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FROM THE EDITOR – February 2015

We’re already one month in…

It won’t be long before we reach 2016 and at the rate 2014 sped by, it’s recommended that any New Year’s resolution formed, should be founded in appreciation of the present; easily done when living or visiting a tropical paradise like the British Virgin Islands.


Stephen L France

Editor-in-Chief – Stephen L France


With that notion of appreciating ‘today’ in mind, February’s issue explores the finer elements of Caribbean lifestyle with our opening feature presenting the partnership between the esteemed Rosewood Hotels, and realtors Coldwell Banker BVI. Great opportunities to own your own haven within stunning Virgin Gorda’s Little Dix Bay Estate are available, bestowing further diversity in the grandiose BVI property market.

Continuing in our LAND section, Bonnie Dougall of Dougall Real Estate BVI provides more invaluable advice pertaining to the FAQs she receives in her area of expertise; this following the informative article the realtor wrote in last month’s issue that answered a good portion of those queries.


Our SEA section views charming crewed charter yacht Silmaril, with one of their strong promotional points as the idyllic vessel for romantic reconnection – very fitting for this month’s celebration of love.

To further hail Valentine’s, Megan Scholbolm of Lolalita SV provides her enticing recipe for spicing up the romantic day From Sea Level.

Fusion BVI presents the opportunity for BVI residents and visitors to attempt a new healthy lifestyle with their range of water-based activities in the affluent North Sound – perhaps a late New Year’s Resolution option for those that would like another attempt.

Our LIFE section is absolutely packed this month – Brandywine reveal why they are our Readers’ Choice for Best BVI Restaurant. Green VI present their great accomplishments in sustainable development and preservation of our environment. The internationally famed Dove Restaurant and Wine Bar graces us with their new chef and the exquisite fresh menu for 2015.

Our Reader Giveaway is the best yet with your chance to WIN three nights for four people in a two-bedroom cottage at the exclusive Frenchmans Cay Resort – valued at over $2500.00!

Home accessories retailer House keep us buying with some pleasant Valentine’s gifts for the season. Paradise Club in Cane Garden Bay unveil why they are the current popular hotspot for BVI nightlife. Also, we are happy to explore the BVI Tour Center, an organisation dedicated to keeping our tourism thriving with a fresh approach.

Finally, the Virgin Islands Life photo column displays the most recent BVI Newbie Cruise Party – look out for the fantastic video online, created by aLookingGlass and Sky Visions VI. It was a great time with new and long standing residents coming together for a phenomenal celebration.

On that jovial note, we wish you a great 2015.

Stephen L France

PS – Don’t forget the FREE sign up online for the Reader Giveaway – Frenchmans is an incredible resort so we are pleased to partner with them on this brilliant gift.