This is a very good reason for me to visit, Montreal, a city on my bucket list.

The 8th Annual Montreal International Reggae Festival return to the Quays of the Old Port

Last year, the Montreal International Reggae festival (MIRF) showcased Mr. Vegas, Cham and Lady Saw as headliners. This year, the MIRF team promises the most recognizable artistes in the dancehall industry with headliners such as popular dancehall entertainer: Mavado, the legendary Beres Hammond and international artiste of the year: Gyptian, each taking the stage at the Quays of the Old Port of Montreal during the two-day festival on August 20th and 21st, 2011 for the 8th staging of the event of what has become a tradition for reggae music supporters around the world.

This year’s festival will also see top artistes appearing on the MIRF stage for the first time. Nominated for Artiste of the decade last year at the EME Awards, Wayne Wonder will take center stage with the Harmony House Musicians along with Sharon Tucker who continues to mesmerize her audiences with her sweet melodic voice, her humbling personality and her experience as a true artist.
The line-up has further been diversified by the inclusion of the one of the longest running and most diverse bands Jamaica has ever produced: Third World. Founded in 1973, this band is known for their smashing hits, sold-out tours worldwide and inspirational messages.

The 10 time Grammy nominated band is expected to give a stellar performance at this year’s festival. The Reggae Ambassadors’ continued popularity can be attributed to their timeless music as they continue to connect with their fans across the globe.

The diversified line-up includes a mix of established, current and up-and-coming acts. The roster includes Jah Cutta and the Determination Band, Ijah, Iley Dread, Visionary, Dan Fiyah Beats and more.

Ticket Price

Friday: $25 / Door $35 Sound Clash @ EB Club Lounge
Saturday: $45 / Door $55 Dancehall night
Sunday: $45 / Door $55 Lovers Rock night
Weekend Pass: $80 / Door $120 includes entrance to Sound Clash @ EB Club Lounge
VIP: $200(front of stage access, separate VIP entrance, entrance to Reggae Friday sound clash at EB and after parties, a Reggae Festival Souvenir and 1 Complimentary beverage daily.)
Kids 12 and under are free with proof of proper I.D.

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Toll free 1-866-908-9090 Toll free

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I'm so in love with Winkler Magazine by Mario Enpaya. The photography is amazing! His July/August was recently released. Check it out here.



Claudette Peters' Exotic Mas Troupe launched a few weeks ago. This years theme is PRETTY WUTLESS IN THE CARNIVAL.  I haven't decided if I'm going this year but if I do I'll be...Pretty Audacious! 

  • If you sign up to play with Exotic before June 30th you will be automatically registered to play T-shirt mas. T-shirt mas is otherwise $60 EC$.  
  • Whole piece and tankini costumes are $25 EC$ extra, you can request these in all the costume sections. 
  • All male costumes are $500 EC$.
  • To register visit the mass camp located at Burton's Laundry on Independence Drive in Ottos, next to Bike Plus,  email or call 268-785-7263
This year they moving wotless...
 Pretty Scandalous (Female) - $750 EC$

Pretty Glamorous (Female) - $650 EC$
Pretty Audacious (Female) - $600 EC$

Pretty Outrageous (Female) - $800 EC$

The 15th Annual St. Kitts Music Festival takes place Thursday June 23 to Saturday June 25, 2011 at the Warner Park Stadium in Basseterre.  The line up looks pretty good.

I'm loving the makeup!!
Chrishell Stubs lands a beauty editorial in Arise Magazine Issue # 12. Photographed by Willem Jaspert in “Block Party – Regal chignons and sculpted braids contrast with bright make-up, as the catwalk love affair with color blocking moves to a new canvas.

Model: Chrishell Stubss
Photographer: Willem Jaspert
Editorial: Block Party
Magazine: Arise