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My Kingston - Jason Hall

Deputy Director of Tourism, Attractions, Cruise & Events
Jamaica Tourist Board

What are your earliest memories of Kingston? Going to cricket matches with my Dad; he was a gifted sportsman and would stride majestically out to the batting crease and always put on a good show. What’s the most memorable meal you have enjoyed in Kingston? For my 40th birthday my wife prep ... Read More

SkyGrass guitarist
Rasheed McCallum and
his Spartan Health & Fitness
Club general manager wife Regina. (Kenyon Hemans) The ‘Pulse’ of CFW
Caribbean Fashionweek 2016, the annual event organised by the Pulse Investments multi-brand came ful ... Read More

So Cocktails With... Shala Monroque
The free-spirited photog and creative consultant Shala Monroque embodies an influential cool that se ... Read More

Cattleya SO Gardening June 26
Dear Orchid Doc: What does the grower mean when she uses the term “mericlone orchid”? ... Read More

Father knows best

Sunday, June 19, 2016    

Summer salad, filled with feta, mango and berries.Michael Gordon

As social authority Page 2 continues to celebrate its tenth anniversary, sister publication SO invited Page 2 faves to the Worthington Avenue-extension of Spanish Court Hotel to share in the joys of fatherhood! PHOTOS: MICHAEL GORDON & KARL McLARTY Gary Matalon CEO, KLE Group What lessons have you learned from your own father that you see fit to pass on to your child? My dad has this incredible ability to support and encourage unconditionally, almost to a fault! But it has made me ... Read More

Cocktails with - Carleene Samuels

Sunday, June 19, 2016    

Carleene Samuels (Photo: Bryan Cummings)

Producer Carleene Samuels is our weekday drink date, at the No 71 watering hole CRU Bar & Kitchen overlooking Lady Musgrave Road. We sip on Appleton Reserve grog mixed with coconut water, al fresco, with an industry creative, for whom crossing paths with celebs and finding herself immersed in the maddening swirl of location, location, location, is just another day at the office. Committed to bringing audiences contemporary interepetations of life and expression through television, film, and ... Read More

My Kingston - Jason E Andrean

Sunday, June 19, 2016    

Washington, DC-based Assistant Vice-President & Relationship Manager, Government Contractor Banking, Mid-Atlantic Region at Capital One & Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Achievement Prep

What are your earliest memories of Kingston? I was 4 or 5 years old when my great-grandmother passed and we had to return to Jamaica for the funeral. I have vivid memories of how long it took us to get our luggage at Norman Manley International Airport, after landing, in from New York City. What’s the most memorable meal that you have enjoyed in Kingston? Lobster mac and cheese. Clearly not a Jamaican specialty, but the best I’ve had was made by a friend in Kingston. What ... Read More

Dear Orchid Doc - June 19

With Betty Ashley | Sunday, June 19, 2016    

Dear Orchid Doc: I would love to get some information on Osmocote fertiliser...What can I use it on? Does it make sense to put it on vandas in the garden? Hyacinth Dear Hyacinth: 1. Osmocote is a fertiliser that slowly releases the nutrients whenever the plant is watered. 2. Osmocote can be used to boost the growth, or to boost the bloom. You would not boost a feeble orchid to bloom, but rather to gain strength. 3. Osmocote will burn the orchids if put directly on the plants, especiall ... Read More

Cocktails With... Ebony G Patterson

Sunday, June 12, 2016    

Kenyon Hemans

Renowned for her signature installations that examine masculinity and its relationship to identity and culture, Ebony G Patterson’s thought-provoking work has been featured on the television series Empire as well as influential museums and galleries on the international circuit. The award-winning multimedia artist is our assured ‘partner in crime’ this week as we weigh in on issues and ideas related to her chosen field. Favourite cocktail? I don’t really drink, but I ... Read More

My Kingston - Nick Anglin AKA NuWarhol

Sunday, June 12, 2016    

Nick Anglin AKA NuWarhol
Artist & Creative Director/DesignerRandy Richards

What is your most enduring memory of Kingston? I grew up in New Kingston where my life revolved around sneaking out to parties, chilling on rooftops, and going to nightclubs. Then real life kicked in. I started a clothing company at 13 years old, which failed. Then started another at 17 — successful but not lucrative enough. Next, I entered corporate life, working as a graphic designer while studying for a visual communication degree at the Edna Manley College of the Visual & Performi ... Read More

SO Gardening — June 12

Betty Ashley | Sunday, June 12, 2016    


Dear Orchid Doc: I’m just getting into orchids and I need some guidance. Which ones should I start with? Christina Dear Christina: A very good question. Here are some pointers: 1.Anything that has the letters “ascda” on the label, short for ascocenda. Ascocenda likes the temperature in Jamaica: lots of sun exposure if it is a sun Vanda, and lots of light for the hanging ones; they bloom at almost every leaf, one bloom going out, another coming up at the same time. For ... Read More

Dîner en Blanc Port of Spain

Sunday, June 05, 2016    

The sound of pan from renowned pannist Johann Michael Chuckaree greeted patrons upon arrival.

The globally renowned Le Dîner en Blanc finally hit the shores of Trinidad & Tobago — and made quite a splash. Word of the inaugural soirée had quickly spread throughout local social circles, creating a widespread buzz among aficionados of all things lifestyle... SO contributor Tenille Clarke shares an exclusive peek. Founder of Dîner en Blanc, François Pasquier, wanted to organise a picnic to reconnect with old friends some 30 years ago. The concept was simp ... Read More

A Matter Of 'Style'

Sunday, June 05, 2016    

Nina Designs fashion designer Karlene Levy (right) during her curtain call.Adam McKenzie

Year after year, the Saint International StyleWeek Jamaica runway becomes more and more the place to spot home-grown international sensations at top-billed events, namely, City Style at The Gallery: Where Fashion Meets Art at the National Gallery of Jamaica, two Fridays ago, which was followed by the International Mecca of Style presentation, the following evening on the roof of the Jamaica Pegasus hotel, and then come Sunday, the somewhat public-access takeover of Knutsford Boulevard for the a ... Read More

My Kingston - Memsor Kamarake

Sunday, June 05, 2016    


What is your earliest memory of Kingston? What really started the connection was one of my dearest friends, Nicola Vassell, who used to model. Imagine my absolute delight on my first job as an assistant at Vibe magazine to walk in and see these (Joy Bryant was the other) — two beautiful girls. We hit it off immediately and have remained lifelong friends since then. Nicola Vassell was coming to Kingston for a show, and I accompanied her for the first time and I absolutely fell in love wi ... Read More



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