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TGIF to Wine With Me’s Meat & Cheese Platter!

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Meat & Cheese Platter – Sausage, Grilled Shrimp, Smoked Marlin, Mozzarella, Goat Cheese, Blackbomber Cheddar, Blue Cheese, Feta Cheese, Apple Chutney, Sun-dried Tomatoes

Wine With Me

Location: Norman Manley Boulevard, Rutland Point. Negril, JA

Ph: 876-340-2108

Opening hours: 6pm-11pm

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Greetings from Greece and Istanbul!

Suga Bears have been flocking to Greece. Here are some of the latest salivating images that have been sent my way. I had to share. Feast your eyes!

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Photo Credit: Tennyson Arnold

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Photo Credit: Tennyson Arnold

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Photo Credit: Tennyson Arnold

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Photo Credit: Tennyson Arnold

OPA!!!

I also have a spectacular shot from the 360 Istanbul Restaurant and Bar a few hours from Greece.

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Calamari from 360 Istanbul Restaurant and Bar (Photo Credit: Tennyson Arnold)

Happy Thursday!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Hugh Hefner Dies at 91

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Playboy Owner, Hugh Hefner died on Hump Day at 91 years old.

‘He passed away peacefully yesterday at home, the Playboy Mansion, surrounded by loved ones’ said a representative for the Playboy Enterprises Founder in a statement to People Magazine.

I do not find it appropriate to say Hef is in a better place, so in other words, R.I.P Hef and cheers to a few memories.

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By: Gabrielle Burgess

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A Chance to Save on Your Wedding that You Should Not Miss!

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Have you been attending a lot of Wedding Expos, making a lot of phone calls for advice and quotes lately and/or having various consultations with Wedding Vendors in preparation for your Big Day? If so, this Wedding Promotion is for you.

When you feel the pressure of planning a Wedding, GCG Events Jamaica takes many items off your to-do list and makes them seem hassle-free. Suga had this experience with GCG catering for her Wedding. We all know my demands would be specific and expectations would have been high and they delivered flawlessly last April 2016. Kudos to GCG!

GCG not only caters for Weddings but for Corporate and Social events as well. For the complete package that they offer, for instance if you also require their Bar Services, they provide all the necessary glassware, ice, flatware, cutlery, disposables and service staff for an unbeatable price. Not to mention that they come fully equipped with their cooling trucks, electricity and more.

When booking with GCG, it is likely that you would communicate with Jasmin Ramsay or Cheridah Douglas who are the epitome of quick, efficient communication, quality service and the ability to deduce the needs of their customers, often without even having to ask.

The Chefs and Waiting Staff are personable, pleasant and conduct live cooking stations with delicious dishes. I highly recommend their Carving station. They do a tender, fresh, succulent Beef Tenderloin cut to perfection.

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GCG Event’s Beef Tenderloin

They also do a scrumptious Cheesecake and the list goes on. I haven’t had a disappointing dish from them to date.

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GCG Events’ Cheesecake

GCG usually makes the effort to have their Presentation suit your theme as well. Check out this Presentation to go with a Rustic theme:

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Do you want the Catering and Bar service at your Wedding to be Simply Outstanding?

Enter GCG Events Jamaica’s “The Day We Met” Wedding Promotion for the chance to be one of three lucky couples to win Simply Outstanding Savings for your Jamaican Wedding!

They will be teaming up with other reputable Wedding Vendors, offering discounts for Music and Equipment, Photography, Decor and Wedding Planning Services.

***Conditions apply. So see the Prize Details, Rules and Requirements to enter the Wedding Promotion below:

PRIZE PACKAGE:
● 35%- 45% off GCG Events’ Wedding Catering Package
● 30% off Music and Equipment from Blaktie Entertainment Jamaica (@blaktiejamaica)
● 20% off Sean Murray Photography’s Photography Package (@seanmurrayphotography)
● 25% off Taylor’d Events’ Decor Package (@Taylord.events)
● 30% off Concierge Jamaica’s Wedding Planning Services (@conciergejm)

***CONDITIONS APPLY!***

1. The Competition will run from August 28th – October 31st, 2017 on both Facebook & Instagram, and is open to couples planning on getting married in Jamaica between November 2017 and June 2018 whose minimum guest count is eighty (80).

2. Weddings already booked with GCG Events prior to August 28, 2017 do not qualify for entry. 

3. Top three couples whose post has the most likes win! So there isn’t just 1 winner!

4. Entries close October 31, 2017. Winners will be announced on November 2, 2017!

HOW TO ENTER:
1. Post a video on your FB or IG page telling us how you met, the proposed date & venue of your Wedding, your ideal Wedding concept & menu preferences.

2. Be sure to include the following hashtags – #gcgeventswedding #simplyoutstanding #winningwedding

3. Tag: @gcg_events, @blaktiejamaica, @conciergejm, @Taylord.events, and @seanmurrayphotography

4. Share your post with friends! Most likes wins!

*** GCG Events Jamaica reserves the right not to accept or to disqualify any entries if any of the above terms & conditions are not followed correctly***

Let GCG make your Wedding Simply Outstanding! #SugaEndorsed

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GCG Events

Location: Norman Manley Int’l Airport. Kingston, Jamaica

Ph: (876) 924-8364

Website: http://www.gcg-events.com

Facebook: GCG Events

Instagram: @gcg_events

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Save these Dates Foodies!

The Caribbean’s No. 1 Urban Food Festival is in a few weeks!

Check out the official line up below for Jamaica’s Food and Drink Festival that is at the end of October:

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By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Awesome Recipe for a Meatless Monday!

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Oven Roasted Plantains stuffed with Black Beans, Pepper Jack Cheese and Cilantro Sauce

This is a smart, tasty and spicy idea for a Meatless Monday! Awesome way to switch things up for the Vegetarian diet. Note that the Black Beans provide additional fiber.

To go completely healthy, you can substitute the Pepper Jack Cheese with Borden’s Fat-Free Pepper Jack Cheese that can be found at Wal-Mart or with another spicy, flavourful Fat-Free Cheese of your choice based on availability.

Check out The Kitchenista’s blog for the full Recipe!

Kitchenista Diaries

Location: Maryland, Washington DC

Email: Angela@kitchenistadiaries.com

Website: kitchenistadiaries.com/

Instagram: @thekitchenista

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Certified Personal Trainer & Sports Nutritionist)

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TGIF to this Steamed Sea Bass from Mystic Thai!

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Steamed Sea Bass with Lemon Grass infused Pakchoy (Photo: Mystic Thai Jamaica)

Another Restaurant found that isn’t short on Lemon Grass. Kudos to Mystic Thai Jamaica, this dish looks delish!

Mystic Thai (Asian & Thai Cuisine)

Location: B11 – Fairview Towne Centre Unit, Montego Bay

Ph: 876-633-6535

Website: http://www.mysticthaijamaica.com

Opening Hours: Mondays – Sundays, 11:30am – 10pm

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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GW Art Brightening up Offices!

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‘Crossing Paths’ by GW Art at Dr. Kristen Hutchinson’s Dermatology Office

GW Art is currently at Dr. Kristen Hutchinson’s Dermatology Office to brighten up each day.

Contact Dr. Kristen Hutchinson if you need a consult for your Dermatology Services at Contemporary Medical Affiliates (CMA) Jamaica, a Medical Center located at 1C Braemar Ave., Kgn. 5 (Ph: 876-616-8132; 876-368-5547).

GW Art

Email: gwartforall@gmail.com

Ph: 876-422-3769

Website (Gallery): 

http://www.sugalifestyle.com 

Get your GW Art today!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Healthy Breakfast Frittata Recipe from Suga!

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Breakfast Frittata by Suga aka Gabrielle Burgess

Ingredients

4 eggs
1/4 cup almond milk/skimmed milk
1/4 tsp. salt
1 medium tomato (chopped)
1 tsp. escallion (chopped)
1/4 tsp. oregano
black pepper
3/4 cup cooked callaloo ***(Rich in Iron, Calcium and Vitamin B12)
1/2 cup Kraft fat-free shredded mozzarella cheese

N.B. The more eggs you add, the thicker the Frittata

Instructions

● Preheat the oven to 400°F.
● Spray skillet with cooking spray and set aside.
● In a bowl, whisk the eggs, salt, a dash of black pepper, 1/4 tsp. oregano and almond milk/skimmed milk.
● Add chopped escallion, tomato, cooked callaloo and half of the cheese. Stir, then whisk to combine mixture.
● Pour mixture into prepared skillet and sprinkle the other half of the cheese on top.
● Bake for 15-20 mins, then remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 mins.
● Slice then serve!

Enjoy!

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Certified Personal Trainer and Sports Nutritionist)

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Hurricane Irma Recovery Fund for Our Island Neighbours

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Information to Send Monetary Donations to the Recovery Fund. ***Note that there is now a direct link to Paypal on the website

The Rotary District 7020 Disaster Team has opened a Hurricane Irma Recovery Fund for the Caribbean Islands affected by the devastating Hurricane Irma.

Rotary is a non-profit organization and District 7020 consists of different territories in the Caribbean such as St. Martin, St. Maarten, Turks and Caicos Islands, Haiti, Jamaica, USVI, BVI, Bahamas, Cayman Islands and Anguilla. All territories are like a family to each other and for many years have worked together to help improve communities and assist less fortunate persons globally.

As a past Rotaractor, I am happy that my friends are alive and safe but I am truly saddened by the devastation that Hurricane Irma has caused to their homes and the Islands in general.

Within the District it seems that St. Martin, St. Maarten, BVI, USVI and the Turks and Caicos Islands have been struck the worse.

Six schools have been totalled in the BVI, so the Ministry of Education and Culture is considering to reopen under a shift system.

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Destroyed Schools in the BVI

Many roofs have been taken off of the homes and buildings in St. Maarten, St. Martin, BVI and USVI.

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Properties Destroyed by Hurricane Irma in St. Maarten, BVI and USVI

The Islanders are trying to be positive and have been working hard to help their Islands rebuild. Digicel Jamaica and other Organizations have sent supplies of water and more to the Islands to give persons in communities and some supermarkets were just able to reopen.

Monetary aid is needed most at the moment though, for persons to have a roof over their head and more.

Please assist our Caribbean neighbours as much as you can in their time of need and help them to rebuild. One Love.

Please click on the link below or you can see the information how you can send funds above (N.B. There is now a direct link to Paypal on the website to make things easier):

http://7020.org/50041/Page/Show?ClassCode=Page&Slug=hurricane-irma-recovery-fund

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By: Gabrielle Burgess

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