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Caribbean Posh Weekend to be Held in USVI

Caribbean Posh Weekend to kick off mid-June in USVI. (Submitted flyer)

V.I. native Janette Brin, founder and owner of Caribbean POSH, announced the Caribbean’s leading women’s empowerment event is coming to St.Thomas for the first time on June 16-19.

Caribbean POSH Weekend is a stylish destination event designed for networking, fashion, food, laughter, inspiration, and woman empowerment. Held in the BVI for the past six years, the event’s goal is to bring Caribbean people from the local, regional, and diaspora community together to celebrate the style and vibe of Caribbean women.

Guided by the theme ‘Celebrate the Style and Vibe of Caribbean Women,’ the event is unapologetically highlighting the identity of the Caribbean woman with content geared towards helping women entrepreneurs power up their content, e-commerce, digital marketing, sales skills, and wellness practices.

“We want to provoke discussion about the challenges we face and raise awareness on viable solutions. From building a successful business to contributing successfully to community. All while celebrating Caribbean fashion, style, culture, and beauty,” said Brin

Brin, also inspired by the global pandemic’s impact on small businesses in the Caribbean region, added that this year’s event also kicks off the lifestyle brand’s #ShopCaribbean initiative. This initiative aims to encourage more commerce in the Caribbean by reminding Caribbean people of the importance of supporting Caribbean-made or owned brands.

Caribbean POSH Weekend events will include:

June 16: The Welcome & Fashion Villa Experience at Battu Studio. Attendees are invited to come sip, slay, and shop Caribbean designers. Enjoy conversations with notable designers, industry leaders, influencers and entrepreneurs who are moving the Caribbean forward. Limited event tickets are $140: Dress code: Elegant Causal.

June 17: The main event, the POSHgirl POWER Brunch at Cutlass & Cane Yacht Haven Grande, is already known as a platform where posh and powerful Caribbean women meet. Caribbean POSH is celebrating seven years of the posh movement with a power pack day which includes keynote speaker Claire Sulmers, CEO of Fashion Bomb Daily and the highlighted panel decision featuring some of the top women in Caribbean politics, and a fashion showcase highlighting Caribbean women in design. Other highlights include our highly sought-after POSHgirl swag bags and beautifully delicious mimosas and cocktail mixes by CC1 Wine & Spirits. Tickets are $175. Poshgirls save $20 when purchasing online using promo code: poshwkd before June 14. Dress code: Dressy Garden Style Brunch

June 18: It’s PINK SUNDAY at H&L Distillery Grand Hotel, a day-into-sunset party where attendees are asked to wear pink as a symbol of hope. Make Dad your plus one and enjoy a historic and picturesque peruse of the distillery. POSHgirl POWER Brunch ticket holders wearing PINK enter FREE. Me and My Besties (Group of 4) is $140. General admission is $40.

June 19: #SHOPCARIBBEAN – shop locally-owned businesses and locally-made brands. Be sure to follow and tag @caribbeanposh for a chance to WIN a FREE Caribbean POSH Weekend Tote bag. (free online event)

Past event guests have included Yvette Noel-Schure [Beyoncé’s Publicist], Grammy Award Winning Singer/Songwriter – Angela Hunte, The Queen of Soca – Alison Hinds, Empress Jeanille, TV Host – Janeisha John, Miss Jamaica Universe –Davina Bennett, Plus-size Supermodel – Tricia Campbell, and many more.

This year’s event keynote Claire Sulmers, CEO of Fashion Bomb Daily, will set an inspiring tone as the Harvard Graduate shares the story of her pioneering work, which has ushered in a new wave of digital journalism and changed so many lives.

The 2023 class of speakers and presenters includes:

Hon. Lorna Smith
Deputy Premier, Government of the Virgin Islands

Hon. Luce Hodge-Smith Jr.
Minister of Tourism, Government of the Virgin Islands

Senator Donna Frett-Gregory
35th Legislature of the Virgin Islands

Shaina Smith-Archer
Chair, BVI Chamber of Commerce

Karen Mitchell
Serial Entrepreneur
CEO/Owner True Indian Hair, True Hair Care, and Brooklyn Wineyard (NYC/Jamaica)

Samantha Black
Entrepreneur / Women’s Clothing Designer (Project Runway Season 11 / All-Star)
Sammy B Designs (NYC/Jamaica)

Kristin C. Frazer
Orchestrating Producer
Trefle Designs & Trefle Home Collection (BVI)

Mika Hilaire
Founding Partner
Equal Rights Law Group (Los Angeles, CA/STT)

Saelese Haynes
Attorney-at-Law
Titan Chambers (Trinidad)

Ticket Information:

Main event tickets = $175.
POSHgirls save $20 now through June 14 using promo code: poshwkd20

Corporate Packages and Group tickets are also available, along with student discounts. Please email us at brunch@caribbeanposh.com

Visit www.caribbeanposh.com and select Caribbean POSH Weekend.

Ticket Outlets in STT: Sole 2 Soul Shoe Boutique and Coco Plum Luxe

Travel Information:

BVI POSHgirls: Smith’s Ferry Services is offering an $80 round-trip ticket. To book, please email brunch@caribbeanposh.com or call Marjorie at 340-775-7292.

STX POSHgirls: Contact brunch@caribbeanposh.com for special pricing on event tickets.

Hotel: POSHgirls overnighting in St.Thomas receive 15% off a weekend stay at the luxurious PINK PALM HOTEL when using promo code: poshweekend at booking.

Caribbean POSH Weekend USVI is proudly sponsored by: the USVI Department of Tourism, USVI Division of Festivals, Premier Dental, CC1 Wine & Spirits, Bella Blooms, Portre Designs, Liberty, PINK Palm Hotel, Endless Karnival, and other supporting sponsors.

 

ABOUT CARIBBEAN POSH WEEKEND

Launched in 2016 with its signature POSHgirl POWER Brunch, Caribbean POSH Weekend is a stylish designation event designed for networking, fashion, food, laughter, inspiration, and women empowerment. This event focuses on the most pressing issues influencing the personal and professional well-being of female entrepreneurs in the Caribbean, particularly in the areas of fashion, entertainment, marketing, and retail. Attendees gain a new appreciation for the entrepreneurial mindset, behaviors and skills, and leave with new ideas on how to be in their standalone brand or social enterprise or make winning contributions as part of a larger corporation. Past event guests have included Yvette Noel-Schure [Beyonce’s Publicist], Grammy Award Winning Singer/Songwriter – Angela Hunte, The Queen of Soca – Alison Hinds, Empress Jeanille, TV Host – Janeisha John, Miss Jamaica Universe –Davina Bennett, Plus-size Supermodel Tricia Campbell, Regional VP of Popular VI – Oran Roebuck, GM of 4 Seasons Nevis – Yvette Thomas-Henry, and many more.

ABOUT CARIBBEAN POSH MAGAZINE

Launched in 2005, CARIBBEAN POSH MAGAZINE is an online magazine blog that aims at being the voice of the Caribbean woman. The magazine gives its audience a unique look into the identity and influence of the Caribbean region and its place within global society through features on style, beauty, travel (around the region and worldwide), food, culture and more. The readers, who are affectionately referred to as POSH Girls, are global citizens who are confident, edgy, and fashion-forward. POSH’s content aims to inspire and empower by highlighting the Caribbean woman and by promoting #ShopCaribbean

ABOUT FOUNDER JANETTE BRIN

She is a bold entrepreneur fondly referred to as Ms.POSH, a marketing professional, magazine publisher, and event producer. Virgin Island native – Janette N. Brin describes herself as a POSHgirl – a driven career woman with a fun, stylish, creative spirit.

As the Founder and Owner of Caribbean POSH, Brin has managed to weave a distinct and inspiring path in the world of entrepreneurship. Her quest began in 2005 when she first launched Caribbean POSH Magazine. With nothing more than a passion for creative work, her culture, and of course, fashion. She was a single mom determined to build a better future for herself and her son and be a positive role model for him while inspiring other women like herself.

She has held several senior marketing roles throughout her career, including eight years at the Maryland State Department of Business Development. A Charlotte Amalie High School alumni, Brin holds an undergraduate degree in Marketing from the University of Notre Dame, Maryland and an MBA from the University of Phoenix. Brin has since developed the magazine into a lifestyle brand where she curates events and other educational content for poshgirls in business.

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