Saturday, 24 September 2011

Tahiti Paradise. October 15


Tahiti Paradise
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Columbus Cove Beach

Friday, 23 September 2011



Help raise funds for scholarships and bursaries. Come support the UWI Development and Endowment Fund's inaugural staging of "Rendezvous" on Saturday October 1 at the Police Officers Club, 34 Hope Road.

Dubbed the "First Class Edition", this event is mixed drinks inclusive and features a first class entertainment package (DJ SanJay & Coppershot, ZJ Chrome, ZJ Wah Wah and YG Entertainment) for an all round first class experience.

All proceeds will go towards scholarships and bursaries for UWI Mona students with financial need. Gates open at 9pm and admission is $1,000 presold, $1500 at the gate and $2,500 limited VIP.

Tickets available at The Spot & UWIDEF (UWI Campus), Genus Pharmacy (Portmore), Monarch Pharmacy (Sovereign Centre), Xtraz Mall Plaza, Shimmer, Cuddy’z, Avery’s Beauty Concept, UTECH Student Union. Call UWIDEF at 9776757-8 for more details or follow us on FaceBook and Twitter at respectively for updates and give-aways.

Gate Prizes : $40,000.00 UWI Tuition Grant and a Blackberry Phone from Digicel.

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Social Tips for FNO 2011

Fashion Night Out is slowly becoming one of the most anticipated events on the fashion calendar in Jamaica. It’s that one night where a long list of selected stores have an amazing sale out on all or most of their items in stock. When you add that up you get shopping, shopping, shopping!! It’s truly a great experience. Nothing puts me in a better mood than shopping and I’m so happy when everybody else is just out there with me being thrilled by something they just bought and all excited!!! It is just absolutely Fantastic! The experience only comes around once a year and this year’s Fashion Night Out has been scheduled for September 8, 2011 from 5pm – 10pm. From previous experience the streets can get very hectic, and you can also mull around form 5pm to 10 pm and unfortunately come home empty handed. Well this year we had whipped up some foolproof tricks so that you and yours can have the ultimate experience from start to finish. Follow these tips an all you need at the end of the night is a ride home.

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

SOCiAL Chat: JAM2 Productions

Today Social Kingston is shining the spotlight on Jam2 Productions. Churning out hits such as Kartel's Beyonce Wine on the 'Side Walk University' rhythm and Nah Climb on the Americk rhythm as well as Lady Saw's 'Beg you some money nuh' on their Summer Bounce rhythm, Jam 2 Productions has come to be associated with quality dancehall productions.Having worked with some of the biggest names in dancehall such as Vybz Kartel, Lady Saw, Sean Paul, Anthony B, they have rightfully earned their respect and confirmed their relevance in little over ten years. Among their catalog of productions are Sugar Cane Rhythm, New Moment rhythm, Pull up rhythm, and Splash Out rhythm just to name a few. More Recently (2011) they have released both Ska and Action rhythm which features quite a few young talents such as Keda, Lisa Hyper, and Khago.

Q: What are your full names?
A: Jammy 'Jam2' James & Camar 'Flavaunit' Doyles

Q: Occupation?
A: Jammy- Music Producers, Camar- Recording Artist

Q: How long have you been in the music industry?
A: A bit over 11years

Q: Of all the things you wanted to do why did you choose music?
A: Music allows us to express ourselves freely, It's what comes to us naturally without any extensive thought process, we find it very fulfilling, exciting and it keeps us very happy and well accomplished after every unique project.

Q: Do you believe that music impacts the society to the extent that critics say it does?
A: Well, if the critics are talking about it and even going as far as to agree that it does then I guess the answer to this question would already be... Yes! We do believe that music has a very big impact on society.

Q: Dancehall is undoubtedly a very raw brand of music. Do you think that that element of dancehall needs to be curbed?
A: We think if its raw, why curb it? But in a business world where record sales is the objective, we do think that curbing the sound of raw dancehall in order for it to reach a broader market and audience wouldn't be such a bad idea, it would more help to cross our sound and our culture.

Q: Ten, twenty years down the line, if people were to use one word to describe your music what would you want that to be?
A: "FIRE!!!!!"

Q: Apart from dancehall what genre of music do you listen to the most?
A: We listen to everything but we do enjoy Hip-Hop and and a few Pop Records

Q: What does the Jam 2Productions team do when they’re not doing music?
A: We spend time with our families and we try to enjoy a few party scenes "Chug It" is one of our favorite events.

Q: If I could give you a three-day vacation pass for anywhere in Jamaica where would you go?
A: Hedonism II or Breezes Resorts

Q: How important is image to you and why?
A: Image is everything to us! It is very, very important... we take our image thing very seriously because it ties us in even more with our fans and the general public, and it also gives us a sense of pride and it makes us feel confident when heading out on the road to take on the next job. People tend to respect you more based on how you carry yourself.

Q: Name one fashionable item that you have too much of?
A: Shoes/ Sneakers

Q: Name a piece of Jewellery you cant leave home without.
A: Our Chains and Time piece

KA Blogger

Sunday, 10 July 2011

SOCiAL Advice: Crop it Out!

This pic has been up and around on blackberry messenger profiles and it probably surfaced somewhere on the internet. It is popular because it resonates with us. Its message is simple: focus on what’s important. And invariably what should be most important to each of us is our own selves. 

We all come to points in our lives where we feel we need to make drastic change. Not only is this normal, it is necessary and admirable. The capacity to improve (especially dramatically) is one of those things that separate human beings from animals. What is detestable is maintaining unhealthy relationships or practices for whatever excuses.

Friday, 8 July 2011


This is probably my favourite time of year. Even if you have work or school there is just something that's so much more relaxed than Januarys or Septembers. Blue skies, a big bright sun, little kisses from the wind...... oh boy I Love Summers!!

Monday, 4 July 2011

What's Up: Osmosis

Jamaicans live to be entertained and Kingston is the dealer that provides us with the limitless intoxicating drug of parties that we can never get enough of. When we're at home or work from day to day we start to get restless. We fidget and itch, waiting for our fix, the sight of home or work nauseates us and then we remember, "Yes the weekend starts today = Party!!" We are a social hub for flashing lights and urban entertainment at it's best.

Most brands of parties are enough to get us out of the dump and settle our minds but there are some brands that are raw, strong, potent. People will pay top dollar for one go of it,  some of the best highs you can imagine and one of those brands is OSMOSIS. Osmosis is definitely one of those events that people have on their calendars from the 1st of January. It's rare; only twice per year and party junkies, and fashion fanatics never miss the opportunity. This is truly an exquisite drug. The party is super all inclusive; from the venue, to food and drink, to the music to unedited fashion, Osmosis creates the ultimate experience.

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

SOCiAL STYLE: Think Prints

So I’m in the party and this chick walks by and I’m like 'OMG she looks so fly!'….  I should make her the Diva of the week. And then I stop and go, 'but she only has on a simple top and a normal skirt though…..' *confused face*….. then I thought it must be the crop top, *but half the party is wearing that*….. then I realized that hers just stands out and then BY GEORGE I GOT IT!!!!! The pattern was just so billboard, Grammy, Oscars number one!!!! That’s what made her different. The colour, the direction, the texture, the pattern itself…. everything just worked for her.

From tiled prints, to animal, floral, or geometric, electric, eccentric and mind boggling exciting prints and patterns have seeped their way back into the hearts of fashion designers. There is nothing like the right print on a hot romper or button ups and it just adds that little Je ne sais quoi to the outfit. However before

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

SOCiAL Chat : Kim Nain

Singing sensation Kim Nain is fast becoming the most sought after live act. The young singer is thrilling her audiences with her powerful vocals and commanding stage presence, being described as Toni Braxton meets Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson with a hint of Rihanna.

Kim Nain was invited to perform and open the show for Fashion Connections as the voice of the future after her outstanding performance at Village Blues Bar in May 2010. Distinguished guests Jeff Robinson who is Alicia Keys

Monday, 20 June 2011

What's Up: Twisted Spiritz

Hey guys!

The party of the week was "twisted spiritz". It was held at caymanas polo club, which is usually a pretty nice venue. Twisted was sponsored by Smirnoff... so it was liquor inclusive with little snack bits being offered to attendees such as frankfurters and soup. In the V.I.P booth, liquor and food was inclusive, as per usual.

Unfortunaley though Twisted turned out to be a disappointment to most patrons. Some complained that the venue was too big while others say it wasn't well supported and the crowd was too small.

 Patrons sipped their liquor while dancing to ZJ Johnny Kool as he gave the party some life! Other selectors that were featured were Coppershot, DJ Nicco and DJ Narity.

There were some familiar faces such as Wayne Marshall, Bling Dawg, Chris Gayle and a few others.

Although this party was lacking the party goers seemed to have had some amount of fun as they didn't start leaving the venue until about 4:00 am. 

So although the name TWISTED SPIRITZ is hot unfortunately the party wasn't.
We are all keeping our fingers crossed hoping that SMIRNOFF DREAM WEEKEND TWISTED SPIRITZ on 29th july 2011 will definitely deliver this time!

That's it for K.A's party review
Am your girl, POSH!

Further coverage of the event can be viewed on our facebook page!!

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Designers We Adore: Minka

Q: What is your name?
A: Gillian Natalia Patrice Francis

Q: What is your occupation?
A: I like to say I’m a creative being; I don’t like to be labeled because I do so many things apart from being a fashion designer

Q: What/who inspired you to become a fashion designer?
A: To be honest I didn’t want to become a fashion designer per se, I wanted to do music and drama but because of a low budget I always made my own clothes and people started liking it and because the music wasn’t really happening right away I got into fashion and before I knew it my friends started writing me up in the newspaper then I showcased on Dweight Peters’ show and from there it just blew up.

Q: How would you describe the type of fashion that you promote?

Saturday, 18 June 2011

SOCiAL HotSpot: Sexy Tuesdays

Event: Sexy Tuesdays
Promoters: Samantha and Jermaine McGregor in collaboration with 007
Location: "El Negro y Blanco"  3 Dumfries Rd, Kgn 5 (New Kingston)
Sponsor: Bullet Energy Drink

So I'm home on Tuesday night doing absolutely nothing. So my friend calls me up and she's like lets go hang out somewhere. I'm like 'LOL its a tuesday though aint ntn much do except clubbing and I not feeling a club vibe.' OH BOY WAS I WRONG!!!

Sexy Tuesdays is new event on the calendar that is exactly what Kingston needs on a tuesday night: a HANGOUT SPOT! We only have a few and not many of them are out doors and relaxed enough. Its like a half a party meets a half a liming spot meets do anything you wanna do while you're there.... brillant huh?

Friday, 17 June 2011

SOCiAL Trend: Crop Tops

The social scene is use to ladies baring their midriffs, we've seen it in the 90's and now its back with a very elegant appeal..... Crop tops 2011. These tops of the moment are much more fitted and sophisticated and they literally look like you wore half your shirt out, this gives them a certain charm and personality.


Most ladies may try to shy away from wearing a crop top because

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

SOCiAL Advice: Personalize

Society is conformity, but don’t get lost in the crowd.

Our daily life in Jamaica requires that we blend in. In pre-school, we learnt to colour within the lines, in high school they gave us uniforms, now it seems everyone wants to tell us how to walk the social tight rope. Dress this way, talk that way, don’t go there, and not dressed like that etc. While the KA Bloggers realize we may be a little guilty of that too, we realize that standing out a little may go a long way.

Rules are necessary for seamless functionality but nobody ever got anywhere just toeing the line. Of course your resume must fit certain criteria but add a splash of your favourite colour! Yes, work attire must be modest, but add your personal flair. Make every trend your own and never 
apologize because your life gives you certain boundaries. You may be surprised how many times a little personality makes all the difference.

No one pays big bucks for what they can get every where else. But you'll have to remember that the extra mile is just that: extra. Make sure to meet all the requirements FIRST!

This Kingston Atitud Blogger thinks that the sexiest thing you can be is always yourself!

with just a little fun advice,

Stay posted, guys!

Sunday, 12 June 2011

What's Up: Altitude Black & White

Hey guys!

Here's what's up for the party ALTITUDE, in case you missed it. The turn out was good as patrons danced the night away to CODE Red and Renaissance Dj, Taj. Although a few glitches were obvious, like for some reason or the other, the music stopped playing about three times, but that didn't stop thise party goers from sipping on their liquor. Liquor was in excess as there were strawberry and pineapple daiquiri, coco mania Appleton mixes, etc. A mixture of different age groups were seen and some popular faces such as Wayne Marshall, Usain Bolt, Courtney Walsh Jr, Munga. 

SOCiAL Diva! SOCiAL Hotshot! 3

Our Diva and Hotshot picks for the week are:

We've got our gentleman's Sunday swag and Shelley-Ann Daley of LBD.

Black and white... Classic!

KA Blogger

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Boutiques We Love: Little Black Dress

We all need clothes. Yes, need. What we want is clothes that look great. The KA Bloggers are on the hunt for hot, trendy boutiques that you can go and check out to find stuff that suit your personal style. Every other Saturday we'll be profiling a hot boutique for you. The first in this saga is the Little Black Dress. So this post is for the ladies.

Little Black Dress is a cosy, eclectic, quaint little boutique that really gives you the feeling of being at home with friends picking out an outfit to wear later. That is why I shop there. It caters to women of all ages. The prices are reasonable and of course the selection is hot. Why not go check it out for yourselves!!

Owners: Shelly-Ann Daley and Racquel Lawla
  Address: 94 1/2 Old Hope Road, Kingston 5
Opened: Over 2 years ago

Why it was started?

Shelly says Fashion is her passion. She realizes the cliché but confirms its factuality. Clothes are her thing, while hair is Racquel's thing. Racquel owns a salon just next door to the boutique. It was always her dream to open a boutique, so she teamed up with Shelly-Ann who had the "know-how".

Thursday, 9 June 2011


The summer is back and 2011 fashion trends are blazing hot. Social Kingston is especially in love with the nautical trend. Nautical isn't just a color, or a stripe, or a piece of clothing it is a full on fashion world of its own. The trend is versatile and chic ranging from cool and casual to formal and sexy. This wouldn't be the first time the captain and his crew have been thrust onto the runways of New York and Paris. However this time around designers are thinking less navy and more yacht club. The signature navy blue, red, and bold stripes have evolved to create fashionable pieces that are just to die for.  It is also guaranteed to give the average Jane or Joe a mysteriously sultry edge.

This fashion trend is not particularly hard to capture, however if it goes wrong, it goes SERIOUSLY wrong. But don't worry we got your back and if you stick with these grounds rules you'll be turning heads all day:

The Stripes 
The easiest way to go nautical is through stripes particularly navy blue or black stripes. Do not over stripe. Incorporating stripes can be as simple as a scarf, a pocket or accessories. If you opt for a large stripe item e.g. a dress or jacket,  solid pieces are your best bet at avoiding cheesy. 

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Who hasn't been to Scotchie's yet?

They've been around for a some time and to me and my friends, they are the perfect stop for a quick, inexpensive meal. Two to ten of us will stop by. We may be staying to eat or we may be on the way to somewhere else. Our orders will range from (my favorite) the jerk pork to chicken, sausage or fish. We get our meal and then it's siting, chatting, laughing and finger-licking.

Tuesday, 7 June 2011


Name: Sanjay Coppershot Smith
Age: 26
Occupation: Coppershot Studio Engineer, Disk Jockey,  Student

Q: Do you think that fashion has any effect on your industry?
A: Yeah I do. Fashion and the music industry go hand in hand

Q: How important is fashion to you? 

Monday, 6 June 2011

SOCiAL Diva! SOCiAL Hotshot!

Many of the hot events this week were rained out, but we still spotted a couple cuties. As always, full coverage is on our facebook page but the choice picks are right here on our blog!

And here are the top picks for the week!

This hottie was spotted at an Art show at Edna Manley. We love the accessories and the boots are to die for!

Friday, 3 June 2011

GUY Trends: Vests

So you're going to hit the club with your honey or your boys and you pull on your jeans grab a graphic tee or a party shirt but something just doesn’t feel quite right. You try turning it up a notch so you go for a more pronounced piece of jewellery or maybe that brand new pair of converse… mmmmmm, still not working?

Well a reoccurring trend that can definitely super swag your outfit is a vest. SOCiAL Kingston recommends at least one solid black vest in every man’s closet. A vest can be used to dress up any plain old t-shirt and jeans duo. If your tee is really graphic or busy go for a solid that brings out or compliments the general tone of the shirt. The vest may also be used to tone down certain plaids or patterns and tie the entire outfit together.  If you are planning on wearing a subtler shirt then you can dare to be bold. Try going for a statement vest; bright colours, patterns, two-toned, embellished, whatever factually works with the outfit. Just remember, if you go for this type of vest try and make it the focal point of the outfit, don’t have everybody in the club dizzy from watching you move.
Here are some social picks that got their vests right:

simple graphic tee n jeans……. Put on a vest? Sexy ensemble

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

SOCiAL Hotspot: The Terrace at Suzie's

Mojito Mondays are on at Susie's in Southdale Plaza, South Avenue. The Bakery and Coffee Bar, known for its delicious delectables has also captured the interest of those who hunger for nightlife. This spot features music by 007, a full bar and hot ladies on a Monday night. Just see for yourselves.

What a chic little rocker ensemble!

Tuesday, 31 May 2011


SOCiAL Kingston hit up Ocho Rios and Mobay to look for casual urban standouts and these were our daytime picks straight from the streets. Brought to you courtesy of some swag:

Casual but dressy, this everyday beauty jazzed up her black with hints of pink to run through without overdoing the accents.  It also helps that she has a cute face to match this cute little number

Sunday, 29 May 2011

SOCiAL Divas and Hotshots: Yush 2011

Kingston Atitud was present at Yush 2011.

Here are our picks for Diva and Hotshot of the Week.

KA loves this racy little number!

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

SOCiAL Advice: Relax

Hard work is the key to success, some will assure you, but this KA Blogger wants you never to forget to sit back, relax and just enjoy the fruits of your labour. Recent studies have shown that a lot of Jamaicans are stressed out and sick because of overwork. This is simply becasue recreation is undervalued by our society.

Our advice to you today is just to chill.

Monday, 23 May 2011

SOCiAL Kingston on the Billboard Awards

The Billboard Awards were last night! Everyone knows this by now I'm sure.
Here are SOCiAL Kingston's picks:


Firstly, I'm still in love with her shocking red locks. And toning it down with the full white Max Azria suit and nude Louboutin shoes, we think is just genius.


As the end of the world failed to come to fruition, vehicles trickled slowly into New Kingston to either celebrate their continued existence or distress from the anguish of it all. Saturday night in New Kingston wasn’t as upbeat as expected and at One o’clock Sunday morning Privilege had only more than a little patrons showing up for Posh Saturdays. Despite the weakness in numbers DJs had mixing down to a tee, the club had a good energy and at about two o’clock the party really kicked off while the venue hosted a better show of support. Mixes were hot, and jello shots strong as the music and the alcohol created a feel good vibe. Regardless of its slow start Posh did not disappoint its patrons and the only real problem was the support it received. I’m sure Posh promoters were not the only ones to experience low numbers on Saturday night as it was a very dull night out on the town.  Privilege has taken on a very trendy and exclusive image, while the Djs are some of the freshest in the biz, so if you ever need something to do on a Saturday night kick up the dress code a notch and show some love for Posh Saturdays. I look forward to revisiting the event on a happier Saturday, and I hope to see you there.

KA Blogger

Saturday, 21 May 2011


We forgot to introduce ourselves.

I am Niishi and my partner in crime is Stazii.
We are your KA bloggers (for now). But don't worry as more join our team we will not neglect to introduce them.

 Hey if you want to join our team, let us know. We'll see if you have what it takes. Ring us up at 382-8058 or e-mail us at

Thursday, 19 May 2011


When the average person thinks neutral they go  ‘mhmm what should I wear with this black, white, or brown?’ Well now you can step a little outside of your comfort zone and go for different shades of nude. Nudes can be thought of like foundation powder they range the from the lightest flesh color to the darkest you can think of.  The trick with stepping into the nude trend is not to find one that matches your skin tone but rather one that compliments it. Allow the shade you choose to flatter your skin and make you glow.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Sun Coast Adventure Park

For some reason the word Adventure did not prepare me for the physical exertion Saturday, May 14 would require. I must warn you that this place is not for you if you are allergic to your own perspiration. About 40 of us from the office went together. We bundled at the entrance gate and took a little while to settle in while the administrative portion was dealt with, as is usually the case with large groups. Bags in hand we chattered as we entered the park, deciding what we were going to do first. We were quieter as we walked the long windy rocky path to the paintball courses, taking in the sand ball field, the zip line and all the safety signs that assured us that things could go seriously wrong if we weren’t careful.

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Spell It Right, A-t-i-t-u-d

Kingston Atitud presents its blog entitled, Social Kingston, which is soon to be accompanied by a website. This blog is bourne out of the love two young women have for their country and their belief in its capacity to produce excellence. The present focus is fun and fashion, centering on events, popular places and people, trends and entertainment. KingstonAtitud is lighthearted and seeks to embrace, promote and develop that urban side of Jamaica that often gets lost under our locks of black, green and gold. Do not get us wrong we cherish our emblems dearly and appreciate everything reggae culture has done in expanding brand Jamaica. However, let us never forget any one aspect of our nation in exalting anoher. So many Kingstons but only one with Atitud.

KA Blogger