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November 20th, 2015 by Sugar Love Designs


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I know, I know, first; what is a neo-Hippie? With my readings through time, I have not come upon a complete and legitimate
definition for a neo-Hippie, however, through the collective thoughts that I have stumbled upon, one would say a neo Hippie

Neo-Hippies call themselves hippies or modern hippies. They are kind hearted like the hippies of years past. They are called neo-hippies because their views are different in a few ways from the first hippies. They are against stereotypes and are their own people. They are usually not the ones to adhere to norms or a group think philosophy
hippies were. they have some common goals like peace and freedom. they are called neo for adding new beliefs like mindfulness and vegetarianism. Not all believe in all aspects of these ideologies but some do. They definitely believe in dressing their own way away from the norm. They are okay with gays, bi’s, lesbians, transsexual, and non-sexauls but that doesn’t make them one. Neo-hippie’s and hippies are so deep and vary between people you can’t really define them completely. Oh and FYI if you thought it, NOT ALL do drugs and don’t take showers.

Sooo onto My Top 6 Neo-Hippie Films

1. Marley
is the life story of the musician, revolutionary, and legend, from his early days to his rise to international superstardom. Bob Marley’s universal appeal, impact on music history and role as a social and political prophet is both unique and unparalleled.


2.  The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (2011)
From 1967 to 1975, Swedish journalists documented the Black Power movement in America. This previously unseen footage show the people and culture that brought the movement to life and inspired change.

3. Frida

Hayek plays the Mexican surrealist painter Frida Kahlo, whose tempestuous life with her unfaithful husband,
muralist Diego Rivera (Alfred Molina), drives the story of Frida.


4.  Block Party (2005)

A mix of Dave Chappelle’s sketch comedy and musical interludes, the film follows Chappelle during the summer of 2004, up until September 18, 2004, when he threw a block party.

5.  Eve’s Bayou (1997)The story is set in 1962 Louisiana. The big Batiste family is headed by charming doctor Louis. Though he is married to beautiful Roz, he has a weakness for attractive women patients, which leads to the telling of a great story.

Lies start to roll…

6.Love Jones (1997)

A young black poet in Chicago who starts dating  a beautiful and talented photographer. While trying to figure out if they’ve got a “love thing”

Are your top picks on this list? What are some of your favorite films? Check out my pinterest style board for some funky neo-hippie fashion.

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May 2nd, 2015 by Sugar Love Designs

 Game Night in Jamaica

Bingo Party; good times.

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April 10th, 2015 by Sugar Love Designs

Scotchies was one of my favorite places to eat, the food was good and I loved the secret garden vibe of the seating area.

This is one of my all time favorite dishes;  Ackee and Saltfish; jamaica’s national dish. look pan di peppa! mi love peppa yu si!
However,  I am not sure I can do this…..check out Scotch Bonnet pepper challenge on you tube.


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October 25th, 2012 by Sugar Love Designs


As a terrible storm batter the beautiful island from which I was born, Jamaica the land of wood and water, memories of my early childhood awaken.  . I loved my travels to my friends house….that could only begin after I had bathed and tidle myself, my way of saying tidy ..(for those now scratching your heads). I would leave my grandmother’s house, walking down a woodsy path, praying that there were no wild dogs in sight. The walk wasn’t very long at all but felt like an eternity. I was getting close when I came to the bottom of the hill. Walking up the hill, mi smell di curry weh de pon di stove.  I knew that I was in for a good time. Every time that I went to my childhood friends home, there was always food cooking, music playing, and people coming round from all parts of the neighborhood. Before nights end, there would always be stories by the fire….my favorite; ANANCY. I loved it……He was very clever ? and always had me laughing. I have come across ANANCY stories on the web and would like to share one with you. Enjoy!!
Not sure if this is a real picture of ANANCY….but thought this little guy was cute.

Anancy & Common Sense (Jamaica)

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October 18th, 2012 by Sugar Love Designs

Some people go ga ga for the latest gadget; however, the technology era has changed everything….
Including how I go about one of my favorite past times. I love to read and I prefer to do so the old fashioned way,that’s why I was so excited to come upon this local find….an awesome used book store and I fell in love. Never mind that I have gotten so busy that I didn’t start the books that I purchased :-).



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August 31st, 2012 by Sugar Love Designs

Pinned It 🙂




Tat Tat Tatted Up


Quenching my thirst

Yummy for my tummy

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April 30th, 2012 by Sugar Love Designs


Daffodil Festival-This is how I took a break from cleaning and laundry today! The park was beautiful. It was a fabulous day, slightly breezy but with a light jacket it was great.  Unfortunately with this great and crazy New England weather the Daffodils have come and gone before this festival.
But luckily there are other visions of beauty in the park!! 🙂
It was great to step out and enjoy festival/fair foods for lunch…..the foodie in me was pleased 🙂 Remember though which I always forget, everything at this festival have to be bought with tickets.
And Next……we have the chosen one. It says French Fries but I bought a fabulous Italian Sausage grinder/sub….with onions and peepers…missing the hot peppers but it was still delish!!
MONEY MONEY MONEY and memba seh…yu caan go no weh an nuh have nuh money…….travel ATM to the rescue…
There was one booth that I found very interesting…. Purses made from Vintage Books….however, I could not bring myself to pay the asking price 🙂 but for those who would, pretty funky and unique idea.
So to wrap up the day I really wanted a caramel apple but settled for a Fried Dough…yes it was definitely a holiday 🙂 today…. Summer months, summer food, summer fun….
Thank you God yuh eere
life is good 🙂

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February 17th, 2012 by Sugar Love Designs

Great time hanging with the ladies for cocktails and some live poetry……awesome!!!

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October 9th, 2011 by Sugar Love Designs

Why is JA on my mind?

Mi Seh…….
If you fling stone inna hog pen, the one who squeel, is him it lick .
Not to start off with a greedy mind, but I love, love these dishes.


Curry Goat….great with white rice!


MY FAVE…Stew Peas and rice….hmmm!!
Jamaican Stew PeasBy Grandma2
Published Mar 14, 2004
•2 cups red peas •½ lb salt beef •1 lb stew beef (you also can use pigstail if you like) •1 scotch bonnet pepper •2 stalk escallion •3 sprig thyme
•2 cups coconut milk(or 1/4 box) •6 pimento seed •3 cloves garlic
•salt and pepper to taste •spinners (See Recipe Below)
1.Boil and drain salt beef twice, in a medium size pan.
2.Place peas, meat and garlic together in the pan, boil until peas are tender, about 1 ½ hour. 3.Add coconut cream, spinners, and seasoning, cook for about an hour. 4.Season to taste. 5.Thicken the mix with 3 tablespoons of flour combined with 1/4 cup water. Strain the mixture into the stew. 6.Boil until it thickens. Serve with rice.
•1 cup flour •½ teaspoon salt •Enough water to bind
1.Place flour and salt in a medium bowl. 2.Work mixture with hands while adding enough water to bind, making a stiff dough. 3.Roll into 1 inch long pieces, drop into boiling stew peas or soup. 4.Boil until they float or add them during the last 20mins of the cooking process. Enjoy





Ackee and Salt Fish…..yum yum!

Music is always present when Jamaica is on my mind….and there are plenty of legends from the Caribbean but some  continue to reach the hearts of many.

Beres Hammond


Ok….so, I have been trying to keep my hair healthy and moisturized……and there have been a lot of great reviews on this product…I will see how my hair reacts in the months to come……….
Sweet Paradise!!


***Images in this post were found in the following places. *** dunn river

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