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enbois By Maxim

A closer look at an Enbois bracelet set

What started as a creative pastime soon turned into a lucrative business with a purpose when 23-year-old Florida native Maxim Thuriere— born of a French father and Haitian mother – commenced crafting and selling jewellery at his alma mater, the University of South Florida in early 2015. ... Read More

Seamlessly Stitched co-host — fashion designer, and Mission Catwalk executive producer Keneea Linton-George, welcomed guests to her eponymous atelier at LMR. (Photos: Garfield Robinson)
At The Seams
TUESDAY evening last in our bustling capital city and13 fashionistas, representing diverse success s ... Read More

This Findletar self-portrait features clear crystal with an iridescent finish, secret hair burns, and a bushel of eucalyptus. (Photos: Hugh Findletar )
My Kingston – Hugh Findletar
Milan-based portraitist, glass artist, floral artist, food artist, and jewellery designer. What are ... Read More

Dressed to the nines, Shamieke Singh clearly came to be lensed.  Dripping in gold, she lit up the red carpet in a Kayture Styling floor-length gown and was undoubtedly one of SO’s most stylish moments. TSO Rock Fab 10
Hundreds stepped out in style for the Jamaica Observer Takes Style Out launch that took place on Sat ... Read More

Cocktails With... Isabel Dalley

Sunday, September 25, 2016    


What is your favourite drink? A Humming Bird. Which view could you wake up to every morning? Our island’s beautiful waterfronts and white sandy beaches . What’s the best thing about being an island girl? It’s  summer all year; it’s always beautiful and bright. You happen to inherit a million US dollars, what happens next? I’d have to see a financial advisor on how best to invest, donate a sizeable portion to the charities and organisations which are nea ... Read More

SO Gardening – Sept 25

With Betty Ashley | Sunday, September 25, 2016    

Phalaenopsis orchid

Dear Orchid Doc: Some time ago I wrote to you about acclimatising dendrobiums, and you suggested that we wait until the latter part of the year. Do you think we could start doing it about this time? Jewel Dear Jewel: Yes, the temperature is getting cooler, but it might be best left until about the end of September. Dear Orchid Doc: Novlette How often is a Phalaenopsis orchid supposed to bloom? I buy them all the time but they never bloom again for me. Dear Novlette: Phalaenopsis orchids ... Read More

The London Eye!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016    

Naki Depass for Simone Rocha (Observer)

From The Big Apple to The Old Smoke, fashion month crossed The Pond last week, where Union Jack fashion maestros have committed femininity trends to their Spring and Autumn-Winter 2017 dockets. Tuesday Fashion looks through the lens of myriad runway shutterbugs as Saint International models leave impressions at London Fashion Week, which closes today. Plus, we spotted Pulse model Alicia Burke at Ralph Lauren.   Read More

Latin American Women’s Club Turn 50

Tuesday, September 20, 2016    

Managing Director of Brand Management and Logistics Limited Earl Patrick with his wife Doreen.

Friday last, September 16, The Latin American Women’s Club, supported by The Embassy of Mexico, celebrated 50 years of philanthropic endeavours in Jamaica with a dinner and dance inside the well-appointed Valencia Room of the Spanish Court Hotel, New Kingston. The evening’s formalities — which included a welcome and address by the Club’s founder and President Maria Pinchin — were handled with aplomb by Paul Bitter. Pinchin beamed with pride as she gave insight in ... Read More

A September to remember: The Rock Fab Issue

Sunday, September 18, 2016    

Michelle Cunningham, assistant brand manager, Red Stripe Beer, in separates from Coochi-anna’s, describes her style as comfy-chic.

The Jamaica Observer Takes Style Out is officially back on Thursday, October 6 and to get fashionistas and dapper dans sufficiently hyped for the annual retail pilgrimage that sees stores from around the island slashing prices and entertaining customers, the newspaper invited prospective shoppers to a Rock Fab Issue club night in Portmore, at The Hive, the former home of Famous. With libations freely flowing from Red Stripe, a part of the Heineken company, and against the backdrop of a settin ... Read More

#SO Exurban Chic

Sunday, September 11, 2016    

Wade Rhoden

Eschew all notions of your stereotypical country girl as SO takes you to rural Manchester and explores themes of freedom, rebellion, reverence and modesty. CREDITS: Photographer: Wade Rhoden Make-up: Sue Gregg Model: Tanecia Murray Clothing: Sabritru Jewellery: Reve Jewellery and Accessories Shoot Coordinator & Stylist: Jordan Anderson Read More

#Geejam’s latest collection #PANORAMA

Sunday, September 11, 2016    

Spacious relaxation areas

A bit further up the hill sits the stunning Panorama, a four-bedroom property that has been under re novation for the past year and is now completed under the Geejam Collection umbrella. Steve Beaver describes it as “more than an island retreat... Panorama is a contemporary residence set on an acre of naturally landscaped gardens that offer stunning views of the Caribbean Sea”. Hollywood starlet Audrey Hepburn and her son Luca spent summer holidays there regularly in the ‘80s ... Read More

#Geejam The Music & Culture

Sunday, September 11, 2016    

Troy Baker (left) and Dale ‘Dizzie’ Virgo, aka Diztroy, on the cover of their EP featuring Mystic Davis.

Restoration of classic San San villas and classic luxury cars aside, Jon Baker and Steve Beaver want to focus on actively representing the Geejam brand — once more — in music and entertainment. “The on-property recording studio,” explains Baker, “has just undergone a comprehensive upgrade, putting Geejam Studios on par with the top facilities in Los Angeles and New York.” He’s quick to point out too, that “the studio recently hosted a writer&rsquo ... Read More

My Kingston - Caffery Van Horne

Sunday, September 11, 2016    

(Photo: Antonio Graham)

What are your earliest memories of Kingston? Going to Hope Gardens. My mom used to tie balloons on me so that she could find me if I wandered off. What’s the most memorable meal that you have enjoyed in Kingston? My mom has a cousin, Thelma, who is an excellent cook. I once flew four friends from London, England to eat at her home for a week. I told so many stories of her food that they had to experience it. Eventually, she opened a small restaurant at Greener Green Road and Waltham ... Read More



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