by Vanessa

Friday Feeling: Snorkeling Sculptures

December 19, 2014 in NEW PROVIDENCE by Vanessa

In the past few weeks several inquiring minds have asked, “along which western shore can the world’s largest underwater sculpture be found, and is there a nearby stretch of sand to swim from?” As island directions are so often told – enter the Clifton Heritage National Park and at the second hut on the left, no more than a few minutes swim off a beach lined with loungers, in the protective circle of floating buoys, Ocean Atlas and the Sir Nichollas Nuttall Coral Reef Garden await below the sea’s surface.

The park charges a $10 snorkel admission fee, $20 or more if you are renting gear. The experience however is priceless.

by Vanessa

THIS + THAT // Louvered Love

December 17, 2014 in THIS + THAT by Vanessa

Louvered shutters that serve as the perfect backdrop at David + DeVonnia’s Eleuthera Island “I Do”
Seating charts pinned to a louvered door in a similar tone, as captured by Kristin Marie Photography

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Holiday Gift Guide – Under $250

December 15, 2014 in COASTAL COVET by Vanessa

Coastal Gifts Under $250 Guide
1. For the prolific Instagrammer such as myself, a portable printer that will print photos from your smartphone in seconds ($199.00)

2. From the groom, my favourite gift for the Island “I Do” bride: a necklace engraved with the custom coordinates of their wedding location. ($183.00)

3. A framed 1963 photograph of the Ocean Club on Paradise Island taken by celebrated photographer, Slim Aarons. ($199.00)

4. Inspired by the much anticipated Bocce + Croquet Lawn at the Rosewood at Baha Mar, a rather smart set. ($149.95)

5. A thorough search on the world-wide-web leads me to believe that for under $250.00 this camera is the toughest and best underwater camera on the market. ($227.99)

6. A cotton quilt with pom pom trim that can go from beach to bed after a quick spin in the wash machine. ($199 – $249)

7. For your true North, the Baha man in your life, a hardwood compass side table with brass fittings. ($179.00)

8. For the passionate collector of palms, a book filled with 450 fine palm prints. ($163.55)

9. Give the gift of travel – to the Bahamas, we hope! – with a Delta gift card.

10. One of my favourite cover-ups on the market, this 100% linen caftan with lace front detailing. ($220.00)

P.S. under $50 gift guide and $100 & under gift guide