B3 for Parents

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!
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
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
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

Enterprising Restaurateurs Lisa & Kirk Chin

Thursday, June, 14 2018    

There are few serial restaurateurs, with various dining concepts existing under one corporate umbrella, who can truly pass muster. Immediately coming to mind are David Chang (Momofuku), Shereen Arazm (Terroni), Danny Meyer (Shake Shack), Yotam Ottolenghi (Ottolenghi) and The Rock's own... Read More

Red, White and Champagne for Father's Day

with Christopher Reckord | Thursday, June, 14 2018    

This coming Sunday is that time of year when many fathers are honoured by their children. Here are three great, very approachable wines with some complexity that I suggest as gifts or for you to simply buy and enjoy. I have had the amazing opportunity to visit all these producers and I... Read More


Thursday, June, 14 2018    

Limitless Champagne flowed last Saturday evening at a four-course dinner hosted by MoŽt & Chandon in celebration of MoŽt & Chandon Grand Day 2018. The dining room of the recently opened Summerhouse at the Liguanea Club was transformed into an impeccable alcove that hosted 24 of... Read More


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