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Suga Lifestyle assisting with Execution of Episode 1 of JMEA’s Buy JAMAICAN Live Exhibit Tomorrow!

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Gabrielle Burgess a.k.a Suga, Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle

Suga is excited to announce that after pioneering the 1st Virtual Pop Up Shop on Zoom in Jamaica, she will be assisting with the execution of the 1st episode of JMEA’s Buy JAMAICAN Live Exhibit tomorrow, Friday, June 19th at 7:30pm hosted by Debbie Bissoon!

Register for Zoom Access by Emailing anya-terae@jmea.org or by simply clicking on this link below Suga Bears!

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JMEA’s Buy JAMAICAN Live Exhibit will be an evening online show that offers their membership a virtual platform to expose their brand via presenting their products/services to the wider
Jamaican populace residing locally and abroad. The show seeks to improve consumer knowledge on locally made products/services while strengthening the support for those products and
services.

Ultimately the series will assist with driving the Buy Jamaican Build Jamaica movement by garnering more support for locally made products and services. This initiative resonates with the Suga Lifestyle brand and that is why Suga is more than happy to offer assistance to execute the show.

We are navigating through Covid and we are moving forward! So yes, Shop online, but Shop Jamaican! Virtually shop Jamaican!

So who will be on the show?!

Episode 1 features 8 Micro and Medium Jamaican Companies showcasing amazing, quality Products and Services in the industries of Personal care, Skincare, Fashion, Food, Health and Wellness, Ceramics and more:

Irie Rock (Ig: @irierock)
Ettenio (Ig: @ettenio)
Designs by Marc Limited (Ig: @designs_by_marc)
KOKOBEENZ LIMITED (Ig: @kokobeenz)
Baughaus (Ig: @baughaus)
CNC Wellness Ltd. (Ig: @cncwellness)
Honey Vera (Ig: @honeyveraja)
Chocolate Dreams (Ig: @chocolatedreamsjm)

What a line up! There will be Giveaways too!

If you do not get Zoom access, the show will be streamed Live on JMEA’s Facebook page, @TheJMEALimited!

Please spread the word and help our fellow Jamaicans and other individuals across the globe know how to access our remarkable locally made products and services.

Stay tuned to our Instagram pages @sugalifestyle and @theJMEA_ for updates !

Buy Local. Buy Jamaican. 🇯🇲

Building a Better Jamaica 

XoXo,
Suga💖

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

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TGIF to this Weekend’s BOX DEALS & 2-for-1 Loaded Burger Deal!

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Fling Back Friday to National Burger Day yesterday! Not to worry though, you have Today and Tomorrow to celebrate with Chive Restaurant! They are offering a 2 for 1 deal on their Signature Loaded BBQ Bacon Burger with Crispy Curly Seasoned Fries for pick up/take out! Can you believe it?!

Chive Restaurant is Open until 7pm. Call 876-820-1194 to Order!

Also, how is the end of month Supermarket shopping going? Check out these #SugaEndorsed Curbside Pay & Pick Up BOX DEALS from CPJ Market at Spanish Court Hotel TODAY, Rainforest Seafoods TODAY and Tomorrow at Rainforest Seafoods, Slipe Road, Kingston and Box Market Ja at Hope Gardens Tomorrow.

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Remember the Farmer’s Market is TODAY too! Happy shopping! 💖🇯🇲

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Enjoy the Weekend!

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

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Simo’s Opens The Commissary at Devon House Today!

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Simo’s Bread and Catering is finally opening THE COMMISSARY AT DEVON HOUSE TODAY until Sunday! 2pm-6pm today and 12-5pm for the rest of the week!

They will have Tiramisu, Alcoholic popsicles, Passionfruit Sorbetto, Simo’s Scotchie products, Vanilla extract, Wright Life Ginger Turmeric shots, LikkleTea, Pure Chocolate, Oneone Cocoa, Tooksies Balsamic, Ashebre Spices & so much more!! All while supplies last! First come first serve, unfortunately they can’t hold anything, so if I were you Suga Bears, I’d go TODAY! Simos Bread and Catering literally goes like hot bread!

***OPEN WEDNESDAY-SUNDAY 12-5pm as of next week with Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches too!***

Enjoy!

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

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Suga Shops her Own Virtual Pop Up Shop, Showing Small Business Love!

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#tbt to Sugalifestyle Pioneering a Virtual Pop Up Shop on ZOOM for Mother’s Day!

Thanks to everyone who joined Suga in showing Small Business 💖 and Buying Jamaican 🇯🇲 !

Check out her Handmade, Jamaican goodies!

Watch “Suga Shops her Own Virtual Pop Up Shop!” on YouTube here:

Follow Suga Lifestyle and stay tuned for more!

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

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Thoughtful, Handcrafted Cards for Brighter Days Ahead

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When someone special to you receives a card from Roseberry Paper Company, they are not only surprised at how appealing and unique the card is, but it instantly comes to their mind that this card is a keeper. A card they can have on display for quite some time, or put in a special place so they can look back at it from time to time.

These unique, handcrafted, handmade cards are by Nakeeta Nembhard, owner of Roseberry Paper Company.

Would you like to show someone your appreciation in a less extravagant way, which still matters and shows the person you value them?

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Perfect! Perhaps even let someone know you are thinking of them with the hope of brighter days.

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Also, just a little reminder amidst the current crisis that Mother’s Day is less than a month away and I am sure if we can’t treat Mom to a Spa Day or a special Dinner at a restaurant, the thought definitely counts and what better way than ordering a card from Roseberry Paper Company. If it’s too early, that’s ok. Save the contact and browse Roseberry Paper Company’s page anyway!

Check out Roseberry Paper Company today!

In these times, our small businesses are facing hard times, but are still empathetic and finding the safest ways to offer us deals and things we need. Follow Suga Lifestyle, as our local talented artisans, savvy local business owners and ongoing deals are continuously highlighted.

Buy Local, Buy Jamaican 🇯🇲

XoXo,
Suga 💖

Roseberry Paper Company
Instagram: @roseberrypapercompany
Email: roseberrypapercompany@gmail.com

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

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Say Yes to Fresh and Support our Local Farmers

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Our Tourism sector is at an all time low, so our farmers have not been able to sell their produce to hotels. The Government of Jamaica has been assisting our farmers to market their produce. According to the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA), the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries made an immediate injection of $240 million for the purchase of excess produce from farmers! #SugaSnaps

RADA is currently active in the fields identifying farmers with excess produce. Trade Winds Citrus in Bog Walk, St. Catherine pioneered this charge by utilizing their excess produce of tomatoes in the National School Feeding Programme.

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Trade Winds Citrus in Bog Walk, St. Catherine (Instagram Photo: @radajm)

Bellefield Restaurant and Bar in Montego Bay not only has Lunch Specials, Curbside Pick up and Delivery, but a commendable, hassle free service, marketing fresh produce in ‘Bellefield Curbside Bundles’ to support our local farmers who can no longer sell at the market or to the hotels. Curbside Bundles also include value packs from Best Dressed Chicken!

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Grow What We Eat, Eat What We Grow

Help our Farmers to stay encouraged despite the challenges being faced during COVID-19 #FarmFresh #SupportLocal

Interested in purchasing Agricultural Produce? Please Contact:

Ansel Golaub: 876-383-8428
Glastonbury Purveyors: 876-381-0203
Fruits & Veg Basket Deal: 876-482-8921
Farmers at your Steps: 876-895-2447

RADA

Instagram: @radajm

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Bellefield Restaurant and Bar

Location: Bellefield Great House, Fairfield Ave, Montego Bay

Ph: 876-952-2382

Instagram: @bellefield876

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Edited By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Check out Mira Botanicals for your Personal Care Needs!

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Helen DaCosta, owner of Mira Botanicals at Suga Lifestyle’s Christmas Connection on December 15, 2019 at The Jamaica Pegasus.

How is your Personal care going while in quarantine? Remember to take care of yourselves and you can support small and local businesses at the same time.

Mira Botanicals has a stock of all Natural Handmade Body Oils, Scrubs and Soaps, Deodorants, Bath bombs & Accessories at reasonable prices!

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Do you know all the benefits of Using Castor Oil?

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Castor Oil from Mira Botanicals.

1. Castor oil can be used as a laxative/remedy for constipation.

2. Castor oil can soothe dry skin and can be used as a massage oil.

3. Castor oil can be used to treat try hair, enrich the scalp and prevent hair fall, resulting in healthy, shiny Hair. It is an elixir for beautiful hair and supple skin.

4. Castor oil contains Vitamin E, proteins and Omega 6 fats.

5. Castor oil is also known for its anti-bacterial properties.

6. Castor oil clears acne, treats wrinkles and cures styes (localized infections in the eyelids that causes tender, red bumps near the edge of the lids).

Mira Botanicals also offers Recyclables and straight out of the DaCosta Kitchen, PEPPER SAUCES!

Check out Mira Botanicals today!

In these times, our small businesses are facing hard times, but are still empathetic and finding the safest ways to offer us deals and things we need. Follow Suga Lifestyle, as our local talented artisans, savvy local business owners and ongoing deals are continuously highlighted.

Buy Local, Buy Jamaican 🇯🇲

XoXo,
Suga 💖

Mira Botanicals

Instagram: @mirabotanicalsja

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Add Likkle More Chocolate to your Post Covid-19 Bucket List!

If you don’t remember Suga’s post on our local Chocolatiers last year or haven’t tasted Likkle More Chocolate yet, here is your update!

To refresh your minds, Founder, Fine Pastry Chef and Artisan Chocolatier, Nadine Burie has been awarded, Table Talk Jamaica Observer Food Awards Dessert Chef of the Year for the past 4 years.

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Fine Pastry Chef and Artisan Chocolatier, Nadine Burie. (Photo: http://www.likklemorechocolate.com)

The Production of Likkle More Chocolate Bars are still in the creative process. ‘We’ve been working on this project for more than 3 years now and we really want to give an excellent product that would be accessible to everyone in Jamaica with this line. We ferment, dry, roast, process the bean from the beginning until the end products and we work with different farmers from different regions. We press our own cocoa butter that we use in our chocolate. We control everything’ says Burie.

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Nadine Burie and staff cracking the Cocoa pods for Chocolate production.

Likkle More Chocolate Produces Decorated Chocolate Bars with a unique variety of flavours!

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Likkle More Chocolate’s Decorated Chocolates

***The brand is under continuous expansion or changes, so the percentages and flavours stated are what Suga Lifestyle has observed over the past few years and in speaking with Nadine Burie this March, 2020. They are also currently on Likkle More Chocolate’s Website*** 

– 72% Single Cocoa Estate
(Their darkest Chocolate is made of rich fruity cocoa, featuring delicious cherry & woody rum notes!)
– 72% Dark Chocolate with Nibs
– 70% Dark Chocolate with Fresh Ginger
– 70% Cocoa Sea Salt
– 70% Cocoa Scotch Bonnet
– 67/68% Cocoa Blue Mountain Coffee
– 55% Cocoa Coconut Milk
– 55% Cocoa and Milk Plantain
– Hazelnut Milk Chocolate
– White Cocoa MatchaOther Decadent Chocolate based treats from Likkle More include Seashells, Coffee Pearls and Truffles.

Did you know?
Chocolate varies in taste depending on where the cocoa bean it was made is from.

Nadine Burie also produces a line of Chocolate for Cafe Blue, which I had the pleasure of tasting! Well, eating, because it is true that once you take a bite, you say to yourself, just get a ‘likkle more’.

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All the cocoa used to make Cafe Blue Chocolate is from the central and eastern parishes of Jamaica, from over 3000 small farmers!

There is also less sugar, more Cocoa. Natural Cane juice is used to sweeten and there are no preservatives and no artificial flavours.

My favourite was the 57% Bean to Bar Blue Mountain Coffee Dark Chocolate. Imagine it only had 3.2g of Saturated fat, no Cholesterol and only 2.6g of sugar! I ate that bar guilt-free.

Put Likkle More Chocolate on your #PostCovid19BucketList, BUT you can have the Chocolate line for Cafe Blue right now! You can either go to Cafe Blue, Sovereign Centre or purchase them for $600JMD+tx in Loshusan Supermarket, Barbican. By purchasing these chocolates, you help to impact the lives of over 3000 small farmers and their families. #SugaEndorsed

Stay tuned for when I get to try the Likkle More Chocolate line!

Buy Local, Buy Jamaican 🇯🇲

Likkle More Chocolate

Cafe Blue, Sovereign Plaza, Liguanea (when available)

Instagram: @likklemore.chocolate

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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This Company turns your Ideas in the Lab to Products on the Shelves

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Natural Sources Consultancy may turn your ideas in the lab to products on the shelves!

They help to formulate products for skin care, cosmetics, hair care, household, food and more.

If you would like to develop a product and kick start your business, call them today!

Natural Sources Consultancy

Email: hallprudy@yahoo.com

Instagram: natural_sources_consultancy

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Find Joy in the Journey

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Painting by GW Art

Find Joy in the Journey, because at the end of the day, the Journey is the Reward. Happy Tuesday!

GW Art

Email: gwartforall@gmail.com

Ph: 876-422-3769

Website (Gallery): 

http://www.sugalifestyle.com 

Instagram: @gwartbygabby

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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