My Kingston Jason Hall June 26

Deputy Director of Tourism, Attractions, Cruise & Events
Jamaica Tourist Board

Jason HallDeputy Director of Tourism, Attractions, Cruise & Events Jamaica Tourist Board What are your earliest memories of Kingston? Going to cricket matches with my Dad; he was a gifted sportsman and would stride majestically out to the batting crease and always put on a good show. What&r ... Read More

SkyGrass guitarist
Rasheed McCallum and
his Spartan Health & Fitness
Club general manager wife Regina. (Kenyon Hemans) The ‘Pulse’ of CFW
Caribbean Fashionweek 2016, the annual event organised by the Pulse Investments multi-brand came ful ... Read More

Remy Musser So Cocktails With... Shala Monroque June 26
The free-spirited photog and creative consultant Shala Monroque embodies an influential cool that se ... Read More

Cattleya SO Gardening June 26
Dear Orchid Doc: What does the grower mean when she uses the term “mericlone orchid”? ... Read More

L’Escargot in Runaway Bay is Sublime

Thursday, June 23, 2016    

If I said that a sublime fine dining experience was available pon di roadside between two hideous strip malls just before the gas station on the main road in Runaway Bay, you would probably ask me to share what I had been smoking! L’Escargot, the latest incarnation of Chef Neville Anderson, proprietor of the ill-fated Aubergine, is a culinary sensation. In a little over an hour, via the highway to the North Coast, one is transported from a bustling Kingston to a quaint bistro à ... Read More

Beefing Up with Celeste

Thursday, June 23, 2016    

Celeste Gordon for The Meat Experts: Pickled cucumbers with Asian-style beef tartare, wonton crisps and seaweed salad

Celeste Gordon, chef and proprietor of catering and food consultancy company Whip It Up! by Celeste Gordon – who copped the Best Caterer 2016 award at the Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards – invited Thursday Life to her Jack’s Hill residence on Monday for grilled beef tenderloin with peppercorn cream sauce and an Asian-styled steak tartare with wonton crisps. Armed with fresh beef and steak from Best Product 2016 nominees, The Meat Experts, Gordon serves up two succulent ... Read More

Sumptuous Resort Fare

Thursday, June 23, 2016    

[Cucina Romana]
Mushroom Kenyon Hemans

Thursday Life continues our coverage of the 18th annual Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards with sumptuous fare provided by a few of The Rock’s premier destination resorts. Whether you have a hankering for fruit sushi from Moon Palace Jamaica Grande resort on the North Coast or care for a shot of Blackwell Rum from Strawberry Hill Hotel — a part of the Island Outpost resort chain — from the St Andrew hills, the offerings are endless. There’s even succulent Blue Mount ... Read More

Foodie News Round-up

Thursday, June 23, 2016    

Suzanne (left) & Michelle Rousseau

TWO SISTERS AND A SHOW ! Foodie News is excited to share that the fabulous Rousseau sisters are at it again! Two episodes of their highly anticipated Travel Channel pilot Island Hopping are being re-broadcast this Sunday at 10:00 am and 10:30 am EST. Tune in and see the girls explore island food and culture in Dominica and Curaçao. OUR TING Editors from revered foodie mag Bon Appetit have given the nod to our very own Ting, declaring it “The Best Tasting Grapefruit Soda”. ... Read More

A Sugar Mill, Well Defined

with Christopher Reckord | Thursday, June 23, 2016    

The evening’s wine selection — the fresh and citrusy Drappier Champagne (right) was enjoyed on arrival. Next, the 2014 Château du Cléray Muscadet (second right) was served with the first three courses. The snapper was served with this refreshing zesty 2015 Les Fondettes Sancerre (centre). The 2005 Ritterhof Crescendo Cabernet Alto Adige Riserva (second left) accompanied the main event for the evening – the Josper-grilled Wagyu Sirloin. Finally the delicate 2010 Rosenkavalier Amabile accompanied dessert.Christopher Reckord

Over 50 Châine des Rôtisseurs members and their guests descended on the historic Sugar Mill Restaurant at the Half Moon Resort, Rose Hall, for a highly anticipated dining affair simply called “Sugar Mill, Redefined”. The restaurant was previously closed for refurbishing, and our hosts Half Moon General Manager and Châine Bailli Honoraire Dr Sandro Fabris, Director of Food & Beverage and Châine Officier Chef Rôtisseur Giorgio Rusconi, and Half Moon ex ... Read More

Vows: Crossing Paths to Proposal

Monday, June 20, 2016    

Damion slips on Camille’s wedding band from Helzberg DiamondsAntonio Graham

When we met Norman Manley International Airport Customer Service Representative Damion Harriott and his fiance Camille Edwards, AT&T retail sales consultant, at the Kingston Bridal Week wedding exhibition back in November, we knew they were planning a wedding. Eight months later, on Saturday, June 11, the two exchanged vows at the Laughing Waters Villa in St Ann. Vows officially introduces Mr and Mrs Damion Harriott. How they met (Camille’s version)… I met Damion on my ... Read More

Milestone — Cecil Cooper at 70

Monday, June 20, 2016    

Prime Minister Andrew Holness (centre) with the evening’s honoree, author/playwright Barbara Gloudon and birthday boy Cecil Cooper. <InfoBold>Inset:</InfoBold> Cecil Cooper salutes Gloudon, gifting her with his picture Couples.Joseph Wellington

The Olympia Gallery in Kingston was the canvas, last Friday, for the unveiling of Milestone — Cecil Cooper at 70, an exhibition featuring the works of renowned Jamaican visual artist Cecil Cooper. A well-regarded, expressive, realist painter, Cooper is one of the great Jamaican painters who formed part of the broader international black art vernacular who returned to Jamaica — although he will tell you as far as he was concerned he never left — and continued through teaching ... Read More

Inhale... Exhale...

Monday, June 20, 2016    

A portion of the Adam and Eve Day Spa teamShawn Wynter

This week the team at Adam and Eve Day Spa introduces an exciting new range of products and treatments specially developed in line with distinctive Jamaican elements Land, Wood & Water: The Jamaican Patwah Scrub, the Jamaican Bamboo Massage, the Jamaican Island Facial, and the Rock Steady Mani and Pedis. The treatments have been formulated with a variety of local ingredients including zesty local lemongrass’ scent rich spices pimento and cinnamon; classic Jamaican herbs hemp and cerass ... Read More


Monday, June 20, 2016    

Sandra Kennedy (Antonio Graham)

Texture, tone, workmanship and handcrafted detail emerged as key trends from standout designers at the just-wrapped Caribbean Fashionweek (CFW). In true Caribbean fashion the collections featured myriad styles and techniques, ranging sharp tailoring, vivid prints, conservative feminism, and funky Carib-urban pop. In a fashion world that sees new collections every few weeks, and a rising horde of budding fashionistas chronicling their #OOTD, making a collection or look one’s own is the name ... Read More

Father knows best

Sunday, June 19, 2016    

Summer salad, filled with feta, mango and berries.Michael Gordon

As social authority Page 2 continues to celebrate its tenth anniversary, sister publication SO invited Page 2 faves to the Worthington Avenue-extension of Spanish Court Hotel to share in the joys of fatherhood! PHOTOS: MICHAEL GORDON & KARL McLARTY Gary Matalon CEO, KLE Group What lessons have you learned from your own father that you see fit to pass on to your child? My dad has this incredible ability to support and encourage unconditionally, almost to a fault! But it has made me ... Read More



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