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LOCAL CHOCOLATIER NEWS!!!

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🇯🇲 LOCAL CHOCOLATIER NEWS!!! 🍫

Pure Chocolate Company (Instagram: @purechocolatecompany) Chocolate Bars are NOW AVAILABLE at The Commissary Ja (Instagram: @thecommisaryja) kiosk at Devon House every Wednesday to Sunday from 12noon to 5pm!

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Chocollor Chocolate (Instagram: @chocollorchocolate) Bars are NOW AVAILABLE at Select Grocers Supermarket, Upper Manor Park Plaza and Lee’s Food Fair Supermarket on Red Hills Road!

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Mount Pleasant Farm Chocolatiers (Instagram: mountpleasantchocolatiers) have NEW PACKAGING for their Chocolate Bars! See the new packaging and what else they have to offer here!

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Cafe Blue Jamaica (Instagram: @cafeblueja) has their Chocolate Bars and other branded products in Saint T Florals (Instagram: @sainttflorals) Gift Boxes AVAILABLE for Father’s Day!

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Go get your Chocolate! Our Jamaican Chocolate! 🍫

Buy Local, Buy Jamaican. Support our local Cocoa Farmers 🇯🇲

XoXo,
Suga 💖

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

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SUGA LIFESTYLE’S CHRISTMAS CONNECTION IS NOW IN THE BALLROOM WITH GW ART ON STAGE!!!

Suga Lifestyle’s Brand, GW Art will be showcased on stage in The Ballroom at The Jamaica Pegasus!

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Connect with Gabby a.k.a Suga this December 15 at Suga Lifestyle’s Christmas Connection.

Get a preview of what I will have and my prices and specials at Suga’s Winter Wonderland here!

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GW Art
Instagram: @gwartbygabby
Website: http://www.sugalifestyle.com
Email: gwartforall@hotmail.com

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

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CONNECT WITH MY OLD MAN LEATHERCRAFT ON DECEMBER 15 AT SL CHRISTMAS CONNECTION!

My Old Man Leathercraft is back again as a Selected Suga Artisan for the Males or Suga Daddies and they have expanded their product line!

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Connect with husband and wife duo, Zeelah and Marvine Davis this December 15 at Suga Lifestyle’s Christmas Connection in The Pegasus Ballroom! That’s right, NEW ROOM!

Get a preview of the genuine leather products they will have and their prices at Suga’s Winter Wonderland here!

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My Old Man Leathercraft
Instagram: @myoldmanleathercraft

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

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In Loop News (Business): Suga Lifestyle to host Christmas Trade Show!

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Loop News has it! Read all about it by clicking on the link here:

http://www.loopjamaica.com/content/suga-lifestyle-host-christmas-trade-show

Suga is also pleased to announce that Trend Media (Loop) will be providing live coverage on the day of the event!

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Proud Sponsor of Suga Lifestyle’s Christmas Connection

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

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CONNECT WITH BEAU’ AMORD COLLECTIONS DECEMBER 15 AT SL CHRISTMAS CONNECTION!

Beau’ Amord Collections is back as a Selected Suga Artisan!

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Connect with young and talented, Damoi Escoffery this December 15 at Suga Lifestyle’s Christmas Connection.

Damoi is 21 years of age, in her final year at U.W.I Mona pursuing a Major in Geography and a minor in Computer Science. She is interested in Environmental Management and being a Creative Entrepreneur.

Here is a preview of what she will have and her reasonable prices at Suga’s Winter Wonderland! See her testimonial on last year’s experience too!

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Beau’ Amord Collections
Instagram: @b.a.collections
Facebook: BeauAmord Collections

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

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Gabby a.k.a Suga Promotes Suga Lifestyle’s Christmas Connection by Video!

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Only 1 month to go until SUGA LIFESTYLE’S CHRISTMAS CONNECTION! Check out Gabby a.k.a Suga’s Promotion by Video and learn more about it here!

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

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TGIF! Fontana Pharmacy, Waterloo is NOW OPEN with an Artisan Village!

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Fontana Pharmacy, Waterloo Square is now open to the public!

Fontana opened the doors to its newest and biggest store last Wednesday and the place has been buzzing ever since.

If an escalator and a reading tree wasn’t enough for mothers to rest and tend to their kids, Fontana Pharmacy has built an in-store Artisan village!

This Artisan village includes a variety of quality products from local artisans and businesses, highlighting different vendor industries, all in one area.

Here is just a preview!

● Hand poured scented candles made with natural soy wax from IllumiScents Candles

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Locally made Bean to Bar Dark Chocolate Bars from Pure Chocolate Company

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Personalised recycled Rainbow Crayons for kids, where profits support rural EC and all age schools from non-profit organization, Creative Crayons Jamaica

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● Original handcrafted, refined quality Bags packaged in locally made wicker bottles from Kehs Kenitra

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● Pure and Organic Jamaican Honey packaged in locally made wicker bottles from The Real Bee Sweet Honey.

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● Paper Flower creations from PapFlor

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Products from Those Creative People

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Kudos to Fontana for offering our local artisans this huge opportunity and encouraging us to Buy Local. #SugaSnaps #SugaEndorsed

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Highlights from GW Art’s Collection last Saturday!

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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.

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Homey pieces greeted guests on the way in, followed by a wall of nature.

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Consultant rheumatologist, Dr. Stacy Davis admiring a decorative pair of paintings by GW Art.

The standout piece for the night, ‘Connected’ showed depth and good technique from the artist.

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GW Art’s new piece, ‘Connected’ – Acrylic on (60×60)m Canvas

‘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.

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Sacha Vaccianna-Riley going through GW Art’s Lookbook with a glass of Vino in hand. [Photo: Kirk Wignall]
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.

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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.

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‘Our Doctor Bird’ on (8×10)” acrylic on canvas

‘Figure 8’ and ‘Foreplay’ were quite a hit with the men.

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Gabrielle Burgess of GW Art with Jagari Green and her acrylic on canvas piece, ‘Figure 8’. [Photo: Kirk Wignall]
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GW Art’s ‘Foreplay’ – Framed by Frame Art Jamaica; Acrylic on (12×16)” Canvas. [Photo: Kirk Wignall]
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Patsy and Raymond Mair shop cheeses with Gordon Dempster of Outland Hurders Creamery and Farmstead. [Photo: Kirk Wignall]
Throughout the night, guests mingled and contemplated which pieces they should walk away with for the night.

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Hospitality guru, Nicola Madden-Greig and husband, Stephen Greig were in attendance to support Suga Lifestyle (GW Art). [Photo: Kirk Wignall]
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!

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Half and Half, Red Maroon, and the guest’s favourite, Jamaican Jack – cheeses from Outland Hurders Creamery and Farmstead. [Photo: Kirk Wignall]
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Tipsy Tamarind Jam, just one of the many from Chorlavi’s Homemade Pepper Jellies and Jams, low in sugar, which paired well with not only Cheese, but One One Cacao’s St. Mary, Unity Estate, 71% Dark Chocolate. [Photo: Kirk Wignall]
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The award-winning One One Cacao had their Bean to Bar Dark Chocolate and freshly baked Dark Chocolate Cookies. [Photo: Kirk Wignall]
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Nella Davis Stewart of Chorlavi’s telling Dr. Kamar Fletcher and Kareem Tomlinson all about her homemade Pepper Jellies and Jams. [Photo: Kirk Wignall]
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Local Chocolatier, Nick Davis with wife, Marta enjoyed the night as much as guests did. [Photo: Kirk Wignall]
Brand Jamaica was well supported by over 80 guests in attendance and the event was a success for Suga Lifestyle (GW Art).

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(L-R) Diane Wilson, Artist, Gabrielle Burgess, Damany Calder and Kimberly Nesbeth enjoyed their night with Suga Lifestyle (GW Art). [Photo: Kirk Wignall]

GW Art

Email: gwartforall@gmail.com

Ph: 876-422-3769

Website (Gallery): 

http://www.sugalifestyle.com 

Instagram: @gwartbygabby

Facebook: Suga Lifestyle (GW Art Album)

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

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One One Cacao at GW Art’s Collection!

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I am so happy that One One Cacao made it to Suga Lifestyle’s GW Art Collection from St. Mary with his award-winning bean to bar Dark Chocolate Bars and Dark Chocolate Cookies last Saturday!

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My guests enjoyed them and Nick Davis and his lovely wife, Marta enjoyed our company too!

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Support Local. Buy Jamaican. Build Jamaica.

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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One One Cacao Chocolates at GW Art’s Exhibition this Saturday!

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ONE ONE CACAO will be at GW Art’s Exhibition this Saturday at The Jamaica Pegasus in the Rio Bueno Suite from 5pm to 10pm!
Nick Davis, founder of One One Cacao just recently pushed Jamaican Chocolate well beyond its shores. One One Cacao was featured as one of the international makers in a new book on the global craft chocolate scene, Cacao Source.
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What to possibly expect this Saturday?
Bean to Bar Dark Chocolate bars and some cookies, single origin from St. Catherine and Clarendon where you may be asked to Taste the difference!
Come check out One One Cacao this Saturday while you view and shop GW Art’s Collection!
BUT FIRST,
Get to know more about Nick Davis and One One Cacao in an excerpt from Suga Lifestyle’s Article published earlier this June, How Much Do You Know About Jamaican Chocolatiers?! | Suga Lifestyle:

https://sugalifestyle.com/2019/06/07/how-much-do-you-know-about-jamaican-chocolatiers/

One One Cacao

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Nick Davis of One One Cacao at his Chocolate Factory in St. Mary. (Photo: http://www.asksheil.com)

• Founder: Nick Davis
• BBC Caribbean’s correspondent
• Currently working on Production of Coffee in addition to his Chocolate Bars
• Factory in St. Mary overlooks the sea
• Started making Chocolate after he got a mystery illness, where he could no longer eat foods with preservatives
• He never thought he could give up Cadbury Dairy Milk, but when he decided to make his own Chocolate, he told Suga it was the best he has ever had. The need for sweet preservatives or artificial flavours was replaced by an appreciation for rich, strong, Dark Chocolate.

• Persons who make the switch to Dark Chocolate from Milk Chocolate with artificial flavours may find it bitter, but once you keep having it, you will love and appreciate the richness of Dark Chocolate like myself and Nick.

Fun Fact:
Without getting access to Likkle More Chocolate, the majority of Suga tasters voted One One Cacao as the richest Dark Chocolate in Jamaica, May 25, 2019.

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Photo: http://www.asksheil.com

• Nick Davis wants Jamaican Chocolate to go global and be recognised as much as Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee, because we have some of the world’s finest Cocoa.
• Nick helps local Cocoa farmers by paying them a decent price.
• His Chocolate is 70% Cocoa
• Cane juice is used to sweeten the rest

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Come see One One Cacao and support local this Saturday!

Outland Hurders Creamery and Farmstead with Jamaican made cheeses as well as Chorlavi’s with Homemade Pepper Jellies and Jams will be there too!

Buy Jamaican. Build Jamaica.

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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