An Endless Love

The master bedroom offers a classical carved Jamaican four-poster bed, its own sitting area and an expansive bathroom with soaking tub and outside garden shower.

SO’s Valentine’s Day feature — where to spend a romantic Valentine’s weekend — wraps today at Cottages 20 & 21 of the Round Hill Hotel & Villas, with exquisite interiors by Sue Williams. These are beautiful and very Jamaican cottages; each room certainly has ... Read More

Juliet Cuthbert the fitness instructor A Valentine’s Day Love Story
Olympian and candidate for West Rural St Andrew in the next general election, Juliet Cuthbert is, in ... Read More

Fairmont Hotels in concord with luxury fragrance manufacturer Le Labo has crafted a unique and exclusive line for their guests including: soap, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and body lotion. With a fragrance that is decidedly woodsy, including notes of musk and caraway, these rose essence-based products for men and women are sure to charm and entice. Valentine’s Day Top 10 Amenities... and where to find them
No romantic getaway is greater than the sum of its parts. To be truly memorable, a dreamy companion ... Read More

My Valentine’s playlist - Ce’Cile
Dancehall and reggae music artiste and entrepreneur Ce’Cile shares her Valentine’s Day ... Read More

My Valentine's Playlist with Chris Blackwell

Sunday, February 14, 2016    

Chris Blackwell

“Romance is the stage during which you discover something or someone you grow to love…These songs remind me of romantic encounters.” Chris Blackwell, founder of Island Records and hotelier, shares his Valentine’s Day playlist exclusively with SO. 1. La Vie En Rose, Grace Jones 2. Waiting in Vain, Bob Marley 3. Coffee, Yuna 4. I Loves You Porgy, Nina Simone 5. Night Nurse, Gregory Isaacs 6. Small Hours, John Martyn 7. Inner City Blues, Marvin Gaye 8. Trouble Man ... Read More

‘Yeezy’ Does It

Sunday, February 14, 2016    

Supermodel Naomi Campbell takes centre stage. At left is Saint International model Brandon Bailey.

Saint International model Brandon Bailey made the cast for Yeezy Season 3 — fashion interpretations by multi Grammy Awardwinning rapper and fashion designer Kanye West. The Fall/Winter 2016 presentation was unveiled Thursday afternoon inside Madison Square Garden in New York City, with a special appearance by supermodel Naomi Campbell. Read More

Gardening February 14

With Betty Ashley | Sunday, February 14, 2016    


Dear Orchid Doc: Please advise on the best medium for planting the following orchids: 1. Dendrobiums 2. Oncidiums 3. Sun vandas 4. Phalaenopsis 5. Shade Vandas. Vevienne, from Montego Bay Dear Vevienne: 1 Dendrobiums: These thrive much better in 3/4 cut aggregate if they are to be potted. Bear in mind these can also be grown on trees. You’d be restricted however, in the ways they could be displayed. 2 Oncidiums: These like a medium depending on the area in which they are grown ... Read More

‘Hair’s’ To Valentine’s Day!

Saturday, February 13, 2016    

Victoria’s Secret models Candice Swanepoel and Lily Aldridge promote the brand’s Valentine’s Day sale 2013.

With Valentine’s Day less than 24 hours away you’ve no doubt got today double-booked, ostensibly to primp and pamper. Consider these options sourced especially for you by your glam squad before you go Under the Dryer. Fee Fie Faux Fum! The dramatic effect of shorn locks can give you a whole new look, but before you take that giant step try out the ersatz version of a famous ‘do. Faux bob The faux bob is an elegant illusion that’s all pins. Elizabeth Olsen exudes ea ... Read More

Sugary Goodness

Saturday, February 13, 2016    

Home made sugar scrub

Here’s a tip: Your face is going to get a lot of attention on V-Day, and a simple skin exfoliation the night before will remove excess dead skin and unclog pores, giving you a youthful glow. A home-made sugar scrub is a quick and easy DIY solution you can fit into your pre-Valentine’s Day prep. You can find a recipe below – oh, and the scent of chocolate makes it smell absolutely divine. Ingredients: 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup almond oil (olive o ... Read More

Video: ‘Everything But The Oink’ — Copperwood wants you to #knowyourpork

Thursday, February 11, 2016    

Jose Barrantes (left) prepares a shank to the delight of chef Angie Mar, a confessed meat ‘junkie’.

Ash Wednesday was yesterday, but if like us, you were fortunate enough to have copped an invite to the #KnowYourPork seminar hosted by the #Copperwood team on February 3, you’d possibly understand why we not only made ‘The Cut’, but are also not giving up this white meat for Lent! The Making The Cut in-depth pork seminar, held at The Talk of The Town of the Jamaica Pegasus hotel, featured presentations and cooking demos led by pork-obsessed Chef Angie Mar, champion of Food Ne ... Read More

Handmade with love

Thursday, February 11, 2016    

Mobay Chocolate Company director Mahek Chatani presents the 56-piece chocolate set from the Valentine’s Day Collection.

“It’s elementary, really,” was chocolatier Mahek Chatani’s response to the question posed by Thursday Life, as to why choose Mobay Chocolate Company (MCC) this Valentine’s Day? “Artisan chocolatiers who produce fresh chocolate with a seven-to-eight week shelf life cannot expand their businesses into a national market without changing their recipes and formulas. The chocolates are no longer fresh! The challenge is that for chocolatiers to expand, they need she ... Read More

The 7 Deadly Sins of Money

With Cherryl Hanson-Simpson | Thursday, February 11, 2016    

The Bible is often misquoted to declare that ‘money is the root of all evil’. Some people use this verse to preach that money is tainted and that it is the source of many of the world’s problems. However, 1 Timothy 6:10 actually states that “the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil.” The passage is used in the context that an unhealthy aspiration for wealth can entrap people into harmful desires that may lead to their eventual ruin. It’s not often ... Read More

Recipe Corner... Rainforest Seafoods

Thursday, February 11, 2016    

Coconut shrimp or fish with red curry sause

Recipe courtesy of Latoya Panton Ingredients: Vegetable oil, for frying 1/4 cup cornstarch 3 large egg whites Salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 cups unsweetened coconut flakes 1 pk Rainforest Seafoods peeled and deveined shrimp 1 1/2 lbs Rainforest Seafoods Basa Fillet in bite-sized cubes Red Curry Sauce (recipe follows) Method: Heat 3 inches of oil in a large, deep skillet or heavy pot to 325 °F. In a small bowl, mix the cornstarch, egg whites, salt, and pepper u ... Read More

‘I’ll always have my best friend’

Monday, February 08, 2016    

Davenia and Shemoi’s daughter Shanelle is shy but endearing while introducing her mommy.

The halls of the Grandiosa Hotel, Montego Bay, were filled with bliss as Davenia Hemmings and radio announcer and disc jock Shemoi Leach were wed on the 19th day of December, 2015. AN INEXPLICABLE BOND Finding your soulmate is incredibly rare, but Davenia and Shemoi were blessed to have met each other in their formative years. Childhood friends attending both the same primary and high schools, Davenia and Shemoi were always close. Even with an ocean between them, when Davenia migrated to the U ... Read More



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