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Vive la Gastronomie!

Crispy ham and white asparagus bruschetta served at cocktail hour. (Bryan Cummings)

The Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Bailliage de la Jamaïque ushered in anniversary number 31, Saturday last, with its annual induction of members at the u¨ber-opulent Moon Palace Jamaica Grande resort in the garden parish. Fourteen members were inducted. Our hosts for the evening were Clif ... Read More

Frenched chicken breast scented with rosemary, brushed with a balsamic syrup and served with sweet potato croquettes. (Joseph Wellington) Tarragon and Thyme
Last Saturday, Delicious Occasions Cooking Classes and Young Chefs Cooking and Baking Club welcomed ... Read More

Eel sauce is an option for a topping. (Aceion Cunningham) Thursday Night at G’s
Thursday Life had a recent craving for sushi, so off we went to G’s Sports Bar & Grill, ou ... Read More

A quintet Salut! from table two with Fromage/OAK principals Lisa-Gaye Chin (left) and her hubby Kirk (right) with (from second left) Nicholas McKoy, manager, Chad-Ad Distributors; his wife Tiffany, manager, Lee’s Optical Lab; and Janus Strategic Marketing Managing Director Lisa Hogarth. (Photo: Joseph Wellington) Deciding what
We have just over two weeks before Christmas Day, and the seasonal events have begun. I regularly ge ... Read More

Recipe Corner... Asian Glazed Ribs

Thursday, December 08, 2016    

Baby Back Ribs (Antonio Graham)

Spare ribs or Baby Back Ribs Marinade Ingredients: 1cup soy sauce 1/2 cup chicken stock (reserved for the cooking step) 1/4 cup brown sugar 3 tsp five-spice powder 3 tbsp sesame oil 2 tbsp fresh grated ginger 3 cloves fresh garlic, chopped 1 tsp cayenne pepper Glaze Ingredients: 1/2 cup hoisin sauce 1/4 cup soy sauce 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar (optional) 2 tbsp brown sugar 1 tbsp honey (optional) 1 tbsp freshly grated ginger Method: Set oven temperature to 350 degrees ... Read More

Vows: The Love of A Lifetime

Monday, December 05, 2016    

Duen shares the dance floor with his older sister and mentor Juanita Reid. (Dacx Productions)

When Sagicor Bank Personal Banking Officer Ruchelle Chin met Data Operations Engineer Duen Reid, neither of them knew that a customer experience would result in their exchange of vows on November 5, 2016. Vows takes you back to the beginning. THE INITIAL ENCOUNTER, AS TOLD BY RUCHELLE In December 2015, my cellphone fell and shattered and was sent overseas for repairs. It came back not to my liking, so I decided I would attempt to get it fixed locally. I visited Duen’s previous employe ... Read More

An evening of wine, fashion and art

Monday, December 05, 2016    

Jamaica Medical Foundation Chairman of Fundraising Cedric McDonald was dapper in Max Brown. (Kenyon Hemans)

The Jamaica Medical Foundation (JMF) hosted guests, Thursday last, at the Worthington at Spanish Court Hotel at an evening of fashion, wine and art, the proceeds of which will be donated to the Kidney Kids Foundation and the Lupus Foundation of Jamaica. The evening’s proceedings were spearheaded by visual artist Nicola Seixas, who introduced the foundation’s Chair Michael Fraser, who gave an overview of the last charity event held earlier this year. “In May of this year, we ... Read More

Oh, Christmas Tree

Monday, December 05, 2016    

Pantry-Coke recommends investing in sturdy, shatterproof decorations which can be reused each year. Over a number of years, she has collected a wide range of Christmas ornaments during her travels and now has a large assortment of Christmas balls, pine cones, snowflakes, finial drops, icicles, stars and even artificial poinsettia leaves.  Each year, she acquires a few new ornaments and then mixes and matches with existing pieces from her collection depending on her theme for the year. (Garfield Robinson)

What do you do when you’re a busy furniture/accessories retailer and it’s the craziest time of year for your business, but you also love Christmas and everything that goes with it? Well, if you’re Janelle Pantry-Coke, the always-fashionable interior decorator and managing director of Spaces Ltd, you learn to mix organisation with generous doses of style and creativity to make sure you have a beautiful Christmas tree every year. The first thing Pantry-Coke did to make sure she ... Read More

AW Fashion: Khalil’s Hatitude

Monday, December 05, 2016    

Karl Brown for Khalil’s Hatitude (Kenyon Hemans)

With the second staging of the Diamond Mile slated for Saturday, December 10, you’ll understand our absolute joy upon spotting the headwear of self-taught milliner Karl Brown for Khalil’s Hatitude on the runway at La Hot Couture fashion showcase. The collection, worn by the elite models of Saint International, featured an eclectic fusion of colours and styles. “I am inspired by shades and elements of nature,” Brown told All Woman Fashion (AWF), “and I bring my piec ... Read More

In Her Own Words

Sunday, December 04, 2016    

Portrait of Esther in black and white (© Esther Anderson 1966).

During the Sixties and the Seventies, I documented our culture through music, dance and photography, while exploring my own representation as an actress in Hollywood and London with artists like Sidney Poitier, Marlon Brando and Sammy Davis Jr. I also placed myself behind the camera as a film-maker, launching my first film at the Edinburgh Film Festival. My collaboration with Bob is the crystallisation of two young rebel souls into one through total art: love, music, photography, cinema, archite ... Read More

My Kingston - Geoffrey Chong

Sunday, December 04, 2016    

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What are your earliest memories of Kingston? Running around carefree with the other kids in the neighbourhood, playing football, marbles, hide & seek, and those other things we grew up doing, before cellphones and the Internet. And, of course, always looking forward to hearing the ice-cream truck coming around the block!   What’s the most memorable meal that you have enjoyed in Kingston?   I have a love for almost any food, but if I had to narrow it down to the mos ... Read More

Film Chat

Sunday, December 04, 2016    

Sophie, a short film written by Dominique Holmes and film director Alexandra Hsu.The two, who met on the set of a feature film in Singapore, collaborated on the script and have had a working relationship ever since. They are currently collaborating on a new project. (Photos: Dominique Holmes)

When I was young, I was very shy, and perhaps as a result I developed an early interest in drawing. I was developing a visual language — a way to communicate without speaking. By the time I was about 13, I was no longer shy but I had a real interest in pursuing art. I took courses in painting outside of school and worked on my visual portfolio. I was lucky enough to get into a boarding school with a strong art department. I was terribly homesick that first year away, but I threw myself int ... Read More

The Making of Sugar

BY SHARON LEACH | Sunday, December 04, 2016    

At the hotel set, Michelle Serieux consults with her talented young star Shantol Jackson and the incomparable actress Carol Lawes who plays Maisie Lewars (background). (Photos: Jeff Crossley)

Dream a little dream… As a writer, it’s fair to say that I traffic in telling stories. The world is of infinite interest to me because at any given moment there are hundreds of dramas unfolding all around. The way my brain is wired, I like to home in on these dramas, interpret them and recycle and reinvent them for use in stories that I will tell in the future. This requires, first and foremost, the ability to understand human nature, which comes from not only years of living but a ... Read More

Spotted! - Kaye Kelly

Sunday, December 04, 2016    

Visual artist and florist Kaye Kelly adjusts a succulent in her repurposed driftwood with the help of her assistant Anthony Edwards.Michael Gordon

Who… Kaye Kelly Where… at MoDA Market Her services include… artscaping — landscaping and art from small pieces to backyard buildouts and upcycling — turning the old and discarded into beautiful pieces. I like to add… new life and value to the old and unwanted. The more… I have always been a nature lover, but I was made fun of for hugging trees. I tried to stifle these feelings and feign indifference… it was futile. When my children ... Read More



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