A Savannah sanctuary

A serene garden can calm the mind, soothe the spirit and remove us from the stresses of day-to-day life, even if just for a few moments. English philosopher, statesman, scientist and author Sir Francis Bacon...

Rundown – A Taste of Tradition

A recipe that has spanned the generations, this dish is perfect for a modern-day dinner party, too. It’s a dish steeped in tradition. Popular in many Caribbean countries, rundown is a hearty and healthy stew that...

Embracing the Danish art of ‘hygge’

A Danish term defined as a quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being (regarded as a defining characteristic of Danish culture). What is Hygge? With no one word in...

The Statue Garden

The space is spiritual, tranquil, functional and is a gathering space for family and friends. Seven statues surround the amphitheatre in this magnificent garden, all of them overseen by a giant, 2,000-lb Buddha, which was...

Quintessential Caribbean Living

Inspired by their many trips to Bali, the owners of this luxurious villa decided to build their own tropical oasis with breathtaking oceanfront views. Nestled in Grand Cayman’s idyllic East End district, off the Queen’s Highway and...

Urban-island vibe

When artists Renate and Mikael Seffer began renovating their seaside properties in Breakers, it was like starting with blank canvas. Both properties – a main house and a bungalow next door – needed a top-to-bottom...

A Beach Chic Reno

A two-bedroom unit at Kaibo Yacht Club in North Side underwent a major transformation – a top-to-bottom overhaul that puts a new spin on beachside condo living. It’s modern, sleek and sophisticated, yet decidedly warm...

Cayman in the Hamptons

When New York interior designer Eric Lysdhal was remodelling a home in the Hamptons on the eastern shores of Long Island, he looked south to the Cayman Islands for inspiration. The owners have spent numerous...

A Natural for Design

Italian architect Stefano Napolitani embraces natural elements of sea, sand, wood and stone in his contemporary coastal designs, evident in two new luxury residential projects in Cayman When Stefano and Elisa Napolitani travelled from their...

Baking from the heart

Flour, eggs, butter and sugar may seem like simple ingredients, but for Paula Stonoga it’s a recipe for transformation. The pastry chef at Kirk Market delights in sharing her skills and recipes with the community,...
Joan Ebanks’s garden

Path to Well-Being

Joan Ebanks’s garden provides rejuvenation for the Monetary Authority employee after illness and bereavement. “I like gardening – it’s a place where I find myself when I need to lose myself.” That quote by American writer...

Art tackles eco issues

Exploring the essence of our relationship with the natural environment and the connection between visual art and the viewer are at the core of Kaitlyn Elphinstone’s thematic designs. The award-winning Cayman artist, whose ‘Woven Sea...
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This Old House

New home features design with “old” look. While many new homes in the Cayman Islands are trending towards modern minimalism, one recently completed residence has deliberately opted for the opposite look. “When we started the project, I...

A walk amongst the orchids

Elaine Young’s garden is more to her than a collection of plants. It is a place of relaxation, reflection, and where she keeps her mind and body in tune. In fact, she refers to it...
Yonier Powery.

The surreal world of Yonier Powery

Cuban artist adopts Cayman Islands as home and the subject of his creativity. Prestigious Cuban artist Agustin Villafaña upturned a trash bin and asked a young and ambitious Yonier Powery if he really wanted to...

Rooms with a View

Floor-to-ceiling windows frame the vista of the sea and ships. Overlooking the cruise ships in harbour, the apartments owned by Lars Skroder enjoy one of the most commanding residential views in the whole of George...

Heaven in Havana

InsideOut tours an Art-Deco hideaway in Havana, Cuba There is a famous quote by Ernest Hemingway’s in the “The Old Man and the Sea” that reads: “Now is no time to think of what you...

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