Thanks for clicking the URL in my Twitter profile! I’ve created this page to give you a little more background on who I am and what I’m about.
My name is Sarina and I’m a lifestyle designer and radio personality. I am also the founder of Trinigourmet.com as well as author of the upcoming “Trinigourmet’s Glam By Request: 40+ Easy Caribbean Recipes”.
My work inspires domestic divas, creatives and trendsetters to add a dash of ‘Caribbean Glam’ to their lives through a unique blend of food, fashion, design and personal inspiration. A blend that carries through to the content you can expect to receive via my Twitter feed.
THE STORY BEHIND ‘CARIBBEAN GLAM’
For most people the phrase “Caribbean Glam” conjures up images of yachts, sarongs, sunsets and sand. While these may be external components of the concept for me it goes so much deeper.
I see Glam as the idealised, externalised representation of our truest selves. When nurtured and embraced it physically embodies our values and ideal. My work, infused with a strongly Caribbean aesthetic, aims to empower you to amp your own Glam Quotient, regardless of where you may be starting from.
A 1998 Departmental Honours graduate of Smith College, I’ve never been one to shy away from the challenge of self expression. Whether it was designing my independent major “Society and the Moving Image”, producing on-air shorts for PBS, self-publishing the socio-political zine “Kalypso”, being the first female to form and lead one of Trinidad’s earliest and largest online portals “Trinidad-Online.org” or establishing the critically acclaimed online Caribbean radio station “Underwire”, I have always been inspired by the interplay of technology, design and culture.
As social media grew from its infancy into the force it is today I leveraged its power to launch additional brands that built on these themes. First was Mirari Coaching which helped people to transform their personal and professional lives through a unique combination of traditional coaching techniques and innovative spiritual practices. The success of my methods, and the media coverage they generated. led to an invitation in 2006 to host my own weekly call-in program on Trinidad’s Heartbeat 103.5 FM. An award-winning food blog Trinigourmet.com quickly followed, expanding the concept of Caribbean Glam to tables around the world.
To date my work has garnered mentions and profiles in The New York Times, Caribbean Life & Travel, Caribbean Beat, Anchor Magazine, the Trinidad Guardian, “The Rough Guide To Internet Radio”, “The Internet: An Ethnographic Approach” and the GenreBusters podcast series. (For a more complete list of Media Mentions visit my Press Room)
Connect With Me
As a Lifestyle Designer, I really love helping creative souls around the world integrate elements of “Caribbean Glam” into their lives. To keep the conversation going I hope you will follow my personal Twitter account.
Thanks for dropping by!
Lifestyle Designer “Caribbean Glam”