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 - You and Me Forever http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Vows---You-and-Me-Forever Morristown Medical Center registered nurse and Jamaican-born New Jersey resident Stacy-Ann Jarrett wed Jamaican O’Mar Anderson, sports and recreations attendant at Hedonism II, on August 8 at the New Testament Church of God in Negril. All Woman Mon, 31 Aug 2015 03:48:02 GMT The Dahlia No 5 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/The-Dahlia-No-5 An early-morning coffee turns into a late lunch and AW Fashion finds itself back at #5 within two days. It’s almost impossible to get enough of visual artist-turned-fashion designer Dahlia Jones-Prendergast. All Woman Mon, 31 Aug 2015 03:47:00 GMT The Great Escape http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/The-Great-Escape_19226215 Sound the fashion trumpet! The Deiwght Peters-led Saint International modelling agency, cresting a wave of audacious success in 2015 for its roster of models -- with a checklist of ad campaigns for Dolce & Gabbana, River Island and Topshop; fashion editorials in top-tier mags Vogue, W, and Vogue Hommes; international runway struts for a raft of designers including Prada, Valentino, Emporio Armani, Public School, Calvin Klein -- took a caravan journey to the Halse Hall Great House for a billed 'Clarendon Fashion Escape' last Sunday. Local Lifestyle Sun, 30 Aug 2015 02:00:00 GMT J Cole Makes A Rock Landing for Bally http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/J-Cole-Makes-A-Rock-Landing-for-Bally_19225901 How does The Rock prominently figure into Swiss luxury brand Bally's just-launched Autumn/Winter 2015 campaign for its limited-edition collection of hiking boots and backpacks, for which it sought creative partnership with American rapper, songwriter and producer J Cole? Local Lifestyle Sun, 30 Aug 2015 02:00:00 GMT Checking Pulse http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Checking-Pulse_19225987 New York-based fashion photographer Luca Khouri has declared her 'one to watch' and we at SO found her to be a veritable breath of fresh air on this year's CFW catwalk. Local Lifestyle Sun, 30 Aug 2015 02:00:00 GMT Cocktails With - Dr Sanneta Myrie http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Cocktails-With---Dr-Sanneta-Myrie_19225870 Our week began with a welcome break from the infernal heatwave that's been baking the Corporate Area in recent days, inside the cool interiors of the Jamaica Pegasus's expansive ground floor. We make a quick check for our drink date -- a lithe gamine with dreadlocks. We spot her inside the Blend Bar & Lounge and make our way over. The available space beside her on a high-back love seat is swiftly commandeered. Shirley Temples open our drink order, the newly crowned Miss Jamaica World 2015 and future psychiatrist Dr Sanneta Myrie has lots to share, and we gladly get comfortable. Local Lifestyle Sun, 30 Aug 2015 02:00:00 GMT My Kingston - Winston Wilkins http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/My-Kingston---Winston-Wilkins_19225961 What are your earliest memories of Kingston? Local Lifestyle Sun, 30 Aug 2015 02:00:00 GMT An Evening at KGN KITCHEN http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/An-Evening-at-KGN-KITCHEN_19225592 The conceptualisers of KGN Kitchen -- Jacqui 'Juicy Chef' Sinclair, Leisha Wong, and Melanie Miller -- returned with the fifth staging of their annual culinary food event. The Night Market-dubbed foodie expo -- found patrons traipsing the pathways of the Hope Botanical Gardens-venued marketplace in search of gastronomic experiences. Local Lifestyle Thu, 27 Aug 2015 02:00:00 GMT Prepping For NyamJam - November 13-14 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Prepping-For-NyamJam---November-14-15-_19225836 What brings celebrity chef Mario Batali's BFF Reyna Mastrosimone to Jamaica and, most importantly, to EITS Café, Irish Town in the middle of a torrential downpour? Local Food Thu, 27 Aug 2015 02:00:00 GMT Meet the chefs… Mario BATALI http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Meet-the-chefs--Mario-BATALI Mario Batali — 25 restaurants nationwide, 10 cookbooks, Emmy Award-winning major network television show The Chew — Batali will be in Jamaica, November 14-15 for NyamJam. Local Food Thu, 27 Aug 2015 09:27:15 GMT Meet the chefs… April BLOOMFIELD http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Meet-the-chefs--April-BLOOMFIELD April Bloomfield, executive chef and coowner of Michelin-starred restaurants The Spotted Pig, The Breslin Bar & Dining Room, The John Dory Oyster Bar and Salvation Taco in New York City and Tosca Café in San Francisco. Local Food Thu, 27 Aug 2015 09:16:47 GMT A Jamaican Business Owner’s Fight to Survive: The Longest Night — Part 2 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/A-Jamaican-Business-Owner-s-Fight-to-Survive--The-Longest-Night---Part-2_19225681 Last week we introduced business owner David, whose trucking company was facing serious challenges. After losing a major client, David was tempted to give up on his entrepreneurial dream. In his darkest moment, however, he was encouraged by some business advice on the television. Local Lifestyle Thu, 27 Aug 2015 02:00:00 GMT New Wine Discoveries Part 2 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/New-Wine-Discoveries--Part-2-_19225783 As promised last week, today I will share with you a few more new wines that have rcently hit our local markets. Almost every importer has new wines landing on the island. We got to taste some of the early samples and here is what we liked. Local Lifestyle Thu, 27 Aug 2015 02:00:00 GMT An Evening Of Fine Jamaican Cuisines http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/An-Evening-Of-Fine-Jamaican-Cuisines-_19225762 The landscaped grounds of the historic Rose Hall Great House were transformed into a veritable wonderland of culinary delight Saturday last, as the Montego Bay Chapter of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) hosted 'An Evening of Fine Jamaican Cuisines,' its fifth annual marquee fund-raiser for supporting education. Local Lifestyle Thu, 27 Aug 2015 02:00:00 GMT BRANDED BRANDED - Terence Slater http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/BRANDED-BRANDED---Terence-Slater-_19225771 Thursday Life: (TL): Why is National Baking Company partnering with CB Foods? Local Lifestyle Thu, 27 Aug 2015 02:00:00 GMT Just the two of us http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Just-the-two-of-us The moment Reginald Johnson met Alecia Stephenson, he knew she was the one. What he didn’t know, however, was that on June 27 they would exchange vows at the Couples Sans Souci Resort in Tower Isle, St Ann. Vows was on location. All Woman Mon, 24 Aug 2015 05:00:09 GMT Fit for a queen http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Fit-for-a-queen2015-08-24T02-59-46 The lovely Dr Sanneta Myrie may have risen to the top of the crop as our latest contender for the international Miss World crown, in a frothy drennaLUNA ball gown by designer Arlene Martin, but we dare say the fashionistas who strutted into the halls of the Montego Bay Convention Centre were queens in their own right. All Woman Mon, 24 Aug 2015 04:56:46 GMT VIDEO: About HOME... http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/About-HOME---_19223523 Six Scott Street, St Clair, Port-of-Spain has been transformed into an architectural statement. SO got the backstory of the renovation from Michele Jodhan... Local Lifestyle Sun, 23 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT It's Her World http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/It-s-Her-World_19224231 Who: Miss World 2014 and Miss South Local Lifestyle Sun, 23 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT VIDEO: The name Peter Elias http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/The-name-Peter-Elias-_19223567 The name Peter Elias is synonymous with exquisite style, beauty queens and the good life. Fresh from a European family vacay the Local Lifestyle Sun, 23 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT VIDEO: A Bias For MEILING http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/A-Bias-For-MEILING_19223608 It's Monday morning and SO is headed to Meiling,  6 Carlos Street, Port of Spain, for the perfect little white shirt... make that two! Local Lifestyle Sun, 23 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT Cocktails With— Sara Collins http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Cocktails-With--Sara-Collins_19224368 Even before being formally introduced, Sara Collins's aura reels us in from across the Montego Bay Convention Centre ballroom last weekend at the Miss Jamaica World (MJW) coronation. Who is this self-assured woman oozing elegance in a white jumpsuit? We satiate our curiosity, crossing the carpeted floor, offer introductions, and are warmly received by Collins who, we soon learn, is not only a judge for the pageant, but a Jamaican-raised, Grand Cayman-resident attorney-at-law and author in the making. Having commanded our undivided attention, there is a pressing need to discover more... Local Lifestyle Sun, 23 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT Gardening — August 23 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Gardening---August-23_19224293 Dear Orchid Doc: Local Lifestyle Sun, 23 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT My Kingston — August 23 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/My-Kingston---August-23_19224740 Brandon Bailey Local Lifestyle Sun, 23 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT Jamaican Pâtissier For L’Hommage Bistro Français, Mount Vernon http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Jamaican-P-tissier-For-L-Hommage-Bistro-Fran-ais--Mount-Vernon_19224379 Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards 2005/2006 Dessert/Pastry Chef Of The year recipient Nicole Shirley has been quietly advancing her skills as a chef pâtissier in Chicago. Local Food Thu, 20 Aug 2015 02:00:00 GMT