Top 10 Things We Love This Month – March 2018

1. Adult Taekwondo at Camana Bay

Alyssa Christian, manager of Anytime Fitness at Camana Bay, has begun teaching taekwondo for adults on Saturday mornings. The American Taekwondo Association was founded in 1969 in Nebraska by Grandmaster Haeng Ung Lee from South Korea. Taekwondo is a form of traditional Korean martial arts that teaches more than just physical fighting skills. Today, it is widely regarded as an international Olympic sport and attracts large crowds of spectators. Classes are taught in groups and are open to all ages and levels of expertise. Call (345) 946-4748 for more information.

2. (Netflix) ‘Love’: Season 3

Netflix’s comedy drama “Love” is coming back for its third and final season. The show will be available to binge-watch from March 9. The show follows Mickey (Gillian Jacobs) and Gus (Paul Rust), two 30-something lovelorn lovers, stumbling through life and rejection as they try to make things work without screwing things up. There is this will they/won’t they element to “Love” that makes it a great comedy to watch either alone, with your partner, or with the family. If you haven’t watched the first two seasons yet, now is the time to catch up.

3. Chalkfest Competition

Chalkfest returns this year on Mar. 31, allowing creative graffiti artists to let their talent flow. Artists of all ages are invited to forget their easels at home this and show off their skills on Camana Bay’s newest public avenue. This fun, Easter-themed event for the whole family includes treats, games and music, a springtime artisans market, and face-painting! Who doesn’t love face-painting? Rock up on the Saturday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to have the chance to win awesome prizes! Let the chalk do the talk(ing) at this year’s Chalkfest.

4. Smokin Bros Food Truck

The beloved Smokin Bros food truck we have come to know and love is back on the streets of Cayman. Its smokin’ hot deliciousness is now located opposite Marquee Plaza along West Bay Road where the butterfly farm used to be. The chefs will be introducing a new smoked meat platter to be served alongside their already-tasty menu, with a specials menu available daily. Head down there any day between Wednesday and Saturday to enjoy their local seagrape smoked beef brisket or their 14-hour smoked pulled pork, topped with a special homemade Smokin Bros sauce.

5. Cayman Islands Sailing Club

There is nothing like the sound of the wind snapping at your sail and the saltwater biting at your face as you crash through the waves. Sailing is a liberating experience that can be taught and enjoyed through the Cayman Islands Sailing Club. North Sound offers the perfect conditions to learn how to sail, and with a team of certified instructors and coaches at your disposal, you’ll be a master in a jiffy. For general information, contact the CISC at (345) 947-7913 or (345) 926-7913 or email [email protected]

Adult lessons cost $375 per person and are in groups of up to six people.

6. Salsa Night at the Wharf

When we say “salsa,” we mean the dance – not the dip! Although we do love salsa dip and wish that there was an entire night dedicated to it, salsa, the dance, is also a pretty great way to spend the evening. Learning to groove to the beats of the music is not only fun; it could be the perfect way to bump into that special someone. Show off your expert salsa dancing skills on “Salsa Tuesday” at the Wharf Restaurant and Bar in George Town from 9:30 p.m. until 12:30 a.m. with free lessons from the resident salsa queen.

7. Apple HomePod

The Apple HomePod is the latest product to grace the shelves at the Cayman MAC Store. It’s the ultimate music authority, bringing together Apple Music and Siri to learn your taste in music. HomePod takes the listening experience to a whole new level – and that’s just the beginning. HomePod combines Apple-engineered audio technology and advanced software to deliver the highest-fidelity sound throughout the room, anywhere it’s placed. This elegantly designed, compact speaker totally rocks the house and will change the way you appreciate your favorite tunes.

8. Superfood Facial from Elemis Skincare

The Superfood Facial from Elemis Skincare can help you feed your face in a good way. It is a highly concentrated blend of deeply nourishing and hydrating plant-based superfoods that nourishes the skin with antioxidants and omegas for a healthy, radiant glow. 96 percent of people agree that the Superfood Facial Oil enhances skin radiance, and we agree. It’s a lightweight, non-greasy oil that absorbs easily into the skin, so there’s no longer the worry of walking into work in the mornings looking shiny. Found at Le Visage in Camana Bay.

9. Easter weekend

It is a local tradition for people to take to the coast and go camping over the Easter weekend, and they start mapping out their sites from early. Although a few go the classic route of just a tent and lamp, most bring along the comforts of home with large barbecues, chairs, tables, generators and even a television. Those who don’t camp can be found attending one of the island’s popular brunches (The Ritz-Carlton always has a themed brunch in the ballroom) or enjoying a staycation. There are plenty of events going on, particularly for the kids, so check the calendar as Easter approaches.

10. Power of the Purse Luncheon

For the last three years, Scotiabank has hosted its Power of the Purse Luncheon with an inspirational guest speaker to celebrate women and raise funds for the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre. The likes of Erin Brockovich, Cheryl Strayed and Jeannette Walls have told their stories to a packed house and this year, on March 16, author Jennifer Thompson will take to the podium. With the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements in the spotlight, there is no better time to celebrate the strength and passion of women. Learn more about the event and how to get tickets in this edition of What’s Hot.