Wednesday, February 26, 2020

An artist’s journey: The path to giving back

Danish artist Christel Ibsen’s love of sharing her talent for art motivated her to host a two-day seminar at the National Gallery last month on the artistic subject matter that she holds most dear – seascapes.



International accolades for Estancia Piedra winery

A winery deep in the heart of northwest Spain owned by Cayman-based attorney Grant Stein, has been gradually gaining top marks for excellence, not only in its native land, but also internationally. 


Oregon wines highlight charity dinner

The sixth annual edition of the event was held at the Brasserie Restaurant, as it had been the previous two years. This time it featured wines from Elk Cove Vineyards in Oregon.


Honoring the artists

Interviews with some of the 67 artists who were honored recently by the National Gallery for their contribution to the gallery's permanent collection.

Behind the scenes: How Cayman draws world-class talent

For a territory of fewer than 60,000 full-time residents on a scattering of Caribbean islands remote from big population centers, Cayman can boast far more than its share of high-quality sports events and arts performances each year.

To lead or not to lead?

The Cayman Islands has undertaken a proactive stance when it comes to a number of global initiatives that have attempted to increase transparency of tax information around the world.

‘Art with a Twist’ combines talents and genres

Two artistic genres have united at Full of Beans café for an exhibition called ‘Art with a Twist’ that highlights the creative eye of photographer Amanda Nicholson and batik specialists Pat Nicholson and Shirley Scott.

Casa Noble: Premium tequila for artisan cocktails

With the rise of premium spirits in recent years, most people know top-end tequila is not for doing shots with lime and salt, or even for margaritas made with bottled mixes. However, skilled bartenders can use these tequilas to create premium cocktails that are new expressions for the once pigeonholed spirit, as the attendees of the Casa Noble Tequila Dinner at Ortanique learned in February.

Oregon wines shine at Domaine Serene

With Wine Spectator ranking Domaine Serene’s recently released 2010 Evenstad Reserve Pinot Noir as the world’s No. 3 wine in its annual Top 100 list based on quality, value and availability, Oregon wines probably aren’t going to fly under the radar much longer.

Artist’s mural highlights fort’s colorful history

Fort George, a vital piece of Cayman’s history, recently received an added boost with a three-part mural that highlights the territory's colorful past.

String Fever breaks out in Cayman

Taking a break from their busy UK tour, Britain’s electrifying string quartet, Stringfever, wowed Cayman audiences last month, kicking off the 10th annual Cayman Arts Festival in grand style.

Bartenders’ nerves soothed in 2014 World Class cocktail competition with Zacapa rums

With two of four preliminary waves completed in the 2014 Diageo Reserve World Class cocktail competition, it is evident that Cayman’s bartenders are better prepared this year and that they’re making some seriously good cocktails.

The terroir of Marchesi di Barolo

Jacques Scott’s wine professionals sat down over lunch at La Dolce Vita Ristorante with Anna and Valentina Abbona from the Marchesi di Barolo winery to discuss the family-owned vineyard’s wines in advance of their appearance at the 2014 Cayman Cookout.

Masi and the rise of Valpolicella

Masi Agricola President Sandro Boscaini has been a key figure in showing the world that Valpolicella can produce good wines. Here Luc Desroches discusses the role Masi played in Valpolicella’s rise in the wine world.

Accolades for ‘Metro Manila’ 
and for co-writer Frank E. Flowers

"Metro Manila’s" 2014 BAFTA nomination has propelled Caymanian Frank E. Flowers into a new realm of movie stardom, a vindication of a tremendous amount of hard work, collaborating with writer/director/producer Sean Ellis, for whom the project has been a labor of love for over two years.

A conversation with … Jim Glasgow

The Journal sat down with Five Mile Capital’s Managing Member James Glasgow to discuss his company and its plans for the future of the Ritz-Carlton property.

Ambitious targets for the zone

Cayman Enterprise City ended 2013 by surpassing its first benchmark – 100 companies in the special economic zone.

Study: Customer service failings hurting bottom line

Almost two thirds of companies have experienced customer service failings that had a significant impact on their financial performance.

A boost for business

The Journal sits down with the members of one of Cayman’s most critical boards as far as business is concerned: the Trade and Business Licencing Board, responsible for authorizing business to be conducted in the islands.

Art Basel Miami affirms local artists are on right track

Local artists David Bridgeman and Chris Mann were inspired and encouraged after attending one of art’s largest and most prestigious regional fairs – Art Basel at Miami Beach, held annually in December.
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