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Stories by Cathy Risden

Published:Monday | February 29, 2016 | 12:02 AMCathy Risden

Jamaica is filled with many traditions and cultures and fashion from the Mother land, Africa has began to resurface and is playing a significant role in our Black History Month celebrations.As Black History Month comes to an end, Flair turns the...

Published:Sunday | February 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMCathy Risden

Rose quartz, amethyst, pearls, amber, turquoise stone, onyx, aquamarine, labourite, and Swarovski crystals are just a few of the materials used to create bold, classy, elegant, and unique statement...

Published:Monday | February 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMCathy Risden

This week, Fashion Frolic highlights another passionate designer - Juliette Andrea Dyke of Julan Designs.This womenswear designer has brought her own unique style to the fashion industry with her label, Julan designs.Her company's name is a...

Published:Monday | February 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMCathy Risden

A leader is someone who creates an inspiring vision of the future, motivating and inspiring others to engage with that vision. The vibrant, multicultural Renée Robinson is doing just that as the new film commissioner at JAMPRO."I actually can paint...

Published:Thursday | February 18, 2016 | 12:00 AMCathy Risden

In today's fast-paced world, it is often difficult to find healthy, tasty and affordable food, not to mention snacks. But Mother Nature has going us a choice many of us seem to overlook, seeds. They are filing and readily available for your...

Published:Monday | February 15, 2016 | 12:00 AMCathy Risden

Zoe Heather Summers and Sharon Elaine Peart-Neita believe clothes are nothing without someone wearing it.This week's Fashion Frolic takes you behind the scenes of another Jamaican designer - Heather Laine designs.Peart-Neita and Summers told Flair...

Published:Monday | February 15, 2016 | 12:00 AMCathy Risden

According to Mignon McLaughlin, a successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person. So it is with Dr Terri- Ann Samuels-James and Jamaican footballer Horace James who began their relationship via WhatsApp.The...

Published:Sunday | February 14, 2016 | 12:00 AMCathy Risden

Two weeks ago (January 31), we shared the story of 32-year-old Ahon Forbes who found out five years ago, that the man he thought was his biological father wasn't. This week his mother, Miss Anna,* tells Outlook her side...

Published:Monday | February 8, 2016 | 12:00 AMCathy Risden

Flair's Fashion Frolic takes you behind the scenes of another popular designer's journey - Keneea Linton-George of Keneea Linton designs.Linton-George, who specialises in corporate, cocktail and formal wear, discovered her interest in fashion at the...

Published:Sunday | February 7, 2016 | 12:00 AMCathy Risden

Last week we told you the story of Ahon* Forbes who, after 27 years, found out that the man he thought was his biological father wasn't.Although it has been five years since he found out, Forbes is still hurting...

Published:Friday | February 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMCathy Risden

Treasure the moment with Harbour Wines and SpiritSo much wine yet so little time! That was the prevailing mood at the launch of GraceKennedy's Harbour Wines...

Published:Sunday | January 31, 2016 | 12:00 AMCathy Risden

Five years ago, 32-year-old Ahon Forbes* found out that the man he has been calling 'Daddy' for the past 27 years was not his biological father.Forbes tells Outlook that when he was about 10 years old, his aunt told him that the man he...

Published:Monday | January 25, 2016 | 12:00 AMCathy Risden

You know him as Kurt Campbell, but the Mission Cat Walk 2014 winner was born Eldon Campbell. Campbell describes himself as unique and different in his approach to fashion, and conveys who he is.Today, Flair zooms in on the sometimes misread and...

Published:Sunday | January 24, 2016 | 12:00 AMCathy Risden

For Aaron Fogah and Norman Wallace Jr, taking a picture means more than capturing a moment - it means creating long and lasting memories in a professional way.From the small developing community of Old Harbour, St...

Published:Monday | January 18, 2016 | 12:00 AMCathy Risden

Finally! You have decided to start your weight-loss journey. So your trainer tells you it's time to eliminate dairy, sugar, fried food, and consume more green leafy vegetables.But, you are contemplating whether you should continue or just give up...

Published:Monday | January 18, 2016 | 12:00 AMCathy Risden

I can still hear my trainer's voice in my head: "Come on, time, keep going, keep going, end strong, keep going ... 5,4,3,2,1!" Yes, it was a bootcamp, but let's just call it Spry Training.Well, after my two minutes of bouncing up and down on a huge...

Published:Sunday | January 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMCathy Risden

Peter Peart said he was born to paint. The man behind 'Touch of Art', realised his dreams while he was in primary school. Today, he enjoys his passion of bringing things to life through the strokes of his brush.Peart...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2016 | 12:00 AMCathy Risden

Best Dressed Chicken's 12 Chefs of Christmas promotion brought 12 celebrity chefs and their guests together in one place to eat, drink and be merry at the Grog Shoppe, Devon House, in Kingston last Thursday.Last Christmas, the 12 celebrated chefs...

Published:Thursday | January 14, 2016 | 12:00 AMCathy Risden

Imagine having one of the top 12 chefs in Jamaica in your back yard cooking up a storm for you and your friends for Christmas.Well, 12 lucky winners were afforded the opportunity of a whimsical Christmas dinner caterer by any one of these 12...

Published:Monday | January 11, 2016 | 12:04 AMCathy Risden

According to international news reports, since 2012, the sexually transmitted disease gonorrhoea, (also known as 'clap' or 'drip') may soon be untreatable. This is because of the strain of neisseria gonorrhoea - a bacterium that can grow and...

Published:Monday | January 11, 2016 | 12:00 AMCathy Risden

The loud screams and delightful cheers of children are no more in the big empty burial ground tainted with uniquely designed graves, blackie mango trees, and a huge gungo tree that shades the rich red soil. Surrounded by a tenement yard on the hill...

Published:Thursday | January 7, 2016 | 12:00 AMCathy Risden

After a headache kept her awake all night, Annette McLeod has had to cut back on her meat consumption.McLeod was one of four homemakers that participated in the recent Editors' Forum and Massy Distribution tasting at a The Gleaner's North Street...

Published:Monday | January 4, 2016 | 12:03 AMCathy Risden

Marriage is the most intimate of all human relationships and nothing rivals the closeness that is experienced between a husband and wife.The prospect of sharing a home with another person who knows down to the most intimate detail of your being is...

Published:Monday | January 4, 2016 | 12:00 AMCathy Risden

How long have you been waiting for the man of your dreams? How long have you been waiting for love to find you?But not to fear. The fact that you are reading this feature is taking you one step closer to findingMr Right. Flair shares a newstrategy...

Published:Monday | January 4, 2016 | 12:00 AMCathy Risden

Massy distribution tasting brought four homemakers - Monique Williams, Georgina Phillips, Fay Whyte, and Annette McLeod - together for a forum at The Gleaner's North Street offices on December 16. All shared similar experiences about supporting their...

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