7th Heaven Q&A With Edwin Vazquez

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Indie Singer/Songwriter, Edwin Vazquez, has been making his mark around the NYC art scene for quite some time now, electrifying audiences with his spiritual song lyrics that touch the hearts and minds of people from all walks of life. Although he is of Puerto Rican descent, (and has been featured on Telemundo’s El Show de Jackie – one of the largest Latino networks) his music reaches out to Africans, Caucasians, Latinos, Indians and Asians because of his universal messages of love, forgiveness, and compassion for all of humanity… Isn’t that the way to tis the season!

For the Holidays, we asked this gypsy soul singer to answer 7 questions so that audiences can get to know the man behind the music.

  • We know that you carry yourself as a Conscious Artist because your songs carry messages of peace and divine truth. But everyone has favorites. Name 3 of your songs that you feel carry the strongest or most important messages.
  • Which major Artists have you collaborated with in the studio or on stage? Describe the synergistic experience.
  • How do you infuse your music into other forms of Art? Example. musicals, commercial jingles, movie scores, birthday parties, etc. What were some of the creative ways you cross marketed with those companies?
  • Do you have Christmas songs? And what is (or was) your religion? How do you personally feel about the Holidays?
  • What is your new years resolution? Where do you envision your career in 2015?
  • Tell us a little about your manager and band members. How do they inspire you and keep you going.
  • What advice do you give to other musicians? And do you believe that we should all be conscious Artists?

Choiselle Organic Skincare

ST. LUCIA’S MYSTERIOUS PEARL OF BEAUTY IS

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Mysterious stories from how the witch doctor cured someone from repetitive voodoo nightmares, to how the modern day medicine man fell in love with an exotic island native, have spilled from people’s mouths throughout the ages about the Caribbean. But one thing that is refreshingly new, is the body skincare brand, CHOISELLE, created by – yes – another exotic island native named Nydia Norville, who created this line due to her earlier childhood years spent with her grandmother as she picked from the plants, trees and herbs growing around them.

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It’s no secret that one of the best beauty remedies is to take a dip and swim inside of a tropical based ocean where the salt water detoxifies your skin in conjunction with the sun that recharges cell rejuvenation. But the truth of the matter is that most of us live in urban cities where we work hard, juggle full time careers, and are exposed to way too much pollution and toxic chemicals on a daily basis. In short, we have to invest in the maintenance of our beauty to keep ourselves looking healthy and radiant before our environment ages us quicker. Norville knows this all too well as she started her career as a print model before creating her luxurious skincare products. Below is a Q&A with the fabulous Beauty Expert, revealing why her products are a must-have for every woman’s regimen.

logo1) HOW DID YOU COME UP WITH THE BRAND NAME FOR YOUR SKINCARE LINE?

The inspiration behind my line came from my early childhood spent on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia. I drew from my experience watching my grandmother and other women around me prepare medicinal and skincare remedies using ingredients from plants, trees and herbs growing around them. Choiselle (pronounced SHWA-ZELLE) is loosely named after the town in St. Lucia called Choiseul (pronounced SHOW-ZELLE). I changed the pronunciation and spelling just a bit. It was my way of paying tribute to the place that inspired me.

2) WHERE ARE THE INGREDIENTS INSPIRED OR DERIVED FROM?

I wanted to use ingredients from nature in their purest form as possible. I first started looking at ingredients native to the Caribbean and from there branched out into different regions. The initial inspiration comes from the Caribbean. We have mango butter and lemongrass. Citronella which is lemongrass’s “cousin” is what I remember seeing being used to make tea.  They smell very similar and even look almost the same. We also incorporated ingredients from other regions such as lavender from France and ylang ylang which is native to Southeast Asia.

choiselle-63) WHERE ARE YOUR PRODUCTS CURRENTLY BEING SOLD? HAVE YOU CROSS PROMOTED WITH OTHER COMPANIES?

Our products are currently being sold on our online store and we have selected products at Aetheria Relaxation Spa in New Canaan, CT.  We will be announcing very soon that our products will be available in the spa of a luxury hotel in the Caribbean but we can’t mention the name yet. Stay tuned.

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