The world’s “iriest fashion week’ Style Week Jamaica, kicks off next week, from May 22- 26. Presented by Saint International Jamaica, Style Week brings together noted fashion designers, trend setters and models from the Caribbean and around the world for 1 stylish week in Kingston, Jamaica.
Come out to see the latest in fashion and culture at these Style Week 2013 events:
Jamaica’s rich culture and diverse historical background provides an ideal learning opportunity for young ones while on vacation. Kingston, the capital of Jamaica, is home to the majority of the nation’s museums, exhibits, art galleries and libraries. It is also known as the cultural hub of the island, a perfect place to absorb the local culture through seasonal festivals, art exhibitions, and live music concerts.
One month of the New Year has passed but it’s not too late to get started on those New Year resolutions. Pack your bags and head to Jamaica for a range of year round activities and events to help you fulfil your goals.
Committed to getting fit in 2013? Work up a sweat under the Caribbean sun at these upcoming running events:
- Kingston City Run-March 8-10, 2013: The inaugural Kingston City Run presents a weekend of pure adrenalin and fun incorporating two race events: a ½ Marathon 5K race/walk. The weekend will kick off on Friday March 8, 2013 with a Welcome Carnival Party followed by a health fair and expo, a pre-race warm-up session on Saturday March 9 and race day on Sunday March 10.
- Fat Tyre Festival- February 17-23, 2013: This is a 7 day mountain biking event designed to highlight Jamaica’s vibrant culture, unique geography and great riding trails! Over the years, the event has featured some of the world’s top mountain bikers – Cam McCaul, Kyle Ebbett, Katrina Strand and Kathy Pruitt. Are you up for the challenge? The Jamaica Fat Tyre Festival takes place in the hills of Jamaica’s north coast.
November is sizzling with a variety of culinary events across the country. As Restaurant Week Jamaica closes for 2012 foodies can continue to treat their palates at the CB Pan Chicken Grand Championships tomorrow November 18, 2012. Twenty-six pan chicken specialists from around Jamaica will compete at Ocean Boulevard in Downtown Kingston. From 12pm- 8pm patrons can sample an array of tasty chicken dishes while enjoying the ocean breezes on Kingston’s waterfront.
Among the panel of experts who will select the Pan Chicken Champion of 2012 are two international chefs with years of cooking experience. Spike Mendelsohn, also known as Chef Spike, will bring with him an in depth knowledge of good food from his experiences on Top Chef and Food Network’s Iron Chef. Trained in classic French Cuisine, Chef Spike is a 2 time contestant on Food Network’s Iron Chef: All Stars and will be starring in the upcoming Next Iron Chef: Redemption season.
Strawberry Hill Hotel is more than just an epicurean escape, it’s a feast for the eyes and relaxation for the body and soul. This peaceful retreat sits 3,100 feet above sea level nestled in the Blue Mountains with panoramic views of Kingston. The property has rich history dating back to its use as a coffee plantation in the 18th century. Twelve handcrafted 19th century Georgian style cottages now make up the hotel, along with a Main House, Living Spa and a stunning infinity edge pool ideal for gazing at the city below.
Restaurant Week began in Kingston, Jamaica’s bustling capital city. Fine dining has its perfect fit in Kingston amidst the arts, culture and entertainment elements of the city. Asian, Indian, European and American influences have shaped the culinary landscape of the city producing a wide variety of restaurants.
Imagine running along a tropical coastline propelled by the earthy sound of drums and the view of the ocean. Every year Reggae Marathon offers that and much more for one day only in Negril.
This year however Reggae Marathon caps off an exciting calendar of running events in Jamaica, following on the heels of several 5k, 10k, and triathlon events for amateurs and sports enthusiasts alike.
Jamaica is no doubt the place to come and run, having produced the fastest men and women in modern history. Whether in the capital city Kingston or the laid back fishing village turned tourist town Negril, open road, perfect climate and memorable experiences await you in Jamaica.
Check out these upcoming running events in Jamaica and gear up for the biggest of them all, Reggae Marathon in Negril.
(via Reggae Marathon)
Wedding enthusiasts, service providers, photographers, videographers and lucky brides and grooms to be showed up in massive numbers to The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in the island’s capital, Kingston for its highly anticipated annual Wedding Expo. Held from March 10-11, 2012 in the hotel’s Grand Jamaican Suite the event gave patrons the opportunity to peruse a number of booths while collecting all the information necessary for planning a dream wedding in Jamaica.
From fabric to jewellery, dresses, decor, bridal registries, venues and honeymoon packages, those in attendance had the chance to see stunning displays that only hinted at the vast possibilities of a Jamaican wedding. The Grand Exhibition also featured cakes, floral arrangements, beauty and grooming, video and photography services, hair and make-up shows and more from over 50 exciting exhibitors. Among the crowd favourites were Tai Flora, New Levels Decor, Petals & Promises, Future Events Ja, Island Gems and Quoture by Isabella.
Our favourite travel trio is still on the move! Exploring, enjoying and sharing with us just a taste of all there is to do, see and taste in Jamaica. Each week Calee, Stephen and baby Nyla invite us to join them on their journey across Jamaica with another exciting webisode of Pon Di Road in Jamaica. Now, as we look forward to today’s premiere of a brand new webisode, let’s take a look back at last week’s “Pon Di Road (Season 2) #25 – Blue Mountain Coffee”.
In this mouthwatering webisode Calee, Stephen and baby Nyla visit the Craighton Estate in the hills of St. Andrew, Jamaica to taste the world famous Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee and to learn what makes the Blue Mountain brew special. Join them on their adventure by watching the video above and remember to tune in today at 5pm (EST) on Facebook and on our My Jamaica YouTube Channel for the premiere of a brand new webisode to see where these three will take us next!
Our favourite travel trio is still on the move! Exploring, enjoying and sharing with us just a taste of all there is to do, see and taste in Jamaica. Each week fans await the next webisode of Pon Di Road in Jamaica for a chance to live vicariously through them. So far in Season 2 we’ve seen them do everything from enjoy secluded natural hideaways in Portland to camel riding in Ocho Rios.
As we look forward to today’s premiere of a brand new webisode let’s take a quick look back at “Pon Di Road (Season 2) #19 – Knutsford Court Hotel”! Calee, Stephen and baby Nyla return to Jamaica’s capital Kingston and check in to the lovely Knutsford Court Hotel. Here, they enjoy a bit of rest an relaxation and take a dip in the pool. Remember to tune in today at 5pm (EST) on Facebook and on our My Jamaica YouTube Channel for the premiere of a brand new webisode to see where these three will take us next!