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Stories by Jody-Anne Lawrence

Published:Monday | February 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

I strongly believe in research as it pertains to oils. One bottle doesn't suit all. So this week on DIY Jo, I am giving you a starter guide with a bit of caution, and a bit of recommendation to ease your way in.Admittedly, when I had recommended...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

There is no denying that there is something special when creative people get together. When your creative ally is your sister, it's magical. That is the case for Stefani and Roberta Dewar.Both sisters recognised their love for...

Published:Sunday | February 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Rachel Thwaites-Williams has cast away her fears and chased her dreams. She told Outlook: "Sometimes people put you in a box. But I always wanted to do everything."Thwaites-Williams is a medical practitioner in St Lucia, specialising in family...

Published:Monday | February 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

At first glance, Melissa Matthews strikes you as an unassuming gentle soul. Intrigued by the ease and precision with which she carries out her craft, you will be further captivated by her flawless skin complimented by her chic haircut and her...

Published:Sunday | February 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

"Jewellery is my passport to everywhere without having to leave where I am," is the thought behind Artistique by Dyhemmia Matasha Williams.Her work represents diversity. There is a cross-section of culture and nature that...

Published:Sunday | January 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Marina Burnel uses photography to try to bridge the gap between culture and classes. Born and raised in Normandy, France, three years ago she relocated to Jamaica when her then husband got a job on the island...

Published:Sunday | January 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Nataya Skyers-Davis knew exactly how to find the silver lining of the dark cloud that overshadowed her life. Out of what many would consider a great tragedy, she has found a way to create happiness for...

Published:Sunday | January 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Shawn C. Ashman came from humble beginnings, but she knew there was more out there for her.Ashman is an artist. She was initially taught to paint by Basil Clayton, and together, they would spend afternoons painting by...

Published:Monday | January 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

What Kevin McIntyre saw as a means of escape from the wider world became something so much more than a hobby; it became a part of his soul.Some talents are learnt and some are just natural. They flow through our veins and ooze from of our pores....

Published:Monday | January 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Hair care is now a big business. Persons are now taking steps to care for their natural hair. Sherelle Curtis launched a hair care line in 2014. She had a shampoo, deep conditioner, hair butter and sealant, LOC love butter and Vitamin B5 Leave-...

Published:Thursday | January 4, 2018 | 12:15 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

If you are driving along Knutsford Boulevard in New Kingston, you might come across a brightly coloured truck in front of Victoria Mutual with your favourite juices and cheerful staff ready to serve.This is Main Squeeze, a juice truck operated by...

Published:Friday | December 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Christmas is the time to celebrate with family and close friends. And vice chancellor of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Sir Hilary Beckles and his wife Lady Beckles, have clearly grasped this concept.On Wednesday, December 20, they...

Published:Monday | December 25, 2017 | 12:31 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

While you might have been nice to others would you make the naughty or nice list as it pertains to self-goals and self-care?   As the new year approaches many times one might get into a pensive state. Persons look back on...

Published:Thursday | December 21, 2017 | 12:08 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

It's the most wonderful time of the year, and to celebrate, the rum specialists – Appleton Estate – along with the first female master blender, Joy Spence, hosted an intimate dinner featuring a three-course menu by chef Gariel...

Published:Sunday | December 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Miller Campbell started out as an accountant but she always wanted to help people directly. Her disdain for blood kept her from pursuing opportunities in the medical field. It was not until she went for a massage that the light...

Published:Friday | December 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

The 84th birthday of the Emperor of Japan, his Imperial Majesty Emperor Akihito was celebrated in fine style at the Japanese Embassy in Kingston.Members of the diplomatic corps and guests came out to show their support to the Japanese Ambassador to...

Published:Monday | December 11, 2017 | 12:07 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Even if the year might not have been the best for all, Christmas often brightens the mood and gets persons excited about being pampered and looking their best. Face to Face Skincare Salon and Spa is ready to spread the Christmas cheer and now offers...

Published:Sunday | December 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Women in fabulous hats ruled the day as they came out in style at the BGLC's third staging of the Diamond Mile last Saturday, December 2, at Caymanas Racetrack.There were a few Pretty Woman moments with wide-rimmed...

Published:Friday | December 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

It is safe to say that the third instalment of the most prestigious race day on the island - the Diamond Mile last Saturday - exceeded all expectations.Jamaicans love to put on a fashion shown, and they went all...

Published:Thursday | December 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Sometimes you just need to escape to the countryside, where you can relax enjoy some good vibes and great food. That's exactly what you get at Lyming at Walkerswood.Tucked away on the old entrance to Ocho Rios (from Kingston), this restaurant is...

Published:Sunday | December 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Sapphire Decor and Home Furnishings held its grand opening recently, and many of those who attended found that the store is not only a gem, but a guilt-free pleasure to help with their home decor.Owner Terene Sewell took care to...

Published:Wednesday | November 29, 2017 | 5:14 PMJody-Anne Lawrence

The Grand Ballroom of The Jamaica Pegasus hotel was transformed into a shoppers haven last weekend, for A Jamaica Made Christmas.  It was a shoppers paradise, boasting everything from a pin to an anchor; for gifting or personal pleasure....

Published:Monday | November 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

The days are getting cooler, and while many of us are happy that summer is over, other persons' skin may be suffering. So, this week on DIY Jo, I am catering to men.Men generally have thicker skin than women and, therefore, need more moisture. Plus...

Published:Friday | November 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Specially invited guests were bursting with anticipation when they turned out for the 'mysterious' Campari event, held on the east lawns of Devon House, St Andrew, on Wednesday, which turned out to be the fabulous launch of the brand's Come Together...

Published:Friday | November 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Despite the heavy rains and traffic to match, members of the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC), Supreme Ventures, the racing community and specially invited guests were not going to miss the launch of Jamaica's finest race day: the...

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