Steppin' Up To The Plate

“I was showcasing Jamaican flavours, keeping things local and seasonal.” This was the self-imposed mandate of award-winning caterer Celeste Gordon, who, joined by her perennial collaborator Siri Saunders, prepared a five-course meal for the 2017 launch of... Read More

Applaud It! Part 1
Week 1 of the Jamaica Observer's annual Applaud It! initiative unfolded in fine style last week. The initiative has grown from a one-week event to three, as more industry leaders have expressed an interest in meeting members of the next generation exactly where they are and engaging them...... Read More

Société Mondiale du Vin in the Bush
My wine credo is to give every wine lover the opportunity to experience good wines from all over the world. This is why I accepted the challenge to head the Jamaican chapter of the Société Mondiale du Vin. The Société Mondiale du Vin, which translates to “World Wine Society”,...... Read More

Applaud It! An Energy Renaissance
“Believe in yourselves,” charged JPS CEO Emanuel DaRosa as he welcomed nine young ladies from The Merl Grove High School — all members of the school's Energy Club — to his third-floor boardroom. “It was my belief in my own ability to...... Read More

Coming To Jamaica, Applaud It! Style

Monday, November, 20 2017    

IT was to be a whirlwind tour for the half-Jamaican MasterChef Junior 2017 Champion Jasmine Stewart and her family who jetted into The Rock from Atlanta, Georgia, Thursday last. Following a restful evening at their Spanish Court Hotel accommodations in New Kingston it was then off to Beechwood... Read More

Vows: A Bridal Brunch by Petals & Promises

Monday, November, 20 2017    

For many enagaged couples, planning the ideal wedding can be frustrating. So many thoughts to put to life but no one to guide or give the answers you seek: the kind of dress to buy, the perfect décor or even the photographer to hire. Thankfully, the bridal boutique... Read More

AW Fashion: Going with the FLOA

Monday, November, 20 2017    

Angelie Martin-Spencer has been super-busy and is spreading her lifestyle wings even further with the launch of her latest line FLOA. For Love Of Agate (pronounced FLOW), a statement jewellery and home accent line that incorporates beautiful semi-precious agate... Read More

Campari Show Up & Show Off

Sunday, November, 19 2017    

After nearly six weeks of criss-crossing the island in search of the most stylish female and male, with check-ins in Kingston, May Pen and Montego Bay, the inaugural staging of the Campari Pop Style series reached a fashionable climax on Saturday, November 11, under the starry skies at... Read More

My Kingston — Orville 'Tony Krash' Lewis

Sunday, November, 19 2017    

Orville 'Tony Krash' Lewis Campari Pop Style Most Stylish Male 2017 Winner Menswear and Womenwear DesignerWhat's your order at the bar?Campari and Ting.  Read More

Cocktails With — Kristia Franklin

Sunday, November, 19 2017    

Kristia Franklin is on cloud nine. Just two days after slaying the competition to become Campari Pop Style's Most Stylish Female at the grand finale event on the waterfront in downtown Kingston, the stylist and e-commerce retailer who fronts Tia Clothes Girl is meeting us for lunchtime... Read More

Gardening – Nov 19

With Betty Ashley | Sunday, November, 19 2017    

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Artistic Nails by Marsha

Saturday, November, 18 2017    

After a long and tiring work week, there is no better way to celebrate the weekend than with a nail salon treat–after the bills have been paid, of course! Many Under the Dryer (UTD ) readers have already booked their appointments for the salon... Read More

Ready Content & Neighbourly Love For Applaud IT!

Friday, November, 17 2017    

Neighbourly love was the note on which Ready TV CEO Chris Dehring commenced his address to 12 students of the Independence City Primary School, their principal Anne Geddes-Nelson and teacher/librarian Celene Mais. Read More

The Ultimate Maggi Street Style Experience

Thursday, November, 16 2017    

Our local street vendors are some of the most hard-working, ingenious and fun-loving people with talents that know no bounds. Skilled at making the best of whatever situation life throws at them, their laughter, good vibe and good food are our best medicine. The Crab Village located at... Read More

Fit for Royalty

Thursday, November, 16 2017    

Luxury resort Half Moon upped the ante on its guest chef series with the latest instalment featuring Chef John Higgins at Sugar Mill Restaurant, a fortnight ago. Read More


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