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Wish you were here! Shala Monroque and Michelle Elie capture Caribbean vacations on IG

A whole lot of Caribbean cool collided in recent weeks as two of our favourite islandistas, Michelle Elie and Shala Monroque have been travelling up and down the region. The good friends and fashion world insiders have been showcasing the true beauty of Michelle’s native Haiti, Shala’s native St. Lucia and Trinidad through a series […]

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Fly Life: Dakar is on the move (Journey to the Motherland Pt. 1)

Dakar, Senegal is a city on the move – in more ways than one. The capital of the West African country fairly bristles with an ambitious, upward-striving energy that is palpable and energising. Everywhere there are buildings under construction stretching skywards, evidence of the city’s massive building boom which has been fuelled by migrants from […]

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Talk about early! Fantasy Barbados is first out of the gates for Crop-Over 2014

In what must surely be the earliest Crop-Over band presentation ever seen in Bim, Fantasy Barbados launched their Crop-Over 2014 presentation Great Empires at the Hilton’s Charles Fort last night. Yes, you read that right – in the middle of March – nearly five months ahead of Kadooment Day. Crop-Over has definitely gone to another […]

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Entertainment Islandistas we love Music Travel

Melanie Fiona for Naniki Caribbean Jazz Safari!

*squeeeal!* That is us super excited that islandista Melanie Fiona is coming to the Caribbean in a fortnight for the upcoming Naniki Caribbean Jazz Safari. You know we love Ms. Fiona already  – our pepperpot-eating, Grammy-winning islandista-who’s-not-actually-from-an-island (but she’s proudly of Guyanese parentage and we can’t ever leave out our GT massive – this is […]

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Celebrities Travel

Islandistas head to the beaches of Barbados

Islandistas flocked to the beaches of Barbados during the Christmas season. Besides the obvious like Barbados’ Rihanna who swooped in for a super-short family visit for Christmas, X-Factor winner Alexandra Burke and new Sugababe Jade Ewen also have been spotted vacationing in Bim. The latter two were among a mini British holiday invasion, as a host of non-islandista […]

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Fashion Society Style Travel

If only…

(photo credit: The Sartorialist) *Sigh*… I adore this outfit. It’s from the Sartorialist blog and was taken in London. Everything about is so coolly individual – the bow tie, the brogue shoes, the stripey socks, the stripey dress that would ordinarily be rather ugly on its own but looks inspired paired with the other items. […]

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Culture Musings Society Travel

The small graces of small islands

Living in a small island can be a study in contradictions for islandistas. Admittedly there are times it is frustrating for us with our with more worldly tastes – personally I wish there was more theatre, more art, more restaurants, more options for partying, more career options. Not that we’re not getting there – there are more options for […]

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Musings Relationships & Family Travel

Broodiness vs. wanderlust

I’m ready. I’m not ready yet. Damn it, sometimes it sucks to have the world as your oyster. Let me explain what I mean. I’m in my 20s and if I lived in a big city instead of a Caribbean island, I’d be pretty much what you would call a yuppie or buppie (young urban profession […]