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2015 Spring

Island Girl - Tessanne Chin
Known for her powerful musical chops, ever-changing hairstyle and effervescent personality, Tessanne Chin's life may be a whirlwind since winning The Voice, but she's hitting all high notes.
Home Building
Where to Start
Solar 101
Critical Considerations
Vela, South Sound, Grand Cayman
Ultra-modern in design, with clean lines, sharp edges and ample use of glass, Vela was conceived to bring contemporary, luxury living and a level of amenities usually associated with Seven Mile Beach to the quiet shores of South Sound, but at much more competitive prices.
Cayman Islands Yacht Club
In late 2014, the new and improved Cayman Islands Yacht Club was officially launched with a waterfront restaurant, convenience store and amenity-rich docking facilities. Neighbours are enjoying access to a world-class marina while new residential lot sales offer a few fortunate buyers the opportunity to become part of one of Cayman's longest standing waterfront communities.
Must-Haves: Black Out Chairs
Daring to be different - Camden House
Contemporary style arrives in Cayman with Camden House.
Samsara, Turks & Caicos
A palatial Turks & Caicos home grounded in purpose.
Tranquility Cove, Grand Cayman
The clean lines and cool white tones of Luxury Cayman Villas' newest rental property, Tranquility Cove, create a serene oasis where guests can disconnect from the fast pace of modern life and reconnect with friends and family in an idyllic oceanfront location.
The High Life - The WaterColours, Grand Cayman
A day at The WaterColours, Grand Cayman's most luxurious residential development.
Essential Luxury - Cartier perfumes
Delicately refined and as beautifully constructed as their jewellery collections, Cartier perfumes are daringly elegant, thoroughly modern, and taking the world of haute parfum by storm.
The Accidental Hotelier - Gregor Nassief's Secret Bay, Dominica
Secret Bay has graced magazine covers and won a dizzying array of awards since opening in 2011, but building a luxury eco-resort was never part of the original plan. Inspiring and exceptional though the resort is, it really came about by accident.
Caribbean Echoes - Artist Melanie McCollin-Walker
Strikingly atmospheric and suffused with light, Melanie McCollin-Walker's landscapes and seascapes inhabit a realm suspended somewhere between fantasy and reality.
Alfresco Dining - Grand Cayman
Grand Cayman has no shortage of award-winning chefs and excellent restaurants, but for ambience it is hard to beat the simple pleasure of good food consumed outdoors, whether under sunny skies or by the light of the moon.
Swept Away - Caribbean Resorts
In a region where the bar for luxury keeps on rising, staying ahead of the competition can be a tall order. Each of these unique resorts, however, is guaranteed pick you up and transport you to a fresh and exciting new world.
Design Den - Spring 2015
Perfect for high traffic zones, Davos Tiles are hard-wearing porcelain tiles that combine sleek design with neutral finishes. Inspired by nature’s subtle shades and textures, the contemporary tiles are a practical choice for style conscious consumers.
Way of the Saints
Shrouded in secrecy, Santeria is a growing religious practice in areas of the Caribbean with roots in the African slave communities. Passed down over the centuries by means of oral tradition, the religion is emerging from the shadows and gaining acceptance worldwide.
John Bird - Martlet Design, Cayman
An award-winning furniture designer, whose bespoke work embraces the environment and reflects a wide range of styles from contemporary to traditional, John Bird of Marlet Design is a master maker.
Mike Farrington - Compass Marine
An avid yachtsman, Michael Farrington hails from South Africa but made Grand Cayman his home in 1996 then he founded Compass Marine in 2007. Sailing since he was five years old, the qualified Shipwright and Ovington Marine schooled boat builder is also the Commodore of the Cayman Islands Sailing Club.
Open & Shut
Smooth out travel wrinkles and arrive in style by packing practicality into your suitcase.
Mouth-Watering Meals
Make the most of Cayman's fresh-off-the-hook seafood and locally-grown ingredients with recipes from six of the island's most beloved restaurants. Featuring light and zesty mussels, tangy beets, succulent sea bass and more, these meals are designed to tantalise tastebuds.
Wet your Whistle
Enjoyed the world over for thousands of years, wine is one of life's greatest pleasures. Yet it can be notoriously difficult to pick the perfect bottle, especially when keeping within a certain price range. Here to cut through the plonk, three of Cayman's ultimate oenophiles share their high-low favourites.
Grow native
Lust or Must
Whatever your budget, we've got you covered.
Must-Haves: Nights in shining glamour - Table Lamps
Designed for Flos USA, Michael Anastassiades' IC Lights was inspired by the effortless ability of jugglers to balance a ball at unexpected angles. Brilliantly balancing a contemporary minimal aesthetic with elegant form, the steel and blown glass lamp���¢�¯�¿�½�¯�¿�½s animated structure emits a playful edge. www.flosusa.com
Paneless Windows
Essential to achieving a finished look and defining the style of any room, today's window treatments are becoming design statements in their own right.
Pools that make a Splash
Modern design possibilities are transforming swimming pools into visually stunning and endlessly versatile spaces that lend a whole new dimension to outdoor living.
The Great Outdoors
Outdoor kitchens were practically made for island life. Here, a look at cooking, entertaining and relaxing under the Caribbean sun.
Must-Haves: Water World
From boating to golfing, beaching to fishing. Kaenon's high-style sunglasses perform perfectly no matter where you play. The choice of many professional athletes, the ����¯�¿�½������¢������¯������¿������½������¯������¿� sport performance designed sunglasses have polarised lenses ideal for tropical conditions. Available at www.compassmarine.ky
Beauty Sleep
There is nothing more satisfying than slipping into a comfy bed at the end of a hard day, and nothing worse than realising how long the night ahead will be when the mattress is lumpy and the pillows too flat. Fret not, help is at hand with tips on how to spring your bedroom from basic to beyond, so you can get back to forty winks.
Concrete & ICF
The solid choice for tropical builds
Must-Haves: Standing Ovation
A statement piece, the Nautilus Lamp by Luisa Robinson ingeniously presents split bamboo woven into a silhouette that spins within itself. Attached to a mahogany stand and finished with metal accents, it swivels 360 degrees for a practical, yet unpredictable lighting that goes swell with any d�©cor. www.designbyhive.com
Haves: Man on the Move
Editor's Obsessions - Spring 2015
Get that just-back-from-holiday radiance all year long with Nars Body Glow. Blending Mono����¯�¿�½���¯���¿���½����¯�¿�½������¯ de Tahiti oil with macerated tiare flower buds, this luxurious lotion lets you shimmer like a bronzed goddess. www.kirkfreeport.net
Kitchen Confidential - Spring 2015
Pour colour into the mix with a vibrant jewel tone pitcher and glassware from Two Tone Studios. Made without the use of moulds, these retro-modern containers are a fun way to elevate the every day.