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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 Heights Night Market is one of the largest local markets of the holiday season

The Heights Night Market is a free monthly event at Armature Works featuring local small businesses selling products like jewelry and food, live music, and a good time. Armature Works hosts the market the 2nd Wednesday of every month beginning at 5:30pm until 9:30pm. Next week’s market is one of the larger ones leading into […]

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 […]

Armature Works wedding event set for January 2020

I’ve never been to a wedding expo but I can guess they’re a bit overwhelming. Having so many vendors at your disposal can make it extremely difficult to choose between a dress, food, locations, etc. Armature Works has their own interactive wedding expo set for next year that’s a smidge more intimate. Their wedding expo […]

Tampa Bay Autograph Collection Hotels offer new “Seek the Weekend” promo

Three Tampa Bay Autograph Collection hotels are offering a “Seek the Weekend” promo for visitors and locals. Any guests of the Marriott Autograph Collection’s Epicurean Hotel, Fenway Hotel, and Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club can use the promo until December 31st. The promo is comprised of a 20% off discount on overnight accommodations with […]

7 Places on My Travel Bucket List

I don’t know about you but for me, any time away from work is essential. I look forward to using any vacation hours and I don’t look forward to going back to work. It doesn’t matter if I’m staying in Tampa the entire time or actually going somewhere, the last thing I’m trying to do […]

The Heights District welcomes Moxy Hotel to the neighborhood

The developers of The Heights District, a mixed-use destination located outside of Downtown Tampa along the Hillsborough River, announces the signed agreement with Marriott International to bring a new Moxy Hotel to the neighborhood. Their plan is to have the 153-room hotel occupy the first 7 floors inside of a new 25-story tower. Construction begins […]

Shula Burger in SOHO mixes sports and shakes this fall

The first time I ever heard of Shula Burger is last year when it re-opened in the SOHO area of Tampa after being at Tampa International. I remember wanting to go to the grand opening but I didn’t making it because of a prior engagement. In those instances, I’ll just save it on Yelp for […]

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 […]

Opera Tampa, Armature Works, and The Straz Center kick off 2019-2020 season with Opera Live! concert tonight

Armature Works, Opera Tampa, and The Straz Center partner up to present Opera Live! To celebrate Opera Tampa’s 25th anniversary, the 2019-2020 season begins with the free pop-up concert at Armature Works tonight. The hour-long free concert begins at 7pm in The Gathering. Performances from the Opera Tampa Singers introduce audiences to the opera world […]