Happy Friday Eve!

Life is short and I think we are realising that more each day.

Do not stress. CHOOSE YOU.
Believe you have and you are doing your best. What will be will be. YOLO

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

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Mystic Thai: One Night in Kingston?!

When Mystic Thai comes to Kingston, foodies unite! (L-R) Le Cordon Bleu Paris Graduate & Blogger, Craig Fleming, Blogger, Vanessa Lalasingh, Owners of Suga Lifestyle, Gabrielle and Randy Burgess with Suga Taster, Ashleigh Arnold.

Last Saturday at Jamaica Food + Drink Kitchen (Ig: @jafoodanddrinkkitchen), a bit over 30 guests had the pleasure of experiencing a Night in Thailand with Mystic Thai (Ig: @mystic_thai_jamaica) coming in from Montego Bay, Select Brands (Ig: @selectbrandsja) and Debra Taylor-Smith a.k.a Wine Lady Debra (Ig: @wineladydebra).

It’s what you would call a precursor to Mystic Thai coming to Kingston! Yes, you read right. Mystic Thai will be opening a higher end version of their restaurant some time within the next 6 to 8 months. Envision Sea Bass and Steaks prepared by a mix of new Chefs coming from India, while you are surrounded by the finest of Thai décor. Can’t wait!


In the mean time, we had the delight of being taken through 7 courses with the most interesting, some shocking, but tantalizing pairings presented by Wine Lady Debra of Select Brands.

Let Suga take you through!

The Beefeater Gin Cocktail was a bold welcome, tempered by Lemongrass that got guests buzzing, catching up after not seeing each other for a little while, then eventually seated with anticipation for what the rest of the evening had to offer.

Then BOOM came an unexpected shot of Stone’s Ginger Wine topped with Torresella Prosecco paired with Tom Kha Soup! A Ginger Mimosa Shot that got us off to a fast, but great start. The rich, creamy coconut flavour of the Soup was amazing by the way.

The Papaya Salad Wraps paired with Rosé cooled things down a bit with delicate flavours and well-rounded acidity.

One of my faves, the Kung Fu Girl Riesling followed to pair with the Mystic Dragon Roll, where its flavours were even more enhanced by a homemade pepper sauce that was offered. It took a little while for Kung Fu Girl to grow on those who were just introduced, as she is on the dry side, but hints of citrus and white peach perhaps made them appreciate her more as they sipped in between bites.

Truffle Infused Pad Thai Chicken paired with a California Cline Gewurtztraminer definitely spiced up the night again! Pun intended. Wow. I enjoyed that pairing thoroughly.

The highlight if the night for me then arrived.

GREEN CURRY SALMON with Hahn PINOT NOIR…What?! “Life is too short”, said Wine Lady Debra.
It is indeed. Naturally a Creamy or Lemon Sauce, or even a Salsa topping on Salmon would pair well with a Traditional White Wine, but I applaud this chance taken.
It was a HIT for ME. BRAVO…YOLO.

Crispy Sesame Lamb paired with a Malbec followed. It was tasty, but the small cuts of Lamb were unfortunately overwhelmed by the sauce and crispy texture.

Before we knew it, it was Dessert time! Oh but a bit of an anti-climax for me and my Suga Tasters who have recently traveled to Thailand. They’ve been spoiled by a wide selection of Sticky Rice Puddings, Fried Bananas, Coconut Puddings and other authentic Thai Desserts. Alas, we were served Chocolate Mousse. Owner, Kareena Mahbubani was surprised to know we would have been open to having her Sticky Banana Pudding. Of course, bring it on next time.

Wine Lady Debra did not skip a beat though! The Cocktail paired with the dessert literally fired things up again. An El Dorado Rum Cream Slide with smoky Cinnamon sticks! Delicious! Awesome finale.

Wine Lady Debra in action, assisting to pour the last Cocktail of the night.
Wine Lady Debra with Gabby Burgess

Let us remember that Mystic Thai is one of, if not, the best Ethnic Restaurant in Jamaica, so expectations were high. It was truly a fabulous evening. Kudos to Kareena and her team, Jamaica Food + Drink Kitchen for creating such a spectacular space for these Culinary Experiences along with their amazingly attentive and professional team, Select Brands and Wine Lady Debra who all delivered. A fantastic experience. Cheers. 🥂

Randy and Gabby Burgess of Suga Lifestyle with friends and Suga Tasters, Tennyson and Ashleigh Arnold.
Gabby Burgess with Owner of Mystic Thai, Kareena Mahbubani.

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

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#tbt to Cannonball Café Serving Up My Frappé at Jamaica Coffee Festival!

Did you know Cannonball Café (Ig: @cannonballcafe) uses JABLUM Coffee (Ig: @jablumcoffee)?

Do you have your Tickets for the Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee Festival (Ig: @jamaicacoffeefest) Festival Marketplace this SATURDAY, APRIL 2 at Devon House ?

See you this Saturday as we Celebrate Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee☕️ 💖💙

Follow @sugalifestyle and @jamaicacoffeefest on Instagram or visit the Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee Festival (https://bluemountaincoffeefest.com/) to keep up!

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

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Happy Monday! It’s a New Week. Let’s Get to Work!

I am Gabrielle Burgess, Founder of Suga Lifestyle that spans various segments:

PROMOTING Brand Jamaica including my GW Art,

ENTERTAINING with Restaurant Ratings, Reviews, Events, Sports and

EDUCATING with Health and Fitness.

It’s a new week with new opportunities or the same on the table from last week. Don’t let them pass you by. Go get em!

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

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Escape to Rafjam Bed & Breakfast on Jamaica Coffee Festival’s Culinary Trail!

Rafjam Bed & Breakfast (Ig: @rafjambnb) surely has cool and chill vibes with great hospitality and good ol’ Jamaican cuisine.

Jamaica Coffee Festival is back Face to Face! Celebrate Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee this March 2022 with the scheduled:
☕️Culinary Trail
☕️Sip & Shop
☕️Farmers Workshops
☕️Blue Mountain Hikes & Bike Tours
☕️Coffee Farm Tours
☕️Festival Marketplace on April 2, 2022!

Follow @sugalifestyle and @jamaicacoffeefest on Instagram or visit the Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee Festival (https://bluemountaincoffeefest.com/) to keep up!

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

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EITS Café is on Jamaica Coffee Festival’s Culinary Trail!

EITS Café (Ig: @17milepost) is on Jamaica Coffee Festival’s (Ig: @jamaicacoffeefest) Culinary Trail!

Give EITS Café a visit this weekend and see what’s on offer here:

Jamaica Coffee Festival is back Face to Face! Celebrate Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee this March 2022 with the scheduled:
☕️Culinary Trail
☕️Sip & Shop
☕️Farmers Workshops
☕️Blue Mountain Hikes & Bike Tours
☕️Coffee Farm Tours
☕️Festival Marketplace on April 2, 2022!

Follow @sugalifestyle and @jamaicacoffeefest on Instagram or visit the Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee Festival (https://bluemountaincoffeefest.com/) to keep up!

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

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Steak House on the Verandah, Devon House is Still My Fave Burger

Suga Taster, Kimberly Nesbeth excited to dig into her favourite Burger at Steakhouse on the Verandah (Ig: @steakhouseontheverandah), Devon House

You heard it from Suga Taster, Kimberly Nesbeth!

Where do you get your favourite Burger?
Suga’s favourite Burger is from Chive Restaurant (Ig: @chivejamaica) 😁

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

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#tbt to Saturday Breakfast at Danya’s Coffee Barrel in 2020!

Danya’s Coffee Barrel (Ig: @danyascoffeebarrel) will be open this Saturday from 9AM to 3PM serving up Deaf Can! Coffee (Ig: @deafcancoffee).

Remember we celebrate Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee this March 2022 ! ☕️

Danya’s Coffee Barrel

Location: Entrance & Parking on, 42 Harbour Street Grace Kennedy Building, Port Royal St, Kingstont

Ph: 876-603-0405

Instagram: @danyascoffeebarrel

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

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Happy Monday! Make Each Mile Count! Fuel Prices are High…

Let’s achieve those Milestones!

Find out How to achieve a Happier, Fitter and Healthier YOU for 2022!💪🏾

Sign up for a Nutrition Consultation with ME, Suga Lifestyle’s Certified Personal Trainer & Sports Nutritionist, Gabby today using LINK Below:

https://sugalifestyle.com/personal-training/

Fitness Sessions are available too, both Virtual and Face to Face.

***Certified for over a Decade***

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle; Certified Personal Trainer & Sports Nutritionist)

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