Dressing prominent locals and international visitors in the Bahamas is all a days work for fashion consultant Kedar Clarke, taking styling to a whole other level. Always the dapper gentleman, we just had to catch up with Kedar to give us all of his stylish inner secret spots that you must visit while in Nassau, Bahamas.
What city were you born in?
I was born in the beautiful city of Nassau, Bahamas!
I work as a fashion and branding consultant here in the Bahamas where I get to dress many prominent locals, as well as international clients. My focus is on ensuring that each client’s “look”, best fits their individual and professional brands.
It’s the Bahamas! You can come here year-round and find the most awesome weather ever! I’m particularly biased with the summer, though, since it’s around my birthday. I’m convinced that God made the weather perfect then, just for me!
I love small and intimate spots with my friends. There is this new lounge in Sandyport called “Circa 1890” that I love to go to. Wine, small bites, ambient music, and great friends-my kind of spot!
Well, there’s more to the Bahamas than just my one island, which is the capital city. We have 700 islands and cays that actually make up the Bahamas, with only about 30 of them being inhabited. Because that makes the options SO hard, I’d surely suggest any small hotel that offers visitors an opportunity to get a TRUE island vibe! Most of the larger hotels, like the Atlantis, which is on my home island, can be a bit on the “commercialized” side and not really give the most authentic Bahamian experience, so smaller hotels would be my top pick!
When you travel, where do you usually go on vacation?
Believe it or not, I prefer to vacation right here in the Bahamas! Since last year, I’ve started island-hopping; visiting as many islands as possible, until I’ve eventually visited all! Why leave paradise when it’s all around me?!
What do locals love to eat and drink? Is there a national dish I must try?
Well, personally I consider myself a hardcore “foodie”! We’re big on seafood, as you can imagine with us being surrounded by water. The most popular amongst Bahamians must be our “conch” dishes, though. It’s somewhat like calamari, but thicker. We cook it so many ways, so be sure to try ALL! We also have a drink that I’m sure you’ll only find Bahamians making, gin and coconut water! It’s a kicker using fresh coconut water, condensed or sweet milk, and gin (not the fancy kind either).