Category Archives: Turks and Caicos Islands

Consuela and Chirag Wedding

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Last September I styled for an Indian wedding at Villa Bella Vita (recently famous due to a Housewives episode).  Apologies for these images, after nearly a year of requesting photos from the photographer and couple I have given up and resorted to using my snapshots!

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Such a shame as it was a beautiful couple and featured some lovely details!  The largest challenge with this wedding was the mandap which I wanted to look like this but there was a little  . . . .well let’s say big surprise to consider.

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In an Indian wedding the grooms entrance is the grand event and this wedding was no exception.  We have no elephants in Turks and Caicos, and prince charming on the white horse has certainly been done, so here comes the helicopter!  I suppose from watching films I was certain the helicopter landing was going to execute hurricane force winds which would rip the mandap to shreds and cover the guests in a blanket of salty sand.  I kept the mandap draping minimal for damage control and stood way back (as you can see from the above I-phone photo) and closed my eyes when it hovered over the ceremony spot.  Much to my surprise, no whipping winds, no flying sand, no problems . . . whew!  Will know better for next time, if there is one.

Lantern Lit Wedding

here comes the bride pup

Tropical DMC planned this gorgeous May of 2014 wedding in at the Gansevoort resort.  TC Millwork built the driftwood chuppah which Environmental Arts did a beautiful job decorating with climbing ivy and pale pink and white bougainvillea. 

driftwood with bouganvillea

the kiss black and white

driftwood chuppah

David and Anita at Brilliant Studios did a phenomenal job capturing Ashely and Michaels big day, the image below is one of my favorites of this arch! Isn’t it magical?  Head over to their blog to see more on this big destination wedding.

lantern lit arch

Island Life & Times I-Pad Magazine

The Caribbean's only I-Pad Magazine

The Caribbean’s only I-Pad Magazine

Anyone who has ever had a substantial conversation with Andy Mann recognizes that this is a guy who has a real passion for the Turks and Caicos Islands and is a virtual idea factory when it comes to owning and operating his business.  So when he hinted at “something big” in the works last year I pressed for more info and he divulged his latest “brilliant” brainchild.  I nearly couldn’t believe my ears; an interactive cutting edge I-Pad magazine filled with jaw dropping images and video footage illustrating an insider’s guide to the Turks and Caicos.  Amazing and ambitious idea indeed. . . . so ambitious I thought at the time that I wasn’t quite convinced it could or would come to fruition.
Image from Island Life and Times facebook page

Image from Island Life and Times facebook page

I attended the launch party in October and could not have been more impressed; the photography, the stories, the insight, the interactive navigation.  This is one cool, contemporary read.  I am extremely proud of Andy and his entire team, I spent that evening feeling very fortunate to work alongside these fine folks regularly. 
Image from Island Life and Times facebook page

Image from Island Life and Times facebook page

If you have an I-Pad and you haven’t seen any of the four issues as of yet, you are missing out!  Read about it here, download it here, did I mention all this awesomeness is absolutely FREE?!  Go!!

Miss Turks and Caicos competes in Miss Universe

Image by Kazz Forbes

Image courtesy of Kazz Forbes

This summer I met Snwazna Adams, the then newly crowned Miss Turks and Caicos, while working on a fashion shoot for the 2014 issue of Discover Magazine Turks and Caicos.  This 5’11” beauty was soft spoken, humble, and what I would describe as moderately shy.  
Image courtesy Kazz Forbes

Image courtesy Kazz Forbes

It was great getting the chance to chat, learning how to pronounce that fierce first name (SNOW-ANA), and learning a little bit about this 26 year old.  She just traveled all the way to Moscow to participate in the Miss Universe pageant where she made the whole country proud.

Image by Kazz Forbes

We hope you had the experience of a lifetime Snwazna, thanks for being a shining ambassador of the Turks and Caicos Islands!
Image by Kazz Forbes

Image by Kazz Forbes

Saving Grace

In July I had the great pleasure of styling for a brand new build nestled into Leewards exclusive little neighborhood bay.  What a location!  We watched this home take shape block by block over the last year and knowing COAST architects were behind the design, we knew it would be sure to impress.  Sure enough, feast your eyes on these gorgeous images by Steve Passmore.
Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

I loved the dark rich wood floors featured throughout the house as well as the window and door detailing.  The textured fabric chandelier added a cozy glow to the Master Bedroom.
Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

The Master Bath was one of the most spectacular rooms of the house.
Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

Imagine sinking into this grand bathtub and looking out to this view.
Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

Because of the well conceived orientation of the home the views are a prominent feature throughout the house.  Everywhere one turned that famous Turks and Caicos turquoise beckoned.
Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

How could one work with this enticing sight!  The lovely owner, a Caribbean loving Canadian, must have had the same thought as she designated this room to be multi-purpose; art studio, massage room, study, whatever the nature of the day demands.

Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

The foyer is a great introduction to the house, the rich wood floors meet your feet and contemporary, earthy furnishings greet just beyond the door.
Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

The kitchen is so spacious it begs to be the center of family and friends gathering place.
Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

Dining options abound, no wonder the countertop acts as a giant cutting board!
Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

The living room conceals it’s flat screen television as a reflective mirror.
Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

I adored these distressed vintage looking letters, much more so knowing that they represent the first letters of each of the owners childrens names.  Quite the monogram but the SEA that lies just beyond this house . . .
Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

quite spectacular.
Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

The location, the house, the pool, the beach makes for one completely stunning package so it’s no wonder a buyer fell in love with this house instantly, snatching it off the market in record time.
Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

Luckily I had the chance to style for one amazing wedding here on October 27th, I’ll share those images soon!
Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures