Monday, November 10, 2008

Brown Sugar Restaurant

My sister recently came home to celebrate her birthday, and one evening she treated family and friends to an amazing dinner at Brown Sugar Restaurant in Bay Street, St. Michael. Brown Sugar has long been a favourite place to dine on the island, especially for Bajans. Besides the food, the ambience there is stunning - with flora and greenery everywhere, it's like dining in an enchanted tropical forest!
The menu included crispy chicken tenders in a sweet pepper jelly, kingfish with spices and pineapple sauce, and Black Belly lamb with stewed fruit chutney. On hand throughtout the night was their unique and very popular tropical fruit punch. Dessert included white chocolate cheesecake with mango coulis.
If you are ever visiting the island you must eat there at least once. They also serve a daily lunch buffet that you will never forget!
The above photo showing the interior of Brown Sugar Restaurant is from the Brown Sugar website.
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Saturday, November 1, 2008

1941 Vintage Perfume Book Find

I was delighted to discover this lovely vintage book in my home while tidying up. I think it might have belonged to one of my grandparents or one of my aunts. I had completely forgotten it was on the shelf.

The full title is 'Perfumes, Cosmetics and Soaps with Special Reference to Synthetics by William A. Poucher - Volume One Being A Dictionary of Raw Materials Together With An Account of the Nomenclature of Synthetics'. 

It was originally printed in 1923, and this is the 1941 Fifth Edition. I think there might be a Volume II as well.

(Photos copyright Amanda Jones, 2008. All rights reserved.)