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...
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...
Auto / Brands / Reviews / Travel / VJMedia
09 Oct 2018
Last year, I had the awesome honor of hosting the U.S. reveal of Nissan’s latest crossover vehicle; the Nissan Kicks. As the livestream host during the L.A. Auto Show, I gave viewers their first peak at the Kicks, which had its original debut in Brazil at the Rio Olympics in 2016. The vibrant, eccentric style mimics Rio’s carnival culture, vibrant, colorful and chic. The crossover...
Auto / Brands / Community / VJMedia / VJMedia Mixology
06 Oct 2018
And it’s a wrap! The fifth annual VJMedia Mixology is in the bag and we showed out for Miami this time around! First off, let me say thank you to each and everyone who attended this year’s soiree. When I created this concept event in 2012, it was with the single goal of connecting the incredible brands that I work with Miami’s most influential entrepreneurs...
Music and Lifestyle / Travel
19 Jul 2018
Above is my official recap video of this year’s Essence Festival, specifically my time at the convention center where a lot of the magic took place. Hope you enjoy and I’ll be sharing more experiences very soon from my time at Essence. Cheers, Vanessa All around the country this week, girlfriends are on FaceTime, in group texts and on the gram getting their plans together...
02 Jul 2018
My friends at the Lincoln Motor Company dropped off the new 2018 Navigator, for review last week and I have to say, this is one of the most luxurious SUV’s I’ve ever step foot in. Clearly made for those who love an opulent and elegant lifestyle, this luxury SUV, checks all the boxes. After exploring Miami’s Design District, where might I add, the Navigator fits...
Conference / VJMedia
16 May 2018
As an entrepreneur and content creator eight years in, finding inspiration and creativity for me is a must! It’s how I continue to evolve and grow VJMedia every year. As many of you know, when you work for yourself, YOU are your own motivator, your own self-disciplinarian, and YOU are your own self-delegator. It can be hard to stay focused, stay inspired and scale up,...
Brands / Entrepreneurship / VJMedia
28 Mar 2018
Can someone tell me how the first quarter of 2018 is already done? (Cue the slow eye roll emoji). Feels like everybody was just complaining that January was taking so long to get through but here we are knocking on April’s door asking ourselves where the heck the entire quarter went. I know I am. Looking back on the first quarter of the year, like...
Caribbean / Reviews / Travel
15 Mar 2018
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...
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 / VJMedia
28 Feb 2018
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...
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...
Caribbean / Travel / VJMedia
31 Jul 2018
The last time I visited Cuba it was in 2014 and although that doesn’t seem like that long ago, so much has changed on the island since then. From President Obama’s visit, the opening of new luxury hotels in downtown Havana (The Ritz Carlton and the St. Regis in 2019) to the the renovation of Cuba’s capitol building, progress is happening in many places on...