VOWS - The Sum of Our Love

Mr and Mrs

When Krista-Gaye Moore met Christopher Melbourne in 2007, in a math class to boot, she had no inkling that destiny was being written on their hearts. Seven years later they would exchange wedding vows in the presence of 95 family members and friends. Vows shares their love story. How they met... ... Read More

By Cherie Warner Accessories Caribe - Making A Statement
Colourful, in-your-face accessories were on show on the runways at the recently concluded Pulse Cari ... Read More

Saint International CEO Deiwght Peters (left) and JOL
Senior Associate Editor Novia McDonald-Whyte
share the historic front-page placement
of Calvin Klein runway model
André Doyley, and Brandon
Bailey for Prada.
Doyley lensed by famed photog Kevin Tachman.
Doyley’s Doyley's  Sainthood
SO sits down with Saint International/Y NOT model Andre Doyley, who stepped into the annals of fashi ... Read More

When Stars Align
How does one stage a social comeback after a one-year hiatus? Put a twist on the game of kings, and ... Read More

Cocktail with — Nisha Potoposingh

Sunday, June 28, 2015    

Nisha Potoposingh

Nisha Potoposingh is almost finished with her medical internship at the University Hospital of the West Indies, Mona. Hitting pause from the grind of the in-hospital learning curve, the confident and curly-tressed young doc is squeezing in a lunch date with her mum Ruth -- associate vice-president, sustainable energy, University of Techology -- at the recent Kiwanis Club of New Kingston's 25th anniversary luncheon at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel. Over sips of prosecco, she shares thoughts on where ... Read More

My Kingston — Major Basil H Jarrett

Sunday, June 28, 2015    

Major Basil H Jarrett

Civil Military Cooperation and Media Affairs Officer Jamaica Defence Force & President of the  Jamaica College Old Boys' Association What are your earliest memories of Kingston? My earliest memory of Kingston was not a good one. I was born and raised in St Elizabeth and when my parents moved to Kingston when I was about four years old, I was frightened by this big, loud, crowded place. I bawled for days having not once seen a cow or a goat or anything vaguely familiar to me since my d ... Read More

Two For The Show

Saturday, June 27, 2015    

Free-flowing waves with auburn highlights. At right: Fox’s long wavy tresses.

Fiction Fantasy nightclub kicked off its first-year anniversary Gatsby-themed soirée, hosting Hollywood actress Vivica Fox on Friday, and Real Housewives of Atlanta star Claudia Jordan on Saturday. Local hairstylist and fashion designer Lisa McIntosh-Aris, and make-up artist (MUA) Sue Gregg handled Fox's and Jordan's looks. It goes without saying that your Under the DRYER team has the inside scoop. Vivica Fox - Style & Go Vivica's hairstyle is low-maintenance and super-easy; you can ... Read More

Saturday Social: 'Tis Better To Give

Saturday, June 27, 2015    

RuJohn Foundation CEO Andrew Bachelor, who served as master of ceremonies for the
Iberostar Rose Hall Beach Hotel-hosted awards banquet, made a point alongside his sister
Christina, president of the foundation. Seated and looking on from the panel of speakers were
(from third right) Glendon Harris, mayor of Montego Bay; Patrick Prendergast, acting director of
the UWI, Mona Western Jamaica campus, and Chrys-Ann Crawford, marketing coordinator of

It all started with two siblings eager to be charitable on vacation trips to their mother's Jamaican homeland — toting along stationery supplies and book bags for children in need — and has now grown into a Hollywood celeb magnet Foundation that hosts weeklong acting workshops as well as baseball, football and basketball camps by American athletic stars, and, oh yes, it also awards a number of annual university scholarships. Andrew and Christina Bachelor started the RuJohn Foundation ... Read More

Saturday Social: All In The Family

Saturday, June 27, 2015    

Recent Campion College grad Brooke
Burrowes (left) and Ivey Business
School graduate Lauren Mahfood. At right: Attorney-at-law Sonya Goffe (left) and
LjeKarna Limited Chief Operating Officer
Anjule McLean sent smiles our way.

LOOKING to give a helping hand to the next generation, the Campion College Alumni Association (CCAA) hosted its inaugural fund-raising mixer at Countryside Club on Thursday evening. Dubbed 'Chillin' n' Grillin', the all-inclusive event, sponsored by Select Brands and Rainforest Seafoods, and which doubled as a wine-pairing shindig, aimed to garner financial assistance for students in need. CCAA President Adam Jones told Saturday Social: "We intend to build the scholarship fund so that no one i ... Read More

Table Talk Food Awards Jamaica Wrapped! Coundtdown To T&T and Grand Cayman

Thursday, June 25, 2015    

Even the most fabulous affairs must come to an end and we bring the curtains down on the 17th staging of the Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards with as much aplomb as when we cut the ribbon on Thursday, May 28, to declare the Food Emporioum open. The Stakes were certainly higher and we applaud the efforts of all. Thousands have declared this our best one yet. Never ones to rest on our laurels however, we have already started planning for # 18 where the bar will be raised even higher as we ... Read More

Award-Winning Liqy Liqy Icy Pops Get Supermarket Nod

Thursday, June 25, 2015    

Liqy Liqy-filled carts
and freezers will be
on the sidewalks and
in supermarkets this

Liq Fruit Bars (Liqy Liqy), which got the nod at the recently concluded Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards, will soon be in a supermarket near you. Sasha Palmer, CEO of Liq Fruit Bars, told Thursday Life that the gourmet icicles will be on the shelves in the next couple of weeks. "We will be in Loshusan, John R Wong, all the Sugar & Spice locations and there are more negotiations in the works," the enthusiastic Palmer revealed. "I have been having a lot of face-to-face meetings with ... Read More

NCB Turns Tables For Dad

Thursday, June 25, 2015    

(L) Retired businessman
Ainsworth Holness (left), with
his IT professional son
Ricardo, and granddaughter
(R) Wayne (left) and Nathanael Vassell showed off their new

Treats aplenty were on the menu Sunday last as National Commercial Bank made fatherhood and family bonding the focus at its inaugural Father's Day Brunch at the lush Villa Ronai, off Old Stony Hil Road. Three hundred of the NCB Group's top-tier customers from NCB Capital Markets, NCB Private Banking and Visa Signature, and their families celebrated dad in a memorable way. Indeed, a family that breaks bread together stays together and, according to Steven Gooden, NCB Capital Markets CEO, "We ar ... Read More

Money & Relationships: Then Comes Baby in a Carriage

With Cherryl Hanson-Simpson | Thursday, June 25, 2015    

Money &
Then Comes Baby
in a Carriage

We have been looking at strategies which couples can use to manage their money as their relationships develop through courtship, engagement and marriage. Let's look at some of the financial considerations that couples may face when a new baby comes into the picture. Save for medical expenses An increase in medical expenses is an unavoidable reality when planning for children. From the pregnancy test that confirms that the little one is being formed, to the hospital bill after the bundle of joy ... Read More

The Prisoner's Release

With Christopher Reckord | Thursday, June 25, 2015    

(L) No horsing around, a great night was had by Heidi
Lalor and Katy Wise!
(R) Sharing wine-tasting notes were Debra
Taylor (left) and Debra Lopez.

Orin Swift winemaker Dave Phinney made a "mistake" of sorts when he combined ripe Zinfandel, Cabernet, small lots of Petite Sirah, Charbono and Syrah to create what he thought to be a great red wine which he named 'The Prisoner'. His next step was to prove the naysayers wrong, which he did in fine style, when 385 cases flew off the shelves. This "mistake" had grown to 75,000 cases per year by the time he sold the brand to Huneeus Vintners, owners of Quintessa in the Napa Valley, and Veramonte ... Read More



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