Chester Francis-Jackson, Contributor
Mon congrats to Belgian ambassador to Jamaica His Excellency Frederic Meurice and his lovely wife Lydie, on the birth of their son Leo, who was born on December 28, here in Kingston, Jamaica.
And it's definitely all about the fab parish of Hanover this weekend as the social event of the season, the annual Sugarcane Ball, is all set to unfold. The atmosphere will be one of high glam and fab glitz, as the well-to-do, international jetsetters and the country's leading socialites will all be out lending support to the Hanover charities. It starts tomorrow evening with the tres hot ball at the preferred resort of the uber fab, chic Round Hill Villas and Resort, for a night of fabulous celebration and nothing but!
Then, following recuperative brunches and breakfasts on Sunday, the weekend activities continue with yet another premier social outing. It will be all about the Chukka Hanover polo outing, sponsored by Veuve Cliquot, that will see a festival of hats on parade, as gents and ladies of style vie for bragging rights to topping the best hat while at high tea!
Dears, the fab life does not get any better than that, so y'all know it's all about Hanover this weekend!
And speaking of Hanover, luvs, if y'all missed the fab nude wedding at the fab entertainment capital of the Caribbean - SuperClubs' ultra hot adults only super-inclusive resort, Hedonism II, located between Hanover and Westmoreland, then you all missed another style-perfect celebration of the au natural nuptial.
Dears, we are talking about one fine celebration here, as the event, filmed by National Geographic TV for airing later on this year, is currently the toast of the world media, from London to Bangkok, way 'down-under' and on the African continent, not to mention on social media, as the chic everywhere cannot get enough of the most talked-about nuptials since the British royal wedding.
And little wonder here as while news of weddings in the buff evoke an imagery of licentiousness for the pedestrian of mind, the nuptials themselves are far more traditionally safe and, excepting the fact that, for the most part, those who exchange vows do so naked. But, honeys, for the couples, the sentiments are the same as for those who do so fully clothed - they shed tears of joy, they regard their unions as sacrosanct and they see their wedding as the ultimate public affirmation of their love and commitment to each other.
Anyway, my dears, stay tuned to National Geographic TV as the wedding that saw nine couples exchanging their vows on the beach of the resort will be exploring the idea of an all-nude wedding, a subject considered taboo by many, so stay tuned!
Then, my dears, celebrations there are aplenty as the fab and uber-fab are all partying to celebrate their birthdays, and so, we extend happy birthday wishes to the lovely Alecia Descartes Esby, celebrating in Highgate, St Mary; the fab Jacqui Salmon, now in Queens, New York; William Malone, in Nassau, Bahamas, who all celebrate their birthday today.
Tomorrow, the 18th, celebrants will include the eminent soprano Carole Reid; talented performer and recording artiste A.J. Brown; Veveine Clarke, now in Florida; Sonia Boney, also in Florida; the fabulous Sabrina Daniels, in Philadelphia; and Richard Mason, in Japan, who share the same birthday.
On Sunday the 19th, Andrew Jackson of Jetcom; the affable Allan Milbourn; the enterprising Brian Foster; Garth Delapenha, formerly of Red Hills, St Andrew, now in Pembroke Pines, Florida; the fab Joan Miller, formerly of Morant Bay, St Thomas, now in Toronto, Canada; model/performer Andrew Dawes, also in Toronto, will make it a special day of celebrations.
Come Monday the 20th, it will be all about the fab Paulette Lewis; Marcia Martin-Bennett, now in the Bronx, New York; and Fitzroyal Pulinski, now in London, who will be among the birthday celebrants.
On Tuesday the 21st, sensational cabaret/reggae star Georgia Henry; Douglas Ainsworth, in Clarendon Park; reggae crooner Hopeton James; athlete Xavier Enchomo Brown; celebrated caterer Mark Chong; Gail Andrea Parkin, in Montego Bay; the fabulous Dawn Thompson, from Morant Bay, now in Connecticut; and Raymond Wade, in Mount Vernon, New York; will be the ones partying.
The partying continues on Wednesday the 22nd and will see media personality Keith Brown; the fab Juliet Moss-Solomon; the charmingly fab Constance Harrison, from the Lasco Group; David Miller; the lovely Simone Baugh; Joel Grant, formerly of Rosemount, near Linstead, St Catherine, now in Pembroke Pines, Florida; Kenroy Nigel Simpson, now in Atlanta, Georgia; and Larry Simpson, in London, England, among those celebrating.
Come next Thursday, the 23rd, among the notables celebrating will be the Reverend Carlene Davis; the regal and oh-so-fab Ann Chen Euker, over in Montego Bay; the lovely Caroline Wright; Karen Mullings; the fabulous Justine Willoughby; entertainer Shelly Thunder; the affable Marcel Robinson; the oh-so hot Latoya Pink, formerly of Hedonism III, now in Florida; the charming Sherma McKenzie; Claudia Folkes, formerly of May Pen, Clarendon, now in Brooklyn, New York; and Christopher Chin Loy, now in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada - all making it a very special day of birthday celebrations!
And belated birthday wishes to the lovely Cleodene Francis Cooper, in Ocho Rios; former member of parliament Manley Bowen, also in Ocho Rios; the fabulous Chavoy Gordon, and impresario Junior Wellington, in Connecticut,who celebrated on Monday the 13th.
On Tuesday the 14th, while lovers the world over were celebrating Valentine's Day, it was a double celebration for ceramist/sculptor Gene Pearson; Pulse general manager/former international model Romae Gordon, now in London prepping for that city's fashion week; Kwame Jarrett, in Montego Bay; Mark-Anthony Harris, in Morant Bay, St Thomas; Karlene Cousins, in Miramar, Florida; actor/singer/model Brandon Lamar, in New York; and Romeo Robinson in London, England.
On Wednesday the 15th, the fab Tara Hylton-Wilson; the dapper Julian Walker; Alexander Melville; Sandrica McPherson; and Latisha Atterberry Cobb; all shared the same birthday!
Yesterday, Thursday the 16th, the fab Debra Howell, in Detroit, Michigan, was the toast of family and friends; while Dwayne Tate, celebrated with family and friends in Kingston and St Mary.
Many happy returns y'all, with champagne toasts and beluga treats!