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 - The Wright Love Story http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Vows---The-Wright-Love-Storyy_17754903 "Now I've got you in my space Local Lifestyle Mon, 20 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Spotted! - Malcolm Gladwell http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Spotted----Malcolm-Gladwell_17755229 THE British-born, Canadian-raised (of Jamaican-British parentage) Malcolm Gladwellwrites for The New Yorker magazine and is a New York Times best-selling author. Gladwell's books include The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, What The Dog Saw, (an anthology of his New Yorker pieces), and his latest which enjoyed a 2013 release -- David and Goliath. The New York City-based Gladwell is also an award-winning journalist, speaker and marathoner. Local Lifestyle Sun, 19 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT The Gladwell Engagement http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/The-Gladwell-Engagement_17765502 From early Monday afternoon into late evening could aptly be engraved as positively stimulating. The University of the West Indies, Mona hosted 'Malcolm Gladwell: A Conversation'. Yes, THE Malcolm Gladwell. Local Lifestyle Sun, 19 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT VIDEO: Let's Party! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Let-s-Party--_17767288 Debonair charmer. Business mogul. Party-hearty promoter. Man about town. Many labels can be ascribed to Kamal Bankay, but last Thursday, the one most fitting was 'birthday celebrant' as the Dream Entertainment director-cum-DJ celebrated his 35th year of life with a rollicking do at Ribbiz Lounge, where he is one-third of a business partnership with Brian 'Ribbi' Chung and Don Creary. SO gives you party access. Local Lifestyle Sun, 19 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT My Kingston - Jeremy Whittaker http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Jeremy-Whittaker-_17753568 Congratulations on the release of your debut feature film Destiny. When did the idea for the movie originate? Local Lifestyle Sun, 19 Oct 2014 01:00:00 GMT Cocktails With - Sher Bridgeman http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Cocktails-With---Sher-Bridgeman_17767712 A broken ankle is not about to put the kibosh on Sher Bridgeman sliding on a pair of fab golden stilettos. Meeting us for Friday afternoon cocktails at the lounge at the Spanish Court Hotel, the assistant vice-president of business development at Guardian General Insurance Jamaica Limited doffs the sandals in favour of heels for her close-up moment with our lens. Local Lifestyle Sun, 19 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Australians cheer Flanagan's Booker Prize win http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Australians-cheer-Flanagan-s-Booker-Prize-win_17767328 LONDON (AP) — Australian literature-lovers cheered last Wednesday after Richard Flanagan won the prestigious Booker Prize with a visceral story of wartime brutality and its aftermath - a novel the head of the judging team said was as powerful as a kick in the stomach. Local Arts Sun, 19 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Time for Him at Totally Male Club Spa Salon http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Time-for-Him-at-Totally-Male-Club-Spa-Salon_17748851 It's Heroes' Weekend and we're dedicating this issue to the male heroes in our lives. Follow us to Totally Male Club Spa Salon, the experts on all barber and spa services for men. Local Lifestyle Sat, 18 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT And... Action! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/And----Action--_17752957 A potent mix of music stars, thespians, film-makers, sports personalities, and naturally, supportive friends and family was out for the premiere of director Jeremy Whittaker's debut feature film Destiny at the Carib 5 cinema on Monday evening. We're back on the red carpet with more highlights. Local Lifestyle Sat, 18 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT A Soulful Wrap http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/A-Soulful-Wrap_17748749 The musical feast at Soul in the Sun Music Festival continued on Saturday night with delightful and energetic performances from Richie Stephens, Regina Belle, Peabo Bryson, Freddie Jackson and Jeffrey Osbourne. The silky, smooth deliveries had patrons inside the Rose Hall Aqueduct on their feet rocking to the hits of the '80s and '90s. The festival closed with a 'cooling down' beach party at the Seawind Beach Club on Sunday with DJs Turbo, Squeeze and 'The Captain' Collin Hines guiding the musical journey and bringing a fitting end to the birth of a new music festival in the second city. Page 2 was on call for the delivery. Local Lifestyle Sat, 18 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Vows - Sea of Love http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Vows---Sea-of-Love_17703662 Love doesn't ask why All Woman Sat, 18 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT For Good Food, Great Taste & Good Health http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/For-Good-Food--Great-Taste---Good-Health_17748171 The less-than-auspicious start of Badia Spices in a non-descript store in Miami, by Cuban immigrants who mixed their herbs and spices by hand, has made way 30 years later to Badia Spices, an internationally acclaimed brand whose products are used by professional chefs and cooks worldwide. Local Food Thu, 16 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT VIDEO: The ‘House’ Wins http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/The--House--Wins_17746832 As good as ice cream gets at Kingston landmark Devon House, the historic property is far more than home to dairy-divine licks. Think beyond scoops of Bordeaux cherry, butter almond, Devon Stout or strawberry swirl, and the trip to the Waterloo Road address affords one a six-fold culinary exercise worth taking. Local Food Thu, 16 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Wine — There are lots of apps for that http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Wine----There-are-lots-of-apps-for-that_17739650 Most wine lovers have been in a situation where they are out for dinner or visiting friends, taste a really great wine, write down the info on a piece of paper which can never be found later. Thankfully there are several technology solutions out there. For starters, how about using your smartphone to snap a photo of the wine's label? Local Food Thu, 16 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Rocking Brand Jamaica http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Rocking-Brand-Jamaica_17729267 The dress code on invites to the Jamaica Manufacturers' Association (JMA) 46th Annual Awards banquet held at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel last Thursday evening prompted guests to opt for local designers. Many heeded the fashion dictate, hitting the red carpet in support of Brand Jamaica in Rock-styled threads from Sandra Kennedy, Lubica, Carlton Brown, Spokes Apparel, drennaLUNA, Kaysian Bourke, Neah Lis, and a host of burgeoning names to watch. Local Lifestyle Mon, 13 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT VIDEO: Only The Very Best http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/VIDEO--Only-The-Very-Best_17730112 With Digicel Business once more assuming the corporate mantle as headline sponsor, the Jamaica Manufacturers' Association (JMA) unfolded the 46th iteration of its awards banquet last Thursday in the ballroom of the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel. Local Lifestyle Sun, 12 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT ‘Dem ago tired fi see mi face’ http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/THE-DUTCH-MASTERS_17709105 SO reader Dominique Davis, on a recent visit to Amsterdam, walked into a gallery called Rockarchive and came face to face with images of Bob Marley. "It was an incredible experience," she shared. "I could hardly believe what I was seeing." What she was seeing was a single portrait, a triptych of portraits showing the development of the smile, and an A1-size composition of the original contact sheets reflecting the different moods of Marley. Local Lifestyle Sun, 12 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT The Leiba Touch: Freddie Leiba - Celebrity Stylist Extraordinaire http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/The-Leiba-Touch--Freddie-Leiba---Celebrity-Stylist-Extraordinaire_17723758 The extent of Freddie Leiba's influence is not apparent on first impression. Freddie Leiba is a genteel, elegant man with a soft-spoken and very deliberate manner. He is proper yet warm and welcoming, dapper yet uncomplicated. In a word, he is a gentleman. Local Lifestyle Sun, 12 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT My Kingston - Roy Reid http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/My-Kingston---Roy-Reid_17709152 What are your earliest memories of Kingston? Local Lifestyle Sun, 12 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Cocktails With - Janice Miller http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Cocktails-With---Janice-Miller_17713102 It's a week to go before Jamaica's new High Commissioner-designate to Canada Janice Miller heads off for her four-year tenure to rep The Rock in Canada. After an 18-year-long career in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, the diplomatic appointee who deftly juggles diplomatic responsibilities alongside spousal and mum duties to research officer hubby Donald Miller and their 10-year-old and 14-year-old daughters Rachel and Rianna, is gung-ho about strengthening bilateral relations. Local Lifestyle Sun, 12 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Gardening - Oct 12 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Gardening---Oct-12_17703590 Dear Orchid Doc: Local Lifestyle Sun, 12 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Nobel Prize in literature goes to French novelist http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Nobel-Prize-in-literature-goes-to-French-novelist_17730394 STOCKHOLM (AP) — Patrick Modiano of France, who has made a lifelong study of the Nazi occupation and its effect on his country, was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature last Thursday. Local Arts Sun, 12 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Natural Care http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Natural-Care_17658789 Where: Beautiful Earth Natural Hair Haven Local Lifestyle Sat, 11 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Bottoms Up! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Bottoms-Up-_17703322 FANS of German beer and food crowded the Alhambra Inn on Tucker Avenue last Saturday to celebrate The Rock's 32nd instalment of the annual German festivity, Oktoberfest. Local Lifestyle Sat, 11 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Vows - A Bubbly Summer Romance http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Vows---A-Bubbly-Summer-Romance_17658680 Karl Campbell and Taniesha Bennett met in 2010 at a summer camp in Pennsylvania in the United States. Tanesha's interest was piqued by Karl's quiet, pleasant demeanour, and she made sure to introduce herself to him. All Woman Sat, 11 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT