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Island Shop: The Caribbean’s Most Expensive Panama Hat

 Above: the Caribbean’s most expensive Panama hat at Olé (All photos by CJ) By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Would you pay $3,000 for this Panama hat (above)? Chances are someone will. After all, the most expensive hat ever sold by Olé, …

Island Shop: Caribbean Jellyfish Lamps

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Strolling down Playa Del Carmen’s main drag, Fifth Avenue, you’re guaranteed to encounter two things: souvenir stalls selling tacky souvenirs and, if you’re female, countless offers from shifty guys offering to “be your Mexican boyfriend.” …

Island Shop: The Gallery of West Indian Art in Montego Bay, Jamaica

 Above: the Gallery of West Indian Art in Montego Bay (All photos by CJ) By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon There only 125 shopping days left until Christmas, and it’s never too early to start making that list! So next time I’m in …

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 Above: a Blue Mountain Coffee Candle (CJ Photo) By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Whether you’re a java junkie, trying to cut back on your caffeine, or just love the aroma of coffee, you’ll enjoy Starfish Oils’ Blue Mountain coffee-scented luminary. …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor IT ALL started with a T-shirt. Back in 1985, British Virgin Islands artist Dick Aragorn-Read began selling a line of silk-screened tees in a rainbow of sun-washed colours emblazoned with images of marine life. Decades …