SAVOUR CACIQUE | BON VIVANTS

This is The Bahamas after all, and our tropical climate is perfectly-suited to the business of quenching thirst. But there is quenching thirst and there is quenching thirst in style - as Ernest Hemmingway would surely attest to. So it comes as no surprise that this authoritative figure on how to live life well should be a key inspiration in Nassau’s hippest new hedonistic hideaway. Welcome to another episode of #SavourCacique in which we waltz first-through-the door to Bon Vivants — a place where the promise of “living well” is completely attainable.

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Introducing | The Resto Manifesto

I am thrilled to introduce Cacique’s RESTO MANIFESTO, a well-seasoned, impassioned guide to The Bahamas’ rapidly-evolving culinary scene. Over the past decade, we have seen a great gastronomic shift in The Bahamas. As we cultivate savvy palettes, bolstered by the diversity of travel and globalized communities, Bahamian restauranteurs have begun aggressively taking up slack. Nassau alone boasts an eclectic array of innovative, distinctive restaurants. Chefs today thoughtfully conceive culinary experiences that combine aesthetics, community and consumption, with our food scene becoming as sophisticated and diverse as our thriving art scene. In this first episode, we take a deeper dive into our journey towards culinary enlightenment while investigating what makes The Bahamas unique as a culinary destination.

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Discover Cacique | Solomon’s Lighthouse

Inspired by a love of lighthouses, and everything that they represent, Mr Fern Solomon dreamed up a home in the clouds, a perch on a limestone pedestal with watery views fit for a king. For us at Cacique, Solomon’s Lighthouse is the perfect capstone in our Lighthouse Series as it represents the transformation of dreams into reality, which is at the very core of what we do. We salute you Mr Solomon, as a visionary who looked beyond the horizon and just Imagined the possibilities…

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ARTIST IN THE SPOTLIGHT | Melissa Alcena

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 celebrated artists, as well as the movers and shakers garnering a name for themselves on island and around the world. For this episode, I had the distinct pleasure of chatting with Bahamian photographer Melissa Alcena, whose honest, arresting documentary photography has captured the attention of the island nation, as well as a not-too-shabby publication by the name of Vogue.

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Discover Cacique | Balcony House

Located in the heart of historic downtown Nassau sits “Balcony House,” constructed in the 1770’s by loyalist settlers. Having fallen through a number of well-to-do families, the home has seen a party or two in its time. As trends have come and gone, this architectural treasure has withstood the tides of time, retaining the same shade of pastel pink that is etched into the memories of many. In this episode of Discover Cacique, we delve into this charming Market Street perch, which has now been converted into a delightful museum. Welcome, you can leave your Panama hat at the door…

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ARTIST IN THE SPOTLIGHT | Diving Deep With Lynn Parotti

As scientific evidence of man-made climate change hasn’t been enough to convince the world to take action, then perhaps it’s up to the artists to make an emotional appeal, rather than a statistical one. Lynn Parotti’s breathtaking collection, “Time Under Tension” on display at the D’Aguilar Art Foundation attempts to affront its audience with the dire situation our oceans are faced with.

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REIMAGINING Bahama Hand Prints

Welcome back to Cacique’s Artist In The Spotlight series - a journey into a thriving Bahamian art scene. This time around we’ve had the pleasure of revisiting Bahama Hand Prints at one of it’s new locations - The Island House. Helmed by Alannah van Onselen, the new owner and creative mastermind, who left her perch in South Africa, has come home to breathe life and vigor into the handcrafted, Bahamian company.

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Cacique Pulse | Skybar at sls baha mar

And just when we thought we had seen it all with SLS Baha Mar, the trendiest kid on the block unleashes yet another weapon from its experiential arsenal - Skybar - Nassau’s first rooftop lounge, and let me tell you, it was well worth the wait. Jetting 20 stories towards the heavens, Skybar crowns the SLS wing of Baha Mar with an open-air, ivy-covered pavilion that offers some of the best views in The Bahamas. For us at Cacique, this is another uniquely-exciting space and entertainment concept from the Sbe family, scoring highly as a bespoke venue for meetings, incentives, conventions and events.

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ARTIST IN THE SPOTLIGHT | Natascha Vazquez

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. Natascha Vazquez, an artist surrounded by tradition but never bound by it, took her art on a extravagantly abstract path. She invites us to stroll around “Finca Nati”- her family farm- to understand how her native Bahamian surroundings have unconsciously carved her artistic identity.

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Discover Cacique | SPIRIT OF JUNKANOO

Junkanoo. Say it. The word itself is an incantation. A musical abracadabra that will have you jumping to your feet and joining the Pied Pipers of Nassau Town in a frenzy of whistles, horns and cowbells,moving in unison with the tribe to the age-old heartbeat of drums and the joyous blasts of conch shells. The say that no man is an island, and nowhere is this more true than Junkanoo - the annual Bahamian parade in which the “Junkanooers,” dripping in colour and gyrating to their eclectic sounds, blend into one people, “rushing” with a burning connectedness. This is the “true true” spirit of Junkanoo. 

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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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