The heart of our mission at VoyageMIA is to find the amazing souls that breathe life into our city. In the recent weeks, we’ve had the privilege to connect with some of the South Florida’s finest artists, creatives, entrepreneurs and rabble rousers and we can’t begin to express how impressed we are with our city’s incredibly deep talent pool. Check out inspiring stories from South Broward below.
I am a woman breed by fashion. Clothing is literally in my DNA. My mother is a seamstress and has been designing my clothing since I was one year old. I loved watching different Project Runway, Devil Wears Prada, etc. Shows and movies that have different fashionista moments. I started my clothing in the year of 2020 in July. I didn’t know what my passion was until I really sat and thought about what I cared about the most. Read more>>
I started practicing makeup on myself when I was 17. I never thought about doing anyone else’s makeup. I just enjoyed the limitless art behind it. Eventually, as time went on, friends started asking me to do their makeup. I’ve been wanting to start a makeup business since last year, but my job wouldn’t allow me. Now that I have more time on my hands, I’m going all in. Read more>>
I grew up watching my mother do braids back in the early ’80s, and admiring how she made people look and feel once she was finished with their hair. I loved to watch them get a big kick of confidence like they knew they looked good, and I wanted to make people feel that same way. I used to ask her a lot of questions about hair, and I also experimented a lot with my hair. As well as my siblings. Trying different things on my hair, trying to keep up with the styles that changed drastically from decade to decade so that I could make sure I stayed in the game. I ended up getting married in my early 20’s and asked my husband to pay for me to go to hair school, and he did, so I started my classes and loved it. Read more>>
I’m an unpredictable individual. I roam around my day gardening, creating, designing unconventional things, and teaching. I love things. I love junk. I adore nature! I’ve been described as a divergent, benevolent, and even an oddball. These adjectives provide an insight of who I am. I’m Ms. Jeannie! I’m a nature teacher. My goal is to provide an avenue for students to explore the outdoor world and discover the endless possibilities nature has to offer. I love teaching children the basic concepts of nature. Nature skills are a fundamental part of taking up projects that aim to improve the community, the environment and self-awareness. After receiving my Master in Accountancy, I was blessed to be part of the corporate workforce for over fifteen years. My next eleven years uncovered my love in education. I had the privilege to teach in the realm of a Montessori platform. I was delighted in teaching students practical skills, cooking, technology, knitting, dance, and gardening. Read more>>
I started cooking when I was ten years old. My mother cooked and baked pies very tasty. I liked the smell of pies in the house, and I started learning from my mother. At the age of 17 in Russia, I started working in a restaurant. At first, I worked as a waiter, and then as a chef assistant. In 1990 I went to Italy and worked there as a cook in a small family restaurant. In 1991, I moved to America and immediately started working at the legendary Odessa restaurant on Brighton Beach. In 1996, I graduated from the French Culinary Institute in Manhattan. Jacques Papin, Daniel Bouli, Alan Saidjak, André Salter were my teachers. My teachers taught me the skill and artistry, gave me the way to work in Manhattan. I had several restaurants: I was the owner of Cafe Europe in Boston, Stoli restaurant and bar, Love cafe and bar in Manhattan. In Brooklyn, NY, I had two food delivery companies Visit Kitchen. Six months ago, my wife and I moved to Miami and immediately started a catering company. I am currently trying to convey the idea of delicious and healthy food to the people of Miami. Read more>>