by: Rebecca Singleton (Hanson) Designer of TABS (The Authentic Bermuda Shorts)

Bermuda is the proud home of the 35th America’s Cup and after the success of the series event in October, I can’t get enough of anything and everything to do with the event!

This holiday season get your loved ones something to mark the occasion by checking out the official merchandise of the America’s Cup and sailing inspired products by local designers. Here are some of my favourites….

The Bermuda cedar pens by Alan Murray are beautiful keep sakes and make a great present. It’s also super easy to slip them into your suitcase! Check out his collection online at: www.bermudacedargifts.com. Or pop into: Alexandra Mosher Jewellrey, The Island Shop, The Stationary Store or Hand Made (Dockyard).

I am the designer behind TABS and I’m very honoured to be an official licensee of the America’s Cup. Our best selling Bermuda shorts are now available with the America’s Cup logo embroidered on them. The complete collection is available online at www.tabsbermuda.com (we ship internationally) and select colours are available at s A.S. Cooper’s, Coral Beach Club, Luxury Gifts Bermuda and now Urban Cottage.

I love The Island Shops limited edition America’s Cup trays available at their store on Queen street. Mixed with Bermuda motifs and inspired by sailing and our ocean, Barbara’s signature style makes for a unique piece and a wonderful present. The tray is made of Lucite and is magnetic on the bottom so the image can be changed out or even personalized! Be sure to stop by the Island Shop while you are visiting. It really is an Aladdin’s Cave, with a wide range of Bermudiful Christmas presents.

With all this shopping, you are going to need a bag to put all your goodies in! Lifestyles Ltd. is an official licensee of the America’s Cup and they have created a range of gorgeous luxury bags. They are stain resistant and waterproof, perfect for the boat! You can pick one up from 129 Front Street, Hamilton.

Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoy your time in Bermuda and get a chance to get on the water.… you may even see some of the America’s Cup teams in action!

Happy Holidays!

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