Country Store Living

Richmond Estate, St Ann

There' s a quaint appeal about Count r y Store located in Richmond, Llandovery , St Ann. It's the k ind of lure that forced Thursday Life, a few Sundays ago, to pull over . We' re glad we did! Lee Issa, chairman of Couples Resorts and president of the Negril Chamber of Commerce, has without a doub ... Read More

Blue Ridge burger with plantain, bacon and drizzled with
cilantro cream sauce. There is too, the Blue Ridge burger,
topped with blue or Cheddar cheese. Blue Ridge - Trays of Tasty Fare
It was a no-brainer, really: the searing heat in Kingston vs a drive to Salt Hill to lunch at a new ... Read More

Investing in Jamaica - A Diaspora Perspective
I often receive emails from people living in the Diaspora who express their commitment to this count ... Read More

Mixologists Keron
Hayles (left) and
Delroy Glenn. Keep Walking...
The Tryall Club mixologists Keron Hayles (left) and Delroy Glenn were kept busy last Friday evening ... Read More

BRANDED - Krystle Graham-Haynes

Thursday, July 30, 2015    

Domino’s Pizza Brand Manager Krystle Graham-Haynes (left) was all smiles as UTech Culinary Arts third year
student Sherie Hartley (centre) and her fashion merchandiser BFF Kristia Franklin enjoyed a slice of stuffed
crust pepperoni pizza.

Thursday Life (TL):How did you land this job? Krystle Graham-Haynes: Prior to joining Wisynco Foods, I worked in the advertising and marketing field for over four years, managing several brands. However, I was looking forward to making the next step in my career. I wanted to share my knowledge, experience and be an asset towards the development of an innovative and dynamic brand. So when I saw the position being advertised, I quickly jumped at the opportunity and was absolutely delighted that I ... Read More

Summer Sips... Part 4

With Christopher Reckord | Thursday, July 30, 2015    

Select Brands Corporate Marketing
Manager Tania McConnell cools off
with a glass of FIordaliso Pinot Grigio. At right: Select Brands Marketing Manager Debra Taylor
prefers to have options, something bubbly and
something big. Her summer picks include the Santa
Margherita Prosecco and the full-bodied, sensual
Primal Roots Red Blend.

Will this heat ever end? Not anytime soon, but my list of top picks for the summer wines will end this week with a few from Select Brands. I reached out to Tania McConnell and Debra Taylor of the Select Brands management team and I also spoke to Gillian Ferguson, general manager of Uncorked, who has an exclusive list of wines from the Select Brands portfolio, to get a feel of what was a hit for the summer. Chateau d'Esclans Whispering Angel Rosé Hailing from Provence in the southeast of ... Read More

Who will cop the coveted title Chef of The Year?

Thursday, July 30, 2015    

Lamb loin with green pea purée

Chef Jason Peru — Lamb loin with green pea purée, pumpkin and carrot purée with confit garlic, roasted grapes, orzo with basil and mint pesto, confit tomatoes, Mauby glaze with red wine reduction and pickled beetroot. Chef Raymond Joseph — Indian spice crusted lamb, kitcheree, bhaji pesto, curried mango sauce, and soused vegetables. Chef John Aboud — Sous vide lamb, lamb jus and fresh cherry reduction, candied striped beets prepared two ways: semi-raw an ... Read More

Heading DOWN…

Thursday, July 30, 2015    

Farmer Alvin Mais (left) and One Love co-owner Hoover Harris looking forward to some wellneeded

We made a few stops on our way to Papine. The first was at One Love, where we raised a toast with co-owner Hoover Harris and another to farmer Alvin Mais, who lost his entire crop of vegetables but, thankfully, still has a roof over his head. Like Mais, we look forward to rain, which will allow this enterprising farmer to pick up the pieces. Read More

And The Caribbean's Next Top Model Is...?

Thursday, July 30, 2015    

A bevy of young model hopefuls: (from left) Terina Dryden, Ashley Downer,
Sheree Francis, Danielle Little, and Jahna Cornwall-Savings

For now, it's all quite hush-hush. Scores of model aspirants from the 14 parishes of Jamaica feigned indifference to the scorching heat for a midday go-see at the Formal Gardens of Devon House last Saturday in an attempt to secure a spot on the Caribbean's premier model competition and reality show. Already in its sophomore season, the Caribbean's Next Top Model (CNTM) competition aims to scout close to 30 models from Jamaica, Trinidad, Barbados, and the Cayman Islands. The reality show, slated ... Read More

Winners' Circle - July 30

Thursday, July 30, 2015    

Associated Manufacturers Limited Group Marketing Director Sean Garbutt (second right) presented Walkerswood gift packages of Hot & Spicy Jerk Seasoning, West Indian Curry Paste, Sorrell Chutney, Las' Lick Jerk Sauce, One Stop Sauce, Scotch Bonnet Pepper Sauce, Jonkanoo Pepper Sauce and Hot Mustard Pepper Sauce to (from left) Allison Roberts, underwriter at GK General; Sylviana Johnson, immigration officer at the Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency, and Julett Grant, administrative a ... Read More

Vows - Right by Your Side

Monday, July 27, 2015    

Leo and Alicia exchange kisses as they exit the altar.

I found a dream that I can speak to; A dream that I could call my own. I found a thrill to press my cheek to, A thrill I've never known, oh yeah. You smiled, you smiled, oh and then the spell was cast, And here we are in Heaven For you are mine at last. -- At Last by Etta James (Photographer: Levar Gordon, On May 23, after seven years of courting, Leo Arzu, a pharmaceutical science and physics master's student at the University of Michigan, wed the love of his life ... Read More

Trending: Minimalism

Monday, July 27, 2015    

Crown Atelier

Whether it's for closet therapy or a wardrobe rejuvenation, we look to the fashion capitals each season for inspiration and hot new trends. Black, white, and blush are the dominant shades of summer, and for those of us who must have colour, pastel hues and exuberant colour schemes are making a case for the months leading up to Fall. In addition, luxurious fabric themes that include chic chiffons and lusty lace form the perfect frame for these polished designs. With a keen eye for worldly trends, ... Read More

VIDEO: The Star in Our Midst

Sunday, July 26, 2015    

ONE of our most treasured annual rituals is attending the National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC) pre-dawn Easter Sunday concert. For the last decade, it has been our stand-in for church services celebrating the Resurrection. It's always a rousing and festive occasion, between the spiritually inspired dance performances and the charismatic choir leaning in to their full gospel sound. Audiences leave bopping, smiling and elated. NDTC gets you in a celebratory mood. In this past 2015 Easter perform ... Read More

My Kingston — Bari Moncrieffe

Sunday, July 26, 2015    

Barry Moncrieffe

What are your earliest memories of Kingston? Well, I grew up on a sugar plantation 13 miles outside of Kingston. We used to visit Kingston often because my mother used to play music for silent movies at the cinemas. We were exposed to performances at the Ward Theatre from an early age. Being exposed to the arts from so early gave me the love of the dance. Kingston wasn't really a novelty to me. Ladies dressed and went on the road in hats and gloves. My mother never came into Kingston unless sh ... Read More



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