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Suga Lifestyle & Rotaract New Kingston’s Art-tivity Project with the Deaf Kicks off to a great start!

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Beyonce and Matthew paint their pieces after they completed their draft, as Matthew’s Mom looks on.

Part 1 of ART-TIVITY got off to a great start on Saturday! Suga Lifestyle (GW Art) in collaboration with the Rotaract Club of New Kingston is conducting an Art initiative with students from the Lister Mair/Gilby High School for the Deaf. They will be Painting, Tie-Dying, Jewellery making and learning customer service, marketing and entrepreneurship skills.

The children were quite excited and motivated, absorbing everything that was signed to them as they produced items from how they were guided. This project not only allows us to learn and communicate via sign language, but also aims to create awareness of the deaf community thereby reducing
stigmatization within the society at large. We want to create
new friendships through socialization and art and wish to inspire students to be more comfortable pursuing their dreams and goals without boundaries.

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Jonathan shows off his finished Painting (8×10)” Acrylic on Canvas to hang with Gabrielle Burgess, founder/owner of Suga Lifestyle (GW Art).

Their items reflecting the Rotaract Club of New Kingston’s 2019-2020 theme, ‘Impact through Unity’ will be showcased amongst other talented, local artisans at Suga Lifestyle’s Valentine’s Day Pop Up Shop on Saturday, February 8th at The Jamaica Pegasus from 12 noon – 7pm, where all proceeds will go towards the students’ educational resources and the school’s infrastructure.

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Bianca Bartley, CEO/Creative Director of Peace-Is Of Bianca guides the children with Jewellery making last Saturday,

Please save the date to support a great cause, buy local and buy Jamaican.

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By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Save the Date for Suga Lifestyle’s Valentine’s Pop Up Shop!!!

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Suga Lifestyle is excited to bring back Brand Jamaica to you for Valentine’s Day gifts or to shop and just treat yourself. The year has gotten off to a quick start and you deserve this!

Save the Date for Suga Lifestyle’s V-Day Pop Up Shop on Saturday, February 8th at The Jamaica Pegasus’s Rio Bueno Suite from 12 noon to 7 pm.

Suga Lifestyle’s Charity Showcase

Most importantly, Suga Lifestyle will be showcasing items produced from it’s Charity Art-tivity and Entrepreneurship Project in collaboration with the Rotaract Club of New Kingston. The beneficiary will be The Lister Mair/Gilby High School for the Deaf, to improve the students’ educational resources and the school’s infrastructure. This project will also create awareness about the accomplishments and needs of the school and the deaf/hard of hearing community. The children’s jewellery making, painting and tie-dye activities will represent Rotaract’s theme “Impact
Through Unity”.

Suga Artisans

Suga has an eye for local talent and loves to expose you to new Brand Jamaican products and artisans. Suga Lifestyle will be debuting Craving Scoops, a Non-dairy Ice Cream company that uses our local Chocollor Chocolate. Chocollor was at the Christmas show and will be back!

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Suga is also shaking up things with a different handmade Jewellery artisan and will be featuring Beauty and the Beads Ja! So happy to have them! They will have handmade necklaces, bracelets and earrings, including arm candy for the special men in our lives!

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Will you be my Valentine?

Suga Artisan faves, Mira Botanicals (Body Oils, Soaps, Scrubs and more) and Najwa’s Garden with the most adorable small plants and succulents will be there!

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Mira Botanicals at Suga Lifestyle’s Christmas Connection last December 15, 2019 at The Jamaica Pegasus.

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Stay tuned to see who else will be there and follow the progress of the Art-tivity project that starts this Saturday!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Suga Taster, Kimmy makes a stop at Matthew’s Sushi-Bar-Restaurant in Negril!

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Suga Taster, Kimberly Nesbeth’s Ratings for Matthew’s Sushi-Bar-Restaurant

Date and time of visit: November 14, 2019 @ 1pm

No. of diners: 3

NB. Ratings fill 5 stars maximum

Parking: ★★★★☆

 Ambience: ★★★★★

Décor: ★★★★★

Comfort: ★★★★★

Service: ★★★★★

Speed: ★★★★★

Food quality: ★★★★★

Serving amount: ★★★★★

Plating: ★★★★★

Value for $: ★★★★★

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Suga Taster, Kimberly Nesbeth of Suga Lifestyle

Suga Taster, Kimmy’s Breakdown!

We had a long drive from Kingston to Negril for a business meeting and took the opportunity to try one of the new restaurants on the strip; Matthew’s had its official opening on September 14th, 2019.

On entering you are welcomed by a wide, tastefully branded Appleton Estate Matthew’s Bar and wallpaper with beautiful photos of a variety of Jamaican landscapes. The dark wooden decor finishes and free wifi were very welcoming and our host greeted and seated us quickly.

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My party of 3 ordered Calamari and Wings for appetizers and Coconut Curry Shrimp, honey glazed Salmon and torched Salmon Rolls for the main course. The Calamari was enough to share and EVERYTHING was really tasty. Meal portions were just adequate. My party was satisfied, but I wasn’t leaving without dessert! We shared the Tortuga Rum Cake with Ice cream.

A pleasant dining experience with welcoming, attentive staff and tasty food. Nothing we had was remarkable enough to plan a trip around visiting this restaurant, but I would add it to the list of options if you happen to be in Negril.

Massive kudos to our waitress who honoured my request for honey and lime to accompany my white rum in an attempt to keep my pesky cold at bay!

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Matthew’s Sushi-Bar-Restaurant
Location: The Boardwalk Shopping Village, Norman Manley Blvd., Negril, Jamaica  
Phone: (876) 564-1355  

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

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Suga Lifestyle and Rotaract Club of New Kingston’s ART-TIVITY Project Kicks off this Saturday!

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It’s ART-TIVITY time again! Suga Lifestyle (GW Art) in collaboration with the Rotaract Club of New Kingston will be conducting an Art initiative with students from the Lister Mair/Gilby High School for the Deaf. They will be Painting, Tie-Dying, Jewellery making and learning customer service, marketing and entrepreneurship skills. We strive to bring out their creativity, create awareness about the school and learn some sign language too.

The items created will be showcased at Suga Lifestyle’s Pre Valentine’s Day Pop Up Shop on Saturday, February 8th at The Jamaica Pegasus, where all proceeds will go towards the children and the school. Stay tuned for more details.

Feel free to join us this Saturday, January 25th and February 1st at Hope Estate in Papine from 9am to 4pm.

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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The Chiefs and 49ers are Heading to Super Bowl 54!

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Chiefs QB, Patrick Mahomes

AFC CHAMPIONSHIP

The Kansas City Chiefs advance to their first Super Bowl in 50 years! Congrats to them!

Tennessee Titans QB, Ryan Tannehill and Head Coach, Mike Vrabel showed their inexperience yesterday and Mahomes’ magic killed their fairy tale.

The Chiefs’ young and talented QB, Patrick Mahomes had 3 Touchdown passes, 1 memorable Touchdown (TD) run before halftime and punched his ticket to the Super Bowl! Chiefs won 35-24.

NFC CHAMPIONSHIP

The defense failed Green Bay and the 49ers had a field day, where Packers’ QB, Aaron Rodgers was sacked twice in the 1st half. The Packers were also intercepted twice and the 2nd quarter ended without them getting on the board, down by 27. Everything that could go wrong, went wrong. The Packers showed some life after Halftime. They got on the board with a TD, but defense failed them again, and 49ers were up 34-7 at the end of the 3rd. In the 4th, despite a comeback attempt that was too late by the Packers, QB, Jimmy Garoppolo and his 49ers rushing attack were just too fast and too much for the Packers. They won 37-20.

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The Chiefs and the 49ers will go for the Lombardi!

Jennifer Lopez and Shakira will take Centre stage at the Super Bowl Halftime show.

Super Bowl LIV is Sunday, February 2nd at 6:30pm at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Who’s Going to the Super Bowl?!

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Photo: ESPN Scorecentre

Who’s going to the 54th Super Bowl?! The action starts with the Titans vs. the Chiefs!

The Titans are the underdogs, but that’s nothing new, especially when they ended up winning in Week 10 vs. the Chiefs. Their running back, Derrick Henry has to be controlled and their offense will be strong versus the Chiefs. However, the Chiefs have wide receivers that have carried the most in the NFL this season and young Quarterback, Patrick Mahomes, last year’s MVP, who usually has a bag of tricks and gets at least 8 or 9 possessions. The Titans have a different game plan every week, a discarded quarterback from Miami Dolphins who never started a post season game before this season and ended the Patriot’s dynasty in the wild card round, but Suga still got the Chiefs on this one!

For the Packers vs. the 49ers, the 49ers have been consistent and slaughtered the Packers when they met during the season. On paper they should win, but you can never bet against one of the greatest Quarterbacks of all time, Aaron Rodgers for the Packers, who is trying to go to and win another Super Bowl a decade later!

Tune in and enjoy!

 Super Bowl LIV is Sunday, February 2nd at 6:30pm at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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TGIF! Reminiscing about Pure Chocolate Company’s Lemongrass Chocolate and Chocolate Chip Cookies!

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Suga with the husband and wife duo of Pure Chocolate Company, Rennae and Wouter Tjeertes last November at Moda Market.

TGIF! It’s the weekend! Can any of you have a cheat day yet?! #fbf to hanging out with one of my faves, Pure Chocolate Company.

I’m reminiscing about their new Lemongrass flavour and the best Chocolate Chip cookies I’ve ever had!

Pure Chocolate Company

Ph: 876-352-1934

Instagram: @purechocolatecompany

Email: info@purechocolatecompany.com

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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