ARTIST IN THE SPOTLIGHT | Matthew Pinder

"Indie-folk" is not a genre that comes to mind when most people think "island" or "Bahamian" but Matthew's sound is part of a refreshing new wave sweeping across our pink-sand shores, redefining the very meaning of "Bahamian music" (check out the soulful sounds of last month's Kamilah). Matthew's style may stray far from the calypso-soca path carved before him but this has not discouraged him. In fact it’s done the opposite. Having recently recorded his first album, "Too Young to Understand”, we thought it would be an ideal time to check in!

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ARTIST IN THE SPOTLIGHT | SASKIA D'AGUILAR

Welcome back to Cacique’s Artist In The Spotlight series - a journey into a thriving Bahamian art scene and a look at some of our most exciting artists, pushing boundaries on island and around the world. In this episode, we sit down with Saskia D’Aguilar, the visionary director of The D'Aguilar Art Foundation (DAF) to talk about the inspiration behind the foundation and its role in shaping the new wave of Bahamian art. 

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Discover Cacique | The Hobby Horse Hall Race Track

Horse racing has a longstanding tradition in Great Britain, ever since 1711 when Queen Anne famously rode out from Windsor Castle to the field where Royal Ascot now takes place, and said, “This would be a fine place for a race." It was befitting, therefore, that the colonies should follow suit. Hobby Horse Hall Race Track, was built in 1792 near the Cable Beach site where Baha Mar resort is located today.

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Cacique RESORT REVIEW | HOPE TOWN HARBOUR LODGE

If last month's SLS Baha Mar was "the über-cool new kid on the Nassau block", then this episode's Hopetown Harbour Lodge is your stylish, off-the-grid Aunt that you visit when you want to unwind and recharge. Welcome back to the Cacique Resort Review, in which we offer you a snapshot of our exceptional partner resorts around the beautiful islands of The Bahamas.

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The Art of Tenting | 4 Tips For Choosing The Right Tent

Choosing the right tent is like choosing the right topping for your toast. It may seem simple, but then you are given options (and options within options!) - jam or marmalade (shredded or shredless?), marmite or vegemite (oh, I didn't realise there was a difference!), peanut butter (crunchy or smooth?) or cream cheese (have you seen the options in a New York Deli)? You get the picture. And we didn't even mention types of toast...

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Savour Cacique | Banana Wrapped Grouper with Toasted Coconut Pesto

A wise man once said that growing your own food was like printing your own money. With this dish, the brainchild of Monica Hutchinson, our spear-fishing-island-hopping culinary explorer, we couldn't agree more. Because every spring-season ingredient is from our bountiful Bahamian garden. "Banana wrapped Grouper with Toasted Coconut Pesto" - just saying those magic words gets your senses buzzing with anticipation for those fresh flavours that will burst into a distinct impression of Bahamian spring.  

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ARTIST IN THE SPOTLIGHT | KAMILAH

As the premier DMC in The Bahamas, we are always on the look-out for prodigious talent, be it the visual, culinary or musical arts. Following in the success of our first musical Artist In The Spotlight - Bahamian trumpet prodigy Giveton Gelin - I am thrilled to introduce the defiantly-undefinable Jamaican-Bahamian 'fusionistic soul artiste' Kamilah Gibson, blazing a trail on the New York City music scene.  

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Discover Cacique | THE ELBOW REEF Lighthouse

I love lighthouses. I love them from a design aspect. And I love them in their metaphorical sense - the enduring light they provide despite everything that mother nature hurls at them - stoically showing the way through life's great storm. In the second of our Bahamian Lighthouse Series, we take a look at the iconic candy-striped Elbow Reef Lighthouse in Hope Town, Abaco through the lens of Alessandro Sarno

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Savour Cacique | Ever The Optimist

As Noel Coward famously said, "It's never too early for a cocktail." Especially when it's made with locally-roasted coffee beans. Get ready for the perfect pick me up... Because In this episode of Savour Cacique, we're teaming up with Steven Kemp from Island Nation Roasting and Kyle Jones, our regular mover and shaker from Young's Fine Wine to create "Ever The Optimist" - a re-imagined Espresso Martini. Why "Ever The Optimist"? Try one and then try not to think about good 'tings'! Simply impossible. 

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DISCOVER CACIQUE | ART IN THE OFFICE II

We have rediscovered ourselves through the works of the talented Lynn Parotti, fallen head over heels for the stories told within the Thierry Lamare collective, and explored Bahamian feminist art through the lens of Angelika Wallace-Whitfield. We've met face-to-face with our demons, seen the light, and continue to traverse.

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The Cacique TouCh | The 5 Secrets of Floral Design

Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arranging. “Ike” meaning life or “arrange” and “bana” meaning flower. in Ikebana, the life / soul of each flower is kept alive through the arrangement, meaning that each flower, each stem, each blade of grass of withered seedpod has a purpose in creating a whole. Uh, oh… Here he goes waxing on, waxing off again. Am I suggesting that I am a black belt in floral arrangement? Maybe a green belt. After two decades in the industry, I am beginning to understand that true mastery - of floral design, karate, or table setting - comes with patience, meditation and reflection on the form.

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Little Engine Curates International Leadership Forum

It is the first day of the North Star Meetings Group Leadership Forum, an annual networking event that brings the movers & shakers of the billion-dollar meetings, sports and motivation industries. And guess who is designing the experience? Lil’ old island boy Cacique. In these moments I’m always reminded of a childhood favourite - The Little Engine That Could. Its the classic tale of a little blue engine, who despite his size, succeeds in taking the train over seemingly-impossible terrain, by repeating the mantra "I think I can. I think I can. I think I can.”

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Savour Cacique | Mulled Harvest Cider

Last time we joined forces with cocktail mover & shaker Kyle Jones from Young's Fine Wine , we set out to re-imagine the classic Gin-Gin Mule as The Eleutheran Breeze, unlocking bold new Bahamian flavors. This time, we are teaming up with Kyle once again to rethink an old-time seasonal favorite - hot apple cider. Hot cider in The Bahamas!? Yes, we may be in the tropics, but you just can't beat the christmassy feeling of a warm "winter" tipple...

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