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On The Cover Happy Holidays Design by Natalie Sannemalm Holiday Shopping Guide - pg 38 Message from the Minister of Tourism.................................................. 4 Message from the Mayor of Hamilton..................................................... 6 Essential Information.............................................................................. 8 Bermuda Ha Ha....................................................................................... 10 Calender of Events................................................................................... 12 Bacardi Spotlight...................................................................................... 20 Health & Beauty....................................................................................... 22 Art Matters by Lisa Howie....................................................................... 24 In the Arts................................................................................................. 26 Glimpses of Bermuda’s History.............................................................. 29 Heritage Matters by Dr. Edward Harris................................................. 30 Do You Know by Horst Augustinovic..................................................... 32 Golf Across The Island by Paul Adams.................................................. 34 Holiday Shopping Guide......................................................................... 37 Annex Toys $1000 Contest......................................................Back Insert What to See & Do.................................................................................... 48 Chef of the Month.................................................................................... 58 Where to Eat & Drink Guide....................................................................60 Shake it Up................................................................................................ 68 Yummy Recipes for Bermuda................................................................. 70 Fold Out Map . . . Map of Bermuda .................................................................Center of Book Other Maps. . . Map of Royal Naval Dockyard ................................................................ 46 Map of St. George’s.................................................................................... 54 follow us
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Letter from the Minister
Dear Visitor, Bermuda Department of Tourism Global House, 43 Church Street On behalf of Hamilton HM 12 Bermuda
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the Government of Bermuda and www.bermudatourism.com the people of Bermuda, welcome to our Island paradise.
With breathtaking pink-sand beaches, iridescent Dear Visitor: turquoise waters and friendly people our Island Dear Visitor, retreat will seduce your senses and bring a new behalf the Government and the people of meaning On to the wordof “vacation.” OnBermuda, behalf of the Government Bermuda and welcome to our of island paradise. the people of Bermuda, welcome to our Island Bermuda is where rich history, diverse cultures, exceptional natural paradise. Withto breathtaking beaches, iridescent beauty and romance meet. In addition the beautifulpink-sand beaches, Bermuda turquoise waters and friendly people our island has a thriving arts community plus an abundance of activities to keep With breathtaking pink-sand beaches,and iridescent retreat will seduce your senses bring a new you entertained during your stay. turquoise waters andword friendly people our Island meaning to the vacation. retreat will seduce your senses and bring a new Between the months of November and March, the Bermuda meaning to theis word Bermuda where“vacation.” Rendezvous Activities, a cultural programme, offers a rich widehistory, range ofdiverse cultures, exceptional beauty and romance meet. In family friendly activities from guided tours andnatural historical re-enactments Bermuda is where rich history, diverse cultures, exceptional natural to Gombey dancing, glassblowingaddition and cooking. are fortunate to Bermuda has to theWe beautiful beaches, beauty and romance meet. In addition to the beautiful beaches, Bermuda host a number of internationally arecognized sporting events such thriving arts community plusasan abundance of has a thriving arts community plus an abundance of activities to keep the Bermuda Marathon Weekend and the Bermuda Regional Bridge activities to keep you entertained during your stay. you entertained during your stay. Tournament in 2012.
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The Hon. Wayne L. Furbert, JP, MP OnceBusiness again, it isDevelopment my pleasure to welcome you to Bermuda, I trust you Minister The Hon.ofWayne L. Furbert, JP, MP and Tourism have a wonderful visit. Minister of Business Development and Tourism Sincerely,
The Hon. Wayne L. Furbert, JP, MP Minister of Business Development and Tourism
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Letter from the Mayor
LETTER FROM THE MAYOR OF HAMILTON THE RT. WOR. Graeme Outerbridge Welcome to the City of Hamilton As the newly elected Mayor, it is my honor to welcome you to the City of Hamilton, one of the smallest cities in the world, rich in history, culture and heritage. The original Town of Hamilton was incorporated by an Act of the Bermuda Legislature in 1793. Located in a sheltered harbour in the central and largest parish, Pembroke, it was named in honour of the then Governor, Captain Henry Hamilton. The town quickly became the capital of Bermuda when the seat of government was transferred from St. George in 1815.
Everyone remembers their first kiss
Following the completion of the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, situated some 400 yards east of the present City Hall, the status of City was conferred upon the Town of Hamilton in 1897 to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Victoria. The City of Hamilton has a resident population of about 1,100 and an estimated daytime population of approximately 13,340 (40% of Bermuda’s working population). This number increases significantly when tourists are added to the equation. In addition to the excellent cuisine that can be found in the city’s many varied restaurants, the shopping is easy and the historic sites are a must see. I can attest to the fact that Hamilton is a delightful capital to get around on foot. Measuring about a quarter square mile, the entire area can be walked in about 30 minutes however, exploring, discovering and enjoying the sites, both historic and new, can take hours, maybe even days. Anyone wishing to explore the City in depth can participate in the Walkway of History tour that was created as part of Bermuda’s 400th Anniversary, in 2009. Plaques have been installed in the sidewalk at various points along the route to identify important sites of architectural, social, cultural or historical significance in the City. This self-°©‐guided tour starts and ends on Church Street in front of the City Hall, and enables the pedestrian to learn about the history of the city and may be taken as a whole or in parts. Brochures can be obtained from City Hall. An electronic version can be found on www.cityofhamilton.bm
Some of the sights to discover include: City Hall Opened in 1960, the building is of traditional Bermuda architecture with a Scandinavian influence in respect of the tower. In 2010 we celebrated the building’s 50th anniversary by reproducing a number of activities that took place at the opening, including inviting some of the workers who helped with the construction. City Hall’s amenities include a theatre, two galleries housing the Bermuda National Gallery and the Bermuda Society of Arts, the Mayor’s Parlour, and the administrative offices of the City of Hamilton. Victoria Park Bandstand Painstakingly dismantled, refurbished and reassembled in 2009, the Victorian Bandstand was originally shipped to Bermuda in 1888 to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee in June 1887. At an unveiling ceremony in 2009, a number of the island’s schools contributed items to a Time Capsule buried in one of the posts of the bandstand to be opened in 2109. Wesley Square A purpose built recreational area officially opened in July 2009 to commemorate the men and women who in 1959, with bravery, tenacity and a vision for a better Bermuda, staged a peaceful theatre boycott and protested for equality, freedom and the end to segregation. City Parks There are four large public parks within the City of Hamilton that are open to the general public between 8am to sunset every day. They are: Fort Hamilton, Barr’s Bay Park, Victoria Park and Queen Elizabeth Park recently named in honor of the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, the second longest reigning monarch in British history. Again, welcome to Hamilton, Bermuda at it best.
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In an Emergency… Ambulance, Fire, Police & Marine Rescue................................................................................... 911 Emergency Services KEMH Hospital.............................................................................................................236-2345 KEMH Emergency Dept..............................................................................................239-2009 Police Stations Central.............................................................................................................................295-0011 Somerset..........................................................................................................................234-1010 Southside.........................................................................................................................293-2222 Health & Medical Services Bermuda Allergy & Asthma Relief Centre................................................................292-9258 Alcoholics Anonymous................................................................................................297-0965 Bermuda Diabetes Association.......................................................................................... 292-1595* Bermuda Red Cross......................................................................................................236-8253 * If you have Diabetes and have left your supplies at home, you can call the Diabetes Centre at King Edward VII Hospital. 239-2027 for assistance. Visitor Information Centres (VIC) Royal Naval Dockyard................................................................................................. 238-4842 Hamilton.........................................................................................................................705-9509 St. George’s......................................................................................................................297-1423 Airlines Bermuda is served by major airlines with daily flights from New York, Toronto, Boston, Philadelphia and Atlanta. The following are telephone contact numbers: Air Canada - Flight information.................................................................................293-1777 American Airlines - Flight information.....................................................................293-1556 British Airways - Airport Customer Service.............................................................293-1944 Continental Airlines - Flight information.................................................................293-3092 Delta Air Lines - Flight information..........................................................................293-1024 Jet Blue.............................................................................................................................293-3754 U.S. Airways - Flight information...............................................................................293-3073 West Jet - General Information.......................................................................1-888-937-8538 CREDIT & DEBIT CARD EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBERS HSBC BERMUDA Lost/Stolen EasyLink or Credit Cards: During Business Hours: 299-5518 Lost/Stolen Credit Cards Outside Business Hours: 1 (800) 556-LOST BUTTERFIELD BANK Report lost or stolen credit cards (9:00am – 5:00pm) – 299-3800 or call collect 1-402-222-3600 CAPITAL G MasterCard: 1-812-647-9794 Visa: 1-800-336-8472 Government Transportation BUSES The Central Bus Terminal is located on Washington Street, Hamilton. For information, schedules, and to report lost and found call 292-3851 |www.BermudaBuses.bm
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Thank You, Mr. President By Roger Crombie As American politicians fought their lengthy election campaign, I was reminded of the many occasions on which US Presidents have personally interrupted my forward motion on land and in the air. The first leader of the free world to cross my path was Jimmy Carter. I was en route to Nova Scotia via Boston, with my Mum. When we landed at Logan Airport, we taxied to a halt. The captain explained that there would be a two-hour delay because Carter had simultaneously landed there, and needed more attention than we did. An hour later, Carter’s aircraft passed right by us, yet, weirdly, I wasn’t mentioned in his memoirs. On the day that Ronald Reagan was inaugurated, I flew into National Airport in Washington, DC. Not true: my flight was diverted because of the inauguration to somewhere like Key West and I didn’t get to the hotel until three in the morning. George Bush Senior came to Bermuda, you may recall, in the mid-1990s. He spoke to Parliament or some other bunch. Due to traffic restrictions on the morning of his speech, it took me four and a half hours to reach Hamilton from Devonshire on a motorbike. Bill Clinton literally crossed my path when I had to do an interview in New York City. I flew in to New Jersey, meaning that I had to drive across Manhattan to reach the interviewee. Unfortunately, Clinton had chosen that day to address the United Nations about how he wasn’t having sex with anyone, or something. Manhattan seized up, with me in the middle. After an hour stuck in the taxi, I spent the rest of the afternoon in Central Park. Never did do the interview. George W. Bush wasn’t smart enough to try to ruin my life; I’ve always been grateful to him for that. But Joe Biden, the vice president, gave it his best shot last year. I was again in Boston, due to fly to Toronto at 4pm and then on to London. At 3pm, Logan was “shut down until further notice”. My flights were non-refundable. The entire Eastern Seaboard had been closed down for the afternoon. I’d have to buy a new one-way ticket to London at a cost of thousands. I vowed to sue the Vice President, but before I could get my attorney back from the golf course, British Airways stepped in and saved my bacon, even though I don’t eat bacon. They flew me out on the first available flight for home and I arrived two hours earlier than would have been the case had Biden not decided to go flyabout. His boss messed me up in Manhattan once. I wasn’t allowed out of the hotel one evening because President Obama was having dinner across the road. Through a window, I eventually saw 12 identical black cars turn up all at once, and Obama got out of one of them. Tied up traffic for hours. And people wonder why politicians are held in such low regard.
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SPECIAL HOLIDAY EVENTS................................................12 CULTURAL EVENTS.............................................................16 Art IN THE COMMUNITY..................................................17 Sports Events..................................................................18 Entertainment ...............................................................19
SPECIAL HOLIDAY EVENTS An 18th Century Christmas at Carter House Saturday, December 1, 4:00pm – 7:00pm Carter House, 43 Southside Road, St. David’s Island, St. George’s Come celebrate Christmas in 18th century-style with ‘Bibby’ and St. David’s Island food and watch Father Christmas hand out gifts to the children. Admission: Free but donations are welcome. Info: Richard Spurling or Ronnie Chameau, St. David’s Island Historical Society, tel 441 297 1953 or email@example.com Home-Grown Alternatives Shopping Event December 1, 10:00am – 4:00pm St. Paul’s Christian Education Centre, Middle Road, Paget Home Grown Alternatives’ 17th Annual Shopping event presents Bermuda’s finest artists and crafts people selling handmade gifts for the holidays. Meet the artists while you shop. All items are handmade and designed locally. Admission: Free Info: Christine Wellman, Home-Grown Alternatives, tel 441 238 6738 or 441 541 5800, firstname.lastname@example.org Aladdin - pantomime December 6th - 15th, City Hall, starting at 7:30pm Matinees: December 8th, 9th and 15th at 3pm The wicked Abanazer is seeking the magic lamp that contains the all-powerful Genie, so that he can rule the world, and is just steps away from succeeding! Is all hope lost? No! Help is at hand! A family of wannabe heroes are here to foil Abanazer’s evil scheme! The innocent local lad, Aladdin, his brother, the cheeky Wishee Washee and their fearsome mother, washerwoman Widow Twankey are ready to intervene and save the day! Throw in some magical cave spirits ,the Emperor of China, a beautiful princess and a trio of inept police women and you have all the ingredients for a fantastic tale and great entertainment. Packed with songs, silliness and audience participation for the whole family and all the fairytale magic of traditional pantomime! By Bruce Gardner, Music arranged by James Burn, Directed by Jo Shane, Produced by Kim Day, Janice Howell and Dee Doars Info & Tickets: www.bmds.bm or Box office at City Hall 1hr prior to shows WindReach Bermuda’s ‘Live Nativity’ December 16, 5:00 – 7:00pm, Indoor Riding Arena, WindReach Bermuda, 57 Spice Hill Road, Warwick Join the WindReach Community at the Riding Stable for a special Christmas celebration that includes a Live Nativity performance and a Christmas Carol sing along. Light Refreshments will be offered in the Lower Activity Centre following the show. Admission: Free 5:00pm - 6:00pm Live Nativity; 6:00pm - 7:00pm light refreshments. Info: WindReach Bermuda, 57 Spice Hill Road, Warwick, tel 441 238 2469 or email email@example.com or web www.windreachbermuda.bm
Calendar of Events 13 The Botanical Gardens Christmas Craft Market The Visitors Centre, Botanical Gardens, 183 South Road, Paget Every Thursday evening, come and buy local Christmas crafts at the Craft Market held in the Botanical Gardens’ Visitors Centre. Enjoy local musical entertainment and food while you shop for great gifts! Admission: Free Info: Department of Parks, Botanical Gardens, South Road, tel 441 236 5902 Bermuda National Trust Christmas Walkabout Friday, December 7, 6:30pm - 8:30pm, Town of St. George The charming old Town of St. George will be magical during the annual Bermuda National Trust Christmas Walkabout. The excitement and romantic yesteryear elegance that the Bermuda National Trust Walkabout brings to St. George’s should not be missed. There will be entertainment throughout the town and refreshments will be served at various locations marked on the map tat will be distributed on the evening. The Trust’s Christmas Walkabout has become a popular community event with generous support of volunteer musicians and school groups marking the start of the Christmas season. You are invited to explore some of the oldest continually occupied buildings in the New World, which will be decorated and candle lit for the event. The Christmas Walkabout is a wonderful way of touring the extraordinary living history of St. George’s World Heritage Site. Admission: Free Info: Bermuda National Trust, ‘Waterville’, Paget, tel 441 236 6483, email firstname.lastname@example.org or websitewww.bnt.bm The Fairmont Hamilton Princess: Holiday Season Events Daily, The Fairmont Hamilton Princess, 76 Pitts Bay Road, Pembroke Experience culinary delights and musical entertainment throughout December at The Fairmont Hamilton Princess. Annual Teddy Bear Tea Daily, 2:30pm-5:00pm in the Heritage Court A holiday tradition for the entire family. $19.00 per child with a teddy bear; $25.00 per child without a teddy bear; $35 per adult; plus 17% gratuities. For reservations: Concierge, tel 441 298 5779. Annual Snow Ball Party December 7, 7:00pm-1:00am in the Harbourview Ballroom $70.00 per person plus 17% gratuities includes dinner, entertainment by a DJ and a party favour. For reservations: Catering Department, tel 441 298 5722. Christmas Day Brunch & Gala Dinner Tuesday, December 25, Harbourview Ballroom Make your holiday season bright with a lavish Christmas brunch and dinner, buffet-style. $59.00 per person; ½ price children 5-12 years old; plus 17% gratuities. Brunch 11:30am3:30pm; Gala Dinner 6:00pm-9:00pm. Entertainment by pianist Don Johann. For reservations: Catering Department, tel 441 298 5722. New Year’s Eve Monday, December 31, 6:00pm-10:30pm in Harley’s Restaurant Celebrate the New Year with a spectacular 6-course dinner. $125.00 per person, plus 17% gratuities, which includes a glass of Champagne with your meal. After dinner, head over to The Heritage Court for live music and Champagne toasts. For reservations: Concierge, tel 441 298 5779. New Year’s Eve with Jimmy Keys Monday, December 31; 6:30pm-1:00am in the Harbourview Ballroom Laugh your way into the New Year with entertainer Jimmy Keys. $169.00 per person (gratuities included). For dinner and show package, tel 441 232 2255 or email bdatix.bm. For the Jimmy Keys Package, which includes guest room, dinner and show, tel 441 298 5717. Info: The Fairmont Hamilton Princess, 76 Pitt’s Bay Road, Pembroke, tel 441 295 3000 or websitewww.fairmont.com/hamilton
Bermuda Rendezvous Activities lots to see and do While visiting Bermuda, experience our wonderful culture through our daily activities starting from November 1, 2012 until March 31, 2013. Most activities listed are FREE, unless otherwise indicated. See the Rendezvous Activities brochure for a full list of activities and prices.
MON DAY Visitor Golf tournament* Port Royal Golf Course, Southampton ~ Book your tee-off time early, 234-0974 City of Hamilton Guided WalkinG tour 10:00 a.m. ~ Departs Bermuda National Library’s verandah on Queen Street; ends at Fort Hamilton for the Skirling Ceremony ~ No tour on November 12 sessions House tour City of Hamilton 11:00 a.m. ~ Meet at the door for a 45-min tour ~ No tour on November 12 skirlinG Ceremony Fort Hamilton, City of Hamilton 12 noon ~ No Ceremony on November 12
T U E S DAY HistoriCal House tours* ‘Verdmont’, Smith’s 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. BotaniCal Gardens tour Paget 10:30 a.m. Meet at Visitor’s Centre, Berry Hill entrance 12 noon – 2:00 p.m. Visit historic ‘Camden’, Tuesdays and Fridays ~ No tour on December 25 and January 1 Bermuda GomBey reVue No. 6 Passenger Terminal, Front Street, City of Hamilton 4:00 p.m. ~ No event on December 25 and January 1
W E DN E S DAY Visitor Golf tournament* Ocean View Golf Course , Devonshire ~ Book your tee-off time early, 295-9093
fort st. CatHerine* Coot Pond Road, St. George’s 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ~ Reduced admission on Wednesdays ~ No opening on December 26 tHe Bermuda institute of oCean sCienCes tour Ferry Road, St. George’s 10:00 a.m. ~ Enquiries tel 297-1880 ext 0 or 204 ~ No tour on December 19, 26 and January 2 HistoriCal House tours* ‘Verdmont’, Smith’s | ‘Tucker House’ and ‘The Globe Hotel’, Town of St. George 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ‘Verdmont’ 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. ‘Tucker House’ 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ‘The Globe Hotel’ ~ Enquire about BNT combo ticket HistoriCal re-enaCtment & tour in tHe unesCo toWn of st. GeorGe 10:30 a.m. Guided tour 11:45 a.m. Mayor greets visitors 12 noon Ducking ~ Meet in King’s Square for all activities BotaniCal Gardens tour Paget 10:30 a.m. Meet at Visitor’s Centre, Berry Hill entrance ~ No tour on December 26 CHit CHat* Dolphin Quest, Royal Naval Dockyard 10:30 a.m. ~ Located in the National Museum of Bermuda ~ Admission to the National Museum of Bermuda is required Bermuda Cookery demonstration No. 6 Passenger Terminal, Front Street, City of Hamilton 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. ~ No demonstration on December 26, January 2 and March 13
T H U R S DAY Visitor Golf tournament* Port Royal Golf Course, Southampton ~ Book your tee-off time early, 234-0974
Walk & slide sHoW Somerset 10:00 a.m. Learn history & architecture 11:15 a.m. 20-minute slide show ~ Bus #7 or #8 Somerset/Dockyard ~ Walk departs Somerset Country Squire and returns for slide show ~ Not held on December 25 Bermuda aquarium, museum & Zoo Curator’s tour* North Shore Road, Hamilton Parish 1:00 p.m. ~ Maximum 12 people; first-come, first-served ~ Admission to BAMZ is required, children under 5 free Hands on Craft Bermuda Craft Market, R.N. Dockyard 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. disCoVerinG tHe royal naVal doCkyard 2:00 – 3:15 p.m. The development of the Dockyard; meet in front of the Cooperage on Maritime Lane 3:20 – 4:00 p.m. Meet in Victualling Yard for microbrewery tour
F R I DAY HistoriCal House tours* ‘Verdmont’, Smith’s 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. BotaniCal Gardens tour Paget 10:30 a.m. Meet at Visitor’s Centre, Berry Hill entrance 12 noon – 2:00 p.m. Visit historic ‘Camden’
SU N DAY royal naVal doCkyard tour 11:30 a.m. – 12 noon Meet at the Anchor Fountain outside Clocktower building dolpHin demonstration* Dolphin Quest, Royal Naval Dockyard 1:00 p.m. ~ Located in the National Museum of Bermuda ~ Admission to the National Museum of Bermuda is required. Hands on Craft Bermuda Craft Market, Royal Naval Dockyard 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. taste of Bermuda Calypso sundays Bermuda Craft Market, Royal Naval Dockyard 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. a Walk on tHe railWay trail to tHe HerBal Gardens Paget 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. ~ Tour begins at Railway Trail entrance, South Road in Paget (next to former Harmony Club); ends with talk & tea
TalkiNg abouT berMuda A FREE lecture series featuring a variety of topics. All lectures are held on weekdays from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon Full schedule included in the Bermuda Rendezvous Activities brochure.
SAT U R DAY HistoriCal House tours* Town of St. George 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. ‘Tucker House’ 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ‘The Globe Hotel’ HistoriCal re-enaCtment & tour in tHe unesCo toWn of st. GeorGe 10:30 a.m. Guided tour 11:45 a.m. Mayor greets visitors 12 noon Ducking ~ Meet in King’s Square for all activities dolpHin sHoW* Dolphin Quest, Royal Naval Dockyard 1:00 p.m. ~ Located in the National Museum of Bermuda ~ Admission to the National Museum of Bermuda is required.
RESouRCES FoR ENQuiRiES FoR THE BERMuDA RENDEZVouS ACTiViTiES PRoGRAMME: • Hotel Concierge or Guest Services • Department of Community & Cultural Affairs, 292-1681 • Department of Tourism, 292-0023 • Visitor Information Centres: Front Street, Hamilton, 701-7101 King’s Square, St. George, 297-0556 Terrace Pavilion, R.N. Dockyard, 238-4842
* Indicates a fee or admission is required. information correct at press time, october 2012, and is subject to change without notice.
16 Calendar of Events Olde Towne Market Saturdays, 11:00am - 4:00pm, Water Street, Town of St. George Bermuda’s most historic town, St. George’s, has brought back an old European-style street market of yesteryear with the products you want today. On Saturdays, stroll the historic streets and alleyways exploring the hidden treasures along Water Street while enjoying local foods, arts and crafts, fresh local produce and a pedlars’ market in the historic Town of St. George. Info: Courtney Trott, The Corporation of St. George, 5 Ordnance Island, St. George’s, tel 441 297 1532, email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org Christmas Day – Public Holiday Tuesday, December 25, Across the Island Special Nativity Tidings and Christmas Eve midnight candlelight services held island wide. Guest property concierges can assist you with times and details or see the daily newspaper for full schedules. Boxing Day – Public Holiday Wednesday, December 26, Across the Island This is traditionally a day to visit friends and family or to receive guests and to finish off the Christmas eats such as Cassava Pie. A variety of sporting activities take place such as soccer and harness racing. Also, the Bermuda Gombey dancers can appear anytime, anywhere!
CULTURAL EVENTS Historical Heartbeats Lecture Series December 14, 5:30pm, Par-la-Ville Park, Queen Street, City of Hamilton The Historical Heartbeats Lecture Series features a monthly event highlighting our island’s rich historical and cultural heritage for Bermuda residents and visitors alike. Unlike traditional lectures, the series uses unusual locations and varied methods of presentation for an experience that is both educational and enjoyable. This month’s open air event is a North Village Band Concert. Admission: Free Info: Dr. Kim Dismont Robinson, Department of Community and Cultural Affairs, tel 441 292 1681, email email@example.com or website www.communityandculture.bm Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences Tours Wednesdays 10:00am, BIOS, 17 Biological Lane, Ferry Reach, St. George’s Most Wednesdays, Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences staff members lead free tours of the BIOS campus and facilities. Tour groups explore the laboratories and meet some of their scientists and students. When the R/V Bank of Bermuda Atlantic Explorer is at dock, groups may get the chance to see this 168-foot ocean research vessel. Guides begin the tour with a summary of BIOS’s history in Bermuda and an overview of their ongoing research and education projects. The tour lasts approximately 90 minutes. Info: Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences, tel 441 297 1880 ext 0 or 204 or www.bios.edu Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute TOURS Tuesdays, 2:00pm - 3:30pm, BUEI, 40 Crow Lane, Pembroke Unlock your adventurous spirit! Let us guide you as you explore two floors of interactive exhibits. Visitors with disabilities: access is available throughout BUEI; a wheelchair is available for those who request it Info: Adults: $12.50; seniors: $10.00; children 6-17 years: $6.00; children under 5 years free. Tel 441 292 7219 BERMUDA Lectures & Tours: Walks & Talks Tour Various Times and Locations Private and guided walking tours (no join-ups). Tours are led by a husband (former teacher) and wife (conservationist) team specialising in history, architecture, mystery,
Calendar of Events 17 natural history and Bermuda culture. Walks are private, priced affordably and are ideally suited to active couples/families with children and also groups of up to 15 people. Walks can be, but are not restricted to, railway trails, beaches, parks/reserves as well as city tours of Hamilton and tours of the Royal Naval Dockyard. Talks can also be booked in advance for groups. Info: tours are priced by the hour—contact Tim Rogers tel 441 238 0344
ART IN THE COMMUNITY Art on the Town December 2, 11:00am - 3:00pm, Outside of CV Café, Water Street, Town of St. George Bermuda’s only arts and crafts fair where everything is handmade in Bermuda and for sale. Art on the Town is held on the first Sunday of each month, with the 2nd Sunday being the rain date. Admission: Free Info: Tricia Walter, Organiser, tel 441 516 1816 (9:00am to 5:00pm), email firstname.lastname@example.org or CV Café, tel 441 297 0208 Bermuda National Gallery Monday - Saturday, Bermuda National Gallery, 1st Floor, City Hall & Arts Centre, 17 Church Street, City of Hamilton Thursday Tours @ 10:30am Weekly tours of the BNG take place each Thursday at 10:30 am and admission is FREE. A team of docents (gallery tour guides) are professionally trained for each exhibition at the BNG. Tours on other days or for special groups may be prearranged. Please use the contact form to send an e-mail Dany Pen or call 295-9428. Annual Student Art Competition For the past seven years, the Bermuda National Gallery has been pleased to display a host of charming, student artwork during the Annual Student Art Competition. Every year a theme is chosen that is inspired or related to the current exhibition. Students have the opportunity to create works of art, have their work displayed at the Gallery and have their art pieces judged by seasoned artists in the local community. Admission: Free Gallery hours: Monday-Friday 10:00am-4:00pm; Saturday 10:00am-2:00pm; closed Sunday. Info: Lisa Howie, Director, Bermuda National Gallery, City Hall & Arts Centre, 17 Church Street, Hamilton, tel 441 295 9428, email “email@example.com or web www.bng.bm Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art Monday - Saturday, Botanical Gardens, 183 South Road, Paget December 6 - 19, Masterworks Museum’s Artist in Residence Opening Reception: Suzanne Dickenson-Albert Rick Faries Gallery. Works are available for purchase. Opening Reception: December 5 from 5:30pm - 7:00pm 5th Annual Charman Prize Exhibition Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art, Botanical Gardens, Paget Come and see the diverse range of artistic expression that our local artists have contributed to the 2012 Charman Prize Competition. Established in 2008 with the opening of the new Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art, the Charman Prize is an annual art prize competition for local artists in Bermuda. Sponsor and patron of the Charman Prize is John Charman, the CEO and President of Axis Capital Holdings, a local businessman and art collector who stated, “I believe that a nation lacking a vibrant art community is a nation missing a critical part of its soul”. The Museum is wheelchair accessible with ramps and an elevator. All artists’ entries are on display. Winners to be announced. Gallery Hours: Monday – Saturday 10:00am – 4:00pm; Sundays 11:00am – 4:30pm Info: Admission: $5.00; free for members and children under 12 years. Tel 441 236 2950 or www.bermudamasterworks.com
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Goodwill Golf Tournament December 3 - 7, Port Royal Golf Club, Riddells’ Bay Golf & Country Club, Mid Ocean Club & Tucker’s Point Club. This 72-hole Stroke Play tournament is steeped in history—it’s the oldest Pro-Am tournament in the world. There will be many prizes, including daily team low gross and low net, longest drive and closest to the pin competitions. Info: Tel 441 295 9972, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, www.bermudagoodwill.bm
BONER BAR - BONEFISH BAR & GRILL Weekly Entertainment, Royal Naval Dockyard Info: Tel 441 234 5151 or www.bonefish.bm
Bermuda Rugby Matches December 1 & 15, National Sports Centre, 50 Frog Lane, Devonshire Rugby Matches for Men’s and Ladies’ Games. Start times 2:00pm, 3:30pm, 5:00pm, 5:30pm Admission: Free Info: Email Greg.Fraser@onsemi.com Driving Horse & Pony Club: Harness Racing 2012 National Equestrian Centre, Vesey Street, Devonshire Fast-paced and highly competitive racing held on an oval race track. December 1 - 6:00pm December 7 - 7:00pm December 16 - 12:00 noon – Best 3 – 3rd Leg December 26 - 12:00 noon – Boxing Day Stakes December 29 - 12:00 noon; Rain date for Boxing Day Stakes Admission: $8.00 adults, $6.00 seniors, childrean under 12 years free. Info: tel 441 234 0485, email email@example.com or website www.bef.bm KICK START YOUR METABOLISM AT FITNESS BAY RESORT Fitness Bay Resort is Bermuda’s first results oriented weight loss program. Enjoy hiking, stimulating cardio, core strength classes, amazing low calorie nutritious cuisine and practical education to help you succeed. Choose from week, weekend, and full & half day programs. Hiking and cycling tours also available! Info: Tel 441 232 2348, email firstname.lastname@example.org, www.fitnessbayresort.com,
The Bermuda CrafT markeT aT dOCkYard
Located in the old Cooperage Building, the Bermuda Craft Market is home to a group of talented crafters creating beautiful hand made Bermudian souvenirs. It is not uncommon to find the crafters at their tables demonstrating their particular craft and eager to chat. We invite you to browse the market for that special souvenir for yourself or a friend . Amongst the crafts on display and for sale are candles, Bermuda cedar, notecards, ceramics, Christmas decorations, Banana leaf dolls, sand sculpture, jewellery in many forms, wearable art , needlework, quilting, seaglass art, soaps, Antique books and prints, reproducations. Bermuda maps and more. For your convenience we also carry a range of Bermuda themed foods from honey, jam, pepper jams , cookies and rum cakes. We also carry bottled water and sodas. Postage stamps and transport tokens also available. Opening Times … November through march 10am - 5pm, april through October 9am - 6pm or 8pm for overnight cruise passengers, 7-days a week.
The Bermuda CrafT markeT Tel: (441) 234-3208
4 Freeport Road, Dockyard MA 01 Fax: (441) 234-3327 E-Mail: email@example.com
BERMUDA CRAFT . . . . A LIVING HERITAGE We accept Master Card, Visa & American Express
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Chewstick Foundation’s Legendary Open-Mic Jam Session Sundays from 8:00pm – 1:00am, The Chewstick Neo-Griot Lounge & Café, Corner of Court and Elliott Streets, City of Hamilton Info: Tel 441 292 2439 or website www.chewstick.org ‘Death By Disco’ Dinner, Disco and Drama Mondays & Thursdays, 7:30pm, Shine’s House of Music, 91 Reid Street, City of Hamilton Info: Tel 441 293 9092 Flanagans & Outback Sports Bar Weekly Entertainment, Front Street, Hamilton Info: Tel 441 295 8299, www.flanagans.bm Frog & Onion Pub Live Island Music Weekly Entertainment, Royal Naval Dockyard Info: Tel 441 232 0571 Henry VIII Thursdays – Sundays, South Road, Southampton Thursdays BBQ, Fridays Tempo, Saturdays DJ Uncle, Sundays Local entertainment. Info: Tel 441 238 1977 Hog Penny Pub’s Weekly Entertainment Tuesday - Saturday, 5 Burnaby Hill, City of Hamilton Canadian Rock Star Will Black entertains each night Tuesday through Saturday. Info: Tel 441 292 2534, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.hogpennypub.com PICKLED ONION Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays An exciting line up of entertainment most nights in their hip and cosmopolitan space overlooking Hamilton Harbour. Info: Tel 292 2263 Robin Hood Mondays – Tuesdays, Richmond Road, Pembroke Mondays $10 entrée night, Tuesdays Quiz Night Info: Tel 441 295 3314 Swizzle Inn Baileys Bay & SOUTH SHORE Weekly Entertainment, 3 Blue Hole Hill - Info: Tel 441 293 1854 Weekly Events, 87 South Shore, Warwick - Info: Tel 441 236 7459 VICTORIA GRILL “RUM BAR” Happy Hour Fridays, 29 Victoria Street, City of Hamilton Info: Tel 441 296 5050 ARROWROOT GIFT SHOP
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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The Facelift of the Future
By Willi Lawrence, Dermatology & Skin Care Center
Thermage... This FDA approved procedure is now one of the most popular anti aging treatments being used today. This is accomplished by using controlled radio frequency energy to tighten tissue and increase Collagen production. With aging, Collagen production slows so skin becomes loose and saggy causing wrinkles and fine lines to develop. Unlike lasers Thermage works on all skin types so patients with darker skin can be treated. Also known as the Thermalift procedure, patients no longer need to take time off in order to define their jaw line, lift their eyebrows, tighten their neck and reduce wrinkles around their cheeks and mouth. We are the only skin care clinic that offers this physicianonly treatment in Bermuda performed by a registered nurse. The machine is only purchased through a plastic surgeon or dermatologist office. We are proud to introduce the latest treatment tips that are larger, faster and more effective than before. The treatment session can range from 30 to 90 minutes depending on the site being treated. Dr. Troy Tweed, Chinese Healing Arts Ltd.
MINI HEALTH & BEAUTY DIRECTORY DERMATOLOGY & SKIN CARE CENTER Sea Venture Building, 19 Parliament Street, Hamilton Our advanced centre offers anti-aging treatments as well as: Thermage, Face lift Treatments, Botox, Lunchtime Peels, Acne Treatments, Facials, Vein Treatments, Massage, Waxing & Eyelash Perm. Dr. Alexander C. Romeo, Ms. Willi Lawrence R.N., Leanda Wallis-Heeb Complimentary Consultation: Ms. Lawrence at 441 295 9963 ELAN CLINIC The Mount, Penthouse Level. 10 Cavendish Road, Pembroke The Élan Clinic offers you excellence and value in highly personalized medspa services. Start now, and get that beach body you have always wanted! Info: 441 296 7439 or 441 295 8529, email@example.com CHINESE HEALING ARTS Ltd. 71 Middle Road, Warwick Dr. Troy Tweed is a licensed Acupuncturist and a Thai Chi Instructor. He treats weight problems, low energy, emotional health, sports injuries, allergies, stress, depression, headaches and migraines. Info: 441 236 4000 27th CENTURY BEAUTY SALON 92 Reid Street, Hamilton The Beauty Salon offers manicures, pedicures, acrylic nails, eyebrow waxing and threading, braiding and all other hair services. Info: 441 292 2628 FITNESS BAY RESORT Fitness Bay Resort is Bermuda’s first results oriented weight loss program. Enjoy hiking, stimulating cardio, core strength classes, amazing low calorie nutritious cuisine and practical education to help you succeed. Choose from week, weekend, and full & half day programs. Info: 441 232 2348, www.fitnessbayresort.com, Facebook: FitnessBayResortBermuda
Taijiquan • Training • Health Products • Teas Hobby Store • Toys • Professional acupuncture
441 236 4000
firstname.lastname@example.org • www.littleherbalshop.bm 71 Middle Road • WaRWick Wk 06 (opposite Warwick Pond)
Thermage for men is becoming the trend for basically the same reasons that women are attracted to Thermage. There is no downtime and the results are very natural. In todays job market there is so much competition especially for high level professionals that a youthful look is becoming as important to men as it is for women. As the word gets out we will see more men taking advantage of this skin tightening opportunity. Thermage is the only non-invasive procedure that can lift sagging eyebrows, increase prominence of the cheekbones, re-define the jaw line and improve appearance of saggy necks in a single session that can last for years. No surgery, no needles, no downtime! Call Ms. Lawrence for a free consultation to see if you are a candidate 441 295 9963.
DERMATOLOGY & SKIN CARE CENTER Thermage Liquid Facelift Treatments IPL/Laser Hair Removal Botox Restylane/Juvederm Lunchtime Peels Microdermadbrasion Acne Treatments Facials Vein Treatments Massage Waxing Eyelash Perm Call Ms. Lawrence at 295-9963 for a Free Consultation Sea Venture Building 19 Parliament Street, Hamilton Dr. Alexander C. Romeo M.D. Ms Willi Lawrence R.N. Leanda Wallis-Heeb
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by Lisa Howie, DIRECTOR
The Annual Student Art Competition Exhibition December is dedicated to celebrating youth creativity. The mandate of the Bermuda National Gallery’s Education Programmes is to bring the art experience to every child in Bermuda. We accomplish this through a variety of learning with art opportunities, from a preschool ‘Early Years’ programme to university level interns. Each school year starts with the launch of our Annual Student Art Competition. The theme is established by some of the artwork featured in the autumn exhibitions; this year the theme is identity, and the exhibition serving as inspiration the Bacardi Limited Biennial of Contemporary Bermuda Art. The driving question for students to consider is: When I look in the mirror, what do I see? We specifically chose “what”, not “who” as a way of challenging the imagination– to consider the dimensions of what identity means. Involvement with the competition is relational. Students visit the museum and explore the artwork on exhibit, then reply to this experience, and the established theme, with their own creative expressions. When students return for the Awards Ceremony (December 13 at 4pm) they have the pleasure of experiencing the museum from a new perspective, with their original art on the walls! In the short term, we intend to provide a moment of self-fulfillment, for each student to feel valued and validated by his or her artwork hung in the museum. Creating art is a liberating, empowering experience and we intend to encourage this. Perhaps this participation will encourage a budding artist to follow hers or his passions; perhaps this experience will inspire a life-long commitment to the arts. The museum of the 21st century is an active community space, a place for collectivity and dialogue across all generations. The Bermuda National Gallery endeavours to be a cultural institution without barriers, which explains free admission, as well as a place where all feel welcome. In order to realize this, celebrating youth expression is one of our imperatives. Please join us for a unique opportunity to observe and engage with the creative expressions of Bermuda’s youth.
ANTHONY PETTit By appointment only Bermuda Fine Art, Antique Maps, Books, Prints and Ephemera. Info: 441 292 2482 www.anthonypettit.com BERMUDA ARTS CENTRE AT DOCKYARD Royal Naval Dockyard Fostering an appreciation and understanding of the Arts since 1984. Info: Free, 441 234 2809 Monday-Sunday 10am-5pm www.artbermuda.bm BERMUDA NATIONAL GALLERY City Hall & Arts Centre, Church Street, Hamilton (Upstairs) Exhibitions change throughout the year and are supported by a variety of interesting lectures, films, and events. Info: Free, 441 295 9428 Monday-Friday 10am-4pm, Saturday 10am-2pm, www.bng.bm BERMUDA SOCIETY OF ARTS City Hall & Arts Centre, Hamilton Exhibitions change regularly. Info: Free, 441 292 3824 www.bsoa.bm, Monday -Friday, 10am-4pm, Saturdays, 10am-2pm CRISSON AND HIND FINE ART GALLERY Crisson Building, 2nd Floor A large collection of life like sculptures that are hand carved from hard stones by Master Shona Fine Artists of Zimbabwe. Info: Free, 441 295 1117 Masterworks MUSEUM of Bermuda Art Botanical Gardens, Paget This Year Masterworks celebrates it’s 25th anniversary. Info: $5, free for members and children under 12, tel 441 236 2950, Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm, Sundays 11:00am-4:30pm www.bermudamasterworks.com WINDJAMMER II ART GALLERY AT THE FAIRMONT Fairmont Hamilton Princess, Pitts Bay Road, Hamilton Stop by the Windjammer II and catch one of the resident artists painting. Info: Free, 441 295 1783 Monday-Saturday 9am-4pm www.windjammer2.com DNA Creative Shoppe 21 Elliott Street, Mezzanine Level, Hamilton Bermuda’s only online and brick & mortar art supplies store. Info: 441 747 5399, Monday-Saturday, 11am-7pm www.dnashoppe.biz
Free tours each Thursday at 10:30 am. Call ahead to confirm: 441-295-9428. Contact the BNG for more details. www.bng.bm
ANNUAL STUDENT ART COMPETITION DECEMBER 3 - 21, 2012
Join us as we celebrate the creative expressions of Bermuda’s youth, from primary 3 up. This year’s theme is Identity. SPONSORED BY
City Hall & Arts Centre Church Street, Hamilton FREE ADMISSION
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IN THE ARTS
In the Arts 27 Featuring Artists... Lexy & Dion Correia of DNA Creative Shoppe
If anyone is interested, just Like us on Facebook or sign up for our newsletter so that when we progress to that point, they will be kept abreast. We have many exciting things planned for the store but are making it a point to grow slowly to insure that we stay open for many years. So, we don’t have a definite time line as to when these options will be available.
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LEXY & Dion Correia | Artists
By Candice Dickinson
Congratulations on your very exciting, fully stocked, art supplies store located right here in Bermuda at 21 Elliott Street, in the Bermuda Public Storage building, on the Mezzanine Level. Please tell us a little about the two artists behind it all and how you made it all happen. Dion (the D of DNA) is a graphic designer, an illustrator and digital artist. Lexy (Alexis, and the A of DNA) is a painter. She works in an old masters technique known as mische (which means mixed) which is egg tempera and oils. She also works in acrylics, which used to be her main medium, on occasion now. The business itself started as a fluke. We were trying to help some fellow artists get items they couldn’t get on the island and they told a few other artists and soon our phone was ringing off the hook. So, we started a website that allowed people to shop online and soon there was demand for a physical store. So here we are.
With Christmas approaching, what would you recommend as gift ideas for the following artist types? The beginner who has always wanted to paint but doesn’t know where to start. I love to start people with our sketch by number sets. There are actually no numbers involved but it teaches you how to shade and how to get depth. From there I say progress to coloured pencil kits as that teaches you about colour and colour blending. You need to know the basic rules before you can break them. Also, pencils are easier to handle and learn with than a brush. I usually suggest to start there but I definitely wouldn’t hinder someone from going straight to the paints. A stocking stuffer for the savvy art student who is home for the holidays.
What types of supplies might your customers find when they visit your Shoppe? We cover the gamut for fine and amateur artists. We have paints, brushes, canvas and board, paper and easels, to name a few. Due to demand, we are also carrying craft supplies, scrapbooking supplies, childrens items, jewelry supplies and some fiber related items. Since we are vegan and have a hard time finding certain items, we also carry raw vegan products. Lexy’s studio is also located at the store so you’ll see her artwork that’s for sale or commissions and works in progress.
We have many great sketch books, pens for manga as well as many really cool books that are newly published. We have comic sketch books and supplies as well as student-grade paints, Maimeri, which are of a wonderful quality from Italy, which we sell at the US retail price.
We understand DNA Creative Shoppe also have an online store and that customers can order products and pick up their orders at your convenient location. Please tell us a little more about this service. As we mentioned earlier, that was how we started. It’s still available for people to order and pick up their order but we’ve found since we’ve opened the store, the website is now more informational than anything. We still update it with new products as they arrive so it is always current. The only thing we did change on the website when the store opened was we took away the ability to view how many were in stock. So, we do suggest calling or e-mailing to double-check if something is currently in stock before placing an order on the website.
Something new that a fine artist who loves to explore new mediums, might like to try out. We have found most of the seasoned fine artists who have found us buy brushes. Brushes are something you really do need to touch and feel and they should be of a good quality but not kill the bank. Lexy made a point of researching and trying brushes before we carried them so we’ve only been carrying them since the beginning of this year due to us wanting to insure we had really good brushes in.
Please tell us about any classes you will be offering in the New Year. We are looking at expanding and moving in the New Year and once we do, we will be offering a classroom area for us to have classes but also for other artists/teachers to rent and have their own classes. The classes will cover any and everything from bookmaking to how to use acrylic mediums to hand dyeing fabric. We intend on having the classroom available for groups to use once a month, such as a knitters group, a scrapbookers group,etc. so that people new to each craft can learn from more seasoned crafters and also to have a place to talk and exchange ideas. Those will be scheduled to not coincide with any classes and will be free of charge.
The other thing, as the distributor on the island, that we’ve introduced to Bermuda are Pan Pastels. These are an amazing product which allows you to “paint” your pictures as well as work on substrates that you typically couldn’t, meaning, smooth paper. They are also used for B&W photo colouring. Very neat medium to try out for sure!
Monday-Saturday | 10:00am - 4:00pm Sunday 11:00am – 4:30pm museum is accessible with ramps and an elevator.
The Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art is home to an impressive collection of over 1,200 pieces of Bermuda inspired art; some by such famous names as Georgia O’Keeffe, Winslow Homer and Albert Gleizes. The museum shop sells prints and original local art, a perfect keepsake to take home! To learn about Bermuda’s culture and history there is no better stop on your vacation itinerary.
Located in the beautiful Botanical Gardens, five minutes from Hamilton, the museum is on three major bus routes (1,2 & 7) and is clearly signposted from all entrances.
at masterworks Hours of operation
Monday - Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm Sunday, 11:00am - 4:30pm afternoon tea
Sunday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Sandwiches, paninis, salads, quiche, soup, hot lunches, baked goods, specialty coffees, afternoon tea and even picnic baskets to go! serviced by
we also offer a range of bakery products that are gluten free
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Please tell us about your plans for the future and how you would like to see DNA Creative Shoppe evolve. Besides all of the things mentioned, we can say we will continue to follow the same plan we’ve had in place. LISTEN to the customer and bring in what THEY ask for. 90% of what’s in the store is because somebody asked for it. We have access to millions of Commision Piece by Lexy Correia items from our 10 main vendors and of course, we can’t possibly carry millions of items. We do special orders and that still is at least 30% of our business. We hope to eventually, as we grow, carry what everyone needs on an ongoing basis and reduce our special orders to about 5% of our sales and really just consist of the larger furniture items we can get. There are some paint mediums and boards that are also very expensive and keeping them in stock, unless we know a local customer does use it on an ongoing basis, is cost prohibitive. We’re doing our best to keep our growth slow, even though we, as well as our customers, are very anxious to expand and start the classes and have so many more items available for sale. We think, with the current financial climate, that we must grow smartly. Keep in mind, we started this business unexpectedly and with no real capital. Only because of our customers, we have grown to where we are now. We are most grateful for that and it also shows the need on the island for supplies for creatives. In a few weeks we will have our own gift cards in stock too. These are awesome because with our POS system, we label them ourselves and that makes them not only re-chargeable, but, if you lose it, contact us right away and we can void it and re-issue a new one. Most retailers worldwide just tell you you’re out of luck. We also do not put an expiration date on the cards. We find that a ridiculous practice. They will come in 6 designs, 2 specifically for the holidays. We are looking forward to getting those in and we will update our Facebook page the moment they arrive. In summary, we will only grow in the way that our customers will allow us to grow. Their needs are what we are servicing and any products or services we will offer will be dictated by that.
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National Museum Collections
A gift that will bring the creative artist out to play, in just about anyone. We currently have some great books and we have started carrying a few DVD’s but we’re going to be expanding our selection of DVD’s and *drum roll* we’re going to be carrying many magazines, some never seen on the island, in the near future. Again, we need to expand since our space is so limited and there are so many things that are needed.
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The Newport-Bermuda Race is the longest running yachting competition in the world and was started by Thomas Fleming Day, editor of the famous magazine Rudder, in 1906. Recently, a trophy for the third race, in 1909, was rescued from being melted down for its sterling silver and now has a permanent home at the National Museum of Bermuda. Another cup for that race was ‘made by Reed and Barton and was 14 ½ inches in height. It was decorated with a floral pattern in relief and had three handles. In one pane were the crossed flags of the Atlantic Y.C. and the R.Y.B.C. in enamel. It was inscribed Bermuda Race 1909’. Robin Trimingham in her book, Under the Calabash Tree, a history of the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club, notes ‘a cup of similar design was presented by George S. Runk…to the winner of Class “C”: that is the cup illustrated here and donated to the National Museum by William and Ann Westerfield. Information about George Runk, a major industrialist, is inscribed on one of the panels. On another, the cup was ‘Won by Sch. Restless Dr. Leedom Sharp’, who was the brother of one Dr Benjamin Sharp (their mother was a Leedom), the founder of the Nantucket Historical Association and that town’s ‘foremost citizen’. Leedom outlived his brother by some years to write a small treatise on ‘The Establishment of Immunity Against the Germs of Arthritis and Rheumatism’ in 1929, a pamphlet partly advertised by a modern bookseller under the keyword ‘Quackery’. Sailing another course, ‘George S. Runk, capitalist and yachtsman, died suddenly yesterday [1 July, 1916] at his Summer home, Rocky Crest, on Premium Point, New Rochelle, in his fifty-ninth year’.
By Dr Edward Harris, MBE
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Heritage MatterS by Dr. Edward Harris, MBE
HMS Bermuda at Malta in 1943
The last HMS Bermuda An outstanding model at the Commissioner’s House is the 52-inch rendition of the last HMS Bermuda, which was lovingly crafted over thirteen months by W. Keith Hollis of Smith’s Parish in these islands. The model has HMS Bermuda represented in exacting detail, showing the ship as it was in the last years of World War Two. HMS Bermuda was launched on 11th September 1941 by John Brown Shipbuilders, on the Clyde, and was decommissioned in 1962, after a short life of 21 years. That HMS Bermuda was the last of 8 vessels of the name, some built in Bermuda. The first was purchased in 1795, a 14-gun brig-sloop, lost the next year, as was the third, of 10 guns, launched in 1808 and wrecked in 1816. The second vessel of the name was an 18-gun sloop, built in 1805, which sunk 3 years later. The fourth was a pilot boat acquired in 1813 and broken up in 1841. The fifth and sixth were schooners, one bought in 1819, but foundering two years later; the other was launched in 1848 and wrecked in 1855. Thus the pilot boat lasted 28 years, but none of the others reached their ninth birthday. The seventh vessel of the name was the great Floating Dock, towed to the Bermuda Dockyard in 1869 by HMS Warrior, Black Prince and Terrible. HMS Bermuda, the eighth (C52), was the last of 11 ships of the Fiji Class of cruisers, two being sunk by enemy action, the Fiji in the evacuation of Crete in 1941 and the Trinidad Honour Board of the last HMS Bermuda
on the dreaded run from Murmansk, northern Russia in 1942. The others were Ceylon, Gambia, Jamaica, Kenya, Mauritius, Newfoundland, Nigeria and Uganda. The vessels were driven by steam turbine engines and could achieve a speed of 33 knots, or 39 miles per hour. Each ship displaced 8,000 tons, was 555 feet long, 62 feet wide, with a 16-foot draft. They mounted twelve 6-inch guns in sets of three, eight 4-inch anti-aircraft guns, nine 2-pounder AA guns, as well as eight .5inch machine guns. For additional offensive action and reconnaissance, they had six 21-inch torpedo tubes and three Walrus seaplanes. HMS Bermuda saw action in the Artic and Atlantic Oceans and the Mediterranean Sea, as carved on the Honour Board at Commissioner’s House in the HMS Malabar Room. In 1945, HMS Bermuda was sent to the Pacific as the war drew to a close. The ship later assisted in earthquake relief for the Greek island of Zakynthos in August 1953. One official commented: ‘We Greeks have a long-standing tradition with the Royal Navy and it lived up to every expectation in its infallible tradition of always being the first to help’. HMS Bermuda made several visits to the island, at which times the people of the Bermuda presented silver objects to the ship. One of these was a large silver bell, now at the National Museum, four silver bugles, trays and other items. Some of the silver disappeared after decommissioning, so if you know of its whereabouts, kindly get in touch. Two of the silver bugles were with the Bermuda Regiment, but these were exchanged with the National Museum for two new ones with the regimental crest engraved in 2005. There will likely never be another HMS Bermuda, so the Hollis model and silver collection will long be the only material representation we have of a vessel dear to this place for which it was named.
The HMS Bermuda model from the bow
W. Keith Hollis with his model of HMS Bermuda
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DO YOU KNOW…
by Horst Augustinovic
A selection of cedar jewellery boxes made by German Prisoners of War on Ports Island during World War I.
Two cedar walking sticks – one with a clenched fist, the other with a ladies’ leg as the handle.
A stand-up cedar picture frame made in 1917.
The back of the clenched fist carved ‘G.P.o.W. Bermuda 1916’.
… That German Prisoners of War were interned in Bermuda during World War I? – Part 2 While most of the German POWs were held on Ports Island in the Great Sound, some opted to transfer to Fort Albert in St. George’s where they wrote their names on the fort’s walls, leaving a permanent record of their confinement. Others were sent to the St. George’s detention barracks for breaches of discipline, including the ‘unruly’ ex-Boer War prisoner William Dowelling. Also imprisoned in St. George’s Barracks were 38 Germans brought to Bermuda from Belize in 1916. The prisoners on Ports Island did their own cooking and cultivated vegetable gardens, grew potatoes, raised chickens and rabbits, as well as a couple of pigs. Until the United States entered the war in 1917, some of the prisoners made a variety of cedar items including walking sticks, napkin rings, picture frames and boxes of various sizes. Usually these items were carved ‘G.P.O.W.’ – German Prisoner of War. When World War I ended there were 48 German prisoners in Bermuda who were repatriated back to Germany. For more information about German Prisoners of War in Bermuda see Andrew Bermingham’s ‘German Internees in Bermuda during the First World War’ in the Bermuda Journal of Archaeology and Maritime History Vol. 4 1992.
A pair of cedar napkin rings carved G.P.o.W. Bermuda.
Details of the walking sticks, the ladies’ leg probably made by a lonely sailor and the clenched fist obviously a symbol of defiance.
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CHipping from Rough The challenge is to get up and down in two strokes from the particularly thick rough that we have in Bermuda. It is one of the most exacting and daunting shots to play because if you get it wrong - the consequences can be dire.
2011 Goodwill Tournament Winners
Bermuda Goodwill Golf Tournament
By Susie Kendell Marshall
It is exasperating to find you have successfully driven your ball nicely down the fairway, landing near the green, only to find your ball has buried itself in heavy grass surrounding the green. Many golfers seize up with this chip shot, scooping or topping the ball in an effort to release it from the rough, with the ball progressing only a few inches from its original landing spot. Or hitting the ball on the equator so that flies across the green like a speeding bullet. But learning how to successfully face this situation will save you precious strokes on your score.
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Position the ball back in your stance. Place most of your weight on your left foot (for right-handed golfers). Grip the club close to the bottom of the handle and place your hands forward of the ball. Cock your wrists early on the backswing, creating a steeper takeaway and a sharper descending arc. Finally limit your follow-through if you see the two pictures here we can see Joe has held his finish firmly and not let the wrists unhinge, this is the key to playing out of the thicker rough that will twist and pull at the club. When playing from this kind of thicker ‘warm season’ grass having a loose long finish will not create the steeper angle of attack and control that is demanded from this shot.
With average December temperatures around 70 degrees, and some of the best course conditions of the season, the event this year will be a very special and memorable event for all. This year’s tournament will take place from December 3rd – 7th at Bermuda’s best courses, including Port Royal Golf Course, home to the PGA Grand Slam of Golf. The event features four days of competition, over four different courses and a maximum of 120 Pro-Am teams. The 72-hole stroke play competition has teams comprised of one club professional and three amateur players with participants playing in both an individual pro and a team event. In 2009, a ladies division was also introduced.
Finally increasing grip pressure a little is good to improve control in the follow through, but will reduce the ability to feel distance, so keep the pressure fairly firm but not tight.
Past tournaments have brought teams to Bermuda from the United States, Canada, the UK and Europe. The 2006 event hosted 115 teams from countries that included England, Spain, Italy, Canada and the United States. The popularity of the event stems from the reason that the tournament was formed in 1953; the opportunity to develop camaraderie, fellowship and the ability to meet and match abilities with fellow golf enthusiasts in one of the most beautiful settings in the world.
With a Long Follow-Through
With a Short Follow-Through
The Bermuda Goodwill Golf Tournament is the longest running Pro-Am in history and was founded in 1953 by the Bermuda Golf Association to promote the island of Bermuda and bestow goodwill upon all who participate. In 2012 the event will celebrate its 60th year in one of the premier golfing destinations in the world, the island of Bermuda. The event has been completely rebranded with a new look and feel that is simply Bermuda.
The tournament field will be divided into four flights and teams will play 18 holes each at Port Royal Golf Club, Riddells’ Bay Golf & Country Club, Mid Ocean Club and Tucker’s Point Club. There will be many prizes, including daily team low gross and low net, longest drive and closest to the pin competitions. Professionals will compete in a 72-hole Stableford tournament and the professional purse of $65,000 will be divided into three sections: Men’s Junior Division, Men’s Senior Division (50+) and the Ladies Division. The event offers club professionals the opportunity to invite their members for a great week of golf and special events in Bermuda. The Bermuda Golf Association is proud to once again be organizing and running this historic golf event especially in its 60th playing. Each year the Bermuda Goodwill Tournament attracts up to 600 visitors for some of the very best golf and great times. Many club teams have attended the competition for decades and enjoyed the opportunity to once again meet old friends and make new ones as well. The BGA have been working closely with Bermuda Tourism to make this year’s event a very special one indeed.
Paul Adams | PGA Director of Golf Rosewood Tucker’s Point | 441.298.6930 | C 441.300.6930
The website www.bermudagoodwill.bm contains complete tournament information and team entry forms as well as facebook.com/BermudaGoodwillGolfTournament and Twitter @BermudaGoodwill. For more information contact Susie Kendell Marshall at: 441-295-9972 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
P-TECH A.S. Cooper & SONS LTD. Main Store 59 Front Street, 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 STUDIO 3rd Floor Main Store, 26 Reid Street, Womens Fashions. Info: 441 295 3961 Dockyard Clocktower Mall, Royal Naval Dockyard - Ladies fashions and accessories, gifts, souvenirs & fragrances at duty free prices Info: 441 234 4156
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BROWN & Co. Reid Street, Hamilton Fragrances, gift ideas and greeting cards. Books from local and internationally acclaimed authors. Info: 441 279 5442, www.brown.bm GIBBONS COMPANY 21 Reid Street, Hamilton Men, ladies and children’s fashions, fragrances, cosmetics, accessories, jewellery & kitchen and tabletop shop. Info: 441 295 0022 GIBBONS HOME STORE 18 Church Street, Washington Mall, Hamilton. Bed, Bath & Home Décor. Info: 441 295 0022
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Sparkling, alluring and exquisite, Eva opens with a fresh vivacious cocktail of citrus, verbena and neroli. The heart blooms beyond with sheer jasmine and violet. Creamy amber, musk, and sandalwood envelop the skin with an irresistible sensuality. An endless trail of seduction.
Available at A.S. Cooper’s, Brown & Co. & Gibbons Company.
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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
27th Century Boutique | The Hair Studio & Beauty Salon 92 Reid Street, Hamilton Fashion for men and women. The Hair Studio offers manicures, pedicures, acrylic nails, eyebrow waxing and threading, braiding and all other hair services. Info: 441 292 2628 ANTHONY PETTit By appointment only. Bermuda Fine Art, Antique Maps, Books, Prints and Ephemera. Info: 441 292 2482, www.anthonypettit.com
Charms for tHe tourist & LoCaLs
BERMUDA BLUE & BERMUDA BREEZE Gibbons Company, Reid St., Hamilton, Peniston Brown, St. George. Perfume Shop, Dockyard, Carole Holding, Front St., Hamilton , & Fairmont Southampton, Brown & Co., Front St., Hamilton, A.S. Cooper, Front St., Hamilton, branch and hotel stores. Distributed By P.D.L. Limited. Fine Perfume. Info: 441 292 1710
A.S. Cooper & SONS LTD. CHILDREN 27 Front Street, Hamilton - Infants, Toddlers & Childrens Clothing up to age 14. Info: 441 295 3961 EXPRESS Washington Mall, Reid Street, Hamilton - Juniors fashions & accessories Info: 441 296 6525 Harbourside Pier 6, 24 Front Street - Sportswear for missy and fuller figure, fashion accessories and costume jewellery. Info: 441 295 3961 Man 29 Front Street, Hamilton - Men’s fashions. Info: 441 295 3961 FAIRMONT SOUTHAMPTON 101 South Shore Road, Southampton Ladies fashions and accessories. Info: 441 239 7094
BERMUDA JAM FACTORY Available at most stores island wide. Six tasty Bermuda themed jams in a range of heats. Glaze it, spread it or dip it. Look out for the new line of “no sugar added jams and the brand new hot Marmalade!!! Info: 441 535 5267 or 441 535 4328 or www.bermudajamfactory.com
14 k s/s Hand Made in Bermuda
BLUCKS 4 Front Street, City of Hamilton Crystal, bone china, hand painted porcelain, classic table wear. Info: 441 295 5367 www.blucksbermuda.com
“NO ONE KNOWS ME LIKE
CHATHAM HOUSE 63 Front Street, City of Hamilton. A historic retailer of Cuban cigars. Info: 441 292 8422
THE GEM CELLAR 63 Front Street, Hamilton A beautiful selection of custom made jewelry and unique designs. Info: 441 292 3042 CRISSONS JEWELLERS Hamilton *16 Front Street, Hamilton Fine Jewelry Info: 441 295 2351, www.crisson.com *55 Front Street, Hamilton Fine Jewelry Info: 441 295 2351, www.crisson.com *Clocktower Mall, Dockyard Fine Jewelry Info: 441 295 2351, www.crisson.com
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Outerbridge Peppers Limited Outerbridge’s Original Sherry Peppers sauce has been the Authentic Taste of Bermuda since 1965. A full line of twenty-seven gourmet products including Bermuda Rum Swizzle mix and Swizzle Taffy are available island wide and online for worldwide home delivery. Info: 441 296 4451 www.outerbridge.com Continued on page 42
Custom Designs Come and see us or call so we can create that special piece for you
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Christmas is a special time at The Irish Linen Shop. We can’t resist the magic of the season and the endless possibilities for turning your home into a holiday wonderland. Each year we ask artisans from all over the world to come up with something special, just for you! Our beautiful Christmas tree skirts and stockings have been lovingly hand made in Hungary by Sandor Collection. Exquisite hand painted ornaments from Christina’s World of Poland will delight you year after year. Salzburg Creations from Austria begin the work of hand wiring their topiaries and garlands many months in advance and we are certain you will treasure them for all your Christmases. Don’t forget our beautiful hand-smocked dresses from Anavini and special occasion dresses from U.S. Angels for your little angel! From Paris, C de C is presenting a new look for that special young lady who likes her fashion classic and fun.
Is Santa having a little trouble finding something special for you? Tell Santa that you would love something from the Michael Aram, Vietri or Mariposa collections. You deserve it! Best of all, we gift wrap. Merry Christmas!
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THE IRISH LINEN SHOP 31, Front Street, 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 hodge podge 3 Point Pleasant Road, Hamilton Cigars, accessories, pipes, cigar clips, lighters, souvenirs, watches, knives, postcards, current periodicals & paintings by local artists. Info: 441 295 0647 M.A.C COSMETICS Front Street, Hamilton. Cosmetics and accessories. Info: 441 295 8843 MAKIN WAVES MAIN STORE 10 Church Street, Hamilton Everything for fun, in, on and under the water! Info: 441 292 4609, www.makinwaves.bm or visit us on facebook. DOCKYARD Royal Naval Dockyard Info: 441 234 5319, www.makinwaves.bm or visit us on facebook. NINE WEST 25 Reid Street, Hamilton. Shoes, boots and accessories. Info: 441 294 5191 ONION JACK’S TRADING POST 77 Front Street,, Hamilton Bermud’a original theme store which features the island’s favourite mascot Info: 441 295 1263, www.onionjacks.com Continued on page 44
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The world’s favourite festive dinnerware featuring a wonderful, decorated Christmas tree. Available in a selection of tableware and serving pieces that will enhance your Holiday entertaining.
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4 Front Street, Hamilton, Bermuda | Tel. 441-295-5367 firstname.lastname@example.org | www.blucksbermuda.com
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PENISTON BROWN, THE FRAGRANCE SPECIALISTS 6 Water Street, St. George’s. Fragrances from around the world. Info: 441 405 0005
The Gift is in the
Finding that special gift for that special someone can be a challenge. Let us help. Our broad selection of gifts and helpful sales staff can wrap up your shopping chores in a jiffy, and put a bow on top as well. We can also arrange local or overseas door to door delivery!
THE PERFUME SHOP Clock Tower Mall, Dockyard. Fragrance Boutique. Info: 441 405 0006 P-TECH 3 Reid Street, Hamilton. Number one provider and authorized dealer for electronics in Bermuda. Info: 441 279 5148, www.ptech.bm SWISS TIMING LTD. 95 Front Street Collections of brand name watches, carefully selected jewelry and diamond jewelry including custom jewelry options. Info: 441 295 1376 TWENTY 5 REID STREET 25 Reid Street, Hamilton Shoes & boots from Anne Klein, Marc Fisher and Bandolino. Info: 441 294 5188
Oval Tray Map
Large oval handmade tray with a map Bermuda.
Sexual ‘Femme’ Eau de Parfum is Michel Germain’s enchanting new fragrance. Deliciously feminine, its intoxicating chocolate accord flows into a pink blend of luscious red-berries, raspberries, and delicate rose. Exclusive in Bermuda at A.S. Cooper’s.
Villeroy & Boch “French Garden” Fleurence One of the most popular patterns in casual dinnerware is Villeroy & Boch’s French Garden. The placesetting pieces are available in (4) mix-and-match designs: Fleurence, Vienne, Orange and Valence. Made from vitrified porcelain for strength and durability.
441 295 3961 • www.ascooper.bm
WALKER CHRISTOPHER 9 Front Street, Hamilton. Every year, we feature a different icon of Bermuda. Makes a great family heirloom collection. Info: 441 295 1466, email@example.com, www.walkerchristopher.com
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WHAT TO SEE & DO
COMMISSIONER’S HOUSE National Museum of Bermuda, Royal Naval Dockyard Located within the confines of the National Museum of Bermuda, Commissioner’s House dominates this complex and entire surroundings from its elevated position. Largely constructed between 1823 and 1828, this commanding Georgian ‘house’ epitomizes British imperial style, power and engineering wherewithal during the nineteenth century. An experimental building in several regards, Commissioner’s House may have been the first domestic project anywhere to use cast iron to support its floors and roof. Rescued from near dereliction through a protracted, award-winning restoration, the building—one of the most important on the island—now houses exhibits on slavery, history of tourism, Bermuda’s connections with the West Indies and the Azores and Bermuda’s military and seafaring history. Open during regular Museum hours. THE BERMUDA CRAFT MARKET AT DOCKYARD Ireland Island, Sandys A unique outlet for Arts and Crafts where artisans display and demonstrate their work – cedar, ceramics, Christmas ornaments, decoupage, dolls, gems, seaglass, jewellery, needlework, books, maps, prints and more. Open daily, 9:00am - 6:00pm. When the ships are in, the Craft Market stays open until 8:00pm.
Dolphin Quest Bermuda Maritime Museum, Royal Naval Dockyard Reserve your Encounter Today! 441 234-4464. 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 National Museum of Bermuda, one of the world’s most extraordinary naval history museums. Create a magical multi-sensory connection when you touch a dolphin that will touch your heart. Dolphin Quest Bermuda is located at The Royal Navy Dockyard, Bermuda’s premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination and cruise ship terminal, and just a short, scenic ferry ride or taxi ride from anywhere on the island. You’ll share and remember your dolphin moments and your biggest and best smiles ever with our fantastic keepsake photos. Visit the Dolphin Deck Gift Shop onsite for the coolest dolphin shirts, hats, toys, books and souvenirs.
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GIBBS HILL LIGHTHOUSE Lighthouse Road, off South Shore, Southampton Soaring to 362 feet above sea level, Gibbs Hill is the second oldest cast iron lighthouse in the world. Stalwarts able to climb the one hundred and eighty five spiral stairs to the top will be rewarded by the breathtaking, panoramic views of the entire island. Call before visiting 238-8069. (Closed part of January and all of February)
Deputy Mayor of Hamilton Donal Smith and Alternative Energy Systems (AES) owner/operator Tim Madeiros have a drink from the new Hydration Station outside of the Hamilton Ferry Terminal on Front Street. The “hydration station” – otherwise known as a water bottle re-fill station – provides free filtered drinking water as part of a plan to reduce plastic waste in Bermuda. The project was initiated by Greenrock (local environmental charity) and sponsored by AES. The City of Hamilton has installed each station and provides the water free of charge,, while Bermuda Air Conditioning will maintain each station and replace filters. Fill up at the following locations! Queen Street entrance to Par-laVille Park, Dundonald Street at Cedar Avenue entrance to Victoria Park, the Bus Terminal, Cavendish parking lot and outside Liberty Theatre.
Dockyard Visitor Information Center Royal Naval Dockyard At The Dockyard Visitor Information Center (VIC) you will find everything you need to have a “Bermudaful” day. Conveniently located adjacent to the Cruise Ship Pier, Bus and Ferry stop, we offer up to date information on transport, local events, attractions and tours. Our friendly staff is on hand to assist you with local knowledge on where to go and what to do. Public Transport passes, wifi, phone cards, and tour tickets are available for purchase. Telephone 441 238-4842 THE ROYAL NAVAL DOCKYARD Ireland Island, Sandys Work began on this massive complex in 1809, not long after the conclusion of the Napoleonic Wars and just before the War of 1812. Envisioned as a strategic British military outpost that would make Bermuda the “Gibraltar of the West,” the Royal Naval Dockyard was built by slave and convict labour. The Dockyard locked its gates in 1951. Since then, the seventy-five acre site has been painstakingly renovated to accommodate museums, a movie theatre, restaurants, The Arts Centre and the Bermuda Craft Market. NATIONAL MUSEUM OF BERMUDA Ireland Island, Sandys Located in the Keep of the Royal Naval Dockyard, this museum has become one of the island’s most frequently visited destinations since being opened by HM Queen Elizabeth II in 1975. Its popularity has increased even more with the recent restoration and opening of Commissioner’s House. Elsewhere on the complex, exhibits chronicle both Bermuda’s association with the Royal Navy and its own interesting maritime history. In addition to a collection of Bermuda-made boats, there are relics from the Sea Venture, maps, the famous Tucker Treasure—collected from the sixteenth-century Spanish galleon the San Pedro—and many more artifacts. Open Monday to Sunday 9:30am-4:00pm (last admission 4pm). Adults $10, seniors $8, children under 13 FREE. For further information telephone 441 234-1333.
HAMILTON AND CENTRAL PARISHES HAMILTON VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE City of Hamilton The Hamilton Visitor Information Centre (VIC) conveniently located at Juice & Beans on Front Street. Here you will find up to date information on transport, events and attractions. Juice & Beans offers delicious vegan and vegetarian fresh baked goodies, all natural smoothies and coffee. Hours: Mon-Sat 7:30am-9:00pm, Sun 12:00pm - 7:00pm Telephone: 441 705 7101 THE ANGLICAN CATHEDRAL Church Street, Hamilton Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity was constructed after its predecessor on the site was destroyed by fire in January 1884. Open Monday to Saturday (Tower admission $3) For further information call 292-4033. THE SESSIONS HOUSE Parliament Street, Hamilton The Sessions House is where Bermuda legislates its affairs. A simple, four-square Georgian structure, the Sessions House was embellished on its southern, ceremonial front during the Victorian era to coincide with Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee in 1887. Tours in the morning 10:30am - 12:00pm and afternoon 2:30am - 3:00pm. For more information call 292-7408. Continued on page 52
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King’s Wharf Cruise Ship Terminal Heritage Wharf Cruise Ship Terminal Tour Bus & Taxi Stop Fast Ferry & Bus Stops Dockyard Tour Booth Bonefish Bar & Grill National Museum of Bermuda Dolphin Quest Bermuda Commissioner’s House Bermuda Craft Market Neptune Cinema Frog & Onion Restaurant & Pub/ The Dockyard Brewing Company
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Arts Centre at Dockyard Children’s Playground Hammerheads Bar & Grill Snorkel Park & Water Sports Centre Dockyard Glassworks Bermuda Rum Cake Company Oleander Cycle Rentals Segway Tours The Dockyard Pastry Shop Eve’s Cycle Rentals Spirit of Bermuda Bermuda Clayworks Dockyard Pharmacy
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Makin’ Waves Nannini’s Haagen Dazs Shoppe Café Amici Clocktower Shopping Mall The Bermuda Shop Rosebuds Bermytreats Lisa-Ann Rego Gallery Bermuda Triangle Grand Bazaar Dockyard Linens Side Kicks Fair Trade
Daisy & Mac Orchid Ceasar’s Pharmacy The Littlest Drawbridge The Perfume Shop H.S. & J.E. Crisson’s Ltd. Davison’s Hornburg Calypso A.S.Cooper’s E.R.Aubrey 30 Freeport Seafood Restaurant & Bar 31 Pier 41 Marina & Dive Centre 32 Fantasea Diving & Watersports
52 What to See & Do THE CABINET BUILDING AND CENOTAPH Front Street, Hamilton Set back from the street in a park-like setting, the elegant Cabinet Building with its graceful Ionic columns was completed in 1841. This important building houses the Premier’s offices and is where the Senate meets every Wednesday. The Cenotaph outside the Cabinet Building memorializes Bermudians who gave their lives in the two world wars.
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CITY HALL Church Street, Hamilton Completed in 1960, City Hall is located in the very heart of Hamilton and is the indispensable hub of community activity. It houses the offices of the City of Hamilton and is home to the City Hall Theatre, the Bermuda Society of Arts Gallery and the Bermuda National Gallery. 292-1234. THE BERMUDA NATIONAL LIBRARY Par-la-Ville Park, Queen Street, Hamilton Founded in 1839, the Bermuda Library is a lending library that is also a first-rate reference and research facility. Free Internet service is available. Main library hours are Mon-Thurs 8:30am - 7:00pm; Fri 10:00am-5:00pm; Sat 9:00am-5:00pm; Sun 1:00pm-5:00pm. Privileges extended to visitors. 295-2905. 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. In addition to fine antique furniture and eighteenth century silver, its holdings include portraits of Sir George and Lady Somers and William Perot, the original owner of the house. Open Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri, 10:30am - 1:00pm. Admission is free but donations are welcomed. 295-2487 THE PEROT POST OFFICE Par-la-Ville Park, Queen Street, Hamilton The quaint little edifice at the bustling junction of Queen and Reid Streets has historical significance that belies its unassuming size. Nineteenth century Hamilton Postmaster and Assemblyman William B. Perot erected the building on the edge of his property, Par-la-Ville, in 1842 and ran it as a post office for 20 years. In 1848 he created his famous ‘Postmaster Stamps’ of which only a handful have survived. 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. With spectacular views of Hamiton Harbour and the Great Sound beyond it, it is a great place to pause and have a picnic. Open daily 9am-5pm. Admission is free. GOVERNMENT HOUSE Langton Hill, Pembroke This imposing structure is the official residence of Bermuda’s governor, who represents H.M. Queen Elizabeth II. Completed in 1892, Government House was designed by Scottish architect William Hay, whose best-known legacy to Bermuda is the Anglican cathedral in Hamilton. BERMUDA UNDERWATER EXPLORATION INSTITUTE (BUEI) 40 Crow Lane, Pembroke Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute (BUEI) is just outside Hamilton on East Broadway, 40 Crow Lane. See the ocean like you have never seen it before! What lies in Bermuda’s depths? BUEI is designed to amaze, excite and inform every visitor about the ocean. Highlights include a simulated deep-sea submersible; taking visitors for a dive 12,000 feet and survive an attack in a shark cage. Other exhibits not to be missed are the Jack Lightbourn Shell Collection, shipwreck artefacts discovered by diver and explorer Teddy Tucker and marine exhibits including a dive bell, a bathysphere and the space-like Exosuit, an atmospheric diving suit. Great place to visit for all ages! Weekdays 9:00am – 5:00pm, Weekends 10:00am – 5:00pm. Adults - $12.50, Seniors - $10, Children 6 – 17, $6, Under 6 – Free. 441 297-7314. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.buei.org VERDMONT 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. Continued on page 54
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 (Exact change only. Dollar bills not accepted) Tokens Tickets (Tickets are sold in Booklets of 15) Visitor 1-Day Transportation Pass Visitor 2-Day Transportation Pass Visitor 3-Day Transportation Pass Visitor 4-Day Transportation Pass Visitor 7-Day Transportation Pass
3 Zone 14 Zone $3.00 $4.50 $2.50 $4.00 $20.00 $30.00 $12.00 $20.00 $28.00 $35.00 $45.00
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
54 What to See & Do The museum features an extensive collection of antiques including Bermuda-made cedar furniture, portraits, English and Chinese porcelain and a child’s nursery. The gardens contain an assortment of herbs, old roses and fruit trees; and the sweeping view of South Shore is spectacular. Come for a guided tour to learn anything about Verdmont or simply to enjoy its peaceful surrounds. Tours can be modified to accommodate any interest whether it be about the people who lived and worked in this house, the collection of Bermuda furniture and antiques, the unique architecture of Bermuda and Verdmont’s place in its history. Hours: Wednesdays, 10:00am - 4:00pm. 236 7369
ST. GEORGE’S AND EASTERN PARISHES St. George’s — a UNESCO World Heritage Site — is where it all began, when in July 1609 the Sea Venture — en route from England to the new colony of Jamestown Virginia — encountered a violent storm and was shipwrecked on Bermuda’s reefs less than a mile off what is now St. Catherine’s Point. Miraculously, all on board survived the disaster and rowed ashore to Gates Bay, located at the eastern end of St. George’s. ST. GEORGE’S VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE Town of St. George The St. George’s Visitor Information Centre (VIC) conveniently located at 7 King’s Square, St. George’s. (next to the cannon and ducking stool) Here you will find up to date information on transport, events and attractions. VIC open Monday - Saturday 10:00am -5:00pm Telephone 441 297-0556 C World Heritage Centre Town of St. George M Located in the Town of St. George’s, the World Heritage Centre is a key orientation and resource point for visitors of all ages. Celebrating the mission of The St. George’s Foundation, the World HeritageY Centre is central to the promotion of the Town and Parish of St. George’s. Lively, interactive histories areCM told through state-of-the art technology, participatory talks, historical re-enactments, and an (ongoing programme of dramatic presentations, cultural activities and special events). Open to the public MondayMY through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is $5.00 (adults), $2.00 (children/students). 297-5791CY or visit www.stgeorgesfoundation.org CMY
THE DELIVERANCE K Ordnance Island, St. George’s A full-scale replica of the Deliverance, one of the two vessels that transported Sea Venture survivors on to Virginia in 1610, is located on Ordnance Island across from King’s Square. The St. George’s Foundation have restored the Deliverance and it is now open Monday – Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm. Admission is $3.00 (adults), $2.00 (children/students). KING’S SQUARE Town of St. George The official, ceremonial centre of St. George’s, King’s Square acquired its name in 1818 when it was named in honour of King George III. Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday until November 30, 2011, the town crier, colorfully decked out in tunic, breeches and tricorn hat, rings his bell and shouts “Oyez! Oyez!” (Hear Ye!). This is to convene his `tribunal,’ which will mete seventeenthcentury justice to a nagging wench at the ducking stool nearby. By all means try out the stocks for yourself. This is a fun photo opportunity. TUCKER HOUSE Water Street The only museum in St. George’s furnished as a period residence, Tucker House offers a glimpse into the lifestyle of a prosperous eighteenth-century Bermudian merchant. Built around 1752, Tucker family treasures are in evidence throughout the house, including fine family portraits by Joseph Blackburn. A Bermuda National Trust property, Tucker House is open Wednesdays & Saturdays, 10:00am - 2:00pm Admission $5. 297-0545
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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 | firstname.lastname@example.org
56 What to See & Do THE GLOBE HOTEL Globe Hotel, King’s Square Across the street from St. Peter’s Church, this distinctive dwelling was built in 1700 by Governor Samuel Day. During the American Civil War its upper floor was occupied by a Confederate Shipping Agent from where he organized the shipment of arms, uniforms and war supplies through the Union blockade to the South. It now houses the Confederate Museum and hosts the “Rogues and Runners” exhibit, highlighting Bermuda’s participation in the American Civil War. Open Mon. - Sat. 10am-4pm. Admission $5.students $2. 297-1423. ST. PETER’S, Their Majesties Chappell Duke of York Street Situated in appropriate loftiness above the main street of St. George’s, St. Peter’s Church is one of the island’s most beloved landmarks and is the oldest Anglican church continuously occupied in the New World. The first church on the site was constructed in 1612 of native cedar and a thatched roof. This original edifice was replaced seven years later by a more permanent structure that lasted almost a hundred years, until the hurricane of 1712. Following this disaster, the church was again rebuilt. Open Mon. - Sat. 10am-4pm. Anglican service 11:15am Sundays. THE OLD RECTORY Broad Alley, St. George’s, behind St. Peter’s Church Built in 1699, this charming cottage on one of the numerous picturesque back streets in St. George’s is one of Bermuda’s oldest houses. Acquired in 1700 by Captain George Dew, an unsuccessful privateer who became a St. George’s assemblyman, The Old Rectory acquired its current name when it became the residence of the Rev. Alexander Richardson in the last quarter of the eighteenth century. Outisde viewing only. ST. GEORGE’S HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM Duke of Kent Street and Featherbed Alley Built around 1734 as a private residence, Mitchell House is a fine example of eighteenth-century Bermudian domestic architecture and has been home to the St. George’s Historical Society since 1920. Open Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sat. Adults $5, Children under 12 $2 BERMUDIAN HERITAGE Museum Samaritan’s Lodge, Intersection of York and Water Streets St. George’s newest museum was formed in 1994 to preserve and document the history of black culture and achievement in Bermuda. Displays include a fascinating assortment of memorabilia relating to the many areas in which blacks have made a contribution since first arriving on the island in 1616: shipbuilding, piloting, construction, nursing, music, sports and politics, to name a few. Open Tues-Sat 10am-3pm. Admission $4. 297-4126. CORPORATION OF ST. GEORGE Town of St. George Town Hall, the handsome building commanding King’s Square and bearing the town crest was begun in 1802, a few years after the Corporation of St. George’s was founded in 1797. The State House, located up a gentle elevation behind Town Hall, is one of the island’s oldest, most historically important buildings. Erected around 1620 by Governor Nathaniel Butler, the State House is open to the public 10am-4pm on Wednesdays only. (10 - 2 May 1 - Oct 31) THE UNFINISHED CHURCH Duke of Kent Street, St. George’s The impressive Gothic vestige that looms over the town of St. George’s was begun in 1870 as a replacement for St. Peter’s, which had fallen into a state of serious disrepair. Outside viewing only. The structure is unsafe – please heed the warning signs. Designed by William Hay, the Scottish-born architect who later drew the plans for Hamilton’s cathedral, the St. George’s church was abandoned in 1899 when near completion. FORT ST. CATHERINE & MUSEUM St. Catherine’s Point, St. George’s Fort St. Catherine stands on the site of one of the four towers that Governor Richard Moore erected along Bermuda’s coast around 1613. None of these original towers, the first English forts in the New World, survive. The present, completely restored structure, dates from the mid-nineteenth century and is home to fascinating exhibits including military guns and weapons. 75% of the fort is wheelchair accessible. Open Mon-Fri 10:00am-4:00pm.
What to See & Do 57 CARTER HOUSE Southside Road, St. David’s Carter House was probably built in the 1720s by John Hayward and his wife Martha, reputedly a descendant of Christopher Carter, one of the two Sea Venture survivors who stayed behind when the vessel’s other passengers continued on to Virginia in 1610. Acquired by the St. David’s Historical Society, this small house with its unusual ‘welcoming arm’ stairs has been converted into a museum that commemorates the pre-war agrarian traditions of St. David’s. Open Saturday 10:00am-4:00pm. ST. DAVID’S LIGHTHOUSE Mount Hill, St. David’s Constructed of Bermuda stone, this 55-foot structure is one of two local lighthouses. Lit for the first time in 1879, its fixed white light enabled navigators to take cross bearings with the flashing beacon emitted by Gibbs Hill lighthouse way up the coast in Southampton. Open 9-4, Mon-Fri from Nov - Mar. Admission is free. CRYSTAL CAVES & FANTASY CAVES Wilkinson Avenue, Bailey’s Bay Two young boys discovered this magical underground world comprising stalactites, stalagmites and a clear, fifty-five foot deep lake by accident in 1905. Subsequently it has become a leading attraction for visitors who can now also visit a nearby sister site, Fantasy Cave. A café and a gift shop are also located on the premises. Crystal Caves, which is on the bus route between Hamilton and St. George’s, is open seven days a week except on public holidays that occur during the winter months. Open 9am - 5pm. Last tour for Crystal Caves 4:30pm, last tour for Fantasy Caves 4:00pm. Admission – One Cave Adults $20.00, Children $8.00. Both Caves Adults $27.00, Children $10.00. Ages 5 thru 12 are considered children. Children under five enter free. 293-0640. THE BERMUDA AQUARIUM, MUSEUM AND ZOO Flatts Village Located in picturesque Flatts Inlet since 1928, this ever-evolving educational institution has over the years become one of the island’s leading destinations for tourists and residents alike. It is a must-see for anyone with children. Open daily 9am-5pm except Christmas Day. Last admission is 4 pm. Admission: Adults $10, children $5. 293-2727.
CHEF of By Simona Terceira
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TOMMY POH | FOurWays INN Fourways Inn is the proud winner of the Best of Bermuda awards 2012 Best Sunday Brunch and also winners of awards such as: The Best Chef, The Most Attentive Staff, The Most Overindulgent Brunch, Best Catering and more. Fourways offers you sophisticated seclusion in the comfort of the Cottage Colony and the creative cuisine of their Executive Chef, Tommy Poh. Let’s meet the amazing chef, Tommy Poh, who makes the dining at Fourways an unforgettable dining experience. Chef, did you cook growing up? As a child, I remember my mom dragging me out of bed every morning to help her with the daily groceries. Then, she was catering to a group of doctors from a nearby hospital. At age 14, during my school holidays, I would go from door to door selling food prepared by my mom to earn a little pocket money. Soon after graduating from high school, I decided to take up a course in Hotel and Catering Management. Where were you trained and how difficult was your training? My culinary journey began at the Kuala Lumpur Hilton. I was only 18 years old. After a series of interviews, I was amongst three selected to undergo a two-year kitchen apprenticeship programme where I learned basic fundamentals of cooking in a theoretical as well as hands on way. After I graduated from the apprenticeship, I continued working at the Kuala Lumpur Hilton for three more years in a fine dining restaurant serving French cuisine. During this period, I participated in a number of food competitions. I was awarded the ‘Best Commis de la Chaine des Rotisseurs’ in 1989. I was also chosen to represent my country in the Food Asia competition held in Singapore. At that time, I was offered a job in Bermuda, so I decided to pack my bags and head for beautiful Bermuda.
How was your culinary journey here in Bermuda? My culinary journey began at Fourways Inn, then The Harbourfront Restaurant. It was the first restaurant on the island where sushi was made famous. Today, sushi is all over Bermuda. After a decade working at Harbourfront, the Little Venice Group bought Fourways Inn in Paget. I was offered the job as head chef. I felt honoured and took it as a challenge and the rest is history. In my culinary experience, I have served some of the “A” list celebrities that have visited Bermuda, as well as royal families and Bermuda dignitaries. Chef, is there anything else that you would like to add? While Fourways Inn is a fine dining restaurant, we also do outside catering. We cater for any event from candlelight for two to a sit down of 1000 up to a buffet of 5000 people. No doubt it is very challenging, at times stressful, but the excitement of being part of a great team makes it worth doing it again and again. If our readers COME to FourWays Inn for dinner, what would you recommend? Appetizer: Maine Lobster Salad, with Avocado, Cherry Tomatoes & Spring Onions; Mango Dressing or the Fourways Sampling and our Foie Gras is to die for… DRINK SUGGESTION: Eroica Riesling
Main Course: I would recommend one of our Classic recipes: Fourways Veal Classic: Escalope of Veal Tenderloin in a Lemon & Lime Butter Sauce, Served with Parmesan Potato Roll & Grilled Vegetables DRINK SUGGESTION: Dog Point Marlborough Chardonnay
or Rack of New Zealand Lamb: Carved Table Side with a Rosemary Scented Crust & Jus; Ratatouille , Glazed Carrots and William Potatos. DRINK SUGGESTION: Villa Maria Private Bin Pinot Noir
Dessert: Soufflé: we are well known for our soufflé. We serve five standard flavours, however, our clients can ask for other flavours too. DRINK SUGGESTION: Ceretto Moscato d’Asti DRINK SUGGESTIONs
by April Gosling Naude. Available at Gosling’s Stores
WHERE TO EAT &
Barracuda Grill 5 Burnaby Hill, City of Hamilton Seafood & Chops. Awarded Best of Bermuda 2012 & Wine Spectator, Award of Excellence 2012. Info: 441 292 1609, www.barracuda-grill.com BOLERO BRASSERIE 95 Front Street, Hamilton Busy, lively, and bustling Brasserie/Bistro atmosphere, good food, friendly efficient service, and an overall enjoyable relaxed dining experience. Info: 441 292 4507, www.bolerobrasserie.com bonefish bar & grill 6 Dockyard Terrace, Dockyard Happy atmosphere, fun music, wonderful indoor/outdoor bar and dining, and views of the waterfront. Delicious food from the land and sea. Info: 441 234 5151, www.bonefish.bm CAFĂ‰ Amici Clock Tower Mall, Royal Naval Dockyard Enjoy Italian cuisine and culture, breakfast lunch and dinner served, best Pizza in Dockyard. Info: 441 234 5009, www.amici.bm CHOPSTICKS 88 Reid Street, Hamilton Dine in or out Chinese Fare. Info: 441 292 0791, www.chopsticks.bm COCONUT ROCK Reid Street, Hamilton Delicious food and now serving Yashi Sushi in the dining room. Info: 441 292 1043 Continued on page 62
441 292 4507 MONDAY - FRIDAY | LUNCH: 11:30am - 2:30pm | DINNER: 6:00pm - 10:30pm SATURDAY | DINNER: 6:00pm - 10:30pm SUNDAY CLOSED
62 Where to Eat & Drink ELIANA’S FINE DINING 106 Southroad, St. David’s At Eliana’s choose from premium cuts of steak, seafood & lamb, cooked to perfection. Along with fresh vegetables & salads and the most mouth-watering desserts. Info: 441 777 0555
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EAST MEETS WEST Bermuda’s Favourite Indian and Continental Cuisine. WEST At The Golf Academy in Southampton. Info: 441 238 8580 EAST Bermudiana Arcade, 2nd Floor 27. Info: 441 295 8580
FLANAGANS IRISH PUB Emporium Building, 69 Front Street Bermuda’s only Irish Pub & Restaurant offering a cozy and friendly atmosphere to both Locals and Tourists. Info: 441 295 8299, www.flanagans.bm
Café Amici is located in the heart of the Royal Naval Dockyard, on the corner of the Clocktower Mall. Open 7 days a week.
FROG & ONION PUB Cooperage Building, Royal Naval Dockyard A pub lover’s dream, with everything on the menu named after old English pubs. Great food & great atmosphere. Info: 441 234 2900, www.frogandonion.bm
Breakfast 9:00am - 11:30am Lunch 11:30am - 6:00pm Dinner 6:00pm - 10:00pm
GRIFFINS 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. On Sunday we also have the most spectacular extended Brunch 3:00 pm - the “Feast in the East” that is rated as one of the best on the island. Info: 441 297 1200
Sundays Codfish & Potato Breakfast 9:00am - 12:00noon Lunch 12:00noon - 5:00pm
Henry VIII Restaurant, Sushi Bar & PUB 69 South Road, Southampton Breath taking views, Old English Charm, traditional English dishes, European cuisine, freshly caught local fish, sushi and live local entertainment. Info: 441 238 1977, www.henrys.bm
441 234 5009
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FRIDAY & SATURDAY LIVE BANDS | TOP DJS | KARAOKE
GREAT FOOD & DRINK MON - FRI 11AM TO 1AM SAT - SuN 9AM TO 1AM LuNcH 11AM TO 5PM DINNER 5PM TO 11PM
Amore BERMUDA LiViO FeRiGO
The PASSiON FOR iTALiAN COOkiNG
69 FRONT STREET, HAMILTON
441 295 8299
Amore Bermuda, is a colourful coffee table style cookbook packed with recipes, stories and the many influential characters in Chef Livio Ferigo’s life. Available at local book stores, Bonefish Bar & Grill and Café Amici.
A Taste of Land & Sea Bonefish Bar & Grill is located in the heart of the Royal Naval Dockyard just across from the Ferry Terminal. Sit down to exquisite views of Bermuda’s breezy Great Sound, award winning Chef & plenty of food. Open 7 Days A Week 11:30am - 5:00pm 6:00pm - 10:30pm Bonefish Bar stays open until 1am
441 234 5151
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HOG PENNY 5 Burnaby Hill, City of Hamilton Hamilton’s oldest licensced establishment, since 1957... is the original inspiration for Cheers pub in Boston. Info: 441 292 2534, www.hogpennypub.com LIDO RESTUARANT & SEA BREEZE LOUNGE Lido Complex, Elbow Beach The Lido’s Complex offers 2 of Bermuda’s most loved dining experiences. Info: 441 236 9107 Lobster Pot and Boathouse Bar 6 Bermudiana Road, Hamilton Bermuda’s oldest fish eatery. Info: 441 292 6898, www.lobsterpot.bm
Bermuda’s Best tex-mex Cuisine!
OUTBACK AT FLANAGANS IRISH PUB Emporium Building, 69 Front Street, 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: 441 295 8299, www.flanagans.bm
121 Front Street, Hamilton 441 295 1912
PIckled Onion 53 Front Street, City of Hamilton Boasting a hip and cosmopolitan feel, the Pickled Onion has found great success in offering familiar foods with a unique twist. Info: 441 295 2263, www.thepickledonion.com Pizza House Pizza House with 3 Locations, choose from 21 toppings! HERON BAY PLAZA, SOUTHAMPTon. Info, 441 238 2753 SHELLY BAY PLAZA. Info, 441 293 8465 St. David’s, Southside. Info, 441 293 5700 Continued on page 66
R e s ta u R a n t & B o at h o u s e B a R
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. This summer, enjoy bistro dining on our patio.
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
dine in Or Out CHinese Fare 88 Reid Street, Hamilton 441 292 0791
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PORTOFINO Bermudiana Road, City of Hamilton Portofino features the best pizza on the island, and homemade pasta dishes are topped with traditional and innovative sauces. Try the fresh local fish or imported calamari, clams and mussels. The menu is extensive and interesting specials are offered daily. Info: 441 292 2375 ROSA’S 121 Front Street, Hamilton Bermuda’s Best Tex-Mex Cuisine. Info: 441 295 1912 Robin Hood Pub & Restaurant 25 Richmond Road, Pembroke Bermuda’s # 1 Sports Bar offers traditional pub fare and their famous pizza. Every Tuesday night is Quiz night! Info: 441 295 3314, www.robinhood.bm Swizzle Inn EAST Bailey’s Bay Home of the original rum swizzle, great pub style food, evening entertainment and popular patio. Info: 441 293 1854. 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: 441 236 7459. www.swizzleinn.com Tavern by the Sea 14 Water Street, Somers Wharf, St. George’s Escape to harbour-side seating and cozy romantic dining, year round. Info: 441 297 3305
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441 295 3314
Bermuda’s #1 sports Bar FOOD, DRINKING, MUSIC, SPORTS, BROADCASTS, TRIVIA NIGHT
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. 25 RiCHmond Road, PembRoke | 441 295 3314 | WWW.RobinHood.bm
Victoria Grill 29 Victoria Street, City of Hamilton The prefect place for that important business lunch or power dinner, gatherings of friends, or simpy to enjoy an intimate dining experience for two. Info: 441 296 5050, www.irg.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: 441 297 1307, www.wahoosbistro.bm YASHI Reid Street, Hamilton The most delicious Sushi!!! Eat inside Yashi or in the Coconut Rock dining room. Info: 441 296 6226
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
LUNCH & DINNER SUNDAY BRUNCH SUSHI BAR
ENjOY DANCING tHE NIGHt AWAY WItH LIvELY LOCAL ENtERtAINMENt.
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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
Where to Eat & Drink 69 Sponsored By What was the transition like from Germany to Bermuda? Coming to Bermuda, I was not sure what to expect. All I knew was that Bermuda is an exotic beautiful island. Soon I realized that working in Bermuda was so much easier than working in Germany. All the staff was very relaxed while they were working.
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Are there any advantages or disadvantages to having Wahoo in St. George’s? There are no disadvantages. The fact that we are located in St. George’s makes us special. Our deck offers panoramic views of the harbour. We have a very strong local following that helps us to survive in the wintertime. We have an open kitchen so that the guests can see Alfred cooking and he has a chance to interact with them. Bring your family for a nice relaxing meal or come for a romantic dinner where you’ll overlook the moon-lit harbour, and I guarantee you that you will have one of the best dining experiences that you can have in St. George’s.
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Owner & Manager | Wahoo’s Waterside Bistro & Patio
Wahoo’s Bistro & Patio is centrally located in the heart of the historic town of St. George’s and boasts panoramic views of the harbour. It offers a wide range of menu items that is guaranteed to satisfy any picky eater. From their famous locally caught fish items including Wahoo nuggets, Rockfish Picasso and of course their award winning fish chowder, to the delicious schnitzel sandwich and ever changing pasta specials. The restaurant’s co-owner, Alfred Konrad, will be recognized by many locals as the long-time owner of the popular Mulligan’s Restaurant at the St. George’s Golf Club. Both owners bring with them decades of combined experience in the industry. Mr. Wolf was the one-time owner of the Beer Garden in Hamilton and later the owner of one of the best catering services in the island called The Flying Chef. Let’s find out more about Geza Wolf at Wahoo’s. German native Geza Wolf moved to Bermuda 33 years ago, and he’s made a big impact on the Bermuda hospitality industry. He started as a chef at Fairmont Southampton Princess where he stayed for 3 years. Soon after that he started The Flying Chef catering services. He sold The Flying Chef 8 years ago, and after two and a half years he bought Wahoo Restaurant together with his good friend Alfred. Because Geza loves to mix drinks he is working as a bartender and Alfred as a chef. Whether you go for lunch or for dinner at Wahoo you are guarantee to be served by one of the owners.
Gosling’s Gold Liqueur Galliano Cointreau Lime juice Orange juice
Espresso Martini Absolut Vodka Kahlua Frangelico Shot of espresso
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Ketel One Vodka Martini-Rossi Dry Vermouth Olive juice 2 large olives
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MONTE CARLO APPLE PIE Serves 8
FOR THE FILLING 8 medium apples (1 medium apple = approx. 1 cup) 1/3 to 2/3 cup sugar ¼ cup all-purpose flour ½ tsp ground nutmeg ½ tsp ground cinnamon Pinch of salt 2 tbsp margarine Preheat the oven to 425ºF. FOR THE Filling
for the crust 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour 2 tbsp sugar ¼ tsp salt ½ cup cold butter, broken into small pieces 5 tbsp cold vegetable shortening 8 tbsp ice water
Tip: Cover crust edge with 3-in. strip of aluminum foil to prevent too much browning and remove foil during the last 15 minutes of baking.
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