Vows - In Perfect Harmony

Radiant smiles are flashed by Evelyn and Charlton. (Natalia Acevedo)

A harmony of cultures best describes the bond between Dominican-born hospital coordinator Evelyn Velazquez and Charlton Clarke Junior, Jamaican Dean of Students for Charter School in Brooklyn, New York. The two tied the knot on August 05, 2016 at the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral in Montego Bay. Vows ... Read More

Founder and CEO of Ruff Cutz Sandals, Camille Bryan Lifting Soles
Camille Bryan, founder and CEO of Ruff Cutz Sandals and former fine arts student of the Edna Manley ... Read More

Dunn’s River Falls Mi Likkle Ochi!
SO contributor Jovi Jaja gushes non-stop about her beloved Garden Parish... turns out she is not the ... Read More

Exuma Island: Bahamas A-Mais-ing Destinations
Kyle Mais is an international hotelier who, with extensive experience in the luxury market, has bee ... Read More

My Kingston - Sergio Gonzalez

Sunday, August 28, 2016    

Sergio Gonzalez Lopez
General Manager, Hospiten Montego Bay (Photo: Antonio Graham)

What are your earliest memories of MoBay? Upon arriving in June 2013 I was immediately fascinated by the mixture of cultures and nationalities that exist in Montego Bay and also impressed by the vibrancy of the diverse Montego Bay social scene. What’s the most memorable meal that you have enjoyed in MoBay? At the top of my most memorable culinary experiences in MoBay has to be the conch dishes. I love conch prepared in any style, curried, foil-roasted and definitely, jerk! What would y ... Read More

Gardening - August 28

Sunday, August 28, 2016    

Epidendrum orchid

Dear Orchid Doc: I look forward to your weekly column in the Sunday Observer. Here’s my question: How do you pot your Cattleyas? Orchid Lover Dear Orchid Lover: Thank you very much for your kind comment. Let me see if I can help you with your Cattleyas. Step 1: Try to repot only after your Cattleya has bloomed and before it starts to send out new growth. Cattleyas always send out new growth right after a bloom. Step 2: Trim the old roots and remove dead ones, also remove sog ... Read More

In High Definition!

Sunday, August 28, 2016    

Wine consultant Christopher Reckord (left) and Moet & Hennessy Portfolio Brand Manager Jared Samuel exchanged vino notes at the @twentythree bar. (O.Grant)

We must express our ideal, our singularity, striving always towards an absolute. It is a quest without end, where the inspiration keeps its mystery, for Dom Pérignon to reinvent itself with each vintage — Dom Pérignon Chef de Cave Richard Geoffroy The enduring relay from the pioneer winemaking of 17th century Benedictine monk Dom Pierre Pérignon to the lips of those with acquired tastes and deeper pockets is the constant preoccupation of the Champag ... Read More

Cocktails with - Ashlie White-Barrett

Sunday, August 28, 2016    


Up until a week ago Ashlie White-Barrett’s latest accomplishment was that of featured model in the latest resort collection lookbook of YC by James Black. Based on the events of Saturday, August 21, however, she is now the new Miss Jamaica World, crowned at the coronation show held at Iberostar Rose Hall in the Second City. White-Barrett’s new sash gives us the opportunity to find out more about The Rock queen, as she begins her reign and preps to vie for another crown at the 66th Mi ... Read More

Heineken Celebrates Local Brew & Talent

Friday, August 26, 2016    

Heineken toasts were raised by (from left) Heineken Asssistant Brand Manager Stephen Strachan, Head of Marking and Innovation for Red Stripe Blandine Jn Reid, Managing Director of Red Stripe Ricardo Nuncio, and Red Stripe Head of Corporate relations Dianne Ashton. (Photo: Garfield Robinson)

Heineken demonstrated its support of the creative industry, Wednesday last, as the Dutch brewing company launched Heineken House — a two-day series of events which commences this evening with A Night Of Fashion & Art and continues on Saturday with Music & Food. The launch which took place at Devon House and was attended by company executives, members of the local media and artists is a global initiative to unearth talent and create an opportunity for mass exposure. Managing D ... Read More


Friday, August 26, 2016    

Beenie Man with his good friend Gassan Azan, Sizzling Slots CEO

It was a decade ago that the ‘King of the Dancehall’ recording artiste Beenie Man released his 20th studio album Undisputed. Now the dancehall icon expands his iconic discography this week with the launch of his latest album Unstoppable, succeeding his Big-43 on Monday. The Grammy awardee, whose birth papers read Moses Davis, hosted a listening party the following evening at the 100 Hope Road sports bar for the 21-track album, which — as of today — will officially be dist ... Read More

VIDEO: An Ochi Landmark

Thursday, August 25, 2016    

Head chef Nick Krishna Das readies to put the jumbo shrimps marinated with cashew nuts and sour cream in the tandoor. (Antonio Graham)

News of the opening of restaurants travels fast with many of our fickle ‘foodies’ descending upon them for the launch – alas, never to be seen again! These are the same individuals who love to bemoan the lack of food establishments on our beloved island. Here’s the reality: for restaurants to stay open, they need patrons on a regular basis. A new establishment needs time to sort out the kinks in order to run a seamless operation. It takes practice and resources for train ... Read More

From Ally’s Kitchen

Thursday, August 25, 2016    

award-winning caterer Allison Porter-Smalling (Garfield Robinson)

Ally’s Fish Fry is back by popular demand every Friday until the second week of September and thereafter once a month. What’s on the menu? “All your favourites,” shared the award-winning caterer Allison Porter-Smalling as Thursday Life popped by last week Friday. All things comforting were certainly on the menu: herb-crusted pork, chicken, steamed fish, mannish water with sides of corn on the cob, jerk yam, roast sweet potato and mixed green salad. Our order of herb ... Read More

Wines from the land of Don Quixote -

with Christopher Reckord | Thursday, August 25, 2016    

The Olive International Investments team (from left): Felix Aguirre, Vincente Aguirre, Verbert ‘Jerry’ Sutherland, Troy Cockings and Paulino Garcia. 

Hailing from Ewarton, St Catherine, Verbert ‘Jerry’ Sutherland, whose mother ‘Olive’ of blessed memory told him that “anything is possible”, has chosen to honour her by naming his new wine import company Olive International Investments. As many great entrepreneurial stories begin - a chance meeting perhaps - two military men meet while on NATO business in Germany, and Jerry (now with British Military) invites Felix Aguirre (Spanish Military) for a Jamaican din ... Read More

B&D To Host Pop-Up Kitchen Tomorrow

Thursday, August 25, 2016    

B&D high-quality seafood will be available on Saturday at 3B Port Royal Street

Want fresh and high-quality seafood? Want a wide variety of different seafood products? Well, search no more! Tomorrow, Friday, August 26 and Saturday, August 27, B&D Trawling through its SeaBest brand will host a Fish & Farmers’ Market. Buoyed by the overwhelming success of the first staging, the company has decided to host another at its 3B Port Royal Street location and may make it a monthly or quarterly event, according to Roderick Francis, CEO B&D Trawling. There will al ... Read More



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