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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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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Hyatt Place, Hyatt House now open in Downtown Tampa

If you’ve ever been downtown, you’ve seen the transformation currently happening in the area. First with the switch of Channelside to Sparkman Wharf, now there’s the Water Street development underway that’s turned downtown into a multi-use part of Tampa. USF will have a medical office down there and, of course, there are the high-rise condos […]

JW Marriott celebrates opening of JW Marriott Tampa Water Street, it’s 100th property

Yesterday, JW Marriott announced the JW Marriott Tampa Water Street hotel, its 100th property, is now officially open. Located in the Water Street area of Tampa, guests can do a little #selfcare and rediscover themselves. “The first JW Marriott opened in Washington DC in 1984 and was a tribute to my father, J.W., and a […]

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6 Cool Places to Eat in Atlanta on a Weekend Getaway

So last I flew out to Atlanta to visit my folks and, of course, eat some good food. Now, as someone who watches food shows religiously and will follow a restaurant on Instagram in a heartbeat, I already had a list of spots I wanted to go to during my stay. It was a challenge […]

Third Annual Heights Fall Festival at Armature Works is this weekend

Looking for some weekend plans? Armature Works hosts the 3rd Annual Heights Fall Festival this weekend. The 2-day, outdoor family event takes place at the Armature Works Pier and South Lawn from 10am-5pm each day. A food drive benefits Metropolitan Ministries food assistance program, a pumpkin patch, live music, and an 81Bay Brewery craft beer […]

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3 Ways I Reconnect with My Hair During Quarantine

My hair and I have been through some thangs over the last 31 years. From beads to ponytails to braids, my hair experienced myriad ways of styling. One time in middle school, I called myself clipping my split ends. After the deed was done, I cut at least a couple inches of hair off, resulting […]

Girl Scouts’ new badges teach young girls to be leaders and ambitious

Girl Scouts of West Central Florida (GSWCF) and Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) debut 24 new badges to help young girls practice leadership in the male-dominated fields of automotive engineering, STEM careers, entrepreneurship, and civics. Leadership is essential especially during a serious moment like Coronavirus. From encouraging trust to displaying compassion, the Girl Scout […]

Girl Scouts of West Central Florida offers families alternative program Summer Camp in a Box

Girl Scouts of West Central Florida (GSWCF) offers an alternative to families whose summer plans got turned upside down due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Their Summer Camp in a Box program gives young girls, whether they’re a Girl Scout or not,  the chance to experience a traditional Girl Scout Summer Camp from the safety of […]