8 Do’s and Don’ts of Cafe Etiquette

As a person who usually works from home, cafes offer an escape from my usual home setting, a change of scenery and a source of inspiration. Coffee shop culture has definitely grown in recent years and even with the spaces being closed for most of the coronavirus pandemic, they are slowly opening up to provide…

Jamaica, JAMAICA! A historical musical exploration!

‘Jamaica, Jamaica!: How Jamaican Music Conquered the World“ The latest exhibition on show, aptly titled “Jamaica, Jamaica: How Jamaican Music Conquered the World” has been on show at the National Gallery since opening on February 2, 2020. It is a collaborative execution between the National Gallery of Jamaica, The Ministry of Culture, Gender and Sports and…

Rainforest Seafood Festival 2020: The Recap

Ash Wednesday 2020 hosted this years staging of the Rainforest Seafood Festival in Montego Bay, Jamaica at the Catherine Hall Show Grounds. I have always wanted to go to this festival but for some reason or the other, never got the chance to. For this years staging, things fell into place and I saw it…

Social Distancing vs. Self-Quarantine vs. Self Isolation: Which is it?

In the days of the Novel Coronavirus, nicknamed COVID-19, we’ve heard the terms “social distancing”, “self-quarantine” and “self-isolation” being thrown around and used interchangeably even, in some parts. It wasn’t until someone commented on a pic of mine and asked if I was quarantined, that I decided I needed some clarity on what each term…

Kingston Creative February ArtWalk and Market Street with a Mural Bus Tour

The theme for  Kingston Creative’s  Artwalk for the month of February was music. Kingston Creative conducts monthly themed activities, where art including live mural painting and several discussions involving the arts community are held in different sections surrounding Water Lane and the restaurant F&B Downtown on Harbour Street. This month, they organized a mural tour…

Devon House Mansion Tour: A MUST!

Devon House. The name that conjures up long walks on beautifully maintained green grass , through lush gardens and along brick and stone pathways armed with an ice cream cone in hand. Growing up, Sundays evenings were synonymous with either a visit to the grounds or enjoying Devon House ice cream at home. The park…

15 Things to Do while COVID Social Distancing!

So, yes its three (3) months into 2020 and we’ve all been charged to socially distance ourselves to halt the spread of the novel corona virus, tagged COVID-19! It has been rumoured that this self isolation can last up to 5 months, but to avoid cabin fever, we’ve got to take this two weeks at…

What is your food age?

According to Buzzfeed, I’m a 46 year old person! GASP! Now let’s be real, I only did this for the fun of it and I don’t accredit the accuracy of this quiz to anything scientific. I was just curious! The quiz is structured as two questions… with multiple choice answers, and who doesn’t love a…

Jamaica Rum Festival 2020: The Highlight Reel

Last year, 2019, I attended the inaugural staging of Rum Fest for the whole weekend. And it was fantastic, rum was flowing, food was good, few hiccups here and there but it was the first staging and there is perfection within the imperfect. So when they announced this year’s dates, I was ECSTATIC! Low and…