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The Sands of Time

Every Christmas morning Elbow Beach is on the move as hundreds of people flock down to the shore to enjoy an authentic Bermudian Christmas. For celebrators from freezing northern climates, forgotten are the sleighs and blankets, snowy landscapes and frosty cottages. Instead, everyone revels in Bermuda’s best colours—the jewelled blues of the ocean, the creamy pinks of the sand, and the sunny yellow of the Elbow Beach Hotel benevolently overlooking the scene. As the ocean flows so does the Champagne,…


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Decorating Trend Predictions for 2016

Today I’m busy pulling out all of the Christmas décor and having a wonderful time placing about my house. I have always been a Christmas enthusiast and an avid collector of all things seasonal so my bits and pieces are…


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Season’s Greetings!

"Nick 'O Time" Letter from Santa Create your own Magical Message from the desk of St. Nick! Put that last minute touch on Christmas morning with Nettleink's "Authentic" Santa Claus card, "direct" from the North Pole to Bermuda. Just write…


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Home for the Holidays: Christmas Boat Parade

The Christmas Boat Parade is Bermuda's largest single spectator event of the year and it's a wonderful way to entertain family and friends. This year's parade will be held on Saturday, December 12. The Parade will begin promptly at 6:30pm…


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Home for The Holidays: Natural Selection

  Palmetto Tree Mini palmetto palm fronds cut into a round shape are stuck in a Styrofoam cone.     Banana Leaf Tree Banana leaves left to dry and curl naturally are glued in layers onto a Styrofoam cone.  …

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Field Notes: Allspice

A small slender evergreen tree dominating the hillsides in Warwick is the Allspice or Pimento, known botanically as Pimenta officinalis. This tree is a native of West Indies, more particularly of Jamaica and Cuba, but has become naturalized in Bermuda.…