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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

‘Strolley’-ing along with Alexa Von Strolley of Kayter

Thursday, March 30, 2017    

Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards award-winning pastry chef Nadine Burie enjoys the Raviolo Al Uovo with roasted bacon, sage and garlic breadcrumbs with home-made ricotta. (Garfield Robinson)

And the first official judging commenced on Tuesday, March 21 at 18 Ballater Avenue, where award-winning caterer and chef/patron of Kayter restaurant Alexa Von Strolley along with her able cabal of ‘sous’ chefs threw down in spectacular fashion. Von Strolley presented to the judges of the Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards 2017 a five-course menu in the rustic- chic enclosed area of her pop-up establishment. It was the perfect opportunity, too, to present to the committee K ... Read More

In Pursuit of Great Malbec

with Christopher Reckord | Thursday, March 30, 2017    

Mixologist Milton Wisdom skilfully aerates the 2014 Chakana Estate Malbec as he pours.? (Christopher Reckord)

Fresh from a social media marketing conference in San Diego, USA, I was trolling social media (aka doing research) when I noticed a post from my neighbourhood wine bar on Instagram : “cellar8kgn: We are ready for our first “Sunday Wine Dinner” hosted by “Our Wine Guys”! Tonight it’s a #Malbec Dinner, where we’ll learn about the Malbec varietal and enjoy a paired three-course gourmet dinner with some amazing Malbecs, all in great company!!” Whil ... Read More

Vows: Together Forever

Monday, March 27, 2017    

Mr and Mrs Winston Wint enjoy a quiet moment. (Ventura Photo & Video Studios)

A perfect love story was sealed on December 31, 2016 when Winston Wint, a college professor from the Silicon Valley area of California, and Radeon Archer, Montego Bay-based attorney-at-law, vowed to spend the rest of their lives together. The Bellefield Great House and Gardens in Montego Bay was transformed into a veritable Garden of Eden by the wedding décor team at Tai Flora Luxe, using a colour scheme of purple and fuchsia, which stood out boldly against the garden’s folia ... Read More

James Black is Ready to ‘Fete to Deat’

Monday, March 27, 2017    

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A mash-up of prints that coordinate well with a myriad colours. (James Black)

Right in time for the Carnival season is the “Fete to Deat” collection by Jamaican designer James Black. All Woman Fashion caught up with the self-taught designer to learn all about the collection. James Black,who is the head designer and conceptualiser of the brand Yahdie Conscious (YC). She started it in September 2004, with the belief that YC would be the fashion brand to promote Jamaica in a positive light while being a pioneer in the fashion industry. The Fete to Deat Collecti ... Read More

In Hot Pursuit: The Auto Issue

Sunday, March 26, 2017    

With the recently hosted ATL Automotive-engineered Revolution Auto Show in our rear-view mirror but serving as active inspiration, we’re traversing the highway to aspirational  driving luxury, and making pit stops to spotlight a  number of the world’s priciest autos, the plushest interiors, filmdom’s iconic wheels, and offer up a sneak peek at the business district’s hottest new address — Porsche’s  showroom space.

With the recently hosted ATL Automotive-engineered Revolution Auto Show in our rear-view mirror but serving as active inspiration, we’re traversing the highway to aspirational driving luxury and making pit stops to spotlight a number of the world’s priciest autos, the plushest interiors, filmdom’s iconic wheels. We offer up a sneak peek at the business district’s hottest new address — Porsche’s showroom space.   Read More

‘Boulevard of Porsche Dreams’

Sunday, March 26, 2017    

The night-time facade of the New Kingston-based Porsche showroom. (Photos: MICHAEL GORDON)

Housed on the ground floor of the old IBM building on the corner of Knutsford Boulevard and Barbados Avenue in New Kingston, the soon-to-open Porsche Kingston showroom unquestionably injects a welcome rush of excitement along the business corridor more readily known for its financial and fast food business operations. From the furniture imported from Germany and tiles all the way from Italy, the showroom is an exact replica of any Porsche showroom worldwide. Indeed it is the first of its kind f ... Read More

‘Bankrolling Your Ride’

Sunday, March 26, 2017    


Already possessing the distinction of being the world’s priciest hypercars and supercars, these high-performance, tricked-out, super-innovative autos — as determined by The Drive ’s editor Mike Guy — all fall into the six-figure category, and should inspire serious speed envy. Be it the no-roof, no-windshield, no-side windows, naturally-aspirated 4.5-litre Ferrari Pininfarina Sergio (price tag: US$3 million) or the McLaren P1 LM (going rate: US$3.7 million) which has gold ... Read More

Cocktails with... Amoi Leon-Issa

Sunday, March 26, 2017    


We’re still in residence in the tourism capital of The Rock, Montego Bay, now sharing notes with Keneea Linton muse, bubbly enthusiast and Caribbean VIP director Amoi Leon-Issa. With over a decade’s experience in the hospitality industry, the destination management entrepreneur shares her approach to travel, ideas on commerce, and her penchant for custom designer wear and exotic teas. What sip always takes you on a mental vacay? The one thing that never fails to carry me away is te ... Read More

My Kingston - Wade Rhoden

Sunday, March 26, 2017    

Wade Rhoden
Visual communicator

What are your earliest memories of Kingston? My earliest memory of Kingston would be restarting prep school there. I had already started school in Manchester, where I was born, but my parents moved to the city seeking better opportunities for the family. In Manchester I was always used to lush green scenery. I quickly realised the difference between both places, not just in appearance, but also the feel of the environment. The stark difference in the level of urbanisation stuck out like a sore ... Read More

SO Gardening - March 26

Sunday, March 26, 2017    


I find your column very helpful. What can I do to prevent the lower leaves of my Dinah Shore vanda from going black, and if they are already black can the condition be reversed? Thank you. Joan Dear Joan: The Dinah Shore orchid is an extremely pretty red, which blooms up to six spikes at a time; however, there is a hereditary problem with the family, the black-looking streaks will always be a part of Miss Dina Shore. To my knowledge, there is nothing you can do to stop or prevent it. Enjo ... Read More



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