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Best Dressed at the 2019 Golden Globes

Last night started the awards season with the 2019 Golden Globes. Your favorite actors from television and film got dressed up to the nines to celebrate last year’s accomplishments. Did you watch the show last night? What was your favorite part? Who do you think was best dressed?

Palm Harbor’s Giovanni’s Fresh Italian Kitchen is one big, happy family

It isn’t too often you find a restaurant solely by one family. When I met up with the DeLisa family a couple weeks ago, I could tell they were on to something different. They aren’t new to family-ran restaurants either. From 2007-2010, they ran 2 locations of their previous eatery My 7 Kids in Palm […]

Fortunato’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria brings family dining to South Pasadena

Just from interviewing Vincent “Vinny” Fortunato at his new restaurant Fortunato’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria, it’s clear he loves the people and the people love him. In 4 decades, he’s opened and sold numerous restaurants so the process isn’t new to him at all. In my latest Creative Loafing article, I had the opportunity to […]

Where to eat in Tampa for Christmas

It’s Christmas-time and so much is going on in our worlds right now. We’re all running around like chickens with our heads cut off making sure everyone is getting the gifts they want. One other thing we have to worry about: Christmas dinner.  If you haven’t made dining plans for Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, […]

Fall/Winter 2018 Coat Trends That Keep You Warm

The sun goes down at 5pm and it’s dark for majority of the day so we all know what that means…it’s winter! This is when I’m layering the heaviest with sweatshirts or sweaters underneath coats. One coat that I loved in particular when I was in high school was a white DKNY puffy coat. It […]

St. Pete’s Tombolo Books delivers your faves to your doorstep

Convenience is a huge part of our lives now. We can get anything we want delivered to us whether its clothes or food. But, did you ever think you’d be able to get your fave books without having to stop by your local Barnes and Noble? That’s where Tombolo Books come in. Tombolo is a […]

4 Fashion Podcasts for Your Imaginary Runway

Fashion has been one of my obsessions since before I started kindergarten. I remember watching any fashion-related show that was on television whether it was Fashion Police pre-Joan Rivers or award show red carpets. Magazines became my go-to when I got older. I’d go to the bookstore and pick up all the magazines I loved […]

5 Fall 2018 Color Trends and How to Wear Them

This may be the first fall season in a while where you don’t only see the same jewel-or darker-toned colors. Summer didn’t want to go anywhere so it looks like part of the season crept over into the fall season. Still expect to see the usual darker colors but the amount of brightness from the […]

#ThisIs80: How to Plan a (Forgotten) Birthday Party in 2 Weeks

My grandma Florence and I are very close. My mom and I lived with her until I was 5 when we moved into our own apartment. Even then, I’d still spend the night(even school nights!!) at her house and my mom would just bring me clothes the next morning. She and I talk on the […]

Samurai Blue brings sushi to Carrollwood

Samurai Blue is about 10 minutes from my house so I was able to watch the construction of the building from the first time I noticed it earlier this year. It’s funny how we never notice much when old things disappear and new things appear. I’ve been eyeballing it for a few months now and […]