Sunday, December 19, 2010

Copacabana Fridayz at Bluebeat in Montego Bay featuring DJ Irie Latino...Friday, December 17th, 2010

Another farewell...this time to friends from Secrets Resorts & Spas. Perhaps too many farewells these days. But things come and go, changes take place but the "rumba" never ends! It was another marathon night with beautiful people, in the beautiful Bluebeat setting with lots of drinks to make it yet another beautiful Copacabana Friday.

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Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Irie Latino Window: Dia De Las Velitas in Colombia

"Irie Latino Window" contributions are made by Irie Latinos (friends of Irie Latino) in Latin America.

The Blackberry pics in this contribution come to us from Bogota, the capital city of Colombia where one of our Irie Latinas was celebrating the Dia de las Velitas (day of the little candles) with friends and family, last night. On this event, countless candles and paper lanterns are lit throughout Colombia and placed literally everywhere from windows, gardens, doors and balconies to streets, sidewalks and all sorts of public places.

The candles are lit to pay homage to the Virgin Mary on the eve of a December 8th public holiday that celebrates the Immaculate Conception. On the night of the Dia de las Velitas the streets of Bogota are filled with people roaming the city to admire the Christmas decorations and shows which come to a crescendo for this celebration.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Good Girls Gone Bad at Copacabana

Well, the theme was "Good Girls Gone Bad" for this Copacabana party in Bluebeat on the last Friday of Novemeber. The good girls came out from Jamaica, Spain and Latin America. But look at these pics! Not even one girl gone bad. No naughty poses for the camera. No seductive smiles at their friend's man. No girl dressed to cause trouble. No INSTRUCTIONS followed! But I should have known this was going to happen because I know my Irie Latinas. They're just too sweet and that's why I love them. It was a very nice night with strong representation from the Cubanos and Colombianos in Bluebeat.

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The Brand New Machine Accelerates

It has been almost two months since the trendy promotion Brand New Machine (BNM) expanded into Montego Bay and judging by the enthusiam, the Thursday night parties at Bluebeat have secured a foothold among the second city's party elite. The ties between BNM and Montego Bay have also been strengthened with the addition to the promotional team of entertainment professional, Rayne Russell, owner of the Mobay-based event planning and management company, Entertain Jamaica. This move gives the north coast patrons a closer connection to the promotion through Mr. Russell who in addition to his experience in producing events in this region is well-known among the jet set, party-goers in the city.

The BNM invasion, however, is also a phenomenon far beyond the confines of Montego Bay. Already established in Kingston and New York, the Brand New Machine is also firing up Houston, Texas. The driving force of the Machine is fueled by cutting edge music, innovative themes and an in vogue following that often includes celebrities. Don't be surprised to walk into a party in any BNM venue and see some of the hottest names in pop culture. Guests have included actresses Mena Suvari and Nathalie Kelley, supermodels Taniesh "Lava" Simpson and Sincerely Ward as well as performers like Sean Paul, Nas and Damien Marley. The quality of the musical entertainment cannot be over-emphasized with the likes of Bob Sinclair, Diplo and Jean Michel having performed at BNM events. As Montego Bay gears up for the 2010 Christmas season, the presence of BNM in Montego Bay is sure to add extra cheer to this party-loving city and it is going to be a sleepless, fun-filled December for sure.

(Pictured above from left to right, celebrity guests DJ Max Glazer, actress Mena Suvari and Jamaican dancehall superstar, Sean Paul at BNM in New York)