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Win the new DELL VENUE 8 Tablet!

VJMedia Fans, I know how you love our contests and you know that I love to gift you with my favorite things. I actually use the products that I give away and when they really stand out, its only right to gift them back to you. To kick 2016 off, I’m gifting one lucky winner with the new DELL Venue 8 Tablet (which I just...

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The Grapes of California get rave reviews in Miami.

Being a South Florida influencer definitely has its perks. I love being able to attend unique events and share the experiences with you the audience. This was exactly the scene just over a week ago at a very special dinner at PubBelly Miami Beach that was curated by famed Puerto Rican chef Jose Mendin and none other than the Grapes of California Commission. Yes! Did...

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Earlier this month, I hacked (aka attended) one of the most anticipated technology events in Miami, better known as the TigerDirect TechBash. The event, literally takes over the Florida Marlins stadium for one night only and brings out the biggest brands in the technology world including DELL, Microsoft, Canon, SAP and  Google just to name a few. I wanted to get a first hand experience...

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A storied supper with Mount Gay Rum’s Master Blender Allen Smith.

Cocktails and conversation on any given night in Miami is always a great idea. Pairing that concept with Master Blender Allen Smith and the world’s oldest rum Mount Gay, now that is truly a treat. I was honored to be among the amazing company of the master blender Allen Smith who’s story is as impressive as his world acclaimed Mount Gay Rum! We gathered for...

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The gift that keeps on giving; the HydraFacial at EdenRoc Spa Miami Beach.

Let’s be honest! Everyone’s craving that sun kissed glow from head to toe without the harsh heat. Did you know that you can achieve that perfect glow and get healthier skin all at the same time? Enter the breakthrough technology that is making some serious waves around the beauty industry; The HydraFacial. The 25-minute beauty treatment known for its instant results leaves your skin luminous...

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BMW’s Drive and Dine experience: My feature on Latina.com

I recently was invited by Latina.com to partake in one very cool night in Miami. BMW curated a special Drive and Dine experience with Chef Roble of Bravo TV and Chef Alberto Cabrera of Bread and Butter in Coral Gables. The night was delectable in every way. From the experience on the carefully crafted test track in the all new M4 to taking the incredible...

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What a moment and an honor celebrating these Women of Impact with Cadillac. Special Night.

The fall is always such an exciting time for Vanessa James Media. It’s a​ good​ time for me to reflect on the year ​and ​a great opportunity to look at the upcoming season. Last year​, I​​ sat on the beach and I thought about ways that I could celebrate my brand while bringing together amazing women in South Florida who are incredible at what they...

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Sensory Overload: California’s Bay Area and Wine Country- how you can get the most out of your visit.

How do you do Girlfriends Getaways? I recently took a trip to California’s Bay Area and Napa Valley with mom and friends in tow. We try our best to travel together at least once a year to new and unique places. I wanted to choose a place that offered up an eclectic food scene and one of a kind excursions all mixed with luxury accommodations....

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5 Takeaways every entreprenuer can use from the #BEWPC.

If I could best describe my first experience at this year’s ​B​lack ​E​enterprise ​W​omen of ​P​ower ​S​ummit, it would compare to the perfect trifle that you don’t want to stop eating. ​Layers of knowledge​,​ incredible networking​,​ the nations most powerful businesswomen​, ​dynamic speakers​ and panels​​ were all wrapped ​into​ 72 hours​ of deliciousness. I’m honored to have been invited by General Motors and the Chevrolet family to take...

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The Cadillac ATS Coupe- A show stopper!

I recently took the all new 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe for a spin around the streets of Miami and I have news to report! It’s FABULOUS.. No need for me to sell you on this beautiful machine, better if I show you! From the clean lines, to the improved color finishes that have just a bit of sparkle that us South Florida girls love, this...

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