The 'Business' of Fashion

(L-R)  Rachel Christian, project manager
at Cari-Med, ‘popped’ on the carpet
in a sleeveless mullet dress from
Flirt Boutique. Digicel Legal &
Regulatory head Gail
Moss-Solomon told
a tonal colour story
in nude, with an
embellished sack
dress from
accessorised with beige
pumps and earth-toned
beaded clutch. Renée Menzie-
director of
Group showed off
her gam in a gladiator
floor-grazer selected from Flirt

Sunday last, the annual Jamaica Observer Business Leader Awards 2013 created a fashionable buzz inside The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel lobby as members of The Rock's business community strolled the scarlet carpeting in veritable trend watch of onyx-dominant attire; seasonally unexpected pops of colour; le ... Read More

Mario and Sky enjoy their first
dance as husband and wife to
Beyoncé’s After All Is said and
Done Vows - Party Hard for Love
How they met In 2008, socaphiles Mario Hoo and Sky Jarrett were introduced to each other by their m ... Read More

Art Museum The Architectural LEGACY of Our Time
A few weeks ago I was in Paris for meetings which honestly were not going very well. After three day ... Read More

From left: Heineken brand manager Nasha-Monique Douglas; TVJ producer Hertha Beckmann;
Ayesha Creary, strategist at Creative Marketing; Kaysia Johnson-Vaughan, Scotiabank
programmes marketing manager; and Ayisha Richards-McKay, attorney at law, Attorney
General’s Chamber. VIDEO: Nasha’s GNO
Heaven rains were ignored Tuesday evening as some 20 plus friends and associates of Nasha-Monique Do ... Read More

The Other Side Of... Tour Life

Sunday, December 14, 2014    

Jodi Stewart, her
husband Sean, his
dancers and crew
enjoy a day at the
Steve Irwin zoo.

Jodi Stewart heads Down Under with hubby Sean Paul and soon discovers that life is not all 'suite'... As I settled into the seat beside my husband Sean Paul, excited to be going to Australia for the first time, I messaged my mum to let her know we would be taking off soon and I'd link her when we landed. Fourteen hours later, band, DJs, crew and dancers in tow, we touched down in Sydney, Australia. As we settled into the fabulous Hilton hotel suite with its floating tub overlooking the city, ... Read More

My Kingston - Desmond Austin Marcus Mitchell

Sunday, December 14, 2014    

Desmond Austin Marcus

You have quite an interesting background... Thank you! I have been blessed to have a variety of incredible opportunities over the past few years. Growing up I was always interested in mentorship and helping others achieve their goals, and I have made sure to consistently follow that passion. After graduating from Harvard I had the chance to work at Google for two years in the marketing and sales department. Google is such an incredible company and I was amazed by the environment they are able t ... Read More

Cocktails With — Joan Webley

Sunday, December 14, 2014    

Cocktails With — Joan Webley

Joan Webley, founder of Nanook, has had a super-busy day and is thankful to be able to chill, network with women outside of her immediate circle of friends and enjoy a vodka soda with a splash of cranberry. First things first, though, why is she so passionate about Nanook? Nanook is about Nurturing All Nuances Of One's Kreativity; we are a place for creative enterprise and cultural appreciation; but it's also a social experiment of sorts. Everyone loves Jamaican culture and it seems that everyo ... Read More

Kingsley Cops A Big One!

Sunday, December 14, 2014    

Kingsley Cops

SOooooooo, not surprised really that the Caribbean Travel Awards deemed it fit to affix the title Concierge of the Year to Kingsley Blake of Round Hill Hotel & Villas, Jamaica. The inimitable Blake, who has been the concierge at the cashmere-chic Round Hill since 1974, makes each guest feel super-special. Indeed, according to Caribbean Journal which launched its inaugural Caribbean Travel Awards, honouring the best in travel and tourism across the region. "You'd be hard-pressed to find a fo ... Read More

Gardening - Dendrobium Orchids

DEAR DOC with BETTY ASHLEY | Sunday, December 14, 2014    

Dendrobium Orchids

Dear Orchid Doc: My orchids have been getting sooty mould for some time now. I have used a mixture of fungicide with a little Volck oil in the past ...what do you think about this mixture to get rid of sooty mould from orchids? —T Laz Dear T Laz: Oil on orchids in the sun is a recipe for trouble, because when the sun hits them, they will burn. The fact that you have done it before and it worked might be either a stroke of genius or sheer luck. Maybe the amount was enough to get rid of ... Read More

Nail Shimmer

Saturday, December 13, 2014    

Avon Metals: The line of Avon Brushed Metals

The festive season means a lot of sparkle. But if shimmery pieces are not for you, why not just take the flash to your nails. Shimmer is on-trend for the Christmas season, so be sure to utilise the confetti, gold flakes or brushed metallics in your manicures and pedicures. Glitter Ombre How To: 1: After applying a base coat and colour 2: Pour a little glitter polish from the bottle onto a piece of paper. 3: Apply a thick coat of glitter polish to the top of the nail. 4: Use the brush to ... Read More

The Business of Hair

Saturday, December 13, 2014    

(L-R) Lynette Chin-
consultant at
Sagicor Life. Debra Lopez-Spence,
vice-president of
small and medium
enterprises at

Last Sunday's Jamaica Observer Business Leader Award 2013 which was held at the Jamaica Pegasus has left us with little option save to declare that short tresses are quite the rage. Whether natural or processed, the corporate power brokers and established entrepreneurs were spotted looking fabulous with short and/or pixie cuts on the Business Leader red carpet. (PHOTOS: KARL MCLARTY & GARFIELD ROBINSON) Read More

...Sandals LaSource Grenada Resort, too

Saturday, December 13, 2014    

Grenada Resort

Sandals LaSource Grenada Resort, the newest Sandals resort, copped the award for All-Inclusive of the Year. (PHOTO: JOSEPH WELLINGTON) Read More

Vows - A Feeling So Great

Saturday, December 13, 2014    

Mr and Mrs Arvel Grant.
Happily married.

I woke up in heaven today She kissed me I floated away (away) Never felt anything so great... — Stop This World -- by NeYo How they met... "A knock, music and a slap in the head," explained the bride, "from way back when... yes, it has been quite a journey, but somehow love brought us here." Terri-Ann Campbell, senior GIS analyst at the Forestry Department, and Arvel Grant, Segmentation Revenue manager, Digicel Jamaica, met through mutual friends while at the University of the West I ... Read More

Sweetwood Jerk Adds A Farmers’ Market

Thursday, December 11, 2014    

Sprucing up her thyme, Michelle Thomas
adds the finishing touches to her products.

THURSDAY Life was caught off guard Saturday morning when we turned on the Liguanea Club slip road and happened upon Sweetwood Farmers’ Market, located at 78 Knutsford Boulevard, which is adjacent to Sweetwood Jerk Joint. We had no idea that there was a market, but would later learn from the owner that this was Day 2. Naturally we were eager to learn more… “I started the market,” explained managing director Marleen Campbell, “because I realised that there is a hug ... Read More



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