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Yoko-San Opens in Boca!

Disclosure: I was invited to Yoko-San for a media tasting, but couldn’t attend.  Instead, I sent Cherri of The Buzz Connect.  Her meal (and experience) was complimentary.  Her review, including the wonderful photographs, are her own. IMG_9772

I had the pleasure of attending a media tasting at Yoko-San Hibachi, Sushi and Sake Lounge in beautiful downtown Boca Raton, FL. I’ve eaten at plenty of steakhouses, but this restaurant takes the cake. The ambiance Read more »

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Jilly From Philly is Coming to Town!


Grammy® award-winner singer-songwriter Jill Scott earns her second consecutive number ONE album as the recently released ‘WOMAN’ arrives top the Billboard 200 list. The follow up to the 2011 critically acclaimed ‘The Light Of Sun’ which also opened at No. 1 is receiving outstanding reviews from both critics and fans.

In addition to having the No 1 album, Jill is currently headlining a summer tour with sold out shows throughout the country. The tour—playing in a combination of theaters and amphitheaters in over Read more »

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Enjoy summer fun in the pool – without the harsh effects of chlorine

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(BPT) – This summer your kids will be spending every day in the backyard, having a grand old time splashing around in the pool. You’ll probably spend some quality hours in your pool as well, cooling off when the weather gets hot and enjoying the beautiful summer days.

The only concern you have is about the chlorine, which can cause a burning sensation that affects the eyes and skin. Chlorine can even turn light-colored hair green. You don’t want your summer fun to be interrupted by eye drops, calming lotion or green hair!

Fortunately, there is an alternative, and it’s Read more »

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The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale Goes to the Dogs

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The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, managed by JLL, is celebrating the dog days of summer – literally – by encouraging its shoppers to include their pooches in a series of dog-themed initiatives during the month of August.  The newly launched Dog Days program will speak to the heart of The Galleria’s loyal shoppers, many who are loving pet-owners, with three Read more »

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I’m Headed to the Urban League National Conference with Toyota!

Disclosure:  I’m serving as a Toyota Brand Ambassador during the conference.  Toyota has provided my registrations, along with a vehicle loan, some activities, meals, and incidentals.  All opinions are my own.


This week, the Urban League Conference (subtitled Save Our Cities), kicks off right here in Fort Lauderdale, at the Broward Country Convention Center.  I will be front and center, rolling hard with Toyota (one of the presenting sponsors).  This will be my first Urban League conference and I’m kind of excited about it.

The speaker lineup is amazing–including local favorite Read more »

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Hanging Out With Descendants Director, Kenny Ortega

Disclosure:  I saw an advance screening of this film during a Disney blogger press junket.  Disney covered my transportation, accommodations, meals and activities.  All opinions are my own


Before I go on press trips, I generally go through the itinerary–sometimes there are hidden gems in there.  It might say:  “10am Interview with Kenny Ortega, Director of Descendants”  and of course, that means almost nothing.  I wasn’t real sure what the Descendants movie was all about, nor did I have any clue who Kenny Ortega was.  So I had to do some digging–sure enough, I got excited about both!  The film’s premise was Read more »

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“TEA V” Break!

Disclosure:  This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.  #MeAndMyTea #CollectiveBias


What would you offer as a reward for good behavior for a foodie?  Food and drink, of course!  But what if the rewardee is yourself?  Hmmm…STILL food and drink!  I know this isn’t making sense, so here’s the scenario:

Due to chemo brain and just the sheer stress of dealing with a terminal illness and all that comes with it, I find it hard to write, to return emails, to simply focus.  I have a HARD time staying on task, most of the time.  So, I’ve started bribing myself–saying stuff Read more »

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