Monday, August 6, 2012

Highlights from Denbigh

Happy 50th Independence Day Jamaica!

It has been a whirlwind of excitement on the island in recent months leading up to this day. Yesterday the fastest man in the world, Usain Bolt, proved his legendary status is here to stay when he defended his title and placed first in the men's 100 metre sprint in the London Olympics. Many cultural activities have also been going on inclusive of street dances; the Jubilee Village at the National Arena; the Grand Gala, which should be held at the National Stadium today; and Denbigh Agricultural Show. Denbigh is a three day event held over the Independence holiday and I was given the opportunity to attend courtesy of Wray & Nephew. Here is a picture overview of my day at Denbigh.

The guests met at Wray and Nephew's headquarters in St. Andrew to hop on the shuttle to Denbigh, Clarendon.

Wray and Nephew's main bar was a beacon at the event. You could always find the bar when in need of a drink.

Special commemorative bottles of white rum in Jamaica 50 canisters were on sale. 

Toni-Ann Kelly of Perfectly PR Services sports a Jamaican designed hat from the line, Cinderella Hats.

Fashion & Lifestyle Blogger, Monique Kennedy of M*rkologie is patriotic in a tie-dye Jamaican flag dress and stacked bracelets of black, green and gold.

Statement accessories designed by Ishama for a line called Iration Vibration. Her contact info will be on my Beauty Jamaica facebook group page.

This was most interesting. Freetown Bee Farmers displayed flavoured honey! The flavours included banana, sorrel, french vanilla and cinnamon.

The races were on at the bar and Opposition Leader, Andrew Holness passed through for a drink.

While in the president's pavillion, I watched the featured marching band on Denbigh's field and hung out with the Opposition Leader and the Columbian Ambassador to Jamaica (second from right and far right, respectively).

Overall the day was well spent taking a look at various booths, eating and drinking. It was my first time at Denbigh and I realised that the venue was all too large for me to explore the way I wanted to. I didn't get the opportunity to see any animals but what I did see was interesting. Despite the heat it was a cool Jamaican experience that I will be sure to enjoy even more the second time around. The next post will be my outfit of the day for Denbigh! Look out for it.

Peace, Love & Blaze,

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