Carnival season's in full swing in the Caribbean! Oh the food; the music; the dancing! I can literally imagine myself there soaking up the fun and sun. However, since my budget calls for a 'staycation', I thought I'd channel an island breeze via MACO, a Caribbean lifestyle magazine published out of Trinidad and Tobago.
Derived from a French patois verb meaning 'to mind other people's business', MACO features the inspiring island homes of locals and ex-pats alike. More importantly, MACO offers a fresh perspective on what is commonly thought of as Caribbean design.
In addition to a mix of modernist and traditional, plantation-style abodes, MACO's homes are also infused with influences from places such as Africa, Asia and the Mediterranean.
While I usually pick up a copy of MACO when visiting my family in Barbados, this little gem is also available at Barnes and Noble - a first for a Caribbean-based magazine.
Do you feel an island breeze? I sure do!
[All images courtesy of MACO.]