The Eye-Popping Street Art of St. Petersburg

Mural by Ricky Watts

St. Petersburg is a millenial’s paradise. It has a vibrant community of artists, skateboarders, surfers, and young entrepreneurs and professionals, making it (arguably) the hippest neighborhood in Florida. If you were to ask me, I’d like to live there too. It has everything I’m looking for in a place–the beach is just a stone’s throw away and there are plenty of museums, galleries, gyms, quaint novelty shops, and cafes to explore. But perhaps the first thing that comes to mind when talking about St. Pete is the street art.

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Dodecanese Boulevard, Tarpon Springs

Here is the second half of our Tarpon Springs photos taken mostly on Dodecanese Boulevard. This section of Tarpon Springs is filled with colorful brick-walled shops that look like something out of a film set. No wonder they chose the district as the location for the movie Beneath the 12-Mile Reef in 1953.

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Tampa Bay Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017

While browsing the web a couple of weeks ago, I found out that cities in the US like Tampa and Orlando have their own fashion week. I used to cover Philippine Fashion Week so discovering that was pretty exciting. I hurriedly emailed the organizers of Tampa Bay Fashion Week about the possibility of gaining access to this exclusive event. Luckily, they still got two seats left for the September 23 runway show so Chad and I got to see the new designs to be released in spring/summer 2017 (Thanks, Nancy!).


Every year since 2008, proceeds from the shows go to charity. This year, the beneficiary of #TBFW2016 is PACE Center for Girls, an organization that helps girls and young women build a better future through education, training, and counseling.


Quite a number of well-known brands and designers participated in last week’s show. Check out the galleries down below to view their spring/summer offering!

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The Colorful District of Tarpon Springs, Florida

Autumn has officially begun and I haven’t even finished posting all my summer stories. Hustling now so I can keep up with the influx of fall trends flooding my social media feeds. This is just half of the photos my hubby and I took when we visited the historic district of Tarpon Springs in Pinellas County, Florida.

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Trend Clothes Co: Tampa’s Newest Fashion Boutique

Moving to Tampa, I knew I had to work double-time to establish my name as a life + style blogger. Unlike Manila where partnering with bloggers has become the norm, companies in Tampa lay their money down more on traditional advertising like television and print. So when I received an invitation from Trend Clothes Co — an up-and-coming fashion boutique in Tampa, I was really excited. The launch featured a runway show of this month’s current line and pop-up shop which also included a showcase from Chloe and Isabel, a lifestyle and jewelry brand.

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