TGIF! How Fun was the Jamaica Observer Food Awards Last Night?!

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Gabby Burgess a.k.a Suga of Suga Lifestyle at The Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards last night at The Devon House.

TGIF! How fun was the Jamaica Observer Food Awards last night?!

I don’t think many persons found the GCG Events booth around the back, but their surprise cocktails handed to you were one of the highlights to my night. Not to mention their spicy JACKFRUIT CRÈME BRΓ›LΓ‰E! 😍 Stay tuned and follow Suga Lifestyle for more OFA highlights!

Enjoy the weekend!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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The NBA Finals Begin Tonight! Who will Win?!

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With no LeBron James, D-Wade, Tim Duncan nor Kevin Durant and a new team in the NBA Finals, NBA fans await the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Toronto Raptors with much anticipation.

Injuries plague the Warriors. For now, there is no KD. DeMarcus Cousins a.k.a Boogie who just returned to training, is questionable to return for game 1. If he returns, he may break up the current chemistry of the team though. Then there is past Finals MVP, Andre Iguodala, who has an injured calf. He is still scheduled to play.

Despite the injuries, the Warriors have risen to the occasion to compete in the Finals with the return of the Splash Brothers, Steph Curry and Klay Thompson and a focused Draymond Green. Kevon Looney has also stepped up majorly as a big in the paint. We know their bench is deep too. Can they do the 3-peat?!

Kawhi Leonard leads the Raptors, whose supporting cast have woken up with hunger in their eyes. There have been talks that Kawhi Leonard has the potential to be compared to Michael Jordan already. I agree, he has been starting to look like the GOAT, but how strong is his support team? Lowry aint no Pippen. He hustles though. Danny Green has been a no show, Gasol is an inconsistent weak link and Ibaka’s age is beginning to show. But VanVleet and Lopez are monsters for them. Siakam and Powell are good shooters too. Toronto also has home-court advantage and …well Drake 🀣

Who will win the NBA Finals?

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Steve Kerr and Pop out for dinner before the Finals!

With all fun and jokes aside, Suga gives the experienced Coach Steve Kerr and the Warriors team the slight edge over the Raptors for the win and the 3-peat.

Kawhi Leonard has already won Finals MVP. It’s time for Steph Curry to continue to step up and show up. I believe it would seal his legacy.

Game 1 starts at 8pmET!

Stay tuned to Suga Lifestyle for your NBA Finals updates! I love this game!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Chef Trevanne Donegal is THE Caterer to Watch!

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Chef Trevanne Donegal

You may be more familiar with Trevanne Donegal and The Layer Cake, but after returning from further Cuisine and Patisserie training at the well established Le Cordon Bleu in London, she has been building her dream kitchen and has rebranded with the name, Sear 274!

Here is just a touch of what she has been up to since she has been back. Absolutely salivating!

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Trevanne makes a hell of a Lobster Mac and Cheese!

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Trevanne’s Cinco de Mayo spread earlier this year.

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Trevanne’s sumptuous Tiramisu Cupcakes.

Look out for her and one of my other faves, Christina Simonitsch at Martell & GH Mumm’s booth at the Table Talk Jamaica Observer Food Awards tomorrow night at the Devon House!

Trevanne will have Dark Chocolate Martell Cognac Caramel Truffles 😍

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Trevanne Donegal’s prep for the Table Talk Jamaica Observer Food Awards tomorrow night.

Suga can’t wait to try Trevanne’s goodies on an even more elevated level.

Welcome home Trevanne!

Follow Trevanne Donegal on Instagram, @sear274

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Ashurii Designs Handmade Sketchbooks has GW Art Itching to Sketch a New Collection!

Ashlee Douillard had her aha moment to start her own line of sketchbooks in 2013, while studying architecture and there was a continuous need for quality sketch pads.

It wasn’t until 2017 when she started to sell them and saw that this could be a lucrative business for her. Her line of handmade books, Ashurii Designs,Β  include ruled journals and planners in various sizes that can be customised as well. They showcase the work of various young, local artists.

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Handmade books by Ashurii Designs with Dan Tho artwork

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Handmade books with customized quotes that we love are also available by Ashurii Designs

This initiative is Ashlee’s creative way to fund school supplies and her masters degree.

I finally got my customised, handmade sketchbook from Ashurii Designs a few weeks ago that had to have pink material. This was before she started advertising customised quotes and more on her books though, so can’t wait get more! Who knows, maybe GW Art will be a part of an Ashurii Designs handmade book soon too.

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Gabby Burgess a.k.a Suga from Suga Lifestyle (GW Art) supports Ashurii Designs

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Remember that when you support a small business, someone does a happy dance.

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Ashurii Designs Sketchbooks and Journals are now being sold in Swiss Stores at F & B Downtown.

Ashurii Designs

Ph: 876.481.9404

Instagram/Facebook: @ashuriidesignsΒ 

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Alex’s Creations’ Cupcake Fundraiser to Save a Life Starts Today!

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Young, 11-year old, Tiana Johnson is currently fighting Leukemia. Alex’s Creations will be offering a special of $1000JM for a box of 4 of their scrumptious cupcakes this week until Thursday. Part proceeds will be in aid of Cancer Treatment for Tiana.

Please support and purchase cupcakes, you will help to save a life. Tiana, her parents and Alex’s Creations will be extremely grateful.

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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TGIF to this Surf & Turf Burger from Fromage!

If you laboured yesterday, you surely deserve a prize like this!

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Fromage Brasserie’s Surf and Turf Burger with spicy aioli! #SugaEndorsed

Enjoy the weekend!

Fromage Brasserie

Location: Market Place – 67 Constant Spring Road. Kingston.

Ph: 876-649-0820-1

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Suga returns to Chive!

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Chive’s ‘Dark and Stormy’ cocktail with Rum #SugaEndorsed

Suga’s Ratings for Chive Restaurant

Date and time of visit: Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 5:00pm

No. of diners: 2 adults

NB. Ratings fill 5 stars maximum

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Suga’s Breakdown:

It’s been a long time coming, but Suga finally got the chance to return to Chive last Saturday and I am happy I did!

Our server, Orlando was superb. Loved the variety on their new menu with relatively reasonable prices. Our dishes did not fall short on flavour. Portion sizes were adequate, dishes were well presented and with a comfortable atmosphere, I have no complaints.

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Marlin Canapes ($1290JMD) – Smoked Marlin, scotch pepper jelly, capers and cream cheese on top of a plantain filled puff pastry.

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Chive style Mussels ($1400JMD) – Mussels simmered in a spicy broth served with garlic bread.

Those Mussels were indeed spicy!

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Garlic Herb Pasta ($1100JMD) with added Grilled Chicken ($650JMD) – Spaghetti tossed with an infused herb and garlic olive oil.

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Channa Vegetable Pot ($1650JMD) – Curried Chickpeas simmered with potatoes and vegetables served with basmati rice.

***Prices did not include G.C.T and a 10% service charge***

I hope to try one of their tempting Burgers on a cheat day next time!

Chive Restaurant continues to be #SugaEndorsed. Give them a visit for Lunch or Dinner!

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Chive Restaurant

Location: Shop 15, Orchid Village Plaza. 20 Barbican Road. Kingston 6.

Ph: 876-820-1194

Instagram: @chivejamaica

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Save the Date!

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Support the Jamaica Down Syndrome Foundation next Friday, May 31st at the Bob Marley Museum! Wine Down for Charity starts at 6:30pm!

Wine Down for Charity into the night, enjoying an evening of Music and Wines or simply just come and pick up your Bottle to kickstart the weekend.

Your Bottle purchase of $3500JMD will also be a contribution to the Her Flow Foundation to support young ladies in need at their time of the month.

Buy a Bottle for a Cause!

Instagram: @winedown4charity

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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NBA Playoffs Update!

The Western Conference Finals:

Warriors vs. Trail Blazers

After losing 2 games on the road and Damian Lillard suffering an injury of separated ribs, the Portland Trail Blazers’ season seems to almost be over after their 110-99 loss on Saturday night to go down 3-0. No team has ever come back from that. They fight to stay alive for 1 more game tonight.

The Eastern Conference Finals:

Bucks vs. Raptors

After the Bucks routed the Raptors on Friday night to go up 2-0 in the series, the Raptors returned to homecourt fighting. After 2 OTs and a lot of bumps and bruising, Kawhi Leonard (36 points) took over with Siakam (25 points) and Gasol (16 points) to keep their series alive with a 118-112 win.

Giannis of the Bucks did not show up last night with only 12 points, despite the effort by his teammates. He will make Shaqtin’ a Fool this week with his airball free throw and Drake trolling him. More is also needed from Middleton and Bledsoe. Props to George Hill (24 points) and Brogdon (20 points) who showed up for the Bucks.

The Bucks showed their weaknesses last night in a game they could have won to sink the Raptors. The Raptors will be sure to review the tape and return to Game 4 with homecourt advantage and a chance to level up!

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Photo: Bleacher Report

Stay tuned to Suga Lifestyle for your NBA Playoffs updates! I love this game!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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