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 Cushnie Et Ochs http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Cushnie-Et-Ochs_17541813 There were rave reviews for Cushnie Et Ochs Spring/Summer 2015 Collection which was held on Friday, September 5 at MILK Studio which featured sophisticated, feminine and sensual dresses. The colour palette started with energetic yellow (inspired by Cleopatra), followed by blue night and candy rose colours closing with creative designers Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs signature black and white combinations. Local Lifestyle Sun, 14 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Touching Down In London http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Touching-Down-In-London-_17521639 London Fashion Week kicked off at Somerset House last Friday and yes, that's definitely on our list of things to do. But there's so much more to check out like the fab places to sleep, shop and dine, and with the Rousseau girls in town for yet another spectacular launch of Caribbean Potluck... London Bridge is definitely falling down... Local Lifestyle Sun, 14 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Return Of The Rudeboy http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Return-Of-The-Rudeboy-_17489279 London's prominent arts and culture centre, Somerset House, home to London Fashion Week (LFW), hosted an exhibition by photographer and filmmaker Dean Chalkley and fashion-industry favourite, creative director Harris Elliott from June 13 to August 25. The exhibition, named 'Return of the Rudeboy', compiled over 60 photographs of sharply dressed individuals across the UK who embody both the Rudeboy style and lifestyle. The Rudeboys' distinct sartorial swagger was photographed in locations linked to the Rudeboy way of life to provide the viewer with a complete representation of this influential movement. Chalkley and Elliott bring light to the re-emerging subculture, which had its roots in Jamaica's shantytowns in the late '50s. The exhibition's creative director, Harris Elliott, whose parents hail from Spanish Town is heavily influenced by his Jamaican heritage as depicted in his works. Return of the Rudeboy was dubbed as "London's most stylish new exhibition" by GQ magazine. Local Lifestyle Sun, 14 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Reflections http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Reflections-_17536454 Art aficionados, friends and well-wishers turned out for Sarah Gusten-Marr's art exhibition, aptly titled 'Reflections' — Gusten-Marr sought and found inspiration during a painting trip to South Africa — on Tuesday, August 26, at 10 Hanover Street, Mayfair, London. Local Lifestyle Sun, 14 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Cocktails With - Jacqui Nielssen http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Cocktails-With_17511957 It's been a super-busy day for real estate broker Jacqui Nielssen showing properties for rent and/or purchase. We're happy that she's able to sit a while — albeit in between an appointment — at the popular 24 SEVEN CAFÉ located inside the well-appointed Jamaica Pegasus Hotel. We order whatever she's having, which is rum cream garnished with a cherry, and settle in for a master class on the art of buying, renting and selling... Local Lifestyle Sun, 14 Sep 2014 00:05:00 GMT My Kingston - Errol McKenzie http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/My-Kingston---Errol-McKenzie_17533993 How long have you been at Sagicor? Local Lifestyle Sun, 14 Sep 2014 00:05:00 GMT Gardening - Sept 14 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Gardening_17511844 Dear Orchid Doc: Local Lifestyle Sun, 14 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Ready for the catwalk http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Ready-for-the-catwalk_17515040 There's nothing quite like front row seats at New York Fashion Week -- but have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes? As you can imagine, it gets pretty hectic, with designers, models, make-up artists and crew members in large numbers trying get everything and everyone ready in time for the next show. Cosmetics powerhouse MAC is covering the make-up for top designers like Desigual, Kate Spade, Hervé Léger, Prabal Gurung and more across the style capitals of the world, all without misplacing a single brush. But how do they stay on top of their game? Our friends at MAC give Get the Look a sneak peak into the backstage life of a MAC make-up artist during the fashion month, including tips on to keep your very own make-up kit organised. Local Lifestyle Sat, 13 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT VIDEO: Colour Craze http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Colour-Craze_17515023 Who to See: Trechea Reid-McCalla Local Lifestyle Sat, 13 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT The Sound of Music http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/The-Sound-of-Music-_17536207 The mellow sounds of the Andres Bello Classical Quartet of Chile reverberated ever so beautifully inside the chapel of the University of the West Indies, Mona campus Tuesday evening during a music recital hosted by the Embassy of Chile and sponsored by PROVEN Wealth. Saturday Social zooms in with snap-worthy scenes from the well-received event. Local Lifestyle Sat, 13 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Curved Appeal http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Curved-Appeal-_17481548 Leading multinational company Samsung Electronics Co held an invitation-only reception at the Ruins at the Mona Visitor's Lodge, the University of the West Indies for the exclusive premiere of the world's first Samsung Ultra High Definition (UHD) Curved Television, launched as part of the company's line of curved and UHD TVs in 2014. Samsung, the pioneer in curved televisions, literally lifted the curtain on its impressive new design and technology for the first time in Jamaica last Tuesday evening. SS brings you the night's highlights. Local Lifestyle Sat, 13 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Up On The Roof http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Up-On-The-Roof-_17526234 The Red Stripe-sponsored Absinthe party celebrated its ninth anniversary last Saturday night on the rooftop of National Housing Trust's Park Boulevard car park in New Kingston. The Coppershot sound system took the reins of the turntable, delighting the hundreds of partygoers with hot tracks. We take you inside Absinthe. Local Lifestyle Sat, 13 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT VOWS - Operation: Happily Ever After http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/VOWS---Operation--Happily-Ever-After_17472416 The classic fairy-tale dream of marrying a friend from childhood is seldom realised, but in the case of Lloy Richardson, wealth manager at First Caribbean International Securities Limited, and Jamaica Defence Force military officer Captain Theodore Palmer, life devised its own plan for their paths to intertwine from a very young age. All Woman Sat, 13 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Smoking Hot http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Smoking-Hot_17505518 As Fashion Week shifts from New York to London tomorrow, i t ' s all old news for former catwalker and model Jotasha Turnbull . The Saint International star , all-too familiar with the jet - setter life of continent-hopping, photo shoots and strutting designer catwalk s , has t raded in her model portfolio for business cards as the proprietor of the just-opened Escarab lounge — a Mediterranean- styled bar that also serves Middle-Eastern fare. Local Lifestyle Thu, 11 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT VIDEO: Friday Night Roadside Eats http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Friday-Night-Roadside-Eats_17519137 The weekend's almost here and like most, we too are inclined to stay away from the stove on a Friday night. Not quite in the mood for a dine-in experience, the Thursday Life team filed into the trusty Amarok and hit the streets of the capital city in search of roadside eats — eager to discover and tuck into fare readily available alongside the black top. Food Thu, 11 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Jell-O vs Crème Brûlée — buying wines for people you don't know http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Jell-O-vs-Cr-me-Br-l-e---buying-wines-for-people-you-don-t-know_17507408 To the uninitiated, everyone who likes to drink wine is a connoisseur. This used to cause me some grief in my first few years in this business as not a week would go by that I was not asked to select or recommend wine for someone I didn't know. I get those requests still today. In the early years, when told that the recipient of the gift was a connoisseur, I was eager to make an impressive selection and more importantly, I was eager to meet as many "wine people" as I could. Reality check came when I was invited to the home of one of these "wine people" and I arrived with my bottle of highly allocated, 90+ points-rated Châteauneuf-du-Pape. To my surprise, I noticed quite a few bottles of very cheap Chilean and Australian wines at the bar, which the host explained he very much enjoyed. I braved up myself and offered my bottle suggesting that he add it to his collection and open on a special occasion. He happily accepted it, expressed his appreciation and mentioned that he had heard of it before. After that day I began asking many more qualifying questions when told about other "connoisseurs". Local Food Thu, 11 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Financial Frustrations http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Financial-Frustrations_17511715 If you like to follow the progress of persons who are top achievers in the entertainment or business world, you may marvel at their fabulous lives that most of us can only fantasise about. Whether it's Beyonce or Buffett, you might secretly envy their ability to accomplish their wildest dreams. Local Lifestyle Thu, 11 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Anniversary Styling http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Anniversary-Styling_17482772 Celebrating more than a century of unbroken service on The Rock, Scotiabank -- with President and CEO Jacqueline Sharp on the frontline welcoming guests -- hosted its 125th anniversary cocktail reception and concert at the Courtleigh Auditorium last Thursday evening. Local Lifestyle Mon, 08 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT World-class Honeymoon Luxury At Home http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/World-class-Honeymoon-Luxury-At-Home_17479411 No need to leave Jamaica to Honeymoon in style -- Glamour.com certainly agrees, having recently featured the Half Moon Hotel, A RockResort in Montego Bay as part of their "Bora-Bora, Plan B: Honeymoon Ideas That Are Just as Special but Way Closer" selection of six luxury resorts around the globe. The Half Moon Hotel is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, and invites you to join in by taking advantage of their awesome reduced rates. Local Lifestyle Mon, 08 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Housekeeping! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Housekeeping--_17477610 Here's the thing if you're travelling with every single toiletry from your en suite salle de bain you are, to put it as gently as possible, checking into the wrong hotel. Local Lifestyle Sun, 07 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Sleeping Fabulously In The City http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Sleeping-Fabulously-In-The-City_17472465 It's the middle of New York Fashion Week and if you've pencilled trips to the shows at the Lincoln Centre into your itinerary, SO has two options for where to rest your head -- in the lap of fabulousness -- that we're sure you will be thanking us for: Soho Grand and The Standard. Local Lifestyle Sun, 07 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Cocktails With - Kaci Fennell http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Cocktails-With---Kaci-Fennell_17465667 Just three days after being crowned Miss Universe Jamaica, (MUJ) Kaci Fennell is the centre of attention in the lobby of the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel. There are stares, congratulatory handshakes, and requests for cellphone photos. The smiling 21-year-old handles it all, with the effortless ease of a seasoned pro that belies her age. Local Lifestyle Sun, 07 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT My Kingston - Phil Bentley http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/My-Kingston---Phil-Bentley_17482195 How does Kingston, Jamaica, look this time around? Local Lifestyle Sun, 07 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Bookends — September 7th http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Bookends---September-7th >>>BOOK BAG Local Lifestyle Sun, 07 Sep 2014 01:51:48 GMT Gardening - September 7 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Gardening---September-7_17456909 Dear Orchid Doc: Local Lifestyle Sun, 07 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT