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British Virgin Islands: The Governor of British Virgin Islands His Excellency Mr. John S. Duncan, invited guests to his residence for a private cocktail reception to kick off the BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival of 2016.

 

Guests enjoyed gourmet passed hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and live steel pan music.

The BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival is a three day event for everyone! Whether you race, cruise, practice or just come to party! It's a great way to experience the vibes and beautiful landscape in British Virgin Islands. Add this event to your bucket list! You won't be disappointed!

To learn more about BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival, visit www.bvispringregatta.org.

Photography by Todd VanSickle. 

British Virgin Islands: I was invited by Caribbean Posh Magazine to serve as a panel speaker for their first annual Posh Girl Power Brunch held at the luxurious Scrub Island Resort in beautiful British Virgin Islands!

 

Founded by Virgin Island native Janette Brin, Caribbean Posh Magazine is a cutting edge global Caribbean magazine. Covering all things fashion, beauty, culture, music, lifestyle and entertainment!

 

As a fellow island girl, I was truly honored to be a part of their inaugural event. Sharing my nuggets of wisdom in the television and entertainment business.

 

This brunch was both fun and informative! The first of its kind in the British Virgin Islands, the panel featured a dynamic lineup of Caribbean women from diverse industries including fashion, entertainment, marketing and more. Attendees enjoyed a wealth of information on entrepreneurship, branding, career advice to balancing personal and professional life.

 

It would not have been a Posh Girl event without a fab fashion show which I had the pleasure of hosting! The designers and models were absolutely stunning! Way to go ladies!

 

It was truly refreshing to be in a room filled with amazing queens! We laughed, cried, networked and bonded! Lord knows my journey has been far from easy but it's a blessings to inspire other women to pursue their passion!

 

Special thanks to Caribbean Posh Magazine for having me! When women come together we all win! I look forward to speaking and hosting more events like this internationally.

 

To learn more about Caribbean Posh Magazine visit their website at http://caribbeanposh.com/. Don't forget to like them on Facebook and follow them on Instagram and Twitter!

 

DECOR BY BELLA BLOOMS

PHOTOGRAPHY BY RICKI RICHARDSON

 


 

 

 
 
 

Washington DC: A few weeks ago, I was invited to attend House of Sweden 10th Year Anniversary Party!  In 2006, House of Sweden opened its doors on the Georgetown waterfront in Washington, DC as the flagship of Sweden's public diplomacy in the United States. Since then, House of Sweden has been the proud home to the Embassy’s public diplomacy theme programs.

 

Guests enjoyed cocktails, delicious gourmet passed hors d’oeuvres and music! The event was full of Washington influencers including U.S. Ambassador to Sweden Azita Raji.

 

The highlight of the night featured the grand opening of their new cutting edge exhibitions NEXT LEVEL CRAFT and GENDER EQUALITY. Celebrating creativity, diversity and equality. A powerful display of 40 crafters, artists and designers from all over Sweden! Go check it out! The exhibitions are open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays from 12-5 pm. Plus it's free! Double win!

 

I had a great time! Check out the pictures below!

Laurel, Maryland: Hey Kings & Queens! It’s that time of the year again! For the second year in a row, I’m honored to be a guest speaker at Ghana’s 59th Annual Ball held this year in Laurel, Maryland. We are also celebrating Koby Maxwell’s Album Release Party! The Ghanaian population is significant throughout the Washington D.C. and Baltimore metropolitan areas. Join us as we celebrate the  “Gold Coast” in style and grace! Interested in having me host or speak at your event?mail Email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

British Virgin Islands: Calling all my goddesses! I have the perfect mini gateway for you! I am beyond thrilled to be a panel speaker at Caribbean POSH first annual Caribbean POSHGirl POWER Brunch: BVI, a destination event in the beautiful British Virgin Islands! Saturday, April 2nd held at the luxurious Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina!

Often times my friends and I talk about wanting to attend an event outside the box. The typical weekend scene can get old real quick! We desire something that is fun, stylish, inspiring and outside the norm! Well that’s exactly what you’ll experience at Caribbean POSHGirl POWER Brunch: BVI Edition!

The Brunch is designed as an intimate day of inspiration and empowerment with influential and dynamic women from diverse industries including fashion, entertainment, marketing and more who share their journeys in the world of entrepreneurship and what it takes to be successful in business. Panelists will share their stories, lessons learned and wisdom garnered in their pursuit of their dreams. Attendees of this event will have the opportunity to get an insider’s knowledge designed to educate, motivate and inspire.

The first of its kind in the BVI, the Caribbean POSHGirl POWER Brunch will leave you with a new appreciation for the entrepreneurial mindset, behaviors and skills, plus leave with new ideas on how to be in their standalone business or social enterprise, or as part of a larger corporation!

Proposed Panel Discussion:
• Brand Building & Development
• Observing Real Customer Needs & Thinking of Solutions
• Effective Networking
• Unlocking Your Potential through Faith, Health, and Wellness
Features:
• Caribbean POSH Fashion Show & Pop Up Shop
• Beauty Bar
• Entertainment
• Raffle Prizes
• Mimosas & Motivation
• Must have swag bags
Tickets
Single Ticket: $75
Me & My Bestie: $145
Me & My Girls: $285
Early Bird Special
Single Ticket: $70
Me & My Bestie: $135
Me & My Girls: $270
Offer ends March 11
Ticket Locations in BVI: Bella Blooms, Sabelle, and Allure Day Spa
In USVI: Soul to Sole Shoe Boutique and Smiths Ferry Services.

I can’t wait to see you guys there! For complete info visit www.caribbeanposh.com 

 

 

 

Washington DC: I’m honored to partner with Busboys and Poets for their Colorism and the Global Perception of Beauty panel discussion held this Sunday at Busboys (14th & V) from 5pm-7pm. The event is part of A.C.T.O.R. (A Continuing Talk on Race) open discussion series. It provides the opportunity for people to come together and speak openly and honestly about issues of race.

 

Colorism is a global issue. Which is why I'm proud to share the stage with these amazing women who could shed some light on this topic from different viewpoints. Join us for this important conversation! Seats are very limited! 

Colorism and the Global Perception of Beauty: 

 

Hosted by Jonelle Henry, Founder & Host of Districtly Speaking and a respected journalist and leader in her field with over 15 years of media & communications experience. She is currently the international producer at C-SPAN.

 

Featuring:

Anna John, a South Asian woman who won a beauty pageant after being told she was too dark to compete. She is also writer and blogger.

 

Claritza Jiménez, is a national video editor at The Washington Post. She was awarded an Investigative Journalism Fellowship at American University’s School of Communication where she obtained a Master of Arts in journalism. Jiménez graduated cum laude with a B.A. in political communication from The George Washington University.

 

Chardelle Moore, is a multi-talented television host, broadcast journalist, producer, award winning motivational speaker, humanitarian and model. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Communications with a concentration in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Public Relations from Marymount University. Currently, she is a full-time television personality and producer for FOX45 Baltimore. A national cover model, she is a former Miss Caribbean Metro USA where served as a spokesperson for the Caribbean-American community.

Sunday, 28 February 2016 19:40

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism Media Dinner

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Washington DC: Breathtaking beaches, fine cuisine, vibrant entertainment life and natural wonders, it's no surprise that more than five million people visit The Islands of The Bahamas each year!

I was honored to be invited by The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism to attend their media dinner held in Washington D.C. We gathered at the12th annual Washington D.C. Travel & Adventure Show held at the Washington Convention Center before heading to the private dinner at Ruth's Chris Steak House in North West. Big shout out to Miss Bahamas Universe and singer Khiara Sherman for rocking the crowd with her energetic performance at the Travel & Adventure! Way to represent the 242!

Over a delicious conversation, Jeannie Gibson, District Manager of Communications at Bahamas Ministry of Tourism gave us a firsthand insight into the wonderful things that are happening in Bahamas!

Here's why you should travel to The Islands of The Bahamas ASAP!

It's Easy to Get There:For all my folks in the DC and Baltimore area, look no further for a quick gateway! Traveling to The Islands of The Bahamas is easy and fast! Jet Blue Airlines is offering direct flights from Washington’s Reagan National Airport to the Lynden Pindling International Airport. The service will be offered daily until May 3. So get your tickets ASAP! Southwest Airlines also provide direct daily service to Nassau but there are also connecting flights on other airlines including Delta's one-stop service over Atlanta to Grand Bahama and three of their family Islands- Eleuthera, Exuma and Abaco! Major perks!

The Junkanoo Carnival: The Junkanoo Carnival is a premier destination event for non-stop vibes! Enjoy cultural performances, live concerts, street parades and so much more! I'm a lover of all things carnival so this is definitely my scene! The Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival season kicks off Easter Monday and ends on May 7th, 2016 with major events taking place across two islands: Grand Bahama, April 14th-16th and Nassau, May 5th-7th.

Natural Wonders:It's no secret that the islands of the Bahamas are blessed with eye catching natural beauty. Whether you're a thrill seeker or laid back explorer, Bahamas offers a wide range of adventure to fit any appetite! The Glass Window Bridge, Underwater Caves and Tongue of the Ocean are all on my bucket list!

Special thanks to The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism for a memorable evening! From the moment I arrived I was treated with nothing but hospitality at its finest! I encourage everyone to travel to The Islands of the Bahamas and experience the action for yourself! Trust me, you’ll love it! I can't wait to explore! For more information visit www.bahamas.com smiley

 

Happy 2016! Yes I know I’m SUPER LATE! It's February Char! I get it! LOL. No more excuses it’s time to get my Kings and Queens updated!

So here is the deal! I was approached by Fount Group to partner with Grammy nominated gospel singer and fashion entrepreneur Kierra “Kiki” Sheard for their Eleven60 Pop-up Shop Tour! The tour made stops in Atlanta, New York, Chicago and my hometown in DC where I had the pleasure of being a special guest! 

Kierra Sheard is one of the leading ladies in gospel and her new fashion line Elven60 is taking the fashion industry by storm! Elven60 provides high end fashion garments for the professional curvy woman that is chic, sexy, bold and eclectic. Kierra has often expressed how difficult it is to find “quality and high fashion trends in her size.” Not anymore! Kierra’s unique experience as a curvy fashionista has allowed her to design red carpet, a night out and boardroom ready apparel that will compliment every “body.” You go girl!

The event was a huge success! Women from all over the DMV flocked to the Pop-Up Shop at the trendy Donovan Hotel in Washington DC. Kierra is a sweet heart! Such a beautiful and humble spirt! I had blast meeting new goddesses and chatting style and empowerment! Thank you again to Kierra, the Eleven60 team and The Fount Group for having me! Check out some of my favorite pics! smiley

As a proud Caribbean American, I was honored to emcee the 10th Annual Caribbean American Political Action Committee luncheon held at the Double Tree hotel in Silver Spring, Maryland. The Caribbean American Political Action Committee (C-PAC) was founded in November 2005 to advance the political agenda of Caribbean-Americans currently residing in the Washington DC Metropolitan area. C-PAC’s mission is to be the political voice of the Metropolitan area’s vibrant and growing Caribbean-American community.The afternoon honored C-PAC's outstanding community work and featured a dynamic line-up of speakers and community leaders. Several ambassadors, political figures, doctors, lawyers and business owners were among the notable attendees.

 

Now let’s talk about another highlight of the afternoon! It wouldn't be a Caribbean event without fantastic food and music! The food was great and patrons danced to the sounds of Image Band! Thanks for having me C-PAC! If you are interested in learning more about C-PAC, visit www.caribbeanpac.org.  

You're invited to the best New Year's Eve celebration in Washington DC! Come ring in the New Year with me at the Embassy Suites! This is an unique event fusing three partying settings all in one!

 

The Magnificent VIP Ballroom hosted by Donnie Simpson!

The Magnificent Hip-Hop Ballroom hosted by Angela Simmons!

The Magnificent Caribbean Ballroom hosted by yours truly alongside Posh the Socialite and Peppy Park! 

 

Enjoy  top-of-the-line  DJ’s, yummy hors d’oeuvres and over 20 fully staffed bars! We can't wait to celebrate with all of you!

 

TICKETS: Registration & wristband pick up opens at 7PM, Party starts at 8PM This event is expected to sell out, so don’t wait to purchase your tickets! www.themagnificentnye.com **Guests must be 21+ to attend event with valid identification**

 

VENUE: This event will be held at the Embassy Suites, located a few blocks north of the White House at 900 10th Street NW, Washington, DC. The hotel is easily accessible to three different Metro Stations: Metro Center (Blue, Orange or Red Line), Gallery Place (Green, Red or Yellow Lines), and Mt Vernon Sq 7th St-Convention Center (Green and Yellow Lines). In addition to valet parking at the hotel, there are numerous self-park garages nearby.Discounted hotel rooms are available for a limited time. DON’T DRINK & DRIVE, reserve your hotel room NOW!