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PANACHE Digital Media Tricia Williamson | CEO/ FOUNDER ______________________ Special Thanks To Tricia Williamson | EDITORIAL & CREATIVE DIRECTOR Oneil Banton | ART & DESIGN DIRECTOR Craig Harley| PHOTOGRAPHY DIRECTOR Rasine Hamilton | LEAD MAKEUP ARTIST Chantel Bailey | PHOTOSHOOT ASSISTANT Marshelle Haseley| MANAGING EDITOR CONTRIBUTING PHOTOS & TEXT Davina Bennett, Tricia Williamson, Rasine Hamilton, Craig Harley, Starbucks, Uzuri International, Miss Universe Jamaica, Tia Clothes Girls, MIIEGO, Devon House, Grog Shoppe, Blue Ridge, Fenty Beauty, Quaint by GSC, Miakalani Swim, Laura Alexis, Jamecamotif, Paradise Child, Yendi Phillips, Bartley's All In Wood, Galavant Jewelry, Angels & Grace,Uptown Yardie, Chrissy Coils, Kristina Broderick, Kim Jay Swimwear, ASD, Hugh Wynter Fertility Management Unit, Sophia Amoruso, Deva Curl, Camille Rose Naturals, Taliah Waajid, Uncle Funky's Daughter, Mielle Organics, Bee Mine Organics, Bowers & Wilkins, Chronology Tour, Headline Entertainment, Nickii Kane, Expo Jamaica, Bacchanal Jamaica, Jakes, G-Ro, Afrikin, Drew Neisser, Lorie Konish, JMMB.

Special Thanks to our #TeamPANACHE who worked on this shoot: Creative Director, Tricia Williamson; Rasine Hamilton, Professional Make-Up Artist; Craig Harley, Managing Director, Creative House Photography; and Chantel Bailey, Photoshoot Assistant. Thank you to PANACHE Cover Girl Davina Bennett, Miss Universe (2nd Runner-Up); Uzuri International; Tia Clothes Girl; and Devon House Management.

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appy New Year to you all from Team PANACHE! As with every new year, 2018 brings with it new opportunities to embrace and challenges to overcome. For this issue, I want to encourage you to embrace yourself for who you are and make choices in life that truly make you happy. In recent times we have said goodbye to media legend Ian Boyne and veteran journalist Janice Budd. It reminds us just how fragile life is and why it is so important to have good health and cherish life's moments with family and friends. Be grateful for all that you have. Looking back in addition to celebrating TRICIA WILLIAMSON Chief Executive Officer 10 years in business, our project of the year tricia@panachedigital.media went to the special 200-page commemorative magazine, we produced for the Jamaica Social Investment Fund in celebration of 20 years in Jamaica. Thank you to all of Team PANACHE and Omar Sweeney and the JSIF family for the honour of producing this beautiful magazine.

Your Thoughts

Trisha demonstrates that love for family, love of country and a passion for education is the cornerstone of any firm human commitment. She epitomizes patriotism. I have had the pleasure of meeting her and just reading this interview makes me feel like I have known her all my life. Trisha is a true Jamaican in every way. May her passion for the betterment of her people continue to burn like wildfire. I know I want to work with her one day. -DEVON THOMPSON The heights by great men reached and kept, were not attained by sudden flight, but, they while their companions slept, were toiling upward through the night. The achievements of the Early Childhood Commission are brought about through resilience. We believe the children are the future, so we cannot fail the next generation. All ECIs need to come on board and be certified. ECC is about “standard�, substance over hype. Congratulation Team ECC. The race is not for the swift, nor the battle for the strong, but for those who endure to the end. -KAHAN HANDY

Managing Editor, Marshelle Haseley, is off on vacation his column will return in 2018.

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Starbucks plans to work with the MultiCare Youth Foundation to develop a Life and Work Skills training program for local youth from disadvantaged backgrounds.

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tarbucks has a long history going back more than forty years of investing in the communities it serves worldwide by creating opportunities for young people, particularly those in underserved communities. The company plans to similarly partner with Caribbean Coffee Baristas Ltd. in Jamaica to support initiatives aimed at connecting young men and women in the community with the resources and support they need to succeed. Starbucks partners recently volunteered at the Garland Hall Memorial Children’s Home, painting and refurbishing the orphanage. The company is also looking at ways to support food donation and book and clothing drives. In line with its global efforts to connect youth to economic opportunities, Starbucks plans to work with the MultiCare Youth Foundation to develop a Life and Work Skills training program for local youth from disadvantaged backgrounds, with a focus on 16- to 29-year-olds who are not in school or employed. With funding from The Starbucks Foundation, the program is intended to support youth in both Montego Bay and Kingston and will include customer service skills training to ensure youth are ready to access employment in the retail, service, or hospitality industries. By working with the MultiCare Youth Foundation, Starbucks also plans to include volunteer opportunities for partners to serve as mentors to participating youth.

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Starbucks has operated stores in the Caribbean since 2002 when it opened its first store in Puerto Rico’s Old San Juan. It now operates in six Caribbean markets, including the Bahamas, Aruba, Curacao, Trinidad and Tobago, and now Jamaica. For Starbucks, which first opened in 1971 in Seattle’s historic Pike Place Market, the opening in Jamaica marks its 17th market in the Latin America and Caribbean region and 76th global market.


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Starbucks opened its first store in Jamaica in late November and entered its 76th market globally, marking a historic milestone for the global coffee company’s Caribbean operations and its storied history of sourcing the highest quality coffee from the region going back more than four decades. The new café, located at Doctor’s Cave Beach in Montego Bay, offers customers an inviting destination to relax, unwind and connect in one of the area’s most iconic neighbourhoods. Featuring custom artwork by local artist Fiona Godfrey, the store’s unique design pays tribute to Jamaica’s history and rich coffee heritage. Customers can enjoy a wide range of Starbucks beverages and food, including its signature handcrafted hot and cold espresso beverages made with 100 percent Arabica coffee. To mark this historic opening, the company is also featuring Starbucks Reserve® Jamaica Blue Mountain whole bean coffee, a longtime favourite with Starbucks customers in the U.S. and Canada. “As a company that has worked for many decades with Jamaica’s coffeegrowing communities, we are honored to have the opportunity to work our local business partner Caribbean Coffee Baristas to open our first store in the beautiful island nation of Jamaica,” said Ricardo Rico, Starbucks general manager and vice president for Latin America and the Caribbean, who attended the opening celebrations in Montego Bay. “For Starbucks, this is an opportunity to build on more than forty years of the best in-store experience to customers around the globe that is rooted in high-quality coffee and our engaged, knowledgeable baristas. Our new Starbucks Jamaica partners (employees) are ready to welcome customers, as we mark the beginning of this exciting chapter in the Caribbean

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market.” Starbucks® stores in Jamaica are operated by Caribbean Coffee Baristas Ltd., a joint venture between Ian Dear, Chief Executive Officer of leading restaurant management and franchise operator Margaritaville Caribbean Group and Adam Stewart, who is also Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sandals Resorts International. Together, they plan to open up to 15 locations in Jamaica over the next five years, with a shared commitment towards creating opportunities for Starbucks employees, delivering a unique and unmatched

for us to create fantastic opportunities, for everyone involved, and to create another global platform for our locallygrown Blue Mountain Coffee. We know that this venture will be highly successful, and we look forward to an exciting future with Starbucks.” “We are thrilled to welcome Starbucks to Jamaica and bring the Starbucks Experience to customers on the island,” said Stewart. “Through our shared values, including our dedication to delivering the best customer experience, commitment to being an employer of choice, and operating responsibly in the communities we serve, we aim to create a truly unique coffeehouse experience here in Jamaica.” “In addition, I believe that Starbucks, with its longstanding love of Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee, represents one of the greatest opportunities for the incremental growth in the export of our locally-grown coffee,” said Stewart. Honoring Jamaica’s Rich Heritage through Coffee and Design

customer experience, and supporting the region’s coffee producers. Following Montego Bay, the company expects to open in Kingston in 2018. “As a leading Caribbean hospitality group, our achievements have always been guided by listening, responding and delivering on our customers’ expectations,” said Dear. “Bringing Starbucks, a globally recognized and respected brand, to our Jamaican shores, is a natural progression for us. We pledge to continue providing the high standards that we and Starbucks are known for. This is another occasion

In celebration of Starbucks launch in the market, customers can now enjoy Starbucks Reserve® Jamaica Blue Mountain whole bean coffee – a rare and exceptional coffee grown by Amber, Clifton Mount and Wallenford Estate farms in the Blue Mountain region, and roasted exclusively at the state-of-the-art Starbucks Reserve™ Roastery in the company’s hometown of Seattle. The company also plans to source Jamaican coffee for single origin coffees and blends for its stores in other markets across Latin America, and connect agronomists and technical experts from the Starbucks Global Agronomy Center to coffee producers in Jamaica. |P


Fenty Beauty Review

BY RASINE HAMILTON


FENTY BEAUTY BY RIHANNA PRO FILT’R FOUNDATION Shade 370 We can’t review this foundation without mentioning their extensive 40 shade range, a makeup industry first for a brand launch, yet alone for a celebrity brand. This foundation has a natural matte finish, doesn’t dry down cakey or settle into your lines or pores. Its thin, liquid consistency covers well. It is definitely medium-buildable coverage, but I would only build in the sections that need it. The bottle is 1.08 fluid ounces, which is .08 fluid ounces more than an average foundation bottle. • I apply the foundation over well moisturised and primed skin for best application and results. In a tropical climate I would suggest if you’re overly oily, mattify with a mattifying primer only in those oily areas. Set it with a light translucent powder if oily or in a tropical climate. • This foundation can be applied with either a buffing brush or sponge (damp), I would say try both methods to see which you prefer as I have seen people love it ether way. • I would rate the foundation 4 out of 5, it is definitely in my Top 3 foundations of all time. The only thing my HG has over it is lasting power; my HG gives a few more hours. I would wear my Fenty as a daily foundation if I wore makeup everyday. • PSA, I suggest trying to test a shade in person because all these shades have some people confused. If possible get a sample in a few shades, try them out on different days and wear them so it dries down on the skin to its truest colour; this is really the method you should use before buying any foundation, really, but even more so this one.

FENTY BEAUTY BY RIHANNA KILLAWATT FREESTYLE HIGHLIGHTER 'Trophy Wife' This is the unique gold, green, bronze highlighter that everyone heavily anticipated in the brands` initial launch. Also, the product that inspired Rihanna’s outfit for the US launch in New York. • Finally, in hand, this gem was met with mixed reviews because of the unique green shift that it had. I personally didn’t care, but I could see where everyone was coming from. This highlighter is best for medium to dark skin tones. I actually wear it 98% of the time I wear makeup, but I use it lightly over a champagne gold/nude highlighter. It is great for highlighting or bronzing your body when wearing cold shoulder blouses, beachwear and much more. • The Killawatt highlighter can do more than just highlight. It`s great for shadow all over the lid and for an inner corner highlight. The compact is so big that you’ll have product to last you forever. I must also commend the size of the mirror in the compact, great to apply makeup on the go. • This highlighter has obvious glitter particles and is not for the faint of heart. The powder itself is finely milled and applies very smooth. For a highlighter, I give it 3.5 out of 5, because I like it but it depends on how it`s used. But it gets brownie points for having the ability to use it in several days.

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FENTY BEAUTY BY RIHANNA MATCH STIX SHIMMER SKINSTICK'Trippin' This cream stick is really a tube filled with wonder. I think its more a Makeup Artist’s dream than for a makeup enthusiast. I say this because even though it is quite easy to use for cream stick, there is a learning curve. • My favourite way to apply it is with the use of a small buffing brush; I swirl the brush on the tip of the stick to warm it up and to collect some product, then I lightly buff and press it on the top your cheek. The highlight given is good enough to wear on its own, especially for those that don’t like a blinding highlight, unlike me *covers face*. • Contrary to the above, my favourite way to wear this is over my bare skin, with a little concealer in spots that need it. Its the best for a natural highlight because the shade is gold with a pink shift, so the pink adds a flushed look. On the website, the shade is described as a golden-glazed apricot to be specific. • The lasting power is pretty good, even if it`s on my bare skin. It gives a solid 5 hours before starting to fade. I contribute the lasting power to the drier consistency; the drier consistency also doesn’t tend to move around the product below it, but I wouldn’t apply the stick directly to the makeup - use the brush. I give the stick 3 out of 5 stars.

FENTY BEAUTY BY RIHANNA GLOSS BOMB UNIVERSAL LIP LUMINIZER '‘Fenty Glow’ This universal shimmering rose nude as described on the website, is said to be a lip gloss fit for all skin tones. I must say I’ve seen several persons with a plethora of skin tones wear this gloss and it really does work. The gloss on me is not very rosy but you do see a hint of pink when applied. It is moisturising, shiny and lasts for a good while especially for a gloss. The moisture lasts as well even as the high-intensity shine wears down. • My favourite way to wear it is with a natural pink lip pencil underneath to amp up the pink in the gloss itself. There is somewhat of a sheen but it is not a metallic or glittery gloss. I would use this gloss on others of different skin tones with a nude base to add colour. The gloss on its own is great for a natural, no foundation look. • I rate the gloss a 5 out of 5 because it performs amazingly and does exactly what it`s promised to do. The applicator is a doe foot but bigger than what we would be used to. The packaging is compact because it`s not too long but it is a bit chubby; I don’t have a problem fitting it in my wristlet for on the go purposes. If you are a lover of gloss, you will love this gloss!

FENTY BEAUTY BY RIHANNA STUNNA LIP PAINT LONGWEAR FLUID LIP COLOUR ‘Uncensored’ In a world filled with liquid lipsticks, could Rihanna really release something life changing? • The teasing of this product drove everyone crazy!…well almost. I must admit that I did not intend to purchase this Fenty Beauty staple. I was going to wait it out and see. I wanted to see reviews on it before taking the leap, I was so calculated, all of a sudden *covers face*. So I strolled into Sephora 1 week after it launched, with a game plan that did not include this lipstick, but I could not help browse the shelves as usual. The consultant says to me “have you tried the Rihanna lipstick?”, to which I said “no.” She convinced me to try it and I was mind blown! • The consistency was so thin, weightless is the best word to describe it. But the consistency would make you think it isn’t pigmented, well you would be wrong. Its so pigmented, that on your first application you’re bound to make a mistake and use way more than you need.The packaging is so amazing and so is the applicator. I took out the applicator, wiped off the excess and went to apply, I never had to dip the applicator in for more product at all. I could draw a straight line and the lipstick application was thin but very pigmented and it wore so comfortably. • So other than obvious differences to the run of the mill liquid lipsticks that I listed above, the Stunna does transfer, it transfers on the glass you’re drinking from, the napkin you wipe your mouth with BUT it never affects the vibrancy of the perfect universal red. And that is what really matters. I don’t find it transferring if you kiss someone on their cheek, so it all depends. • This lipstick most definitely gets a 5 out of 5 stars for me. Here’s why; it`s versatility - it looks amazing on every skin tone I’ve applied it to or seen wear it. Its comfort, its pigmentation, its wear, its packaging…need I say more? |P

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The

HUGH WYNTER FERTILITY Management Unit

The Hugh Wynter Fertility Management Unit (HWFMU) is in the Faculty of Medical Sciences at the University of the West Indies. It is governed by the Vice Chancellery and is led by the director Dr. Vernon DaCosta. The Unit was established in 1979 as the Advanced Training and Research in Fertility Management solely to provide modern family planning services to enhance women’s reproductive health and assisted reproductive services before being renamed on July 12, 2008, after its first director Professor the Honourable Hugh Wynter. The Unit has four interrelated areas namely Clinical Services, Training, Research and Outreach which contribute to its overall goal of improving the quality of life of our population through continued improvement and enhancement of sexual and reproductive health care within the region. Major Highlights 2000-2017 New initiatives added to the Unit’s existing portfolio in the new millennium were an array of assisted reproductive techniques to the clinical services and in training, the Masters in Counselling by Distance Education. Between 2010 and 2014, the Unit underwent major physical and technological expansion of the facility. The expansion included two level 1 and 2 state of the art world class endoscopic operating rooms, a state of the art assisted conception laboratory and an interactive lecture room with telemedicine with regional and international simultaneous reach and which allows the viewing of live surgeries in the operating theatres. This expansion and introduction of new technology have provided greater access by clients to the services and improved facilitation of the training of medical students and practitioners, nursing students and pupil midwives in contraceptive technology, minimally invasive surgical techniques and assisted reproduction technologies. The use of minimally invasive surgical techniques has significant benefits for client safety and recovery as well as enhancing professional efficiency, effectiveness and productivity.

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A major outcome of the technological expansion has been the collaboration forged with the International Society for Gynaecologic Endoscopy (ISGE) and the formation of Caribbean Association of Gynaecologic Endoscopic Surgeons (CAGES) which together hosted the 2017 Minimally Invasive Gynaecological surgery (MIGS) conference and postgraduate courses in Jamaica, the first of its kind to be held in the region. This signal event facilitated advanced training and international certification of Caribbean consultant obstetrician/gynaecologists and has placed the HWFMU on the path to achieve international certification as a centre of excellence for gynaecologic endoscopy. Additionally, 7 clients with gynaecological complications benefited from surgical interventions at no cost performed by the HWFMU consultants in partnership with the international experts.The live surgeries were beamed to the lecture theatre with telemedicine facilities which allowed medical practitioners to watch and interact with the surgeons. The HWFMU has also extended its reach in utilizing the facilities for training by hosting in collaboration with Ferring Pharmaceutical the conduct of two in vitro fertilization ( IVF) training workshops (2015 and 2016) for consultant obstetrician/gynaecologist in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean. A total of 25 consultants were trained from 5 countries. The Clinical Services The range of clinical services includes family planning, assisted reproductive services and reproductive surgical procedures. The Unit was initially

"Overall goal of improving the quality of life of our population through continued improvement and enhancement of sexual and reproductive health care within the region." HWFMU Building.

founded to provide family planning services to improve the sexual and reproductive health of adolescents, women and men and to deliver family life education. The addition of assisted reproductive services recognizes the right to and need for the service. The World Health Organization (2012) indicates that one in every four couples in developing countries had been found

The director of the HWFMU Dr. Vernon DaCosta showing the outcome of an IVF procedure via an ultrasound image to visiting doctors at the IVF Workshop.

HWFMU Interactive Theatre.

to be affected by infertility. The service marked its success with the birth of the first test-tube baby in 2001 and to date over three hundred (300) babies have been delivered. The HWFMU’s assisted conception programme has

provided many couples, who could not afford treatment overseas, the opportunity to conceive and raise their own children. The service has been expanded to include egg-sharing and donor-recipient programme for couples

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whose gametes were not functional and to make the programme even more affordable for financially challenged clients. Oocyte preservation (egg freezing) is an IVF service which caters to females delaying motherhood for professional development and also, for those needing to undergo cancer treatment. Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) testing is also offered. It allows females to know their fertility status by accessing information on their ovarian egg reserve. The Unit continues to expand and improve its assisted conception services to meet its clients needs both locally and internationally. Training In addition to clinical training, the Unit delivers a four-year postgraduate programme, the Masters in Counselling by Distance Education which utilizes face-to-face teaching and online learning across Caribbean territories served by the UWI. There is the demand for trained counsellors to manage the complex behavioural problems detected in the primary and secondary schools. This programme has produced a cadre of competent counsellors across the Caribbean that have mastered the concepts, principles and techniques in Career, Family Therapy, Person-Centred, Existential, Psycho-dynamic and Cognitive-Behavioural, Schools of Counselling, and Eclectic Integrative Counselling. The programme has produced 154 graduates. Research Research in the HWFMU is critical for driving innovation in all its designated areas and for to contribute to income generation. Research is an ongoing activity that occurs mainly through collaborative efforts, especially in the clinical services, In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and training. Outreach The Outreach Section in collaboration with stakeholders and the clinical, training and research teams carries the work, products and services of the Unit beyond its walls and extending its social responsibility to its neighbouring communities. Outreach provides support in the promotion, monitoring and evaluation of the strategic plan, client advocacy and initiation, and the formation and nurturing of local, regional and international linkages for sexual and reproductive health (SRH) training and research. Additionally, Outreach participates in a fixed calendar of events such as UWI Annual Research Days, training workshops and community health fairs while interacting with public institutions and special interest groups such as the National Family Planning Board and the Shauna Fuller BASE Foundation respectively. |P

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(Right) Drs De La Haye (CMO Min of Health), Rattray(Head Dept OBGyn), Bruce (Snr Dir Clinical Services of UHWI), Hamilton (Dept Dir HWFMU) and DaCosta (Dir HWFMU) sharing a light moment at the UNIT.

The clinical services delivered by the HWFMU are as follows:

Assisted Reproduction Technology (ART)

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Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) Gamete Donation Ovulation Induction Assisted Reproductive Techniques Advance endoscopic techniques Oocyte cryopreservation (egg freezing) Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) testing

Minimally Invasive Procedures • • • • •

Tubal ligation Diagnostic Laparoscopy Diagnostic Hysteroscopy Operative Laparoscopy Operative Hysteroscopy

Family Planning Services • • • • • •

Barrier method - condom Oral contraceptives Injectibles Implants Intra-uterine device Sterilization- Tubal Ligation & Vasectomy

Other Services • • •

Counselling Semen Analysis Papanicolaou smear


SOPHIA AMORUSO

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t’s been a year and three weeks since Donald Trump was elected. It’s also been a year and three weeks since my first company, Nasty Gal, filed for Chapter 11 protection. That’s a nicer way of saying “bankruptcy.” But what a year and three weeks it’s been.

Today marks the announcement of the close of Girlboss’ $3.1 million round of seed funding, led by one of the best investors in the valley and (thank the lord) a woman – Nicole Quinn of top-tier Silicon Valley venture firm Lightspeed Venture Partners. Joining her, alongside our existing investors Slow, BAM, Human Ventures, and others are Gary Vaynerchuk and Troy Carter, two entrepreneurs I admire and respect so much. I couldn’t be more thrilled and honoured to have their support in what we’re building, and am equally thrilled and honoured to have been given this second chance by our community of incredible women, many of whom have followed my own ups and downs, choosing to continue rallying together for Girlboss. And me, surprisingly, despite it all. But, holy shit starting a business hard. That’s not to say this year hasn’t been awesome. It was my first year in as long as I can remember with zero public relations crises (save for the mediocre reviews of the Girlboss Netflix series). There were two incredible

On mistakes, rejection and starting from scratch.

"It’s not me, it’s not you, but it’s the collective power of women coalescing to conspire, inspire, and trade resources. This chapter is about your stories the stories you are still writing and the crazy journeys I hope, inspired by our content and the community we’re galvanising.. " www.panachejamagazine.com | 19


However, after years of layoffs, lawsuits and financial woes, I’ve never been told “no” more in my life than I have by investors this year. I heard everything from “media is dead” and “your pitch sucked,” to “How is this going to be a billion-dollar company?” and “How will you 100x my investment?” Some asked about what happened at Nasty Gal. It’s too long and depressing a story for any coffee meeting, investor pitch, and certainly this article (there will be another book!), but a lot happened.

pitch, my thinking, my presence and level of confidence in the room, and it made a profound difference.

We raised $40 million in 2012 at a $330 million valuation, which put an unreasonable price on our head, scaring away future investors. I was a young and naive founder. Hype-machine Fab.com collapsed. The unspoken mandate was to become the Amazon of fashion or a niche brand, and we chose neither – getting lost somewhere in the purgatory of being an overpriced e-commerce business that failed to evolve and had hired far too many people.

However, a serial entrepreneur told me once that you “make the same mistakes over and over again,” even though you’ve learned from them. I’m hoping to sidestep as many of those as possible, and start Girlboss with 100x more intention than I did Nasty Gal. Maybe, just maybe, that’s how you become a billion-dollar company.

A hundred people in the year after our Series A, to be precise. And to top it off, in late 2016, “Hail Mary” after “Hail Mary” vanished from our view, leaving us with an impossible choice. I’m thrilled to have been rejected so many times this year. My pitch did suck! When I raised money for Nasty Gal, my investors wanted in so bad, they wrote the pitch deck for me. Sure, it was cute and unheard of that I was a community-college dropout that built something with no credit cards, no investors, and zero debt and turned it into $30 million in revenue profitably – but without the diligent thinking that I’ve learned since, I now see that it was a recipe for disaster. This year, the “nos” made the “yeses” all the sweeter. I could feel the improvements I’d made based on that difficult feedback in my strategy, my

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I found my conviction, and I found the right investor in Nicole Quinn and Lightspeed. By the beginning of November, our round was oversubscribed, a word investors use for people fighting to get into your company. Boy, is learning a blast. The future for Girlboss looks bright, but I still have much to prove. There’s something to be said for having a chip on your shoulder; for not getting it right the first time and having the breadth of experience to finally exploit your hard-earned wisdom. I no longer inherit the mistakes I made over the years at Nasty Gal, too ingrained to unwind once they were set into motion.

Girlboss is a feeling. It’s not me, it’s not you, but it’s the collective power of women coalescing to conspire, inspire, and trade resources. This chapter is about your stories – the stories you are still writing – and the crazy journeys I hope, inspired by our content and the community we’re galvanising – you’ll say “yes” to, no matter how many “nos” you’re given. I hope you choose to live your life by asking yourself, “Will this sound good in my memoirs?” and leaping off those ledges with the confidence that in the end, everything will work out, and your memoir one will be one hell of a story. We surveyed the women who attended November’s Girlboss Rally in NYC, and asked how many owned a business or wanted to own a business. The answer? 100 per cent. I know from meeting thousands you on book tours that that number isn’t a small sampling of this generation, but representative of an entire generation. Whether you’re side hustling, front hustling, or finding your entrepreneurial hustle inside a larger company, we’ve got you. But we won’t stop there. Women having money and finding ourselves increasingly in positions of power is just the beginning. What we’re after is making that conversation moot, as soon as possible, so we’re able to think about our physical and mental health, wellness, friendships, relationships, and our impact on the world at large. Owning your power, your path, and your story can be just the beginning, if you’ll join me on this wild ride. I hope you will.|P

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#AfroFriday @taijaax3 “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection� – Buddha

@6ftnation It's time for a reset. 2017 has been a blurrrrrr. My current state of mind - "2018, I'm coming for yah!".

"For The Love of Natural Hair" @becauseofthem Miss Jamaica @Davina_Bennett_ is the first afro-donning contestant to make it to second runner-up in the history of Miss Universe and she is keeping up the momentum by creating a hashtag that celebrates the beauty of natural hair called #AfroFriday. "My heart is sooo full as I have been receiving so many images and videos of little girls, and woman in general that are inspired by the decision I made. I see comments about what's the big deal with my hair, well the big deal is that little girls like @ Zariasdream (pictured right) don't get representations of themselves very often to remind them how beautiful they are because the standardized beauty of what is perceived doesn't look like them, and if it means that I have been given this role of being a representation then I am here to stand for all the beautiful people with their beautiful natural afros." Davina Bennett #blackgirlmagic #becauseofthemwecan

@rawfit_esq Sometimes you have to stop and smell the flowers.

@kimberlyelisenaturals - Loving this gorgeous look featuring #naturalbeauty @ annahmburu. We love this #inspiration for #naturalhair. What are your favourite twist-outs?

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Davina Bennett The Afro Queen Interview by Tricia Williamson

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iss Jamaica Davina Bennett might not have won the first place crown at this year's Miss Universe pageant, but she definitely made a lasting impression. The 21-year-old philanthropist chose to take the pageant stage with her natural hair, an afro, instead of the common blowouts and extensions we see time after time on pageant stages. Afros and the natural hairstyles of people of colour are still frequently considered unprofessional or deemed inappropriate so Bennett's act of wearing her true hair is a statement against the norm. Bennett chose to use her platform and provide representation to the countless faces at home watching who share her natural hair texture, but rarely get to see the attribute reflected in beauty pageants.”- Chloe Hall, Elle.com A few months now have passed since the Miss Universe Competition where Davina was awarded 2nd Runner-Up and proudly represented Jamaica. Amidst her crazy schedule of appearances and photo shoots and interviews were honoured to get a moment and reflect on all that has transpired and the what the future holds. A lover of her parish Clarendon, she calls it her “favourite chill spot”. A foodie at heart, like a true island girl she loves her seafood. Davina by any measure is a stunning beauty with a regal air about her when she walks into a space. She is the perfect model in front of a camera lens and needs little or no directionshe loves the camera and it certainly loves her back. Our Miss Jamaica has a mantra that believes “a positive mind with positive thoughts will bring positive results.” An inspiration to many herself to so many, she recounts, “Yes I am surprised that I have inspired so many people because of what I did on the international stage.” She shares that her greatest inspiration has come from her grandfather.

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Read our full interview with Davina Bennett below: PANACHE: Everybody loves your hair, your crowning glory so let's begin there... What would you say was a turning point in your hair journey- was it ever a love/ hate relationship? Davina Bennett (DB): I’ve always had a love/ hate relationship with my hair because it's sometimes hard to maintain and handle on my own, but I love it because it inspires others to just be themselves and embrace their natural looks and it plays a significant role in the representation of one’s self-value. PANACHE: The wearing of your natural hair at the Miss Universe pageant was a redefinition of international beauty standards. What made you decide to wear your hair naturally and free (no ponytails, no flat iron needed)? DB: I decided to keep the natural hair to break the stigma and perception of how beauty queens should look. PANACHE: What products do you use in your hair to keep it so lustrous and beautiful? DB: My favourite products to use are from ORS Olive Oil, from their moisturizers to their shampoo and conditioner. I am also a fan of natural products like castor oil and coconut oil.


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THE PASSION I HAVE FOR MODELLING IS WHAT PROPELLED ME TO NEVER STOP TRYING UNTIL I EVENTUALLY REACHED THE MISS UNIVERSE COMPETITION. I wanted exposure, I wanted to be known. Today, the world knows my name and I am proud! - Davina Bennett

PANACHE: What advice would you give to someone who wants to go natural? DB: I would advise them to give it a try and embrace their natural beauty. PANACHE: We love your beautiful skin, what is your beauty regime? DB: For my skin, there is not one specific regime but I tend to use a lot of natural body oil products mainly from Kihara's line and drink plenty of water. PANACHE: Jamaica supported you before, during and after the Miss Universe pageant, what did the outpouring of love mean to you? DB: The love I've received thus far is indescribable; I am humbled and grateful to have been received so well by the public. PANACHE: From Pop Sugar to Allure to People to Essence to Elle international media have fallen in love

with you and your Afro-American, you've ignited a fire in natural hair movement. What was your reaction to all that press and attention...even #AfroFriday here in Jamaica? DB: All the love from the press is still overwhelming and I am filled with such gratification from all the exposure‌I’m still pinching myself! PANACHE: You looked stunning in yellow and red, do you have a favourite colour? DB: Thank you, my favourite colour is gold. PANACHE: When someone says to you "How can you be the physical representation of your country?" What's your response? DB: Our motto is out of many one people and that is significant as we are a melting pot of different ethnic backgrounds, cultures and religion and I am a testimony of this. My family line is a mixture of Indians, Africans

and even Afro-Latina and the greatest thing is that they all coexist in one love just as the people in Jamaica. PANACHE: How did your friend Jermaine Dyer motivate you to enter the competition? DB: Jermaine Dyer motivated me by being positive, by helping me and guiding me along the way and the constant talks about how great I am and how much greater I will become. PANACHE: What was the reaction of your Mom and Dad when you told them you were going for the crown? DB: I wasn't with my parents physically to see their reactions but it was always my dad's dream so he was over the moon, my mom, on the other hand, was a bit hesitant because she knew I was afraid of speaking in front of a large audience and she was wondering if I was really ready.

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I would like to inspire other young women to keep fighting for what they believe, never give up on

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PANACHE: People see the glitz and glamour, but tell us about the work that you and the team put in behind the scenes from speech sessions with Paula Ann and more... The hard work and guts begin the glitz... DB: It was a team effort that involved so many individuals. I had plenty of speech sessions with both Paula-Anne PorterJones and Fabian Thomas, Hard-core gym time with Debbie Hall from Spartan Health Club, Dance & Movement with Marlon Simms of NDTC, Stage Presentation & Runway sessions with Yendi Phillipps, Etiquette sessions with Angelie MartinSpencer, Current & World Affairs Training with National Directors Mark McDermoth and Karl Williams and even makeup classes with Oneil Baugh and Dawn Lindo from D'Marie Institute. Styling was also vital and so we had a few fittings that created the perfect wardrobe. Karl and Mark also did an excellent job in getting local designers and boutiques to contribute to the wardrobe as well as putting the pieces together.

DB: I have faced many challenges, medical problems, a struggling career, robbery et al... I overcame all the adversaries because I had a good support system from both family and friends.

PANACHE: On August 27, you posted " I did it" with a portrait of tears of joy... What was that moment like for you...being crowned Miss Universe Jamaica 2017 now that you reflect on it. DB: It was a wonderful feeling to have won the Miss Universe Jamaica title because I felt like I was always losing and needed that victory to prove to myself that I could do anything once I worked hard and I did just that. PANACHE: You once said you knew what it meant to "fail and work twice as hard". What major challenge(s) have you faced in life and how did you rise above it?

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PANACHE: As our queen, you represent Jamaica by being yourself, authentic and bold- how would you like to inspire other young girls? DB: I would like to inspire other young women to keep fighting for what they believe, never give up on themselves and to know that they are beautiful just the way they are.

PANACHE: Social media has its pros and cons... It has been a great platform for fans to show their support and for you to raise awareness of worthy causes. So as an Ambassador to End Bullying, what advice would you give for youths on social media today? DB: I would tell the youth to love themselves, to understand that all names are temporary and they are all uniquely made.

PANACHE: Tell us more about your foundation, it's work and the goals you have for 2018? DB: The Davina Bennett Foundation for the Deaf is to spread awareness for the Deaf community and eradicate the barriers of communication. The goals for 2018 would be to continue on that path with new projects and partnerships along the way. PANACHE: You are very passionate about the work of your Davina Bennett Foundation for the Deaf. Your emotional reaction to your friend and mentee hearing clearly for the first time with an hearing aid was powerful. Please share more about that project of distributing hearing aids to 500 people across Jamaica. DB: The hearing aids were not distributed by me but by the Starkey Foundation, I was a Patron and witnessed the work they were doing, and I got so emotional when Britney was given the hearing-aid and heard me for the first time. PANACHE: What changes would you like to see in Jamaica to better support those who are hearing impaired? DB: I would like for the Deaf community to be granted equal opportunities as those in society from their educational facilities and system to their social everyday duties. I’d like to see more of them being employed. PANACHE: As an Ambassador for Ending Bullying, what positive impact do you see yourself having in that capacity? DB: As an End- bullying Ambassador I can certainly relate to being bullied because I too was a victim and this platform has allowed me to not only share my experiences but how I

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PANACHE: Is there any style or dress that you love the most from your collection? DB: I would have to say my favourite dress would be my yellow final gown worn on the final night of the Miss Universe competition. The first time I saw it and fitted it, it brought tears to my eyes…tears of joy!

I overcame all the adversaries because I had a good support system from both family and friends. -Davina Bennett overcame bullying. My message is to love who you are and embrace yourself. PANACHE: You are a social influencer, who/ what are some of your favourite accounts to follow? DB: I love to follow other influencers like Oprah and Rihanna.

PANACHE: Name one fashion trend you hope never comes back? DB: I am a lover of fashion and appreciate all kinds however I think it’s safe to say (and I know many females will agree) that I hate to see men wearing sagging pants…it’s not sexy at all! PANACHE: Your current role aside, what would be your dream role? DB: My dream role was always to be an international model. PANACHE: How do you deal with negative people? DB: I don't focus on negative people so I don't normally allow their energy to consume me. PANACHE: Where do you see yourself in three years? DB: I see myself as a philanthropist and successful entrepreneur. PANACHE: What would you say to the next young Jamaican girl looking to enter the Miss Universe competition next year? DB: I would say, give it a try, don't be afraid of your voice, help make a difference and wow the world. |P


The PX is

Perfection BY TRICIA WILLIAMSON

From Bob Marley to Beethoven...the PX delivers the best audio quality.


In A League All Its Own...Meet The Perfect Headphones of 2017

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he Bowers & Wilkins' PX is by far the best wireless headphones reviewed by PANACHE Magazine. From the moment you receive the box, you fall in love with the clean modern design. This beautifully crafted work of art is every audiophile’s dream. This is the first headphone whose fit is perfect- not too slack nor too tight with over the ear cups that nestle in just right. Unlike other brands, even after hours of playing, there is no pain or tightness from the cushioned headband forcing you to retreat from your solace. For hours of listening the PX is your trusted companion that stays with you through it all. Congratulations to Bowers & Wilkins on the level of thought and love that went into the sleek design of the PXthe decades of experience truly shine through. The PX and its app which you can download from the Apple Store or Google Play comes with intelligent controls that respond naturally to your behaviour- this listening experience is totally intuitive. Imagine pausing your music with just a lift of an ear up; or needing to go to another room and experiencing zero interruptions in your listening experience (the Bluetooth is great). This headphone is smart- just remember that when the music resumes it will be at the volume level you left the settings in (so don’t give yourself a surprise blast by listening to high volumes). The innovative noise cancellation the PX presents is unmatched, with a simple tap on the app you filter out distractions and become more in tune with the music. The level of refinement in blocking out environment sounds without distorting your listening experience is groundbreaking. There are three

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environment filters: Flight, City and Office and you can choose the isolation that best suits your needs at the time. So from bustling traffic to office gossip, you can set your customization to limit the distractions. The soundstage is phenomenal and it delivers a clear sound that makes you feel like you are in the studio. It doesn’t matter what you stream reggae, dancehall, pop, rock or hip-hop; from Bob Marley to Beethoven- the PX delivers the best audio quality with good mids and highs and a deep base. For best sound, do keep the wireless adaptive noise cancellation off and the experience is still excellent given its strong isolation. The “no fuss” buttons for the PX which control volume up and down, next and back are located on the right side and great to use. Bob Marley said, “When the music hits, you feel no pain,” the PX delivers sound as it should be heard. Headphones are always a personal choice whether it’s a Bose, Sennheiser or Sony; however, hands down the PX is the best Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones of 2017. At the end of the day, your investment in a pair of headphones boils down to sound and the Bowers & Wilkins' PX is worth every penny.

From Bob Marley to Beethoven- the Bowers & Wilkins' PX delivers the best audio quality Adaptive Noise Cancelling Headphones – customize to limit distractions in your environment Need to pause the music- just lift an ear cup (go do what you need to do) and simply put it on back to resume playing. The PX has been perfectly crafted to naturally respond to you. Best Wireless Bluetooth technology and excellent battery life. From packaging to product, the design aesthetic is clean, sleek and modern. The headband and over-ear cups are a perfect fit and offer top-notch comfort.

Sound Quality: 10/10 Comfort: 9.5/10 Aesthetic: 9/10 Wireless/Bluetooth: 10/10 Adaptive Noise Cancellation: 9.5/10 Bowers & Wilkins PX, available at Amazon

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ChronologyTour JA Twitter Talks

Chronology @ChronixxMusic (Dec 6): Thank you J A M A I C A. This was truly a highlight of the #Chronology World tour. Big up to @Protoje @SevanaSiren @_LilaIke @ EesahMusic , @AgentSasco, the crowd and the whole massive that helped bring the dream to life.

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Chronixx’ Chronology Tour 2017, across the world with more than 80 shows in the USA, UK, and Europe hit the Caribbean in early December 2017. The sold-out shows in Jamaica pulled massive crowds to Mas Camp and Pier One and left them mesmerized. After opener Sevana and Protoje (with guest Mortimer) started the evening, Chronixx performed in Kingston for two-and-ahalf hours and welcomed special guests Protoje, Jah9, his father Chronicle and the Ravers Clavers dancers on stage. -www.reggaeville.com

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Tracy-Ann @b_ tracy_ann (Dec 4): You know you thoroughly enjoyed the concert when days after you still can't get the songs out of your head. @ChronixxMusic @Protoje #ChronologyTourJa

BLXXDCLXXTV @Protoje (Dec 5) People try so hard to match up me and chronixx. Who better than who etc. Appreciate both talents for what they are. We'll never be rivals.

BLXXDCLXXTV @Protoje (Dec 5) So important to show how powerful and relevant Reggae Music is in Jamaica. This picture is called 'Just the Facts'

Floyd Green @floydgreenja (Dec 3) Chronixx has the amazing ability to sing to thousands of people yet make you feel like he is talking directly to you.. #ChronologyTourJA

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Things To Do EXPO JAMAICA 2018: "ADVANCING BREAKTHROUGHS" @ExpoJamaica APRIL 19-22, 2018

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Jamaicans are known for their high level of entrepreneurship. EXPO Jamaica boasts over six hundred producers in the manufacturing industry consisting of potential and experienced exporters. The productive industries in Jamaica all of which will be on display at Expo Jamaica 2018 are manufacturing, agriculture, tourism and services. New and emerging industries and innovative products are being launched from Jamaica’s purest and finest natural assets such as nutraceuticals, essential oils, beauty and cosmetic supplies, aromatherapy and spa products as well as gifting solutions.

BACCHANAL JAMAICA www.bacchanaljamaica.com APRIL 8, 2018 The annual Carnival season which kicks off in January and culminates in Easter places the spotlight on the capital city Kingston and the resort town of Ocho Rios with special shows featuring local Jamaican and international soca artists. As one of the biggest cultural celebrations of Jamaica, the period features a number of high-energy, fun-filled events, from beach parties to breakfast fetes, weekly mas camps to jouvert and finally colourful street parades of costumed revellers and pulsating music. The series kicks off in January and ends with the usual Road March on April 8, 2018. Some of the highlights of the season include Beach Jouvert, Reveller’s Fete and Road March.

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Shaggy & Friends Making A Difference

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n 2001, Shaggy was introduced to the Bustamante Hospital for Children whilst visiting a friend’s son who had been admitted there. He was so moved by what he witnessed, that he vowed to do whatever he could to make things better there for our nation’s children. Jump ahead to 2018 and Rock music legend Sting and Haitian American musician Wyclef Jean were among the international stars that performed at the 2018 Shaggy and Friends Concert, held January 6 on the lawns of Jamaica House in St Andrew. This benefit concert was hands down one of the best shows in Jamaica and the Caribbean. From the decor to the food and drinks to the overall experience Shaggy & Friends is a must see event that is in aid of a worthy cause.

Capleton, Professor Nuts, Wayne Wonder, Bunji Garlin and Fay-Ann Lyons. The following was reuplished from shaggymakeadifferencefoundation.org ------------------------------------------------------------------------------The Shaggy Make A Difference Foundation (SMADF) will once again donate all the proceeds from the concert to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Bustamante Hospital for Children. According to co-producer of the show, Rebecca Packer-Burrell, Shaggy’s wife, funds from this show will be used

Having been a staunch supporter of this charity over the years, it is truly amazing to see how this concert has grown over the years. Nevertheless the mission to make a difference continues unwavered. As Shaggy shared on the night about the concert, this article too is not about promoting a show. Our goal with our support is to help the foundation raise awareness and get donations in so we can meet or even better surpass the goal of raising $100Million for the Bustamante Hospital for Children. Also hitting the stage for free were a number of local and Caribbean stars in an effort to help the struggling government-run hospital acquire vital equipment to save the lives of children in the ICU. They were Jodi Rockwell, Romaine, Ity & Fancy Cat, Christopher Martin, Aidonia, Dexta Daps, Junior Reid, Shenseea, Barrington Levy, Third World, Chaka Demus and Pliers,

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to increase beds in the ICU of the hospital, which is the only full-service children’s hospital in the Englishspeaking Caribbean. At the launch on Wednesday, at the Bustamante Hospital for Children, Shaggy appealed for support of the venture, stating that each ticket will save one life. He said the venture started as a means of him giving back each year, until he realised that it was more than he could give personally, after which he was advised to start the SMADF. In outlining the needs of the hospital, Dr James, Head of The Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care at the hospital, gave an example of the little boy who came in with his organs failing and would have died, if it wasn’t for the equipment that the SMADF donated over the years. He said the boy can now be a worthwhile member of society and can now in the future “pay his taxes”, which brought laughter to the large gathering at the launch. James said, “we admit 150 patients annually to this five-bedded facility, but are beset by the consequences of resource limitations; inadequate physical space, inconsistent supplies of critical items, difficulty with acquisition of cutting-edge equipment as well as maintenance of the equipment we have.

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE SHAGGY FOUNDATION

“We, therefore, feel extraordinarily grateful to the Shaggy and Friends Foundation for their on-going efforts in assisting the hospital and the unit. Please keep it going,” Dr James urged. |P


Don't forget the mission, it's about maing a difference. - Doug E. Fresh

HERE'S HOW YOU CAN MAKE DONATIONS TO THE CAUSE All proceeds are in aid of the Bustamante Children’s Hospital.

For bank account information, please email us at info@ shaggymakeadifferencefoundation.org

Buy A Shaggy & Friends 2018 Shirt

Donate Online Via Food For The Poor

OTHER WAYS TO DONATE (JAMAICA ONLY)


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7. Dancehall dynamo Aidonia 8. Shenseea 9. A special big up to all the staff and teams that made Shaggy & Friends superb!

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Jakes Turns 25!

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hings are spiffed-up indeed, here at Jakes! You must see the sea-coloured sparkle we’ve added to the pool. And how we’ve taken a wee, little cottage, added more outdoor space and a new bathroom, splashed it with bright pink and yellow paint and—tada!—Introducing: Snapper! One of our Deluxe Ocean View Rooms, Cockles, has new, charming window boxes—and the treatments rooms at Driftwood Spa have been renovated, too. Our new website? Well, you know what they say about excellent makeovers? It highlights our best features. Don’t you agree?

Cot retains all its original charm and that hidden cottage-on-the-beach quality everyone looks for (but which is so hard to find). We can't tell you how people say, “Gee, wish we’d known about your Villas and Cottages. We already love your Hotel Rooms and Oceanfront Bungalows.” So, now you know!|P

In 2018, Jakes turns 25! Just down the road, there’s the even more historic Treasure Cot, built by Sally’s parents— years before she conceived of Jakes. Recently refreshed with an additional bedroom and new bathrooms, Treasure

Travel Hi-Tech with the G-RO Carry-On This unique carry-on comes equipped with everything you need to make your travels easier – and smarter. Dual USB ports for charging on-the-go, a luggage tracker, rough-terrain wheels, a spacious interior and more. SMART-READY. INCLUDES: 1. G-RO Carry-on Bag 2. G-RO Power Bank (Removable) 3. Tile Slim Bluetooth Luggage tracker 4. Expansion Sleeve 5. Luggage strap for additional bags 6. Worry-free! 7. Fully complies with all airline regulations for smart luggage.

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Afrikin

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FRIKIN®—a platform that curates the arts and culture of people of colour, as we advance the ingenuity and promise across the Diaspora— presents AFRIKIN® 2018, scheduled for Saturday, May 19th at a private location in South Florida. In line with this intention, the evening will embrace the uniqueness and similarities of our brothers and sisters, our AFRIKIN®, across the Diaspora, the born-day of Malcolm X underscoring the night’s festivities. AFRIKIN® 2018 highlights diverse collections of emerging artists, work whispering solemn thoughts, others wailing of social injustice. Experience visceral reactions to unconventional pieces as you are moved to tears or fury, compassion and action the ultimate result.

Our curated cuisine and open bar includes sumptuous fare from worldclass culinary artisans and enlivened spirits, flavours and notes transporting you to locations unseen yet somehow familiar. The chocolate bar will flow like the silky smooth skin of our people, bathed in cocoa butter. AFRIKIN® Talks bring you into the world’s conversation, specifically the theme for 2018: Crafting the Narrative. Thought leaders, scholars, revolutionaries and our keynote speaker will spur the dialogue on society’s active role in trying to psychologically dismantle us, but focus on ways we can and will work to strategically empower ourselves. You will walk away from the Talks energized and armed with the knowledge to no longer acquiesce, but to make concrete change.

A soiree celebrating the beauty and individuality of the African Diaspora with art, talks, fashion, food, innovation and performance in South Florida. Models of striking beauty will grace our runway with collections reflecting the style and attitude of the world’s streets, as you envision the fabric of the people tenderly caressing you. Their kinky coils revitalize the “Black is Beautiful” era and represent the originality so often appropriated, and seldom appreciated. At AFRIKIN® 2018, you will be privy to the best-kept secrets of our innovation and technological advances across the Diaspora, information unleashed to educate and empower everyone in attendance. Collectively we are offbeat with our creativity and thinking, but we are a rhythmic people, our spirits grounded with the pulse of African drumming. You will be enraptured by electrifying performances, thrilled by the talents of top-notch artists from the continent and the Diaspora.

AFRIKIN® 2018 will be attended by educators, reformers and renegades; you will be in good company mingling with this eclectic and cultured coterie on the evening of Saturday, May 19, 2018. We look forward to your presence as you become apart of our mission to advance the ingenuity and promise of people of colour across the Diaspora.|P


Story-Telling Secrets For Marketers

Words By Drew Neisser CEO & Founder, Renegade LLC

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hen the phone rang on October 18, 1998, two guys were in their basement wondering how to tell the homeowner that his Eisenhower-era furnace was beyond repair. As he contemplated their predicament and watched his kindergartner, Grace, play with a friend, Chris Bohjalian answered the call that changed his life. It was none other than Oprah Winfrey, who announced she had just selected “Midwives,” his already-bestselling novel, for her book club. A year later, “Midwives” was still on the bestseller list, and 19 years after that, Chris is the author of 16 novels, many of which have won awards and attracted huge audiences. Because Chris started his career in advertising (we worked together at J. Walter Thompson in the mid-‘80s) and we marketers are increasingly obsessed with the idea of brand storytelling, I thought he would be an interesting and instructive guest for “Renegade Thinkers Unite.” Happily, he was all that and more, offering valuable insights into any brand that’s looking to consistently create content that people actually want to consume. Since we talked for 55 minutes over a two-part episode, here are a few of the key takeaways.

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Writing starts with a disciplined approach The fact that Chris became a successful novelist was no surprise to those of us who knew his work ethic. “I was writing between 5 and 7 a.m. in the morning before going to work at Thompson and then Monday and Tuesday nights when I came home from work,” Chris recalled. And though his hours changed as he got older, “the goal is to write a thousand words a day [since] it is a whole lot easier to edit garbage than a blank page.” Bohjalian then edits his work with a messy fountain pen and ultimately his books go through seven to nine drafts. How many drafts is your content going through? Be true to your brand and your audience During our time together at JWT, there was another budding author on an adjacent floor by the name of James Patterson. At the time Patterson was Executive Creative Director and an intimidating character to us account people, but he nonetheless wrote a blurb for the back of Chris’ first book. When asked about Patterson’s writing, Bohjalian complimented “his deep respect for his readers and his understanding that he needs to be giving them something back.” Chris also pointed out that “James Patterson is also a brand and readers have very specific expectations of what they're going to get when they open one of his books.” Do consumers know what content they can expect from your brand? Have the courage to stay in your lane Learning from one’s mistakes is hardly a new concept, but Chris raises the bar with his clinical self-examination. “When my books have failed artistically, it's usually because I lost courage,” he shared. He went on to explain, “I'm really proud of the opening third of ‘The Night Strangers’ but then I lost courage and instead of focusing on one individual's PTSD and the ramifications for his family, I took one of those hard left turns into the sensational and that’s not my specialty.” Do you know your sweet spot and how to tell if you’re veering out your brand’s subject or style lane? You can find my complete interview with Chris Bohjalian on all major podcast players (Renegade Thinkers Unite, episodes 48 and 49).|P|


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"The Ultimate Financial Plan: Balancing Your Money and Life" This financial planning book by Jim Stovall and Tim Maurer covers your overall financial situation, including your cash flow, insurance coverage and estate plan. "This book is good for the DIY-ers who want take tackle and have the time to manage their own financial household," said advisor Rianka Dorsainvil, founder and president of Your Greatest Contribution. The book can also help you if you are already working with a financial advisor or planner.

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"It lays the foundation, and shows the impact of how living within your means and spending less than you earn can give you the financial freedom at an early age," Dorsainvil said.

The book teaches you the "mindset one needs to become wealthy," according to financial advisor Ivory Johnson, founder of Delancey Wealth Management in Washington, D.C.

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lue Ridge Restaurant and Cottages is situated in the Blue Mountains of Jamaica. With majestic views of the Blue Mountain Peak, which has been added to the list of iconic sites at UNESCO, it is the perfect escape for your #GDO- Girl's Day Out. Located on a family owned coffee farm. The menu was designed by Chef Sarah Willers and offers international cuisine. |P

Phone: 876.562.7580 Email: info@blueridgeja.com Salt Hill Lot 9,St. Andrew, Jamaica Signs are also posted along the way.

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ocated in the historical compound of Devon House our restaurant offers an extensive list of Jamaican and International cuisine with a difference. A la Carte Menu & Al Fresco and Indoor Dining. The perfect location for your Corporate Events, Birthdays, Anniversaries & Weddings.

Phone: 906 7165 | 908 4310 Email: info@ grogshoppejm.com Grogshoppe Restaurant, Bar & Pizzeria 26 Hope Road, Kingston 10 Devon House Kingston, Jamaica

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Snaps (L-R) Dr. Noel Lyon, co-founder of JMMB Group, Donna Duncan-Scott, group executive director, culture and human development, and JMMB client and Ministry of Health Adolescent Coordinator, Joy Chambers, share a light moment during the recently held JMMB Personal Portfolio Management (PPM) Centre client mixer where JMMB feted its PPM clients. The annual invitation-only event dubbed, ‘Celebration of Life & Love’ was also used by the JMMB PPM Centre to recognize longstanding clients, in addition to those who have made a national contribution to the development of sports and finance.

(L-R) Donna Duncan–Scott, Patricia Saulter, Sylvester Gordon, Dr. Joan Jackson, Dr. Noel Lyon and Roy Hutchinson, who were among the first clients since the inception of JMMB in 1992, show off their recognition award during the recently held JMMB Personal Portfolio Management (PPM) Centre client mixer which took place at Jamaica Pegasus Hotel. The invitation-only event, dubbed ‘Celebration of Life & Love’ provided a family-like atmosphere for the JMMB PPM Centre to fete its clients and celebrate its 25-year milestone. JMMB’s Kenneth Sylvester (left) and personal portfolio manager, Anthea Muirhead, were caught in a playful mood at the JMMB Personal Portfolio Management (PPM) Centre client mixer, which was held recently at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel.

JMMB Celebrates Life & Love’

Anthea Muirhead (left), JMMB personal portfolio manager proudly presents an award to Jamaican athlete and JMMB PPM client, Ristananna Tracey, for her contribution to sports, during the annual JMMB Personal Portfolio Management (PPM) Centre client mixer dubbed, ‘Celebration of Life & Love’. The invitation-only event gave the JMMB PPM Centre the opportunity to fete its clients in a family-like atmosphere.

JMMB clients – (L-R) Joanne Fletcher, Richard Cunningham and wife, Dona Schimane Cunningham are caught here engaged in deep in conversation at the recent Personal Portfolio Management (PPM) Centre client mixer held at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel under the theme, Celebration of Life & Love. The invitation-only event provided a familylike atmosphere for JMMB PPM branch to fete its clients and celebrate its 25-year anniversary milestone.

(Above) JMMB Trinidad and Tobago marketing exec, LisaMaria Alexander joins her colleague Kerry –Ann Stimpson for a pose during the recent JMMB Group corporate mixer held at the Pavilion at Hope Gardens themed, ‘Kaleidoscope: A Night of Colourful Expression’. The event sought to infuse the vibrancy of the Caribbean culture through

the cuisine, ambience and musical selection, representing JMMB’s regional footprint.

JMMB client, Dr. Deanna Soares (left) and JMMB Group chairman, Archibald Campbell, were clearly having a great time on the makeshift dancefloor they created to the soulful sounds of Ken Boothe, during the recently held JMMB Personal Portfolio Management (PPM) Centre client mixer. This year’s staging of the invitation–only event was dubbed, ‘Celebration of Life & Love’ and gave the JMMB PPM Centre the opportunity to fete its clients. |P


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prah Winfrey gave a rousing and inspiring Golden Globes speech to honour those who have come forward with their stories in the wake of the sexual harassment scandal that has rocked Hollywood. As she became the first black woman to win the Cecil B DeMille award during Sunday's ceremony, Winfrey used her public platform to shine a light on all the injustice and inequality experienced by women in every industry all over the world.

Oprah Winfrey's

Inspiring Golden Globes 2018 Speech The speech came after the vast majority of women wore black to the ceremony in support of the newly-launched Time's Up campaign, which aims to eliminate sexual assault and gender inequality.

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Here is her speech in full: "Hi. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you all. OK. OK. Thank you, Reese. "In 1964, I was a little girl sitting on the linoleum floor of my mother's house in Milwaukee watching Anne Bancroft present the Oscar for Best Actor at the 36th Academy Awards. "She opened the envelope, and said five words that literally made history: "The winner is Sidney Poitier." Up to the stage came the most elegant man I had ever seen. I remember his tie was white and, of course, his skin was black. And I'd never seen a black man being celebrated like that. "And I have tried many, many, many times to explain what a moment like that means to a little girl, a kid watching from the cheap seats as my mom came through the door, bone tired from cleaning other people's houses. But all I can do is quote and say that the explanation in Sidney's performance in Lilies of the Field: 'Amen, Amen. Amen, Amen.' "In 1982, Sidney received the Cecil B DeMille Award right here at the Golden Globes, and it is not lost on me that at this moment, there are some little girls watching as I become the first black woman to be given this same award. "It is an honour - it is an honour and it is a privilege to share the evening with all of them and also with the incredible men and women who inspire me, who challenge me, who sustain me, and made my journey to this stage possible. "Dennis Swanson, who took a chance on me for AM Chicago. Quincy Jones, who saw me on that show and said to Steven Spielberg, 'Yes, she is Sofia in The Color Purple.' Gayle, who has been the definition of what a friend is. And Stedman, who has been my rock. Just a few to name. "I'd like to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press Association because we all know

that the press is under siege these days, but we also know that it is the insatiable dedication to uncovering the absolute truth that keeps us from turning a blind eye to corruption and to injustice - to tyrants and victims and secrets and lies. "I want to say that I value the press more than ever before as we try to navigate these complicated times, which brings me to this: What I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have. And I'm especially proud and inspired by all the women who have felt strong enough and empowered enough to speak up and share their personal stories. "Each of us in this room are celebrated because of the stories that we tell. And this year we became the story. But it's not just a story affecting the entertainment industry. It's one that transcends any culture, geography, race, religion, politics, or workplace. So I want tonight to express gratitude to all the women who have endured years of abuse and assault because they, like my mother, had children to feed and bills to pay and dreams to pursue." "They're the women whose names we'll never know. They are domestic workers and farm workers. They are working in factories, and they work in restaurants, and they're in academia and engineering and medicine and science. They're part of the world of tech and politics and business. They are athletes in the Olympics, and they are soldiers in the military. "And there's someone else: Recy Taylor, a name I know and I think you should know too. In 1944, Recy Taylor was a young wife and a mother. She was just walking home from the church service she'd attended in Abbeville, Alabama, when she was abducted by six armed white men, raped, and left blindfolded by the side of the road coming home from church. They threatened to kill her if she ever told anyone, but her story was reported to the NAACP, where a young worker by the name of Rosa Parks became the lead investigator on her case.

"And together they sought justice. But justice wasn't an option in the era of Jim Crow. The men who tried to destroy her were never persecuted. "Recy Taylor died 10 days ago, just shy of her 98th birthday. She lived as we all have lived, too many years in a culture broken by brutally powerful men. For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dared to speak their truth to the power of those men, but their time is up. "Their time is up. Their time is up. And I just hope - I just hope that Recy Taylor died knowing that her truth, like the truth of so many other women who were tormented in those years and even now tormented, goes marching on. "It was somewhere in Rosa Parks' heart almost 11 years later when she made the decision to stay seated on that bus in Montgomery. And it's here with every woman who chooses to say 'Me too' and every man, every man who chooses to listen. "In my career what I've always tried my best to do, whether on television or through film, is to say something about how men and women really behave, to say how we experience shame, how we love and how we rage, how we fail, how we retreat, persevere, and how we overcome. "I've interviewed and portrayed people who have withstood some of the ugliest things life can throw at you, but the one quality all of them seem to share is an ability to maintain hope for a brighter morning, even during our darkest nights. So I want all the girls watching here now to know that a new day is on the horizon. "And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men, fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say 'me too' again. Thank you." |P Source: www.standard.co.uk

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PANACHE Issue 1 2018  

PANACHE Magazine Issue 1 2018 (Volume 11) features the Afro Queen, Davina Bennett, Miss Universe (2nd Runner-Up) in our breakthrough issue....

PANACHE Issue 1 2018  

PANACHE Magazine Issue 1 2018 (Volume 11) features the Afro Queen, Davina Bennett, Miss Universe (2nd Runner-Up) in our breakthrough issue....

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