The Frugalista Life

Living my best frugal life.

Month: September 2019

How to Spend Labor Day Weekend in New Orleans

Listen, New Orleans is my favorite city in the world. I’ve opined so many times on this blog about how different the culture is in the city. I swear every corner has some kind of historical significance and it’s like I’m in a alternate world. The people are so friendly and welcoming it’s like I’ve […]

Epicurean Hotel’s Élevage to host Hurricane Dorian Relief Dinners

Hurricane Dorian ravaged parts of the Caribbean earlier this month and relief efforts are still underway at a lot of places. Epicurean Hotel’s Élevage extends its hand to help out those affected by the storm with a 2-night dinner event. The event is a curated dinner and includes 4-courses of prix fixe Bahamian-themed foods to […]

My Fall 2019 Trend Obsessions

Fall is swiftly approaching and that means it’s time for us to really start dressing. I don’t really require too much for this fall season; only a few basics. This time of year is for a little bit of layering and most of these things are in my closet already. My fall 2019 trend obsessions […]

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa officially names Walter Apfelbaum as executive butcher at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa announces Walter Apfelbaum as executive butcher at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood. As executive butcher, he’s in charge of butchering for the other dining options at the property. Renowned butcher Walter Apfelbaum has been in the meat industry for 30 years. Born and raised in Asbury Park, New […]

Walter Apfelbaum takes the reins at Tampa Hard Rock’s Council Oak Butcher Shop

Walter Apfelbaum’s passion for butchery began when he was a kid in Asbury Park, NJ. He says he was most interested in going to the meat section to see what kinds of interesting cuts were available at the store. Fast forward a bit to 2019 when he’s now the executive butcher at Seminole Hard Rock […]

September Food Happenings in Tampa Bay

A whole bunch of food-related events and debuts are happening all over the Tampa Bay are. From brunches to monthly classes, indulge while also learn about the effects of food on mental health. DRG Dough In honor of the new Star Wars’ Galaxy’s Edge park opening at Disney World and the upcoming movie release, Dough […]

Opera Tampa, Armature Works, and The Straz Center kick off 2019-2020 season with Opera Live! concert tonight

Armature Works, Opera Tampa, and The Straz Center partner up to present Opera Live! To celebrate Opera Tampa’s 25th anniversary, the 2019-2020 season begins with the free pop-up concert at Armature Works tonight. The hour-long free concert begins at 7pm in The Gathering. Performances from the Opera Tampa Singers introduce audiences to the opera world […]

The Karol Hotel to open in Clearwater this fall

Tampa-based hospitality company Mainsail Lodging & Development announces the fall opening for The Karol Hotel, the first Tribute Portfolio hotel in Pinellas County. Located right in the center of Feather Sound between Clearwater, Tampa, and St. Petersburg, the boutique hotel features 123 guest rooms and suites, the signature lobby bar & restaurant K Club Bar […]

How I Take Care of My Hair After Braids

When you’re in a hair rut, it’s challenging to figure out what style to try next. I kept asking myself which style I wanted to try next and couldn’t decide between either braids or a weave. I decided to get braids but THEN I had to figure out what KIND of braids I wanted: an […]

4 Rivers Smokehouse locations in Florida open Sunday to benefit Hurricane Dorian victims

All 4 Rivers Smokehouse locations in Florida (excluding the Downtown Orlando location) and The COOP are opening their doors Sunday, September 8th to benefit relief efforts in the Bahamas post-Hurricane Dorian. Contributions are donated to non-profit World Central Kitchen, an organization providing meals to victims of natural disasters. Each 4 Rivers Smokehouse opens from 11am-3pm. […]