1. CCCOVETED BOX
Okay, how much do we all love getting goodies through the mail? Anyone who has moved to Cayman from the U.S. or elsewhere probably misses packages showing up at the doorstep, as opposed to filling in paperwork and standing in line at Customs. The CCCOVETED BOX company cures those cravings by offering a subscription service that brings a box of beauty products direct to you, every month! For only $25 a month plus a small delivery fee, you’ll receive your box of surprise items that could include anything from beauty brushes to lipsticks and mascara. It’s a cornucopia of curated products that you’ll love to discover. See www.cccovetedbox.com for more information.
2. Disney’s ‘Christopher Robin’
Winnie-the-Pooh and friends are making their return to the silver screen this month in Disney’s latest adaptation from the Hundred Acre Wood, and this time it’s live action. Christopher Robin (Ewan McGregor), now a working-class husband and father, has long forgotten his furry childhood friends, but they certainly haven’t forgotten him, so they set out into the city to save the imagination of their old friend. A nostalgia trip for all, you’d be remiss not to see this one.
3. Breakers Speedway
After a lengthy absence, drag racing in the Cayman Islands is back. In January, the reopening of the Breakers Speedway in Bodden Town proved to be an overwhelming success, drawing in a crowd exceeding 1,400 spectators. Monthly events at the drag strip have continued throughout the year, providing adrenaline junkies with a legal, controlled environment where they can compete against each other, while providing plenty of entertainment for local motorsport fans. Food and refreshments are also available on-site, making an afternoon at the racetrack the perfect outing for friends and family.
4. Natural Bug Repellent
With this time of year being the absolute worst when it comes to mosquitos, you’re going to want to make sure that you’ve got yourself protected. While products containing DEET do well at repelling the little critters, there’s plenty of stigma surrounding the purported negative health effects of the chemical. Luckily, local producer of handcrafted bath, body and home products, Cayman Scents Ltd., offers an all-natural and organic bug repellent to keep mosquitos and sand flies at bay. Bonus: it smells pretty nice too!
5. Jungle Float Cayman
One of the island’s newer attractions, Jungle Float Cayman, is a floating waterpark with an award-winning design located just offshore at Starfish Point. Features include jump platforms of varying heights, two trampoline launch-pads, a waterslide and a 12-foot rope swing. Providing an abundance of water-fueled fun for kids and adults alike, the float fits up to 40 people, making it perfect for group events and birthday parties. The float is open to anyone above the age of 5 who is at least 48 inches in height. To make a booking, visit Jungle Float’s website at www.junglefloatcayman.com or call
922-1830 for more info.
6. Cayman Invitational 7s
For the second year running, Cayman Rugby Sevens is set to host its Cayman Invitational 7s Tournament on the weekend of Aug. 11-12 at the South Sound grounds. Last year’s inaugural tournament was seen as a huge success, with a wealth of a teams competing for glory. Fidelity AmaTsotsi ended up taking the top spot. Sevens is well known for its high-intensity nature and its global popularity is ever-increasing, so spectators can expect copious levels of entertainment from the weekend, aided in part by the full bar that will be available all tournament long.
7. Hurley’s Eatery
On the off-chance that you haven’t already noticed, Hurley’s has remodeled! Not only has the grocery store been given a suave new look, which includes a new seafood and meat counter, a coffee counter, and a juice bar; a dedicated eatery has been opened up too. Here you’ll find brick oven pizza, a burrito bar, a rotisserie bar, sushi and customizable sandwiches. As part of the remodeling, a dedicated seating area has also been established so customers can sit in and enjoy their fresh food. This is definitely a lunchtime spot worth checking out.
8. Rumpy Weekend
Most of us are well aware that August presents us with one of the quieter months of the year, which, although welcomed by some, can be quite the bore. Rumpy Promotions however, has the ideal solution for those looking to liven things up: Rumpy Weekend. Starting Aug. 10, and running through Aug. 12, Rumpy Weekend promises partygoers a weekend for the books. Music and dancing will commence on Friday at the Waterfront, continuing at Pedro St. James on Saturday and concluding with a “grand finale” sunset cruise on Sunday. Jamaican dancehall reggae sensation Shenseea kicks things off on Friday night.
9. The Nook
For years, The Nook furniture and home accessories consignment store was located on Walkers Road in the Eden Centre. Faced with imminent demolishment, it found a new home in Trafalgar Place on West Bay Road. The result is a great shopping experience where you’ll find desks, chairs, tables, lamps, bowls, crystal, artwork and other fascinating pieces nicely displayed in the nooks and crannies of a two-story space. Honestly, we spent a leisurely hour in here and still didn’t see everything they had for sale. The items are high quality and well arranged. Take a look at The Nook; you won’t regret it.
10. Ogier Stroke and Stride
The Cayman Islands Triathlon Association’s Ogier Stroke and Stride is back this month with a three-part race series. Each race includes a two-mile run accompanied by 400m, 600m, and 800m swims, respectively. The races will take place on Aug. 1, 8 and 15, and proceeds from entry fees will go towards supporting young triathletes, as well as community charities. Last year, $1,500 was raised for the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre’s Teens and Young Adults (TAYA) lounge. Even if you’re not looking to participate, it should be a great few days of racing for spectators to head out and show support for a good cause.