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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

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

Sexual Abuse in the Caribbean – are We Doing Enough?

Sexual Abuse in the Caribbean – are we doing enough? The Caribbean is plagued with many issues such as unemployment and poverty.However, the rise in sex crimes, in particular those involving children, is troubling.

This disturbing trend is of grave concern due to the disastrous effects of sexual assault on a victim. Many survivors battle feelings of depression and thoughts of suicide for long periods of time after being abuse, often suffering from post traumatic stress disorder – a condition often associated with veterans returning from war, now common among survivors of abuse. In addition, survivors may have to live with sexually transmitted diseases they have contracted from the perpetrators. Continue reading

Pull Back and Take Aim at Your Dreams

An arrow can only be released by first pulling   it back. When life pulls you back, it simply means that you’re launching into  something amazing.” – Author Unknown.

Sometimes we have to follow the way of the arrow; pull back and actively rest in order to get to the next level.

Pull Back

First, assess the situation. What’s working? What’s not? How can you do better? How can you do more, and faster? Assess honestly. You may need your mentor to help you with this.

Actively Rest

You have to disrupt your old patterns. Equate this with a day at the beach. It’s a relaxing activity. You swim, you nap, you read.

Revisit your ideas, look for opportunities, raise capital.

Relaunch and Stretch

When it is time to try again, you will know. Trust yourself. Engage your comeback power and relaunch. Stretch!

“The stretch is the distance between your comfort zone and your dream. It is on the other side of normal and is required to fulfill your destiny.”Teneshia Jackson Warner (The Dream Project)

Get ready! You are about to Stretch!

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