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Hello, Mama Africa! Yes?

In 2008 the late Vogue Italia editor-in-chief Franca Sozzani “broke the Internet” and got tongues wagging by producing the fashion bible's first all-black issue. Despite her trailblazing, Milan has lagged behind in its... Read More

A Tale of Two Maroon Towns
My bare feet desperately grasped for balance as I crossed the Wag Water river. Knee deep, I gingerly waded and nearly toppled over twice. I was on Maroon land in Scott's Hall, St Mary. ... Read More

ALARA — Nigeria's answer to Barneys
Here are some interesting facts about Africa: Senegal has been described as the “Paris of Africa”, Djibouti the “Singapore of Africa” and the Republic of Congo is determined to become Africa's next fashion capital. And who would have ...... Read More

Salento aka “Little Jamaica”
Rome, Milan, Venice and Florence are great destinations for good food, great wine, amazing fashion and a general atmosphere of romance. All reasons that ensure Italy, like Jamaica, remains a country many want to visit! Now Salento, Italy's south-coastal secret treasure, is gaining...... Read More

Almost Around the World in 120 DAYS

Sunday, June, 24 2018    

In one Ghanaian Pentecostal church on Easter Friday in the city of Takoradi, dapper men and women of all ages dressed in white jumped in praise of God while surrounded by hundreds of fellow worshippers in a tent. This reminded me of many of the Portmore tents of worship at home. In the... Read More

Hair Trends — Mohawks Making A Comeback?

Saturday, June, 23 2018    

The summer heat can be very harmful to your hair, particularly if your hair falls within the “thick, black hair” category. The thickness of the hair makes the scalp more likely to heat up, causing heat damage to the hair, and leads to the possibility of... Read More

Taynas Body Care — Food For Your Skin!

Saturday, June, 23 2018    

“Imagine waking up in the mornin g, heading to the bathroom and being invigorated by the smell of the essential oils in your soap. My vision is that a custom er will apply our natural underarm cream, lotion, body oils or sprays and feel ready to conquer the... Read More

Mumm For Dads & Supreme Ventures For Modern Parenting Chat

Saturday, June, 23 2018    

GH Mumm hosted a Father's Day World Cup private viewing of the Brazil vs Switzerland World Cup match on Sunday, June 17, 2018 at Usain Bolt Tracks & Records. Saturday Social shares exclusive post-match highlights. Plus, Supreme Ventures lent their... Read More

Accounting for taste — Outstanding Caterer Celeste Gordon

Thursday, June, 21 2018    

The doyennes of cookbook writing and lifestyle empire—Martha Stewart and B Smith — started out as caterers. Many chefs open up shop in order to capitalise on the latest hipster food craze; we're looking at you, avocado toast! Others chase fame via the hungry pursuit of the... Read More

Klatching up with Café Blue

Thursday, June, 21 2018    

Thursday Food has been catching up with winners from the 20th staging of the Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards . This week we go up the hills of Irish Town to Café Blue — winner of Best Café... Read More

Wine Destination Experiences: A recent visit to Napa Valley

with Christopher Reckord | Thursday, June, 21 2018    

This, my first guest-writer column, is done by my dear friend Debra A Taylor, trade development manager for wine and spirits importer Select Brands Limited. She told me that she was attending a wine certification event in Napa Valley called the Modavi To Kalon (pronounced “TOW... Read More

Dishing up some Culture — Jamaica celebrates World Sustainable Gastronomy Day

Thursday, June, 21 2018    

Jamaica joined other UN member states in commemorating World Sustainable Gastronomy Day on Monday, June 18 under the gazebo on the East Lawn of Devon House. Hosted by Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett and Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia “Babsy”... Read More

B3 for Parents

Wednesday, June, 20 2018    

Father's Day weekend got a well-deserved boost courtesy of B3 Parenting, and was geared towards real parenting solutions and motivation for Jamaican boys. Activities kicked off Friday evening with an intimate gathering in upper Saint Andrew to welcome Troy Kemp, executive director at the... Read More

AW Fashion: Vee — So Chic!

Monday, June, 18 2018    

Mercury rising: temperature soaring and All Woman Fashion (AWF) is gearing up for long weekends spent lounging in resort wear. With Jamaican-born, Ohio-based resort-wear designer Vanessa Alexander on our radar it's going to be a... Read More

Vows: Our Love

Monday, June, 18 2018    

Artiste manager Lavarcam Lawrence and Sagicor Financial Advisor Toni-Ann Tate met through their mutual friend Sasha Sepaul at a party at Sugarsman Beach called Igool. The attraction might have been mutual but there was many a stumbling block, not the least of them being the loss of their... Read More



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