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 Paulwell Sails On To 55 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Paulwell-Sails-On-To-55_86983 We’re still aboard the party express at Member of Parliament for East Kingston and Port Royal Phillip Paulwell’s birthday celebration last Saturday. The annual bash — a January staple on the social calendar — drew a mass of weekend partygoers to Fort Charles to help Paulwell usher in his 55th in the historic seaside town of Port Royal. Friday Social c0ntinues where Page 2 left off. Local News Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT ‘JMMB Her Wealth’ http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/-JMMB-Her-Wealth-_87084 The JMMB Group presented an evening of Theatre, Inspiration & Revelation to a full house at the Spanish Court Hotel’s M extension, Wednesday last. Local News Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Hot-N-Ready meets Mardi Gras http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Hot-N-Ready-meets-Mardi-Gras_86809 The spirit of Hot-N-Ready Meets Mardi Gras was alive on Monday afternoon when Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen and Little Caesars Pizza celebrated the grand opening of a new location in Manor Centre. Local Food Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Chefs to watch 2017 - A Taste of Couples http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Chefs-to-watch-2017---A-Taste-of-Couples_86323 Thursday Food spotlights five more chefs who are charged with introducing visitors and locals alike to the best culinary offerings. Local Food Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Coming Soon… Whitebones Seafood Express http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Coming-Soon--Whitebones-Seafood-Express_86395 Whitebones Seafood Restaurant, which is owned and operated by husband-and-wife team Richard and Jacqueline Elliott and located at 1 Mannings Hill Road, Mary Brown’s Corner, opened on February 6, 2006. Local Food Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Recipe Corner... with Jessica Hylton http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Recipe-Corner-----Jessica-Hylton_85600 Our award-winning food blogger and attorney-at-law Jessica Hylton shares a few tasty options for 2017 Local Food Thu, 19 Jan 2017 03:00:00 GMT To Drink or to Learn about the Drink, that is the question! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/To-Drink-or-to-Learn-about-the-Drink--that-is-the-question-_86806 Wine is art; wine is a drink. Some try to make wine simple, but wine is really very complicated. Wine is ever-changing, wine is fun, wine is ever-expanding with hundreds of new products released weekly around the globe. Wine is history, wine is geography, wine is culture, wine is travel, wine is tradition, but there is a renewal of sorts annually with every new vintage. It is against this backdrop that understanding just a bit more about wine can exponentially increase your enjoyment of this elixir of the gods. Local Lifestyle Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Vows: #TheMajesticUnion http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Vows---TheMajesticUnion_83766 When visa analyst at the Canadian Visa Application Centre Matthew Gayle met Danielle Forbes, media personnel at the Worship and Faith International Fellowship, they knew it was the beginning of a lifelong friendship. Indeed the friendship blossomed into something more beautiful — love — and on December 10, 2016 at Alterry Beach, St Ann, the two sealed the union. Vows meets them at the altar. All Woman Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Through Our Eyes... Nasha-Monique Douglas, senior brand manager (The Great Jamaican Beer) http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Through-Our-Eyes----Nasha-Monique-Douglas--senior-brand-manager--The-Great-Jamaican-Beer--_86233 If you are Pretty, Hot and Tempting (PHAT), you would have heard one or all of the following statements before: “You would be so pretty if you lost 20 pounds,” or “You cute for a fat girl,” and, my favourite, “You look so good in your clothes.” Local Lifestyle Sun, 15 Jan 2017 01:00:00 GMT Through Our Eyes... Carla Gail-Ann Hollingsworth - Pepsi Jamaica, Export Marketing Manager http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Through-Our-Eyes----Carla-Gail-Ann-Hollingsworth---Pepsi-Jamaica--Export-Marketing-Manager_86227 Voted # 24 in The New York Times’ 52 places to visit, Kingston, Jamaica is seen as a cultural destination and the heartbeat of the Caribbean. The publication praised our new lodgings, local eateries and, of course, our music. Attending a local party is the best way to experience our music, whether dancehall or reggae, and our fashion. It is a unique type of social experience. Local Lifestyle Sun, 15 Jan 2017 02:00:00 GMT Through Our Eyes... Lyndsey McDonnough - Managing Director, Market Me Consulting http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Through-Our-Eyes----Lyndsey-McDonnough--Managing-Director--Market-Me-Consulting_86239 The start of a new year is often a time when we do some much-needed introspection and evaluate the current state of our lives against where we want to be and what we want to achieve. Though our lists of goals may differ, one similarity we tend to share is achieving a healthier mind, body and soul. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is something that, as different as we are, tends to bring us all together. Local Lifestyle Sun, 15 Jan 2017 03:00:00 GMT Through Our Eyes... Catherine Goodall - LASCO, Marketing Manager-Beverages http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Through-Our-Eyes----Catherine-Goodall---LASCO--Marketing-Manager-Beverages_86232 Proverbs 31:22 “She is clothed in fine linen and purple.” Local Lifestyle Sun, 15 Jan 2017 01:00:00 GMT Through Our Eyes.. Jaime Bicknell, Brand Manager Wines — Select Brands http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Through-Our-Eyes---Jaime-Bicknell--Brand-Manager-Wines---Select-Brands_86235 Wine is a drink best enjoyed with a meal. Pairing the right wine with the right foods can make all the difference, turning an ordinary meal into an experience. Whether it is enjoyed with something sweet or savoury, wine can really bring a meal to life! Local Lifestyle Sun, 15 Jan 2017 02:00:00 GMT Through Our Eyes... Erin Mitchell - Marketing Manager Select Brands Limited http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Through-Our-Eyes----Erin-Mitchell-Marketing-Manager-Select-Brands-Limited_86214 As an expert (self-proclaimed, I might add) of in excess of nine years in the world of spirits, it is somewhat of a goal of mine to try cocktails wherever I go. Through my job in brand management of spirits and wines, I am often guided by a local team interested in impressing their visitors who’ve travelled in for a marketing seminar or brand summit. After years of this, hitting the road for both work and personal trips has become a scavenger hunt to find just the right place to imbibe, striking a balance between atmosphere and bartenders with mixology skills. Nowadays, my friends who travel with me allow me the freedom of dragging them to obscure locations in my quest for these fantastic cocktails. For those who know Harry Potter, in the vein of JK Rowling’s Local Lifestyle Sun, 15 Jan 2017 01:00:00 GMT Through Our Eyes... http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Through-Our-Eyes---_86291 As we step boldly into 2017 our vision for the Style Observer remains: to showcase lifestyle in all its magnificence. Local Lifestyle Sun, 15 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT SPOTTED!!! - Wendy Fitzwilliam http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/SPOTTED------Wendy-Fitzwilliam_86311 Style Observer (SO): It’s a New Year, Wendy, “what’s on the immediate radar? Local Lifestyle Sun, 15 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Cocktails with... Kimala Bennett http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Cocktails-with----Kimala-Bennett-_85544 Production company The Lab, which is engaged in film, television and advertising endeavours, has earmarked 2017 as the year it separates itself from the pack by expanding its casting and location-scouting capabilities. There is, too, an in-house-produced sitcom in the pipeline, reflecting the maturity of an entity which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year with founder and managing director Kimala Bennett at the helm. Bennett is the consummate captain and, as she continues to steer ship and crew toward even more success, she shares a few guiding principles. Local Lifestyle Sun, 15 Jan 2017 01:00:00 GMT My Kingston - Ali Halstead http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/My-Kingston---Ali-Halstead_85540 What are your earliest memories of Kingston? Local Lifestyle Sun, 15 Jan 2017 01:00:00 GMT A Man Of Honour http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/A-Man-Of-Honour_86600 Political living legend, Edward Philip George Seaga was the star attraction Friday night as he was honoured by The Consular Corps of Jamaica and presented with the diplomatic association’s inaugural Global Achievement Award at a black tie dinner reception hosted at Spanish Court Hotel’s Valencia MLT. Local News Sun, 15 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Gardening - January 15 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Gardening_86131 Dear Orchid Doc: Local Lifestyle Sun, 15 Jan 2017 02:00:00 GMT 2017 - The Year Of The Spa http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/2017---The-Year-Of-The-Spa_86096 Your Under the Dryer team has declared 2017 the year of the spa, and with so many award-winning rejuvenating gems on our beloved island, there is absolutely no reason and no excuse under the golden rays of our sun for you to feign indifference. We take you out of town this week to share a few of our favourites. Local Lifestyle Sat, 14 Jan 2017 03:00:00 GMT CHEFS TO WATCH FOR 2017 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/CHEFS-TO-WATCH-FOR-2017_85907 As we count down to our 19th staging of the Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards slated for Thursday, May 25, 2017 we shed light on those charged with promoting our cuisine to the visitors to our shores. We started with Sandals Resorts International and continue this week in the kitchens of the Half Moon Hotel. Local Food Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT A sense of Occasion http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/A-sense-of-Occasion_86037 Two years ago, when Ronny Emborg took over the kitchen of Atera, the New American tasting restaurant in Tribeca, New York City, the Danish executive chef came, not only equipped with the expected Scandinavian and wider Nordic culinary vocabulary, but also the notion of the ‘sensory kitchen’. This translates at the table as an experience that engages the eyes, ears, nose and, indeed, the palate. This was the foundation of a highly technical medley that greeted expectant diners, who booked their place at the Cornwall restaurant of Iberostar Suites in Rose Hall, Saturday last. The 2 Michelin-starred Emborg – the most recent ambassador of the #IBEROSTARChefOnTour series – distilled the rainy evening’s feast into his more recognisable calling cards of fruit leather, fermentation, and smoking. Local Lifestyle Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT FROMAGE Brasserie Adds A Second Location @ The Marketplace http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/FROMAGE-Brasserie-Adds-A-Second-Location---The-Marketplace_85908 Thursday Food is delighted to report on expansions this week. Our restaurateurs are being bullish in this competitive market, pumping millions into their establishments to ensure customer satisfaction. Local Lifestyle Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT QuickPlate — Delivered to your doorsteps http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/QuickPlate---Delivered-to-your-doorsteps_86067 What happened when Monique Powell got tired of only being able to order pizza at her desk? She not only conceptualised QuickPlate but you can, just like your Uber driver, track the arrival… Local Lifestyle Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT