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How to Overcome a Creative Block

It’s happened to the best of us, at the worst of times – creative block! Whether you’re a food caterer enticing your would-be customers with exotic dishes, a graphic designer showcasing their most creative inventions, a hair stylist promoting your business with extraordinary styles or you’re launching a brand new product with your own unique style and brand – there will be seasons of highs and lows for inspiration.

Creativity can also be expressed in your marketing strategy. It requires thinking outside the box by trying new and different strategies to reach your desired business goals. The question is, however – what do you do when slammed with a wave of dwindling creativity in the middle of a project? Continue reading

Reenergizing the Local Party Experience

Since its emergence on the local entertainment scene, Blueprint Weekend looks set to become one of St. Lucia’s most anticipated party events. Patterned after the popular  Dream

Weekend event in Jamaica, Blueprint Weekend is basically a weekend getaway consisting of three days of back-to-back party events and shows featuring popular genres of music and performances by local artistes, plus lots to eat and drink.

The inaugural Blueprint Weekend was held this year from April 28 – 30 (Friday to Sunday). It kicked off with the Ultimate All-White GLOW Party at ZEN on the Friday. The following day the patrons moved on to Sundance at Pigeon Point to continue the fun, and the next day (Sunday) they rounded it off with the Pump at Pigeon Island, a first-of-its-kind event featuring floats.

Dazzle caught up with Katama Elibox, the Managing Director of Blueprint Entertainment, and she was happy to chat about the inspiration behind the event and what the experience was like for her patrons.

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Change Your Environment before it Destroys You

Your physical space is a reflection of your mental state. In order to be efficient, your environment must facilitate your vision.

The most important space to begin with is your head. This is where your dreams are born and if you are not careful, where they may perish.

It is said that the very brain which designs and builds bridges over chasms also has the ability to cripple a man. Clear out your mind. Get rid of self-defeating, limiting thoughts.

Forgive yourself and others for past mistakes. Nourish your mind with positive thoughts of advancement, good books, videos and podcasts, and other inspiring content daily. Continue reading

Heineken presents Heineken Light: The journey starts here

Heineken is well known for its association with St. Lucia’s renowned music festival; St. Lucia Jazz. Throughout the past decades,

Heineken has supported several cultural initiatives in St Lucia, and 2017 is no different! Heineken was a proud Gold Sponsor of the St. Lucia Jazz Festival, the first of many exciting events for SOLEIL Saint Lucia Summer Festival 2017.

Heineken has surprised its consumers by presenting Heineken Light – a new, refreshing, low calorie and low bitterness option. Heineken Light has less than 65 Calories per serving in each 25cl bottle. Heineken Light was judged “the best tasting low calorie light lager” at the 2013/2014 World Beer Championships, and it has been winning the hearts and minds of its patrons ever since. Continue reading

Tropical Shipping – Leading the Way in Freight Service and Innovation

The name Tropical Shipping has become synonymous with superior service. That’s because after providing regular container and ocean-transport services from North

America to the Caribbean for more than 50 years, the company has become the undisputed market leader in the regional shipping business.

Established in 1963, the Florida based company owned by the Saltchuk Company based in Seattle, runs a fleet of 15 steamships specialising in on-time and reliable shipping services. Tropical Shipping’s foreign flag fleet provides service from Canada to the Caribbean, serving 28 islands in the region from Guyana to Puerto Rico, to the Bahamas and destinations in between.

Tropical Shipping’s freight-shipping services are specifically designed to provide their customers with full service cargo logistics, warehousing and consolidation, as well as cargo insurance, using state- of-the-art facilities in select seaside ports. Continue reading

Chia Seeds: Tiny with Huge Nutritional Value

Chia seeds are fast becoming one of the most popular foods among health conscious people all over the world. Hailed as a ‘superfood’, they are packed with nutrients and have many health benefits.

Chia seeds are tiny, black and oval-shaped, with a smooth texture. They are native to Mexico and Guatemala, and were highly valued for their medicinal properties and nutritional value by the ancient Mayans and Aztecs. ‘Chia’ is actually the ancient Mayan word for ‘strength.’

Here are some amazing health benefits that can be gained from chia seeds.

Good for the heart

Chia seeds have the ability to reverse inflammation, regulate cholesterol and even lower blood pressure. When consumed regularly they can help to reduce your chances of developing oxidative  stress. Continue reading

XBox One S – The Centerpiece of Your Home Entertainment

Over the past decade, video game consoles have become more than just a fun distraction for children at home on summer break. Since 2000, consoles have made inroads into the realm of new media due to their ability to play DVDs, among other things. Fast forward 16 years and you find that consoles have become more of a staple in the family living room, relatively speaking. One of those consoles is the Xbox One S. Here are a few reasons why you should consider Microsoft’s latest and most powerful home console.

Superb Design Aesthetic

Whether you care to admit it or not, looks are definitely a factor that you consider when buying any product. Compared to the previous Xbox One, the S model is 40 percent smaller and much more aesthetically pleasing with its panda-like colour scheme. Not only does it take up much less space, its sleek, dimpled design is something that will catch your eye every time you walk past it. Continue reading

The Secret to Prosperity – Don’t Work for Money, Let Money Work for You

Before you decide to become a business owner, ensuring that your financial and success blueprints are compatible with your dreams is of paramount importance.

What did you learn about money during childhood? Have you changed any of those ideas? Who were your models of success?

I recently heard someone say, “Why don’t movie stars take some of their money and just throw it into the crowds! They certainly have enough.” Continue reading

Boost Up Your Health with the Jap Pumpkin

We have quite a variety of fruits to snack on here in the Caribbean. Most times they are chosen for their health benefits, satisfying flavour or even their exotic look.

For those same reasons fruits are frequently chosen as a healthy alternative to the cheese puffs and sweet biscuits that many of us are drawn to when considering a snack. Without casting aspersions on other fruits and their undeniable benefits, a closer look at Jap pumpkin will reveal noteworthy perks for any fruit lover.

Jap pumpkin was originally called Kabocha squash/ pumpkin. This name is used in North America, UK and Japan. It is also known as Kent pumkin. Jap’ is short for Japanese pumpkin, which is what it is called in New Zealand and Australia. It is an Asian variety of winter squash from the species Cucurbita maxima. Continue reading

ZEN: The Premium Night-Life Experience

There’s no doubt that the entertainment scene in Rodney Bay has been a much appreciated part of the party-goer’s experience here in Saint Lucia. Over the years, new spots have popped up becoming quite popular, while some have lost the hype and appeal they started with. But there’s one thing we can all agree on, there isn’t a true club in St. Lucia, much less in Rodney Bay where young professionals can kick-back and enjoy the night-life that is needed after a tasking week at the office. Continue reading

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