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 Reigning 'Supreme' http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Reigning--Supreme--_18120140 We're nibbling on tasty bites from culinary artist Oji Jaja and sipping party-hearty libations at Supreme Ventures client appreciation Christmas do, hosted Wednesday night at the in-demand @twenty three bar housed in the ground floor space of J Wray & Nephew's corporate offices on Dominica Drive in New Kingston. Friday Social takes up the mantle! Local Lifestyle Fri, 19 Dec 2014 03:00:00 GMT VIDEO: Opa! adds Santorini Skylounge http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Opa--adds-Santorini-Skylounge_18114240 ?The much-buzzed about Opa! Greek Restaurant has added a skylounge aptly named Santorini. The comfy lounge adjacent to the restaurant was created, according to its affable owner Alexx Antaeus, for life's celebrations in a down-to-earth atmosphere of fun. Local Food Thu, 18 Dec 2014 03:00:00 GMT Eatable! The Best Dressed Chicken 2015 Calendar http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Eatable--The-Best-Dressed-Chicken-2015-Calendar_18114261 The Best Dressed Chicken 2015 calendar is out today, and it certainly is a perfect accompaniment to a year of living deliciously. Local Lifestyle Thu, 18 Dec 2014 03:00:00 GMT AB3: All Blue Beach Bonfire http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/AB3--All-Blue-Beach-Bonfire_18117663 National Commercial Bank (NCB) boss Patrick Hylton invited valued clients to join him and members of his executive team last Sunday for a day of fun and relaxation at Pearly Beach, Ocho Rios. Local Lifestyle Thu, 18 Dec 2014 01:00:00 GMT Holiday Reality Check for Kids http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Holiday-Reality-Check-for-Kids-_18109065 It's often been said that the Christmas holiday period is best enjoyed by children (or those who are young at heart!) Most youngsters look forward to a visit from Santa Claus, who travels around the world on one special night, rewarding all the good kids with the presents they wished for. Local Lifestyle Thu, 18 Dec 2014 03:00:00 GMT The 'Business' of Fashion http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/The--Business--of-Fashion_18083709 Sunday last, the annual Jamaica Observer Business Leader Awards 2013 created a fashionable buzz inside The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel lobby as members of The Rock's business community strolled the scarlet carpeting in veritable trend watch of onyx-dominant attire; seasonally unexpected pops of colour; leather and brocade fabrications; ethereally draped, and mullet silhouettes; and decolletage-centric detailing. Local Lifestyle Mon, 15 Dec 2014 01:00:00 GMT Vows - Party Hard for Love http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Vows---Party-Hard-for-Love_18086143 How they met Local Lifestyle Mon, 15 Dec 2014 01:00:00 GMT The Architectural LEGACY of Our Time http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/The-Architectural-LEGACY-of-Our-Time_18095394 A few weeks ago I was in Paris for meetings which honestly were not going very well. After three days of torturous miscommunication and bad vibes, I left halfway through the workday one day with my tail between my legs. Dear God, get me out of this. Battered and bruised, I felt I had lost my mojo. The depression was particularly acute because I could never imagine that I would ever be sad in Paris. After all, one only need slip down a side street, look around at the well- balanced architecture, order a glass of wine or savour some sweet pastry to be made whole. Yes, it seems perfectly acceptable to be miserable in dreary weather London, but Paris? No way! I stepped out of the offices in the 4th arrondissement and hailed a taxi, "N' import ou. ¤50. Conduissez!" Does not matter where. ¤50 Just drive!" And so it began. My Wednesday afternoon aimless journey around the city. When the meter was around ¤40, my African cab driver asked if I had seen the new Vuitton Contemporary Arts Museum. I had certainly heard of it while was being built. The city had been all abuzz when it was first commissioned 10 years ago, but I had not realised that it had opened. How fortuitous to be in town just a few weeks after it had opened! And so off we were to the outskirts of the city: the Bois de Boulogne Park. Sixty-seven euros later, we arrived at this spectacular glass spaceship that seemed about to take flight. Local Lifestyle Sun, 14 Dec 2014 01:00:00 GMT VIDEO: Nasha’s GNO http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Nasha-s-GNO_18097503 Heaven rains were ignored Tuesday evening as some 20 plus friends and associates of Nasha-Monique Douglas, brand manager, Heineken, stepped out in fab style for Girls' Night Out — "a gathering created" according to Douglas -- "to celebrate all of the amazing women in my life and out of the need for positive female interaction... Jamaica is lacking in mentorship and networking opportunities specific to women. Local Lifestyle Sun, 14 Dec 2014 01:00:00 GMT The Other Side Of... Tour Life http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/The-Other-Side-Of----Tour-Life_18095331 Jodi Stewart heads Down Under with hubby Sean Paul and soon discovers that life is not all 'suite'... Local Lifestyle Sun, 14 Dec 2014 01:00:00 GMT My Kingston - Desmond Austin Marcus Mitchell http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/My-Kingston_18095300 You have quite an interesting background... Local Lifestyle Sun, 14 Dec 2014 01:00:00 GMT Cocktails With — Joan Webley http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Cocktails-With---Joan-Webley_18095284 Joan Webley, founder of Nanook, has had a super-busy day and is thankful to be able to chill, network with women outside of her immediate circle of friends and enjoy a vodka soda with a splash of cranberry. First things first, though, why is she so passionate about Nanook? Local Lifestyle Sun, 14 Dec 2014 01:00:00 GMT Kingsley Cops A Big One! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Kingsley-Cops-A-Big-One-_18098583 SOooooooo, not surprised really that the Caribbean Travel Awards deemed it fit to affix the title Concierge of the Year to Kingsley Blake of Round Hill Hotel & Villas, Jamaica. Local Lifestyle Sun, 14 Dec 2014 01:00:00 GMT Gardening - Dendrobium Orchids http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Gardening---Dendrobium-Orchids_18077035 Dear Orchid Doc: Local Lifestyle Sun, 14 Dec 2014 01:00:00 GMT Nail Shimmer http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Nail-Shimmer_18081677 The festive season means a lot of sparkle. But if shimmery pieces are not for you, why not just take the flash to your nails. Local Lifestyle Sat, 13 Dec 2014 03:00:00 GMT The Business of Hair http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/The-Business-of-Hair_18080883 Last Sunday's Jamaica Observer Business Leader Award 2013 which was held at the Jamaica Pegasus has left us with little option save to declare that short tresses are quite the rage. Local Lifestyle Sat, 13 Dec 2014 03:00:00 GMT ...Sandals LaSource Grenada Resort, too http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/---Sandals-LaSource-Grenada-Resort--too Sandals LaSource Grenada Resort, the newest Sandals resort, Local Lifestyle Sat, 13 Dec 2014 01:00:02 GMT Vows - A Feeling So Great http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Vows---A-Feeling-So-Great_18052130 I woke up in heaven today All Woman Sat, 13 Dec 2014 03:00:00 GMT Sweetwood Jerk Adds A Farmers’ Market http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Sweetwood-Jerk-Adds-A-Farmers--Market THURSDAY Life was caught off guard Saturday morning when we turned on the Liguanea Club slip road and happened upon Sweetwood Farmers’ Market, located at 78 Knutsford Boulevard, which is adjacent to Sweetwood Jerk Joint. We had no idea that there was a market, but would later learn from the owner that this was Day 2. Local Food Thu, 11 Dec 2014 07:31:40 GMT VIDEO: An All-Suite CHRISTMAS http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/An-All-Suite-CHRISTMAS_18080864 CHRISTMAS is definitely in the air at the Terra Nova All-Suite hotel. The made-for-luxe-living Christmas trees are up, as are the decorations. The lights are certainly twinkling and the Christmas menus are ready. Local Food Thu, 11 Dec 2014 03:00:00 GMT Picking the right wine as a gift http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Picking-the-right-wine-as-a-gift-_18077022 Wine makes a really great gift for a wine lover, but with so many choices on the market, how do you choose the right wine? Local Lifestyle Thu, 11 Dec 2014 03:00:00 GMT Jessica In The Kitchen http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Jessica-In-The-Kitchen-_18085742 I started blogging about desserts because... I started a baking business named Jessiker Bakes, in April 2010, where I would create custom baked goods and pastries to sell at my clients' requests. The blog, then also named Jessiker Bakes, was a showcase for my creations and chronicles about baking. While I also blogged about savoury dishes, desserts were the main focus. Over the years, I found myself blogging more about savoury dishes until I finally rebranded in August 2014 to Jessica in the Kitchen - a site that would encompass both sweet and savoury simple and delicious creations from my kitchen. Local Lifestyle Thu, 11 Dec 2014 03:00:00 GMT Miss T’s MEXICAN Twist http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Miss-T-s-MEXICAN-Twist “BUSINESS has been amazing,” shares Anna Kay Tomlinson, chef/patron, Miss T’s Kitchen. Indeed it has and we can now add Mexico to the list of countries eager to try Miss T’s food. Local Food Thu, 11 Dec 2014 07:30:44 GMT The Best Dressed Chicken 12 Chefs of Christmas Promotion Makes The Holidays Delicious http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/The-Best-Dressed-Chicken-12-Chefs-of-Christmas-Promotion-Makes-The-Holidays-Delicious_18076966 The Best Dressed Chicken wraps up the 12 Chefs of Christmas tour with tasting experiences featuring Chef Celeste Gordon at Hi-Lo Manor Park on Saturday, December 13, and Chef Brian Lumley at MegaMart Kingston on Sunday, December 14. Both tasting events will run from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Local Lifestyle Thu, 11 Dec 2014 03:00:00 GMT Twenty-Day Money Challenge http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Twenty-Day-Money-Challenge-_18077094 As the year winds down to a close, this is a good time to reflect on the items on your 'must-do-in-2014' list which you may not have accomplished as yet. Although we are heading into the busy holiday season, you still have a few weeks to try to clear up some of your important, unfinished business. Local Lifestyle Thu, 11 Dec 2014 03:00:00 GMT