Four Seasons’ Sunset Lounge Wins Celebratory Rum Cocktail Competition

Inspired by Anguilla’s 50th Anniversary, Anguilla Life Magazine together with Tropical Distributors and Angostura, invited bartenders to participate in a special Celebratory Rum Cocktail Competition. Three ladies and four gentlemen from Cap Juluca, CuisinArt, DaVida, Four Seasons, Malliouhana, Straw Hat and Zemi Beach House created colorful concoctions which required Angostura 7 Rum as well as their Bitters as partial ingredients.

The winner, Four Seasons bartender, Joann Phillip, was just announced!

Joann’s cocktail, “PASSIONATE” garnered 142 out of 150 points from judges Ron Webster, Lavon Richardson and Jacquie Ruan.

joann four seasons cocktail competition winner

An unusual and refreshing cocktail, it is topped with passionfruit, orange, almond flavored foam and flamboyant flowers.

Creating cocktails is an artistic process for Joann. She starts off by thinking about the appearance, what garnish would be different and eye catching and of course how the flavors balance and work together.

For her, “PASSIONATE” is a true statement of Anguilla’s past, present and bright future… a drink created to represent our passion for life. “The golden-orange color symbolizes Anguilla emerging victorious from years of hardship. The foam elevates the presentation but also depicts how Anguilla continues to elevate in unity and strength,” Joann explained.

Joann’s winning recipe will be detailed in the coming Summer issue of Anguilla Life Magazine.

For a taste of the winning PASSIONATE cocktail, drop into Four Seasons’ Sunset Lounge today.

Save The Date For July 7-9th on Rendezvous Bay

This July 7th-9th, Anguilla’s Rendezvous Bay is all things BLUE!…

Join us for the first annual Rendezvous Folk & Blues Festival taking place at The Dune Preserve from 7th – 9th July 2017, including an opening party at CuisinArt Resort & Spa on Friday July 7th, followed by two blues picnics at The Dune Preserve on the 8th and 9th, ending with the mother of all blues jam sessions on the evening of the 9th!

Beloved Garvey will be part of the fun with a Blues Bonfire on Saturday, July 8th.

For updates & event info, visit…

https://www.facebook.com/events/306520306443562/

Happy Mother’s Day From Anguilla

Cobà’s Luxurious Mother’s Day Brunch

With incredible ocean views and delectable buffet offerings, (and no dishes to clean) mom will certainly feel special with Mother’s Day brunch at Coba. The elaborate buffet is prepared by some of Anguilla’s top chefs and features a lavish sushi display, garden salads, homemade pastas, carving and omelette stations, plus a variety of mouth-watering desserts.

coba mothers day brunch 2017

 

Brunch service is from 11:30 am to 3:00 pm and is priced at USD 65 for adults 13 and older and USD 32.50 for children aged 6-12.

Space is limited for Mother’s Day brunch at Cobà on Sunday, May 14, 2017, and reservations are highly recommended. Call 264-497-7000 to book.

A Mouthwatering Mother’s Day at Tasty’s

Treat that special lady in your life to a wonderful breakfast brunch or dinner on Mother’s Day! Tasty’s Restaurant is giving all grandmothers at the table a 50% discount on breakfast.

tastys mothers day 2017

 

Pampered in Paradise at Venus Spa

There’s no place more relaxing than the oasis of calm that is Venus Spa!

venus spa

 

Pamper Mom with Venus Spa’s terrific Mother’s Day special that includes complimentary use of the wholly revitalizing healing waters pool and eucalyptus steam room. Details below.

venus spa mothers day 2017

 

Ocean Echo

ocean echo mothers day 2017

 

Palm Grovepalm grove mothers day 2017

 

daVida’s Bayside Grill

davida mothers day

 

Gerauds

gerauds mothers day

 

 

Mother’s Day Shopping at Venus Spa

Some new arrivals at Venus Spa for last minute Mother’s Day shopping! Also gift certificates are available.

Pulse point aromatherapy balms for STRESS, COLD & FLU, HANGOVER and HEADACHE

venus spa aromatherapy

MASSAGE CANDLES! Light the candle and drizzle the warm oil on skin hydration or massage.

venus spa candles

 

Body wash, bubble bath and massage oil in STRESS LESS or MUSCLE SOAK formulas.

venus spa soak formulas

 

Inspirational handmade jewelry

venus spa jewelry

Anguilla’s Revolutionary Lit Fest 2017

The Anguilla Literary Foundation have announced the full line-up and schedule for the 6th Annual Anguilla Lit Fest: A Literary Jollification – and it’s Revolutionary! The Lit Fest will take place at Paradise Cove from 18th to 21st May, 2017. This year’s theme is “Revolution” and the festival will be part of the official program of events set to commemorate the celebration of 50 years since the 1967 Anguilla Revolution.

anguilla lit fest

The Anguilla Lit Fest appeals to readers, writers and thinkers and the two day/three night programme is an enticing mixture of keynote presentations, lively panel discussions, author workshops and of course, “Jollification,” the uniquely Anguillian cultural concept of helping each other in a spirit of merriment, whilst leaving plenty of time for delegates to explore and enjoy the Island’s world famous beaches.

meads bay anguilla beach

  • For writers highlights include:
    A poetry master class by Tiphanie Yanique, award winning author and poet
    A writing workshop by Colin Channer, charismatic Jamaican author, poet and co-founder of the Calabash Festival
    The opportunity to enjoy a “Speed Date” with Literary Agent Allison Hunter, of Janklow & Nesbit
    And an expert panel, “Self Publishing in a Digital Age” featuring Kevin Larimer of Poets & Writers, Julie Trelstad, Director of Digital Rights at Writers House and self published author, Melinda Goddard

Ilyasah Shabazz

 

Readers and thinkers may particularly enjoy Friday’s “maverick” lunchtime presentation…

  • “A Birthday Tribute to Malcolm X” by his daughter, author and educator Ilyasah Shabazz (photo above)
    A “Stranger than Fiction” panel discussion featuring critically acclaimed writers Nicole Dennis-Benn, author of New York Times Notable Book of the Year “Here comes the Sun,”
    And Kaitlyn Greenidge author of “We Love You, Charlie Freeman” winner of a Whiting Award for Fiction.

 Thomas Mullen

Saturday’s highlights include an lunchtime session where media entrepreneur Peter Bailey interviews Thomas Mullen (photo above), prizewinning, bestselling author of “Darktown,” a 2017 Indies Choice nominee and a thought provoking panel entitled “The Revolution & Enlightenment” chaired by Dr. Wycherly Gumbs.

… and that’s just scratching the surface! For full event details and for tickets, visit…

http://anguillalitfest.com/

It is sure to be a dynamic and beautiful Lit Fest 2017!