EXPLORE JAMAICA: TRAVEL WITH BAUGHAUS

Dana Baughaus, founder of Baughaus Design Studios, gives us a dash of the creative and beautiful vibes of Jamaica! We take a spiritual journey to the Caribbean Island where she shares all the Island’s secrets like what to explore, where to eat, where to stay - and most importantly, what design hubs to visit! Join us on this exciting trip - then book your vacation, pack your bags, and get ready for Jamaica!

54KIBO:WHERE TO STAY

DB: I love Villas and boutique hotels, especially those that integrate local designs in their space like Kanopi House in Portland. It’s romantic, idyllic, and in the middle of a rainforest on the Blue Lagoon! I also love R Hotel/ AC Hotel for a cultural exchange, it even has its own art gallery. Other great places are Rockhouse Hotel, Goldeneye Resort, Idle Awhile, Skylark Negril, and Tensing Pen.

54KIBO: WHERE TO EAT

DB: I have so many favorites! Stush in the Bush, Free Hill, at St. Ann is a farm-to-table dining experience, Whitehouse Westmoreland has the best conch, Miss Lily’s at Skylark has mouth-watering corn on the cob, Border Jerk is where you get festive with jerk pork or chicken, Far Out Fish Hut has great seafood, Pudding Stop in St. Ann has some of the best puddings (my personal favorites are pumpkin, sweet potato, and cornmeal), and the In Thing Restaurant serves delicious fried chicken! There are so many foods that you should try like the jerk pork, sausage, conch, steam roast fish, curried goat, and fried chicken. And don’t forget to have the Jamaican blue mountain coffee at Café Blue.

54KIBO: WHAT TO EXPLORE

DB: Kingston Creative Downtown Artwalk is a community of culture, history, and art that is a haven for any designer. You can also visit the National Art Gallery, Trench Town Culture Yard, Nanny Town, Dub Club, Denizen at Swiss Stores Down Town, and Sumfest or Rebel Salute to enjoy some Jamaican music!  

54KIBO: WHERE TO VISIT: DESIGN STUDIOS

DB: Baughaus Studio of course! But other great studios are Tamara Harding, Exquisite Wicker, Peace-is of Bianca, and Reve Jewellery.


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