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VIPY News – July/August 2021

Celebrating the British Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival 2021

This year’s observance commemorates 67-years of the annual Emancipation Festival, also known as August Festival. The first August Festival was held in 1954.

This year’s theme is “A Reflection of Heritage and Hope – Commemorating the 67th Emancipation Celebration” and the slogan is “Resilient and strong, let’s carry on for BVI Festival 2021”.

During this time, we showcase the rich culture and history of our people in grand style with extravaganzas of local and international music, pageants, food fairs, j’ouvert (street jamming), parades, gospel celebrations, folklore presentations and more.

Visit the Virgin Islands Festival Facebook page at facebook.com/VirginIslandsFestival to stay up to date on all the festival celebrations.


An authentic cultural experience

Jenesis Studios is a living cultural museum/gallery, herbal and fruit garden at Great Mountain, Tortola. Visit Jenesis Studios (owned and operated by Reuben Vanterpool and his wife Olive) to learn all about the authentic culture, history and life of the Virgin Islands people up until the 1960s.

Reuben is a local artist renowned for his beautiful depictions of the way life used to be growing up in the Virgin Islands. You may recognise some of his work at the Ridge Road murals, close to Jenesis Studios. You can also see a selection of Reuben’s artwork inside the museum/gallery, and inside the mini gift shop on site.

Tours of the museum, artist’s studio and garden walk are now running by appointment only. To secure your tour please call Reuben or Olive on (284) 543 3916 or (284) 543 2326.


LUCI in the sky with diamonds

Waterproof solar lanterns

These portable, lightweight, and waterproof solar lanterns are packed full of power. They are thoughtfully designed for everyday use and make the perfect lighting back up for sailing, camping and emergency use. One charge lasts up to nine-hours. They are 100% solar and take seven-hours to recharge. Whether you’re venturing off-grid or relaxing in the yard, these lanterns make life a little brighter.

Available from all Arawak stores¬ – in Tortola at Road Reef, Nanny Cay and Soper’s Hole and in Virgin Gorda at Spanish Town and Leverick Bay.


Summer gifts that travel

Artist Matt Clark’s ever popular directional paintings

All three of these Matt Clark artworks are available in giclee print or giclee canvas. Choose the location that is nearest and dearest to you or let Matt customise with your favourite beach, island, hometown or even sports team.

Sunny Caribbee and Summer Cavallini

Sunny Caribbee is back in business with over 25 products in stock at Nutmeg & Co: a must-have for any summer BBQ spice repertoire. Nutmeg & Co. is the official shipper for Sunny Caribbee products. You can find the full Sunny Caribee product range in store and on the Facebook page at: facebook.com/nutmegandcobvi/shop/.

The Cavallini lightweight luxury summer cotton napkins, aprons and tea towels are available in store. The beautiful illustrations on this line are inspired by the Cavallini archives.

All available at Nutmeg & Co., 164 Waterfront Drive, Road Town. We ship to all international destinations including USPS flat rate to the United States and Canada.

Image captions: Matt Clark artwork Blue Skies: Long Bay, Beef Island Cat 7 Smuggler’s Cove Paradise Cane Garden Bay


Scent of a woman

Wish Perfume by Chopard for Women

Introduced in 1999, Wish combines sweet, powdery, and balsamic tones with tempting hints of vanilla and caramel. Perfect for daytime wear, Wish takes you into the night on the same feminine note of sophistication.

Happy Spirit by Chopard for Women

Happy Spirit comes in a beautiful pink heart-shaped bottle. The fragrance is delicate just like the bottle it is captured in. The fresh citrus notes precede the balmy floral harmony of magnolia and honeysuckle, and sweet fruity raspberry nuance. The base is composed of cashmere wood, amber and musk.

Oud Malaki by Chopard for Men

Chopard Oud Malaki is a classic oud with just the right hint of spices and other accords. The opening showcases lavender, artemisia, and grapefruit, thus starting the scent with a little green freshness. Wear it to work and then out on the town … it can take you anywhere.

All from $135 at House of Luxury, Tortola Pier Park, phone (284) 443 3030, or email sales@houseofluxurybvi.com.

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