The Great Escape


Sound the fashion trumpet! The Deiwght Peters-led Saint International modelling agency, cresting a wave of audacious success in 2015 for its roster of models -- with a checklist of ad campaigns for Dolce & Gabbana, River Island and Topshop; fashion editorials in top-tier mags Vogue, W, and Vogue ... Read More

“Filming there [in Jamaica] was
a way to pay homage both to Bob
and to the brand’s legacy,” Cole
told The New York Times. J Cole Makes A Rock Landing for Bally
How does The Rock prominently figure into Swiss luxury brand Bally's just-launched Autumn/Winter 201 ... Read More

Checking Pulse
New York-based fashion photographer Luca Khouri has declared her 'one to watch' and we at SO found h ... Read More

Sanneta Myrie Cocktails With - Dr Sanneta Myrie
Our week began with a welcome break from the infernal heatwave that's been baking the Corporate Area ... Read More

My Kingston - Winston Wilkins

Sunday, August 30, 2015    

Winston Wilkins

What are your earliest memories of Kingston? The waving gallery of the Norman Manley International Airport in the late-1970s. What's the most memorable meal that you have enjoyed in Kingston? Oysters, downstairs at Gloria's in Port Royal. What would you do if you were mayor of Kingston for a day? Tell everyone it's my birthday and get mayoral gifts all day before my party at Opa! Greek Restaurant & Lounge because I just declared it Saturday. What would be your recommendations to a firs ... Read More

An Evening at KGN KITCHEN

Thursday, August 27, 2015    

KGN Kitchen directors (from left) Jacqui ‘Juicy Chef’ Sinclair, Melanie Miller, and Leisha Wong.

The conceptualisers of KGN Kitchen -- Jacqui 'Juicy Chef' Sinclair, Leisha Wong, and Melanie Miller -- returned with the fifth staging of their annual culinary food event. The Night Market-dubbed foodie expo -- found patrons traipsing the pathways of the Hope Botanical Gardens-venued marketplace in search of gastronomic experiences. Icicle lights overhead lit the pathway to the festival, where patrons moseyed between booths to get a taste of the sumptuous fare. And if you happened to find yours ... Read More

Prepping For NyamJam - November 13-14

Thursday, August 27, 2015    

Reyna Mastrosimone, co-founder of NyamJam Festival, and José Enrique, credited
as putting Puerto Rican food on the world’s stage with his namesake restaurant at
La Placita de Santurce — named one of Condé Nast Traveller’s Best New
Restaurants and Food & Wine Magazine’s — Best New Chef roster in 2013, share
satisfied smiles during lunch at Café EITS. (PHOTOS: LIONEL ROOKWOOD)

What brings celebrity chef Mario Batali's BFF Reyna Mastrosimone to Jamaica and, most importantly, to EITS Café, Irish Town in the middle of a torrential downpour? A project, Thursday Life soon discovers, called NyamJam -- A Jamaican Food & Musical Festival. Over shots of pea and mint soup and mouthfuls of salt-fish fritters we swap culinary tales: her former MTV employ; how she met Batali "about 20 years ago" when he had "just opened his first restaurant Pó in New York" and t ... Read More

Meet the chefs… Mario BATALI

Thursday, August 27, 2015    

Mario Batali

Mario Batali — 25 restaurants nationwide, 10 cookbooks, Emmy Award-winning major network television show The Chew — Batali will be in Jamaica, November 14-15 for NyamJam. Thursday Life (TL): Your passion for cooking commenced when… Mario Batali (MB): I caught my first whiff of my grandma’s legendary calves’ brain ravioli cooking in the kitchen during the holidays. I’ve been in deep love with cooking simple, classic Italian food ever since. TL: What are your ... Read More

Meet the chefs… April BLOOMFIELD

Thursday, August 27, 2015    

April Bloomfield

April Bloomfield, executive chef and coowner of Michelin-starred restaurants The Spotted Pig, The Breslin Bar & Dining Room, The John Dory Oyster Bar and Salvation Taco in New York City and Tosca Café in San Francisco. In 2014 Bloomfield received the coveted James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef: New York City. Thursday Life (TL): What are your five larder must-haves? April Bloomfield (AB): Anchovies, vinegar, olive oil, chilli, and salt. TL: My earliest food memory was&hellip ... Read More

A Jamaican Business Owner’s Fight to Survive: The Longest Night — Part 2

With Cherryl Hanson-Simpson | Thursday, August 27, 2015    

Jamaican Business Owner’s Fight
to Survive: The Longest Night — Part 2

Last week we introduced business owner David, whose trucking company was facing serious challenges. After losing a major client, David was tempted to give up on his entrepreneurial dream. In his darkest moment, however, he was encouraged by some business advice on the television. "Business success is about the three P's: People, Process and Product." Billionaire investor Marcus Lemonis had reiterated this advice several times on his hit reality television show, The Profit, but it never meant m ... Read More

New Wine Discoveries Part 2

With Christopher Reckord | Thursday, August 27, 2015    

Avalon Napa Cabernet Sauvignon importer Select Brands Marketing Manager
Debra Taylor was happy to share this bottle with us.

As promised last week, today I will share with you a few more new wines that have rcently hit our local markets. Almost every importer has new wines landing on the island. We got to taste some of the early samples and here is what we liked. Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Hands of Time When a wine lover opens a box of wine samples and glimpses a bottle with the storied Stag's Leap Wine Cellars on the label, there is a certain level of excitement nudging you to open that bottle first. Stag's Leap Win ... Read More

An Evening Of Fine Jamaican Cuisines

Thursday, August 27, 2015    

Paella from RIU
Montego Bay

The landscaped grounds of the historic Rose Hall Great House were transformed into a veritable wonderland of culinary delight Saturday last, as the Montego Bay Chapter of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) hosted 'An Evening of Fine Jamaican Cuisines,' its fifth annual marquee fund-raiser for supporting education. Patronised by the stylish set of the west, the evening's fare featured a variety of sumptuous dishes meticulously prepared by executive chefs from the resort belt of St ... Read More

BRANDED BRANDED - Terence Slater

Thursday, August 27, 2015    

Terence Slater, brand manager, National Baking Company, speaks to attorney-at-law Nateline
Cato about the nutritional benefits and versatility of the National Healthy Start bread and
Smart Eggs.

Thursday Life: (TL): Why is National Baking Company partnering with CB Foods? Terence Slater (TS): National Baking Company and CB Foods have strong commercial linkages and share a similar philosophy of providing high-quality, safe and nutritious foods for our valued consumers. Both companies saw the opportunity to co-brand nutritious, healthy proteins with a premium baked product that when combined make delicious healthy meals that all our consumers can enjoy. The Live Smart, Live Healthy cam ... Read More

Just the two of us

Monday, August 24, 2015    

Just The

The moment Reginald Johnson met Alecia Stephenson, he knew she was the one. What he didn’t know, however, was that on June 27 they would exchange vows at the Couples Sans Souci Resort in Tower Isle, St Ann. Vows was on location. How They Met (Reggie shares his story)... “I met Ally at the Plantation Medical Office in Plantation, Florida in August 2009. The first thing I saw was a beautiful pair of legs and long hair. She was staring at the marquee searching for a name, which was ... Read More



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