So excited to share with you guys this gem of a hotel I stayed at recently in Tampa, Florida. Aloft Tampa Midtown is a gorgeous new hotel right by all of the excitement that Tampa Bay has to offer. The Aloft Tampa Midtown Hotel is located near Westshore and Downtown with a central neighborhood that’s undeniably energetic and contemporary. Tampa International airport, Raymond James Stadium, International Plaza and Bay Street are minutes away. So your hotel stay would be great
Are you looking for a quick healthy meal you can track the nutrition, not compromise flavor and have delivered directly to your door?
Rebuilt Meals is natural & healthy prepared meals delivered right to your door. Each meal takes only a minute to heat up and enjoy! I have been on Rebuilt Meals for about five weeks now and I am loving every minute of it. When I recently found out from my doctor that I needed to start eating cleaner I was worried because I do not have the time
The Florida State Fair this year was amazing as always but they added something special for all of us foodies out there. The Fair Foodie Crawl which was held on Thursday, February 13th. This unique experience gave guests a chance to try the best of the best of food and drink across the Florida State Fair. At the end you get to vote for your favorites and receive a commemorative t-shirt! Once I saw this event I knew I had to be a part. As you all know I am a huge foodie and ad
Have you heard the buzz? The newest addition to the Tribute Portfolio - Marriott Bonvoy hotels will be opening in Clearwater January 2020! I had the pleasure of previewing some of the menu at The Karol Hotel's - K Club Bar & Bistro and it was out of this world! The media preview dinner was held at the Epicurean Hotel (Tampa, Fl) since The Karol Hotel is not yet open yet to the public. We were greeted with a whiskey sour that was specifically made for the event from Dark Door
As you guys know I frequent the Autograph Collection Hotels when I travel or when I am having a stay-cation. I love who different the boutique hotels are compared to your everyday hotels/resorts. I have heard so many amazing things about the Epicurean Hotel in Tampa, Florida so I was super excited to finally go check them out. The Epicurean Hotel has 137 guest rooms and suites which mix a blend of urban chic and comfort. They also have two on-site restaurants, an appointment-
First you knock and then that is followed by a tiny window sliding open on the door. "Password, Please." Passwords for reservations are given by making a phone call in advance and you must have this before entering this Tampa Bay speakeasy bar. Ciro's brings you back to the 1920's. All from the decor, to how the waiters and waitresses are dressed. It feels like you are in a really posh jazz bar from back in the day and what is better then that? The speakeasy supper club is lo
This past week I was able to do a mini stay-cation with my husband over at Tampa Marriott Water Street in Downtown Tampa, Florida. Let me tell you my friends...If you have not been to the Tampa Marriott Water Street you are definitely missing out. The hotel is absolutely gorgeous. Great place to do a stay-cation since you are right in the middle of the heart of downtown Tampa where all of the action is. The hotel is in walking distance from so many amazing restaurants and bar
This weekend I was able to experience TreeHoppers Aerial Adventure Park. TreeHoppers Aerial Adventure Park is the largest zip line aerial adventure park in Central Florida, located just north of Tampa, Florida. We had perfect weather for the courses. There are 8 different courses you can pick from ranging from Easy Courses to Crazy Courses. There are a series of platforms interwoven throughout the trees that are connected by cable, wood, rope and zip lines to form different e
Were you able to make the Taste of South Tampa this year? We had such a good time and it was honestly one of the most organized and fun events I have been too! The General Admission ticket included: Unlimited food and beverage samples, beer garden, live entertainment, give-aways from sponsors, opportunity to win prizes and more! VIP Tickets included: Access to indoor & air conditioned space, an awesome swag bag, additional food and beverage options, and more! I am not sure wh
I had so much fun at the Florida State Fair this year. I have to be honest. I go for the delicious fun food! This year was no different. One of my favorite food stops was the grilled cheese truck! I asked what is the best one on the menu since there were so many options! I was told the bacon, tomato, cheddar and boy were they right! Crisp bacon, lots of cheese and a perfectly ripe tomato. I had to hold myself back from getting another sandwich there. Our next stop was the bar
Plans next Thursday? Join me for the Highball Cocktail Competition!🥃 HighBall will showcase craft cocktails created by Tampa Bay's top mixologists with either whisky, vodka, gin, or rum as they compete to win the title of ‘Tampa Bay’s Best Cocktail’ at HighBall.🍹 Plus, bites by local restaurants, entertainment, & more.❤ Click HERE. Use code "Fitlife for a discount on your tickets!🤗 Make sure to stop by & say hi when you see me! Cheers!🥂 #tampaevents #laurielivinlife #life
#sponsored ...Thanks so much Wonder Slim Diet for these healthy goodies.🤗 I have been on the go since October so it is nice to have some healthy easy options to eat/cook at home.❤ Right now you can go to www.wonderslim.com & enter your email & get 21 free meals!🥗 Go check them out. They have a keto, diabetic & seniors diet plans coming soon as well!🍃 #weightlosscoach #nutritionprogram #lifestyleblogger #florida #srqlife #fashionblogger #floridagirl #sarasotablogger #laurie
CBD oil has SO many benefits for both your body & your mind...there are SO many people who have tried and fell in LOVE with the power of CBD.❤
So what are the benefits of it?
WELL, let’s start with your mind.. CBD oil can help relieve:
And even neurological disorders.
Just to name a FEW things.👍
CBD also does the body good helping with:
🔹️ Pain relief & inflammation
Make your own bath bombs for National#Bubblebath Day!🛀
Self care is the best care.💕
🔹️Bath Bomb Ingredients:🔹️
1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup citric acid
1/2 cup Epsom salts
1 tsp water
2 tsp your choice of essential oil
1 pack MCT//143™ (shop ketones link in my bio)
4-6 drops of your choice food coloring
bath bomb mold
1. Place the dry ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
2. In a separate container, mix the liquid ingredients together.
3. Slowly add th
I’m slowly learning that even if I react, it won’t change anything, it won’t make people suddenly love & respect me, it won’t magically change their minds.
Sometimes it’s better to just let things be, let people go, don’t fight for closure, don’t ask for explanations, don’t chase answers & don’t expect people to understand where you’re coming from.
I’m slowly learning that life is better lived when you don’t center it on what’s happening around you & center it on what’s h
🎉🎉🎉GIVEAWAY🎉🎉🎉 10k followers on my insta! I am blown away! 😍 As a big thank you I have teamed up with Creative Loafing Tampa for an amazing giveaway!💥 Two tickets to the cocktail competition of the year!!🤗 Enter here: https://www.instagram.com/p/BsOHwWVhYuM/ Contest ends Monday, January 7th at midnight EST. Winner will be announced on my insta stories on Tuesday, January 8th. Goodluck! Cheers!🍾 #tampaevents #florida #srqlife #sarasotafoodie #sarasotablogger #srqfood
I'm still thinking about my Christmas Eve 🎄 dinner at Chart House on Longboat Key! 😍
There scallops are one of my favorite: Seared scallops in wasabi cream, served with wasabi mashed potatoes & asian green beans.💕 There salad bar is amazing as well & has the option to add caviar! Which is another one of my favorites!
Overall the restaurant is gorgeous & if you haven't been out to longboat key to check it out you should.😋 #christmas #lifestyleblogger #florida #srqlife #
Not ready to take down your Holiday decorations?
Check out this Spicy Tuna Wreath for one last Holiday homage.🎄
🔹️Spicy Tuna Wreath Ingredients:🔹️
8oz. cream cheese
2 tbsp Parsley
2 tbsp Onion
2 tbsp Chili sauce
1 tsp Tabasco sauce
1 tsp garlic powder
12 oz. can solid white tuna
Sliced green olives
1. Combine all ingredients (except olives) and mix well.
2. Form into wreath shape and “decorate” with olive slices.
3. Serve with pork
💕Things I need to come to terms with💕
1. No response is a response.
2. If they wanted to, they would.
3. Timing will not always be in my favor.
4. Not everyone has the same heart as me.
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“Always be the best person you can be. Be kind even when you’re tired.
Be understanding, even when you’re angry.
Do more than you’re asked, & don’t ask for anything in return. Don’t silently ask for anything either.
Listen when someone talks, & really listen too, stop just thinking of how you will reply.
Tell people that you love them & that you appreciate them. Go out of your way to do things for people.
Be the greatest person you possibly can be & when you