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...
Interview / Music and Lifestyle
01 Jan 2016
(SEE VIDEO BELOW) When accepting the invite to beautiful Cancun, Mexico to tour one of their premiere hotels Moon Palace, the answer was YES! That with an added chance to interview the 6x Grammy award winner and heartthrob Ricky Martin as apart of the experience- now that is my kind of bonus! Each time I visit Cancun I experience a sensory overload of delicious cuisine,...
Auto / Brands / Women of Impact
20 Dec 2015
At the end of each year, I like to close it out with a signature VJMedia event called the Women of Impact dinner. The curated dinner experience has one mission; to connect lady trailblazers, celebrate entrepreneurship, and serve as a galvanizing force for the upcoming year. Each year surpasses the last and 2015 was no exception. Not only did I have the pleasure of celebrating...
Contests / Lifestyle / Tech
30 Nov 2015
VJMedia Fans, I know how you love our contests and you know that I love to gift you with my favorite things. I actually use the products that I give away and when they really stand out, its only right to gift them back to you. To kick 2016 off, I’m gifting one lucky winner with the new DELL Venue 8 Tablet (which I just...
Brands / Foodie / Lifestyle / Miami / Reviews
25 Nov 2015
Being a South Florida influencer definitely has its perks. I love being able to attend unique events and share the experiences with you the audience. This was exactly the scene just over a week ago at a very special dinner at PubBelly Miami Beach that was curated by famed Puerto Rican chef Jose Mendin and none other than the Grapes of California Commission. Yes! Did...
Brands / Lifestyle / Miami / Tech
16 Nov 2015
Earlier this month, I hacked (aka attended) one of the most anticipated technology events in Miami, better known as the TigerDirect TechBash. The event, literally takes over the Florida Marlins stadium for one night only and brings out the biggest brands in the technology world including DELL, Microsoft, Canon, SAP and Google just to name a few. I wanted to get a first hand experience...