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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.

Handmade books by Ashurii Designs with Dan Tho artwork
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.

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


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

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 Nutsies Treats this Saturday at SL’s V-Day Pop Up Shop!


Suga Lifestyle presents Nutsies Treats!

What’s Valentine’s Day without a little sweetin’ up?! Let Brian Walker of Nutsies Treats help you to sweet talk or satisfy the sweet tooth of your loved ones.

Nutsies Treats produce known Jamaican Confectioneries such as Gizzadas, Grater Cakes, Peanut Brittle, Peanut Cake and Coconut or Peanut drops with a twist. He may complement them with Chocolate drops, Almond Coconut with a pinch of ginger or even crushed Oreo Cookies!

Check out what Nutsies Treats will bring to the table this Saturday at Suga Lifestyle’s V-Day Pop Up Shop!


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


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


By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Suga Endorses Leather Sandals from Jan’s Accents!

Suga a.k.a. Gabby from Suga Lifestyle sporting her Handmade Leather Sandals in different shades of blue from Jan’s Accents

I needed a durable, affordable pair of comfortable blue sandals that would go with a range of items from my wardrobe.

Jan’s Accents had a variety of sandals to choose from, but I wanted a pair that wasn’t a gladiator type, i.e. strapped up to my ankle in case I wished to wear the sandals with jeans, leggings etc.

I found just the pair.

Janice Forrester, Owner and Manager of Jan’s Accents also said she had the perfect blend of blue shades for me and I trusted her judgement.

She facilitated sizing the sandals to fit me just right and worked quickly within an estimated time frame. I received efficient service along with unique, stylish sandals that had a comfortable fit enhanced by soft padding in the soles. They were affordable, costing less than $10,000JMD and this was all topped off by Janice’s confident, but bubbly and pleasant personality, which had me ordering more!

Get your Handmade Leather Sandals and more from Jan’s Accents today!


Jan’s Accents

Handmade Jewellery and Handmade Leather Sandals

Location: 92 Hope Road. Kgn. 6. Ja (Same complex as Bookophilia)

Ph: 876.648.6415 (Call) ; 876.371.2058 (Whatsapp)

Instagram, Facebook, Twitter: @jansaccents