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Bermuda has been featured in leading African-American lifestyle magazine Essence.

The article, which highlights local tour guide Kristin White, is entitled The Black Girls Guide to Bermuda and appears here.

Kimberly Wilson writes: “While many are unfamiliar with just how delightful the island is, what makes it even more idyllic is the fact that it is only miles off the coast of the Carolinas and less than two hours away by plane.

“The best part: thanks to its sub-tropical climate, Bermuda weather is generally mild year-round so there’s never a bad time to visit (yes, even in the winter!).”

She added: “We’re not the only fans either. Bermuda has grown in popularity and appeal over the years largely in part because it was the location of the 2017 America’s Cup.

“The high-profile sailing regatta provided incentive for new hotels to open and old hotels to spruce themselves up, and even has attracted some of our favourite celebs such as Issa Rae, Terrence J, La La Anthony, Lance Gross and more.”

The article also features St George’s business Long Story Short: “One thing we love is a Black woman about her business. Not only does its owner Kristin White give one the best biking, history and architecture walking tours in town, her small but mighty bookshop carries a large selection of Black-owned books, candles, custom-made hula hoops and internationally sourced items.”

The African Diaspora Heritage Trail is also singled out. Ms Wilson writes: “If there’s one thing Black girls are going to do, it’s going to learn about diaspora history. And because Bermuda’s population is made up of 60 per cent by people whose ancestry can be traced from the West Indies and West Africa, it’s the perfect opportunity to learn the unique history of the island.

“Along the African Diaspora Heritage Trail, you’ll learn about ‘our’ brothers and sisters — through stories of the enslaved people in Bermuda before emancipation, museum exhibits and monuments spread across the island.”

The art collection at the Hamilton Princess also gets a mention and is rated with one of New York’s greatest museums: “No exaggeration — it’s worthy of Museum of Modern Art-level hype, and features pieces by Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst, Nelson Mandela, Banksy and Philippe Decrauzat.”

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Published August 23, 2021 at 8:42 am (Updated August 25, 2021 at 9:10 am)

Bermuda featured in Essence magazine

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