They say life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans. If you’d asked me months ago, “Patrice, will you be in Trinidad in December?” I would have said no. I had no plans to go back home in the immediate future, but plans were in the works for me. And now I’m beyond proud to announce that I’ll be in Trinidad for a nice little chunk of December, for a pair of prestigious speaking engagements.

Photo of Port of Spain, Trinidad as seen from the Lady Young Road by my big brother Patrick Grell Jr.

First up, Style Spirit Fashion Weekend, an unprecedented fashion event put together by Trinidad Lookbook (@TdadLookbook). I’m so honored to be a part of this! There will be seminars by day and runway shows by night, followed by massive after-parties featuring top local DJs. It’s being described as “three days of solid fashion and great vibes.” I am SO ready!

If you’re in Trinidad and want to be part of Style Spirit weekend, come on out! A weekend pass costs $750, runway shows cost $300, and there are also after party tickets. Click here to get info on the event and tickets!


The OTHER event I’ll be in Trinidad to participate in, is TEDxPortofSpain’s 2012 conference on 12/12/12. I’m giving a TED talk. On the theme of courage. And I’m quite nervous about it, if you really want to know the truth. How’s that for delicious irony?

Tickets for TEDxPortofSpain take some notes from TED, in that delegates request an invitation to attend the conference, and then those who have requested can purchase tickets at TT $300. Click here for more info on that.

Between these two engagements I’ll still be blogging and sharing my adventures on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram – so even if you’re not able to come with me to Trinidad, you’ll still get to see how beautiful my homeland is.

I’m coming home! See you soon, T&T!



Lola Zabeth says:
November 26, 2012, 8:47 am
Congrats to you on both events, so awesome! I'm a big fan of TED talks, and I'm sure you'll be fantastic as always. Will it be posted online? Good luck and safe travels!
MsXpat says:
November 26, 2012, 2:12 pm
Wow you have a tight schedule but I'm still jealous you will be home over the Xmas season. Have a safe flight, and enjoy your time home. I look forward to reading your posts about the trip.
pets says:
November 26, 2012, 9:01 pm
Very happy that you are coming home again in 2012! Very proud of what you will be doing while here....pastelles, roti, pelau here we come.
Glenyse says:
November 27, 2012, 8:30 pm
Bella, Please keep us posted after and let us know when your Ted talk goes live! I am looking forward to hearing what you have to say about courage.
Arynetta says:
November 28, 2012, 4:14 pm
Über-Excited for the TED talk! How fabulous.
Nicole says:
December 7, 2012, 4:54 pm
I am so excited for you. My company is having an event there on the 9th of this month. I can't wait.
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