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12 Caribbean Festivals and Events to Attend this Year

12 Caribbean Festivals and Events to Attend this Year

Let me tell you about Caribbean people, we love to fete! If you have ever visited the region at any given time, you know it doesn’t take much for us to have a celebration.  The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has announced 2019 as  ‘THE YEAR OF FESTIVALS’ in the Caribbean. The Year of Festivals aims […]

The Ultimate Trinidad Carnival Packing List + Free Printable

Trinidad Carnival Packing List

This pst site “The Ultimate Trinidad Carnival Packing List + Free Printable” contains some affiliate links. If you have been a reader (or social follower), you know I have no shame sharing my love for Caribbean festivals and events, especially Carnival. I haven’t played mas in a while, but I stay up to date with […]

Experience Bahamian Culture at Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival

How to Celebrate Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival Weekend

There’s always a uniqueness to every city and country that hosts Carnival. Needless to say, I was extremely excited to be invited by Bahamas Tourism to cover the Bahamas Carnival in Nassau just a few days after my birthday trip to Martinique. What is Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival? Celebrating its third year, Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival is […]

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, […]

Best Caribbean Carnival Hairstyles for Women

Best Caribbean Carnival Hairstyles or festival hairstyles for Women

If you spent your money to play mas for Trinidad Carnival, you definitely want to look your best on the road. I have some tips for getting ready for a Caribbean Carnival and a carnival makeup idea but didn’t mention anything about carnival hairstyles. It is important to know that the best hairstyles for carnival […]

Raising Cancer Awareness One Jump at a Time with Globe-athon

Globe-athon to end Women's Cancers

Labor Day weekend in NYC is when people of West Indian heritage celebrate our Caribbean culture. This year I stayed home most of the weekend but attended Kiddie’s Carnival and two after work events. Soca artist Allison Hinds joined Globe-athon in this year’s parade for a campaign encouraging women to “take care down there”. About Globe-athon […]

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 […]

Carnival in Brooklyn – Labor Day Weekend 2014 Recap

Carnival in Brooklyn - Labor Day Weekend 2014 Recap

Once you experience carnival, you realize the differences between the host cities and countries. Even though I don’t go to the West Indian American Day Carnival in Brooklyn, I always find myself in a fête. Here are all the fêtes I found myself in this Labor Day Weekend Labor Day Friday – 760 Rooftop In celebration […]

Truck – errr Stormers on de Road – Caribana 2014 Recap

Truck - errr Stormers on de Road - Caribana Parade Recap

The Caribana parade is over and I had a great time playing mas in Canada for the second year in a row, BUT the Stormers have got to go! Even though I didn’t have my fete partner most of the weekend, I still had a great time. Here’s my full review of Caribana weekend and […]

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