Category Archives: Brand Jamaica

Simo’s Opens The Commissary at Devon House Today!

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Simo’s Bread and Catering is finally opening THE COMMISSARY AT DEVON HOUSE TODAY until Sunday! 2pm-6pm today and 12-5pm for the rest of the week!

They will have Tiramisu, Alcoholic popsicles, Passionfruit Sorbetto, Simo’s Scotchie products, Vanilla extract, Wright Life Ginger Turmeric shots, LikkleTea, Pure Chocolate, Oneone Cocoa, Tooksies Balsamic, Ashebre Spices & so much more!! All while supplies last! First come first serve, unfortunately they can’t hold anything, so if I were you Suga Bears, I’d go TODAY! Simos Bread and Catering literally goes like hot bread!

***OPEN WEDNESDAY-SUNDAY 12-5pm as of next week with Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches too!***

Enjoy!

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

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Fyah Grilled Pizzas on a Tuuuesday from Stush In the Bush During Love in the Time of Corona!

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Randy and Gabrielle Burgess a.k.a Suga with their fur baby, Annie.

With word of Stush in the Bush coming to town with Fyah Grilled Pizzas on a Tuesday, there was no hesitation to order.

During Love in the Time of Corona, Stush came knocking on my door, from their farm to my table with my neatly packaged order of Fyah Grilled Pizzas ($2000JMD each), Chocolate Chip Cookies ($1000JMD per dz.), Herbed Vegan Cheese ($2000JMD) and Basil Pesto ($1200JMD).

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It was without doubt that I had to make it a Family night with all the excitement shown by my fur baby, Annie once all the goodies were taken out the bag and I mentioned Stush in the Bush.

I had to do a Stush set up too! Pun intended. A farm to table vibe with freshly picked flowers from the garden, recycled wine bottles, burlap and lace, mason jars and of course a trendy GW Art wooden sign by yours truly. The wooden sign said, ‘Thankful’, fitting for the occasion and for coping with Covid times.

The Pizzas traveled well and just needed to be reheated in the oven for a few minutes. We had Pizza with Pesto sauce, olives and capers, carrot lox and dill with vegetarian cheddar and vegan parmesan, as well as Pizza with Tomato sauce, ripe plantain, coconut bacon and red onions with vegetarian cheddar and cashew cheese.

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A myriad of unforgettable flavours on each Pizza brought us right back to Stush in the Bush’s home in Free Hill, Priory, St. Ann. We cannot wait to return!

#SugaSnaps #SugaEndorsed #ForTheLoveOfFood #PostCovid19BucketList

Stush in the Bush

Location: Free Hill. Priory, St. Ann

http://www.stushinthebush.com/visit

Instagram: @stushinthebush

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

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Say Yes to Fresh! Support Kingston & St. Andrew’s Farmer’s Market this Friday!

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Say Yes to Fresh and support Kingston & St. Andrew’s Farmer’s Market this Friday at the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries’ Playfield.
Help our Farmers to stay encouraged despite the challenges being faced during COVID-19.
Support Local. Buy Jamaican. πŸ‡―πŸ‡²
Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Playfield
Location: Hope Gardens, Kingston 6, Old Hope Road, Kingston.

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

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Suga Shops her Own Virtual Pop Up Shop, Showing Small Business Love!

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#tbt to Sugalifestyle Pioneering a Virtual Pop Up Shop on ZOOM for Mother’s Day!

Thanks to everyone who joined Suga in showing Small Business πŸ’– and Buying Jamaican πŸ‡―πŸ‡² !

Check out her Handmade, Jamaican goodies!

Watch “Suga Shops her Own Virtual Pop Up Shop!” on YouTube here:

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

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Thanks for Keeping Up With Suga Lifestyle’s Journey!

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I am Thankful for ALL of you who have kept up with Suga Lifestyle’s Journey! πŸ’–πŸ₯‚Instagram is also catching up with 1500 Followers.

We are all moving forward during and after Covid-19. Hoping to continue INSPIRING persons to volunteer, do good deeds, help motivate people, EDUCATE on Health and Fitness, PROMOTE Local with Small Business Love and of course, ENTERTAIN with Events, Restaurant reviews, Sports updates and more!

Please continue to Follow and Stay tuned. Thanks again Suga Bears!

XoXo,
Suga πŸ’–

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

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Suga Celebrates During Love in the Time of Corona by Dining Out!

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Stainless steel straw: Mira Botanicals. Get your travel pack!

Suga’s Ratings for The Blue Window Restaurant

Date and time of visit: April 30, 2020

No. of diners: 2

NB. Ratings fill 5 stars maximum

Parking: β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

(If you hate the long walk from the parking lot, they have been stopping persons to find out where they are going. Once I said the restaurant, the chain was dropped and I got to park close by. #SugaSnaps)

Β Ambience: β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†

DΓ©cor: β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†

Comfort: β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

Service: β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

Speed: β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

Food quality: β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†

Serving amount: β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

Plating: β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

Value for $: β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

Suga’s Breakdown!

Suga’s 4th Anniversary was 2 weeks ago (so now marked safe!) and she was itching to dine out.Β  But first, how did Suga take the chance?!

I know that Government officials, diplomats and a large clientele of local and international corporations use the meeting and restaurant facilities of The Pegasus regularly. So they must have strict measures in place to keep everyone safe.

Believe it or not, I have a touch of OCD, so I also take my own precautionary measures that everyone should take. When you do take out or curbside pick up, you are already trusting persons in the kitchen to handle your food. We are already wearing masks, practicing social distancing when walking into or out of most places or even waiting somewhere. When we go home, I would hope that we leave our shoes at the door, discard our clothing in the laundry hamper and have a shower.

So what makes Dining out different if tables are set at or more than 6ft apart? The utensils, the table setting including a cloth napkin and the chair you are sitting in.

How does The Jamaica Pegasus Keep it Safe to Dine?

Β· All guests are asked to sanitize hands before entering the restaurant. [Personally, I go to the bathroom, wash my hands and then use a napkin to open the door to go out and dispose of it in the bin nearby at the atm machine.]

Β· Physical distancing is adhered to when seating (tables are spaced and limited number of diners accommodated)

Β· All menus are sanitized after each use. [#SugaSnaps]

Β· Cutlery are triple sanitized. Pre-soaked in bleach, washed in a machine that uses heat and chemical for sanitizing. Tables will be set when guests are seated.

Β· Tables and chairs are sanitized after each use.

Β· Frequent touch areas are sanitized multiple times throughout the service time.

Not so bad right? Also note, they are changing to disposable napkins this week!

The table was set before we were seated, but I expected that no one would have tampered with it or it may not have been set for too long before.

The service staff all wore masks the correct way and there were only 2 other persons dining at the time. They were wearing masks too. I actually felt comfortable. I didn’t touch the menu because I know their regular menu well enough and went for the special that day, which was posted at the entrance for you to see.

So let’s get to the fun part! What was for Lunch?

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I’m not a fan of Coconut milk, but I love risotto. The puff pastry that was supposed to have a crunchy crust, and a light and airy textureΒ got a bit overwhelmed with the coconut milk. The Pegasus has a Jamaican flair with food, so I would suggest a different sauce for the shrimp, perhaps even a curry and scrap the pastry. Less carbs too. Notice I started with the EntrΓ©e? That’s because the Appetizer is still on my mind 2 weeks later! Divine! So creative for a Spring roll with the different flavours complementing each other so well.

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Guess what? We returned last week Friday too! They had a Salmon special! We knew what to expect so we were even more comfortable.

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Both the Appetizer and the Main were delish. I appreciated that it was a healthy meal too! #SugaSnaps

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Of course there is no picture of my husband and I, an ‘ussie’ wouldn’t do the trick and during love in the time of Corona, it is not advised to ask other persons, especially the waiter to handle your phone!

Let the food pics speak for themselves. (Of course my phone is sanitized – all the time)

We enjoyed 2 courses at Kingston’s best Hotel for just $2000JMD (taxes additional) with a complimentary glass of juice. It was a steal of a deal pulling us in. You will now see the listed price of the Lunch Special as $2500JMD, but it includes G.C.T and Service Charge, so definitely value for money, especially if they have added Steak to the menu for some days. Look out for what to expect on their Instagram page!

Taking the chance is up to you, but dining at The Blue Window during Love in the time of Corona is #SugaEndorsed.

XoXo,
Suga πŸ’–

The Blue Window

Location: The Jamaica Pegasus at 81 Knutsford Blvd., Kingston 5

Ph: 876-926-3690

Instagram: @jamaicapegasus

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Suga Lifestyle Joins Top Events Jamaica to Boost Jamaican Tourism after Covid-19!

Let’s come together after Covid-19 and boost Jamaican Tourism. Look out for Suga in the video and follow @sugalifestyle and @topeventsjamaica !

Watch “Boosting Jamaican Tourism After Covid-19” on YouTube here:

Suga Lifestyle Inspires, Educates, Promotes & Entertains.

I am Gabrielle Burgess a.k.a Suga, Radiologic Technologist by trade, also Founder/Owner of Suga Lifestyle. I am passionate about Sports, Health & Wellness, the Arts, Giving back and discovering naturally talented local Artisans and the best Food spots across Jamaica.

My website, http://www.sugalifestyle.com and Instagram/Facebook pages, @sugalifestyle, highlight these passions and I host events to promote local artisans and businesses in the MSME sector, including my business, GW Art.

Stay tuned for more.

Support Local. Buy Jamaican πŸ‡―πŸ‡²

Building a Better Jamaica

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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