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Pop-up wine bars and beautiful people!

Published:Friday | June 22, 2012 | 12:00 AM
Glynn Manley. - Winston Sill/Freelance Photographer
Nari Williams-Singh and fiancée Trisha K. Thompson holidaying in Montego Bay. - Photo by Janet Silvera
Christopher Issa
Steven Pottinger
Nii Odunton

Chester Francis-Jackson, Contributor

Mon congrats to the fabulous Trisha Thompson and the dapper Nari Williams-Singh who will definitely tie the marital knot next month as the two lovebirds are all set to walk down the aisle.

And the fabulous Dr Cherise Francis Windle and her lovely daughter, Victoria Windle, the former, formerly of Linstead, St Catherine, now resident of Orange County, California, and Long Island, New York, jetted in on Monday for a few days of relaxation in Negril, at the très fab Breezes Grande Resort.

And dears, speaking of Negril, luvs, all eyes are now on the fabulous resort town for the up-coming festival of parties in that north coast tourism Mecca, to celebrate the summer holidays. It's now all systems go for the summer's hottest parties as the weeklong Escape-To-Negril, is set to rock the island's westernmost end like never before as the organisers of the Appleton Temptation Island - ATI - are promising nothing but hotness.

And speaking of things fashionable, the first 'pop-up' wine bar being promoted by Jamaican wine divas, gets under way later this evening over there on Argyle Road, in New Kingston, in what promises to be a very novel event.

Dears, the buzz is the "Pop-up" Wine Bar is the rage of the chic internationally, as is suggested by its name, the wine bar is very transitory in nature and because of its transient nature, is very likely to pop up in a fashionable locale near you, where oenophiles and aficionados can meet and enjoy each other's company over vino.

And so it is, with tonight being the inaugural staging of the event, the organisers are promising that not only will Kingston never be the same again, but Jamaica will never be the same again as indeed, wine bars will be popping up all over the place from here on in!

Happy birthday wishes to: celebrated photographer William Foster; and the lovely Tavida Thomas, formerly of Hedonism III, now resident of Florida who celebrate their birthday today.

Tomorrow, among those celebrating will be: the fabulous Paulette Harris; the beautiful Laura Butler; the lovely Carol Samuels; Natalie Bonnick; and the fab Simone Sutherland, now in New York.

On Sunday the 24th among those who will be blowing out the candles on birthday cakes will include: fabulously hot designer Juliette Dyke; the lovely Debra Collins; Rashida Bryan of Nationwide; and north coast habitué Michael Anthony, of Philadelphia; will be the ones partying with family and friends.

Come Monday the 25th: it will be all about: the lovely Jana Bent; the affable Christopher Whyms-Stone; the beautiful Claudette Preston; the dapper Paul Morrison; the fab Marcia Clarke-Gallow; and James Watson, in Chicago.

On Tuesday the 26th: the Most Hon Glynne Manley; real-estate developer and owner of Kington's finest hotel - The Spanish Court - Christopher Issa; Ricardo Austin; model manager and agent Kevin Thompson; and onetime celebrated artist and activist, Larry Chang, now a resident of Washington DC; will all celebrate the same birthdays.

Wednesday the 27th will see: the iconic social legend Maxine Walters; the lovely Sarah Waehling; the lovely Valarie Lawson; and the dapper Michael Subratie, celebrates the big four-zero.

And on Thursday the 28th: former director of tourism Basil Smith; the fabulous Janine Gilbert; the beautiful Angela Witter; the lovely Icilda Rose Black; Danielle Dyer-Manna, now in Florida; cousins Rhonn Buchannan and Rhonda Ricketts, both residents of New York; and the fabulous Floreen Jarchow, now in Paris, France; will make it a very special day of celebrations.

Then belated birthday wishes to: head of the International Seabed Authority, Ambassador Nii Odunton, who celebrated a very special milestone birthday, last Thursday.

The fab Millicent Lynch; the lovely Carolyn Matthews; and former French Embassy official Roland Blanchard; who all celebrated last Friday, the 15th.

On the 16th: the lovely Diane Levy; now in Florida; and the fab Marlene Daley, in Atlanta made it a duo.

On the 17th: playwright Ginger Knight; artist Amy Laskin; Errald Miller Jr; and Kirk Morgan, ace disc jock formerly of Hedonism III, now in Queens, New York.

Last Monday, the 18th, saw: trailblazing police (ret) Police Officer Ionie Ramsay-Nelson; Robert Scott, honorary consul of Norway; the JCF's Wayne Wallace; Ximena Ederer, the wife of former German ambassador to Jamaica, now in Bonn, Germany.

On Tuesday the 19th: the fabulous Bernadette Dunn; Zarna Herrera Drummond; Alysia White of Sagicor; and the fabulously lovely Judy-Ann Collins, formerly of Hedonism III, now in Canada.

The charmingly lovely Diana Stewart, who celebrated a very special milestone; the lovely Martha Corbett-Baugh; the effervescent Steven Pottinger of Hedonism II; Simon Sangster; who all celebrated yesterday, Thursday the 21st.

The fabulous Christelle Harris; and Samuel Campbell, now in Florida; celebrated their birthday on Wednesday the 20th.

Happy birthday wishes all around with champagne toasts and beluga treats.