Miami


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 collective graduating class of Summer 2015!

SO here’s the thing. Let’s take a time out for real talk. There are a lot of community in Miami and beyond who claim to care, claim they uplift, claim that they contribute, and maybe they do, yet there are very few organizations that live in their truth and truly give back, uplift and unite communities. This was the case and the energy that I...

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VJMedia Mixology 2015- Official Recap and Winners

Oh What a Night!! Late September in Wynwood Miami… September 26th, 2015 to be exact will go down in history as the day we celebrated togetherness as a community of Doer’s Dreamers, Content Creators, Influencers, Innovators and Visionaries at the 4th installment of the annual VJMedia Mixology. What started out as a way to celebrate my brand while connecting others has quickly become THE signature...

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Benari Stuart's custom wall.

It’s hard to believe that it’s almost that time again! One idea created three years ago on the beach over a glass of wine and my favorite notepad, sparked a mini revolution in the event world in Miami. It began as a concept to simply bring people together that I work with from all walks of media and entertainment who simply needed to connect. How...

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The AMEX Centurion Lounge- Now Open in MIA.

Travelers coming in and out of Miami International Airport are in for a luxurious ​upgrade in lounging. American Express, known for its Centurion Lounges throughout the country has now landed at MIA. L​ocated in ​the newly renovated G​ate D​ wing, the lounge​ is a spin off ​of​ the four other locations including: Las Vegas​, ​Dallas​, ​San Francisco ​and New York’s ​LaGuardia​ airports​.​ Starting June 4th​​​, ​all American...

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Tantalize Miami; A sexy new date night experience!

Allow me to set the mood for you on a sensual new dinner experience that just debuted in Miami Beach. Tantalize Miami; a sexy take on the ultimate date night out, couples a lavish dinner menu with saucy cabaret style performances. Located at 330 Lincoln Road, (right next to Set Miami Beach), Tantalize brings together all of the ingredients for an incredibly sensual night. You’ll...

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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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Somebody's gotta do it! Might as well be #VJMedia.

Clearly by now you know that I’m quite the car enthusiast! I love getting behind the wheel of a new vehicle to get the skinny on what’s new, what makes it unique and what readers like you would appreciate. This past week, I was invited by the team at Ford Motors to take a tour of Miami Beach in one of the most talked about...

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The Apple Store Lincoln Road: Street Style Meets Tech.

Miami Beach is continuing its style revolution and now it looks like the cultural infusion has gone tech. The Lincoln Rd. Apple Store underwent a recent upgrade and the grand opening was met with a serious injection street style and art. Inspired by Miami and Ready to Inspire Miami is their mantra. To pull off the unveiling, Apple collaborated with internationally acclaimed artist HENCE who painted...

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