“Spring is the time of plans and projects,” the Russian writer and author Leo Tolstoy once said. How right he was! Now the darker months of the year are behind us, it is time for life’s brighter pleasures as we emerge from indoors to embrace the outside once again. We have just the thing for you in this edition of GG – with art, culture and travel destinations throughout the Caribbean. Ideal for getting off to the right start this spring.
Be inspired by Dee Ocleppo, who resides with her husband Tommy Hilfiger in a dream home on Mustique, a private island in the Grenadines. It is here that she leaves everyday life behind and draws new ideas for her accessories collection. The global art fan club “The Cultivist” promises exclusive access to the art world. Founders Marlies Verhoeven and Daisy Peat talk us through what members can expect and why art is booming. Also enjoying worldwide acclaim, the Dutch interior designers Jan and Monique des Bouvries have a healthy portion of humour that sets them apart. Featured too in this issue is Eileen Gray. We do not know much about her as a person. As an architect she was a groundbreaking force – and recognised to this day as the most important female protagonist in early 20th century design.