Today is exactly a month ago that I left for Kingston, Jamaica to attend the Caribbean Fashion Week 2014. It was a business and pleasure trip all in one and enjoyed every day I spend there. In this plog I want to give you the highlights of my trip. This is a pretty long one so sit back and relax. Enjoy.
Morning breakfasts with Special K original and Silk, orange juice and whole wheat bread. The best thing about having breakfast at this lovely table were the sunlight and singing birds:
Admiring the view, swimming in the Caribbean Sea, quick lunch on the go, enjoying the sunshine and the sound of the ocean:
Of course I had to take a few selfies on the beach as well:
Press Conference of CFW 2014 organised by Pulse
It was a pleasure to be a part of this press conference and hear all about the sponsors and the upcoming event. I also had the honor of taking a picture with the main entertainer of the fashion show on Sunday June 15, Maxi Priest. We were served a wonderful lunch after and got a bag with different packages of Trident chewing gum, one of the sponsors:
The CFW 2014 Fashion Shows
My outfit for day one and day two. Posing with thé Caribbean fashion designer from Guyana, miss Sonia Noel:
More about the Fashion Shows itself in a next post where I will tell you how I’ve experienced it, and give you a glimpse of my favorite designs and models.
A night out in Kingston on Friday the 13th
The only night I went out in Kingston was on Friday the 13th, We started at Ribbiz Ultra Lounge in Barbican and then went to Puls8 in New Kingston. As a dancehall & reggae lover it was awesome to finally experience dancehall & reggae music in its natural habitat. Watch the special video I’ve made about my night out here:
Sunday guilty pleasure
Everyday the ice cream man comes by a few times and blowing his horn on his bike. From day one I saw him from the back and assumed he was the ice cream man. I really wanted to know for sure who he was and I also wanted a picture before I left to go home. So on sunday he came by again around 3 pm, and I decided to have a look to see if I was right and take a picture. But I was too late as he was already leaving the street. Just when he was about to make his left turn on the corner to go up the street (as you can see from my view on the pictures) a neighbour yelled” Ice cream man”! Yes! Finally the moment was there. He actually thought I was calling him, cause I was already in the front garden. But I said it was the neighbour, but I started talking to him, bought 2 ice creams and ask to take his picture. The ice cream was a good desert after my home-made pasta with cheese. No matter where I go, I gotta have my pasta. I had the ice cream cone. Just look how fast it melts with the Jamaican temperature:
The Last day in Kingston
After breakfast I had a juicy Jamaican apple, a fruit we call pomerak in Suriname. A few hours later we were ready to experience our last day in Kingston. With a friend who lives in Kingston we had a wonderful day, as I told you before in this post. We had lunch at Mother’s, a fast food restaurant which serves the best patties, visited the Bob Marley Museum, Kingston Downtown, had dinner at Island Grill, saw a little of New Kingston and ended all the walking by relaxing in Emancipation Park. After that we went up the hill to a friend of our friend and saw the best view ever: Kingston by Night! Wow, that was the perfect ending of a perfect day:
My vegetarian Patty filled with soy. It was delicious:
You know what she is called right. The Marry J. The most talked about herb:
Posing beside the statue of Reggae Legend Bob Marley:
Posing with the former cook of Bob Marley, Georgie:
A very sweet mango from the mango tree at the Bob Marley Museum:
The neighbourhood in Kingston where my friend lives:
Dinner at Island Grill. The yellow one is pumpkin rice and chicken. Mine was a vegetarian meal of rice and beans and veggies:
My pillow in his natural habitat. One of the two Jamaican flag pillows that I have for a few years now, which I bought on a vacation in Lloret de Mar, Spain. They’re like my teddy bears. No matter where I go, I always carry one of them around. Finally the pillow was home:
That’s all folks. Hopefully you now got an idea of what Jamaica was like for me. Stay tuned for my personal experience of the CFW 2014, and two other posts about Kingston.
*Note that all the photos concerning the Caribbean Fashion Week 2014 are photographed by me as I am also the photographer for Dy Muñeca The Caribbean Fashion Spot, see this post, and therefore the copyright belongs to Dymuñeca The Caribbean Fashion Spot at all time. Any usage of these photos must always refer to Dy Muñeca and this page. Thank you.