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VIDEO: Simply the best

The entrance to The
Simply Red Food Festival.
(PHOTOS: GARFIELD
ROBINSON & JOSEPH
WELLINGTON)

IT was a baptism into gastronomic heaven. Food enthusiasts found culinary redemption for their anxious after-work appetites last Friday evening as the Heart Foundation of Jamaica staged the silver anniversary of its Simply Red food festival on the lawns of Jamaica House under the theme ‘Celebr ... Read More

Little Wine wine preservation system consists of a special
cork-like assembly with a tube running through it and a
pushbutton valve on the back. The curly 'vine' plugged into the
valve is connected to one of several preservation gas supply
options at its other end. It also keeps the bottles cool. Sipping on borrowed time
When you open a bottle of wine with friends and family, it usually disappears in a few minutes. Ther ... Read More

Give back while you swipe with NCB at Take Style Out!
WHAT'S better than scoring a great deal or discount? Earning additional rewards atop them and contri ... Read More

Financial Freedom Financial Freedom
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that: "All human beings are born free and equal in ... Read More

Sean John Plates: A Destination Experience

Thursday, October 02, 2014    

Fresh sauteed lobster with seasonal herbs and
truffle honey with a side of slow-roasted
sweet potato mash and avocado purée

Ahead of the much-anticipated Destination shindig at GoldenEye last week Saturday evening, guests enjoyed a unique Drive Experience lunch courtesy of ATL Autohaus and Destination Experience at Hermosa Cove, Ocho Rios. The lunch was hosted by Chef Sean John from the celebrated Spur Tree restaurant, New York, a fave of U2 and ranked one of the top five places to dine in America by Maxim Magazine. The Menu: Beet & hemp seed salad with organic mixed greens & raspberry balsamic vinaigrette ... Read More

Vows — It Was Destiny

Wednesday, October 01, 2014    

The groom gave the wedding party an opportunity to laugh during the ceremony.

En Route to the Altar... Collette Hinds and Robert Kelly were the kind of high school classmates who, despite seeing each other every day, lived in two different worlds: Kelly, as the captain of the Manning Cup team was a popular kid in school, while Hinds considered herself to have been "too much of a nerd" to be noticed by him, shares Hinds with Vows. Fast-forward to 2010, years after being practically strangers at St Andrew Technical, Hinds, now a caterer and Kelly, a used-car dealer, were ... Read More

Nicole Kidman reveals heartbreak at dad’s death

Wednesday, October 01, 2014    

Nicole Kidman

SYDNEY, Australia (AP) — Nicole Kidman revealed she was heartbroken over the death of her father this month and thanked well-wishers for their comforting thoughts and prayers. "We would just like to thank everyone for their love and prayers over these past couple of weeks," the actress and her singer husband Keith Urban said in a joint statement posted Tuesday on Facebook. "We are all heartbroken, but knowing we are in the hearts and thoughts of others is so comforting," they added. The ... Read More

Ed Sullivan statue stolen

Wednesday, October 01, 2014    

Ed Sullivan

LOS ANGELES, USA (AP) — Los Angeles police are investigating the theft of a solid bronze statue of Ed Sullivan from an outdoor exhibit at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The statue was taken Sunday from atop a pedestal in the academy's Hall of Fame Plaza in North Hollywood. A police statement describes the statue as standing 18 inches tall and weighing about 20 pounds. The Police Department's North Hollywood area burglary detectives have asked the public for any informati ... Read More

MORGAN: ‘Can’t believe’ Wal-mart blaming him

Wednesday, October 01, 2014    

MORGAN:
‘Can’t believe’
Wal-mart
blaming him

NEWARK, NJ (AP) — Tracy Morgan is responding to allegations made by Wal-Mart in his lawsuit over a highway crash earlier this year that killed one of his friends. Wal-Mart claimed in a court filing Monday that the actor-comedian and his travelling companions were partly to blame for their injuries in the June crash because they weren't wearing seatbelts. A Wal-Mart truck slammed into the back of the van Morgan and others were riding in on the New Jersey Turnpike, killing one passenger an ... Read More

At the call of Calabar

Tuesday, September 30, 2014    

Guest speaker at the event Dr John-Paul Clarke
(right) is greeted by COBA President Keith Whyte and
Jasmine Thomas-Girvan, wife of the late Professor
Norman Girvan.

Here, Sir! Here, Sir! Here, Sir! So we answer near or far Here, Sir! Here, Sir! Here Sir! Here, Sir! THE call was certainly answered and they stepped out boldly in their numbers for the Calabar Old Boys' Association (COBA) Annual Dinner and Awards held Saturday last at the Mona Visitors' Lodge. This year's theme was Transformation Through Science and Technology, and the guest speaker, was international aeronautic scientist and Calabar old boy, Dr John Clarke, an associate professor and direc ... Read More

Statement Pieces

Monday, September 29, 2014    

I'm inspired by nature and its beauty... like the texture of a tree or
flower, or the colour of the water - to find complementary fabric and
prints that reflect same makes creating pretty easy.

Fashion designer Toya Taylor describes her Toya Taylor Collection as the perfect marriage between androgyny and classic femininity. "I use a lot of classic silhouettes with a modern edge," she tells AW. Indeed her designs are, in her words, made for the woman who is not afraid of taking risks. Taylor explains that her collection "is a mix of bold prints and colours representing my island background: structured, clean lines that make perfect statement pieces". If Taylor is quietly upbeat, it's b ... Read More

Vows - It Was Destiny En Route to the Altar…

Monday, September 29, 2014    

The new Mr and Mrs Robert Kelly
cut their cupcake-themed wedding
cake which was designed and
baked by the bride herself.

Collette Hinds and Robert Kelly were the kind of high school classmates who, despite seeing each other every day, lived in two different worlds: Kelly, as the captain of the Manning Cup team, was a popular kid in school, while Hinds considered herself to have been “too much of a nerd” to be noticed by him, shares Hinds with Vows. Fast-forward to 2010, years after being practically strangers at St Andrew Technical, Hinds, now a caterer and Kelly, a used-car dealer, were soon to be re ... Read More

Discount Happy!

Sunday, September 28, 2014    

The Sunday Observer of November 1, 2009 succinctly announced the success of the inaugural event: “SALES SOAR”, while SO called it ‘A Rocking Night Out’.

What started as a litmus test to boost the slowed post-back-to-school sales of The Rock's retailers is now an official must-shop calendar event. Six years in, and a name change later (ditching the original Jamaica Observer Celebrates Fashion's Night Out moniker for the re-titled Jamaica Observer Takes Style Out), the economic-lifting initiative that this newspaper's Senior Associate Editor - Lifestyle & Social Content Novia McDonald-Whyte introduced to our shores -- backed by Observer Chairm ... Read More

Last Call In Paris

Sunday, September 28, 2014    

Elite Paris top model manager and supermodel-maker Helen Bodet
(second right) took a breather from the booking fury of Paris
Fashion Week to share lens time with Saint CEO Deiwght Peters
and his star faces of the moment Kai Newman (second left) and
Tami Williams.

Four fashion capitals, four weeks of high drama down the runway. The month-long global marathon of designer showcases for the Spring/Summer 2015 season that began earlier this month in New York before hopscotching to London, shifting to Milan, has made its traditional curtain call in Paris. In-between the star-gazing of A-listers seated front-row at the designer shows, and style watchers making furious notes of next season's hottest trends, The Rock was magnificently represented by the leggy be ... Read More



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