Top 10 Things We Love This Month – February 2018

1. RentVR.ky

The latest trend in technology today has been dubbed VR, or Virtual Reality – yep, a virtual world you are actually part of! Rent VR Cayman provides fun for the whole family with lots of different games into which you can immerse yourself. Whether you want to be an eagle soaring through the skies or fighting in the deserts of Arizona in a zombie apocalypse, Rent VR throws you right into the action and adventure of a world you never thought could exist. Give them a look at www.rentvr.ky and book your slot for a glance at the next reality.

2. The Eatery

Located at the Strand, the Eatery is the latest culinary establishment to come our way. It has brought a new delicacy to the island: rolled ice cream. This is an ice cream made fresh, right before your eyes, with all the flavors that your heart desires. But this is only one of many cravings that can be satisfied here. The Eatery also has a stir-fry station where you can customize your meal with ingredients you love. It’s not somewhere you want to miss. Stop by and check it out.

3. Breast cancer events

There is not one, but two events being held to raise money for the Cayman Islands Breast Cancer Foundation in the coming weeks. First of all, the international rock band sensation Last Internationale will be playing at the Harquail Theatre on Feb. 10. You may have seen them on Late Night with David Letterman or opening for The Who on tour. Then there is the annual Light Up The Night walk, happening on March. 3 from Royal Palms. For tickets and more information on these events, visit the organization’s website at www.breastcancerfoundation.ky.

4. Friday burger at the Lobster Pot

When you feel like sinking your teeth into a delicious, mouth-watering burger, there is no place better than the Lobster Pot for Friday lunch. Head down and grab yourself this divine creation: A Certified Angus Beef patty with 3 ounces of fresh lobster tail, topped with vintage Irish cheese and crispy bacon as well as caramelized onion, serrano peppers, onion rings and some delicious grilled shrimp – all between a delicious bun! Every month, the staff at Lobster Pot picks out a delicious bottle of wine or brand of beer to pair with the super sandwich, just for you! Call 949-2736 for reservations.

5. Patty Griffin performs

It’s not often that Cayman hosts a Grammy award-winning artist, so people should run, not walk, to get their tickets for Patty Griffin in concert on Feb. 23 at Abacus in Camana Bay. This extraordinary singer/songwriter has penned hits for everyone from the Dixie Chicks to Emmylou Harris and she has worked closely with none other than Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin fame. This is a unique opportunity to enjoy a private concert in her presence.

Tickets are $200 and can be bought through www.stay-focused.org.

6. Sugardaddi Band

Are retro, good old-fashioned hits your thing? Then you should check out the relatively new Sugardaddi Band, playing at Royal Palms every other Saturday night. The players should be familiar – members of other groups who have come together to play the likes of Prince, Queen, Wild Cherry, Def Leppard and Stevie Wonder with a little Bob Marley sprinkled in there. Pieces include drums (with the legendary Mark McTaggart holdin’ the sticks), guitar, bass and keys. The guys are available for private gigs when they’re not rocking out in public. See their Facebook page for more info.

7. Art Nest Canvas & Cocktails

If you haven’t yet tried out one of Art Nest’s Canvas & Cocktails evenings, we advise that you do so – stat! This is terrific fun, whether you’ve never picked up a brush before or have years of experience. Lasting about 2.5 hours, the evening consists of instruction and refreshments in a relaxed environment, with all materials included in the price. Best of all – you get to take your artwork home! Honestly, we tried it last month and will back with reinforcements in the coming weeks. Cost is $48 inclusive. See www.artnestcayman.com for schedule.

8. Cayman Drama Society

Whether you’re new to the world of acting or an experienced thespian, the Cayman Drama Society offers classes and courses for all levels of talent. The society is a vibrant community theater, committed to providing quality live productions to educate, enrich and entertain while also providing lifelong learning opportunities and fostering creative expression. For those new to this beautiful island, the Cayman Drama Society can be a great way to make friends and join a social crowd. Not keen on the spotlight? Never fear! There are plenty of backstage volunteer jobs that need to be filled for shows. See www.cds.ky.

9. Start keeping a diary

Motivation. Self-reflection. Honesty. These are just some of the qualities you develop from keeping a diary. Logging in daily, weekly even just monthly can have drastic effects on character development as you learn to keep track of your life. There is nothing more satisfying than writing about your achievements and watching yourself grow, page by page. Eating healthy, getting fitter, or even just checking in generally about life can be great reasons to start a diary. Remember this: It will be much easier to write your autobiography when you’re famous if you’ve logged a diary, so start your future here.

10. Heart Month

February is International Heart Month, so we definitely feel obliged to give it a mention. Balance Cayman, located in Caribbean Plaza, is offering two charity group fitness classes on Feb. 10 with all proceeds being donated to the Cayman Heart Fund. There is BodyPump Express at 9:30 a.m. and Pilates Fusion at 11 a.m. Minimum donation of $25 to join the class which includes the social hour afterwards, full of bubbles and heart-healthy nibbles. Contact Cayman Heart Fund for more information through www.caymanheartfund.com.