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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Let’s face it: No one needs another T-shirt or fridge magnet. So I wrote about some of my favorite uncommon Caribbean souvenirs in a guest post for the lovely ladies over at Travelista TV. Check it out here and tell me what you think.
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 […]
There’s so much more to Grand Cayman than Seven-Mile Beach, the turtle farm and a trip to Hell. Here are the top five things on my island to-do list. 1. The Mudslide Head over to the Wreck Bar & Grill at Rum Point, where you can slurp a Mudslide where […]
Summer’s almost here, JetSetters! Here are the “shore things” I’m packing in my beach bag. The Best of Us Sarah Pekkanen’s novel is the perfect beach read, as frothy and refreshing as a perfectly blended mojito on a sweltering summer day. Crack the cover and follow four longtime girlfriends and […]
Sometimes there are interesting stories behind the iPhone photos I take on my trips. In this new series, I’m sharing a few of them. July 2010: Surely I’m not the only visitor to Bermuda to have been transfixed (and, I admit, slightly amused) by the sight of middle-aged men strutting […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Too often perfumers just splash some synthetic coconut or citrus essence into a bottle, slap a brightly colored label on it and call the noxious result a “Caribbean” scent. So it’s nice to know that fine island fragrances really do exist, some of the best of which come from The […]
Trust me, Jetsetters: When you’re in Jamaica there’s NEVER an excuse to buy one of those knitted hats with the fake dreadlocks attached. Not when the island offers so many other stylish and useful souvenirs. Here are a few that make my shopping list: Bridget Sandals Ex-model and Playboy bunny […]
Mama always said: You can never have too many handbags. Ok, my mother never actually said that, but she had quite the collection when I was growing up so I’m blaming her for my raging handbag habit. One of my current favorites is this preppy-tastic Bermuda bag I scored on […]