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Meet Lulu, my first Sales Rep....

I was exhibiting at my first ever trade show in St.Kitts back in 2006 when Lulu Emery visited the booth.  Lulu represented various gift lines in the Virgin Islands and LOVED my pure cotton sarongs, (something not easily found in the Caribbean) and that was the beginning of a long term friendship.  My first sales rep is still with me after 11 years.  Here we are together in St.Thomas back in 2006. In November 1982 (hmm back when I was in Junior school) Lulu in her youthful search for adventure, left her comfortable Stateside life (she is a California girl) and set sail on a small boat with 3 other people from Fort Lauderdale to St.Thomas, she spent the next 6 months...

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Living the island dream..... a Southern Caribbean success story!

30 years ago an adventurous British man, Russ Fielden was sailing in Baja California, Mexico and met his Mexican born future wife, Magdalena.  They worked together for many years for the Moorings Charter boat company, and opened up many new Moorings operations in the Caribbean and the South Pacific.  Already their life sounds glamorous doesn't it !  Eventually they married and had 2 adorable little girls, both of who are now in their 20's. Once they had children they decided it was time for a bit more stability, so they started to look for a business to buy in the Caribbean.  The 2 islands they decided were "right" for them to move to, were either Tortola in the British Virgin...

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Take a TOUR of our Starfish Tunic

Our number one seller for many years now has been our Starfish Tunic.  This tunic has been around forever, and we just come out with new colors each season, to work with the popular swimsuit colors for the year.  This year NAVY is the WOW color for swimwear, so we have the Navy Starfish Tunic.  So if you are thinking about buying a navy blue swimsuit to wear on your cruise or Caribbean / Hawaiian vacation, this is the perfect cotton coverup. Now I wanted to give you a TOUR of this tunic, and explain to you why this style is SO good to wear on your vacation.  The first and most important thing to mention is the fabric.... it...

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Have you heard of the island of Redonda?

Have you ever heard of the Caribbean island of Redonda - it's actually a KINGDOM!  Not exactly a resort destination, it hasn't been lived on since the first world war, and even then it was only inhabited for a short period of mining.  It is really just a big rock, with nowhere to anchor and no easy access to get ashore.  No beach, no palm trees, the only thing it does have is some goats, and some unique species of lizards that can only be found on Redonda.  The thing that I find fascinating though is that some eccentric Irishman claimed it as his own, named it the Kingdom of Redonda and he was thus the King.  He then passed...

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2017 - Top 10

I have had a few emails asking me to list the top 10 sellers in our clothing collection for 2017, so I thought I would let you all know.  Now this is out of our "new" 2017 styles only, so it doesn't include the Starfish Tunic - which is in the collection every year and is always #1.  The new NAVY BLUE starfish tunic is the overall number 1, and the inventory is very low in all sizes.  Yes.... it will soon be sold out. HERE IS THE LISTING OF THE TOP 10 STYLES FOR 2017. If you wanted more information about each style - such as fabric types etc.  Click here to visit the page with all of 2017 styles on...

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