Bliss Bridal Trunk Show

Saturday, April, 6 2019    

The Bliss Bridal Boutique trunk show, held on Sunday, March 24, inside the Grand Jamaica Suite of the Jamaica Pegasus hotel, attracted scores of brides-to-be eager to explore the offerings available to those about to tie the knot. They had the chance to fit gowns and to take advantage of... Read More

Demystifying the Grades of Beef

Thursday, April, 4 2019    

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service grades beef in five categories: Prime, Choice, Select, Standard/Commercial, and Utility/Cutter/Canner. Prime, Choice and Select are quality grades, and your family-friendly butchers at Butcher Block... Read More

The Dish...Jerky's Northern Restaurant

Thursday, April, 4 2019    

At Jerky's Northern Restaurant it feels a bit like Cheers , the 80s US sitcom, where everybody knew your name. This diner-style fast-food joint has been serving up its signature fried chicken and jerk pork for almost 40 years, and its regulars —... Read More

To Israel and Back: How Being a Food & Travel Blogger Changed My Life

Thursday, April, 4 2019    

The next time your friend, spouse, relative or child says they want to start a blog, you may want to seriously encourage them. It's 2019 and the world is changing rapidly. Had you asked me five years ago about the possibility of a popular tourism agency in modern Tel Aviv, Israel,... Read More

Some Important Tips For Food Service Establishments

Marshalee Valentine | Thursday, April, 4 2019    

I am always engaged in conversati ons surrounding food safety, wh ich invariably lead to multiple burning questions, followed by the conclusion that most people are partially or completely unaware of food safety requirements; whether at home, in... Read More

Table Talk Food Awards Comes of Age

Thursday, April, 4 2019    

“I have watched the growing success and significance of The Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards with admiration. It is more than a celebration of the island's vibrant food culture; it raises the bar through recognition of players in the food industry. Jamaica has been steadily... Read More

Culinary Cocktails

with Debbiann Spence Minott | Thursday, April, 4 2019    

Our Cocktail City Culinary edition today spotlights Gossette Brown. Brown, currently a bar supervisor, has been employed for the last eight years at the multi-award-winning Rock House Hotel in Negril, Westmoreland. Brown is, too, the reigning Taste of Jamaica Bartender of the Year,... Read More

Let's Start With RUM!

Tuesday, April, 2 2019    

Tuesday Social picks up where Page 2 left off with coverage of the second annual staging of the Bacchanal Jamaica Rum For Breakfast (RFB) soca event held last Saturday at Hope Zoo in St Andrew. With sips of Malibu Coconut Rum-infused cocktails and mimosas on entry, patrons were ready to... Read More

Vows - A Chance Encounter

Monday, April, 1 2019    

Cupid's arrow was quivering when Tank-Weld Metals Limited Senior Inventory Supervisor Ainsley Smickle and J Wray & Nephew Academy Specialist Sharon Findlay met in October 2016 at Devon House. Both were in a snaking line to purchase ice cream. It would have been inconceivable to... Read More

Make it Premium and Instagram-able

By Cecile Levee | Sunday, March, 31 2019    

Good design does not happen in a vacuum, even though the concept of design can be as subjective as what is defined as good taste. Read More

SO2 - March 30

Sunday, March, 31 2019    

For Starters...Rousseau sisters' book a hit with gastrophiles... leads to lectures Read More

The Hampshire

Sunday, March, 31 2019    

I nterior design maven Eroleen Anderson-Powell took the Style Observer ( SO) on a tour of a one-bedroom unit at The Hampshire. The Guardian Life Limited-developed complex located at 9 Musgrave Avenue... Read More

Closing Costs

Sunday, March, 31 2019    

Realtor Kaili McDonnough Scott has brought a fresh, New York style kick-ass approach to real estate. She has, in street parlance, 'shook' up the market and the Style Observer is loving it...  Read More

Celebration of Excellence

Saturday, March, 30 2019    

Pomp and pageantry, glitter and glamour characterised the 12th anniversary awards dinner of the MeriChan Group of Companies, on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at the Blue Mountain Suite of the Knutsford Court Hotel. Read More


Saturday, March, 30 2019    

When True Shade Cosmetics (TSC) launched Your True Shade make-up line in 2015 its single mandate was to ensure that women with even the most sensitive skin could enjoy a premium Jamaican make-up product without fear of skin irritation or breakouts. Interpret the many repeat customers and... Read More


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