xoxo Kate

Sunday, June, 10 2018    

I remember my very first pair of Kate Spade mules. It was purchased in the '90s, in Gotham of course. I was there for the Summer Fancy Food show at the Jacob Javits Center and had spent my last day in the city at Bergdorf's as dictated by our beloved Carrie Bradshaw. You see, before the... Read More

Kingston New Orleans

Sunday, June, 10 2018    

Acclaimed Jamaican artist Patrick Waldemar showcased this newest body of work Kingston New Orleans on Thursday, June 7 at the Toyota Gallery, 93 Old Hope Road. Dividing his time between the titular locations has pushed Waldemar in a direction that... Read More

True Bleu

Sunday, June, 10 2018    

“B is for Bleu, Beautiful, Bikinis, Beaches & Blast of a Weekend” Talk about a tagline! Read More

Acrylics, Watercolours and Activism — Patrick Waldemar unveils Kingston New Orleans

Sunday, June, 10 2018    

It's impossible to look at a Patrick Waldemar painting without having something stir within you. This stirring leaves you speechless and the only word that you can manage to utter is “wow”. Rare is it to witness a room filled with luminaries, established art collectors and... Read More

Regal & Stylish Glam

Saturday, June, 9 2018    

The recent royal nuptials of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex saw the bride, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, with natural-looking, barely-there make-up. This signature 'fresh face' beauty look, highly favoured amongst women worldwide, has been an integral part of the beauty aesthetic of aristocrats for... Read More

Taste It, Eat It, Drink It, Applaud It!

Friday, June, 8 2018    

Wondering what the brouhaha was last Thursday? Well, the East and South lawns and Formal Gardens of Devon House were the serving platters for the 20th staging of the Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards. The region's greatest culinary experience welcomed thousands of connoisseurs eager to... Read More

And The Winner Best Food Product is...Banyan Foods: Jamosa

Thursday, June, 7 2018    

“I am totally overwhelmed, especially because the product is so new,” said Simone Banhan-Grant, managing director of Banyan Catering (the creator of Banyan Foods: Jamosa — winner of Best Food Product 2018 at the Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food... Read More

And The Winner Is... Ocean's 11

Thursday, June, 7 2018    

If location is everything, what should one say about a watering hole that only has the ocean and a marina as its neighbours? “People definitely travel just to come here,” Norman Bowen, director of Ocean's 11, told Thursday Food . Its almost... Read More

In Praise of Good Wine

Thursday, June, 7 2018    

The wine bar (enoteca, for the initiated) goes all the way back to 1435 in Italy (of course) where Al Brindisi in Ferrara holds the Guinness World Record for the world's oldest wine bar. So to call this a trend would definitely be, in a word, flippant. And, if history has taught us... Read More

And The Red Stripe Best Community Bar Award Goes To...GiGi's HQ

Thursday, June, 7 2018    

“I'm still so excited... me hearing my name called, then carefully walking on the red carpet and on the stage in front of so many people. Collecting my award and then being congratulated by so many on the way back to my seat,” gushed Jacqueline Thompson, when ... Read More

Ambushed, surprised and grateful!

with Christopher Reckord | Thursday, June, 7 2018    

Last Thursday, the Jamaica Observer hosted the 20th staging of the Table Talk Food Awards. With over 30 awards up for grabs and 120 nominees to choose from at this year's ritzy affair, little did I know that a surprise was in store for me... Read More

Taste It! Eat It! Drink It! Applaud It!

Thursday, June, 7 2018    

... And this the thousands in attendance at last week's 20th iteration of the Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards did as they made the trek to as many of the 69 food and beverage stations as possible — positioned artfully across the Formal Gardens, The South and East Lawns of... Read More

Vows: Love Sealed

Monday, June, 4 2018    

Saturday , April 21, 2018 was the day chosen by Diahna James, Comcast senior product manager, and Matthew Wukitsch, senior financial associate, Oppenheimer, to exchange vows on the lawns of Bellefield Great House and Gardens in Montego Bay. ... Read More

SO Gardening —June 3

Betty Ashley | Sunday, June, 3 2018    

Dear Orchid Doc:I am having a problem with my dendrobium. The plant itself looks good but when it spikes, some of the blooms drop and get mussy, and some just spoil and the buds just keep dropping. Thanks for your help. Read More

And The Winners Are...

Sunday, June, 3 2018    

The fragrant aroma of pimento wood wafted through the air as the 20th staging of the Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards welcomed thousands of guests to the lawns of Devon House on Thursday, May 31. Read More


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