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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

Gardening — April 16

Sunday, April 16, 2017    

Vanda orchids

Dear Orchid Doc: Can I mix two different types of insecticide in the same gallon of water to spray for two different problems with my orchids? Actually, I was told that it could be done! Having done it, however, my orchids are burnt. What can I do to rectify the situation? Aavea Dear Aavea: You can use two different insecticides in the same gallon of water; however, one must be careful of the strength. Usually, there is a range, for example: 1 -2 teaspoons per gallon of water. In this cas ... Read More

Carnival Splash

Saturday, April 15, 2017    

LightRey Photography - Richard Reynolds

With Beach J’Ouvert mere hours away, your Get The Look team is splashing right in! Pun definitely intended. Here’s how to create this gorgeous, ever-so-glamorous Carnival make-up look. You will need... Gold leaves from any local craft or fabric store Rhinestones Spirit Gum Cosmetic Glitter Glitter Sealant Here’s How To Get The Look... 1. Cleanse face thoroughly. Apply a non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores) moisturiser, primer (eg, Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser by Ma ... Read More

Video: Stirring the Pot at Pier 1, Montego Bay

Thursday, April 13, 2017    

Braised oxtail with plantains and steamed vegetables (Antonio Graham)

As we ready to celebrate two decades of excellence in food service, delivery and presentation, we are stepping out bolder and starting our countdown this year by encouraging all to take a long, hard look at our culinary landscape — how far we have come, and, naturally, the possibilities. Our initial focus has been on our chefs, the master architects of our island’s intoxicating flavours who are charged to introduce our island fare to us and visitors to our shores. The Caribbean, wi ... Read More

Video: Stirring the Pot at Mystic Thai

Thursday, April 13, 2017    

Althia Moore customer service representative at Smart Solutions joined the Stirring The Pot tour. (Antonio Graham)

Our MoBay Stirring The Pot continues at Fairview Towne Centre, home of Mystic Thai, where the always affable and regal Kareena Mahbubani welcomes us to her comfy dining establishment. No strangers to the restaurant, we immediately contemplate the beverage options and soon are sipping lychee martinis and smoked Mystic cocktails. These curated cocktails are as much a reason to dine at Mystic Thai as the menu options! We’re taking it light this evening, and as such, order the green papay ... Read More

Hook, Line Sinker!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017    

Massy Distribution Jamaica Limited Business Development Manager Melissa Bennett and J Wray & Nephew Commercial Director Cecil Smith enjoyed snapper and bammies, naturally paired with Appleton-infused cocktails. (JOSEPH WELLLINGTON)

With a yen for under-the-sea bites and the requisite trimmings and accompaniments (on the menu: pickled-onion topped snapper, succulent shrimp, piping-hot fish soup, and fried bammies and festivals), the Friday evening set ascended the staircase of the trendy Hope Road destination, 100, to its rooftop culinary haven, Captain’s Deck, for a fish fry that delivered flavour on the plates as well as an enjoyable night out. Wednesday Social continues Page 2’s drop-in at 100. Read More

The Art of Wine

Tuesday, April 11, 2017    

All set for dinner (from left), Roger Drinkall, acting national sales manager, Facey Commodity; Leon Dixon, CEO – May Pen Hospital; Denise Byfield-Dixon, marketing manager, Facey Commodity; Audley Knight, AVP service and sales support, VMBS; and Sutania Morgan, financial services specialist, VMBS. (Gregory Bennett)

Tuesday, April 4 was another memorable evening in Mandeville as Débè-Ann Lange-Chen of Cutting Edge Gourmet, Mike Turner of CPJ Wines, Audley Knight, AVP of VMBS Group, and Roger Drinkall, acting national sales manager, Facey Commodity, hosted their second wine-pairing dinner, complete with live steel pan music by Adrian Williams and live goldfish centre pieces. The Menu Smoked marlin chowder with crème fraiche paired with Las Moras Barrel Select Chardonnay Roasted m& ... Read More

Vows: A Love That Blossoms

Monday, April 10, 2017    

The couple gaze adoringly into each other’s eyes. (Levar Gordon, Visual Embrace Photography)

Seven years of courtship culminated at the altar on November 12, 2016 when medical doctor Kristen Robinson and chef/caterer Kamar Barrett were joined in holy matrimony at the University of the West Indies Chapel, Mona. VOWS shares their story. The initial encounter, as told by Kristen… “I met Kamar 14 years ago while Christmas shopping at Tropical Plaza. We went out once and then lost contact. While I was at medical school seven years later, a friend of mine reintroduced us. Kamar ... Read More

AW Fashion: Courtney Washington’s Rebirth

Monday, April 10, 2017    

Inside Courtney Washington’s new atelier — The Orchid Plaza, 20 Barbican Road, Kingston 6.Romario Clarke

“I feel like this is a rebirth,” shared fashion designer Courtney Washington as he walked AW Fashion around his new, light, breezy and spacious 4,000-sq ft atelier located inside the Orchid Village Plaza at 20 Barbican Road, Kingston. No stranger to fashion merchadising and retail and, indeed, the fickle nature of the industry, the designer who moved back to Jamaica from New York six years ago, has, in his own words, “stayed relevant by filling a need; created what’s n ... Read More


Sunday, April 09, 2017    

A breakthrough Elba impressed audiences as drug kingpin Russell ‘Stringer’ Bell in the HBO crime series The Wire.(OBSERVER)

Hushed whispers floated around Kingston two Wednesdays ago, that there was an Idris Elba sighting at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel. Could it be that the Hollywood star who has inspired many breathless fantasies, was actually here in the flesh? We prayed the rumours were true. Turns out, not only was the Brit here on location, but he and a film crew were said to be “exploring opportunities for shooting a movie” on our fair isle. This led to a dinner at Nirvanna Indian Fusion, hosted by JA ... Read More

Danielle’s LENS

Sunday, April 09, 2017    

Title: Market Rush
Location: Denbigh Agricultural Show, Clarendon
Danielle Mullings

She may only be in sixth form at Campion College but Danielle Mullings already exhibits the sophisticated eye of a mature photographer. She was first introduced to photography at five years old when her dad gave her a small camera and she became obsessed with how the little lenses refracted the world. From that time on there has never been a time when a camera was not a significant accessory in her life. The tool of her trade is a Red Nikon D5-300 with GPS, WiFi and a remote control. Many yea ... Read More



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