VIPY’s May issue welcomes you to continue our alfresco theme from last month with the added celebration of Mother’s Day.

Our exclusive feature property takes you to Outer Banks; a stylish waterfront retreat that blends modern comfort with warm, traditional, island architecture in a serene residential area of Tortola, BVI.

Things We Love is the first feature exhibiting our Mother’s Day theme this month – pink is the colour, that retailer House are sharing for this cherished time of the year on our accessories page.

A retrospective review of Roger Downing & Partner’s projects over the last year remind us why these architects are at the forefront of skill, style, and finesse in their arena. VIPY talks to RDP Director Thor Downing, who enlightens us about their firm’s personal touch to their incredible projects.

Villas & Views, our new title replacing our feature BVI HomeSense, starts with ‘being creative’ in the outdoors of our precious homes; some great tips and ideas are shared to maintain the exteriors of our properties as attractive places to fully relax.

Habitat promotes a Mother’s Day tea party with aesthetic concepts from extraordinary artist and designer Debi Carson.

An editorial about the all-important pools area of our residences blesses VIPY this month, explaining all the latest tools, gadgets, and amenities that might give the pool space a resort feel.

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[one_half]Editor-in-Chief – Stephen L France[/one_half][one_half_last]Project Manager – Erin Paviour-Smith[/one_half_last]

Yacht Spotlight bestows its shining eagle eyes over Decompression – a phenomenal superyacht of impeccable taste; both in her appearance and the fine cuisine aboard her.

BVI Maritime History Tales reviews the fantastic Maritime Heritage Day at the Spring Regatta this year. Geoff reports the increasing popularity and international coverage received, displaying a thriving and growing event.

Delish introduce the recipes for the idyllic high tea depicted in our Habitat feature, completing our Mother’s Day theme, and Style & Beauty gets you ready for the summer season with more fashionable choices from our trendy editor Pearlette.

Wishing you enjoyment of the LAND, SEA, and LIFE in the Virgin Islands.

Stephen L France

PS – Stylish Spaces results will be released in our June issue!