Jamaica Observer http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/ JamaicaObserver.com, the most concise and in-depth website for news coverage on Jamaica and the Caribbean. Updated daily 7 days a week, 24 hours a day en-us copyright Jamaica Observer, 2011 Aretha Franklin slams server’s D-I-S-R-E-S-P-E-C-T http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Aretha-Franklin-slams-server-s-D-I-S-R-E-S-P-E-C-T_17252284 NIAGARA FALLS, Ontario — Aretha Franklin has some harsh words for a server who showed D-I-S-R-E-S-P-E-C-T by telling the Queen of Soul she wasn't allowed to eat her takeout inside the restaurant. Local Entertainment Mon, 28 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Art's The Way! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Art-s-The-Way-_17220998 A visceral journey of Jamaica’s art evolution can be found on the hallowed walls of the storied downtown Kingston law firm Myers, Fletcher & Gordon. At 21 East Street, the firm’s legal eagles, their clients and art insiders had long appreciated and savoured the extensive art collection of The Rock’s great masters — Manley, Watson, Kapo, Abrahams, Parboosingh among the prolific roll call — accumulated over seven decades. Local Lifestyle Sun, 27 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Legal Eagles: Take 7 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Legal-Eagles--Take-7_17238952 How long have you been at the firm? Local Lifestyle Sun, 27 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Little Cottage In Negril http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Little-Cottage-In-Negril_17230543 Hidden behind an unassuming wall a few hundred metres down West End Road from the roundabout in the centre of Negril lies a private estate many have driven past countless times without suspecting that a piece of history has been seemingly frozen in time. Owned by Cherry and Craig Travis, who recall the way Negril used to be with not a small dose of nostalgia, the property has become a favourite of discerning travellers looking to step back in time and experience a cottage in Negril like the one romanticised in Tyrone Taylor's classic hit song. Local Lifestyle Sun, 27 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Symphony of Summer http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Symphony-of-Summer_17240829 The shades and hues of the Youth Orchestra of the Americas reverberated in the Church on the Rock, St Andrew, Thursday evening, on the final leg of their Caribbean concert tour. Local Lifestyle Sun, 27 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT My Kingston - Peter Goldson http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/My-Kingston---Peter-Goldson_17237109 What are your earliest memories of Kingston? Local Lifestyle Sun, 27 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Cocktails With - Novlet Green-Deans http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Cocktails-With---Novlet-Green-Deans_17118965 WE bumped into Environmental Health Foundation (EHF) Group of Companies CEO Novlet Green-Deans at CRU Bar & Kitchen — in the company of BFF Dr Kurdell Espinosa (last week's Cocktails With guest) — on a recent visit to the popular watering hole's vino reserve. We laughed, we gabbed, we bonded — in-between clinks of Pinot Grigio toasts — and Deans gave as good as she got. We saved a bar stool for you. Local Lifestyle Sun, 27 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Phallus http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Phallus_17248663 I was not made a horse, Local Lifestyle Sun, 27 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT VOWS - The Music of Love http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/VOWS---The-Music-of-Love_16928998 A Little Spot in Kingston All Woman Sat, 26 Jul 2014 01:00:00 GMT VIDEO: 70 Years Of Art http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/70-Years-Of-Art-_17230511 Myers, Fletcher & Gordon demonstrates investment in Jamaica's creative potential with Trajectories: 70 Years of Art at MF&G Local Lifestyle Fri, 25 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Summer 'Secrets' Cocktails http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Summer--Secrets--Cocktails-_17214641 Our getaway to Montego Bay for the annual Reggae Sumfest music festival had us immersed in more than music and warm summer temps last weekend. Resting our heads comfortaby at the Secrets Resorts, our three-night stay was made even better by a melange of fantastic cocktail mixes we sipped, in-between summer beach reading and dips in the turquoise sea. Local Lifestyle Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Johnnie Walker Cocktails http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Johnnie-Walker-Cocktails_17215342 The quintessential man's drink — enjoyed too, by women who favour aged, oaky libations — whiskey was the go-to drink last Friday at the welcome reception for the Johnnie Walker Golf Classic tournament hosted at the Tryall Club. Behind the bar, mixologist Davian Shippy whipped up whiskey concoctions that left us mighty satisfied. Local Lifestyle Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Chef Lumley's Budding Chefs http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Chef-Lumley-s-Budding-Chefs-_17215410 Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards Culinary Personality of the Year and recipient of the Jamaica Observer Online Award, Brian Lumley, led his team at Foodie Focused Limited in another successful staging of the first leg of their annual culinary camp for kids, aptly dubbed 'Budding Chefs'. Local Lifestyle Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Creating Equity With Your Work http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Creating-Equity-With-Your-Work-_17214720 Marcus was elated when he opened the email from his client. His proposal to create the new brand images for the company had been accepted, and he was looking forward to working on the contract. This job, his most lucrative assignment to date, would help him to overcome some financial difficulties. Local Business Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Cocktails & The City http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Cocktails---The-City-_17216162 With cocktail refreshers on the mind, and in a mood to celebrate the end of another work week, we checked into watering holes across the city last weekend. Thursday Life shares bar-hopping moments in our search for the best places to quench a thirst intensified by humid summer nights. Cheers! Local Lifestyle Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Ex-Destiny's Child member arrested http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Ex-Destiny-s-Child-member-arrested-_17220874 COLUMBIA, US (AP) — A former member of the R&B group Destiny's Child was arrested in Myrtle Beach over the weekend after a night drinking with two football players, according to authorities. Local Entertainment Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Behind The Scenes Of #16 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Behind-The-Scenes-Of--16_17193475 SO fab! Hollywood actress Eva Green is the star of the coveted 2015 Campari Calendar. Green, the French-born stunner, who won a legion of fans in the James Bond movie Casino Royale and who currently stars in the lead role of Vanessa Ives in the Showtime TV series Penny Dreadful, takes the lead in the 16th edition of the annual calendar, following in the footsteps of previous Campari Calendar heroines such as Uma Thurman, Salma Hayek, Eva Mendez, Mila Jovovich and Penelope Cruz. "To work with an iconic worldwide brand such as Campari is an honour and a privilege. There is something very special about this year's theme as it strikes a compelling and almost magical balance between the classic and the contemporary. At the root of each image is this rich sense of history behind each of Campari's best loved cocktails, but they are still relevant to and adored in today's world," said Green. Local Lifestyle Sun, 20 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT VIDEO: Art's Spiritual Awakening in the Second City http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Art-s-Spiritual-Awakening-in-the-Second-City_17173000 Montego Bay is famously known as the Second City, a term that, though affectionately appended, carries with it a note of condescension — a casual acknowledgement that the city trails in the cultural shadow of Kingston to the east. Local Lifestyle Sun, 20 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Spotted! — Horace Madison http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Spotted----Horace-Madison Horace Madison Local Lifestyle Sun, 20 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Cocktails With — Dr Kurdell Espinosa http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Cocktails-With---Dr-Kurdell-Espinosa_17121022 Dr Kurdell Espinosa Local Lifestyle Sun, 20 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT My Kingston — Declan Eytan http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/My-Kingston---Declan-Eytan_17024551 Declan Eytan Local Lifestyle Sun, 20 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Gardening — July 20 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Gardening---July-20_17165712 Dear Orchid Doc: Local Lifestyle Sun, 20 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Alexandra Shipp to play Aaliyah http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Alexandra-Shipp-to-play-Aaliyah_17197522 NEW YORK (AP) — Alexandra Shipp has very little time to get ready for her new role as the late R&B singer Aaliyah. Local Entertainment Sun, 20 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Bookends — Jul 20, 2014 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Bookends---Jul-20--2014-_17195872 Obituary Local Lifestyle Sun, 20 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT The best of Under The Dryer http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/The-best-of-Under-The-Dryer_17178513 As we inch closer to the much-anticipated The Jamaica Observer The Under Dryer Awards 2014 on Monday, July 28, the UTD team offers up this fabulous retrospective to everything hair and beauty and the movers and shakers who stayed awhile in our hot seat and left their beauty marks on The Rock. We now showcase our favourite pieces which include category staples Spa Buzz, Get The Look, and Under The Dryer, plus, entire issues that we’ve dedicated to special guests and celebrities! Local Lifestyle Sat, 19 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT