Here is your first look at Harper’s Bazaar Interiors Magazine’s Travel Issue on Belize featuring the First Lady of Belize Mrs. Kim Simplis-Barrow. Belize’s First Lady was host to Harper’s Bazaar as she showed off the hidden beauty of our country Belize.
“We are ecstatic with the results and with the massive interest it has received on social media in the weeks prior to its release!” stated Luigi Irauzqui, International Style Editor for Harper’s Bazaar Interiors.
The May-June Issue of Harper’s Bazaar Interiors, featuring an eleven page spread showcasing the beauty of Belize, was officially launched at the opening night of BETEX on Wednesday, May 7th, at the Ramada Hotel and Casino. A feature that highlights natural and man-made elements of Belize, it gives readers a closer look at the simplistic, yet cultured lifestyle of Belizeans, depicted through the eyes of Mrs. Kim Simplis Barrow.
After a five day photo shoot and exploration of some of Belize’s top destinations and sites, Ambergris Caye, Placencia, Orange Walk and Cayo gained top exposure via the support and inclusion of Victoria House, El Secreto, Cayo Espanto, Turtle Inn, Silk Cayes & Splash Dive Center, Lamanai Archeological Site & Lamanai Outpost. Contributing their talents for the photo shoot were Fashion Designer Joris Hendrik and Make-up Artist Vanessa Awe.
Similar to what the Belize Tourism Board does with dozens of publications every year, the BTB provided local in country support to Harper’s Bazaar Interiors, at a cost of US $25,000. Director of Marketing & Industry Relations, Alyssa Carnegie, says that Belize stands to benefit from this partnership.
“If we were to pay for an advertisement of this nature, it would have cost us over $400,000 US dollars, and for this reason BTB welcomes low cost high value opportunities,” commented Carnegie. “This collaboration allows us to introduce Belize as a world-class premier vacation destination to travelers seeking authentic and personal travel experiences.”
Speaking of the collaboration, Editor in Chief of Harper’s Bazaar Interiors, Rue Kothari, says, “In Harper’s Bazaar Interiors we always strive to depict the most inspirational people, to reveal how their values and unique style translates to the way they live. It was our honor to present Kim Simplis-Barrow in the pages of our biggest ever issue; and to discover first-hand the natural beauty of the islands of Belize.”
Harper’s Bazaar Interiors magazine was launched in 2010 and has a very specific target audience between the ages of 35-55 and has an average household income of over US$1 million per annum. The magazine is available at major newsstands across the Gulf of the US, with specialist distribution to luxury hotels, spas, and high-end interiors stores. There is also regional distribution in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, and Lebanon.
The magazine is now available on newsstands and for purchase online at http://bit.ly/1fSxkEc.
Click Here for Behind the Scenes images and video of Harper’s Bazaar Interiors shoot in Belize.