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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

Special Wine Days of the Year

with Christopher Reckord | Thursday, February 23, 2017    

J Wray and Nephew poured five diverse red wines – from the light-bodied Pinot noirs, medium Merlots, spicy Shiraz and full round Cabernet Sauvignon. (Christopher Reckord)

About a week ago, I noticed references to “National Drink Wine Day 2017” on many social media channels, and the celebration date was listed as February 18, 2017. As usual I tried to find out about its origin and purpose, as America has many days designated (some officially; most, unofficially) as national days of some product or practice. Purpose and Origin According to the official website: “The purpose of National Drink Wine Day is to spread the love and health benefits o ... Read More

Wine With Me Reopens in Negril

Thursday, February 23, 2017    

Cosy banquette seating (Cecile Levee)

Design maven Cecile Levee, who has been super-busy creating über-fab interiors, has thankfully carved out enough time to recreate Wine With Me, Negril, and to share with Thursday Food that “Wine With Me, Jamaica’s first premium wine bar, has once again reopened its doors in a new location, the capital of casual, Negril,” at the Beachcomber Hotel, Norman Manley Blvd. Indeed, many have already applauded the initiative, declaring it to be “what Negril was missing&hell ... Read More

Vows: Perfect Love

Monday, February 20, 2017    

The couple enjoy an intimate moment. (Marcia E Roberts Photography)

Eight years of courtship culminated on December 17, 2016 at the Holy Trinity Cathedral when chief investigator in the Office of the Contractor General Sashein Wright and Marc-Anthony Nikolai Chin, Coppershot Music disc jockey, were joined in holy matrimony. THE INITIAL ENCOUNTER, AS TOLD BY MARC-ANTHONY “I first set eyes on Sashein in 2005 while pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of the West Indies, Mona. At this point I knew nothing about her, not even her name. How ... Read More

Award worthy

Monday, February 20, 2017    

Portrait artist Jeffrey Perry sketches the likeness of Nayana Williams, CEO of Lifespan Company Limited. (JOSEPH WELLINGTON)

The Rock’s corporate movers and shakers, joined by their support team, were out in their stylish best (with many opting for local labels) last Friday evening for the Digicel Business-sponsored Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association (JMA) 48th Annual Awards banquet at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel. The 70-year-old JMA, celebrating under the theme ‘Be Great...Evolve’, handed out 20 awards at the swanky Creative Media and Events-styled gala to a diverse array of companies, with ... Read More

‘Deal’ With it

Sunday, February 19, 2017    

Martin’s 17-track debut album Big Deal, which he calls “more lovers’ rock and sexy music”, also features collabs with Busy Signal and Tanto Blacks. 

With the South Beach-channelling chic new poolside at the Spanish Court Hotel doubling as visual interest and the chosen venue, reggae crooner Christopher Martin debuted his new album Big Deal by way of a listening launch party at the hip New Kingston property last Wednesday evening. Coincidentally also ringing in birthday #30, the 2005 Rising Stars champ-turned-recording artiste-turned-KFC spokesman was sartorially sharp in post-Valentine’s Day red, as he welcomed an eclectic mix of g ... Read More

Cocktails With... Catherine Goodall

Sunday, February 19, 2017    


Lasco Marketing Manager, Beverages — and Page 2 fave — Catherine Goodall is at the Spanish Court Hotel launch and listening party of reggae balladeer Christopher Martin’s long-awaited debut album Big Deal. The ever-gracious branding and marketing specialist is a fixture on the lifestyle and entertainment scene and the perfect candidate to volley with at Wednesday’s music event. What is your favourite post-work sip? If it’s a weeknight it’s chamomile tea. If ... Read More

Ciao, Roma...

Sunday, February 19, 2017    

The approach to the Colisseum (Photos: Ernesto Ruscio)

… It had been too long. Returning, however, this time for the exclusive reveal of the stories behind the Campari Red Diaries 2017 and the short film Killer in Red, directed by Paolo Sorrentino and starring Hollywood actor Clive Owen, rekindles old flames. SO touches down at the Leonardo da Vinci - Fiumicino airport in torrential rain. Immigration and Customs are a breeze, as is finding a taxi. Soon we are bobbing and weaving through traffic. The taxi drivers in Rome could pass muster in ... Read More

‘Big’ Talk With Chris

Sunday, February 19, 2017    

Christopher Martin: I am not playing. This is the year for working! (JOSEPH WELLINGTON)

Reality TV alum and all-round cool guy Christopher Martin fills SO in on Big Deals, music inspiration and ditching jeans in 2017. Is your Big Deal album title a deliberate tie-in with your KFC brand spokesman role? No, Big Deal is a slogan for everybody. It is about self-empowerment and self-love. It just so happens that KFC has a meal called Big Deal so there goes the synergy and alignment. It is a wonderful joint venture between myself and KFC. But as the name suggests, it’s how I ... Read More

Gardening — February 19

Betty Ashley | Sunday, February 19, 2017    

Cymbidium orchids

Dear Orchid Doc: There is a problem that I have with my orchid greenhouse, and recently a few of my friends have been having the same complaint. The concrete floor is always getting algae which invariably begin to affect the orchids. We have tried every fungicide there is in the store, but we just cannot get rid of the algae. Orchid lovers of St. Elizabeth Dear Orchid lovers of St. Elizabeth: The first thing that jumps out at me is the concrete flooring. Instead of concrete, most people use ... Read More



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