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Published:Thursday | July 2, 2015 | 11:15 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Organisers of this year's staging of the Portland Jerk Festival plan to take patron's palates to higher heights of gastronomic ecstasy.This year's festival will include a gourmet element, and last Wednesday the first of two tastings gave foodies a...

Published:Monday | June 29, 2015 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

"The fabric is my canvas, the thread my paint, and the machine my brush." That is how Zaid Smith describes his creative process when it comes to designing. Zaid, an abstract artist, did not expect or predict his career would have pushed him into the...

Published:Monday | June 29, 2015 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

A woman loves a man who knows how to take care of himself and is well-groomed, but there comes a point when it is too much, and for some women, when their man goes overboard, it can be a real pet peeve.Here are a few of the things men do that drive...

Published:Thursday | June 25, 2015 | 11:10 PMJody-Anne Lawrence

When you have good food, great guests and a master of ceremonies like Fae Ellington, you know you are in for a jolly good time. Caribbean Assurance Brokers Limited recently turned, 10 and there was no better way to celebrate the decade than at its...

Published:Thursday | June 25, 2015 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

It's another week, and Kitchen Aid has new secrets to reveal. Here are a few non-traditional uses for the citrus fruit that many of us love - oranges.1 Remove water stains from your fixtures. You can use the peel of your orange to make your...

Published:Sunday | June 21, 2015 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn," said Benjamin Franklin a founding father of the United States of America and The Canter for Language and Culture seems to mirror this outlook with...

Published:Monday | June 15, 2015 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

"Not every thing good fi eat, good fi talk," is a common saying that we are all familiar with as Jamaicans. However, with the inception of social media, too many people are eating and speaking.It is very easy to get in above our heads on social...

Published:Monday | June 15, 2015 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

It is said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but, too often, we look in the mirror and feel flawed when we are not.We tend to continuously find flaws with our features - my eyes are too big, my lips are too plump or my face is too round and...

Published:Monday | June 15, 2015 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Surprises are for birthdays, anniversaries and little 'just because' gifts, not for when your spouse finds out you have a child with someone else or you have another girlfriend. To have a healthy relationship, laying everything on the table at all...

Published:Monday | June 15, 2015 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Empire's V Bozeman rocked Friday's opening night of fashion shows at Caribbean Fashion Week (CFW).The night had been going well after 11 designers showcased their creations, ranging from fabulous ready-to-wear items to luxurious accessories. Then it...

Published:Friday | June 12, 2015 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

The Medical Association of Jamaica (MAJ) held its Golden Jubilee Charity Banquet in fine style at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel on Monday.Doctors ditched their scrubs and gloves for well-tailored suits and fabulous gowns as they greeted each other with...

Published:Thursday | June 11, 2015 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Kitchen Aid: vinegarThis week on Kitchen Aid, vinegar shows off its skill as an all-purpose home necessity.Soothes sore throat - sore throat is one of the most unbearable side effects of the common cold or the flu. However, warm water and vinegar,...

Published:Monday | June 8, 2015 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

"I saw a bottle of pink pills and I took them all and hoped to die. But nothing happened," Cameka Taylor told Flair as she recounted her first suicide attempt. Taylor was only 13 years old.Throughout her life, Taylor has felt her fair share of...

Published:Monday | June 8, 2015 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Falling in love is something that we would all hope for - the bliss of being with someone we love who gives us butterflies and the hope it's our happily every after.But in reality, happily ever after is not effortless. It takes hard work, and as...

Published:Sunday | June 7, 2015 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Giving selfless service is one thing that Maxine Brown would love to teach the youth - something she was taught at an early age by her parents who never wavered when it was time to give a helping hand to...

Published:Sunday | June 7, 2015 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

The motto 'Friendship through Flowers' was perfectly exemplified in the annual Ikebana exhibition of the St Andrew chapter of Ikebana International at the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica last weekend.Ikebana is the Japanese art...

Published:Thursday | June 4, 2015 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

A weight loss journey can be a tumultuous task especially when it comes to what to eat. But Janet Rankine-Henry has made it easy with Complete Nutrition Care Diet Centre.Nutritionist Rankine-Henry has been in the nutrition industry for more than 10...

Published:Thursday | June 4, 2015 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Our kitchen is a treasure trove of ingredients that can do double duty. Yes, most of the ingredients in your kitchen is not just for cooking. So if you didn't know, now you will know with our weekly feature - Kitchen Aid. Every week, we will explore...

Published:Monday | June 1, 2015 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Finding someone who touches your very soul and makes you want to be better not only for yourself but for them, so that you can move them the way they elevate you daily. Flair asked a few couples how marriage has made them better.Marriage helped me...

Published:Monday | June 1, 2015 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

More often than not, when a bride-to-be envisions her big day, she thinks about her jaw-dropping dress, flawless make-up and the picture-perfect hairdo. Of late, many women are returning to their 'roots' and becoming a -naturalista ...

Published:Friday | May 29, 2015 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Many were strangers, brought together by their valiant husbands who gave of themselves for queen and country. Wives of World War II veterans greeted, comforted, and exchanged stories at the 69th Annual LadiesLuncheon of the Royal Air Forces...

Published:Thursday | May 28, 2015 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

The aroma of cinnamon and nutmeg fills the house and beckons to your nostrils - sweet porridge is hot and ready for you to devour. Now breadfruit has been added to that morning ritual alongside hominy corn, plantain and the king of porridges -...

Published:Monday | May 25, 2015 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

The little boy from Decoy, Clarendon, surpassed the small-district expectations, going after universal achievements with the World Bank Institute Programme.Junior Rose, the eldest of three children of a minister and an educator, was taught from an...

Published:Monday | May 18, 2015 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Quickly preparing a pack of Ramen noodles, sneaking food into the library for your overnight studies and learning the art of swatting and eating a patty, all while walking to your next class, are just a few of our cherished university experiences....

Published:Monday | May 18, 2015 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

College is done and it is time for you to enter the work world, and while fashion changes, you will always need to dress to impress, and your best accessory is your face. However, you are young and you do not need to dab on a lot of make-up because...

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