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VIPY News Sept/Oct 2021

Celebrate the season of taste with Cartwright & Butler

Exclusively from Grape Expectations BVI, order your luxury Christmas hampers by Cartwright & Butler, the UK’s premier food purveyors.

Cartwright & Butler was built on a passion for food that puts a smile on your face. It’s all about taste: divine treats that create moments of joy every day.

They don’t do low fat, or count calories, and we’ll never compromise on taste. Instead, they are all about the butteriest, the creamiest and the crumbliest, because that’s what makes good food great.

It’s nearly Christmas so indulge yourself or your loved ones.

Grape Expectations BVI are taking pre-orders now. Contact Nigel Keegan on WhatsApp +1 284 346 9463 or e-mail for a catalogue (nigel.keegan@grapeexpectationsbvi.com). All pre-orders must be received by October 31, 2021. For Grape Expectations full product range, see: grapeexpectationsbvi.com the seafood and grass fed beef specialists.

Living the dream: EastOver Estates, Tortola

EastOver Estates, proudly presented by Smiths Gore, is a small covenanted residential subdivision offering a variety of single family home sites extending from 0.59A to 1.25A.

The estate features stunning sunrises, cool afternoons, soothing prevailing breezes, nearby beaches and unobstructed views over Virgin Gorda, the Camanoe Islands, Marina Cay, Scrub and the eastern islands of the Sir Francis Drake Channel.

Just minutes away, regular ferries run from Trellis Bay to Spanish Town and the North Sound of Virgin Gorda, Camanoe Island and Scrub Island.

This is a secluded yet connected estate, with breathtaking views.

For more information please contact Smiths Gore on +1 284 494 2446 or e-mail info@smithsgore.com.

Leave no stone unturned

Invest in some landscaping and interior accents from Nutmeg & Co. Their ancient carved river stone lanterns and plant pots will add serenity and calm to your garden or create a conversation piece indoors.

Slatted large single stone or three-piece lanterns can be lit-up with candles, wired or solar lit. The plant pots are cut from a single stone. Stools and small accent pieces are also available.

To see these and much more, visit Nutmeg & Co, 164 Waterfront Drive, Road Town. You can call the store via WhatsApp: +1 284 342 9993 or landline +1 284 494 1426.

The master craftsmanship of Mont Blanc

Whether it be creating writing instruments, leather, watches or accessories, the Mont Blanc master craftspeople work diligently, pouring their heart and soul into every step of the creation of these beautiful, luxury products.

An extensive range of Mont Blanc watches and accessories are available starting from $145 at House of Luxury, Tortola Pier Park, phone: 284 443 3030, or email: sales@houseofluxurybvi.com.

BVI-inspired poetry by Traci O’Dea

Poet Traci O’Dea, former lecturer at H. Lavity Stoutt Community College has released a book of poetry, Waving, inspired by the BVI.

Dr Richard Georges, Poet Laureate of the Virgin Islands and President of HLSCC, says: “Traci O’Dea’s Waving is a meditation on the body and the universal sea, of letting go and letting be, as preoccupied with the spiritual as the physical”.

O’Dea’s book has also received praise from New York Times best-selling author Sophie Cousens, who says: “Her words are at once beautiful, original, searingly honest and at times haunting. She guts the human condition and serves it up warm, still breathing on the page”.

Excerpt from Waving:

My Jeep windshield’s a piece of Plexiglas that’s so scratched up, I have to lean my head outside, like a dog, to see at night. The gas gauge and speedometer don’t work. Instead, I fill the tank from time to time and pray. Pinprick-sized rust holes, inverted Braille, let rain and sand sieve through the battered, gray hot metal floor. The roof’s a former sail. But sitting in the split cloth seat, feet bare, hair everywhere, as I steer on the high ridge to town (moon peeping through palm trees to shine on roofs, sea moss, and low-tide sand), the air is like standing naked at the open fridge deciding if I want water or wine.

Waving by Traci O’Dea is available for $14.99 at Nook bookstore and most online retailers or through the publisher’s website: assurepress.org

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