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Suga sports Sandals from Lucy’s Sandals over the weekend!

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Gabrielle Burgess a.k.a Suga, Founder/Owner of Suga Lifestyle wearing the SideCrossx Sandals of Lucy’s Sandals.

Happy Monday! Reflecting on sporting my Yellow SideCrossx Sandals from Lucy’s Sandals over the weekend ! They are reasonable, comfortable and durable.

Lucy’s Sandals offered by Lucean Slater, who founded the company in 2015, is a self taught artisan. She is able to offer a variety in styles and colours. Sandals can be delivered at a reasonable cost depending on your location too. Lucy’s Sandals are #SugaEndorsed.

Lucy’s Sandals

Instagram: @lucysandalsja

Website: http://www.lucysandals.com/

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Chorlavi’s Pepper Jellies and Jams will be at GW Art’s Exhibition!

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Come View, Sip, Taste and Shop GW Art’s Collection at The Jamaica Pegasus on Saturday, September 28th!

The event will feature Cheeses from Outland Hurders Creamery & Farmstead, Chorlavi’s Pepper Jellies and Jams and rich, bean to dark Chocolate from One One Cacao to complement the evening too!

Chorlavi’s by Nella Davis Stewart out of St. Ann, uses less sugar and more local organic fruit, herbs and vegetables to create a tasty variety of Pepper Jellies and Jams. No preservatives and no additives.

Nella used to be a caterer, so can demonstrate how well her Jams and Jellies pair with meats.

Where did she get the name Chorlavi’s?

Nella went to eat at Haciendo Chorlavi, a hotel in the hills of Ecuador about 20 years ago. They have a love story similar to Lover’s Leap in Jamaica and she fell in love with the place.

When Nella went to register her business’s name as Gems, in honour of her mother, the name was aready taken. So she went with Chorlavi’s!

What’s Suga’s fave from Chorlavi’s?

I love the Pineapple, Mango and Carambola Pepper Jellies. They were balanced in terms of tasting the fruit, the spicy and the sweet.

I love the Otaheite Jam too.

What will Chorlavi’s have at GW Art’s Collection?

Chorlavi’s has such a range of Jams and Jellies, I can just give you a preview!

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Spicy Tamarind Pepper Wings
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Saucy, Tamarind Coconut Wings
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Hot and Spicy Mango Chicken Cutlets

Pairings for serving on crackers:

Tamarind Coconut and Peanut butter, all Pepper Jams with cheeses, Tamarind Pepper Jam with smoked meats.

I can’t wait! Can you?!

Save the Date! #SEPTEMBER28

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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TGIF to Absolutely Scrumptious Donuts from Tea Thyme!

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Filled Doughnuts from Tea Thyme ($450JMD each)

TGIF to Tea Thyme’s scrumptious Donuts! Some of you may recognize them from Kingston Night Market, but these sugary treats are now available at The Butcher Block in Manor Park on Saturdays.

Suga loves sugar-filled donuts 😉. I had pre-ordered the Salted Caramel – and Vanilla Cream – filled Donuts after my failed opportunity to purchase the Saturday before. As usual, it did NOT disappoint. I enjoyed the taste, but most of all, the texture. Soft on the outside and fluffy and airy on the inside. Perfection.

The White Chocolate and rose glaze with crushed pistachio is another fave.

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Tea Thyme’s White Chocolate and rose glaze with crushed pistachio Doughnut (Glazed doughnuts – $400JMD)

‘DONUT’ hesitate to go late or pre-order. You have to stay tuned to Tea Thyme’s and The Butcher Block’s Instagram pages (@hey_its_teathyme / @thebutcherblockja) or communicate with them. They usually arrive at 10:30am/11:00am. They go so fast, The Butcher Block has been increasing their order each week!

Here is the MENU for tomorrow!

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Good Luck!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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We’re Back!

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Suga Lifestyle’s Christmas Connection is back for another year at a NEW Venue, The Jamaica Pegasus!

Stay tuned.

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Ashurii Designs Handmade Sketchbooks has GW Art Itching to Sketch a New Collection!

Ashlee Douillard had her aha moment to start her own line of sketchbooks in 2013, while studying architecture and there was a continuous need for quality sketch pads.

It wasn’t until 2017 when she started to sell them and saw that this could be a lucrative business for her. Her line of handmade books, Ashurii Designs,  include ruled journals and planners in various sizes that can be customised as well. They showcase the work of various young, local artists.

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Handmade books by Ashurii Designs with Dan Tho artwork
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Handmade books with customized quotes that we love are also available by Ashurii Designs

This initiative is Ashlee’s creative way to fund school supplies and her masters degree.

I finally got my customised, handmade sketchbook from Ashurii Designs a few weeks ago that had to have pink material. This was before she started advertising customised quotes and more on her books though, so can’t wait get more! Who knows, maybe GW Art will be a part of an Ashurii Designs handmade book soon too.

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Gabby Burgess a.k.a Suga from Suga Lifestyle (GW Art) supports Ashurii Designs

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Remember that when you support a small business, someone does a happy dance.

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Ashurii Designs Sketchbooks and Journals are now being sold in Swiss Stores at F & B Downtown.

Ashurii Designs

Ph: 876.481.9404

Instagram/Facebook: @ashuriidesigns 

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Shop Handmade Leather Products for the Ladies TOMORROW at SL’s V-Day Pop Up Shop!

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Suga Lifestyle presents Devine Treasures!

Ladies! There are Leather products for you too at Suga Lifestyle ‘s V-Day Pop Up Shop tomorrow! These chic Handmade Leather Clutches from Cheryl Whytehead of Devine Treasures are coming in from Montego Bay and they have already made the runway!

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Statement jewellery pieces will be available too.

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Stay tuned and follow this website or the @sugalifestyle Instagram/Facebook page to see who else will be

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Suga’s V-Day Pop Up Shop TOMORROW at The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel from 12 to 6pm in the Rio Bueno room by the Hotel’s lobby.

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By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Merry Christmas from Suga Lifestyle!

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Suga would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and all the best for the season! 

It has been a great year for Suga Lifestyle and I have to tell you all a Big Thank You for staying tuned to all the categories that build the Suga Lifestyle brand; GW Art, Charities, Restaurant Reviews and Ratings, Brand Jamaica, Sports, Health and Fitness and more.

I am also very proud to report that the 1st staging of my Trade show, Suga Lifestyle’s Christmas Connection held at The Liguanea Club on Saturday, December 15th was a success. The event involved artisans hand-picked by me to offer their unique, handcrafted, handmade, Jamaican items to the public.

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TCP’s Jamaican greeting cards were also in the building as a convenience for shoppers to get cards to go with their gifts.

With Suga Lifestyle’s Christmas Connection, there was no need to shop for gifts online. The event gave sponsors and guests the opportunity to support Brand Jamaica, specifically entrepreneurs who operate within the
Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) sector. Through their support, Jamaican made products and the
island’s creative industries, were highlighted. Vendor industries included; food, graphic art, woodcraft, ceramics, fashion, agro-processing and personal care. My Suga Artisans were hand-picked to inspire innovation, and to provide a platform for business growth.

For those who missed out on Suga’s Winter Wonderland or for Suga Bears and Suga Daddies who would like to relive the moment, here are some highlights from the day.

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Guests entering the venue were greeted by some of the Sponsors, Gustazos, Sagicor Bank and Jablum. Gustazos along with Suga Lifestyle offered some Selfie photo fun, while Jablum treated guests to freshly brewed, hot Coffee and Sagicor Bank offered Scones from Cannonball Cafe to complement the Coffee.

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Sponsor, Norman Grant, Managing Director and CEO of Mavis Bank Coffee Factory with Gabrielle Burgess of Suga Lifestyle at SL Christmas Connection on December 15, 2018.

My contented guests then felt the Christmas spirit and not only felt lucky by participating in the entry raffle, but contributed to Charity and received a few swag bags to accompany them inside.

Who was inside?!

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There was something for everyone at SL Christmas Collection and it was a family affair!

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Confectioneries galore!

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The venue was buzzing with guests from the 4pm start time straight up to the closing of the event at 8pm.

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Guests not only browsed items, but shopped well. Kudos!

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Suga’s very own, GW Art booth did well too! GW Art shoppers (L-R) Prudence Simpson, Michaelia McLean, Sheena Taylor and Taraja Richards left with their shopping bags and were all smiles.

Shoppers sipped and shopped in comfort too!

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Guests enjoyed their night at the bar without having to pay a penny. Afterall, according to Suga’s popular GW Art piece, It’s Always Wine o’clock!

Prizes and Surprises!

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L-R Everton Cummings and Stephen Greig were amongst the Suga trivia winners for the night.

Guests either won prizes by raffle or won spot prizes after answering Suga’s trivia questions correctly based on categories of Brand Jamaica, Health and Fitness and Foodie fun.

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(L-R) Stephanie Chen chose the right time to move to Jamaica, copping a 3 lb Christmas Fruit cake for her family from Sweet Obsession Ja. Moyen Campbell and Pricella Dawson (Right) also walked away happily with prizes.
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Suga created great memories having persons winning raffle prizes for their first time! SL Connection made this avid, Brand Jamaica Shopper, Tricia-Gaye O’Connor’s day.
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It warmed everyone’s hearts to see Suga Artisan, Averell French’s son win a sling backpack from Tracy Jackson Blake’s Because It Is For You and tell everyone why he liked Christmas.

Charity

Members of the non-profit organization, Rotaract Club of New Kingston assisted Suga Lifestyle on the day of the event and happily received a donation from Suga at the end of the event towards their Marie Atkins Shelter Project to be held on January 12, 2019.

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Suga’s mission was achieved, where Artisans did well with sales, a donation was made to Charity and guests sipped and shopped locally in comfort for family and friends.

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Thanks to all of my sponsors, Development Bank of Jamaica, Sagicor Bank, Gustazos, Jablum and BPM Financial as well as kind persons who contributed giveaways from their Businesses to the event to make this possible: Stush in the Bush, Cafe EITS, Eden Gardens Spa, Rituals Coffee House, Mystic Thai, JPS, Chive Restaurant, Irie Rock, Jamaica Liquor Warehouse, Tracy Jackson Blake’s Because It Is For You, Sweet Obsession Ja, Tai Tai Ice Cream rolls, Closet Cloud, Select Brands, RSS Natural Delights, Cabana City Reserve and Swypz+ Ja.

Lastly, thanks to ALL of my Selected Suga Artisans! The event couldn’t have been successful without you!

Here are a few of their testimonials!

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Looking forward to see what’s in store for next year!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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