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11 Tampa Bay restaurants serving Easter to-go meals

Things are a little different this year but we all deserve a great meal sometimes. Tampa Bay restaurants prepare a variety of Easter to-go meals so we can take our minds off the craziness happening around us. American Social The waterfront restaurant gives us a couple options that we all can enjoy: brunch and/or dinner. […]

Florida Black Restaurant Week

“A Soulful Taste: Exploring Tampa Bay’s Black-Owned Food Scene” is live!

I’ve been writing about food for a short time but I get to experience how much Tampa Bay’s food scene is constantly and consistently growing firsthand. When I came here for undergrad in 2007, the only restaurants that were in abundance were chains. Now that I’m a freelance food writer, I’ve seen dining options grow from […]

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 […]

3 Ways I Connect with My Inner Child

One of the biggest things I’ve been working on in therapy over the last year or so is connecting with my inner child. It’s easy to connect when you can remember the good times but it’s a challenge sometimes to remember the not-so-good times. A couple sessions ago, I was talking to my therapist Stephanie […]

Daisy Le of Nails By Daisy Le is your next nail tech

A few months ago, I wrote about how I want to start getting more into beauty with a few things to try. One of the beauty things I wanted to get into were nails. They’ve been long my entire life but getting manicures were never on my radar until a few months ago. Nail art […]

Beyond Burnt Ends expands to all 4 Rivers Smokehouse locations

4 Rivers Smokehouse debuted Beyond Burnt Ends last month at all Central Florida locations to help celebrate their 10th anniversary. After a huge amount of feedback from their carnivorous, vegan, and vegetarian fans, the 4 Rivers Restaurant Group expanded the dish to all 14 of its locations in Florida and Georgia. “The 4 Rivers culinary […]

Mayor Jane Castor to host 2nd annual Armature Works tree lighting ceremony

Armature Works’ 2nd annual Holiday Tree Lighting is set for November 30th from 6pm-8pm in the South Lawn. Over 5,000 people attended last year’s lighting event. Mayor Jane Castor helps start the season off by welcoming everyone and lighting the tree. Holiday Tree Lighting starts with a few family-friendly activities like photos with Santa and […]

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 […]

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 […]