'Tis the Season For Hair Tips

Under the Dryer

It's the season for events galore and regular visits to the hairdresser; little surprise really that conversation at a recent Girls' Night Out inside the Regency Bar & Lounge led from one subject to the next, and then there was hair talk - getting your hair event-ready. (Photos: Lionel Rookwo ... Read More

artiste Kreesha Turner Kreesha Wows
Kreesha's dazzling smile gets your full attention but so too, does her bouncy, healthy mane and her ... Read More

Yoga guru Sharon Feanny (left), Tao Porchon-Lynch (centre) and Teresa Kennedy Lessons From Tao
Practitioners of yoga had what could be described as a once-in-a-lifetime experience at the cashmere ... Read More

Point Taken - Science, Technology, Energy and Mining Minister Phillip Paulwell (right) made a point to Supreme
Ventures founder Paul Hoo (left) while the betting company's CEO and president Brian George lent an ear. Reigning 'Supreme'
We're nibbling on tasty bites from culinary artist Oji Jaja and sipping party-hearty libations at Su ... Read More

VIDEO: Opa! adds Santorini Skylounge

Thursday, December 18, 2014    

Welcome to Santorini!

?The much-buzzed about Opa! Greek Restaurant has added a skylounge aptly named Santorini. The comfy lounge adjacent to the restaurant was created, according to its affable owner Alexx Antaeus, for life's celebrations in a down-to-earth atmosphere of fun. The feel is decidedly Santorini -- a sea of blue and white with cosy vignettes on the lower level and an upstairs deck where one can sip and watch the evening traffic or look to the mountains for solace. Antaeus's one watchword is 'Respect': " ... Read More

Eatable! The Best Dressed Chicken 2015 Calendar

Thursday, December 18, 2014    

The Best Dressed Chicken 2015 calendar is out today, and it certainly is a perfect accompaniment to a year of living deliciously. Lensed by Franz Marzouca, one of the Caribbean's most successful food photographers, the calendar is an imaginative presentation of the many ways to enjoy chicken, Jamaica's favourite protein. "The defining idea was to approach this as an art project. I wanted to create texturally rich images that would not only interest and intrigue a wide audience, but would also ... Read More

AB3: All Blue Beach Bonfire

Thursday, December 18, 2014    

Patrick Hylton (left),
group managing
director, NCB, greets
Stafford Burrowes,
CEO of Dolphin Cove
and the Jamaica
Observer Business
Leader 2013. (PHOTOS:

National Commercial Bank (NCB) boss Patrick Hylton invited valued clients to join him and members of his executive team last Sunday for a day of fun and relaxation at Pearly Beach, Ocho Rios. The dress code, shades of blue, found favour with many as did the sumptuous fare, well-stocked bar and the musical styling of DJ Nicco and the Fab 5 Band. Thursday Social takes you to the beach. AB3: All Blue Beach Bonfire --> Read More

Holiday Reality Check for Kids

With Cherryl Hanson-Simpson | Thursday, December 18, 2014    

It's often been said that the Christmas holiday period is best enjoyed by children (or those who are young at heart!) Most youngsters look forward to a visit from Santa Claus, who travels around the world on one special night, rewarding all the good kids with the presents they wished for. Many other children, who are old enough to realise that the celebrated tale is just a fantasy, still expect to see their brightly wrapped gifts under the tree on Christmas morning. Going out to a few parties o ... Read More

The 'Business' of Fashion

Monday, December 15, 2014    

(L-R)  Rachel Christian, project manager
at Cari-Med, ‘popped’ on the carpet
in a sleeveless mullet dress from
Flirt Boutique. Digicel Legal &
Regulatory head Gail
Moss-Solomon told
a tonal colour story
in nude, with an
embellished sack
dress from
accessorised with beige
pumps and earth-toned
beaded clutch. Renée Menzie-
director of
Group showed off
her gam in a gladiator
floor-grazer selected from Flirt

Sunday last, the annual Jamaica Observer Business Leader Awards 2013 created a fashionable buzz inside The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel lobby as members of The Rock's business community strolled the scarlet carpeting in veritable trend watch of onyx-dominant attire; seasonally unexpected pops of colour; leather and brocade fabrications; ethereally draped, and mullet silhouettes; and decolletage-centric detailing. All Woman Fashion breaks it down! The 'Business' of Fashion --> Read More

Vows - Party Hard for Love

Monday, December 15, 2014    

Mario and Sky enjoy their first
dance as husband and wife to
Beyoncé’s After All Is said and

How they met In 2008, socaphiles Mario Hoo and Sky Jarrett were introduced to each other by their mutual friend Ann-Merita Golding at Frenchmen's annual Bazodee party in Cherry Gardens, St Andrew. After having a blast with Sky and others during the Jamaica Carnival weekend, Mario returned to his hometown of Washington, DC where he works as a regional campaign director for AOL, and set out on a mission, with the help of Golding, to court Sky who was living in Florida at the time. "We had a lot ... Read More

The Architectural LEGACY of Our Time

Sunday, December 14, 2014    

Art Museum

A few weeks ago I was in Paris for meetings which honestly were not going very well. After three days of torturous miscommunication and bad vibes, I left halfway through the workday one day with my tail between my legs. Dear God, get me out of this. Battered and bruised, I felt I had lost my mojo. The depression was particularly acute because I could never imagine that I would ever be sad in Paris. After all, one only need slip down a side street, look around at the well- balanced architecture, ... Read More

VIDEO: Nasha’s GNO

Sunday, December 14, 2014    

From left: Heineken brand manager Nasha-Monique Douglas; TVJ producer Hertha Beckmann;
Ayesha Creary, strategist at Creative Marketing; Kaysia Johnson-Vaughan, Scotiabank
programmes marketing manager; and Ayisha Richards-McKay, attorney at law, Attorney
General’s Chamber.

Heaven rains were ignored Tuesday evening as some 20 plus friends and associates of Nasha-Monique Douglas, brand manager, Heineken, stepped out in fab style for Girls' Night Out — "a gathering created" according to Douglas -- "to celebrate all of the amazing women in my life and out of the need for positive female interaction... Jamaica is lacking in mentorship and networking opportunities specific to women. A few of us in the beverage industry came together about three months ago and dec ... Read More

The Other Side Of... Tour Life

Sunday, December 14, 2014    

Jodi Stewart, her
husband Sean, his
dancers and crew
enjoy a day at the
Steve Irwin zoo.

Jodi Stewart heads Down Under with hubby Sean Paul and soon discovers that life is not all 'suite'... As I settled into the seat beside my husband Sean Paul, excited to be going to Australia for the first time, I messaged my mum to let her know we would be taking off soon and I'd link her when we landed. Fourteen hours later, band, DJs, crew and dancers in tow, we touched down in Sydney, Australia. As we settled into the fabulous Hilton hotel suite with its floating tub overlooking the city, ... Read More

My Kingston - Desmond Austin Marcus Mitchell

Sunday, December 14, 2014    

Desmond Austin Marcus

You have quite an interesting background... Thank you! I have been blessed to have a variety of incredible opportunities over the past few years. Growing up I was always interested in mentorship and helping others achieve their goals, and I have made sure to consistently follow that passion. After graduating from Harvard I had the chance to work at Google for two years in the marketing and sales department. Google is such an incredible company and I was amazed by the environment they are able t ... Read More



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