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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!
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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

Vows: Love at first sight

Monday, April 03, 2017    

Dwight Morgan anxiously awaits his bride. (SnapShots Photo & Video Creation, Sandals  & WD Multimedia Services)

Norman Manley Law School final-year student Rashema Gordon and process technician Dwight Morgan tied the knot on February 18, at the Sandals South Coast Overwater Chapel, Montego Bay. Vows takes you to the chapel. How they met, as told by Rashema... It was August 2003, and I had just moved to Rex Nettleford Hall at the University of the West Indies, to pursue a double major in History and Philosophy. It was the final night of orientation and hall induction, and I decided to participate in the ... Read More

Lubica’s Fever Collection

Monday, April 03, 2017    

Olive Green
The skirt opens to reveal flared trousers. (Cortez Vernon)

With a collection as sizzling hot as a typical August day in Jamaica, it’s little wonder that Slovakian-born designer Lubica has named her latest collection “Fever”. All Woman Fashion shares an exclusive peek at a collection that’s a true testament to the name. Lubica who was was named designer of the year at the Jamaica Observer Style Awards in 2010, told AWF that her latest collection was inspired by the popular song Fever by local artiste Vybz Kartel and features s ... Read More

Guess Who's Coming To Dîner?

Sunday, April 02, 2017    

National Commercial Bank staffers (from left) Audrey McIntosh, private banking centre manager; Ryan Murdock, private client account executive; Elizabeth James, regional manager; Steven Gooden, NCB Capital Markets chief executive officer; Belinda Williams, manager, corporate communications and social responsibility; and Rohan Edwards, manager, retail banking (Photos: Observer File)

A chic appointment in white was the dictate on the social calendar as JUTC chartered buses snaked their way last Saturday evening through the capital's busy thoroughfares. Aboard: guests styled to the nines in white-appropriate ensembles, en route to the return of the highly anticipated third staging of the flash-gather picnic, Le Dîner en Blanc Kingston. Destination: a traditional well-kept surprise that this year — as the buses, dispatched from the Liguanea Club, Hope Garden ... Read More

Cocktails with... Melissa Mcintosh

Sunday, April 02, 2017    

It’s the third staging of Le Diner en Blanc Kingston, this year at city landmark Devon House, and we’ve just counted therapist and YB Afraid Foundation Executive Director Melissa McIntosh — a familar face — among the bon vivants and gastronomes in sartorial white. With conversation seamless and celebratory drinks the order of the night, the child-welfare specialist endures our playful interrogation with insight and perspective. What’s your favourite bubbly? I&rsq ... Read More

My Kingston - Jordan McClure

Sunday, April 02, 2017    

Jordan McClure
Music producer,
Chimney RecordsANTONIO GRAHAM

What are your earliest memories of Kingston? Climbing the coconut tree in the backyard. What’s the most memorable meal that you have enjoyed in Kingston? At a small ital shop in Vineyard Town; the food was served in a calabash. What would you do if you were mayor of Kingston for a day? Institute a day where reggae/dancehall would be paraded and recognised similarly to soca at a Carnival road march. What would be your recommendations to a first-time visitor to Kingston? Go to two par ... Read More

SUNDAY SOCIAL: 'All That Glitters'

Sunday, April 02, 2017    

Sagicor Knutsford Branch Executive Financial Advisor Selena Chin — R Danny Williams Trophy winner and Century Club president (KARL MCLARTY)

The Sagicor Group Annual Corporate Awards returned, last Wednesday to the Jamaica Pegasus hotel to reward and recognise their over-achieving staff complement, inspiring those present to “leave a little sparkle wherever you go”. Sunday Social gets festive with the ambitious #FamilyStrong set. Read More

BACCHANAL IS WOMAN

Friday, March 31, 2017    

Bacchanal Jamaica director Charmaine Franklin cut a rug in the deejay booth. (RORY DALEY)

The Bacchanal Fridays fête series expanded beyond the soca staple to accomodate an allegiance to dancehall, last Friday at Mas Camp. Themed Bacchanal & Dancehall, turntablist Creep Chromatic featured tracks from 1990s Shabba Ranks to present-day Vybz Kartel, while Dr Jay De Soca — out of Toronto touched down with hits that dominated last month’s Trinidad & Tobago Carnival. Dancehall breakout star Shenseea commanded the Arthur Wint Road crowd, whose lion share c ... Read More

The Ultimate Jerk Experience at Murray’s Fish and Jerk Hut

Thursday, March 30, 2017    

Escoveitch fish is low in calories and high in taste! (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, w ... Read More

An Irie Scotch Bonnet Lunch

Thursday, March 30, 2017    

Flash-grilled lobster served with garlic potatoes on a bed of lettuce with shredded carrots, cucumbers and shredded beets. (Photos: Kenyon Hemans)

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

Chefs to Watch For 2017 - The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel

Thursday, March 30, 2017    

Shanika Clarke, line chef, The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel. (Jamaica Pegasus Hotel)

THURSDAY Food highlights five more chefs who are charged with introducing visitors and locals to the best culinary offerings in Jamaica. This week’s featured chefs are from The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, Kingston. CHEF SHANIKA CLARKE Line Chef, The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel I was never looking for a career in the culinary arts… it found me! As a child I always dreamt of becoming a veterinarian. In high school it wasn’t my main priority until the ninth grade. My form teacher intr ... Read More



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