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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 […]

3 Ways I’m Figuring Out My Self-Worth and Value

Confession: I’m not as confident as I seem online. I have my days where I think I’m not good enough and all my stuff sucks. It’s a journey but I’m slowly learning how much value I possess. On the days where I’m feeling “less-than” about my self-worth and value , I understand it’s all cognitive […]

2010-2019: My Decade in Review

I can’t believe we’re in a whole new decade. Whenever I sit and think back on the last 10 years of my life, it’s crazy to see how much I’ve done in such a short period of time. You don’t realize it while it’s happening but a lot of stuff can happen in 10 years. […]

Have you eaten at Cipresso, yet? You should.

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is one of those places that’s basically a one-stop-shop for everything. If you’re a gambler, there’s slots all over. Need to relax? A spa is located inside. Just want to go for the food? Yes, they’ve got you covered with options. I’m not a gambler (although I could really […]

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 […]

Dr. Jamila Lyiscott to visit Eckerd College in St. Pete next week

Dr. Jamila Lyiscott examines how powerful language can be and perceived notions surrounding it. It took one moment in her teenage life when she realized although she knew how intellectual she was, others wouldn’t see it because of the way she spoke. Dr. Jamila Lyiscott’s works is what she describes as “Vision-Driven Justice”, which involves […]

Exploring the Black-Owned Food Scene in Miami

I really believe to really know what a city is about, explore the food scene. Not only is it fun, but it makes the trip more interesting. Honestly, I could probably go to any city and just eat all the food and be satisfied. Last month, Robert and I went to Miami for an early […]

Girl Scouts’ The Career Café equips young girls with important job-hunting skills

I remember being a wee tot at the Carver Shores’ Boys and Girls Club and they’d have Girl Scout meetings there. I went to a couple and they were alway cool. Fast forward decades later and they’re still out here empowering and inspiring the babies with programs like The Career Café. Founder Anne Bauer created […]

The RealTampa IG page explores unknown and forgotten moments of the 813rd

I’ve been following the RealTampa IG page for a few months now and it’s crazy how much about Tampa I didn’t know. Robert and I send posts all day every day, cracking up at some of the foolishness that comes out of the city. When you look at RealTampa, it’s like taking a step back […]

Sugar Factory American Brasserie opens at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino with Snoop Dogg, Ice-T, and Coco

Entertainment legend Snoop Dogg made a special appearance to hundreds of fans last night at the new Sugar Factory American Brasserie at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa. After taking several pictures, he can be overheard praising his love of candy and his excitement to get his faves: Skittles and Starbursts. Once inside, he […]