It's May, which means summer is already here in Tampa. With hotter temps and the end of the school year, we are all dreaming of beach days, a/c, and vacation. There was no better way to kick off the summer season than a great night out with you all! We had a blast at one of our favorite venues, American Social, while enjoying beautiful views of Tampa Bay, making new friends, and learning about some fabulous local businesses. Thank you to those who attended! We love seeing so many happy faces at our events, and cannot wait to see you at our events this summer. You can find us on June 4th at Noble Crust Carrollwood and on July 11th at Seasons 52.
Please take the time to connect with and learn about our featured businesses for May. Did you know that purchasing from these businesses is not the only way to support them? You may refer friends to them, you might interact with their social media pages, or even just take the time to learn about them in case you ever need their services or goods in the future. Thank you for your support!
NY Life Insurance with Oliver "The O.G" Gray
Oliver D. Gray Jr. ("O.G.") is also known as the "Magic Johnson" of insurance because he assists families and businesses in creating generational wealth for their families and loved ones. His life has been influenced by the loss of loved ones and he has seen firsthand the value of life insurance policies. O.G. is so passionate about helping Tampa secure their futures, and he would love to help you review your options!
Vêtue Boutique is an online/pop-up women's clothing and accessories boutique. Their collection is focused on great quality, fun, unique and stylish pieces at amazing prices. At Vêtue Boutique fashion is what you buy and style is how they help you put it together. "Let us dress you!"
FACEBOOK GROUP https://www.facebook.com/groups/vetueboutiqueinsider/
Pure Romance with Denise
Pure Romance offers in home parties for women, and we specialize in Spa Products, Massage Products, Bedroom Accessories and Sexual Wellness. We offer a night to remember in a comfortable and fun environment! Ask Denise how to earn Free Shopping Spree!
Doterra with Heather and Elaina
Come experience Doterra! Naturally safe, purely effective essential oils that will change your life!
We also have beautifully handcrafted crochet flowers sprayed with different essential oil scents available for purchase at https://www.creationsinspiredbyhim.net/
Mayweather Boxing + Fitness South Tampa offers an authentic experience for those who want to learn from Floyd’s techniques and training regimens, while getting in the best shape of their lives in a high-intensity group fitness setting. Our fitness studio will provide the most effective group boxing instruction in the market, conditioning the body for optimal results.
Buzz Pop Cocktails
Buzz Pops are the world’s only 100% all natural Adult Push Pop Italian Sorbet made with 15% premium alcohol. Vegan, Gluten free, fat free, Kosher and under 100 calories. Not to mention - DELICIOUS!
Allow Friendlyshowcase.com to upgrade your next event by providing Dj, Photography, light, video & host!
Lunar Body Boudoir
Lunar Body Boudoir is a private boutique portrait studio located in the heart of New Tampa, Florida that helps women of all ages, body types, and phases of their life see themselves in the best light possible. The studio is a safe, judgement and stress-free zone. Simply arrive with an open mind and an open heart and leave the rest to us. Jill and her team provide professional camera-ready hair and makeup, expert coaching & posing ensuring you will have a relaxed, fun time, AND leave with the most beautiful photos of yourself you have ever seen.
Photos from our event
We would like to extend a HUGE thank you to the team from Jillian Joseph Photography for their beautiful photos at American Social! We had a wonderful evening, and we appreciate you capturing all of our fun!
We are thrilled to spotlight The Centre For Girls as our featured Tampa non-profit for this month! The Centre for Girls is a program of The Helen Gordon Davis Centre for Women, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in Tampa. The Centre for Girls offers innovative programming during after-school hours and a summer camp that includes fine arts, ceramics, fashion, dance, and STEM-based instruction to girls, ages 5-14. The Centre for Girls strives to provide young girls with a safe place to spend time, learn skills, make friends, and interact with caring adults.
Located in Old Seminole Heights, The Centre For Girls offers programs in art & education, health & wellness, girl empowerment, and green living. Under the leadership of their amazing director, Sartura Smith, The Centre For Girls is striving to be the most well-known and highly regarded center for girls in the Tampa Bay area. They believe in creating positive change for each girl touched by the Centre, regardless of her socioeconomic background.
How Can You Help?
Do you have a passion for empowering girls? The Centre For Girls needs your support to fund their programs, deliver quality instruction, and enhance the lives of the next generation of girls. They are actively looking for volunteers, community partners, and sponsors.
Tampa Housewives in the City will be doing an item drive to support CFG's summer programs. They are currently in need of snack/breakfast items for their upcoming summer camp that begins on June 10th. The summer food program that previously provided meals for their children during the summer lost their funding, so we are collecting donations of snack/breakfast items at our Noble Crust Carrollwood Girls Night Out on June 4th. We hope you will join us and help support this amazing Tampa organization!
The Centre For Girls
Mother's Day is just around the corner, which means it's a perfect time to make some muffins for mom! Whether you're baking them for your mom or enjoying them yourself, these muffins will not disappoint. This recipe is one that prompted a close friend of ours to suggest I open my own bakery, which I have no intention of doing, but I will gladly bake these often for our enjoyment!
Full of cinnamon-goodness, these muffins are soft and delicious. I adapted this recipe from another from Barbara Bakes for snickerdoodle bread. I was short on time recently with a cinnamon craving and did not have time to bake the loaves, I tried the recipe as muffins. I dare say they are even more delicious this way!
Cinnamon chips can be challenging to find outside of the holiday season. I try to stock up when I see them since this is favorite recipe around my house. You can use Hershey's handy website tool to find them near you, or I've also had success substituting white chocolate chips in place of the cinnamon chips. I highly suggest using the cinnamon chips if you can find them though. Also, if you are hoping to cut some fat and calories but still want to bake these, I have been able to substitute Greek yogurt in place of the sour cream. Of course the sour cream version is a bit more delicious, but the trade off isn't too noticeable.
Hi! I'm Diana. I love the beach, my family, chocolate, coffee, and meeting new people. I host monthly events in the Tampa area and cannot wait to meet all of you!