Vows - You and Me Forever


Morristown Medical Center registered nurse and Jamaican-born New Jersey resident Stacy-Ann Jarrett wed Jamaican O’Mar Anderson, sports and recreations attendant at Hedonism II, on August 8 at the New Testament Church of God in Negril. Vows shares their wedding journey. How they met… ... Read More

(L) The leg-baring
(R) Jones’s yellow jersey dress, wrapped halter-style. The Dahlia No 5
An early-morning coffee turns into a late lunch and AW Fashion finds itself back at #5 within two da ... Read More

Runway... KADIAN NICELY The Great Escape
Sound the fashion trumpet! The Deiwght Peters-led Saint International modelling agency, cresting a w ... 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

Sunday, August 30, 2015    

New York-based fashion photographer Luca Khouri has declared her 'one to watch' and we at SO found her to be a veritable breath of fresh air on this year's CFW catwalk. Pulse International model Alysia Francis, whose last big moment was her appearance in Seventeen Magazine, has just returned from two weeks of agency scouting in the UK. Mum's the word until the deal is inked for the Marilyn Agency (New York)-signed, hazel-eyed beauty. "Hopefully I'll be back in New York by year-end," shared Fran ... Read More

Cocktails With - Dr Sanneta Myrie

Sunday, August 30, 2015    

Sanneta Myrie

Our week began with a welcome break from the infernal heatwave that's been baking the Corporate Area in recent days, inside the cool interiors of the Jamaica Pegasus's expansive ground floor. We make a quick check for our drink date -- a lithe gamine with dreadlocks. We spot her inside the Blend Bar & Lounge and make our way over. The available space beside her on a high-back love seat is swiftly commandeered. Shirley Temples open our drink order, the newly crowned Miss Jamaica World 2015 an ... 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



Should Education Minister Ronald Thwaites have withdrawn his 'leggo beast' comment?

View Results »


Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon