St. Petersburg is known for a lot of different things – its art scene, breweries and eclectic local stores that line Central Avenue west of downtown. Here you’ll find vinyl shops, brocante markets, consignment stores and enough hipster hangouts to fit in your disco purse.
New to the restaurant/brewery scene is Hawthorne Bottle Shoppe. Owned by Amanda King and Pegan Foster, the shop opened six months ago in February 2017.
I attended the On Point Book Fair with 100 authors, writers and publishers at WestShore Plaza in Tampa to talk about my blog,
I set up a display of mismatched vintage china – because it’s ok not to match all the time! I have many sets of china, but I started buying random smaller sets of dishes, thinking I might use them for my daughters’ weddings one day.
It’s been a rough week down here in Clearwater, located on the west side of Florida.
After just watching Hurricane Harvey, the devastation and horrific flooding and terrifying evacuations, Mother Nature decided to visit us in Florida as well. Floridians were woke! The news was bad and kept getting worse; especially seeing that Hurricane Irma was three times the size of Hurricane Andrew.
Recently I had the opportunity to make the centerpieces for the Susie Steiner Community Impact Award event with Hillsborough Community College which was held at the George Steinbrenner Field in Tampa on a beautiful September morning.
HCC’s colors are blue and gold so these hydrangeas and sunflowers fit the bill, especially against the backdrop of the blue tablecloths at the Events pavilion for the NY Yankees.
Guest speaker Richard Gonzmart is owner of Columbia Restaurant Group, a local landmark in seven Florida cities from St. Augustine to Sarasota, and Ulele, a newer restaurant which is a stellar favorite of all who visit.
As an added bonus, the Yankees were practicing on the field just outside during the luncheon. It was a great morning and I was honored to be a part of it.
As a native Floridian, I grew up in Miami and went to the University of Miami, as did my father, mother and sister.
So during football season, I sometimes like to show my Hurricane spirit. It’s usually once a season that I get out the orange and green — I live with a University of Florida graduate, and you know those Gators are relentless with their orange and blue!