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25 Of The Caribbean’s Best

Kamalame Cay The Bahamas

It’s the list those in the travel industry anticipate with as much trepidation as chefs do the Michelin ratings. Travel + Leisure, one of the most celebrated travel magazines in the US, has unveiled its 25 Best Resort Hotels in the Caribbean. If you’ve not yet made your travel plans, ... Read More

Rory Daley Cocktails With... Sevana
Reggae songbird Sevana is at the Penthouse Records complex, midweek, rehearsing with her band. Our l ... Read More

Prime Ministers of Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago, respectively, Andrew Holness (left) and Dr Keith Rowley Joseph Wellington One Caribbean
Thoughts upon visiting Kingston... It’s an opportunity to renew so many friendships and to re ... Read More

Phalaenopsis orchid Gardening — July 24
Dear Orchid Doc: My Phalaenopsis orchids have not bloomed since I bought them earlier this year. T ... Read More

A Venezia con Amore!

Sunday, July 17, 2016    


Venice continues to enchant the world with its fabled history, architecture, culture, and its deliberate induglence in all things romance. The northern Italian city is next up in SO’s travel series. We intend to ignite your wanderlust and hopefully connect with those who have succumbed to its gloriously pull. THE FABULOUS GEORGES Supreme Ventures President & CEO Brian George and fashion designer, Mission Catwalk Executive Producer & Host Keneea Linton wed in Venice six years. T ... Read More

My Kingston — Henry Grandison

Sunday, July 17, 2016    

Rory Daley

What are your earliest memories of Kingston? We lived in St Mary, and I remember visiting Kingston with my father Henry Sr as he sold oil on canvas landscape paintings to different galleries. What’s the most memorable meal that you have enjoyed in Kingston? Having ribs at JoJo’s Jerk Pit with friends. What would you do if you were mayor of Kingston for a day? I would try to help the homeless in any way possible. What would be your recommendations to a first-time visitor to Ki ... Read More

Cocktails With - DR Lisanne Levy

Sunday, July 17, 2016    

Karl McLarty

University Hospital of the West Indies medical officer Dr Lisanne Levy is our date. We have just settled barside inside the intimate floor plan of Oak W ine Bar & Cocktail Lounge, situated above the Hillcrest Avenue eatery, Fromage Gourmet Market. A side effect of contest prep for the Jamaica Amateur Bodybuilding and Fitness Association 2016 National Championships, the title-holding bikini athlete, and self-proclaimed wine enthusiast and foodie, sticks to sparking mineral water garnished wit ... Read More

SO Gardening — July 17

Sunday, July 17, 2016    

Phalaenopsis Maki Watanabe (Guillaume Paumier)

Dear Orchid Doc: I find your column very helpful. What can I do to prevent the lower leaves of my Dinah Shore vanda from going black? If they are already black, can the condition be reversed? Thank you. Joan Dear Joan: The Dinah Shore orchid is an extremely pretty red, which blooms up to six spikes at a time; however, there is a hereditary problem with the family. The black-looking streaks will always be a part of Miss Dinah Shore. To my knowledge, there is nothing you can do to stop or pre ... Read More

Bianca Bovell gets lost in Bali

Sunday, July 10, 2016    

From left: Alliana, Bianca and Rebecca at Rock Bar

In the last few months I’ve had a trip of a lifetime to say the least. I travelled half way across the world to the island of Java in Indonesia: the home of Indoensian wood carvings and furniture manufacturing. I was on a mission to find a manufacturer who would be able to turn my designs and pieces of my imagination into reality for my new homeware line, Norbrook Home, which I will be launching later this year. While in Indonesia, I learned so much about myself and my business, in partic ... Read More

EASE INTO Indonesia...

Sunday, July 10, 2016    

the BBQ terrace at The Chedi Club

The world’s largest island nation Indonesia spans some 13,000 islands, is the world’s fourth most populous country, and is also the nation with the largest concentrated Muslim majority population. An exotic sojourn for Westerners and a regular hop for the million plus Aussies who cherish the monkeys, beaches and meditation, islands such as Java — incidentally the most populous island in the world — and Bali — appreciated the world over for its furniture and jungle c ... Read More

Succulent Indonesian Satay

Sunday, July 10, 2016    

Indonesian Chicken Satay

If you haven’t made it to Indonesia yet, or sadly this summer your Bali experience ends with feet up on a Balinese coffee table, SO still has a recipe to get you in the easy Indonesian mood. Spicy meats are a mainstay of the Indonesian diet that leans towards curries, stews and grilled sauce covered satays. Bunda Estherlita Suryoputro shares her recipe for Indonesian Satay; a thick, tangy peanut sauce with chicken cubes and served over white rice. “This is an original Indonesian s ... Read More

Cocktails With — Karla Henry

Sunday, July 10, 2016    


Mortgage broker and mindset coach Karla Henry sits with us in one of the two cosy alcoves embedded within the deliberate infrastructure of the award-winning Regency Bar and Lounge at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel. The versatile Henry peruses their wine list, from which she settles on the Santa Margherita prosecco. It is there our conversational volley opens, with you as our always-invited plus one. What is your favourite sip? H2O Ain’t nothing going on but the rent — or mortga ... Read More

My Kingston — Robert Taylor

Sunday, July 10, 2016    


What are your earliest memories of Kingston? Although my family is from Kingston, we moved to Montego Bay for my father to pursue a job opportunity when I was about to enter prep school, but we were always back on weekends and for summer holidays. My most vivid memories were the green and silver JOS buses, downtown Kingston which at that time was still very much a hub for shopping. As a family we would also, on Saturdays, go to the shopping plazas on Constant Spring Road. I remember vividly an ... Read More

Mengapa tidak?

Sunday, July 10, 2016    

The wilderness hideaway of Amanwana sits on Moyo Island, an unspoilt nature and marine reserve to the east of Bali. The only resort on the island, it is a private paradise surrounded by the turquoise waters and pristine reefs of the Flores Sea.

Why Not... ...pick up printed batiks from the market — any market — immediately on arrival. Vow to wear at least one per day as one part of every single outfit. Tie them into napkin halters, headscarves, cocktail dresses... make them up into blouses, trousers, jackets...the possibilites are endless! Be sure to keep an extra in your bag so you’ve got something to throw on as a scarf-cum-sarong to cover shorts or bare shoulders to stylishly keep your modesty at bay when poppi ... Read More



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