HRH At The Regency

Regency Room Maitre d’ Frank Gilmore is ready to seat HRH

On the occasion of the visit of Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal Dinner — Regency Restaurant September 30, 2015 The Princess Royal was in Jamaica for The Caribbean-Canada Emerging Leaders' Dialogue (CCELD) which is built on the proven model of the Duke of Edinburgh's Commonwealth Stud ... Read More

Cheers! To a fabulous experience and to Jon Baker our Food Awards judge for the parish of Portland. (PHOTOS: ANTONIO GRAHAM) Video: Great Food, Great Vista, Great Service
Wow! It was quite involuntarily. In fact I tried catching myself but proprietor of Cliff Hangar Rest ... Read More

Setting The Stage
NyamJam Setting The Stage for NyamJam
Chris Blackwell and Chef Mario Batali hosted an intimate group of media and friends to toast the lau ... Read More

Trouble Neva Set Like Rain Jamaican Style Money Guide: Trouble Neva Set Like Rain
From June to November, many in Jamaica keep an anxious watch for signs of an impending storm. During ... Read More

California Wine Country Tour with Jhannel Townsend

With Christopher Reckord | Thursday, October 08, 2015    

Gloria Ferrer is one of Jhannel
Townsend’s favourite places. As
the first sparkling wine house in
California’s renowned Carneros
region, Gloria Ferrer Caves &
Vineyards was established in 1986
by the Ferrer family. Townsend
could not resist a photo with the
vineyards in the background.

It was vacation time for Jhannel Townsend, Betco Premier Limited's brand manager, and while in most other professions you try to get away from work, when you love wine and food as much as we do, a vacation in the wine country is always a winning, enviable choice. Townsend shares her experience in California wine country with us: Christopher Reckord (CR): Which region did you visit ? Was it your first time there? Jhannel Townsend (JT): While on vacation in California, I visited Napa Valley and ... Read More

Countdown to the Jamaica Food & Drink Festival Pork Palooza on October 28

Thursday, October 08, 2015    

Braised Pork

Thursday Life shares a few more tasty recipes to tantalise those taste buds (PHOTOS: KARL McLARTY) Alexa Von Strolley Tooksie Kay Catering Braised Pork Belly (Serves 1) Pork belly braised in a bath of orange juice and a blend of oriental spices. Deep-fried pig ears tossed in a five-spice sugar Caramelised Granny Smith apples cooked low and slow in brown butter puréed Quick pickled red cabbage *************************************************************************** Lorraine F ... Read More

Cha-ching Cha-ching

Thursday, October 08, 2015    

Flirt Boutique front woman Jennifer Azan (right) with (from left) Shelley Hendrickson, Jamaica
Fibreglass Products business development manager; Sandra Williams, realtor at Century 21;
artist Maria Hudson; and Sandra Gonzalez, accounting and human resource manager at Beep
Beep Tyres, Batteries and Lubes Limited.

The shoppers were out in droves last Thursday evening to participate in the biggest shopping event of the year. We continue our wrap-up of the Jamaica Observer Takes Style Out sales event with check-ins at two of our favourite retail therapy haunts: Flirt Boutique and Endless Summer Boutique. (PHOTOS: JOSEPH WELLINGTON) Read More

Oui Oui Tami!

Wednesday, October 07, 2015    

(L) Tami
Williams for
(R) Tami Williams
for Chanel

Saint International globe-trotting model Tami Williams hit the runways in Paris for Valentino and Chanel. Read More

Shop 'Til You Drop

Wednesday, October 07, 2015    

The Eye Q Optical storefront

The ball dropped! Jamaica Observer Takes Style Out (TSO) was underway. Shoppers and passers-by alike took to the streets for three times the discounts on what was The Rock's biggest retail therapy event. The TSO experience at Manor Park was like no other. The store-hopping began at Eye Q Optical and continued to Flirt Boutique, Endless Summer Boutique, and Discount Centre and Pharmacy. Read More

Vows - Wedding Euphoria

Monday, October 05, 2015    

“I do, and I will.”

Last-minute touches were made to booths, chairs straightened and details checked as the fourth staging of the premier wedding and event-planning exhibition got underway. The Jamaica Bridal Expo 2015, held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in the second city became home to -- Friday, September 19 - Sunday, September 20 -- over 40 registered booths and table exhibitors. From fancy décor to elegant landscapes -- as well as lighting and production -- the ballroom at the Convention C ... Read More

Launching Pad

Sunday, October 04, 2015    

TSO conceptualiser Novia McDonald-Whyte (centre) readies to cut the Selena Wong-created TSO cake with (from left) TSO special guest
and global fashion influencer Shala Monroque, Spanish Court Guest Services Manager Zarna Drummond, Jamaica Observer Managing
Director Danville Walker, Observer Head of Advertising, Marketing and Communications Natalie Chin, TSO special guest and Trinidadian
fashion designer Meiling Esau, Jamaica Public Service Head of Marketing Tishan Lee, TSO special guest and fine jewellery designer
Matthew ‘Mateo’ Harris, Island Car Rentals tour coordinator Sashae Moulton, and Jamaica Yellow Pages Marketing Manager Ayanna

The paparazzi-dotted TSO launch wielded its allure, midweek, at the boutique Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston. Out and about were the style set, retailers, and National Commerical Bank, Jamaica Yellow Pages, JPS eStore, Island Car Rentals, Business Access TV, Diageo, Select Brands and Caribbean Airlines repped by their respective execs. The event featured a warm welcome from Jamaica Observer Managing Director Danville Walker; the wittingly charming remarks of conceptualiser NMW; an introducti ... Read More

Retail Roundtable

Sunday, October 04, 2015    

Jetting in from Trinidad, St Lucia and New York, respectively,
courtesy of Caribbean Airlines, as special guests for the Jamaica
Observer Takes Style Out sales event, the trio of (from left) fashion
designer Meiling Esau, global fashion influencer Shala Monroque
and fine jewellery artisan Matthew ‘Mateo’ Harris plugged last
Thursday’s big day.

There's nothing quite like a leisurely lunch before a spot of retail therapy and last week Tuesday afternoon seemed perfectly in order 48 hours before the country's biggest sale event for over 30 retailers to break bread together not only to meet their peers but to widen the narrative around an industry that remains an integral part of our psyche. The relaxing affair hosted by Jamaica Yellow Pages inside the executive boardoom of the Jamaica Observer newspaper afforded many the opportunity to c ... Read More

Here's To Happy Shopping!

Sunday, October 04, 2015    

Veteran reggae singer Tinga Stewart and his singer wife
Andrea ‘Princess Jahmeli’ checked out the window display at
Collectibles Shoes.

Not wanting to miss out on tempting discounts offered by retailers at the Jamaica Observer Takes Style Out (TSO) islandwide event, hordes of shoppers flocked to boutiques and department stores last Thursday to indulge in the much-hyped, five-hour annual sale experience. Stores within the South Avenue belt, and shopping plazas lining Constant Spring Road had visibly steady to brisk customer traffic, with retailers who opted to up the discount mark above 50 per cent ringing up significantly better ... Read More

SO Gardening Oct 4

Sunday, October 04, 2015    


Dear Orchid Doc: My orchids have been getting sooty mould for some time now. I have used a mixture of fungicide with a little Volck Oil spray in the past. Would you recommend this? TLaz Dear TLaz Oil on orchids exposed to the sun is begging for trouble. When the sun hits them, they will burn. The fact that you have done it before and it worked might be either a stroke of genius or sheer luck. Maybe the amount was enough to get rid of the sooty mould but not enough to burn the orchids. Maybe ... Read More



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