Welcome back to Out and About STYLE Magazine and to the fifth issue. Wait, did I just say the ‘fifth’ issue? Wow! Where did time go?
For those who didn’t know, I am proudly British-Jamaican and preserving our Jamaican culture means a lot for not just me, but also to the Jamaican diaspora. This is why I am extremely happy that we are finally getting a Jamaican restaurant in Dubai that is actually “straight outta yard” — i.e., Jamaican-owned!
Usain Bolt’s Tracks & Records owned and operated by Gary Matalon can’t get here quick enough. In this issue, we go behind the brand for an exclusive interview with the mastermind behind not only Tracks & Records, but also other well-known brands in Jamaica. So when you take that trip to my beautiful island, do remember to check out Matalon’s Fiction Lounge. Ok — I’m getting a bit carried away here; so back to what’s to come in this issue.
Holiday season is fast approaching for many and we’ve decided to get you prepped and ready for your trips. Well, before I go any further, let’s just clarify something; to my American friends, we mean a holiday as a ‘vacation’ and not as Christmas (laugh)! Now that we are on the same page, let’s continue.
In this issue, you’ll find “Holiday style diaries” — a collection of entries from some seasoned stylish ‘travelistas.’ Inside, you’ll also find a holiday style guide for men and women to help you with packing for your travels. Katrina has also provided you with tips on “slaying” your summer holiday makeup looks. Do remember that because it’s summer doesn’t mean no makeup. Instead, you just need to “switch it up.” You’ll also find some tips inside on how to look after your skin during the summer months.
Summer is traditionally wedding season in various parts of the world. So we thought we’d also add in some ideas on bridal wear around the world. Are you tired of us going around the world yet? — probably not, once you see this article. Do let us know how old you were when you learned about bridal attire in the Gora region of Kosovo — probably “today-years old!” And of course, “The Cam” is back with Nailed It, Shoe Cam and Beard Gang Cam.
As the days are getting hotter, it is probably a good time to add a bit more water to your diet. So how about some “detox water” ideas? These not only have health benefits, but also are very refreshing on a hot summer’s day. We’ve also given you the basics of Pilates, ideas for building better mental health and signs that might indicate that you are Vitamin D deficient.
Inside, you’ll also get another “today-years old” experience once you check out some of the lesser known destinations around the world. You’ll also get a review of Prague and what to see when you get there. I almost said, “some …… can’t even spell Prague,” but we do not exemplify the celebrity lifestyle. So instead, Sonal (a real person) will take you on her trip to Prague.
This month, Jerome encourages us to release our inner child in “For the culture.” We’ve also given you some extras in this section with a look at how to “build your net worth as well as your self-worth.”
Again, we want our magazine to be entertaining, informative and engaging, but above all, useful.I hope you will enjoy this issue. We would love to know if there are any topics you’d like to know more about. Please also send us your feedback and remember to share on your social media channels by using the hashtag #outandaboutstylemag.
Lots of love,