Mar 28, 2015
Who doesn't like an intimate and charming setting nestled in the perfect location that makes date night with beau the most romantic one? As a working mom with a hectic schedule and lifestyle---sometimes it is hard to allocate that much needed quality time with the hubs. So we often make it a habit to find a sitter at least once a month and take to the town for a nice romantic dining experience. Because sometimes takeout simply just doesn't cut it! Nope. So if you are local to the Tampa area, these five spots are a must if you are seeking to step things up in the romance department.
1. Ciro's Speakeasy | This prohibition-themed establishment might be unfamiliar to many, but for those of us who are lucky enough to know about this little hidden gem, we should consider ourselves lucky. The restaurant is inconspicuously located on the ground floor of an older residential building just off Bayshore Blvd in South Tampa. Employing some of the best mixologists in the business, patrons can opt for popular spirits like the signature Bramble, concocted with crushed berries and vodka. Or start out with modern renditions of tantalizing appetizers that include duck fries, deviled eggs, oysters, sliders, cheese fondu and other contemporary American options . Good luck trying to get a reservation, especially on the weekends. This place stays packed and sometimes require reservations be made two weeks in advance. Don't forget to jot down the magic password for the evening, it is your key to entrance.
Mar 25, 2015
I've been on a black and white kick lately. I couldn't tell you why. Or maybe I could. I think it's the simplistic and effortless nature of the combination. With everything that is on my plate right now, it's been pretty safe to opt for the classic and minimalistic uniform. It requires minimal effort and I think most minimalists would agree. I'm in love with graphic prints (shocker right..LOL) and structured silhouettes---and when I saw this seasons ready-to-wear collection by the brother-sister duo Camilla and Marc, it reminded me just why.
Camilla and Marc | SPRING 2015 RTW
Hey lovies---I hope you guys are doing great. Spring has finally sprung and I am totally loving every minute of it. Especially the daylight savings part. With spring comes lots of white and of course...floral print. I've curated some of my favorite pumps and sandals here. So if you've been looking for the perfect pair, you've got plenty of options here. The blooming love affair will bring its share in variety this season including airy dresses, elegant gowns, full skirts to fabulous footwear. Nothing says feminine fun fashion than floral print. It's a seasonal staple.
Until next time. . . Peace, Love & Blessings!
Mar 21, 2015
OMG!! So, if you've been reading the blog for sometime now---then you know that I love me some Iris Apfel. The fashion, interior design and all-around style icon documents her perspective on style and creativity as a veteran in the industry in an upcoming docu-film. The 93 year-old Queens native has set her mark on the industry with her exquisite taste for textiles, art and a keen eye for uniquely bold and glamorous style. At 93, there is no stopping this fabulous fashionista. Her RaRa Avis jewelry collection with HSN is one of the hottest sellers for the retailer. Unfortunately, not everyone will be able to catch the film at local theaters, it will only show at select theaters across the country. To find out if it will be showing at a theater near you, check dates and locations here.