Cacique curates Taste of SBE Bahamas

Who could put it better than the late, great Anthony Bourdain? Food has the power to inspire, astonish, shock, delight and impress. And what greater evidence of this power than taste of sbe - a three month celebration of sbe’s culinary legacy, culminating, for the first time, at our very own SLS Baha Mar in Nassau, Bahamas for the grand finale. That said, what a thrill and an honour, for us at Cacique to be invited to collaborate with leading hospitality-lifestyle company sbe and the rockstars of the food industry, in curating a selection of extraordinary culinary experiences.

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Savour Cacique | Partridge in a Pear Tree

There is a warmth that tumbles out of winter time; when all else is cold. It radiates from those lucky enough to find themselves supping on a uniquely-festive Partridge in a Pear Tree - a “fireside thirst-quencher” designed by our go-to cocktail craftsman Kyle Jones, of Young’s Fine Wine. In this episode of #SavourCacique, our merry concoction sparks something deep inside, reminding us islanders that the season carousel has spun full circle once again, fusing notes of all things wintery, to ensure that Christmas is not forgotten…even in the land of eternal summer!

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Cacique RESORT REVIEW | The Cove Atlantis

Walking down the Jeffrey-Beers-designed atrium, you feel your shoulders drop as you are drawn towards an azure horizon. It’s a uniquely-glamorous “welcome to The Bahamas” that combines timeless elegance with metropolitan sophistication. 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. In this episode, we are exploring the most elevated of the Atlantis brand, The Cove.

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ARTIST IN THE SPOTLIGHT | Alessandro Sarno

Italian lensman, Alessandro Sarno aka The Lonesome Photographer, is a true aficionado of The Bahamas. His photojournalistic approach seeks to capture the “true true” Bahamian spirit, and as such his subjects are often “soulful” old folk or rambunctious youngsters who are less impacted by the presence of the camera. Alessandro’s work has a dreamlike quality, as if he is letting us in on something intimate - a fleeting moment to which we are privy - or in the words of avant-garde New York photographer Diane Arbus, “a secret about a secret.”

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ARTIST IN THE SPOTLIGHT | Tessa Whitehead

In this episode, we chat with island-grown Tessa Whitehead, a painter and sculptor whose ability to communicate landscapes through shapes, vessels and symbols is remarkable. As art has never been defined by materials or techniques, neither has Tessa. Each piece has a bold intensity to it, each completely different from its forerunner but never lacking her unique and perfectionistic style.

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cacique pulse | Destination Caribbean 2018

The principles are straightforward - connect, learn and enjoy. Destination Caribbean offers invaluable business connections, targeted education with world-renown guest speakers, and unforgettable experiences - all while enjoying the beauty and natural splendor of the Bahamas. This remarkable event, hosted by Northstar Meetings Group’s leading brands—Successful MeetingsMeetings & Conventions, and Incentive Magazine - in partnership with the SLS Baha Mar, was another perfect canvas for Events Design @ Sea powered by Cacique International.

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Discover Cacique | HAYNES LIBRARY

The sun beats down overhead, and a welcome breeze rolls over the skinny island’s ridge, rustling the casuarinas and sweeping through the old bay windows of The Haynes Library, where musty novels and nautical maps now share the same space as computers and cafe lattes. Built in 1897, with glorious views of the azure harbour, this marvelously-maintained colonial relic is still open for business as a fully operational library and Internet cafe with many a tale to tell. Read on…

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Cacique Pulse | PRIVILEGE POOL

In this episode we’re diving deeper into the SLS Baha Mar, stroking through the bright-blue waters of Privilege Pool - the ultimate adult day club and a unique venue for intimate groups, meetings and events. Today’s pool attendant is Nick Gold, Director of Marketing | Nightlife | Food & Beverage, who is going to guide us through this “playfully-sophisticated” oasis. So put on your arm bands and join us for a swim. The water is balmy…

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ARTIST IN THE SPOTLIGHT | Susan Katz

In this episode, Bostonian transplant Susan Katz paints us a picture of her journey navigating the waters of the art world. Susan works with oil, pastel, pen & ink and acrylic, but is most well known for her bold collages, in which she uses layering techniques, much like that of a painter to create depth and richness. Flying the Boston coop 21 years ago, Susan has been making strides in the Bahamian art community. Our conversation with Susan speaks to the evolving art climate in The Bahamas and how she has addressed socially-challenging themes such as racism, bigotry and sexism.

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Discover Cacique | BACK TO SCHOOL BAHAMAS

You may think of The Bahamas as a place that exists in a permanent state of holiday, however it’s not all fresh cocktails, island hopping and luxury resorts - there is work to be done and school to go to. So, this September as the world’s schoolchildren don their back-to-school backpacks, we thought we’d take you on a tour an eclectic tour of island schools dotted throughout our colourful archipelago.

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Savour Cacique | SUN & ICE

As The Bahamas premier DMC, we are always on the look out for the freshest talent, and you don't get much fresher than ice-cream visionary Chef Wayne Mocur of Sun & Ice - a trailblazing Bahamian ice-cream company specializing in true-true Bahamian flavours. Inspired by a colorful island culture and seasonal, locally-sourced ingredients, each flavour has a tale to tell. 

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Cacique RESORT REVIEW | Rosewood Baha Mar

Welcome to the third episode of Cacique Resort Reviews. In this edition we are exploring the newest member of the Baha Mar family - Rosewood.  So an epic, glamorous place is born, just north of the Tropic of Cancer for today’s global nomad. Rosewood has an international collection of highly acclaimed, residential-style hotels that are inspired by the history, culture and in particular, the geography of the host country.

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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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