Given the colour palette of the Caribbean where tropical seas meet the myriad of greens of the rainforest and then the flowers that bloom all year round: Carmen Miller with her eye for design splendidly captures it all on her extraordinary and stunning hand painted scarves.
A colourful life in far flung lands yet ideals of the green, green grass of home: advice comes in different forms, solicited or unsolicited, a movie, a valued friend, a letter, a book, a newspaper article, sometimes dreams.
This is my New Years toast to the country that is my soul and my roots. So cheers to Ireland from a beach in the Caribbean. Always follow your heart and live your dreams. Think positive and live in the magic.
Every now and then you meet someone and you stand in awe of their energy and charisma that is just BIGGER. In Antigua for me, that has been Mary Wilkinson.
"Your diamonds are not in far distant mountains or in yonder seas; they are in your own backyard, if you but dig for them"
Her feet are firmly on the ground yet her imagination is swimming with the mermaids - her art sings of the sea and the vibrancy of the Caribbean. Meet Maria:
Who doesn't want a burst of Antiguan black pineapple blended with ginger, cardamom and cinnamon - iced and refreshing with passion fruit jellies or mango bubbles?