Thursday, 1 February 2018

Caribbean Colours

In September of last year, hurricanes Irma and Maria wreaked havoc across the Caribbean – affecting thousands and destroying homes, workplaces and communities. The Caribbean in particular is a vibrant area that I like to call my second home and seeing the devastation was heart wrenching. 

It is at this time of year that we would normally consider going to visit, to break up the bleak winter days. With all the pictures of the overturned homes and streets cluttered with debris, you might not realize just how alive the island was, so I've dug into the archives to offer a look into the vibrant life that was on the British Virgin Islands before disaster struck.

Being there, its hard not to catch island colour fever. I really admire the use of such strikingly rich colour in such inconspicuous places. We the North don’t really seize the opportunities to brighten up our lives in little ways as the Caribbeans do. Experimenting with a little color never hurts and could be the right medicine we need for Spring renos!