I'm a published journalist writing as Joy Kennelly aka The Joy Writer. I have over eight years experience writing for a variety of newspapers, magazines, individuals and companies, including communication media, online Web content, sales/promotional work, scripts, tour guides, website copy and editorial content. My focus is hospitality, tourism, technology, entertainment and fashion.
Aaron Anastasi Photo Credit David Muller Southern Californian native, Aaron Anastasi, was born to an Italian father with Middle Eastern ancestry, and an Italian mother with Eastern European ancestry. His father, a lifetime saw filer tradesman, and his mother, a...
By Joy A. Kennelly I've been a fan of John Mayer's music for a long time and over the course of the pandemic dove deep into his repertoire which I was surprised was so deep and thoughtful. I know everyone...
Award-winning, multi-talented producer, director and celebrity photographer, Clinton H. Wallace was born in Montego Bay, Jamaica, and moved to Morristown, New Jersey, at the age of five.
By Joy A. Kennelly There's a reason KISS Founders Gene Simmons & Paul Stanley are AMERICA'S #1 GOLD RECORD AWARD WINNING GROUP OF ALL TIME (In All Categories) (RIAA).
By Joy A. Kennelly It was only a matter of time before someone came out with a comedy mocking everything we've all gone through with the pandemic and Re-Opening kills it! If you can read this, you have better eyes...
By Joy A. Kennelly So yesterday, this happened... Actor Aaron Anastasi and I attended Dr. Anna Guanche's ribbon cutting at her new Bella Skin Institute in the heart of the City of Beverly Hills. She is known for her Bella...
Travel article written describing where to stay, eat and enjoy along your Big Sur drive.
With more than 92,000 guest rooms and suites, LA is the third largest lodging market in the United States. And there are no signs of slowing down the growth, with more hotel developments on the horizon.
Want to know how to travel in style, just like the pros? We check in with frequent fliers to find out how often they fly, their favorite destinations and what they never leave home without. Occupation: Founder/Producer/Host/Travel Blogger & Part-time Public Relations Program Professional...say that fast three times :) Residence: Hawthorne, home of the new headquarters and 2 nd highest crime rate in the nation!
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After wrapping up work for a national professional women's organization where I spoke to hundreds of women in all industries, in all levels of their profession, in all areas around the country on a daily basis; attended numerous amazing conferences and special events with panels of female tech founders, entertainment professionals and executives at all levels of their business over the past six months; and read about women who have achieved major success in their fields, I have discovered the...
Whether you were a startup, an investor, a blogger, a fashionista, or someone just curious about what is happening in Santa Monica aka "Silicon Beach," the recent Silicon Beach Fest had something for everyone which included panels, parties and more.
It can be a confusing world to seek funding when you're just starting out and Silicon Beach Fest (#SBF) was a great place to learn what investors are looking for, meet investors of all levels in a collaborative environment, network with like-minded entrepreneurs, and develop relationships to further your dream and business.
Hard to believe another Digital LA Silicon Beach Fest Hollywood is happening this week back-to-back with the new LA Tech Summit produced by Cornerstone. Time sure flies when you're having fun, or building a startup.
By Joy Kennelly I've recently had to accept the fact I am a perfectionist in certain things and as such, hold others to the same high standards I hold for myself. This isn't always the best for relationships, but now that I'm more aware of it I can work on it.
By Joy A. Kennelly Sorry for the delay in posting my Fashion's Night Out wrap-up and Kristi Yamaguchi interview. My hands have been hurting since I'd been working so much six days straight and needed to take a quick break from the computer to allow the nerves to calm down.
By Joy A. Kennelly Last night I attended five fashion events back-to-back: The Fashion Angels Emerging Designer Show hosted by the City of Los Angeles and the Department of Cultural Affairs, SKINGRAFT, a Meet & Greet with Julia Y Renata of Mexico City, and Louver by Louis Verdad. Whew!
By Joy A. Kennelly This past Monday I was invited to attend "THE" fashion event of the season, Jeffrey Fashion Cares, which, according to their research "appears financially, to be among the largest 3rd party events in all of Atlanta's philanthropic endeavors."
By Joy A. Kennelly Finally had time to review over 200 images I was sent featuring last week's amazing 19th Annual Jeffrey Fashion Cares Atlanta Fundraiser benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure Greater Atlanta Affiliate and the Atlanta AIDS Fund (AAF).
By Joy A. Kennelly Fashion Digital LA recently wrapped up at the Director's Guild of America and what a powerful conference it was. I met upper-level executives from Nordstrom, ShoeDazzle, Jurlique, numerous smaller fashion brands like Apliq and Ellie, and major tech companies like Google, Amazon and more.
By Joy A. Kennelly Recently I was privileged to cover Nordstrom's Nashville Symphony Fashion Fundraiser which featured five-time GRAMMY® winner Carrie Underwood and an exclusive presentation of Oscar de la Renta's Pre-Fall 2012 collection this past February. It was a beautiful evening start to finish.
By Joy A. Kennelly As my client, Int'l Celebrity/Wedding Stylist, Nicole Janowicz, styles tonight's AW2012 runway show for M I L A, the eponymous collection by Mila Hermanovski whose appearance on Project Runway (both as a finalist of season 7 and as a currently airing All-Star) and subsequent capsule collections have been shown to great reviews, I satisfied my longing to attend LA Fashion Week by watching the premiere of Fashion Star last night which was a blast.
By Joy A. Kennelly In light of the recent White House party crashers who are soooo desperate for attention (shamefully so), I thought I'd share some of the amazing parties I've been to over the past few months as a legitimately invited guest.
By Joy A. Kennelly Finally have time and energy to continue sharing my experience at the Rusnak Night of Luxury event with Fashion Designer, Kevan Hall. I mean it when I say Kevan Hall topped 'em all during LA Fashion Week.
By Joy A. Kennelly Recently I had the pleasure of attending the Farm Sanctuary's Fundraiser featuring Colbie Caillat and Kevin Nealon among others at the Peterson Auto Musuem. If you've never been to the musuem, here's a taste of what to expect when you first arrive.
By Joy A. Kennelly Now that the Hermosa Beach City Council Candidates I was stumping for, Jeff Duclos and Howard Fishman, are safely in office I can get back to more fun topics seeing as I've left you dangling on LA Fashion Week long enough.:) Finally, the long-awaited Passion Revealed review!
By Joy A. Kennelly Sorry for the delay in writing this wrap-up of last Friday's Passion Revealed event. I think I've been fighting something because I've just been exhausted after my day job which totally isn't like me. Feeling under the weather makes me cranky which is why I'm glad I'm feeling better.
By Joy A. Kennelly Let's see, where we last left off we all were taking our seats for the Passion Revealed LA Fashion Week shows at the Vibiana if I remember correctly. Now I have to say, it was very hard to hear anything the announcer had to say and apologize if I don't mention everyone who was involved.
By Joy A. Kennelly This past weekend was so packed with fun activities it's taken awhile to compile pix and information to share with you. John Mayer is amazing in concert fyi.:) So! Without further ado... (All Photos Courtesy Photographer, Angelique Chacon.)
By Joy A. Kennelly Recently, I was approached by an Atlanta-based online designer handbag business called Bella Bag to attend their new bricks-n-mortar retail store launch happening here in Atlanta. I've never quite understood the lure of a designer handbag and took advantage of the opportunity to interview the founder, Cassandra Connors, with very interesting results.
By Joy A. Kennelly THE SCHOOL OF STYLE Although I'm not a stylist, I've represented a few, dressed customers when I worked in retail, have assisted stylists who styled my clients for their red carpet appearances, and assisted with pulling clothes for fashion news segments when representing the Beverly Center, years ago.