WELCOME … OR HIT THE ROAD
On first thought, you might think, “What would I do with a ceramic gold pineapple canister?” but then you come to your senses and realise, “What wouldn’t I do with one?” These attractive metallic gold canisters sold at Design Studio and Bedside Manor come in two sizes and can be used in countless ways. It can be an award: “And the Golden Pineapple goes to …” Fill it with hundred-dollar bills and it would be better than 99 per cent of all awards on the planet. You can keep stuff in it: Coffee, sugar, nuts, bolts, your marble collection … whatever. Or it can simply become part of your home’s décor. In many cultures, pineapples symbolise a welcoming sense of hospitality. In the American South, they also have another meaning: When put at the foot of the guests’ bed, it’s an unspoken sign that the guests have worn out their welcome and it’s time to leave. Now, who couldn’t use that from time to time?
DOGS LOVE BALLS
Any dog will tell you that it prefers to play with balls rather than sticks, which is a good thing because splinters from sticks can be dangerous to dogs. However, finding balls durable enough to withstand a dog’s canine teeth can be challenging, especially if you have a big dog. The Wunderball from Camana Bay’s Must Love Dogs shop is made from 100 per cent naatural rubber – as opposed to unnatural rubber – and is virtually indestructible. It comes in bright colours that your dog will enjoy because contrary to popular belief, dogs aren’t colour-blind. Wunderball also helps clean your dog’s teeth, which can sink into the ball without destroying it, giving Rover a whiter snarl to show intruders.
PIZZA BEATS A PIECE OF PIE
Dinner and a movie has taken on new meaning at Regal Camana Bay Stadium 6, where the new food menu includes fresh-baked pizza with a variety of toppings and clever film-derived names like Jurassic Pork, Silence of the Hams and Meat the Parents. Any way you slice it, even if the film you’re watching is cheesy, having better food options at the cinema can give you pizza mind that you don’t have to eat only candy and popcorn olive the time. The wurst that can happen is you won’t have a place to eat, but these 10-inch pies don’t take up mushroom and if you’re sitting in the new VIP auditorium, you’ll even have a tray table to dine from.
CHILLING OUT WITH GUSTATORY HYPERHIDROSIS
Summers at 19 degrees north are hot, rainy and muggy, not what most would call “good eatin’ weather,” Abacus hopes to change that with its summer dinner menu, which has carried over some of its lighter lunch items to evening. Of course, Cayman Islands summers make for “great drinkin’ weather” and Abacus has added two refreshing cocktails to its summer menu, including a spiced watermelon margarita that features fiery Scotch bonnet-infused tequila. While it might seem counter-intuitive to consume something that is spicy hot in the heat of summer, it actually can cool you down. Consuming spicy foods raises your internal temperature, increasing blood circulation, and induces perspiration which, through evaporation, cools the skin in a process known as gustatory hyperhidrosis. You might want to have a towel handy though.