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Marbana is #1 Beach Event this Easter + Behind the Seams with Zulo Walton

Monday, February 19, 2018

"Sophistication in motion" is the Tag-line for the events brand M7Events. 

If you are familiar with the Jamaican events/entertainment scene you might have heard the name "Zulo Walton". Zulo Walton is synonymous with quality events in Jamaica namely Marbana, Soiree and SPF Weekend. With the popular Easter weekend fast approaching we thought it was the perfect timing to get all the deets on the signature Easter Sunday event Marbana. Today, The Haute Lifestyle goes "Behind the Seams" with Zulo Walton of M7Events.


THP: Tell us about M7 Events?
ZULO: M7 Events was conceptualized and created by a group of 7 friends who realized there was a void in the entertainment scene that needed to be filled. The group hosted its first event on Christmas Eve 2004, called “Friends Only” which was a bottle party catering to our friends on an invitation-only basis. That event was kept annually and the name was changed to Soiree and held on Christmas Eve each year and became a sought-after staple event on the Christmas party scene.

Zulo Walton and his beautiful wife Shakira Walton
In 2011 we conceptualized and birthed SPF Weekend which was a 3 day weekend of parties catering to a mature crowd of friends growing in numbers and success each year. 

Another brainchild of the group was to bring party life back to the parish of Portland with our Easter Sunday beach party held on the sands of the world-renowned Frenchmans Cove Resort. This year will be the 5th staging of this event which kicks off the Carnival Week in Jamaica. 

We pride ourselves in always trying to exceed the expectations of our patrons and always look to improve our service from event to event. 

THP: What is the one event people know M7 Events for?
ZULO: Its hard to single out one event because all 3 events cater to a different demographic although there is a certain amount of crossover between the 3.  If I had to choose, I would say Soiree:: SPF.

THP: Explain the concept behind Marbana 2018?
ZULO: We realized there was a need to offer something new and exciting to partygoers looking for a change of scenery from the norm of Ocho Rios. The idea of hosting a beach party at Frenchmans Cove Resort in Portland was conceptualized and MARBANA was born shortly thereafter.

THP: Of all the places in Jamaica .. why did you choose Port Antiono for the 2018 staging?
ZULO: Frenchmans Cove Resort is the home of MARBANA. We forged a relationship with the resorts' owners from the first staging in 2014 and never looked back since. People love Portland for its lush vegetation, beautiful beaches and just all round laid- back atmosphere. So we figured it was the best spot to host what would soon become a sought-after event the world over.

THP: What would you say makes a successful event?
ZULO: There are a few key ingredients that every event must have in order to be successful. Great Music, good beverage offering, a nice venue and of course the beautiful people who come out to party.

THP: What can people expect at Marbana 2018?
ZULO: Top class DJ lineup providing a musical production to keep patrons dancing all day. Top shelf beverage offering. Delectable Food offering suitable for Kings and Queens. A pristine beach to host the event. Wow factors to keep all patrons engaged and entertained. High energy pulsating environment that will leave a lasting impression. 

THP: Why should people come out to Marbana this year?
ZULO: MARBANA is in a league of its own. It caters to a more mature crowd and never disappoints its patrons with its offerings. This will be the 5th staging of the event and will continue to exceed the standards and experiences of past events. No other event offers a beach club experience like MARBANA here in Jamaica. If party enthusiasts want something different than the norm then they should come and enjoy the experience.


Marbana is not just an event but envelopes a much larger vision of being a catalyst for the resurgence of Port Antonio as an Entertainment Destination. Marbana helps to boost the Portland economy, if only for a weekend, and the trickle-down effect of every dollar spent is significant. We also seek to employ local chefs, lifeguards and other labor from the parish so that there's a more holistic benefit to everyone in the parish. I should also point out that we have for many years now, adopted as a charity, the Portland Rehabilitation center as we believe in giving back however we can.  From inception, we also decided on a "go green initiative" where we focus on using materials from the natural resources to enhance the venue, giving it a more rustic decor hence the driftwood pieces used to adorn and decorate the venue.


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#HowYouSleepin | College Students and Sleep

Thursday, February 8, 2018

We have been talking a lot about sleep here at the Haute Lifestyle because it's important! Today, we'll be talking about sleep and how it affects college students.

I know college is supposed to be the time of your lives ( for me it was ) but have you ever really thought about how it affects students sleep patterns? I discovered a great resource for more information from the mattress company called Casper that introduced me to Sleep Cards which basically gives a break-down to some of the sleep-related issues college students experience. Keep reading to learn more about these issues.

 There is no way I can "turn off" my mind so what I do to combat all the busyness is to write all my thoughts down on a writing pad and create my "to-do" list for the next day. This helps so much as some of the things on my mind are now on paper and I feel at ease.




A great mattress makes a world of difference when you toss and turn. Casper has really great, high-quality mattresses that are worth the investment. If this is a little out of your budget, invest in a quality mattress topper and some fluffy new pillows.




Never go to bed hungry! I love tea and I try to have a cup before bed as well as my favorite snack. People have said warm milk before bed has a soothing effect that helps you fall asleep quicker -- so you can try that as well.


 Turn off that noise! You might live in an environment where you cannot control the noise so earplugs, your own headphones to drown out the outside noise is also good. Whatever works for you.




For this, I usually watch a movie or read a book until I fall asleep. Just find an activity that makes you tired and runs with that.




I've tried getting up the same time I do on weekdays I do on the weekend and it works! Our bodies naturally wake up the same time each day to make it a routine and in no time you'll kick that "Sunday-Monday" insomnia.



I don't know about anybody else but I can't sleep if the room is too hot or too cold! As the card suggests, choose a happy medium of 65 degrees for the most comfortable sleep.

Do you experience any of these issues? Comment below to let us know.


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Is It Time for a Spring Beauty Preparation - You bet it is!

Wednesday, February 7, 2018


Spring is almost around the corner, and if you’re one of those people who simply can’t wait for it to come –
welcome to the club! There are so many great things this season brings – fantastic weather is just one of
them – but it can also be a bit tricky, especially when it comes to your skin. You’ve probably already noticed
that it can become a bit problematic whenever seasons change, but don’t worry at all – there are ways to
prevent that! Just stay with us and keep on reading, because we have four amazing tips on how to make that
happen. Check them out and get ready for spring like a boss!

Replace your regular face creams with soothing gels


The first thing you should do is to switch from your regular face creams to gel-like textures, which is particularly
important because your skin won’t need such heavy products any longer. As the seasons change, the levels of
humidity and temperatures will also change, and that’s why your skin will require completely different formulas.
Of course, your skin is highly likely to become much drier due to heating and winter weather, so it craves
deep hydration and thick creams. On the other hand, you won’t need those during spring, so be sure you
switch to soothing gels rich in hyaluronic acid and vitamin C, and your skin will instantly feel much better.


Switch from face oils to lightweight water-based serums


The same goes for your trusty face oils, which probably were your number one choice when talking about cold
winter months. These can be true lifesavers when the weather is extremely harsh, but you know what? You
won’t need them at all during spring for several reasons. First of all, these can be quite heavy for your skin,
as they can clog your pores and cause potential issues like breakouts. This is particularly true when it comes to
people with oily skin, so make sure you skip them and opt for water-based serums instead. There are a lot of
quality cosmeceutical skin care products that are really lightweight, like serums with retinol and vitamin E,
so give them a try and you certainly won’t make a mistake.


Ditch your full coverage foundation and embrace a medium coverage one


The next step of your spring preparation should include transitioning from a full coverage foundation to a
medium coverage one, which is, again, the matter of the weather and higher temperatures typical of spring.
Trust us, you really don’t want to start sweating with your heavy-duty foundation on for two simple reasons.
Firstly, the combination of sweat and foundation can be extremely bad for your complexion, since it can block
your pores and wreak havoc on your face. Secondly, foundation that runs down your face (and neck) looks
awfully unattractive, so don’t let that happen and opt for a less cakey product. Even a tinted moisturizer will do
the trick!


Try lighter moisturizers with an SPF instead of thick lotions


When it comes to your body, we’re almost 100 percent sure that a thick lotion was your absolute favorite
during winter, but the truth is that your skin won’t need it as soon as spring kicks in. Creams and lotions infused
with natural oils are a perfect choice when you’re desperate for something extra nourishing, but guess what?
Such products will feel extremely sticky on the skin with the warmer weather, and it won’t be able to absorb
them properly as it was the case during winter. So, switch to a lighter moisturizer with SPF which will hydrate
your skin and protect it from the harmful sun’s rays at the same time.


Each of these four steps is more than essential when talking about your spring beauty preparations, so make
sure you don’t skip any of them in order to see the best results. Once you manage to accomplish that, you’ll get
prepared for the upcoming season like a true pro!


Mia Taylor is a fashion and beauty enthusiast from Sydney and writer for www.highstylife.com. She loves
writing about her life experiences. Travelling and enjoying other cultures and their food with her husband is
a big part of her life. She is always on the lookout for new trends in fashion and beauty, and considers
herself an expert when it comes to lifestyle tips.
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