EARTH AND INSPIRATION
Porthole Cruise Magazine|September/October 2020
The organic forms of Cocoa Vintage ceramic jewelry bring life to your look.
SARAH GREAVES-GABBADON

What do avocados, Monstera leaves, toucans, and cocoa pods have in common? All these organic forms have been immortalized in ceramic clay and transformed into one-of-a-kind jewelry by Trinidad designer Crystal Antoine, owner of Cocoa Vintage. The Port of Spain– based creator’s simultaneously dramatic and delicate pieces are coveted by fashion-forward wearers, who gravitate to her wildly popular Cocoa Pod Collection of necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. Handmade and island-inspired, Antoine’s creations are more than mere accessories — they’re wearable art.

Design DNA

“Growing up, I was a ‘draw on the walls, paint on my clothes, don’t like math’ kind of kid. Luckily, my parents recognized my aptitude for art and helped me develop it. As an adult, I got into graphic design and became an art director at one of the top advertising agencies in Trinidad. But I never wanted to be behind a desk all my life and I craved more creative freedom. So I left graphic design to pursue another form of design: jewelry making. I had no formal training, just a passion to create.”

Pieces of Me

Continue reading your story on the app

Continue reading your story in the magazine

MORE STORIES FROM PORTHOLE CRUISE MAGAZINEView All

Sipping on the Sand

The unique beach bars near South Florida’s cruise ports are a perfect reflection of the shorelines they represent.

1 min read
Porthole Cruise Magazine
March/April 2021

St. Thomas, Sophisticated

A former cruise director revisits the tiny, charming paradise he adored...only to find even more to love.

4 mins read
Porthole Cruise Magazine
March/April 2021

Traditional Tlingit Tastes

In Hoonah, Alaska, food is about much more than just what's on the plate.

5 mins read
Porthole Cruise Magazine
March/April 2021

Mardi Gras Déjà Vu?

The ships couldn’t be more different, but the return of the Mardi Gras name to Carnival’s fleet may just bring revolution and renaissance to the line and industry all the same.

6 mins read
Porthole Cruise Magazine
March/April 2021

Let's Get Physical

Having long marveled at the technology of the high-end workout equipment on the high seas, Porthole goes all in on putting together a home fitness center.

3 mins read
Porthole Cruise Magazine
March/April 2021

From Russia With Love

Seen throughout Alaska, the matryoshka nesting dolls are as poignantly meaningful as they are increasingly adorable.

6 mins read
Porthole Cruise Magazine
March/April 2021

CONNOISSEURS OF COZY

Amsterdam has launched a lifestyle based on the convivial concept of gezelligheid: lively, comfortable contentment.

5 mins read
Porthole Cruise Magazine
March/April 2021

25 Celebrating Twenty-Five Years of Cruising

A Milestone, but far from Mission Accomplished...

4 mins read
Porthole Cruise Magazine
March/April 2021

RIDING THE STORM

THE BEST TIME FOR BIRDERS TO SEE THE FASCINATING STORM PETREL IS DURING A STORM. IN FACT, SOME LEGENDS CLAIM THE SEABIRD CAUSED THE STORM.

5 mins read
Porthole Cruise Magazine
November/December 2020

APPRECILOVING THE HARMONY

DIVE DEEP INTO RASTAFARI PHILOSOPHY AND TRADITIONS AT THE RASTAFARI INDIGENOUS VILLAGE.

4 mins read
Porthole Cruise Magazine
November/December 2020
RELATED STORIES

The Golden Iron Mineral

PYRITE’S MANY CRYSTAL FORMS KEEP COLLECTORS FASCINATED

8 mins read
Rock&Gem Magazine
June 2021

A SPECIAL VALENTINES MEAL CAN TAKE MANY FORMS THIS YEAR

As we come to the end of a collective year of pandemic firsts, Valentine’s Day is next up. And showing love and gratitude can feel more important than ever.

4 mins read
Techlife News
Techlife News #485

A CHANCE ENCOUNTER WITH LEAPY LEE

On vacation on the Costa del Sol in Spain, I happened across an English language newspaper named The Euro Weekly News. There was an article signed by Leapy Lee. I wondered, “How many Leapy Lees can there be in this world?” An email address was attached. I contacted him and indeed, it was the British singer of “Little Arrows” fame. “Little Arrows,” an international country rock hit in 1968, made it to No. 16 on the Billboard Hot 100 and sold three million copies worldwide. I set out to find what Leapy Lee has been doing since 1968.

3 mins read
GOLDMINE
March 2021

Dinosauriana Imagined 13

Dinosauriana Iberiana (A Spain-ful Endeavor)

5 mins read
Prehistoric Times
Winter 2021 #136

Reports of aggressive killer whales

Orcas have reportedly attacked sailboats recently off Spain and

3 mins read
Ocean Navigator
January- February 2021

Te amo

PEPPER DORTHEA TAYLOR & WILLIAM WESLEY SELF SEPTEMBER 12, 2020 • NATCHEZ

4 mins read
Mississippi Magazine
January - February 2021

THE SUZUKI HAYABUSA

Suzuki said the first Hayabusa invented a new category called Ultimate Sport. We said, “Yeah, right,”…until we rode it.

5 mins read
Cycle World
Issue 4 - 2020

VITAMIN D SHOWS SUPER impressive results IN COVID-19

Results just in from a hospital trial in Spain showed vitamin D to produce phenomenal results in preventing the progression of COVID-19.

1 min read
Alternative Medicine
December 2020

THE ART OF THE SNACK Amigo by Nai

This month's The Art of the Snack focuses on a savory destination from Chef Ruben Rodriguez who has taken culinary inspiration from his home in Galicia, Spain. NYers have the ability to enjoy a number of the dishes he grew up eating from his mother's kitchen in Spain. In addition, he gives us the scoop on the restaurant group that he is creating as well as a bit on Nai Tapas and his newest venture, Amigo by Nai.

5 mins read
Athleisure Mag
November 2020

DARCY GERBARG: THE NEW GENERATION OF 3DVR ART

Gerbarg's unique artworks are developed from cropped images taken from her 3DVR colored light sculptures, with a virtual camera, in a virtual world. The color' brush' strokes 'painted' with colored light in the virtual world (3DVR), and the entire process, exclusive of the artist's physical abstract expressionist stroke-making gestures, is digital.

2 mins read
Art Market
Issue #53 November 2020