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Contributors Bios - Spring 2011





Born in Columbia and raised in Ecuador, interior and furniture designer, Adriana Hoyos, has made her name as a placemaker extraordinaire. Passionate about bringing a sense of belonging to each project, her signature timeless sophistication has become a brand unto itself. With a versatile portfolio of projects spanning the US, Latin America and the Caribbean, on page 49 she tells us why design is second nature to her.

Check out our exclusive interview with Adriana.






Cayman-based Broker/Owner at International Realty Group Ltd. and veteran real estate aficionado, Jeremy Hurst, takes time out of his busy schedule on page 72 to discuss the silver lining behind the global recession for buyers and how the island real estate market is placed for 2011.

Read Jeremy's article on "hot" Real Estate in the Cayman islands.







Saxophone-toting Irishman, Donal McGrath, studied at University College Dublin, cutting his professional teeth in Dublin and London before relocating to Grand Cayman in 1990. Founding BDCL Architects in 2004 in the wake of Hurricane Ivan, we trace the personal and professional evolution of his unique architectural language on page 63.

Check out our exclusive interview with Donal.






Long term Cayman resident and Canadian national, Marcia Milgate juggles life as a fulltime ‘domestic goddess’ to her three children with her passion for art. A volunteer at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands and the Central Caribbean Marine Institute, she loves to run and travel, in addition to taking time out in her home studio to pursue her own artistic endeavours. In this issue, on page 64, Marcia meets enigmatic artist Randy Chollette.

Read Marcia's article on Caymanian artist Randy Chollette.






Bringing an exciting, contemporary South Beach vibe to the Cayman Islands, developer, Paul Pearson, gives us the inside scoop on the changing face of island development, including what he perceives to be a new, environmentally-conscious clientele who are demanding more bang for their bucks. Read all about it on page 41.

Check out our exclusive interview with Paul.







Dubbed the unofficial ‘architect laureate’ of the Caribbean, Venezuelan-born Lane Pettigrew of Lane Pettigrew Associates can boast the successful completion of over one hundred resorts and residences in twenty-two Caribbean nations. Recipient of countless international and regional design awards and with his residential projects gracing the pages of best-selling books, television programmes and documentaries, he reveals the secrets of his love affair with the region. Turn to pages 57 and 68 to learn more.

Check out our exclusive interview with Lane.

Read Lane's article "A Sense of Place".






A Director of the BCQS Group, Simon Taylor came to the Caribbean in 1997. Now the manager of the firm’s Turks and Caicos office, he boasts over two decades’ experience providing professional quantity surveying, project management and development services in the region. Simon joins us in this edition’s Real Report, on page 71.

Read Simons report on opportunity in the Caribbean.







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