Angela's All-White Jamaican Party
Jamaicans from the diaspora as well as locals turned up in large numbers for Angela Escoffery's stunning all-white affair at Marley Place (Beach) in St Mary recently.
The Jamaican-born New Yorker, who works with a genetic research company, fell in love with the venue, Marley Place, last year and decided to throw a party, but not without her friends from cities across the United States experiencing the beauty and diversity of Jamaica.
Employing the services of one of St Ann's finest decorators Angela Strudwick, Escoffery transformed the beach into a fairy wonderland of beautifully adorned tents, colourful lighting, and tiki torches.
Keeping to the all-white theme, the hassocks, chaivarie chairs and cocktail tables provided a comfortable space for all to mingle and meet new friends.
On arrival, guests were treated to traditional stamp-and-go, coupled with chicken wings delicately prepared by Milton 'Rice' Sewell. He was the man responsible for providing specially done pork and sweet and sour chicken, served at the buffet.
The sumptuous local fare of manish water, escoveitched fish, scotch bonnet curried goat and jerked chicken, complete with dessert of fresh fruits, sweet potato pudding and chocolate cake, prepared with love by Claudia Royal, were hits, particularly among the visitors.
Additionally, the fruit cake which Major Evelyn Barnes baked and intricately decorated was mouth-watering.
Revellers, all dressed in white, with the water's edge as the backdrop, danced off their feet to the music provided by Merritone with Monte Blake at the turntable accompanied by DJ Mikey Thompson.
Great fun was had by all who were in attendance and as they left were begging for a repeat of this session come next year.