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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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SEPTEMBER IS ALWAYS a unique month in the BVI calendar year – in our experience, it’s the best time to indulge quiet recuperation in preparation for the busy high season ahead. Things We Love is here to help you, freshening you up for the fall with some products selected specifically for ‘new beginnings.’ And speaking of ‘new beginnings,’ our exclusive property showcase is a home where you could be starting again. We’ve visited this home before and are only too happy to view it for a second time – The Tower House. Situated in Tortola’s West End, this threelevel villa is the secret getaway that many residents would never have known existed…hence the word ‘secret.’ It’s a beautiful luxury property that boasts Caribbean architectural charm. The location beside Soper’s Hole Marina and West End ferry dock makes it apt for serving all a homeowner’s needs. Habitat unveils the perfect work environment for all your study requirements – get ready for the school term or continue the work you’ve already been doing, but with more style embracing design pointers from Debi Carson. Villas & Views bestows a few tips for hurricane season. The recent weather has been quite extreme, but it’s always good to keep your guard up at this point in time. VIPY investigate the latest home design trends, providing you with six fashionable and innovative styles that are taking properties by storm. This month, OBMI’s wealth of experience supports one of the home design trends we mention, as their feature delves into details about smart homes and the comfort they permit; a truly smooth way to live. Yacht Spotlight exhibits a yacht whose name—Chasing Daylight—is uplifting alone. The vessel is as attractive as her title and the charter promises exquisite service with an additional deep passion for fishing. If you’re not an avid-fisher or have never been acquainted with the sport, you’re sure to be by the end of this adventure. Delish provides some tasty recipes for parents, readying their children for returning to school and Style & Beauty takes on the theme Film Noir – the dark, seductive tone envelopes the products on display this month. Wishing you enjoyment of the LAND, SEA, and LIFE in the Virgin Islands.

Stephen L France

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PS – Coming up next month, for the first time in VIPY history, our special edition construction and renovation issue! It’s double the size of our usual publication and jammed full of useful content to guide you in all your property purchase and construction needs!

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contributors Debi Carson

Kate Henderson

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.

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

Kayleigh Driver

Fran Morrell

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.

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.

Sara Sherman

Marvin E. Flax

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.

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.

aLookingGlass Team Erin Paviour-Smith

Sales Director & Project Manager Originally from New Zealand with a background in brand management for three of New Zealand’s top-selling lifestyle magazines, Erin has strong understanding of sales and marketing within publishing. She brings a fresh approach to advertising in magazines and digital media.

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Freshen up this month, ready for the new season with these home products!

Five tips of preparation for enduring hurricane season

Chasing Daylight is the apt name for a vessel that cruises around the tropical Caribbean…

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The Tower House is the secret, luxury island getaway you didn’t know about

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THE SMART HOME Technological advances integrated into the home for pure comfort and security

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Back-to-school recipes for all the parents on this month’s menu!

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STYLE & BEAUTY Film Noir seeps into the products we exhibit presenting an enigmatic tone…

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CONSTRUCTION & RENOVATION SPECIAL EDITION in association with

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COMING UP IN VIPY OCTOBER 2017 ISSUE The October issue of VIPY will contain detailed information on Project Advisory, Funding, Property Purchase, Design Considerations, Pools, Construction, Renovating, Landscaping, Painting & Decorating, and Interiors. Look out for the issue on stands in the BVI and USVI in the first week of October.

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THE TOWER HOUSE

The secret island getaway in Tortola’s beautiful West End 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 D O N H E B E R T

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A CALM SAIL INTO Soper’s Hole on Tortola’s West End reveals a secret island getaway, that blends contemporary architectural style with a breezy, Caribbean charm. The Tower House is a three-level villa on Frenchman’s Cay, Tortola and is one of the most desirable properties in the British Virgin Islands. Privacy, luxury and calm Caribbean breezes await, in this nearly 6,000 square-foot paradise. The Soper’s Hole location sets the scene for an amazing place to live in Tortola. Tower House is just minutes away from unique shops, restaurants, a thriving marina, and easy access to an international ferry and port of entry. Completed in 2009, few homes provide the water access that Tower House offers. With more than 130 feet of private shoreline, unforgettable swimming and snorkelling are

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just steps from the front door. The waterfront feature is unique and makes Tower House a boater’s dream home in the BVI. An 80-foot L-shaped private dock accommodates boats up to 100 feet in length and with drafts of up to 10 feet. Private docks and water access like this are hard to find, offering easy access to the beautiful villa and simplifying travel throughout the islands. A second dedicated stairway allows walking to the dock directly from the driveway without having to cross through the main home. Enter through the chic wooden doorway and a contemporary foyer welcomes you. With steel accent railings and a beautiful harbour view, anyone will feel at home at Tower House. A sunny bedroom on this private level boasts accordion glass doors, opening onto an exclusive balcony overlooking the pool deck

below. A ceiling fan keeps the breeze moving and a stunning en suite bath makes this bedroom perfect for guests. With double sinks and an intricately tiled, spacious shower, every day will feel like a spa day. A luxurious shower experience is enhanced when opening a glass door to the courtyard beyond. Don’t feel like showering indoors? The courtyard also has a private outdoor shower to relish the Caribbean sun. Blonde ash wood closets and shelves, and brushed steel accents complete the contemporary and casual feel. Venture downstairs to the main level and the neutral, tile floors throughout the home keep things cool while creating a palette for the home’s modern accents to shine ABOVE An 80-foot L-shaped private dock accommodates boats up to 100 feet in length

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The Tower House is a three-level villa on Frenchman’s Cay, Tortola and is one of the most desirable properties in the British Virgin Islands.

through. The vaulted stairway effortlessly displays artwork and provides easy access to the rest of the home. A contemporary kitchen with stainless steel appliances make cooking family meals and entertaining a pleasure. A copper backsplash and walk-in pantry deliver modern convenience with a laid-back Caribbean feel. Sky-high ceilings flood the comfortable living area with natural light and grant Tower House an elegant but relaxed atmosphere. The sliding glass doors bring the outdoors in when closed, and offer an expansive view of Soper’s Hole, Great Thatch Cay, Little Thatch Cay, and Great Tobago in the distance.

LEFT The property accommodates a spacious airy feel

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When open, the glass doors create an expansive living area that leads out to an infinity splash pool inviting you to enjoy the view in cool comfort. The veranda presents plenty of space for relaxing and entertaining outdoors. The adjustable awnings afford shade when needed, and a wet bar makes cocktails and snacks a special event. Two large tables offer seating for meals and can be combined for an elegant island dinner under the covered porch. The main level is also home to the luxurious master suite. A beautiful bedroom and personal veranda accommodates privacy with a feel that the stunning view is your own. Light ash wood closets and a comfy nook with a bench offer ample space for dressing - even if it’s just to put on a different bathing suit. The master en suite bath is equipped with double sinks and a private water closet. The shower

is a work of art with blue mosaic tile, creating a tranquil feel with the marina view. With access to an exclusive courtyard, an outdoor rainfall showerhead bestows a completely private feel. As you step down to the third level, authentic stonework greets you and brings a natural feel to the home. Two more bedrooms reveal en suite baths, air conditioning, private Juliet balconies and their own shaded seating areas; perfect for enjoying a book or playing a game of cards with guests. A bonus room can be turned into your private oasis, whether you envision a home gym, art studio, or meditation room. Ample storage and laundry facilities on this level make island life even easier. A 50-Kilowatt generator produces reliable power for your convenience. A shining jewel of Tower House lives just steps from the calm water of Tortola’s shores. A short staircase provides both lower bedrooms with outdoor access to an intimate patio with chairs for sunbathing. Just a few more steps toward the water reveals a large 24-foot sun deck, complete with a huge square umbrella boasting ample shade and a cool place to relax by the sea. A barbeque grill and plush outdoor sofa allow you and your guests to emerge from the water and be ready for cocktails in minutes.

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L LA AN ND D / / E EX XC CL LU US S II V VE E F FE EA AT TU UR RE E P PR RO OP PE ER RT TY Y

Just above Tower House is the intimate Frenchman’s Chalet, a charming three-bedroom villa that sits on adjacent property that would be ideal for a guest house or for hosting staff. Finished to a high standard and stylishly decorated, this inviting three bedroom, three and a half bath home is built on two levels with the living areas cleverly located on the upper level to take full advantage of the lovely views of Soper’s Hole, Tortola’s West End and surrounding islands. The lightfilled great room with spacious living area and modern kitchen equipped with stainless steel appliances is graced by high ceilings, ceramic floors and wide doors opening onto the front balcony, spanning the full width of the house. The balcony’s central area extends out to provide additional open and covered space and provides a delightful seating and al fresco dining areas.

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The master bedroom suite is adjacent to the great room and has access to the main terrace. The lower level comprises two guest suites and a central living area accessing the lower terrace with plunge pool. A utility room and half bath, servicing the pool are also located on this level. All bedrooms are air-conditioned

THE TOWER HOUSE FRENCHMAN’S CAY, TORTOLA

Acreage: 0.465 Bed: 7 Bath: 9 Reception: 2 Pool: 2 Dock: 1

The Tower House is the private, quiet paradise that balances everything needed for an exquisite island life with simple elegance. ■

ABOVE Alfreso dining at Frenchman’s Chalet

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IMPLEMENT A STURDY DESK with storage and a broad surface to spread out your work. ​Add containers for pens and other useful accessories to keep you on-track. 

LIGHT IT UP! In addition to overhead lighting, utilise fixtures that project directly onto your project or studies. This is called ‘Task Lighting’ and creates a less stressful environment for your eyes when reading or creating. Earn some

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extra credit with fixtures that are adjustable and directional.

and canvas bags provide ample room; stack them up in bold colours!

ENERGISE AND REFUEL!

GOOD VIBES! Personalise your space with artwork that creates a smile! ■

Keep that energy and brain fuel onhand with containers for smoothies, power-shakes, snacks, and soups.

ORGANISATION! Activities are ahead for the season, from Debate Team to Explorations in Art, or Football to Ballet—extra storage keeps you organised. Storage totes

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT Kid’s alert ‘SLOW!’ visual warning signal $34.99, Boston swing arm desk lamp $28.99, Felt chalk eraser $2.99, Basic dustless chalks $1.69, Hero Sport insulated bottle (8oz) $16.89, Stanley advance thermos $31.59, writing composition books $2.09 ea, black phone wall clock $23, metal can $2.09, three light standard lamp $53.99, Sterilite tote boxes: 18G $19.99, 20QT $24.99 and 30GAL $34.99 (assorted colours), Chevron purple zig zag rug $49.19, all from Clarence Thomas Limited. Chimpanzee with earphones print $650, single drawer desk $695, recycled truck cube $145, all from Arawak Interiors. No Trespassing sign $0.99, Danger Keep Out sign $2.49, Bazic 15” school backpacks $11.79 ea (assorted colours), Bazic marble composition book $1.99 ea, all from Clarence Thomas Limited.

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TITBITS FOR HURRICANE SEASON Always good to be ready… just in case! 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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THIS TIME OF YEAR is all about being prepared. In addition to the heat and humidity, hurricanes are an unfortunate side effect of summer island living. Even if you’ve experienced hurricanes in past seasons, they can be extra stressful if they take you by surprise. As well as stocking up on essentials such as bottled water and batteries, here are few simple steps to prepare your property before a storm hits. TIDY AND ORGANISE Walk around your property perimeters and tidy up anything that is not tied down or attached. Flying debris is the biggest cause of damage in high winds. Any items that are not being used on a daily basis should be stored or stowed away. Keep loose foliage to a minimum and clear away any rock piles or loose wood. OUTDOOR FURNITURE All outdoor furnishings should be stored when a storm is approaching. Whether items are brought inside the house, stored in a shed, or thrown in the swimming pool—without the cushions of course—have a plan in place so furniture can be easily and quickly secured when needed. GUTTERING AND ROOFING Most of us forget about the top of our house, focusing more on what we can see. Your roof and guttering are going to take the brunt of the impact and now is the time to ensure gutters are clear and flowing, and any issues with the roof are repaired.

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Even if you’ve experienced hurricanes in past seasons, they can be extra stressful if they take you by surprise.

GENERATOR AND FUEL If you have a generator, your hurricane experience should be quite comfortable compared to others less fortunate sweating it out in the dark. Nevertheless, a generator is only effective if it works. Now is the time to ensure everything is in order and you have plenty of fuel on hand. Don’t forget about propane either and check you have enough supply to last at least a week. Even if you have an electric oven, most stovetops are usable without power. SHUTTERS Caribbean properties either have hurricane proof glass or shutters. If you are relying on the latter to protect your doors and windows, now is the time to check they are functional, clearly marked, and on hand for when they are needed. Although you should have sufficient warning to install the shutters, you don’t want the extra stress of fixing a broken shutter or figuring out which shutter goes where just before the storm hits. By following these tips and considering the protection of your property before a storm arrives, we hope you and your home stay safe this hurricane season. ■

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In Vogue! 6 innovative interior design trends for 2017! WO R DS BY ST E P H E N L F R A N C E

At VIPY, we always seek to keep up with what’s fashionable in the property world, so as to present the best advice for your design decisions. Whether you’re selling a home, seeking to make your own property more hospitable, or desiring to create more comfort for yourself, our miniinvestigation uncovered some design styles that have caught fire this year. Here are six home interior design trends to sustain a fresh and comfortable home aesthetic.

Colour of 1 Pantone the Year – Greenery

The world-renowned authority on colour across a variety of industries is Pantone. Their choice colour this year— Greenery—represents rejuvenation, refreshment, and rebirth. Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute said, “This shade of green is different from what we’ve ever done as colour of the year before. We love that feeling of newness, of realigning yourself and revitalizing yourself. A really important aspect is that the colour has vibrancy and a little bit of brightness.” For design purposes, the amazing

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attribute about this hue is its neutrality against multiple shades. It creates balance and harmony with a sense of renewing and realignment. Using it as the colour for a room allows for a gentle background to any additional furniture, fixtures, and fittings that might be added.

People are afforded the ability to control everything—all electronic devices—within the home while in or away from their property

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Mixed Patterns

According to Elle Décor “runway fashion is a common catalyst for what’s to come in the home space.” Bearing this in mind, the particular style of ‘mixed patterns’ was first spotted at New York Fashion Week in the winter of 2016. It’s unusual because in the past many would have argued that a statement piece using this method could be too cluttered, but with a global transformation in perception, mixed patterns now present an enticing, enigmatic anchor to a room with their seemingly mismatched appearance.

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Used in the right way, marble contributes a smoothness to home design, figuratively and literally. On counter tops, furniture, fixtures, fittings, and ornaments, pairing marble with wood and metal appears to be the conspicuous visual that’s attractive to homeowners. Marble has often been paired with opulence and luxury, so its allure is still very powerful in home design.

Home 4 Smart Technology

The advent of technology to advocate

connectivity in and outside the home is a fast-track road to indulgent, comfortable living. People are increasingly reliant on personal devices and our homes are paralleling this growing necessity. All the major technological companies are jumping in on the act with ‘The internet of things’ (IoT), making home living so much easier. People are afforded the ability to control everything—all electronic devices—within the home while in or away from their property. It’s clear to see why this trend is expanding; who wouldn’t want that level of freedom?

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Used in the right way, marble contributes a smoothness to home design, figuratively and literally.

5 Velvet

This trend emerges from those who seek comfort and texture. The use of velvet can be in multiple fabrics and finishing’s, granting a nostalgia and warmth of the familiar. The emotion drawn from this trend creates an extremely hospitable room, adding a family-feel. This trend could easily be summarised in the old adage, ‘home is where the heart is,’ as velvet possesses that delicate, inviting, warm feeling.

6 Subway Tiles

Although not a novel trend, subway tiles retain their cool disposition as a versatile choice for kitchens and bathrooms. Like the alternative trends we’ve mentioned here, the aspect that stands as a consistent element is the fact that subway tiles are flexible in their use and neutral against other materials and colours that may be incorporated. Staying up to date with your home design choices is rewarding, whether the intention is to sell your property or for the transformation of your comfort zone. The home is representative of the modern evolution of human choice and versatility. We hope you enjoy putting some or all of these options to use. ■

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LAND / SMART HOMES

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Technology integrates with today’s homes

W O R D S B Y M A R V I N F L A X , M A N A G I N G D I R E C T O 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

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This technology trend is largely driven by millennials who have embraced the technology.

The future of home design is already here

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SMART HOME TECHNOLOGY is one trend that is gaining momentum with designers, home owners, and the techie in all of us. From a fully integrated smart home system to various smart home gadgets, the industry is rapidly evolving into a multi-million-dollar hub of creative concepts to help make our homes more comfortable using the latest in technology. A smart home is quite simply a home equipped with lighting, indoor climate control, and electronic devices that are all connected via Wi-Fi and can be controlled both onsite and remotely. Recent surveys illustrate the rapid adaptation of smart home products with more than a quarter of all consumers owning at least one device. This technology trend is largely driven by millennials who have embraced the technology. Smart home products range in use and cost, but some of the most popular products are used to control lighting, temperature, windows and doors, and electrical outlets. These products are designed to not only make homes more comfortable, offering easy solutions to routine tasks, but they frequently reduce electricity consumption by sensing when devices are on and off. Smart products can also improve aesthetics in traditional appliances. OBM International has worked with integrated Creston touchscreen panels on three recently completed homes in the BVI and Anguilla.

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Clients are able to switch their lights on and off, wake up to pre-made coffee, and the TV on their favourite channel—all without using a switch or remote. Want even more technology? A fully integrated smart home begins during the design phase of a new home. It integrates and controls everything within the home that

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runs on electricity from automatic lights, locks, shades and shutters, and security cameras. The engineering of a fully integrated home is complex and requires a technology professional who is familiar with the system to be used in the home. These smart home engineers will work with architects and interior designers to ensure the wiring is available for

control panels and switches. They will also clarify over sufficient space for the ‘rack room’ or control room for the system. Not only must space be allocated, but frequently additional cooling and back-up generators are required to keep the rack room operating efficiently. If an integrated smart home seems overwhelming, there are many things that have been integrated into BVI homes for years that continue to be smart. Utilising solar elements throughout a home—whether for heating a pool or for supplemental electricity—will always be smart, as well as building open, tropical homes designed to provide airflow for natural air conditioning. As technology continues to evolve and it integrates into our homes, it’s important to remember the best smart technology is the one that works for you to make your home a more comfortable place. ■

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CHASING

DAYLIGHT PURSUING THE GLORIOUS SUN

INTEGRATING ART INTO YOUR HOME

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OUR YACHT SPOTLIGHT this month falls on a vessel named after the book Chasing Daylight by Eugene O’Kelly, former KPMG CEO. The memoir details the profoundly inspirational and honest walk of the author, who was diagnosed with brain cancer. The New York Bestseller was written in under four months between his diagnosis and his death in September 2005; the yacht owner was deeply impacted by the book and took a new turn on life ever since, titling his pride and joy with words apt for an optimistic outlook on life. Speaking to Chasing Daylight’s Captain Dane Tarr, he revealed that the unique vessel, “has been set up accordingly [for the owners who love to fish].”

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One of the yacht’s newest developments is that, “with [their] new at anchor stabilisation, [they] are now able to position Chasing Daylight in remote destinations around the Caribbean and Bahamas, and quickly access some of the world’s best spots with ease,” he continued. The owners’ preferential hobby of fishing appears to be an influential instrument in Chasing Daylight’s establishment and her crew, who have complemented the incredible luxury yacht with an arrangement attractive to fishing enthusiasts. “As we do every fall, we replace our fishing tender. So this winter we’ll have the new custom 2018 35-foot Everglades centre console with a full

The owners’ preferential hobby of fishing appears to be an influential instrument in Chasing Daylight’s establishment

ABOVE Watersports galore! OPPOSITE Exquisite comforts aboard Chasing Daylight

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The watersports and fishing adventure of your life!

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With themed dinners, watersports instruction, and fishing expertise, they receive glowing feedback time and again from their guests.

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

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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

fishing tower to help spot the fish,” said Captain Dane. “Another neat feature of our tender, is the dynamic position capability to help keep us on the fish when we find them…we have it all, from custom rods with Tiagra reels, custom carbon fibre spearfishing equipment, deep drop reel, down riggers, and every lure under the sun. We also have a fully stocked bait freezer to ensure we always have the right bait to get the job done.” Although fishing is a strong allure for guests who will be drawn to Chasing Daylight, the yacht herself boasts a warm, welcoming interior and all the amenities required to bolster this charter beyond the title of ‘luxury.’ Built in 2005 by Westport, the 130-foot yacht cruises at 20 knots and a maximum speed of 26 knots, allowing for comfortable, fast transport between ports. Comprised of five cabins— accommodating 10 guests and seven crew members—the cabin configuration permits three doubles and two twins. Guests will relish panoramic views of the striking ocean vistas from the foredeck Jacuzzi and enjoy idyllic relaxation on the large sundeck. The varied range of sea toys equipped on Chasing Daylight, make for a challenging choice over entertainment. Three-person waverunners, seabobs, waterskis, kayaks, paddleboards, and two tenders with sportsfishing equipment, support the boat’s claim that she was

made for aqua amusement. Chasing Daylight’s crew strive to provide an experience that will make the charter unforgettable. With themed dinners, watersports instruction, and fishing expertise, they receive glowing feedback time and again from their guests. “Four of our crew were born and raised in the Virgin Islands and therefore get really excited about fishing and exploring our ‘backyard,’” said Captain Dane. “From a very young age, we enjoyed hand lining for snapper, trolling for larger bluewater fish, and freediving for giant Caribbean lobster. I personally love to show my guests how I enjoyed my youth with friends fishing around the islands and catching dinner for the family.” Arguably, it’s the crew’s earnest profile attached to the vessel’s resume that creates such a hospitable and amicable feel. “I personally love to fish around sunset on the south drop of St John,” concluded Captain Dane. “Only a few miles off the southern coast of the Virgin Islands, we have a rich fishery perfect for landing massive Bull Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Spanish Mackerel, and even an assortment of Billfish. With a successful fishing trip, the chef and crew enjoy putting on a special grilled seafood feast under the stars on Chasing Daylight’s sun deck. There is nothing better than fresh Mahi Mahi straight from the yacht’s barbecue.” Look out for Chasing Daylight this season. For more information: https://y.co/yacht/chasing-daylight ■


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School lunchbox munchies! SUMMER IS ALMOST OVER and many families are getting the kids ready to go back to school after the vacation. To help ease into the back-to-school routine, I thought it would be a good idea to do some easy, time-saving pack lunch recipes, that use three key ingredients in versatile ways. Here are a few tips to make your school mornings run efficiently: PLAN Sometimes it’s not always possible, but you can make your life a lot easier by planning your weekly

meals. This not only allows for a stress-free morning and evening, but it also saves you money and trips to the store! PREPARATION Try and prepare as much as you can the night before. Wash, peel, slice, and portion into the necessary containers and store in the fridge; somewhere that will be easy for you to take out the next morning. Making space so everything is together in the fridge, ensures that you won’t forget anything.

LUNCH BOXES Get the lunch boxes ready the night before and set out on the counter so it’s all ready for you in the morning. That way, you’re not in a rush trying to find lids, containers, thermoses etc. Any pantry snacks

you might be including with your child’s lunch can also be laid out, ready for the morning. COMMUNICATION Talk to your children and find out what they like to eat, and see if they can provide you with ideas for new and interesting lunch options. Don’t forget to share your finished dishes with us on Instagram! #delishvipy   Some ingredients that we’ll be using multiple times are: • 1 whole roasted chicken, shredded, split in thirds. Reserve chicken bones for stock! • 1 lb of curly egg noodles, cooked, split in half • 2 cups homemade pesto, split in half  

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KAYLEIGH’S SCHOOL LUNCHBOX MENU Homemade chicken noodle soup Pizza, chicken pesto, ham & cheese pinwheels Chicken pesto pasta

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup Soup is great for kids to take to school. It’s filling, full of nutrients, and soup-er easy to make! It also freezes well, so it’s a perfect make-ahead meal for lunch or dinner; perhaps use up some produce from the fridge. You can add whatever you have on hand that might need using.

For the stock: L E V E L E A SY M A K E S A P P R OX . 1 . 5 Q UA R T S INGREDIENTS 1 whole roasted chicken Veggies: such as washed onion, celery, carrots, garlic 3 quarts water 1 tablespoon whole peppercorns METHOD Place all of the ingredients into a deep pot. Bring to the boil and reduce to a simmer for about 1 hour. Leave the lid off so the flavours really concentrate. NOTE: Don’t add salt to stock as it allows control of the sodium levels in the soup.   48 | V I P R O P E R T Y & YA C H T

For the soup: L E V E L E A SY M A K E S A P P R OX . 2 Q UA R T S INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon oil 1 tablespoon butter 1 onion, finely diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 3 stalks celery, finely diced 2 carrots, medium dice 1 teaspoon curry powder (optional) 1.5 quarts chicken stock Salt & pepper to taste 8 oz cooked egg noodles Reserved cooked shredded chicken  

METHOD Begin by heating up a deep pot over medium high heat. Add the oil and butter and then the onion, garlic, celery, carrots and curry powder. Gently sauté until soft. Once the vegetables are tender, add the chicken stock, and salt and pepper to taste. Bring to the boil and reduce to a simmer for about 20 minutes. Off the heat, add the cooked egg noodles and shredded chicken.

Pinwheels

Another fun and easy pack lunch are pinwheels. These are so versatile, kids

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love them, and you can make them the night before so it is a quick, grab and go for those sometimes-crazy school mornings! You can use whatever ingredients and flavours your kids like, but here are three suggestions:

Pizza pinwheels L E V E L E A SY MAKES 1 PINWHEEL INGREDIENTS 1 flour tortilla 12” wide 2 – 3 tablespoons good quality pizza sauce 10 slices pepperoni 3 slices thin mozzarella   METHOD Begin with the tortilla on a flat surface and spread the pizza sauce all the way to the edges except for the last 2 inches at the top of the tortilla. Then, lay out the pepperoni, again, leaving the last 2 inches at the top. Finally, lay out the sliced mozzarella on top of the pepperoni, leaving the last 2 inches at the top free. Now it’s time to roll them. Start at the bottom and roll the tortillas as tightly as possible to the top. Wrap them in plastic wrap or foil and refrigerate them for a few hours or overnight. When ready to use, slice into 1” rounds and serve.  

Chicken pesto pinwheels Pesto is a great ingredient to have on hand. Not only is it brilliant for quick lunch, but it can be used in so many ways for dinner as well. It’s one of my favourites to have on hand. I mix it in with quinoa, roasted salmon with a pesto crust, and use my spiraliser to make a lighter version of pesto pasta. Quite often, raw garlic can be overpowering in a pesto, so I prefer to roast my garlic. It offers a wonderful creaminess to the pesto, and rather than a sharp garlic bite, a sweet subtle garlic-y-ness that’s just perfect.

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INGREDIENTS 1 flour tortilla 12” wide 2 – 3 tablespoons homemade pesto 1 /4 cup finely shredded chicken

For the homemade pesto: L E V E L E A SY M A K E S A P P R OX . 2 C U P S INGREDIENTS 1 head roasted garlic 1 /2 cup toasted pine nuts (optional) 3 cups basil, washed 1 /2 cup fresh parmesan, grated 1 cup extra virgin olive oil Juice from 1 lemon  

METHOD To roast the garlic, pre-heat the oven to 375F. Cut the garlic head in half (through the equator), drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper. Wrap tightly in foil and put on a baking tray to catch any drips. Roast for about 30 minutes, until cloves are tender and sweet. Once the garlic has cooled, place all the ingredients in a food processor, except the olive oil. Whir until everything is nicely chopped, and slowly drizzle in olive oil while the processor is on, add the lemon juice and incorporate. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week, or in the freezer for up to 2 months.

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TO ASSEMBLE Using the same method as above, start by spreading the pesto on the tortilla but leave the last 2 inches at the top free. Scatter the shredded chicken over the top of the pesto. Roll, wrap, and refrigerate as stated above and slice into 1” rounds when ready to serve.

Ham & cheese pinwheels INGREDIENTS 1 flour tortilla 12” wide 4 slices honey smoked deli ham 4 slices sliced sharp cheddar 1 /4 cup sprouts METHOD Using the same method as above, start by laying out the ham on the tortilla and leave the last 2 inches at the top free. On top of the ham, lay out the sliced cheddar, and on top of that, spread out the sprouts. Roll, wrap, and refrigerate as stated

above and slice into 1” rounds when ready to serve.

Chicken pesto pasta

L E V E L E A SY MAKES 2 PORTIONS INGREDIENTS 8 oz egg noodles 1 /2 cup homemade pesto (see recipe) Approximately 6 oz shredded chicken   METHOD Cook noodles according to package instructions. Strain and allow to cool. Stir in chicken and pesto and place into lunchbox containers.  

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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.

Fully compostable food and beverage containers available in wholesale and retail quantities. An extensive range of products including soak proof sugar cane food boxes, sturdy cutlery, paper straws and PLA cups.

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Our inspiration for September harks back to Film Noir – a style of cinematographic film in the mid-1950s with darkness, moodiness, fatalism, and menace. These products are all available from BVI retailers. COMPILED BY E R I N PAV I O U R - S M I T H

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NIGHT MOOD Create the mood with the Luxe Shimmer and Celebrate candles, poured into gold and white decorative jars. These gorgeous candles come in two seductive scents. Available from House. $36

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C A R R Y M E AWAY These sleek, reversible tote bags coordinate with different handles

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and detachable accessories. Available in four different finishes and a range of colours to suit any ensemble. Available from House: Tote $156. With extra strap $48

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LUSH LIPS jane iredale PURE MOIST LIPSTICK Vivid pigments blend with nourishing natural oils and super fruit extracts for petal-soft lips that feel, look, ®

and taste amazing. Available in a range of daring hues. Available from Sole Day Spa. $29

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B ET T E D AV I S EY E S We’re thinking foxy 50’s siren with these reading glasses, available in various strengths from 1.0 – 4.0. Select from a range of sexy styles and colours. Available from House. $26


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VIPY Style & Beauty Retailer Directory Amara Spa Tel: 284 543 3554 The Moorings, Road Town amaraspabvi.com 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 Body Glam Cosmetics Tel: 284 346-4526 Building 7, Tortola Pier Park, Road Town Facebook.com/bodyglamcosmetics

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House Tel: 284-494-1920 Romasco Building, Road Town, Tortola Wickhams Cay 2, Tortola, Road Town www.housebvi.com Prana Spa Tel: 340 776 7899 5302 Yacht Haven Grande, Charlotte Amalie, USVI spausvi.com 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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SHE SHIMMERS jane iredale® G O L D E N S H I M M E R FA C E A N D B O DY LOT I O N A light reflecting lotion that creates a shimmering luminosity on your skin. Available from Sole Day Spa. $45

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H O L LY W O O D H A I R This range of glamorous hair clips by Milano gives your hair a touch of

7 Hollywood glamour. Made with real Swarovski Crystals. Available from Studio One Salon & Spa. $65 each

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PIN-UP GLAMOUR This Latin fit sophisticated one-piece by Phax Swimwear is perfect for the woman who loves fashion and adventure. Comes in black, grey, and gold. Available from Arawak Surf. $82.95

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 nfo@tainoboutiques.com Treflé@ Taino Boutique & Gifts Tel: 284-443-0012 Tortola Pier Park, Road Town info@tainoboutiques.com

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BVI SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY PROPERTY SHOWCASE

A DREAM COME TRUE

PINEAPPLE PLACE


Belmont, Tortola US$2,500,000
 An elegant home with impeccable details that warmly embrace the natural landscaping.

Belmont, Tortola US$1,950,000
 An architectural designed luxury hideaway conveniently located in Tortola, with great outdoor living and ocean views.

FAR PAVILION


ISLAND ESCAPE


Mahoe Bay, Virgin Gorda US$2,900,000 A Dream Come True delivers the ultimate in comfort and privacy while boasting endless views of crystalline waters and prized sandy beaches.

VILLA DULCINEA


INDIGO HILL VILLA Crooks Bay, Virgin Gorda US$1,300,000 A charming 2 bedroom 2 bathroom sanctuary in a Caribbean paradise with cool breezes amazing sunrises and sunsets.

Long Bay, Tortola US$1,300,000
 Breathtaking view over the ocean, this home has magnificent 180 degree views towards Jost van Dyke and Long Bay Beach and beyond. 
 


MANDALAY RIDGE

Ridge Road Tortola US$695,000


This 3 bedroom 2 bathroom house is located close to Road Town and has beautiful views of Road Harbour, the islands and Sir Francis Channel

COPPERMINE RIDGE LAND

WEST HAVEN HOUSE

Starting at, US$175,000 & Up Parcels of undeveloped land for sale anywhere from a quarter of an acre and up for investment or private use.

West End, Tortola, US$390,000
 This 2 bedroom 2 bathroom provides an ideal setting for enjoying the scene and the peaceful charm of this home.

MARITHA KEIL (broker)
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ISHA O'BRIEN (sales associate)
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ANTHONY CLARKE (sales associate)
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DAMARA PENN (sales associate)
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OFFICE NUMBERS: +1 284 494 5700 (Tortola)


Great Camanoe US$855,000
 This 3 bedroom 3 bathroom provides an ideal setting for enjoying the scene and the peaceful charm of this home.

Each office is independently owned and operated


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Lots and Villas For Sale at Rosewood Little Dix Bay, Virgin Gorda from $995k to $5.5m

Villa Aja, Trunk Bay

$3,950,000

Coral Hill House, Belmont

$2,500,000

3 Bed Townhouse With Dock

$1,100,000 Nanny Cay Marina

Whalerock House, The Baths

Turtle Bay House, Nail Bay

Whispering Tide, Nail Bay

Tara, Smuggler’s Cove

Esmeralda, Soper’s Hole

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Residential Sales

Makere House, SOLDIER HILL, TORTOLA

$1,350,000

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On the Rocks, LITTLE TRUNK BAY, VIRGIN GORDA Eternity, WEST END, TORTOLA

$3.5m

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Bay Watch, SOLDIER HILL, TORTOLA

$1.285m

$950,000

Bay House, CROOKS BAY, VIRGIN GORDA 2

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$3.6m

For more information on these listings or additional offerings, call 284494 2446 or email info@smithsgore.com

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TORTOLA Britannic Hall

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VIRGIN GORDA Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour


SOL Y SOMBRA VIRGIN GORDA, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS 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.

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