The Frugalista Life

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Sekushi on the Beach brings “sexy” back to Clearwater Beach

I’ve known Chef Viet Vo for a while now. I first met him a couple years ago when he had his Ox and Fields restaurant in Seminole Heights(RIP). Right now, he’s a busy man all over Tampa opening up new concepts and whatnot. Currently, he runs Frankie’s Lobstah Trap at International Mall and is involved […]

St. Pete Art and Fashion Week is a bridge of 2 worlds

Where else can you go in Tampa Bay that mixes the art and fashion worlds? We already have Tampa Bay Fashion Week but Dana Crowley of Luxe Fashion Group decided to do something different. The September/October issue of St. Pete Life Magazine is out and readers can learn all about what’s happening in the city. St. […]

Main Course Tampa serves inspiration on the regular

I’ve been eyeballing West Tampa’s Main Course restaurant from the first time I was shown their Instagram a few months ago. I feel like I’m part of their family because I got to watch their evolution from just 2 IG posts to now having a super huge following. Last week I was excited to finally able to swing […]

Who was Best Dressed at the 2018 Video Music Awards?

I have fond memories of watching the VMAs since I was a kid. I can remember my cousins and I being so excited because that meant we’d get to see some bomb performances from our favorite people at the time. My jaw dropped when I was sitting in the living room watching Britney with the […]

How I Celebrated Getting My Master’s Degree Over the Weekend

From all the posting and whatnot, I’m sure at this point everyone knows I graduated earlier this week with my Master’s degree. 2 years of nonstop work and assignments and I now have a MA in Digital Journalism and a certificate in Food Writing and Photography. It’s funny all this stemmed from me having a […]

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#ThePlacesYouGo: Where(and what) I’ve Been Eating This Month

This final semester has been insane for me. Working on a documentary video project about the Seminole Heights neighborhood took up a lot of my time. Between scheduling interviews, editing and managing to keep my head above water, somehow I still managed to still eat some good ole Tampa food this month. Every place I’ve […]

#ItsYourBirthday: Spending a Sister’s Day at Busch Gardens

My sister Terralyn and I are super close and funny considering we fought all the time when we were younger; she was that annoying little sister that followed me everywhere. She used to be OBSESSED  with Powerpuff Girls and the movie Bring It On (the first one aka the best one). She’s 22 now so we […]

Travel back to 1920s Paris at St. Pete’s Left Bank Bistro

Located right next to The Market at Left Bank, Left Bank Bistro is going to be the hottest new spot to eat lunch and get a couple drinks. I interviewed owner Susanne Byram, bar manager(and daughter) Danielle Dawley, and executive chef Kate Gorr for my most recent Creative Loafing article. When I was there, Danielle […]

#BlackExcellence: Best Dressed at the 2018 BET Awards

The BET Awards show is the highlight of the summer. Black Twitter is on their phones with their TV’s on loud, all the snacks at their disposal, and ready to let the jokes fly. Every year has a slew of classic moments that stay in the Twittersphere forever. I get excited each year when it […]

4 Ways to Style Bantu Knots to Wear With Your Big Hoop Earrings

Y’all. It’s summer and it’s so. freakin. hot. Any kind of humidity causes frizz while all the sweat causes anything cute to fall flat on your face. During the summer, I try to do protective styles as much as I can to shield it from the sun. Plus, with all the vacations I have lined […]