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All That Glitters: 2018 SO Luxury Gift Guide

Nobody knows better than Style Observer (SO) how exasperating gift-buying can be! There are those with everything... who said Eroleen, Cecile and Pauline? And those people who want everything. Something luxe would appease a person in either camp and there's just something about Christmas... Read More

Decorating an enviable Christmas Tree
The Christmas tree is the focal point of any holiday décor. A majestic tree with all its style and grace should be an eye-grabbing feature that lights up your entire home and a symbol to welcome all those who cross the threshold.... Read More

Holiday Entertaining 101
The holiday season is a time filled with entertaining, parties and social gatherings. Whether planning a small, intimate gathering or a large family affair, it is often the host's attention to detail that impresses guests the most. Creating a festive atmosphere, planning and preparing...... Read More

Everyday to Holiday
The holiday season is fast approaching, and if you're a Christmas lover it can't get here soon enough! These days the season encompasses the several weeks leading up to Christmas Day and then on to New Year's Day. With friends and family converging on home for the holidays we're kicking...... Read More


Sunday, December, 16 2018    

You know the winter holiday season has arrived when The Rock is mentioned on best-of lists in major publications. Forbes recently named Frenchman's Cove as one of the “best Caribbean beaches for 2019”. Despite the use of the word “jungle” in describing... Read More

Festive Blooms Part 2

Sunday, December, 16 2018    

Seasonal flowers and plants such as poinsettia, Christmas cactus, holly, Christmas rose, ivy and mistletoe form a major part of traditional Christmas decorations. With less than a fortnight to go before Christmas it's time to finalise those blooms. Read More

The flowering options of Christmas

with Cecile Levee | Sunday, December, 16 2018    

Christmas is a-coming and yes, we know that the geese are getting fat, and the old man no longer wants a penny but a few dollar notes in his hat. And on lives the traditions of the Christmas season: the decorations, the mistletoe, and the centrepiece of it all, the Christmas Tree, real... Read More

SO2 + 3

Sunday, December, 9 2018    

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SO Gardening — Festive blooms

Sunday, December, 9 2018    

Poinsettias are the associated festive flowers but do consider a few other options this Christmas. Amaryllises Read More

Cocktails With... Mica Paris

Sunday, December, 2 2018    

British soul songstress Mica (pronounced Misha) Paris knows how to work a room. Tall, engaging and blessed with amazing pipes, the international singing sensation is celebrating her 25th year in the music biz. On The Rock for a vacay, Paris is the house guest of art enthusiast and... Read More

SO2 — Sunday, December 2

Sunday, December, 2 2018    

And just like, that December has arrived! If we didn't have calendars, the numerous invites and sprucing up of sidewalks would have indicated that Christmas is a-coming. And to celebrate the official start of the holiday season Style Observer (SO) finally reveals the annual RSVP issue. The list... Read More

The 2018 RSVP List Part 1 Dec 2

Sunday, December, 2 2018    

In his latest book, Richer Than a Millionaire William D Danko notes that prosperity is the convergence of “good health, happiness, and wealth.” For generations the wealthy have eschewed high-street name brand labels and the season's... Read More

SO Gardening Dec 2

Sunday, December, 2 2018    

Dear Orchid Doc:My Phalaenopsis has spikes coming out through the crown and leaves on the spike. Why is this? Johnson Dear Johnson: Read More

Kimala Bennett On Becoming

Sunday, November, 25 2018    

So there we were bundled head to toe in 21-degree weather. Four Jamaican women who had crossed the ocean, not for a Thanksgiving Day sale or crucial business meeting but for something just as important: to be inspired. It is no secret to those who know me how I feel about Oprah Winfrey... Read More

Sonia Tomlinson: Fabulous at any Age

Sunday, November, 25 2018    

It was an outpouring of love for Sonia Tomlinson as friends and family from the United States and Canada joined loved ones here on The Rock to celebrate her birthday. The three-day affair themed “Fabulous at Any Age” began on Saturday, November 17 with an Appleton Estate rum... Read More




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