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Thanks to Marsha at Pretzel Crisps (who I met at one of the Central Florida Lady Blogger Meetups, which I posted about here), last weekend I had the opportunity to attend the Seminole Hard Rock Wine and Food Festival in South Florida! My tickets included access to the festival an hour early, and access to the VIP lounges, including the Pretzel Crisps suite!I attended this a couple of years ago with some friends, and had an amazing time, so I was super excited to get the chance to go again! With your ticket, you get unlimited food tastings and drinks (it’s SO worth it!). There are a variety of South Florida based restaurants there, giving out (generous) samples, and over 100 vendors giving (generous) pours of wine, champagne, vodka, rum, tequila, beer, and more.Here are some of my highlights that I managed to snap in between my bites and sips! I also posted…

The lovely J’s Everyday Fashion started the Central Florida Lady Blogger Facebook group, so that us girl bloggers can meet and mingle. They do a meetup every month at a different restaurant, and this past Wednesday was the first one I attended. It was actually a little different, as it was at Barnie’s CoffeeKitchen on Park Avenue in Winter Park, and Barnie’s actually hosted us there! They closed the entire place down to host us as a private event, where there were some amazing things in store for us!{We were greeted outside with a delicious champagne cocktail – cava based with an ice cube infused with grapefruit and ginger. Once inside, we found an a custom menu of delish food that we would be served.}{The President of Barnie’s CoffeeKitchen, Jonathan Smiga, was in attendence. He really shared the vision of Barnie’s, and spoke about the amazing process of the roasting of their fresh coffee everyday, and…

Almost every morning, I make my own coffee or iced lattes. Working full-time, freelancing, and blogging, I sure do need my caffeine! I love me some Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts, but if I purchased my fancy lattes every time I wanted coffee, I would be spending A LOT of moola!That’s why I have figured out my own perfect (super easy!) recipe for a Make-It-Yourself Iced Latte. After tweeting a picture of my Iced Cinnabon Latte this morning, and getting some great feedback, I wanted to share my recipe!Here’s the non-Instagram version of this morning’s iced Cinnabon latteRecipe:• 1 heaping tsp of instant espresso (I usually use Cafe Bustelo Instant Espresso). I then add water until the cup is about 1/4 of the way full (if you have fresh espresso, but all means, use it. But for me, this is quick and easy, as I don’t have access to fresh).• If…