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

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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Summer Forever

The first official day of summer is just around the corner, and with it already feeling like it here in hot and humid Florida, I'm rounding up some new summer favorites that I've discovered.

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