I just got back from Socavivor '14 and had the time of my life. I have always wanted to go to Miami Carnival, and finally got around to it this year. It was a short trip with just me and my sister. It was my graduation gift to her. There were also quite a few friends that were already there. I had a nice party line up to attend, most of which I bought tickets for online.
Friday -- Ultra Violet All White
Saturday -- Wet Fete Pool Party / Reggae vs Soca
Sunday -- The Carnival Parade / Jabba Strikes Back
So a few lessons I have learned after this trip, 1) rent a car because cab fare will clean you out 2) following New York party promoters will only land you in mostly hip-hop parties and 3) pace your drinking. Saturday night was the party I was looking forward to the most, but never made it. I had a 32oz drink at dinner on Ocean Drive and knocked out back in my hotel room. I woke up at 1:30am and tried to get dressed but it wasn't happening. As far as all the other parties, my sister and I had fun.
My sister and I looked fabulous at all the events we attended and we both had a really good time. The most fun I had my whole trip was Saturday morning on the beach. In my opinion, Miami carnival has nothing on Brooklyn Carnival. It's held in a stadium (and you have to pay to get in). We went early and left early. There is also a concert at the end of the parade that we missed. I'm debating on going next year just so I can experience it the right way, but eh I'll see how I feel.
I am a Brooklyn-born, Jersey-raised, very proud Jamaican American. I am a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University with a Bachelors Degree in Business Management and Entrepreneurial Studies. I am also the CEO of Baseline Cosmetics, where make up meets music.
Hi!!! I'm Nichole Naomi and welcome to Fashion, Finesse, and Flair. This is a lifestyle blog about travel, food, and social and cultural issues. On my blog, I share my style, music and product reviews, and my natural hair. I am a lover of New York City and all the culture and treasures it has to offer. I created this blog to express everything I am passionate about.