Posts Tagged ‘Events’

Please, Direct Me to Beauty Heaven!

In Designers, Events, Fashion, Updates on September 18, 2010 at 8:16 am

Ever been on the search (via the internet) for a new nail salon that’s closer to home? Maybe you’ve googled, binged, and even pulled out the old yellow pages? I was without a beauty heaven, until I came across one of Fashion Week Tampa Bay’s sponsors, (our sponsor for the past three years – thank you!) The door opened and I saw the light. A beauty Mecca that was right at my fingertips.

At, I am able to search the top local spas and salons in my city: Tampa Bay. supports 30 cities in the U.S. including, New York, Los Angeles, and Miami. Along with searching to find my new beauty get-a-way, I’m able to read real reviews from customers about their experiences, plus likes and dislikes on particular companies. Also, the site provides printable coupons for contributing spas and salons and promotional updates in your city.

By becoming a VIPretty, you can receive special updates and attend events. From now until December, PrettyCity is in partnership with Shape to help celebrate The Beauty Sample Sale. This sale touches numerous cities in the United States. Guests will sample complimentary beauty services courtesy of the world’s prettiest brands, from hair care to skin care from cosmetics to cosmeceuticals.

On my most recent search, not only did I find a new nail salon, I came across new products, celebrity tips and tricks, and consulted with’s beauty experts about recommended skin care products for my skin type to prepare me for all the Fashion Week Tampa Bay events coming. I got to have my skin along with my dress looking flawless.

As you prepare yourself for Tampa’s most anticipated fashion event of the year, Fashion week Tampa Bay 2010, visit to let them assist you with your beauty needs. See you at the show!

For more information and tickets to Fashion Week Tampa Bay, visit

Fashion’s Night Out

In Events, Fashion, Updates on September 8, 2010 at 10:46 am

This Friday, Sept. 10, 2010, join me and the Fashion Week Tampa Bay team at Neiman Marcus at International Plaza as we participate in the biggest shopping night ever, Fashion’s Night Out! This one spectacular night of celebrations will awaken your fashion senses.

Fashion’s Night Out started in 2009 in NYC to promote shopping in this challenging economy. This year, almost 1,000 retailers will participate in the second edition of Fashion’s Night Out. The night will be filled with celebrity appearances and special events.

Although this event is NYC-based, other cities are adopting their own version of this event. Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus in Tampa will be hosting their own version of Fashion’s Night Out with activities and celebrity appearances. To see a full list of participating retailers visit

As you shop the night away be sure to purchase a Fashion’s Night Out official t-shirt, The FNO t-shirt’s proceeds will benefit the NYC Aids Fund. You are making more than a purchase, you’re making a choice to help an industry that touches us all. This is a party with a purpose and everyone’s invited.

To add even more shopping fun to the Fashion’s Night Out festivities, Fashion Week Tampa Bay will be having a ONE DAY ONLY sale this Friday night. A limited number of general admission tickets will be available for only $45! Click here on Friday, Sept. 10.  Happy shopping and see you out at the biggest shopping night ever, Friday, Sept. 10, 2010!

The Ultimate Ladies Night Out: SATC2 Movie Night

In Events, Fashion on May 26, 2010 at 3:05 pm

On Thursday, May 27, 2010, Saks Fifth Avenue at the Westshore Plaza Mall will be transformed into every ladies must-have accessory…a ladies night out! Join Fashion Week Tampa Bay for a night of shopping, SATC2-inspired cocktails, hor d’oeuvres, and of course the most anticipated ‘chic-flick’ of the year, Sex and the City 2!

Pre-party starts at 4pm at Saks Fifth Avenue in the Westshore Mall.  Saks is holding a two-day promotion on Thursday (5/27) and Friday (5/28) where 5% of in-store sales at Saks will be donated to Best Buddies Tampa Bay. I know I’ll be breaking out the shopping fund, a sale + helping those in need = a happy shopper!

While you shop-til-you-drop, enjoy SATC2-inspired cocktails sponsored by ZYR, delicious hors d’oeuvres provided by Ocean Prime, P.F.Changs, and Mangroves,  a chance to win fabulous prizes and much more! But it doesn’t stop there. At 7:15pm, grab your girlfriends and head over to the AMC Westshore for a movie filled with fashion, friendship and fun.

For more information regarding this event visit us at

Get in Style with Business Buddies Tampa

In Events on September 8, 2009 at 4:56 pm

Network for a good cause! We are sponsoring the Business Buddies Networking event this Wednesday – tomorrow! The event will benefit the Best Buddies of Tampa who is also one of our Fashion Week Tampa Bay beneficiaries.

The networking event will be held September 9, 2009 from 5:30pm- 9pm at Wings Gone Wild located at 3114 Bay to Bay Blvd, Tampa FL 33611. Great drink specials and yummy appetizers will be served! Members attend the event for free and $5 for non-members. Click here to become a member, it’s super easy and very useful! As a Business Buddies member, you can attend all of the social networking events, help a local non-profit organization and can always network with a heart!

PLUS, the Fashion Week Tampa Bay team will be there tomorrow selling general admission tickets for the discounted price of $45! You have to attend to be able to take advantage of this discount…it’ll be fashionable and fun!

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Business Buddies Tampa logo

Here’s a little more information about Business Buddies Tampa. They’re a social networking group that Best Buddies Florida has built within the Tampa Bay area. The purpose is to provide an opportunity for professionals to network and meet new people while raising money for a good cause. Their events offer a calm and sociable atmosphere that is held every second Wednesday of every month. It’s a great way to gain clients, make new friends and possibly have an opportunity for a career change.

We understand the importance of supporting the community and non-profit organizations like the Best Buddies of Tampa that strive to build friendships, enhance lives and better the world.

Network with a heart at the Business Buddies event, September 9th, purchase your tickets for $45, and then continue networking in your stylish and ready to socialize outfit at Fashion Week Tampa Bay, September 23-26, 2009!

What’s Happening in Tampa Bay?

In Events, Fashion, Trends, Updates on September 7, 2009 at 2:37 pm

Wondering what fabulous events are happening in Tampa Bay this month? Fashion Week Tampa Bay for one! Also, check out Tampa Bay and Company, a non-profit organization that represents more than 700 local businesses. Their website has tons of info about all the fun things to do around the Bay area. While tourists frequently use the Tampa Bay and Company website, Bay area locals can also score on deals from concert and sporting tickets to Busch Gardens, restaurants and hotel specials. Tampa Bay and Company’s mission is to help create a dynamic growth for Tampa by promoting, developing and expanding the Bay area’s visitor industry.

Fashion Week Tampa Bay welcomes the support of Tampa Bay and Company as a Beauty Spotter sponsor. Promoting local talent and businesses and creating a positive change in our fabulous city is a goal that is near and dear to all our hearts at Fashion Week Tampa Bay.

If you’re in need of a weekend get away or are looking for the perfect vacation destination, check out Tampa Bay and Company, then come on over to to buy your tickets to the most stylish event around!


Havana Nights a Huge Success!

In Events, Updates on July 23, 2009 at 5:17 pm

Young professionals gathered on Saturday night, June 18th, at the Tampa Bay History Center in downtown Tampa for Havana Nights, hosted by Business Buddies.

Havana Nights

Havana Nights

Havana Nights

Business Buddies, a social networking organization that provides opportunities for young professionals through special events and fundrasiers, benefits Best Buddies Tampa.

The venue mirrored a casino with BlackJack, Poker, Roulette and Craps tables, along with a full bar, delicious hors d’oeuvres and casino slots.

Havana Nights

Havana Nights captured a festive evening full of coveted prizes via silent auctions and raffles, live entertainment, lots of mingling, networking and fabulous style!

Havana Nights

Havana Nights

Havana Nights

Business Buddies Bring Havana to Tampa Bay

In Events on July 14, 2009 at 12:22 am

Business Buddies, a social networking group that benefits Best Buddies of Tampa (one of Fashion Week Tampa Bay’s beneficiaries) will host their 2nd annual Havana Nights casino party at The Tampa Bay History Center this Saturday, July 18th. Young business professionals will have the chance to mingle, win prizes and have a great time all the while supporting a great cause! Best Buddies of Tampa contributes to the well-being of the citizens of our community so come with your salsa shoes and poker face ready to help support this fabulous event.

After all, helping others and having fun at the same time is always in style!

For more information and to purchase your tickets CLICK HERE

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Check out pics and fun from the 2008 Havana Nights event:





Fourth of July Events Around the Bay

In Events, Fashion on July 3, 2009 at 3:24 am

Independence Day, commonly known as Fourth of July, is a national holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 declaring independence from Great Britain. Similar to any U.S. American holiday, we have traditions to uphold like fireworks, parades, barbecues, concerts, picnics and other events.

This year my friends and I will be watching fireworks on the beach while enjoying beer and fruity drinks. Below I’ve listed some events going on around the Bay this weekend for Fourth of July. Get out and celebrate your Independence!

Saturday, July 4th


Bill Heard Chevrolet Fourth of July Celebration
Plant City Stadium, 1810 East Park Road, Plant City
Gates open at 5 p.m., parking lot opens at 4 p.m. Plan to arrive early, as seating is limited. Admission and kids’ activities are free. Parking is $3. Concession foods will be for sale. There will be stage entertainment and a spectacular fireworks display.

Fourth of July Celebration at Channelside
615 Channelside Drive, Tampa
Activities begin in the courtyard at 2 p.m. and live entertainment starts at 6 p.m. DJ’s will spin tunes before and after the 9 p.m. fireworks show.

Brandon Blast
459 Brandon Town Center

The third annual Brandon Blast 4th of July celebration features entertainment and special sales throughout the mall. Fireworks display will begin at 9 p.m.


Clearwater Celebrates America
Coachman Park, 301 Drew St., Clearwater
Gates open at 4 p.m. Highlight of the evening is Clearwater’s fireworks show. No alcohol, umbrellas, canopies, pets or personal fireworks allowed. Concessions available.

Downtown St. Petersburg Fourth of July Celebration
Straub & Vinoy Parks and The Pier
Clear Channel Radio sponsors live entertainment, family activities beginning at 1 p.m. Family fun and concerts at The Pier. Fireworks above Spa Beach are scheduled to begin at 9 p.m.

Fourth of July and Largo Centennial Celebration
Largo Central Park, Largo

Activities include music by soul band “The Black Honkeys,” concessions and a fantastic fireworks display! Bring your chairs, blankets, and family for the festivities. Event starts at 6 p.m. and ends at 10 p.m.

Gulfport Fourth of July Celebration

Shore and Beach boulevards as well as Gulfport Beach.
Festivities begin at 10 am and the day includes a sandcastle contest, games, live music, a children’s pageant, a parade and, of course, fireworks beginning at 9 p.m.

Safety Harbor Festival & Fireworks

Safety Harbor Marina and Bayshore Boulevard, Safety Harbor
Event starts at 5 p.m with fireworks at 9 p.m. Concessions, live entertainment, food and a children’s area.

St. Pete Beach Fourth of July Celebration
Gulf Boulevard & 50th Avenue
Features a fabulous fireworks display.

Need something patriotic to wear?

Tampa Bay-based fashion designer Bebe Ziegler, has launched her Patriotic line for Ice It. Her pride for our country and her U.S. Air Force Vietnam Veteran father inspired her patriotic line. Symbolic images like peace signs, the American flag, a bald eagle and the colors red, white and blue can be found in her collection.

A portion of sales from Ziegler’s Patriotic line will benefit the non-profit organization, Wounded Warrior Project, which honors U.S. Service Members who have been wounded or injured. Bebe Ziegler’s Patriotic line will be available through Veteran’s Day in November 2009. Check out the collection below and for more information, check out

Patriotic Line Pic

YWCA’s Purses and Passion

In Events on June 6, 2009 at 5:41 am

One of Fashion Week Tampa Bay beneficiaries’ The YWCA of Tampa is presenting the “Purses and Passion” exhibit June 7th through the 13th from 12-4 pm. This week long exhibit will feature photography of women from all ages with their favorite fashion accessory – their purse!

The week will begin with the Opening Reception on Saturday, June 7th at Studio@620. It will end June 13th with a luncheon and silent auction at the Renaissance Vinoy Resort. Fashion Week Tampa Bay 2009 supports the YWCA of Tampa and their mission to eliminate racism and empower women, girls and families. For more information or to purchase tickets to the Third Annual Purses & Passion Luncheon and Silent Auction, visit:

The YWCA of Tampa Bay’s Third Annual Purses & Passion Luncheon and Silent Auction Saturday, June 13th, 2009, 11 am. The Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf ClubSaint Petersburg, FL.

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