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#tbt to Suga Wearing Curio Accessories for her Statement Piece!




Throwback Tuesday to highlighting my LBD with a statement piece from my Suga artisan, Patricia Samuels of Curio Accessories!

Buy Local, Buy Jamaican πŸ‡―πŸ‡²

Curio Accessories

Instagram: @curiojamaica

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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#tbt to Shopping Locally with the Creative, Loriann Bramwell last December!


#tbt to Shopping locally with the creative, Lori-ann Bramwell last December!

Lori-ann designs the coolest local Tees and Tote Bags. Check her out and note that she can design your logo, business cards, flyers, brochures and more!

Lori-ann Bramwell

Ph: 876-547-1398


Instagram: @loriann_bramwell

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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There is a NEW Spot to Pig Out on Ribs in Town!


Suga’s Ratings for Zack’s Smoke Shack

Date and time of visit: Saturday, January 4, 2019 @ 8pm

No. of diners: 2

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Suga’s Breakdown!

There is a new Barbecue Smoke Pit in town and it looks like enterprising restaurateur, Kirk Chin of Fromage and more has something to do with it πŸ˜‰

The new Southern style spot opened its doors just last Thursday, January 2, 2019. It is close to the entrance of Market Place avoiding all current Market Place construction and gives you a Texas vibe upon entry where they nailed the modern ‘Pig Pen’ decor, literally.


Suga visited last Saturday for Dinner. There is indoor and outdoor seating, but at the moment, it seems like you need to go to the cashier to order, then take the number for your table and pick your desired spot if dining.

The staff is green, but pleasant and attentive. My husband, Randy does not eat Pork (go figure!), so was looking forward to their Beef Brisket. We would have to return for that though, because its coming soon. Otherwise, their Menu, which is likely to change looked like this!


We ordered a 1/2 pound of the Ribs, 1/4 pound of the Chicken, a large Mac & Cheese, Fries and 2 Beers. Our bill came to roughly $6000JMD, which I found to be quite reasonable because we were also quite satisfied after the meal.


The Chicken was a bit on the dry side, but they had such a variety of tasty sauces to cover that up and why go to a Pig Pen for Chicken?! The Ribs and Bun Fyah sauce were fire! *I must say that Bun Fyah sauce was quite similar to Stush in the Bush’s Blow Fyah sauce. The formula to spicy heaven.

Tender, juicy ribs that were definitely some of the best that I’ve ever had, with buttery soft corn muffins that had the right touch of sweet really hit the spot.

The Mac & Cheese needed salt, a sharper cheese or some herbs though. But again, their sauces could help with that. I saw some kids at another table plaster their Mac & Cheese with sauce. The Bourbon sauce was quite good.

The Fries were quite tasty if you need another recommended side option.

Anyhow, Zack’s Smoke Shack is a casual, reasonable, family friendly dining spot that should do well and Suga will return.


Zack’s Smoke Shack

Location: 67 Constant Spring Road. Market Place. Kingston 10. JA

Ph: 876-404-5265

Opening Hours: Sundays – Thursdays @ 11am – 10pm; Fridays – Saturdays @ 11am – 11pm

Instagram: @zackssmokeshack

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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I am RΓ©ved UP for 2020 in my locally made Sandals from RΓͺve Jewellery and Accessories and Dress from local, Fashion Designer, James Black of Love YC!

I hope to bring to you more of what Brand Jamaica has to offer this year via my Jamaican brand, Suga Lifestyle with my GW Art, other talented local artisans, Sports (Tokyo 2020 Olympics is almost here!), Restaurant Ratings and Reviews, Charities, Health and Fitness.

Suga Lifestyle events provide an exclusive shopping experience in comfort, with the best confectioneries and the opportunity to sip and lyme in a cool, cosy setting, with others that enjoy shopping for unique, high quality locally made products.

Speaking of which, did you see LOOP’s write up yesterday on Suga Lifestyle’s Christmas Connection?! If you missed it, check it out here:


Have a Happy, Healthy, Successful and Prosperous New Year Suga Bears! ~XoXo, SugaπŸ’–

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Merrrrry Christmas from Suga!!!


Merrrrrrry Christmas to you, your family and loved ones!

It’s the most wonderful time of year. Thanks again for all your support and for those who came out to make my Winter Wonderland, Suga Lifestyle’s Christmas Connection, a success once again.

Enjoy the day and the rest of the season!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Suga Lifestyle Gifts a Family with Fruit Cake from Sweet Obsession Ja!

Gabrielle Burgess a.k.a Suga of Suga Lifestyle gifts a family with Fruit Cake courtesy of Sweet Obsession Ja at Suga Lifestyle’s Christmas Connection on Sunday, December 15, 2019 at The Jamaica Pegasus.

HAPPY MONDAY and CONGRATS to this sweet little girl who received a 2lb Fruit Cake Prize on behalf of her family from Suga Lifestyle courtesy of Sweet Obsession Ja!

Sophia Baronette Watts of Sweet Obsession Ja bakes it just like Mom or how you like it. This little winner’s mother had no plans to bake this year. No worries, Suga got them!

Just 2 days to Christmas! Continue to enjoy the season!

Sweet Obsession Ja


Instagram: @sweetobsessonja

Ph: 876-859-4015; 876-383-9532

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Happy Sunday and Thanks from Suga Lifestyle’s Christmas Connection!

Happy Sunday and Thanks from Suga Lifestyle’s Christmas Connection!

If you missed Suga’s recollection of the show, check it out here!

Also, the SLEEK PHOTO Albums for Suga Lifestyle’s Christmas Connection are out! Have a look at my Winter Wonderland!

Album 1

Album 2


Last Sunday, December 15, 2019, as many Jamaicans and visitors took on the task of checking off errands and went expo-hopping for shopping and leisure, many anticipated Suga Lifestyle’s Christmas Connection at The Jamaica Pegasus in the Ballroom.

The event had been heavily promoted by LOOP, RJR94FM and the social media platforms of Gustazos, Fangig Tickets, SLEEK and Top Events Jamaica. Stay tuned for LOOP’s report from their live coverage on the day!

Patrons were guided along the path to the Ballroom entrance by branded feather banners of Title sponsor, Barita Investments Ltd. as well as LOOP, Digicel Foundation and for the 2nd year in a row Gold Sponsor, Development Bank of Jamaica Ltd.

Suga Lifestyle had branded banners, welcome signs and tasteful Christmas dΓ©cor awaiting patrons with friendly volunteers from the Rotaract Club of New Kingston.


Members of the Rotaract Club of New Kingston who assisted at the entrance of the event.

Whether early or late, a brochure with Vendors present and sponsors as well a as a token or treat compliments of Suga Lifestyle was given to patrons upon entry, such as mini Chocolates from Mount Pleasant Chocolatiers and more. Assorted pastries courtesy of GCG Events were quite popular in the late afternoon, having patrons coming for more and it finished in no time.

Complimentary Assorted pastries from GCG Events.

Silver Sponsor, Jablum also created quite a buzz by the entrance with their hot and cold Coffee beverages, including new flavours such as Coconut rum and French Vanilla. Persons grabbed their coffee and either went inside or lounged by Barita Investments Ltd.’s seating area.



Suga Lifestyle created a unique, tastefully decorated atmosphere for patrons to sip and shop in comfort. Many took breaks during or after shopping in the lounge areas provided in he centre of the room, where they could still look on and take in all the action as the Bar and Artisans lined the periphery of the room. They were joined by the White Orchid Spa of the Jamaica Pegasus who offered a Gate Prize valued at $90USD and showcased their Christmas specials. An Experience for Two at Stush in the Bush valued at $160USD was the hot ticket to win 1st Prize and Gustazos Jamaica followed with $100USD Gustazos credit.

Other Sponsors, Digicel Foundation, e-Learning Jamaica Co. Ltd. and Sagicor Bank showed their presence at the event as well.


Patrons got what they expected with artisans offering a wide variety of quality products.

Dr. Asana Anderson happily shops GW Art at Suga Lifestyle’s Christmas Connection.

Although everyone was well supported, Beryl + Blossom Candles, the most adorable potted succulents from Najwa’s Garden and RΓͺve Jewellery and Accessories were the highlights of the show. I am also sure that everyone can now agree that Alex’s Creations makes the best Cupcakes in Jamaica.

Sacha-Rose Phillips + Vanessa Roseway of Beryl + Blossom.
Justine Harris of Najwa’s Garden.
Teasea and Duane Bennett of RΓͺve Jewellery and Accessories.

Conceptualizer, Gabrielle Burgess’s GW Art did well too. Many took her trendy wall paintings and creative, hand painted, compact, mini tabletop paintings that came with easels.


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Handmade, Leather, chic clutch purses and wristlets from Beau’Amord Collections pleased patrons with unbeatable prices.

Husband and Wife duo, Zeelah and Marvine Davis of My Old Man Leathercraft.

My Old Man Leathercraft was a hit with both men and women as usual. So wereΒ  the natural skincare products from Mira Botanicals.

Local Chocolatier, Carl Sharpe who is usually busy at the factory came out to the event with his family at the Chocollor Chocolate booth too!

Carl and Donna Sharpe of Chocollor Chocolate!

And that’s just to name a few!

Many patrons could not believe drinks served by bartenders of GCG Events were complimentary. Some became tipsy from sponsors, Red Stripe who provided Beer on tap, Campari who provided Campari, Sangster’s Rum cream and their Apothic Red and White wines. Suga Lifestyle provided other beverages from Select Brands and Vino is Wine. Select Brands’ Wine Cart, were enjoyed by patrons.


Throughout the evening, spot prizes were given away and MC Racheal Callaghan did a superb job of keeping patrons well informed of what was being offered, highlighting sponsors, vendors, local businesses such as the upcoming Blissful Dreams and the established, Miracle Corp.

MC Racheal Callaghan with representatives of Title sponsor, Barita Investments Ltd., Danielle Green and Keri-Ann Newman.

Suga Lifestyle’s Charities

Gabrielle Burgess a.k.a Suga, Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle, closed the event with announcing Gate Prize winners and handing over a cheque valued at $100,000JMD to non-profit organization, the Rotaract Club of New Kingston, who also had volunteers assisting at the event. Suga Lifestyle and the Rotaract Club of New Kingston will collaborate early next year to execute projects at the Marie Atkins Shelter and Lister Mair High School for the Deaf.

Vanessa Williams, President Alex Robinson and Candice Petgrave receive $100,000JMD for their non-profit organization, the Rotaract Club of New Kingston, from Gabrielle Burgess of Suga Lifestyle.

Suga Lifestyle is extremely thankful to everyone who sponsored, contributed, showcased and attended the event.

Remember to stay tuned for LOOP’s report from their live coverage on the day and Suga hopes to see you next Year!

Thanks again to my title sponsor, Barita Investments Ltd. who supported the event from beginning to end!



Thanks to ALL my Sponsors! You outdid yourselves!

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Thanks for my Awesome PRIZES & GIVEAWAYS!




See you Next Year?! πŸ˜‰

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

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