The Adventures of Vanessa


2020

Jamaican Easter Bun

Top 6 Easter buns Jamaicans eat at Easter Time!

While Easter means the same thing universally, in Jamaica, it also heralds in the beginning of bun season. It’s a right of passage really, to eat Easter bun at Easter time in Jamaica. It’s the same vibe as sorrel and Christmas cake at Christmas, something fish (more like sprat) at Easter as well and mangoes…

Pinkpeachhh’s Christmas Traditions: Old and New

It’s Christmas time all around the world, where the temperature drops, even just a tad bit and the warmth of the people you meet and interact with increases tenfold! Somehow there is more sparkle in your environment with all the decorations but there is also a sparkle in the air. This year may not feel…

gifts of giftmas

12 Gifts of Giftmas!

With less than TWO WEEKS to go till wrapping papers are pulled from carefully packaged presents, you might not have finished shopping for those special people as yet. There’s no need to worry! I have made a list and checked it twice for gift ideas for people who have made your Nice list this year!…

6 Beach MUST HAVES for Summer 2020!

The beach season internationally is slowly drawing to a close, but we all know that in the land of wood and water (Jamaica, duh), the beach season is year round! With sun and sand in large supply, the beach is one of the solutions for an outdoor release, granted ONLY if it Is done safely…

Femme Creatives on show at Toyota

In the times of the pandemic, many are cautious of the gathered spaces they attend in an effort to stay away from possibly contracting the corona virus. With this is mind, FemmeCreativeJa conceptualized and executed a “social distanced pop up experience”, hosted by Toyota Jamaica. The show ran from Wednesday August 26, to Saturday August…

Kingston Night Market is BACK!

Before the days of COVID-19, Kingston hosted an event that would bring out young and old alike to a festival market place of sorts, with music serenading the grounds and scents of food being cooked and aromatheraphy scents being sold. It was a way to escape after a hard days work and connect with the…

Pizza Party with JustLexiSimple

There are few things that excite me like the promise of a party with pizzas, wine, great vibes and good friends. So when Lexi invited me, I looked forward with eager anticipation and equal parts of exhilaration, especially because “outside” is opening up bit by bit and I get to be around friends again! I’m…

8 Do’s and Don’ts of Cafe Etiquette

As a person who usually works from home, cafes offer an escape from my usual home setting, a change of scenery and a source of inspiration. Coffee shop culture has definitely grown in recent years and even with the spaces being closed for most of the coronavirus pandemic, they are slowly opening up to provide…

Jamaica, JAMAICA! A historical musical exploration!

‘Jamaica, Jamaica!: How Jamaican Music Conquered the World“ The latest exhibition on show, aptly titled “Jamaica, Jamaica: How Jamaican Music Conquered the World” has been on show at the National Gallery since opening on February 2, 2020. It is a collaborative execution between the National Gallery of Jamaica, The Ministry of Culture, Gender and Sports and…

Pinkpeachhh’s Post COVID Top 5 Places to visit!

If wanderlust was ever a year, it would be 2020! Plans made as part of New Years resolutions and even in the few months following have all been put on hold as the world shifted its focus and closed it’s doors to halt the spread of the coronavirus. So while everyone is stuck at home…

Rainforest Seafood Festival 2020: The Recap

Ash Wednesday 2020 hosted this years staging of the Rainforest Seafood Festival in Montego Bay, Jamaica at the Catherine Hall Show Grounds. I have always wanted to go to this festival but for some reason or the other, never got the chance to. For this years staging, things fell into place and I saw it…

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