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 - When Love Takes Over http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Vows---When-Love-Takes-Over_19153895 It wasn't quite love at first sight for Jamaican-born Cayman residents Keneisha Murray and Lennox Ferguson. The two met at Hurley's supermarket where Keneisha was a supervisor. There was, however, something about Lennox, a local deejay... All Woman Mon, 06 Jul 2015 02:00:00 GMT Beach Sizzling Moments http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Beach-Sizzling-Moments_19153478 Rock ateliers Amelia Morgandy, Beach Goddess, and LeeAnn Designz piqued our fashion interests at the recently wrapped Caribbean Fashion Week with gam-baring designs for the woman who appreciates the resort lifestyle. Local Lifestyle Mon, 06 Jul 2015 02:00:00 GMT Spotted — Keith Carlos http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Spotted---Keith-Carlos-_19153878 Model/actor Local Lifestyle Sun, 05 Jul 2015 02:00:00 GMT A Spotlight Encounter http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/A-Spotlight-Encounter_19159280 Strange how one of my best experiences as a journalist at the Lifestyle Desk of the Jamaica Observer newspaper involved my nearly being accosted (and perhaps shot?) by music impresario Clive Davis' burly bodyguards as NMW and I shared an elevator ride with the legend and his entourage en route to then of-the-moment siren Jennifer Hudson for whom Vogue editor-at-large Andre Leon Talley was throwing a listening party at Morgan's Penthouse on Madison Avenue, Manhattan. Local Lifestyle Sun, 05 Jul 2015 02:00:00 GMT On Pointe http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/On-Pointe-_19154203 "I had moments of doubting myself, and wanting to quit because I didn't know that there would be a future for an African-American woman to make it to this level," American Ballet Theatre's just-announced principal dancer Misty Copeland told reporters at a news conference last Tuesday afternoon. Local Lifestyle Sun, 05 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT SPOTTED— Lance Gross http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/SPOTTED--Lance-Gross_19153899 Lance Gross, Local Lifestyle Sun, 05 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT 'Glamour'-ous Life http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/-Glamour--ous-Life_19159194 Pulse International model Nell Robinson has it all — a jet-set life, the perfect lingerie body, impressive credentials (she was part of Eileen Ford's famed stable following in the footsteps of Kimberly Mais, Justine Willoughby and Angela Neil), has appeared in Italian GQ, scored the cover of Arena, heated up the pages of American Cosmopolitan and Allure magazines and fronted campaigns for lingerie brands Gossard, Agent Provocateur and Per Una. Local Lifestyle Sun, 05 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT My Kingston — Kevin Richards http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/My-Kingston---Kevin-Richards_19157467 What are your earliest memories of Kingston? Local Lifestyle Sun, 05 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT Cocktails With — Tami Williams http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Cocktails-With---Tami-Williams_19157625 While in attendance at SAINT International CEO Deiwght Peters's birthday garden party on Tuesday evening at the Jamaica Pegasus, we eye model Tami Williams — unsurprisingly at the centre of attention -- towering over a section of the mingling crowd. The poised 6-footer, who is steadily becoming a casting star for the global fashion industry's top houses and an editorial darling for the most iconic of glossies, holds her own in the hot-off-the-press Fall/Winter 2015 print campaign for Milan label Dolce & Gabbana. On a plush loveseat, inside one of the suite foyers of the New Kingston landmark, we clink tumblers of Schweppes Ginger Ale with Williams and hit 'Go' on our convo... Local Lifestyle Sun, 05 Jul 2015 02:00:00 GMT Here's To The Yankees http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Here-s-To-The-Yankees_19160908 Getting an early start on his homeland's Independence Day celebrations, last Thursday evening, United States Ambassador to Jamaica Luis Moreno and his wife Gloria welcomed hand-picked diplomats, corporate honchos, government officials, Embassy staffers and military personnel to their upper St Andrew residence, to commemorate America's 239th anniversary. Local Lifestyle Sun, 05 Jul 2015 02:00:00 GMT The 'Low' Down http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/The--Low--Down_19160954 It was a full house on the rooftop CRU Bar + Kitchen Thursday night for the Scorpio 21-directed music video premiere of Grammy-winning dancehall artiste Sean Paul's hot new track Take It Low. Local Lifestyle Sun, 05 Jul 2015 02:00:00 GMT Gardening — July 5 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Gardening---July-5_19153472 Dear Orchid Doc: I need help with my orchids, as the sun is turning them yellow. Can I put some greenhouse material over them until this heat has passed? — J Hop Local Lifestyle Sun, 05 Jul 2015 02:00:00 GMT Aisha Hinds Film/Television Actress http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Aisha-Hinds-Film-Television-Actress_19153946 Spotted at: RuJohn Foundation Awards Banquet at Iberostar Rose Hall Beach Hotel and Suites Local Lifestyle Sun, 05 Jul 2015 02:00:00 GMT Hard religious talk http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Hard-religious-talk_19166203 Are not words duly hallowed, nor my wishes Local Lifestyle Sun, 05 Jul 2015 02:00:00 GMT In Support of The Percy Junor Hospital http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/In-Support-of-The-Percy-Junor-Hospital_19158461 SCORES, including the Governor General of Jamaica Sir Patrick Allen and Lady Allen, were spotted last Sunday, June 28 at the well-appointed home of Maxie and Faye Bell to kick-start a series of fund-raising events for the Percy Junor Hospital -- now in its 70th year. Local Lifestyle Fri, 03 Jul 2015 02:00:00 GMT VIDEO: Toscanini's A-class service http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Toscanini-s-A-class-service_19153766 It's an open secret to anyone who's had the good fortune to dine at Toscanini Italian restaurant that incomparable service is a time-honoured mainstay there. Right alongside the St Mary-located eatery's longtime menu fave -- the fresh Mahi Mahi with acqua pazza sauce that keeps faithfuls returning -- is the exceptional attention to customer satisfaction doled out by co-owner Lella Ricci and her fantastic staff. Reason enough for Ricci to be among the eight female recipients of the Chairman's Award for Outstanding Service at this year's Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards in May. Local Lifestyle Thu, 02 Jul 2015 02:00:00 GMT Winners' Circle - July 2 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Winners--Circle---July-2_19153513 Eileen Chambers (second left), Jamaica Observer classifieds and regions sales supervisor, presented Marvelous Water Colloidal Silver gift packages to (from left) Marsha Grey, office attendant at the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing; Kechann Smilley-Lawrence, client sales representative at Bars-To-Go; and Faithlin Williams, assistant plumbing instructor at the HEART College of Construction Services. Missing from the prize-giving presentation were Donna Maxwell, Raymond Silvera, and Kareem Wilmott. They were winners of the Thursday Life 'Branded' giveaway and were the first shortlisted readers to provide the answer to: What are the THREE (3) MAIN ingredients in the Marvelous Water Colloidal Silver? The correct response was pure silver, organic apple cider vinegar and purified water. PHOTO: ANTONIO GRAHAM) Local Lifestyle Thu, 02 Jul 2015 02:00:00 GMT BRANDED Howard Coxe http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/BRANDED-Howard-Coxe_19153470 Thursday Life (TL): When and how did you start Journey's End Wine? Local Food Thu, 02 Jul 2015 02:00:00 GMT Gewürztraminer and Indian Food, a Mystic Pairing http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Gew-rztraminer-and-Indian-Food--a-Mystic-Pairing-_19153475 Many in the wine industry try to dumb down the wine and food pairing process with a lot of generalisations. There are some cultures whose foods require more detailed research and perhaps investing time doing tasting trials to create the perfect pairing. Most Caribbean, Asian and specifically Indian foods need special care and attention to get the pairing just right. Local Lifestyle Thu, 02 Jul 2015 02:00:00 GMT Town and Countryside http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Town-and-Countryside_19153456 The Campion College Alumni Association (CCAA) hosted its inaugural fund-raising mixer at Countryside Club Thursday, last, to pay it forward to the next cohort of Campionites. Local Lifestyle Thu, 02 Jul 2015 02:00:00 GMT Budgeting for Family Vacation http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Your-Money---July-2_19153482 School is out and summer is here! For the children it's the beginning of two months of freedom, but for the parents it can start a period of overspending and loss of budgetary control. While you want to ensure that your children enjoy their vacation, it's important not to spend more than you can afford on summer fun. Local Lifestyle Thu, 02 Jul 2015 01:00:00 GMT Cheeers! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Cheers-_19153745 Recipe Corner Local Food Thu, 02 Jul 2015 02:00:00 GMT A Soaring Toast http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Foodie-News----Foodie-News----Foodie-News----_19153864 Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum has partnered with Grace and Caribbean Airlines to deliver, and just in time for peak summer travel, an 'On Board Cocktail Programme' that affords passengers the chance to enjoy Appleton V/X cocktails during the summer peak season of July-September. Passengers on CAL will enjoy a new cocktail each month for the period, which will serve to showcase the rum's versatility as well as to give passengers the perfect welcome - and by extension goodbye - to The Rock. Local Lifestyle Thu, 02 Jul 2015 02:00:00 GMT VOWS - The Sum of Our Love http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/VOWS---The-Sum-of-Our-Love_19152822 When Krista-Gaye Moore met Christopher Melbourne in 2007, in a math class to boot, she had no inkling that destiny was being written on their hearts. Seven years later they would exchange wedding vows in the presence of 95 family members and friends. All Woman Mon, 29 Jun 2015 02:00:00 GMT Accessories Caribe - Making A Statement http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Accessories-Caribe-Making-A-Statement-_19152741 Colourful, in-your-face accessories were on show on the runways at the recently concluded Pulse Caribbean Fashion Week. Designers from the twin island republic presented their collections and proved that bright, eccentric accessories wholly represent the Caribbean. Local Lifestyle Mon, 29 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT