Founder and creator of The 700 Experience, Vanessa Pritchard-Ansell is a destined-to-be authority of resort travel, style and connoisseurship across the islands of The Bahamas.
A direct descendant of United Empire Loyalists, a family that dates back 6 generations to landfall in the Bahamas in 1789, she travels through time with all of the strength and determination of those who came before her heralding the islands’ beauty, sanctity and progress.
Following her studies abroad she sought the quintessential New York experience – living and working in the fashion capital of the world. It’s there she accepted an internship turned career at Full Picture, a full-fledged multimedia company at the crossroads of the fashion and lifestyle industries. And it’s there her career first took shape as a publicist to high-profile clients Victoria’s Secret, Hilary Rhoda and fashion week title sponsor Mercedes-Benz (USA).
Eventually however, she’d find her road to self-discovery was not to take place in a metropolitan city rich with sidewalk culture, rather on a more familiar island shore.
The niece to a Bond girl, the great-great-great granddaughter to a pineapple farmer, the great-granddaughter to a bootlegger, and the great-granddaughter to a Speaker of the House of Assembly, she was inspired by those before her to leave the corporate world in her wake and live an extraordinary life. Off the beaten path and more often than not, outside her comfort zone, in time she found that this is where life begins and adventure awaits.
Since the launch of The 700 Experience she has swam with pigs, dove cinematic caves, learnt to scuba dive, and snorkeled the silhouette of the world’s largest underwater sculpture. She has also written for Condé Nast Traveller and Air Canada’s EnRoute Magazine.
Today she is most recognized for selling the landscape and lifestyle through The 700 Experience and her affiliation with Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty, a brand that artfully unites extraordinary properties with extraordinary lives. She resides in Nassau, the capital outpost of The Bahamas with her husband and is hard at work on her next chapter, one which flirts with the world of design.
lead photo captured by Lyndah Wells Photography