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Make Your ‘Spring Break!’ – From the Editor


From the Editor

Spring is traditionally perceived as a time of new life, growth, and renewal. While this may be true in its philosophical translation, in the BVI, it signifies a term of events that remind us why this is the global capital for sailing. There is a rise of cheerful sportsmanship and festivity as the yacht regattas of the Virgin Islands get underway, attracting visitors from all over the world.

Keeping in step with the sailing season, our cover feature property parallels this joyful period, presenting Kokomo – a yachtie’s dream residence. Situated on the island of Great Camanoe, the unique lifestyle is tailored to a sailor’s passion with a community of like-minded individuals, who relish the exclusivity of their friendly isle.

VIPY Stylish Spaces continues to glide over the islands, seeking more properties to enter the competition and unveil their beautiful design to the public with great prizes in store.

We review USVI’s Interiors and their new showroom, exhibiting many options in home design trends and industry advancements. With a 22-year old sterling reputation, this company provides superior services for all home-building and renovation projects; you will be dazzled by their professionalism and aesthetically pleasing products.

Stephen L France
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Editor-in-Chief – Stephen L France
Editorial Coordinator – Lauren Charley
Sales and Marketing – Erin Paviour-Smith


Our Villa Showcase Murray House is a stellar example of a Caribbean vacation rental and what better time to have a holiday here than now with the sailing regattas.

Molten Drambuie brownies are on the menu this month with Lolalita Chef Megan, who takes unrivalled pleasure in the creativity involved in her recipes.

Mi Amor Jeweller’s cosmopolitan approach to their sparkly treasurers breathes life into a distinctive fusion, that’s both warm and innovative for luxury fashion.

If looking for a mix of a fine dining restaurant and urban-chic lounge, look no further than Scaramouche beside Soper’s Hole Marina – if there is one word to describe them, it would be ‘passion.’ This is evident in their success to create a relaxed vibe in their stylish bar and service of tasty cocktails.

March also marks the last month to enter our Little Switzerland Reader Giveaway for a chance to win a gift basket, heaped with extravagance – free entry on our website, so what are you waiting for?

Some choice accessories are selected by House this issue in Things We Love and Editorial Coordinator Lauren Charley ventures to White Bay, Jost Van Dyke to experience what this famous strip of beach has to offer.

Finally, VISAR held its largest fundraising event at His Excellency the Governor, John C. Duncan’s residence – take a peek at the Virgin Islands Life spread to see how BVI residents throw a celebration.

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

Stephen L France

PS – Look out for the Coldwell Banker Annual Listings Booklet available in select copies of the March 2016 VIPY issue!

Also, we have drawn the winners of our VIPY Reader Survey prize draw…

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback and to our prize sponsors.

The winners are:

1st Prize: Family Staycation at Blue Water Horizon Villa

Thanks to BVI Sotheby’s International Realty

Congratulations to: Kath Adams

2nd Prize: Incredible Day Spa Pamper Package

Thanks to Studio One Salon & Spa

Congratulations to: Michela Paradisi

Erin Paviour-Smith

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