More than two years ago, year-round warm weather and a new job were among the reasons why I decided to return to Barbados from America. I ignored criticisms that I was making a huge mistake by giving up a “better life” to return to “backward Barbados” (their words, not mine). And I am happy I did.
However, there is one thing I would like to change about my back-at-home experience.
In Barbados, people celebrate Christmas by giving their homes a design overhaul. I don’t go all the way like some of my relatives and neighbors, but I do try to add a bit of this (or that) to my space for the holidays. This tradition is part of the reason why I recently took a trip to Millhouse in Canewood, the home décor hub of Barbados.
This quick (and way overdue) post is dedicated to the go-getters, the goal-diggers and young, hardworking professionals.
I used to think that prioritizing work over my personal life was the only way to achieve my career goals. But recently, I concluded that I was wrong.
If you’re from Barbados, you know that macaroni pie is a staple on most dinner tables, particularly on Sundays and on holidays. It’s that one thing most Bajans born in the 80’s and beyond can’t seem to get enough of.
Truth is, perfecting my Bajan macaroni pie recipe has taken me years but finally, I think I’ve got it.
In this post, I’m sharing the mistakes I made along the way so you don’t have to, as well as tips for making this yummy-in-your-tummy Barbadian dish.
It’s no secret that I’m a proud Caribbean woman.
I’m a sucker for the vibrancy of our culture, our sense of style, our food, the magic in our music, our signature island lilt. The list of island things I love could go on and on…
It should be no surprise, then that I’ve pulled together an island style holiday guide.
It features delightful, high-quality products made in the Caribbean or by Caribbean people, which have gotten my attention this Christmas.
Hope you’ll love them as much as I do!
It’s not often I stumble across something that captures so many of the things I love.
So before I go any further, let’s hear it for: Howard University, weddings, Barbados, fashion and ESSENCE.
Image :: verawang.com
You’ll find heaven in my hometown.
At least that’s what Vera Wang says.
The designer, known for her amazing red carpet gowns and stunning wedding dresses, named Sandy Lane, Barbados, one of the top places in the world to honeymoon. (Read more at Vera Unveiled)