Lifestyle

Vows: To The Wind At Our Backs, The High Tides & Good Vibes

The stars were clearly aligned — from their meeting as tweens to their commitment, as young adults, to spending the rest of their lives together. VOWS follows entrepreneurs Tara Fong Yee and Brandon McKoy to Fort Charles, Port Royal, for their... Read More

Ultra Modern living
A search by a Kingston family for a relatively modern and spacious home led us to Gavia. They immediately liked the look and feel of the community — contemporary architecture, open green spaces and lush vegetation surrounding the community, with modern amenities. The townhouses are...... Read More

Designing Millennial
Just as we can use fashion to express ourselves, interior design can also serve as a way of making a personal statement. One of the most famous interior designers today, Nate Berkus, believes: “Your home should tell the story of who you are and be a collection of what you...... Read More

77 West
In 2013 Annabelle Todd was driving along the road in Treasure Beach, St Elizabeth and came upon a beautiful piece of land being completely decimated by a bulldozer. Down came magnificent lignum vitae and acacia trees! Having grown up in the area, she was heartbroken by this destruction...... Read More

Cocktails With – Nicola Rosen

Sunday, September, 24 2017    

Nicola Rosen's passion for design started when she worked for Chris Blackwell on South Beach. “I would walk for hours looking at all the different galleries and design studios. I started painting murals as a side job and I was hooked,” she shares. We get super comfy at Island... Read More

Cheers To Design Week JA 2017

Sunday, September, 24 2017    

A year after enjoying Design Week London with Rock promotor par excellence Theresa Roberts, we have offically launched our very own #DesignWeekJA2017. Never one to be daunted by the fact that we do not have a design district — no need to be,... Read More

Only The Best at Sandals, A Formula That Never Fails

Sunday, September, 24 2017    

It was very much a family affair 36 years ago when Sandals Montego Bay opened its doors. Indeed, founder Gordon 'Butch' Stewart, his then wife Penelope Jane Stewart, and design specialist Betty Jo Desnoes took on the design challenge of Sandals Resorts. The trio would travel to the... Read More

SO Dear Orchid Doc — September 24

With Betty Ashley | Sunday, September, 24 2017    

Dear Orchid Doc:I've noticed that my dendrobiums get brown at the roots and then wither and die. Prior to their death, however, a small plant grows at the tip of the dead piece.I would like to know: What is causing the death of my mother plants? Read More

A Design Brief by ASH (Angelie Spencer Home)

Sunday, September, 24 2017    

Kingston will this week be abuzz with yet another brilliant “Lifestyle” initiative by the Jamaica Observer: Design Week. NMW and her Lifestyle team have conquered FOOD, they have conquered FASHION and now it's on to HOME…in a big way, shining the spotlight on interior... Read More

Cottage 13 @ Round Hill Hotel & Villas

Sunday, September, 24 2017    

Jamaican-born architect Gordon Gill and founding partner of the award-winning Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture is one of the world's most respected performance-based architects. His work, which ranges from the world's largest buildings to sustainable communities, is driven by his... Read More

A Designed Life

by Cecile Levee | Sunday, September, 24 2017    

The enchantment and mystique of Hedonism II are two of many folklores. A concept started in 1976 as Negril Beach Village by legendary hotelier John Issa, the hotel changed its name to Hedonism II in 1981.   Read More

Martina Christian — Fuelled by a Passion For Art & Design

Sunday, September, 24 2017    

Nested in the hills of Millsborough, this residential house is approximately 12,000 sq ft with over 2,000 sq ft dedicated for covered outdoor living. The main spacial requirements by the clients called for four en-suite bedrooms, a junior master suite, a master suite, two en-suite... Read More

My Kingston — DAVID CUTHBERT

Sunday, September, 24 2017    

DAVID CUTHBERTRegistered architect & managing principal of Cut Wright ArchitectureWhat are your earliest memories of Kingston? Read More

Stylish & Practical Ideas For Your Open Concept Space

Sunday, September, 24 2017    

Fashioning an environment out of an open concept layout can get all your creative juices flowing. As perfect as the concept is for versatility, entertaining and in keeping with today's lifestyle, creating an aesthetically pleasing and functional environment can pose something of a... Read More

Annabel Adds Glaze

Saturday, September, 23 2017    

Add Kingston, Jamaica to the list of major fashion capitals unveiling beauty products. Fresh off the introduction of her Spring/Summer Gimmi Sup'n Nail Lacquer Collection, Annabel Glaze, affectionately dubbed The Colour Whisperer, has gven the Under The Dryer... Read More



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