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Architecture Special! – From the Editor


Welcome to another issue of VIPY as we move deeper into the high season of the British Virgin Islands.

Our opening exclusive feature piece celebrates the works of Viviana Jenik who sadly passed away earlier this year. Viviana left behind an incredible legacy of fine architectural works decorating the BVI. Her trademark to blend her designs with the surrounding environs, shines through and is exemplary of her proficiency in architecture. A long-standing BVI resident of impeccable renown, she is sorely missed and we’re pleased to present this showcase of her brilliant work.

TigerQi Architecture Principal Lavina Liburd grants us an intricate perspective on the remodelling of popular east-end Tortola locale Brandywine Estate Restaurant. We are grateful to learn that one of our favourite restaurants is returning with a beautiful redesign that promises improved functionality and aesthetic pleasure. The restaurant is scheduled for reopening in mid-November.

Villas & Views takes a gander at five uniquely designed feats of architecture that BVI residents have the great fortune of calling home; these properties are truly astounding to behold in all their glory.

Our Harneys Series continues with guidance on the Disaster Management (Amendment) Act 2018, which came into force earlier this year. It details new rules on stranded, sunken, or abandoned boats in the BVI; information for all yacht owners to understand should the unthinkable occur, as well as know-how for the ongoing salvage efforts owing to 2017’s storms.

Sea Style dives into the life of a captain, interviewing Sea Glass 74’s Captain Byron Tippett and Irresistible’s Captain Evert Theron. It’s not all hot sun, beaches, and libations—there is some work to be done and these captains know both the highs and lows of the much-appreciated service they provide.

Yacht Spotlight has us speeding in former regatta champion Palmira, famous for her accomplishments as a sailing race-winner and now a charter boat for cruising the globe. We hope you take as much pleasure perusing her amenities in our pages as we did reviewing her.

Travel the unforgettable island of Antigua! Another great retreat for our Virgin Islands’ residents, Antigua and Barbuda offer history, culture, and of course the country’s one phenomenal boast—365 beaches! A beach for every single day of the year.

To conclude, Green VI’s Executive Director Charlotte McDevitt explains the third part of the well-known slogan ‘Reduce, Reuse, & Recycle’ with easy recycling practises we can all employ to improve our care of the islands.

Wishing you enjoyment of the LAND, SEA, and LIFE in the Virgin Islands.

Stephen L France

PS – Just to clarify, in last month’s feature ‘Lobster Love,’ diving for lobster is legal in the USVI and not permitted in the BVI. Thanks very much to Terry and Ruth Ross S/V The Big Dog for highlighting this! Lobster Season in the BVI is November 1 to July 30!

Erin Paviour-Smith

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