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2020 Fall

La Rosa Náutica, Cayman Islands
Enviably set in Grand Cayman’s ultra-exclusive Vista Del Mar residential enclave, La Rosa Náutica oceanfront estate commands its North Sound peninsula with all the stature of a ship’s captain on the bridge of a magnificent vessel. Catapulting the laws of luxury into a whole new league, it does what few homes can, managing, simultaneously, to be a family home, architectural wonder and the ultimate entertainer’s mansion. With its resort-style grandeur and sympatico siting intimately anchoring it in time and place, this stand-out property’s audacious ‘you-can-have-it-all’ good luxe are guaranteed to leave you weak at the knees.
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Nirvana, Cayman Islands
Historically described as Grand Cayman’s ‘green heart’, South Sound is nowadays more likely associated with the luxury villas and contemporary mansions lining its shores. Yet, Nirvana, an innovative, thoughtfully conceived eco-property, cocooned unobtrusively in a lush seagrape forest, may just turn the tide in favour of more environmentally sensitive shoreline chic.
Design Studio: Meet Designer, Bianca Hunt
After 12 years of designing custom homes in Canada, Bianca Hunt relocated to the Cayman Islands four years ago and has since worked on numerous residential and commercial projects for Design Studio. She has an accredited degree in interior design and building development from the Art Institute of Vancouver and has attained her NKBA certification as a kitchen and bath designer. When not creating amazing interiors and collaborating with the design team, Bianca enjoys days at the beach and a game of football with friends.
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Redefining Luxury | Encompass Ltd., Cayman Islands
Encompass Ltd. is well versed in the art of designing and building large-scale luxury homes. It’s an undertaking that spans several years from concept to completion. Key to making the process a smooth one, according to marketing manager Tracey Kline, is a solid and enjoyable working relationship between owner and builder.
Barefoot with Tom Scheerer
As one of America’s most acclaimed decorators, Tom Scheerer is no stranger to luxury and extravagance. But if he had it his way, he’d be barefoot 24/7.
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From a Place Within - Artist Tansy Maki
From photo-realistic murals to abstract paintings and conceptual installations, Canadian/Caymanian artist, Tansy Maki’s work is layered with skill, nuance and meaning.
Sensationally Simple, Bahamas
Tom Scheerer doesn’t believe in keeping the weather out. He likes to let it in; to feel fully connected to the elements. That is why he designed and decorated Zanzibar, his home in Abaco, so that it could be opened up without fear of the effects of sun, salt and rain.
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A Journey Through Time and Design, Cayman Islands
Given that the Cayman Islands were not permanently settled until the 1700s, the human history of the islands is relatively short. One of the best records we have of how life has evolved over the past 300 years lies in the surviving historic homes. The National Trust for the Cayman Islands acquires, restores and maintains several such properties as part of its mandate to protect and preserve historic sites for current and future generations. The organisation also offers tours of historic buildings in order to educate the public on Cayman’s built heritage.
Cleveland Clinic Florida: Response to Breast Cancer
Cleveland Clinic was established in 1921 in Cleveland, Ohio, by four doctors who had a vision to create a doctor-led, not-for-profit world-class medical centre. Today Cleveland Clinic is a global enterprise with more than 67,000 caregivers worldwide. The organisation opened a multispecialty group practice in Broward County, Florida, in 1988, which grew to become a leading regional health system with five hospitals across southeast Florida.
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Idle a While, Caribbean Villas
Short term international travel may be on hold, but longer stays – both at home and abroad – are still an option. Enjoy a change of scenery without getting on an airplane, or if you work remotely, take your laptop to a different isle and stay a while. These villa rental agencies are adapting to current travel restrictions with offers to stay, play and vacay for up to three months.
Bahia & Arvia, A New Lifestyle - Cayman Islands
Designer furniture packages for Ariva and Bahia.
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Periwinkle: There’s No Place Like Home, Cayman Islands
In these strange, uncertain times, where and how we live has a profound influence on our sense of safety and wellbeing. A home should be a refuge: a safe haven where the worries and stresses of the outside world fade away. A place where you are a part of the fabric of the community, and where you know your family will thrive.
Facial Rejuvenation
Stem cell therapy for facial rejuvenation is being hailed as the latest, most natural and effective way to reverse the signs of aging – but what treatments are available and how effective are they really? Dr. Anne Dancey, visiting physician at Pensum Regenerative Medicine, explains.
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Propane Power
Climate change is accelerating at an alarming pace and scientists consistently call for urgent action. It’s easy to assume that the responsibility for averting the crisis lies in the hands of policymakers, but in reality, every one of us can make small changes which, added together, have a significant impact. One such change is switching to a more environmentally friendly and sustainable energy source - propane.
Home Work: Office Inspiration
With the sudden switch to working from home, many of us have set up a laptop on the kitchen table and carried on, as the family ebbs and flows around us and the dirty dishes vie for our attention. But with remote working set to continue, this is not a long-term solution.
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Sense and Cents-ability
Real Report by Georgie Loxton.
Postcard from The Sister Islands: Little Cayman and Cayman Brac
Set like a topaz jewel in the Caribbean Sea, the easternmost of the Cayman Islands, Cayman Brac, shines bright with natural splendour. Not only does the tranquil Brac offer lush greenery and reefs rich in marine life but its pristine palm-fringed beaches are soaked in history and traditions of the island’s past. Little Cayman, the smallest of the islands, is swathed in powder-white sand and multi-hued waters that so ensnare you in its deserted arms that you’ll never want to let go.
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Reclaim the Outdoors
In an age when staying in is the new going out and our homes are having to meet more needs than ever before, once-neglected outdoor spaces are becoming prized real estate.
Tastefully Done: Catering and Events, Cayman Islands
Everybody likes a social gathering, whether it’s a wedding, a birthday, or a fundraiser, but if you’re the host, organising and executing the event can be stressful and complex. Far better to call in the professionals, who will deliver seamless service and outstanding food, allowing you to enjoy the party as much as your guests.
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Workplace Wellness, Cayman Islands
Savvy employers know that a workforce that is healthy in mind and spirit is less likely to take sick days, will work harder, and be more committed to the company. It therefore behooves bosses to encourage employees to exercise, eat well and take care of their physical and mental wellbeing. The following local businesses and services assist employers and employees to achieve optimum wellness, thereby ensuring greater focus and productivity at work.
Caribbean Heritage Hotels
The islands of the Caribbean are peppered with ruins of plantation houses, sugar mills and forts. Some of these storied buildings have been restored and reopened as characterful hotels where one can step back in time and experience the ambience of the colonial past.
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A Symphony of Colour
Jewellery available at Kirk Freeport.
CREATIVE TECH OPENS NEW BUSINESS SOLUTIONS OFFICES AND SHOWROOM
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ROBERT TOWELL ARCHITECT AWARDED AT THE AMERICAS PROPERTY AWARDS
PROPERTY CAYMAN WINS INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY AWARD
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TRIO ARCHITECTURE EXPANDS AND RELOCATES
JOHN DOAK’S ‘CAYMAN STYLE’ BOOK NOW AVAILABLE
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DESIGN CAYMAN LAUNCHES COMPREHENSIVE WEBSITE
IDG LAUNCH NEW ONLINE SHOPPE
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WORKPLACE ENVIRONMENTS OPENS NEW SHOWROOM AT CAMANA BAY
ALIVE DESIGN COMPLETES DOMINION’S OFFICES AT CAMANA BAY
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BRAND SOURCE HOME GALLERY CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF BUSINESS
CAYMAN NATIONAL ADDS TWO NEW ATM LOCATIONS IN GRAND CAYMAN
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POOLEY CABINETS SHOWCASES NEW SHOWROOM DISPLAY
BUTTERFIELD LAUNCHES NEW ONLINE AND MOBILE BANKING PLATFORM ALONG WITH NEW LOOK
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HUIS SHARES THEIR LATEST OBSESSION
OTISAIR OFFERS WHOLE HOME AIR PURIFICATION SYSTEM
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KAILANI – A CURIO COLLECTION BY HILTON HOTEL OFFERS INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES
ISLAND HERITAGE OFFERS CONSTRUCTION INSURANCE YOU CAN COUNT ON
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A. L. THOMPSON’S OFFERS MODERN, FUNCTIONAL HURRICANE PROTECTION WITH PGT
OLEA – CAMANA BAY’S FIRST-FOR-SALE RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY
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MARKSONS OFFERS NEW LINE OF MATTRESSES
PROVENANCE PROPERTIES NAMED A CHRISTIE’S INTERNATIONAL REAL ESTATE AFFILIATE OF THE YEAR
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POOL PATROL, TWO TIME AWARD WINNERS 
SYNERGY OFFERING CHIROPRACTIC HEALTH CARE
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VIGORO – LEADERS IN TURF INSTALLATIONS
MERCEDES HYBRIDS NOW AVAILABLE AT CAR CITY
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Smart Appliances
Ahead of the Curve
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Stylish Slumber
Countertops
A new countertop can dramatically alter the look of a kitchen, but with choices ranging from stone to porcelain and laminate, what are the pros and cons of the materials available?
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Courtyard Gardens: private, verdant enclosures
Courtyard gardens tend to be small, shady and lacking in deep soil, but that’s not to say they don’t have potential. With a little care and imagination, a simple courtyard can be transformed into a pretty, plant-filled pocket of privacy. Courtyards, by definition, don’t have a view. The courtyard is the view – from inside the home. The key to successful courtyard design therefore lies in creating a space that is as attractive to look out as it is inviting to spend time in.