Welcome to the winter Bermudian I love winter in Bermuda for many reasons, not he least of which is cooler temps which I ;nd such a delightful respite. We don’t see snow or frost like our neighbours to the north, but we de;nitely have sweater
weather and that is just ;ne with me! But I also love Christmastime, cosying up by a ;re, winter
walks, the farmers’ market, and the Bermuda Festival and running season. It’s no surprise then,
that this issue celebrates all these winter pleasures, and a few more, too!
First we celebrate the holiday season with a visit to the St. George’s home of Chris and
Barbara West who have a most unique take on decking the halls. “A Wonderful Whimsical
Christmas,” starting on page 40, showcases the Wests’ creative talents for decorating their home
with all-natural materials from the garden, including their homemade, one-of-a-kind Christmas
tree that they create each year. ;e Wests—and their home—are inspirational and indeed, even
a little enviable.
And still on the holidays’ theme, it wouldn’t be Christmas—or the winter issue—without
;e Bermudian’s annual Holiday Gi; Guide! Packed with great gi; ideas for everyone on your
list, these 20 pages are brimming with, quite literally, hundreds of ways to buy Bermuda. Happy
With winter comes the inevitable year-end, always a good opportunity to re;ect on the previous months and look ahead to the coming year. Partnering with the Bermuda Tourism Authority, we have done just that in “A Year in Food,” starting on page 69. With the BTA’s help we take a
look at the people and events that celebrated Bermuda’s robust food culture in 2015 (remember
the ;sh sandwich competition?), and keep an eye on what and whom to watch for in 2016.
And speaking of local food, a highlight for us locavores in the winter season is not only the
abundance of local produce, but also the reopening of the farmers’ market in the Botanical
Gardens where locally grown and homemade goodness abounds. ;is year there is a fresh, new
face at the market and in stores and restaurants, BermyFresh mushrooms and microgreens! Scott
Tucker is the man behind the mushrooms and we meet him at his new urban farm in Southampton.
Last but not least, another re;ection on the past year is our annual
Product & Service Awards, which starts on page 53. From Computer Sales and Client Lunch to Courier and Catering, these awards
celebrate the best in Bermuda’s business world in 2015. Over 40
businesses are acknowledged for their product or service, and it is
due to their hard work that the Bermuda business engine keeps going
strong. Congratulations to all our winners and may the success and
acknowledgement of their hard work in 2015
be re;ected in an even more prosperous year
Wishing all of our readers an abundance of
winter pleasures throughout the season!
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Volume LXXXIV Number 4
Publisher and Editor
Elizabeth Jones, W.C. Stevenson, Gabrielle
Blackmore, Dana Cooper, Monica Davis
William D. Richardson 1930-31
Ronald J. Williams 1931-41
Arthur M. Purcell 1942-49
Ronald J. Williams 1950-76
Dinah J. Darby 1977-86
Kevin Stevenson 1987-94
Rosemary Jones 1994-99
Meredith Ebbin 1999-2003
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