passing the torch at R.A. Shaw

Over the past 20 years, architect Ron Shaw and his firm R.A. Shaw Designs have become synonymous with impressive architecture that captures the spirit of island living. From initial concepts through completed projects, the Canadian expat put his mark on many of the most awe-inspiring homes in Turks & Caicos. In 2018, Shaw passed a…

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geraan garland: mogul in the making

Twenty-eight year old Geraan Garland sees opportunity the way he sees paint prior to putting it on canvas – a world of potential simply waiting to be mixed with creativity, blended with technique, and finessed with patience and determination. Few of our Artist + Entrepreneur feature subjects have so embodied the balance of creativity and…

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pink perfection at Wymara resort

The results are in, and Pink Bar is a hit. The Grace Bay beachside bar popped up at the Wymara resort in June 2018 with a fun seasonal menu that featured a curated selection of rosé wines and blush champagnes. With spectacular sunset views, a sophisticated wine list and a playful selection of cocktails, Pink…

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Beach Enclave expands guest experience

Vasco Borges’ original 2013 concept for a privately-owned villa resort was simple enough to write on a postcard: Low density, high-value, totally personalized. But it wasn’t just the concept that took the road less traveled: At the time, its International Drive location seemed unproven, too. Five years later, after the 2016 opening of Beach Enclave…

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moira dedrick: a different muse

Recently, Quebec native Moira Dedrick found herself noticing new things in the Caribbean sunsets she views from her home on South Caicos. So she started painting them, one after another after another. A collection of those small canvases now hangs in her kitchen. “As I began to pull (the paintings) together, I started to see…

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renee wright: trailblazer for the body strong

Renee Wright’s affinity for tattoos and muscles goes back as far as her primary school days. Raised in Providenciales, Wright’s childhood pension for large stick-on tattoos was just the precursor to her high school experimentation with permanent ink as a student at the British West Indies Collegiate. Upon graduating from high school, Wright’s teenage trajectory…

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Mario Rigby’s next adventure

Mario Rigby – the Grand-Turk-born, Toronto-based social-media travel adventurer – is headed back to Africa. Only this time, he won’t be walking. Rigby (who graced our 20th edition cover) made international headlines with his Crossing Africa expedition, a two-year transcontinental walk that started in Cape Town and ended last March in Cairo. His purpose: Introduce…

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