by Vanessa

BAHA Links No.71

July 24, 2014 in BAHA Links To Love by Vanessa

1. { ESCAPE ESSENTIAL } Currently in my cart, this nautical yet not kitsch striped-gold-dipped-tote. (

2. { PROPERTY OF THE WEEK – ABACO } House hunting in…the Bahamas. (

3. Transfixed by this astronaut’s breathtaking view of the Bahamas from the International Space Station. (

4. { ISLAND “I DO” – ELEUTHERA } An intimate beach wedding. I love that the bride, also a florist, used only local foliage in her bouquet. (

5. { ISLAND RECIPE } Crawfish is on my mind, especially with the upcoming August 1st opening of the season and even more so after finding this recipe for crawfish-stuffed devil eggs. (

by Vanessa

Part One: Brooke + Rob by Sabrina Lightbourn Photography

July 23, 2014 in HARBOUR ISLAND, ISLAND "I DO" by Vanessa

For never could there be a more fitting season for this rehearsal dinner to land in my inbox than now. It simply screams summer soirée. From Harbour Island’s pink sand beach to the tents sitting atop it and the fire pit carved into it, to the “shoe tree” that mirrors the island’s famous “Lone Tree” and the bucketfuls of Bahamian brewed beer served alongside coconut cups filled with tropical libations, it ticks all the right boxes – and then some. If like me you can’t wait to pour over Brooke and Rob’s wedding, also captured by Sabrina Lightbourn Photography and again designed by Ben Simmons of Little Island Design then not to worry, the wait won’t be too long, just a week in fact.

| Photography: Sabrina Lightbourn | Event Planning, Catering + Design: Little Island Design


by Vanessa

Mango Daiquiri

July 22, 2014 in RECIPES by Vanessa

This past Saturday, in celebration of National Daiquiri Day, I made Young’s Champagne’s Bahamian Mango Daiquiri. A classic daiquiri that is true to its original form and hasn’t been muddled by the edits of time. Shaking Plantation’s 3 Stars White Rum – a smooth blend I first sipped while at this year’s Rum Bahamas Festival - with sugar, lime, and ripe off the tree mango, the perfect balance of sweet and sour was struck. No surprise then really that this daiquiri will become synonymous with summer in our home and the harvest season which marks our coastal calendar.

2 oz Plantation 3 Star White Rum – available at Young’s Champagne -
1 oz simple syrup
3/4 oz fresh lime juice – 1.5 tablespoons -
2 slices of fresh picked Bahamian Mango
3 dashes of Scrappy’s Orange Bitters – available at Young’s Champagne -

Muddle mango in bottom of shaker, add remaining ingredients and ice.
Shake and double strain into cocktail glass and garnish with a slice of Bahamian Mango.