Those Who Went Before

Justine Willoughby — 1995
Rachel Stuart — 1993
Trudi-Ann Ferguson — 1996
Angelie Martin
— 1994

SO Miss Universe Jamaica Winners Jan 25 As we pin our hopes on reigning Miss Universe Jamaica Kaci Fennell to emerge at the top of the heap of her 87 competitors and snag the crown from outgoing winner Miss Venezuela Gabriela Isler at the international pageant and possibly bring home a long-eluded ... Read More

Kaci To Kaci, With Love
She's wooing international pageant press watchers, second-place to the Philippines in Internet polle ... Read More

Jeneil Up! Up! & Up!
It's difficult to imagine how Rock-born Jeneil Williams, the stunning blue-black supermodel attached ... Read More

Nichole Brackett Walters Cocktails With — Nichole Brackett Walters
Nichole Brackett Walters, group marketing manager at the National Commercial Bank, is always on the ... Read More

Gardening — Jan 25, 2015

BETTY ASHLEY | Sunday, January 25, 2015    

Dendrrobiium orrchiids

Dear Orchid Doc: I hope you had a wonderful holiday. My question is, will using Phyton 27 on my orchids hurt them in any way? To be honest, I had a problem with fungal infections on my Dendrobiums which I wrote to you about. You suggested I should use the Phyton 27 which worked very well, thank you. They are now thriving. I have been on the net and it says Phyton should not be used on Dendrobiums. I'm in a quandary as I use it on ALL my orchids and am pleased thus far with the results. I hav ... Read More

My Kingston — Ramon Pitter

Sunday, January 25, 2015    

Ramon Pitter Title: VP — Investment Banking and Group Mergers & Acquisitions Company: NCB Capital Markets Limited What are your earliest memories of Kingston? I remember spending a lot of time at the Sovereign Centre growing up. Hanging out with friends, eating food, going to the movies. Hard for me to think about my childhood in Kingston without that coming to mind. What do you miss when you're not in Kingston? Definitely family and friends. What are your favourite home comfor ... Read More

So Queen

Sunday, January 25, 2015    

Fennell getting her hair styled by a representative from a CHI stylist.
Repping for Jamaica
in her swimsuit.

Today's the day and we're naturally rooting for our queen. SO caught up with her 48 hours before the grand finale. Style Observer (SO): What are your feelings/emotions at this point? Kaci Fennell (KF): I'm feeling good. I'm definitely anxious and nervous but I guess that's normal, right? SO: How are you preparing yourself for the crown? KF: Well 'prepared' is a much better word as judgement day is in two days, so there's very little I can do at this point but enjoy the experience and leave m ... Read More

Katherine's canvas

Saturday, January 24, 2015    

Visual artist and 2014 Jamaica Biennial exhibitor
Katherine Silvera-Sunley

Your Get The Look glam squad ran into the lovely visual artist Katherine Silvera-Sunley last month at the opening reception of the 2014 Jamaica Biennial where we were immediately taken with her bohemian coif. The variety-loving Silvera-Sunley, who specialises in installations, mixed media and drawing, and describes her idiosyncratic style as Expressive Afropunk, breaks down the textural palette that makes up her fun, oxymoronic mane. RELAXED BANGS “I straighten my fringe because it&rsqu ... Read More


Saturday, January 24, 2015    

Anika Smith: Assistant Vice-President - Marketing, Mayberry Investments Limited (Celeb Lookalike -Actress Lily Collins)

Anika Smith – “Halle Berry is a personal style icon. She's very chic, classic and demure. I try to emulate that when I'm getting glammed up.”   Celeb Look alike Actress Lily Collins sporting centre-parted waves. Hairstylist: Suzanne Wilson, OXX Solutions, 9 Merrick Avenue Kingston 10 Outfit: Anika styled in an orange trapeze dress from Elle Boutique — at 9 Merrick Avenue, Kingston 10. A Banana Republic velvet clutch and a strappy croc sandal from SAKS Fifth Aven ... Read More

Forever Young

Saturday, January 24, 2015    

Kimberlyn Martin, customer relations exec at Opa!, cuts her
birthday cake with her beau, Opa! Greek Restaurant and
Santorini Sky Lounge proprietor Alexx Antaeus (left) and Opa
general manager Steve Guscott. Right: Styling in a
dress, Saint
International model
Kimberlyn Martin —
signed to One
Management in New
York and New Madison
in Paris — rang in
birthday #22 at
Santorini Sky Lounge
Thursday night.

Fast-rising Saint International model and Opa! Greek Restaurant customer relations exec Kimberlyn Martin ushered in her 22nd birthday — compliments of her Grecian restaurateur-music producer beau Alexx Antaeus -- with a birthday bash Thursday night at the happening Hope Road-based Santorini Sky Lounge, adjacent to its sister eatery Opa! Saturday Social gets the party started as we move in tandem to the well-wishing guest list who jammed to the EDM selections of turntablists Alric and Boyd ... Read More

Forging A New Mobile Frontier

Saturday, January 24, 2015    

Advanced Integrated Systems Chairman and CEO Douglas Halsall (left) toasted his partnership and soon-to-debut venture into mobile money with Steve Novak, Chairman and CEO of Quisk. (PHOTOS: JOSEPH WELLINGTON

Advanced Integrated Systems Chairman and CEO Douglas Halsall invited financial institution and government officials to his upper St Andrew home Thursday night to formally announce his long-gestating venture into a mobile money arrangement with his American partner Steve Novak, chairman and CEO of the Silicon Valley-startup Quisk and National Commercial Bank. The venture, currently testing its pilot phase, will allow users when efficiently streamlined, to carry out transactions with their mobile ... Read More

In Step For A Cause

Saturday, January 24, 2015    

Show me your motion — LIME Brand Ambassador, Dr Sara Lawrence shows off her hula-hoop
skills at the LIME Foundation 6K.

Saturday Social wraps the week with a few more moments from the successful staging of the LIME Foundation 6K which took place Sunday last at Fort Clarence Beach. The 6K Run/Walk will benefit victims of paediatric cancer and their families. The Bustamante Hospital for Children is the main beneficiary of the Foundations's Run/Walk Read More

Flavours Of Pepperpot

Thursday, January 22, 2015    

Pepperpot menu

The Pepperpot Restaurant at Half Moon, A Rock Resort, MoBay was opened in December 2013 to ensure that visitors to the luxe resort were able to enjoy exquisite Jamaican fare. There has been, to date, nothing but rave reviews for both the location — it's located close to the sea — and its menu offerings which include staples like oxtail, ackee and salt fish, jerk chicken and pork. “Since we opened, the feedback from our guests has been very positive. They love our food; they ... Read More

VIDEO: Finding Fine Flavours at CRU Bar & Kitchen

Thursday, January 22, 2015    

CPJ jumbo shrimps coated with sweet coconut tossed in a
signature coconut sauce and served with pineapple chutney

A late lunch invitation from newly appointed marketing executive Kevin Bourke to sample the tweaked fare of CRU Bar and Kitchen came last Monday afternoon. Our piqued interest found Jamaica Observer Lifestyle and Social Content Associate Editor Novia McDonald-Whyte; Advertising, Marketing and Communications Manager Natalie Chin-Watkins, and lifestyle reporter Omar Tomlinson joining Bourke and his colleagues, Caribbean Producers Jamaica (CPJ) marketing assistant Jillian Levy and CPJ's in-residenc ... Read More



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