and what better way to get in the spirit than peeking into some beautiful Bermuda homes all
decked for Christmas with requisite tree, a myriad of baubles and glittering décor. Starting on
page 47, we visit four families with their own take on tradition and holiday decorating. And
although their tastes and seasonal décor may vary, they share a love of Christmas in Bermuda,
family and making memories which is delightful and heart-warming.
For unique holiday gi; giving, ;e Bermudian team has created some festive food pairings
from local vendors, along with inspiring packaging and clever wrapping ideas to give your
presents a merry touch. ;ese days, with so many varied local producers o;ering artisanal (and
yummy!) products, why do it yourself Instead go for that homemade seasonal style with half
the hassle and support local producers at the same time! We hope you ;nd “Presents from the
Pantry” not only holiday inspiration, but also a guide to the tastier side of Buy-ing Bermuda.
And for the ultimate guide to buying all things Bermuda, ;e Bermudian’s annual Holiday
Gi; Guide (starting on page 81) will not disappoint. Whether you are looking for stylish pieces
for you and your home or great gi;s for friends and family, we’ve got it covered this Christmas
with quite literally hundreds of gi; ideas from over 40 local retailers. ;e Gi; Guide is also
available for free islandwide as a stand-alone publication and digitally on thebermudian.com.
But this issue is not only about the holidays; it’s the winter season and the time we traditionally celebrate the past year in Bermuda’s business world with our annual Product & Service
Awards. In this our 14th year, we acknowledge talented entrepreneurs like Rebecca Singleton
who recently opened a retail store for her TABS shorts and praise companies like KPMG for
their community service. We are equally proud to award newcomers like ;e Brand Lion and
F3 Fitness alongside perennial winners like A.F. Smith and Redlaser—all of whom stand out in
their respective ;elds. Congratulations to all our winners and thank you for inspiring all of us to
be the best we can.
;ere are plenty of good reads to cozy up with in this issue
as well: Cooper Stevenson introduces us to a Bermudian family who have traded our rocky shores for the Rocky Mountains
and their three boys are killing it on the slopes as competitive
mogul freestyle skiers; Liz Jones looks back at the Bermudiana
Hotel’s ;eatre Club in the 1950s where a real life drama lead to
important racial discrimination reform; and Sandy Campbell tells
us how General Russell Hastings, a Civil War veteran, brought the
Easter lily to Bermuda in the 1800s.
From all of us at ;e Bermudian we wish
you a joyous winter season and a peaceful and
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Publisher and Editor
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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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