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Grimaldi's Pizzeria pizza pie

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria raising funds this month for child abuse prevention nonprofit Childhelp

Did you know April was Child Abuse Prevention Month? Me either. Fortunately for us pizza lovers, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria is making sure they bring awareness to the issue. Incidents of child abuse have risen as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The United States has one of the worst records surrounding abuse. Here’s a stat to wrap […]

Easter Tampa 2021

Where to Eat on Easter in Tampa Bay

Not gonna lie I get turned around when it comes to Easter. The only time I know it’s close is when I start seeing commercials and candy in the store. Of course, the restaurants create special menus and serve up some good food for the special day. So, looking for where to eat on Easter […]

spring 2021 fashion trends

5 Spring 2021 Fashion Trends to Know About

We’re still socially distancing a year later but the fashions must still happen, right? Personally, I can’t wait for spring to get here so I can break out the cute OOTD’s and show some skin. While I love wearing my coats and sweats for an easy look, I’m ready to see bright colors and skin. […]

Hyatt Place Hyatt House

Hyatt Place, Hyatt House now open in Downtown Tampa

If you’ve ever been downtown, you’ve seen the transformation currently happening in the area. First with the switch of Channelside to Sparkman Wharf, now there’s the Water Street development underway that’s turned downtown into a multi-use part of Tampa. USF will have a medical office down there and, of course, there are the high-rise condos […]

HEW Parlor & Chophouse

HEW Parlor & Chophouse now serving breakfast, brunch, and lunch

Who doesn’t love a good weekend brunch? After working 40 hours a week, brunch with your favorite people is one way millennials and Gen Z look forward to on their off days from work (I know I do!). Tampa Bay has so many options for brunch that’ll make your head spin. Whenever I go to […]

PDQ releases new limited-time spicy menu items, milkshake today

Tampa Bay-based chicken restaurant PDQ (People Dedicated to Quality) released an updated menu featuring the new Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Spicy Nuggets, a signature sauce, and the Cap’n Crunch Berry shake. All these items are available now at all PDQ locations except Amalie Arena, PNC Arena, Raymond James Stadium, and Tampa International Airport. View this post […]

JW Marriott celebrates opening of JW Marriott Tampa Water Street, it’s 100th property

Yesterday, JW Marriott announced the JW Marriott Tampa Water Street hotel, its 100th property, is now officially open. Located in the Water Street area of Tampa, guests can do a little #selfcare and rediscover themselves. “The first JW Marriott opened in Washington DC in 1984 and was a tribute to my father, J.W., and a […]

Valentines Day outfit ideas

11 Valentine’s Day Outfit Ideas for Any Occasion

We’re still in the house because there’s a whole panorama out there but that doesn’t mean you can’t get a cute look off for the ‘gram. We’ve been wearing sweats and wearing our hair in messy buns for the longest. There are those times where I’m craving any occasion that requires an actual outfit and […]

Datz celebrates 12th birthday with National Cheat Day contest

Datz is one of the quirkier restaurants in Tampa Bay. A menu with items like The Cheesy Todd, Pork Shank Redemption, and Dumb Cluck, you’re for sure gonna have a good time. They’ve even done special, limited-time items like their Wonder Woman-inspired Amazon Warrior Burger. Datz has been busy the last few years, opening their second […]

Escobar Restaurant and Tapas

6 Cool Places to Eat in Atlanta on a Weekend Getaway

So last I flew out to Atlanta to visit my folks and, of course, eat some good food. Now, as someone who watches food shows religiously and will follow a restaurant on Instagram in a heartbeat, I already had a list of spots I wanted to go to during my stay. It was a challenge […]