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A Walk on Cooper’s Island

Clearwater Beach and Turtle Bay, part of Clearwater Beach Park, can be reached by motorised traffic (St David’s bus No 6). Once you reach the last car park opposite Turtle Bay, you will see the old gate that marked the entrance to the old tracking station. Today, it is a barrier against all traffic used by the public, which former conservation officer Dr. David Wingate is adamant should remain in place. As he said in the Royal Gazette, “That immediately…


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Outdoor Furniture

It seems to be a slow start for spring this year. It’s still pretty chilly especially in the early mornings and evenings. Not quite time to move outside, but I promise you the heat will come and it will come…


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Miracle on the Beach

W. H. Auden’s poem “Musee des Beaux Arts” makes the point that the Old Masters knew that ordinary people were mostly indifferent  to momentous events. And so in Pieter Breughel’s depiction of the fall of Icarus, the boy who flew…


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A Fresh Start for Spring

Nothing says bright, fresh and clean like white. That is why we give three cheers for Benjamin Moore which chose Simply White OC-117 as its 2016 Colour of the Year.  With thousands of choices, it’s nice to return to basics.…


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The Art of Selecting Fabric

Much of what I do is helping clients select fabric; fabric for window treatments, upholstery, bedding, carpets and other sumptuous accessories for the home. Fabric is everywhere and with our heat, humidity and sun here in Bermuda, selecting suitable fabric…

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Window Treatments 101

February is almost over and we’re quickly heading into March and the pleasures of Spring. Before you know it, the crisp temperatures and clouds will give way to clear blue skies, blazing sun and relentless heat. Tune-up your air conditioners…