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CULTURE: “Used To Be With Vashtie At Santos.” What Does My Drake Shoutout Refer To?

*This post was originally posted in January 2018, when the song debuted – but, it felt like a good time to revisit. Also, yes I am still excited about my mention which is why I want to revisit it! A

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My Secret Wedding Day + How We Met (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

If you’ve been following me or have been reading this blog, you already know that marriage was not an absolute for me. I just wasn’t the girl who dreamed of her wedding or even imagined it…ever. In fact, I was

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Why I Drink Lemon Water On An Empty Stomach Every Morning

If you follow me on the gram, you might have seen my morning stories where I share that I drink 32 ounces of room temperature lemon water on an empty stomach every morning. This habit of mine has become so

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Celebrating National DJ Day With a Handful of DJs You Should Know

If I make my way out to a lounge, club, or any social gathering; 9 times out of 10 when I look up, there’s a guy responsible for spinning the records. Though a lack of diversity in the DJ scene

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A Statement Piece Here to Stay: The Telfar Bag

The Longchamp “Le Pliage” is a country club favorite, the Louis Vuitton speedy fits comfortably under one’s arm, and the Hermès Birkin bag is a collector’s favorite. But there’s a new statement bag in town that has redefined what it

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THROWBACK: Vashtie & Kid Cudi’s Hilarious Short Film (2008)

Wow, I can’t believe it’s been 11 years this month since me and Kid Cudi were bored one Friday night before heading out to my party (“Open” at Santos with Q-Tip) and decided to have some fun with the video

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Va$htie and Game Changing Ladies Design Dream Soccer Jerseys With Bleacher Report

In honor of women’s soccer and the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France, Bleacher Report has released an exclusive line of jerseys designed by 8 game changing female artists and designers.  The new FC 2019 collection features none other than

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My 5 Favorite Scandinavian Songstresses Slaying the Charts!

As some of you may know, I am dating a Dane…a man from Denmark…Copenhagen to be exact. Naturally, I am so curious about him and his country – but also his area of the world, known as Scandinavia. As a

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LIFE: DJ’ing For Snark Park & American Express at Hudson Yards (3.15.19)

Special shoutout to Daniel Arsham, the Snarkitecture Gang and American Express for having me DJ their celebratory private dinner for Snark Park at the newly debuted Hudson Yards. If you haven’t heard about Hudson Yards, it is the nation’s largest

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#ThingsToDoWithVashtie: Schimanski’s With GETLIVE! 1/5/2019

Looking for something to do this weekend? Come visit Vashtie at her job this Saturday. We know its a night shift but her and her co-workers DJ GETLIVE! and Loyal Duce will be setting the vibes for the evening at

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#VashtieEatsOut: Pearl’s – Authentic Trinidadian Cuisine in Williamsburg Brooklyn.

If you’re in New York looking for authentic Trinidadian cuisine with a hip and modern twist, look no further than Pearl’s.  It opened a few years ago by John Seymour, who is also the co-owner of the ever popular Sweet

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LIFE: Vashtie DJ’s YouTube’s “Bringing The Boom Bap Back To New York” Alongside GrandMaster Flash

  January 26th, 2018. About a week prior to the event, I got a call from Lyor Cohen (the man, the legend – himself) telling me that he wanted me to DJ his party and that our mutual friend Q-Tip

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Vashtie’s Mixtape #ONE16GOAT” Honors Sade, Kate Moss, Aaliyah and FKA Twigs Birthday

Another one… Yes folks. Another mixtape by yours truly. These things take a lot of time and work, but I always feel so accomplished after finishing and letting them out into the digital universe. This newest mixtape celebrates January 16th;

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Recap: Vashtie Brings Back her Classic 1992 Party

Video by: @le.Minor On Thursday, our favorite “downtown sweetheart” reminded us all why there is nothing better than gyrating and “throwing it back” to some good ole’ classics! Hosted by Gitoo and joined by a roster of eclectic djs like

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Event Recap: Vashtie Spins at Ray-Ban Soho

  Whether it was the Coolhaus ice cream truck parked right in front, the big black balloons that hinted at a possible turn-up, or passing by and hearing everything from “Supa Dupa Fly” to Sade croon over “Cant Have Everything” by

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Recap: Vashtie’s New York Birthday Ball

Last Thursday our Downtown Sweetheart Vashtie threw the ultimate New York themed Birthday Ball. Many people stopped by Kola House to enjoy “Vashtie Kola’s” and “1992 Nutcrackers”, the specialty drinks of the night. Odalys opened the show and was followed

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Farewells & Fond Memories of Angelica Kitchen

Angelica Kitchen has been–for many generations of the young, hungry, and weird–a gateway to New York City. Today, the pioneering East Village vegan eatery closes, after forty years of operation. Rising rent and a changing neighborhood led to its demise. If

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Featured: Quickie with Vashtie Kola

T H E S H O R T… Name: VASHTIE Nickname: VASH, VEE, VA$H MONEY, VASHTIE SPYMANTI, KING VASHTIE, KOLA Astrological Sign: APRIL 23rd —–>  Taurus Born & Raised: Albany, New York via my Trinidadian parents. Currently Residing: Manhattan – East Village NYC! The Last

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Giveaway: Your Chance to Win Some RMS Lip & Skin Balm !

On behalf of Vashtie, we’re giving away RMS Lip & Skin Balm in Simply Vanilla. A personal favorite of Vashtie Kola, each ingredient in this award-winning and skin rejuvenating formula has been carefully selected for its traditional healing abilities. Superior biologically active ingredients

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Dyson Supersonic to the Rescue: Vashtie’s Morning Routine Featured by Coveteur

Vashtie Kola is busy. Between DJ gigs, directing, designing, globetrotting (while at her place, we helped plot her upcoming pilgrimage to the Louis Vuitton store in Paris during Fashion Week), we think it’s fair to say that she has approximately

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NEWS: Vashtie is Looking for Graphic Design Interns

Vashtie is currently looking for graphic design interns to join our team! The perfect person would be New York-based and creative with a deep passion for graphic design. See the positions below: Graphic Design Intern: Experienced graphic design intern with strong

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BEAUTY: The Innate Life Scalp Treatment & Rose Hair Elixir

As some of you know, at the age of twelve, I became all about vegan eating, wellness and all things natural. My journey has been an interesting one, filled with lots of discoveries. I’m really fortunate to be able to share any

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5 Easy Stretches to Get Your Body Primed For the Day

Instead of hitting the snooze button in the morning, PopSugar Fitness wants you take the extra 10 minutes to stretch. It’s a great way to energize the morning and release tension from the previous day or a funky sleeping position.

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Here’s a Special Valentine’s Day Treat, My ‘To You, From Me’ Mix

Dedicated to all the lovers worldwide (and especially to one very dear and darling to me), on my favorite holiday…Valentine’s Day. ‘To You, From Me’ is a collection of all my favorite love songs, past and present. With artists ranging

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Join Vashtie For Puma’s Swan Pack Collection Launch At Macy’s This Weekend!

The days of athletic clothing and everyday fashion playing in two separate arenas are over. Puma, with their latest line, found a way to merge the two. In collaboration with Kylie Jenner,the brand debuted the Swan Pack Collection, in which she launched

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Celebrate the anniversary of “Brooklyn Took It” with Vashtie at Friends and Lovers

What’s a better way to party besides losing yourself in the midst of good vibes and quality music? To spare yourself the wonder, there is no better way! Come party the way you should this Friday for the ‘Brooklyn Took

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Ting & Ting Christmas Features Vibes From Vashtie

Happy holidays everyone! Time to get one more party in before Christmas arrives. Catch the vibes NYC with a Ting & Ting Christmas, Thursday December 22 at 9 p.m.. Head to Kinfolk and experience DJ sets from Kitty Cash, DJ

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Vashtie’s Holiday Gift Guide – Under 150$

It’s that special time of year when all you want to do is hibernate and chill, but the pressure of our capitalist society has you on edge about what to get your loved ones for the holidays! Here is my

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NEWS: VASHTIE IS LOOKING FOR INTERNS

Vashtie.com is currently looking for writing, videography, and photography interns to join our team! The perfect person would be New York-based and creative with a deep passion in subjects involving music, film, art, style, culture and wellness. See the positions

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Celebrate ‘1992’ Ten Year Anniversary with Vashtie At SOBs

Thursday, December 15 catch downtown’s sweetheart Vashtie performing at SOBs in New York. The event is not only a charitable occasion but it is the 10 year anniversary of Vashtie’s popular 1992 party series. Performers will include Young M.A, Princess Nokia,

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Electric Circus Celebrates Five Years of the Glo With 90s-themed Anniverary Bash, #GLOESHA

Electric Circus just dropped a special digital and experiential campaign in partnership with Lugz titled GLOESHA. The Campaign celebrates the brands 5th year anniversary with nostalgic hip-hop flair. Highlighting a line-up of ten inspiring influencers and colleagues within music, fashion and lifestyle scenes in downtown

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FEATURED: Quickie With CJ Fly

T H E S H O R T… Name: Chaine Downer Jr./ CJ Fly Nickname: Master Roshi, SGT Fly, Rap Game Tarantino, The Overseer Astrological Sign: Cancer, but apparently I’m a Gemini now (fuck that). Born & Raised: Brooklyn, NY/ East Flatbush, Bedstuy Currently

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Vashtie Will Be DJ’ing At Louie & Chan Friday Night

NYC family join Vashtie Friday, December 9 at Louie & Chan for good music and a good time. If you’ve ever made it to one of her legendary 1992 parties you’ll know what to expect. Joining her on the decks will

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Longing In Long Beach With Greg Noire

I met Houston’s Greg Noire while DJ’ing in Texas last year where he also shot some classic images of me in my hotel room. Since then we were also able to grab iconic shots in NYC and now during a

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