On Tuesday, April 17th, Jay Blessed Media celebrated the 1 year Anniversary of www.jayblessed.com at the very hip and luxurious StudiYo at Yotel in New York.
The milestone event took place against the gorgeous backdrop of the New York City skyline with vibrant energy, a warm ambiance and the many faces of the city’s hottest taste-makers in attendance. The scene of beautiful people networking, delicious cocktails flowing and cameras flashing, proved that the one year anniversary celebration was indeed a success.
The list of esteemed guests in attendance also included Former Miss Trinidad and Tobago, Project Runway Season 9 winner, Anya Ayoung-Chee; the Consul General of Haiti – Mr. Charles Forbin, Sharon Carpenter of Global Grind; Soca singers Problem Child of St. Vincent; musician Kevon Carter and pop singer Annya Li of Trinidad and Grenadian Soca diva Christel Spice; along with Miss Antigua and Barbuda Carnival Queen Winner and Artist, Shermain Jeremy; Celebrity photographer Jeffrey Campbell, KissFm’s “Week In Review” host, Peter “Flame Thrower” Noel, Rollingstone and Billboard Magazine music journalist, Pat Meschino; travel and entertainment journalist Baz Dreisinger, publicist extraordinaire Anthony Turner and the famous Walter Greene.
Anya Ayoung-Chee spoke during the celebration congratulating Jay on her successes throughout the year. Ayoung-Chee stated that Jay Blessed’s interview with her just days after winning Project Runway, was “one of the most honest, real and meaningful interviews she’s had to date and that she has since developed a”sisterhood” of sorts with Jamie that she feels will last a lifetime.”
At the event Jay Blessed said she felt humbled by the outpouring of love support and from her peers and fans alike.
“It is amazing to see the growth that an idea, a blog, can achieve in one year and the influence we have built and now possess. JayBlessed.com is proud to know that we have made great strides in such a short space of time and in so doing, have not only entertained and kept the diaspora abreast but have also bridged the gap between the islands and the world.”
The Jay Blessed Media one year anniversary was possible with the amazing sponsorship of Bartenura Moscato, Moon Man Productions, Couture Limo NYC, Sugarcane Restaurant, Brooklyn Clothing Lab, Family Still Matters, Lifeof TheCity, 1flyHARMONY, Lava TV HD and product sponsors; Ginger & Liz, Organo Gold, UnwrapPerfection, Smell Me NYC, Pink Ribbon Cupcakes, Talk Nah Pepper Sauce, Palaite Pleasures, Belza Dentro, and Party Zone.
Jay Blessed has promised to continue delivering the most intriguing and entertaining news out of the Caribbean and in the diaspora and encourage those in attendance. She highlighted the fact that many people in the forefront and behind the scenes in music, acting, fashion, politics, sport, academics and businesses are Caribbean born or descendants of a Caribbean national.
Watch the video of the event below, courtesy Recognition Magazine:
Tune in to Jay Blessed on her weekly radio show, Femme Fatale Fridays with Charmaine of Sugarcane, Fridays 3-6pmET on flavastation.com, her live weekly uncensored webshow, Straight Talk – No Chaser, each and every Wednesday with Courtney K. Williams at 9pmET on Ustream and daily stories on JayBlessed.com.
PHOTO CREDIT: Ron Motz, Recognition Magazine, Ron Arrindell and Nigel McKain.
ABOUT: Jay Blessed is a Trinidadian-born blogger that has consistently been involved in the NY-Caribbean circuit.
In less than one year, her blog, JayBlesed.com has amounted over 1 million hits to its website and have broken major entertainment news, had some amazing celebrity interviews and created massive buzz in main stream media. Her exclusive stories have been mentioned on theybf.com, bossip.com, mediatakeout.com, blackcelebkids.com, Wikipedia.com, Synergy TV and , Metro Magazine. She has also been featured in the Jamaica Star Newspaper, Trinidad Guardian, HighBrid Magazine and WRKS 98.7 KissFm’s “Week In Review.” She presently resides in New York with her husband and daughter.