Suga’s Birthday Stay at Charela Inn, Negril!

Suga Fam! You’ve been asking where I stayed for my Birthday Weekend, here you go!

Watch “Suga’s Birthday Stay at Charela Inn, Negril!” on YouTube here:

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Thanks Luxury Jamaica (Ig: @luxuryja) and The Storyteller (Ig: @thestorytellerja) for an unforgettable weekend at Charela Inn (Ig: @charelainn)!

I had so many beautiful moments to put together that were captured and experienced at Charela Inn.

An aged, but well kept family-owned boutique hotel located on Negril’s famous Seven Mile Beach with airy rooms leading to beach views.

Lush, tropical gardens surround their round swimming pool and they have endless Coconut trees providing natural shade on the beach. Just beautiful.

Charela Inn has long standing, friendly staff, experienced bartenders and fresh, homemade cuisine. Vegetables, spices and meat come from their own farm!
We enjoyed our typical eggs your way Breakfast and the morning we had Jamaican Breakfast, it was quite satisfying. What a wholesome plate 😋

Their meals are a fusion of Jamaican and French cuisine, representing the owners and I must say, their French Pizza gave the Italians a run for their money. Fantastic!

We would have loved to experience more of their French cuisine at Dinner, but we explored other spots on the beach.
So next time! See you again soon Charela Inn!

For my Kingstonian fam, it’s not the journey, it’s the destination.
Suga Tip: Leave town early in the morning on the way to and from Negril and restaurant hop in Ocho Rios, Montego Bay or both!

XoXo,
Suga💖😎

Charela Inn

Location: Seven Mile Beach

Ph: 1-876-957-4277

Website: https://www.charelainn.com/

Instagram: @charelainn

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

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Call Suga. I Found Some Good Oxtail on Negril Beach!

Suga dining seaside by Indies 957 at White Sands Negril last Saturday, June 11, 2022.

It just took a walk on Negril beach to find some fairly new spots with good, Jamaican food.

Indies957 at White Sands Negril (Ig:@whitesandsnegril) is the spot for Oxtail!

Control yourself with portions and save space for dinner😀

Oxtail with rice and peas and raw veggies.

The right balance in seasoning, but also a good cut of Oxtail! Tender to the bone. Cut and slide 👌🏾

Indies 957 is a neat spot for Lunch with a view of the Caribbean sea from up top and courteous, down to earth staff.

You can check out Indies 957 at White Sands Negril for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner. #SugaEndorsed

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

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TGIF! Cheers to Fine Dining at Couples Tower Isle!

Suga at Bayside Restaurant at Couples Tower Isle, St. Mary, Jamaica during Easter Weekend 2022

Eight Rivers! We’re back again and will keep returning. Superb service from Shenara last Easter weekend. Eight Rivers took us through a fine dining experience with Sorbet palate cleansers in between courses.

Everything was perfection, except for dessert, but no complaints here.

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We started off with a Seafood Tasting, Coconut & Herb Crusted Crab Cakes, Jerk rubbed Beef Carpaccio with pickled Beets, crumbled feta and more, hand poured Thyme roasted Shrimp Bisque with Sherry, followed up by a succulent cut of Cracked Black Pepper Crusted Beef Fillet Mignon and then dessert!

Another night we headed over to Bayside! Authentic Asian cuisine at its best and spiciest!

We were introduced to Bayside with a tasting platter of Thai fried Butterfly Shrimps, Garlic & Honey Chicken Skewers, Spring and Summer Rolls and Korean Cabbage Cakes accentuated by amazing dipping sauces – peanut, sweet chili and sriracha honey!

Then what better starter than the flavour that defines Thailand! Thai Tom Yam Goong Hot and Sour Soup with Shrimp, Chicken and Veggies. Yum! We also had the tasty Indonesian Rice Noodle Salad.

We tried almost everything from Thai Green Curry Beef, Manchurian Chicken, Chinese stir-fry Shrimps to Red Curry Pan-seared Snapper Fillet. Thick, rich, spicy, authentic curries paired well with the fresh seafood and meats and veggies to cool off the tastebuds.

Then the night was complete with tasty Coconut Cake made with a Green Tea Custard and candied orange sauce!
Fantastic experience for Couples. As quoted in the Eight Rivers menu, ‘There is no sincerer love than the love of food – George Bernard Shaw’

Gabby and Randy Burgess, Owners of Suga Lifestyle at Couples Tower Isle, St. Mary, Jamaica

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Weekend Time = Brunch Time. Brunchin’ at Chive Restaurant…Always a Vibe


Consistently delish food from Chive Restaurant in Orchid Village Plaza, Liguanea👌🏾

Watch “Brunchin’ at Chive!” on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/0Dqexfk69-o

Chive Restaurant
Location: Shop 15, Orchid Village Plaza. 20 Barbican Road. Kingston 6.
Ph: 876-820-1194
Instagram: @chivejamaica

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Happy Stew Peas Wednesday! Where do you like to get Yours?

Pot a boil! You like yours with Pig’s Tail too? I do!

FEATURED: Ig: @jabbaspeppaswims (Ph: 876.376.9347)

If you’re treating yourself to some juicy Stew Peas today, where you gonna get it?!
Igs @jabbaspeppaswims, @jangas.soundbar, @soniashomestylecooking, @jenskitchenja, @karparkcarwashandbar, YuModdaPot BIG UP YUSELF!

Drop your favourite spot for Stew Peas in the comments Suga Fam.

Have a great Day!

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

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Get Over Hump Day with this Salad from Coppers!

Smoked Marlin Pasta Salad (J$2250)
Smoked Marlin with crisp greens, beets, tomato, cucumber, eggs, cheese, pickled onions with Coppers’ house dressing

Just WOW!

Thoroughly enjoyed this low calorie Smoked Marlin Pasta Salad from The Coppers Jamaica (Ig: @thecoppersja) about three weeks ago.

Great service continues.

*Reservations recommended*

The Coppers Jamaica

Location: 9 Haining Road. Kingston. Jamaica

Ph: 876.815.5609

Instagram: @thecoppersja

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Fine Dining at Coppers on Haining Road

Suga’s Ratings for Coppers Jamaica Restaurant
Date and time of visit: Friday, December 31, 2021 at 9:00pm
No. of diners: 2
NB. Ratings fill 5 stars maximum
Parking: ★★★★★
Ambience: ★★★★★
Décor: ★★★★★
Comfort: ★★★★★
Service: ★★★★★
Speed: ★★★★☆
Food quality: ★★★★★
Serving amount: ★★★★★
Plating: ★★★★★
Value for $: ★★★★★

Suga’s Breakdown: 

Coppers transitions from a cosy, casual outdoor setting to fine dining on the inside. The walls are adorned with fine art and your wine selection, then you’re seated with quality tableware.

Our server, Ovando was quite professional and attentive. It was New Year’s Eve, so we were also politely encouraged to select from their party favour offerings with a small contribution and to ring in the new year with them. The music was great, but we had other plans and we were extremely satisfied with our last meal of 2021.

For starters we had Cabernet Braised Oxtail Crisp and Calamari Ripieni. The Oxtail Crisp was divine. It was wine braised deboned Oxtail served in a warm, flaky puff pastry shell. The Oxtail was well seasoned and tender. While the Calamari Ripieni was definitely a different way to have Calamari! It was stuffed Calamari, lightly sauteed in Chardonnay, tomato sauce. Delicious.

Cabernet Braised Oxtail Crisp (J$2450p

We thoroughly enjoyed our Entrees, Lobster Thermidor, that was simmered in a copper pot of spices and a three cheese creamy béchamel. Also, Chargrilled Frenched Lamb Chops soaked in port glaze and caramelized on the grill.

Lobster Thermidor, simmered in a copper pot of spices and a three cheese creamy béchamel (J$4950)
Chargrilled Frenched Lamb Chops soaked in port glaze and caramelized on the grill (J$3800)

We opted out of Dessert that we’ve had there before, but great way to end the year, dinner left us cheesing from ear to ear.

Randy and Gabby Burgess enjoying Fine Dining at Coppers last New Year’s Eve.

Coppers Jamaica Restaurant

Location: 9 Haining Road. Kingston. Jamaica

Ph: 876-815-5609; 876-672-7251

Instagram: @thecoppersja

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

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Wine & Dine Her. Happy Wife, Happy Life!

Valentines, Randy and Gabby Burgess, Directors of Suga Lifestyle dining at Trio Wine Bar & Grill last Sunday

Suga was treated to V-Day Dinner at Trio Wine Bar and Grill (Ig; @triowinebar64) on Hope Road by Hubby last Sunday, early at about 5pm.

It is recommended to dine early or pre-celebrate occasions to avoid crowds or long waits at restaurants. So take note Gents.

We enjoyed
🍷Pepper Pumpkin Soup
🍷Trio’s Signature Wings
🍷Yardie Bruschetta
🍷Surf and Turf Trio
🍷Mussels in a Garlic & White Wine Broth

Our waitress, Shaniqua was fantastic! Courteous, knowledgeable, attentive and professional. Thanks Randy and Trio! 🥂

Happy Wife, Happy Life

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

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Rose Petals, a Hot Water Bath & a Fire in the Bush; the Sultry Feeling with Each Course

Rose Petals, a hot water bath and a fire in the bush…the sultry feeling you get with each course and each visit to Stush in the Bush.

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Lisa Binns, The ‘Stush’ in the Bush

An Experience tailored to have you enjoy it each time in a different way, an enhanced way, a more appreciative way.
I do miss the mix and mingle buffet style introduction with freshly made Cocktails, Chimichurri sauce and chips and much more. With Covid or taking precaution versus the weather, we sit at our designated tables and bask in the real, positive, loving, sexy energy, that is Chris, Lisa and their staff in front of their newly renovated open kitchen.

Have you met Romyah (Ig: @romyahj) ?! Such a bright, young, wild and free spirit. Check her for your Wine Pairings. Loveeee the more active roll she is taking in the experience, introducing her own course and items on the menu. She introduces Pumpkin and greens like a Surf and Turf.

For those who keep asking, Yes, expect sustainable, luxury Vegetarianism. So of course you’ll be satisfied. Do you go on a long tour or experience in the late afternoon and skip Breakfast? No. Just don’t have a heavy one. Their most adorable dogs are part of the family that have the courtesy not to come around you while you eat, but will walk by your side or nearby as you tour the farm.

I enjoyed every course, where new items are always included for returning visitors and according to the season as well. This epicurean getaway is as Farm to Table as it gets.

Their Plantain Chips and Chimichurri, NYC style Fyah Grilled Pizzas and Nola Beignets are usually pleasurable, signature staples.

I am so happy that I experienced my most recent visit with my high school girlfriends mid January. Jody Dixon (Ig: @ajamaicanjo) descibed it as ‘beautiful storytelling nourished with orgasmically, gastronomical eats’.

If you aren’t traveling during Covid, travel through food with Lisa and Chris at Stush in the Bush. When are you going?!
Without a doubt, continuously #SugaEndorsed.

Suga and friends, L-R, Renee Davis, Jody Dixon and Gillian Jackson.

Stush in the Bush

Location: Bamboo Way, Free Hill. St. Ann. Jamaica

For Bookings: http://stushinthebush.com/visit-us

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

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Where Are You Having Your Last Meal for 2021?!

Have you been to the fairly new Coppers Jamaica Restaurant (Ig: @thecoppersja) on Haining Road?

It was the last stop for hubby, Randy’s Restaurant Hopping Birthday Weekend.
We couldn’t get a reservation for the Saturday, so we went for Lunch on Monday, December 6th. You have to call ahead early for this spot Suga Bears.

Owner, Heather is back, but what we knew as Heather’s had to be revamped into what seemed to be a long time vision, Coppers.
Well executed. You have casual and formal dining options, outdoors and indoors respectively.

Our waitress was courteous & attentive throughout our stay.

They scored a fantastic Chef, Ramesh, who used to be at Cellar 8 in their early days. IYKYK. So the food was of course, spectactular.

Chef Ramesh’s seasoning and flavours are in a class by itself. I enjoyed the juicy Japanese Sticky Pork with Soya Ginger Greens & Basmati rice, while Randy fulfilled his Burger craving. If you have one, go for it! A Two Patty Smash Burger stuffed with crispy onion rings, served with seasoned fries.

Japanese Sticky Pork with Soya Ginger Greens & Basmati rice
American Two Patty Smash Burger stuffed with crispy onion rings

Coppers Jamaica Restaurant is #SugaEndorsed.

Coppers Jamaica Restaurant

Location: 9 Haining Road. Kingston. Ja

Ph: 876-815-5609; 876-672-7251

Instagram: @thecoppersja

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

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