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Have you tried Kaci Fennell’s Hot Sauces?!

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N.B. Current price is discouned to $500JMD

Our former Miss Universe Jamaica, Kaci Fennell, now Kaci Fennell Shirley has always been known to experiment in the kitchen. Looks like she has a winner! Kaci has produced a line of hot sauces and Pepper Jellies, FenMade. Suga sampled them at Christmas in July and they were scorching. Most impressive was the Cilantro Scotch Bonnet Pepper Sauce.

Head on over to her website and give them a try!

Buy Local. Buy Jamaican.

Kaci Fennell Shirley – FenMade

Email: fenmade.ja@gmail.com

Ph: 876.468.9257

Website: http://www.fenmade.com

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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GW Art Thanks Everyone who came out to Support Christmas in July!

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Gabrielle Burgess of GW Art by her booth at Christmas in July yesterday at The Jamaica Pegasus.

GW Art would like to thank everyone who came out to support Christmas in July yesterday at the Jamaica Pegasus.

The atmosphere was euphoric with our talented artisans peaking the interest of many. I trust it was a beneficial experience for all. The exposure from the event was remarkable.

Congratulations and kudos to the Tourism Enhancement Fund, Jamaica Linkages Network, the Jamaica Business Development Corporation and sponsors for a successful 5th staging of the event.

If you missed it, new pieces from the GW Art Summer Collection have been uploaded to the Gallery on this website, http://www.sugalifestyle.com. More pieces are in the works too, so stay tuned!

Get GW Art in your space today!

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Website (Gallery):
http://www.sugalifestyle.com

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Artist)

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The Tourism Enhancement Fund invites you to Christmas in July Tomorrow!

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CHRISTMAS IN JULY is back again for its 5th staging TOMORROW!

Join the Tourism Enhancement Fund as they exhibit products from GW Art, My Old Man Leathercraft, Chocollor Chocolate, RSS Naturalll Delites, Because It Is For You and more at The Jamaica Pegasus for the ultimate event.

Over 50 new local suppliers of goods and services will be showcased in addition to your favourite returnees.

The event will be OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FROM 1PM – 6PM TOMORROW and hosted by the vivacious Emprezz Golding.

Please come out and support! 
#BuyJamaicaBuildJamaica

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Artist)

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GW Art’s Summer Collection at Christmas in July Next Week Thursday!

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GW Art’s ‘Regal in the Room’ from the New Summer Collection

No one tends to ignore the Elephant in the room, especially when it looks so regal!

‘Regal in the Room’ is part of GW Art’s new Summer Collection and will be at Christmas in July next Thursday, July 18th at The Jamaica Pegasus from 9am to 6pm.

Christmas in July is a Corporate Gift and Souvenir Initiative. Corporate gifting in Jamaica includes gifts at Christmas, gifts at conferences, tokens for promotional activities and much more.

Instead of purchasing corporate gifts from overseas or from local businesses that import items, companies have begun to explore local options. This initiative differentiates their offerings and adds uniqueness and creativity to their gifts, while managing costs.

Get GW Art in your space today and help to Support Local!
Stay tuned for more.
#BuyLocal #BuyJamaican #GWArtIsForEveryone

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GW Art
Email: gwartforall@gmail.com
Ph: 876-422-3769
Website (Gallery):
http://www.sugalifestyle.com
Instagram: @gwartbygabby
Facebook: Suga Lifestyle

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Artist)

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How was Jamaica’s 1st Rum Festival and have you Recovered?!

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Suga thinks that the Jamaica Rum Festival was a success!

I went on the Saturday at about 3:30pm when the sun was out in full force. Imagine I was planning on going earlier. I was disappointed that the seminar times were posted online so close to the day, so failed to plan for them and missed out on available spots. I am sure it would have enhanced my experience even more, but perhaps something can be done next year that may not involve tastings and patrons can be involved.

I was early enough to get my Festival cup though! This was definitely a perk appreciated by patrons. You got back your entry money with that already.

The entrance décor was as real as it could get, taking you on a walk through the cane fields and the history of Jamaican rums via photos and artefacts. Neat cuts of Sugar cane were given away in small paper bags too.

I wish the mist being provided for the Sugar cane was provided for patrons at certain points throughout the festival too, or fans. The heat was hard to bear. Thankfully after a walk around the venue, picking up rum samples from the different sponsors and seeing what was on offer, Kande’s Delights had their delicious ice cream to cool you down. They gave you combo options to get a moist, salivating cupcake from Alex’s Creations too! Those cupcakes are one of a kind.

I am all for Brand Jamaica, but I think if local artisans are to be involved in the festival, they should have products more aligned with the theme of the festival. Perhaps like Street Food Saturdays who had Pepper sauces. Items that persons like to pair with rum or persons who take a liking to rum are likely to purchase.

The CB Food Village was a disappointment. Firstly, there was no card machine by the general line to get tickets. That should have been standard. I believe Rainforest Seafoods was probably the only option on the inside that you could buy from and use a card.

I understand that after drinking all that rum, the food did not have to be gourmet and got the idea behind mostly fried foods etc. to soak up the rum, but I still felt like options were limited and the quality of food put out was not that enticing. For instance, the quality of Pan Chicken in Manor Park is far better than that offered by the Pan Chicken winner that was present. I believe I made a good decision to get the Pork Fries from Tooksie Kay Catering. I got the Fried Chicken tacos from Chilitos too, but I believe Tooksie Kay was probably the best, if not, one of the best options there.

With all of that aside, how was the Rum and Entertainment?! After all, that is what we were there for. Monymusk was the only disappointment. Why was Monymusk giving people straight shots of whites?! Good Lord. Then they wanted you to pay for slushes with no rum in them. Wheel and come again.

Kudus to the other sponsors, Appleton Estate, Wray & Nephew, Charley’s J.B. Overproof Rum and Hampten Estate for coming up with creative 3oz sampler cocktails and mixes that were free. I enjoyed them. Big up Charley’s J.B. Overproof Rum from Trelawny who came with their Sprat and Bammy to soak up that strong cullo cullo a.k.a John Crow Batty!

Bottles and cues were for sale from the different sponsors as well.

The vibe did nice! Uncle Wray was there to mingle with patrons and so was Aunty Joy, Master Blender from Appleton Estate.

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Gabrielle Burgess a.k.a Suga with Joy Spence, Master Blender of Appleton Estate.

Wray and Nephew did an excellent job with on the spot entertainment, such as mixology competitions. Hosts Sakina Deer and Dufton Shepherd really had the crowd engaged encouraging spontaneous outbursts of laughter.

I thoroughly enjoyed all the performances that I caught. Wayne Marshall, Dance Xpressionz and Aidonia certainly took us through their expansive catalogue of music and dance throughout the years.

Hope Pastures needs to take better care of those dusty grounds and I wish I got prior notice to consider carrying a chair, because once you are there you are likely to stay till the very end! Kudos to the organizers for creating such a memorable, local experience. Looking forward to the next one! #SugaEndorsed

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Suga with husband, Randy Burgess at the Jamaica Rum Festival last Saturday, March 9, 2019 (Photo: Kirk Wignall)

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TGIF! Jamaica Rum Festival Starts Tomorrow!

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Are you ready?! The greatly anticipated Jamaica Rum Festival begins tomorrow! A festival that should walk us through the history of Jamaican rums via photos, artefacts and a sensory experience.

Sip Sip Sip! Expect to receive Drink Chits upon entry for your complimentary cocktail and samples from each of the sponsors booths.

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Seminars and Workshops hosted by Appleton Estate’s Master Blender, Joy Spence and more start from 12:45pm, where you sign in upon entry once spaces are still available.

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The festival should also be showcasing live music, arts and crafts and other Jamaican made products presented by local artisans, powered by the Tourism Enhancement Fund and of course, food.

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Participating Local Artisans

Patrons will experience the Jamaica Rum Festival Food Court offered by sponsor, CB Foods!

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What have you been waiting for? Get your tickets today!

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For more information:

Website: http://www.jarumfestival.com/

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Save the Date!

Now that last weekend is over, here is something else to look forward to!

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Appleton Estate’s Jamaica Rum Festival will be March 9 – 10, 2019 in Hope Gardens and should be showcasing our country’s excellence in Rum, Food and Music.

Save the Date that you choose to go!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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