Auto / Brands / Music and Lifestyle
25 Jun 2016
When you think about your favorite song of the moment, do you ever think about how it’s actually made? Ever wonder how the fusion of instruments is layered with the perfect composition paired with epic vocals that bring songs to life? I was also curious about what the process was behind some my favorites like Bob Marley’s “No Woman No Cry” or Lauryn Hill’s “Ex-Factor”...
Brands / Caribbean / Hotel / Reviews / Rum / Travel
13 May 2016
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...
Auto / Brands / Reviews
13 Apr 2016
Back at it again for my second round of #ThePlaybyPlay with Vanessa James. This time, I took the top down on the new 2016 Chevrolet Corvette StingRay Convertible and enjoyed the ride. Surprisingly, aside from the wild hair, this car was more manageable than I thought it would be. She drove like a dream and compared to other cars in the category where you tend...
Miami / Music and Lifestyle / VJMedia
09 Apr 2016
It’s been four years since I signed on as the Music Director and Curator for Hispanicize after hosting the event the year before. In 2012, I presented the power brands Co-Founder and Music Supervisor Katherine Johnson Gunn an opportunity to not only engage social influencers and markets, but to introduce a platform to which every Latino could relate to; music! Together we’ve gone on to...
Auto / Reviews / Videos
06 Apr 2016
The new year means a new video platform for VJMedia. I’m taking my talents from the pen to a place that I’m truly comfortable (the camera), as I’ve created a new VideoSeries called: #ThePlaybyPlaywithVJ. This new video cast will be my take reviews of: cars, tech, events, and travel from a blog post to a video post where I bring you into the experience with...
Caribbean / Photography / Travel
02 Mar 2016
90 miles off the coast of Miami sits an island that has contributed to an entire culture within the Latino experience. Cuba, the concrete jungle in the middle of the Caribbean, is a country that is simply hungry and ready for change. A place famous for it’s bonita bandera (flag), diverse culture and political instability, Cuba has many treasures that go far beyond the naked eye. Most...
Brands / Entrepreneurship / Miami / Tech
29 Feb 2016
Last week was such an incredible career moment for me. I’ve spoken to thousands before during my radio years about pop-culture, and this opportunity to speak to an intimate crowd of fifty small business owners was just as sweet. I was invited by Microsoft and DELL to serve as their Keynote Speaker for their BizSpark event to kick off Entrepreneur’s Week in Miami. With the...
Brands / Contests / Fashion and Beauty
20 Feb 2016
Hey guys! I’ve partnered with one of my favorite brands Mantra Bands, a California based company focused on sharing positivity and good vibes with the world in a very fashionable way! After working with them for over three years now, I realize that we have something special. We’ve created a movement for women and men to be and stay inspired! I love gifting these little...
Brands / Entrepreneurship / Podcasts
01 Feb 2016
Vanessa, how do you work with such awesome brands like Cadillac, DELL, Monster Products and IHeartMedia? Vanessa how long does it take to connect with a brand and actually spur up conversation and then business? Vanessa, when you work with a brand, are you exclusive to them or can you still work with others in the same category? These are just some of the repeat...
Brands / Reviews / Tech
12 Jan 2016
Happy New Year! With the new year comes new TECH which makes this girl very happy! I love getting my hands on the latest and greatest from some of my favorite tech brands and it also means new opportunities for you to win the stuff that I review! Now that’s what I call a WIN/WIN! I recently got a chance to test out the new DELL...