International Bar Trends

with Debbian Spence-Minott | Thursday, September, 12 2019    

Over the past weeks, we were happily distracted from our cocktail journey to spend some time with the “rum people”. However, as promised this year, we are not done yet as we continue to discover rum worlds unknown and bringing to the fore some of the nation's great rum... Read More

#TSO Loud

Tuesday, September, 10 2019    

The crew is already four stops in on the annual Jamaica Observer Takes Style Out road tour — the parish-hopping excursion promoting the five-hour-long retail shopping event slated for Thursday, October 3. The first checkpoint was in the parish of Mandeville which, very few would... Read More

Vows - I Found Love

Monday, September, 9 2019    

Who knew that Cupid's bow would have been directed at Machel Edwards, registered nurse, Mandeville Regional Hospital, and Patrick Lewis, real estate broker? And that 11 years after their initial encounter at Fridays Night Club (now Zeus) in Mandeville, they would be at The Palms of Rosehall,... Read More

SO 2 - September 8

Sunday, September, 8 2019    

Although it's just begun, September is already beginning to live up to its moniker of the “January of Fashion”. Read More

An Affinity for Caribbean Culture

Sunday, September, 8 2019    

Jasmine Thomas-Girvan's accomplishments are nothing to scoff at. The Jamaican-born, Trinidad-based artist is the recipient of many awards including the Commonwealth Foundation Arts Award, and a Silver Musgrave Medal. She has been profiled in numerous publications such as the... Read More

Cocktails With... Sandra Gato

Sunday, September, 8 2019    

Editor-in-chief of Elle Portugal Sandra Gato was recently on The Rock for a reconnoitring cultural expedition. The Lisbon native came to Jamaican shores to explore the local fashion, food, and tourism scenes to be able to speak with specificity when... Read More

My Kingston - Phillip Thomas

Sunday, September, 8 2019    

You were born in Kingston. Tell us about your childhood. Read More

The Upper Rental

ANGELIE SPENCER Managing director, Angelie Spencer Home (ASH) | Sunday, September, 8 2019    

This property is a rental investment by my client, who wanted the place to be nicely furnished but not for too much money. The furnishings had to be able to handle the traffic of short-term rentals, so I had to choose durable furnishings with dark fabrics for this... Read More

Gardening - September Tips and To-dos

Sunday, September, 8 2019    

September should bring relief to gardens and signal the start of a new season for gardeners in areas that were previously too warm for anything but hothouse tropicals, as well as southern hemisphere gardens. So whether you are beginning the process of putting your garden to bed or... Read More

The Power of the Pixie

Saturday, September, 7 2019    

As the well-known saying goes: “If it ain't broke, don't fix it.” But hairstylist Tanesha Barnett believes that 'fixing' things (even when they already work), every now and then, is a good idea too. That mindset led Barnett, Principal of... Read More

JHTA Celebrates Fine Jamaican Cuisine

Thursday, September, 5 2019    

As August drew to a close, the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) Montego Bay Chapter hosted A Celebration of Fine Jamaican Cuisine at the Rose Hall Great House, in Montego Bay.The annual food and wine pairing is a marquee event on the western Jamaica... Read More

High and 'Migh-tea': High and 'Migh-tea':

Thursday, September, 5 2019    

Whether you are celebrating a special occasion or crave an opulent month-end treat, Champagne high tea at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel is always a fabulous idea. Read More

A Worthy Rum Experience

Thursday, September, 5 2019    

Last week, we were excited to be privy to the launch of Jamaica's newest addition to its premium line of rums – the Worthy Park Single Estate Reserve Rum! Read More

College Students' Food Safety Tips

Marshalee Valentine | Thursday, September, 5 2019    

Congratulations on getting into college! It can be very overwhelming getting prepared to live away from home, whether it's in your home country or abroad. Between making your list of essential items and packing your entire life into boxes, it's so easy to forget about food safety,... Read More

Beringer Bros Bourbon Barrel-Aged Wines Launched at Cellar 8

Thursday, September, 5 2019    

“This is made from very butch grapes… it's over 14% alcohol!” These words from Cellar 8 resident sommelier Matthew Pragnell described the luscious and intoxicating Beringer Bros Bourbon Barrel-Aged Red Blend. The red blend and a barrel-aged Chardonnay were launched at... Read More


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