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Growing Orchids — a Unique Challenge
Even for people who are familiar with gardening, growing orchids can pose a unique challenge. These flowers tend to have a reputation for being finicky or difficult to grow. But anyone with actual orchid growing experience can tell you, this isn't necessarily the...... Read More

Spotted!!!! OpalByOpal's Opal Stewart
Who: Opal Stewart, NYC-based fashion blogger and stylist Her earliest memories of home... Climbing trees with my sisters and chasing lizards in my Kingston back yard. ... Read More

Lucca Italian Will Make You Shout Molto Bene!

Thursday, April, 2 2020    

It was over a meal of homemade pizza that Simon Lara and Paula Fernandez hatched plans to open a casual-dining Italian restaurant in Montego Bay. Lara and Fernandez both hail from Spain and have been in the hospitality industry for over a decade. According to Fernandez, when she served... Read More

'Meat'-ing your needs

Thursday, April, 2 2020    

Let's face it when it comes to stocking up, freezing food is the best way to guarantee long-standing freshness. Steaks, chops, fillets, ground meat and seafood are popular with consumers. But the burning question many have is: “How long can you freeze meat before it goes... Read More

Getting Groceries Safely During COVID-19

Marshalee Valentine | Thursday, April, 2 2020    

Supermarkets are some of the only businesses that remain open during this COVID-19 pandemic, and while it is important that we ensure we have an adequate supply of food, we need to be mindful of the risk attached to being out in crowded public spaces. While it was recently published that... Read More

Cocktails, Creativity & COVID-19

with Debbian Spence-Minott | Thursday, April, 2 2020    

Globally, a restriction on the opening of bars has been implemented, and Jamaica is no exception. Bars across Jamaica that were once the centre of entertainment activities are now ghost towns but hopefully not for long. With no bars open it means that bartenders across the island have... Read More

Go Gourmet With Grace

Thursday, April, 2 2020    

After a long day of working from home, homeschooling the kids or doing those oh so necessary house chores, nothing says unwind like a hearty home-cooked meal. With so many of us not being able to eat out or passing up on takeout meals, Grace Foods is back with Executive Chef Shea Stewart... Read More

Portmore's PIXIE QUEEN Part 2

Tuesday, March, 31 2020    

We're back with Urban Chic principal Tanya Daniels who, for as long as she can remember, has had a passion for creating gorgeous hairstyles. Indeed, her ability to create romantic curls and razor-sharp edges has resulted in such a loyal client base that her move into her own salon at the... Read More

Standing in Love

Tuesday, March, 31 2020    

It happened in the blink of an eye! Digicel Fault Management Specialist Michael Walters introduced himself to Key Insurance Company Limited Senior Underwriter Christal Anderson on August 1, 2007, and immediately knew he'd found the perfect one. Although both were in their early 20s and... Read More

Planning Your Happily Ever After With COVID-19

Tuesday, March, 31 2020    

You've asked and we've answered! Welcome to your weekly column Happily Ever After With Shikima Hinds.Hinds will each week spotlight all the questions you've been asking since COVID-19 was added to the guest list!  Read More

Online Shopping — Let's GO

Tuesday, March, 31 2020    

Everyone is talking about the coronavirus pandemic's global economic impact... stores are closed, staff has been laid off, the stock market is at the lowest since 2007, brands are drawing on cash reserves and extending their overdraft facilities and tapping their credit lines. Is this... Read More

Growing Healthy Orchids Indoors

Sunday, March, 29 2020    

Many orchids are rewarding indoor plants. Once a homeowner has succumbed and bought his or her first orchid, or received one as a gift, a few cultural requirements will coax the plant to flower again.Watering Read More

SO2 - March 29

Sunday, March, 29 2020    

Last week, the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) released the first instalment in its AGOinsider Studio digital series. The episode features Jamaican-Canadians Matthew Rolfe and Antoinette Messam discussing the works featured in Blur — an exhibition... Read More


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