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 - At Last... http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Vows---At-Last---_17438339 At last my love has come along Local Lifestyle Mon, 01 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Conquering my Evil Genie in Mykonos http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Conquering-my-Evil-Genie-in-Mykonos_17438570 Do places contain negative energies for some people? The last time I was in Mykonos, the mythical beauty of the white and blue notwithstanding, was the time of my last very painful break-up of a relationship that had gone on near-happily for five years. It was the kind of break-up that had me drinking Champagne in the Jacuzzi of the hotel room alone to finish the seven- day romantic trip that ended up with me spending five days alone. The sun was bright, but I only saw dark clouds. Local Lifestyle Sun, 31 Aug 2014 02:00:00 GMT SO at the BVLGARI, Milano http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/SO-at-the-BVLGARI--Milano_17438733 September signals the start of a month of glorious travel ostensibly for fashion. Think: New York, London, Milan and Paris. Indeed, how to get there and where to stay is as important as copping front-row seats. We start this week in Milan, where we scored an exclusive interview with Uma Thurman courtesy of Campari. Local Lifestyle Sun, 31 Aug 2014 02:00:00 GMT Spotted — Karrueche Tran http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Spotted---Karrueche-Tran_17432787 Karrueche Tran Local Lifestyle Sun, 31 Aug 2014 02:00:00 GMT My Kingston - Christopher Hutchinson http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/My-Kingston---Christopher-Hutchinson_17399200 Christopher Local Lifestyle Sun, 31 Aug 2014 02:00:00 GMT Cocktails With - Racquel Jones and Patasha McLean http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Cocktails-With---Racquel-Jones-and-Patasha-McLean_17398586 Racquel Jones and Patasha McLean light up the screen in the recently released Ring Di Alarm film anthology; McLean as a small-time drug dealing do-gooder in director Nile Saulter's Coast, Jones as a scorned wife out for vengeance in auteur Storm Saulter's Watching Him Kissing Her based on her original poem. Suitably impressed by their debut acting turns, we meet the starlets — who have a shared history as students at the Edna Manley College for the Visual and Performing Arts and contestants in the Pulse Caribbean Model Search 2006 — for poolside cocktails at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel. Local Lifestyle Sun, 31 Aug 2014 02:00:00 GMT Gardening - August 31 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Gardening---August-31_17412863 Dear Orchid Doc: Local Lifestyle Sun, 31 Aug 2014 02:00:00 GMT MAC Hits The Runway http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/MAC-Hits-The-Runway_17419666 With Mercedes Benz Fashion Week mere days away, it's the perfect time we reckon to start our own countdown with exclusive runway looks courtesy of MAC Local Lifestyle Sat, 30 Aug 2014 02:00:00 GMT The Ancient Art of Threading http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/The-Ancient-Art-of-Threading_17415615 Beauty experts always stress the importance of neatly groomed eyebrows as they can 'make or break' a pretty face. And let's face it, no matter how perfect your hair and make-up is, your look is incomplete without those perfect, neat arches framing your eyes. The most popular methods for eyebrow shaping are waxing, tweezing and shaving, but there's a fourth method that's quickly taking over salons all around the world - threading. Local Lifestyle Sat, 30 Aug 2014 02:00:00 GMT Organic Jamaican Beauty http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Organic-Jamaican-Beauty Sherene Singh's line of locally made beauty products, Amiri Naturals, makes a variety of body butters, mists and oils by handmusing only natural ingredients sourced right here in Jamaica whenever possible. Local Lifestyle Sat, 30 Aug 2014 03:05:12 GMT One 'Fox'-y Lady http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/One--Fox--y-Lady_17425754 Hollywood actress Vivica Fox, no stranger to The Rock's shores, rang in birthday #50 last weekend at Rose Hall Great House in Montego Bay. Fox's fab birthday do, sponsored by Flow Jamaica and Blackwell Rum, attracted her celeb friends, BET's The Game actress Wendy Raquel Robinson and Rock-born Peter Thomas, star of the hit Bravo reality show, Real Housewives of Atlanta. Saturday Social takes you there. Local Lifestyle Sat, 30 Aug 2014 02:00:00 GMT Party Rockers http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Party-Rockers_17420486 Fiction Fantasy co-director and Link Up Media head honcho Dave 'Squeeze' Annakie chose the über-hot Marketplace-venued nightclub he helps to oversee as the venue for his birthday last Friday night, which was sponsored by Skyy Vodka. Local Lifestyle Sat, 30 Aug 2014 02:00:00 GMT Cee Lo enters no contest plea http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Cee-Lo-enters-no-contest-plea LOS ANGELES, USA (AP) — Cee Lo Green has pleaded no contest to one felony count of furnishing ecstasy to a woman during a 2012 dinner in Los Angeles. Local Entertainment Sat, 30 Aug 2014 02:53:22 GMT Chelsea Clinton quits NBC http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Chelsea-Clinton-quits-NBC NEW YORK, USA (AP) — Chelsea Clinton said yesterday she is quitting her job as a reporter at NBC News, citing increased work at the Clinton Foundation and imminent birth of her first child. Local Entertainment Sat, 30 Aug 2014 02:50:37 GMT Setting The Stage at Trafalgar House http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Setting-The-Stage-at-Trafalgar-House_17438150 The British High Commissioner to Jamaica David Fitton, partnering with Diageo execs, played host to the cast and crew of the globe-trotting Shakespeare's Globe Theatre production of Hamlet last Monday at Trafalgar House. In ,between sips of Red Stripe and Heineken, and engaging convo in which thespians discussed their acting methods, Saturday Social captured special moments. Local Lifestyle Sat, 30 Aug 2014 02:00:00 GMT Hip-hop rallies for Michael Brown http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Hip-hop-rallies-for-Michael-Brown_17443156 NEW YORK, USA (AP) — Rappers are making their voices heard in song and on the ground in Ferguson, Missouri, in the wake of Michael Brown's shooting death, channeling hip-hop's earlier roots when the genre worked as a voice for the oppressed and spoke out against injustice. Local Entertainment Sat, 30 Aug 2014 01:00:00 GMT Vows - A Divine Concept http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/A-Divine-Concept_17388935 PICTURE this: you're enjoying a beautiful, secluded spot by the clear waters of Lime Cay with your significant other when, all of a sudden, he hands you a personalised magazine capturing the journey of your courtship thus far. This was the first surprise Jodi-Kaye Smith of the President's Office at JAMPRO received on what she thought was just a regular beach outing to celebrate her boyfriend Richard Ennis' birthday. All Woman Sat, 30 Aug 2014 02:00:00 GMT With Flavour, Flair & Fashion - Heart Foundation launches Simply Red 2014 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/With-Flavour--Flair---Fashion---Heart-Foundation-launches-Simply-Red-2014_17412783 The Heart Foundation of Jamaica celebrates its 25th staging on Friday, September 26 under the theme Celebrating Flavour, Flair and Fashion. Local Lifestyle Thu, 28 Aug 2014 02:00:00 GMT Coffee in the CITY http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Coffee-in-the-CITY_17415516 Home to the much sought-after Blue Mountain coffee — a premium commodity fetching top-price among caffeine connoisseurs across the globe — it's appropriate really, that The Rock's capital city is dotted with a potpourri of coffee shops for those looking to indulge their coffee fix. Local Lifestyle Thu, 28 Aug 2014 02:00:00 GMT Foodie news...Foodie news...Foodie news http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Foodie-news---Foodie-news---Foodie-news_17432636 Round Hill Hotel & Villas has been given the nod for its wine programme by Wine Spectator magazine — indeed the property has been deemed worthy of the well-respected magazine's 2014 Award Of Excellence. Local Lifestyle Thu, 28 Aug 2014 02:00:00 GMT Money Tips for Rebound Kids http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Money-Tips-for-Rebound-Kids_17412867 Most young adults eagerly look forward to the day when they will be able to break free of the restrictions of their parents' home and move out into their own place. The ability to earn enough money so that they can become financially independent is a major milestone in their lives. Local Business Thu, 28 Aug 2014 02:00:00 GMT Design Jamaica Collections (Part 1) http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Design-Jamaica-Collections--Part-1-_17384777 The hills (Stony Hill, that is) were alive with the sights of fashion for last weekend's Design Jamaica Fashion Showcase at The Knole, Stony Hill. Spearheaded by designers Summer Jarrett and Simone Neilson, the event featured eight up-and-coming entrepreneurs who showed off their design lines that ran the gamut from women's swimwear to trendy men's casuals and dramatic evening wear. All Woman Mon, 25 Aug 2014 02:00:00 GMT AW14 Trends by MAC http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/AW14-Trends-by-MAC_17399447 The much-anticipated MAC Autumn/ Winter presentation took place on Wednesday, August 6, at the LMNT Gallery in Miami. With the enterprising Gisel Calvillo, MAC PRO senior artist in from Europe and armed with the latest runway looks, fashion and beauty editors from the Caribbean and South America were eager to get the first look at the TRENDS ahead of the AW14 catwalks. Local Lifestyle Sun, 24 Aug 2014 02:00:00 GMT Three Sixty Degrees By Rachael B http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Three-Sixty-Degrees-By-Rachael-B-_17403017 Art and brand consultant Rachael Barrett is getting ready to jet off again. Thankfully not before we catch up over ice cold glasses of healthy juices and mouthfuls of frozen cranberries... Local Lifestyle Sun, 24 Aug 2014 02:00:00 GMT Luxe Hideaways http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Luxe-Hideaways_17277146 No better time, we reckon — with August almost over — to take a peek at where the global fabulocracy rests their weary heads. Soo thrilled that one of our favourite chill destinations, notably Round Hill Hotel & Villas, is included in the list of 10. Local Lifestyle Sun, 24 Aug 2014 02:00:00 GMT