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All About My JW Marriott Tampa Water Street Staycation

Staycations have been a thing for a few years now but grew in popularity last year since we really couldn’t go anywhere. I get it…the lines between work and home blurred drastically. Getting out of the house and going somewhere else to relax for a couple days works wonders for relaxation and the mental. I […]

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Where to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Tampa Bay

This year is really flying by; how crazy is it we’re almost halfway through the 2021? Anywho, did you realize Cinco de Mayo is coming up? That’s right…it’s next week. Don’t have any plans at the moment? Cinco de Mayo in Tampa Bay is a huge deal. Restaurants all over are bringing out all the […]

What to Know About the 2021 Florida State Fair

If you didn’t know, the Florida State Fair was postponed this year due to COVID. It’s usually in February but this year it starts April 22-May 2. The fair is always a fun time with all the rides and crazy foods we’re able to eat once a year haha. This year’s fair is full of […]

How to Wear Spring/Summer 2021 Color Trends

You know the seasons are changing when you go shopping on apps or in-person to the mall and see bolder, brighter colors. It’s almost like moods instantly changes and plans are made for when the weather changes. Spring/summer 2021 color trends are all about being bold, daring, attention-grabbing, and super colorful. When the world opens […]

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Grimaldi’s Pizzeria raising funds this month for child abuse prevention nonprofit Childhelp

Did you know April was Child Abuse Prevention Month? Me either. Fortunately for us pizza lovers, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria is making sure they bring awareness to the issue. Incidents of child abuse have risen as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The United States has one of the worst records surrounding abuse. Here’s a stat to wrap […]

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Where to Eat on Easter in Tampa Bay

Not gonna lie I get turned around when it comes to Easter. The only time I know it’s close is when I start seeing commercials and candy in the store. Of course, the restaurants create special menus and serve up some good food for the special day. So, looking for where to eat on Easter […]

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5 Spring 2021 Fashion Trends to Know About

We’re still socially distancing a year later but the fashions must still happen, right? Personally, I can’t wait for spring to get here so I can break out the cute OOTD’s and show some skin. While I love wearing my coats and sweats for an easy look, I’m ready to see bright colors and skin. […]

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Hyatt Place, Hyatt House now open in Downtown Tampa

If you’ve ever been downtown, you’ve seen the transformation currently happening in the area. First with the switch of Channelside to Sparkman Wharf, now there’s the Water Street development underway that’s turned downtown into a multi-use part of Tampa. USF will have a medical office down there and, of course, there are the high-rise condos […]

HEW Parlor & Chophouse

HEW Parlor & Chophouse now serving breakfast, brunch, and lunch

Who doesn’t love a good weekend brunch? After working 40 hours a week, brunch with your favorite people is one way millennials and Gen Z look forward to on their off days from work (I know I do!). Tampa Bay has so many options for brunch that’ll make your head spin. Whenever I go to […]

PDQ releases new limited-time spicy menu items, milkshake today

Tampa Bay-based chicken restaurant PDQ (People Dedicated to Quality) released an updated menu featuring the new Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Spicy Nuggets, a signature sauce, and the Cap’n Crunch Berry shake. All these items are available now at all PDQ locations except Amalie Arena, PNC Arena, Raymond James Stadium, and Tampa International Airport. View this post […]