FASHION MEETS FUNCTION
Ever since the spork — the combination spoon and fork — designers have been seeking to create multi-purpose products. With the commercial rise of smartphones, it was only a matter of time before someone invented a case that truly has multiple purposes. Bandolier cross-body cellphone cases are part hands-free protection covers, part fashion accessory and part purse, with two slots able to hold money, credit cards, driver’s licences and other vital things like Polyn cards. For those who want to carry a little more, there’s a matching add-on pouch available. So chic and trendy are the Bandolier cases that they’ve been seen on mega-stars like Taylor Swift, Katy Perry and Gwen Stefani. They’re available at Sand Angels, which does not, however, sell sporks.
STYLISH PROTECTION FOR DOWN UNDER
Tommy Bahama loves the Cayman Islands. The company has produced Cayman-branded Tommy Bahama shorts, shirts, socks and jeans. There’s a Cayman-branded Tommy Bahama dining set, kitchen table and even a Tommy Bahama Grand Cayman-branded mattress. NKY sells Tommy Bahama clothing, including several Cayman Islands-branded men’s board shorts, which feature an Ultraviolet Protection Factor of 50 to help prevent skin-damaging ultraviolet rays from penetrating below the belt.
UGG NOT UGH
The UGG brand made its name with with sheepskin boots that were “super” comfortable but, in the opinion of some, ugly. The brand has now expanded to include blankets, pillows, gloves, slippers, hats, and other clothing, including robes. What all of these products have in common is extreme comfort. Silhouette in Camana Bay sells many of these UGG products, and lounging around in one of its buttery soft robes — which are available for men as well as women — is a weekend morning made in heaven. Just don’t worry about the reasons why anyone would name a brand “UGH”.
WHAT’S A DONALD TRUMP?
Trying to explain the Donald Trump phenomenon to a child is very difficult, so author/actor Michael Ian Black teamed up with illustrator Marc Rosenthal to produce, “A Child’s First Book of Trump.” Published before the 2016 United States election, the book will help answer your children’s difficult questions, like, “What’s a Donald Trump?” and offers rhyming sage advice like, “Don’t respond to its brags, its taunts, or its jeers; Ignoring a Trump is a Trump’s biggest fear.” The interesting thing about this politically charged book, which is a hot seller at Books & Books, is that it’s really written for adults, some of whom are having more difficulty understanding the Trump phenomenon than children.