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Minister of Tourism Dear Visitor, On behalf of the Government and the people of Bermuda, welcome to our island home. Known around the world for our beautiful pink-sand beaches, stunning turquoise water, world-class golf and warm, friendly people, Bermuda has been a favourite vacation destination for generations of travellers. Let us show you that Bermuda is so much more. We invite you to enjoy unexpected treasures, such as boutique shopping, islandinspired cuisine, vibrant arts and cultural activities and our rich history. During your stay, I hope you have an opportunity to explore some of our finest features, such as the 17th century Town of St. George, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the City of Hamilton and the Royal Naval Dockyard. However you choose to enjoy your Bermuda vacation, I am certain you will have a memorable experience. Once again, welcome and I hope you have a wonderful stay. We look forward to welcoming you back to our shores very soon. Sincerely, The Hon. Shawn G. Crockwell JP, MP MINISTER OF TOURISM DEVELOPMENT AND TRANSPORT
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Bermuda Tourism Authority Dear TWIB readers, On behalf of the Bermuda Tourism Authority, welcome to Bermuda! It is our wish that your visit with us is filled with the vibrant sights and sounds of our culturally rich and wonderfully picturesque island. Bermuda’s blush-pink beaches, turquoise seas and kaleidoscope of flora and fauna present the perfect backdrop as you explore the various Bermuda attractions and partake in our many sporting activities. Our scenic golf courses, historic towns and forts, eco-adventures and railway trails all possess a natural charm that’s not to be missed. You can delight in our culinary traditions or soothe the senses at one of our spas. Shop and stroll in the picturesque City of Hamilton or enjoy an island taxi tour and learn what the ‘locals’ like most about their island home. We welcome your feedback about your visit to Bermuda and we encourage you to participate in our exit survey on your departure. We are committed to providing the best experience possible for our visitors and your Bermuda vacation insights can help us do just that. It is also our hope that your stay with us will inspire you to tell your friends why Bermuda is a destination not to be missed! Sincerely, Bill Hanbury CEO, BERMUDA TOURISM AUTHORITY 2 This Week in Bermuda | June 2014
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OFFSHORE ADVENTURES with H20 Watersports
PHOTOS & STORY 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 do-it-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!” It,s 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 onto 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.” “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 they return, there is someone who has stepped up to the rank of Captain and he (or she!) is the hero for the day.” CONTINUED ON PAGE 22 4 This Week in Bermuda | June 2014
10 Bermuda Ha Ha 12 - 21 Calendar of Events 22 - 23 OffShore Bermuda 34 - 39 In The Arts 40 - 43 Health, Beauty & Fitness
Health & Fitness / M-Core
44 - 53 Local Shopping Guide
54 - 67 Attractions 68 - 69 Golf 70 - 71 Heritage Matters 72 - 73 Do You Know 74 - 99 100 - 103 Patio Guide
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104 - Nightlife Guide
Bermuda Maps CENTER OF BOOK MAP OF BERMUDA 58 Map of Royal Naval Dockyard 61 Map of St. George’s 66 Map of City of Hamilton
10 Patio’s To Try Out This Summer On The Cover Adventures with H20 Watersports Photo By Nadia Hall - Pages 4, 22, 23
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Information IN AN EMERGENCY Ambulance, Fire, Police & Marine Rescue................................. 911 EMERGENCY SERVICES KEMH Hospital............................................................. 441 236 2345 KEMH Emergency Dept ............................................. 441 239 2009 Lamb Foggo Urgent Care Centre ................................ 441 298 7700 POLICE STATIONS Central ......................................................................... 441 295 0011 Somerset ........................................................................ 441 234 1010 Southside ......................................................................... 441 293 2222
HEALTH & MEDICAL SERVICES Bermuda Allergy & Asthma Relief Centre ............... 441 292 9258 Alcoholics Anonymous................................................ 441 297 0965 Bermuda Diabetes Association...................................441 292 1595* Bermuda Red Cross...................................................... 441 236 8253
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VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRES (VIC) Royal Naval Dockyard ................................................ 441 542 7104 Hamilton ........................................................................ 441 295 1480 St. George’s..................................................................... 441 297 0556
AIRLINES Air Canada ..................................................................... 441 293 1777 American Airlines ....................................................... 441 293 1556 British Airways ............................................................. 441 293 1944 Continental Airlines ..................................................... 441 293 3092 Delta Air Lines .............................................................. 441 293 1024 Jet Blue ......................................................................... 441 293 3754 U.S. Airways .................................................................. 441 293 3073 West Jet ....................................................................... 1 888 937 8538 GOVERNMENT TRANSPORTATION BUSES The Central Bus Terminal is located on Washington Street, Hamilton. For information, schedules, and to report lost and found. Call 441 292 3851 or www.BermudaBuses.bm
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Bermuda Ha Ha NON-LABOUR DAY BY ROGER CROMBIE
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. 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 all-purpose 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 another afternoon off.
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HARBOUR NIGHTS - EVERY WEDNESDAY
JUNE CALENDAR - EVENT LINEUP CITY OF HAMILTON - SUMMER SUNDAYS - SOULFUL EXPRESSIONS
June 1, 3:00pm - 8:00pm, Victoria Park, City of Hamilton Spend a Sunday evening at ‘Summer Sundays in the Park’ where you can enjoy themed, live entertainment featuring local bands and artists plus a food court, vendor village and a children’s area. Info: 279 5254 or www.cityofhamilton.bm
BERMUDA FITTED DINGHY RACING
June 1, 12:00. 1:30, 3:00pm, Granaway Deep, Warwick June 15, 1:00 pm, Mangrove Bay, Sandy’s June 29, 12:00, 1:30, 3:00 pm, St. George’s Harbour, St. George’s The Bermuda fitted dinghy is a classic rig unique to Bermuda and each of the vessels represent one of the island’s sailing clubs. Info: 236 4411
HISTORICAL HEARTBEATS LECTURE SERIES: HIDDEN TREASURES OF ST. GEORGE’S June 1, 1:00pm and 2:30pm, World Heritage Centre, Penno’s Wharf, St. George’s Richard Lowry, Heritage Officer, will give two guided walking tours of Bermuda’s UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tickets are available from the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs. Free Info: 292 1681
BEATING OF THE RETREAT
June 2, 9:00pm, Clocktower Mall, Royal Naval Dockyard The Bermuda Regiment Band and the Bermuda Islands’ Pipe Band play favourite marching tunes as they perform the traditional ceremony which calls the soldiers to camp before the flag is lowered. Info: 238 2470.
BERMUDA INSTITUTE OF OCEAN SCIENCES TOUR
June 4, Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences, 17 Biological Lane, St. George’s Tour the BIOS labs and meet some of the scientists working on the exciting research that takes place on a daily basis. Admission: Free Info: 297 1880 ext 0 or 204 or www.bios.edu
BEATING OF THE RETREAT
June 4, 9:00pm, King’s Square, St. George’s June 25, 9:00pm, Front Street, Hamilton The Bermuda Regiment Band and the Bermuda Islands’ Pipe Band play favourite marching tunes as they perform the traditional ceremony which calls the soldiers to camp before the flag is lowered. Info: 238 2470 12 This Week in Bermuda | June 2014
BERMUDA OCEAN RACE
June 6, Annapolis, MD to St. George’s, Bermuda The Bermuda Ocean Race, also known as the ‘Annapolis to Bermuda Race’ features a combination of inshore and offshore racing and cruising yachts. This bi-annual blue water race leaves in a Parade of Colors from Annapolis, Maryland and race to St. George’s—753 nautical miles. The participating yachts remain in Bermuda for the week during which time a host of events and parties will be held at the host club, the St. George’s Dinghy & Sports Club. Info: 297 1612 or www.bermudaoceanrace.com
‘MAKIN WAVES’ CO-ED BEACH VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT
June 7, 9:00am. Horseshoe Bay Beach, South Road, Southampton Come and watch (or play) in this co-ed volleyball tournament with both men’s and women’s 2-a-side and 4-a-side divisions. Spectator viewing is free and welcomed. Info: 291 1898 or www.bermudavolleyball.bm
THE DELOITTE OPEN TENNIS TOURNAMENT 2014
June 7-14, Pomander Gate Tennis Club, 21 Pomander Road, Paget Play is open to members and non-members, including visitors. Spectators are welcome. Info: 236 5400 or www.pgtc.bm
THE BIG GAME. RUGBY IN BERMUDA.
June 7, National Stadium, Devonshire Parish The Big Game, 2014 Bermuda. Come see the world’s best rugby players in action, raising funds for Bermuda’s youth. BBQ. Kids area. Live music until midnight. Admission: Adults $15 in advance (bdatix.bm) $20 Gate. Under16 FREE.
A TRIBUTE TO THE SOLDIERS
June 7, 8:00-10:00pm, Fort St. Catherine, St. George’s The Bermuda Regiment Band will perform a selection of tunes and cocktails and light refreshments will be on sale at this event which is the first in a series to mark Fort St. Catherine’s 400th anniversary. Entry is free with a wristband, available from the Fort, the Exhibition Office in the Botanical Gardens or the St. George’s Visitor Information Centre. Info: 297 1920
BERMUDA AMATEUR STROKE PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP
June 13 - 15, 8:00am, Port Royal Golf Course, 5 Middle Road, Southampton Come and watch or play this annual event. This tournament is for men and ladies and is a 72-hole Stroke Play event. There are prizes for Gross and Net. Men’s Division (black tees) and Ladies Division (white tees). Info: 295 9972 or www.bermudagolf.org
HEINEKEN ROUND THE ISLAND SEAGULL RACE 2014
June 14, 8:30am, Spanish Point Boat Club, Spanish Point Road, Pembroke This all day event starts and finishes from the Spanish Point Boat Club and features small boats propelled by old ‘British Seagull’ engines that race each other around the island to raise money for ‘green’ causes. Admission: Free for spectators. Participants of race: $65.00. BBQ dinner: $20.00. Rain date: June 21 at 8:30am. Info: 298 1220 CONTINUED ON PAGE 14
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Events Calendar JUNE EVENT LINEUP CONTINUED MET. OPERA IN GLORIOUS HD – ROSSINI’S “LA CENERENTOLA” (CINDERELLA) ON SCREEN (PROUDLY PRESENTED BY THE GILBERT & SULLIVAN SOCIETY)
Jun 14, 5-8.45pm, Tradewinds Auditorium at Bermuda Underwater Exploration Inst. TICKETS *$35 / *$30 students available online now via gands.bm or ptix.bm or purchase at door – cash/check/card 10% discount at Harbourfront restaurant after performance with ticket. Harbourfront provides cash bar for pre-performance and interval drinks – and complimentary hors d’oeuvres served during intermissions. Info: Synopses, www.metoperafamily.org www.gands.bm / Last opera this season
PIRATES OF THE EAST END
June 14, 4:00-10:00pm, Fort St. Catherine, St. George’s A children’s night of fun with treasure hunts, fun castles, face painting and a movie, plus prizes for the best dressed pirate. Entry is free with a wristband, available from the Fort, the Exhibition Office in the Botanical Gardens or the St. George’s Visitor Information Centre. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Info: 297 1920
BERMUDA ANGLERS CLUB 3-DAY INTERNATIONAL LIGHT TACKLE TOURNAMENT
June 15, Albouys’ Point Park, Point Pleasant Road, City of Hamilton This is an invitational light tackle (12 lbs test) 3-day fishing tournament with three people on each team. Each day, fishing takes place onboard charter or private boats. Visitors can view the days’ catch at the weigh-ins at Albouys’ Point Park from 4:30pm – 6:30pm on the fishing days, which are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Info: www.bermudanglersclub.com or www.ilttbermuda.com Info: 293 0875 or www.bermudanglersclub.com
NATIONAL HEROES’ DAY
June 16, Across the Island Public holiday. National Heroes’ Day is a day to nationally recognise Bermuda heroes and heroines. The person honoured for this year will be announced nearer the time. Various activities will be scheduled on this day; for details, your hotel concierge, the Visitor Information Centres and the local newspapers will be good resources, as well as www.GoToBermuda.com
NEWPORT BERMUDA RACE
June 20, Royal Bermuda Yacht Club, Point Pleasant Road, City of Hamilton The Newport to Bermuda Race starts in Newport, Rhode Island on Friday, June 20 and finishes off St. David’s Lighthouse, Bermuda only a few days thereafter. The race is an ocean racing classic that stands as one of the world’s premier blue water sailing races organized jointly by the Cruising Club of America and the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club (RBYC). Race schedule visit, www.bermudarace.com Info: 294 6716 or email email@example.com or website www.bermudarace.bm
DANCE, DANCE, DANCE
June 20 7:00pm, Fort St. Catherine, St. George’s Put on your dancing shoes and strut your stuff in the unique venue of a 17th century fort. Fire breathing dancers and the Gombeys will all make for an exciting night. Food and cash bar available. $5 entry. Info: 297 1920
June 28, 7:00-10:00pm, Fort St. Catherine, St. George’s Enjoy a formal dinner and dancing under the stars to celebrate Fort St. Catherine’s 400th anniversary. A live band will perform and the evening will end with fireworks. Tickets $75. Info: 297 1920
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JUNE CALENDAR - ONGOING EVENTS BOTANICAL GARDENS TOUR
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10:30am. Botanical Gardens Visitors’ Centre, Berry Hill entrance, Paget Visit the sub-tropical fruit groves, formal gardens, cacti and display houses found within the lush 36 acres of the Botanical Gardens. Tuesdays and Fridays, 12 noon to 2:00pm, visit historic ‘Camden’, the official residence of the Premier. Info: 236 5902
THE BERMUDA ARTS CENTRE AT DOCKYARD
Tuesday - Friday, Saturdays and Sundays, Bermuda Arts Centre, Dockyard Plein Air Group of Bermuda (June 22-July 19) Tuesday – Friday, 11:00am – 4:00pm; Saturday and Sundays 10:00am – 5:00pm Info: 234 2809, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.artbermuda.bm
ADVENTURE MINI GOLF TOURNAMENT AT THE BERMUDA GOLF ACADEMY
Tuesdays, 10:00am - 2:00pm, Middle Road Southampton Come and enjoy playing on Bermuda’s oldest and most beautiful Mini golf course. Prize for winners. Info: 238 8800, Follow on Facebook, Bermuda Golf Academy CONTINUED ON PAGE 16
Bermuda Biennial 2014, Bermuda National Gallery Catherine C.R. Lapsley, In My Life Number Seven, 2012, acrylic on canvas. Collection of the artist.
CANDLELIGHT MEDITATION CHANT
Thursdays, 6:45pm - 8:00pm, My Sereni-tea, Chancery Hall, 52 Reid Street, Hamilton Join a small chant group for meditation with music. This ancient meditation method helps to control stress and negative emotions, calm down the mind and improve well-being. Info: Anya Ozarowska, Deep Peace Meditation Group, 703 7033, www.deeppeacemeditation.com
BERMUDA LECTURE & TOURS’ GUIDED WALKS & TALKS TOURS
Various Locations Island Wide, 8:00am - 5:00pm Join Tim and Mary Rogers as they lead private guided walking tours (no join-up’s). Tours are led by this husband and wife team, (a former teacher and a conservationist), who specialise in history, architecture and natural history. Info: 238 0344, email@example.com
BERMUDA NATIONAL GALLERY EXHIBITS
Monday to Friday, 10:00am – 4:00pm. Saturdays 10:00am – 2:00pm, closed June 1 - 19. City Hall, Church Street, City of Hamilton .Highlights of the Bermuda National Gallery Collection .Bermuda Biennial 2014, A View from the Edge, Exhibition of Contemporary Art Sponsored by Bacardi Limited - Opens June 20 .Thursday Tour. 10:30am: Join this art tour conducted by a docent who will guide you through a variety of local and international exhibits. The Ondaatje Wing is dedicated to telling the story of the development of the visual arts through the Bermuda Collection. Info: 295 9428, www.bng.bm
BNG EAST EXHIBITS (BERMUDA NATIONAL GALLERY - EAST)
Daily. 11:00am-4:00pm. Bridge House, 1 Bridge Street, St. George, closed June 1 - 12. .Bermuda Biennial 2014, A View from the Edge, Exhibition of Contemporary Art Sponsored by Bacardi Limited - Opens June 14 Info: 297 9428, www.bng.bm
MASTERWORKS MUSEUM OF BERMUDA ART
Daily. Masterworks Museum, Botanical Gardens, 183 South Road, Paget Ever The Twain Shall Meet - Mark Twain Exhibition (until June 2014) Sky Gazer - Artist Alan Smith (May 30th through June 11th) The Journeys of War Baby- Photographer Warren Brown (June 13th through June 25th) Bermuda Postal History From 1620 to the UPU - Artist David Pitts (through July 9th) Info: 299 4000, www.bermudamasterworks.com firstname.lastname@example.org
BERMUDA SOCIETY OF ARTS (BSOA)
Mondays to Saturdays. City Hall, Church Street, City of Hamilton Mondays. 5:30pm - 7:30pm. Paul Doughty, Abstract Drawing Workshop Tuesdays. 5:45pm - 7:45pm. Life Drawing Session: an open class with no instruction, 16 This Week in Bermuda | June 2014
drawing of a life model. Opening Friday, June 6 5pm-7pm exhibitions runs until June 24 Onions Gallery - Bermuda Audubon Society 60th Anniversary Competition Studio C/D -Bluebird Box Display (Auction to be held on June 20) Edinburgh Gallery - Ronnie Chameau and Donna Pink “ Our History in Hats’ Studio A- BSOA Workshops Art Showcase Studio B - Peter Aldrich: Photography Exhibition Opening Friday, June 27th 5pm-7pm runs until July 15 Entire Gallery - The Acute Care Wing: Design-Construction-Complete Info: 292 3824 or www.bsoa.bm
BERMUDA BRIDGE CLUB GAMES
Mondays to Fridays. Pomander Road, Paget Games are open to all except on Tuesday (restricted to players with less than 100 Master Points) and Thursday evenings (restricted to players with less than 300 Master points). Mondays 12:30pm & 7:30pm. Tuesdays 7.30pm (under 100 points). Wednesdays 9:30am. Thursdays 7:30pm (under 300 points). Fridays 7:30pm. Info: Admission: $10 per game for non-members. 541 0551, www.bermudabridge.com.
VISITOR GOLF AT PORT ROYAL
Mondays, Port Royal Golf Course, Southampton A special rate is offered on golf Mondays at Port Royal, a par 71 (6,842 yards) course and the home of the PGA Grand Slam of Golf. Special rates: $110 per person inclusive of golf cart for 18 holes; club rentals; book early. Info: Port Royal Golf Course, 234 0974. www.portroyalgolf.bm (Rate not offered on June 16)
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THE BIG CHILL IS BACK WITH TONY B & DJ FELIX TOD
THE BIG CALYPSO
Saturdays & Sundays Saturdays, The Reefs, Southampton 7:00-11:00pm Sundays, Frog & Onion Pub, Dockyard 7:00-11:00pm A tribute to Calypso music with a twist performed by local entertainers. Info: 334 8669, www.the-big-chill.com
THE BIG CHILL
Wednesday, Bonefish Grill, 8:00pm - 12:00midnight, Royal Naval Dockyard DJ Felix Tod & TonyB on acoustic guitar and DJ Felix Tod from 9.30 – midnight Wednesday, The Hogpenny, 10:00pm - 1:00am, Hamilton TonyB & Will Black host “Open Mic” night Friday, Seabreeze at LIDO, 6:00pm - 11:00pm, Elbow Beach Featuring DJ Felix Tod, Joy T. Barnum & TonyB, think Ibiza, think Chill Music. Sushi Tapas & Cocktails – HEAVEN on a FRIDAY Saturday, RED, 11:30pm until, Hamilton DJ Felix plays hard on the dance floor J Deep House Info: www.the-big-chill.com
BERMUDA NATIONAL TRUST HISTORICAL HOUSES
Bermuda National Trust Museum at the Globe Hotel including Trustworthy Shop St. Georges. Mondays through Thursday and Saturdays. 10:00am - 4:00pm Historic Tucker House. Wednesdays – Saturdays. 11:00am - 3:00pm Verdmont Historic House & Gardens. Wednesdays – Fridays 10:00am - 4:00pm. Waterville. Mondays – Fridays. 9:00am - 5:00pm including a special tour every Monday at 2:00pm as part of the Bermuda Rendezvous Activities Program. Info: 236 6483, www.bnt.bm
OPEN MIC JAM SESSION AT THE CHEWSTICK NEO-GRIOT LOUNGE & CAFE
Sundays, 8:00pm-1:00am. $10 (FREE before 9pm, FREE for performers) The Chewstick Foundation, Corner of Court and Elliot Streets, City of Hamilton. Come kick it at The Chewstick Neo- Griot Lounge & Cafe, the epicenter of culture and 3 time winner of Best Place to Hear Live Music Award! Whether you want to jam with the
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MASTERWORKS MUSEUM & HOMER CAFE HOURS
Serving a full selection of breakfast and lunch items, and even a traditional Afternoon Tea on Sundays, as well as made up Picnic baskets for lunch in the park. There is outdoor seating in the courtyard, and the cafe also gives full access to “Dobby’s Hideaway”, the lounge below. MONDAY – SATURDAY 10AM – 4PM SUNDAY 11:30AM – 4:30PM AFTERNOON TEA SERVED ON SUNDAYS 2PM – 4PM
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Calendar band, perform your favorite karaoke song or drink with the wildly enthusiastic crowd, you will have a memorable time! Info: 292 2439, email@example.com, www.chewstick.org
LIVE FRIDAYS AT THE CHEWSTICK NEO-GRIT LOUNGE & CAFÉ
Fridays, 8:00pm, $10. The Chewstick Foundation, Corner of Court and Elliot Streets, City of Hamilton. Every Friday a different band brings pure vibes for a great night of live music. Info: 292 2439, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.chewstick.org
THE CITY MARKET
Saturdays. 8:00am - 12:00noon, Pier Six (lower level) Front Street., City of Hamilton Come on down to The City Market and experience items grown or made by local vendors, such as, vegetables, fruit, crafts, knits, jewelry, teas, flowers & plants, sweet honey, fresh baked goods, music, kids area & more! Info: 292 1234, www.cityhall.bm
Sundays. Grotto Bay Beach Resort, 11 Blue Hole Hill, Baileys Bay Every Sunday Grotto Bay hosts its famous Sunday Brunch! From fresh baked waffles, assorted cheeses, delicious and creative salads, sushi, traditional dishes such as codfish and potatoes, a carving station with prime rib, roast turkey and honey ham, pasta dishes and decadent desserts. There is something to please everyone’s palate. Enjoy with family and friends! Info: 293 8333, www.grottobay.com
WALKING CLUB BERMUDA
Sundays, Various Locations June 1 the parking lot behind King’s Square, St. George’s June 8 Prospect Primary School, Pembroke June 15 Spittal Pond, western entrance, Smith’s June 22 Astwood Park, South Road, Warwick June 29 Admiralty House, Pembroke Info: 737 0437, email@example.com or www.walk.free.bm
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Events Calendar CITY OF HAMILTON WALKING TOUR WITH TOWN CRIER ED CHRISTOPHER
Monday - Friday, 10:30am, City Hall, Church Street, Hamilton Join our knowledgeable Tour Guide who takes you past some of Bermuda’s historic points of interest including City Hall & Arts Centre, the Sessions House, the Anglican Cathedral and Fort Hamilton. Info: 777 9738
FREE HISTORICAL RE-ENACTMENT & WALKING TOUR
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, Royal Naval Dockyard The re-enactment takes place in the beautiful and historic Victualing Yard from 9:30 to 9:50am, and is followed by the Walking Tour from 9:50 to 10:30am on Monday and Wednesday only. Info: 234 1709.
SAVE THE DATE CITY FASHION FESTIVAL 2014 HAIR & BEAUTY SHOW MONDAY JULY 7
@ Earl Cameron Theatre, City Hall. 6:30pm – Cocktails. 7:30pm – Show Time. Tickets $35
LOCAL DESIGNER SHOW THURSDAY JULY 10
@ Pier 6, Front Street. 6:30pm – Cocktails. 7:30pm – Show Time. Tickets $35
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BERMUDA UNDERWATER EXPLORATION INSTITUTE (BUEI) BERMUDA UNDERWATER EXPLORATION INSTITUTE (BUEI) STORY-TIME AT THE BUEI Tuesdays, 10am, Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute, Crow Lane, Pembroke Enjoy singing, dancing and story-telling. Info: $15 adult, $12 Seniors, $8 Children 6-17, Under 6 – Free. Members – Free. 292 7219 or www.buei.org POP UP PLAYROOM National Sports Centre, Devonshire Check out Bermuda’s fabulous new soft play area for under fives. the pop up playroom offers a clean, safe and FUN environment for families with children under 5 to come and spend time together and with other members of the community. The range of soft play equipment encourages imaginative play, gross motor skill development and socialisation. Info: For schedule and more info visit www.bermudaplayroom.com or call 504-5857 MASTERWORKS KIDS ACTIVITIES Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art, Botanical Gardens, Paget Last Saturday of the month, 10:00am - 2:00pm Families can participate in free art activities, each month having a different theme. Wednesday classes are pre - registered. Saturdays, 10am – 11:00am Tiny Tots Programme for babies and toddlers, free play, and art and craft at a cost of $10 for members and $15 for non members. Just bring your own snack for snacktime. Info: 236 2950, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.bermudamasterworks.com KINDERMUSIK AT BERMUDA SCHOOL OF MUSIC The Old Berkeley School, corner of Berkeley and St. Johns Roads. Every other Thursday Village (babies up to 18 months) Class time: 10:45am Every other Saturday Village (babies up to 18 months) 10:35am and Our Time (18 months to 3 years) 9:45am *Classes are 45mins Info: Caroline, email@example.com or visit www.musicschool.bm FOR MORE FAMILY FUN ACTIVITES & GREAT FAMILY RESOURCES VISIT: www.nothingtodoinbermuda.com/bermuda-kids.html www.mama.bm www.buei.org
OFF SHORE ADVENTURES CONTINUED FROM PAGE 4 with H20 Watersports
STORY & PHOTOGRAPHY BY NADIA HALL
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. “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, 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 22 This Week in Bermuda | June 2014
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.” 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.” Catering provided by Cambridge Beaches
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 ROAD Catering available for arrangement. LOCATION & CONTACT 30 Kings Point, Sandys 234 3082 www.h20sportsbermuda.com
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EAST END ANA LUNA ADVENTURES private charters and regularly scheduled snorkeling, sunset and glowworm cruises Grotto Bay Beach Resort Experience the scenic and historic sights of Bermudas East End in Grand Fashion aboard ‘Ana Luna’ a 45’ Luxury Catamaran. Ana Luna offers both private cruises for half or full day in addition to regularly scheduled departures for Snorkeling, Sunset Cruise and Gloworms Cruises. Info: 504 3780, AnaLunaAdventures.com BLUE HOLE WATER SPORTS boat rentals, snorkeling, kayaks, paddleboards Grotto Bay Beach Resort If you’re looking for a fun day on the water let the friendly professional staff at Blue Hole Water Sports show you how. Bermuda is at its best when experienced from the water and there is no better way to do that than in your own boat! We rent 13ft Boston Whalers (max 4 people) outfitted with steering consoles and Bimini tops. Complimentary snorkel gear and coolers included. We are in close proximity to some lovely beaches and secluded islands. We also offer the best location for kayaks and stand up paddle boards – Blue Hole Nature Reserve is located right next door and is an easy paddle away. Come and see us today! Info: 293 2915, www.blueholewater.bm K.S. WATERSPORTS (THRILL ADVENTURES & TOURS) jet skiing, parasailing, Wildcat boat tours 8 King’s Square, St. George’s. (Located at the White Horse Pub & Restaurant) more on page 30 24 This Week in Bermuda | June 2014
Bermuda TOBACCO BAY beach, beach rentals, entertainment If you want to start your Bermuda night out right, then it really has to begin with The Tobacco Bay Sunset Experience! Enjoy three hours of very casual, laid back island living - great music, cool cocktails, ice cold beers, tasty food offerings and Tobacco Bay’s Signature Bacardi Cocktails... and all happening right on Bermuda’s most famous sunset beach. Info: 737 2355
CENTRAL JESSIE JAMES snorkeling & glassbottom adventures Check in at the Flagpole, Front Street, Hamilton or arrange pickup. See more on page 29 UBERVIDA – LIVE IT LOVE IT! private charters for all occasions, scheduled trips including happy hour, whole day dreaming and evening party cruises #1 Dock, Front Street, Hamilton See more on page 32
WESTEND DOLPHIN QUEST swim with dolphins Royal Naval Dockyard Get happily lost in a Bermuda Triangle of fun, swimming with our beautiful dolphins in their ocean water safe haven within the old stone fortress now home to the National Museum of Bermuda, one of the world’s most extraordinary naval history museums. Info: 234 4464, www.dolphinquest.bm BERMUDA WATERSKI CENTRE AND WAKEBOARD water ski, wakeboard, knee board, wake surf, wake skate, barefoot, tubbing, sightseeing and cruises Robinson’s Marina next to the Somerset Bridge, Sandys Parish Owned and operated by expert water ski and wakeboard instructor Kent Richardson. Waterskiing, wake boarding, knee boarding, wake surf, wake skate, barefoot, tubing and sighting and cruising. All level of instruction is available with a big emphasis on kids and beginners. Info: 234 3354 / 335 1012, firstname.lastname@example.org BLUE WATER DIVERS & WATERSPORTS scuba diving and pADI courses Robinsons Marina, Somerset, Sandys Enjoy Bermuda’s oldest full service Dive Centre offering regular dive trips and a full range of PADI courses. Dive trips explore a variety of wrecks around the island ranging from 45 to 105 ft deep. Bermuda’s reef system is also a main attraction with 400 sq kilometers to explore. Info: 234 1034, www.divebermuda.com www.thisweek.bm 25
H20 WATERSPORTS H20 WATERSPORTS jet skis, boat rentals, snorkeling, paddleboards, kayaks, laser, sunfish and hobbie Wave Catamaran Sailboats 30 Kings Point, Sandys Explore unique wildlife, historical points of interest and amazing island beauty on a 75 minute Jet Ski Safari or get together with up to six friends or loved ones and head out on the open water in your very own Motor Boat for the day. Pack some snorkeling gear, a picnic and discover a remote island or try your hand at fishing. Laser, Sunfish and Hobie Wave Catamaran Sailboats are available for rent and H20 provides a brief tutorial on the basics of sailing before you head out or why not sign up for a private sailing lesson. Head out to near by islands and beaches while getting to know Bermuda’s diverse Ecosystem in Ocean Kayaks, perfect for a slow cruise around Bermuda. The H20 team will be happy to make sure you have everything you need no matter what the occasion or you can pack your own things before you arrive. Info: 234 3082, www.h2osportsbermuda.com K.S. WATERSPORTS (THRILL ADVENTURES & TOURS) jet skiing, parasailing, Wildcat boat tours 6 Dockyard Terrace, Dockyard. (Located at the “Dockyard Watersports Center”) more on page 30 RISING SON Rising Son boat tours, private charters, paddle boarding, kayaking, sun bathing, snorkeling Pier 41 Marina, Royal Naval Dockyard or Pickup Island Wide More on page 31 SEA VENTURE WATERSPORTS jet ski tours and patoon rentals The Waterlot Inn, Middle Road, Southampton Explore Bermuda’s west end during a one-hour jet ski tour suitable for all ages and skill levels. Sights to see include the Somerset Bridge; the worlds smallest draw bridge, Elys Harbour – known as the Sea Gardens because of the lush undersea reef that is clear from the surface, The Vixen ship wreck that sunk in the 1890’s and is now home to hundreds of fish who come to the surface and greet passersby, and so much more. Pontoon rentals will also be available this year. Info: 238 6881, www. jetskibermuda.com 26 This Week in Bermuda | June 2014
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SNORKEL PARK BEACH Beach, swimming, beachside entertainment, nightlife, kayaks, paddleboards, jet skiing Royal Naval Dockyard Snorkel Park Beach is the place to go for fun in the sun or under the stars. A limestone tunnel will lead you into a tropical oasis with a white sand beach, bar & restaurant and all the watersports you would want at one stunning 8:00pm, featuring a showcase of exciting top local live activities and more! Info: www.snorkelparkbeach.com
SOMERSET BRIDGE WATERSPORTS jet skiing, boat rentals, kayaks Our family run business celebrates its 27th year by continuing to offer the Ultimate in Service, Top of the Line Equipment and Unbeatable Prices. Designated by Trip Advisor the Top Watersports Operator for Jet Ski Tours, Self Drive Motor Boats (Boston Whaler, Pontoon) and Kayak rentals with a perfect overall rating of 5 Stars and awarded the Certificate of Excellence. Info: 234 0914, www.bdawatersports.com
MULTIPLE LOCATIONS & OR PICKUP ISLAND WIDE AXIS ADRENALINE PROJECTS wake-boarding, wake-surfing, wake-skating & waterskiing, tubbing & snorkeling. Pickup Island Wide Experience Bermuda like never before with Axis Adrenaline Projects, Bermuda’s newest luxury watersport provider. Instructors boast more than 10 years experience and offer lessons or simply get you out to the best spots where you can do your thing! Caters to all ages! Info: 537 1114, www. axisbermuda.com BERMUDA WINDSAIL LIMITED private charters for all occasions and scheduled sailing trips, snorkeling, swimming, catering options Pickup Island Wide Captain Mike Voegeli would like to welcome you aboard his 60’, 51’ and 41’ Morgan Yachts, available for private charters, or you may join a 3 hour sail and swim with some other guests. We carry masks, snorkels, and floatation devices for those who wish to use them. Lunch can be catered with advance notice, or we can dock at a waterside restaurant on full day charters. 28 This Week in Bermuda | June 2014
Bermuda BRIGHTSTAR II private charters for all occasions including overnight. Pickup Island Wide Welcome aboard the luxurious Tayana 55ft. yacht available for your next private entertaining experience. Enjoy a sail or cruise on Bright Star II and have brunch, lunch, dinner or just cocktails aboard. Over night charters are also available. We can provide it all. Info: 238 SAIL, Captain Brian W. Billings 535 7704, oysterpointyachtcharters.com EXCLUSIVE CHARTERS private charters for all occasions Pickup Island Wide Exclusive Charters offers cruises aboard Holding Firm II, a 37ft Sea Ray Express Bridge. She has a fully airconditioned cabin bridge with fully enclosed seating and a capacity to carry up to 20 passengers. Cruise packages vary according to clients’ preference. Exclusive Charters offer cruises for various events such as cocktail parties, birthdays, family days, corporate and sunset to name a few and they also have ground transportation, photography and pedicures, manicures and massage therapy available. Info: 337 3700, email@example.com, www.exclusivecharters.com
JESSIE JAMES snorkeling & glassbottom adventures Check in at the Flagpole, Front Street, Hamilton or arrange pickup. Join Captain Chloe Mckey for some of the best snorkeling trips available in Bermuda. Novice and advanced snorkelers are welcome. Chloe begins with a short island/beach snorkel then zooms offshore to either Eastern Blue cut or Western Blue cut or Chub head breakers. The choice of destinations largely depends on the weather conditions on the day of. If the weather is suitable, two famous shipwrecks are covered - The Constellation that sunk in 1943 and The Montana wreck that sunk in 1863 which sits in 15 to 18 feet of water at Western Blue Cut. Info: 335 1072, www. jessiejames.bm Info: 441 335 1072, www. jessiejames.bm
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K.S. WATERSPORTS (THRILL ADVENTURES & TOURS) jet skiing, parasailing, Wildcat boat tours Royal Naval Dockyard and St. George’s Experience the very best Watersports Adventures & Tours while visiting or living in Bermuda. The K.S. Watersports Jet Ski Adventures are rated one of the best on the island amongst visitors and locals alike, and their Parasailing Adventure has become one of Bermuda’s favorite excursions to do amongst thrill seekers and persons looking to see Bermuda from an ariel perspective. Now with the addition of the WildCat tour boat which takes guests on a high-speed adventure around the entire island, water adventurists can really see Bermuda from several fun and unique perspectives. Whether by air or by sea, K.S. Watersports has an amazing adventure that will suit just about anyone who’s looking for fun and excitement on their vacation. Dockyard Location: 6 Dockyard Terrace, Dockyard. (Located at the “Dockyard Watersports Center”) St. George’s Location: 8 King’s Square, St. George’s. (Located at the White Horse Pub & Restaurant) Info: (441) 238 4155, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.kswatersports.com
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RISING SON Rising Son boat tours, private charters, paddle boarding, kayaking, sun bathing, snorkeling Pier 41 Marina, Royal Naval Dockyard or Pickup Island Wide The Rising Son II is the ultimate tour boat. Built in South Africa in 1999 she is a 58ft long, 30ft wide catamaran that has sailed tens of thousands of miles on the open ocean. Offering something for everyone from private charters, paddle boarding and kayaking to sun bathing or snorkeling, The Rising Son offers it all. Info: 236 1300 / 536 3651, www.risingsoncatamaran.com
SAND DOLLAR CRUISES private charters for all occasions including overnight, sailing, snorkeling, swimming, bbq or catering options Sail, Sightsee and Snorkel aboard a 40â€™ Bristol Sloop. Snorkel equipment on board. Just bring a bathing suit and towel. Sunscreen is also recommended. Lunch Cruises, Sunset Cocktail Cruises, BBQ Dinner Cruises or Private Charter can be arranged affordably at your convenience for your very own private sail. Great for group parties of up to 18 people, family & friends, or a romantic cruise for two. The boat is yours for the time you choose. Private catering is available for lunches, BBQâ€™s and/or Sunset Cruises. Captain Mark Whayman has sailed, entertained & catered for corporate & private clients since 1986. From his home base in the eastern waters of Bermuda, Mark offers relaxed tours of some of the finest cruising grounds. All Cruises are subject to Demand & Availability. Avoid disappoitment and book early. Info: 334 8218, email@example.com
UBERVIDA – LIVE IT LOVE IT! private charters for all occasions, scheduled trips including happy hour, whole day dreaming and evening party cruises #1 Dock, Front Street, Hamilton Sail with the Ubervida, a 70’ long 25’ wide custom built fiberglass catamaran. With a licensed capacity to carry 150 guests Ubervida is the perfect floating venue to host your next celebration. Scheduled Trips include: Wednesdays & SaturdaysWhole Day Dreaming Snorkeling Trip 11am. Sunset Cruise Dinner 7pm. Fridays Mini Cocktail Cruise 6pm – 8pm. Ibiza Bermuda 10pm. Sundays, Sunday Champagne Brunch 12pm Info: 236 2222, www.ubervida.net
UNDER THE SEA private charters for all occasions, snorkeling, swimming and tours Pickup Island Wide Looking for something more private and personal? Book a private charter on board Under the Sea! Great for groups of 8 or less. (Maximum capacity is 10.) Under the Sea is a 31’ Tiara that offers a more intimate experience on the water. Enjoy around the island cruises with stops at multiple shipwreck sites to snorkel and relax. Live life carefree and safely with noodles on secluded beaches only accessible by boat. Signature tours include: Famous Homes, Hideaways & Swim, Sunset Serenade & Aquarium Sightseeing for an ideal day on the water with family and friends. Info: 234 2193 or 536-6275, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.winsomebermuda.com 32 This Week in Bermuda | June 2014
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Art Matters THE BERMUDA BIENNIAL 2014: A VIEW FROM THE EDGE BY LISA HOWIE, DIRECTOR, BERMUDA NATIONAL GALLERY
Catherine C.R. Lapsley, In My Life Number Seven, 2012, acrylic on canvas. Collection of the artist.
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, Bacardi Limited has generously been the 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. 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. 34 This Week in Bermuda | June 2014
ALEXANDRA MOSHER STUDIO JEWELLERY
17 Reid Street, Lower Level of the Washington Mall, City of Hamilton Art jewellery designs are all handmade and inspired by the colours and natural motifs of Bermuda. Info: Free, 236 9009, www.alexandramosher.com Monday to Friday 11:00am-5:00pm ANTHONY PETTIT
By appointment only Bermuda Fine Art, Antique Maps, Books, Prints and Ephemera. Info: 292 2482, www.anthonypettit.com BERMUDA NATIONAL GALLERY
(Change of Exhibitions)
CITY HALL JUNE 20 BNG EAST JUNE 14 BERMUDA BIENNIAL 2014 A View from the Edge Exhibition of Contemporary Art Sponsored by Bacardi Limited
Highlights from the BNG Collection (City Hall)
CITY HALL & ARTS CENTRE Church Street, Hamilton Mon to Fri 10:00am - 4:00pm Sat 10:00am - 2:00pm 295 9428 BNG EAST, BRIDGE HOUSE 1 Bridge Street, St. George’s Daily 11:00am - 4:00pm 297 9428 YOU BELONG HERE Free Admission www.bng.bm
City Hall & Arts Centre Church Street, City of Hamilton (Upstairs) Exhibitions change throughout the year & hold a variety of interesting lectures, films, and events. Info: Free, 441 295 9428, www.bng.bm Monday to Friday 10:00am-4:00pm, Saturday 10:00am-2:00pm BNG EAST
Bridge House. 1 Bridge Street, St. George’s Info: Free, 441 297 9428, www.bng.bm Daily 11:00am - 4:00pm BERMUDA SOCIETY OF ARTS
City Hall & Arts Centre, City of Hamilton Exhibitions change regularly. Info: Free, 292 3824, www.bsoa.bm Monday to Friday 10:00am-4:00pm, Saturdays 10:00am-2:00pm DNA CREATIVE SHOPPE
129 Front St., City of Hamilton Bermuda’s only online and brick & mortar art supplies store. Monday to Saturday, 11:00am-7:00pm Info: 747 5399, www.dnashoppe.biz MASTERWORKS MUSEUM OF BERMUDA ART
Botanical Gardens, Paget Monday to Saturday 10am-4pm, Sundays 11:00am-4:30pm Info: $5, free for members and children under 12, 299-4000, www.bermudamasterworks.com WINDJAMMER II ART GALLERY
Fairmont Hamilton Princess, Pitts Bay Road, Hamilton Where professional artists come together and show their work. Monday to Friday 10am5pm, Weekend 12pm-5pm Info: Free, 295 1783, www.windjammer2.com www.thisweek.bm 35
In The Arts
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 artâ€™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 36 This Week in Bermuda | June 2014
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 OPENS Bermuda National Gallery City Hall & Arts Centre, Church St. City of Hamilton June 20 BNG East
1 Bridge Street, St. George’s June 14 Vernon Clarke
Bermudian artist Alexandra Mosher draws from the island’s natural beauty to create inspired sculptural jewellery. “I hand carve intricate and expressive pieces,” she tells us. Alexandra is perhaps best known for her Bermuda Reef Collection in which she incorporates Bermuda’s famous pink sand into sterling silver and gold to create captivating pieces of wearable art. Finding a little piece of your own is a delightful experience.You can find the lovely pink Alexandra Mosher Studio Jewellery boutique in the Washington Mall in Hamilton or some of her collections at A.S. Cooper & Son’s stores island wide. If you missed seeing her designs while you were in Bermuda, she has an award winning website from which you can order and ship with ease. Washington Mall, 7 Reid Street, Hamilton | Tel: 236-9009 Shop online at alexandramosher.com www.thisweek.bm 37
Art Matters BERMUDA CEDAR GIFTS FEATURING ALAN MURRAY
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 peices 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 original. 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
Located on Front Street in the City of Hamilton, the Picturesque Gallery features Bermudian Photographer Roland Skinner’s colour archival prints of Bermuda. Select images can be reproduced on canvas and a variety of available boutique prints make an idyllic souvenir perfect for preserving a memorable stay in Bermuda. The latest reprint of Roland’s At A Glance book is also available. Roland Skinner has been photographing the island since 1958. His wonderful photography truly captures the unique colours, contours of the island, its flamboyant sunsets, lush floral landscapes and sweeping aerial views.
Walker Arcade, 47 Front Street, Hamilton. 10am - 3pm Tuesday - Saturday 441 292 1452, www.picturesquebermuda.com Facebook/PicturesqueBermuda
Queen Street at the Island Shop and online at www.luxurygiftsbermuda.com where all purchases are elegantly gift-wrapped and hand delivered same or next day. Alan is happy to talk about custom designs and orders. He also works with coloured acrylic. So the next time you’re looking for a gift that is really unique and special, give Alan a call at 441 532 4869 or email him at info@ bermudacedargifts.com
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Stop by Bermuda’s newest art gallery and watch painters as they create beautiful Bermuda paintings. Browse art and local artistic gift ideas. THE FAIRMONT HAMILTON PRINCESS HOTEL 76 PITT'S BAY ROAD, PEMBROKE TEL 441 295 1783 EMAIL email@example.com WEB www.windjammer2.com
Health, Beauty & Fitness M-CORE STORY BY NADIA HALL PHOTOGRAPHY BY AKIL J. SIMMONS
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. 40 This Week in Bermuda | June 2014
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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 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.” www.thisweek.bm 41
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FORGIVENESS IS FREEDOM BY DERYN HIGGINS MH.D ROHUN THERAPIST
Years ago I would walk around carrying grudges and deep resentments about things that had happened in my life or what people had said about or did to me. I soon found out that resentments help no one, especially not me. Resentments caused me a lot of pain and I would avoid certain people places and things to not have to feel the feelings they brought up. This was a form of escape not to acknowledge what happened and what feelings it had triggered in me. After awhile of walking around with this toxic inferno of anger, it started to leak out in other forms and I became a very angry and negative person. It took a crossroads in my life to get help and on a path of spirituality and positive growth. The first thing was to forgive myself for the things that I allowed to happen, or missed out on or how I treated myself. The second thing was to make a list of people who had hurt
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me and to acknowledge my part in it and then to make amends for what I did and forgive them. I had some biggies and it took time to get around to them. You may say, “well you don’t know my story and I can never forgive”. My suggestion would be to start with yourself and start with the small ones and over time, it will get easier for you to tackle the big ones. There may be some you just can’t even think about and that is ok, just focus on what you can do. It’s in the forgiving that we are forgiven. It is much better to release that pain than to hold onto it like a toxic poison which can eventually manifest into an illness. In the forgiving we can also see what pain the other person must have been in as well to say those things or do those actions towards us. So compassion can come in to understand they are doing the best that they can with what they know. People can only do so much with the understanding, awareness, and knowledge that they have. That is not to say that their behavior is acceptable or excusable, however for our own spiritual growth we must be aware of their pain. When you begin to love yourself enough to rise above the old situation, then the understanding and the forgiveness can be easier. I am available to assist anyone into doing this work and I ran a” Forgiveness is Freedom” workshop last month and it was a huge success with eight wonderful women. Forgiveness is Freedom workshop will be held on Thursday 5th June from 6pm - 8pm,. Please contact My Sereni-Tea for informtaion about this workshops including cost at 296 2114. Until next month remember “I am forgiven and I am free”
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Sunglasses by TOM FORD Watch by DIESEL Available from Sunglass & Watch Shop on Reid Street in Hamilton PITBULL WOMAN (white packaging) ~ With raspberry, apple, mandarin, nectarine blossom, freesia, jasmine, creamy woods, amber, vanilla and musk. PITBULL MAN (black packaging) ~ Citrus top notes of give a burst of energy to the fragrance while warm spices and a sensual background of rich woods and musks allow him to exude confidence knowing he is an international man of love.” With bergamot, mandarin, cardamom, sage, violet, woods, verbena, vetiver, musk, tonka bean and amber. Available at A.S. Cooper’s, Brown & Co. and Gibbons Company. Info: email@example.com A.S. COOPER & SONS LTD. MAIN STORE 59 Front Street, City of Hamilton
Cosmetics, fragrances, duty free perfume, fine jewellery with diamonds, precious and semi precious stones in gold and silver. Gifts & collectibles. Info: 441 295 3961 ext 407, www.ascooper.bm CHILDREN 27 Front Street, City of Hamilton Infants to childrens clothing up to age 14. Info: 441 295 3961, www.ascooper.bm EXPRESS Washington Mall, Reid Street, City of Hamilton Juniors fashions & accessories. Info: 441 296 6525, www.ascooper.bm MEN 29 Front Street, City of Hamilton Men’s Fashion. Info: 441 295 3961, www.ascooper.bm STUDIO 3rd Floor Main Store, 26 Reid Street, City of Hamilton Women’s Fashions. Info: 441 295 3961, www.ascooper.bm FAIRMONT SOUTHAMPTON 101 South Shore Road, Southampton Ladies fashions and accessories. Info: 441 239 7094, www.ascooper.bm DOCKYARD Clocktower Mall, Royal Naval Dockyard Ladies fashions and accessories, gifts, souvenirs & fragrances at duty free prices. Info: 441 234 4156, www.ascooper.bm
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Shopping Guide 27TH CENTURY BOUTIQUE | THE HAIR STUDIO & BEAUTY SALON
92 Reid Street, City of Hamilton Fashion for men and women. The Hair Studio offers manicures, pedicures, acrylic nails, eyebrow waxing, braiding and all other hair services. Info: 441 292 2628 or 295 2258, firstname.lastname@example.org
ALEXANDRA MOSHER STUDIO
Lower Level Washington Mall, 17 Reid Street, City of Hamilton Bermudian artist Alexandra Mosher creates art jewellery designs inspired by the beautiful motifs found in Bermuda’s Flora and Fauna, the ocean, architecture, history and culture. Info: 441 236 9009, www.alexandramosher.com ANTHONY PETTIT
By appointment only. Bermuda Fine Art, Antique Maps, Books, Prints and Ephemera. Info: 441 292 2482, www.anthonypettit.com ARROWROOT GIFT SHOP
Botanical Gardens, Paget Works of art by local artists including paintings, drawings, prints, pottery and an extensive list of items made of Bermuda cedar. Books by local authors, note cards with images from Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art permanent Collection. Info: 441 236 2950, www.bermudamasterworks.com BERMUDA HEAT, BERMUDA BLUE & BERMUDA BREEZE
Available from: Gibbons Company, City of Hamilton, The Bermuda Island Shop, St. George’s. , The Perfume Shop, Royal Naval Dockyard, Brown & Co., City of Hamilton, A.S. Cooper, Front St., City of Hamilton, and branch stores, Carole Holding Shops, Royal Naval Dockyard & Fairmont Southampton Hotel. Distributed By P.D.L. Limited. Fine Perfume. Info: 441 292 1710 BERMUDA CEDAR GIFTS
Washington Mall, City of Hamilton Handcrafted cedar pens, winestoppers and more sold 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 Info: 441 532 4869, www.bermudacedargifts.com, www.blucksbermuda.com BERMUDA CRAFT MARKET
Old Cooperage Building, Royal Naval Dockyard The Bermuda Craft Market is home to a group of talented crafters creating beautiful hand made Bermudian souvenirs. Watch them while they work. This is a perfect place to shop for authentic Bermuda gifts. Info: www.craftmarket.bm BROWN & CO.
35 Front Street, City of Hamilton Fragrances, gift ideas and greeting cards. Books from local and internationally acclaimed authors. Info: 441 279 5442, www.brown.bm BROWN & CO. - HALLMARK
Reid Street, City of Hamilton Gift ideas and greeting cards. Info: 441 279 5442, www.brown.bm BROWN & CO. - BOOKMART
Reid Street, City of Hamilton Books from local and internationally acclaimed authors. Info: 441 279 5442, www.brown.bm CHATHAM HOUSE
63 Front Street, City of Hamilton A historic retailer of Cuban cigars. Info: 441 295 2351
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Shopping Guide CRISSONS JEWELLERS HAMILTON
Queen Street, City of Hamilton . 55 Front Street, City of Hamilton Fairmont Southampton, Southampton . Clocktower Mall, Royal Naval Dockyard Fine Jewelry. Info: 441 295 2351, www.crisson.com DIGICEL
Church Street Retail Store, Washington Mall, Church Street, City of Hamilton Court Street Retail Store, Corner of Dundonald & Court Street, City of Hamilton. Info: 441 500 5000, www.digicelbermuda.com GATEWAY SYSTEMS LIMITED
Hamilton House, 10 Queen Street, Hamilton Committed to servicing the ICT needs of the Bermuda business community including a Technology Store and Sales, Service and Education departments. Info: 441 292 0341 HERA BOUTIQUE
47 Front Street, City of Hamilton Bermuda’s newest Boutique for Ladies featuring classic and stylish European and Americanmade clothing & accessories. Info: 441 232 4372, www.heraboutique.bm THE ISLAND SHOP (BARBARA FINSNESS DESIGNS)
#3 Queen Street, Hamilton, Bermuda The Island Shop features original artwork designs on ceramics and linens by Bermudian artist Barbara Finsness. Old Cellar Lane, Hamilton - Tel 292-6307 Somers Wharf, St George - Tel 297-1514 Main Store: (441) 292-5292, email@example.com, www.islandexports.com CONTINUED ON PAGE 48
Bermuda’s newest Boutique for Ladies featuring classic and stylish European and American-made clothing and accessories.
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Bermuda Apparel Unique Souvenirs T-shirts Sweatshirts Caps & Hats Glassware Can Coolers Mouse Pads Toys & more...
52 Reid Street., Hamilton. Physical - Massage, Yoga and Bio-Mat Sessions, Emotional- and MentalRoHunTherapy, Reiki, Meditation, Energy Balancing, Spiritual- Workshops and Spiritual Mentoring Programs Info: 296 -2114 . Chancery Hall, 52 Reid St., Hamilton, www.myserenitea.com, Facebook THE IRISH LINEN SHOP
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31, Front Street, City of Hamilton Home fragrances, candles, bath and body products, gift ideas, home décor, children’s boutique including smocked dresses and classic styles, the finest Egyptian cotton bedding and more. Info: 441 295 4089 ONION JACK’S TRADING POST
77 Front Street, City of Hamilton Bermuda’s original theme store featuring the island’s favourite mascot. Info: 441 295 1263, www.onionjacks.com
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3 Front Street, City of Hamilton The perfect shop for the perfect gift for every occasion. Info: 295 1247 P-TECH
5 Reid Street, City of Hamilton Number one provider and authorized dealer for electronics in Bermuda. Info: 295 5496, www.ptech.bm SUNGLASS & WATCH SHOP
13 Reid St, City of Hamilton The best selection in Bermuda of Brand name sunglasses and watches. Info: 292-7933 WALKER CHRISTOPHER
9 Front Street, City of Hamilton Every year, we feature a different icon of Bermuda. Makes a great family heirloom collection. Info: 295 1466, www. walkerchristopher.com
The Island Shop features original artwork designs on ceramics and linens by Bermudian artist Barbara Finsness.
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Department of Public Transportation
A great way to see Bermuda and all its attractions Regularly scheduled buses operate at frequent intervals to most of the destinations throughout Bermuda which visitors may find of interest. Bus stops are indentified by pink and blue poles. Poles that are pink indicate service inbound to the City of Hamilton. Poles that are blue indicate service outbound from the City of Hamilton. The table below lists many of the destinations that visitors ask us about most frequently. Alongside each destination is the number of the route(s) serving that destination, the appropriate fare zone, and the times buses leave The Central Terminal in Hamilton. If possible avoid the rush hour. The best time to travel by bus is between 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. and after 6:00 p.m. Destination Route Number Fare Zone* Buses Leave Hamilton** L.F. Wade International Airport 1,3,10,11 14 Zone 09 15 21 33 45 57 Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo 10,11 3 Zone 09 21 33 45 57 Belmont Hills Golf Club 8 3 Zone 05 17 29 41 57 Botanical Gardens 1,2,7 3 Zone 05 15 17 29 41 45 53 Crystal Caves of Bermuda 1,3 14 Zone 15 45 Royal Naval Dockyard 7,8 14 Zone 05 17 29 41 53 Elbow Beach 2,7 3 Zone 05 15 17 29 41 53 Gibbs Hill Lighthouse 7 3 Zone 05 17 29 41 53 Grotto Bay Hotel 1,3,10,11 14 Zone 09 15 21 33 45 57 Horseshoe Bay 7 3 Zone 05 17 29 41 53 Mangrove Bay (Somerset) 7,8 14 Zone 05 17 29 41 53 Maritime Museum 7,8 14 Zone 05 17 29 41 53 John Smith’s Bay 1 3 Zone 15 45 Surf Side Beach Club 7 3 Zone 05 17 29 41 53 Fairmont Southampton Hotel 7,8 3 Zone 05 17 29 41 53 St. George’s 1,3,10,11 14 Zone 09 15 21 33 45 57
* See Bus Fare Information for additional details on 3 and 14 Zone fares. ** Departures on the hour and minutes past the hour from The Central Terminal in Hamilton.
Bus service in Bermuda is operated by the Bermuda Department of Public Transportation (DPT). Bermuda is divided in 14 Zones, each about 2 miles long. Fare Category
CASH* Adult Child under age of 16 TOKENS Adult * Exact change only. Dollar bills not accepted.
$3.00 $2.50 $2.50
$4.50 $2.50 $4.00
TRANSPORTATION PASSES 1 Day Adult $15.00 2 Day Adult $25.00 3 Day Adult $35.00 4 Day Adult $44.00 7 Day Adult $56.00
Child under age of 16 Child under age of 16 Child under age of 16 Child under age of 16 Child under age of 16
$7.50 $12.50 $17.50 $22.00 $28.00
Telephone: (441) 292-3851 Fax: (441) 292-9996 E-Mail: email@example.com Internet: www.BermudaBuses.bm 26 Palmetto Road devonshiRe dv 05 • P.o. Box hm 443 hamilton hm Bx, BeRmuda
ROYAL NAVAL DOCKYARD Photo Courtesy of Bermuda Department of Tourism
VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE (VIC)
Conveniently Bermuda offers three VICs where friendly staff are waiting to assist you with information on transportation, events, attractions, tours, etc. Up-to-date visitor guides, calendars and maps are also available to take with you during your travels as you enjoy our beautiful island. DOCKYARD VIC Adjacent to the Cruise Ship Pier and Ferry Stop, Royal Naval Dockyard Info: 441 542 7104 HAMILTON VIC 8 Front Street (next to the Ferry Terminal), City of Hamilton. Info: 441 295 1480 ST. GEORGE’S VIC 7 King’s Square, Town of St. George. Info: 441 297 0556
WESTERN PARISHES NATIONAL MUSEUM OF BERMUDA Ireland Island, Sandys One of the island’s most frequently visited destinations since being opened by HM Queen Elizabeth II in 1975. Info: 441 234 1333 SCAUR HILL FORT Ely’s Harbour Built to protect overland routes to the Royal Naval Dockyard, the ramparts offer unequalled views of the Great Sound and lovely Ely’s Harbour. COMMISSIONER’S HOUSE National Museum of Bermuda, Royal Naval Dockyard Houses exhibits on slavery, history of tourism. Open during museum hours. Info: 441 234 1333 GIBBS HILL LIGHTHOUSE Lighthouse Road, off South Shore, Southampton The second oldest cast iron lighthouse in the world. Info: 441 238 8069. HOG BAY PARK Southampton Hog Bay Park is a 32 acres of unspoiled forest land and one of the new national parks of Bermuda. 54 This Week in Bermuda | June 2014
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The Unfinished Cathedral & The Bermuda Triangle BY ROD FARRINGTON
The Spinners are five teenagers who live in St George’s, but use the Island of Bermuda as their playground. Some locals call them the “Goonies” of Bermuda others call them the “Harry Potters” of Bermuda, but they just call themselves the “Spinners”. While other kids are texting and playing video games the Spinners play out their adventures in the forts, jungles, beaches and historic sites that abound in Bermuda. Each week one of the Spinners, Michael, Samantha (Sam), Keno, Portagee or Graham will take you on an adventure to one of their favorite spots in Bermuda or maybe even in the Bermuda Triangle. This week Graham will tell you about one of his favorite places in Bermuda. Hi I’m Graham. One of the most mysterious places in Bermuda is in my home village of St. George’s. Most people look at the Unfinished Cathedral and simply see an unfinished cathedral. The Spinners have learned that what you see is not always what you get. You better sit down and I’ll spin you the tale of the Unfinished Cathedral. In the 1870’s when the new Cathedral was being constructed in St. George’s, the construction progress was severely compromised with problem after problem. In fact, after years of construction the site was abandoned because of a lack of funds and the decision to repair the old cathedral instead, but if the truth was really know it was because of many unexplained phenomenon around the site. The Unfinished Cathedral now just sits there slowing crumbling away through the years awaiting needed repairs. Not long ago the Spinners visited the Unfinished Cathedral to try an experiment they had been thinking about for some time with our homemade magnetic/phenomenontic detector. It was late afternoon when we entered the ruins. Once inside we quickly turned on the special detector, to our surprise the gauges went berserk, the loud crackling in the headset was almost too much for me to bear. For years electromagnetic anomalies and strange magnetic fields around the Unfinished Cathedral have been detected, however no one has been able to give a logical explanation. Portagee has also detected similar, but weaker electromagnetic and magnetic fields at Shark Hole, but that’s another adventure. Portagee being the electronic whiz kid that he is, wondered if these conditions had something to do with the Bermuda Triangle. We continued on searching hoping to find the source of the electromagnetic fields. It did not take long. The magnetic fields were off the charts by the west entrance to the cathedral. The strange but true fact is that just above the west entrance doorway is a perfect triangle etched in the stones. 56 This Week in Bermuda | June 2014
Some say that with the right key and storm conditions this is a gateway to the Bermuda Triangle, but we’re not talking. For you doubters please notice that when you visit the Unfinished Cathedral the west entrance is now sealed with a locked gate and a danger sign posted on it. No matter what you believe about the Bermuda Triangle the Unfinished Cathedral is truly a sight worth seeing with its outstanding architecture. Just heed the signs, look and admire, but don’t enter. Remember not many have returned from the Bermuda Triangle. Learn more about the Spinners and their exploits by visiting: www.bermudaspinners.com ENTER TO WIN A signed book from The Spinners collection by simply emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org and telling us how you liked the article!
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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 www.thisweek.bm 57
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The Phoenix Stores is a major pharmacy and retail store, offering consistent, reliable service all across the island. Digicel Bermuda offers prepaid SIM cards for any smartphone, tablet or laptop, international calling and prepaid Wi-Fi access.
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CENTRAL PARISHES THE ANGLICAN CATHEDRAL Church Street, Hamilton The Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity was constructed after its predecessor on the site was destroyed by fire in January 1884. Info: 441 292 4033 THE BERMUDA HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM Par-la-Ville Park, Queen Street, Hamilton Abutting the main library, this small museum is a trove of memorabilia integral to Bermuda’s cultural heritage. Info: 441 295 2487 FORT HAMILTON Happy Valley Road in Pembroke on the outskirts of Hamilton A sentinel that has been protectively overseeing Hamilton Harbour since 1889, Fort Hamilton with its moat gardens, green lawns, musty dungeons and never-tried artillery is worth a visit GOVERNMENT HOUSE Langton Hill, Pembroke This imposing structure is the official residence of Bermuda’s governor, who represents H.M. Queen Elizabeth II. VERDMONT HOUSE 6 Verdmont Lane, off Collectors Hill, Smiths Parish This fascinating and beautiful old house is one of Bermuda’s most significant historic buildings. Built ca. 1710, Verdmont is a unique example of early Georgian architecture, and has remained virtually unchanged for 300 years. Info: 441 236 7369 ARBORETUM PARK Devonshire Parish, at the corner of Middle Road and Montpelier Road Arboretum Park has a collection of trees and shrubs from around the world. BERMUDA BOTANICAL GARDENS South Road, Paget Parish The Botanical Gardens is 36 acres of trees, flowers and shrubs. Bermuda Botanical Gardens are also home to Camden, the official residence of Bermuda’s Premier, and the Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art. Numerous picnic tables and benches are to be found throughout the grounds.
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Attractions EASTERN PARISHES ST. PETER’S CHURCH Town of St. George This is the oldest Anglican house of worship in the Western Hemisphere. ST. GEORGE’S HISTORICAL SOCIETY Town of St. George The Jubilee Exhibit explores Bermuda’s fascination with British Royalty from 1883 – 1953. The exhibit showcases Royal memorabilia from the personal collections of the Society’s members. FORT ST. CATHERINE Inside and out, from the powder magazine to the gun platforms, the story of military history is well told here. CRYSTAL & FANTASY CAVES 8 Crystal Caves Road, Hamilton Parish, Bermuda Crystal Cave is the most famous of Bermuda’s many subterranean caverns. It is located in Hamilton Parish, close to Castle Harbour. The cave is approximately 500 m long, and 62 m deep. Lower 19 - 20 m are below water level.
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From The Handle Bars of Shoshanna
WITH KRISTIN WHITE
In July 1612, 50 families sailed into Bermuda with the goal of turning it into the most successful colony of the British Government. It had been 2 years since a group of shipwrecked passengers, who’d been stranded on our shores for one year, had departed the island on ships they’d built from salvaged materials and Bermuda cedar. When they reached Jamestown Virginia, the cahows (Bermuda birds aka tastes like chicken) and pigs they’d stored helped save that struggling colony from starvation. Once word reached that the shipwrecked passengers were not only alive but had thrived on a beautiful island full of resources the decision was made. And the Town of St. George’s was established.
My view from behind bars… “It is the securest spot in the universe, being environed round with rocks all but one narrow entrance, guarded by seven forts, which render it inaccessible not only to pirates but to the united force of France and Spain.” 1727 You can see them dotted around the perimeter of the island - mighty stone fortresses on our hilltops equipped with massive cannons pointing out towards the sea. Throughout most of its history, Bermuda was actually a strategic military centre that played an important role in a number of wars (although we may have found ourselves on the wrong side of history a couple times!) and our forts are a great reminder of this portion of our past. And don’t worry - you don’t have to be a military enthusiast or history buff to enjoy these incredible cultural, historical and scenic attractions! Shoshanna and I love visiting the ones that are right here in St. George’s. Grab a water bottle, your camera, your walking shoes (if you don’t have a ride like me ) and your inner child to spend a day exploring these cool sites.
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 super-narrow ‘Town Cut’ on the side of the fort is like witnessing Bermuda’s very own Panama Canal.
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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 and 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. St. George’s Events - June Highlights: Special 400th anniversary events at Fort St. Catherine every Saturday and cricket games every Sunday at St. George’s Cricket Club (from 11am onwards). 64 This Week in Bermuda | June 2014
DISCOVER A PART OF BERMUDA
MILLION YEARS OLD
AND STILL GROWING Visit www.caves.bm for more details. The Crystal Caves are a world of delicate splendour with magnificent crystal stalactites and stalagmites, each surrounding a clear lake. Come see the Crystal & Fantasy Caves, an exquisite world that Mother Nature began over 30 million years ago. HOW TO FIND US: BUS ROUTES 1/3/10/11 | JUST OFF WILKINSON AVE 8 Crystal Cave Road, Hamilton Parish CR 04, Bermuda | 441-293-0640 | email@example.com
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Golf Across The Island “PRACTICE: THE MORE I PRACTICE THE LUCKIER I GET” BY KIM SWAN, J.P. TEACHING PROFESSIONAL
The great game of golf, like most sports, offers rewards to players who make a habit of practicing effectively and a great example is living golf legend Gary Player who has a great quote: “the more I practice, the luckier I get” Few will argue with the concept of consistent practice but only a small percentage of golfers make the time to practice consistently and even less practice effectively. Many players waste valuable time attempting to practice by practicing in the least productive manner, engaging in idle chatter, offering or accepting unsolicited advice and then wondering why Gary Player’s quote doesn’t apply to them. There are ways to practice that make your efforts more meaningful, compared to the person who hits a bucket of balls looking to see how many good shots show up. In a lot of cases practicing without a purpose simply reinforces bad habits. At Port Royal Golf Developmental our coaching focuses on the fundamentals of the game of golf - Aim, Grip, Posture, Rhythm. Balance, Patience and Confidence - by encouraging our students to practice using specific drills to develop good swing habits through muscle memory, which in time promotes a consistent and dependable golf swing. Our aim is to assist the golfer make use of proper techniques and eventually to feel comfortable using a proper grip; taking dead aim; standing over the ball with proper posture, ball position and stance; and to be able to swing in balance with synchronized timing. These objectives require a golfer to practice them repeatedly to have a chance to make a consistent golf swing. It is NOT a quick fix solution - it is a process to make a swing that is based in turning within ones physical capabilities and as best you can - hitting the back of the golf ball and continuing through the shot. An important by-product from disciplined practice is “Patience” which can be learned and it is much needed to play great golf. The golfer who can endure improving bad habits will not only gain the satisfaction of better control of their golf shots but will become more patient as well. At Port Royal Golf Developmental Program, our aim is to help our players enjoy their golf by improving their ability to hit quality golf shots. We also encourage our students to play golf often, as it is on the golf course that we want the shots to work. We invite you to visit us at Port Royal Golf Course - Home of the PGA Grand Slam of Golf - where our public golf facility awaits, to allow you to practice, play and relax.
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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).
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. 70 This Week in Bermuda | June 2014
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). Nestled among cedar trees on Longbird Island, fuel tanks were thought to be protected by a camouflage of netting (Bermuda Archives: PA 2004:0006).
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! Edward Cecil Harris, MBE, JP, PHD, FSA is Director of the National Museum at Dockyard. Comments may be made to email@example.com or 704-5480. www.thisweek.bm 71
Do You Know … ABOUT NATHANIEL NORTH BERMUDIAN PIRATE AND RAJAH IN MADAGASCAR? BY HORST AUGUSTINOVIC
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 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. 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
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Know 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’. 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. Left: A map of Madagascar, ca. 1700.
Below: A pirate and a native girl in Madagascar in the late 1600s.
Left: 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.
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TASTE 141 BY CANDICE DICKINSON
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 Sir John Swan Building. 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.
Lamb & Mint (featured above) 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 74 This Week in Bermuda | June 2014
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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
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 141 Front Street City of Hamilton 292-0777 www.taste141.bm Facebook @TasteOneFourOne PAIRINGS BY: NEIL MOUNTFORD Available at Gosling’s Stores
Where To Eat & Drink
ANGELO’S BISTRO Walker Arcade, Just off Reid Street in Hamilton Located in the heart of Hamilton just off Reid Street in the Walker Arcade, Angelo’s Bistro is very popular with locals, very casual for breakfast & lunch yet offers an elegant style for dinner, Reasonably priced, Angelo’s Bistro offers authentic Mediterranean & Bermudian specialties, such as Bermuda fish chowder, fresh Rockfish and a full Gluten Free Menu. Serving Monday to Saturday, Breakfast Lunch & Dinner. Info: 232 1000 or email@example.com ART MELS SPICY DICY Art Mel’s Spicy Dicy is a local Bermudian hotspot serving absolutely enormous, amazingly delicious fried fish sandwiches. It’s nestled in a local neighborhood and it’s Hamilton location is very off the beaten path for the average tourist however it’s new St. George’s location is right on popular and frequently visited by locals and tourists alike, Water street.
9 St. Monica’s Road, Hamilton - 295 3965
Water Street, St. Georges - 297 3965
BEAU RIVAGE Newstead/Belmont Hills Golf Resort & Spa, 27 Harbour Road, Paget Unwind in style at Beau Rivage Restaurant Enjoy the divine setting at AZURE (Restaurant Patio) overlooking panoramic views of Hamilton Harbour and the City of Hamilton. Pan-seared Rock fish, roast rack of lamb, and beef Wellington are but a few of the tantalizing specialties prepared by award winning French Master Chef Jean-Claude Garzia. Info: 441 232 8686, www.beaurivagebda.com 76 This Week in Bermuda | June 2014
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Restaurant & Bar
441 292 4507 MONDAY DINNER ONLY – 6:00PM - 10:00PM TUESDAY TO FRIDAY LUNCH AND DINNER 11:30AM-2:30PM/6:00PM-10:30PM SATURDAY DINNER ONLY 6:00PM-10.30PM CLOSED SUNDAYS
Eat & Drink BELLA VISTA BAR & GRILL Port Royal Golf Course, Southampton The newest restaurant in Bermuda featuring delicious food & delightful drinks while overlooking the stunning views of South Shore. Info: 232 0100
BERMUDA BISTRO AT THE BEACH 103 Front Street, City of Hamilton Bermuda Bistro at the Beach is Bermuda’s number one hot spot from morning through to late night. Located in the heart of Hamiton on Front Street The Beach offers the best drink specials and tastiest food in Bermuda. It is by far the most fun in Bermuda for the best value where anything goes. The Beach has everything from morning Breakfast starting at 9:00am through to a late night menu. Daily specials featuring the Islands freshest seafood and produce. Info: 295 0219 or www.thebeachbermuda.com Buzz Cafe Hamilton Pharmacy. 17 Parliament St. Hamilton. 292-6150 Buzz Cafe AIG. 27 Richmond Rd. Pembroke. 298-5333 Buzz Cafe Dockyard. Inside Phoenix. 279-5551 Buzz Cafe Brown & Co. 3 Reid St. 279-5462 Buzz Cafe West Hamilton. 69 Pitts Bay Rd. Hamilton. 295 1723 Buzz Cafe Bda College. Stonington Ave. South Rd. Paget. 239 4017 Buzz Bakery Lane, 19 Bakery Lane. 292 2311 Buzz n’ Go. ESSO Station. Collector’s Hill. 232.2002 Buzz n’ Go. ESSO Station. Crawl Hill. 293.0777 Buzz n’ Go. ESSO Station (24/7). 37 Richmond Rd. 296.2390 Buzz n’ Go. ESSO Station. Warwick . 236.3021 78 This Week in Bermuda | June 2014
POSITIVE THINKING HEALTHY LIVING.
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Rosewood Tucker’s Point . 60 Tucker’s Point Drive . Hamilton Parish 441 298 4076 | www.rosewoodhotels.com
BAYSIDE GRILL DINING
The Bayside Bar & Grill is located by the pool and is only steps away from the sea. Quick food like hamburgers, hotdogs, sandwiches and salads are on the menu. There is great island Bar-B-Queue on Monday evenings.
FRIDAY SURF & TURF BUFFET
A devine buffet selection featuring fresh salads, delicious seafood, sizzling flame cooked meats and assorted freshly made desserts.
Indulge with fresh baked waffles, assorted cheeses, delicious and creative salads, sushi, traditional dishes such as codfish and potatoes, a carving station with prime rib, roast turkey and honey ham, pasta dishes and decadent desserts.
HIBISCUS ROOM DINING
An elegant dining experience with soft hues of coral and tropical touch of Bermuda. This is a formal dining room and serves fine European dishes with a touch of Bermuda.
Reservations 293-8333 | 11 Blue Hole Hill, Baileys Bay | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.grottobay.com
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BOLERO RESTAURANT & BAR 95 Front Street, City of Hamilton Join Chef / Owner Jonny Roberts and his team at the busy, lively, and bustling Brasserie while enjoying a Bistro atmosphere, good food, friendly efficient service, and an overall enjoyable relaxed dining experience. Info: 292 4507 or www.bolerobrasserie.com
BONEFISH BAR & GRILL 6 Dockyard Terrace, Royal Naval Dockyard Join Chef/Owner Livio Ferigo and his team while enjoying a happy atmosphere, fun music, wonderful indoor/outdoor bar/ dining and views of the waterfront. Live entertainment weekly. Take the Ferry from Hamilton. Info: 234 5151 or www.bonefish.bm 80 This Week in Bermuda | June 2014
Open 7 Days a Week
BREAKFAST LUNCH DINNER Monday to Friday
9am - 3am
Saturday to Sunday
8am - 3am
103 Front Street, City of Hamilton Takeout & Catering
Fantastic Food, Drinks, Fun & Friends ...WHERE THE PARTY NEVER ENDS!!! The place to dine while visiting Hamilton either for a family meal or a quiet dinner. Relax & enjoy our alfresco dining to watch the world go by in the busy city or cool off in our fully air conditioned restaurant. The Bistro not only offers great food & drinks, but DJ’s 6 nights a week from 10pm-3am & all major sports on our 9 HD plasma TV’s.
DON’T MISS HAPPY HOUR DAILY 4PM - 7PM
FRIDAY 4PM - 8PM
HOME OF THE RMUDA TRADITIONAL BE TO TA COD FISH & PO 50 8. $1 : DINNER NDAYS SATURDAY & SU
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RED STEAKHOUSE & BAR
With Executive Chef Chad Mitchell BY CANDICE DICKINSON
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 STYLE OF FOOD I had opportunities to work in all types of outlets and steakhouse favourites with a restaurants from four diamond dining establishments to creative edge large banquets and butchery, which helped me build my HIGHLIGHTS passion and understanding of food and wine. great patio, old world charm, 3. I love to dine out and really enjoy the food experience as a meets new world dining whole from good wine to local produce, seafood, and game, SERVING as well as the interaction between people while dining. Itâ€™s Lunch, Happy Hour, Dinner a great way to keep up with local and foreign food trends as & Sunday Brunch the food and beverage field is forever changing. ENTERTAINMENT 4. I pride myself on being hard working and driven to Wednesday: Robert Symons Steel consistently provide a fresh quality dining experience, but Pan Drummer always believe that although kitchens can be intimidating Friday Night with DJ Ole Felix Saturdayâ€™s with DJ Felix and very professional, it is important to be able to laugh from The Big Chill and to build positive relationships with staff as well as our The Social Brunch with DJ PM guests. 11-5PM Every Sunday 5. During down time I enjoy travelling, sports, International LOCATION & CONTACT cuisine and techniques, my favourite at the moment would 55 Front Street, Hamilton be Indian cuisine. 441 292 7331 www.redbermuda.com
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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. 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. PAN SEARED SEA SCALLOPS Wrapped with prosciutto and served with a roasted cauliflower puree. 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 MOUSE CAKE A trio of white, milk and dark chocolate mouse complimented with a brandy snap. Pairs well with Warre’s Otima 10 Year Old Tawny Port n/v
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Eat & Drink CAFÉ AMICI Clock Tower Mall, Sandys Enjoy Italian cuisine and culture, breakfast lunch and dinner served, best Pizza in Dockyard. Great patio. Traditional Bermudian codfish breakfast served Sunday mornings. Info: 234 5009, www.amici.bm
COCONUT ROCK 20 Reid Street, City of Hamilton Delicious food and now serving Yashi Sushi in the dining room. Bar is open until 2:00am. Take-out available. Evening entertainment, call for details and schedule. Info: 292 1043, www. coconutrock.com
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MONDAY - FRIDAY Breakfast & Lunch 7:30AM-3:00PM SATURDAYS Lunch 11:00am-3:00pm The most unique park setting in all of Bermuda.
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Eat & Drink CHOPSTICKS 88 Reid Street, City of Hamilton Distinctly Asian with a modern flair, the dĂŠcor within Chopsticks is warm and inviting, making it the perfect place to relax and enjoy a meal with friends, family or co-workers alike. Info: 292 0791, www.chopsticks.bm
FOOD WORX UPTOWN EATERY 28 Elliott Street, City of Hamilton Offering the convenience of a quick order kitchen with the service, atmosphere and excitement of a full-scale restaurant and dining space. Info: 296 7948, www.eatatfoodworx.com CONTINUED ON PAGE 86
Dine on the Green
441 232 0100 | Port Royal Golf Course, Southampton
A Taste of Land & Sea
441 234 5151 | Royal Naval Dockyard \ bonefish.bm
Italian Culture & Cuisine 441 234 5009 | Royal Naval Dockyard \ amici.bm
Eat & Drink FLANAGAN’S IRISH PUB Emporium Building, 69 Front Street, City of Hamilton. Bermuda’s only Irish Pub & Restaurant offering a cozy and friendly atmosphere to both locals and tourists. Info: 295 8299 or www.flanagans.bm GRIFFINS 6 Rose Hill, St. George’s Club, St. George’s Griffin’s Bistro and Bar at The St. George’s Club is open for lunch and dinner every day of the week except Wednesday. Info: 297 1200 or www.stgeorgesclub.bm GROTTO BAY 11 Blue Hole Hill, Baileys Bay Grotto Bay offers wonderful dining options indoor and outdoors. Regular themed buffets are often served on Friday evenings and Sundays for brunch. Info: 293 8333, www.grottobay.com HENRY VIII RESTAURANT, SUSHI BAR & PUB 69 South Road, Southampton Breath taking views, great patio, Old English Charm, traditional English dishes, sushi and live entertainment. Info: 238 1977 or www.henrys.bm LEMON TREE CAFE 7 Queen Street, City of Hamilton The most unique park setting in all of Bermuda boasts an impressive menu of café classics and hot daily specials inspired by dishes from around the world. Info: 292 0235 or www.lemontreecafe.bm CONTINUED ON PAGE 88
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Mad Hatters Open: Lunch (Mon-Fri) 12 noon - 2pm Dinner (Mon-Sat) 6pm - 9:30pm
Ever Changing Lunch & Dinner Specials 441 297 6231
22 RICHMOND RD, HAMILTON
Eat & Drink LOBSTER POT & BOATHOUSE BAR 6 Bermudiana Road, City of Hamilton A favourite with locals and visitors, the Lobster Pot offers an outstanding variety of Bermuda seafood specialties and fresh fish delivered daily. Info: 292 6898 or www.lobsterpot.bm MAD HATTERS 22 Richmond Road, Pembroke Serving a diverse menu and fantastic, dizzyingly unpredictable daily specials! Info: 297 MAD1, email@example.com or www.madhatters.bm PIZZA HOUSE Pizza House, choose from 21 toppings! Heron Bay Plaza, Southampton Info: 238 2753 Shelly Bay Plaza, Hamilton Parish Info: 293 8465 Southside, St. David’s Info: 293 5700 PORTOFINO 20 Bermudiana Road, City of Hamilton Portofino features the best pizza in town and innovative homemade pasta dishes. The menu is extensive and varied, and interesting specials are offered daily. Info: 292 2375, www.portofino.bm RED RESTAURANT & BAR 55 Front Street, Hamilton The perfect stop for quick and casual steak or an intimate romantic dinner, overlooking breathtaking Hamilton Harbor. Info: 292 7331 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.redbermuda.com OUTBACK AT FLANAGANS IRISH PUB Emporium Building, 69 Front Street, City of Hamilton. No matter what team you’re routing for, you’ll always have the best seat in the house at Flanagan’s Outback Sport Bar. Info: 295 8299 or www.flanagans.bm
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SPECIALITY CINEMA & GRILL 12 Church Street, Hamilton The Speciality Cinema is your alternative to the megaplex movie going experience and offers great food in a fun atmosphere. Info: 292 2135 or www.specialitycinema.bm WAHOO’S WATERSIDE BISTRO & PATIO 36 Water Street, St. George’s Bring your family for a nice relaxing meal or come for a romantic dinner where you’ll overlook the moon lit harbour. Info: 297 1307 or www.wahoosbistro.bm CONTINUED ON PAGE 90
R e s ta u R a n t & B o at h o u s e B a R
Monday to Friday: Lunch: 11:30am to 4:30pm Dinner: 4:30pm until closing Saturday: 5:30pm until closing Sunday: 6:00pm until closing Closed Public Holidays Located on the corner of Bermudiana & Gorham Roads in Hamilton. Reservations:
“Bermuda’s premier seafood restaurant for more than 40 years. Sailors and landlubbers meet to enjoy the best in fresh fish and other delicious food for lunch and dinner!”
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Eat & Drink SUL VERDE Open daily for dinner, Sul Verde specializes in rustic Italian cuisine and features an antipasti buffet along with traditional primi and secondi courses served family style. An extensive Italian wine list and homemade infused grappas are also a house specialty. Sul Verde is located at the Golf Clubhouse overlooking picturesque Castle Harbour. Info: 298-6983. www.rosewoodhotels. com Find us on Facebook THE POINT Award-winning Executive Chef Gerry Adams and his world-class team provide the finest culinary experience in Bermuda at The Point Restaurant & Terrace. Renowned for superb international cuisine infused with fresh local ingredients, Chef Adams creates a dining experience like no other. This stunning restaurant displays PanAm’s one-of-a-kind Sky Club murals, depicting the world’s major ports of the 1880s in the unique style of Eurasian artist, Gerard Henderson. The Point is now serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Info: 298-4070. www.rosewoodhotels. com. Find us on Facebook SOMERSET COUNTRY SQUIRE 10 Mangrove Bay Road, Somerset Enjoy traditional Bermudian & English dishes, outside dining overlooking beautiful Mangrove Bay or take out. Info: 234 0105
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Open Tuesday to Sunday for Lunch & Dinner
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36 Water Street, St. George’s 297-1307 www.wahoos.bm
RED takes a modern and global approach to the steakhouse dining experience. Centrally located in the heart of Hamilton. RED offers inspired dishes, vibrant atmosphere and an array of custom created menus for your next the perfect location for entertaining clients, locals and visitors alike. Visit our website for a complete listing of our menus. Dine in our intimate RED room, chic lounge, mezzanine seating, or our contemporary patio overlooking Front Street. Contact us today to make a reservation. LUNCH Tuesday to Friday 12:00 noon - 2:30pm DINNER Seven Evenings A Week 6:00pm - 10:00pm SOCIAL SUNDAY BRUNCH Feature DJ PM 11:00am - 5:00pm BAR & LOUNGE & PATIO Monday to Friday 4:00pm â€“ LATE Saturday and Sunday 6:00pm â€“ 2:00am 441 292 7331 55 Front Street, Hamilton www.redbermuda.com email@example.com
ROSA’S 121 Front Street, City of Hamilton Experience Bermuda’s Best Tex-Mex Cuisine. Rosa’s Overlooks Front Street with a cozy patio, a great mix of music, colourful drinks at the bar and an overall warm and friendly atomosphere. Info: 295 1912 or www.rosas.bm
Enjoy breath taking views while enjoying your meal.
Bermudian & English Dishes
Take Out Service Live TV Sporting Events YOU ARE BEING SERVED 7 DAYS A WEEK
11:00AM UNTIL 1:00AM
Lunch: 11:30am - 4:00pm Dinner: 6:30pm - 10:00pm
10 Mangrove Bay Road, Somerset
ROBIN HOOD 25 Richmond Road, Pembroke Stop by your local neighborhood pub and enjoy great food, great music, sports, broadcasts, trivia night and more! Info: 295 3314 or www.robinhood.bm CONTINUED ON PAGE 94
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441 295 3314
BERMUDA’S #1 SPORTS BAR FOOD, DRINKING, MUSIC, SPORTS, BROADCASTS, TRIVIA NIGHT Mon - $10 Menu (all day/night) Tue - Quiz Night (evening) Wed - Indian Curry Night (evening) Live Music with Paul Fedden (8:30pm) Thu - Wing Mania (all day/night) Fri - City Area Delivery (11am - 3pm) Sat - DJ Donnie (evening) Sun - Codfish Breakfast (9am - 3pm) Daily - Happy Hour (4 to 7pm) Conveniently located in Hamilton, offering traditional pub fare, as well as our famous pizza. We offer 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. We offer superior service in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
441 295 3314 • WWW.ROBINHO OD.BM 25 RICHMOND ROAD, PEMBROKE
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
LUNCH & DINNER SUNDAY BRUNCH SUSHI BAR
ENjOY DANCING tHE NIGHt AWAY WItH LIvELY LOCAL ENtERtAINMENt.
EVERY WEDNESDAY 20% OFF SUShI TAKE-OUT
TERRACE OVERLOOKING SOUThAMpTON’S MAjESTIC SOUTh ShORE
Call us for details... RESERVATIONS CALL 441- 238-1977 EMAIL: HENRYS@LOGIC.BM • WWW.HENRYS.BM 69 South Road, Southampton, Bermuda
SERVING DELICIOUS FOOD ALL DAY
Eat & Drink SWIZZLE INN - EAST Bailey’s Bay, Hamilton Parish Home of the original rum swizzle, great pub style food, evening entertainment and popular patio. Info: 293 1854 or www.swizzleinn.com SWIZZLE INN - WEST 87 South Shore Road, Warwick Home of the original rum swizzle, great pub style food, evening entertainment and popular patio. Info: 236 7459 or www.swizzleinn.com YASHI SUSHI 20 Reid Street, City of Hamilton The most delicious Sushi in town!!! Eat inside Yashi or in the Coconut Rock dining room. Info: 441 296 6226
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“Bermudaʼs Unique Dining Experience” Where you can choose from Premium Cuts of Steak, Seafood & Lamb
“Cooked to Perfection”
106 S O U T H S I D E ROA D ST. DAV I D’S
Along with Fresh Vegetables & Salads and The Most Mouthwatering Desserts Reservations 777.0555
Open 5:30pm Nightly except Mondays DRESS CODE: Smart Casual
Mini, Small, Medium, Large, X Large & Jumbo
21 DIFFERENT TOPPINGS
SOUTHSIDE ST. DAVIDʼS | 293-5700 SHELLY BAY PLAZA HAMILTON | 293-8465 HERON BAY PLAZA SOUTHAMPTON | 238-2753 94 This Week in Bermuda | June 2014
Bermudaâ€™s Best tex-mex Cuisine! 121 Front Street, Hamilton 441 295 1912
dine in Or Out CHinese Fare 88 Reid Street, Hamilton 441 292 0791
Eat & Drink WOK EXPRESS 180 Middle Road in Southampton Wok Express serves up the islands finest Sushi and Chinese cuisine with exciting dishes and a friendly atmosphere. At Wok Express, every dish is created using only the freshest ingredients. We serve only the choicest meats and seafood, freshest rice, and vegetables from the market. Our authentic menu creates a truly enjoyable take-out dining experience. Info: 441 293 9999, www.wokexpress.bm
TRIBE ROAD KITCHEN If youâ€™re looking for a healthy option for lunch, brunch, breakfast or dinner, look no further than the outskirts of town. Located at the edge of Reid Street is the newly refurbished Tribe Road Kitchen to satisfy oneâ€™s gluten free, vegan or vegetarian needs. Enjoy a hearty Thanksgiving-style roasted turkey sandwich on the patio, or relax in the outdoor bar on Fridays with a customized pizza from a wood-burning oven. What once was thought of as a coffee and pastry spot has grown significantly to include meals of all kinds, prepared with the freshest ingredients. With their spacious entertainment area, this healthy eating establishment is the go-to location for Saturday or Sunday brunches. Corner of King & Reid Street, Hamilton, 734 1637, www.triberoadkitchen.com Follow Tribe Road Kitchen on Facebook for daily specials and updates.
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Swizzle inn South ShoRe & b a i l e y ’ S b ay
Bermuda’s premier pub and restaurant and home of the Rum Swizzle Outdoor patios | Non-smoking areas Family friendly with a kid’s menu Swagger Out gift shop Live entertainment all summer
Open daily from 11am & food served all day Now at two locations!
3 Blue Hole Hill, Bailey’s Bay. Tel 441-293-1854
Enjoy responsibly. alcohol consumption may be harmful to your health. 87 Excessive South Shore, Warwick. Tel 441-236-7459
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. STYLE OF FOOD small plates, locally sourced cocktails menu HIGHLIGHTS chic waterside lounge sunset views SERVING tapas and drinks ENTERTAINMENT Friday happy hour
“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 98 This Week in Bermuda | June 2014
LOCATION & CONTACT 101 South Shore Road Southampton 441 238 8000 HOURS 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Eat & Drink
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 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
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 www.thisweek.bm 99
10 Patios To Enjoy This Summer IN THE EAST
Black Horse Tavern 101 St. David’s Road, St. David’s
STYLE OF FOOD: Authentically local SERVING: Lunch & Dinner HIGHLIGHTS: Very large patio overlooking St. David’s Harbour, Fresh Bermudian Fish. ENTERTAINMENT: Quiz Night with Mike Bishop (call for schedule) INFO: 297 1991. Open Tuesday - Sunday, closedon Mondays.
Located in the heart of St. David’s, Black Horse Tavern is family owned and opperated. It is one of the best kept local secrets on island and one of our favorites for authentically local Bermudian cuisine, especially their famous fish sandwich. Enjoy dinning on the oversized patio overlooking St. David’s Harbour or come by boat and tie up at the brand new floating dock where you can order takeout to go.
Tavern By The Sea 14 Water Street, St. George’s
STYLE OF FOOD: Bermudian-British SERVING: Lunch & Dinner HIGHLIGHTS: Very large patio overlooking St. George’s Harbour ENTERTAINMENT: Live music from 10 p.m. on most weekends (call to confirm) INFO: 441 297 3305. Open 7 days a week and on holidays.
Beautifully located along the harbour with a sunny deck-style patio and romantic dark wood paneled bar serving classic local and international cuisine. Try the fresh seafood dishes and our signature comfort meals. 100 This Week in Bermuda | June 2014
Tobacco Bay Beach St. George’s
STYLE OF FOOD: Beach Grub SERVING: All day and ealry evening HIGHLIGHTS: Beach accessories and toys available for rent. ENTERTAINMENT: Live music, beach games and schenanagans. INFO: Open 7 days a week and on holidays
If you want to start your Bermuda night out right, then it really has to begin with The Tobacco Bay Sunset Experience! Enjoy three hours of very casual, laid back island living - great music, cool cocktails, ice cold beers, tasty food offerings and Tobacco Bay’s Signature Bacardi Cocktails... and all happening right on Bermuda’s most famous sunset beach.
Port O’Call & Pearl 87 Front Street, Hamilton
STYLE OF FOOD: Fine International Cuisine using Fresh Bermuda Produce SERVING: Lunch & Dinner HIGHLIGHTS: Al fresco harbour view terrace, wine bar ENTERTAINMENT: happy hour INFO: 441 295 5373, open Monday - Friday 4:00pm - 7:00pm. www.portocall.bm
Winner of The Bermudian’s Best Place for a Power Lunch, Port O’Call also encourages a lingering crowd. Their sleek, sophisticated ding room and bar that extend to Pearl’s Sushi Restaurant above, are hugely popular with the Happy Hour set.
32 Bermudiana Road, Hamilton STYLE OF FOOD: Modern Italian SERVING: Lunch, Dinner & Bar Menu HIGHLIGHTS: The most extensive wine list in Bermuda INFO: 441 295 3503. Open Monday - Friday 12:00noon - evening. Saturdays, dinner only.
Little Venice is Bermuda’s first and premier wine bar offering a cornucopia of international fine wines and a brand new menu. The outside terrazzo is the perfect location for Happy Hour. In the true style of Italian hospitality, gourmet complimentary hors d’oeuvres are served between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. CONTINUED ON PAGE 102 www.thisweek.bm 101
Where To Patio CENTRAL Cafe Ten
Dundonald Street, Hamilton STYLE OF FOOD: Cafe favourites, Creative Tapas SERVING: Breakfast, Lunch, Tapas & Saturday Brunch HIGHLIGHTS: Great patio, wine pairing nights, perfect place for a private party. ENTERTAINMENT: Tasting menus with wine pairing special events.INFO: 295 0857, opens at 7am Monday - Saturday and kitchen stays open until 9:00pm Monday - Friday.
Only a short walk from Hamilton’s Front St., Cafe Ten’s great location has lots of space to park and maintains a friendly, neighborhood feel. A popular lunch spot, the large patio fills up quickly, offering a variety of daily specials and a creative tapas menu through happy hour and into the evening.
121 Front Street, Hamilton
STYLE OF FOOD: Tex Mex SERVING: Lunch, Dinner & Take-Out HIGHLIGHTS: Great patio overlooking Hamilton Harbour, renouned signature marguerita menu. INFO: 441 295 1912, Open Tuesday - Sunday 11:30am - 11:00pm
Try their recently redesigned menu full of authentic dishes and reworked classics. Mouth-watering carne Asada tacos, sizzling fajitas, deep-fried chimichangas and a Bermuda inspired margarita with our favourite local ginger beer.
Newstead/Belmont Hills Golf Resort & Spa, 27 Harbour Road, Paget STYLE OF FOOD: French SERVING: BREAKFAST, Lunch, Dinner & Sunday Jazz Brunch HIGHLIGHTS: Stunning patio overlooking an infinity pool and Hamilton Harbour. Exotic, elegant, sexy cocktails ENTERTAINMENT: Weekly Happy Hour parties with entertainment INFO: 441 232 8686
Bermuda’s only French restaurant, Jean Claude Garzia’s incredible dishes combined with the spectacular views, make this a dining experience to remember. Pan-seared Rock fish, roast rack of lamb, and beef Wellington are but a few of the tantalizing specialties they offer. 102 This Week in Bermuda | June 2014
19 Washington Lane, Reid Street, Hamilton STYLE OF FOOD: Bajan and other West Indian Flavours SERVING: Lunch & Dinner, all day dining HIGHLIGHTS: Friday lunch buffet ENTERTAINMENT: Live DJ after 10pm INFO: 441 295 7416. Monday - Thursday 11:00am - 11:00pm, Friday and Saturday 11:00am - 3:00am
Tucked away on Washington Lane between Reid and Church St. is a palm filled Courtyard serving up true island flavor. Try the pan-fried flying fish, a Bajan specialty and stay for rumbased cocktails and dancing into the night.
IN THE WEST
Royal Naval Dockyard
STYLE OF FOOD: Gluten free desserts, soups, salads and sandwiches on offer daily SERVING: Breakfast, Lunch & Afternoon Tea HIGHLIGHTS: Great patio, air conditioned indoor seating for up to 24 guests, perfect for private get togethers. INFO: open daily from 9am-5pm, afternoon tea from 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Located at the entrance to the Vitualling Yard, the new Dockyard Pastry & Coffee Shop offers you a daily baked variety of pastries and desserts, as well as sandwiches, paninis, freshly brewed coffee and cappuccino. CONTINUED ON PAGE 104 www.thisweek.bm 103
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ST. GEORGE’S & EASTERN PARISHES
WHITE HORSE PUB & RESTAURANT . 8 Kings Square, St. Georges Evening entertainment on the water. Follow White Horse Bermuda on Facebook for entertainment schedule, special events, daily specials and updates. Info: 297 1838, www.whitehorsebermuda.com SWIZZLE INN BAILEY’S BAY . Baileys Bay Weekly entertainment including Pancho on the Patio, Trivia Quiz night with Mike Bishop, latenight entertainment with Rockin’ Ray and much much more. Like Swizzle Inn Bermuda on Facebook for a full schedule of events, entertainment and daily specials. Info: 293 1854, www.swizzleinn.com HAMILTON & CENTRAL PARISHES
FLANAGANS & OUTBACK SPORTS BAR . 69 Front Street, Hamilton Fridays & Saturdays - Top DJs & Karaoke (last Friday of the month) Happy Hour prices everyday from 5pm - 7pm Info: Front Street. 441 295 8299, www.flanagans.bm ROBIN HOOD PUB . 25 Richmont Road . Hamilton Mondays $10 entrée night, Tuesdays Quiz Night. Info: Richmond Road, Pembroke, 441 295 3314 RED RESTAURANT & BAR . 55 Front Street, Hamilton The perfect place for cocktails overlooking Front Street. The heat is on Friday and Saturday nights until the wee hours. Info: 292 7331, www.redbermuda.com BERMUDA BISTRO AT THE BEACH . 103 Front Street, Hamiton A great place to be for happy hour and late night happenings into the wee hours. Like Bermuda Bistro At The Beach on Facebook for a full schedule of events, entertainment and daily specials. Info: 292 0219, www.thebeachbermuda.com LEMON TREE CAFE . 7 Queen Street, City of Hamilton Party in the most unique park setting in all of Bermuda. Friday night happy hour is one of the best island wide. Info: 292 0235, www.lemontreecafe.bm COCONUT ROCK . 20 Reid Street, City of Hamilton A twist of underground themed entertainment. Call for weekly events, theme nights and general info on whats happening. Info: 292 1043, www.coconutrock.com ROYAL NAVAL DOCKYARD & WESTERN PARISHES
HENRY VIII . South Shore Road Thursdays BBQ, Fridays Tempo, Saturdays DJ Uncle, Sundays Local entertainment. Info: 441 238 1977, www.henrys.bm SWIZZLE INN SOUTH SHORE . South Shore Road Weekly entertainment including Pancho on the Patio, Trivia Quiz night with Mike Bishop, latenight entertainment with Rockin’ Ray and much much more. Like Swizzle Inn Bermuda on Facebook for a full schedule of events, entertainment and daily specials. Info: 293 1854, www.swizzleinn.com PHOTO: PINK SAND MARGARITA AT WHITE HORSE PUB & RESTAURANT Picture provided by White Horse Pub & Restaurant WWW.BACARDIONTHEROCK.BM