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The month of June is upon us and there is no better time than now to engage our visitors about the various attractions available. The Bermuda Chamber of Commerce’s ‘Harbour Nights’ are back, as are the ‘Summer Sundays’ concert series hosted by the City of Hamilton. On the sporting front, the one-day World Cup Blue Marlin Championship takes place, and the premiership Saracens Rugby team also returns for a week of competition and community service with Bermuda’s youth. As Bermuda’s best ambassadors we are blessed with the island’s cultural charm, historical significance and physical beauty to draw from for inspiration: UNESCO World Heritage Site St. George’s, is the oldest continuously operating English town in the Western Hemisphere. Its cobbled-stone walkways, narrow lanes and traditional Bermudian architecture characterize a unique pairing of a ‘living museum’ with a world-class yachting destination. Bermuda’s business and retail center, Hamilton, bustles with restaurants, retail shops, art galleries and historical landmarks. A guided walking tour with the Town Crier reveals the historical significance of North Hamilton and its unique blend of urban and island chic. The South Shore continues to boast miles of pink-hued coastline and intimate coves and bays. Beyond the world-famous Horseshoe Bay, the newly restored Gibbs Hill Lighthouse and our railway trails provide unique sightseeing alternatives to sand and sea. The Royal Naval Dockyard offers land and water excursions, a craft market, al fresco dining, beach activities and live entertainment, all within close proximity to one another. The Hall of History mural depicting Bermuda’s 400-plus years of existence is a ‘must-see’ amongst the activities available in the west end. Lastly, but not at all least, Bermuda’s surrounding waters and aquatic activities, including world-class big game fishing, shipwreck and reef diving, whale watching, boating and more are there to be enjoyed throughout these warm summer months. Bermuda and its people have much to share about our island home, let’s get out there and spread the word!
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There’s nothing like buying a new swimsuit to get you stoked for summer! Back in March we wrote about the trend for patterns on the runway, so it’s no surprise that the trend would work its way into swimwear. Have fun mixing playful patterns. You can also mix and match them with a solid complementary colour. Check out the sale section upstairs in Calypso for designer swimwear at discounted prices and you can just mix and match to find the best combination. It also means that you can get a top and bottom that BOTH fit. Cutouts are another trend for summer 2014. A cutout one-piece is a great mix of sexy and edgy, especially if you’re not ready to bare it all in a bikini! Making Waves has a really fun Batman suit for the more adventurous. TIP: Don’t forget sunscreen. If you’re going to be in the sun, slather on the sun block because a cutout suit will create some crazy tan lines!
It’s hard to go wrong with a string bikini. Making Waves has some bright colours by Body Glove and I loved the colours and fit of the bikinis in Women’s Secret. They have some cute beach bags as well.
Can’t go wrong with these father son Vilbrequin swimmers, just pick out a few sizes bigger as they run small.Calypso
Fun! Spotted this batman cut-out swimsuit from Makin Waves. Way to make a splash!
Mix and match these Body Glove bikinis and find the best style for you! Makin Waves
The perfect sized beach bag from Women’s Secret. Loving the nautical stripes and neon detail.
Stylish and flattering, pair this classic one piece with large round sunglasses and a large brimmed hat for instant 1950’s glamour. Marks & Spencers
Wear this versatile outfit as a scarf, kimono or top! Perfect throw for the summer from Seasons
TIP: If you’re self-conscious about your hips or thighs, stick with a fringe on top. Jewels and metal detail can also draw attention away from problem areas… just be careful in the hot sun!
High-wasted bikinis are also making a come back this summer. The cut is both feminine and flattering. Embrace this retro look with big, round sunglasses and a wide-brim sun hat. If wearing a bikini fills you with dread, then check out the tummy control swimsuits from Marks & Spencer’s. These flattering shapes will keep you looking sophisticated and comfortable. Pair with a wrap, large sunglasses and a hat to draw the attention to you face. We love the throws from Seasons, which can be worn in 6 different ways! Warning: These items may have been purchased by the time you read this column. Follow us on Instagram for immediate notification on what’s hot and where it’s at. @TWiBStyleGuide
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Regular Events May Events SAT JUNE 7TH Makin Waves - Co-Ed Beach Volleyball Tournament 9am at Horseshoe Bay Beach, South Road, Southampton. Spectator viewing is free. For more information, call 291 1898 or visit BermudaVolleyball.bm. The Big Game: Bermuda Barbarians vs. Saracens 2pm at National Sports Centre. The cost is $15 in advance from BDAtix.bm, $20 for adults at the gate, and free for under-16s. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. 2014 BNG Youth Film Festival 12.30pm at BUEI. The cost is free for members, $5 for student non-members and $10 for adult non-members. For more information, or to reserve your seat, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 295-9428. Tea with a Twist and Encore Fashion Show 3pm at Fairmont Southampton’s Windows on the Sound. Tickets are $65. For more info, or to purchase tickets, contact 500-2721 or email@example.com. SUN JUNE 8TH We are Climbin’ Jacob’s Ladder 4pm at the Evening Light Tabernacle. Tickets are $25 and are available from members or at the door. For more details, contact Dale Butler on firstname.lastname@example.org or 505-3409. Masterworks Family Day 10am in the Botanical Gardens. This event is free for members. For more information, or to become a member, call 299-4000. Allied World Family Community Day Noon at National Sports Centre. Admission is free and families can register at Volunteer.bm. For more info, contact The Centre on Philanthropy at 236-7706. Hat Show & Tea Charity Fundraiser 3pm at the Lorraine Rest Home Field in Warwick. Tickets are $15 and available from 236-5152 or email@example.com. FRI JUNE 13TH Adult Docent Programme 10am at Bermuda National Gallery. There is no cost. For more information, or to RSVP, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 295-9428. Barbados Association of Bermuda Summer Cruise: Bajan Explosion 7pm from Pier 1. Tickets are $65, or $55 before May 23rd, and tickets are available from Secrets, Kit n’ Caboodle, Fish n Tings, Janauzis and The Salon Store. SAT JUNE 14TH Heinekin Round The Sound Seagull Race 8.30am at Spanish Point Boat Club, Spanish Point Road, Pembroke. Free for spectators, $65 for race participants and $20 for BBQ dinner. For more information, contact 298-1220. Metropolitan Opera in HD: Rossini’s La Cenerentola 5pm at BUEI. Tickets are $35, $30 for students and available from pTix.bm. For more info, see www.gands.bm/opera.htm or contact email@example.com. Pirates of the East End 4pm at Fort St. Catherine, St. George’s. Free. Wrist bands must be collected from Botanical Gardens Exhibition Office, Fort St. Catherine’s or the Visitor Centre in St. George. Select activities will have a fee. For more info contact 297-1920. THURS JUNE 19TH Bermuda Folklife Documentary Series: Seagull Racing and Llewellyn Hollis, Fisherman 6pm at BUEI. This event is free to the public. For more info, contact 292-1681 or see CommunityandCulture.bm. FRI JUNE 20TH Newport Bermuda Race Various activities at Royal Bermuda Yacht Club, Point Pleasant Road. Race schedule is at www.bermudarace.com. For more information, contact 294-6716 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit BermudaRace.bm. Dance, Dance, Dance 7pm at Fort St. Catherine, St. George’s. $5 entry. For more info, visit 297-1920. SAT JUNE 21ST Bermuda Toastmasters Awards Banquet 7pm at Coco Reef. General admission is $85. For more information, or tickets, contact email@example.com. Bermuda Summer Soul-stice 6.30pm at Pier 6. Tickets are $125 and available from pTix.bm. SAT & SUN JUNE 21ST - 22ND Bermuda Chamber Choir: Summer in Europe 7.30pm on the Saturday and 4pm on the Sunday at the Earl Cameron Theatre. Tickets are $55 for sponsors, $35 for adults, $20 for students and are available from Bermuda Bookstore on Queen Street, through choir members, at the door or online at pTix.bm. SUN JUNE 22ND 32sixtyfour Paddle Race Series: Race 2 8.45am at Fort St. Catherine. Entry fee is $30 in advance or $50 for same day registration. For information, or to register online, visit 32sixtyfour.com. SAT JUNE 28TH Gunners Ball 7pm at Fort St. Catherine. Tickets $75. Info: 297 1920
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FOR IN Senior Mondays at Masterworks FO The Musical Magic of Tony Bari at The Reefs Trivia Quiz Night at Taste 141 (1st and 3rd Mondays of the month) Trivia Quiz Night at South Shore Swizzle Inn (2nd and 4th Mondays of the month)
City of Hamilton Walking Tours Quiz Night at Robin Hood Pure Lovers Couples Reggae Bowling, Strykz Bowling Lounge, Southside Bermuda Toastmasters (1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month)
Sweet P Afternoon High Tea at The Bermuda Perfumery Quiz & Curry Night at Bermuda Bistro at the Beach Writers’ Studio of Bermuda: Drop in Writers Class Open Mic Night at Hog Penny The Big Chill at Bone Fish Harbour Nights Latin Dancer’s Delight: Drop-in Class and Latin Dance Party at Docksider’s (every other week, June 11th and 29th)
Trivia Thursdays at the Swizzle Inn (Bailey’s Bay) Candlelight Meditation Chant Group Theme Night with Will Black at Hog Penny The Glass Onion Band at Bone Fish Bar & Grill The Earl Leader Band Live at Jasmine Lounge Bermuda National Gallery Tour
Wine Down Happy Hour at Lemon Tree Cosmo Fridays Happy Hour Grotto Bay’s International Buffet Uber Vida Mini Cruise Classic Rock Dance Party with Will Black at Hog Penny The Earl Leader Band Live at Jasmine Lounge The Big Chill at Sea Breeze Charlar Hora Feliz (Happy Hour) at Rumbar (first Friday of the month) Improv Bermuda presents Friday Laffy Hour (first Friday of the month)
City Market at Pier 6 Ladies’ Night at Bermuda Bistro at The Beach ChewSLAM – Spoken Word and Poetry Club Sweet P Afternoon High Tea at The Bermuda Perfumery Super Chic Saturdays at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess Saturday Night Flava featuring DJ Felix at Red Steakhouse and Bar Two Rock Wine Company Weekly Wine Tasting Will Black and Local Bands Live at Hog Penny Gombey Saturdays at Queen Elizabeth Park The Big Calypso at The Reefs The Musical Magic of The Tony Bari Trio at Cambridge Beaches Olde Towne Market
Brunch – everywhere!! Walking Club of Bermuda Sundays Live at Snorkel Park Chewstick Neo-Griot Lounge & Cafe Open Mic Night The Musical Magic of Tony Bari at The Reefs The Big Calypso at The Frog & Onion Pub The Big Chill at Cambridge Beaches
Current Art Exhibits Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art UNTIL JUNE 11TH
Bermuda Society of Arts
JUNE 13TH - 25TH
JUNE 7TH - JUNE 24TH
Ever The Twain Shall Meet - Mark Twain Exhibition Sky Gazer by Alan Smith The Journeys of War Baby - Photographer Warren Brown
UNTIL JULY 9TH
Bermuda Postal History From 1620 to the UPU - Artist David Pitts
BNG East OPENS JUNE 14TH
Bermuda Biennial 2014, A View from the Edge, Exhibition of Contemporary Art Sponsored by Bacardi Limited
Bermuda National Gallery ONGOING Highlights of the Bermuda National Gallery Collection
OPENS JUNE 20
Bermuda Biennial 2014
Mondays. Paul Doughty, Abstract Drawing Workshop Tuesdays. Life Drawing Session: an open class with no instruction, drawing of a life model. Onions Gallery - Bermuda Audubon Society 60th Anniversary Competition Studio C/D -Bluebird Box Display Edinburgh Gallery - Ronnie Chameau and Donna Pink “ Our History in Hats’ Studio A- BSOA Workshops Art Showcase Entire Gallery - The Acute Care Wing: Design-Construction-Complete
JUNE 27TH - JULY 15TH
Studio B - Peter Aldrich: Photography Exhibition
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Calling All REEF Watchers! REEF Watch - 28 June, 2014 This is a fun day for all citizen scientists to volunteer to collect data and raise funds for coral reef conservation. Sponsored by Hiscox, REEF Watch is an environmental monitoring programme for the community coordinated by the Bermuda Zoological Society. It is a unique and exciting programme where recreational snorkelers gather data about the health of Bermuda’s coral reefs. Dr. Thaddeus Murdoch, chief scientist for the BREAM Project collates data from REEF Watch day and an annual report on the status of our marine environment is available to government bodies, researchers, schools and volunteers at www.bzs.bm. Bermuda would not exist without our coral reefs, they are vital to our economy and well-being, they protect us from storms, they provide recreation and food. One of the few healthy coral reef systems remaining worldwide, Bermuda’s reefs are fragile and need our help. REEF Watch provides snorkelers with the necessary skills to gather valuable information, which contributes to a growing body of information being used to better manage our coral reefs. It’s very easy to get involved in this community event. Here’s what you need to do: GO TO CROWDRISE.COM/REEFWATCH 1. Set up a BOAT TEAM by clicking on SET UP YOUR FUNDRAISER 2. Have your friends, family and colleagues pledge their support of your BOAT Team by clicking on DONATE TO A FUNDRAISER (registration pledge forms can also be downloaded from bzs.bm) 3. Need help adding your boat or donating to an existing boat? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Bermuda’s reefs are facing unprecedented threats. Join the only team that is monitoring the health of our most valuable natural resource and be part of the solution.
Painting & Drawing Workshops With Jana Matusz Jana Matusz, former Masterworks Artist in Residence, is back in Bermuda to teach a series of workshops for the Arts Project. June 7th and 8th (Saturday and Sunday) two-day* plein-air workshop (12 spaces) 10-4pm $295 (pre-pay by 5pm on June 1st) or $310 (after June 1st) (light lunch and refreshments included in the price) please note: the plein-air workshop can be booked for a single day also $195 (pre-pay by 5pm on June 1st) or $210 (after June 1st) (light lunch and refreshments included in the price) June 11th 2014 (Wednesday) The New Artists - 60 and over (14 spaces) 10 – 4pm $50 (pre-pay by 5pm on June 1st) or $70 (after June 1st) (please bring your own lunch) June 15th 2014 (Sunday) Figure-drawing workshop (12 spaces) 2:30 – 6pm $120 (pre-pay by 5pm on June 1st) or $140 (after June 1st) (refreshments included) Location: all workshops will be held at St. Peter’s Hall, York Street, St. George’s (at the bottom of the steps to St. Peter’s Church on the right) For more information on Jana Matusz, please visit www.janamatusz.com or her blog http://janamatusz.wordpress.com For more information on the Arts Project, please visit: www.facebook.com/ArtProjectStGeorgeBermuda
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they return, there is someone who has stepped up to the rank of Captain and he (or she!) is the hero for the day.” We opt for a cruise around Mangrove Bay, with kayaks and paddleboards in tow, and a picnic hamper for a secluded lunch along the way. The pickings are delicious and provide ample fuel for a paddle and kayak toward the Vixen, a nearby shipwreck, to feed the fish.
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STORY & PHOTOGRAPHY BY NADIA HALL
H2O’s founder, James Harvey, speaks with the kind of easy, mellifluent drawl you’d expect from a seasoned adventurer. In business for over twenty years, he’s learned that you can’t always plan a good time. While there may not be a formula, he’s certainly got the ingredients. “We supply the boat, a cooler of ice, snorkel gear, fishing gear. The rest happens out there,” he says, motioning towards the horizon. Motor and sailboat rentals, kayaking and paddle-boarding are just a few of the examples of what H2O has to offer. Preferring to keep his operation intimate and personal, his latest focus is on the boat rental experience and all the accouterments that enhance it. He gets reservations for holidays many months in advance and the doit-yourself concept is a large part of the appeal. H2O provides maps of the surrounding waters, and the staff point out landmarks and give suggested itineraries. The rest of the experience is up to you. “Take out one of our boats and see for yourself!” Its an offer we can’t refuse and we do just that, heading out early one morning to test their wares. The journey is restricted to the west end of the island, anywhere between Dockyard and Hamilton. H2O suggests a few options: Go around the point of Dockyard or stop in for lunch; go through Watford Bridge, carry on to Somerset Bridge and check out all the little bays as far as Pompano Beach, use the boat to get to Hamilton, have lunch, shop all day and come back. “It gives you a really cool option for getting around Bermuda.”
“We’ve been operating under the H2O banner for the past three and a half years, but have been at the Cambridge location for 17 years. As far as what I’m doing right now, I’m really enjoying it. I wake up every morning looking forward to work and having fun. It’s a good little business.” Some might say it’s the Bermudian Dream. “I just feel like I’ve got to get everybody out on the water. It’s the best way for anybody to see Bermuda, to live Bermuda. Show you what you’ve been missing!” He laughs, “Not to get all evangelical on you or anything.” We ask him what he’s cooking up for the future. “More accoutrements, more tailored experiences. For example, fishing is really popular. Even without leaving land, there is an area along Cambridge Beach and Long Bay that is famous for bonefish, which is a game fish that gives a hell of a fight. When you get it on a light tackle, it’s a fight to remember. We can provide the rods you need to hook one. Or consider reef-fishing: you really do not need to go far to catch enough for dinner. We give you the right kind of bait and send you to the right locations. If you would like to eat what you catch you can go to Somerset Country Squire or Cambridge who will charge you a plating fee, which could be as little as $12. They’ll cook the fish, vegetables and sides. We also have a lot of guesthouses in the Somerset area and those kinds of independent travellers will take the fish home and do their own thing. So, in the case of fishing we are able to serves the needs of all types of clients. He maintains that the size of the operation is what sets him apart from all the other providers. It allows for an intimacy and focus that larger groups cannot. “I highly recommend our Jet Ski Safaris which are properly guided excursions of the West End on jet skis. Jet skis,
“You’ve got Paradise lakes as well (something of a local treasure) which are beautiful in and of themselves. We’re really blessed with this landscape or,” he corrects himself, “waterscape that we have. We may not realize it, but we really are.” “We make it so easy for you that no qualifications are required. We get so many-first timers. I guess that goes to show how easy it is to navigate around the west end. It’s really not that hard, if you’re adventurous enough to try it. We get that all the time, a group of friends, none of whom has ever driven a boat. Usually, by the time
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Catering provided by Cambridge Beaches
B.U.E.I Marine Science Summer Camps This Month!
BUEI’s educational camps, for ages 7-13. Hands-on activities, experiments, specimens, interactive computer learning, scavenger hunts, arts and crafts, play-acting and competitions.
Offshore Adventures Continued...
believe it or not, actually give you the advantage of getting really up close and personal with all the wildlife out there in Bermuda’s waters and on the shoreline. We never go out with more than 5 skis per tour. How do you show a group of people the same amazing time on more than five different vessels all at the same thing? Its crazy!” he laughes. We are committed to being able to guarantee the quality of the experience for every guest and I just feel that is not possible with more than five skis. With small numbers I can offer amazing experiences for all riders.”
Conducted in the Sea Below Classrooms, Exhibits, Link Wet Lab, and Lobbies, the camps are mainly science in nature, but incorporate other disciplines and emphasize the role Bermuda plays in these areas where relevant. The programmes integrate literacy and numeracy, and are designed to inform, motivate and excite children. Camps are conducted from 9am to 3pm with after camp supervision available until 5pm if needed.
While the busy season is typically May through October, H2O is open full-time from the end of March until the end of November. “As for the rest of the winter, we can make it happen as long as the weather allows. Technically we’re open all year round. People rent boats and even go on Jet Ski Safari on Christmas Day.”
DABBLE IN WHALES June 26 - 27. This educational camp explores the world’s largest mammals and immerses campers into the whales’ relationship to mankind and the present efforts to conserve them. Hands-on and interactive, this camp involves tracking satellite tagged whales, identifying the different types of whales and their behaviors, and learning the history of whaling of the past, present and in Bermuda. From carving scrimshaw to making sailor’s valentines, identifying whale sounds to being updated on the current whale studies conducted in Bermuda, campers become whale aficionados.
RENTALS INCLUDE Motor and sailboat rentals, fishing, kayaking and paddle-boarding HIGHLIGHTS Close to cute private beaches, map and instruction available and cruise as far as City of Hamilton. ORDER LUNCH FOR THE JOURNEY Catering available for arrangement. LOCATION & CONTACT 30 Kings Point, Sandys / 234 3082 / www.h20sportsbermuda.com
DABBLE IN DISASTER June 20 - July 4. Natural disasters can occur at any time, anywhere. This eye opening camp consists of marine related disasters involving geological forces such as volcanoes, earthquakes, underwater avalanches, meteor impacts, as well as meteorological events such as hurricanes, tornadoes/water spouts, global warming, and sea level rise. Students learn various past natural disasters through videos, computers, meteorological and geological instruments as well as hands-on activities including those affecting Bermuda and how to predict, prepare and act where possible.
MARINE SCIENCE SUMMER CAMPS FOR AGES 7-13
SCHEDULE June 26 - 27
Dabble in Whales
June 30 - July 4
Dabble in Disaster
July 7 - 11
Dabble in Sea Myths, Sea Serpents and Superstitions
July 14 - 18
Dabble in Prehistoric Seas
July 21 - 25
Dabble in Dissection
July 28 - 30
Dabble in Pirates
August 4 - 8
Dabble in Bermuda
August 11 - 15
Dabble in Sharks
August 18 - 22
Dabble in Sea Myths, Sea Serpents and Superstitions
August 25 - 29
Dabble in Wild Weather
September 2 - 5
Dabble in Wild Weather
What will your kids dabble in this summer? Camp 9am to 3pm Monday through Friday After camp supervision available from 3pm to 5pm Camp Registration Forms available online at www.buei.org
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Art Matters The Bermuda Biennial 2014: A View From The Edge
BY LISA HOWIE, DIRECTOR, BERMUDA NATIONAL GALLERY
The Bermuda Biennial is a platform for the Island’s contemporary art scene. Started in 1994, the exhibition continues to represent the vitality and creativity of local artists, and provides an opportunity for these artists to engage in an internationally juried process. Since 1998, Catherine C.R. Lapsley, In My Life Bacardi Limited has Number Seven, 2012, acrylic on canvas. generously been the Collection of the artist. Signature Sponsor. This year’s jurors were Isolde Brielmaier (a New York-based curator, writer and program consultant, as well as Visiting Professor, Tisch School of the Arts at NYU) and Amanda Coulson (Executive Director at the National Gallery of Bahamas; curator, art critic and co-founder of the VOLTA art fairs in Basel and New York). 2014 marks the 11th Anniversary of this important exhibition and this year a theme was established: A View from the Edge. Artists were asked to address how the physical reality of an island informs one’s identity. To consider questions such as: How do we transcend restriction or embrace limitation? In what ways are we both bounded and connected, living in confinement and paradise, experiencing insularity and resilience? The jurors said of the submissions: “As guests in Bermuda, we were conscious of our own placement on the edge, being given a glimpse into a community with which we saw moments of divergence from our usual field of reference, but also many connections to our own roots and experiences. In any culture or country the artist is the one who looks at the world differently, who sets off down a new avenue of inquiry, and who has the bravery to share his or her usually unique worldview. We are so privileged, therefore, to be invited to view the submissions, many of which were extraordinary, original, unique and breathtaking.” The Bermuda Biennial 2014 will be featured in several spaces: at the BNG in Hamilton, Queen Elizabeth Park (Par-la-ville) in Hamilton, and the BNG East in St. George’s. Admission is free. The experience is memorable. Visit us today. Take away a memento of your experience with a BNG art book: Impressions of Bermuda or Bermuda National Gallery: An Introduction. For more information: www.bng.bm or call (441) 295-9428/ 297-9428.
What Is A Biennial? BY STEPHANIE GIBSON
Unfortunately, art has gotten a bad rap for being unrelatable, boring and out of touch. This is where biennials come in. Directors and curators of museums that host these jurored events every two years, take on the herculean task of sifting through art to find works that are both accessible and contemporary, in hopes of creating an exhibition that accurately portrays not only the pulse of the art world, but is representative of the culture in which the exhibit takes place. It is a daunting task. The concept of a biennial art show originated in Venice in 1895, as a means to reignite Venetian art’s waning global appeal. Institutions across the globe followed suit and by 1990s over 200 museums used the concept of a biennial to bring the art of their region to the world stage. The surge of biennials generated artistic dialogue across nations, provided international exposure for artists and allowed local audiences to engage with contemporary art. Such a large undertaking comes with its challenges. Museums are constantly trying to find a way to balance international engagement and social relevance. Both the Venice Biennale and the Whitney Biennial struggled against being labeled elitist and conventional. They managed to remedy these problems by consciously finding ways to promote social inclusion and universal representation. Not all museums have been so lucky. After only two exhibitions, the Johannesburg Biennial dissolved; ending its second edition a month early. Recognizing these challenges, the Bacardi Limited Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Bermuda Art is constantly seeking ways to exhibit art that is both contemporary yet exudes a distinct local feel. This year the Bermuda National Gallery asks artists to present work that portrays both the benefits and challenges of living on an island. The artwork will exhibit the inherent tension that arises when living in paradise that also creates isolation. It is a feeling that all residents experience and grapple with. Previous biennials have had a distinctly Bermudian feel, and have even featured work that directly addresses Bermudian culture and heritage. It will be interesting however, to experience an entire exhibition centered around this theme. While all of the art will be inspired by the same place, Bermuda, each artist experiences and engages with his or her surroundings differently, and will therefore present artwork with a distinct point of view. The end result is bound to be relatable, yet refreshing for both residents and visitors alike. BERMUDA BIENNIAL 2014 A View from the Edge, Exhibition of Contemporary Art Sponsored by Bacardi Limited
Left: Alan C. Smith, Sky Is a Mirror, 2013, archival digital print. Collection of the artist. Right: Edwin M. E. Smith, Culture of Entitlement 2, 2013, mixed media. Collection of the artist.
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OPENS BNG East / June 14
1 Bridge Street, St. George’s Bermuda National Gallery / June 20 City Hall & Arts Centre, Church St. City of Hamilton
From The Handle Bars of Shoshanna
Bermuda Ha Ha
Discover Our East End
BY ROGER CROMBIE
WITH KRISTIN WHITE & SHOSHANNA
In 1981, I was working in Hamilton for an American company that bought and sold airplanes. I’d do the books and translate Bermudian into English, explain what a Premier was, how Sandys was pronounced, that sort of thing.
GATES FORT Walk straight down to the end of Cut Road and visit this small fort built between 1612 and 1615 to guard the St. George’s harbour. It was named for Thomas Gates, who was sailing on the Sea Venture to be governor of Virginia when he was wrecked in St. George’s. Like most of the forts, it has incredible views and, when we do have a cruise ship visit the town, watching it navigate the supernarrow ‘Town Cut’ on the side of the fort is like witnessing Bermuda’s very own Panama Canal. ALEXANDRA BATTERY Continue from Gates Fort along Barry Road and stop by Alexandra Battery, a fortification built in the 1860s to protect the Narrows Channel, the island’s main shipping lane. Climb wrought iron ladders to high viewing platforms, jump into ‘hidey holes’, and shout an ‘echo’ into the deep artillery units. This fort ‘complex’ has a great beachy cove, perfect for kids, and a huge open grassy space on the cliff ’s edge ideal for yoga. Or if you prefer, awesome photo ops. FORT ST. CATHERINE The largest fort in Bermuda, Fort St. Catherine is just down the road, and is truly an extraordinary attraction, with the interior set up as an interactive and fun museum. Celebrating its 400th anniversary this summer (with special events EVERY Saturday in June), the fort was built in 1614 and is ridiculously impressive with a moat, drawbridge, tunnels, towers, redoubts, ramparts, beaches, knights in shining armour AND a ghost. Seriously. These forts and others in the parish (including some that are totally off the grid – if you’re adventurous you’ll find them!) were key factors in our town receiving UNESCO World Heritage Site Status so they are definitely not to be missed. WHAT’S ALONG FOR THE RIDE? My black and brown fedora from Last Night Boutique My Bermuda 1612 sweat top from Paradise Gift Shop A Giant Cookie from GoJo’s Cafe, St. George’s And my book “All Aunt Hagar’s Children” by Edward P Jones, from The Book Cellar ABOUT KRISTIN & SHOSHANNA Kristin has lived in St. George’s for 10 years and has developed an obsession with the town. She owns a bookstore on Water Street, and is the Development Director for The St. George’s Foundation. Her bike is named Shoshanna, and is enjoying all of the attention.
Non Labour Day
My colleagues, American all, didn’t much care about Bermuda beyond the lack of taxation and ready availability of rum swizzles. Their idea of ‘back of town’ would have been Reid Street. We were billeted at Palm Grove in Devonshire, a fabulous place to live. When news first broke of the potential for a General Strike that year, I told my boss, whom we’ll call Harley. He lived next door, in perpetual fear (of Bermuda, not me). Harley advised that we buy all the canned goods on the Island and arm ourselves. I nixed both ideas, although I have always suspected that he went ahead and turned his cottage into a well-stocked warehouse/arsenal. He flew up to the States and returned with allpurpose survival packs which included fur-lined parkas, dried food good until 2081 and other useless junk. I threw mine out. The day before the strike was called, we sent the women and children to the States. Harley and I stayed. He was the captain and had to go down with the ship, and I was blithely unconcerned, having been in Bermuda long enough to know that whatever happened, life would continue. My notion, that Harley was over-reacting like a delusional headcase, was ignored. The strike was called and the Gazette predicted that the Island would sink, or explode, I forget which. An hour later, a telex (like a text message, kids) arrived, telling us that the wife of the company’s owner had unexpectedly decided to fly to Bermuda with a girlfriend that very morning for a vacation. The strikers were massing at the airport. Harley announced that he would “hold the compound” and I would scooter off to the airport on a suicide mission. If possible, I was to tell our visitors to return immediately to the States. It was a good plan, in that it gave me the afternoon off. “Make me proud, soldier,” said Harley as I strapped on my helmet and went to war. He grimaced. “If it gets ugly, you know what to do.” I had no idea what to do, which is my default position in life. I clambered heroically aboard my bike and headed off down to the airport. Passing Blue Hole Hill, I swung onto the Causeway. A distant, faint din was audible. It turned out to be steel drums. Despite the very real and historic General Strike being held, good spirits prevailed. People were enjoying their non-labour day.
I found the women and urged them to fly away at once. They just laughed and asked a taxi driver to take them to the beach, which he did. I went home and did a little laughing myself. There wasn’t another general strike while I was living in Bermuda, so I never had ST. GEORGE’S EVENTS - JUNE HIGHLIGHTS Special 400th anniversary events at Fort St. Catherine every Saturday another afternoon off. and cricket games every Sunday at St. George’s Cricket Club (from 11am onwards). www.thisweek.bm 9
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STORY BY NADIA HALL, PHOTOGRAPHY BY AKIL SIMMONS
CORE . OVERALL . RESISTANCE . ENERGY
Upon entering Monroe Darrell’s airy Laffan Street studio, you get a sense that he’s doing things a little differently. Just a stone’s throw from the city’s centre, yet miles away from the stale set-up of your average gym, Monroe is taking what he considers “a greener approach to exercise and fitness.” The room is minimal, displaying some unusual apparatus. Windows on three sides provide a cool breeze and I quickly forget my former dewiness on the stuffy street below as I sink into a hammock strung up in one corner. His resume paints a clear picture. A graduate of the Army School of Physical Training in the UK, he’s provided voluntary fitness instruction for new recruits at The Bermuda Regiment and rehabilitation programs for those suffering from injury or disability. After long-term contracts with Allied World Assurance, AIG and the Fairmont Southampton Princess he began to feel frustrated with the traditional gym model and took six months off to travel before opening his own studio just over a year ago. It was an organic progression. Always looking for ways to put his own “twist” on things, his decision to go solo came when he realized he didn’t need fancy equipment. Couple that with time spent in the hospitality industry and a lifelong passion for exercise, and M-Core was born. No longer restricted to four walls, his program will not only get you outside to take advantage of some of Bermuda’s stunning terrain, but also outside of your own limitations. He encourages clients to challenge their own expectations, to break down old ways
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of thinking and form new habits to really yield results – to see these obstacles not as challenges, but for their personal benefit. After witnessing how willing those in recovery are to push themselves, he encourages the otherwise able-bodied to do the same. It’s an entire lifestyle overhaul, focusing on mind as well as body. These are healthy habits that continue whether you’re at home or on vacation. He’s hosted fitness focused birthday parties, Bridal Bootcamp for impending weddings, couples’ sessions that focuses on weight-loss and flexibility, expeditions that incorporate martial arts, acro-yoga, functional training, and lots of core work. The key, he assures me, is to “be consistent and creative.” Darrell believes that it is consistency that breeds results, which in turn breed better habits. And creativity keeps it interesting. Why not stage some military manoeuvres in the lushly labyrinthine Tom Moore’s Jungle followed by a relaxing swim in one of its many caves? Or run the sandy trails that stretch alongside the South Shore beaches. For Monroe is as firm about down time as he is about working hard and meditation is a huge part of M-Core’s philosophy. The most important thing is the mindset. He likens the mentality to a torn muscle or a pinched nerve, “You need to strengthen it, not pacify it.” And when you’ve really worked up a sweat? He motions toward the windows, as if to say to the sky, “Let the breeze blow it out.” SERVICES free consultation / private training / couples training special group requests CONTACT 3 Laffan Street, Hamilton / 441 331 3000 firstname.lastname@example.org / www.mcorehealth.com
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Still the more you protect yourself now, the less you have to repair in the future. Thermage and botox are becoming the trend for men for basically the same reasons women are attracted. There is no downtime and results are very natural. Unlike lasers, thermage works on all skin types and patients with darker skin can be treated safely. The new and improved CPT technolgy (comfort pulse technolgy) is the latest to hit Bermuda shores. It used to be an uncomfortable treatment. NOT ANYMORE! We are the only office offering this treatment in all of the Caribbean. Check out www.thermage.com for a listing of practices that offer this treatment. To deliver results and live up to patients expectations we will only perform thermage on carefully selected patients after a detailed free consultation. Call Ms Lawrence or email firstname.lastname@example.org
THERMAGE... Becoming popular in 2003 after Oprah presented it on a few episodes the word was out. Oprah is a big fan of it as is Gwyneth Paltrow. Thermage is accomplished by using controlled radiofrequecy to tighten tissue and increase collagen production. Our skin is bombarded daily with enviromental stressors sun, wind, ozone and pollution that causes our collagen to degrade faster and create less collagen. Some things you can control, some you can’t. You can stop smoking. You can wear sunscreen every day even when it is raining. Awareness is better than it used to be but I still have patients who come to me before their cruise vacation and say when I come back you can fix me. They don’t realize there’s no magic “undo” button I can push and reverse all the damage.
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Golf Across The Island “Port Royal: High Elevations, Great Views and Wind Influence” BY KIM SWAN, J.P. TEACHING PROFESSIONAL
25% to the two finishing holes #9 and #18 in particular. Apart from making a beautiful vista from the clubhouse patio and lawn these severe elevations makes hitting into these and the other remodeled greens a difficult task. Another new feature of Port Royal is the absence of trees which offers an open air links style look. With our seaside location holes 7,8,9,10,12,15,16 and 18 have a links feel to them with large undulating greens that are guarded by deep bunkers.
With the combination of the constant coastal winds, elevated closely mown fast running greens, the likelihood that a ball when At Port Royal Golf addressed by a player could roll. The rule of golf covering a ball Course strong coastal moving at address as they previously stood made this unfortunate winds greatly influence occurrence a penalty. the movement of Thankfully the Royal and Ancient (R&A) and the United States players golf balls. Golf Association (USGA) have changed this rule to allow a player The redevelopment to avoid a penalty for an occurrence by ‘Mother Nature’. This rule of Port Royal Golf change is good for the game and has is welcomed by players at Port Course in 2009 clearly modernized an already classic championship Royal where the likelihood of a moving golf ball happens often. golf course and in doing so the design now uses constant winds to We look forward to welcoming all of our golf patrons to Port Royal provide varying degrees of difficulty through natural elements. Golf Course where they can enjoy the challenge presented by our One of the most notable changes to Port Royal Golf Course has been recent upgrade and the glorious views from our patio at Bella Vista the elevation of many greens, this change has increased the yardage by Bar & Grill.
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Heritage Matters Waiting For The Luftwaffe BY DR. EDWARD HARRIS, MBE JP It is believed that Bermuda is of as great importance in the Atlantic as Pearl Harbor is in the Pacific.—Captain Jules James USN., 30 June 1943.
Two of the buildings being erected at Fort Bell in the late summer of 1942; the Commandant’s Headquarters is on the left, while the Permanent Barracks B-76 and B-77 are on the right. Parts of each of the structures appeared to be without camouflage and are painted white, perhaps to make the complex of buildings appear smaller to an airborne observer; inset, the ‘Luftwaffe Eagle’ (Bermuda Archives: PA 2004:0006).
On 10 September 1942, the Air Corps Administration Building was painted in camouflage colours and shapes, including the roof, although it appears to be a Bermuda home with two large chimneys that existed before Fort Bell was constructed (Bermuda Archives: PA 2004:0006).
During the Second World War (1939-45), the value of Bermuda for American military strategy lay in the fact that it was ‘the only base far enough off the central part of the Atlantic coastline of the United States to extend long-range patrolling by seaplanes into the Atlantic Ocean and to tie in coastal patrolling, both aerial and surface, with similar operations from Halifax and the West Indies’. At the same time, the fall of Bermuda to the German enemy would turn these advantages around by using the Island as a forward station for an attack by air on the East Coast and its shipping. However, the ability of the German Forces to effect an occupation of Bermuda, or to have a large enough air force, or Luftwaffe, to effect operations in that direction was indeed questionable, although in the early years of the Second World War, it was perhaps difficult to determine what Germany’s capabilities might be. Jens Alers, Honorary German Consul at Bermuda, kindly submitted the following analysis: ‘The Luftwaffe had only limited potential to project airpower beyond the occupied European continent. Unlike the British, the Germans had no overseas air bases from where warplanes could have been launched, but to some degree the Luftwaffe was able to do so from Norway, Greece and also North Africa. The Kriegsmarine did not have any aircraft carriers: it was one of the fundamental analytical failures of the German naval high command to pursue the constructions of major battleships such as Bismarck and Tirpitz instead of also considering such carriers.’ In spite of such views, which may have been current in 1941, US anticipation of a German attack was exhibited in the new buildings arising at Fort Bell on the northern perimeter of Kindley Field (name somewhat eponymously for one Captain Field Kindley, a US air-ace in World War One). My eyes was drawn to the matter by Antony Siese, the optometrist, who showed me some images that were part of a collection owned by an American lady whose father owned the construction company that build Fort Bell and Kindley Field. To one’s astonishment, a number of the buildings were camouflaged. Gone were the classic Bermuda white roofs and walls as entire new structures were painted with colours, possibly black, greens and greys, as if they were some ships being readied for the war at sea. The disguise, from an aerial perspective, was also applied to existing buildings that the US Forces converted, illustrated by the Bermuda home that became the headquarters of the Air Corps, next to the newly-built air traffic control tower, itself slathering in the multi-colour, multi-shaped designs of camouflage paint. The camouflage extended to more natural covering materials, as fuel tanks (and presumably gun emplacements) were hidden under roofs of tree branches and netting. Achtung: the men of Fort Bell and Kindley Field were clearing waiting and ready for an air assault by Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring’s and Germany’s oceanic Air Force, the Luftwaffe!
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Nestled among cedar trees on Longbird Island, fuel tanks were thought to be protected by a camouflage of netting (Bermuda Archives: PA 2004:0006).
BERMUDA CEDAR GIFTS Alan makes a number of beautiful gifts using old Bermuda Cedar. He has created a special collection of pens, pencils, wine stoppers, men’s razors and shaving sets and even a coffee scoop! Each piece is carefully hand crafted and special orders including engraving by Bermuda Blueprinting can be requested. These hand crafted pieces of art make the perfect gift for anyone who appreciates having a little piece of Bermuda. Alan uses reclaimed wood and sometimes a small nail hole appears as he turns the wood on his lathe. It is especially cool to come across these markings as it really makes each and every piece unique. Alan’s beautifully hand crafted Bermuda Cedar Gifts can also be found at the Alexandra Mosher Studio in Washington Mall just off Reid Street; on Queen Street at the Island Shop, Hand Made Bermuda in the Clocktower Mall in Dockyard and online at www. luxurygiftsbermuda.com where all purchases are elegantly giftwrapped and hand delivered same or next day. Alan is happy to talk about custom designs and orders. He also works with coloured acrylic. Stop by and see him at Harbour Nights or contact him at 441 532 4869, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.bermudacedargifts.com
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surrender, but rather burn the Dolphin. While some of the pirates accepted a pardon, Nathaniel North did not trust the British and decided to flee in a small boat to Madagascar. Having overturned in a storm, he had to swim twelve miles to shore, losing everything he owned.
… About Nathaniel North Bermudian Pirate And Rajah In Madagascar?
Nathaniel North then served on the Defiant and became its captain in 1704 and after a period of pirating, became the ruler of a pirate colony in Ambonavoula. In 1707 he sailed again as quartermaster of the Charles, capturing two British ships. When becoming captain of the Charles, he had the misfortune of wrecking her on a reef. A wealthy man, Nathaniel North then settled in Madagascar in 1709, living with the King of Maratan and finally acquiring an estate and ‘several wives and children’.
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At some point during a native conflict, Nathaniel North was captured by the opposing natives and killed. It is also claimed, however, that he was murdered by the family of one of his young wives ‘for his poor treatment of her’. Either way it seems a predictable ending to the extraordinary life of this young man from Tucker’s Town.
Pirates attacking a merchant ship in the Indian Ocean.
Nathaniel North from Tucker’s Town, left Bermuda in 1689 at the age of seventeen to work as a cook on a Bermuda sloop. On reaching Barbados he was impressed for a man-of-war of King William’s navy, but managed to make a quick escape by jumping overboard and swimming ashore. He spent the next few years smuggling and privateering, eventually capturing the 18-gun Brigantine Pelican with some shipmates. Having obtained a commission to attack French shipping near West Africa, they instead sailed to the Indian Ocean where they captured a Madagascar chief whom they managed to ransom for $1,000. Having been elected quartermaster of the Pelican by her crew, Nathaniel North, with two other pirate ships captured the Great Mohammed with a large booty of gold coins. Apparently not fully joining the battle, the Pelican did not share in the booty and pursued her fortunes along the Malabar coast of India. There they captured three ships of which they kept one and renamed her Dolphin. During a hurricane the Dolphin was badly damaged and Nathaniel North and his fellow pirates returned to Madagascar where they repaired the Dolphin and split their booty, with each pirate receiving around £700. Becoming quartermaster of the Dolphin in 1699, they plundered a large Danish ship and sailed to St. Mary’s Island to divide their loot. When four British warships arrived, they decided not to A map of Madagascar, ca. 1700.
A pirate and a native girl in Madagascar in the late 1600s.
Pirates were constantly at war with local tribesmen and had to fortify their strongholds in Madagascar. Nathaniel North was well-liked by most and settled many disputes amongst them.
One of Bermuda's Leading Art Dealers Bermuda Fine Art, Antique Maps, Books, Prints and Ephemera Henry Webster Rice (American 1853 – 1934) He was born in Pownai, Maine and lived in Watertown, Massachusetts. Rice was a watercolourist, teacher, and a member of the Boston Society of Watercolour Painters among other organizations of that nature. He visited Bermuda a number of times, notably between 1911 and 1913 and produced a collection of vibrant works capturing the lush surroundings of his subjects. Price on request By Appointment Only | Tel: 441 292 2482 | www.anthonypettit.com
BEEF TENDERLOIN Served with Sweet Potato Fries A 5oz slice of beef tenderloin with a 1 to 2 oz piece of foie gras, both pan fried to perfection and topped with sautéed mushrooms and served on a black and white sesame, brioche hamburger roll. Pairs well with Stags Leap ‘Hands of Time’ Red blend 2011 TASTE 141 Served with Shoe -String Fries The TASTE 141 is the signature burger and is hand crafted with an 8oz pattie of C.A.B, Certified Angus Beef, topped with Brie, Bacon and caramelized onions, served on the Taste Brioche roll. Pairs well with Fleur de Clinet Pomerol 2009
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Known Island wide for their creative twist on bistro favourites, TASTE doesn’t bat an eye when it comes to innovation and keeping up with current culinary trends. With delightful dishes such as Frosted Flakes French Toast or Yorkshire Sliders to a simple and classic build-your-own sandwich with a check list featuring all of your favourites, it is safe to say that TASTE is eager to please and patrons are just as eager to indulge. The line up of Gourmet Burgers alone featured on Wednesday Night’s specialty menu are worth having a love affair with this summer. Carefully crafted with just the right combinations and paired with the perfect fries, these burgers are a must experience. The Portuguese Brioche also known as Milk Bread is baked right inside TASTE’s kitchen the very day these tantalizing burgers are crafted for order. TASTE becomes home for at least one major meal of the day to visitors and residents alike ,particularly the business sector as the popular bistro is situated on the ground floor of the stunning Seon Place at 141 Front Street. Tucked aside the busy hustle and bustle of Front Street, TASTE’S Patio is a lovely place to gather with friends and loved ones for any occasion. Inside the modern classic decor and pleasing background music is ideal for a power lunch or a simple cocktail at one of Bermuda’s longest bars. STYLE OF FOOD A creative twist on bistro favourites HIGHLIGHTS Great Patio, Modern Classic Decor, Nice Bar SERVING Breakfast, Lunch, Happy Hour Tapas, Dinner. ENTERTAINMENT Wednesday Night - Gourmet Burger Night Friday Night - Happy Hour LOCATION & CONTACT Seon Place, 141 Front Street, City of Hamilton 292-0777, www.taste141.bm, Facebook @TasteOneFourOne
LAMB & MINT Served with Hand Cut Fries Topped with two small slices of black (blood) pudding and a small amount of sautéed Granny Smith apples, again on the toasted sesame brioche roll. Pairs well with Rutherford Hill Napa Merlot 2009
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PAIRINGS BY: NEIL MOUNTFORDAvailable at Gosling’s Stores
The Dock At Waterlot BY CANDICE DICKINSON
Just imagine lounging waterside, sipping and tasting a fine selection of tapas and cocktails as a full days sun sets perfectly before your eyes while a chill beat skips gently in the background. The Dock’s chic décor and sophisticated yet casual vibe draws beautiful people looking for a good time. Join the crowd for an evening to remember. An outdoor kitchen keeps fresh grill sizzling into the night. Enjoy a creative menu featuring small plates that can be shared amongst a table of friends. Indulge in summer inspired cocktails with all the fixings, a nice glass of wine or keep it simple with a cold beer served in a chilled glass. Take advantage of The Fairmont Southampton’s shuttle bus that returns guests to the main hotel. Local mariners are invited to dock and partake in the festivities too. As the warm glow from a setting sun is slowly replaced by a perfect canopy of stars, the chill beat deepens and another evening at The Dock comes alive.
LAMB KOFTA These delightful sizzling bites of pure goodness are created with spiced ground lamb combined with five secret spices and served with house made tzatziki for your dipping pleasure. Pair with an ULTIMATE CEASER Bombay Saphire Gin, Clamato juice, Waterlot spice blend
DESSERT SAMPLER A visit to The Dock wouldn’t be complete without indulging in the sweeter things in life. Try the dessert sampler, perfect for sharing or keep these bite sized treats all to yourself. Classic Lemon meringue pie, Mud Pie, Berry & Honey Cheesecake and our favourite, the Snickers Bar. Pair with a GOSLING’S FAMILY RESERVE OLD RUM Straight up as it was designed to be drunk! PAIRINGS BY: APRIL GOSLING NAUDE Available at Gosling’s Stores “We like to think of The Dock as an outdoor living room – chic lounging, relaxed, and fun. Totally the space for spontaneous dance parties to live tunes!” Tom Houston, maitre d’ The Dock & The Waterlot Inn STYLE OF FOOD small plates, locally sourced cocktails menu HIGHLIGHTS chic waterside lounge sunset views
TUNA CRUNCH A perfect summer tapa featuring Yellowfin Tuna Tartar and Fenugreek seeds served aboard light crunchy Potato Crisps. Pair with a WATERLOT 1670 Gosling’s Black Seal Rum, Freshly squeezed lemon juice and Egg whites
SERVING tapas and drinks ENTERTAINMENT Friday happy hour LOCATION & CONTACT 101 South Shore Road Southampton, 441 238 8000 HOURS 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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WHY CAN’T PATRONS OF RED JUST GET ENOUGH? Red offers guests a chic and beautiful atmosphere with an incredible patio, friendly staff and great food.
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PAN SEARED SEA SCALLOPS Wrapped with prosciutto and served with a roasted cauliflower puree.
With idyllic Hamilton Harbour views from a second floor patio, divine dishes with a creative edge, delightful cocktails, carefully sourced and selected wines, and the hottest staff on Front Street, RED is the place to be this summer for casual cocktails, intimate dinners and dancing after hours. WHAT ARE FIVE THINGS WE SHOULD NOW ABOUT CHAD MITCHELL? 1. I originally studied Hotel and Restaurant Management but soon after graduating realized that my true passion is in the culinary arts. I pursued a career in Culinary Management and followed that up by working in larger hotels and restaurants as an intern and apprentice. 2. Working for Fairmont Hotels and Resorts in Canada I had opportunities to work in all types of outlets and restaurants from four diamond dining establishments to large banquets and butchery, which helped me build my passion and understanding of food and wine. 3. I love to dine out and really enjoy the food experience as a whole from good wine to local produce, seafood, and game, as well as the interaction between people while dining. It’s a great way to keep up with local and foreign food trends as STYLE OF FOOD the food and beverage field is forever steakhouse favourites changing. with a 4. I pride myself on being hard working creative edge and driven to consistently provide a fresh HIGHLIGHTS quality dining experience, but always great patio, old world believe that although kitchens can be charm, meets new world intimidating and very professional, it dining is important to be able to laugh and to SERVING build positive relationships with staff as Lunch, Happy Hour, well as our guests. Dinner 5. During down time I enjoy travelling, & Sunday Brunch sports, International cuisine and ENTERTAINMENT techniques, my favourite at the moment Wednesday: Robert would be Indian cuisine. WHAT FEEDS YOUR PASSION TO GET UP EVERYDAY AND DO IT ALL AGAIN? The love of food and everything that goes with it, from working with an amazing and unique staff at Red, the opportunity to work with fresh ingredients from produce to seafood and herbs, and given the chance to create an unforgettable and decadent dining experience for all of our guests.
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Pairs well with Simonnet-Febvre Chablis 1er Cru Mont de Milieu 2010 BASIL & CASHEW CRUSHED LAMB RACK Served with a Butternut squash puree, ratatouille and finished with a thyme and merlot jus. Pairs well with Lagarde Primeras Viñas Lujan de Cuyo Malbec 2010 COWBOY STEAK A 24oz bone in rib eye topped with crispy onions and accented with caramelized sweet red pepper. Pairs well with Ridge Monte Bello Santa Clara County Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 CHOCOLATE MOUSSE CAKE A trio of white, milk and dark chocolate mouse complimented with a brandy snap.
Symons Steel Pan Drummer Friday Night with DJ Ole Felix Saturday’s with DJ Felix from The Big Chill The Social Brunch with DJ PM 11am-5pm Every Sunday
PAIRINGS BY: STEFAN GITSCHNER Available at Gosling’s Stores
LOCATION & CONTACT 55 Front Street, Hamilton 441 292 7331 www.redbermuda.com
JOIN RED FOR SUNDAY SOCIAL BRUNCH! Every Sunday 11 - 5. Fresh A La Carte Menu / DJPM from 1pm Summer Cocktails & Champagne $4 Highballs - $5 Beers - $6 Selected House Wines
Pairs well with Warre’s Otima 10 Year Old Tawny Port n/v
WEEKLY LINE UP
Monday $10 Menu (all day/night) Tuesday Quiz Night (evening) Wednesday Indian Curry Night (evening) Thursday Wing Mania (all day/night) Friday DJ Donnie (evening) Sunday Codfish Breakfast (9am - 3pm) Daily Happy Hour (4pm - 7pm)
Traditional pub fare, famous pizza and state of the art satellite coverage of all your favourite sporting events and teams.! Sit inside and revel in our lively atmosphere or sit outside on our oversized patio. Experience service in a relaxed and friendly enviroment!
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Behind The Scenes Gorham’s Contractors Appreciation Night!
On May 16th Gorham’s held its Annual Contractors Appreciation Night and This Week in Bermuda was there! Check out a few friendly faces that certainly enjoyed a night of fun and excitment!
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Published on Jun 1, 2014