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Ten Easy Ways to Use Less Plastic

With all the rain Jamaica is experiencing, let us be more conscious of how we dispose our waste so our drainage system doesn’t become blocked up with debris, especially debris that is not biodegradable.

For instance, Plastic is not biodegradable and one of the easier ways to ensure that there is no blockage of our drains is to use less plastic.

Here are Ways You Can Use Less Plastic:

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By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Personal Pizzas at The Pegasus Blend Bar!

Suga’s Ratings for The Blend Bar!

NB. Ratings fill 5 stars maximum

Parking: ★★★★★

Ambience: ★★★★★

Décor: ★★★★☆

Comfort: ★★★★★

Service: ★★★★☆

Speed: ★★★★☆

Value for $: ★★★★★

Suga Endorsement: ★★★★☆

Comments: Perfect Bar and Lounge for a mellow evening or night. Good environment for conversation and a business meeting. The music is not loud.

Personal Size Pizzas (~8″ on a round plate) are now at the cosy Blend Bar at The Jamaica Pegasus!

Suga had a tasting last Friday night of the Pizzas that they now offer. There was Ham and Pineapple, the Pegasus Pizza and Vegetarian.

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Ham and Pineapple, The Pegasus and Vegetarian Pizzas from the Blend Bar at The Jamaica Pegasus

They were filling, flavourful flatbreads. I couldn’t identify my favourite. My friends and I enjoyed all of them with Beer, Wine and Cocktails.

Each Personal Pizza costs $1012JMD including tax.

Go and get your Pizza fix from the Blend Bar and have a few drinks as well over some great conversation.

Happy Hump Day!

Blend Bar

Location: The Jamaica Pegasus, 81 Knutsford Boulevard, Kgn. 5

Ph#: 876-926-3690-5

 

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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NEW Pieces for GW Art’s Christmas Pop-Up Shop this Saturday at Chai Studios, Barbican!

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Newly Framed GW Art – ‘Mother & Child’ Wall Art ( Acrylic on Canvas)

Remember that GW Art’s Christmas Pop-Up Shop is this Saturday from 12noon to 6pm at Chai Studios located in Barbican Business Centre, 88 Barbican Road (First left turn after Hi-Lo entrance and same Plaza as Pizza Hut)

There will NEW pieces and Old Faves perfect for your Home or Office Décor and for Christmas Gifts as well.

Ordering Time is now Closed, but Kudos and Thanks to those who made their GW Art Orders!

If you didn’t get the chance to order, no  need to worry, there are sufficient items in stock.

What’s in stock?

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NEW GW Art Mason Jar Arrangements. LED Candles included! *Availability of trays limited

Framed Wall Art, Decorative Mason Jars, Vases and Bottles, Acrylic on Canvas stretched on Frame Wall Art, Canvas Panel Tabletops and Desktops, all in a variety of sizes and colour schemes.

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GW Art Decorative Joy Bottles are back! NEW GW Art Mini Desktops/Tabletops and Mason Jars for your Christmas Décor. Dried arrangements included!

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GW Art Decorative Bottles and Acrylic Canvas Wall Art Stretched on Frame, NEW GW Art Vases and Mini Desktops/Tabletops

Prices start from as low as $1000JMD!

I will have Sweet Treats too! The Trunk Show is for All Ages, Kids to Adults.

Support Brand Jamaica and local Entrepreneurs. Make it a GW Art Christmas and check out other Artisans too !!!

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GW Art

Email: gwartforall@gmail.com

Ph: 876-422-3769

Website (Gallery): 

http://www.sugalifestyle.com 

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Congratulations to Jamaica’s Davina Bennett for Finishing 3rd in the Miss Universe 2017 Pageant!

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The Top 3 of the Miss Universe 2017 Pageant after being announced! Miss South Africa, Colombia and Jamaica were selected from the Top 5 Finalists that included Miss Thailand and Miss Venezuela

The Miss Universe 2017 Pageant was held in Las Vegas last night and the beautiful and confident, well poised South Africa’s Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters took the crown! Congratulations to her. Well deserved.

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Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters takes her walk after being crowned Miss Universe 2017 (Photo: http://www.bustle.com)

The Pageant featured gorgeous gowns, but for Suga, it was our Miss Jamaica, Davina Bennett in Yellow who stood out amongst a sea of nudes and neutrals. Her stunning lemon-yellow gown with caped sleeves was designed by our local,  Uzuri International Designs Ltd. The pop of colour was accentuated by her beautiful dark coloured skin and natural hair. Davina modelled the gown with the necessary charisma and flair.

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Miss Jamaica Universe, Davina Bennett in her Uzuri International Designs Ltd. Gown

Davina reached the top 5 answering a question on how Men and Women can work together to tackle the issue of Sexual Harassment. She started off well but got nervous towards the end, giving an overall mediocre answer. Not to worry though, because the other Top 5 Finalists who were given questions on other major issues gave mediocre answers as well. Miss South Africa, who was a favourite of mine from the beginning, was quite confident and concise with her answer.

After the Top 3 Finalists were announced, all 3 answered the same question this time around, of course using soundproof headphones so they could not hear each others’ answers.

The Question asked which Quality did they have that they were most proud of and how will they apply it to their time as Miss Universe.

Miss Jamaica was announced first in the Top 3, thus called first to answer. It was obvious she was nervous, starting off with a grammatical error, then finished eloquently with an overall good answer. She mentioned her Drive to create awareness about the deaf and how they should be treated as equals to get jobs etc. She even added a bit of sign language that was a nice touch.

Miss Colombia, Laura Gonzales followed with a mediocre answer having to do with her quality of Compassion. At first, I thought Miss Jamaica should have definitely placed before Miss Colombia for the 2nd spot. However, if you watch them answer their questions again, Miss Colombia answered confidently and more fluently without stuttering. I think Davina’s initial blunder and obvious nervousness throughout her answer costed her 2nd place and maybe even the crown. She also seemed a bit rehearsed.

Miss South Africa’s answer was natural, concise and to the point again. Her quality was Confidence, which was no surprise and she expressed herself well.

If you would like to just see Davina’s answer, click on the link to the first video. To see the answers from all 3 Finalists, check the link to the video below it.

Watch “Miss Universe 2017 Miss Jamaica question and answer” on YouTube’s link here:
 

https://youtu.be/37NjZMkYuRs

Watch “Miss Universe 2017 Top 3 finalists – The Final Question And Answer” on YouTube’s link here:

https://youtu.be/Yorb7N2YcEE

I am proud of Davina for representing Jamaica well. She was absolutely stunning and a natural beauty. Congrats Davina!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Chronixx Live in Montego Bay at Pier 1, Saturday, December 2nd!

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Chronixx will be performing LIVE for 2 action packed hours in Montego Bay at Pier 1 on Saturday, December 2nd!

Protoje will also be performing for 1 hour, so this is not one to miss!

Can’t make it to Montego Bay? Beat them to it and catch the Show the night before in Kingston at Mas Camp.

Tickets are Available Now at Outlets and Online at http://www.caribtix.com.

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Ticket Outlets for Chronixx Live in Kingston and Montego Bay

#chronologytour #chronologymobay #doitforthelove

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Participate in Rotaract Club of Negril’s 5k Run/Walk this Saturday!

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The Rotaract Club of Negril will be hosting a 5k Run/Walk this Saturday at 7am, starting from Negril Playfield.

Part Proceeds will go towards Community Projects in Negril.

***Registration cost is $500JMD***

For more Information:

Contact Zoy Davis @ 876 – 846 – 3010

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Dinner Cost Error*** -Thanksgiving Lunch and Dinner Buffet at The Blue Window Restaurant, Jamaica Pegasus Tomorrow!

Apologies Suga Bears,
The Blue Window Restaurant at The Jamaica Pegasus has notified Suga Lifestyle about the advertised Error in Cost for the Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet, which has been corrected to $2500JMD (tax and service charge additional), as more options will be offered than the Lunch Buffet. It is still a reasonable cost to include more options such as Steamed Fish and Succulent Beef!
Cost of the Thanksgiving Lunch Buffet remains at $1700JMD plus tx and Service Charge.
Thanks for your Understanding.

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Dinner Cost Error*** -Thanksgiving Lunch and Dinner Buffet at The Blue Window Restaurant, Jamaica Pegasus Tomorrow!

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***Price Correction: Lunch ($1700JMD); Dinner ($2500JMD)

With all the Showers of Blessing Jamaica has received in the past few months, perhaps we have a lot to be thankful for.

Quite a few places will be offering Thanksgiving Dinner, which is slowly becoming a part of our culture.

Suga recommends Thanksgiving at The Blue Window Restaurant, Jamaica Pegasus, where service, quality and variety are at a high standard for an affordable price. They will be offering Thanksgiving Lunch tomorrow at a cost $1700JMD per person and Thanksgiving Dinner at a cost of $2500JMD excluding tax and service charge.

The Carving station looks like it will be a hit! Check the menu out below. Reservations are recommended.

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Thanksgiving Dinner Menu at The Blue Window Restaurant, Jamaica Pegasus N.B. The Lunch Menu will have different Soups and will not have the Steamed Fish or Beef.

Enjoy!

The Blue Window Restaurant, Jamaica Pegasus

***Reservations recommended***

Location: 81 Knutsford Blvd., Kingston 5

Ph: 876-926-3690 – 5

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Exercising during Pregnancy and the Benefits

Once blessed with the happy and life-changing news of Pregnancy, it is not time to leave the sneakers in the closet or to cancel your gym membership.

It is perfectly safe to do certain exercises once cleared by your Doctor.

Two types of exercises immediately ruled out are jumping and prone (on the stomach) exercises.

My clients train on the elliptical machine, cycle or walk for Cardio and sometimes throw in a bit of step work. However, weight training and resistance exercises for toning are usually the focus.

With time and lack of exercise, the skin will lose its elasticity and it is quite hard to regain. So as long as expecting moms feel comfortable exercising during pregnancy, it should be safe to exercise up to 7 or 8 months and to walk during the last month.

Once there is any discomfort during exercise, you should stop that exercise immediately and move on to the next one.

If cramping or extreme discomfort is experienced, give yourself a break from exercising that day.

Benefits of Exercising During Pregnancy:

● Helps to have a quicker Postpartum Recovery
● Facilitates a faster return to Pre-Pregnancy Weight and Appearance
● Reduces Back Pain and Strain
● Reduces the Risk of Gestational Diabetes
● Shorter Labour and Less Complications requiring Surgery

I suggest the following Exercises to keep active and as toned as possible:

1. Elliptical training

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Training on the Elliptical machine (Photo: Heavy.com)

2. Cycling (On a stationary bike)

3. Walking

4. Squats

5. Lunges

6. Light arm work with Dumbbells for the Biceps and Triceps

7. Kegel Exercises 

Kegel Exercises also known as Pelvic floor exercises are quite popular during pregnancy. They involve contracting and relaxing the pelvic muscles (kegel muscles) repeatedly.

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Kegel Exercise (Photo: http://www.ladycarehealth.com)

The exercises strengthen the pelvic floor muscles to help push the baby out easily during delivery. The exercises also support the uterus, bladder, small intestine and rectum. This in turn helps to deal with urinary incontinence that is a common problem during pregnancy.

***Kegel exercises are not strenuous or painful, but some persons may have discomfort so it is a good idea to discuss with your gynaecologist first.***

8. Supported groin and pelvis floor stretch with slight back bend.

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Photo: drsusieg.com

9. Yoga Exercises. E.g. Fierce Cat and Cobbler’s Pose

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Fierce Cat Exercise

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10. Exercises for the Glutes and Hamstrings

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Back Leg raises and pulses for the Glutes and Hamstrings (Photo: webconsultas.com)

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

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FREE Testing and Discounts on Medication at Fontana for Pharmacy Week!

It’s Pharmacy Week and Fontana Pharmacy will be offering FREE Blood Sugar and Blood Pressure Testing along with Discounts on All Prescriptions and Over the Counter Drugs at ALL LOCATIONS, this Thursday, November 23.

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Fontana Pharmacy

Locations: Kingston (Barbican Square), Ocho Rios (Eight Rivers Town Centre), Savanna-la-Mar (Beckford Plaza), Montego Bay (Fairview Shopping Centre)

Phone: 1-888-429-5887

Email: contact@fontanapharmacy.com

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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