Tag: Vanessa James


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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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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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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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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