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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Help a Traveler Achieve His 2010 Photography Expedition

If anyone's in the giving spirit and looking to travel vicariously, check out what travel pal Peter West Carey is aiming to do in 2010, I've blogged about on my travel blog,

Hope all is well in Tallahassee!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

This Girl Gives AXE Hair Care an "A"

AXE Hair rolled into Tallahassee this September with the Crisis Relief Center. Did you have a chance to go? I couldn't make the trip from my digs in Southwest Florida to see how Seminole and Tallahassee guys were getting tips on how to get girl approved hair. So, the good people with AXE Hair sent me several products for the guy I was then dating to try and give my approval.

The guy works in television but unfortunately around the same time the AXE Hair products arrived, he lost his reporting job and begrudgingly tried the AXE Just Clean Shampoo, AXE Just Soft Conditioner, and AXE Clean-Cut Look Pomade. I say begrudgingly because he was in the feeling sorry for himself mode saying since he wasn't in front of a camera anymore there was no need to style his hair. Boo, hoo!

Soon after using the product I noticed although he was using the AXE Pomade his hair felt soft yet looked manageable. It wasn't clumpy but seemed to stay in place and smell "hot," you know, really sexy. Soon Mr. Reporter landed a couple of TV freelance reporting gigs (was fab hair by AXE responsible?) and with the exception of today it's been a month since I've seen him in person (so is he into someone else or just his hair?). I have been catching him on TV (I swear, I'm NOT stalking him) and checking out his hair.

Verdict about his hair? Looking mighty fine and I give it an "A."

When reporting outside I've noticed his hair is staying in place when it's breezy and this past week we've had lots of breeze in the Sunshine State thanks to Hurricane Ida. His hair doesn't look like plastic but very much natural. And when I saw him today up close and in the flesh his hair looked fab thanks to AXE Hair.

So I definitely recommend to all guys out there to add AXE Hair products into your grooming repertoire to snag a girl or impress your girlfriend. And ladies, with the holidays around the corner, put a bit of AXE in his stocking. Your guy will look and smell fab.

So these are the AXE Hair products Mr. Reporter tried:

  • AXE Just Clean Shampoo
  • AXE Just Soft Conditioner
  • AXE Clean-Cut Look Pomade
And these are some of the additional AXE Hair products:
  • AXE 2 in 1 Shampoo + Conditioner (I gave this a try, can I say strong enough for a woman but made for a guy? Great masculine scent and left my hair extra soft.)
  • AXE Spiked-Up Look Putty
  • AXE Messy Look Paste
Where you can find AXE Hair? I see it available at Wal-Mart, Target, and Publix so I imagine just about anywhere hair products are sold. Be sure to check out the AXE Hair Crisis Relief site for more product information.

I hope to find another guy to try the above mentioned products and run my fingers through his locks. Any takers????

FTC Disclosure: These AXE Hair products were provided as gifts but I can make up my own mind when reviewing.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Potbelly Palooza

Saturday, Oct. 17th Potbelly's and Fashion Inc. present Fashion/Music / Art Festival!! Starting at 12pm till 8pm this second annual festival promises to be better than ever! Crammed packed with activities. Come out early to get some balance in your life with FREE beginners yoga session with YOGI.G. At 1pm improve your knowledge of the vine with wine tasting. Then ramp up your wardrobe at 2pm with Fashion Incs. Fashion Show. Supported by local Tallahassee and Florida retailers and make sure to check out their tables after you've made your wish list. Also, check out the long list of other sponsors supporting this fabulous event. Along with many bands from all over Florida for your listening pleasure. Drink specials and chill lounges as bonus. Did I mention PRIZES!!! This is one packed Saturday full of fun and fashion, plus more!

Come and check out, plus support a great club on Florida State's campus, Fashion Inc.


459 W. College Ave

There is a lot of street and civic center parking near by

Friday, September 11, 2009

Giving Seminole Guys the Dating Edge: AXE Hair Crisis Relief Center

Calling all FSU college guys: AXE Hair wants to give you an edge in the dating game with a gift of girl-approved hair. Rumor has it 90% of girls admit they are at least somewhat likely to date a guy if he has good hair. So is your mane girl-approved?

Guys are invited to head on over to the AXE Hair Crisis Relief Center (111 N. Ocala Road, Tallahassee) between September 13 and 18 for free washes, cuts and styling. (Not sure of the times but saw a posting on Facebook about 1 and 6 p.m.) And who can give up something FREE to do in Tallahassee these days? I mean, a free haircut means you’ll have more money for date night.

Keep an eye out while heading to class between Sept. 13 and 18 because the AXE Hair Crisis Relief Girls are hitting the FSU campus to help you get that girl-approved hair you so desperately need.

AXE Hair Crisis Relief Center
Where: Livin in the Cut, 111 N. Ocala Road, Tallahassee, Fla.
When: September 13 and 18, 2009; 1 to 6 p.m. (???)
Visit to learn more about getting girl-approved hair and AXE Hair products. And I dare ya to upload your photo.

Sorry girls, no makeovers for you, but chances are there will be some pretty hot guys wandering around Tallahassee after the AXE Hair Crisis Relief Center leaves town.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

No Ordinary Three Ring Circus!

This past Wednesday, the 13th, Cirque du Soleil came to town in a big way. The show was all that it promised and more. After having spoken to the head trainer of the show the intricate details of putting on such a magnificent spectacle became even clearer since having spoken with Ms. Ruest, the creative director, in March. Before putting on a show the performers train for 4 months in Montreal, which each performer has a background for many years in acrobatics. The youngest performer of the show is only 19 years old. After discussing many acts in the show, we discussed what he thought was the most difficult, the Russian Swing. This act was being performed in dress rehearsal during the interview so I was able to see the performers practice this high flying act before the show. The reason for the difficulty level was the sheer number of performers it takes. This act demonstrates how well all the performers and crew of Cirque du Soleil work as a team. The show is flawless. From the very first moment you look at the glowing stage through every high flying act and captivating character, the audience is on the edge of their seat at every turn of the show. For my guest and I, we couldn’t wait to talk about our favorite aspects and characters. I know I personally told everyone I am close to what a spectacular show it was. I am very excited that Cirque du Soleil will be bringing other shows on the road and through Tallahassee in the future. With 17 shows in performance all over the world definitely make it an effort to see one, because once you do, you will want to see them all.

Please visit Cirque du Soleil for any more information about the show and tickets to future shows.

Dates for the show in Florida!

Jacksonville, FL: May 20 - 24, 2009
Sunrise, FL: May 27 - June 7, 2009
Tampa, FL: June 25 - July 5, 2009
Estero, FL: July 8 - 12, 2009

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The Circus is coming!

The amazing company Cirque du Soleil is bringing their highflying, acrobatic show Saltimbanco to Tallahassee. They will be performing at the Civic Center from May 13 through 17. This is a circus like no other and definitely a must see! After speaking with the creative director of the show Carmen Reust, I was given more of an insight into what the audience can expect to see from this spectacle. Saltimbanco translates from Italian as “jump on a bench” and in French it means “street performers”. These both are central ideas in the urban scene that the show displays. The setting is based in a park of an imaginary city since parks are often central meeting places. Ms. Reust explained that the idea behind Saltimbanco was to give a positive image to young people, in particular, who wanted to move to urban cities. At the time of development the Cirque du Soleil Company read that young individuals had a negative outlook on urban living, that it was unsafe. To counteract this negative view Saltimbanco was born.

In the beginning of the spectacle all the characters come into the park with one identity and as they explore their new habitat their own colorful identities come out. The audience should expect to see bright vibrant colors and awe inspiring acts. There are 47 performers on stage throughout the different scenes, each with unique tricks that will keep the audience on the edge of their seats. The music is a range of spectrums from African influence to opera. The idea behind such a range of diverse music was a car ride through different parts of the city with the window down and hearing the sounds and music of the different cultures. Ms. Reust described Saltimbanco as the “root, classic, and signature show” of the company. If you have ever seen a Cirque show before, you know this is not something to be missed. If you have never seen one before, it is guaranteed to impress. This is no ordinary circus, this is Cirque du Soleil!

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Have "Your Pizza, Your Way" from Hungry Howie's (at a Steal, Too)

Hungry Howie’s Pizza wants everyone to have happiness in their tummies and their wallet which is why they’ve launched the “Your Pizza, Your Way” promotion. Save on the wallet and keep peace in the house with this deal.

For the budget price of $3.99, get a personal 10-inch pizza with a choice of one of eight crust flavors (eight crust flavors? What happened to regular pizza dough flavor?) and one topping.

And sharing isn’t an option, you can eat this cheap yet tasty pizza all by yourself. Your roommate can order his/her own 10-inch Hungry Howie’s Pizza. This special deal will be served between now (program launched Feb. 15) and May 31, 2009.

Here are the contact details for the Tallahassee Hungry Howie’s
3839 N. Monroe Street, Unit #1
Tel: 850.562.5656

3491 Thomasville Road, Unit #1
Tel: 850-894-3100

Visit the Hungry Howei’s Web site for all other locations.

Be sure to visit for an opportunity to create an image, post it, then maybe win a free pizza!

Now I have a craving for pizza, catch ya later…

Friday, February 06, 2009

Celebrate Valentine's Day Early at Carrabba's Italian Grill (and it's Great for the Budget)

What are you doing for Valentine's Day? This year February 14 falls on a Saturday. Here's an idea to avoid the crowds and shower your love a little longer. Take advantage of Carrabba's Dal Cuore Nights, Feb. 11 & 12, 2009. "Dal Cuore" means "from the heart" and the good people at Carrabba's have devised a tasty prix fixe menu with three yummy courses and a price that's oh, so right for the budget (less than so $20 person). Plus, take $10 off a bottle of wine.

The delicious Italian meal and admiration from your loved one for treating her (or him) to a fabulously, romantic evening, aren't the only things you'll receive during Dal Cuore Nights. Each guest receives a special Dal Cuore Nights Valentine including a "heartfelt" quote. One lucky quote recipient will win the ultimate romantic getaway, a seven-night cruise Italian cruise for two aboard MSC Cruises.

Imagine that, win a groovy cruise just for dining at Carrabba's Feb. 11 and/or Feb. 12 (I say "and/or" since the food and price are right, why not take advantage of two consecutive Dal Cuore Nights?)

Visit Carrabba's Italian Grill in Tallahassee:
2752 Capital Circle NE
Tallahassee, FL 32308
Tel: 850/297-1100

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Fashion Update

School has started up again and winter has definitely set in for Tallahassee. This is a great time to bring out those scarves and boots you couldn't wait to wear back when it was blistering hot just a few months ago. For those of you, who can't wait for the beach weather to return, don't worry. Spring is right around the corner. Along with the arrival of spring, so is the Florida State annual spring Fashion Show. This is the longest standing fashion show at Florida State University and is a great way to see what the designers of tomorrow are creating today. The designers for the show are FSU Apparel Design students. This is a great event to watch for some possible future trends. The event will be held at the club called The Moon. The theme is Fashion Reality. Media affects fashion greatly through shows like Project Runway, America's Next Top Model, and even all the media hype on the designers dressing the new First Lady. More information will be coming out as the FSU Fashion Show develops.

I know at the end of last semester I was not as up to date as I would have liked to have been on writing for the blog. Fall Fashion Week, though, went off without a hitch. The main event, Project Reconstruction, was a great success for all those Fashion students involved. A mantra that has been quoted frequently of late is "green is the new black". This is also true with your fashion. FSU apparel students created clothing with sustainable and recycled items. There were also other items on show that were all reconstructed. Check out the photos. Maybe they will inspire you to fix up a few items in your house and wardrobe instead of throwing them out. Get creative!