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Establishing Shot

Tobago has long been one of those destinations kind of like Grenada — frequented by the discerning set. Getting there this time sans PJ was cause for initial concern, but with CAL flights to and from Tobago literally every 20 minutes from Piarco International airport, and a driver patiently a ... Read More

Sharon Clark-Rowley reacts to a comment from Jamaica Observer Senior Associate Editor, Lifestyle & Social Content Novia McDonald-WhyteKyle Keens-Dumas Spotted — Sharon Clark-Rowley
Who? Sharon Clark-Rowley, wife of the prime minister of Trinidad & Tobago, Dr Keith Christopher ... Read More

Design by Claudia PegusKyle Keens-Dumas Me Ting is Mine  
“Finding inspiration for a collection is a very tedious and thought-provoking process. &ldquo ... Read More

The cosy reading room at Villa BeingJEAN-PIERRE HEZEKIAH Villa Being Estate Villa at Arnos Vale, Tobago …
Its owner Dr Auliana Poon, the brain behind Tourism Intelligence International, refers to it as &ldq ... Read More

‘Dîner’ is Served

Sunday, April 24, 2016    

Husband and wife Chow Society  co-directors Imani Duncan-Price – who also took on group leader duties – and Stephen Price ready for Moët & Chandon magnum pours from their bartender.Kenyon Hemans

The prevailing mystery surrounding ‘the world’s largest dinner party’, Le Dîner En Blanc, is always more a question of where the annual dinner in white is set to take place, rather than the classic guesswork of who’s coming. After generating an unforeseen measure of public debate, last year, for The Rock debut of the tonally dictated, flash-mob picnic, the eventplanning Chow Society, who incredibly came under fire for promoting decadence, made the decision to shie ... Read More

Video: Happy Birthday, Page2!

Sunday, April 17, 2016    

The gala red carpet area at the Spanish Court Hotel created by Ann-Marie Wyss.

From its inception, Page 2 has been much more than a prominent page in the Jamaica Observer. It quickly established itself as the arbiter of the ‘in crowd’. And as the lead adjudicator of who is in and who is out, it is both fervently revered and despised. At the height of his popularity, author Truman Capote ( Breakfast at Tiffany’ s) decided to throw a lavish Black and White masquerade ball at the Plaza Hotel in New York City in November 1966. In the annals of social history, ... Read More

One Life To Live!

Sunday, April 10, 2016    

I woke up this mornin’ and I feelin’ nice, but the path that I chose comes with battles to fight. As long as I’m livin’, my future is shapin’, an’ where I am headin’ got no time for problems.

The trend of fusion soca continued in 2016 as the now Afrobeat-influenced soundscape made its way up to The Rock, the latest stop in the international Carnival season. And speaking of fusion, making a significant shore landing was a particular kind of resort apparel known as Monday wear, which gets its moniker from the more pared-down wardrobe of Carnival Monday, the first of the two parade days of the iconic Trinidad & Tobago Carnival. What resulted was an interesting mix of the aformention ... Read More

Gardening— April 10

Betty Ashley | Sunday, April 10, 2016    

Dendrobium-Comet Orchid

Dear Orchid Doc, I read your articles all the time and you keep referring to strapleaf Vandas. Could you explain which of the Vandas are strapleaf? — Regular Reader Dear Regular Reader, The ones that usually hang in a basket with four wires, which grow a lot of roots and just grow in “mid-air”, so to speak. People are usually surprised to see this type grow without any medium. Usually a favourite at Christmas time...  Dear Orchid Doc, All my orchid blooms are ver ... Read More

SO Paradise Found

Sunday, April 03, 2016    

The party starts here.

Ocho Rios might lay claim to holding the main roster of Easter Weekend events, but it is the northeasterly seaside town of Port Antonio that has ever so slowly positioned itself as the complementary foil to that more hectic party circuit, via the boutique beach do, Marbana, organised annually by M7 Events — that all-male promoter team that brings you the SPF Weekend come Emancipation Day. Their Frenchman’s Cove event — and its signature ‘M’ — over the course o ... Read More

Boxer at 70

Sunday, March 27, 2016    

Passage: Flotsam and Jetsam I; mixed media on canvas.

Jamaica’s art establishment convened on Thursday, March 17, at Seaview Fine Art, 5 Seaview Avenue for the birthday reception of noted curator and art historian David Boxer and his latest collection — David Boxer — The Seventh Decade — an exhibition of selected works completed between March 17 2006 and March 16, 2016. Readers of Page 2 would recall that the icon and maestro was paid an under-the-radar visit by Hollywood royalty Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones for ... Read More

Mad About Morocco

Sunday, March 27, 2016    

Berber tribesmen on horseback give a traditional salute (Photos: Karen Kranenburg, Keoma Zec & courtesy of British Polo Day)

One never has to do much to convince me to take out my passport and get on a plane, so when the call came for a road trip to Morocco, I did not need to be asked twice, even though it was a journey of more than half-a- day from Barbados - it certainly was not the longest road trip I had ever made, but for sure it would rank up there amongst the more exotic. Morocco should be on everyone’s bucket list. One of the most diverse countries in Africa, it is a flavourful melting pot of Berber-Ara ... Read More

My Kingston - Aidan Jean-Marie

Sunday, March 27, 2016    

Welcome to Kingston. Is this your first visit? It is my first visit to Kingston, but it will certainly not be my last. What has been your most memorable meal in Kingston? Great jerk chicken and rice at Scotchie’s, there was no breadfruit however, which I was very sad about. What is your beverage of choice? I have a weakness for a French Bordeaux. What has been your most recent splurge? My new Bic Mini Malibu surfboard. What’s the one thing you miss the most and the one thing ... Read More

Gardening - March 27

Sunday, March 27, 2016    

Dendrobium phalaenopsis

Dear Orchid Doc: I live in Ghana and read somewhere that you fertilise your Rhynchostyllis thrice a week! Really? What do you feed them on? Kate Ayensu Dear Kate: It is a pleasure to know that we are being read as far away as Ghana. Thank you also for your question. We use any soluble fertiliser which would include 20-20-20, Bloom Booster, Epsom salt, and trace elements. May I also suggest that you reduce the recommended dosage. Dear Orchid Doc: You mentioned in an article some time ago ... Read More



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