Vows - Right by Your Side

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 (Photograp ... Read More

Crown Atelier Trending: Minimalism
Whether it's for closet therapy or a wardrobe rejuvenation, we look to the fashion capitals each sea ... Read More

VIDEO: The Star in Our Midst
ONE of our most treasured annual rituals is attending the National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC) pre- ... Read More

Barry Moncrieffe My Kingston — Bari Moncrieffe
What are your earliest memories of Kingston? Well, I grew up on a sugar plantation 13 miles outside ... Read More

Cocktails With - Tamara Noel

Sunday, July 26, 2015    

Tamara Noel

It's the eve of opening night for the National Dance Theatre Company's 53rd season, and principal dancer Tamara Noel is meeting us for Thursday afternoon cocktails at the Spanish Court Hotel. A 13-year veteran with the iconic dance company, Noel, whose day job is a production services executive with Carlong Publishing, settles into the hotel's Red Room to wax poetic about her love of dance and reveal what's in store for the company's season. What are you sipping? I don't drink very much. I te ... Read More

Sweet, Sweet, Spa Retreat!

Saturday, July 25, 2015    

Fresh from a recent trade visit to Las Vegas where she was introduced to the latest in beauty products, The Face Place proprietor Marie Hall-Smith naturally brought back a few new cosmetic products for her customers. One of our favourite go-to R&R abodes now offers the Eco-fin paraffin treatment; an exclusive line of Lalicious body butters, scrubs and creams; and a burst of new colours from the essie Summer 2015 polish & gel collection. Your Under the Dryer glam squad presents another we ... Read More

ECO-FIN: The New Wave

Saturday, July 25, 2015    

Post-glove removal, a few squirts of the eco-fin
Finishing Spray are applied to the hands to eliminate

The age-old methods of paraffin treatments are so last century. The Face Place introduces a new eco-friendly way to soothe your joints and enhance your skin's natural moisture. eco-fin is better than paraffin, and offers rich blend of palm, soy, jojoba and organic coconut oils, shea butter, vitamin E and essential oils. By applying the hot gloves, the eco-fin wax delivers rich moisturizers that leave the skin soft and supple. With single-use products, there's no need to worry about using the sa ... Read More

Now or Neon!

Saturday, July 25, 2015    

with the

Whether you are with the trends with pastel hues or fierce and feisty with traditional pops of colours, a fresh manicure, will always do the trick. In fact, a manicure at least twice each month is exactly what the doctor orders, and you dare not miss your appointment. Inspired by hot summer days that transition into fun-filled nights, essie's Summer 2015 collection presents six polish and six gel shades that are here to rule the season. We demonstrate with saltwater happy. Now or Neon! --> Read More

SO Gardening - July 26

Saturday, July 25, 2015    


Dear Orchid Doc: Each time my Epidendrums are about to bloom, the buds get black and dry up. Can you tell me what is wrong? Vev Dear Vev: In Jamaica , especially if you have lots of other plants around, Epidendrums are known to get thrips and mites frequently. Your Epidendrums seem to be suffering from thrips. Please soak the bud when you are spraying, especially from the very early stage, with Caprid, Dimeathoate (very strong smell) or Newmectin. Please remember to spray once per week, ... Read More

A Taste of Hanover - Brunch By Rhona at Bumper’s Nest

Thursday, July 23, 2015    

Brunch, served by Wayne Shaw
the butler, is a mélange of local
and international fare: ackee and
salt fish served separately,
callaoo, plantains, fried dumplings
and pancakes and bacon.
At right: Anderson loves to serve fresh,
tropical fruits to her guests. (PHOTOS:

Thursday Life took up residence in Hanover last weekend where we enjoyed gourmet fare in the luxurious setting of Bumper's Nest at the Tryall Club and also on the beach at Pachie's, the Culinary Gem for the parish. Join us as we eat our way across our beloved island, parish by parish. Having the Kasimir Korybutdesigned Bumper’s Nest at the Tryall Club for a long weekend is one thing; waking up to breakfast by Rhona — let’s make that brunch, shall we, since mornings are spent d ... Read More

Fare Game

Thursday, July 23, 2015    

Tryall Club
pastry chef
Hopeton Haye

Fine fare on offer for their weekend guests, The Tryall Club's food and beverage department, ably fronted by Executive Chef Ansel Beason and Pastry Chef Hopeton Haye, presented a choice menu of delectable eats for The Johnnie Walker Golf Classic Tournament welcome reception hosted last Friday, and the tournament's beachfront awards function the following evening. The charity tournament, a fund-raiser for Diageo's Learning For Life programme (aimed at equipping beneficiaries with self-developme ... Read More

Lunch at Pachie’s, Sandy Bay, Hanover

Thursday, July 23, 2015    

Don’t get it twisted: Pachie’s, located some three minutes by car from the gate of Tryall, is a culinary gem. The sea within kissing distance of their tables, patrons enjoy — pun intended — the catch of the day: lobster, conch and snapper. Thursday Life arrives in time for a late lunch with Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards judge for the parish of Hanover Aram Zerunian and his foodie team of David Barber, Robert Headley and Patricia Henry. Proprietor and resident ... Read More

Thriving In a Time of Scarcity

With Cherryl Hanson-Simpson | Thursday, July 23, 2015    

Last week we looked at the impact of the prevailing drought conditions in several communities across Jamaica. Many people are experiencing tremendous hardship and increased spending requirements as they attempt to acquire water for domestic and business use. So much in our world depends on the supply of water. People, animals and plants need water to survive, many businesses rely on water to produce goods and services, and water also provides recreational benefits. Without water, life as we kno ... Read More

Winners' Circle - July 23

Thursday, July 23, 2015    

Slagmar Farms Marketing Manager Dominica Anderson (third left) presented gift baskets stocked with two jars of TEEDEE Pepper Ginger Jelly and two packs of National crackers to (from left) Jacqueline Bailey, vice-principal of Swallowfield Primary & Junior High School; Sheila Monroe, senior secretary at the Ministry of Transport, Works & Housing; Julett Cobourne, Jamaica Football Federation filing clerk; Joelle Chen, Western Sports inventory supervisor; and Denise Jeffries, principal at th ... Read More



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