Earth Fare Tour And *Giveaway*

I’ll say it…part of what makes you a true foodie is if you get excited to go to the grocery store. When time allows, I love going up and down each aisle, seeing what new products pop out at me and take the opportunity to educate myself on different brand’s nutritional labels and ingredient lists. 

What? Am I the only one?

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Cobb Luxury 10 Theatre Opens At Tyrone Square Mall

After having gone to college in St. Pete and living here for the past 8 years I have become very passionate about this city. So whenever something big happens in it it makes me beam with pride and my heart flutters with excitement. There have been a lot of wonderful additions to St. Pete and the newest one is one of the biggest. 

Cobb Theatre Tyrone

Cobb Luxury 10 Theatre at Tyrone Square Mall opened to the public on Friday, but the Wednesday before I was lucky enough to get a sneak peak at their ribbon cutting.

Cobb Theatre Tyrone

Cobb Theatre Tyrone

Tyrone Square Mall has been yearning for a place like Cobb. Over the past few years Tyrone has been given a bit of a facelift and has done some reinventing with new stores and restaurants. Having Cobb open is the icing on the cake.

Cobb Theatre Tyrone

Cobb Theatre Tyrone

Cobb Theatre Tyrone

Cobb Luxury 10 is a unique movie going experience. The most noted difference between Cobb Luxury 10 and other theatres is that there is a full restaurant and bar. Dinner and a movie has never been so easy (and delicious)! If you’d rather take food to your seat and enjoy it while watching the movie, the concession stand is like nothing you’ve ever seen. They have everything your taste buds desire from tacos to pizza…there’s even a frozen yogurt bar!

Cobb Theatre Tyrone

Cobb Theatre Tyrone

Cobb Theatre Tyrone

Cobb Theatre Tyrone

Cobb Theatre Tyrone

The theatres themselves are beautiful. Each seat electronically reclines! Talk about comfort. 

Cobb Theatre Tyrone

Cobb Theatre Tyrone

Cobb Luxury 10 is the perfect place for a date night, girls night out or taking the whole family out. They even have a party room for kid’s birthdays!

Cobb Theatre Tyrone

One of my favorite features of the theatre is that they have Sensory Friendly Films on select dates. During these showings the volume is turned down and the lights are turned up. Kids are welcome to sing, dance and talk back to the movie without any worry of disturbing those around them. I think this is such a great idea and a very thoughtful thing to offer so that all families can enjoy themselves.

Cobb Theatre Tyrone

Thank you Tampa Bay Bloggers and Cobb Theatres for making my attendance at the Cobb Luxury 10 ribbon cutting possible!

 

Hyde Park Village Blogger Summer Sample Stroll

When it comes to shopping and dining in the Tampa Bay area one of my favorite places to go is Hyde Park Village in South Tampa. It’s an adorable area comprised of 6 blocks of a variety of high end stores and restaurants. They are currently going under a redevelopment project, where they are enhancing Hyde Park’s overall look. New shops and restaurants have also started to move into the village.

Tuesday night, Hyde Park Village invited the Tampa Bay Bloggers out for a Blogger Summer Sample Stroll.

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The stroll allowed us to visit most of Hyde Park’s stores and restaurants for discounts, fun projects, nibbles and sips. It was a great way to see some of the new places that have recently opened and also to see what was new at my favorite places.

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We started off at Blue Moon Trading Company, a home furnishing and design service boutique.

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All the ladies agreed…we could easily move into any home furnished by Blue Moon.

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I loved the rustic, unique features of the furnishings. They also had some beautiful delicate jewelry and fun accessories.

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Next was Juxtapose, a clothing boutique. They have a fun mix of clothes, accessories and furnishings. 

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Locally made pearl jewelry!

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Loved this FL tank.

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On to Paper Source. I had never heard of or been to Paper Source before, but I cannot WAIT to go back and throw them my wallet and tell them to “gimme all the things”.

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This place is a crafters paradise. They have classes every month where they’ll teach you fun thinks like card making, letterpress, DIY invitations and more.

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They have a wide array of journals, planners, cards…including a nice assortment of Rifle and Paper Company products (!) This is definitely going to be my go to place when it comes to Christmas shopping.

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We popped into Francesca’s next, which is one of my favorite clothing stores. They have the cutest, colorful clothes. I especially love their jewelry (which they usually always have a good sale on). I enlisted the help of an associate to find a necklace to go with a dress I just got. I also couldn’t resist these adorable flamingo studs.

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I took a spin into Downtown Dogs, which is an amazing dog boutique filled with healthy treats, adorable collars and fun toys.

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It’s a good thing Maddie wasn’t with me or I would have had a hard time leaving!

Don Me Now was next. Another store that I hadn’t been to yet until that night. Loved their clothes and I have my eye on a few dresses. Don Me Now specializes in helping customers find their own, unique style.

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Next door was Albisia. Ever since I saw a friend donning their jewelry in a photo on Instagram I have been obsessed with them. 

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Their jewelry is handmade on site and is absolutely gorgeous. So delicate and dainty and you can almost feel the love that goes into making these pieces.

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A quick stop into Carlton Ward Photography to lay eyes on some beautiful photos of Florida landscapes. 

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Carlton Ward aims to make a difference with his photographs to promote conservation of the environment. 

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White Magnolia was the next stop. At this delightfully divine bridal shop our sales associate, Ashley, enlightened us on ways they can customize wedding dresses to make them especially unique.

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None of us had seen some of these customizations before and were in awe.

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Cap sleeves, lace overlay and rhinestones, oh my!

When the time comes I will definitely be making a stop here. The dresses are absolutely gorgeous.

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Our last shop that we stopped at was the always loved Anthropologie.

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Hello Meg!

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Did you know that Anthropologie does personal styling? They are great at helping you find unique pieces and how to create multiple outfits with them.

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On to the FOOD!

Our first restaurant stop was Timpano’s. 

I’ve always passed this place by, but have never gone in so I was very happy to finally sample their eats!

Cocktails first!

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How cute are those mini martini glasses? We got to sample the La Catrina, the Pear-fect Martini and the Cucumber Blood Orange Cosmopolitan. My fav was the Pear-fect Martini.

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We also got to sample some of their delectable appetizers.

Veal Short Rib Flatbread

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Calamari Frito Misto

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Fire Roasted Meatballs (My fav…I went back for seconds…and thirds…)

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Tuna Tartare (so very fresh!)

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Next, we made our way to Wine Exchange, where we got to sample a Rose flight.

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I was especially excited about this. I’ve recently tried some great roses lately and am loving learning about this wine. It is perfect for Florida summers!

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My favorite was by far the Renegade. I must hunt down a bottle!

Our last stop was Piquant, another favorite place to dine of mine.

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Chef Rosana made us samples of Don Monsieur, which had short ribs in it and topped with bechamel…I’m wiping drool from my mouth just thinking about it!

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We also got to sample a soon to be new menu item…duck poutine.

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This was my first time trying poutine, and it will not be my last!

To drink we got to taste a Grand Mariner Mango Slushie…de-lish.

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The perfect way to end a perfect stroll. I loved being able to visit some shops that I had not visited before. It was a wonderful night filled with good shopping, great food and fun with friends!

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What’s your favorite place shop and place to dine at Hyde Park Village?

I attended the Hyde Park Village Blogger Sample Stroll as part of the Tampa Bay Bloggers group. All opinions, as always, are my own.

 

 

 

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