The Frugalista Life

Living my best frugal life.

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#ThisIs80: How to Plan a (Forgotten) Birthday Party in 2 Weeks

My grandma Florence and I are very close. My mom and I lived with her until I was 5 when we moved into our own apartment. Even then, I’d still spend the night(even school nights!!) at her house and my mom would just bring me clothes the next morning. She and I talk on the […]

#SoloTripPart2: Where to Eat in Naples

Like previously mentioned in a blog post from last month, I was invited down to Naples by the Naples/Marco Island/Everglades Convention and Visitor’s Bureau for a trip to ride airboats for the first time(that was an insane experience). Any time I’m going out of town, the main thing I look forward to is the food. […]

Samurai Blue brings sushi to Carrollwood

Samurai Blue is about 10 minutes from my house so I was able to watch the construction of the building from the first time I noticed it earlier this year. It’s funny how we never notice much when old things disappear and new things appear. I’ve been eyeballing it for a few months now and […]

Sekushi on the Beach brings “sexy” back to Clearwater Beach

I’ve known Chef Viet Vo for a while now. I first met him a couple years ago when he had his Ox and Fields restaurant in Seminole Heights(RIP). Right now, he’s a busy man all over Tampa opening up new concepts and whatnot. Currently, he runs Frankie’s Lobstah Trap at International Mall and is involved […]

#SoloTrip: My First Time Riding an Airboat in Naples and Chillin at the Zoo

It’s funny how this trip started. A couple months ago I wrote an article for Creative Loafing about my summer travel bucket list with things I was interested in doing. The next morning I woke up to an email inviting me to Naples to scratch one thing off my travel bucket list. That was the […]