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The Consummate Bermudian

The Consummate Bermudian

The Bermuda Kite

There are not many things that categorically identify as Bermudian. One of them is the Bermuda kite. While stringing together pine sticks and tissue paper is hardly unique to our shores, there is a craftsmanship, aesthetic and measure of success that distinguishes a Bermuda kite. Put one in a line-up and it is instantly recognisable. Why? Because it is a carefully crafted cultural icon whose traditions are slightly esoteric and passed down through generations via oral history. Successful kitemakers did not learn their methods from a ...

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Spiny & Guinea Chick: Know Your Bermuda Lobster

Ah, September: Labour Day, school back in, a mite cooler and lobster season! Can it get any better than this? From September 1st through March 31st each year, it is legal to possess, eat and trade in this wonderful crustacean commodity.Now, firs...

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Bermuda Silver

Every antique tells a story and that is particularly true of silverware made in Bermuda. Look at a graceful spoon, for example, an elegant tankard or a beautifully crafted teapot, and questions immediately come to mind. Who was the silversmith? ...

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Man of Style: Know Your Bermuda Shorts

If you randomly ask anyone around the world what comes to mind when mentioning the word “Bermuda,” you typically will get one of two answers—the Bermuda Triangle or Bermuda shorts.  I’ll save the mystery topic for another writer and wil...

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The Consummate Bermudian: The Cocktail Connoisseur

The Cocktail Connoisseur Walk into any supermarket or liquor store's wine section and there will be a new label from a different winery each week. The selection and shelf space devoted to simple choice keeps growing. Pick up any lifestyle magaz...

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The Consummate Bermudian: The Book Collector

From codfish and cocktails, shorts and sports to books and birds and arts and architecture, here is our guide to living the life and having the style and substance of the consummate Bermudian. Whatever their backgrounds, Bermudians share a deep ...