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‘Par-teeing’ At Sunrise

Attorney-at-law Maurice Smith and Carolyn Yapp, marketing director at Iberostar The Club (RORY DALEY)

Dotted with food stations of myriad categories, branded watering holes, and canopied enclaves, the Carnival Saturday edition of the ever-popular Sunrise Breakfast Party series turned the water-saturated greens of the Constant Spring Golf Course into a veritable soca village, on April 22. Canvassing ... Read More

A Love Like This! (KENYON HEMANS) Vows cover photo: A Love Like This!

The newly announced Mr and Mrs Zico Barnett walk down the grassy, rose petal-strewn aisle at Trident Castle. (KENYON HEMANS) Vows April 24 - A Love Like This
Celebrating the holiest of unions, perfectly coinciding with the holy season, Zico Barnett officiall ... Read More

Alicia Burke (second right) in a custom dress by Jimi Urquiaga with (from left) Ajak Deng, in a customised Jimi Urquiaga dress, Saul Rodriguea in pants by Waltz Achok Majak in an Alberta Ferretti jumpsuit and Duckie Thot in a customised Jimi Urquiaga dress. (MARIANO VIVANCO) AW Fashion: Burke’s Call
Alicia Burke is on a roll. The Pulse model beauty recently landed her second advertising campaign fo ... Read More

A Tasty Debut

Thursday, February 16, 2017    

Orders of brick oven-style pizzas (ACEION CUNNINGHAM)

A look at the menu at Debut Brick Oven Pizza Restaurant immediately gives the feeling that you are about to experience a culinary journey. Menu options certainly draw from different parts of the world. These include Indian chicken tikka, Lebanese chicken shish tauak, honey and mustard glazed barbecue pork sausages, jerk chicken, home-made cheese ravioli and jalapeño cheese poppers. The restaurant is also one of the newest eateries in the resort city of Montego Bay and is located on ... Read More

Chill the wine, Not The Glass

with Christopher Reckord | Thursday, February 16, 2017    

Wine serving temperature guide by Wine Folly (Reckord)

This continues to be a sore topic for many wine consumers. Thrice last week I had to endure ‘hot’ wine. When one bartender even offered me ice for my wine, I thought to myself: “Haven’t we been preaching this enough?” Chilling the glass is for cocktails. Serving temperature is one of the three most important components in our control that will affect our enjoyment of wine; two other important components are stemware and aeration — letting the wine breathe. ... Read More

Empire State of The Rock

Wednesday, February 15, 2017    

Alicia Burke (second left) backstage at Jason Wu with (from left) Sora Choi, Vittoria Ceretti and Emma Aruda.

The New York Fashion Week (NYFW) Fall/Winter 2017 shows began Thursday last and The Rock’s formidable model contingent, as expected, answered the clarion call. The Saint International camp sent out the in-demand quintet of Tami Williams, Kai Newman, Naki Depass, Barbra-Lee Grant and Shena Moulton while Alicia Burke, a NYFW favourite, repped for Pulse. As his peers were doing last-minute prep, American designer Tommy Hilfiger — known for moving with the times — showed his seco ... Read More

Rocking the runway

Tuesday, February 14, 2017    

Tami Williams for Tommy Hilfiger

Here's a peek, see more in tomorrow's Jamaica Observer. Read More

VOWS - Everlasting Love

Monday, February 13, 2017    

Mr and Mrs Wildes (Jordache Jones, DASHproductions)

Andrew Wildes, legal officer in the Ministry of Finance and Public Service, and Jhennell Ann Todd, project economist at the Planning Institute of Jamaica, tied the knot on December 3, 2016 at Craighton Estate, Irish Town, St Andrew, before a select gathering of their close friends and family. The couple planned the intimate affair all by themselves. How They Met Jhennell reveals, “We first met while I was moving to an apartment which was owned by Andrew’s brother. I was awaiting ... Read More

Ms Von Strolley, At Your Service

Monday, February 13, 2017    

Seated at the table and awaiting a taste of Von Strolley’s nine-course gourmet bites were (from left) Until We Meet Again chef/caterer Rebecca Karram, Lasco I-Cool ambassador Timothy Skyers, Pink Apron chef/caterer Charissa Henry, 17 Layers chef/caterer Haleem Card, Caribbean Broilers project specialist Brittany Ho, Copperwood Pork Brand Manager Tina Hamilton, Lube & Chemical Supplies proprietor Richard Ashman and Roast Meats chef/caterer Simon Levy. (KARL McLARTY)

In her travels across the globe, 2015 Jamaica Observer Table Talk Awards-winning caterer Alexa Von Strolley would wilfully expose her palate to the ethnic fare of whichever country she was visiting, and always held a fascination with the pop-up kitchens she would patronise. Figuring it was worthy of emulation, Von Strolley was eager to put her own stamp on the conceptual culinary format on The Rock, and last Saturday, introduced her Kayter Pop-Up Kitchen at its Ballater Avenue location to family ... Read More

We Inspire... Girls To Be Strong Women

Sunday, February 12, 2017    

Rochelle Cameron (left), VP, Legal & Regulatory Jamaica, Cayman and Trinidad & Tobago at Cable & Wireless, and Dianne Edwards,  attorney-at-law, director, legal affairs, spectrum Management Authority (CORTIA)

We Inspire Girls To Be Strong Women is an extension of the initiative We Inspire Women that was staged last August by CEO Cortia Bingham. The thrust of We Inspire Girls To Be Strong Women is to traverse the island and host events of hope in high schools and plant the seed of positive inner conversation that ultimately leads to success and an abundant life. On Tuesday, February 7, the We Inspire team hosted their partners, The Jamaica Observer, Foska Oats, Elle & Vire, Curves, iCool, Lasco ... Read More

A Sexologist’s Guide to Kissing (an excerpt from The New Sex Bible)

Sunday, February 12, 2017    

Though kissing may be a deeply entrenched dating and mating ritual in our culture, many cultures have prospered without locking lips, which serves as a reminder that kissing is an erotic art (as opposed to a reproductive imperative). Making out results in a flurry of feel-good hormones that promote relaxation and bonding. Yet the sexes view it differently. Men are more likely than women to seek and initiate deep-tongue kissing, and they tend to utilise it as a means to an end (sex), whereas man ... Read More

SO Think Pink

Sunday, February 12, 2017    

Pink beaches of Harbour Island, the Bahamas (Observer)

The colour group is unmissable; at once a bold palette choice yet coolly sophisticated, it remains a statement-maker that tickles, provokes and inspires. As hearts and pulses race towards Valentine’s Day, SO is keen on making you blush with our pink issue. Read More

Cocktails With... Liz Levy

Sunday, February 12, 2017    


Named one of the ‘36 most creative women in advertising’ by Business Insider back in 2014, Los Angeles-based creative director & branding consultant Liz Levy steers motorcycles for fun, and regularly balances her chakras with fellow yoga enthusiasts. The strategist was recently on The Rock for the annual Destination Experience, an ideas-rich event that eventually led to this tête-à-tête. What’s your favourite drink and which publi ... Read More



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