Posts in Discover Cacique
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Discover Cacique | Hog Island Lighthouse

In October, 1816 the foundation stone of The Hog Island (now Paradise Island) Lighthouse was laid and the building completed around one year later. Quarried from the island’s limestone rock, the tower was built along with the Lighthouse Keeper’s Quarters, where it was manned until the 1960s. To this day, it guards the western entrance to Nassau Harbour. 

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Discover Cacique | Villa Doyle

In 1972, the Union Jack was lowered for the last time and a brand new black, gold and aquamarine flag was raised in its place. Forty-three years of independence from the crown but The Bahamas continues to hold dear many of its colonial relics. Positioned on the ridge, overlooking Nassau harbor and Downtown Bay Street, you will find the stately Villa Doyle, now reincarnated as the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas. 

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