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BuyDay Friday: How To Keep Cool and Look Hot

BuyDay Friday: How To Keep Cool and Look Hot

When you traipse around the Caribbean as much as I do, you develop strategies for cooling down when the temp goes up: A splash of Alcolada Glacial on my neck and chest, and running ice water over my wrists and ankles are two of my favorite chill-out methods. But this […]

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by × April 12, 2013 × 0 comments

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BuyDay Friday: Anguilla’s Niftiest Souvenir

BuyDay Friday: Anguilla’s Niftiest Souvenir

How cool is this bottle opener? I stumbled upon it at Seaspray, a souvenir shop and smoothie stand in South Hill, and just couldn’t resist picking one up. Made from painted plywood, the ingenious “rasta-head” design features a nail “tooth” for prying off the bottle cap, and there are two […]

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by × March 29, 2013 × 0 comments

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BuyDayFriday: Kate Spade Saturday

BuyDayFriday: Kate Spade Saturday

Have you seen Kate Spade’s new line, Saturday? Launched this week, it’s a spin-off of the brand, targeted at shoppers who have a taste for Kate’s colorful and whimsical clothing and accessories but whose pockets aren’t quite as deep as the typical KS customer. There are no brick-and-mortar Saturday shops […]

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by × March 22, 2013 × 0 comments

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BuyDay Friday: Locket Love

BuyDay Friday: Locket Love

I believe you can never have too much jewelry, and I’ve just stumbled across some really nifty travel-themed pieces that I wanted to share. Crafted “with love and propane” in her New Jersey studio, artist Cat Ivins’ magnetic lockets are made from recycled steel auto parts. About an inch in […]

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by × March 8, 2013 × 1 comment

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BuyDay Friday: The Caymans’ Hottest Souvenir

BuyDay Friday: The Caymans’ Hottest Souvenir

“$20 a jar?! This better be some AMAZING stuff,” I thought as I handed over my cash at the supermarket in Grand Cayman yesterday. During dinner with some islanders the night before I’d asked what local product they take with them when they visit friends and family abroad. It’s a […]

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by × March 1, 2013 × 4 comments

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BuyDay Friday: San Juan’s Coolest Totes

Necessity is the mother of invention, they say. So when Matilsha Marxuach couldn’t find a stylish reusable grocery bag, she made one herself. Now the capacious “Mercado A” tote is a bestseller at her Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, boutique, Concalma. Matilsha’s utilitarian and unique collection comprises about 10 styles […]

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by × February 22, 2013 × 0 comments

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BuyDay Friday: Zaka’s Studio

BuyDay Friday: Zaka’s Studio

In a tiny gingerbread workshop in the shadow of St. Lucia’s Petit Piton, artisan Zaka handcrafts his collection of Crayola-bright masks and fanciful sculptures. Born and raised in London, Zaka came to the island 18 years ago to visit his St Lucian father. “But I tore up my ticket, burnt […]

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by × February 15, 2013 × 0 comments

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BuyDay Friday: The Smartest Clutch Ever!

BuyDay Friday: The Smartest Clutch Ever!

To say I’m a handbag lover is a bit of an understatement. I’ve amassed quite the comprehensive collection of satchels, totes, clutches and top-handles in my time. Yet somehow the search for the perfect purse continues unabated. My latest lust: the nifty clutch from Everpurse, which not only looks chic […]

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by × February 8, 2013 × 0 comments

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BuyDay Friday: Jamaican Masks

BuyDay Friday: Jamaican Masks

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 […]

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by × February 1, 2013 × 2 comments

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BuyDay Friday: Shopping in San Juan

BuyDay Friday: Shopping in San Juan

If you find yourself in Old San Juan with a retail itch you just have to scratch (and who doesn’t?), resist the urge to follow the hordes to the jam-packed designer outlet stores and make a detour to 105 Calle Fortaleza instead. There, the delightful Guillermo Jeffs has been selling […]

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by × January 25, 2013 × 2 comments

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BuyDay Friday: Mexico’s Angels

BuyDay Friday: Mexico’s Angels

I first came across these handcarved wood angels on a trip to Tulum a few years ago, where they lined the walls of Mixik, a fabulous craft store with two locations in the bohemian beach town. I was instantly enchanted by the cherubs’ glass eyes, the rough-hewn textures of the […]

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by × January 11, 2013 × 0 comments

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BuyDay Friday: The Charmed Life

BuyDay Friday: The Charmed Life

  As with all addictions, it started innocently. I asked JetSetHusband for a silver charm bracelet for my birthday, planning to add a charm or two to commemorate the places I’ve been on my travels. Just over a year later, my Tiffany trinket has 19 charms dangling from it and […]

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by × December 21, 2012 × 1 comment