Style Observer

The Gift Of A Mother

With mom at Rockefeller Center in Manhattan, New York. At right: The proud son and mom Maria Dianmantakou share a family
portrait at Opa! Greek Restaurant recently.

Sealed envelopes with greeting cards are being opened. Flowers delivered. Presents ready to be unwrapped. Brunch dates set. Mother's Day has arrived! The wellspring of goodwill and showering of attention on maternal figures is nothing new for the cast of mama-loving sons contacted by SO to share wi ... Read More

Mahek
Chatani Cocktails With - Mahek Chatani
Night-time construction is in progress to meet the August opening of Nirvanna, the Indo-Jamaican fus ... Read More

Vladimir Polenov My Kingston - Vladimir Polenov
What was your first impression of Kingston? My first impression of Kingston came in the early hours ... Read More

Strap leaf Vanda Orchids SO Gardening - May 10
Dear Orchid Doc: There seem to be tons of ants crawling over my Strap Leaf Vanda orchids, and when ... Read More

'Bacch' To Life

Sunday, April 19, 2015    

The quick-fire roadwork for the visiting United States President Barack Obama for his recent one-day visit to our capital city served as a conveyor belt for the airbrushed, bejewelled, coiffed and plumed. With the customary, energy-sustaining music and amenity truck-caravan in tow, Bacchanal Road March revellers invoked -- with exuberant reverence -- the exhalted name of soca as their preferred fixation, last Sunday, in full view of the ever-curious public eye. Famed photog Dwayne Watkins return ... Read More

Cocktails With — Lorna Johnson

Sunday, April 19, 2015    

Californian-by-way-of-Clarendon, entrepreneur Lorna Johnson is unabashedly proud of her Jamaican roots. It's why she's back home, having inveigled PublicVine founder and CEO Nam Mokwunye to add The Rock to the 200 countries where his online social video marketplace has been launched. Conversational and cooly confident, the Jamerican is ready to talk as we place our orders for drinks from the bar. Welcome home, Lorna. Is this strictly a working visit? Yes, it is. However, I always take time to ... Read More

My Kingston — Nam Mokwunye

Sunday, April 19, 2015    

Nam Mokwunye

Nam Mokwunye Founder/Chief Executive Officer, PublicVine Is this your first trip to Kingston? What were your first impressions of the city? Yes. It's pretty organised and the people are friendly and kind. What is the most memorable meal you have enjoyed in Kingston? Fried dumplings from the Spanish Court Hotel; and jerk chicken wrap from Jo's Jo's Jerk Pit. What is on your your must-do list while in Kingston? Visit old reggae recording studios, Bob Marley Museum, and the memorial of Paul ... Read More



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