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Christmas list for island girls

Christmas looms closer and our shopping reaches a level of harried craziness.  Just shop shop shop to check those names off your Christmas list.... done. done. done. This Christmas I was trying to create a LIST for us island girls.... something that you can just forward to your love ones to say - "well I love all of them, or I love no.2 and 3" subtle hints to ensure you get things you like.   AND if you are not sure you will get anything you like, what I normally do is, buy a few things for myself and wrap them up.  The card reads "Dear Kim, thanks so much for everything you do.  Love Kim" and one gift a...

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Turtle View

In a recent email to our "island family" I asked you guys to share some photos from your "golden moments" in the islands.  Well Dee, started sending me the most amazing photos.... that just had me dreaming about getting on a light aircraft to the Bahamas.  How cute is this!  Dee's email said.... We just returned from an escape to paradise, staying in a private, luxury beachfront home on the island of Great Exuma, in The Bahamas. Just a five-minute ride from the Georgetown Airport and we stepped off the patio onto a three-mile stretch of unspoiled, baby powder, white sand beach; and gazed into the crystal clear turquoise waters of one of the most beautiful  beaches we have ever seen. We kayaked, learned to stand up on the...

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The final piece of the puzzle

Each year I create only ONE collection, and occasionally add a few sneaky items in between.  The whole process basically takes me a whole year. 1.  Choose colors. 2.  Design the new prints.  Here is the beginning of the new Turtle print. 3.  Figure out which prints are going on what fabrics.  Mostly pure cottons of course, but sometimes if the style needs more drape and less of the stiffness of cotton, I might have to put the print onto a viscose. 4.  Send the new fabric designs off to the factory for development. 5.  Design new trims eg. hang tags, labels, care labels, packaging. 5.  Strike-off's and swatches are sent back to me for confirmation.  Sometimes they are GORGEOUS and...

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What am I excited about for 2019?

This week I had an island friend email me to say "I can't wait to see the new things for 2019".... how nice is that ! So I have loaded a video to show a few things that are coming that I LOVE !  One of my favorites is the amazing jute bags which has our TANGO print as a lining.  Click here to watch the video, and see what other little piece of "island adorable" goes with it.   I also show a snippet of the 3 new colors of Starfish Tunics that have just landed back in the warehouse.  YES we are getting ready for your Caribbean WINTER vacations.... so if you can't find cool cotton island clothing in your...

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Magic of the Caribbean

I left the Caribbean nearly 8 years ago now.... WOW hard to believe that has gone so fast.  It is fascinating though that my life is still so intertwined with the islands. One of our (most of us, but not ALL) favorite "brain dead" times is a simple scroll through FB.  I try to limit it as quite honestly I BORED with it.  I do love to see what my friends are doing all over the world, but sadly FB controls so much of what we see nowadays, that the most of what I see is quotes and politics.... yawn... Recently though, something keeps popping up in my feed, which takes my breath away.  The FB page is called Magic of the...

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