Top 10 Things We Love This Month – September 2016

kanye-west1. Music in Miami

This month, Miami – just an hour’s flight away – is playing host to a number of concerts, including Kanye West, Meghan Trainor, Maroon 5, and James Bay. Kanye, the “King of Pop,” will be gracing Miami on Sept. 16 as part of his Saint Pablo tour. Meghan Trainor, whose career recently took flight with her Billboard hit, “All About That Bass,” will also be performing in an intimate theatre in Downtown Miami. It looks to be a good month for music in South Florida!

 

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2. iLost, iFound

The Find My iPhone function on iPhones, iPads, iPods and Macs, is an often underused and underappreciated one. The frequently overlooked app makes a lost phone produce an audible tone, even if on silent mode, and can locate it on Apple Maps, making it much easier to locate if it’s been lost. As well as this, the app can be used to erase data in the case of a theft, ensuring that your private information is safe and secure. Before you panic, give this a try.

3. Spreading Love Through Art

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Unique and inspirational signs are fantastic decorative pieces for the home and office, and it’s these that Squirrelly Studio creates. The family-run local company set up earlier this year, cuts, sands, and paints wooden signs that carry intricate graphics and positive messages. From poetic words to wedding signs, Squirrelly makes them all. The idea behind the studio is to create artwork that evokes positive vibes, and many customers work with the studio to create their own personal designs. Find Squirrelly on Facebook and Instagram with their handle /squirrellystudio.

 

shoes4. Run for Fun

Participate in the Fidelity Fun Run, a series of two-mile runs that takes place over the course of the month. The two mile runs are each Saturday morning on Sept. 10, 17 and 24, and are relaxed affairs with a competitive edge. Participants range from top athletes to pram-pushing families and dog walkers, so all are welcome. Prizes for top competitors in a variety of categories are also awarded, so be sure to get out there and get active! Find out more at caymanactive.com.

 

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5. Be a hero

The 4th Annual St. Baldrick’s Hannah’s Heroes Shave is scheduled for Sept. 23, 5 p.m., at The Wicket in Cricket Square. This extraordinary event has already raised over US$1 million to fund childhood cancer research. If you’re prepared to shave off your locks for a good cause, there really isn’t a better one than this. Alternatively, sponsor a friend or family member who is participating, or just donate, donate, donate! Head to the event where there is nothing but love in the air. Email heroesforhannah@gmail.com to get involved.

 

6. Home Fest 2016

There isn’t a better way to browse for new homewares than at A. L. Thompson’s upcoming Home Fest, an interactive consumer fair that gives brands the opportunity to show off and display their products. All varieties of homeware will be displayed, including garden ware, building materials, decorating materials, and much more. Head over to the George Town A. L. Thompson’s location, where the fair will be taking place from Sept. 30 to Oct. 1. There are bound to be some great discounts, as well as the chance to win prizes and gifts.

 

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7. National Gallery 360 Virtual Tour

Check out the National Gallery’s new website, which has an updated look and is now more user-friendly. The reinvigorated site gives people access to virtual copies of the gallery’s permanent collection, as well as past exhibitions, accompanied by descriptions of the artists and the artwork itself. The piece de resistance of the now mobile-friendly website is a 360-degree virtual tour of the entire facility, which includes information about the artwork. Registration for workshops and events is also available. Visit the website at nationalgallery.org.ky

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8. Cayman’s Nature Store

Looking for somewhere to enjoy a hot drink, and shop for locally made eco-friendly products? Cayman’s recently established Nature Store is the perfect place for you! The shop, run by The National Trust, is located in the Dart Family Park on South Church Street, and sells a wide variety of locally made eco-friendly products such a candles, soaps, ceramics and bags.

The store now serves hot beverages and facilitates outside seating, making it the perfect place to enjoy your lunch at the scenic Dart Park.

 

 

9. Get Creative with Clever Fish

There’s no better way to hone your art skills and make new friends than to attend the art classes being held at Clever Fish from mid-September to mid-October. Two adult programs, running on Tuesdays and Thursdays respectively, are available, as well as Saturday classes for kids. Classes are relaxed, no prior experience is needed, and people are welcome to bring their own snacks and drinks. Tuesday adult classes focus on a grand variety of skills, while Thursday classes focus on portraits. Email nic@cleverfishcayman.com to find out more.

 

strangerthingsposter10. ‘Stranger Things’

If you have not yet seen the Netflix original series “Stranger Things,” run, don’t walk, to your computer, TV … whatever … and prepare to binge watch. Fans of Steven Spielberg’s works like “E.T.” and classic ‘80s fare, such as “The Goonies” will happily immerse themselves in nostalgia, as this series is set in the same decade with that wonderful, familiar atmosphere. Even Winona Ryder is along for the ride! Yes, it will make you jump, but we’d put it in the same realm as the “X-Files” for scares. Fantastic.