Merry Christmas from Suga Lifestyle!

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Suga would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and all the best for the season! 

It has been a great year for Suga Lifestyle and I have to tell you all a Big Thank You for staying tuned to all the categories that build the Suga Lifestyle brand; GW Art, Charities, Restaurant Reviews and Ratings, Brand Jamaica, Sports, Health and Fitness and more.

I am also very proud to report that the 1st staging of my Trade show, Suga Lifestyle’s Christmas Connection held at The Liguanea Club on Saturday, December 15th was a success. The event involved artisans hand-picked by me to offer their unique, handcrafted, handmade, Jamaican items to the public.

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TCP’s Jamaican greeting cards were also in the building as a convenience for shoppers to get cards to go with their gifts.

With Suga Lifestyle’s Christmas Connection, there was no need to shop for gifts online. The event gave sponsors and guests the opportunity to support Brand Jamaica, specifically entrepreneurs who operate within the
Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) sector. Through their support, Jamaican made products and the
island’s creative industries, were highlighted. Vendor industries included; food, graphic art, woodcraft, ceramics, fashion, agro-processing and personal care. My Suga Artisans were hand-picked to inspire innovation, and to provide a platform for business growth.

For those who missed out on Suga’s Winter Wonderland or for Suga Bears and Suga Daddies who would like to relive the moment, here are some highlights from the day.

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Guests entering the venue were greeted by some of the Sponsors, Gustazos, Sagicor Bank and Jablum. Gustazos along with Suga Lifestyle offered some Selfie photo fun, while Jablum treated guests to freshly brewed, hot Coffee and Sagicor Bank offered Scones from Cannonball Cafe to complement the Coffee.

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Sponsor, Norman Grant, Managing Director and CEO of Mavis Bank Coffee Factory with Gabrielle Burgess of Suga Lifestyle at SL Christmas Connection on December 15, 2018.

My contented guests then felt the Christmas spirit and not only felt lucky by participating in the entry raffle, but contributed to Charity and received a few swag bags to accompany them inside.

Who was inside?!

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There was something for everyone at SL Christmas Collection and it was a family affair!

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Confectioneries galore!

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The venue was buzzing with guests from the 4pm start time straight up to the closing of the event at 8pm.

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Guests not only browsed items, but shopped well. Kudos!

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Suga’s very own, GW Art booth did well too! GW Art shoppers (L-R) Prudence Simpson, Michaelia McLean, Sheena Taylor and Taraja Richards left with their shopping bags and were all smiles.

Shoppers sipped and shopped in comfort too!

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Guests enjoyed their night at the bar without having to pay a penny. Afterall, according to Suga’s popular GW Art piece, It’s Always Wine o’clock!

Prizes and Surprises!

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L-R Everton Cummings and Stephen Greig were amongst the Suga trivia winners for the night.

Guests either won prizes by raffle or won spot prizes after answering Suga’s trivia questions correctly based on categories of Brand Jamaica, Health and Fitness and Foodie fun.

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(L-R) Stephanie Chen chose the right time to move to Jamaica, copping a 3 lb Christmas Fruit cake for her family from Sweet Obsession Ja. Moyen Campbell and Pricella Dawson (Right) also walked away happily with prizes.

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Suga created great memories having persons winning raffle prizes for their first time! SL Connection made this avid, Brand Jamaica Shopper, Tricia-Gaye O’Connor’s day.

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It warmed everyone’s hearts to see Suga Artisan, Averell French’s son win a sling backpack from Tracy Jackson Blake’s Because It Is For You and tell everyone why he liked Christmas.

Charity

Members of the non-profit organization, Rotaract Club of New Kingston assisted Suga Lifestyle on the day of the event and happily received a donation from Suga at the end of the event towards their Marie Atkins Shelter Project to be held on January 12, 2019.

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Suga’s mission was achieved, where Artisans did well with sales, a donation was made to Charity and guests sipped and shopped locally in comfort for family and friends.

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Thanks to all of my sponsors, Development Bank of Jamaica, Sagicor Bank, Gustazos, Jablum and BPM Financial as well as kind persons who contributed giveaways from their Businesses to the event to make this possible: Stush in the Bush, Cafe EITS, Eden Gardens Spa, Rituals Coffee House, Mystic Thai, JPS, Chive Restaurant, Irie Rock, Jamaica Liquor Warehouse, Tracy Jackson Blake’s Because It Is For You, Sweet Obsession Ja, Tai Tai Ice Cream rolls, Closet Cloud, Select Brands, RSS Natural Delights, Cabana City Reserve and Swypz+ Ja.

Lastly, thanks to ALL of my Selected Suga Artisans! The event couldn’t have been successful without you!

Here are a few of their testimonials!

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Looking forward to see what’s in store for next year!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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GW Art is in the Vitamin M December box in the USA!

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Kerryanne Croft of the Vitamin M box says trying to fit in is boring, create the change you want to see.

What’s the Vitamin M box?

Based in New Jersey, Kerryanne saw a lack of support and love for Black owned businesses. She wanted to change that, so The Vitamin M Subscription Box was born. M is for Melanin, the dark brown to black pigment occurring in our skin.

Vitamin M isn’t just a subscription box. It is a movement to not only support these substantial businesses, but to help build their communities and share their stories. The Vitamin M box delivers brands in the form of beauty, fashion, books, home and lifestyle produced by people of colour to your doorstep.

Every 3rd month, Kerryanne donates 10% of the proceeds to a charity/non-profit in the Black and Brown community.

Kerry believes we need to continue to highlight these entrepreneurs over businesses that don’t see or respect their shine.

GW Art is a part of the Vitamin M box for December and the boxes are sold out!

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The Vitamin M Box for December includes great stocking stuffers for skincare and more.

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Kerryanne Croft of the Vitamin M box celebrates for the December box being sold out.

What’s in it from GW Art?

It’s Always Wine o’clock Post-its! Just in time for your New Year’s affirmations.

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Subscribe to the Vitamin M box for the New Year!

Visit:

http://www.thevitaminmbox.com/subscribe-2/

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Connect with Eli’s Knits and Knots TODAY at SL Christmas Connection!

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Eli’s Knits and Knots is a Selected Suga Artisan!

See the touching story of how Nataya applied needle art to a silver lining and see the items she still finds joy in creating today at Suga Lifestyle’s Christmas Connection here!

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Buy Local, Buy Jamaican this DECEMBER 15! 🇯🇲

Eli’s Knits and Knots

Instagram: @eliknitsandknots

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Connect with Simo’s Bread and Catering tomorrow at SL Christmas Connection!

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SHE SAID YES! Simo’s Bread and Catering is a Selected Suga Artisan!

See the story on one of Suga’s favourite chefs, Christina Simonitsch out of Montego Bay. See what she is carrying to town with her tomorrow at Suga Lifestyle’s Christmas Connection here!

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Buy Local, Buy Jamaican this DECEMBER 15! 🇯🇲

Simo’s Bread and Catering

Instagram: @simosbreadandcatering

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Connect with Kande’s Delights tomorrow at SL Christmas Connection!

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Kande’s Delights is a Selected Suga Artisan!
See how CEO and Founder, Kevin Dean makes ice scream from scratch and which flavours he has in store for tomorrow at Suga Lifestyle’s Christmas Connection here!

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Buy Local, Buy Jamaican this DECEMBER 15! 🇯🇲

Kande’s Delights

Instagram: @kandesdelights

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Connect with Thou Art Accessories December 15 at Suga Lifestyle’s Christmas Connection!

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Thou Art Accessories is a Selected Suga Artisan!

See the inspirational, faith-based jewellery that Roxanne Rose-Genas will have for sale this December 15 at Suga Lifestyle’s Christmas Connection here!

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Buy Local, Buy Jamaican this DECEMBER 15! 🇯🇲

Thou Art Accessories

Instagram: @thouart_ja

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Connect with Kabreco Designs December 15 at SL Christmas Connection!

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Kabreco Designs is a Selected Suga Artisan!

Check out Kaya and Eric Coore’s story and how they started their business. Also see their unique and affordable plant and woodcraft items for sale this December 15 at Suga Lifestyle’s Christmas Connection here.

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Buy Local, Buy Jamaican this DECEMBER 15! 🇯🇲

Kabreco Designs

Instagram: @kabrecodesigns

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Connect with Jan’s Accents December 15 at SL Christmas Connection!

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Jan’s Accents is a Selected Suga Artisan!

Meet the bubbly, Janice Forrester of Jan’s Accents and see the type of comfortable, durable Handmade Leather sandals, belts and jewellery that she will have for sale this December 15 at Suga Lifestyle’s Christmas Connection here.

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Buy Local, Buy Jamaican this DECEMBER 15! 🇯🇲

Jan’s Accents

Location: 92 Hope Road. Kgn. 6. Ja (Same complex as Bookophilia)

Ph: 876.648.6415 (Call) ; 876.371.2058 (Whatsapp)

Instagram, Facebook, Twitter: @jansaccents

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Connect with Curio Accessories December 15 at SL Christmas Connection!

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 Curio Accessories is a Selected Suga Artisan!

See the fabulous statement pieces and more that Patricia Samuels will have for sale this December 15 at Suga Lifestyle’s Christmas Connection here.

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Buy Local, Buy Jamaican this DECEMBER 15! 🇯🇲

Curio Accessories

Instagram: @curiojamaica

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Connect with Mount Pleasant Chocolatiers December 15 at SL Christmas Connection!

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Mount Pleasant Chocolatiers is a Selected Suga Artisan!

See their story headed by Chocolate and Cocoa farmer, Averell French and what they will have for sale this December 15 at Suga Lifestyle’s Christmas Connection here.

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Did you Know?

Mount Pleasant Chocolatiers make Chocolate Wine and Chocolate Face masks too. You can order Chocolate Wine from them and the Chocolate Face Masks are at Adam and Eve Day Spa in New Kingston!

Buy Local, Buy Jamaican this DECEMBER 15! 🇯🇲

Mount Pleasant Chocolatiers

Instagram: @mountpleasantchocolatiers

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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