Category Archives: Sports

Thanks For Watching Suga Lifestyle Take It To Di Worl’ !

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Thanks so much for tuning in to see Suga Lifestyle take it to di Worl’ with The Vitamin M Suite on the Promote Her Network !

If you missed it, here is the LINK to SEE THE SHOW:

Suga on THE VITAMIN M SUITE with host, Kerry Croft! She’s Jamaican and she’s my cousin! So proud.

Tune in EVERY MONDAY at 8:30pm EST (7:30pm Ja Time) to get a dose of Vitamin M, that Melanin, to see Black Excellence and Black Entrepreneurship shine ! 💖🖤🥂

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Kerry Croft, who premiered her show, the Vitamin M Suite on the Promote Her Network (Roku, Apple Tv and Amazon Firestick) last night.

Also, check out the customised GW Art piece that had host, Kerry surprised on the show!

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GW Art’s Framed Acrylic on (8×10)” Canvas Customized Painting for Vitamin M (Framing by Frame Art Jamaica)

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

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WATCH SUGA GLOBALLY ON TV TONIGHT @ 8:30PM EST!

Watch “THE VITAMIN M SUITE PREMIERES TONIGHT!” on YouTube here:

TONIGHT, MONDAY, JUNE 22 at 8:30pm EST is the Premiere of The Vitamin M Suite hosted by Kerry Croft!!!!

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JUNE is Suga’s Month!

If you haven’t done so yet, DOWNLOAD the PROMOTE HER TV CHANNEL on your streaming services: Roku, Amazon Firestick, Apple TV and non subscribed apps: Google Play, Android TV, Webtv, Apple IOS & YouTube.

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There will also be an AFTERSHOW at 10pm EST on Kerry’s Facebook Page, Vitamin M as she chops it up with her GUESTS from the 1st episode, GABRIELLE BURGESS (that’s me!) from Suga Lifestyle (Ig: @sugalifestyle) and QUEEN CANDACE from The Queen Blueprint (Ig: @thequeenblueprint) and her homie, TONE REDD (Ig: @tone_redd) who wrote her fire intro!

THE VITAMIN M SUITE – The chill spot where Black Excellence thrives!

Let’s Go!!!!

M is for Melanin. Black Excellence . Black Entrepreneurship . Support Black Businesses . Proud Jamaican

You will see some of the Paintings from GW Art’s NEW Collection!

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GW Art’s ‘Petals’- Acrylic on (60×60)” Canvas

Also, a customized piece for Vitamin M! Can’t wait!

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

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Today is the Day! Suga’s Birthday!

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Today is the Day! Suga’s Birthday!

‘It a keep!’

I am truly blessed to have my Birthday fall on June 10th, when businesses are reopening, persons are heading back to work and well basically, the country is reopening. I find joy in spreading positive vibes and even though some of us including myself may feel naturally nervous about what the future will hold, we are ALL moving forward during and after Covid-19.

Stay tuned to SUGA, yes that’s the good ‘Suga’ with no ‘r’, as I continue to embrace and PROMOTE local and small businesses with love. My 2020 GW Art Collection is ongoing! Thanks to all who have supported GW Art from the very beginning and especially during Covid 19. Looking forward to new support too, as GW Art is for everyone!

During Love In The Time Of Corona continues as I ENTERTAIN you with my Restaurant Reviews and other Culinary outings and experiences.

I truly feel a huge void without the NBA Finals on my Birthday, but I look forward to its return with other Sports and entertaining you with commentary and updates for them too.

As a Certified Personal Trainer & Sports Nutritionist, I practice what I preach and I am pleased and proud to announce that I hit my ‘Dirty 30’ weight, also my Wedding Day weight once again!💪🏾 I am just a phone call away to EDUCATE.

Celebrate with Me!

Most importantly, please remember the Charity Fundraiser, Mariposa, that I am supporting for my Birthday to fight Childhood Cancer!  I am thankful to everyone I have INSPIRED to purchase Cupcakes and Donate to help save Rajé. Here are the details if you would like to participate or donate any day this week until Friday!

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Again, I am Thankful. Cheers to 35 and Going into Overdrive! 🥂

XoXo,
Suga 💖

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! 💖🥂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 💖

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

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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 🇯🇲

Building a Better Jamaica

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Congratulations to the Champions of the Weekend!

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Kansas City Chiefs QB, Patrick Mahomes celebrates. (Photo: Los Angeles Times)

SUPER BOWL LIV CHAMPIONS – KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

They say defense wins Championships, but last night the 49ers did all that they could do, then towards the end lacked the offense they needed and a star QB to get them the points for that Super Bowl win.

Both teams had interceptions and we didn’t see a lot of Mahomes Magic, but the Chiefs came together as a team to win this Super bowl led by their Head Coach, Andy Reid. Reid now ranks 6th in all-time NFL head coaching wins at 222. He was previously the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles (1999 – 2012).

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Chiefs’ Head Coach, Andy Reid gets the traditional Gatorade pour after he led the Chiefs to win the Super Bowl after 50 years.

AUSTRALIAN OPEN WOMEN’S CHAMPION – SOFIA KENIN

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21-year old Sofia Kenin came from a set down to 2-time Champion, Garbine Muguruza to win her 1st Grand Slam and the Australian Open on Saturday. She never gave up and played the best tennis of her life. With more areas to improve in her game, I look forward to seeing rivalries with her and other young, fiery, competitive players such as Bianca Andreescu (injured left knee who did not compete) and Coco Gauff in the future.

Congrats Sofia! Dreams do come true.

AUSTRALIAN OPEN MEN’S CHAMPION – NOVAK DJOKOVIC

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Photo: Washington Post

For the men, the top 3 continue to reign. Novak Djokovic (2) remains the Australian Open King, being 8-0 at Australian Open finals, now within 2 Grand Slams to equal Raphael Nadal and 3 to match the GOAT, Roger Federer. I am sure they will continue to battle it out this year with the French Open next!

Novak showed the true meaning of Champion when he came back to win from 2 sets down to Dominic Thiem, 6-4, 4-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4! Young, Dominic Thiem (5) was in top form and took out World no. 1 Nadal in an epic 5-setter in the Quarters and Zverev (7) in the Semis, who we may see more of in the near future. His legs started to go with more errors in the 5th versus Djokovic, while Djokovic was revamped to play spectacular tennis. Great match.

Congrats Novak Djokovic! Kobe Bryant, his late friend and our basketball legend whose initials and #24 he wore on his warm up suit would have been proud. #RIPKobe #BlackMambaForever

Over 6 million dollars was raised to fight the Australian fires from the Open as players made various pledges and there were other contributions. Let us pray that they are able to restore their lands, animals and normal way of living soon. 

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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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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SUGA RINGS IN THE YEAR IN LOOP NEWS!

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HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM SUGA!

I am Réved UP for 2020 in my locally made Sandals from Rêve Jewellery and Accessories and Dress from local, Fashion Designer, James Black of Love YC!

I hope to bring to you more of what Brand Jamaica has to offer this year via my Jamaican brand, Suga Lifestyle with my GW Art, other talented local artisans, Sports (Tokyo 2020 Olympics is almost here!), Restaurant Ratings and Reviews, Charities, Health and Fitness.

Suga Lifestyle events provide an exclusive shopping experience in comfort, with the best confectioneries and the opportunity to sip and lyme in a cool, cosy setting, with others that enjoy shopping for unique, high quality locally made products.

Speaking of which, did you see LOOP’s write up yesterday on Suga Lifestyle’s Christmas Connection?! If you missed it, check it out here:

http://www.loopjamaica.com/content/all-my-christmas-shopping-gifts-one-place-suga-lifestyle-did-it

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Have a Happy, Healthy, Successful and Prosperous New Year Suga Bears! ~XoXo, Suga💖

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Throwback Thursday to a Cliffside Dinner in Negril!

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Suga’s Ratings for The Lodge Restaurant at Tensing Pen Hotel

Date and time of visit: Saturday, November 23, 2019 at ~5:30pm

No. of diners: 2 adults

NB. Ratings fill 5 stars maximum 

Parking: ★★★★★

Ambience: ★★★★★

Décor: ★★★★☆

Comfort: ★★★★☆

Service: ★★★★★

Speed: ★★★★★

Food quality: ★★★★☆

Serving amount: ★★★★★

Plating: ★★★★★

Value for $: ★★★★☆

Suga’s Breakdown

The Lodge Restaurant had an intimate, open air setting overlooking the Caribbean sea from the cliffside in Negril. It’s name is quite appropriate with its homey, wooden and log decor, similar to a getaway log cabin or lodge. So homey, you would meet resident Ridgebacks, Tensing and what looked like his brother. No need to worry though, once ignored, they stayed at a tolerable distance and quietly moved to the next table. The thatched roof and seaside views made you remember you weren’t anywhere cold, but enjoying island temperatures and sea breeze instead.

We caught Negril’s famous sunset and enjoyed the well mixed cocktails from the bar and the Grilled Garlic Lobster, which was the special for the night. The Chef’s grill is visible to diners and the Lobster was freshly caught, cooked and seasoned to perfection. The dish was delish!

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Grilled Garlic Lobster

Most of the variety of items on the menu are done to order and seafood is freshly caught, but service was still timely and the staff were quite attentive and courteous.

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Tensing Cool Runnings (USD$10): Whisky, Orange, Pineapple, Ginger Beer; Blue Lagoon (USD $10): Wray & Nephew White rum instead of Vodka, Blue Curacao, Liqueur, Lemonade

Cheers to visiting The Lodge Restaurant! I had a pleasant, memorable stay at Tensing Pen too. It’s #SugaEndorsed.

The Lodge Restaurant at Tensing Pen

Location: Tensing Pen Hotel. West End Road, Negril

Ph: 1-800-957-0387 or 876-957-0387

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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