SALUT! Clinks at Macau

The J Wray & Nephew mixology team
created a cocktail mix of Pearly Bay Sweet
Sparking White infused with sorrel, which
received approving clinks from Gail Dixon
(right), general manager at Kris An Charles
Investments, and her operations manager
colleague Odette Reid.

The unrelenting Jamaica Observer Salut! wave flowed into the dual-level Macau Bar & Gaming Lounge, last Friday night, with our friends at libation brand J Wray & Nephew on hosting duty and Scotiabank underwriting the 'bon-vivacious' experience. Our social lens went barside at the Lindsay Cre ... Read More

Thinking of evening gown possibilities for the Yuletide season?
Models (from left) Candice Belnavis, Diedre McKenzie and Toni
Hibbert show tempting elegant red, white and black options
with hints of gold. At right: This form-fitting white and
gold three-quarter sleeved
sequinned dress worn by
Toni Hibbert should get
favourable notices at the
holiday office party. Gold Couture
It was a perfect social respite Wednesday last at Flirt Boutique to get over the midweek hump -- a f ... Read More

The lovebirds
share a kiss at the
sweetheart table. VOWS - Together At Last
How They Met... Karen Jacob and Phillip Ramson happened to be right in Cupid's sights one Wednesday ... Read More

Roger Grant My Kingston — Roger Grant
Roger Grant Centre Director, Scotia Private Client Group Share with us your earliest memory of Kin ... Read More

Cocktails With - Alessandra Aziza

Sunday, November 23, 2014    

Alessandra Aziza

We're puzzled about how we missed spotting head-turner Alessandra Aziza among guests at the nuptials for Delano Forbes and Ro-yen Chin at Webster Memorial United Church two weekends ago. No worries, we cross paths with the spirited architectural designer at the wedding reception later in upper St Andrew, at the bar, where alcohol-free refreshment is her go-to choice. Aziza graciously consents to cocktails and convo. What are you sipping? I'm having a fruit punch, but typically it's either coco ... Read More


Sunday, November 23, 2014    

Waiter Romando Stultz readied to serve a tray of
Beringer Founders’ Estate Pinor Noir-filled libations.

'Twas another buzzworthy night, another Salut! wine-tasting on Thursday night as the courtyard outside the très chic Fromage Gourmet Market on Hillcrest Avenue hosted Night #4 of the Scotiabank-sponsored week-long Jamaica Observer Salut! celebration of wines and champagnes. Wine purveyor Betco Premier Limited showcased its Beringer Founders' Estate portfolio of Merlot, Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio wines as well as its Caposaldo varietals of Sweet Red Sparkling, Sweet Moscato and Pink Mosc ... Read More

Gardening — November 23

Sunday, November 23, 2014    


Dear Orchid Doc: Help! My orchids are sick. The dendrobium leaves are dark brown and it doesn't rub off. What can I do? — JP Dear JP You seem to have what is known as orchid rust. Mix 2 teaspoons of Topsin with a teaspon of Caprid in a gallon of water, spray once per week, preferably when it is cool, (as the sun will cause the chemical to burn) for 3-4 weeks, then once every two weeks for a couple of months, then back to your regular routine. When using the Topsin as a preventative, u ... Read More

The affair

Sunday, November 23, 2014    

But love is blind, And lovers cannot see The pretty follies That themselves commit. -- Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice II, 6 THAT saying about love being blind must be true, for it manifests itself almost every day right before our very eyes. I'm not referring to when one party cannot see, or refuses to see the glaring faults in their respective spouses. That's a blindness that transcends all logic and reason. But there is the shroud that covers the eyes of people that not only makes th ... Read More

Caribbean Flair In Vogue Italia

Sunday, November 23, 2014    

It's early days yet as few have actually seen the November issue of Vogue Italia but based on the sneak peek the respected fashion Bible has dispatched to a few featured designers - the twin republic of Trinidad & Tobago can lay claim to its designers having captured the discerning eye of editor-in-chief Franca Sozzani. "It was an honour to be selected and to have made the final edit of the November issue," shared renowned Trinidadian fashion influencer Peter Elias. "It's a step in the righ ... Read More

Vows - Straight To The Heart

Saturday, November 22, 2014    

Introducing Mr and Mrs
Delano Forbes

If the groom was the least bit anxious, there were no outward signs of frayed nerves to suggest it. Richard Howard Delano Forbes Jr, looking absolutely smart in a cobalt blue Carlton Brown tuxedo, was a picture of calm waiting in the front pew of the Webster Memorial United Church for the much-anticipated arrival of his bride, Ro-yen Simone Chin, on Saturday, November 8. The chic congregation comprised of the bride and groom's family and friends (some jetting in from Washington, DC and Toronto) ... Read More

VIDEO: It's All Greek To Me

Thursday, November 20, 2014    

Cheers to Jamaica Observer Salut! Wine and Champagne

With the Yuletide holiday on the horizon, and the reason to pour libations becomes a natural order, the launch of the Jamaica Observer's Salut! Wine and Champagne Week, sponsored by Scotiabank, was well-timed on Monday evening, as OPA! Greek Restaurant hosted a wine tasting of selections from its Greece-imported red, white and rosé portfolio. Affable host Alexx Antaeus, who opened the doors of his Hope Road-located Greek eatery a year earlier, welcomed a hand-picked gathering of Scotiaba ... Read More

Rainforest offers Iris Gelly Primary major support

Thursday, November 20, 2014    

Brian Jardim (back row, centre), CEO of Rainforest Seafoods, leads assistant marketing manager
Bethany Young (back row, left); business development manager Maxwell Jardim (back row, 2nd
left); principal of Iris Gelly Primary School Veronica Gaynor (back row, 3rd left); corporate chef
Evrol Ebanks (back row, 4th left); JOL MD Danville Walker (back row, 4th right); general
manager Ernest Grant (back row, 3rd right); marketing manager Roger Lyn (back row, 2nd right);
and Sybil Vidal (back row, right), vice-principal, in Applaud It! cheers. The 12 students happily
share the moment.

BRIAN Jardim, chief executive officer of Rainforest Seafoods, hosted 12 enthusiastic students from Iris Gelly Primary School for the Jamaica Observer's Salut! Applaud It! luncheon yesterday at Rainforest Seafoods' headquarters on Slipe Road. The luncheon, which was hosted in the boardroom, is the latest in the initiative to have heads of companies meet and interact with the next generation, and was also attended by Danville Walker, managing director of Jamaica Observer Limited (JOL). Iris Gell ... Read More

Ask and You Will Receive

With Cherryl Hanson-Simpson | Thursday, November 20, 2014    

Many of the obstacles which prevent people from accomplishing their goals and dreams are not complex issues; they can often be simple problems which are relatively easy to resolve. Sometimes persons create self-made barriers without recognising that they are sabotaging their own success. When it comes to money, people will find all types of excuses to explain why they cannot break away from their financial pressures, and take steps that will lead them into a more secure financial position. Very ... Read More

VIDEO: Energising Young Minds

Thursday, November 20, 2014    

Jamaica Public Service President and CEO kelly Tomlin (right) welcomed Alpha Academy fourth-form student Jenay Duffus to last week's Salut! Applaud It luncheon hosted by Senior Vice President, Customer and Corporate Service Sheree Martin at the energy company's corporate offices.  

There's something to be said about the formative years spent in high school. And for Sheree Martin, senior vice-president, customer and corporate services at Jamaica Public Service (JPS), her adolescence spent in the classrooms and walking the halls time at Convent of Mercy Alpha Academy, left her with much to say, long after graduation. Looking to give back to the next generation at her alma mater, Martin, supported by her boss, JPS President and CEO Kelly Tomblin, proudly hosted a Jamaica Obs ... Read More



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