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Campari's Leading Lady

American actress and the 2016 face of the Campari Calendar Kate Hudson was the toast of Gotham Wednesday last when she appeared at the Standard High Line Hotel in New York. Hudson stepped out leaving little doubt that she was the leading lady. Stunning in a Naeem Khan red sequinned jumpsuit, the Bri ... Read More

Shhh! Don't say we said but Kate is wearing…
Sweet Outfit: Lorena Sarbu - red chiffon halter gown with beaded shoulders Shoes: Brian Atwood - T ... Read More

Dining at the head table were (clockwise, from left) United States Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, and her companion Howard Cox, special limited partner
with Greylock Partners; The Tryall Club Chief Finacial Officer Patricia Henry; Hampden Estates Manager Paul Harris; Lilly Russell, wife of pro tennis player
Michael Russell; professional boxer Travis Hartman; co-host of the Salut! dinner Manuela Goren; Table Talk Food Awards judge for the Parish of Trelawny Marina
Delfos, Falmouth Heritage Walks owner/operator; tennis pros Michael Russell; Irina Falconi; Jan Michael Gambill; The Tryall Club Treasurer and Salut! co-host
James Goren; Jamaica Observer Senior Associate Editor - Lifestyle & Social Content Novia McDonald-Whyte; and VMWM General Manager Devon Barrett. A Thanksgiving Salut!
Thanksgiving came early at the Tryall Club as James and Manuela Goren opened the doors of their exqu ... Read More

The Finale On A Rolle!
Mission Catwalk made good on the promise to mine its previous four seasons for its 'most talented' ... Read More


Sunday, November 22, 2015    

There's something magical about GoldenEye, and the recent dinner hosted by celebrity chef Mario Batali and music icon and hotelier Chris Blackwell seamlessly merged star power and flippie chic. Guests arrived à l'heure. The Emperor of Cool was being interviewed by GQ magazine, his BFF Winston Stona strolled around barefoot, Mario Batali was chilling, A-list caterer Mary Giuliani was spotted, as was, too, the gorgeous mother and daughter duos of Bluette Abrahams and Odessa Chambers, and P ... Read More

My Kingston - Sean Latty

Sunday, November 22, 2015    

Sean Latty

What are your earliest memories of Kingston? I am a country boy from Clarendon, so we would come to town to visit an aunt, and she would take us swimming and also treat us to patties, which were not available in James Hill, Clarendon. To this day I still enjoy a good Tastee or Juici patty. You have just completed dinner with 18 students from Tivoli Gardens, Kingston Technical, and Charlie Smith high schools as part of the Jamaica Observer's Applaud It! series. What are the three things you'd w ... Read More

Cocktails With - Michelle Anderson

Sunday, November 22, 2015    

Michelle Anderson

Wife, mother of three and director of distribution and retail channels at Digicel, Michelle Anderson is a busy woman. Her company has just launched its Christmas promotion, which will make one customer a millionaire every week for six weeks. Plus, there's Digicel Play. It's the perfect time, we reckon, to catch up over a glass of wine at her favourite spot, Uncorked, Sovereign North. What exactly does your job entail? As director of distribution and retail channels, my role is focused on drivi ... Read More

VIDEO: Table Talk Food Awards Wows Cayman

Sunday, November 15, 2015    

Jamaica Broilers President
and CEO Christopher Levy
(right) and Table Talk Food
Awards chair and
conceptualiser Novia
McDonald-Whyte (fifth right),
senior associate editor
lifestyle & social content –
Jamaica Observer; with the
11 Cayman Islands Table Talk
Food Awards judges (from
left) entrepreneur Catherine
Guilbard; Alan Markoff,
Pinnacle Media Limited
journalist; multi-awardwinning
chef Maureen
Cubbon; Eric Bush, chief
officer at the Ministry of
Home Affairs, Cayman Islands
Government; attorney-at-law
Richard Barton; Pamela
Small, assistant vicepresident
of sales, marketing
and customer care at Logic;
Jeremy Hurst, president of
International Realty Group
Limited; David Stephens,
managing director, Apex
Perimeter Protection Limited;
and his wife Jo-Anne,
attorney-at-law, businessman
Sebastien Guilbard; and Olivia
Scott-Ramirez, marketing and
public relations manager at
Cayman Airways.

What started as a conversation based on wishful thinking, two years ago at Camana Bay, Cayman, became a pinch-yourself type of moment on Thursday, November 5 when the Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards Cayman Islands made its debut inside a capacity-filled Golden Sun Ballroom of the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort. The premier staging was not without nervous moments as a result of a torrential downpour, which forced a change of venue to the actual reception area of the Awards. By the ti ... Read More

VIDEO: The Plastic Surgeon of Design

Sunday, November 15, 2015    

designer and
Nicole Miller.

Who? American fashion designer Nicole Miller Where? Camana Bay, Cayman Islands When? Wednesday, November 4 The back story... It was the designer's first visit to Cayman as she's usually spotted at Round Hill Hotel & Villas, Jamaica. Miller's Spring 2016 collection - in collaboration with the non-profit organisation 100 Women in Hedge Funds and the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism - was shown at clothing boutique NKY Collections. What's she like... as fabulous as her collection; extr ... Read More

VIDEO: Smatt’s Exclusive White House

Sunday, November 15, 2015    

The White House Grand Cayman

The invites dispatched some two weeks ahead of the official opening of The White House Grand Cayman from the chairman and board of directors created quite a buzz, and so commenced the jostling for an invite. There was, truth be told, not much revealed (on the invite) in terms of language, but the best events in life are invariably those that under-promise and over-deliver. This one did on several levels. Chairman of the board Ernest 'Ernie' Smatt threw open the doors Friday, November 6, to wha ... Read More

My MoBay — Taye Diggs

Sunday, November 08, 2015    

American film & theatre actor What are your earliest memories of Montego Bay? Was when I was filmed How Stelle Got Her Groove Back at Round Hill. Waking up to the sea and realising just how blessed I was to be in this movie, shooting in Jamaica, at an amazing resort. What's the most memorable meal that you have enjoyed in Montego Bay? The seafood here is a completely different experience from the States's, especially the shrimp. What would you do if you were mayor of Montego Bay for a ... Read More

Gardening — November 8

Sunday, November 08, 2015    

Dear Orchid Doc: Help! My orchids are sick. The undersides of the Dendrobium leaves are dark brown and the stain won’t rub off. Can you tell me what to do, please? — Kay Dear Kay: You seem to have what is known as orchid rust. Please use 2 tsps of Topsin with 1 tsp of Caprid. In a gallon of water. Spray once per week, preferably when it is cool, as the sun will cause the chemical to burn the leaves. This you will do for four weeks. After the four weeks you will need to do it ... Read More

VIDEO: So Full Of Grace

Sunday, November 01, 2015    

Grace Jones and Chris
Blackwell share a
friendship that spans
over three decades.

If you’re expecting Grace Jones to be a diva, she is; albeit in a beautiful, down-to-earth Jamaican way. She is, from our observation, a woman who was raised to understand the ‘look’… the ‘look’ peculiar to West Indian parents. One that stops both the room and you in your tracks and keeps you grounded, even when you feel tempted to inhale that rarified air. The look — eye contact, followed by an exaggerated roll of the eyes — is Miss Jones’s ... Read More

The Business of Fashion: Going The Extra Mile

Sunday, October 25, 2015    

Fashion designer and Brother
International Brand
Ambassador Dexter ‘3D’
Pottinger speaks about his
contribution to the industry.
Kadian Nicely
shares her

Fashion weeks and Take Style Out now over, trends cast in stone. What better time to sit, pour tea and stitch our next designs? Kadian Nicely UWI Political Science student by day, new-kid-on-the-block fashion designer by night. Like many local designers, Kadian Nicely intends to emerge in the mainstream with classical and romantic designs married with a punk rock creative edge. Nicely started in the industry as a Saint International model at the age of 19 and has larger-than-life dreams of bec ... Read More



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