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Sekushi on the Beach brings “sexy” back to Clearwater Beach

I’ve known Chef Viet Vo for a while now. I first met him a couple years ago when he had his Ox and Fields restaurant in Seminole Heights(RIP). Right now, he’s a busy man all over Tampa opening up new concepts and whatnot. Currently, he runs Frankie’s Lobstah Trap at International Mall and is involved […]

#SoloTrip: My First Time Riding an Airboat in Naples and Chillin at the Zoo

It’s funny how this trip started. A couple months ago I wrote an article for Creative Loafing about my summer travel bucket list with things I was interested in doing. The next morning I woke up to an email inviting me to Naples to scratch one thing off my travel bucket list. That was the […]

Expansion plans underway at Green Bench Brewing Co.

The last time I went to Green Bench Brewing Co. was back in December of last year to chat about their annual Tampa Bay Beer Week event Foeder for Thought. This occasion is a little different. Currently, the folks over there are in the process of constructing expansion plans that are in the works after […]

St. Pete Art and Fashion Week is a bridge of 2 worlds

Where else can you go in Tampa Bay that mixes the art and fashion worlds? We already have Tampa Bay Fashion Week but Dana Crowley of Luxe Fashion Group decided to do something different. The September/October issue of St. Pete Life Magazine is out and readers can learn all about what’s happening in the city. St. […]

When You Don’t Know How to Effectively Communicate

For those who don’t know, I’ve been seeing a therapist for about 2 years now. It’s funny how you don’t realize how many issues and traumas you have until it’s pointed out by someone else. In therapy, I’ve learned why everything about me makes sense and where the issues possibly started from. It’s funny how […]

Main Course Tampa serves inspiration on the regular

I’ve been eyeballing West Tampa’s Main Course restaurant from the first time I was shown their Instagram a few months ago. I feel like I’m part of their family because I got to watch their evolution from just 2 IG posts to now having a super huge following. Last week I was excited to finally able to swing […]

#BlackIsBeautiful: Black Women on the Cover of September Issues

Growing up, the motto was always “root for everybody black”. As a Black woman, I get excited each and every time there is a Black woman doing something great. Magazine covers are apart of that criteria. Whenever I can, if there is a Black woman on a magazine cover, I’m buying it. Black women don’t […]

How I Celebrated Getting My Master’s Degree Over the Weekend

From all the posting and whatnot, I’m sure at this point everyone knows I graduated earlier this week with my Master’s degree. 2 years of nonstop work and assignments and I now have a MA in Digital Journalism and a certificate in Food Writing and Photography. It’s funny all this stemmed from me having a […]

Tampa’s Xtreme Tacos to open new location in Seminole Heights

Last week I had the pleasure of interviewing Sofie Warrenbrand and Uziel (Uzi) Ramirez of Xtreme Tacos. They describe their food as “authentic Mexican but with an edge”. Earlier this year, they announced on their Facebook page they closed their Sulphur Springs restaurant. Everyone, including me, was shocked. For my latest Creative Loafing article, I […]

#TheMoreYouKnow: What I Learned About Myself As a Graduate Student

Growing up, I knew I wanted to get my Master’s degree. I had no idea what that meant; I just thought it sounded cool. When I was in either middle school, I wrote down a list of things I wanted to accomplish while on a trip to St. Augustine…honestly, what middle schooler spends time on […]