The Frugalista Life

Living my best frugal life.

Month: July 2019

The Art Institute of Tampa teaches their culinary students the real deal

The Art Institute of Tampa is a branch of the Miami International University of Art & Design. The school offers several programs including film/production, fashion, and culinary arts. Their programs immerse students in the real deal so they know what’s in store for them once they graduate. I went to the campus with a friend […]

My 3 Summer 2019 Obsessions

Summer is the time where everyone is trying to get outfits off because the sun is out and we all are having fun. Again, although it’s Florida it’s always “summertime” here. That’s really the only season we have. This season means more day parties, brunches, and just outings in general that requires full LEWKS. I […]

2 Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa restaurants awarded 2019 Wine Spectator Magazine’s Award of Excellence

A couple of Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa’s fine dining are being commended once again for their exquisite and extensive wine lists. Wine Spectator Magazine awarded Council Oak Steaks & Seafood and The Rez Grill their 2019 Award of Excellence. The Award of Excellence recognizes wine lists with interesting offerings, appeals to wine […]

Baba shows St. Petersburg how to do Meditteranean cuisine

Meditteranean foods are a cuisine that I’ve grown to enjoy over the last few years. Lamb is one of the riskiest I eat because my palate is so used to the taste of chicken, beef, fish, etc. that the taste came as a shock at first. Now, it’s nothing to me. St. Petersburg isn’t really […]

Brewer’s Supper Club aligns beer with fancy cuisines

The annual Bern’s Winefest is planned by the people at famous Tampa restaurant Bern’s Steakhouse. The wine tasting experience, in its 22ndyear, is a week-long premier event that allows the public to taste unique foods and wines by some of the most talented in the Tampa Bay area. You have to be quick with purchasing […]

Beauty-Related Things I Want to Do in 2019

Anything beauty-related was never on my radar. I didn’t really grow up doing the typical “girly” things like having getting my nails done every couple weeks. I’m more of the “au natural” tribe. The only thing related to beauty that I was interested in was my hair. Of course, I kept it simple: wash, blow-dry, […]

5th annual cooking competition Epic Chef Showdown benefits Feeding Tampa Bay

The Epic Chef Showdown in 2017 is one of the first stories I wrote for Creative Loafing as an intern. The idea of attending an event like this made me feel privileged that I had the opportunity to go as a member of the media; I felt fancy to say the least. This year, it’s […]

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa covers date night and brunch this month

The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa is about a 20 minute drive from my house. If I’m coming from Orlando, it’s my sign that I’m in the home stretch and my apartment isn’t far away at this point. I don’t get out there too much except to eat but they have a few […]

How I’m Healing My Inner Child: Chapter 1 (Part 2)

Last week I talked about the first half of chapter 1 in the book The Inner Child Workbook by Cathryn L. Taylor. Like I wrote previously, I think this book is going to reveal a lot to me as far as coping mechanisms I developed over the years. The first half of healing looks at […]