Tag Archives: carnival

Miami Carnival 2022 Recap

After my experience at Atlanta Carnival earlier this year, I decided to give Miami Broward Carnival a try. If you weren’t aware, Miami Carnival is an annual event hosted by the city of Miami. It is a Caribbean style carnival, similar to that of Trinidad and Tobago, and is held in early October. I’ve traveled […]

Quick and Easy Carnival Makeup Inspiration for the Road

carnival inspired makeup

If you’re a longtime follower, you know that I LOVE Carnival time. I haven’t played mas since 2014, but I watch Machel Monday, Soca Monarch, and other streamed events online. Being upset I missed another carnival, I created a carnival makeup look inspired by one of my costumes from Caribana. A post shared by Jo🌟nna E […]

Beat it Like Pan: My Favorite Moments from Machel Monday

Machel Monday - The Journey of a Soca King

Carnival is a few days away and I don’t think I’ve ever missed it so much. Even though I’m not in Trinidad, I had the opportunity to watch the Machel Monday live stream through various sources on Facebook Live. It sure didn’t help my FOMO, but I loved it! There were tons of highlights throughout the event, […]

The Atmosphere Have Vibes: My First J’ouvert Experience

My First J'Ouvert Experience

It’s mid-winter and that means Carnival is near. Although I’m not going back to Trinidad for Carnival this year, I’m reminded of my first J’ouvert experience. J’ouvert (French pronunciation: ​[ʒuvɛʁ]) is a large street party during Carnival in the eastern Caribbean region. J’ouvert is a contraction of the French jour ouvert, or dawn/day break. We […]