Footprints Of Love

Venture down the cliff’s edge into the Caribbean Sea.

SO’s feature on where to spend a romantic Valentine’s weekend continues this week with an exclusive peek inside Cottage 6 at Jamaica Inn, Ocho Rios. The Way We Were The design team of Kathryn May and Rachel Chen of Artsmiths Design was asked to convert a simple two-bedroom timeshare co ... Read More

Moët & Chandon Champagne flutes are raised for the launch of the 10th anniversary of <InfoBold>Page 2</InfoBold>. A Decade of Page 2
Page 2 turns 10 on April 10, and we’re counting down in the most stylish way possible. Comme ... Read More

SO Cocktails With... Kristie Stephenson
The now instantly recognisable Job’s-tears bracelets by Story & Myth are stacked — a ... Read More

Dr David Lowe (PHOTO: ACEION CUNNINGHAM) My Kingston - Dr David Lowe
What are your earliest memories of Kingston? Going to Shakey’s Pizza in Manor Park with frie ... Read More

Gardening — February 7

With Betty Ashley | Sunday, February 07, 2016    

Schomburgkia tibicinis

Dear Orchid Doc: I’ve had a Schomburgkia for over 10 years and it has never bloomed. I got it from a blooming plant at the time. Doing my usual read of your column, I saw your response to a reader who’s also experiencing blooming issues. Mine is on a mango tree and not in a pot. Aside from possible insects, do you think having it on a tree is the reason it hasn’t bloomed all these years? It keeps growing though, and is big and beautiful. Your faithful reader, ­— Brenda ... Read More

Recipe Corner: UMIUM Ultimate Chocolate Cake

Thursday, February 04, 2016    

Pâtissier Trevanne Donegal presents her delicious UMIUM Ultimate Chocolate Cake. 
(Photo: Michael Gordon)

“Nothing says ‘I Love You’ like the sweet, decadent aphrodisiac that is chocolate, and what better way to show your love than to bake it in a cake with locally made and Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards Best New Product nominee, UMIUM Chocolate Coconut Spread? Let’s bake love!” — Trevanne Donegal Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Award-winning caterer for The Layer Cake. Ingredients: 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 cups sugar 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powd ... Read More

For the Love of Chocolate

Thursday, February 04, 2016    

Chocolate spread on bread

When it comes to the recipe for romance, chocolate is often Cupid’s (other) weapon of choice. Known the world over for its aphrodisiac qualities, love and chocolate have gone hand-in-hand for centuries. With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, Thursday Life checked in with two of our Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Award-winning chocolatiers to find out what sweet treats will be making their way from the farm to the table for V-Day this year! June Gottgens ­— the brains behind ... Read More

For the Love of Chocolate - Mount Pleasant Farm Chocolatiers

Thursday, February 04, 2016    

Averell French for Mount Pleasant Farm Chocolatiers

AVERELL French, proprietor of Mount Pleasant Farm Chocolatiers, applies a farmer’s perspective to chocolate making, something he finds uniquely beneficial. “We like to take things from the plant to the plate; we find that this approach works really well for us, because we are better able to control the quality of the product, and indeed the entire production process, so it’s quite rewarding from a farmer’s point of view. In Jamaica we are truly blessed with having qua ... Read More

Recipe Corner Rainforest Seafoods

Thursday, February 04, 2016    

Foil-roasted salmon rundown snapper served with crackers

ASH Wednesday — which kicks off Lent and Valentine’s Day — are reason enough to try out these seven recipes courtesy of Rainforest Seafoods. Bon Appètit! FOIL-ROASTED SALMON RUNDOWN SNAPPER SERVED WITH CRACKERS Ingredients: 1 4oz Rainforest Seafoods salmon fillet 2 tbsps Rainforest Seafoods lemon spice 1 clove minced garlic 1 small Scotch bonnet, sliced 1 small onion, diced 1 small carrot, diced 2 oz chopped cabbage 1 sprig thyme 1 stalk escallion 4 pimento s ... Read More

A taste of Jackson Family Wines

With Christopher Reckord | Thursday, February 04, 2016    

Guests listen attentively to Mark Kilbride’s presentation at the Jackson Family Wines dinner hosted at CPJ Market.

The Jackson family-owned wineries are both a family business and a family passion. In addition to the flagship Kendall-Jackson and La Crema wineries, Jackson Family Wines owns some of the most esteemed wineries in California, including Arrowood, Byron, Cambria, Carmel Road, Edmeades, Freemark Abbey, La Jota, Matanzas Creek, Stonestreet, Lokoya, Cardinale and Verité. The portfolio also includes the international properties of Château Lassègue in Bordeaux; Ten ... Read More

Jamaican Style Money Guide: Wise Monkey Know Which Tree Fi Climb

With Cherryl Hanson-Simpson | Thursday, February 04, 2016    

We have recently been looking at the importance of saving in designing a financial success plan. While it is critical to consistently put aside a portion of your income to create an emergency account and build an opportunity fund, the reality is that saving alone won’t make you rich. Saving is essential to help you develop discipline with money, and it also allows you to focus more attention on accumulating money instead of just spending it. In addition, your savings can give you a head s ... Read More

VOWS - The Flavour of Love

Monday, February 01, 2016    

Relishing their roles as flower girl, ring bearer, and mini bride, respectively, were (from left) Safiyah Sanderson, Jaiquan Logan, and Kiara Anderson.

For George Junior Matthews, personal chef to the US ambassador to Jamaica, and his sweetheart Sandra Marlene Anderson, the recipe for romance called for marination. The two initially crossed paths five years ago at the US Embassy, and for George it was love at first sight. However, it would take a bit of persistence on his part for Sandra to see that they were meant to be. “He would always come by to say hi, and for me it was just that. He kept asking me for my number but I kept changin ... Read More

SPOTTED - Elgar Johnson, fashion director at British GQ Style

Sunday, January 31, 2016    

British GQ Style Fashion Director Elgar Johnson

Who? Elgar Johnson, fashion director at British GQ Style. Where? The Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel. When? Wednesday, January 27, 2016. We’re doing a shoot in Kingston for British GQ Style… I basically wanted to show our readers a bit of the incredible Jamaican culture (Johnson’s father is Jamaican) which I feel is often copied. It’s always better to do and see the real thing, to educate people on how amazing the city, the country and the people are. The idea was bor ... Read More

Hello From The Other Side

Sunday, January 31, 2016    

Let the romance begin…You’ve got five acres wrapped around a stunning pool and 22 suites in the main hotel building and four adjacent villas.

Where to cosy up this Valentine’s just got that much easier with the opening of the luxurious boutique hideaway The Cliff Hotel & Spa in Negril. The new resort is a reinterpretation of the former Moon Dance Resort and is managed by renowned hotelier Mary Phillips. Let the romance begin… You’ve got five acres wrapped around a stunning pool and 22 suites in the main hotel building and four adjacent villas. Take to bed… In one, four or five bedrooms - each with i ... Read More



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