Kids in the Kitchen

The campers are all attentive
as they watch Marshard
Anderson prepare his pizza.

With the summer holiday in full swing, parents have been in hot pursuit of creative and fun programmes to grab their children's attention during work hours. The million-dollar question is how to get them out of the house, occupy their time, and have the bonus of them learning something. One such ... Read More

Chef Mayuree Saipetch (left) and dancer Lalita Amorntheeakul (second left) were cheered on by
Kanya Amorntheeakul (second right), director at DITP, and Thalia Lyn, honorary consul to
Thailand, as they performed a traditional Thai dance. Far East delights on aisle four!
An unexpected treat awaited shoppers toting shopping baskets and pushing trolleys at Sovereign Super ... Read More

Opening its doors just two
months ago, The Teapot has
quickly developed an ardent
following of tea devotees. Care For A Cup O' Tea?
Keeping a promise to her dearly departed sibling Simone, who transitioned two years earlier, Jacqui ... Read More

Kaci Fennell with her visually
attractive cupcakes. Proceeds from
her bake sale went towards
purchasing meals for those in need.
(PHOTOS: GARFIELD ROBINSON) Food is love, food is passion
Miss Jamaica Universe 2014 contestant Kaci Fennell has food on her mind. "Food brings us all togethe ... Read More

Six tips for enjoying wine

With Christopher Reckord | Thursday, August 21, 2014    

Most red wines will benefit from
aeration, or what we regularly refer
to as ‘breathing’. Here, the wine is
being poured into a decanter.

While the enjoyment of wine is on the rise in Jamaica, there are still too many persons who have had earlier bad wine experiences that turned them against it. "I am not really a wine fan" is how they describe themselves. The instant I hear that I usually have a good idea what to serve them: an off-dry (slightly sweet), very cold white wine from a cool-climate region. Almost 100% of the time the response is the same: "This is not bad at all, I think I can drink this." Some might ask for the name ... Read More

Vows — Heart to Heart

Monday, August 18, 2014    

The eight-year transcontinental romance between London-based school principal Michael O'Grady and RJR Communications Group director of communications and multimedia Yvonne Wilks had its happy ending on Saturday, August 9 when the lovebirds tied the knot in a beautiful wedding ceremony at the Webster Memorial United Church. Vows takes you to the chapel of love. Pre-wedding jitters were nowhere in sight as Yvonne Wilks patiently sat in air-conditioned comfort in the backseat of the Toyota SUV in ... Read More

Sounding The 'Alarm'

Monday, August 18, 2014    

Kia Williams, creative director of Those Creative People, bet on black in her dark leggings and top, which she teamed with a charcoal Jessica Simpson jacket and vintage zebra print lace-up wedges (inset).

New Caribbean Cinema's premiere of its anthology of film shorts lensed by six of The Rock's directing talents, drew a fashionable crowd out on the town last Wednesday evening at the Carib Cinema. AW Fashion hit the red carpet and freeze-framed our fave on-trend looks. PHOTOS: JOSEPH WELLINGTON Sounding The 'Alarm' --> Read More

Remembering Robin Williams

Sunday, August 17, 2014    

Insomnia (2002)
The late actor (right) played the antagonist, a crime
writer who mentally toys with Al Pacino’s policeman
character in the suspense thriller Insomnia.

Hollywood, and the entertainment-loving world far and wide outside the confines of Los Angeles, took a collective gasp of shock when news outlets reported the suicide of Academy Award-winning actor and beloved comedian last Monday. His was a death that came out of nowhere -- completely unexpected and gut-punching by virtue of the fact he was so universally adored for his comedic high jinks. Couch potatoes were first introduced to the stand up comedian on the hit TV show Mork & Mindy that ... Read More

Robin in Paradise

Sunday, August 17, 2014    

Word finally came on Monday, July 3, 2006 that we'd be able to spend a day on set with actor Robin Williams at the exclusive boutique hotel Royal Plantation, Ocho Rios, managed at that time by Jaime Stewart. Williams, Mandy Moore, Eric Christian Olsen and Christine Taylor were already on location when we arrived at the property in the early hours of the morning. Our day was spent watching scene after scene - incredible to wrap our heads today around the fact that these were pre-selfie days. Pa ... Read More

A 'Journey' Worth Taking

Sunday, August 17, 2014    

Debra Lopez-Spence (left) vice-president, small and medium enterprises at Scotiabank, Sharon Lake (centre), WLI chair, and Renee Menzies-McCalla,
WLI co-chair, public relations and events planning committee, looked super-glam for the evening's premiere. (PHOTOS: GARFIELD ROBINSON)

It was a night at the cinema for charity supporters out for The Women's Leadership Initiative-hosted premiere of the comedy-drama The Hundred-Foot Journey at the Palace Cineplex last Thursday evening. Based on the best-selling novel by Richard Morais, the engrossing motion picture stars Academy Award-winning actress Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal and Charlotte Le Bon and is executive produced by Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey. The lushly scenic drama which held viewers enraptured with i ... Read More

'Golding' Girl

Sunday, August 17, 2014    

It's been a year since we met the leggy Tasmin Golding at the luxe Corinthia Hotel, London during Fashion Week. She was at that time in serious Fine Art Painting mode at the University of the Arts Wimbledon College but blessed with great genes and an enviable height of 5'11", it was hard not to cast a furtive glance at the runway. No surprise really that she was bitten by the fashion bug and made the finals of Britain and Ireland's Next Top Model. "It was an experience," she tells SO, "that took ... Read More

My Kingston - Oneal Johnson

Sunday, August 17, 2014    


What are your earliest memories of Kingston? One of my earliest memories would be being taken out to restaurants on the weekend by my mum which would end with a stop at Devon House for ice cream. What's the most memorable meal you have enjoyed in Kingston? Curried shrimp and bammy from Gloria's in Port Royal. What would be your must-visit locale recommendations to a first-time visitor to Kingston? I would suggest that they explore the culinary landscape that Kingston offers. Stop in and din ... Read More

Cocktails With - Avril Leonce

Sunday, August 17, 2014    


We spot the vivacious banker Avril Leonce catching up with business associates and friends last Tuesday evening at the Courtleigh Hotel & Suites in New Kingston. She is, too, in the mood for a chat. What finds you at the Rotary Club of New Kingston's social this evening? I was invited by the club as we share a common goal, that of impacting our surrounding community of New Kingston through special projects. What's your cocktail of choice? I enjoy a good Scotch whiskey and preferably ... Read More

Tasmin the visual artist

Sunday, August 17, 2014    

And the Peaches,
And the Mangoes
you could sell for me
Oil on canvas. At right: All this,
and Heaven too
Oil on canvas

My artistic focus was negotiating female subjectivity and representation within the surrealist practices. During my art education I was particularly fascinated by self-portraiture in terms of the psychology of feminine self-identity, spectatorship and narcissism in works I created and also by Frida Kahlo. I think my interest in female representation has a lot to do with my obsession with fashion and fashion photography. Read More



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