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
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!
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!
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!
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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‘Millennial Expectations’ was premiered at GW Art’s Exhibition a month ago at The Jamaica Pegasus. It peaked the interest of many. Guests wanted to know more about her and even her family. Check out the artist’s perspective here:
If a Millennial Woman (1981 – 1996) chooses to have a child during the beginning or building stages of her career, she often looks like her usual self with a bigger stomach until she is about 8 to 9 months pregnant. The artist sees her as one that is strong, who eats healthy. She does recommended exercises even up to 7 months and goes for walks at 8 to 9 months. She remains quite fashionable and works right up to the point where she may be forced to take time off.
‘Millennial Expectations’ is available for purchase now or if you would like to treat yourself or a loved one this Christmas. The place to be is Suga Lifestyle’s Christmas Connection on December 15th at The Jamaica Pegasus, where GW Art will showcase and sell pieces from the Exhibition’s Collection as well as a few new ones.
GW Art’s Collection was held in the Rio Bueno Suite of the Jamaica Pegasus last week Saturday evening. The weather held up and a few persons even came out within the first hour of the show, but the majority filtered in from 6pm onwards.
Guests appreciated the colours and textures used by the artist, as well as the variety of pieces on display. The Collection definitely represented GW Art’s motto that ‘GW Art is for Everyone’.
Acrylic on canvas was the main medium used for wall paintings, big and small, framed and unframed.
Homey pieces greeted guests on the way in, followed by a wall of nature.
The standout piece for the night, ‘Connected’ showed depth and good technique from the artist.
‘Connected’ had quite a bit of representation for 1 piece and the artist ensured her perspective for it was expressed in her Lookbook, which ended up being passed around by guests with much excitement. The Lookbook included a chronological order of pieces from the current and previous collections with a bit about the artist, her perspective on each piece and how GW Art began. The Lookbook was dedicated to the artist’s late father and past West Indies Cricketer, Basil (Shotgun) Williams. Gabrielle plans on updating this lookbook as more pieces are created.
There were a few wooden signs and pieces on a grid wall panel display, courtesy of Miracle Corporation Ltd., that caught the eyes of many. These pieces showed the trendy side of GW Art and ‘Blessed’was a favourite, with replicas ordered throughout the night.
Amongst the smaller paintings, ‘Our Doctor Bird’ was another favourite, with light brush strokes. The piece was inspired by the artist’s outing to Cafe Eits one morning for breakfast, where the hummingbirds would often come and go to their trees on property in the midst of a calm and cool ambience.
‘Figure 8’ and ‘Foreplay’ were quite a hit with the men.
Throughout the night, guests mingled and contemplated which pieces they should walk away with for the night.
With GW Art, it’s always wine o’clock, so wine was complimentary to guests complemented by what was on offer from the 3 selected, local artisans. Gabrielle Burgess of Suga Lifestyle, under which GW Art falls, knew that Jamaican made cheeses from Outland Hurders Creamery & Farmstead, Homemade Jams and Pepper Jellies from Chorlavi’s, along with bean to bar 71% dark Chocolate from One One Cacao would not only pair well with the Wine and Prosecco offered, but pair well amongst each other as well.
The artisans were pleasantly surprised, realising this during the event and were seen purchasing from each other. This is what Suga Lifestyle and embracing Brand Jamaica is all about!
Brand Jamaica was well supported by over 80 guests in attendance and the event was a success for Suga Lifestyle (GW Art).