I’m not just a shopper. I’m a black-belt retail ninja. And when I’m traveling the Caribbean, no craft store, no art gallery, no roadside souvenir stand can escape my eagle eye and poised credit card. I’ve even been known to take advantage of a shopportunity via beachfront Wi-Fi. So it’ll […]
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Before moving to the U.S. a decade ago, I’d lived in Jamaica for about half my life. Now work takes me back to the island, but not nearly as much as I’d like. Here are a few things I love – and miss – about my former stomping ground that […]
It all started with a T-shirt. Back in 1985, British Virgin Islands artist Dick Aragorn-Read began selling a line of silk-screened Ts in a rainbow of sun-washed colors emblazoned with images of marine life. Decades later, his venture has grown into a thriving Trellis Bay souvenir store and art studio […]
Art lovers can’t help but drool over the pieces at the Gallery of West Indian Art, Mo’Bay’s 46-year-old trove of paintings, furniture, carvings and craft from all over the Caribbean. Owner Nicky Delisser and her partner Stefan make frequent trips to Cuba and Haiti for vibrant watercolors, acrylics and mixed […]
I couldn’t afford it. But oh, how I wanted it. I’d just started a new job in Montego Bay. One afternoon, as I explored my new home town, I wandered into an art gallery, where I fell instantly in love with a ceramic mask. Turns out it was a piece […]
There’s a lot more to shopping in Ochi than the craft market and clutch of duty-free jewelry stores. When I’m in the north coast Jamaican town I escape eastward, where I can browse (and inevitably drop some dough) in the pastoral surroundings of Harmony Hall, an art gallery and […]