Saturday at Linstead Market

A bustling market day. (PHOTOS: LIONEL ROOKWOOD)

Immortalised in the popular Jamaican folk song, Linstead Market is home to a colourful cast of vendor personalities, with stalls stocked with a distinct array of farm-fresh produce and veggies as Thursday Life went a-calling last weekend. Get your shopping list ready as we venture to the iconic St C ... Read More

Aspiring chef Patrick Morris sticks a fork into a jerk pig’s tail on the grill. The 20-year-old works kerbside in the heart of Linstead right alongside the town's bus and route taxi bay. (AT RIGHT) What's on the grill? Jerk pork, liver and pig's tail as well as aluminium foil-wrapped jerk sausages. The price? $300 for a quarter-pound, $600 for half-pound and $1,200 for a pound. Jerk Pork LINSTEAD Style
After calling it a day at the Linstead Market, the unmistakable, wafting scent of pork finds our nos ... Read More

The evening's host British High Commissioner to Jamaica David Fitton (second left), High Commission Residence Manager Caroline Todd (left), Kirk-Anthony Hamilton of The Destination Experience, and British High Commission's Head of Trade and Investment Charmaine Wright await the arrival of guests. The Destination Experience — because life is too short to drink bad win
British High Commissioner to Jamaica David Fitton opened his well-appointed residence last week Thur ... Read More

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"Success does not consist in never making mistakes, but in never making the same one a second time." ... Read More

Cushnie Et Ochs

Sunday, September 14, 2014    

There were rave reviews for Cushnie Et Ochs Spring/Summer 2015 Collection which was held on Friday, September 5 at MILK Studio which featured sophisticated, feminine and sensual dresses. The colour palette started with energetic yellow (inspired by Cleopatra), followed by blue night and candy rose colours closing with creative designers Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs signature black and white combinations. SO contributing photographer Luca Khouri was backstage: Inspiration: Cleopatra Shoes: ... Read More

Touching Down In London

Sunday, September 14, 2014    

View of Mayfair, London, from the Grosvenor House Apartments penthouse

London Fashion Week kicked off at Somerset House last Friday and yes, that's definitely on our list of things to do. But there's so much more to check out like the fab places to sleep, shop and dine, and with the Rousseau girls in town for yet another spectacular launch of Caribbean Potluck... London Bridge is definitely falling down... Stay At: Grosvenor House Apartments by Jumeirah Living Perfect for an extended stay in London, the five-star accommodations at Grosvenor House Apartments off ... Read More

Return Of The Rudeboy

Sunday, September 14, 2014    

Rudeboy gallery

London's prominent arts and culture centre, Somerset House, home to London Fashion Week (LFW), hosted an exhibition by photographer and filmmaker Dean Chalkley and fashion-industry favourite, creative director Harris Elliott from June 13 to August 25. The exhibition, named 'Return of the Rudeboy', compiled over 60 photographs of sharply dressed individuals across the UK who embody both the Rudeboy style and lifestyle. The Rudeboys' distinct sartorial swagger was photographed in locations linked ... Read More


Sunday, September 14, 2014    

Guests making their way
through the collection.

Art aficionados, friends and well-wishers turned out for Sarah Gusten-Marr's art exhibition, aptly titled 'Reflections' — Gusten-Marr sought and found inspiration during a painting trip to South Africa — on Tuesday, August 26, at 10 Hanover Street, Mayfair, London. SO shares highlights. The unveiling of Sarah Gusten-Marr's 'Reflections' took the form of a fabulous cocktail reception complete with Jamaica Patty Comapnies (JPC) patties on Tuesday, August 26, at 10 Hanover Street, May ... Read More

Cocktails With - Jacqui Nielssen

Sunday, September 14, 2014    

Jacqui Nielssen

It's been a super-busy day for real estate broker Jacqui Nielssen showing properties for rent and/or purchase. We're happy that she's able to sit a while — albeit in between an appointment — at the popular 24 SEVEN CAFÉ located inside the well-appointed Jamaica Pegasus Hotel. We order whatever she's having, which is rum cream garnished with a cherry, and settle in for a master class on the art of buying, renting and selling... How did you get into real estate? I used to wor ... Read More

My Kingston - Errol McKenzie

Sunday, September 14, 2014    

Errol McKenzie

How long have you been at Sagicor? Thirty-nine years. Take us back to that first day on the job. I came to Sagicor as an internal auditor in the Finance Department. It was my first job out of college. I can't say I was particularly enthused about the job itself, but I was excited to move back to Jamaica! You are a Manchester man. What are your earliest memories of Kingston? In 1966 I was working at Nestlé in Bybrook, St Catherine. Every weekend I would come in to Kingston to stay w ... Read More

Gardening - Sept 14

Sunday, September 14, 2014    


Dear Orchid Doc: I have some Dendrobiums outside, and since the rainy weather I have noticed something looking like soot on them. What's causing this, and what should I do? -- Merville Dear Merville This soot did not just happen; it has been building up for some time. Sooty mould is actually the excretion of sucking insects called aphids. Aphids usually multiply during the dry season. Like humans, plants are susceptible to disease (fungus) when they are not watered or fed properly. As ... Read More

Ready for the catwalk

Saturday, September 13, 2014    

Get the latest sleek catwalk looks of New
York Fashion Week courtesy of MAC.

There's nothing quite like front row seats at New York Fashion Week -- but have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes? As you can imagine, it gets pretty hectic, with designers, models, make-up artists and crew members in large numbers trying get everything and everyone ready in time for the next show. Cosmetics powerhouse MAC is covering the make-up for top designers like Desigual, Kate Spade, Hervé Léger, Prabal Gurung and more across the style capitals of the world, a ... Read More

VIDEO: Colour Craze

Saturday, September 13, 2014    

At Shades of Elegance, beauty is the business: (From left) Manager Pauline Murray, nail technician Marsha Dann, nail
technician Shanique Douglas (top left), barber Ricardo Spencer, owner Trechea Reid-McCalla, stylist Nelissa Johnson,
Shades of Elegance Beauty Supply Store manager Jodi-Ann Reid and stylist Karla McKenzie.

Who to See: Trechea Reid-McCalla Where: Shades of Elegance Salon & Spa, Shop #3 Ascot Hall, Ascot Drive, Old Harbour, St Catherine What to Get: Come for the hair colouring treatment, stay for deep conditioning & fabulous make-up From Kelly Osbourne's iconic purple do to Rihanna's chameleon-like hair transformations, celebs are fearless when it comes to revamping their look with a striking new hair colour. This week, Under the Dryer takes a page out of their look-book to show you how ... Read More

The Sound of Music

Saturday, September 13, 2014    

The Andres Bello Quartet of Chile — Hector Viveros on violin, Claudio Gutiérrez on viola, Esteban
Sepulveda on violin and Nicolas Benavides on violoncello — delivered a riveting performance
inside the UWI Chapel.

The mellow sounds of the Andres Bello Classical Quartet of Chile reverberated ever so beautifully inside the chapel of the University of the West Indies, Mona campus Tuesday evening during a music recital hosted by the Embassy of Chile and sponsored by PROVEN Wealth. Saturday Social zooms in with snap-worthy scenes from the well-received event. (PHOTOS: COLLIN REID) Read More



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