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#mother’sday

+ Chattin’ with new mom Emprezz TV personality and fashion designer Emprezz, shares her journey through motherhood and the lessons learned.

Emprezz with her son, Kush Golding

How has motherhood been so far? Motherhood is my most amazing achievement to date. I feel like I am responsible for a life that depends on me to shape, mould, teach, love, provide and nurture. It is a big responsibility, but we have alter egos when daddy is gone to work. We are super mom and super son. So we try to get things done and set routines…without much crying and fussing. He is only 11 weeks. Now that you are a mom, has your weekend routine changed? Weekend? My whole week! Oh yes, weekends are a lot different. I’m a whole new person. No more just popping out for a drink with the folks or going out to eat anywhere we choose. Can’t do the bachelorette lifestyle anymore. But you know what - we go to the beach with grandpa on the boat, we go to visit cousins and grandma and we even went to a party. He is still breast-fed, so we stay close. This is your first Mother’s Day. Do you have anything special planned? I have nothing planned but to hug up my hubby and son! However, I sure hope they have something planned for me (smile).


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+ Where to take mom for Mother’s Day this weekend

time with the family on Mother’s Day, and what betItert’swaygreatto todospend that than to treat mom to a delicious brunch at one of these eateries this Sunday? THE JAMAICA PEGASUS

The event will feature an extensive menu, music by Warm & Easy, a celebrity fashion show and much more. $4,200 per person and $3,000 for children under 10 years

WYNDHAM KINGSTON

SWEET BELLE BARBICAN BUSINESS CENTRE

They are offering a three course brunch with both local and international favourites for $2,500. Add a mini bottle of FREX sparkling wine for $1,000. Orange juice on the house.

There will be a great menu, live entertainment by Floyd Foulks and Charmaine Liminous and bottomless mimosas, champagne and spritzers. $3,901 per person, $1,200 special children’s menu for ages 5-12 and children under 5 years are free. 11:30am – 3:30pm

TERRA NOVA HOTEL

TEA TREE CREPERIE 8 HILLCREST AVENUE, KINGSTON 6

MOTHER, MAY I ADMIRAL’S MOUNTAIN, COOPER’S HILL, RED HILLS

This creperie will be serving up their specialties and offering 2-for-1 specials on frozen mint lemonades and 2-for-1 sweet crepes with savouries. They recommend making a reservation for seating at 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm and 6pm. Call 927-8733 to reserve a spot.

The brunch will feature extensive menu offerings with something for the entire family. $3,500 plus GCT and service charge per person and children 4-10 years are half price. 10:30am – 4pm

Enjoy the buffet and live entertainment by Alex and Christina Martin-Blaken. Lunch starts at noon until 5pm. $3,000 all-inclusive, $2,500 regular adult and children under 12 $1,500. For directions and to confirm your space email windsorridgejm@gmail.com or call 285-9694/374-5723


#mywknd What is your typical weekend?

+ Donalee Curtis

Host of the wkndr tv on ivutv.com

On the weekends when I’m not filming the show, you can usually find me at the beach. The beach is my life! My friends and I love hanging out on the boat and going to Maiden Cay. Every time I miss the beach on the weekends, a little part of me dies. I am also a party animal. I like to call myself the original road monster, so more than likely you’ll find me at least at one party.   

Do you have a weekend must see/do/eat?

Other than going to the beach, I must hang with my cronies. I love my friends and since most of them have nine-tofives, the weekends are really our time.

What has been your best weekend ever?

Wow, one of my best weekends ever has to be my birthday weekend last year. My ex-boyfriend took me to Negril.  Coincidentally,  it was the same weekend that many Jamaicans thought God was coming, so when I wasn’t partying or stuffing my face at Pushcart, I was on the beach with a champagne bottle in hand waiting for the world to end. I would say it was perfect!  

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Who are your weekends spent with?

My weekends are usually spent with my boos, Julia and Camille and Ann, whenever she’s in town. Sometimes I hang with my boys Akil, Niall and Maurice. I have such sexy friends.   

What would be your ideal weekend?

If I answer one more question and include the beach I think no one will read this article. Other than the beach I would love to spend more time with my family. Go to Pusey Hill, Manchester and kick it with my granny. Sista Jennie mi love you bad!  

What spot/event/activity would you recommend for any given weekend?

One of my favourite events that take place on the weekends is Kingston Kitchen. Whenever it comes around, I definitely recommend it!

Your weekend drink is…

Rum and ginger beer. Try it, it mad! Simple enough to make at home and yummy enough to get you feeling right. Shhhh! Don’t tell my mom I drink. 

DRINK OF CHOICE: Rum and ginger beer


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+ Rafting on the Rio Grande

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athering 20 people together at the same time can sometimes be a little bit of a challenge, but we were able to coordinate a group to head out rafting in Portie. We called ahead to make a reservation, since our group was so big and organised lunch and drinks to take with us. When we headed out, we were 20 strong, iPods fully loaded and six coolers in tow. The party began not too long after the bus started on its journey, complete with a barto-go, sing-alongs and even some dance move demonstrations. About two hours later, we were at the Rio Grande and moving the party from the bus to our respective rafts. I am not sure if we were more entertained by our captains or if they were more entertained by us.

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It was really a great day with our 10 rafts moving slowly down the river, allowing us time to jump in and take a dip, learn some rafting skills from the captains, stop for lunch halfway and just take in the surroundings. The trip was a change from the normal weekend flex and an amazing way to take in the sun setting on the horizon. Definitely a fun and memorable experience.


#listings

+ What to do this wknd FAMOUS FRIDAYS FICTION LOUNGE FRIDAY, MAY 11 Enjoy 2-for-1 Cafe Patron specials or three for $1000. It’s the premium experience at Fiction Lounge. Admission: $1,000 UBER CLUB PRIVILEGE FRIDAY, MAY 11 The every Friday drink-inclusive club experience. This week the ladies of Miss Universe Jamaica will be in the house. Admission: Women, $1,000

 and Men, $2,000 APPLETON MAY DAZE THE REMIX 15 WEST KINGS HOUSE ROAD FRIDAY, MAY 11 This event happens every Friday in May. This week’s theme is Team Short Shorts vs. Team Short Skirts. Admission: $800 and ladies free before 11pm

LIVE MUSIC SATURDAYS JOJO’S JERK PIT SATURDAY, MAY 12 Live music performances this Saturday from 7pm to 10pm. ULTRA INCLUSIVE SATURDAYS TOP FLOOR QUAD, NEW KINGSTON SATURDAY, May 12 Get on the guest list for this Saturday’s staging when Ultra offers a premium all-inclusive bar. Admission: $2,000 (men) and $1,500 (women) MARLEY, THE MOVIE BOB MARLEY MUSEUM FRIDAY MAY 11 -SUNDAY, MAY 13 The final showing of the documentary will take place each day at 6:30pm. Pre-sold tickets not available so make sure to get there early! Admission: $500

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