The Wait Is Over…How to Snag a Spot at Boca VIPediatrics

Since 2014, Boca VIPediatrics has been providing Boca parents and their children something no other pediatric smart office currently offers…many somethings, in fact.

Whether it’s a house call for urgent after-hours care, texting/calling/emailing your pediatrician directly on their smartphone 24/7, no wait times at the office, or a virtual visit via video call. These services help parents save valuable time, allowing them them to avoid having to go to the doctor’s office for every little thing.

I noticed Boca VIPediatrics developing a cult-like following with savvy new parents in Boca Raton (and our surrounding cities) who valued personalized care, convenience, time, and an “old-fashioned relationship” with their pediatrician.

Boca VIPediatrics operates on a membership model with an extremely limited number of patients. In order to be on call 24/7 and provide all of the amenities I listed above, they have to cap their practice. This helps avoid the (sadly) all-too-familiar assembly line approach to pediatric care.

Essentially, they take on a very small number of children in each age category to make sure they are providing the best possible care to their VIPs (Very Important Patients!). Within 6 months of opening their office in central Boca Raton, several age groups quickly hit their cap.

”While I wish we could take care of everyone, it’s important that our practice maintains a small, personalized feel so I can truly make myself available to all my patients 24/7 and guarantee no wait times,” explained Chad Rudnick, M.D., founder of Boca VIPediatrics.

With Boca Raton now becoming a booming city for babies and families, word started circulating that this “pediatric smart office” was changing the game for pediatric care. There wasn’t a preschool, mommy & me class, or breastfeeding support group that wasn’t buzzing about Dr. Rudnick, the “house call doc that you can actually text!”

Pediatric Smart Office Boca VIPediatrics

So, they opened a waiting list and started a nationwide search for a visionary pediatrician to join forces with Dr. Rudnick {more on that later}. Now…

Modern Boca Mom has the exclusive word that the wait is over!
Boca VIPediatrics is opening their waiting list and will be taking on new VIPs in ALL age categories…but not for long!

Due to the high demand and limited number of spots available, you’ll want to follow this blog carefully over the next few months if you’re looking to snag a spot for your Boca kid.

Especially since Dr. Rudnick was recently named “Best of Boca – Best Pediatrician 2016” by the Sun-Sentinel…

Here’s how it works, step by step:

Step 1: Call Boca VIPediatrics (561-923-9635) or fill out their online contact form here: www.bocavipediatrics.com/contact. You’ll speak with a friendly member of the family owned & operated pediatric smart office, and they’ll give you all the details, membership highlights and amenities for joining as a VIP family.

Step 2: Schedule a “Backstage Tour.” This is when you’ll tour the pediatric smart office, meet the staff, and sit down for a ‘one-on-one’ with the Pediatrician to go over your child’s health history and learn more about the practice.

Step 3: Sign up for an annual membership and breathe a sigh of relief that your child’s healthcare is now on a whole other level.

The process of joining Boca VIPediatrics is similar to joining a health club. You’ll pay a monthly membership fee (equivalent to a Starbucks latte each day) for 24/7 access to the doctor’s cell, no wait times, house calls and private, un-rushed office visits (FYI- there are also no co-pays at the office, everything is included in your membership). They work with your insurance a little differently. Instead of billing your insurance company for visits to the office, they let you collect the reimbursement directly, which helps to offset the annual membership cost. Your child’s insurance is still used for all prescriptions, labs, imaging, and referrals to specialists.

You essentially have “your pediatrician in your pocket!”

And remember, you don’t have to visit their pediatric smart office for EVERY. LITTLE. THING.

  • If your little one has a rash, you can text a photo.
  • Suspect an ear infection late at night? You can send a video using Boca VIPediatrics’ Oto Home iPhone attachment, which clips onto a parent’s iPhone to send secure video of the inner ear directly to Dr. Rudnick for his review.

  • Hear a cough that doesn’t sound right? Either send a video or use the virtual stethoscope they offer VIPs that clips to your phone and sends secure heart/lung sounds right to the doctor.

Grab your spot while you can — you don’t want your children to be waitlisted for this type of quality, concierge care!

Spots are extremely limited and will fill up soon at Boca Raton’s pediatric smart office. For more information on how it all works, visit www.BocaVIPediatrics.com or call 561-923-9635. 


Sponsored: This pediatric smart office post was sponsored by Boca VIPediatrics. All opinions expressed in this blog post are my own and not influenced in any way by the sponsor.  Any statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with provider. Please refer to this site’s Disclosure for more information. I was compensated for this post, but all opinions are mine.

Have Some Xtreme Fun at Xtreme Action Park in Ft. Lauderdale

Looking for some Xtreme Fun and entertainment in 2017? Then look no further than Ft. Lauderdale’s Xtreme Action Park!

Sweet Hot Mess Shelby back to let you in on some Xtreme Fun and exciting local South Florida news. Xtreme Action Park, Florida’s largest family indoor entertainment center, has announced new attractions and details on “Phase Two” of its ongoing expansion!

Xtreme Action Park Ft. Lauderdale

This thrilling park now offers more than 10 interactive attractions; such as the all new Bazooka Blast Glow in the Dark Arena and the Evolution Escape Rooms. It’s fun for adults and kids alike!

Xtreme Action Park

They also feature an XD Dark Ride 3D Theater, a *super cool* Rockin Jump Trampoline Park and so much more.

Xtreme Action Park

They also offer some awesome event spaces that cater to a wide range of corporate activities and special occasions (think: birthday party of the year).

Xtreme Action Park

After a fun day of burning off some energy with the kiddos you can head to the All-American Café for a burger and fries. If your sweet tooth is aching, you can enjoy 30 flavors of creamy ice cream and treats at the Hershey’s Shake Shoppe.

With Florida temps inevitably heating up again this spring, this is a great time for the kids (and your inner kid) to go have some “Xtreme Fun” together!

5300 S Powerline Rd.

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309


My name is Shelby and I am the Founder of The Sweet Hot Mess, a blog and beauty brand inspired by my life being such a sweet and beautiful one, even though (despite my best efforts) I am almost always a hot mess. I have such a passion for beauty, positivity, fashion and making things around me beautiful.

MOANA Sing-along Coming to Theaters Nationwide

The epic journey continues for MOANA fans as Walt Disney Animation Studios introduces an all-new MOANA sing-along version of the hit, critically-lauded comedy-adventure, coming to theaters nationwide January 27th! 

MOANA Sing-along Coming to Theaters Nationwide

Disney's MOANA Sing-along

Fans are invited to warm up those vocal cords and set sail with an all-new MOANA sing-along version. It is launching in more than 2,000 theaters nationwide on Jan. 27.

MOANA audiences were swept away by the film’s original songs and score. The music comes from a dynamic team that includes:

  • Tony®-, Emmy®- and Grammy®-winning songwriter Lin-Manuel Miranda (Pulitzer Prize- and Tony-winning “Hamilton,” Tony-winning “In the Heights”)
  • Mark Mancina (“Tarzan,” Broadway’s “The Lion King”)
  • Opetaia Foa‘i (founder and lead singer of the award-winning world music band Te Vaka)

The sing-along version of MOANA includes the full feature film with on-screen lyrics. Audiences can belt out the words to their favorite songs, such as the Golden Globe®-nominated “How Far I’ll Go.”

Moviegoers can check local listings for showtimes and theaters. The sing-along run will vary by location.

Disney's MOANA Sing-along

MOANA has received, so far, nominations for BAFTA, PGA, Golden Globe® and a Critics’ Choice Movie Award for best animated feature. The film’s uplifting soundtrack has dominated the music charts for more than six weeks. It peaked at No. 1 on the iTunes Albums chart. The soundtrack is currently No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart and No. 2 on the Billboard 200. The soundtrack is available wherever music is sold and at streaming services.

Audiences can also soon enjoy the original theatrical version of the film at home. It will be packed with a variety of bonus extras when MOANA arrives on Digital HD/3D and Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA) on Feb. 21. The movie will also be available on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, Digital SD, DVD and On-Demand on March 7.

We can’t wait to to sing!

Fall in Love Again on Valentine’s Day at The Addison

Believe it or not, Valentine’s Day is only a little over a month away! And, I’ve found the most romantic and uniquely Boca dining experience for you and your partner: The Addison Valentine’s Day sit-down dinner.

#modernbocadad and I have already booked our reservation and I hear they are filling up fast! Here’s what you can expect + the AMAZING menu for the evening…

The Addison Valentine’s Day Sit-Down Dinner Signature Event

Location is everything when it comes to Boca romance! Celebrate love with your love at the most romantic venue in South Florida. The Addison Valentine’s Day sit-down dinner welcomes guests to celebrate the romantic sentiment under their majestic banyan trees.

The luxurious evening out includes live music, unlimited champagne and wine, and a special sweetheart gift. I can’t wait!

Addison Valentine's Day Menu

DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, February 14, 2017; Reservations start at 5:30 PM

COST: Dinner is $149 per person (plus tax and gratuity).

Addison Valentine's Day

Call (561) 372-0568 to book your reservation for the Addison Valentine’s Day. Make it your best one yet!

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MOMpreneur Monday: April Golightly

MOMpreneur: n. defined as a female business owner who is actively balancing the role of mom and the role of entrepreneur.

Welcome to our latest installment of MOMpreneur Monday, highlighting Florida businesses and brands that were founded by female entrepreneurs and fellow Mommas.

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Today’s featured Modern Boca MOMpreneur is...April Castoro Erhard, founder of April Golightly in Boca Raton!

April Golightly on Modern Boca Mom


Tell us a little bit about your background and what inspired you to start April Golightly

I practiced law for 5 years before leaving to work full-time on April Golightly. During my time working as an attorney, I craved a creative outlet where I could write about the things I was passionate about. Blogging was something that I started with pure passion and it was something fun to work on after being in court all day and spending late nights and weekends at the office. I never dreamed that it would become a full-time business with employees and huge brand contracts!

April Golightly on Modern Boca Mom

My last year practicing law was spent working part-time at home while I was pregnant with my daughter. I tried to quit my job, but my boss would not let me leave when I told him I was quitting to work on my blog. He kept me on part-time from home until my daughter was born. When my daughter was born, I became a full-time stay at home mom and blogger.

Luckily, my little daughter was a great napper! It gave me time to work on the blog while she took her 4 naps per day. My husband handled the evening feedings and bedtime, so I could work during that time too. It was a team effort and the blog would not be where it is today without my husband’s support.

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What challenges have you faced since starting April Golightly?

April Golightly, as a business, started with a help of a friend and mentor who explained the business of blogging to me over lunch. I had known her for years while I was studying in Miami and found out she had quit her job to blog full-time. This blew my mind and I had to know more. I took her to lunch and she sent me home with a gameplan. That advice helped me make April Golightly into the thriving business it is today.

The one piece of advice that I wish I had taken right away was switching from a Fashion to Lifestyle blog. It took me several years to make this change. As much as I love fashion, it was challenging writing about only one topic.

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What is truly unique about your blog and business?

I feel that April Golightly is a unique blog because it brings women everyday luxury that they crave. You can be an awesome mom to your kids, cook dinner and look fabulous at the same time. If I can do it, so can you. I want to give women the confidence to wear what they want, be a good mom, and live the luxurious life that we all dreamed we would. I feel like a lot of moms surrender their lives to their children (my mom was like that), letting life’s little luxuries go– beauty, fashion, travel and great food.

The lifestyle of April Golightly gives you permission to be a good mom and still enjoy the good things in life.

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Why should MBMoms become your readers?

I adore Modern Boca Mom as a person and as a website and truly am a Modern Boca Mom! We live in Boca Raton and love it so much. Living in Boca helps make everyday luxury easy and we have so many great restaurants, hotels, spas, and the shopping is, of course, the best!

Also, the moms here are so sweet and welcoming that I want to get to know all of them! If more Modern Boca Moms became my readers, we would get to run into each other frequently around town. How cool would that be?

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What new and exciting things are coming up for April Golightly?

This year, I’m working on producing more videos. I shot 5 videos over the holidays and will be rolling them out over the next few weeks. We are going to be focusing on creating easy-to-make recipes with detailed instructions, so you cannot mess it up!

Here is a tasty Buffalo Chicken Taco Recipe.  We are really working on easy recipes that can be made in one pot or pan, so you don’t have a ton of clean up. This means more time for fun things like spending time with family, makeup and fashion!

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What do you love about living and working in South Florida?

South Florida is such a lovely place to live. It is fantastic being minutes from the best grocery stores and Town Center Mall. Dangerous, but fantastic for a shopper like me. 🙂 I have to mention the perfect weather and the expertly manicured landscaping. It makes me smile every day! The people here in Boca are so nice and they have embraced us. My daughter and I have a ton of friends and love spending time with family.


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My Favorite Family Moments from Holiday Break this Year

YAY, the kids are going back to school this week!!! BOO, the kids are going back to school this week. Sure, I am excited for my daughter to get back into her preschool routine. But, it’s also been so nice to spend quality time together over the past two weeks. We’ve truly had some amazing mother/daughter and family moments. From visiting local museums like MODS to a trip to the 2016 Disney Candlelight Processional, this holiday break was one for the books!

We visited the Museum of Discovery & Science (MODS) in Ft. Lauderdale  #hosted

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We played dress-up at the Boca Raton Children’s Museum

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We traveled to Epcot for the 2016 Disney Candlelight Processional  #hosted

Modern Boca Mom was invited to let the memories begin during Epcot’s Holidays Around the World this season. Disney transformed their beautiful park into a holiday spectacular, featuring festive decor, diverse storytellers, spectacular shows and a Gospel choir.

We attended the Candlelight Processional (my first time!), a spectacular and wondrous show of pageantry that unites people from around the globe. Special guest stars like our narrator, Jodi Benson, recount the biblical tale of Christmas interwoven with rich orchestral music and song featuring a 50-piece orchestra and amazing choirs. It was spectacular.

Check out some of my photos and a short video from the show:

2016 Disney Candlelight Processional

2016 Disney Candlelight Processional

2016 Disney Candlelight Processional

2016 Disney Candlelight Processional

2016 Disney Candlelight Processional

 2016 Disney Candlelight Processional

2016 Disney Candlelight Processional

 We threw a New Year’s Eve soiree for friends with kids

We survived winter in Florida!!!

All in all, it was a fantastic winter break. We hope you and your family enjoyed a great start to 2017 like we did!


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2017 Walt Disney Studios Movies to Look Forward to

We’re so excited for all of the 2017 Walt Disney Studios movies coming out this year! In fact, we’ve already written about a few of them as information became available. Thank you Disney PR!

2017 Walt Disney Studios movies

I’m sure Modern Boca Mom will get some additional sneak previews when we attend the Disney Social Media Moms Conference February 7-12 (#disneySMMC). We can’t believe the event is less than a month away! This year is flying already…

Here’s the 2017 Walt Disney Studios movies lineup, so you can keep track of their release dates:

March 17, 2017 – BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Walt Disney Studios)

#BeautyAndTheBeast; #BeOurGuest

The story and characters audiences know and love come to spectacular life in the live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic “Beauty and the Beast,” a stunning, cinematic event celebrating one of the most beloved tales ever told. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a Beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart of the true Prince within.

The 2017 Walt Disney Studios movies stars: Emma Watson as Belle; Dan Stevens as the Beast; Luke Evans as Gaston, the handsome, but shallow villager who woos Belle; Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belle’s father; Josh Gad as LeFou, Gaston’s long-suffering aide-de-camp; Ewan McGregor as Lumière, the candelabra; Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza, the harpsichord; Audra McDonald as Madame de Garderobe, the wardrobe; Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, the feather duster; Hattie Morahan as the enchantress; and Nathan Mack as Chip, the teacup; with Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, the mantel clock; and Emma Thompson as the teapot, Mrs. Potts.

The film is directed by Bill Condon based on the 1991 animated feature, “Beauty and the Beast.”

Alan Menken, who won two Academy Awards® (Best Original Score and Best Song) for the animated film, provides the score, which includes new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and Howard Ashman, as well as three new songs written by Menken and Tim Rice.


April 21, 2017 – BORN IN CHINA (Disneynature)

#BornInChina

Narrated by John Krasinski, Disneynature’s new True Life Adventure film “Born In China” takes an epic journey into the wilds of China where few people have ever ventured. Following the stories of three animal families, the 2017 Walt Disney Studios movies transports audiences to some of the most extreme environments on Earth to witness some of the most intimate moments ever captured in a nature film.

A doting panda bear mother guides her growing baby as she begins to explore and seek independence. A two-year-old golden monkey who feels displaced by his new baby sister joins up with a group of free-spirited outcasts. And a mother snow leopard—an elusive animal rarely caught on camera—faces the very real drama of raising her two cubs in one of the harshest and most unforgiving environments on the planet.

Featuring stunning, never-before-seen imagery, the film navigates China’s vast terrain—from the frigid mountains to the heart of the bamboo forest—on the wings of red-crowned cranes, seamlessly tying the extraordinary tales together.


May 5, 2017 – GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 (Marvel Studios)

#GotGVol2

Set to the all-new sonic backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to expand.

Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is directed by James Gunn and stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, featuring Vin Diesel as Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, Sean Gunn, Tommy Flanagan, Laura Haddock and Kurt Russell.


May 26, 2017 – PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES (Walt Disney Studios)

#PiratesOfTheCaribbean; #APiratesDeathForMe

Johnny Depp returns to the big screen as the iconic, swashbuckling anti-hero Jack Sparrow in the all-new “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” The rip-roaring adventure finds down-on-his-luck Captain Jack feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil’s Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea—notably Jack.

Jack’s only hope of survival lies in the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it he must forge an uneasy alliance with Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario), a brilliant and beautiful astronomer, and Henry (Brenton Thwaites), a headstrong young sailor in the Royal Navy. At the helm of the Dying Gull, his pitifully small and shabby ship, Captain Jack seeks not only to reverse his recent spate of ill fortune, but to save his very life from the most formidable and malicious foe he has ever faced.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” also stars Kevin R. McNally as Joshamee Gibbs,  Golshifteh Farahani as the sea-witch Shansa, David Wenham as Scarfield, Stephen Graham as Scrum, and Geoffrey Rush as Captain Hector Barbossa. 

Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg are directingPirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” with Jerry Bruckheimer producing. One of the most anticipated 2017 Walt Disney Studios movies!


June 16, 2017 – CARS 3 (Disney / Pixar)

#Cars3

Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician, Cruz Ramirez (voice of Cristela Alonzo), with her own plan to win, plus inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn’t through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage!


November 3, 2017 – THOR: RAGNAROK (Marvel Studios)

#ThorRagnarok

In Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok,” Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok—the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization—at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger—the Incredible Hulk!

“Thor: Ragnarok” is directed by Taika Waititi and returns Chris Hemsworth starring as Thor and Tom Hiddleston reprising his role as Loki. They are joined by Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson and Karl Urban, with Mark Ruffalo and Anthony Hopkins.


November 22, 2017 – COCO (Disney / Pixar)

#Coco

Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events.

Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history. We can’t wait to write more about these 2017 Walt Disney Studios movies.


December 15, 2017 – STAR WARS: EPISODE VIII (Lucasfilm)

#StarWarsVIII

TRAILER:

Coming Soon…the world is holding its breath for this film!

 

CARS 3 Cast Members & Extended Look Released by Disney Pixar

More CARS 3 news, MBMoms! Key cast members and new characters in the upcoming faster-than-fast film were announced last week PLUS an extended look.

Joining Owen Wilson in the all-new story that tests the heart of a champion in a high-tech world are CARS 3 cast members Cristela Alonzo and Armie Hammer. They play unconventional trainer Cruz Ramirez and next-gen racer Jackson Storm, respectively

Cars 3 Cast Members Announced

Learn more about the CARS 3 cast and characters through these fun video featurettes:

Lightning McQueen is world champion—a modern-day racing legend who’s riding high with five Piston-Cup wins under his hood.

Suddenly, he finds himself faced with a new generation of racers who threaten not only his dominance in the sport—but the confidence that got him there. Determined to get back to the pole position, the #95 must decide if his love for racing is enough to fuel the comeback of his life.

Owen Wilson returns to the racetrack as the voice of the champion.

Meet Cruz Ramirez

Cruz Ramirez is a sunny-but-fierce unconventional trainer at the Rust-eze Racing Center. She expertly arms the team’s talented rookies with cutting-edge tools to tear up the track—but she nearly stalls when her longtime idol Lightning McQueen shows up. While she’d love to help him find his way back to the top, she knows the competition is faster than ever, and victory is all about speed—or is it?

Cristela Alonzo (“The Angry Birds Movie”) was called on to help bring the character to life. Alonzo’s debut stand-up special for Netflix, “Lower Classy,” which debuts on Jan. 24, 2017, showcases the comedian’s life as a the daughter of an immigrant, touching on important issues like social class, breaking the glass ceiling and how she can’t get the hang of Zumba.

Meet Jackson Storm


Jackson Storm is fast, sleek and ready to race. A frontrunner in the next generation of racers, Storm’s quiet confidence and cocky demeanor are off-putting—but his unmatched speed threatens to redefine the sport. Trained on high-tech simulators that are programmed to perfect technique and maximize velocity, Jackson Storm is literally built to be unbeatable—and he knows it.

Armie Hammer was tapped as the voice of Jackson Storm. Hammer recently appeared in Tom Ford’s “Nocturnal Animals.”

We can’t wait for this film to come out! CARS 3 will be released on June 16, 2017.

Cars 3 Cast Members Announced
NEXT-GEN TAKES THE LEAD — Jackson Storm (voice of Armie Hammer), a frontrunner in the next generation of racers, posts speeds that even Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) hasn’t seen. “Cars 3” is in theaters June 16, 2017. ©2016 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

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Jingle All The Way To Brio Tuscan Grille for their New Menu

Over the holidays, I had the pleasure of dining at Brio Tuscan Grille and experiencing their holiday promotion.

Being someone who considers herself quite the foodie, I was excited to experience and enjoy this restaurant. Italian food is one of my favorites and I hadn’t yet had the pleasure of trying Brio Tuscan Grille cuisine!

Brio Tuscan Grille Dining Experience

When I walked in after being greeted by the kind valet, I was swept into a charming atmosphere. With dim lighting and soft sounds of conversation, I was more than impressed.

Led quickly to a cloth draped table framed with small plates, I was greeted by a wonderful server. He was hands-down one of the best servers I have ever had in my extensive dining experiences. He was incredibly attentive, very kind and met and exceeded our needs and expectations. The manager also came over several times to make sure we were enjoying our dine to the fullest. It was such a welcoming environment!

New Menu Features

We first ordered the Roasted Garlic, Spinach and Artichoke dip and it was DIVINE. Creamy, smooth and paired with the perfect crunchy chips it seriously rivaled any other appetizer I have ever gotten. The only real downfall is that I had to share!

I also ordered the Pasta Pesto and I am very picky with my pasta, so I was wary. But when it was delivered, I was pleasantly surprised. The chicken was perfectly cooked with explosive flavor and was paired flawlessly with a deliciously light pesto sauce.

My dining companion had the Grilled Salmon Salad and couldn’t rave enough about how light and succulent the salmon was. Even though I don’t love seafood or shellfish, I still tried it and it was mouth watering!

Finishing the night with a creamy and divine latte, I was content.

Following this exquisite meal, I can confidently say that this #foodie who loves everything from crabs by the ocean to burgers at a stand loved and will return to the impeccable cuisine and service at Brio Tuscan Grille.

xoxo,
Shelby

The Sweet Hot Mess Reviews Brio Tuscan Grille

My name is Shelby and I am the Founder of The Sweet Hot Mess, a blog and beauty brand inspired by my life being such a sweet and beautiful one, even though (despite my best efforts) I am almost always a hot mess. I have such a passion for beauty, positivity, fashion and making things around me beautiful.


Hosted: This post was hosted by Brio Tuscan Grille and all opinions expressed in this blog post are my own and not influenced in any way by the host.  Any statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with provider. Please refer to this site’s Disclosure for more information. I was invited on a complimentary dine for consideration in this review, but that does not impact my views or opinions.

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Hashtag: #StartingIsBelieving

Sponsored By: @FloridaPrepaid

Presented by: @BlogginMamas

Moderators: English– @HeLoEnterprises Spanish– @BBabushka

Co-hosts: @SunnySweetDays @JetSetting_Mom @MommyMafia @JustMarlaZ @RealAdviceGal @TopNotchBlog @ModernBocaMom @WorkingMomof2 @OurPotluckFam @WorkingMomMagic @xxplumcrazeexx @MakeItAllWork @TampaMama @UCTampa

Synopsis:

  1. We will be focusing on the importance of savings for college. Florida Prepaid Open Enrollment is now open and ends on 2/28/17.
  2. There are different options in higher education – colleges, universities, technical degrees and Florida Prepaid has 5 different plan options to cover any route. We will share them with you during the chat.

Prizes:

During the Twitter Chat there will be a chance to win one of the following prizes by answering various questions. Winners will be selected at random from all eligible entries.

Prizes

5- Florida Prepaid Sling Backpack

RSVP Prize

1– Florida Prepaid Sling Backpack

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US Residents age 18 and over are eligible to enter.

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Terms and Conditions

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING.

By RSVP’ing to this event and utilizing the #StartingIsBelieving hashtag, the attendees acknowledge having read and agreed to these terms and conditions.

Twitter Party Prize Giveaway begins January 10th, 2017 at 9:00 pm ET and ends no later than January 10th, 2017 at 10:30pm ET (the “Twitter Party Entry Period”). Entrants enter via following @FloridaPrepaid and @BlogginMamas, and posting a tweet with the #StartingIsBelieving hashtag during the Twitter Party Entry Period. Five (5) Winners will be drawn randomly by random.org at approximately 12 minute intervals during the Twitter Party Entry Period. One (1) Winner will be drawn randomly via random.org from the event RSVP’s on the Mr. Linky widget.

Prizes include:

One (1) Florida Prepaid Prize Packs including a backpack. Total approximate retail value (“ARV”) $25, for each of five (5) winners.

One (1) Florida Prepaid Prize Packs including a backpack. Total approximate retail value (“ARV”) $25, awarded to one (1) winner who RSVP’s via the Mr. Linky widget.

Each winner receives one (1) prize pack. Entrants who fail to complete said actions will be disqualified and an alternate winner will be selected from all entrants who entered during the Twitter Party Entry Period. Winners will be notified via DM (Direct Message) on Twitter with a request for an email address to send prize claim information. Winners will have 48 hours to complete the prize claim form or an alternate winner will be selected from amongst all entries received during the Twitter Party Entry Period. All prizes will be awarded provided they are validly claimed by January 16th at 11:59AM EST.

Entrants agree to release and hold harmless the Bloggin’ Mamas, Heather Lopez Enterprises, LLC, Florida Prepaid, Moore Communications, Twitter, and any other organizations responsible for sponsoring, fulfilling, administering, advertising or promoting this giveaway, and their respective parent, subsidiaries, and affiliates and each of their respective officers, directors, members, employees, agents and subcontractors (collectively the “Released Parties”) from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liability, including but not limited to negligence and damages of any kind to persons and property, including but not limited to invasion of privacy (under appropriation, intrusion, public disclosure of private facts, false light in the public eye or other legal theory), defamation, slander, libel, violation of right of publicity, infringement of trademark, copyright or other intellectual property rights, property damage, or death or personal injury arising out of or relating to a participant’s entry, creation of an entry or submission of an entry, participation in this give-away, acceptance or use or misuse of prize. Entrant agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Released Parties from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liabilities (including reasonable attorney’s fees) arising out of or relating to an entrant’s participation in this giveaway and/or entrant’s acceptance, use or misuse of prize, including, without limitation, liability for personal injury, damage, or loss.

The Released Parties make no warranties, and hereby disclaims any and all warranties, express or implied, concerning any prize furnished in connection with the giveaway. WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, SUCH PRIZES ARE PROVIDEDAS ISWITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND THE RELEASED PARTIES HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL SUCH WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND/OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.

Disclosure: Bloggin’ Mamas is being compensated for managing this Twitter Party. Individual co-hosts are being compensated for their participation. All prize fulfillment is the responsibility of the sponsor.

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