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 An evening of Elegance http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/An-evening-of-Elegance_61540 The Grand Jamaica Suite of the Jamaica Pegasus hotel was transformed into a spectacular ballroom Thursday last for the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce’s annual dinner and awards ceremony. All Woman Fashion captured a few of those stylish moments. All Woman Mon, 23 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT Vows May 23 - A Carnival Love story http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Vows-May-23---A-Carnival-Love-story_60850 A carnival love story was sealed on April 9, 2016 when Damian Boyne, software engineer at Ultimate Software, and LeToya Stairs, marketing consultant, vowed to spend the rest of their life together. All Woman Mon, 23 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT Trending for #SWJ2016 BRAD Allen http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/BRAD-Allen_60649 Saint International model Brad Allen immortalises a recent visit to Spain, with resident fashion mag Local Lifestyle Sun, 22 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT Chamber Notes http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/SO-Chamber-Notes-May-22-Part-1_61534 The Grand Jamaican Suite of New Kingston landmark, the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel welcomed the festive return of the 34th Annual Awards Ceremony of the centuries-old Jamaica Chamber of Commerce, last Thursday evening. This year’s theme, ‘Innovate, Integrate, Motivate — The Future of Business in the Digital Age’ acknowledged and endorsed the vital need for Rock industries to remain early adopters of new technology in order to improve versatility and performance. Local Lifestyle Sun, 22 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT My Kingston — Jordan Lyle May 22 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/My-Kingston-Jordan-Lyle-May-22_61255 JORDAN LYLE Local Lifestyle Sun, 22 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT Cocktails With... Karen Clarke May 22 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Cocktails-With----Karen-Clarke-May-22_61185 At 50, Karen Clarke, the sought-after event planner and chief executive officer at An Elegant Affair seems absolutely fearless. Helming a Youth View Awards (YVAs) that continues to make significant strides, year after year, with its provision of a platform that recognises the best of The Rock’s music industry and social media culture — Clarke went all out for her birthday milestone with Ocho Rios-based celebrations that charted a three-day timeline. There was the catamaran cruise of two Fridays ago, and the poolside lyme at Villa Mañana, last Sunday. On the Saturday evening, a roast-and-toast dinner held in-between. Inside the Orion 1 ballroom of the Moon Palace Jamaica Grande, the Grey Goose welcome cocktails ‘Romance in the Sky’ made way for bubbly — Taittinger for her, Moët & Chandon for guests. We clink to the future, and reflect... Local Lifestyle Sun, 22 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT SO Gardening - May 22 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/SO-Gardening---May-22 Dear Orchid Doc: Local Lifestyle Sat, 21 May 2016 00:00:32 GMT Counting Down to the 18th Annual Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards - 2 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Counting-Down-to-the-18th-Annual-Jamaica-Observer-Table-Talk-Food-Awards-2_61187 SoSo Seafood Bar and Grill Local Food Thu, 19 May 2016 02:00:00 GMT Choosing Wine For The beach http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Choosing-Wine-For-The-beach_61154 It was a beach day for me last Sunday with close friends. Naturally it fell to me to bring the wine. The international wine press is filled with articles on wine selections for warm weather only in the summer time. Happily we live in Jamaica where we have perpetual summer. Here are a few of my suggestions. Local Lifestyle Thu, 19 May 2016 02:00:00 GMT And Then There Were THREE! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/And-Then-There-Were-THREE-_61302 The Chef on the Rise competition, a popular off-shoot of the multi-faceted Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards vehicle — sponsored for a second year by directory brand Jamaica Yellow Pages — plucked from obscurity a team of nine emerging chefs, chosen to vie for the rewards of the aforementioned title. Food Awards Thu, 19 May 2016 02:00:00 GMT Counting Down... http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Counting-Down----_61156 Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards Parish judge Dr Claudine Lewis, cardiologist, went in search of Tikka Masala at Mystic India… Food Awards Thu, 19 May 2016 02:00:00 GMT Vows - A perfect love http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Vows---A-perfect-love_60454 Old Hollywood glam reigned on April 8, 2016 when Jonathan Neil, operations manager-Distribution at Wisynco and Gianna Fakhourie, lecturer at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, said their “I do’s”. All Woman Mon, 16 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT The Kennedy Years Part 2 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/The-Kennedy-Years-Part-2_60658 It’s taken more than a decade of begging and pleading, but good things, we reckon, come to those who wait, and AW can share with readers that Sandra Kennedy’s collection has found its way back to Kingston. All Woman Mon, 16 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT #Revolve5x5 @ The Round http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/-Revolve5x5---The-Round_60659 It’s the first time in Jamaica for REVOLVE co-founder Michael Mente and VP of Brand Marketing Raissa Gerona. The good news is that it won’t be their last. Local Lifestyle Sun, 15 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT Cruising Attitude in Cuba http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Cruising-Attitude-in-Cuba_60650 Chanel mastermind Karl Lagerfeld caused quite the stir, last Tuesday, in Cuban capital Havana, where he invaded its core in chariots of Buicks, Oldsmobiles, and Cadillacs brimming with celebrity friends such as Oscar winner Tilda Swinton and supermodel Gisele Bundchen. Providing sweeping views of the label’s massive 2017 resort collection, which co-starred Saint International model Tami Williams in two looks, the historic Paseo del Prado was repurposed as a runway in a groundbreaking exercise that signals the rising cachet of the destination comeback kid that Cuba has become. Local Lifestyle Sun, 15 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT Rising Above http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Rising-Above_60651 When British GQ Style fashion director-cum-Spotted subject Elgar Johnson touched down on The Rock, back in January, with the Spring/Summer 2016 collection of German designer Philipp Plein in tow, what followed was a brooding tribute to the urban youth lifestyle. The day/night editorial which is currently out on newsstands, features an all-male ensemble from the star-making Deiwght Peters stable, with the capital city backdrop of Kingston adding complementary context and atmosphere. SO does road with a cast of ‘Saintly’ characters. Local Lifestyle Sun, 15 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT #REVOLVEaroundtheworld http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/-REVOLVEaroundtheworld_60810 Jamaica’s cashmere-chic Round Hill Hotel & Villas was the destination of choice for REVOLVE’S first #REVOLVEaroundtheworld trip for 2016. The lush grounds and beach were perfect too, for the brand’s launch of its new swimwear collection. There were, as you can imagine, no shortage of volunteers for this experience. Local Lifestyle Sun, 15 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT Regency Bar Lounge at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel presents… http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Regency-Bar-Lounge-at-the-Terra-Nova-All-Suite-Hotel-presents_60550    Cheers! Local Food Thu, 12 May 2016 02:00:00 GMT Five Words To Add To Your Wine Lingo http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Five-Words-To-Add-To-Your-Wine-Lingo-_60453 There are many industries that have words related specifically to them. Unfortunately the wine industry does not have its own terms, but rather uses regular words in ways that can confuse people who are new to the world of wine. We all have different tastes, and this leads us to describe what we are tasting in different ways. A few words have emerged as standard when describing the characteristics of wine, so you need to understand their meanings to successfully order what you like in a restaurant or in a wine shop. Local Lifestyle Thu, 12 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT Five Table Talk Food Awards scholarship recipients named http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Five-Table-Talk-Food-Awards-scholarship-recipients-named-_60494 FIVE outstanding students from the University of Technology (UTech), Jamaica’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Management are this year’s beneficiaries of the Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards scholarship and bursaries. Local News Wed, 11 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT Vows May 9 - This Love was Meant to Be http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Vows-May---This-Love-was-Meant-to-Be-_59832 They had known each other since high school, where they simply exchanged casual greetings. Few would have guessed that years later, Ramaar Allen – accountant and office manager – would ask Ayesha Dawes – senior marketing executive – for her hand in marriage. All Woman Mon, 09 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT Sketching sucess http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Sketching-sucess_59442 Cassandra Blake, top clothing and fashion final-year student at the Montego Bay Community College, embodies the true meaning of finding your passion. All Woman Mon, 09 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT A Decade Of Motherhood http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/A-Decade-Of-Motherhood_59880 WHAT better way to continue our 10th anniversary celebrations of Page 2 than with 10 mothers and their children, some already 10 and the others about to usher in birthday #10. Local Lifestyle Sun, 08 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT Spotted! - Luke, Sky and daughter Zyah http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Luke--Sky-and-daughter-Zyah_60078 Luke Flynn remembers his mom: Arnella Flynn Local Lifestyle Sun, 08 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT High Five! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/High-Five-_60102 Cinco de Mayo, the annual United Mexican States holiday that commemorates nationalist triumph, made a return to the Hope Road commercial strip last Thursday by way of Latin beats à la spinner Bambino, the dip-scooping cuisine of Federal District-resident chef Alejandra de la Torre Rocha and servings of tequila-infused liquid courage that made us go “Olé!” Local News Sun, 08 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT