#tbt to Picante at Jamaica Food and Drink Festival!

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Randolph Burgess and wife, Gabrielle a.k.a Suga with Janielle Laing at Jamaica Food and Drink Festival’s Picante on November 1, 2019.

#tbt to Picante at Jamaica Food and Drink Festival last year! As we are all at a bit of a standstill, see the festival’s NEW dates that will be  before Jamaica Carnival here:

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Looking forward to the last quarter of the year!

Stay safe Suga Bears!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Suga’s Highlights from International Women’s Day at CWC’s Wine Pairing Soirée

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Sunday’s cool, breezy afternoon was perfect for savoury bites and bubbly to celebrate International Women’s Day and contribute to the Canadian Women’s Club of Jamaica’s outreach projects.

Harbour Wines and Spirits and Select Brands provided ideal pairings for offerings from EITS Café, Tea Tree Creperie, Raffaele’s Gourmet Pizzeria, Fromage, Chez Maria, Uncorked, Cannonball Café and Chocolate Dreams.

Everything was delightful but of course there were a few standouts. 

EITS Café

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Robyn Fox of EITS Café and her team for the day, along with a representative from Select Brands.

It’s always a pleasure to be around Robyn Fox and her hospitable team from EITS Café. Their Black Olive Bammy Bruschetta with Feta Cheese, Red Onion and Caramelized Onions was quite appetizing while paired with one of my fave’s, the Kung Fu Girl Riesling provided by Select Brands. Its apricot, white peach, honeysuckle aromas balanced out the sharpness of the Feta.

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Black Olive Bammy Bruschetta with Feta Cheese, Red Onion and Caramelized Onions from EITS Café.

Fromage

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Fromage’s Oxtail Arancini Balls.

Fromage’s Oxtail Arancini Balls were divine with Harbour Wines’ Ménage à Trois Bourbon Barrel Cabernet Sauvignon. That wine was unforgettable from the Table Talk Observer Food Awards last year.

Then their Chèvre Canapés with fig glazed walnuts paired with Rosé was such a treat. The light, fluffy texture with the touch of sweet was perfection.

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Fromage’s Chèvre Canapés with fig glazed walnuts.

Kudos to Lisa Chin and her team. #SugaSnaps

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Fromage’s Lisa Chin with her delish Chèvre Canapés at CWC’S Wine Pairing Soirée last Sunday.

Chez Maria

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Chez Maria’s Vegetarian Pumpkin Kibbeh Cups.

Chez Maria’s Vegetarian Pumpkin Kibbeh Cups with hummus on top was both healthy and scrumptious. The winner for seconds if watching your calories. They were paired with Select Brands’ Primal Roots California Red.

Guess who’s going into Catering? – Cannonball Café

Cannonball’s Antipasto Skewer with Lomo, Olive, Tomato, Mozzarella and Mushroom Tortelini was a myriad of flavours that balanced each other well and even further with Harbour Wines’ Columbia Crest Cabernet Sauvignon.

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Suga’s husband, Randy Burgess about to enjoy the Lomo & Mozzarrella Skewer along with the Sliced New York Strip Steak with Caramel Onions and Tomato Jam.

Chocolate Dreams

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Pistacio Chocolate Bites from Chocolate Dreams.

You have to top off the evening with some sweet! I didn’t mind the spicy either. Chocolate Dreams outdid themselves with their Scotch Bonnet Caramel Fudge and Pistacio Chocolate Bites. Their entire spread was worth the calories. If you like sweet wines, the Roscato Sweet Red courtesy of Harbour Wines was a great choice.

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Sweet Red Wine Pairings courtesy of Harbour Wines with Chocolate Dreams’ Scotch Bonnet Caramel Fudge

Great evening filled with Vino, Savoury bites and Beautiful Women. Value for money with Proceeds to a great cause. Well done Canadian Women’s Club of Jamaica. #SugaEndorsed

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Suga Tasters and cousins, Gabrielle Burgess and Kimberly Nesbeth enjoyed celebrating International Women’s Day together and all things good that paired with wine last Sunday, March 8, 2020 at The Matalon House in Long Lane, St. Andrew.

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Registration Extended for Kingston City Marathon!

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Less than 1 week to go!

REGISTRATION HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO TOMORROW for Kingston City Marathon!

Don’t miss your chance to Run the City and Contribute to various Charities at the same time.

Head on over to http://www.kingstoncityrun.com and REGISTER NOW!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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TGIF to Kerry Croft Bringing Black Owned Businesses to Your Living Rooms!

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Kerry Croft, Owner of the Vitamin M Box

Any woman who wears a Gold Wedding dress must be quite a goal reacher and a stunner.

Kerry Croft is her name. Kerry is the Owner of Vitamin M Box, which helps customers find minority produced products that they love while promoting and supporting minority entrepreneurship.

Also, every three months, the Vitamin M Box donates 10% of its proceeds to a Charity of choice that helps in building the Black Community.

Kerry has been selected to bring minority produced products beyond your doorstep and into your living rooms via a talk show, the Vitamin M Suite. The show will launch this Spring on Apple TV, Roku and Amazon Fire Stick!

Expect to see Black Entrepreneurs sit and discuss their ideas and businesses as they inspire and uplift others.

Did I mention Kerry is Jamaican and Suga’s cousin?! #ProudJamaican #ProudCuzzo #BlackExcellence

Check out and Follow Vitamin M Box today and feel free to subscribe!

Visit Website:

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

Instagram: @thevitaminmbox

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Do you have your Tickets for this Wine Pairing Soiree yet?!

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If you can still get tickets, go get them at the restaurants mentioned on the flyer. 17 mile post/EITS Cafe will also deliver to you.

So many great restaurants/cafes in one place to pair the wines, cheeses and chocolates we love all for a good cause, driven by the Canadian Women’s Club of Jamaica.

Celebrate International Women’s Day, contribute to Charity and enjoy what is lined up to be a memorable culinary experience. It’s a triple win, but earn your carbs 🙂

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Have you Registered for the Kingston City Run as yet?!

Just about 2 weeks to go!

Registration closes this Friday, March 6th for the Kingston City Run.

Don’t miss your chance to Run the City and Contribute to various Charities at the same time.

Head on over to http://www.kingstoncityrun.com and REGISTER NOW!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Happy Valentine’s Day from Suga!

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!!!

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Mikayla Boswell and her mom, Kimberlee Boswell enjoying Suga Lifestyle’s V-Day Pop Up Shop last Saturday, February 8, 2020 at The Jamaica Pegasus with a purchase from Najwa’s Garden.

Remember to Support Local and Buy Jamaican. Enjoy Dinner and the Weekend with your loved ones! 😊💖

XoXo,
Suga

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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How you can still Support Lister Mair/Gilby High for the Deaf

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Hanna Cover, student of Lister Mair/Gilby High with her Painting that’s still available, ‘Love and Unity through Differences’.

You can still support ‘Hands in Art’ from Lister Mair/Gilby High for the Deaf.

They still have Paintings and a Framed Drawing available that were guided by Suga Lifestyle’s, GW Art by Gabby. Check them out here!

*Prices range from $2500JMD to $7500JMD

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These Paintings and Wooden signs by GW Art are also still available for purchase, where part proceeds will go to the school.

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‘Hands in Art’ is a Suga Lifestyle & Rotaract Club of New Kingston Arts and Entrepreneurship Initiative with Lister Mair/Gilby High for the Deaf. The Project also has the support of e-Learning Jamaica Co. Ltd. ‘Impact Through Unity’ is Rotaract’s theme for the year, which inspired the majority of the pieces.

Last Saturday at Suga Lifestyle’s V-Day Pop Up Shop, the kids showcased their Paintings guided by Gabrielle Burgess, Founder/Owner of GW Art and Jewellery guided by Bianca Bartley, CEO/Creative Director of Peace-is of Bianca. All proceeds from sales went towards the students’ educational resources and the school’s infrastructure and there is still a need for more funding, for instance, to supply classrooms with fans that are currently without.

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The talented, Beyonce Findley with her Drawing framed by Frame Art Jamaica with Gabrielle Burgess a.k.a Suga and classmates, Jaheim Watson (L) and Tyrese Dixon (R) at Suga Lifestyle’s V-Day Pop Up Shop last Saturday, February 8, 2020 at The Jamaica Pegasus.

Support a good cause. Our Children are our Future.

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Thanks for Supporting Suga Lifestyle’s Pop Up Shop!

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Gabrielle Burgess a.k.a Suga with members of the Rotaract Club of New Kingston, students of Lister Mair/Gilby High for the Deaf and their teacher, Jackie Gabbidon.

Hi Suga Readers! There seems to have been a glitch with getting emails to you from last week Wednesday. Sincerest apologies if you missed the reminder to attend the Valentine’s Day Pop up Shop.

Suga is giving a huge THANK YOU to everyone who came out to support Suga Lifestyle’s V-Day Pop Up Shop on Saturday!

Thanks so much for shopping and contributing to a good cause, creating awareness and improving the infrastructure for the Lister Mair/Gilby High for the Deaf. The kids learnt a lot in the process, completing their Art-tivity and getting guidance in Entrepreneurship, Marketing and Branding. Thanks to Rotaract Club of New Kingston for collaborating with me on this Project, e-Learning Jamaica Company Limited for your kind donations, my Suga Artisans for adding the best quality and variety to my Pop Up Shop, Frame Art Jamaica, Nexsmart Print Graphic Solutions, Travis Graham Views for the Audio and The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel for hosting us! 🛍💖

Watch highlights from “Suga Lifestyle’s V-Day Pop Up Shop 2020” on YouTube here: 

Have a great and productive week!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Thanks for Supporting Suga Lifestyle’s Pop Up Shop!

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Gabrielle Burgess a.k.a Suga with members of the Rotaract Club of New Kingston, students of Lister Mair/Gilby High for the Deaf and their teacher, Jackie Gabbidon.

Happy Monday! Suga is giving a huge THANK YOU to everyone who came out to support Suga Lifestyle’s V-Day Pop Up Shop on Saturday!

Thanks so much for shopping and contributing to a good cause, creating awareness and improving the infrastructure for the Lister Mair/Gilby High for the Deaf. The kids learnt a lot in the process, completing their Art-tivity and getting guidance in Entrepreneurship, Marketing and Branding. Thanks to Rotaract Club of New Kingston for collaborating with me on this Project, e-Learning Jamaica Company Limited for your kind donations, my Suga Artisans for adding the best quality and variety to my Pop Up Shop, Frame Art Jamaica, Nexsmart Print Graphic Solutions, Travis Graham Views for the Audio and The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel for hosting us! 🛍💖

Watch highlights from “Suga Lifestyle’s V-Day Pop Up Shop 2020” on YouTube here: 

Have a great and productive week!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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