My daahlings! Talk about the fab life! How about meeting your Prince Charming in London, jetting off to join him at his desert home in the Middle East, then cementing the union by eloping to the Seychelles?
Well my dears, that is the story of the fab life for the ultra-gorgeous Moya Baston, who, a few years ago, followed her heart and upped and left our beautiful shores for Dubai to join her lover, Englishman Michael Atkinson, an entrepreneur and consultant in the smart technology infrastructure and energy-management sectors. Atkinson has been a resident of Dubai for the last 24 years working on projects such as The Madinat Jumeirah, Burj Al Arab, in Dubai, and Qasr Al Sarab, which belongs to the Abu Dhabi Sheik.
Well my dears, that was six or so years ago, and since her move, the couple has been simply enjoying life and each other touring the Middle East and Europe.
The word out of Dubai is that the fabulous couple tied the knot in a beautiful beachfront ceremony - with two complete strangers as their witnesses - followed by a partial honeymoon and downtime. But the real honeymoon follows this weekend as the couple heads to Vienna and Prague for the final lap of their celebration.
Dears! Congratulations are definitely in order and are extended. But wait, the reception venue has not been settled yet, but it promises to be all that - and then some!
And speaking of love and the beautiful people. My dears! Congratulations are also in order and extended to William and Sandy Tavares-Finson, who celebrated their 22nd wedding anniversary on July 7.
Dears! It was a family thing and nothing but fab!
And yesterday, Andrew and Amanda Seaga celebrated their ninth wedding anniversary with an intimate do at their Florida home.
And many happy returns to the lovely Tara Hylton-Wilson and her husband Germaine Wilson - owner and operator of the JunePlum Restaurant and Bar, located in the Mystic Lodge, formerly Crane Ridge Resort and Apartments, in the heart of Ocho Rios - who celebrated their second anniversary on Tuesday.
My congrats all around and many happy returns!
Happy birthday wishes to Cancerians celebrating birthdays this week including Gleaner photographer, Ricardo Makyn, who celebrates his birthday today.
Tomorrow: Renowned international hotelier, Peter Fraser; celebrated actor Munair Zacca; the lovely Pamela Bunting; the esteemed Jack Shirley; one-time politician Barbara Clarke; the fabulous Kenia Sinclair; the lovely Kerry-Ann Jones; and the lovely Jennifer Lyons will all share the same birthday!
On Sunday: Celebrated hotelier and Bon Vivant James Samuels; the man at the helm of the Jamaica 50 Jubilee, Robert Bryan; and the lovely Marie Taylor, will be among the birthday celebrants.
Come Monday, July 16: The fabulous senator, Imani Duncan-Price; former Argentinean Ambassador to Jamaica HE Mario Pino; celebrated TV cameraman Brenton Morris; the gorgeous Jessica Taylor; the fab Ampara Marie Geddes, from Linstead, St Catherine, now in the Big Apple; lovely Latoya Thomas, from Spanish Town, St Catherine, now in Great Village, Nova Scotia; the charming Denise Hylton-Leetz, from Porus, Manchester, now in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Glen Simmons, in Harbour Head Island, in The Bahamas; and the charming Sue Morris, in the UK will be among the birthday celebrants blowing out candles on their cakes.
And on Tuesday, July 17: Gordon Townsend; the lovely Janine Trilby over in beautiful and sensational Negril; and the beautiful Danielle Jackson will be the Cancerians partying.
The birthday celebrations move into high gear on Wednesday, July 18, when Anne Shirley; Floy Samuels, in Roaring River, Westmoreland; Christian Ghisays; the lovely Dionne Almarie Higgins, formerly of Green Acres, St Catherine, now resident of Matthew Raine, in Toronto, Canada; and legal powerhouse and activist Phillip Dale, now in London, England will make it a special day of celebrations.
And on Thursday, July 19: Celebrated musician Dex Daley; the lovely Gail Graham, over in Montego Bay; Clifton Ewart in Montego Bay celebrates the big 3-O; the gorgeous Kerine Livingston; the fab Lacy Campbell, formerly of Hedonism III, now in Florida; North Coast habitué Coco Devereaux in Atlanta, Georgia; Stephanie Shakespeare, in Hopkinsville, Kentucky; and Limier Jean-Phillipe Arsene in Amiens, France, will be marking another year of the fab life!
And belated wishes to PNP chairman and Minister of Environmental Matters Robert Pickersgill, who celebrated his birthday yesterday. International reggae star Mykal Rose, celebrated on Wednesday. Founder of the Sandals and Beaches resorts, Gordon 'Butch' Stewart, celebrated on July 6.
Tony Pasmore celebrated on July 5. The pioneering, R. Danny Williams celebrated on, July 4. The celebrated singer, Tinga Stewart celebrated on July 3.
And a special belated birthday greeting to the lovely Betty-May Ashley, who celebrated in late June.
Many happy returns all around with champagne toasts and Beluga treats!
- Chester Francis Jackson