To the Outer Banks and Back in the Toyota Highlander

A couple of weeks ago, I road-tripped to the Outer Banks in North Carolina with pH and his family to enjoy some summer fun beach-side. It's all part of a family reunion he's done every year since he was little, and I'm grateful to now be a part of the tradition. 

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Local Bites: bartaco Hyde Park - Lobster Taco

Every time that bartaco introduces a new secret taco, I keep my fingers and toes crossed that the delicious lobster taco has made its return - it's my favorite secret taco of all time! And thank my lucky stars, it has returned, more delicious than ever. 

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Handbag Must-Haves

As summer is ablaze, I'm keeping all of my essentials handy. While I used to take the easy way out with a stylish, small crossbody, it's time to keep it real - all the items I need in my day-to-day routine require a reliable, sturdy handbag

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Local Bites: Terra Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse in South Tampa

I'm one of the few people who haven't experience the glory of dining at a Brazilian steakhouse - I know, silly me. But, Terra Gaucha, a new churrascaria that recently opened in South Tampa, introduced me to the finer things in life, and set the bar pretty high as far as my expectations of a Brazilian steakhouse goes.

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Local Bites: Sociale Italian Tapas + Pizza Bar in South Tampa

There's a new restaurant within walkable distance from my condo, and I couldn't be more thrilled! Sociale Italian Tapas + Pizza Bar quietly made its entrance to the Ballast Point area, but don't let that little splash fool you - this food is not to be missed out on.

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Local Bites: Grill Cooking Style at The Melting Pot St. Pete {+Giveaway!}

It's been a little bit since I last enjoyed dinner at The Melting Pot - the closest one to our place is in Carrollwood, which I consider a little bit of a trek from our condo in South Tampa. But, what slipped my mind, was that there's a location in St. Pete, which means it's more convenient than ever to enjoy a 2+ hour experience to wind down from my work day.

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