Photos & Video: “Lifestyles” Opens In Hamilton

November 28, 2015

Carlita Burgess held a formal opening for “Lifestyles,” a new shop located at 129 Front Street which sells a variety of products including scented candles, bags and glassware.

Senator Vic Ball and BEDC Chairman Nick Kempe attended, and speaking at the opening, Sen. Ball said, “Mrs. Burgess partnered with her husband Mr. Charles Burgess to turn her love for creativity into a business enterprise.

“Mrs. Burgess is a true entrepreneur, with talents that include painting [as we can see from her hand-painted visuals in the shop], cooking and catering for private parties, and, as of late, designing products which have afforded her the opportunity to be involved in the Americas Cup.

“Some time ago, the America’s Cup sent out a call for products and Mrs. Burgess researched, designed, and produced sample products which were accepted by the America’s Cup committee.

“She then sold their product-line alongside other registered retailers at the America’s Cup event on Front Street this past October. With the strong support of Bermuda’s citizens they were thrilled to find that sales were overwhelming!

“Mr. and Mrs. Burgess made a decision to open a retail outlet to sell their products and Lifestyles was born! She brought onboard her long-time friend Marjorie Richardson Caines to be the Operations Manager for Lifestyles.


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“BEDC’s products and services assisted her in bringing Lifestyles to reality with the use of the BEDC Micro Loan, a 100% secured financial product offering up to $7,500 in bank financing and their new Letter of Credit programme, which offers a 100% guarantee in securing an HM Customs Line of Credit to defer payment of duty.

“In 2015 Mrs. Burgess’ life has changed drastically as she moved from being an employee to employer, producing a line of products with her own brand for a worldwide event. Mrs. Burgess has taken her natural talents, and made them work both for her benefit and the benefit of Bermuda.

“Mrs. Burgess story is a lesson in success and a true testament of what can happen when opportunity meets preparedness.”

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  1. geebie says:

    Congratulations!!!!

  2. Caroline says:

    Huge congratulations on both your entrepreneurial vision and your quality product. I bought several pieces at the pop up at the Americas Cup Village and am really impressed. You are an inspiration to others.

  3. Wow says:

    Well done. Best wishes. with Christmas around the corner we hope you do well.

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