Caribbean / Carnival / Community / Travel / VJMedia
05 Apr 2019
Born in Trinidad and raised abroad, my parents would often revere the carnival experience at our family gatherings, hence why I think I’ve always had a great respect and appreciation for the culture and tradition. So many childhood memories over Sunday lunches were centered around ‘playing Mas’ (participating in the costumed masquerade on Carnival Monday and Tuesday). It’s something that I always knew was an...
Caribbean / Reviews / Travel
15 Mar 2019
When you think about the island of Jamaica a few things immediately come to mind: blue translucent waters, the iconic reggae music of Bob Marley, and well, the islands affinity to ganja. When most people think about traveling to Jamaica their first thought in choosing a location is the North coast because it has so much to offer. From Negril to Montego Bay to Ocho...
Brands / Entrepreneurship / VJMedia
06 Jan 2019
Can someone tell me how 2018 went by so fast (Cue the slow eye roll emoji). Feels like everybody was just complaining that January was taking so long to get here, ready for the winter break to finished. Not I, I milked every last once out of the holiday break that I could LOL. Looking back on the 2018, like me, I’m sure you had...
Auto / Brands / Community / VJMedia / VJMedia Mixology
20 Nov 2018
Miami, the annual event celebrating creators and entrepreneurs just wrapped and it was pure magic! VJMediaMixology is a carefully curated experience that organically connects brands with bloggers, journalists, content creators, tastemakers and influencers from all walks of media in one amazing interactive experience. Known as the signature event in Miami, where creators collaborate, VJMedia Mixology encapsulates the essence of the #VJMedia brand while celebrating outstanding media pioneers in...
Caribbean / Carnival / Community / Travel / VJMedia
04 Mar 2018
As far back as I can remember, my family has celebrated carnival. Regardless of where we’ve lived, Trinidad & Tobago, our homeland, has always been apart of our lives and carnival culture is at the essence of that existence. Trini’s often say that once the carnival bug hits your veins, it’s virtually impossible to let it go and I couldn’t agree more. Right around late...
Entrepreneurship / Voiceover
17 Feb 2018
Smiling from ear to ear as I share this with you. Over the years I’ve had the honor of lending my voice to amazing brands like JetBlue, Palace Resorts, Barbados Tourism Board, IHeartMedia and Cox Media stations. Recently, I expanded my portfolio to include ESPN to which I proudly voiced their Black History Vignettes including highlights of sports trailblazers Serena Williams, Simone Manuel, Lebron James...
Brands / Caribbean / Hotel / Reviews / Rum / Travel
13 Jan 2018
I’ve heard a lot of people say that when you visit one Caribbean island you’ve seen them all. Well I’ll be the first to tell you that that theory is way off and couldn’t be further from the truth! After exploring the Caribbean for years, I still find each location to be fascinating, unspoiled and largely undiscovered (Like my recent visit to Kingston, Jamaica). As a girl...
15 Oct 2017
Glad you loved the Rogue trip video above from my time in Napa… Below, check out my post from the reveal of the Midnight collection and when I really fell in love with the Nissan Rogue and the entire fleet of vehicles from the brand. Fresh off the Chicago Auto Show I have news to share from Nissan. Car lovers who are fans of the...
Community / Entrepreneurship / Mindfulness
06 Feb 2019
Many people who I encounter often congratulate me on the growth of the VJMedia brand since they first met me. I’ve come a long way professionally and I’m proud of that. I often share my entrepreneurial journey about leaving corporate radio full-time to open my own full service multimedia company, Vanessa James Media, but I rarely share the process of how I got here. Let...
Community / Contests / Entrepreneurship / VJMedia
14 Jan 2019
The New Year is upon us and I’m sure you feel that new energy in the air. I feel it! The time is now to press go on those goals and dreams that have been at the back of your mind for months or even years that you kept putting off. Maybe you didn’t how or where to start, maybe you’ve already crafted your idea...
Entrepreneurship / VJMedia
10 Jan 2019
I recently gave the keynote speech at the Flourish Media conference where I shared the VJMedia startup story with fellow budding entrepreneurs. As I ended the speech, many asked if those same nuggets of wisdom on my own brand success was written down somewhere that they could reference to for their own business models. I decided to put pen to paper and share my simple...
Industry Insider / Podcasts / Stories
07 Jan 2019
I have been known to make a list or two in my life. I’ve been called The Queen of Lists” by some and for good reason. I’m always trying to stay ahead of the curve and stay organized. Here are my tips on how to keep your life in check, streamline your thoughts and goals and execute flawlessly. I really enjoyed this one. Hope you...
Brands / Caribbean / Community / Foodie / VJMedia
12 Dec 2018
The Caribbean Diaspora just got an added sweet treat in the heart of Lauderhill dedicated to our vibrant spirit and culture. Fresco y Mas (formally Winn Dixie) is now open for patrons to enjoy and relish in the tastes of their island homelands. Curated with the diaspora in mind, the one a kind store will give patrons access to some of the distinct foods, fruits...