The Paparazzi Mas Band experience at Trinidad Carnival. My review.
Caribbean / Carnival / Community / Travel / VJMedia
05 Apr 2019

The Paparazzi Mas Band experience at Trinidad Carnival. My review.

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...

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Headed to Jamaica? Check out these “Cool Runnings in Kingston”. The best gems in Jamaica’s capitol city.
Caribbean / Reviews / Travel
15 Mar 2019

Headed to Jamaica? Check out these “Cool Runnings in Kingston”. The best gems in Jamaica’s capitol city.

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...

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How to conquer 2019 like a boss!
Brands / Entrepreneurship / VJMedia
06 Jan 2019

How to conquer 2019 like a boss!

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...

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Auto / Brands / Community / VJMedia / VJMedia Mixology
20 Nov 2018

VJMedia Mixology 2018 just wrapped and it was a hit!

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...

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Trinidad Carnival truly is sweet for days!
Caribbean / Carnival / Community / Travel / VJMedia
04 Mar 2018

Trinidad Carnival truly is sweet for days!

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...

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Entrepreneurship / Voiceover
17 Feb 2018

#VoicedbyVJ: My latest work with ESPN featuring Serena Williams and Simone Manuel.

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...

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Brands / Caribbean / Hotel / Reviews / Rum / Travel
13 Jan 2018

JetBlue just made sun, fun and rum in Barbados easier to enjoy!

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...

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Uncategorized
15 Oct 2017

Going Rogue in Napa! My #RogueTrip out west with Nissan

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...

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Professional grief. Let’s talk about it, so we can get past it and onto living our most successful lives.
Community / Entrepreneurship / Mindfulness
06 Feb 2019

Professional grief. Let’s talk about it, so we can get past it and onto living our most successful lives.

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...

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Congrats to Q1’s contest winner…
Community / Contests / Entrepreneurship / VJMedia
14 Jan 2019

Congrats to Q1’s contest winner…

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...

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The business of staying ready and open for opportunity..
Entrepreneurship / VJMedia
10 Jan 2019

The business of staying ready and open for opportunity..

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...

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Fresco y Mas – A Caribbean delight opens in the heart of Lauderhill.
Brands / Caribbean / Community / Foodie / VJMedia
12 Dec 2018

Fresco y Mas – A Caribbean delight opens in the heart of Lauderhill.

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...

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