This is one trip I am more than grateful I had the opportunity to go on. It literally happened in less than a month and a half. I remember a few months ago I was watching some of my favourite Beauty YouTubers vlog their experience at The Atlantis & thinking how cool it would be to go … Continue reading Paradise Found…My Week In The Bahamas (Part 1)
I know Jamaica Carnival ended more than a month ago but I had so much work on my plate, I didn't have the time to really sit down & do my experience justice in a blog post. Finally, my work load has eased & I am able to share the joy that was my Carnival Week! Bacchanal … Continue reading #ShannyVal: Carnival in Jamaica (Beach Jouvert)
The word Carnival is what sold me on subscribing to my first Sugarplum box. I don't even remember how I actually discovered this service but I am so glad I did. I am also very happy that my first subscription box EVER was Caribbean based. This box was a collaboration between Sugarplum box (which based is … Continue reading My Sugarplum Box Experience
I can't believe it is March already! February seemed shorter than usual to me but that can be attributed to my constant prayers for our General Election to be OVER! Nonetheless, February came & went & these were the things I was loving all month. Music – Song Teddyson John - Allez Allez . … Continue reading February Favourites
It's Bacchanal in January! Usually I wait until the launch of Bacchanal Friday but since I declared this year my "Carnival Year," I decided that I wanted to be there from the start. I also, wanted to scope out the costumes seeing that I am interested in playing Pretty Mas this year. I wasted no … Continue reading Now the Bacchanal Start!
In November, I was given the pleasure of collaborating with the award winning Entertainment blog 13thStreetPromotions.com on a weekly feature called Mixtape Rave. Mixtape Rave is where I share mixtapes across all genres that I have been enjoying over the past week. If you are a mixtape lover like me you will enjoy this feature! Check out … Continue reading I’m Featured on 13thStreetPromotions!
About a month ago, my friend in SXM posted a flyer for an event in Anguilla which was going to be headlined by Mr. Soca himself Machel Montano! Immediately my heart sank, because I knew I wouldn't have the time or money to sort out making the trip to Anguilla. You see I have never … Continue reading Shanny-Val Diaries: DREAMing of Jouvert
Carnival in Jamaica has come & gone. Unfortunately, I didn't get to play pretty mas with Bacchanal Jamaica but luckily I did get to experience UWI Carnival. In December, I made a list of things I wanted to do in celebration of turning 30 & jumping UWI Carnival with Island Mas Jamaica was on … Continue reading #Shanny-VAL Diaries: Iz A Vagabond (My UWI CARNIVAL Experience)
"Carnival is defined as an event where many people gather to celebrate something." Jamaica's Carnival season runs from January to April. My love affair with Carnival started when I was younger. I last played mas in Kiddies Carnival when I was in first form in 1997. At that time, there were two bands "Jamaica Carnival" … Continue reading Shanny-Val Diaries: I’m In Love With The Cocoa Jouvert
In February, my good friend Nicole invited me to join her at Color Festival. I had seen ads floating around Facebook about it but I didn't really pay much attention until Nicole invited me. I immediately bought my ticket online and began planning for what I assumed would be a fabulous time! It was my … Continue reading COLORful Musings