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How Posh stays fit at 40

Victoria Beckham, who is also said to be a fan of treadmill dancing, juggles work and working out. (then) Along with her exercise regimen, Victoria snacks on frozen grapes, which she claims have the taste and texture of ice cream.

She turns on April 17, but Victoria Beckham's latest eccentric health and exercise regimen reveal that her appetite for reinvention is greater than ever. The former Spice Girl is resorting to ever more astonishing fads and treatments to keep her fit and slim. Friends say that despite her slender f ... Read More

Selena, Kendall and Kylie at
the Coachella Valley Music
and Arts Festival last Friday. Power girl posse!
They were first spotted together last week at Sean 'Diddy' Combs sons' 16th birthday party. Selena ... Read More

Newly-weds Brain and Candice Kong share an
intimate moment. Devon Shaw for Jamaicaweddingphotos.com (Courtesy of Petals & Promises) Vows - Straight To The Heart
It was a deliberately slow, but rewarding, march towards love for Brian Kong and Candice Newman. The ... Read More

As soon as we stepped in we grabbed up these two leather totes —
this is where your life will reside while you’re out of town. Everything —
but the kitchen sink — you could possibly need can be stashed here...
go ahead, they can handle it. Bear in mind a large scarf can double as a
sarong or a blanket — pick one in a print or pattern. PACKING HEAT
We took our retail therapy ambitions to our favourite boutiqueries to find the perfect season must-h ... Read More

Jen talks functional parenting

Monday, April 14, 2014    

'We are very divided down the mum-dad line!' The 41-year-old actress and
mother-of-three spoke about duties she takes on and which ones Ben
picks up.

Ben Affleck is about to play the ultimate superhero in the upcoming Superman vs Batman. But, according to his wife Jennifer Garner, this superhero's "functional" parenting skills leave a lot to be desired. The 41-year-old Garner wore a boho-chic outfit last Thursday during her New York City stroll, the morning after she said her husband has already taught their son Samuel, aged two, "about his P" and his two "N's" during her stint on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Jennifer looked elegant ... Read More

Bar None: Inside J Wray & Nephew's new corporate office

Sunday, April 13, 2014    

The Bar — J Wray &
Nephew has introduced a
stylish new bar to the
Kingston scene, featuring
soaring ceilings, dramatic
lighting and a self-aware
use of scale throughout.
Here, J Wray & Nephew
executive Christine Wood
coordinates her team for the
official opening of the facility.

It makes perfect sense that the name behind one of the world's great rums would have a bar in its new corporate office. But this is no ordinary bar. And the bar is not where this story ends. In fact, the story began more than 180 years ago when John Wray opened the Shakespeare Tavern beside the Ward Theatre. That business evolved into one of the Caribbean's largest exporters-J Wray & Nephew Limited. Following several months of reorganization, propelled by the acquisition of its parent comp ... Read More

Knocking On Wood

Sunday, April 13, 2014    

Knocking On Wood

SO spots an exquisite necklace, made of wood to boot, at Expo Jamaica 2014. It's created by the young, vivacious Lacey-Ann Bartley of Bartley's All In Wood. There's reason to learn more...lots more. My fascination with wood commenced... from as far back as I can remember. I grew up in my father's woodwork shop, where furniture 'off cuts', sawdust and tools were my toys. I spent all my free time with my dad and his staff learning the trade. Plus, I really love the smell of sawdust. I design w ... Read More

Cocktails with - Cindy Breakspeare

Sunday, April 13, 2014    

Cindy
Breakspeare (PHOTOGRAPHER: LIONEL ROOKWOOD)

Across the black and white-tiled expanse of the Guilt Restaurant, located on the charming gingerbread verandah of the historic Devon House, we spy the gorgeous Cindy Breakspeare decked out in her afternoon tea finery, engaging in languid girl talk over chef Colin Hylton's gourmet creations. With a simple table-switch, the singer, former beauty queen and one of Bob Marley's great loves, pauses to gab over virgin cocktails. What are you sipping? Iced tea. What kind of day are you having? You ... Read More

10 Things You Must Stop Doing Today

By Paul Carrick Brunson | Sunday, April 13, 2014    

10 things You Must Stop
Doing Today

What I love most about Carnival is that no matter how difficult my personal circumstances, I can count on it. No matter the troubles in my family, in my business, or in my life, I know there will be a celebration, every year. Celebration is central in strengthening our belief because it stems from both an appreciation of the past and the future. Everything we have in life comes because of our belief that they are possible and annual commemorations, like Carnival, help us. Yet, believing, espec ... Read More

My Kingston - Garry Kasparov

Sunday, April 13, 2014    

Garry Kasparov

Former World Chess Champion, Human Rights Activist Welcome to Jamaica. How have you been enjoying your island experience? I haven't had much of an experience here, but we stopped at a statue of Bob Marley and took a picture. I am quite pleased, I just had a meeting with the Jamaica Chess Club Federation and Digicel about the possibility of supporting chess education programmes here and across the region. It's a 36-hour trip as is many of my trips around the world, but I'm quite happy that I p ... Read More

Big Sean calls it QUITS

Sunday, April 13, 2014    

Naya
Rivera and Big
Sean have ended
their engagement
because the rapper
couldn’t take her
‘controlling’ ways
anymore.

Big Sean ended his engagement to Naya Rivera because he apparently couldn't take her controlling ways any longer. The 26-year-old rapper made the announcement on Wednesday that he and the 27-year-old Glee star had cancelled their wedding, and the decision came after couples therapy failed to resolve their issues. Naya and Big Sean announced their engagement in October after just six months of dating, but now the wedding is off. The rapper's representative told Us Weekly that it was Sean's dec ... Read More

Get Stoned!

Sunday, April 13, 2014    

Get Stoned!

Our Style Awards 2012-2013 designer of the year Bianca Bartley has good news to share with our readers who'll be spending the Easter holidays at Island Outposts' award-winning Goldeneye resort located in Oracabessa, St Mary. Her latest collection from Peace-is-of-Bianca, Stoned, is now available at the North-coast paradise. Read More

Gardening - April 13

Sunday, April 13, 2014    

Vandas (inserted) Dendrobiums

Dear Orchid Doc:  How often can I use fertiliser on my orchids?  How often should I repot them?  Awaiting your usual prompt response.  — Miriam  Dear Miriam: I personally fertilise three times per week and my orchids are in bloom at all times.  With regard to repotting — usually between two to three years. The mortality rate is actually higher if you don’t repot at all. Dear Orchid Doc:  I noticed you advised Ridomil for Vandas, c ... Read More

Design Update

Saturday, April 12, 2014    

Ethereal laser-cut acrylic lanterns.

It's two years since our first encounter with designer Dana Baugh, who was as apprehensive — "I've never put my work on display in such an open forum before" — as she was eager to gauge reactions to her first showing in Jamaica. In the hustle and bustle of last weekend's well-supported EXPO Jamaica 2014, Baugh is fielding questions from patrons eager to grasp her design concept. "It's a collection," she tells SO, "spawned by time spent with family on a not-so-perfect beach decorated ... Read More



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