Happy Monday Jamaica!

The sky’s the limit. Let’s get to work!

It’s a new week with new opportunities or the same on the table from last week. Don’t let them pass you by. Go get em!

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

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Where Are You Going This Weekend? YOLO!

Don’t let time pass you by! Remember balance is key. Work hard, play harder.
XoXo, SugaπŸ’–

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

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#tbt to a Healthy, but Memorable Dinner from the Renewed Hard Rock Hollywood, Florida!

Charred Octopus with Romesco sauce and roasted Marcona Almonds. (US$22)

Throwback to probably the best Octopus I’ve ever had, 3 Thursdays ago!

Suga had a GNO at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, a staple of the renewed Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood, Florida.

The menu offers prime cuts of beef, signature raw bar & delectable seafood selections, and more. I heard of their state-of-the-art wood fire grills and Josper coal ovens and was eager to try their Lamb Chops, but they were unavailable that night.

So I had the most delish Charred Octopus as a starter with Romesco sauce and roasted Marcona Almonds. Perfectly grilled. Tender, succulent, with a crispy outside and slightly smoky flavour from the wood fire grill.

I then enjoyed the Parmesan crusted Salmon, complemented by a tasty Beurre Blanc sauce with a glass of vino.

Parmesan crusted Salmon in a Beurre Blanc sauce (US$36)

Excellent service and food, accompanied by live entertainment. Their menu has high quality options that are value for your money.

**Reservations recommended** Council Oak Steaks & Seafood is #SugaEndorsed.

Council Oak Steaks & Seafood

Location: Base of the Guitar Hotel at Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood, Florida.

1 Seminole Way
Hollywood, FL 33314

Ph: (954) 327-7625

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle; Certified Personal Trainer & Sports Nutritionist)

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Happy Monday & Back to Work!

Happy Monday and Back to Work!

I will admit, that’s not Apple juice. It’s Scotch on the rocks. I think it is ok to bring a little vacay or holiday spirit back to work. Let’s be real, some of us think it’s 2020 all over again and need a strong one. Let’s try not to think that way though.

Of course numbers will sky rocket for January. Try to ignore it. We just concluded the biggest holiday of each year with lots of travelers. Continue to wear your mask and sanitize. Arrange to get your booster if you haven’t yet and remember that we can’t put our lives on hold until 2025 or however long this will last. You will be left behind. Notice I haven’t mentioned what ‘this’ is. We are moving forward.

For those of you like me with a never ending ‘To Do’ List. Let’s not obsess over it. As you check things off, more things will naturally replace them. Get to it when you can. Be confident you are doing your best.

Oh and I really hope they keep the kids in school. Cheers to Monday and have a great, productive week! πŸ₯‚

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

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Happy New Year from Suga Lifestyle!

Happy New Year from Suga Lifestyle Directors, Randy and Gabby Burgess who dined at Coppers Jamaica Restaurant to ring in the New Year.

Happy New Year Suga Bears! Let’s get it 2022!πŸŽ‰πŸ₯‚

Covid or no Covid, you can’t quarantine the Hustle. Let’s do the best we can to keep safe, healthy and just keep moving and striving. Time isn’t waiting on us and we have to make the best of it and the best of life.

Suga Lifestyle plans to continue bringing to you what Brand Jamaica has to offer with GW Art, other talented local artisans, Health and Fitness, Restaurant Ratings and Reviews, Charities and Sports.

We expect a lot of growth from Suga Lifestyle Charities this year. We can’t wait to simply share, collaborate with other non-profit entities and give back to communities in need while advancing health care, art and education.

Please continue to support Suga Lifestyle events. An exclusive shopping experience in comfort, with the best showcase of the island’s creative industries, confectioneries and the opportunity to sip, taste and shop in a cool, cosy setting, with others that enjoy shopping for unique, high quality locally made products.

Have a Blessed, Healthy and Prosperous 2022! XoXo, SugaπŸ’–

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

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Where Are You Having Your Last Meal for 2021?!

Have you been to the fairly new Coppers Jamaica Restaurant (Ig: @thecoppersja) on Haining Road?

It was the last stop for hubby, Randy’s Restaurant Hopping Birthday Weekend.
We couldn’t get a reservation for the Saturday, so we went for Lunch on Monday, December 6th. You have to call ahead early for this spot Suga Bears.

Owner, Heather is back, but what we knew as Heather’s had to be revamped into what seemed to be a long time vision, Coppers.
Well executed. You have casual and formal dining options, outdoors and indoors respectively.

Our waitress was courteous & attentive throughout our stay.

They scored a fantastic Chef, Ramesh, who used to be at Cellar 8 in their early days. IYKYK. So the food was of course, spectactular.

Chef Ramesh’s seasoning and flavours are in a class by itself. I enjoyed the juicy Japanese Sticky Pork with Soya Ginger Greens & Basmati rice, while Randy fulfilled his Burger craving. If you have one, go for it! A Two Patty Smash Burger stuffed with crispy onion rings, served with seasoned fries.

Japanese Sticky Pork with Soya Ginger Greens & Basmati rice
American Two Patty Smash Burger stuffed with crispy onion rings

Coppers Jamaica Restaurant is #SugaEndorsed.

Coppers Jamaica Restaurant

Location: 9 Haining Road. Kingston. Ja

Ph: 876-815-5609; 876-672-7251

Instagram: @thecoppersja

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

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Merry Christmas from Team Suga Lifestyle!

Gabby and Randy Burgess, Directors of Suga Lifestyle [πŸ“Έ: @sleekjamaica]

Merry Christmas from Team Suga Lifestyle!πŸŽ„πŸ’žπŸ₯‚
Teamwork makes the Dream Work. Thanks for all your support this year Suga Bears! Stay Safe & Happy Holidays!
XoXo, Suga πŸ’–

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

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Steakhouse on the Verandah! Still Fantastic !

Randy Burgess, Director of Suga Lifestyle

We’ve come to another stop on Randy’s Birthday Hopping Weekend, Steakhouse on the Verandah (Ig: @steakhouseontheverandah) at Devon House.

It’s been too long. Props to Chef Christian Sweeney (Ig: @chefsweeney)
and his team. Perfectly cooked Steaks, great service and ambience topped off by ‘really good’ Dessert.

I don’t think I’ve heard it, but it needs to be said. Happy Hubby, Happy Life.
Celebrate them and Celebrate Birthdays! Life is for living πŸ’–πŸ’ƒπŸŽ‰

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

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Chive Restaurant Continues to be Suga Endorsed!

Hubby and I visited Chive Restaurant (Ig:@chivejamaica) 3 Saturdays ago for his Restaurant hopping Birthday weekend.

Check out some of what we enjoyed here:

Chive continues to be a fully satisfying stop with their twist on International cuisine stemming from unique seasoning and added herbs, of course including Chive.

Chive Restaurant supports fellow local businesses and was a sponsor for Suga Lifestyle’s Christmas Connection. A lucky Suga Bear, Carolyn Reid walked away with a Dinner for 2 valued at $10000 from signing up her Suga Bear Card at the gate!

Congrats Carolyn and thanks again Chive Restaurant!

HINT HINT The owner of Chive Restaurant has NEW and Exciting things coming for early 2022 πŸ˜‰ Remember you heard it from Suga first.

Stop and have a bite at Chive Restaurant this Christmas season.πŸŽ„

Chive Restaurant

Location: Shop 15, Orchid Village Plaza. 20 Barbican Road. Kingston 6.

Ph: 876-820-1194

Instagram: @chivejamaica

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

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Casual, Cosy, Tasty… Arepa!

Gabrielle Burgess a.k.a Suga with friend and Suga Taster, Taraja Jackson.

Arepa House is one of the new restaurants in town.

Suga stopped by with friend and Suga Taster, Taraja Jackson two Saturdays ago.

We didn’t have the classic Arepas, but we enjoyed our Chicken and Beef Bowls with their variety of Ad-ons + fresh Lemonade.
Tasty and filling. Venezuelan with a Jamaican twistπŸ‘πŸ½

Chicken Bowl (J$2200)
Arepa House-made Lemonade

The food is not comparable, but with Pita Grill gone, I think Arepa House fills the fast food – pick up spot void for Breakfast and Lunch in the Liguanea area.

Of course I’ll have Arepas next time πŸ˜ƒπŸ’ƒ Their Menu is posted online. #SugaSnaps

Arepa House

Location: 24 Barbican Road (Progressive Plaza)

Ph: 876-480-2089

Instagram Page: @arepahouse_

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

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