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TGIF to the Blue Mountain Lemonade from Cafe Blue!

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Suga Taster, Taraja Jackson’s Blue Mountain Lemonade from Cafe Blue, Irish Town last Sunday.

TGIF to the Blue Mountain Lemonade from Cafe Blue!

It’s Summer Time and we have been so locked in. Take a drive this weekend up to Cafe Blue in Irish town and enjoy their Blue Mountain Lemonade along with adjoining Restaurant, Crystal Edge’s Jamaican eats.

Take note of the last day for this deal too, ONLY at Fontana Fairview, Super Valu Constant Spring and Sovereign Center locations.

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Enjoy the weekend!

Café Blue, Irish Town

Ph: 876-944-8918

Opening Hours: Mon. – Fri @ 8:30am-4:30pm

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

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Kingston Creative Jamaica’s Artisan Store Collective is NOW OPEN with GW Art!

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Gabrielle Burgess, Founder/Owner of Suga Lifestyle’s GW Art at the Soft Launch opening of The Artisan Store Collective yesterday in Downtown, Kingston.

Sugalifestyle’s GW Art is now IN STORE facing The Waterfront in Kingston Creative Jamaica’s Artisan Store Collective at 12 Ocean Boulevard, Shop #2 in the UDC Building beside The Dezign Diva!

Check out this No Commission space that allows local artisans to have a retail space and visibility in the market place.

Get a Sneak Peek from the soft launch opening of the Artisan Store Collective here!

*Opening Hours*

The store will be open from 11AM-6PM on TUESDAYS – SATURDAYS, *but closes early @3PM on a WEDNESDAY and 11AM to 3PM on Last Sundays during the Cultural Weekend Artwalk

Hope to See You Soon! 🎨💖

Buy Jamaican, Build Jamaica 🇯🇲

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

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TGIF to Home-Cooked Shrimp Scampi with Shrimps from Rainforest Seafoods!

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TGIF! Yes, that’s right! Home-cooked from Suga’s kitchen. My husband, Randy threw it down a few Sundays ago with his homemade Shrimp Scampi, using shrimps from Rainforest Seafoods. It was fantastic, not to mention the plating!

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Home-cooked Shrimp Scampi with Brown rice, Mushrooms and cherry tomatoes made by Randy Burgess

You can do it too! Make use of the end-of-month deals from Rainforest Seafoods and show your family you can produce restaurant quality dishes for nights you may not feel comfortable going out to eat.

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Save our Seas, while Coping with Covid19. 

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Certified Personal Trainer and Sports Nutritionist)

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Watch the JMEA BUY JAMAICAN LIVE EXHIBIT: EPISODE 3 on YouTube Here!

Happy Sunday! If you missed Thursday’s JMEA Show that Suga Lifestyle executed technically, Watch “JMEA BUY JAMAICAN LIVE EXHIBIT: EPISODE 3, THURSDAY JULY 16” on YouTube here!

Thursday night was the final episode of JMEA’s Buy JAMAICA Live Exhibit series hosted by the fabulous Debbie Bissoon.

We had a blast interacting with the owners and representatives of 6 great Jamaican Companies and our audience enjoyed participating to win Giveaways.

BIG UPS to Kande’s Delights, Starfish Oils Jamaica, L’Jhean Beauty, Portland Authentic Jerk, Banyan Catering, National Rums of Jamaica Limited with Monymusk Rums and of course, the sponsor of  Thursday night’s episode, Exim Bank Jamaica.

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EXIM Bank Jamaica:
Instagram; Facebook; Twitter: eximbankja
Website: http://www.eximbankja.com

See the full list of Contact Information and Social Media Handles for the featured Companies in the order they appeared on the show here:

Kande’s Delights
Kevin Dean, Owner

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Twitter: – @kandesdelights1
Instagram: – @kandesdelights
Facebook: – @kandesdelights
Website: – http://www.kandesdelights.com
Contact number: – 876-332-3234

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Star Fish Oils Jamaica
Stella Rosen, General Manager 

Instagram: – @starfishoils
Facebook :- Starfish Oils Jamaica
Website: – http://www.starfishoils.com
Contact number: – 876-908-4763

L’Jhean Beauty
Jheanelle James, Owner

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Instagram: @ljhean_beauty
Facebook: L’jhean Beauty
Contact number: – 876-396-7404

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Portland Authentic Jerk
Michael and Sonia Moodie, Co-Owners

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Instagram: – @portlandauthenticjerk
Facebook: – Portland Authentic Jerk Seasoning
Contact number: – 876-933-1792

Banyan Catering
Simone Banhan-Grant, Managing Director

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Instagram & Facebook: @banyancatering
Instagram & Facebook: @jamosaja
Contact number: – 8765458587

National Rums of Jamaica Limited
Mr. Craig Nicholson, Production Superintendent

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Twitter :- @monymuskrum
Instagram :- @monymuskrums
Facebook: – @monymuskrums
Website:- https://monymuskrums.com/
Contact number: – 876-929-6484

Please keep up with and follow Suga Lifestyle as I continue to showcase and highlight all of the innovations Brand Jamaica has to offer.

Thanks for supporting Brand Jamaica and being a part of the recovery!
Buy Jamaican. Build Jamaica. One Love💖🇯🇲

Happy Reading and Enjoy your Sunday!

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

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Thanks for Tuning in to Suga Lifestyle Executing JMEA’s Buy JAMAICA Live Exhibit Last Night!

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Thanks for Tuning in to Suga Lifestyle Executing JMEA’s Buy JAMAICA Live Exhibit Last Night!

Last night was the final episode of JMEA’s Buy JAMAICA Live Exhibit series hosted by the fabulous Debbie Bissoon.

We had a blast interacting with the owners and representatives of 6 great Jamaican Companies and our audience enjoyed participating to win Giveaways.

BIG UPS to Kande’s Delights, Starfish Oils Jamaica, L’Jhean Beauty, Portland Authentic Jerk, Banyan Catering, National Rums of Jamaica Limited with Monymusk Rums and of course, the sponsor of last night’s episode, Exim Bank Jamaica.

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If you missed it, see the full list of Contact Information and Social Media Handles for the featured Companies here:

Kande’s Delights
Kevin Dean, Owner

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Twitter: – @kandesdelights1
Instagram: – @kandesdelights
Facebook: – @kandesdelights
Website: – http://www.kandesdelights.com
Contact number: – 876-332-3234

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Star Fish Oils Jamaica
Stella Rosen, General Manager 

Instagram: – @starfishoils
Facebook :- Starfish Oils Jamaica
Website: – http://www.starfishoils.com
Contact number: – 876-908-4763

L’Jhean Beauty
Jheanelle James, Owner

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Instagram: @ljhean_beauty
Facebook: L’jhean Beauty
Contact number: – 876-396-7404

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Portland Authentic Jerk
Michael and Sonia Moodie, Co-Owners

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Instagram: – @portlandauthenticjerk
Facebook: – Portland Authentic Jerk Seasoning
Contact number: – 876-933-1792

Banyan Catering
Simone Banhan-Grant, Managing Director

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Instagram & Facebook: @banyancatering
Instagram & Facebook: @jamosaja
Contact number: – 8765458587

National Rums of Jamaica Limited
Mr. Craig Nicholson, Production Superintendent

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Twitter :- @monymuskrum
Instagram :- @monymuskrums
Facebook: – @monymuskrums
Website:- https://monymuskrums.com/
Contact number: – 876-929-6484

Please keep up with and follow Suga Lifestyle as I continue to showcase and highlight all of the innovations Brand Jamaica has to offer.

Thanks for supporting Brand Jamaica and being a part of the recovery!
Buy Jamaican. Build Jamaica. One Love💖🇯🇲

Enjoy the weekend!

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

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Suga Taster, Randy had Rainforest Seafoods’ NEW Poke Bowl for Lunch!

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Last Tuesday, Suga Taster, Randy Burgess ordered Rainforest Seafoods’ NEW Tuna Poke Bowl for Lunch. He thought it was definitely filling, as it had a healthy serving of Veggies: carrot, cucumber, radish, snow peas and Edamame. Additionally, it had a good serving size of Tuna and sticky Sushi Rice. The Tuna was spicy since it was drizzled with Sriracha sauce, but the Veggies cooled down the palate and everything was fresh!

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Was it Value for Money?

Randy thought the cost was way too much with delivery, but tasted good. By ordering through the Pekkish App, the Tuna Poke Bowl costed $1960JMD, but $2754.00JMD when delivery and service charges were added.

Any Suggestions for Rainforest Seafoods?

Suga Taster, Randy would love to see a Salad option with no rice and an option to pick up at the Crossroads branch.

Rainforest Seafoods also offers Smoked and Cooked Salmon Poke Bowls, Raw and Cooked Rolls, Sushi Platters and Bento Boxes (Japanese Lunch Boxes)  exclusively through Pekkish Jamaica in Kingston for delivery and in Montego Bay at the Seafood Market, which offers Free Delivery.

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

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PAH! Bridging the Gap Jamaican Sign Language Courses are Back by Popular Demand!

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The Deaf do Lip read and some do it quite well, however the above image is a visual representation of what it can feel like for them.

For a Culturally Deaf Person, Sign Language is the most reliable form of Communication.

Let us try to bridge the gap with PAH!

PAH! is an expression in Jamaican Sign Language (JSL) used for ‘finally achieving success’. This expression is the epitome of the lives of the PAH! team husband and wife, Kamar and Stephanie Groves.

Kamar and Stephanie Groves have been teaching Jamaican Sign Language for 17 years collectively.

PAH! Bridging the Gap is ready to deliver its stellar Level 1 Course in Jamaican Sign Language and Deaf Culture Awareness to the public.

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If you’re ready to Level Up, the Level 2 Course is ready too!

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REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
***SPACES LIMITED***

So Register Early!

Contact Information for Further Registration Details: 

Ig: @pah_bridgingthegap

Ph: 876-909-2533 

Email: jslangclass@gmail.com 

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

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Nourish and Hydrate your Skin with True and Natural Soaps Made in Jamaica!

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True and Natural Soaps actually started in Trinidad by Jamaica’s own Business man, Peter Bovell about 3 and a half years ago. Why Trinidad? Simple. He moved there after he married a ‘Trini’ he met at Carnival.

With his Computer business slowing down and believing that our daily routine of bathing should be an enjoyable one, he began his research. He got the Coconut Growers Association Factory to produce it and one of Trinidad’s largest, West Indies Traders Ltd., to distribute it. The soaps were marketed on social media and took over the market with their organic nature, made from locally sourced ingredients.

When did True and Natural Soaps come to Jamaica? May/June 2019

True and Natural Soaps have No Harsh Additives. No Chemicals, No Colourants or Harmful Dyes, No Animal Fats.

True and Natural Soaps have Anti-Inflammatory, Antibacterial, Anti-Ageing and Antioxidant Benefits. They are also known to treat Acne and Eczema. 

Suga had the pleasure of speaking with True and Natural Company’s Client Relations Manager, Tara Shoucair and here is a bit of what I learnt!

What is the standard price range for a bar of Soap? $200JMD for a single and $400JMD for a two pack on average.

How do they manage to make it so affordable? Their products are made with natural ingredients that are locally sourced. So they don’t need to purchase or source foreign materials.

Do they only manufacture Soaps or do they produce any other Personal Care products? For now just soaps, but looking to expanding to other products in the near future.

Suga read in an ‘Express Business’ publication that Expanding the line to Body Washes and other similar products may be in the future.

Are there any new scents or ingredient combinations on the horizon? There are many new scents available, but it is unknown at the moment which will make their way here.
At this time in Jamaica, we have:
Turmeric Citrus, Turmeric Aloe, Turmeric Ginger, creamy Coconut, Coffee Cocoa, Moringa and Coconut Charcoal.

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Which other islands can you find True and Natural Soap? They are not yet exporting from Jamaica. However, the soaps are also produced in Trinidad and can be found in Barbados, Guyana, Grenada, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Tobago and St. Lucia.

What are popular Stores/Supermarkets that you can find True and Natural Soaps? A Full list of locations are on their website (See below). They are a lot! You should be able to find them in a store near you islandwide.

Which is Tara’s favourite soap and why? She loves the Coffee Cocoa for its smell and exfoliating properties.

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Which Soap is the best seller in Jamaica? Jamaicans love the Turmeric variants and also the Coconut gets a lot of praise for it’s cool and refreshing feeling.

Which Soaps have Suga used? 

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I have used the Turmeric and Ginger, which has a fantastic scent, the Coffee Cocoa that exfoliates so well and the Coconut Charcoal, which my husband also uses. It provides the perfect cleanse and detox for your skin.

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All leave you feeling quite refreshed! I also can’t wait to try their creamy Coconut!

True and Naturals is in every big Supermarket and Pharmacy. Visit their Instagram Page (@trueandnaturalcompany) to learn about the soaps and the properties and benefits of each one.

Go and get yours today! #SugaEndorsed

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True and Natural Company

Website: http://www.trueandnatural.com

Instagram: @trueandnaturalcompany

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

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GCG Events Launches ReadiGourmet, their Gourmet Meals for Lunch or Dinner Delivered to You!

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Tired of Cooking? GCG Events is navigating their way out of Covid 19 with ReadiGourmet, offering you their Gourmet, restaurant quality meals for Lunch or Dinner, at home or the office! They will be sharing the full Menu and prices soon, but Suga can give you a sneak peek from my taster.

You can start things off with their delish Caesar Salad with Shrimp, topped with Croutons and Parmesan Cheese that will be available in various sizes, 8 oz, 12 oz and 24 oz.

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Parmesan cheese is one of my faves and healthier. I really appreciated having it in my salad versus a fatty, cliché cheddar. Of course, if you want to go completely healthy, you can have Jerked Chicken instead of the shrimps, which are high in cholesterol. Other options for Salads will also be available.

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I then had Grilled Chicken Breast topped with a creamy sun-dried tomato sauce served with rice and peas and fresh sauteed garden vegetables.

They did well with the Chicken breast. It wasn’t dry, even when reheated in the oven following their given instructions. It was well seasoned and flavourful with the sauce. Other side options such as mashed potato, white rice, black bean rice and almond rice should be available.

Grilled Filet of Salmon, Pan seared Snapper Filet, Beef Filet, Sandwiches and Dessert Options will be available too!

I finished things off with some of their tasty Fresh Fruit Salad. 

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Keep up with GCG Events and try ReadiGourmet! They are in Kingston and Montego Bay. Their food and service is Simply Outstanding and never disappoints. 

GCG Events

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Location: Norman Manley Int’l Airport. Kingston, Jamaica

Ph: (876) 924-8364

Website: http://www.gcg-events.com

Facebook: GCG Events

Instagram: @gcg_events

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

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Join the JMEA for Episode 2 of the Buy JAMAICAN Live Exhibit this FRIDAY Night!

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Join the JMEA for Episode 2 of the Buy JAMAICAN Live Exhibit with Host, Debbie Bissoon this FRIDAY, July 3, 2020 @ 7:30pm!

Episode 2 promises to be another great line up of Jamaican Companies showcasing amazing Products & Services.

***HOW TO REGISTER***

Click the LINK below to Register via ZOOM *Spaces Limited*:

OR

Tune in via Live Stream on JMEA’s FACEBOOK PAGE -(@JMEALimited)

Be sure to tune in! Let’s support Jamaica and be a part of the recovery!

Buy Jamaican. Build Jamaica. 🇯🇲

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

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