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March 21, 2016
Chasing the Blues Away-Ultimate Beachside Makeover Cerulean Villa, Anguilla, British West Indies

Chasing the Blues Away-Ultimate Beachside Makeover Cerulean Villa, Anguilla, British West Indies

With their recent makeover of Cerulean Villa, architect Deborah Berke and interior designer Scott Salvator have transformed a 20th-century getaway on Anguilla’s Barnes Bay into a 21st-century beachfront paradise with stunning ocean views and charming interiors in shades of azure and white

The transcendent effect of the ocean view—and aquatic palette—is everywhere apparent in the recent reinvention of Cerulean Villa by New York-based architect Deborah Berke and Gotham-headquartered interior designer Scott Salvator. “Our client had visited Cerulean as a guest and came to us with the project to redesign the property,” says Berke. “Our vision was for an elegant retreat built around the beauty of Anguilla. The architecture of crisp white walls in bold, geometric forms is an elegant juxtaposition to the surrounding natural environment.”  

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March 13, 2013
Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic

In 1492, Christopher Columbus landed on the island of Hispaniola, the present day Dominican Republic. It is little wonder that he came back the New World two more times: he had found paradise. This island nation, the second largest in the Caribbean by area population and economy, boasts the region’s highest mountain, its largest lake, and some of its most exclusive resort communities.

At the far eastern end of the Dominican Republic, Punta Cana faces both the Caribbean and the Atlantic with long stretches of white sand beaches and spindly palms. Despite the fact that the cape has been a popular international destination for decades now, the region maintains its pristine beauty thanks to sustainable tourism efforts and a natural landscape of otherworldly beauty.

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March 13, 2013
Lessons in Caribbean Colonial

Lessons in Caribbean Colonial

From a secluded headland over the sea, The Inn looks out over the clear blue waters of English Harbour. Here in southwestern Antigua – the island known by some as the Heart of the West Indies – quiet colonial charm meets natural beauty and rich history. Set in classic seaside villas on 19 acres of green lawns, The Inn epitomizes all the romance and beauty of this most atmospheric island.

The three whitewashed colonial-style houses that constitute The Inn sit just 100 feet from the calm waters of English Harbour. Inside, 28 exclusive rooms offer the utmost in contemporary luxury while maintaining the look and feel of a bygone era. Mahogany floors, white-washed roofbeams and crisp white linens open onto lush tropical greenery, a simple color palette at once enervating and soothing.

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March 13, 2013
Lessons in Franco-Caribbean Cuisine

Lessons in Franco-Caribbean Cuisine

Don’t forget to diet before your next visit to St. Barth’s. You’ll want to be beach-ready upon arrival, and we’d be wiling to wager you’d hope to stay that way throughout. Easier said than done. After all, St. Barth’s is not just one of the Caribbean’s premier beach destinations, it’s also a premier dining destination, and the dining options at the Hotel Carl Gustaf are among the best on the Island.

Begin an evening at the Carl Gustaf with a sunset cocktail at the Carl Gustaf Lounge. Totally redesigned in 2008, this signature bar is among the best places anywhere for a sunset drink, with magnificent views over the pastel-hued houses and yacht-studded harbor of Gustavia.

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