The Frugalista Life

Living my best frugal life.

Year: 2019

The RealTampa IG page explores unknown and forgotten moments of the 813rd

I’ve been following the RealTampa IG page for a few months now and it’s crazy how much about Tampa I didn’t know. Robert and I send posts all day every day, cracking up at some of the foolishness that comes out of the city. When you look at RealTampa, it’s like taking a step back […]

Sugar Factory American Brasserie opens at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino with Snoop Dogg, Ice-T, and Coco

Entertainment legend Snoop Dogg made a special appearance to hundreds of fans last night at the new Sugar Factory American Brasserie at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa. After taking several pictures, he can be overheard praising his love of candy and his excitement to get his faves: Skittles and Starbursts. Once inside, he […]

Where to Celebrate New Year’s in Tampa Bay

Once Christmas is over, our main concern is to find where to celebrate New Year’s in Tampa Bay. No need to fret, here are some options: 7th + Grove Flourish at their 2020 Experience with hookahs, plenty of drinks, and small bites. Email to reserve limited VIP section for $300. Come back the next day […]

The Urban Canning Company to relaunch with St. Pete’s Brick Street Farms in 2020

Illene Sofranko, former owner of The Urban Canning Company, announced last month she was closing down the local business storefront. Little did we all know, she had other plans brewing behind the scenes. She’s partnering with Shannon O’Malley of Brick Street Farms to bring a new experience to St. Pete. The Urban Canning Company is […]

Restaurants Open on Christmas Day in Tampa Bay

After opening up all your gifts, there’s a chance you’ve worked up an appetite. Spots all over Tampa Bay are open with full spreads offering up a multitude of options for guests. No one feels like spending all day in the kitchen so why not go somewhere that does all the work for you? Here […]

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa announces 2020 Wine & Spirits Collaborative Dinner Series

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa officially rolls out their 2020 wine and spirits dinner series with more menu offerings in their fine dining restaurants. The series begins January 15th at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, where they’ll collaborate with vintage prestige champagne Dom Pérignon. The 36-seat exclusive event begins at 6pm with a menu […]

The Karol Hotel announces Jon Atanacio as executive chef

The Karol Hotel announces Jon Atanacio as executive chef Tuesday. His duties including directing daily culinary operations at hotel signatures K Club Bar & Bistro and Vantage Rooftop Bar. He’ll also be in charge of overseeing the food and beverage options for various meetings, local caterings, corporate events, and other special occasions. “Jon’s passion for […]

My Tasteful Ventures’ Saba Ferdinand is the Travel Bestie We All Need

I met Sabatini “Saba” Ferdinand earlier this year on Instagram when we followed each other and met in-person shortly thereafter. What I enjoy most about Saba is her love of traveling. She knows all the tips, tricks, and hacks that save us coins and enhances our traveling experience. She perused all over Europe a couple […]

The Bakery Box Pop-Up shop soft opens today in South Tampa

Commercial shared kitchens are one of the most helpful opportunities for any local food entrepreneur. Not only do they help their clients navigate the business side of things, the kitchens allow them a space to create their goodies without having to spend even more money. There are a few commercial shared kitchens in Tampa Bay […]

The Heights Night Market is one of the largest local markets of the holiday season

The Heights Night Market is a free monthly event at Armature Works featuring local small businesses selling products like jewelry and food, live music, and a good time. Armature Works hosts the market the 2nd Wednesday of every month beginning at 5:30pm until 9:30pm. Next week’s market is one of the larger ones leading into […]