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Watch the JMEA BUY JAMAICAN LIVE EXHIBIT: EPISODE 3 on YouTube Here!

Happy Sunday! If you missed Thursday’s JMEA Show that Suga Lifestyle executed technically, Watch “JMEA BUY JAMAICAN LIVE EXHIBIT: EPISODE 3, THURSDAY JULY 16” on YouTube here!

Thursday night was the final episode of JMEA’s Buy JAMAICA Live Exhibit series hosted by the fabulous Debbie Bissoon.

We had a blast interacting with the owners and representatives of 6 great Jamaican Companies and our audience enjoyed participating to win Giveaways.

BIG UPS to Kande’s Delights, Starfish Oils Jamaica, L’Jhean Beauty, Portland Authentic Jerk, Banyan Catering, National Rums of Jamaica Limited with Monymusk Rums and of course, the sponsor of  Thursday night’s episode, Exim Bank Jamaica.

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EXIM Bank Jamaica:
Instagram; Facebook; Twitter: eximbankja
Website: http://www.eximbankja.com

See the full list of Contact Information and Social Media Handles for the featured Companies in the order they appeared on the show here:

Kande’s Delights
Kevin Dean, Owner

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Twitter: – @kandesdelights1
Instagram: – @kandesdelights
Facebook: – @kandesdelights
Website: – http://www.kandesdelights.com
Contact number: – 876-332-3234

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Star Fish Oils Jamaica
Stella Rosen, General Manager 

Instagram: – @starfishoils
Facebook :- Starfish Oils Jamaica
Website: – http://www.starfishoils.com
Contact number: – 876-908-4763

L’Jhean Beauty
Jheanelle James, Owner

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Instagram: @ljhean_beauty
Facebook: L’jhean Beauty
Contact number: – 876-396-7404

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Portland Authentic Jerk
Michael and Sonia Moodie, Co-Owners

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Instagram: – @portlandauthenticjerk
Facebook: – Portland Authentic Jerk Seasoning
Contact number: – 876-933-1792

Banyan Catering
Simone Banhan-Grant, Managing Director

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Instagram & Facebook: @banyancatering
Instagram & Facebook: @jamosaja
Contact number: – 8765458587

National Rums of Jamaica Limited
Mr. Craig Nicholson, Production Superintendent

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Twitter :- @monymuskrum
Instagram :- @monymuskrums
Facebook: – @monymuskrums
Website:- https://monymuskrums.com/
Contact number: – 876-929-6484

Please keep up with and follow Suga Lifestyle as I continue to showcase and highlight all of the innovations Brand Jamaica has to offer.

Thanks for supporting Brand Jamaica and being a part of the recovery!
Buy Jamaican. Build Jamaica. One Love💖🇯🇲

Happy Reading and Enjoy your Sunday!

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

If you liked this Blog, follow Suga Lifestyle Online, on Instagram (@sugalifestyle), Twitter (@sugalifestyleja) or like the Suga Lifestyle Facebook page.

 

Thanks for Tuning in to Suga Lifestyle Executing JMEA’s Buy JAMAICA Live Exhibit Last Night!

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Thanks for Tuning in to Suga Lifestyle Executing JMEA’s Buy JAMAICA Live Exhibit Last Night!

Last night was the final episode of JMEA’s Buy JAMAICA Live Exhibit series hosted by the fabulous Debbie Bissoon.

We had a blast interacting with the owners and representatives of 6 great Jamaican Companies and our audience enjoyed participating to win Giveaways.

BIG UPS to Kande’s Delights, Starfish Oils Jamaica, L’Jhean Beauty, Portland Authentic Jerk, Banyan Catering, National Rums of Jamaica Limited with Monymusk Rums and of course, the sponsor of last night’s episode, Exim Bank Jamaica.

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If you missed it, see the full list of Contact Information and Social Media Handles for the featured Companies here:

Kande’s Delights
Kevin Dean, Owner

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Twitter: – @kandesdelights1
Instagram: – @kandesdelights
Facebook: – @kandesdelights
Website: – http://www.kandesdelights.com
Contact number: – 876-332-3234

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Star Fish Oils Jamaica
Stella Rosen, General Manager 

Instagram: – @starfishoils
Facebook :- Starfish Oils Jamaica
Website: – http://www.starfishoils.com
Contact number: – 876-908-4763

L’Jhean Beauty
Jheanelle James, Owner

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Instagram: @ljhean_beauty
Facebook: L’jhean Beauty
Contact number: – 876-396-7404

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Portland Authentic Jerk
Michael and Sonia Moodie, Co-Owners

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Instagram: – @portlandauthenticjerk
Facebook: – Portland Authentic Jerk Seasoning
Contact number: – 876-933-1792

Banyan Catering
Simone Banhan-Grant, Managing Director

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Instagram & Facebook: @banyancatering
Instagram & Facebook: @jamosaja
Contact number: – 8765458587

National Rums of Jamaica Limited
Mr. Craig Nicholson, Production Superintendent

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Twitter :- @monymuskrum
Instagram :- @monymuskrums
Facebook: – @monymuskrums
Website:- https://monymuskrums.com/
Contact number: – 876-929-6484

Please keep up with and follow Suga Lifestyle as I continue to showcase and highlight all of the innovations Brand Jamaica has to offer.

Thanks for supporting Brand Jamaica and being a part of the recovery!
Buy Jamaican. Build Jamaica. One Love💖🇯🇲

Enjoy the weekend!

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

If you liked this Blog, follow Suga Lifestyle Online, on Instagram (@sugalifestyle), Twitter (@sugalifestyleja) or like the Suga Lifestyle Facebook page.

#tbt to the AWARD-WINNING ‘Hands in Art’ Art-tivity Project with Suga Lifestyle & Rotaract Club of New Kingston!

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The talented, Beyonce Findley with her Drawing framed by Frame Art Jamaica with Gabrielle Burgess a.k.a Suga and classmates, Jaheim Watson (L) and Tyrese Dixon (R) at Suga Lifestyle’s V-Day Pop Up Shop on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at The Jamaica Pegasus.

#tbt to the AWARD-WINNING ‘Hands in Art’ Art-tivity Project with Suga Lifestyle & Rotaract Club of New Kingston!

Earlier this year in February 2020, ‘Hands In Art’ was a Suga Lifestyle & Rotaract Club of New Kingston (Ig: @nkrcjamaica) Arts and Entrepreneurship Initiative with Lister Mair/Gilby High for the Deaf. The Project also had the support of e-Learning Jamaica Ltd. (Ig: @elearningja).

‘Impact Through Unity’ was Rotaract’s theme for the year, which inspired the majority of the Art pieces the kids were guided to create.

All proceeds from their sales and part proceeds of GW Art sales at Suga Lifestyle’s V-Day Pop Up Shop in February went towards the students’ educational resources and the school’s infrastructure. There is still a need for more funding, for instance, to supply classrooms with fans that are currently without.

Congrats to Rotaract Club of New Kingston for being recognized by Rotaract District 7020 for this meaningful project, placing 1st amongst different Carribean territories! 👏🏾🏆#SugaSnaps

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I am grateful we were able to complete this project together before COVID-19.

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Immediate Past President, Alex Robinson, recently handed over a Digital Thermometer to the Principal of Lister Mair/Gilby High for the Deaf, which they needed to proceed with their CSEC Exams.

Rotaract Club of New Kingston’s work continues with Lister Mair, as they also handed over 30 Face shields. Communication is mainly through lip-reading in the Deaf community, so it is important for them, especially the teachers, to use face shields instead of masks.

Our Children are Our Future

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

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Suga Executes JMEA’s Buy JAMAICA Live Exhibit Episode 2 Tonight! TUNE IN!

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We’re Back for Episode 2!

Suga Lifestyle executes JMEA’s Buy JAMAICAN Live Exhibit with host, Debbie Bissoon TONIGHT @ 7:30pm!

It promises to be another great line up of Jamaican Companies, big and small, showcasing amazing Products & Services.

TONIGHT WILL FEATURE:
1) DE LA ENZIE ESSENTIALS LTD. (Ig: @delaenzieessentials) – All the essential oils you need IN LIFE! No need for a smelly Tiger Balm when there is Pain Out that acts in….minutes! Ha ha Tune in later to know that!

2) JP TROPICAL FOODS LTD. (Ig: @tortugarumcakesjamaica; @jpstmarys) – Ready to eat, travel size Banana Bread? Really?!

3) JAH JIREH HERBAL LTD. (Fb: Jah-Jireh Herbal) – The company that started from divine intervention that is now healing persons globally!

4) P.A. BENJAMIN MANUFACTURING COMPANY LTD. (Ig: @benjaminsjamaica) – Bakers! They have something NEW for you! And did you know they have an entire line of Personal & Body Care Products?!

Get a Sneak Peek here!

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…and of course, there will be GIVEAWAYS!

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***HOW TO REGISTER***

Click the LINK below to Register via ZOOM! *Limited Space Available*

https://form.jotform.com/201777612150854

OR
Tune in via Live Stream on @thejmea_ ‘s Facebook Page -(@JMEALimited)

Be sure to Tune in! Let’s support Jamaica and be a part of the recovery!

Buy Jamaican. Build Jamaica 🇯🇲

XoXo,
Suga 💖

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

If you liked this Blog, follow Suga Lifestyle Online, on Instagram (@sugalifestyle), Twitter (@sugalifestyleja) or like the Suga Lifestyle Facebook page.

Mystic Thai Delivers Again to Close Out Suga’s Birthday Month with a Bang!

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Gabrielle Burgess a.k.a Suga with Husband, Randy Burgess.

Mystic Thai, the restaurant with the Best Ethnic cuisine in Jamaica located in Montego Bay, came to Kingston again last Friday with Suga’s Birthday Gift!

Owner, Mrs. Kareena Mahbubani who usually has such a warm and regal presence in the Restaurant makes me feel at home whenever I visit and mentioned she feels happy when I am happy. Kareena believes in and delivers consistently high quality customer service, sees value in her customers and I truly felt honoured and appreciated. Thanks Kareena! #SugaSnaps

Hubby, Randy and I thoroughly enjoyed two dishes that we wouldn’t readily select fron the menu. It just shows that everything is good! With a mixture of Asian and Thai cuisine, Mystic Thai has quite a diverse menu.

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Panang Fish Curry Thai.

We had Panang Fish Curry Thai, where the Panang curry is thick and peanut based, giving the Fish a unique, rich, authentic flavour.

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Dal Tadka (Lentil)

We also had Dal Tadka (Lentil) from their Indian menu. It was fantastic! Full of flavour. We enjoyed both dishes with Jasmine rice and my favourite side, Garlic naan.

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Give Mystic Thai a visit soon! They have been coming to Kingston about every 2 weeks. So, if you are in Kingston and can’t wait, trust me, the experience is worth the drive. #SugaEndorsed

Mystic Thai (Asian & Thai Cuisine)

Location: B11 – Fairview Towne Centre Unit, Montego Bay

Ph: 876-889-2430; 876-422-4301

Website *(Menu Available): http://www.mysticthaijamaica.com

Instagram: @mystic_thai_jamaica

 

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

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Join the JMEA for Episode 2 of the Buy JAMAICAN Live Exhibit this FRIDAY Night!

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Join the JMEA for Episode 2 of the Buy JAMAICAN Live Exhibit with Host, Debbie Bissoon this FRIDAY, July 3, 2020 @ 7:30pm!

Episode 2 promises to be another great line up of Jamaican Companies showcasing amazing Products & Services.

***HOW TO REGISTER***

Click the LINK below to Register via ZOOM *Spaces Limited*:

OR

Tune in via Live Stream on JMEA’s FACEBOOK PAGE -(@JMEALimited)

Be sure to tune in! Let’s support Jamaica and be a part of the recovery!

Buy Jamaican. Build Jamaica. 🇯🇲

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

If you liked this Blog, follow Suga Lifestyle Online, on Instagram (@sugalifestyle), Twitter (@sugalifestyleja) or like the Suga Lifestyle Facebook page.

Suga Lifestyle assisting with Execution of Episode 1 of JMEA’s Buy JAMAICAN Live Exhibit Tomorrow!

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Gabrielle Burgess a.k.a Suga, Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle

Suga is excited to announce that after pioneering the 1st Virtual Pop Up Shop on Zoom in Jamaica, she will be assisting with the execution of the 1st episode of JMEA’s Buy JAMAICAN Live Exhibit tomorrow, Friday, June 19th at 7:30pm hosted by Debbie Bissoon!

Register for Zoom Access by Emailing anya-terae@jmea.org or by simply clicking on this link below Suga Bears!

https://form.jotform.com/201605751757861

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JMEA’s Buy JAMAICAN Live Exhibit will be an evening online show that offers their membership a virtual platform to expose their brand via presenting their products/services to the wider
Jamaican populace residing locally and abroad. The show seeks to improve consumer knowledge on locally made products/services while strengthening the support for those products and
services.

Ultimately the series will assist with driving the Buy Jamaican Build Jamaica movement by garnering more support for locally made products and services. This initiative resonates with the Suga Lifestyle brand and that is why Suga is more than happy to offer assistance to execute the show.

We are navigating through Covid and we are moving forward! So yes, Shop online, but Shop Jamaican! Virtually shop Jamaican!

So who will be on the show?!

Episode 1 features 8 Micro and Medium Jamaican Companies showcasing amazing, quality Products and Services in the industries of Personal care, Skincare, Fashion, Food, Health and Wellness, Ceramics and more:

Irie Rock (Ig: @irierock)
Ettenio (Ig: @ettenio)
Designs by Marc Limited (Ig: @designs_by_marc)
KOKOBEENZ LIMITED (Ig: @kokobeenz)
Baughaus (Ig: @baughaus)
CNC Wellness Ltd. (Ig: @cncwellness)
Honey Vera (Ig: @honeyveraja)
Chocolate Dreams (Ig: @chocolatedreamsjm)

What a line up! There will be Giveaways too!

If you do not get Zoom access, the show will be streamed Live on JMEA’s Facebook page, @TheJMEALimited!

Please spread the word and help our fellow Jamaicans and other individuals across the globe know how to access our remarkable locally made products and services.

Stay tuned to our Instagram pages @sugalifestyle and @theJMEA_ for updates !

Buy Local. Buy Jamaican. 🇯🇲

Building a Better Jamaica 

XoXo,
Suga💖

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

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Open Fire Cooking by Chef Conroy Arnold During Love in the Time of Corona!

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Chef Conroy Arnold cooking up a storm by his open fire grill for diners at The Broken Rudder Beach Bar and Grill last Saturday, June 13, 2020.

Suga’s Ratings for The Broken Rudder Beach Bar and Grill at Hermosa Cove

Date and time of visit: Saturday, June 13, 2020 @ 2:00pm

No. of diners: 2

NB. Ratings fill 5 stars maximum

Parking: ★★★★★

Ambience: ★★★★★

Décor: ★★★★★

Comfort: ★★★★★

Service: ★★★★★

Speed: ★★★★★

Food quality: ★★★★★

Serving amount: ★★★★★

Plating: ★★★★★

Value for $: ★★★★★

Suga’s Breakdown!

As Restaurants open up and we slowly get back to a new normal, this may be the last review for the series of ‘During Love in the Time of Corona’. Not to worry though, there is so much more to expect from Suga Lifestyle! Thanks so much for enjoying the series with me. So Suga had to add an outdoor, seaside dining experience to the series and of course, my Birthday escapades! I am still celebrating! Geminis rule!

Christopher’s at Hermosa Cove is not fully open as yet, but you can call ahead to set a time with Chef Conroy Arnold for the time you would like to visit. In the mean time, Chef Arnold a.k.a Stuttering Chef has been busy open fire cooking by the nearby, Broken Rudder Beach Bar and Grill!

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Team Gandy (Gabby and Randy)’s Piña Colada and Hummingbird Blended Drinks from Broken Rudder

My hubby, Randy and I got to the beach early and we were all by ourselves. Hermosa Cove is quite a large property, so even though we knew other persons were there, they were far away. We had the Broken Rudder Beach Bar bring down Blended Drinks to us and by about 2pm we had our open fire cooked Pizzas!

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Open fire cooked Chicken and Vegetable thin crust Pizza!

We had 8″ thin crust Pizzas with Chicken and Vegetables that we thoroughly enjoyed. You know Stuttering Chef is Farm to Table, so imagine freshly cooked Okra and Mushrooms on your Pizza, plus Carrot with a hint of sweetness and more! Stimulating.

When we decided to have drinks by the Bar itself, we saw a group of persons that were celebrating the Birthday of a young one. It was truly impressive to see how fast Stuttering Chef fired up their Burgers, Hot Dogs and other requests without a hitch. Efficiency at its best. The other members of staff were courteous and attentive as well.

The Broken Rudder Beach Bar and Grill at Hermosa Cove is open and ready for you to join them.

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Team Gandy has reported that The Broken Rudder Beach Bar and Grill is #SugaEndorsed!

***It is recommended to call ahead though. Remember Social Distancing is still being observed.***

The Broken Rudder Beach Bar and Grill at Hermosa Cove

Location: Hermosa Lane, Pineapple, Ocho Rios. JA.

Ph: 876-974-3699; 876-552-0963

Website: http://www.thebrokenrudder.com

Instagram: @thebrokenrudder; @christophersjamaicaaaw; @stutteringchef

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

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HAPPY MONDAY! Suga closed out Birthday Week with Brunch at The Jamaica Pegasus !

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Gabrielle Burgess a.k.a Suga

Sunday Brunch is back at The Jamaica Pegasus !!! Dining at The Blue Window yesterday was the perfect closing to Suga’s Birthday week, as they always make me feel right at home. Ask for Marcia when you go!

General Manager, Peter Hilary as well as Assistant Food and Beverage Manager, Mikhailla Robinson were present throughout to ensure Brunch service ran smoothly and interacted with Diners.

All Sanitary Protocols were observed. Diners sanitized before entry, all staff members were masked, the tables were adequately spaced and were set after diners were seated and we had to be served by staff at the Buffet. Chafing dishes were kept closed if no diners were ready to be served and opened towards the server. Wearing of masks by diners around the Buffet station was mandatory. #SugaSnaps

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We were offered rich Jamaican Hot Chocolate and Soup first, then could go to the Buffet that offered delicious Jamaican fare in addition to the Carving station, Salad bar, Crepe/Waffle station and Dessert station. A glass of Fruit Juice was also included.

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Carving Station
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Fresh Fruits
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Salad Station
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Salad Station
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Dessert Station

Everything was on point, but highlights for Suga were the juicy, tender Oxtail, Crackling Roasted Pork that Executive Chef, Mark Cole says is in high demand and understandably so and those delightful jelly-filled doughnuts!

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To top things off, I got a ‘Happy Birthday’ Serenade along with a slice of rich, moist Chocolate Cake! Thank you!

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Stay tuned for more of Suga’s Culinary Escapades for her Birthday Week!

Watch “Sunday Brunch is Back at The Jamaica Pegasus!” By Suga Lifestyle on YouTube here:

Music by: Richard Foulkes at The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel

Brunch is 11:30am to 3pm and is just $3500JMD per person, subject to tx & Service Charge. *Reservations required* #SugaEndorsed

Check out Brunch for Father’s Day!

The Blue Window at The Jamaica Pegasus will be hosting Brunch for Father’s Day next Sunday in 2 separate rooms, with limited availability. So reservations are recommended, but Take Out Specials are also available.

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The Blue Window Restaurant, Jamaica Pegasus

Location: 81 Knutsford Blvd., Kingston 5

Ph: 876-926-3691 

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

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Today is the Day! Suga’s Birthday!

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Today is the Day! Suga’s Birthday!

‘It a keep!’

I am truly blessed to have my Birthday fall on June 10th, when businesses are reopening, persons are heading back to work and well basically, the country is reopening. I find joy in spreading positive vibes and even though some of us including myself may feel naturally nervous about what the future will hold, we are ALL moving forward during and after Covid-19.

Stay tuned to SUGA, yes that’s the good ‘Suga’ with no ‘r’, as I continue to embrace and PROMOTE local and small businesses with love. My 2020 GW Art Collection is ongoing! Thanks to all who have supported GW Art from the very beginning and especially during Covid 19. Looking forward to new support too, as GW Art is for everyone!

During Love In The Time Of Corona continues as I ENTERTAIN you with my Restaurant Reviews and other Culinary outings and experiences.

I truly feel a huge void without the NBA Finals on my Birthday, but I look forward to its return with other Sports and entertaining you with commentary and updates for them too.

As a Certified Personal Trainer & Sports Nutritionist, I practice what I preach and I am pleased and proud to announce that I hit my ‘Dirty 30’ weight, also my Wedding Day weight once again!💪🏾 I am just a phone call away to EDUCATE.

Celebrate with Me!

Most importantly, please remember the Charity Fundraiser, Mariposa, that I am supporting for my Birthday to fight Childhood Cancer!  I am thankful to everyone I have INSPIRED to purchase Cupcakes and Donate to help save Rajé. Here are the details if you would like to participate or donate any day this week until Friday!

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Again, I am Thankful. Cheers to 35 and Going into Overdrive! 🥂

XoXo,
Suga 💖

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

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