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Birthday Soirée times two

Published:Sunday | August 14, 2016 | 8:00 AM
Birthday girl Maria Roberson is flanked by Richard Ferdinand (left) and Chris Gordon at dinner on Friday at Round Hill.
Andrew McGlone and Tatyana Zozulya at Friday night's dinner.
Duane Lue-Fung and Juanita Diaz at an intimate birthday dinner at the Round Hill.
Aleema Shaffee (left) and Melissa Chang at the birthday dinner for Juanita Diaz and Maria Roberson.
Stacye Ingram and Robin Russell at Saturday's cruise.
Birthday girl Juanita Diaz (centre), flanked by her friends (from left): Melanie Levy, Kent levy, Roger Chang and Jessica Diaz. <\n><\n><\n><\n><\n>
From left: Alyssa Williams, Chris Gordon and Melonie Lewin.
From left: Tanisa Samuel, Melissa Chang and Sonya Nalkiran at the double celebration party for Juanita Diaz and Maria Roberson onboard a Rapsody Cruises last Saturday in Montego Bay.
Birthday girl Maria Roberson (centre) flanked by her friends. From left, front row: Melissa Chang, Maria Roberson, Rob Maylor of Overbrook Entertainment (Will Smith's company) and Kadeem 'Kenzic' Wilson, actor and musician. From L- BACK row: Granville Morgan, Jamaica Tourist Board, David Crosgill, Centrestage Theatre and Chris 'Birdheye View' Gordon
From left: Kirstin Williams, Tanisa Samuel, Philipp Hofer and Richard Ferdinand.
Birthday girl Juanita Diaz and her significant other, Duane Lue-Fung.
From left: Andrew McGlone, Philipp Hofer, Melonie Lewin, Maria Roberson, Staysie Spence and Kirk Hamilton.
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WESTERN BUREAU:

The party started at Mystic Thai last Wednesday night (August 3), then made a stop at the Round Hill Hotel and Villas on Friday, and culminated on Saturday (August 6) with a cruise on Rhapsody Cruise's 65-foot catamaran, which has the capacity to accommodate 110 persons.

Texan businesswoman and Tryall homeowner Maria Roberson's joint birthday celebration with the affable Juanita Diaz did not have enough hours in the days to complete the celebration.

However, last Saturday, after soaking up what Diaz described as 'off the chain' music by DJ Crazy Neil, snorkelling in the Marine Park and cruising along the coastline past Margaritaville, up to the Carlyle (Dead End) beach, before returning to where they had boarded - the Tryall Club - it was enough to satiate their appetites.

Diaz's birthday was on August 3, while Roberson is a Jamaica Independence Day baby. This is the second time the two have put their efforts together. This time around they invited 70 of their closest friends.

Pouring the best of the premium liquor this side of the world, the birthday girls and their friends were treated to delicious food by Chef Q and Sugar and Spice.

janet.silvera@gleanerjm.com