Protect your nest egg

Saving money can be tough, especially when the temperatures outside impact your electricity bill. Summer in the islands isn’t a joke and you need that air-conditioning to stay comfortable. Our advice: invest in a Nest. The Nest thermostat ain’t cheap, but it starts paying for itself immediately with learning and remote functionality designed to optimise the cooling of your home. Once you’ve figured out how it works, you can sit back and let it do its  hing. Yes, it will remind you of HAL from ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’, but if there aren’t any monoliths around, it’s worth the risk.

Statement brows

God forbid you venture into public with the hair above your eyes that your mother gave you. Shaping, filling, microblading…the brow business has become a multimillion dollar one, all based around convincing people that natural ain’t fashionable. So, if you’re going to make changes, why not go all out?

Use bold colours in your eyebrows to make a real statement; but before you reach for the dye, try powders for a  temporary foray into this kind of look. You can make sure your colour choice is flattering and better yet, you won’t end up with inflamed lumps due to a bad chemical reaction.

‘The Dark Crystal’ returns!

It is hard to believe that the original ‘Dark Crystal’ film was released in 1982. Many of us who would rather not  admit our age loved the Jim Henson fantasy with creatures like Mystics, Gelflings and the evil Skeksis sharing the  world of Thra powered by a magical crystal. Now, Netflix is launching a brand new story in 10 episodes that, like the original, will use puppeteers rather than CGI (has Yoda finally taught us that sometimes the old ways are better?). ‘The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’ boasts a very impressive voice cast.

Hopefully it lives up to the hype.

Marvellous mocktails

It is difficult to be the only non-drinker in a social situation, particularly in Cayman. The cocktail culture is alive and thriving at bars from West Bay to East End.

Thankfully, resort and bar owners are starting to recognise the market of those looking for something more sophisticated than a glass of fountain Coke when they mingle with friends. Just take a look at Seedlip, a
company that sells distilled, nonalcoholic products for discerning palates. You get all the taste and none of the hangover; nothing to mock there.