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What’s New and Noteworthy for Summer

The Globe and Mail


The Globe and Mail published a "compilation of fashion, food and travel trends sure to be in style", including our little spot in the Caribbean Curaçao under the heading Local Color.

Willemstad’s historic Pietermaai area is being reimagined as Curaçao’s vibrant centre for chic hotels, restaurants and bars The most recognizable landmark on the tiny Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao may be a row of postcard-perfect pastel buildings that line the waterfront in the capital city, Willemstad. But it’s the even brighter character of the city’s up-and-coming Pietermaai neighbourhood that’s drawing a younger crowd. Within just two cobblestone blocks, more than a dozen bars, restaurants and hotels have recently opened.

Its roster of new establishments includes Miles, a jazz café where patrons – and the sound of live performances – spill out onto the street. For foodies, there’s Ginger, a Caribbean-Asian-Indian fusion restaurant hidden in a courtyard under swooping canopies. Diners chase their meals with a cocktail at Mundo Bizarro, a multi-level Cuban-inspired bar. The lineup of must-visit spots also includes Blessing, a restaurant in a former chapel, and Mosa, a tapas eatery with a seafood-heavy menu.

Read the full post, originally published on March 9, 2017, on The Globe and Mail.