Day four of my visit in Jamaica was a Sunday, the last full day in the beautiful and sunny island. After a packed schedule of sightseeing and fashion shows our group took a relaxed approach and drove up the famous Blue Mountains to have brunch at a chic resort and spa for the rich and famous called Strawberry Hill. I’ve heard a lot about Strawberry Hill over the years and was super excited this was on our itinerary.
Our host for brunch was Gregory Shervington, Marketing & Sales Manager, who took us on a tour of the property where we saw the various cottages, spa and, of course, the most amazing view of the City of Kingston. Our surroundings were peaceful, serene and almost heavenly. Gordon Wedderburn, General Manager, told us that “When you’re here you feel like God’s custodian.” I couldn’t agree with him more.
Now onto brunch… it was AMAZING!!! Yes, brunch was so good I’m giving it three exclamation marks. I filled my plate with ackee and salt fish, fried plantain and dumpling, corn salad and bammy, and that was just a small sample of the offerings – don’t get me started on dessert I may never stop. When I sat down to eat I told the group, “I’m going to demolish this plate!” And I did. See proof of pictures below.
After a few hours of digesting my meal from brunch I was ready for more fashion. That evening Style Week Jamaica was hosting its well-known Fashion Block event where they shut down an entire city block in New Kingston allowing the public to experience the creations of its design talent on a 100 ft runway – that’s pretty darn long! Designers such TNT Fashions by Simone Gordon, Shades of Africa, Kurt Campbell, Neah Lis and Swimsuits by Nish took the stage once more giving the Kingston crowd a energy filled fashion show.