest effort will cap my 15 years of service to the College. Being a student of history my whole life and an avid reader, it’s rare when I don’t have at least two books to read at the same time. I usually choose an event, a person, or a place and then read as many different books about the subject until I’ve satisfied my curiosity with thorough knowledge of the topic. One habit I’ve picked up is to look at the bibliography of whatever book I’m reading and see who the author

FROM LEFT Elas Goveia, Isaac Dookhan, Eric Williams

used as his or her sources. When a pattern takes shape, I then read the books written by the sources. I also repeat the process by seeing who these authors used for their sources. Eventually, I’m reading histories that are closer to the time of the subject. I’ve found that the closer to the event that a history is written, the more accurate the information. Although more modern accounts are able to compare a larger amount of information that has been written on the subject, the comparison tends to cause one to misinterpret the facts and can lead to false conclusions. I’ve read extensively on Caribbean history and the Atlantic slave trade; I’d like to share with you three authors who I discovered using the aforementioned methodology and the immense impact they’ve made in the study of these subjects. The first and most well known is Eric Williams. Born in 1911, He was

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from Trinidad and Tobago and was the founder of the Peoples National Movement in 1956, which led his country to independence. He served as its first Prime Minister from 1962 until his death in 1981. He was also the chancellor of the university of the West Indies, an outstanding history professor, and a fantastic author writing several books on Caribbean history including From Columbus to Castro. In 1944, he published what I consider his masterpiece entitled Capitalism and Slavery. This book rocked the intellectual world and explored for the first time the relationship between the Atlantic Slave Trade, the plantation society and the development of the capitalist system we know today. Just getting his work published was a great effort. In the racist and segregated atmosphere of the mid 1940s, no one wanted anything to do with this controversial subject.

Being from the Chapel Hill area of North Carolina, I’m proud to say that the University of North Carolina Press chose to step up and publish this book which immediately became a best seller. Today, it is a classic. Another great historical writer was Isaac Dookhan, a history professor at the University of the Virgin Islands (then known as the College of the Virgin Islands) in St. Thomas, who published first A History of the Virgin Islands of the United States in 1974 and then A History of the British Virgin Islands in 1975. These two books are thorough investigations and have been used extensively as sources in almost every Caribbean history published since. Finally, we come to my favourite, Elsa Goveia. She was a history professor at the University of the West Indies at the Mona Campus in Jamaica. In 1965

through the Yale University Press, she published a book titled Slave Society in the British Leeward Islands at the End of the Eighteenth Century. It is a classic and she explored a subject never before approached. For the first time, a historian researched and recorded the life of enslaved Africans on English speaking plantations from their point of view. Elsa Goveia was the first to tell their story and she has made an outstanding contribution to our knowledge today. The sad part is that she became ill and passed away in 1980 at the age of 54. One can only guess what contributions she could have made had she been allowed to stay with us longer. You can be assured that when my book on the maritime history of the Virgin Islands is finally ready, you will find all three of these authors in my bibliography. â–


LIFE / DELISH

Fabulous festive fare R E C I P E S B Y K AY L E I G H D R I V E R

S T Y L I N G B Y E R I N PAV I O U R - S M I T H

P H OTO G R A P H Y B Y R A I N B O W V I S I O N S B V I

FESTIVAL TIME is one of my favourite holidays here in the BVI. All of the colours, the dancing, and experiencing the culture of the BVI really reminds me of what a wonderful and historical country I’m from. But of course, one of the best things come Festival, is the food! We are very multicultural here in the BVI, which is fantastic. It opens up so many doors to try different cuisines from around the Caribbean. From the curries, to the jerk dishes, to the different soups and stews, there’s so much to choose from. My go-to dish come Festival time—or anytime I can get it—is barbecue pork. There is just something about the spicy and sweet flavours of the barbecue sauce with the pork, that hits all the notes you could want. Normally, a plate of food would consist of the pork, sweet fried plantains, coleslaw, and corn. Of course, you can get other sides, but this tends to be what I go for. When thinking about how to make this stand apart, immediately I thought ‘make it bitesize’. So that’s what I’ve done. I managed to make plantain cups and fill them with all of the elements of my favourite festival food which can be eaten in one or two bites. Ideal! Don’t forget to share your recipes on Instagram #delishVIPY bvipropertyyacht.com


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Plantain Cups with Barbecue Pork L E V E L E A SY ! M A K E S A P P R OX . 1 8 C U P S

For the plantain cups INGREDIENTS 5 partially ripe plantains cut into 2” pieces 1L vegetable oil for frying METHOD Begin by heating up the oil in your deep fat fryer to about 375F. If you do not have a fryer, you can heat the oil on the stove top in a deep—preferably cast iron—pot. Use a thermometer to get the temperature right. When the oil is up to temperature, using a slotted spoon, gently place the pieces of plantain into the oil. Depending on the size of your fryer, you may need to do this in batches. Once the plantains are slightly golden, remove and allow to cool on a plate lined with paper towels. Keep the oil on a steady heat; you will use this again shortly. Once they are cool enough to handle, place the plantain piece, one at a time, inside of a lemon squeezer and gently squeeze until they form a cup around the convex part of the juicer. This gives you the perfect cup size. After they have been made into cups, gently drop them back into the fryer to finish off; about four minutes. Place back on the paper towel, cup side facing down for any excess oil to drain. Allow to cool completely before storing in a zip top bag or airtight container. Can be heated up again the next day in the oven if you want to make ahead.  

For the barbecue pork INGREDIENTS 1 bottle of your favourite barbecue sauce

1 cup of red wine 1 /4 cup soy sauce 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce 1 tsp red pepper flakes 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 pork tenderloins METHOD Start by mixing the first six ingredients together in a bowl until well-combined. Place pork into a slow cooker, top with barbecue sauce and cook for 3–4 hours on high or 7 hours on low. Once cooked through, shred the pork. With the left-over sauce, transfer to a small pan and allow to thicken

on the stove top on medium heat for about 10 minutes until thick. This can be done ahead of time and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Grilled Corn Cole Slaw INGREDIENTS 2 corn-on-the-cob 1 tbsp canola oil 1 cup shredded green cabbage 1 cup red cabbage 1 cup shredded carrot 1 /4 cup apple cider vinegar 1 /4 cup mayonnaise 2 tsp sugar (optional) Salt & pepper to taste

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METHOD Light brush the corn with the canola oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill on the barbeque turning every few minutes, to lightly char it. Remove from barbecue and allow to cool. Once it is cool enough to handle, remove the kernels from the cob and set aside. Mix the first three ingredients in a bowl and set aside. In a separate bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients, add to the shredded veggies, and add the cooled corn too. TO ASSEMBLE Start by filling the plantain cup with the shredded pork and finish by topping off with the corn slaw. Lay out on a platter so people can help themselves!  

Chickpea Fritters with Curry Mango Mayo

L E V E L E A SY M A K E S 1 5 F R I T T E R S A P P R OX . Another food that I love to nibble on during Festival is Pholourie, which is a dish from Trinidad. I think the best comparison could be a hush puppy. Basically, it is a fried chickpea fritter with lots of spices and it’s normally served with a chutney of some sort. I’ve slightly recreated this by keeping the chickpea texture and also changing the traditional chutney to more of a sauce. Hope you enjoy these. INGREDIENTS 1 tsp olive oil 1 red bell pepper, finely diced 1 shallot, finely diced 2 tbsp curry powder 1 15oz can chickpeas 1 /2 cup flour Salt Pepper

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1 tsp turmeric 2 tsp baking soda 2 tsp water 1L vegetable oil for frying METHOD Begin by heating up a small frying pan on medium heat. Add olive oil, and curry powder. Gently fry for a few minutes to release the aromas of the curry powder. Add bell pepper and shallot. Slowly fry until they are soft with no colour on them. Keep moving them in the pan so they don’t burn. Remove from heat when finished and set aside. Strain the chickpeas and place in a food processor. Pulse them until a slightly chunky texture is achieved.

In a bowl, place the chickpeas, the vegetable mix, flour, seasonings, and baking soda. Mix together until combined. Slowly add the water a few drops at a time to allow it to incorporate into the batter. You might not use it all, you might need more, but the batter should be a bit thicker than pancake batter. Heat up your fryer to 375F. Using a small ice cream scoop, scoop the batter from the bowl and carefully drop it into the hot oil. These should fry for about 3-4 minutes. They will begin to rise to the surface when they are near finished. When finished, place on a plate lined with paper towel to allow any excess oil to be absorbed.

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Curry Mango Mayo INGREDIENTS 1 cup mayonnaise 1 /2 cup spicy mango chutney 2 tsp curry powder METHOD Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and set aside until ready to use.    

Shrimp Ceviche L E V E L E A SY MAKES ABOUT 2 CUPS

While Festival food is delicious, it can be quite heavy. This final recipe is lovely, light and very refreshing, a dish great for lunch or dinner and quite versatile. Ceviche, as many of you may know, is taking raw seafood and ‘cooking’ it using the acid from the citrus fruits. It’s delightful!

INGREDIENTS 1 lb raw shrimp, shelled, deveined. Either diced or kept whole 1 red bell pepper, small dice Juice of 2 limes 1 /2 jalapeno, fine dice 1 /2 red onion, fine dice 1 avocado, diced Fresh cilantro METHOD Place first four ingredients into a nonreactive bowl and allow to sit in the fridge to marinade for about 1 – 2 hours. You don’t want to overdo this as the shrimp will get tough if they sit too long. When ready to serve, add the avocado and cilantro.   NOTE: Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, eggs, or unpasteurised milk may increase your risk of foodborne illness. ■

delish! Delish was shot on location at Villa Ventana. Just a walk away from one of Tortola’s secluded and stunning beaches, Ventana offers a stunning view of Trunk Bay Beach and beyond to the clear horizon. FOR SALES INQUIRIES contact Chris Smith, Coldwell Banker BVI – chris@coldwellbankerbvi.com or (284) 340 3000. FOR INFORMATION ON VILLA RENTALS, contact Michelle Hodges, BVI Villa Rental – michelle@bvivillarental.com.

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ÉLAN CROCHET COVER-UP Whether your desired destination is the pool or the beach, get your lounge on in style with this lace and crochet fringed cover-up. #Lounging. $98, Arawak Surf Boutique

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MINKPINK HIDDEN WONDER WRAP DRESS This chic dress with halter neckline and asymmetrical hemline is an ideal option for the heat of summer. Wear it over your swimsuit or with sandals for a dressier look. $110, Sea Grape Boutique

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TRÉFLE WOMEN’S AMBER BIKINI AND GIRLS’ SKAI ONE PIECE SWIMSUITS Get prepped for your next Mommy-Daughter

day at the beach with these chic, tropically printed, locally designed swimsuits. Summer has never looked so adorable! $40-$110, Taino Boutique & Gifts

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CO R KC I C L E CA N T E E N Ditch the cooler. Keep the cool. This revolutionary new bottle will keep drinks ice cold for 25 hours and hot for 12. Hello Rum Punch! $32-$64, House


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Amara Spa Tel: 284 543 3554 | The Moorings, Road Town | amaraspabvi.com

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Arawak Interiors Tel: 284 494 5240 | Road Reef Plaza, Road Town | admin@arawakvi.com Arawak Surf Boutiques Tel: 284 494 5240 | Leverick Bay, Nanny Cay, Sopers Hole Marina | admin@arawakvi.com

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Body Glam Cosmetics Tel: 284 346-4526 | Building 7, Tortola Pier Park, Road Town | Facebook.com/bodyglamcosmetics House Tel: 284-494-1920 | Romasco Building, Road Town, Tortola | Wickhams Cay 2, Tortola, Road Town | www.housebvi.com Marco’s Men’s Clothier Tel: 284 542 4009 | 32 Porter Road (one block from Peebles), Road Town | marcosbvi.com Prana Spa Tel: 340 776 7899 | 5302 Yacht Haven Grande, Charlotte Amalie, USVI | spausvi.com

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C I B C R A S H G U A R D Get stylish sun protection from CIBC’s signature rash guard with SPF 50. Perfect for keeping you comfortable and protected from the sun. $38, Sea Grape Boutique

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IC JEWELERY HYDRANGEA M E D A L L I O N S E T Invoke your inner flower child and say yes to this charming, handmade botanical necklace/earring combo of pressed blue hydrangea flowers set in resin. $47, Taino Boutique & Gifts

Sea Grape Boutique Tel: 284 495 9084 | Cooper Island Beach Club, Manchioneel Bay, Cooper Island, BVI | cooperislandbeachclub.com/boutique Serenity Spa Tel: 284 547 7899 | Sopers Hole Marina, Frenchman’s Cay | serenityspabvi.com

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S A C H A M AT T I F I E R & F I X - I T S P R A Y Give your make-up a smudge resistant boost with this combo. The mattifier smooths texture and boosts coverage, while the fix-it spray sets and seals your make-up for a flawless, longer-lasting finish. $18-$23, Body Glam

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A H E A D S T R A W H A T Beat the heat with this oversized sun hat which offers the perfect shade for a beach/pool-side nap or for a walking trip through town. $26, House

Solé Day Spa Tel: 284 494 5999 | Mill Mall, Road Town | bvispa.com Studio One Salon & Spa Tel: 284 494 9988 | 130 Main Street, Road Town | mystudio1bvi.com Taino Boutique & Gifts Tel: 284-443-0012 | Tortola Pier Park, Road Town | info@tainoboutiques.com Treflé@ Taino Boutique & Gifts Tel: 284-443-0012 | Tortola Pier Park, Road Town |info@tainoboutiques.com

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