TGIF! BRAND NEW SUGA LIFESTYLE WEBSITE COMING SOON!

πŸ“Έ: Tennyson Arnold
(Ig: @ten80p_photography)

Thanks to ALL you Suga Readers, you’ve motivated me to constantly do better. If you are subscribed to this Website, http://www.sugalifestyle.com, #SugaSnaps, you know you get more of a breakdown than the Instagram posts. If not, no worries! You have time.

Giving you all a heads up that the Website will be under reconstruction for ~2 weeks and it will come back NEW NEW! Lots of stuff in store…pun intended. Can’t wait!

Don’t miss a beat though. Please keep up with ‘Suga Lifestyle’ on Facebook and Instagram, or ‘@sugalifestyleja’ on Twitter.

Have a great weekend!

XoXo, Suga πŸ’–

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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Book Your Table for Fine Wine, the Newest Sunday Experience at Jangas Sound Bar!

The Newest Sunday Experience at Jangas Sound Bar, Fine Wine starts this Sunday!

See the Pre-sold Table packages that will be offered at Jangas Sound Bar on Belmont Road this Sunday here!

You get to choose from a great selection of wines from Harbour Wines and Spirits to go with your meal. Quite a deal! Reservations are limited!

You can purchase your Pre-sold Table Packages online at http://www.finewineja.firstinlineja.com and follow Fine Wine’s Instagram page, @finewineja for more details.

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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Suga Enjoyed Breakfast in the Mountains for Heroes’ Weekend!

Gabrielle Burgess a.k.a Suga enjoying rhe freshwater river pool by Rafjam Bed and Breakfast in Irish Town, Jamaica

Suga’s Ratings forΒ RafJam Bed & Breakfast’s Restaurant

Date and time of visit:Β Sunday, October 18, 2020 at 9:30am

No. of diners: 2

NB. Ratings fill 5 stars maximum

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Suga’sΒ Breakdown:Β 

After 3 years, I finally made it. Imagine it took a German friend visiting Jamaica to tell me about RafJam Bread and Breakfast. Then I was reminded about it by Jamaica’s 1st Blue Mountain Coffee Festival a bit over 2 years ago when they drafted their Culinary trail and posted signs all along the way. Look out for them!

RafJam Bread and Breakfast is nestled in Red Light District, Irish Town, also known as Backpacker District. It’s the Right turn after Craighton Estate, i.e. the 2nd Right turn after Cafe Blue. When you make that right turn leading downhill to RafJam, follow the signs and beware that the road is a bit ‘Raf’. But difficult roads lead to beautiful destinations right?! Indeed it did.

My husband, Randy and I, parked walking distance away so we wouldn’t block in anyone and arrived at the quaintest house tucked away in the Blue Mountains. We were greeted by owner, Susan, telling us immediately what was for Breakfast as if she was welcoming us home from a long trip on the road. It is indeed her home. Susan inherited her parent’s house and decided to transform the lush, tropical paradise into a magnificent Blue Mountain getaway. 

I was initially disappointed that we missed out on the Ackee & Callaloo, leaving limited choices of Salt Mackerel or Saltfish and Baked Beans, but I was prepared for simple, Jamaican cuisine. We both ordered the Salt Mackerel.

We sat outdoors with an instant reminder of how beautiful Jamaica is. We overlooked, lush, green vegetation by a river and small waterfall. Tropical Paradise. Sweet Jamaica. Jamaica Land We Love.

Randy Burgess and Gabrielle Burgess, Owners of Suga Lifestyle.

Our Breakfast arrived and it was far from simple. It was freshly cooked, homemade, farm to table goodness! Salt Mackerel with boiled food to equip you to make a small climb up to see their 15-ft waterfall, and a side of fresh watermelon.

It was cold, but we enjoyed the freshwater river pools, didn’t take the clean, fresh air for granted and had a few drinks from their Tiki Bar before we headed back downhill to make curfew.

RafJam’s Tiki Bar

Upon leaving we heard them telling a few European visitors what was for Lunch, a more expanded menu, with more Jamaican goodness. We were very tempted to stay, so will return to RafJam, hopefully one day soon. #SugaEndorsed

RafJam Bed and Breakfast

Location: 6 Springdale Cove, Hopewell Road, Red Light District, Irish Town, Kingston. JA.

Ph: 876.897.4767; 876.516.5442

Website: http://www.rafjam.com

Instagram: @rafjambnb

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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SUGA LIFESTYLE’S CHRISTMAS CONNECTION IS ON!

The 3rd Time’s a Charm!

Suga Lifestyle ‘s 3rd Annual Christmas Connection Trade Show Sip & Shop Experience will be on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2020!

This time EVERY VENDOR has a chance to be selected, but due to facilitating enough space for Social Distancing and ensuring that each vendor has the opportunity to make maximum profit, ONLY 20 VENDORS will be selected that represent the island’s various creative industries: Art, Crafts, Ceramics, Fashion, Agro-Processing, Horticulture and Personal Care.

***REGISTRATION OPEN!***
***CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW***


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GOOD LUCK!

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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Watch Suga Lifestyle goes LIVE with PukrUp Cosmetics and their Pinktober Campaign!

It’s Breast Cancer Awareness month and Suga Artisan, Pukrup Cosmetics (Ig: @pukrup_cosmeticsja) supports the fight against Breast Cancer.

Join them now until the 31st of October by Purchasing some of their wide range of products, because 30% of proceeds will be donated to the Jamaica Cancer Society (Ig: @jamaicacancersociety876).

Check out Pukrup Cosmetics reasonable Price List here:

Go follow @pukrup_cosmeticsja! They are a thriving local Beauty, Cosmetics and Personal Care company with all natural, handmade, chemical and preservative free Lip Balms, Body Butters, Face Masks, Soaps, Oils and more.

You can easily order from their Online Website (www.pukrupcosmetics.com) and they do Islandwide Delivery.

Please support this local business operated by two awesome young women, Kristina Wellington and Jodi Miller, while you will support a great cause at the same time.

Watch “Suga Lifestyle LIVE with Pukrup Cosmetics and their Pinktober Campaign” on YouTube here:Β 

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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JOIN Pukrup Cosmetics & Suga Lifestyle TONIGHT at 8:30PM!

Let’s hear about these 2 Local Entrepreneur Ladies’ Handmade, All Natural, Chemical and Preservative Free Cosmetics Brand, how they have joined the fight against BREAST CANCER and their GIVEAWAY with ‘@sugalifestyle’ on Instagram LIVE TONIGHT!

Join us at 8:30PM. You know we love to have a good time! πŸ’–πŸ₯‚

Support Local. Support a good cause. Buy JamaicanΒ 

Pukrup Cosmetics

Instagram: @pukrup_cosmeticsja

Ph: 876-455-4845

Website: http://www.pukrupcosmetics.com

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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Suga Goes LIVE with Pukrup Cosmetics Tomorrow Night for their Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign!

TOMORROW NIGHT at 8:30pm, Kristina Wellington, Co-Owner of Pukrup Cosmetics will go on Instagram LIVE with Suga Lifestyle to tell us about their Business and what they have to offer, especially for #pinktober. Of course there will be a really cool GIVEAWAY too!

It’s Breast Cancer Awareness month and Suga Artisan, Pukrup Cosmetics supports the fight against Breast Cancer.

Please join them now until the 31st of October by Purchasing some of their wide range of products, because 30% of proceeds will be donated to the Jamaica Cancer Society.

Go follow @pukrup_cosmeticsja on Instagram! They are a thriving local Beauty, Cosmetics and Personal Care company with all natural, handmade, chemical and preservative free Lip Balms, Body Butters, Face Masks, Soaps, Oils and more.

Get a sneak peek of their Products and more than reasonable Prices here:

You can easily order from their Online Website and they do Islandwide Delivery. (See link below)

Please support this local business operated by two awesome young women, Kristina Wellington and Jodi Miller, while you will support a great cause at the same time.

Support Local. Buy Jamaican πŸ‡―πŸ‡²

Pukrup Cosmetics

Ph: 876-455-4845

Instagram: @pukrup_cosmeticsja

Website: http://www.pukrupcosmetics.com

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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Start the Week off Right with Breakfast from the New, Quaint Cafe Tucked Away from Busy Kingston Life!

A Happy and Bright Monday to you from the NEW, tucked away Cafe, Trotters Cafe!

Suga’s Ratings for Trotters Cafe

Date and time of visit: Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 9:30am

No. of diners: 2

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Suga’s Comments: 

Trotters Cafe is located at Park Place also known as the Golf Academy by The Liguanea Club, adjacent to the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel.

As you enter you are greeted by brightly coloured umbrellas similar to the umbrellas of Calle Angosto in Cartagena, Colombia. Definitely a dΓ©cor win and a great marketing strategy for the current era that maximizes on Photo ops for Instagram and other social media platforms.

Seating is in open air by wooden tables with the most adorable Cacti centre pieces.

The Staff is extremely courteous and attentive.

I loved that their menu is posted on their Instagram page, so I knew what I was going to order before I got there and I didn’t have to handle the menu.

They serve Coffee Beverages, Smoothies, Traditional Eggs, Pancakes, Waffles, Omelettes, Bagel Sandwiches, Croissants, Paninis, Crepes, Wraps, Pastries and more.

They have options for Lunch too such as Soup, Salad, their Signature Burger and Pizza.

Trotter Passport with a serving of Eggs, Bacon and Pancakes with homemade Blueberry topping ($1050JMD +tx & 10% gratuity).

I had the Trotter Passport with a serving of Eggs, Bacon and Pancakes with homemade Blueberry topping ($1050JMD +tx & 10% gratuity).

Smoked Salmon Omelette ($950JMD +tx & 10% gratuity).

My husband, Randy had the Smoked Salmon Omelette ($950JMD +tx & 10% gratuity).

Presentation was excellent with a more than satisfactory serving size and most importantly, Breakfast tasted great! Eggs my way, over easy and fluffy pancakes. The service could have been a little quicker with us alone there, but I saw and appreciated that everything was hot and freshly made.

Randy had 100% Blue Mountain Coffee ($400JMD) and I enjoyed my French Vanilla Frappe ($600JMD).

Their Dessert counter is also quite eye-catching. I was full, Randy had their Bailey’s Cheesecake that sas decent.

We were offered a complimentary glass of wine. It was 10am but Why not?! They have other alcoholic options too.

Trotters Cafe is #SugaEndorsed

Trotters Cafe

Location: Park Place, The Golf Academy at The Liguanea Club. New Kingston. Ja

Ph: 876 – 648 – 5243

Instagram: @trotterscafeja

***Menu on Instagram Highlights***

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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TGIF to Lobster from Island Vibz Jamaica!

Four (4) Lobster tails with Corn on the Cob ($4000JMD)

TGIF to Lobster from Island Vibz Jamaica!

Island Vibz located in Manor Centre has been a frequent Lunch spot for hubby, Randy Burgess for a few months now.

Huge, satisfying servings of well seasoned, spicy, flavourful Seafood that is definitely value for money!

Even though we usually do Take-out, they have a huge open air dining space overlooking the rest of Manor Centre, Constant Spring road and the now lush, green Constant Spring Golf Course.

Island Vibz is now Open Everyday for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner from 7am to 7pm!

Spice up the weekend and visit Island Vibz! #SugaEndorsed #StaySafe

Island Vibz Jamaica

Location: 195 Constant Spring Road. Manor Centre. Kingston 8. Ja

Ph: 876-866-8789; 876-383-2208

Instagram: @islandvibz_seafood

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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35 is not too Young. The Importance of Doing Your Mammogram from a Technologist’s Point of View

For all my Ladies out there and Gentlemen (yes, men have lumps too), here are a few tips and information with regards to Preparation for your Mammogram and how you can do your part to facilitate Breast Cancer Awareness and Treatment:

● Feel all four quadrants of your breasts (all around) in the shower. It is easier when the skin is wet and soapy/slippery. Picturing the breast as a clock, usually with the nipple as the centre (via someone facing you), is the way used for the identification of areas of concern in the breasts. These areas of concern identified are usually sent for further investigation, i.e a Mammogram/Breast Ultrasound.

E.g. Your Mammogram/Breast referral form may read, β€˜mass located at 1 o’clock’.

● Feel your breasts when laying down, as not all masses are felt while standing.

● If you have a history of Breast Cancer in your family, the breasts should be checked by a doctor during general examination from as early as teenage years.

● No matter how young you are, once a mass, discomfort, pain, burning or sticking sensation, swelling and/or discharge from the nipple are observed, seek medical attention immediately.

● Once a referral is sought to do a Mammogram from your Doctor, if possible, choose a facility that does both Mammograms and Breast Ultrasounds.

*It is possible to have Breast Cancer and not know or be able to schedule a biopsy until weeks or months later. If a particular Breast Cancer cannot be detected by a Mammogram or your Technologist does not recognise an abnormality present and therefore does not raise the attention that a Breast Ultrasound is needed, there is risk of a spread. This is so, because there is sometimes a back up of Mammograms for reporting at Public clinics before a Radiologist can refer a patient for an Ultrasound. It may be too late by this time, costing the patient his/her life or an entire breast or two (single/double mastectomy).

● If you are referred to do a Breast Mammogram/Ultrasound, I recommend that you do both. Some cancerous (malignant) calcifications cannot be detected by Breast Ultrasound and vice versa.

β€’ With advancement in Technology, an MRI is now sometimes recommended for even further detail.

*Keep in mind that the Mammogram is like a map to show the Radiologist where to focus for any area/s that may need clarification. So it is important to start there first.

● Starting at age 35 or 40, do your Mammogram annually. At least have 1 done by 35 to see the status of your breasts and what the doctor recommends in terms of continuing Mammograms before 40.

● Mammograms are low radiation. Remember that if you lay on the beach all day you are also exposed to cumulative radiation from the sun. A thyroid shield is only necessary if you have hormonal/thyroid issues and if you are undergoing/have recently done radiation therapy or chemo.

● A routine Mammogram will be two (2) views on each breast, therefore four (4) compressions in all.

A routine Mammogram showing two (2) views of each breast.

● Do not wear powder, lotion/oil or deodorant/flaky deodorant when doing a Mammogram. The flakes or clusters from a deodorant or powder can mimic calcifications/cancer. While, lotions or oils may cause the breast to slide back during imaging, thus losing possible valuable information.

● Ladies, wear a top and bottom if possible when going to do your Mammogram.

● Try to do your Mammograms at the same facility each year so a record is kept for comparisons.

● Everyone does not have the same Mammogram experience. Other than the Technologist or machine used, this may be a result of other factors such as a current or close time period to a menstrual cycle, pain threshold, size of the breasts, thickness of breast tissue, presence of cysts and the overall shape of the breasts and shoulders/body habitus. So if it is painful or β€˜unbearable’ for you, do not discourage others.

● It is not the end of the world if you feel pain and/a mass. It may just be a cyst that can be drained of fluid or removed. Take it one step at a time.

● If you have a lump that may be malignant (cancerous) and not benign (non-cancerous), ensure that you wait for your biopsy results before removing the lump. You need to confirm that the lump is cancerous, if so, the stage it is at, the possibility of the cancer spreading and the possibility of return if the breast/s are not removed.

● If the breast/s needs to be removed and reconstructive surgery is suggested or offered by the Doctor at the same time, I advise you wait 6 months to a year to be fully clear of cancer. Unfortunately, cancers sometimes return. If cancer returns, it could return within the skin flap where reconstruction was done and it is highly likely that it would be undetectable.

● Ensure that you not only have Life Insurance but Health Insurance. Some form of Pro-Care or Criticare should be sought as well if repetitive surgery or radiation treatment/chemotherapy is needed.

● Spread the Word to Family, Friends and Coworkers! Breast Cancer Awareness Saves Lives.

Gabrielle Burgess LIVE on NationwideFM in October 2017 telling everyone the importance of doing Mammograms.

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Licensed Radiographer and Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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