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 Forkfuls Of Inspiration http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Forkfuls-Of-Inspiration_17926640 Ten young students from Jamaica College (JC) spent a memorable Tuesday afternoon at the Courtleigh Hotel & Suites, breaking bread with Richard Byles, Sagicor president & CEO (himself an alumnus). This the result of the Observer's Salut! 'Applaud It!' initiative --! where the power players of industry meet the future exactly where they are. Local Education Tue, 25 Nov 2014 01:00:00 GMT Raining good http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Raining-good BRIAN Jardim, chief executive officer of Rainforest Seafoods, hosted 12 enthusiastic students from Iris Gelly Primary School for the Jamaica Observer’s Salut! Applaud It! luncheon last Wednesday at Rainforest Seafoods’ headquarters on Slipe Road. Local Education Tue, 25 Nov 2014 01:00:45 GMT Best life forward http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Best-life-forward THE Jamaica Observer Salut! Applaud It! luncheon was hosted by NCB Foundation at the NCB headquarters recently. The Foundation took the opportunity to toast 12 past and present scholarship recipients as well as to cultivate the necessary table skills that the young and aspiring professionals will need during their careers of choice. See more in Thursday Life. Local Education Tue, 25 Nov 2014 01:04:37 GMT SALUT! Clinks at Macau http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/SALUT--Clinks-at-Macau_18003473 The unrelenting Jamaica Observer Salut! wave flowed into the dual-level Macau Bar & Gaming Lounge, last Friday night, with our friends at libation brand J Wray & Nephew on hosting duty and Scotiabank underwriting the 'bon-vivacious' experience. Our social lens went barside at the Lindsay Crescent hotspot! Local Lifestyle Mon, 24 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Gold Couture http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Gold-Couture_17982862 It was a perfect social respite Wednesday last at Flirt Boutique to get over the midweek hump -- a fashionable capsule holiday collection of on-trend dresses and outfits -- paired with champagne sips and fab gourmet finger fare catered by Jacqui Tyson. Flirt's proprietor Jennifer Azan, partnering with Scotiabank's Gold MasterCard and Jamaica Observer Salut!, laid out a literal red carpet, welcoming shoppers and Scotiabank execs into her Manor Park boutique, for an in-store fashion show dubbed Gold Couture. Get outfit ideas for the holiday season as AW takes you to the event. Local Lifestyle Mon, 24 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT VOWS - Together At Last http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/VOWS---Together-At-Last_17925674 How They Met... Local Lifestyle Mon, 24 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT My Kingston — Roger Grant http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/My-Kingston---Roger-Grant-_17983873 Roger Grant Local Lifestyle Sun, 23 Nov 2014 01:00:00 GMT Cocktails With - Alessandra Aziza http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Cocktails-With---Alessandra-Aziza_17931174 We're puzzled about how we missed spotting head-turner Alessandra Aziza among guests at the nuptials for Delano Forbes and Ro-yen Chin at Webster Memorial United Church two weekends ago. No worries, we cross paths with the spirited architectural designer at the wedding reception later in upper St Andrew, at the bar, where alcohol-free refreshment is her go-to choice. Aziza graciously consents to cocktails and convo. Local Lifestyle Sun, 23 Nov 2014 01:00:00 GMT SALUT! BETCO http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/SALUT--BETCO_17990567 'Twas another buzzworthy night, another Salut! wine-tasting on Thursday night as the courtyard outside the très chic Fromage Gourmet Market on Hillcrest Avenue hosted Night #4 of the Scotiabank-sponsored week-long Jamaica Observer Salut! celebration of wines and champagnes. Local Lifestyle Sun, 23 Nov 2014 01:00:00 GMT Gardening — November 23 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Gardening---November-23_17958938 Dear Orchid Doc: Local Lifestyle Sun, 23 Nov 2014 01:00:00 GMT The affair http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/The-affair_17964391 But love is blind, Local Lifestyle Sun, 23 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Caribbean Flair In Vogue Italia http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Caribbean-Flair-In-Vogue-Italia_17990201 It's early days yet as few have actually seen the November issue of Vogue Italia but based on the sneak peek the respected fashion Bible has dispatched to a few featured designers - the twin republic of Trinidad & Tobago can lay claim to its designers having captured the discerning eye of editor-in-chief Franca Sozzani. Local Lifestyle Sun, 23 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Vows - Straight To The Heart http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Vows---Straight-To-The-Heart_17927973 If the groom was the least bit anxious, there were no outward signs of frayed nerves to suggest it. Richard Howard Delano Forbes Jr, looking absolutely smart in a cobalt blue Carlton Brown tuxedo, was a picture of calm waiting in the front pew of the Webster Memorial United Church for the much-anticipated arrival of his bride, Ro-yen Simone Chin, on Saturday, November 8. All Woman Sat, 22 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT VIDEO: It's All Greek To Me http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/It-s-All-Greek-To-Me_17967862 With the Yuletide holiday on the horizon, and the reason to pour libations becomes a natural order, the launch of the Jamaica Observer's Salut! Wine and Champagne Week, sponsored by Scotiabank, was well-timed on Monday evening, as OPA! Greek Restaurant hosted a wine tasting of selections from its Greece-imported red, white and rosé portfolio. Local Food Thu, 20 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Rainforest offers Iris Gelly Primary major support http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Rainforest-offers-Iris-Gelly-Primary-major-support_17974586 BRIAN Jardim, chief executive officer of Rainforest Seafoods, hosted 12 enthusiastic students from Iris Gelly Primary School for the Jamaica Observer's Salut! Applaud It! luncheon yesterday at Rainforest Seafoods' headquarters on Slipe Road. Local Food Thu, 20 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Ask and You Will Receive http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Ask-and-You-Will-Receive_17955607 Many of the obstacles which prevent people from accomplishing their goals and dreams are not complex issues; they can often be simple problems which are relatively easy to resolve. Sometimes persons create self-made barriers without recognising that they are sabotaging their own success. Local Lifestyle Thu, 20 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT VIDEO: Energising Young Minds http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Energising-Young-Minds_17954072 There's something to be said about the formative years spent in high school. And for Sheree Martin, senior vice-president, customer and corporate services at Jamaica Public Service (JPS), her adolescence spent in the classrooms and walking the halls time at Convent of Mercy Alpha Academy, left her with much to say, long after graduation. Local Food Thu, 20 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT VIDEO: Food for Thought http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Food-for-Thought_17940500 Waxing nostalgic treasured memories of his adolescent years spent at Wolmer's Boys', LIME CEO Garry Sinclair welcomed 25 fourth-form students of his alma mater (joined by their grade coordinator Karen Gobern) to break bread at a Jamaica Observer Salut! Applaud It-themed luncheon at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel on Thursday. Local Food Mon, 17 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT VIDEO: Benjamin implores young Jamaicans to commit to country http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Benjamin-implores-young-Jamaicans-to-commit-to-country_17954987 CORPORATE titan and executive chairman of the Hope Zoe Preservation Foundation, Kenny Benjamin, challenged students last week Saturday "to cultivate good work ethics, good home-grown values, simple decency, and to commit to country in everything you do". Local Food Mon, 17 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT 'MISSION' ACCOMPLISHED http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/-MISSION--ACCOMPLISHED_17931268 Last weekend was the last chance for the three designer finalists -- Guyanese Andy Cummings, Trinidadian Carla Gittens and son of The Rock, Kurt Campbell to make a winning impression while presenting individual themed collections for the season four finale of the hit TVJ reality show, Mission Catwalk. Local Lifestyle Mon, 17 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Cocktails With - Dr Sophia Gordon http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Cocktails-With---Dr-Sophia-Gordon_17940842 Dr Sophia Gordon stands out even in a crowd of industry movers and shakers. Always impeccably groomed, this evening is no exception. She's chic in the season's hot colour: winter white -- it's an elegant LWD by Calvin Klein -- and her camel-coloured Louis Vuitton clutch is the perfect finish. We invite her to share cocktails with us. Local Lifestyle Sun, 16 Nov 2014 01:00:00 GMT 'EVA... Fabulous' http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/-EVA----Fabulous-_17941102 Cover Image Local Lifestyle Sun, 16 Nov 2014 01:00:00 GMT My Kingston - Konshens http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/My-Kingston---Konshens_17886029 What are your earliest memories of Kingston? Local Lifestyle Sun, 16 Nov 2014 01:00:00 GMT Reservations — Bourdain http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Reservations---Bourdain_17948190 The gastronomical results of celebrity chef and globetrotter Anthony Bourdain's week long trip to Jamaica last June (plus more) will be aired at 9:00pm this evening on CNN. SO shares exclusive photos of Bourdain in Portie ahead of this evening's reveal. Local Lifestyle Sun, 16 Nov 2014 01:00:00 GMT Gardening Nov 16 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Gardening-Nov-16_17924089 Dear Orchid Doc: Local Lifestyle Sun, 16 Nov 2014 01:00:00 GMT