Martha Stewart Features Chat 'N Chill®Apr 15, 2011 | Filed Under News & Events
Martha Stewart Goes “Off the Beaten Aisle™” and Features Exuma’s Chat ‘N’ Chill™ for Travel Cover Photo Shoot
America’s Most Trusted Guide to Weddings and Entertaining discovers a hidden jewel of The Caribbean and captures its unpretentious tropical island setting for the backdrop of its Special Travel Issue.
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GEORGE TOWN, EXUMA, BAHAMAS (June, 2011) –Chat ‘N’ Chill®, Ltd., a Bahamian restaurant and beach bar and special event venue located in The Exuma Islands, was the location of choice for the wedding cover scene of Martha Stewart Weddings ® Destination & Dream Honeymoons Fall 2010,a special travel issue. Wedding trendsetter and do-it-yourself entertaining queen, Martha Stewart, found refreshing backdrops at Chat ‘N’ Chill® for today’s brides and grooms seeking unique locations to host their destination wedding.
“Brides and grooms come to us looking to escape the typical big-box wedding experience,” says Kwanza Clay Bowe, owner of Chat ‘N’ Chill® and founder of A Wedding Breeze, Exuma’s premiere destination wedding and event planning company. “Our high achieving bride and groom clients are ‘always on’ and connected with their successful careers and businesses, professionally. Here, they relish in the rustic, laid back surroundings where they can enjoy an intimate ceremony and simply relax with their guests, totally uninterrupted.” In today’s glossy wedding market, where everything often looks the same, some engaged couples are seeking out settings that are not just like the last 5 weddings they recently attended. And no doubt, Martha Stewart is on top of the latest trend and has discovered a hidden jewel amongst The Exuma Islands in the beautiful Islands of The Bahamas.
“This is really great for The Exuma Islands as it will certainly provide substantial exposure not only for Chat ‘N’ Chill® and Exuma but for all of The Bahamas. This kind of publicity will also assist in developing other niche markets like boating and eco tourism,”says Bahamas Ministry of Tourism’s Charity Armbrister, Director of Central & Southern Bahamas.
The directional sign-post is the central element of the Martha Stewart destination wedding cover and is the most photographed spot on Chat ‘N’ Chill®’s beach with the picturesque sailboats and yachts in the background. While the sign post has been the ceremonial center for numerous weddings, the location for various catalogs, magazines and even a movie, this is the first time that the legendary beach bar has been featured for a magazine cover.
“It is an honor and a privilege that of all the thousands of beaches and 365 islands that comprise of The Exuma Islands, that Martha Stewart chose Chat ‘N’ Chill® as the spot for their destination wedding magazine cover photo shoot,” says Clay Bowe.
About Chat ‘N’ Chill™
Founded in 1998 by Kenneth “KB” Bowe, Chat ‘N’ Chill® is located on 9 acres with over 1000 feet of pristine white sand beach. Chat ‘N’ Chill™ is the natural setting for a private island, pre-nuptial beach party or destination wedding. KB says “I have always aimed provide ‘Knock Your Sandals Off Service’, where shoes are never required; it’s been our motto since the very beginning: ‘No Shoes, Kick Back, Just Relax’“.
Co owner and Certified Wedding Specialist, Mrs. Kwanza Clay Bowe, known as The Exuma Destination Wedding Expert™, has planned and organized numerous weddings and special events for companies such as Sunseeker Yachts, Vocus, Charles Schwab, Siemens, Hormel, The Orange Bowl Committee and many more. Chat ‘N’ Chill® was the location of the 2010 Miss Universe Beach Party when the event was hosted in The Bahamas.
Featured as one of the “Ultimate Beach Bars” in February 2009, Caribbean Travel & Life Magazine says Chat ‘N’ Chill® is a “successful-from-the-start beach bar that still manages not to feel contrived. Ken “KB” Bowe chose an ideal spot on Stocking Island – a beach-encrusted jewel just off Great Exuma – and built a bar/restaurant that excels at all the essentials. You can only get there by boat (which only helps the away-from-it-all ambiance).” For more information, and to explore private event and destination wedding options, visit Chat ‘N’ Chill® at chatnchill.com.
Kwanza Clay Bowe