Planning for Bermuda Carnival 2018

Bermuda Carnival is quickly becoming another carnival chaser stop for many. Not only is this the most gorgeous island, with their pink sand beaches, but the vibes here is undeniable. This is the carnival where you get to “vacation” and “fete” Lucky for us, the bands launched on January 14th, so we’re able to choose […]

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Choosing Your Carnival Tights: Fishnets VS Nylon

As a carnival goer, you know there are certain items you need on your packing list to complete your overall carnival slay for the road. Makeup appointments, carnival boots and your carnival tights are necessities. But how does one choose the right look for their costume? Once getting ready, my favorite part of Carnival is […]

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Carnival Masquerader Tips

The 2018 Carnival Season has begun. As you start counting down, I wanted to provide some of my carnival veteran tips I’ve learned over time. From things to make sure you pack in your suitcase to bringing your carnival costume back home. Before You Go 1) Work toward the fast track. Try to pay off […]

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Carnival Love Stories. Part 2

As promised, we have some more couples who decided to share their love stories with us. I’m so happy that several people have been able to find love in a wuk up place. Here are their stories *Photographs included are not associated with the couple’s stories. Photo Credit: Lehwego.com and Hellothevito.com* Couple A Where they […]

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Carnival Love Stories. Part 1

During the holiday season, I wanted to highlight the couples that found each either during carnival, a time filled with unlimited Johnnie Walker, wuk up and freedom. There is a stigma around carnival, that most people either cheat on their partners at home while there OR it’s just a big party of wildness, but from the stories […]

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TOP 10 CARNIVAL COSTUMES OF 2017

Can you believe 2017 is coming to a close? I remember just starting the year and looking forward to all the carnivals ahead and now, they’re all over. But that’s why 2018 is coming, to start us anew. Like last year, I’d like to take a look back, and with no preference, but all equally […]

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The St.Maarten Carnival Experience by Village Life

Ever experience a band launch simulcast style? Some of us can’t be in St.Maarten on December 17th for Band Launch but WE CAN experience it in New York or Miami. Trust me, it will feel like you’re there. For 2018, Village Life in conjunction with its international partners will be teaming up with Team Soca and […]

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Guide To Trinidad Carnival Bands

As we carnival lovers know, Trinidad Carnival is considered THE MECCA carnival of all carnivals. It is the most highly anticipated event on the island of Trinidad and Tobago. On parade day, otherwise known as Carnival Monday and Tuesday, masqueraders adorn their bodies in costumes from several different “Mas Bands”. A Masquerader is often a participant […]

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The Carnival Price Tag, Are You Getting Your Money’s Worth?

With several carnival veterans forgoing Trinidad Carnival 2018 in an effort to experience other carnivals and bucket list travel, I decided to once again, address the rising cost of carnival but more so to mention where folks can get the most bang for their buck. Two years ago, I wrote about how to cut down […]

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Band Launch: Xaymaca International Launches for Jamaica Carnival 2018.

Global Carnivalist’s Band of The Year for Jamaica Carnival 2017, Xaymaca International, launched their LUXE 2018 collection this weekend. LUXE IT IS! Do you see all this bling? Every single section has blingy details that will sparkle through the streets of Kingston come April 2018. Thirteen sections filled with several body wear options, with notable […]

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