A year ago I was approached by TDMG Concordia, to consult on a new beachfront project planned for Long Bay. They had already advanced nicely with the architectural plans but a few modifications called for a renewed consideration of the interior design. Familiar with many of TDMG’s island builds, and the sterling reputation that precedes the company, I was thrilled to be asked and eager to begin work. The prime location of the project to be, pictured above.
By March of 2020 we had made excellent progress but life as we knew it, and subsequently the project, came to an abrupt halt due to the pandemic. The carefully curated textile and material samples I kept in neat order in my office for months with high hopes that they would not need to be shelved altogether. Just as my optimism had begun to dim, TDMG brought welcome news that One Nine would endure . . . as long as we could reimagine the project with directives from the new market needs. We immediately set to work and here lies the first glimpse of the new One Nine revealed.
The process has been incredibly gratifying, not only from the standpoint of working with highly professional and experienced teams at both TDMG and TKCA, the property management company, but also in that there was opportunity for improvements with each decision. We started with something great but we committed to and arrived at something exceptional; lower density, higher style, less units, more spacious and luxurious.
I look forward to sharing the more on this project soon! For more information on pricing and availability, please reach out to TDMG.
All Images by Steve Passmore via Domino CreativeTC Millwork has had a remarkably busy last year. Early in 2012 our millworking division was hard at work on this incredible renovation. A beautiful house located on Longbay Beach had seen many changes over the course of it’s history but new owners had a striking contemporary vision for it’s future. While we refinished many of the doors and windows to coordinate with the overall look, much of the interiors were completely gutted and re-envisioned, which gave us the opportunity to create several custom woodworks. These varied from clean lined combination open shelf and cabinet door vanities to imaginative designer furnishings like the oversize sofa swings hung from the octagon shaped sitting room and the live edge walnut slab kitchen island.
Longbay Beach House Renovation Bathroom Vanity
Longbay Beach House Renovation Salon Sofa Swings
Longbay Beach House Renovation Living Room Doors
Longbay Beach House Renovation Bathroom Vanity, Mirror, and Door
Longbay Beach House Renovation Kitchen Island, Table, Arch Door, Console, Door and Window Refinishing
Longbay Beach House Renovation Bedroom Headboard and Nightstands
This weekend is full of fab events supporting great causes. Firstly the Ladies Hat Luncheon at the beautiful Regent Palms Resort. Tickets are $75 and include champagne and Pimm’s cocktails, lunch, couture hat fashion show, and live and silent auction. All proceeds go towards new classroom space for the Holy Family Academy Mission School.
The brand new Giggles is celebrating their second location with a fundraiser for Enid Capron Primary School. Please stop by and grab a giggler anytime from 9am to 3pm!
On Sunday, “the 6th Annual WindvibesKiteboarding Tournament and Beach Party will be held on Long Bay beach near the Shore Club. This year’s event is presented by Big Blue Unlimited. The wide array of events will encompass many of the Turks and Caicos’s sports including kiteboarding, kayaking, stand up paddleboarding, and swimming with Race for the Conch. All proceeds from the stand up paddleboarding races will go to the TCSPCA. Less competitive events will include log throwing, a flipper race, potato sack race, and kite pumping competitions. You don’t need to be a kiteboarder to get involved!
Pre registration is required for kiteboarding, kayaking, swimming and stand up paddleboarding races. Space is limited. Reserve your place now!
Support your local kiteboarding and watersports community, the amazing young lady who pours her heart and soul into planning and organizing this event year after year, and the tcspca, this beach party is not to be missed!
I do hate to be the bearer of bad news. Last July I stumbled on loads of bleach bottles washed up on Longbay Beach. I took a month long inventory which tallied over 50 bottles of bleach and notified the DECR of the findings, concerned that they were evidence of illegal lobster catching. Now, nearly a year later, the same trend has emerged. After the windy and unusual weather of last week, the beach has accumulated a great deal of seaweed and amongst it, litter. LOTS of litter. Scattered within all the garbage (mainly plastic), have been these dreaded white squeeze bottles. In two days of rubbish runs I have collected just shy of 50 bottles. However, for one of the first times in the 8 years I have been cleaning up the coastline, I was not alone one morning with my big bag o’ trash! There in front of me was not one person, but two, with a giant trash bag between them, collecting garbage on their morning walk. I almost cried I was so ecstatic! This nice couple who were staying at Villa Esencia and I had a chat and they too had been picking up many of these bottles and guessed that they had seen around 15 in addition to mine. Sincerest gratitude to this couple who spent their very valuable vacation time making the Turks and Caicos a cleaner, greener place. I have just spoken to a conservation officer at the DECR and hope that our marine police can determine the origin of these bottles and hopefully prosecute the criminals if indeed they are being used for foul purpose.
Easily spotted “bearded” tips of the Dildo Cactus, Longbay, image by Larry Steensland
The most common species of cactus in the Turks and Caicos Islands is locally known as Dildo Cactus, Pilosocereus Royenii. The tubular shaped branches often display white tufts at the tops, giving it another common name, “Old Man Cactus” or “Bearded Cactus.” It is native to the Caribbean and Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. They resemble trees in that they are often seen towering above the rest of the local vegetation reaching at heights over 20 feet tall.