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July 2009
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Landslide

The Benefits of Buying Land in Today’s Economy  -  There does not seem to be a midrange or starter’s market when looking at houses in the British Virgin Islands. Property Guide v...
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Mosquito-Proof

Your Home, Your Neighbourhood, Your Island  -  Every morning, I open my eyes and see at least six motionless mosquitoes waiting for me to emerge from the blue tulle net that covers my bed. T...
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Winemakers 2009

Winemakers Dinners 2009:  The Chefs  -  You don’t have to fly to the best restaurants in Hawaii, France, Brazil or Seattle to taste the inspired culinary masterpieces of the chefs...
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Greener Pastures
Greener Pastures

Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Your Home  -  The fact that our everyday lifestyles have a direct impact on our environment is now common knowledge. But it’s perhaps less widely understood that our homes, and the way we use them, make a significant contribution to global warming and pollution.

“Greener Pastures for Homebuilders? A Survey of Sustainable Practices in the...
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Shoreside Review
Shoreside Review

Emile’s Restaurant and Cantina  -  As my friends from the BVI Beacon and I shuffle up to the open-air, porch-like dining room of Emile’s Restaurant and Cantina in East End, across from Harbourview Marina, we’re fortunate enough to encounter local farmer Lion Dread dropping off organic produce to owner Jamie Schultheiss. We take this as a good sign that our food will be ...
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Solé Spa
Solé Spa

Colour Me Relaxed  -  I push open the door to Solé Day Spa’s new location in Nanny Cay, opposite B dock, and the sounds of the marina disappear behind me.

Not that I mind the sounds of the marina. I love to hear the clanging of the stays, the linens-on-a-clothesline ripple of the sails and the cave-like groan of the wind, but those are invigorating sounds to me, and I don&rs...
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Arawak Interiors
Arawak Interiors

Opens Showroom and Warehouse at Road Reef Plaza  -  When Roy Keegan of Arawak Interiors tells me he just got in a shipment of synthetic rattan furniture, I imagine the brightly coloured chairs and noisy sunset crowds at the outdoor cafes in Nice, France, but when I enter the Arawak warehouse in Road Reef Plaza, I’m surrounded instead by the muted earth tones and contemporary shapes...
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The Market State
The Market State

A New Beginning at the End of the Season  -  I recently asked Google for the collective noun for a group of real estate agents, you know, like a murder of crows, a pod of whales or a smack of jellyfish. A “gazump” and an “exaggeration” of real estate agents were two of the more civilised suggestions. “Gaggle” also came up.

Towards the end of May, a gag...
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Editor's Notes
Editor

I remember when my parents bought land in the late 1980s—the thrill of seeing the architect’s plans transform from blue ink on paper to a cement foundation, wooden studs and, eventually, brick walls, ceramic tiled and hardwood floors and the bedroom in the northeast corner—my room. After the house was built and inhabitable, I was overwhelmed by the additional excitement of being ...
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