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Jan 2020

How to conquer 2020 like a boss!

Can someone tell me how the new year and decade are already in full swing? Looking back on 2019, I’m sure you had goals that you started off with, that vision board you crafted and checklists that look somewhat accomplished. How’d you do? I’m hoping you were able to accomplish many if not all of your goals and plans. If the last decade taught me anything,...

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Oct 2019

My latest collaboration

If you’ve been following me on social media this year (@vanessajamesmedia on IG and FB),  I’m sure you’ve noticed an uptick in my travel adventures. This year alone, I dipped my toes in the sands of the Trinidad and Tobago, U.S. Virgin Islands, St. Vincent, Bequia, Grenada, criss crossed the mainland and even took a whiskey tour through the Kentucky countryside. So it’s only fitting...

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Jun 2019

Get ready for Essence Festival 2019!

All around the country this week, girlfriends are on FaceTime, in group texts and on the gram getting their plans together for what’s sure to be an epic week of Black Girl Magic, togetherness and celebration in the Big Easy. Y’all saw the movie Girls Trip, you know what’s up! It’s Essence Festival time in New Orleans and we’re gearing up for what’s sure to...

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Apr 2019

VJMedia Mixology 2019 is coming! Get ready!

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...

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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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Oct 2018

VJMedia Mixology: A look back at the epic night of connection in Miami.

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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Jul 2018

Cuba is calling- you should answer! Here’s everything you need to know before you visit Havana

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...

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Apr 2018


Known for her infectious personality and insatiable energy, media maven Vanessa James uses her multi-platform career to inspire others everyday.A native of Miami with Trinidadian roots, Vanessa is a graduate of The Florida State University with a degree in Mass Media Studies and Spanish. For over twelve years, she kept Florida on the pulse of all things new in music, entertainment and community in multiple...

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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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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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