Posts tagged bahamas
ARTIST IN THE SPOTLIGHT | SOFIA WHITEHEAD

In this episode, we continue to explore the Bahamian photography scene, this time though the lens of “island gal” Sofia Whitehead. Sofia has been making quite a splash recently with the publication of her coffee table book Bahama Mama “Portraits & Wisdom from the Mothers of Bahamian Society,” a two-and-a-half-year quest for maternal percipience, for across the breadth of our island nation. However, Sofia’s work goes beyond investigating the colourful depths of her homeland culture; her travel photography shows is a jet-set dreamscape - a celebration of the vivid palette of humanity at large. Read on…

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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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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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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 | 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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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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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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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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