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 Vows: Jenny “writes” her own script http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Vows--Jenny--writes--her-own-script_67685 The romance as recounted by Jenny Bryan (now Pickett), has all the hallmarks of a traditional love story with a modern-day twist. All Woman Mon, 25 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT Here’s How We Do Evening http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Here-s-How-We-Do-Evening_67544 It’s a truth universally acknowledged and accepted by those in the know that Caribbean women love to ‘glam up’. All Woman Mon, 25 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT A Saintly Ascension http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/A-Saintly-Ascension_67828 Saint International up-and-coming model Barbra-Lee Grant was the subject of another All Woman Mon, 25 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT 25 Of The Caribbean’s Best http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/25-Of-The-Caribbean-s-Best_67765 It’s the list those in the travel industry anticipate with as much trepidation as chefs do the Michelin ratings. Local Lifestyle Sun, 24 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT Cocktails With... Sevana http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Cocktails-With----Sevana-July-24_67740 Reggae songbird Sevana is at the Penthouse Records complex, midweek, rehearsing with her band. Our last encounter with the recording artiste occurred the previous week, at Nouvelle Jamaican restaurant Redbones Blues Café, where the singer-songwriter launched her eponymous EP – available on iTunes, Tidal Plus and Spotify – to an audience of fans, who were additionally treated to the signature sounds of our current date. For this meet-up we are attuned to the speech tones of Sevana – she handles our inquiries behind her public persona with poise – as she prepares to jet off to Europe for a wave of performance sets on the summer festival scene starting next Thursday at the Blue Balls Festival in Lucerne, Switzerland. Local Lifestyle Sun, 24 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT One Caribbean http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/One-Caribbean_67877 Thoughts upon visiting Kingston... Local Lifestyle Sun, 24 Jul 2016 02:00:00 GMT Gardening — July 24 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Gardening---July-24-_67555 Dear Orchid Doc: Local Lifestyle Sun, 24 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT Grace Foods heads to the Olympics, again…. http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Grace-Foods-heads-to-the-Olympics--again-----------_67625 GraceKennedy Foods, a division of the GraceKennedy Group, is once again the official food and nutrition sponsor of the 2016 Jamaica Olympic team. T Local Food Fri, 22 Jul 2016 02:00:00 GMT Cheers to Another 50 Tasty Years! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Cheers-to-Another-50-Tasty-Years-_66603 Continuing their year-long celebration of 50 tasty years in business, Tastee opened to the public its new Liguanea location that will serve as its Kingston flagship as well as the company’s latest addition to the Tastee family of businesses, the Brew’d Awakenings Cafe. At an impressive reception to acknowledge what was hailed as a visionary team effort, the company’s CEO Ryan Foster and the Chang family inaugurated the new location with Tastee supporters, partners and well-wishers. Local Food Thu, 21 Jul 2016 02:00:00 GMT In Honour of PM Rowley & Mrs Rowley http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/In-Honour-of-PM-Rowley---Mrs-Rowley_67668 Trinbagonian patriot Brian George, president and chief executive officer of Supreme Ventures Limited, and his wife Keneea Linton-George hosted the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago Dr Keith Rowley — who is on The Rock for a four-day official visit with his attorney-at-law wife Sharon — at an intimate dinner inside M at the Spanish Court Hotel last Monday evening. The four-course affair was catered by the award-winning Ashebre – The Virtual Restaurant Executive Culinary Artiste Oji Jaja and his team, with a tropical fruit gâteau created by patissier Nadine Burie, the 2015 Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards Jing Shi Awardee for Dessert Chef of the Year. Thursday Life unfurls its napkin for dinner with the prime minister. Local Lifestyle Thu, 21 Jul 2016 02:00:00 GMT Petite Sirah - The Rodney Dangerfield of wine? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Petite-Sirah---The-Rodney-Dangerfield-of-wine_67567 This past week while hanging out with friends, I was introduced to a wine that I had not tried before called Nugan Estate Manuka Grove Vineyard, Durif. While the vintage that I tasted might have seen better days, I was nonetheless intrigued by the wine and off I went to do some research. Local Lifestyle Thu, 21 Jul 2016 02:00:00 GMT VIDEO: In Honour Of PM Rowley & Mrs Rowley http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/In-Honour-Of-PM-Rowley-and-Mrs-Rowley_67717 It was an early dinner Monday evening, inside M at the Spanish Court Hotel in honour of Dr Keith Rowley, PM of Trinidad & Tobago and his attorney-at-law wife Sharon Rowley. Lifestyle Thu, 21 Jul 2016 02:00:00 GMT We Be Burnin' http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/We-Be-Burnin- Spanish sensation Enrique Iglesias made a cameo on The Rock overnight to collab with his Gimme the light pal Sean Paul. The two apparently worked out of Don Corleon's private studio and Enrique is expected to jet off the island early morning. Music lovers continue to have atop their party playlist the hit from the last time the two joined forces for Bailando. Local Entertainment Thu, 21 Jul 2016 00:20:21 GMT Vows: All that matters http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Vows--All-that-matters_67264 When Ministry of Education, Youth and Information Youth Empowerment Officer Davey Haughton met Kerry-Ann Irving, Heart Trust/NTA administrative officer, neither of them knew that on June 24, 2016, they would walk down the aisle as husband and wife. All Woman Mon, 18 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT Little or no drama as Glen ‘Titus’ Campbell ties the knot http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Little-or-no-drama-as-Glen--Titus--Campbell-ties-the-knot_67463 Popular actor and comedian Glen ‘Titus’ Campbell and his lady love, Maxine Hale, on Thursday, July 7, 2016 said their I dos to each other in a ceremony held at the St Margaret’s Church near Liguanea, St Andrew, where the thespian has been a life-long member. Local Entertainment Mon, 18 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT Vows: The Beauty of our love http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Vows--The-Beauty-of-our-love_66375 “Change is a continuous process. You cannot assess it with the static yardstick of a limited time frame. When a seed is sown into the ground, you cannot immediately see the plant. You have to be patient. With time, it grows into a large tree. And then the flowers bloom, and only then can the fruits be plucked. Today we are reaping that fruit that was planted over seven years ago.” All Woman Mon, 18 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT VIDEO: Swimming LAPOSHE http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Swimming-LAPOSHE_67267 Less than a month after inking a deal with The Flying Solo Collective store and showroom in New York, Camesha ‘Poshe’ Powell, the Rock-born, New York-based designer and creative director of LAPOSHE Swim, has found a new home on The Rock for her line of flowy and sophisticated figure-conscious swimwear, and in perfect timing. Equally impressive is Powell’s vision board for the collection, and her exclusive prints — yes, she designed the prints herself, illustrated by beauties of the sea — colourful corals, the exotic parrot fish, and the starfish. All Woman Mon, 18 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT A Venezia con Amore! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/A-Venezia-con-Amore_67257 Venice continues to enchant the world with its fabled history, architecture, culture, and its deliberate induglence in all things romance. The northern Italian city is next up in SO’s travel series. We intend to ignite your wanderlust and hopefully connect with those who have succumbed to its gloriously pull. Local Lifestyle Sun, 17 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT My Kingston — Henry Grandison http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/My-Kingston---Henry-Grandison_63898 What are your earliest memories of Kingston? Local Lifestyle Sun, 17 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT Cocktails With - DR Lisanne Levy http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Cocktails-With----DR-Lisanne-Levy_67259 University Hospital of the West Indies medical officer Dr Lisanne Levy is our date. We have just settled barside inside the intimate floor plan of Oak W ine Bar & Cocktail Lounge, situated above the Hillcrest Avenue eatery, Fromage Gourmet Market. A side effect of contest prep for the Jamaica Amateur Bodybuilding and Fitness Association 2016 National Championships, the title-holding bikini athlete, and self-proclaimed wine enthusiast and foodie, sticks to sparking mineral water garnished with lime and mint. We follow suit. Afterall, we’re in need of a refreshing reset in this sweltering summer heat. Convo begins with our standard query, then builds exponentially from there. Local Lifestyle Sun, 17 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT SO Gardening — July 17 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/SO-Gardening---July-17_66822 Dear Orchid Doc: Local Lifestyle Sun, 17 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT VIDEO: Cliffside Cooldown http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Cliffside-Cooldown_66964 The long held wish of Thursday Life for the Caribbean to become a culinary destination is gaining traction. Indeed bikinis and sarongs alongside Caribbean chic ensembles were packed and labelled The Cliff, Negril Jamaica last weekend as from Thursday to Sunday afternoon the flavours of the Caribbean tantalised the taste buds of the gourmands who attended the property’s weekend of food, wine and conviviality. Enjoy our tasty spread complete with a poolside barbecue, breakfast at Wimbledon, a five-course wine dinner, and Sunday Brunch. Make a mental note that Delius, Cindy, Gariel and Diandra are planning the next reductionin for November. Local Food Thu, 14 Jul 2016 02:00:00 GMT Tour de France via The Cliff http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Tour-de-France-via-The-Cliff_66917 As I pen this article, France is about to face Portugal in the EURO 2016 final in France, and the ninth stage of the 103rd Tour de France has just come to an end. Patrons attending the first wine dinner at Zest|Cuisine of the Sun at The Cliff, Negril, had their own tour of France through a variety of aromas from their wine glasses last Saturday night. Wine partner CPJ looked to their Mouton Cadet, Maison Louis Latour and Château Minuty portfolios to pair with the Cindy & Delius Shirley “Cuisine of the Sun”. Local Lifestyle Thu, 14 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT FOODIE NEWS JULY 14 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/FOODIE-NEWS-JULY-14_66491 Summer Samba & Smoothies Local Food Thu, 14 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT Spirit of Summer : SUN, SAND and SURF http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Spirit-of-Summer---SUN--SAND-and-SURF_63652 Inspired by a fusion of romantic and eclectic bohemian pieces to highlight summer flair, the models enjoy the rustic ambiance while looking effortlessly summer chic! All Woman Mon, 11 Jul 2016 02:00:00 GMT