Written by: Samantha Evans
27 Jul, 2012
T’s Fashion House
On July 20, T’s Fashion House opened one door down from Inspirations Beauty Supply Store on Forest Drive. Owner, Latoya Ferguson, loves fashion and has been in the fashion industry for many years. In fact, she managed a clothing store for a while.
Her new store specializes in fashionable wear for women including dresses, pants, tops, shoes, costume jewelry and limited accessories. Clothing sizes range from adult small to plus sizes. She also carries bags, clutches, swim wear, hair accessories and flip flops.
Latoya plans to add a limited amount of dresses in the coming months along with a variety of other accessories. Her motto is “Divas Sanctuary” as she believes that everyone who visits her store will feel right at home. The store is open Monday to Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Idamae’s Fashions and Tailoring Shop
Jacques Ifreme is the tailor at Idamae’s Fashions and Tailoring Shop located in Audrey’s Convenience Store Marsh Harbour. Before moving to this location, tailor Jacques worked from Just Ruth’s then relocated to Spring City. However, he realized that this was too far for his customers so decided to lease a small space in town.
He specializes in government and private school uniforms, men’s suits and dresses. He is now taking orders for school uniforms and can provide the material as well. He will have some ready-made uniforms in stock too.
Jacques will have short and long neckties for all schools in stock within the coming weeks. As a special for back-to-school, he will sew the crest on the blouses of all uniform clients free of charge. Customers will also be able to purchase socks and shirts from Idamae’s Fashions and Tailoring Shop as well.
According to his wife, Idamae, they will be making hats and repairing them too. She will be selling motivational t-shirts soon. Many more things are to come in the near future. Jacques works Monday to Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the store but works longer hours at his Spring City location. He works on Sundays when emergencies arise or when he has an influx of pieces to prepare. No job is too big or too small for Mr. Jacques. He can be reached by calling 458-1253.
Red’s Kitchen opened recently a few doors west of the National Insurance Office on Front Street.
Red’s Kitchen specializes in Bahamian cuisine such as fried chicken, fish, cracked conch, conch burger, hamburgers, chicken burgers, salads, various sides such as macaroni n’ cheese, plantain, potato salad, cole slaw and beverages.
Meals range in price from $5 to $12.
On Fridays and Saturdays they serve conch fritters.
In the coming months, they will be selling chicken fingers and various wraps. The grill will also be open on weekends.
Those who have a sweet tooth can enjoy the coconut and pineapple tarts available.
Patrons are encouraged to visit the location to try their daily specials Monday to Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. The owner of this establishment is Lorraine Nesbitt.
The phone contact of Red’s Kitchen is 475-6441.
Sweets by Meeks
Tamika McIntosh is a pastry chef on the island and the owner of Sweets by Meeks. After working as a pastry chef for two years she decided to open her own business a few months ago.
She has a successful career which she enjoys but her expertise was being sought outside of work hours to bake privately for functions and individuals. She specializes in theme cakes, cheese cake, birthday cakes, pies, cookies and pastries.
McIntosh tells of how she grew up watching her grandmother cook and bake which she realizes fueled her passion to become a pastry chef. She is looking forward to opening her first location in the Marsh Harbour area very soon then opening a second store in Nassau.
McIntosh works every day except Saturday and can be reached at 475-1851.