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#Fall Vibes | Jamaica Food & Drink Festival 2017 was Muy Picante'

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

"Variety is the spice of life" is a mantra well suited for the penultimate event of the Ja Food & Drink Festival.

The Ruins at UWI Mona, was the place to be last Friday as Food Enthusiasts, Chefs, Bloggers and local "celebs" came out in numbers for the event known as Picante’. If you have not guessed it by now, Picante' is a muy flavorful food event with a variety of spicy foods prepared by Jamaica's top Chefs. 

The guest Chef of the night was The Food Network's 2x Chopped Champion Andre Fowles. Other well noted local chefs of the night were: Colin Hylton, Jacqui Tyson, Stush in the Bush, Charissa Henry, Allison Smalling, Oji Ja Ja, OPA! Alexx Antaeus, Simon Levy, Fromage Gourmet Market/ Brasserie and Chocolate Dreams (Michelle Smith).

When The Haute Lifestyle arrived at the venue, our first stop was Stush in the Bush where we tried the Spicy cauliflower chicken wings & mustard greens with liquid STUSH Blow fyah and grilled corn with a scotch bonnet cashew cream, cilantro & lime. The bold flavor of the "wings" complemented the grilled corn and took it to another level.

oxtail mole with "tun caameal churros"
We then mozied on over to Andre Fowles' booth where he served oxtail mole with "tun caameal churros". As we ate forkfuls of the well cooked meat, as it melted beyond the hard palate -- the decision was unanimous, it was a favorite! Next was the main bar that offered bottomless drink concoctions that got us in high spirits. Picante was a great event that left us wanting more and excited for the 2018 staging.

See our highlights of the event below as captured by our talented photographer Dale Stephenson.

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Dale Stephenson | Dale Stephenson Photography

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#Fall Vibes | Introducing -The Sickest Drama "Survivors Remorse"

Fresh off of his appearances on the highly acclaimed group project from The Council, "Nothing Else Matters", The Sickest Drama (TSD) returns with a new single entitled "Survivors Remorse" - an incisive track tackling the dark past of the black experience in Western society. The Sickest Drama further explains the symbolism of dropping this track on Halloween "Sometimes your own past is the real horror story, we, as a people have been zombie-fied". This raw and reflective meditation is the newest single on his forthcoming album entitled "Providence" dropping in Spring 2018.

Artwork by @kidding_art (Instagram)
@kimmmon (twitter)

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Fall Vibes | How to Dress Trendy yet Fashionably for Law School

Monday, October 30, 2017

One popular question on the mind of almost every Law Student is "what do I wear to school"? No matter the size of our closet, we always want to look fashionable. While it may seem odd to talk about law school and fashion in the same sentence, it is something to consider, especially if one wants to dress for success. Here a few tips on how to dress trendy yet fashionable for Law School.

Compose A Basic Outfit

Perhaps a few must have staples have already come to mind from dark suits to dresses. Law is all about professionalism and you must dress the part to play the part. While black pieces are always appropriate, they can sometimes be a bit generic. Don’t be afraid to stand out. You can do this by integrating a bit of color into your suit.

A blue or grey suit with a button-down shirt is a great choice for men. A variety of button-down shirts or silk shells to go under a blazer will also come in handy for women to pair with skirts and dress pants. Always remember however, to wear wrinkle free and fitted clothing. Clothing which is baggy, too tight, or looks unkempt no matter how fashionable can easily ruin the professional look you are trying to achieve.

Be Bold but Modest

Showing up to classes, or a faculty event in a tracksuit is just as tacky as walking around with a $9000 Birkin bag. Standing out is important but only if you’re being admired for it. To be fashionable, you must accessorize trends professionally.
For women, avoid dangly earrings and go for statement necklaces. This piece can add a spark to the dullest of outfits. Pair it with small studs without any bracelets or rings (except wedding rings etc.). Statement necklaces will prep up your black sheath dress as opposed to bracelets or multiple rings which can be loud and distracting.
Men can also dress up their outfits by adding a whimsical neck tie to their suit. Although, muted colors are appreciated in court, this does not mean you should not go ahead and rock your patterned or colored ties on campus as these add the right flair to your outfit.

Be Consistent with Your Image

The business world thrives on consistency and efficiency. Just as it is important to project a consistent image with your interests and work ethic, the same can be said with your law school wardrobe. Find a style that suits you, is comfortable, and appropriate for classes and socializing. When you find your style, stick to it, and make it your own. This will not only prepare you for law school but your legal career.

Be Confident

Always play to your strengths and take your likes and dislikes into consideration. You should feel comfortable in the way that you present yourself to the world. Self-confidence is the best outfit, rock it and own it.

Written By

Monique Gillett-Chambers
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