Monthly Archives: April 2011

Before and After, After Furnishings

What a difference the furniture makes!  TC Millwork has just signed on for two more room renovations for this amazing project.  Please see last link for drastic before images and finished woodworks.  The completed kitchen; the oversize bell shade light fixture sheds light on the large central island.
Master Bedroom with garden and ocean views
Powder Room with textured, light-catching wallpaper
Hallway and dining nook with contemporary branch chandelier and sconces
Infinity pool with Ipes lounge platform

Wed Day

All images by pepperkeystacie
In March Tropical DMC planned Heather and Dan’s wedding in beautiful Chalk Sound.  Most of Providenciales weddings take place on the North shore so this south side wedding was a unique departure from the norm.  The ceremony was held in the often boat filled Taylor Bay.
The brides parents hosted the reception at their newly finished spectacular home. 
Our congratulations to the super sweet couple!
For more images of this gorgeous affair, please see Brilliant’s blog

Easter and Environmentalism

Image found at  greening sacred spaces , poster can be ordered at ucrdstore

“You shall not pollute the land in which you live… you shall not defile the land in which you live, in which I also dwell.”
Numbers 35:33-34

Biblical quotations found on

“But ask the animals, and they will teach you; the birds of the air, and they will tell you; ask the plants of the earth, and they will teach you; and the fish of the sea will declare to you. Who among all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this? In his hand is the life of every living thing and the breath of every human being.”
Job 12:7-10

  Today is Easter Monday here in the Turks and Caicos Islands.  Many faiths throughout the country have been celebrating for the last several days; at church, at home, on the beach, and on the water!  I only wish we had a fraction of the enthusiasm for earth day as we do for Easter because both are more connected than one may realise.  I like to think that faith goes hand in hand with environmentalism; taking care of the great gifts we have been given.  Green Faith does too, please visit their website to learn more about how faith and protecting our planet are interconnected.  Please click here to read more green biblical verses.

Turks and Caicos National Trust’s Easter Jubilee

Beautiful handwoven bow at the TCI National Trust Grand Opening in the IGA complex

  What a happy earth day it was here in Turks and Caicos!  The largest, most frequented retail grocer in the country made a giant leap forward.  Graceway IGA and Graceway Gourmet proclaimed yesterday a day without  plastic, distributing only paper bags and words of encouragement for shoppers to start using their own reusable bags.  The first 200 lucky shoppers were given, free of charge, a reusable shopping bag for all future visits.  Please see the ECO-ZONE April 21 segment (around the 11:15min mark) brought to you by PTV to watch the good news for yourself.  The TCI National Trust was also on hand to sell their wonderful selection of cotton bags.

Any of these cotton bags would make excellent grocery shopping bags.  Styles range from $7 -$15 and go towards supporting their mission, ““To safeguard the natural, historical and cultural heritage of the Turks and Caicos Islands for present and future generations and for the enjoyment of all.”
A fantastic selection of locally made and crafted products available at the National Trust boutique.
  All images by PepperKeyStacie
Today, Saturday April 23rd, the TCI National Trust and the Rotaract Club
host their first ever Easter Jubilee at the Cheshire Hall heritage site located just past the new hospital.  Entrance fee is $3 for kids and $5 for adults for loads of fun-filled activities including a petting zoo, food and craft vendors, Easter egg decorating and of course the famous Easter egg hunt!  Please come and support this extremely valuable organization

TCI Shines and Earth Day

Photo by David Stone
“Please Help TCI Shine All Year Long!”  This was the TCI Environmental Clubs message for last Saturday’s clean-up.  Big thanks to the artistic skills of several kids at the Edward C. Gartland Youth Centre
Photo by PepperKeyStacie
Participants in the Turks and Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association‘s TCI Shines Campaign showed up bright and early at 6:30am at the Lower Bight Park.  Here are the teams and individuals we all have to thank for making Providenciales cleaner and greener:

  Much to my disappointment, after seeing 36 new volunteers sign-up at the Volunteer Fair and all 200 members of the TCI Environmental Club alerted via our facebook page, only ten of us turned up for this great initiative.  Unlike last year, where the event saw far more partipants, we were unable to meet our goal of 700 bags collected.  The good news is that for the very first time, we were able to separate recyclables from the litter, all of which was so generously collected by TCI Waste.  

Huge thanks to IGA and Graceway Gourmet for their Earth Day efforts
  Tomorrow is Earth Day, please get out there and Clean It Up and join our Campaign to Ban Single Use Plastic Bags in the TCI.  Lynn Robinson and I made note of how many plastic bags we collected over the 3 hours and tallied over 150 plastic bags removed during TCI Shines with just the two of us!  Please shop with thought and bring your own reusable bags, don’t use a toxic plastic bag designed to last over 1,000 years for ten needless minutes and then throw it away to pollute our environment.  If you see someone littering in TCI, please educate them on why they shouldn’t.  Let them know there will be a bottle deposit coming soon to a parking lot near them and to keep those beverage containers as they will be worth CASH!