Generic filters
Exact matches only

Editor’s Notes

Editor's Letter

This August, party like you mean it.

Jump up in the name of freedom and dance for the soul rebels of the past. It’s that special time of the year again, and we hope our magazine finds you overjoyed this festival season, in the midst of—or recovering from—a weeklong party filled with gyration-infused debauchery.

I love the vibe that emancipation celebration evokes among any of those fortunate enough to experience it. It’s the one time of the year that I can call this place—from Road Town to East End and Carrot Bay—a rock that doesn’t sleep. It brings out the face paint, the powder, the costumes and, of course, the freaks. This is the best time of the year to party. Everyone seems to let loose—even moreso than usual—and revels in a mutual love that extends beyond color or creed, and rejoices in unity. Because, after all, all you really need is love, right, John Lennon?

If you somehow missed this year’s festivities, or are unforgivably unfamiliar with carnival altogether, turn to page 35 and take a peak at some shots I’ve collected over the past few years. I’ll be sure to post more photos after the festivities pass.

In other news, while compiling this issue, my job again proved to be pretty awesome. I had a chunk of the month off for vacation and, thanks to the help of our friendly flock of contributors, we were able to put together a pretty darn solid issue—if I do say so myself.  Just look at that hot property on the cover. Look at it. You know you want it, don’t you? Well, after a site visit to the Maarib House, I think former editor Traci O’Dea does, too. It was her first property write-up since she handed me this cush job in January. And after hearing her gloat about her experience at the luxurious estate, which has a remarkable presence among its natural setting, I’m glad she gave me my job back.
Traci also covered a piece on the Special Olympics BVI participants, who came home last month clad in gold and silver medals and flashy ribbons to a gathering of proud BVI residents. We couldn’t be more excited for the guys, who we know from firsthand reporting worked incredibly hard to achieve their goal.

Through the rest of your read, you’ll find cool ways to keep yourself and your kids preoccupied on these pristine waters during the sultry summer season. Our sailing scribe, David Blacklock, asked the salts around the marinas and yacht clubs where the hottest deals and coolest catches are over the off-season. I caught up with an exemplary group of summer schoolers who definitely know how to keep busy, have fun and remain stimulated during the summer. Through this month, the guys and gals at Sea Trek BVI are continuing with a programme called Fathoms, providing local and international participants the chance to learn about the territory’s seabed and landscapes in its inaugural year.

There’s plenty more to peruse, and you’ll eventually make your way to Susie Younkle’s rum recipe. Just thinking about it makes me thirsty. So with that thought, keep hydrated and stay blessed this festival month.

One love.


Like this article? Sign up to our newsletter!