Miami / Music and Lifestyle
18 May 2016
Music Lovers.. Here. We. Go! The summer of 2017 kicks off with one hot concert after another and that means another round of my signature musical get together… #CocktailsandConcerts. Soooo…. Will the real MJB fans PLEASE STAND UP… because the Queen of Hip Hop Soul is headed to the Fillmore for an intimate performance on Tuesday August 22nd. She’s gotten us through breakups, makeups and...
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 / 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...