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In Hot Pursuit: The Auto Issue

With the recently hosted ATL Automotive-engineered Revolution Auto Show in our rear-view mirror but serving as active inspiration, we’re traversing the highway to aspirational  driving luxury, and making pit stops to spotlight a  number of the world’s priciest autos, the plushest interiors, filmdom’s iconic wheels, and offer up a sneak peek at the business district’s hottest new address — Porsche’s  showroom space.

With the recently hosted ATL Automotive-engineered Revolution Auto Show in our rear-view mirror but serving as active inspiration, we’re traversing the highway to aspirational driving luxury and making pit stops to spotlight a number of the world’s priciest autos, the plushest interior ... Read More

The night-time facade of the New Kingston-based Porsche showroom. (Photos: MICHAEL GORDON) ‘Boulevard of Porsche Dreams’
Housed on the ground floor of the old IBM building on the corner of Knutsford Boulevard and Barbados ... Read More

FERRARI LAFERRARI APERTA - US$2.2 MILLION (Photo: Chesnot) ‘Bankrolling Your Ride’
Already possessing the distinction of being the world’s priciest hypercars and supercars, thes ... Read More

Amoi Leon-Issa (PHOTO: ANTONIO GRAHAM) Cocktails with... Amoi Leon-Issa
We’re still in residence in the tourism capital of The Rock, Montego Bay, now sharing notes wi ... Read More

My Mobay — Hugh Logan

Sunday, March 19, 2017    

Hugh Logan
Director of Sales,
Caribbean Producers JamaicaANTONIO GRAHAM

HUGH LOGAN Director of Sales, Caribbean Producers Jamaica What are your earliest memories of Montego Bay? Watching the fish from the pier at Doctor’s Cave Beach. What’s the most memorable meal that you have enjoyed in Montego Bay? The one I ate today; to be surpassed by the one I eat tomorrow. What would you do if you were mayor of Montego Bay for a day? I would sponsor a day of ‘Clean MoBay’. What would be your recommendations to a first-time visitor to Montego ... Read More

‘Splash of Glitter’ — Your Glam Carnival Make-up Look

Saturday, March 18, 2017    

The ‘Carnival season is here! Smile!

This ‘Splash of Glitter’ Carnival look is not hard to achieve. What stands out the most about it are the glitter eyebrows. They set the stage for the rest of the look, including the splash of colourful glitter interspersed with rhinestones — a Carnival make-up staple. Let’s get into how to Get The Look. 1. Cleanse face with make-up remover facial wipes (eg Neutrogena facial make-up remover wipes). 2. Apply a non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores) moisturiser (e.g. Cet ... Read More

Jennifer Samuda: The Woman Who Made Our Skin Glow

Saturday, March 18, 2017    

Jencare Skin Farm founder Jennifer Samuda and a few of her many products                                  Observer file photo

It’s difficult to fathom, really, that Jennifer Samuda, the woman who paved the way for many in the cosmetic industry, will be buried today. Jencare Skin Farm founder Jennifer Samuda died on Wednesday, February 22, after a brave battle with cancer. Samuda’s success story is well known. What’s not, perhaps, is the fact that she formerly worked in finance and would, after work, open her verandah to customers in need of improved skin — primarily those with acne. Before col ... Read More

Under The Dryer preview: Jennifer Samuda

Friday, March 17, 2017    

Jennifer Samuda

It's difficult to fathom, really, that Jennifer Samuda, the woman who paved the way for many in the cosmetic industry, will be buried today. Jencare Skin Farm founder Jennifer Samuda died on Wednesday, February 22, after a brave battle with cancer. Samuda's success story is well known. What's not, perhaps, is the fact that she formerly worked in finance and would, after work, open her verandah to customers in need of improved skin - primarily those with acne. Read more about 'the woman who ma ... Read More

SOCIAL: Sweet Caroline!

Friday, March 17, 2017    

Caroline St George blows out the candles on her birthday cake. (Aceion Cunningham)

Music producer Caroline St George celebrated her ‘she didn’t say, we didn’t ask’ birthday (yes, they say it’s not polite to ask a lady her age) at her exquisite Cottage 9 residence at Round Hill in Hanover on Tuesday. The musically charged soirée saw St George sharing the momentous occasion with family, friends and well-wishers, as several notable players on the western side of The Rock came out to wish the always-effervescent St George a happy birthday. ... Read More

Speakeasy at the Melia Braco Resort Part 1

Thursday, March 16, 2017    

Ostrich loin, sweet potato scone, cape gooseberry jus. (Christopher Reckord)

Last Saturday, members of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, the world’s oldest international gastronomic society, checked into the Melia Braco Resort in Trelawny to attend “Speakeasy” hosted inside the 876 Prime Restaurant where hosts Maitre hotelier Dimitris Kosvogiannis, Melia’s general manager, and Executive Chef Frederick Gayle promised a memorable evening. What is a Speakeasy? Between 1920 and 1933, the USA had outlawed the manufacturing, sale, ... Read More

Chefs to watch for 2017 - The Knutsford Court Hotel

Thursday, March 16, 2017    

Carlos Alphanso Vincent - Junior Chef, Knutsford Court Hotel 

Thursday Food highlights five more chefs who are charged with introducing visitors and locals to the best culinary offerings in Jamaica. This week’s featured chefs are from The Knutsford Court Hotel, Kingston. Jamique Mair Junior Chef, The Knutsford Court Hotel I think there was no way around it, cooking chose me! Whilst growing up I always knew I was destined to become a chef. My first love was pastry, so my dream was to be a pastry chef. I loved sweets and pastries, so what ... Read More

Vows - Wedding Spectacular 2017

Monday, March 13, 2017    

Singh Couture model Whitney Eldemira  (Photo: Antonio Graham)

Intuit Concepts — producers, marketers and event managers of the Wedding Spectacular brand — staged its annual Wedding Spectacular production on Sunday, February 26, at the Hope Botanical Gardens. The one-stop bridal showcase highlighted the products and services offered by local vendors — from bridal make-up, wedding gowns and tuxedos, to décor and rental services, cakes, florists, jewellery, and everything in between. Now in its sixth staging, the exhibition is ... Read More

AW Fashion: Walk This Way

Monday, March 13, 2017    

Barbra Lee Grant BALENCIAGA (MONICA FEUDI)

The Fall/Winter 2017 designer presentations crossed the finish line with Paris Fashion Week the penultimate destination in the global biannual fashion sprint that moves from New York to London, then on to Milan. Now minted runway regulars, the Jamaican model contingent gave a dominant showing in the City of Lights, popping up everywhere — with Saint’s four-woman squad of Naki Depass, Tami Williams, Barbra Lee Grant and newcomer Tashi Van Banton and Pulse’s Alicia Burke — ... Read More

“We Jammin’ Still!’’

Sunday, March 12, 2017    

Please pardon me if I don’t know your name but, I know the face/ Last time I saw you, you was in the middle jumping up having time/ I could see you wining up that waist for miles away.  (TeamDWP Studios By Dwayne Watkins)

SO contributing shutterbug Dwayne Watkins and his TeamDWP Studios By Dwayne Watkins crew returned to the ‘Forged From the Love of Liberty’ republic to chronicle the plumage and colour of its cultural festival. For our annual Trinidad & Tobago Carnival issue, we chip alongside the Origins-themed band YUMA (Young and Upwardly Mobile Adults) to the infectious strains of the 2017 soca songs, in this visual digest from Carnival Tuesday (February 28). PHOTOS: TeamDWP Studios By Dwayn ... Read More



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