The Frugalista Life

Living my best frugal life.

Month: March 2018

Avocado Egg Salad Tartine

Heights Public Market at Armature Works makes eating more social

Heights Public Market at Armature Works opened up earlier this year and when I heard what places were there, I was obsessed immediately. I quickly already followed each eatery on Instagram so I could scroll and see what they offer. I was on vacation a couple weeks ago when my friend Tia invited me out to […]

Dorothy Dandridge

Something old, but new: 5 Websites to Find Great Vintage

Wearing vintage is nothing for me. I spent a great portion of my life at thrift stores or garage sales. Every Wednesday, my grandmother and I would go to the community thrift store near her house and see what we could find. When I got older and had a couple more dollars, I started going […]

Alicia Keys

5 Headwrap Tutorials To Style Your Hair

We’ve all been there: our hair is on day 4 or 5 and not properly cooperating. You look at yourself in the mirror and wonder “What the hell am I going to do with this hair today?!” After looking like the Mr. Crab meme for a couple minutes, the lightbulb goes off: put a headwrap […]

Ramon Hernandez and Vincent Jackson

Callaloo, Pipo’s Cafe open inside St. Petersburg’s Manhattan Casino

Earlier this week, I drove across the Howard Frankland to the reopened Manhattan Casino to interview former Bucs player turned restauranteur Vincent Jackson and Ramon Hernandez of famed eatery Pipo’s Cafe about their new venture, Callaloo. The Manhattan Casino is located in the historically Black neighborhood called The Deuces and is where Black artists could […]

Marina Williams

ARTpool Gallery brings vintage to modern St. Petersburg

I’ve been writing for St. Pete Life Magazine for a few months now. My first story was about the Foeder for Thought event during Tampa Bay Beer Week. My latest is a feature on Marina Williams, owner of ARTpool Gallery. She’s such a fun spirit and her mom is just as awesome. An excerpt from […]

Tracee Ellis Ross

Hair Inspiration: 13 Black Women Who Slay the Hair Game

One of the things I love about being a Black woman is my hair. It’s become my trademark over the years. I remember in high school, my friends would make weekly requests on what style I should do for the following week. Once I graduated from college, I began experimenting more with my hair and […]

Prost Kitchen and Bar

Where to Get Lucky in Tampa Bay on St. Patrick’s Day

Still trying to finalize those St. Patrick’s Day plans? My latest for Creative Loafing is a roundup of various events going on in the Tampa area. Here’s a few things happening this weekend(all are Saturday unless otherwise stated):   Boulevard Burgers & Tap House A St. Paddy’s-themed burger named The Irish Car Bomb is the […]

#PurpleReign: How to Wear Ultra Violet

In the year 2018 of our Lord Beyonce Giselle Knowles-Carter, Pantone chose Ultra Violet as color of the year. According to Pantone’s website, Ultra Violet “communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.” This color isn’t for the faint of heart either. If you’re someone who can handle the attention from […]

Biscuits and Gravy

3rd Annual St. Petersburg Seafood and Music Festival mixes marine life with melodies

Over the weekend I traveled across the Howard Frankland bridge to the 3rd Annual St. Petersburg Seafood and Music Festival. Not to be confused with the same kind of festival at St. Pete Beach (which I did), this one took place in Vinoy Park near the Old Northeast neighborhood.  For anyone that hasn’t been yet, that […]

Slingback Kitten Heel

5 Spring Shoe Trends To Try Right Now

Shoes can easily make or break an outfit. When I’m putting a look together, one of the first things I think of is which shoe can I wear and I’ll build the look around the shoe. Of course, no one is perfect so bad shoe choices happen (I’m guilty of making a few bad choices […]