Accounting for taste — Outstanding Caterer Celeste Gordon

The doyennes of cookbook writing and lifestyle empire—Martha Stewart and B Smith — started out as caterers. Many chefs open up shop in order to capitalise on the latest hipster food craze; we're looking at you, avocado toast! Others chase fame via the hungry pursuit of the... Read More

Klatching up with Café Blue
Thursday Food has been catching up with winners from the 20th staging of the Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards . This week we go up the hills of Irish Town to Café Blue — winner of Best Café...... Read More

Wine Destination Experiences: A recent visit to Napa Valley
This, my first guest-writer column, is done by my dear friend Debra A Taylor, trade development manager for wine and spirits importer Select Brands Limited. She told me that she was attending a wine certification event in Napa Valley called the Modavi To Kalon (pronounced “TOW...... Read More

Dishing up some Culture — Jamaica celebrates World Sustainable Gastronomy Day
Jamaica joined other UN member states in commemorating World Sustainable Gastronomy Day on Monday, June 18 under the gazebo on the East Lawn of Devon House. Hosted by Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett and Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia “Babsy”...... Read More

B3 for Parents

Wednesday, June, 20 2018    

Father's Day weekend got a well-deserved boost courtesy of B3 Parenting, and was geared towards real parenting solutions and motivation for Jamaican boys. Activities kicked off Friday evening with an intimate gathering in upper Saint Andrew to welcome Troy Kemp, executive director at the... Read More

AW Fashion: Vee — So Chic!

Monday, June, 18 2018    

Mercury rising: temperature soaring and All Woman Fashion (AWF) is gearing up for long weekends spent lounging in resort wear. With Jamaican-born, Ohio-based resort-wear designer Vanessa Alexander on our radar it's going to be a... Read More

Vows: Our Love

Monday, June, 18 2018    

Artiste manager Lavarcam Lawrence and Sagicor Financial Advisor Toni-Ann Tate met through their mutual friend Sasha Sepaul at a party at Sugarsman Beach called Igool. The attraction might have been mutual but there was many a stumbling block, not the least of them being the loss of their... Read More

Hope Springs Eternal at Strawberry Hill

By Vaughn GRAY | Sunday, June, 17 2018    

Four hundred music lovers and charity-minded folk made the trek up to Irish Town on Sunday, June 10, to attend Hope in the Hills — a benefit concert in support of the Hope Institute. Read More


Sunday, June, 17 2018    

Today, Father's Day, we salute all fathers, acknowledge the four featured in SO and applaud our beloved Papal Chaplin Msgr Gregory Ramkissoon and his 645 children. Ramkissoon wants neither glory nor celebrity, just health and God's grace so that Mustard Seed Communities can continue to... Read More

My Kingston — Troy Kemp

Sunday, June, 17 2018    

TROY KEMP Executive Director for the National Centre for the Development of BoysWhat are your fondest memories of Kingston? Read More

Founding Father

Sunday, June, 17 2018    

Speaking with SO the monsignor noted: “In many ways, fatherhood has shown me the joys and hurdles that we carry as parents all the time - from womb to tomb! And yes, I do feel totally responsible for our children because, in many ways, they see... Read More

The Noble Art of Giving

Sunday, June, 17 2018    

On Thursday, June 14, Jamaican artist Patrick Waldemar donated $178,500 each to the Maxfield Park Children's Home and the Wortley Home for Girls. These donations were as a result of art sales made on the opening night of his newest show — ... Read More

Dazzle Dry — Health, Function, Beauty

Saturday, June, 16 2018    

If, like us at Under The Dryer (UTD), you are petrified of doing your nails in a rush lest they smudge, and you can seldom find time to pencil in a manicure, you'll be delighted to discover unveil Dazzle Dry. Introduced to our shores by self-acclaimed 'spa and wellness girl' Loeri... Read More

Two in the Bush

Thursday, June, 14 2018    

Chris Binns has no problem saying that St Ann is the next Jamaican food capital. “St Ann is the 'garden parish' — we have coffee, chocolate, fruit and ground provisions. Add to that it's the birthplace of Bob Marley and Marcus Garvey. Our rich culture, history, amazing... Read More

100 & Betco

Thursday, June, 14 2018    

Thursday Food spotlights more spectacular booths displayed at the 20th staging of the Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards, held on May 31 at Devon House.100 Reasons by 100 Hope Road Read More


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