Background Image

Where When How May/June 2017 : Page 140

and unframed. Canvas can be rolled for easy transport. Conch Jewellery / Shells -The conch shell, on its own, is a rather unique gift and our ‘Island Doorstops’ have been spotted in homes around the world. If that’s a bit bulky, then choose jewellery, spoons, trivets and bowls made from the lustrous pink shell. They are locally made and a wide selection of these items are available in our island gift shops. The Turks and Caicos is one of the very few places in the world from which you can take conch and conch products. These amazing marine gastropods are endangered. But, in the TCI conch are still harvested and exported for nine months of the year. Because they’re a very popular island deli-cacy, we have plenty of shells from which artisans create their wares. You must have a receipt to show to Customs when you arrive home, to prove you haven’t taken a shell from a restricted jurisdiction. Conch Pearls -Conch Pearls are beau-tiful and extremely rare. The estimates are that only 1 in 10,000 Conch produces a pearl, and less than 10 per cent of those pearls are gem quality. You can see island designed jewellery featuring Conch Pearls at Jai’s in The Regent Village. Jai‘s will also create one-of-a-kind designs, for a truly spectacular gift for a loved one. SEA SAGE THROW PILLOWS Cuban Cigars -The artistry and quali-ty of hand rolled Cuban cigars is world-renowned, and crafted on island by the small team at The Cuban Cigar Factory in The Saltmills. Enjoy an extensive selection of cigars and accessories including humi-dors, lighters, cigar cutters and cases, for the most seasoned cigar aficionados. See page 139 for 15% Off Cigar Bundles. Salt Cay Salt -Salt was once the White Gold of the Turks & Caicos, bringing traders and currency to this tiny country. It is a large part of our history and heritage so it is the perfect gift to take with you when you return home. In addition to the table vari-eties, there are also Salts for the bath and skin treatments. Check out the wide selec-tion of items available and select something to treat the chef in your life, or maybe take home some bath salt to help you relax when you’re back in the real world. Sea Sage Scarves -An elegant silk scarf is the perfect accessory to remind you of your vacation in paradise. Designer and local artist Amy Brown grew up on Sea Sage Hill Road, in Long Bay Hills, Providenciales. Amy always found herself at the beach with a camera in hand. Inspired by her travels and love of pattern, she created Sea Sage to present her unique photography in a distinctive and memorable way. Wild Places by Kim Mortimer -A love of photography and her homeland brought Kim Mortimer to the idea of bring-ing out Wild Places of the Turks & Caicos Islands , a photographic book documenting the natural world of the Turks and Caicos Islands. Comprising stunning visuals of coast-lines, cave systems, colonial architecture and wildlife, this makes an exquisite gift for those who enjoy nature at its tropical best. Handcrafted Tree Ornaments Look for enchanting hand painted glass Christmas tree ornaments and elegant handcrafted ceramic ornaments available year-round at our art galleries and bou-tiques along Grace Bay. Perfect, small gifts to carry home to family and friends and a lovely reminder of your visit. Enjoy adding “tropical” to your Christmas tree! Bambarra Rum -Bambarra is blended from imported rums and bottled here in the TCI. It was named after the language of West African slaves from the wreck of the Spanish slaver, the Trouvadore, off East Caicos in 1841. There are several varieties of Bambarra, including the requisite Bambarra Coconut Rum. You can also find the immensely popular Bambarra Rum Cake, our Islands’ most famous dessert. Bambarra T-Shirts, key chains, shot glasses and more are all avail-able as well. I 140 • • • • • MAY/JUNE 2017 “Where When How -Turks & Caicos Islands”

L'ete Boutique

Using a screen reader? Click Here