I've just returned from an extensive photo shoot at Christophe Harbour, St. Kitts. It's been over a year since my last visit and what a year it has been on the island: the announcement of a major new villa project, commencement of construction on the Park Hyatt, further excavation of the marina. But for me, the main attractions were the new homes that have recently been complete. Their aesthetic foreshadows the future architectural vision of Christophe Harbour—and it's spectacular.
The 70-degree temperatures on Kiawah this week reflect the generally mild season we've enjoyed this year. In the next few days, however, freezing temperatures will give us our first real taste of winter. With heaters kicking in and fireplaces lighting for the first time all year, it seems an appropriate moment to think about our good friends on the Eastern Caribbean island of Saint Kitts.
Construction of The River Course Clubhouse is in the final stages and moving forward with rapid momentum. By early November, a third of the rooms are slated to be completed with the remainder of the structure to be finalized by late November. Nationally recognized interior designer, Atlanta-based Jackye Lanham, along with interior architect, Stan Dixon, have meticulously and laboriously studied each facet of the building to ensure that the Clubhouse becomes, once again, the cornerstone of the Kiawah Island Club. Having designed the interiors in both the Cassique Clubhouse and The Lodge at Doonbeg, Lanham and Dixon have a rich history with Kiawah Partners and have brought with them a vast amount of knowledge and experience in both residential and commercial design to Kiawah Island.
The Kiawah Island Club recently sat down with Jackye Lanham to discuss the redesign of The River Course Clubhouse.
Kiawah Island is still flying on cloud nine after the recent success of hosting the 2012 PGA Championship, but Kiawah isn’t the only one celebrating a flourishing season. Our sister properties, Christophe Harbour in St. Kitts and The Lodge at Doonbeg in Ireland, also have exciting news of achievement—from new construction to enviable accolades.
Freshfields Village presents…A Strut Above: An Evening Event and Fashion Show to benefit the Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center. Couture and caring join forces when summer’s top fashions hit the runway this season. Join emcee Rosanna Krekel of The Fashion Group International for a night of celestial styles. All proceeds will benefit the Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center. The event begins with a cocktail hour, hors d’oeuvres, and a silent auction on the green at Freshfields Village.
Spring is a busy and bountiful time on Kiawah! The Island is currently in the process of reviving itself after an easy and enjoyable winter this year. The flowers are budding, the fairways blooming in vibrant greens, and the waters warming in anticipation of the coming months.
Following the monumental success of the inaugural tournament in 2011, Doonbeg, Ballybunion, and Lahinch – three of the world’s finest golf courses – are proud to once again present The Great Irish Links Challenge. Only 600 golfers will have the opportunity to compete on these legendary links courses on the Emerald Isle, and enjoy renowned accommodations – including the host venue The Lodge at Doonbeg – and experience the famed Irish hospitality!
The Art & Wine Walk at Freshfields Village is back for its seventh year, with a celebration that marries wine, art, music, and more! Residents and visitors are invited to watch live art demonstrations and view works from local and visiting artists in participating stores. The event is free and takes place February 17, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
In this season of joy and abundance, so many children still do without. Please consider a donation to Lowcountry Orphan Relief. Dedicated to providing aid to abandoned, abused, and neglected children in the tri-county area, the organization relies heavily on community support to bring simple essentials to those in need.