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 VIDEO: 70 Years Of Art http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/70-Years-Of-Art-_17230511 Myers, Fletcher & Gordon demonstrates investment in Jamaica's creative potential with Trajectories: 70 Years of Art at MF&G Local Lifestyle Fri, 25 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Summer 'Secrets' Cocktails http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Summer--Secrets--Cocktails-_17214641 Our getaway to Montego Bay for the annual Reggae Sumfest music festival had us immersed in more than music and warm summer temps last weekend. Resting our heads comfortaby at the Secrets Resorts, our three-night stay was made even better by a melange of fantastic cocktail mixes we sipped, in-between summer beach reading and dips in the turquoise sea. Local Lifestyle Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Johnnie Walker Cocktails http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Johnnie-Walker-Cocktails_17215342 The quintessential man's drink — enjoyed too, by women who favour aged, oaky libations — whiskey was the go-to drink last Friday at the welcome reception for the Johnnie Walker Golf Classic tournament hosted at the Tryall Club. Behind the bar, mixologist Davian Shippy whipped up whiskey concoctions that left us mighty satisfied. Local Lifestyle Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Chef Lumley's Budding Chefs http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Chef-Lumley-s-Budding-Chefs-_17215410 Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards Culinary Personality of the Year and recipient of the Jamaica Observer Online Award, Brian Lumley, led his team at Foodie Focused Limited in another successful staging of the first leg of their annual culinary camp for kids, aptly dubbed 'Budding Chefs'. Local Lifestyle Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Creating Equity With Your Work http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Creating-Equity-With-Your-Work-_17214720 Marcus was elated when he opened the email from his client. His proposal to create the new brand images for the company had been accepted, and he was looking forward to working on the contract. This job, his most lucrative assignment to date, would help him to overcome some financial difficulties. Local Business Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Cocktails & The City http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Cocktails---The-City-_17216162 With cocktail refreshers on the mind, and in a mood to celebrate the end of another work week, we checked into watering holes across the city last weekend. Thursday Life shares bar-hopping moments in our search for the best places to quench a thirst intensified by humid summer nights. Cheers! Local Lifestyle Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Ex-Destiny's Child member arrested http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Ex-Destiny-s-Child-member-arrested-_17220874 COLUMBIA, US (AP) — A former member of the R&B group Destiny's Child was arrested in Myrtle Beach over the weekend after a night drinking with two football players, according to authorities. Local Entertainment Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT VOWS - The Music of Love http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/VOWS---The-Music-of-Love_16928998 A Little Spot in Kingston Local Lifestyle Mon, 21 Jul 2014 01:00:00 GMT Behind The Scenes Of #16 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Behind-The-Scenes-Of--16_17193475 SO fab! Hollywood actress Eva Green is the star of the coveted 2015 Campari Calendar. Green, the French-born stunner, who won a legion of fans in the James Bond movie Casino Royale and who currently stars in the lead role of Vanessa Ives in the Showtime TV series Penny Dreadful, takes the lead in the 16th edition of the annual calendar, following in the footsteps of previous Campari Calendar heroines such as Uma Thurman, Salma Hayek, Eva Mendez, Mila Jovovich and Penelope Cruz. "To work with an iconic worldwide brand such as Campari is an honour and a privilege. There is something very special about this year's theme as it strikes a compelling and almost magical balance between the classic and the contemporary. At the root of each image is this rich sense of history behind each of Campari's best loved cocktails, but they are still relevant to and adored in today's world," said Green. Local Lifestyle Sun, 20 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT VIDEO: Art's Spiritual Awakening in the Second City http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Art-s-Spiritual-Awakening-in-the-Second-City_17173000 Montego Bay is famously known as the Second City, a term that, though affectionately appended, carries with it a note of condescension — a casual acknowledgement that the city trails in the cultural shadow of Kingston to the east. Local Lifestyle Sun, 20 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Spotted! — Horace Madison http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Spotted----Horace-Madison Horace Madison Local Lifestyle Sun, 20 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Cocktails With — Dr Kurdell Espinosa http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Cocktails-With---Dr-Kurdell-Espinosa_17121022 Dr Kurdell Espinosa Local Lifestyle Sun, 20 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT My Kingston — Declan Eytan http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/My-Kingston---Declan-Eytan_17024551 Declan Eytan Local Lifestyle Sun, 20 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Gardening — July 20 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Gardening---July-20_17165712 Dear Orchid Doc: Local Lifestyle Sun, 20 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Alexandra Shipp to play Aaliyah http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Alexandra-Shipp-to-play-Aaliyah_17197522 NEW YORK (AP) — Alexandra Shipp has very little time to get ready for her new role as the late R&B singer Aaliyah. Local Entertainment Sun, 20 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Bookends — Jul 20, 2014 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Bookends---Jul-20--2014-_17195872 Obituary Local Lifestyle Sun, 20 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT The best of Under The Dryer http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/The-best-of-Under-The-Dryer_17178513 As we inch closer to the much-anticipated The Jamaica Observer The Under Dryer Awards 2014 on Monday, July 28, the UTD team offers up this fabulous retrospective to everything hair and beauty and the movers and shakers who stayed awhile in our hot seat and left their beauty marks on The Rock. We now showcase our favourite pieces which include category staples Spa Buzz, Get The Look, and Under The Dryer, plus, entire issues that we’ve dedicated to special guests and celebrities! Local Lifestyle Sat, 19 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Vows — I Give You All Of Me http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/I-Give-You-All-Of-Me_17114994 Dr Sertina McGregor and Steadman Fuller Jr were wed on July 5 at the University Chapel at UWI, Mona. The setting was Vows perfect: a brilliant blue sky, a beautiful chapel and a gathering of friends, family and special guests elegantly attired for the special event. There was, however, beneath all the lovely adornments, an unassailable truth: this was the celebration of pure love, anointed by the hands of fate and built on the rock of sturdy commitment. All Woman Sat, 19 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Guilt On the Go http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Guilt-On-the-Go_17156692 If time doesn't allow for indulging in Guilt's scenic wrapped-verandah locale at the stately Devon House mansion in Kingston, then one can still delight in the eatery's decadent fare through its recently introduced Guilt "To Go" lunch menu. Local Food Thu, 17 Jul 2014 01:00:00 GMT Fromage’s Summer Salads http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Fromage-s-Summer-Salads_17015319 The summer season is in full gear, which means breaking out the gym membership card and making the effort to eat healthier in the hopes of attaining that sacred beach body. Thankfully, Local Food Thu, 17 Jul 2014 01:00:00 GMT Profiting from Solving Problems http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Profiting-from-Solving-Problems_17165688 As a money coach, I frequently get asked the question, "What can I do to make some extra cash?" Currently, a lot of Jamaicans are admitting that they are suffering from the effects of the economic crunch, and that they are looking for simple and practical ideas to help them increase their earnings. Local Lifestyle Thu, 17 Jul 2014 01:00:00 GMT Jamaicans Increased Snack Consumption During FIFA World Cup http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Jamaicans-Increased-Snack-Consumption-During-FIFA-World-Cup_17145211 You heard us correctly! The FIFA World Cup in Brazil which ended on Sunday with a win for Germany, turned us into a nation of snackers.. This according to information gleaned from quite a few supermarket shelves. Corporate area grocery giants, John R Wong, Michi Super Centre, CPJ Market and Sovereign Supermarket shared their World Cup number crunching with Thursday Life Local Lifestyle Thu, 17 Jul 2014 01:00:00 GMT Banyan-Catering - Room For Improvement http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Banyan-Catering-Room-For-Improvement_17177496 Receiving a WhatsApp message telling me about a new discovery, namely 'Banyan Catering' on Cargill Avenue, I googled it immediately. Intrigue set in when I saw that they cook Indian food, which I love, as well as Jamaican food. Local Lifestyle Thu, 17 Jul 2014 01:00:00 GMT WineWine Module 101 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/WineWine-Module-101_17166782 The main challenge for anyone new to the world of wine is always to figure out what type and style of wine they like. Persons for the most part simply want to know what wine to buy or what wine to choose from a wine list. The solution is to try as many wines as you can, every opportunity you get. A lucky few had the opportunity to try some award-winning wines at a recent wine-tasting session hosted by financial services provider JMMB. Here is some of what was shared: Local Lifestyle Thu, 17 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Everything Made Fresh http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Everything-Made-Fresh_17173955 When Marlon Davis left the Jamaica Observer in 2007, starting an ice-cream venture was the farthest thing on his mind. Indeed, climbing the corporate ladder was his focus. Local Lifestyle Thu, 17 Jul 2014 01:00:00 GMT