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SMOOTH, WITH ALL THE RIGHT EDGES

Jamaican born and Cleveland raised, Rickolette “RIKI” Simmonds is an emerging young vocalist signed to Gee Street Records. Her new single “Venting,” releasing Sept 22, is a self-reflective ballad about human perception and misperception spiced with an edgy, hard-hitting patois chat. The single is off of Salience – a debut 12-track project taking the kinds […]

THROUGH HIS LENS

California-born, New York-based photographer Chris Clinton is a director, filmmaker and capturer of the intimate and unexpected. An avid surfer and skateboarder, he started honing his eye for photography at a young age and went on to pursue his childhood passion at New York’s prestigious School of Visual Arts. We caught with him to talk […]

OUT OF TIME

Mark Cecil is a New-York based thoughtist, an acclaimed author, and an all around creative journeyman; he compared his recent trip to Jamaica to experiencing the total, transportive escape the best literature can offer. During his recent visit with us, he talked about the mental freedom of travel, his lifelong devotion to writing and his […]

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ROOTS & CULTURE

Take a first-hand journey through the decriminalization of cannabis and the way forward toward legalization at this year’s Rastafari Rootzfest. “Jamaica hopes to do with ganja what California has done with wine, and build a lifestyle experience around it,” says Andrea Davis, founder of International Reggae Day and one of this year’s hosts. And that […]

FRESH, FUN, GOLDEN

Just in time for Art Basel, we caught up with one of our favorite artists and photographers to talk about inspiration, destination, and the individual drive behind the creative spirit.  Jamil GS was multicultural before it was cool. He grew up as the son of Sahib Shihab, one of the founding members of the Bebop […]

TOP 5 PICKS FOR AN UNFORGETTABLE HOLIDAY STAY IN PORT ANTONIO

The holidays are fast approaching and what better way to celebrate than by planning a trip with family and friends to one of Jamaica’s best-kept secrets. We have your Port Antonio itinerary ready. Here’s a sneak peak! Take a Divine Dip Frenchman’s Cove is a perfect marriage of classic romanticism and rustic charm. A clear, […]

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DRIVE THE MARLEY’S 1976 RANGE ROVER AT THIS CELEB-PACKED JAMAICAN RESORT

You’ll also get to rub elbows with modern-day music legends and stay in Audrey Hepburn’s old villa. Source: Bloomberg.com Jon Baker wears a lot of hats. He’s one of Jamaica’s most respected hoteliers, as the co-founder of Geejam Collection. His flagship, Geejam Hotel, doubles as a recording studio and celebrity hotspot frequented by Katy Perry, Rihanna, Drake, […]

POP ART

More than a sublime Jamaican retreat, the Geejam Collection is a uniquely stylish and uniquely desirable destination experience. What sets the Collection apart is a highly personalized approach where every detail is infused with individuality, attitude, and vision. In addition to a state-of-the-art recording studio and classic car collection, the property also features an A-list […]

A SUBLIME RETREAT

In addition to the Cocosan private villa, the stunning Panorama, a 4-bedroom property that has been under renovation for the past year is now complete under the Geejam Collection umbrella.  More than an island retreat, Panorama is a contemporary residence set on one acre of naturally landscaped gardens that offer incredible views of the Caribbean […]

WHERE LEGENDS LIVE

In the four decades since it’s opening, Tuff Gong International has evolved from the nascent idea of a label distributing records from a tiny shop in downtown Kingston, to a flourishing global brand. Its story must be an inspiration and an example to artists worldwide. Located at 220 Marcus Garvey Drive, Tuff Gong is one […]