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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 […]

The Karol Hotel to open in Clearwater this fall

Tampa-based hospitality company Mainsail Lodging & Development announces the fall opening for The Karol Hotel, the first Tribute Portfolio hotel in Pinellas County. Located right in the center of Feather Sound between Clearwater, Tampa, and St. Petersburg, the boutique hotel features 123 guest rooms and suites, the signature lobby bar & restaurant K Club Bar […]

My First Teaching Experience at the Enoch D. Davis Youth Farm

The last time I taught anyone’s child was a long time ago when I tutored for a few months after I graduated college. The kids I tutored were mainly in elementary and middle school with issues reading and math. They were all great and I enjoyed teaching them. When I left to start a new […]