The Frugalista Life

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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 […]