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What am I excited about for 2019?

This week I had an island friend email me to say "I can't wait to see the new things for 2019".... how nice is that ! So I have loaded a video to show a few things that are coming that I LOVE !  One of my favorites is the amazing jute bags which has our TANGO print as a lining.  Click here to watch the video, and see what other little piece of "island adorable" goes with it.   I also show a snippet of the 3 new colors of Starfish Tunics that have just landed back in the warehouse.  YES we are getting ready for your Caribbean WINTER vacations.... so if you can't find cool cotton island clothing in your...

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Magic of the Caribbean

I left the Caribbean nearly 8 years ago now.... WOW hard to believe that has gone so fast.  It is fascinating though that my life is still so intertwined with the islands. One of our (most of us, but not ALL) favorite "brain dead" times is a simple scroll through FB.  I try to limit it as quite honestly I BORED with it.  I do love to see what my friends are doing all over the world, but sadly FB controls so much of what we see nowadays, that the most of what I see is quotes and politics.... yawn... Recently though, something keeps popping up in my feed, which takes my breath away.  The FB page is called Magic of the...

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Instant boat friends !

My little boy could have started school last year, but his birthday being early March, meant that he would be one of the youngest kids in his class all the way through his schooling.  So I decided to hold him back a year so that he will now be one of the oldest kids in his class all the way through his schooling.  What worried me though, was HOW WAS I GOING TO COPE with another year at home with my bored little boy!!  Here he is helping his dad on our land. He had also spent the previous years in a pre-school with his 6 month older cousin, tagging along with everything he did…. so now his cousin was...

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Take care of your skin!

Sorry I have been so quiet lately island friends, truth is I have had a trip to the skin doctor and he has attacked me with some fancy schmancy super expensive cream, which has burnt off skin cancers.  3 off my face, and 1 on my arm.  I am only 46, but I guess its the price I am going to start to pay for a life in the sun.  Here I am about 10 years go on the beach in St.Maarten.  Well covered up! The thing is that after I started West Indies Wear and I had cool cotton clothes to wear to cover myself up... I did always try! .... but then I find photos of myself when we...

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Where are our island friends vacationing?

Sandy - I am going to Crooked Island next Saturday in the Bahamas !  Love your designs and bought all  my girlfriends sarongs when we went to St Lucia! They loved them! Well I had to do some CROOKED ISLAND research and apparently it is one of the most remote islands in the Bahamas, and almost as natural as it was when the Bahamas were first discovered.  OOOHHH doesn't that sound like paradise, and with sea this color I am sure it is. Denise - One of my favorite islands is Grand Cayman.  A wonderful & peaceful time is to walk Seven Mile Beach in the early morning hours around 7-8 am before everyone starts heading to the beach for the day....

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