Letting the good times roll at Roux Tampa

Thanks to the Tampa Bay Bloggers and the good people at Roux Tampa, we were invited to join in on Mardi Gras for a taste of Roux. I received free lunch but all opinions here are my own.

I’d been hearing about Roux so much in social media and from friends so I was glad I finally had the chance to have a luncheon there back in December. I headed over there again last weekend for a quick pomegrante champagne and baked oysters on a Sunday afternoon.

But I was excited to be invited by the restaurant as part of the Tampa Bay Bloggers. We have “tweetups” every Tuesday and get the chance to visit some of the best and newest dining establishments and entertainment venues in Tampa Bay. It’s always a good time.

Today – also Mardi Gras and Fat Tuesday – we joined the folks at Roux for some lovely lunch entrees.

The Hurricane. Ooh it’s so good. With aroma of cinnamon from Bitters.

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Ticket giveaway to Cirque du Soleil VOLTA in Tampa

Thanks to Cirque du Soleil’s newest show, VOLTA by Cirque du Soleil in Tampa, I have a GIVEAWAY for the Tampa show of VOLTA, which comes to Tampa Feb. 14 – March 4.

I have wanted to see a Cirque du Soleil show forever and this will be my first one! Frankly, I could really use a night out, and especially an exciting, colorful one!

I will have TWO sets of TWO tickets to give away.
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Savoring the lunch menu at Elevage Tampa at Epicurean Hotel

When the Epicurean Hotel, Autograph Collection and Elevage Restaurant are in your own back yard, you don’t have to go far to be spoiled. This week I had the good fortune to join Tampa Bay Bloggers for a lovely lunch menu at Elevage, part of the Bern’s Steak House family. The Epicurean Hotel is just across the street from the Tampa landmark. In addition to Elevage and a fabulous rooftop pool and bar (which seems to have some killer parties there, I’ve heard), it is also home to the Epicurean Theatre and kitchen, where they offer many special programs and tastings.

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Pretty china, roses and mimosa bar make for the sweetest Galentine’s Day brunch

We had a wonderful day with the creative gals at the Ever After Vintage Weddings   at their Galentine’s Day brunch.

Cassandra, owner of Ever After Vintage, invited several of her creative friends –  linen shop owners, photographers, calligraphers and other creatives.

Cassandra started out as a photographer and has grown her business to include weddings – and what a job she does with them. They are drool-worthy,

Today, she spoiled us with a mimosa bar, rose headbands and puppy kisses!!
I can’t wait to see the professional photographs, and I certainly wish I could do this every weekend.

Three tiers of sweets!

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