Another Glimpse Into Rum Country

with Debbian Spence-Minott | Thursday, October, 3 2019    

This week, we hit the road with a number of our rum explorers and continued on our quest to discover rum worlds right here in Jamaica. The path led us to Lionel Town, Clarendon, where we were once again taken through time. However, on this occasion we discovered... Read More

Brunch Like You Mean It!

Thursday, October, 3 2019    

Ease into the weekend with these brunch-worthy recipes from The Best Dressed Chicken, Hamilton's Smokehouse and Reggae Jammin'. Add a spray of flowers; mimosas and fresh brewed coffee and you'll have the perfect way to recharge for... Read More

Nothing Like a Lick of Paint

Wednesday, October, 2 2019    

In one fell swoop, H&L Rapid True Value turned the adage “as exciting as watching paint dry” on its head! Read More

The S Hotel, Design & Architecture

Wednesday, October, 2 2019    

An all-woman panel of architects and interior designers took design faithfuls on a trip down memory lane when the S Hotel hosted the penultimate event for the Jamaica Observer's Design Week Ja 2019 Conversations in Design series. Held last Saturday, in the hotel's Sky... Read More

Décor Trends and Convo with Dezign Diva

Tuesday, October, 1 2019    

# d esign w eek j a2019 continued Thursday last chez Dezign Diva Karen Booker. Indeed, the warm and fuzzy interior complete with bright and cheery décor at the Hope Road atelier proved... Read More

Supporting Local at the Spaces Pop-Up

Tuesday, October, 1 2019    

Day seven of #DesignWeekJA2019 saw Spaces on Ardenne Road hosting a pop-up shop featuring the work of four talented local craftswomen. Attendees could not resist the draw of painter Natali Daley, Beenybud principal Ashley Rousseau, candlemaker Danneill Laird, and ceramicist Anna-K Cuffe. Read More

Vows - The Bonds The Bonds

Monday, September, 30 2019    

A love story 12 years in the making got its picture-perfect moment when Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania neuro-surgical/neurology nurse Michelle Paul and FlagShip Credit Acceptance collections manager Rouel Henry wed on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at Borghinvilla, Discovery Bay. Read More

Merging Styles

Sunday, September, 29 2019    

As the event name suggested, it was the bringing together of many things to make one glorious whole. On Monday, September 23, day two of #DesignWeekJA2019, Angelie Martin-Spencer and her merry band of local artisans — Dana Baugh, Bianca Bovell, Victoria Silvera, Tamara Harding and... Read More

Lesson of the Week: Luxury is Personal

Sunday, September, 29 2019    

The highly-anticipated anchor event of Design Week — the Design Week seminar — took place last Wednesday, at the Worthington, Spanish Court Hotel. Since its inception three years ago, Design Week JA has become a marquee event for the design and construction industries. This... Read More


Sunday, September, 29 2019    

Finally, cue: David Myrie Read More

SO Gardening - Sept 29

Sunday, September, 29 2019    

Dear Orchid Doc:I have been trying dendrobiums, but I find that they grow slowly and I am discouraged by this. Do you have any suggestions?Beverley Dear Beverley: Read More

Entering Kohler's World of Experiential Luxury

Sunday, September, 29 2019    

Last Tuesday night, all roads led to 114 Constant Spring Road, the home of Kohler and Tile City. The event, the fifth on the Design Week JA 2019 roster, was hosted by Kohler, who are the presenting sponsors of Design Week. Read More

Beauty Trends Milan Fashion

Saturday, September, 28 2019    

The fashion crowd bid farewell to London Fashion Week and jetted to Italy's fashion capital to see what the beauty experts there had in store. They were not disappointed! Milan Fashion Week, the third leg of the 'big four' fashion weeks, has a heritage of high fashion and is home to some... Read More

VIDEO: Dunn's Electrical, Lighting & Home Décor

Friday, September, 27 2019    

Dunn's Electrical, the authority on lighting in Jamaica, has evolved into an all-inclusive home centre, and, during its first turn hosting Design Week Ja 2019, showcased all the multi-level store has to offer, including Dunn's Home Centre, which supplies furniture and fixtures for every... Read More

Rainy-Day Dishes

Thursday, September, 26 2019    

The rainy season is upon us and afternoon showers make us want to rush home, make something comforting to eat and curl up with a good book or binge-watch Netflix . Yes, we would prefer sunny days all the time, but there is nevertheless something... Read More


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