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THE ART OF LIVING Living in the British Virgin Islands means having an intimate relationship with the ocean and our tropical climate; they permeate our daily activities. Beach day or forest hike? North shore surfing or South shore marina? Tortola or Virgin Gorda? The choices are many and varied. Choosing to eat out could take you to one of numerous restaurants on several different islands with countless beaches and hidden coves, all an easy boat ride away ‐ power boat or sailing yacht ‐ you choose!
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WELCOME TO ANOTHER ISSUE of Virgin Islands Property & Yacht; this month we home in on summer and the bliss of beach lifestyle. Things We Love kicks off our July publication, preparing you for summer travels. Perhaps you’re taking a vacation back home? Or to a neighbouring island for a quick getaway? Maybe you’re thinking of a staycation? Things We Love has you covered for essentials from our renowned home retailer House. Our exclusive cover feature—Villa Ventana—shows all of us how real beach-living should appear. Its fluid, contemporary design with large glass panes, captures all the elements of making the home appear one with the outdoors – true seaside serenity. Our contributor Sara Sherman delves into the delights of coastal living, revealing colour, furniture, and artful accent choices to create your own beach abode, and Habitat unveils the idyllic beach barbecue set up with the expertise of designer and artist Debi Carson. We also take a look at last month’s Stylish Spaces event – were you able to make it? If not, peruse are photo feature, hopefully encouraging you to be there next time! Villas & Views brings five tips to bring out charm in the smaller areas of your home and OBM International show us inspirations behind artistic creativity in the BVI, interviewing Aragorn Dick-Read and Oren Hodge. Yacht Spotlight invites you on board Narvalo, winner of the World Superyacht Judges’ Special Award for Quality & Value this year; her appearance testifies to her amazing accomplishment. Finally, Delish grants the best recipes available to perfect the beach barbecue you know you’ll be throwing this summer, and Style & Beauty equips readers with some innovative fashion choices in preparation for festival. Wishing you enjoyment of the LAND, SEA, and LIFE in the Virgin Islands.
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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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VILLA VENTANA Contemporary beach living in unrivalled style and ease
COASTAL LIVING Seaside colours, furniture, and artful accents to bring the beach into the home
Our set design this month celebrates BVI Territory Day on the sandy shore
VILLAS & VIEWS Five tips to bring out the charm in the smallest areas of your home
INSPIRING CREATIVITY IN THE BVI
Interviews with Oren Hodge and Aragorn Dick-Read on artistic inspiration
We chill and grill with Chef Kayleigh and her summer recipes
STYLE & BEAUTY
Jump up for festival as we bring you some fantastic fashionable finds from our expert Pearlette
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The incredible view on a tranquil evening at Villa Ventana
VILLA VENTANA Contemporary Style at the Beach
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True beach-side living in all its perfection
COLDWELL BANKER REAL ESTATE BVI is excited to present for sale an outstanding contemporary home within a few feet of one of Tortola’s most stunning beaches at Trunk Bay on the North Shore of Tortola. Trunk Bay is a peaceful residential community situated only 10 minutes’ drive from Road Town, the island’s capital and commercial centre. The aptly named Villa Ventana, which is the Spanish word for window, has been designed with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors in each room, ensuring lots of light and that the stunning vistas are never interrupted. Villa Ventana recently won this year’s ‘Judges Wildcard Award’ in the Virgin Islands Property and Yacht Stylish Spaces Awards 2017. Stylish in its simplicity, Villa Ventana has high ceilings and sleek lines resulting in a thoroughly modern feel. The abundance of glass means you can open up the doors to embrace
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Trunk Bay has been untouched by recent development and boasts one of the island’s largest leatherback turtle breeding grounds.
the outdoors or close up tight and enjoy the air-conditioning when you desire. The indoor living area flows seamlessly into the outdoor dining area, built-in barbecue area, and sun terrace with infinity-edge pool. The interior layout has been thoughtfully designed to offer each of the three bedrooms a separate entrance and feeling of privacy. On the ground level and adjacent to the kitchen/living area is the first bedroom. A further two bedrooms can be reached via an alfresco staircase. Each bedroom is of equal size and has an en-suite bathroom with smooth marble countertops, a shower, and walk-in wardrobe. From each
bedroom, floor-to-ceiling glass sliding doors lead out to a private terrace where the gentle breezes, and sound of the waves lapping can be enjoyed. Furnishings have been intentionally kept to a minimum and do nothing to detract from the natural beauty of the surrounding trees and the beach views. A well-equipped and functional kitchen forms the focal point of the living area. The beach at Trunk Bay is an extension of the villa’s gardens. Trunk Bay has been untouched by recent development and boasts one of the island’s largest leatherback turtle breeding grounds. A private pathway commences
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at Villa Ventana and leads down through the trees to the beach. There is no house in this estate with closer or easier beach access. Completed in 2014, Villa Ventana has an automatic generator, internet coverage in every room, and DirecTV already installed. Ownership at Trunk Bay comes with the privileges of a carefully managed estate. All utilities are underground and lot sizes are large, so the hillside will never be overcrowded. Villa Ventana has been operating as a vacation rental villa for the past three years and has become a firm favourite with many repeat guests. It was very deliberately designed to be easy to manage and—if need be— lock up and leave. Full property management and vacation villa marketing services are provided for Ventana by Coldwell Banker BVI and BVI Villa Rental. ■
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Villa Ventana recently won this year’s ‘Judges Wildcard Award’ in the Virgin Islands Property and Yacht Stylish Spaces Awards 2017.
Embrace the outdoors with the large glass doors
VILLA VENTANA TORTOLA
Property ID: CS859 Lot: approx. 0.72 acres Beds: 3 Location: Tortola Location Type: Beach access View: Beach and ocean views Water: Cistern
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Chris Smith Managing Broker, Coldwell Banker BVI Phone: (284) 495 3000 Mobile: (284) 340 3000 firstname.lastname@example.org coldwellbankerbvi.com
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YOUR HOME IS YOUR sanctuary from the outside world. Whether you’re wanting to overhaul your current decor or need to freshen up a space, coastal design offers an elegant and tranquil way to decorate your home. The colours and feel of the seaside provide a timeless elegance and won’t go out of fashion anytime soon. From beach cottage casual to upscale villa living, these seaside chic decor ideas will brighten up your space and breathe fresh new life into your home.
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The very first step to creating a home with a beachy vibe is choosing a colour palette to set the stage for everything else. A coastal palette is naturally cool and calming, but don’t feel like you’re restricted to only using blue tones. Keeping things light and bright should be the goal. Here are some ways to begin to bring your coastal theme to life with colour.
Embrace your life by the sea
Warm, natural tones from taupe to khaki are reminiscent of soft sand and provide a light, neutral base for any room. To avoid the dreaded beige overload of the 90s, consider choosing an accent colour to complement the neutral tones and keep things from becoming too monochromatic.
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exhibits coastal styling
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Take inspiration from the ocean itself. The water is lighter close to shore, and gets darker as the water deepens.
WATERY BLUES AND GREENS
Nothing says ‘seaside’ quite like the beautiful blue colour of the ocean. The bad news is that since the Caribbean has so many different hues to choose from, it can be hard to decide on a colour. The good news is that greens and blues can blend well together. Take inspiration from the ocean itself. The water is lighter close to shore, and gets darker as the water deepens. Blues and greens can be as light as an early morning sky, as bold as the turquoise water near Sandy Spit, or as dark as the deep, navy blue ocean on the horizon.
For a truly bright and breezy feel, you can’t go wrong with a clean white colour palette. White and ivory hues are naturally bright, and daylight
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lights up your rooms allowing your personality to shine through. Picture crisp clouds and soft breezes through linen curtains to inspire your clean colour story.
A coastal colour palette doesn’t have to be all beach all the time. The vibrant colours of the tropics are as varied as the people of the Caribbean. Corals and pinks make great accent colours for turquoise and teal, and yellows can really brighten up a kitchen or bath. Purples and oranges provide other bold choices that can provide a great complement to neutrals and remind people of the beautiful flowers of the tropics. Don’t leave wallpaper out of the mix either. Modern wallpapers can bring muted texture to an area large
FROM LEFT An apartment
living room, use of wallpaper, and a kitchen all embodying seaside flair
or small, and keep walls interesting without needing to add accent colours that create a jarring contrast for the eye.
Furniture Island living is outdoor living with the beauty of nature surrounding your home, creating comfortable and welcoming outdoor spaces for relaxing and taking it all in. Hammocks and swing chairs are a tropical staple and invite guests to stay a while. Keep the coastal feel going with furniture choices that bring the
outdoors in. Driftwood tables bring a natural element to a living space or entryway. Wicker and rattan pieces aren’t just for the patio anymore; they add texture to rooms that can normally feel one-dimensional or flat. Make sure furniture choices are as functional as they are beautiful. Ottomans and stools can be moved from one room to another and from indoors to out, depending on where extra seating is needed. Comfort is key in creating a relaxing, welcoming space. Don’t be afraid to mix traditional pieces with more modern or artistic ones to create visual contrast. Rugs not only provide a soft place for your feet, they can tie an entire room together. Geometric patterns add movement, while solid colours with texture create an anchor for other pieces of furniture. Layering
rugs is a great way to bring natural fibres like jute indoors, while a vibrant coloured piece brings another visual element into the room.
Artful Accents Classic coastal design truly comes to life in the small details of a room. Artwork choices can be very literal and depict beach scenes or boats, or be more conceptual and invoke the flavour of the sea with images of coral or shells. Framed starfish, sand dollars and sea fans create a more lively and natural way to decorate a wall, while oars and paddles bring the feel of the sailing life into your home. Lamps not only provide light, but keep a continuous coastal feel throughout various spaces. Lantern sconces in the bedrooms harken to
the yachting lifestyle, while glass bases wrapped with rope or nets bring the fishing industry to mind. Seashells and other natural elements can also create interesting lighting choices without adding weight to a room. Plants bring the beautiful, natural world indoors. Tropical flowers provide colour and lush green palms and other potted plants liven and freshen a space. Bedrooms and bathrooms need to be the most relaxing areas in a home, so keep accessories to a minimum to reduce visual (and literal) clutter. AT THE END OF THE DAY, you will want to walk into your home and feel the peace. Kick off your shoes, grab a cocktail, and enjoy the relaxing vibe of your seaside-chic sanctuary. ■
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THE SET Keeping it cool, create your own outdoor habitat with a shady spot framed by the palms and sea grape. Get set to enjoy our natural breezes and amazing views from any angle.
Let's get beachy! BVI Territory Day is here, and what better way to celebrate than with the splendour of our sandy hotspots by the sea! WO R DS BY D E B I C A R S O N P H OTO G R A P H Y BY R A I N B OW V I S I O N S BV I
SPLASH Let the natural colours of the Caribbean surround and awaken; the sand, bamboo, and trees provide the neutral ground of taupes and beiges, the sky and sea lend the blues, from the pale to the intense turquoise, transitioning through cobalt to navy. Foliage gives us green with the vivid lime, jade, and emerald. We implement orange which is a contrast to the blues on the colour wheel and bestows representation of the sun and our flora. PROPS Set up areas for function and relaxation. Get your resources together with a heavyduty cooler to handle hours of chilling, a comfy but lightweight chair for easy transport and positioning, and complete the grilling station with a portable grill and tools, or build your own grill pit with rocks and wood you gather. Don’t forget to love your earth by using biodegradable or reusable products and reduce your footprint left behind. Beach games that you can play with others are always good to add to the props. A little Beach Bocce anyone? As summer is upon us, enjoy the slow season out on our local beaches with friends and family, our natural playground! ■
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The recently renovated Moorings Yacht Club provided a sophisticated venue, great service and delicious food and beverages for the evening
A VERY STYLISH EVENING
A fantastic time was had by all! P H OTO G R A P H Y BY J U L I A S TA R K E Y
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ON JUNE 6, Virgin Islands Property & Yacht gathered professionals of the property market and industry to announce the winners of the VIPY Stylish Spaces of 2017 Awards. The event—held at Moorings Yacht Club—was a great opportunity for colleaguaes and peers to mingle, entertained with delicious cocktails while congratulating our 2017 winners. A huge thanks to all of our 2017 entrants and especially our Sponsors – VP Bank, BCQS International, Harneys, House, Oil Nut Bay, and Paint Factory for supporting Stylish Spaces in promoting the BVI property industry. See you all next year!
FROM TOP LEFT: 1 Patricia Lora, Oil Nut Bay & Claudia Colli-Smith representing Alan Smith – Winner Best Sustainable Architecture. 2 Paul Mellor, Harneys & Jessica Santos, Coldwell Banker representing Coral Hill House – Winner Best Creative Space. 3 Sjoerd Koster, VP Bank & David Brick, Saba Rock Resort – Supreme Winner. 4 Andres Quow & Ramiz Georges, Paint Factory & Sasha Creque, Adagio Dance School – Winner Best Use of Colour Commercial. 5 Andres Quow & Ramiz Georges, Paint Factory & Sarah Lancaster, Southwatch Villa – Winner Best Use of Colour Residential. 6 Fran Morrell, House & Marvin Flax, OBM International – Winner Best Living Room. 7 Ben Butler, BCQS International & Chris Smith, Coldwell Banker representing Stowaway – Winner Best Indoor/Outdoor Flow. 8 Erin Paviour-Smith, VIPY & David Brick, Saba Rock Resort – Winner Best Bedroom bvipropertyyacht.com
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7 FROM TOP LEFT 1 Fran Morrell, Simon Crook, Rebecca Maynard & Anita Gulliver. 2 Menna Jackson & Rahel Worede. 3 Johann Henry. 4 Marvin & Adenike Sicard Flax. 5 Andy Davis & Shamone Roberts. 6 Abby O'Neal, Anthony Clarke, Arlena Smith, Diehdra Potter & Dalan Vanterpool. 7 Paul Hubbard & David Brick. 8 Sjoerd Koster & Johann Henry. 9 Dalan Vanterpool, Sasha Creque, â€‹Fiona Quinn & Joanna Vass. 10 Patricia Lora & Wesley Price. 11 Amanda Georges, Rahel Worede, Marc Downing, Edward Childs
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Rather than using lots of pieces scattered around the area, concentrate on one or two larger pieces to create focus.
Small Space BIG Impact!
The illusion of being in a bigger room than in reality can also come from the use of mirrored glass, something that is much easier and cheaper than any structural alterations you might consider. Mirrors add the feeling of openness and brightness to small confined spaces and can be placed anywhere in a room to achieve this effect. A mirror placed directly opposite a large window, will enable you to see outside from different angles and provide added light to your room. Placing a mirror behind a lamp will boost the amount of light that fills the room at a much-needed time of the day.
5 Tips to bring out the charm in the smallest areas of your home
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WHEN YOU ARE SHORT on space, there is no need to compromise on style. With a little ingenuity and creativity, and without too much effort and expense, you can transform that space into an integral part of your home; somewhere that has more functionality, appeal, and maximises the limited space available.
If your small space is full of clutter that rarely sees the light of day, consider reducing the number of items that you don’t need. Remove pieces that don’t serve a purpose, or that are not of sentimental or fiscal value. Too many pieces can make a
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room seem busy and claustrophobic. The adage ‘less is more’ is never more appropriate than when decorating a small room or space. Rather than using lots of pieces scattered around the area, concentrate on one or two larger pieces to create focus.
LET THERE BE LIGHT:
As with all restricted, enclosed spaces, the main concern is light, or more accurately the lack of it. If your room has windows, using sheer-curtains will encourage light and make the room brighter. Consider hanging curtains or drapes from the height of the ceiling, or let them hang lower than the floor; this gives
the room and windows a feel of being taller. The colour scheme you choose for a room is crucial to the design of a successful space, that is both comforting and functional. Pale, reflective shades will add and reflect light around the room and give a sense of spaciousness. Darker colours will absorb the light and create shadows and dark areas. An exception to this rule is to choose a focus wall and decorate it with a pattern design. Doing this will add an elegant backdrop and draw the eye to your most precious pieces, or perhaps a notable painting or photograph.
MAKING AN ENTRANCE:
Hallway entrances—which at times can be overlooked when decorating— are the first areas visitors see when they enter your home. You can add hooks for keys and coats, or a bench with storage capacity for shoes and other items. Try placing a console table which is narrow, does not take up too much space, and is not too intrusive. Add overhead lights or table lamps to add that feeling of brightness and space.
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You may want one or two pieces of furniture in a small space. Consider pieces that are multifunctional. A sleeper sofa is an obvious choice, giving comfort, versatility, and adding a guest room to your house. Instead of large sofas, why not add two love seats facing each other to open up the space? Trunks and ottomans can act as storage and add character to a room, in addition to providing a sound surface for a coffee table or table lamp. Tables that can extend or that collapse into smaller versions of themselves, will be far more practical than a rigid version used occasionally. They are also useful as a temporary desk or work service when needed, but stored when not. Likewise, folding chairs can also be put to one side when not in use, or even removed completely to another room if required somewhere else. If you have high ceilings, you might consider hanging your dining chairs from your walls in the Shaker manner. It will free up valuable space when not required and make it easier to move around a confined space.
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North Beach – one of the BVI's many shores; a perfect place for inspiration
ARAGORN – My environment is crucial to my creative inspiration. I have studied in the UK and travelled around the world, but the stunning landscape of the BVI is where I wanted my studio. With the beautiful mangroves, lagoons, and reefs surrounding me, I am able to live in harmony with nature. From here, I can draw on local and global influences to create art that speaks to people all over the world.
FLAX – In architecture, we often speak of the importance of infusing our clients’ personal styles into the inspiration and design of their homes. I suspect in your creative arts your inspiration is also reflected in your lyrics and artistic works. Do you find this to be the case and do you have an example of how your inspiration is reflected in your style?
IN THE BVI
Where do great artists of the BVI get their encouragement for art?
I N T E RV I E W BY M A RV I N E . F L AX , M A N AG I N G D I R E C TO R – O B M I N T E R N AT I O N A L P H OTO G R A P H Y CO U R T E SY O F O B M I
THE BVI IS BLESSED with rich turquoise waters, lush verdant hills, and endless sunshine which has inspired many great artists, writers, and musicians. Although the BVI is blessed with many notable creatives including Keidran ‘Iyaz’ Jones, Melanie Amaro, Foxy Callwood, and Joseph Hodge, they’re not the only ones who find the lushness of the BVI
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as creative inspiration for their works. With the natural beauty of the BVI and the design inspiration that surrounds us, I’ve always found a great deal of motivation from other artists; therefore, I’ve asked a couple of local celebrities, musician Oren Hodge and sculptor Aragorn Dick-Read, to talk about where they find their creative encouragement.
FLAX – Personally, I find everything about the BVI to be inspiring. From the beautiful rolling green hills to the crystal blue waters and the sandy beaches, all of the BVI can inspire creativity in my architectural design; particularly as they reflect upon, and weave into the BVI’s natural beauty. With so much beauty around you, what inspires your creativity?
since I usually keep it moving to see what vibration will resonate with me, inspired by the sights and sounds of different locations. Afterward, I try to express the songs with a sense of simplicity so that they are relatable.
HODGE – My music is inspired by my experiences and what is around me. I write about what I feel and this is usually triggered by the things I see. Just going to the beach or sitting at a different porch in another area or being on another island all seem to trigger different types of songs. I guess this makes me a rolling stone when it comes to my writing spirit,
HODGE – My inspiration is definitely reflected in my style. My playing style is drawn to a simple, clean vibe. For example, I will take a complicated or busy cover song with beautiful lyrics and only play the necessary parts of the guitar so that the listener can focus on the lyrics. This tends to strike a chord with a particular emotion within the listener and makes for a better listener experience. I sometimes get complimented on my versions of some popular cover songs and I tend to feel that the delivery style is the biggest reason. ‘Simple minimalistic’ is also the style in which I carry myself personally. ARAGORN – As a Tortola-born and local artist, the BVI is the inspiration behind many of my pieces. In both my local and international art, I pull from
With the natural beauty of the BVI and the design inspiration that surrounds us, I’ve always found a great deal of inspiration from other artists – FLAX
the natural beauty around the island to draw, sculpt, paint, and carve my various artisanal pursuits. Through my artistic style and energy, I create artwork that symbolises the unique wildlife and tropical landscape seen across the islands. I believe that living in the BVI has been key to sharing my creativity around the world. FLAX – I find inspiration in the BVI everywhere. Just walking out my door, I’m frequently mesmerised by everything that surrounds me which plays into my architectural designs, paying homage to them instead of overpowering them. Similarly, have any of your works been inspired by the landscape and the environment of the BVI? HODGE – Things that I see and situations that I experience set the tone for the songs that I write. One of my more popular songs Hummingbird was conjured up while enjoying the view from my balcony and watching a hummingbird suckle on the bloom of an aloe plant on the side of a hill. I was just amazed at how time seemed to stand still and at that moment created the line that would start the song and open the channel for the rest of the lyrics to flow. I have also written a few songs inspired by the natural beauty of the Virgin Islands.
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Aragorn Dick-Read's Reef Scene
now an ordinary person living an extraordinary life having entertained some of the world’s richest people and performing worldwide. Oren believes he who follows the path to his passion stops chasing his dream and lives it. Oren is a living testament to that. You can hear and buy Oren’s works on his website: experienceorenhodge. wixsite.com/music and iTunes.
ABOVE AND LEFT Two of many beautiful spots where one can take in the view and be inspired
harbours, viewing the locally-inspired sculptures, or hearing the rhythmic vibes of our island culture, creativity is in everything we see, use and experience. It is my hope that we may all continue to be inspired from what surrounds us for our own creative expressions.
ARAGORN DICK READ
Born in Tortola, Aragorn expanded his artistic techniques to include pottery, print making, design, and metal works beginning from his European education. Travels throughout the Caribbean, Europe, Russia, the Balkans, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Australia, Southern Africa, Morocco, North, South, and Central America have
inspired and stimulated his belief in the magic of art as a unifying human force. Aragorn enjoys working in all mediums, but chooses to sculpt in metal for its permanence. His works have been exhibited in London, New York, St. Barths, Antigua, and Tortola. Aragorn is also co-founder of the Caribbean Artisan Network: caribbeanartisan.net ■
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ABOUT THE ARTISTS ARAGORN – Most recently I was inspired by the coral reefs around the Virgin Islands to create a metal sculpture for a private collector. My client is passionate about preserving our natural landscape and works adamantly to protect the marine ecosystems. I was proud to create a piece of art that reflects my artistic
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style, the fragile ecosystem of the Virgin Islands, and the cause they believe so deeply. WE’RE ALL BLESSED THAT creative inspiration is everywhere with the BVI’s natural richness. Whether admiring the symmetry and asymmetry in yachts in our
Oren is a multi-talented BVI musician, vocalist, and songwriter who self-made a successful career doing what he loves. The legend of Oren grew over the years to where he is now a sought-after entertainer for the most high-end resorts/ establishments to perform his brand of an eclectic mix. Oren claims he is
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WINNER FOR BEST INTERIOR at Fort Lauderdale’s International Superyacht Society Awards in 2016, VIPY is honoured to showcase Narvalo, the esteemed flagship of builder Cantiere delle Marche. Also a World Superyacht winner this year with the Judges’ Special Award for Quality & Value, she is a vessel fully-justified of her attractive accomplishments. Launched in 2016, the 110-foot Narvalo is the first in a new class of explorer vessels and the latest in the yard’s Nauta Air Explorer Yacht series. Purposefully manufactured for adventure, a charter on this vessel bestows its guests with the epitome of spacious living; an audacious boast supported by her 538 square feet of outdoor deck space. With an experienced, fervent crew who enjoy watersports and exploration, Narvalo
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is ideal for family and friends seeking a carefree retreat. Possessing 20% more volume than other yachts within her size category, the vessel accommodates five cabins, 12 guests, and six crew members with a cabin configuration of three doubles, and two twins able to convert into doubles. The primary room is a main-deck master stateroom with an office and ‘his’ and ‘hers’ ensuites. The alternative cabins feature doubles and two convertible twins with an additional Pullman berth in each. Utilising a modern simplicity in her interior design—which produces a striking appearance—the contemporary aesthetics are easy on the senses, promoting tranquillity. Tasteful Italian décor creates a warm hospitality with light oak floors, glass, leather, and polished steel highlights.
Launched in 2016, the 110-foot Narvalo is the first in a new class of explorer vessels
A splendid glass-sided staircase connects all three decks. With a cruising speed of 12.5 knots and a maximum velocity of 14 knots, Narvalo promises safety and security as guests explore the beautiful, tropical islands with her long-range capability of 5,000 nautical miles at nine knots; however, for those who
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The extensive sundeck harbouring a sunbathing area, Jacuzzi, dining area, and bar arena
seek relaxation and perhaps less exploration, the yacht herself is more than equipped to cater the humble request of serenity. The conspicuous and popular aft deck possesses panoramic views while allowing guests to step down to a submersible swim platform, giving easy access to the sea, tenders, and water toys. With a huge variety of aqua equipment including a Williams Jet tender, stand-up and three-seater jet skis, six GoCycles, two Seabobs, a Lampuga jet surfboard, paddleboards, kayaks, water-skis, fishing gear, and a range of towables and inflatables, one would be challenged to find a more complete watersports yacht haven. The extensive sundeck harbouring a sunbathing area, Jacuzzi, dining area, and bar arena foretells of many sociable evenings while enjoying the sunset. If directed toward electronic entertainment, a removable 44-inch TV can be prepared for alfresco movie nights. Large windows on all three decks
contribute to the expansive yacht, offering natural light that aids the airy flow of the vessel. State of the art audio-visuals throughout, an iPad controls the system including Apple Airplay, Apple TV in all guest areas, Plex Video on demand, and Denon surround sound. Should the vacation demand more than relaxation and exploration, full gym equipment onboard allows for continuation of a healthy lifestyle. A NordicTrack elliptical trainer, TRX suspension trainer, dumbbells, resistance bands, and yoga mats are all available. Look out for Narvalo during high season when she spends her time in the Caribbean. Find out more here: y.co/yacht/narvaloÂ â– ABOVE The extensive sundeck is very popular
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Beach BBQ Chillin’ & Grillin’
After a very busy season in the BVI, the summer allows us to take some much-needed time off and enjoy the islands while they’re quiet. One of our favourite things to do, is put together a barbecue beach picnic and go exploring for the day. We want to keep it easy to prepare and equally easy to transport. Here are some tips that I would recommend to help you out on your beach picnics
KEEP IT SIMPLE! Plan your
menu with dishes that can be made the day before and sit in the fridge overnight – pre chopping and par cooking food items for the barbecue makes for a much easier, faster lunch.
BRING THE CORRECT UTENSILS. Admittedly, on
many occasions, I have forgotten key utensils. Thankfully, we are good at improvising! It is helpful if you prepare your picnic bag the night before with the utensils you might need: tongs, spatulas, chopping boards, knives, grill pans such as cast iron skillets, serving utensils for each dish, and of course, plates, cups and cutlery. Here, we have used eco-friendly food and beverage containers and equipment from Green Tech BVI. See their ad for details. You will also want to consider bringing foil, wet wipes, napkins and trash bags to ensure easy clean-up.
COOL BOXES. If you’re going
on a boat day or even driving to your favourite beach, it is important to keep your food cold until you’re ready to eat. Make sure that you designate one cool box for food only, and the other for drinks. I recently saw a great ‘hack’ for keeping your food cold without the risk of it getting soggy by having loose ice around. Fill water bottles and freeze until solid. Line the bottom of your cool box with them so they act as ice packs, and stack the food items on top. Ensure that the heavier, more sturdy items are on the bottom—such as Tupperware and meat items—and the lighter items at higher risk of bruising such as bread and fruit are on top. When the water bottles have melted by the end of the day, they provide a nice shower to rinse away the salt and sand.
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Grilled lobster with garlic butter Growing up here, there have been many fond memories of going boating for the day. We would pack a picnic, grab a barbecue, and find the perfect beach to set up. On a few occasions, we have been so lucky where we have been on a beach and spotted a local fisherman selling fresh, right-out-the-ocean lobster. We would cut them in half, clean them up, and stick them on the grill for a short while and then lunch is served! This started to be almost a regular occurrence so I made sure to always bring a homemade garlic butter, just in case. If you’re pre-packing lobster, I would recommend that you clean
them at home, and transport them raw in an airtight container. Keep these cold. L E V E L E A SY/ I N T E R M E D I AT E INGREDIENTS 2-3 lb lobster Lemon wedges 8 oz butter 6 cloves crushed garlic Salt & pepper to taste METHOD FOR THE GARLIC BUTTER On low heat, melt the butter and crushed garlic together. Once melted and slightly foaming, turn off the heat and let sit for 30 minutes. Do not stir. After it has rested, scoop off the
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foam, and discard. At this point, you can strain the butter into your container of choice. Discard the garlic in the strainer. *The butter should be refrigerated the night before, so make sure to bring a heat proof pan to melt on the barbecue. FOR THE LOBSTER Season with salt and pepper, place on the grill shell side down on medium/ high heat. As the lobster is cooking, ensure to put a bit of the butter on the meat to help keep its moisture. Based on a 2-3 lb lobster, it should take 10-15 minutes to cook. You can slightly under-cook it and let it finish cooking off the heat to achieve the perfect ‘doneness’. Squeeze over a bit of lemon juice and a little bit more butter if needed.
METHOD Mix together the ingredients for the marinade and put aside. Prepare the steak by cutting into 1 inch pieces and placing into a zip top bag along with the marinade. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight. Cut the bell peppers and red onion into about 1 /2 inch pieces, and place them into separate containers. Assemble the kebabs by alternating between the beef, peppers, and onions, in any order you wish. Place in transportable container or zip top bag. The grill should be about medium/high heat. Place kebabs on grill for about 2-3 minutes per side. If you have leftover marinade, drizzle over to baste while grilling. *Do NOT serve leftover marinade as dipping sauce, as it has contained raw meat.
Asian Beef Kebabs
These beef kebabs are simple to make and delicious. They travel well and are very quick from the grill to the table. Top sirloin is an inexpensive cut of meat, but can be a bit tough. The soy sauce in the marinade will help tenderise it, but also grilling to about medium rare is about as far as you will want to take it to avoid it being chewy. If you would prefer another cut of beef, I would recommend tenderloin or rib eye, but bear in mind, these are more expensive. A helpful tip, put a little bit of foil on the pointy end of the kebab stick to avoid any punctures!
Quinoa is a grain that's full of protein and lots of other vitamins and minerals, especially recommended for vegetarians. Quinoa is so versatile as it's quite plain on its own; it needs some big flavours. The addition of a classic Greek salad offers a bit more especially for those that are vegetarian, and this can also be made vegan too!
L E V E L E A SY MAKES ABOUT 15 KEBABS
INGREDIENTS 2 cups quinoa 3 cups water 1 cucumber, deseeded and diced 1 punnet of grape tomatoes, sliced in half 1 /2 cup of pitted olives (sliced if they are large) 6 oz crumbled feta cheese (omit for vegan option) Bunch of dill- half reserved for dressing 1 /2 finely sliced red onion
INGREDIENTS 2lbs top sirloin steak 2 bell peppers 1 red onion FOR THE MARINADE 2 cups hoisin sauce 1 /4 cup soy sauce 2 garlic cloves, crushed
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L E V E L E A SY SERVES 4-6 PEOPLE AS A M A I N CO U R S E , 8 -1 0 P E O P L E AS A SIDE DISH
FOR THE DRESSING /2 cup olive oil 1 /2 cup lemon juice Salt Pepper 2 tbsp Dijon mustard 1
METHOD Follow cooking instructions on the packet for the quinoa of your choice. Allow to cool completely before adding the rest of the ingredients. Add the fresh ingredients and mix well. Cover tightly and refrigerate. In a jar, add the ingredients for the dressing and shake until combined. Dress the salad just before you are ready to serve.
Watermelon & Goats’ Cheese Salad This is so refreshing and light; absolutely heavenly. It travels well and can all be tossed together when ready to serve. Hope you enjoy this one as much as I do! And the best part is, if you have left over watermelon, you can go to our website, bvipropertyyacht.com for the recipe to make Watermelon, Rose Sangria.
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L E V E L : E A SY SERVES: 5 PEOPLE INGREDIENTS 1 /2 watermelon, diced 12 oz goats cheese, crumbled Bunch of mint Balsamic glaze METHOD Dice the watermelon into bite-sized cubes and layer it on the bottom of your sealable container, then add the goats’ cheese, and finally the mint. Drizzle with balsamic glaze when ready to serve.
B onus Recipe Watermelon/Rose Sangria – see bvipropertyyacht.com for the recipe!
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3 Bed Townhouse With Dock
$1,100,000 Nanny Cay Marina
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Governor’s Point, HODGES CREEK, TORTOLA
SOL Y SOMBRA
VIRGIN GORDA, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
On the Rocks, LITTLE TRUNK BAY, VIRGIN GORDA Eternity, WEST END, TORTOLA
Bay Watch, SOLDIER HILL, TORTOLA
STEPS AWAY FROM Little Trunk Bay, this classic and timeless British colonial beachfront villa has five suites, each furnished with custom-made teak furniture. A great room, office/library, dining room and fully-outfitted kitchen offer spacious and elegant entertainment areas. A 45-foot ocean-front infinity pool, observation deck and lighted tennis court are set within over an acre of tropical gardens. The property is proximate to The Baths, Virgin Gorda’s famous destination, and two unspoiled beaches, Little Trunk Bay and Valley Trunk Bay. A private movie theater, daily maid service, exercise equipment and gym and a chef (upon request) complete the villa’s offerings.
Bay House, CROOK BAY, VIRGIN GORDA 2
Smiths Gore (BVI) Limited For more information on these listings or additional offerings, call 284494 2446 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
TORTOLA Britannic Hall
VIRGIN GORDA Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour
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