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Mermosa mersecco and flute glasses

Mermosa: Florida’s first (and only) Black woman-owned wine brand but not the last

Raise your hand if you look forward to drinking a lovely glass of wine after a long day or when you’re feeling fancy *raises hand*. When I drink wine, I feel like I’m GROWN grown. Per usual, the world of wine isn’t the most diverse but I think that’s slowly changing with more Black-owned wine […]

Where to Celebrate Juneteenth in Tampa Bay

Growing up, I never celebrated Juneteenth. I knew what it was but it wasn’t something we celebrated in Florida really. To put y’all up to speed, the holiday celebrates the day Texas finally emancipated its enslaved after all the other Confederate states had done so already. Celebrating Juneteenth is becoming more popular and less of just […]

Father’s Day in Tampa Bay: Where to Take Dad for a Fun Outing

Father’s Day is Sunday and all the dads out there can enjoy themselves with a bomb steak and brown liquor. Wanna do something different this year with you Dad? There’s opportunity to just kick back and relax too. Here’s where to take your Dad for Father’s Day in Tampa Bay (all dates are for Sunday […]

food at Tampa restaurant 7th + Grove

7th + Grove and Health Matters Pharmacy host “Vibe and Vacs” pop-up COVID-19 clinic tomorrow

Ybor City’s 7th + Grove Restaurant and Lounge and Health Matters Pharmacy are teaming up to host a Covid-19 vaccine pop-up for employees, customers, and community members in support of City of Tampa’s new “Tickets to Outside” campaign. The city started the initiative last month as a way to make the vaccine less scary for residents by […]

Hawker's Asian Street Food Bloody Mary and Sichuan Shakshuka

Hawkers Asian Street Food and Sal Y Mar Rooftop Bar offering weekend brunch starting this Saturday

One thing I look forward to on the weekend is brunch. After working 40 long hours at work, it’s something I enjoy doing to decompress and relax. My favorite part about brunch, outside of food of course, is choosing which cute cocktail to pair with my meal. I usually go for something that’s colorful and […]

photo of Haagen-Dazs chameleon coffee float

Häagen-Dazs Coffee Collection launches today, available nationwide

Ever thought about combining classic ice cream flavors with coffee? Well now you can with the new  Häagen-Dazs Coffee Collection line of drinks and ice creams that launched today. One of the new drinks is their Chameleon Cold-Brew Float, which is available starting today exclusively at all Häagen-Dazs shops across the country. The Chameleon Cold-Brew […]

sitting outside JW Marriott Tampa Water Street

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 […]

birria tacos with drink

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 […]