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Stories by Jody-Anne Lawrence

Published:Monday | February 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Who said that your facial mask could not be sweet enough to eat? Well, this week on DIY Jo I am helping you to make a facial mask sweet like honey.I always heard of a honey mask. How great honey is good for the skin, and all I could think of is...

Published:Monday | January 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

The boy from a small town in St Elizabeth made his way from being a rural class joker to major and living out his dream as civil/military cooperation and media officer for the Jamaica Defence Force - the Major Basil Jarrett story.The eldest of seven...

Published:Monday | January 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Men have become more obsessed with their fitness. They are no longer comfortable with just a slim build but now want toned legs and forearms and, of course, the six-pack. For some, the physical workout is not enough to gain the bulk so they try to...

Published:Sunday | January 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

A healthy relationship can sail into love and be the most beautiful thing, but the more persons you invite on this voyage is sometimes the likelihood of having it capsize.There is a thin line between keeping...

Published:Sunday | January 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Being ill was something that was crippling Annmarie Richards, and it took her going back to God's natural blessings to give her the boost that she needed to overcome her odds.Richards was diagnosed with...

Published:Friday | January 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Last Thursday, the Republic of Cuba's Embassy celebrated the 58th anniversary of the Triumph of the Cuban Revolution - National Day in fine style.Diplomats, politicians, Cubans living in Jamaica and well-wishers came to support the Cuban Embassy...

Published:Thursday | January 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Sip and Go is giving a new look to fast food with their soulful smoothies and fresh menu.Alicia Roberts started Sip and Go in July 2016 after continuously facing a dilemma of finding a healthy meal daily. She always had a problem finding something...

Published:Thursday | January 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

On the busy streets of downtown Kingston, you can get whisked away on a 'foodie' expedition at Island Squeez.Owner Kevin Pearson told Food that he wanted to create a restaurant 'with a difference', something that no one has done before. And that is...

Published:Monday | January 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

With the New Year we want to start a new chapter, a new page, and new hair. Many are chopping their beautiful mane and this week DIY Jo will like to tell you things to expect depending on your hair goals...

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

Combining your healthy lifestyle and doing something that you love is a unique opportunity. Chef Damion Stewart has managed to blend both with Unique EatsJa.Unique EatsJa is a meal-delivery service that prepares five to 10 meals for clients weekly....

Published:Monday | January 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Changing up your look for 2017 does not have to be a hassle, especially when it comes to make-up.Let us not verge into the realm of contouring, blending, and facial landscaping. For most women, a little goes a long way. Especially if you are new to...

Published:Sunday | January 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

As we enter the new year, many of us will be taking steps to better ourselves. It is important that we begin each day in a positive frame of mind and be careful of what we let in - this will affect how we look...

Published:Thursday | January 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

"An oasis tucked away in the centre of St Andrew, with great Jamaican food, an intimate setting, and fun people." This is how proprietor Terry Chin and Marketing Manager Richard Hoo Kim describe their new food haven called Charcoals...

Published:Monday | January 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Happy New Year, everyone! We are all in resolution mode trying to figure out what is it we would love to change and trade in for the new year.When it comes to fashion, this new year we should ask ourselves one question: What should we keep, buy or...

Published:Monday | January 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Happy New Year, my 'sistas'. In keeping with the new year this week, I am helping those returning to their roots of being a 'naturalista' and those of us that have been delinquents. These are not quite DIY tips, but things that every natural hair...

Published:Monday | January 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Two thousand and seventeen is finally here. Happy New Year, everyone! Since so many of you have cleaned out your closets for the new year, why not take a similar approach where beauty is concerned, and give your make-up bag an upgrade as well?Flair...

Published:Monday | December 26, 2016 | 12:05 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Our new series DIY Jo, takes women through the realm of all natural hair and skin care. The DIY expert Jo, has come up with a master blend that will allow you to pull out all those outfits you thought had to stay in the closet pushing because of...

Published:Thursday | December 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

We love the ham, roast beef, rice and gungo peas, and not to mention the cake. When you think of your Christmas dinner your palates leap for joy. However, on the most celebrated of holidays, you cannot forget the beverages because what is a...

Published:Monday | December 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

It is the most wonderful time of the year, so why not complement your smile with a face that says as much.With the assistance of make-up artists Sushana 'Shana' Cole creator of All Dolled Up Cosmetics, (face by shana and lippes by shana) along with...

Published:Monday | December 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

This I must admit is a little embarrassing - I am ticklish. Therefore, a pedicure is not something that I do often. Having someone playing with my toes or the soles of my feet is never something that I look forward to, but to be honest, it is worth...

Published:Sunday | December 18, 2016 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

DIY Christmas decorationsThere is only one week to go before Christmas. For many, the year has been rough, and the holiday has just snuck up suddenly. So, when it comes to decor, you might not have had the time or desire to be extravagant. You might...

Published:Friday | December 16, 2016 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Bijoux Jewellers helps their Christmas party last Thursday at their New Kingston outlet, and it was a night of fine wine and retail therapy.Bijoux Director Anup Chandiram noted that they just wanted to show their appreciation to their loyal customer...

Published:Friday | December 16, 2016 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

A day out to watch horse racing has never been more fashionable than last Saturday at Caymanas Park. For the Diamond Mile Race Day, women came out in their best morning formal, elegant hats andfabulous fascinators. Now, the men were not to be...

Published:Friday | December 9, 2016 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

The Jamaica Constabulary Force held their annual cocktail party in fine style at the Police Officer's Club last Saturday.There was an outpouring of support for the members of the organisation, with the Prime Minister Andrew Holness, Governor General...

Published:Thursday | December 8, 2016 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

For three years, diners have been indulging in the offerings at the exquisite Opa! Greek Restaurant, and now the eatery is adding more options for its customers to enjoy.Opa! has developed an entirely new menu, but don't worry, the favourites are...

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