What would you think of holding the green sea turtle of starfish, the blue iguana of sea fans, the Cayman parrot of stingrays and the ace of conch shells in your hand? What you should think, if you’re playing poker, is that it would be nice to add a 10 as your fifth card to make an ace-high straight.
Instead of diamonds, hearts, clubs and spades, the new Cayman Islands–themed decks of cards sold at Books & Books features suits of starfish, sea fans, conch shells and stingrays. The jacks are Cayman parrots, the queens are blue iguanas and kings are green sea turtles. The jokers are parrot fish. Other than that, it’s just a regular deck of cards.
THOSE LUCKY IRISH
On those frigid winter days in the Cayman Islands when the temperature dips below 70 degrees, a little tipple of Irish whiskey — or any spirit really — can make you feel warmer (even if it actually lowers your core body temperature). Having a handy hip flask can make taking a swig easy and stylish, especially if it’s a Trixie & Milo product from Bedside Manor. The brand’s flasks come in many designs, but the “Luck of the Irish” theme will prime you for St. Patrick’s Day this month. In addition to a shamrock, the design features the words, “Faith & Luck Are All You Need.” Well, that and a little snort of Irish whiskey apparently.
A DIFFERENT KIND OF SELFIE
Smartphones can do just about anything these days, but they still can’t tell you if you have a piece of spinach stuck in your teeth. Low-tech saves the day with iDecoz phone mirrors that adhere to the back of your smartphone or your smartphone case. The unbreakable mirrors are easy to apply and can be removed (with no residue) and restuck elsewhere. Use these handy mirrors, which are available at Little Angels/Activ Angels, to apply make-up, check your teeth or look behind you to see who might be checking you out.
A DEFINITIVE WATCH
Some watches deserve definition:
– Zenith — a Swiss luxury watch brand that has been around since 1865. It is now owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton.
– El Primero — A Zenith-made watch movement, one of the first automatic chronograph movements ever made. First released in 1969, it remains one of the best and most accurate automatic watch movements made.
– DEFY El Primero 21 — A stylish new watch model by Zenith that is a technical wonder and in hot demand.
– Island Jewellers — The only place in Camana Bay to buy a Zenith DEFY El Primero 21.