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Atlanta, Georgia: Calling all my Dominicans! I’m so excited to announce I’m heading to the big peach to host Dominica 38th Independence Celebration!  Join us on Saturday, November 5th at Karibbean Konnection Cultural Center! I'll be rocking the mic alongside Jo Ventures! Enjoy Dominican music, traditional dances, cuisine and friendly competitions!  

 

Performing Live 
Daddy Chess of Swinging Stars Band
Jingle Jam 'Ma Butter Cup'
Kittness Dance Group

 

Doors Open at 6pm show begins at 7:30pm. Bring out your creole wear Kings and Queens! This is one event you don't want to miss! For ticket info, visit www.daca38.eventbrite.com.

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Hello Kings and Queens!

 

#MotivationalMoore is in the building! I had the honor of serving as one of the guest speakers at The 2016 Girls Inspire “HerStory” Summit held at the Thurgood Marshall Center in Washington D.C.The conference was hosted by The Society For Girls Inc, a DC based nonprofit organization aimed to empower girls to be smart, confident, and resourceful by engaging them in their communities, building their self-esteem, and encouraging them to make a positive mark on the world!

The 2016 Girls Inspire "Herstory" focused on the success stories of women leaders in the local communities of Washington, DC and Baltimore areas. They featured women from various career fields to expose the girls to different walks of life. I had the pleasure of sharing my journey working in the television and entertainment business as well as finding self-love and overcoming obstacles! It was definitely a fabulous morning filled with inspiration, love and laughter!

To learn more about The Society for Girls, visit  http://thesocietyforgirls.org.

Saturday, 24 September 2016 23:54

TRAVEL WITH CHARDELLE: Grand Bahama Island Edition!

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Grand Bahama Island: It’s finally here! My blog post about my amazing trip to Grand Bahama Island! As you guys may already know, I was invited by the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism for a week long press trip exploring the very best the island has to offer!

 

Located just 55 miles from Southwest Florida, Grand Bahama Island is a traveler’s dream! The Caribbean gem is home to stunning beaches, ecological wonders, beautiful resorts, yummy cuisine and fabulous hotspots! There are three distinct destinations on Grand Bahama Island—East End, Freeport/Lucaya and West End—each offering their own unique vibes and energy! After visiting the island, I must say that Grand Bahama is now one of my favorite places to travel! Here is why:

 

Quick Flights: For my Baltimore and DC folks, the good news is Grand Bahama Island is only a short plane ride away! Two and half hours to be exact! We were booked on a direct flight from BWI to Freeport on Sunwing Airlines, Canada's leading low cost airline. Take advantage of Vacation Express all-inclusive 4- day package for as low as $500. This specials expires October 27th. However, there will be more great deals starting next year for example, weekly 4-night departures between June 30 and October 28!

Friendly People: I’ve been to numerous places but Grand Bahamians are some of the friendliest people I have ever met! Everyone is super cool and laid back!

Beautiful Beaches: It's no doubt that Grand Bahama Island has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world! You’ll find crystal clear beaches at every corner! You guys already know how I feel about beaches so you know your girl was in heaven! Gold Rock Beach, Taino Beach and Paradise Cove are some of my favorite beaches around the island.

 Dolphin Swim Experience: Swimming with dolphins at UNEXSO was one of my favorite activities! Real talk, it was one of the most amazing and memorable experiences I've ever had! There is something special about seeing these guys up close and personal!

 Eco Adventures: For all my nature lovers, there are plenty of eco adventures you can get into in Grand Bahama! From snorkeling, hiking, biking, bird watching, horseback riding and paddling! If you want to get out and explore the island then check out the Jeep Safari Tour! Included in the excursion are stops at Taino Beach, Lucayan National Park, Garden of the Groves and so much more! The best perk, you get to drive your own Jeep Car!

Delicious Food: Ready for some amazing food? Come to Grand Bahama! The island is famous for its conch, Gully Wash cocktail and a variety of local dishes! Whether you’re in the mood for fine dining or stopping by a local street vendor, expect nothing but mouthwatering cuisine! Unlike many Caribbean islands, food is super affordable! We had the pleasure of dinning at a variety of restaurants. I highly recommend Sabor Restaurant, Shebo’s Conch Stand, Pier 1 Restaurant, Churchill's, Dive-In Bar & Grill, Bojangle’s Seafood Haven and Garden of the Groves! Trust me, you won’t be disappointed!

Amazing Beer: I fell in love with the local Bahamas beer called Sands. Can I say yummy! The Sands Pink Radler is my favorite! The premium lager is mixed with all natural grapefruit! We also toured Sands Brewery. It was awesome learning about the company’s history, brew process and of course sampling!

Fish Fry at Smith’s Point: I love interacting with the locals and getting the real feel of the culture. We had a blast chilling at the local Fish Fry at Smith’s Point. Held on the beach every Wednesday night right next to Taino Beach Park, several restaurants engage in a typical native cookout! Food, live music, dominos and a whole lot of fun!

 

Junkanoo Village & Museum: No trip is complete for me without visiting a cool museum! Stop by Junkanoo Village & Museum and learn about the festival’s history and rich African culture! Our tour guide was super informative and entertaining! I took a leap of faith and entered the dance contest! I’m proud to announce that I won! LOL!

Fantastic Hotels and Resorts: We stayed at the gorgeous Pelican Bay Hotel, a tropical oasis set against colorful Bahamian architecture and walking distance from numerous restaurants, shops and live entertainment! The hotel is home to Saboor restaurant, three awesome pools and features 7 ½ acres of white sand beach just across the street! WIFI was available and the staff was super friendly! If you’re looking for luxury, Grand Lucayan Hotel and Old Bahama Bay are also great options! Traveling on a budget? No worries! Grand Bahamas offers tons of budget-friendly hotels such as the Flamingo Bay Hotel & Marina, Bell Channel Inn and Castaways Resort & Suites to name a few!

Overall, my trip was nothing short of amazing! I can’t wait to plan my next trip to Grand Bahama! Special thanks to our amazing tour guide Brooke Grant and the entire team at Bahamas Ministry of Tourism! For more information on Grand Bahama, head over to www.bahamas.com

Saint John, Antigua: A few weeks ago, I headed to the beautiful island of Antigua to host the 55th Annual Miss Jaycees International Queen! The live televised event was held at the grand Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.

Miss Jaycees International Queen Show is one of the most prestigious pageants in the Caribbean. The show has been an integral part of Antigua’s Carnival almost from its inception. The pageant aims to elevate minds by elevating lives. Celebrating the national queens of the region and providing contestants a platform to represent their country on an international level. Contestants are judged on their talent, gown, public speaking, physical fitness and poise.

I had the pleasure of co- hosting alongside Norrell K. Josephh from Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority! We instantly clicked! Bringing our vibrant personalities and energetic hosting skills to the forefront. 

This year's theme was Cancer Awareness. I must say all the delegates did a great job bringing awareness to Cancer and representing their country with style and grace!

The evening also featured performances by Soca star CLuadette Peters and several local artists.

Tasia Floissac, from Dominica took home the crown! She also captured best interview, best performing talent, best swimwear and most photogenic! Way to represent the #767!

1st runner up Antigua Barbuda - Leanda Ann Norville.

2nd runner up Nevis Akeisha Fergus.

Best Modelling Skills Evening Wear - Antigua barbuda - Leanda Ann Norville.

True to theme(Cancer Awareness) Nevis - Akeisha Fergus.

Miss Congeniality - St Kitts - Orngel Erskine.

I’d like to send a huge thanks to the entire Miss Jaycee team! Everyone was super friendly and made me feel at home! Thanks Michele Blanchard Design Gallery for the beautiful gown! You're an amazing designer. I love your work! 

My trip to Antigua was nothing short of amazing! This was my first time in Antigua but won't be my last! If you're interested in learning more about Miss Jaycees International Queen, head over to www.jayceesqueens.org. Check out more pictures on my facebook page at Chardelle Moore! 

 

 

Crofton, Maryland: I was recently honored by Brown Girl Wellness & Step Toward Awareness as its Woman of the Year recipient! The prestigious award ceremony was held at the gorgeous Crofton Country Club.

 

I'm humbled to be recognized for both my career and community work! I recently read this quote that was really powerful. "There’s a natural tendency for people to look at success stories, whether they’re people or businesses, and think that it happened overnight. " Wrong!!!! It takes YEARS of dedication, sacrifices, poor days, tears, I can go on! My journey has been far from easy! Whatever your goals are, go for it! If you don't quit, it's amazing what can happen!!! Thanks again Brown Girl Wellness & Step Toward Awareness for this amazing honor!

 
 
 

 

Baltimore, Maryland: Jamming, rocking, feting, you name it! Baltimore Washington DC One Caribbean Carnival was epic! The annual event drew thousands of spectators and participants from the Baltimore/Washington DC area and beyond! Patrons enjoyed a colorful parade, music, food and live entertainment all enclosed within Baltimore’s Lake Clifton Park.

 

I had the pleasure of rocking the mic as a guest speaker! Emphasizing the importance of Caribbean culture and unity. It’s always an honor to use my voice to empower the community. Hey they don't call me “Motivational Moore” for nothing!

Nothing but great vibes! Special thanks to Trevor J. DeFreitas for capturing these images!

 

 

 

 
Monday, 04 July 2016 02:49

Travel with Chardelle: Great Falls Park

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Potomac, MD: Awww! Nothing like hanging out with awesome people and exploring Mother Nature! That’s exactly the scene that took place on memorial weekend when a few of my girlfriends and I decided to explore Great Falls Park! I know I'm super late on this post! We traded in the typical day party 'turn up' for an afternoon of hiking and REFLECTION!

 

Great Falls Park is a gorgeous 800-acre park located along the Potomac River. Just 15 miles from the Nation’s capital, you’ll be able to find breath-taking waterfalls! I’m an outdoor girl so this is definitely my kind of chill spot! There is literally something for everyone! Hiking, picnicking, kayaking, rock climbing, cycling, horseback riding you name it!! The park is home to two locations in Maryland and Virginia. My girls and I decided to explore the Maryland side and boy did we have FUN!

 

We hiked, sweat, laughed danced and meditated! After a peaceful meditation session, I asked my friends to throw a rock into the water. The rock symbolized letting go of something that was holding us down. Pain, anger, fear, break-up! Just let it go! This activity was much needed for ALL of us! What a fantastic way to spend a Saturday! Can’t wait to explore more outdoor adventures! 

 

 
 

Washington DC: I had the pleasure of emceeing Tea, Champagne & Fashion to a prominent crowd of ambassadors, VIP's and politicians at the Embassy of Guyana, in Washington DC. Hosted by Karib Nation, the private reception celebrated Guyana’s and Barbados 50th Independence Anniversary in style!

 

Guests enjoyed a spectacular evening filled with fashion, gourmet passed hors d’oeuvres and live performances.

The Ambassador of Guyana to the United States, Bayney Karran, was on hand to speak about Guyana’s and Barbados Independence and Caribbean fashion.

Featured fashion designers included Keisha Edwards,  Frank Hall, Sidney L. Francois and Vashti Harlequian.

 

Performances by White House Studio, Jackie Jaxx, Tonieka Thompson, Don J and DJ G Sharp on the ones and twos!

Huge Shout out to Karib Nation CEO and Founder Cornell Jones and Executive Director Chantney Renese for curating this magnificent event! Everyone had a blast! Photo Credit: Rell Edmonds. 

 

 

 
 

Washington DC: Summertime is my favorite time of the year! How can you not love the gorgeous weather, long nights and countless FESTIVALS!

I kicked off summer 2016 by attending the 1st annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival held in Washington DC on Pennsylvania Avenue. Tens of thousands came out to celebrate Caribbean American Heritage month. Patrons enjoyed world class reggae performers, mouthwatering jerk cuisine and activities for the whole family!

I had the pleasure of competing in the infamous" Celebrity Cook- Off"! Of course lots of laughs and funny moments! We had no idea what we were cooking!  My girl Donna Powell from WEAA 88.9 FM took home the convenient title! I must say she did her thing! You go sis! I was 1st runner up! LOL!

Let me make it clear that I’m not a professional chief at no means but I do love a good laugh and hanging out in the community! I’m grateful for the opportunity to have been included! Thanks Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival Washington DC for having me! Check out my stew below! I must say it was YUMMY! 

Saturday, 18 June 2016 15:26

Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival DC Launch

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Washington DC: A few weeks ago, I was invited to Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival DC Launch, held at the Embassy of Jamaica. Political figures, media personalities, influencers and VIPs came out to celebrate the much anticipated event.

Since its inception, Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival USA has become the largest Caribbean Food festivals in the United States. Each year, tens of thousands attendees flock to their festivals in New York, Florida and now the Nation’s Capital!

 

Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival DC is set to take place this Sunday June 19, on Pennsylvania Avenue N.W. between 12th and 14th street, from 12pm-9pm. Just in time for Caribbean-American Heritage month!


Partnering with VIP Records, patrons will enjoy live performances by reggae veteran Freddie McGregor, Christopher Martin, Ikaya, Barbados’ soca star Edwin Yearwood, No-Maddz band and DC’s own Image Band. Hosted by international comedian Michael Campbell and DJ G-Nice on the ones and twos!

 

You can also expect family fun activities, cultural stage, mouthwatering jerk cuisine and the famous celebrity cook off competition! I’m competing this year so get ready!

 

 Mark your calendar—you don't want to miss this one! For more information about Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival DC head over to http://dcjerkfestival.com. Check out the promo video below!