Aging Skin in Sunny Barbados: What’... Sun worshiping is alive and well in Barbados. Visitors to the island soak up the rays on our beaches as though their bodies are solar panels from which they can source warmth and a golden glow after they return home. Anyone familiar with the cold of the UK and Canada, home of most of our visitors, can...
Barbados Crop Over: A Biased Primer R... My take-aways from Trinidad Carnival: First, the Trini people are as spirited a bunch as exist on this planet.  They’re also talented, friendly, and welcoming. Second, Carnival is primarily for the young – and not just because of the 24/7 adrenalin on tap.  More on this later. Trinidad...
In Barbados a Carnival Timetable Prevail... I’m at my first Trinidad Carnival and from what I’ve seen so far — the children’s carnival and a steel pan competition  — it’s a whirl of color, music, dance, competitions, and fun all occurring at typically inefficient Caribbean speed. Did I say...
This is Not a Catty Post About Miami Bea... Miami Beach Delano Hotel Pool If Miami Beach were a cat, it would be a sleek black panther wearing rings on 3 fingers and getting out of its red Ferrari … slowly, so that as many people as possible could see. If Barbados were a cat, it would be a pretty little tabby stretched out in the warm sun with a...
How High Can You Go in Barbados?... Can you help me?  I just returned from Miami Beach, where high rise buildings (hotels and condos) line the beach.  Here in Barbados we clearly have a height limit on buildings along the shore – but I’m having a difficult time finding what that limit is and how it came to be.  I see in Warrens...
The Language of Horns in Barbados... What’s with Barbados drivers and their horns? My first morning ever in Barbados, a car passed I while I was out walking with a friend and sounded a trill from the car horn.  Instinctively I glanced at the car sounding his horn. My Bajan friend didn’t even look up.  He knew the beep was not for...
Name a Barbados Hotel, Condo, or Villa!... Holiday rental in Barbados So Easy Anyone Can Do It! Simply Choose One Word from Each of the Four Columns Below Barbados                        Sandy                     Scape                    ...
Dining at Lone Star & Cricket Ticke... Barbados: Dining Out Chichi I was so relieved that I wore my expensive designer sunglasses to lunch at The Lone Star yesterday because clearly the clientele there are the type who notice.  I’ve been hanging on the south coast too much where nobody notices or gives a hoot, so I forget sometimes that...
A February Birthday in Barbados: Wear a ... Happy birthday, island girl (uh, that would be me). Never have I worn a sundress on my birthday. But I did on mine today because, lucky girl that I am, I get to live in Barbados. My birthday began, as every day does, with a glance at the sea outside our bedroom window.  Today I stood at the window awhile,...
Barbados Grocery Shopping: You’re ... Will someone please explain to me the retail concept we see here in Barbados of being closed during prime shopping hours? I went to ‘Big B’ this morning to so some grocery shopping.  It’s height of the tourist season.  It’s a Sunday, when most people are off work and would like to...
Why Does Michael Winner Despise Sandy La... Michael Winner, who doesn't care for Bajan Blue Restaurant in Barbados. Gotta luv his sense of humor, though: here, in his former chubby self, he's having fun for his 2003 Christmas card (dressed as a fairy, in case you didn't notice). Michael Winner’s critique in the online London Times...