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Style is a matter of taste. Design is a matter of principles. This year, re-discover the beauty and functionality of your home through the designer's eye. For custom architectural waterscape, hardscape and home remodeling design, build and installation, we're the company to use...when you want to use one company. Custom Pool/Spa Renovation & Construction Outdoor Kitchens Accessory Structures Home Remodeling Landscaping Financing Available

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FASHION by Angela Gioffrè La Dolce Vita

AROUND THE BAY by Janan Talafer


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Custom Clothiers


Elite Estates


Sensuous Spas


Nautical Niceties

by Janan Talafer Selecting the Right Windows and Doors for Your Home

REAL ESTATE Where Key West Design Captures the Essence of Coastal Living Stonegate of Belleair


DISH by Melinda Tam Orlando A New Beginning St. Petersburg’s Black Palm

Unique Experiences



by Melinda Tam Orlando The Key to Culinary Success

Lavish Resorts Delectable Dining


by Mary Lou Janson Raising the Bar

Lush Living Museums and Galleries

by Janan Talafer Giving Your Smile a Tune-Up

by Susan B. Barnes Streamsong Resort In Tune with Florida

Flawless Fashion and Accessories Automotive Eye Candy


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PARTY EVENTS CALENDAR BACK PAGE by Janan Talafer A Madeira Beach Treasure

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Dear Reader, Welcome to our 2014 Posh Picks issue. In these pages we share some of the finest examples of luxury goods that the Tampa Bay area has to offer. Each was nominated by you, our readers, and then hand selected as representing the “crème de la crème” of their category. Many are well known nationally, even globally, and we hope you find a few treasures you may not have expected. But, we still have yet to learn which will be the Readers’ Choice for best in their category. Only your votes can determine that. We are fortunate to live in a market where exclusive restaurants, custom clothiers, museums and galleries can thrive due to the support of people like you. If you don’t see your favorite, let us know with a nomination for next year. In the meantime, please take a moment and vote for your favorite from each category on our website: Your Readers’ Choice awards will be announced in our next issue, and we will host a V.I.P event in our headquarters on September 4 for these notables. Those who vote for the Readers’ Choice will be entered into a raffle for 2 tickets to this event. If you would like to join us for an evening of awards, live fashion, appetizers and cocktails amidst a unique collection of classic, luxury and exotic automobiles, go to for ticketing. Summer fashions are brought to you exclusively in this issue by Gioffrè Fashion. dR FASHION showcases the creations of Italian designer Angela Gioffrè and her one-of-a-kind timeless styles. With boutiques in Italy and right here in Clearwater at 8 S. Fort Harrison Avenue, we appreciate her unique contribution to our fashion pages. dR DISH will tempt your taste buds with Latin American fusion cuisine at the Black Palm restaurant. The new waterside location, 1700 Park Street North, St Petersburg offers ambiance and a rich history that involves celebrities such as Babe Ruth and Al Capone. And, Chef Martin Pintos even shares his special recipe for Ceviche de la Costa. Our dR QUICK GETAWAY feature takes you to Streamsong Resort, where world-class golfing is just one of the activities from which to choose. After a day of shooting clay or bass fishing you can relax at the spa, sample fine dining or lounge at the rooftop bar for some stargazing. We hope you enjoy the Posh Picks issue, and that you’ll join us to celebrate on September 4. See you there.


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The Pride in Excellence Continues . . . Coming this Fall….Egozi Plastic Surgery opens our new surgical facility offering the highest quality of patient care and safety through the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF) accreditation program.

1608 Gulf to Bay Boulevard Providing these services at our current location (609 Lakeview Road) and after our practice moves to the new office and state-of-the-art surgery center: ◆ Facelift, Mini-Facelift and Neck lift ◆ Ultrasonic & Tumescent Liposuction ◆ Breast Surgery: Augmentation, Lift, Reduction ◆ Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) ◆ Brow Lift

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La Dolce Vita “A dress should bring out the dream every woman has about herself.” ~ Angela Gioffrè Italian designer Angela Gioffrè’s lastest collection was inspired by the Riviera. These classic creations reflect her European flair with an unmistakable elegance. GIOFFRÈ is made in Italy by master seamtresses, known internationally for quality, timeless style, made to measure and bespoke. As Fellini said: “Art is all about craftsmanship.” “We strongly believe that quality is the first step toward elegrance and express it in all our creations. We are proud to help in strengthening the uniqueness of each woman.”

Fashions By: Gioffrè, Photographer: Brian James Stylist: Erika Ceruti Model: Mollie Gondi Hair and Make up: Sandra Clark


Red Beaded Lace and White Silk Dress $2,589 13

Polka Dot Dress $ 1,190 Black Suede Gold Piping Pumps $ 450

Polka Dot 3/4 Sleeve Coat $ 1,350 Floral Pattern Wheel Dress $ 945 Red Pumps $ 429

Short 3/4 Sleeve Jacquard Top $ 9,90 Leather Woven Belt $ 390 HighWaist Jacquard Skirt $ 790

Short Light Wool Jacket $ 799 Lace Blouse $ 1,250 Light Wool Cigarette Cuffed Pants $ 530

Turquoise and Gold Embroidered Lace/ Shantung Silk Top $ 1,649 Turquoise Shantung Silk Skirt $ 1,150

Steel Blue Suede Fringe Coat $ 2,199 Navy Silk Halter Neck Top $ 369 Belt $ 249 Navy Cigarette Pants $ 529 Shoes $ 435




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To see the Home’s Virtual Tour go to: Mary Booth, Agent 727-251-3835 | John Noell, Broker “The Running Realtor, will run til the job is done!” 727-434-1673 |

Money talks... We don’t. • Private Collateral Loans up to $5 Million • Lowest Interest Rates in the Industry • No Credit Checks Are you in on the secret? Cappello Loans has the fastest, easiest way for professionals to sell or receive loans on high-end items without sacricing their privacy. We also happen to be expert jewelers and regularly purchase everything from single items to entire estates. We pay top dollar for gold, platinum, diamonds, and more. Call 727-585-5700 or visit to learn more.


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2014 POSH PICKS Heavenly Heels | 727-498-8871 | Heavenly Heels features exclusive designer shoes and handbags such as Brazilian Designers Luz da Lua, Morena Rosa and more. Customers love the quality of the shoes, product exclusivity and customer service they receive. Online shopping is also available.

Paradise Island Boutique | 813-805-2060 Paradise Island is a contemporary women’s boutique located in the heart of South Tampa, where they take pride in making women look fabulous.

Flawless Fashion and Accessories

The Pink Palm | 877-242-9718 |

VIP Eye Care Optical Boutique | 727-894-0500 |

The Tampa Bay area’s one and only Lilly Pulitzer© SIGNATURE STORE where customer service is a specialty. Find the perfect size or match. They give special attention to weddings and other Lilly occasions.

Dr. Henri’s VIP Eye Care and Optical Boutique is St. Petersburg’s first and only optical boutique with the largest selection of designer fashion eyewear from all over the world. Dr. Henri offers all aspects of vision correction.


GIOFFRĂˆ | 727-442-4172 | High-end, read-to-wear and custom-made tailoring with timeless style. Made in Italy by master seamstresses. They believe that quality is the first step towards elegance.


Automotive Eye Candy


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Ferrari California T Ferrari of Tampa Bay | 727-784-3377 | Ferrari brings turbocharging back in a big way with the new California T, which now produces 483 hp and 372 lb-ft of torque.

JAGUAR F-TYPE V-8 S Jaguar of Tampa Bay | 813-371-8200 | Crown Jaguar | 866-202-2853 | The F-TYPE V8 S is a convertible designed to deliver every sound, every punch and every response a driver would look for while taming the streets.

McLaren 650S Spider Dimmitt | 855-500-2430 | McLaren’s 650S Spider has a penchant for speed, able to complete a 0-60 mph run in under three seconds and hit a top speed of 204 mph.

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Maserati GranTurismo MC12 Maserati of Tampa Bay | 813-933-2811 The Maserati Granturismo Convertible MC fuses luxury and power for an unforgettable, topless drive for up to four passengers.

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT – Final Edition Package Crown Eurocars | 866-369-3751 | Mercedes-Benz of Tampa Bay | 866-342-3941 While it may be sad to see Mercedes-Benz end the SLS GT’s production, the Final Edition Package is a perfect tribute to the German luxury grand tourer.

Porsche 911 Targa 4S Reeves Porsche | 813-933-2811 | Bert Smith Porsche | 727-527-1111 | The Targa moniker has returned to Porsche with the new 911 Targa 4S. Combining classic styling with modern technologies, this new topless 911 will satisfy any Porsche enthusiast’s needs. 29


Lamborghini Aventador Roadster Lamborghini Sarasota | 941-556-2980 | The Aventador Roadster is not only one of the most ferocious looking convertibles out there, but also one of the most powerful, thanks to its 6.5-liter V-12.


THE MEDI-SPA EXPERIENCE THE TAMPA BAY AREA HAS BEEN WAITING FOR, A FULL SERVICE MEDI-SPA, WELLNESS AND SKINCARE We embrace and encourage beauty and health maintenance rather than anti-aging. Dr. G. Joseph Fitzgerald Jr. DO, is the Medical Director and Owner of Purelife Medi-Spa. He has 20 years experience and is triple board certified. His compassion and personalized attention makes him unique in his field therefore your Purelife visit an experience like no other.

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2014 POSH PICKS Bespoke & Co. | 813-857-7876 |

Greiner’s Clothing | 813-226-3207 |

Exclusive handmade custom tailored clothing for men and women, made of luxurious fabrics from some of the finest textile mills. Their unique designs are individually handcrafted. Custom wardrobe consultations available by appointment.

London, Paris, New York. People believe you have to leave the Tampa Bay area to find the finest in men’s clothing. Greiner’s Clothing has searched the world to bring the best in fashion to our area. Come experience the “Art of Excellence” that Greiner’s represents.

Custom Clothiers

J Richards of Florida, Inc. | 813-230-8666 Sir Dudley’s Custom Clothier | 863-409-0907 | J Richards of Florida, Inc., has serviced the Tampa Bay Dudley Rayborn has been designing custom clothing from the finest fabrics with impeccable area for 39 years, since 1979. Our speciality is custom-made suits and apparel. We work by appointment only in our clients office or home. 32

tailoring for over 25 years. Personal consultations and wardrobe analysis available.

Kirbys Mens Wear | 813-253-2689 An elite menswear shop that offers a widely adaptable assortment of made-to-measure and tailored clothing, custom suits, and sportswear in the Tampa Bay area.

2014 POSH PICKS Artisan Design | 813-933-9245 |

Ethan Allen | 813-920-9696 |

With more than 25 years’ experience, Artisan Design focuses on client's needs and delivers craftsmanship, remarkable designs, exquisite cabinetry and discriminating furnishings. Artisan Design reinforces the fact that a home should tell the story of the people that live there.

Ethan Allen is a strong American brand with global reach. A design authority with a modern attitude and a full-service Design Center staffed by design professionals who make house calls.

Lush Living

Home Resource | 941-366-6690 | Home Resource is the leading contemporary furniture showroom in Sarasota and Southwest Florida. We provide solutions for any room in your house be it living room, dining room, bedroom or outdoor areas. 34

Olde World Cabinetry | 727-894-1000 |

Olde World’s 4,000 square feet showroom offers a wide variety of cabinetry, plumbing, hardware, and accessories. Exceptional cabinetry displays show off superior quality, design, and installation as well as 5,000 cabinet hardware options.

Southern Closet Systems, Inc. | 813-926-9348 | Locally owned and operated serving Tampa Bay and Florida’s West Coast offers local customers the most comprehensive line of custom practical solutions, designed to maximize your spaces and enjoyment. 35

2014 POSH PICKS Southern Point Construction | 727-726-2679 A custom home builder specializing in remodeling and additions. Their projects are distinctive in that they build to the plans and specifications of clients. Every project is unique.

Susan Decker Ross Interiors | 727-442-9996 | This award-winning, full-service Interior Design firm specializes in both residential and commercial design. They have received numerous honors and awards, including winning HGTV’s Designers Challenge and the Clearwater Chamber of Commerce’s “Business of the Year.”

Lush Living

Werever | 813-515-6980 | Outdoor kitchens from custom design to installation. Soleic® Outdoor Kitchens are weatherproof, waterproof, UV protected and carry a lifetime warranty. Visit the Tampa showroom to see fabulous displays and a great selection of grills and appliances. 36

Windstar Homes | 888-582-4663 |

Offers a complete design and building experience that combines the architectural designing, specifying, budgeting, building and complete interior design efforts, into a well-organized, efficient process that allows each home to be built expeditiously and cost-effectively.

       TodayÂ’s real estate professionals need to demonstrate international expertise and have the proven ability to promote their properties to buyers worldwide. Engel & VĂślkers is a global brand with more than 550 brokerages and 4,700 advisors in highly desirable markets throughout Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. Our culture of expertise and passion is shared through our proprietary technology, which leverage the full power of our network for the clients we serve. In this way, we are truly connected. Let us make the right connections for you. Call us.

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E&V Anna Maria Island 2566-C N. Mc Mullen Booth Road Clearwater, Fl 33761 Phone: +1 727 461 1008

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Museums & Galleries

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CASS, Contemporary Art Space & Studio 813-839-7135 | An art gallery focusing on modern, collectible art pieces from local, national and international artists. The gallery is a space to view and appreciate an array of contemporary art and attend workshops and lectures from established artists.

The Dalí Museum | 727-823-3767 | The epicenter of St. Petersburg’s arts community, The Dalí invites you to submerge your senses in traditional Spanish tastes and modern marvels—wander, learn, relax and quench your curiosity for all things Dalí and beyond.

Florida Museum of Photographic Arts 813-221-2222 |

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The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts is dedicated to exhibiting important photographic art as central to contemporary life and culture.

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Michael Murphy Gallery | 813-902-1414 Represents over 300 artists selected nationally for their conceptual brilliance and exceptional technical abilities. A world-class framing selection along with archival preservation framing makes the gallery one of the finest framing galleries in the U.S.

Museum of Fine Arts | 727-896-2667 | Exhibiting a legendary collection including masterpieces from Monet, Cézanne, Renoir and others to fascinating traveling exhibits and exciting events in St. Petersburg’s downtown scenic waterfront.

Tampa Museum of Art | 813-933-2811

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Committed to providing innovative public programs with a strong focus on classical, modern, and contemporary art. The museum balances a growing collection, including one of the largest Greek and Roman antiquities collections in the southeast. 39

2014 POSH PICKS Michele Tuegel Contemporary Gallery 727-823-1100

Photo courtesy of Michele Tuegel Contemporary Gallery

“Terrific art, energy and great vibes!” Michele Tuegel’s incredible eye for contemporary art and design offers a cornucopia of collectible art and craft fused with a multicultural aesthetic.

THE WORLD’S PREMIER FIREARMS DESTINATION At Shooters World, our beautifully designed facility creates a one-of-a-kind experience for the entire family. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is available to assist in meeting your every need. Our expansive retail showroom features a comprehensive selection of firearms, ammunition, and accessories for every type of shooter and collector. Feel free to bring in your own firearm, or rent one of ours to experience one of our 34 premier state-of-the-art shooting lanes. We also offer private and classroom firearm instruction in virtually every shooting discipline, including Concealed Weapons, Ladies Only Firearm Classes, and Advanced Tactical Training.



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2014 POSH PICKS CENTURY 21 Jim White & Associates | Dania Perry | 727-367-3795 Overlooking the Skyway Bridge this 4,834-square-foot, 4bedroom, 3.5-bath home offering endless, sweeping water views. Huge windows and towering 25-foot ceilings are complemented by luxury finishes and uncompromising detail. $2,499,900

CENTURY 21 Shaw Realty | Diane Martin | 727-580-4447 English Jacobean country estate situated on five acres in Avila. Meticulously constructed by European craftsman with 28,800 square feet, 10 bedroooms, 10-full and 3-half baths, and guesthouse above the 5-plus car garge. $8,500,000

Elite Estates

Coastal Properties | Mary Ann McArthur | 727-726-2679 European architectural details are incorporated in

Coastal Properties | Peggy Mateer | 727-430-1869 In Highlands of Innisbrook this custom Alvarez model is on

the design and elegant appointments and features. A large pool is surrounded with lush Florida landscaping. $1,348,000

the golf course. Architecturally stunning with luxury appointments and attention to detail throughout. $1,595,000


Coldwell Banker Previews | Tammy Plummer | 727-455-2351 Exquisite 7,500-square-foot gated estate on a double lot in Tierra Verde showcases a sweeping custom staircase, soaring ceilings, a gourmet kitchen, saline infinity pool and spa. 195 feet of waterfront! $3,250,000

2014 POSH PICKS Coldwell Banker Previews | Carole Merritt | 727-580-4447 The finest in coastal living this impressive beach

Coldwell Banker Previews | Martha Thorn | 727-432-9019 Located on a bluff overlooking Clearwater Harbor

residence is sited on a 1/3-acre lot with 80 feet of gulf front. The home offers 4-bedrooms, 4-baths within 4,600 square feet of exceptional finishes and meticulous craftsmanship. $3,590,000

this magnificent gated estate home boasts nearly 12,000 square feet of luxurious special features. $6,699,900

Elite Estates

Engel & Volkers | Ashley Shurden | 727-534-8443 Stunning 5- bedroom, 5-bath, 3,846square-foot waterfront pool home on Indian Rocks Beach. Unique design with high-quality custom finishes throughout. $1,799,00 44

Florida Executive Realty | Jim Henning | 813-310-8108 Chateau de la Parc was built to resemble the Chateaus of France. The home is offered completely furnished, with European antiques and an exclusive fine art collection. $2,750,000.

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2014 POSH PICKS Loews Don Cesar Beach Resort | 800-282-1116 Built in 1928 and known as Florida’s “Pink Palace,” has been revitalized and refreshed offering sugar-sand beaches, Spa Oceana, Camp CeSar for kids and Four-Diamond dining to visitors who return season after season.

Sandpearl Resort | 727-441-2425 | Sandpearl Resort combines old-world glam with an exceptional summer bungalow appeal unlike any other. The resort features locally sourced dining, a lavish spa and diverse enrichment programs, all at this unrivaled beachfront address.

Lavish Resorts

The Birchwood | 727-896-1080 | The Birchwood Inn houses 18 stylishly decorated rooms themed in 1920’s décor with a modern take on a classically elegant look. The wooden bedposts, accented headboard designs, barrel ceilings and Italian tapestries set the tone for the owner’s attention to detail. 46

The Vinoy® Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club 727-894-1000 | Explore St. Petersburg at The Vinoy, Tampa Bay’s premiere waterfront luxury resort, featuring onsite dining and endless activities for you to enjoy!

SHERATON SAND KEY RESORT | 727-595-1611 | Ten acres of white sand, gulf views and comfortable accommodations, make the Sheraton Sand Key Resort the perfect island destination for an unforgettable experience.


Delectable Dining


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717 South | 813-250-1661 | Set within 1920's art deco paintings, wood trim, high ceilings, and an open kitchen welcomes patrons. Hours: Monday–Wednesday 11:30 a.m.–10:00 p.m.; Thursday– Friday 11:30 a.m.–11:00 p.m.; Saturday 5:00–11:00 p.m.; Sunday 5:00–9:00 p.m.

Armani’s Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay | 813-207-6800 Armani’s offers traditional Northern Italian cuisine, breathtaking views of old Tampa Bay, and warm hospitality. Hours: Monday–Thursday 6:00–10:00 p.m.; Friday 6:00–10:00 p.m.; Saturday 5:30–10:00 p.m.

Benedetto’s Ristorante Italino | 813-909-9694 Family owned and operated by Chef Ben Pumo offers Northern and Southern Italian cuisine with a large emphasis of fresh domestic and New England seafood. Hours: Dinner only from 4:30–10:00 p.m.

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Café Ponte | 727-538-5768 | Chef Ponte’s vast culinary skills draw influences from all corners of the globe to create this American fusion cuisine in a modern setting. Hours: Monday–Thursday 11:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m.; 5:30–9:00 p.m.; Friday 11:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m.; 5:30–10:00 p.m.

Caretta on the Gulf | 727-674-4171 | The finest seasonal cuisine with unparalleled views of the Gulf of Mexico at Clearwater’s only AAA Four-Diamond restaurant, Caretta on the Gulf, where jackets aren’t required to dine in style. Hours: Monday–Sunday 7:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.

Eddie V’s Prime Seafood | 813-877-7290 | Offers fresh, culinary-forward seafood creations and premium hand-carved steaks. Its wine list is award-winning. Refined yet relaxed, with jazz and blues played nightly. Hours: Dinner 5:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. 49

2014 POSH PICKS Fetishes Dining & Wine Bar | 727-363-3700 A truly special event experience is enhanced by the

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar | 813-874-9463 Offers a unique steakhouse experience with

intimacy and the one-on-one attention provided by classical dishes prepared tableside. Hours: Tuesday–Saturday 5:00–10:00 p.m.

expertly prepared prime steak and an award-winning collection of 100 wines by the glass. Hours: Tuesday–Saturday 5:00–10:00 p.m.

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WUNDERLAND Marte Kehoe, previously of Fig, and her business partner Alice Koller, an interior designer from Vienna, Austria, have opened Wunderland, a boutique “concept” store and interior design service. Their store, on the first floor of the Ovation building in downtown St. Petersburg has a cool, cosmopolitan European feel with furniture, art, linens, perfume, CDs, candles and more from around the world.

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ROUX Suzanne and Roger Perry, the culinary gurus who own Datz and Dough, are cooking up a new Cajun-Creole restaurant called Roux. The lunch menu is designed for quick service with New Orleans staples, like Po’boys and muffaletta sandwiches, says Suzanne, but dinner will be white tablecloth fine dining. You can expect standards like gumbo and Andouille sausages, and Florida game such as wild boar, alligator and frog legs.

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MIDTOWN’S NEW ART GALLERY Gallerie 909 is the newest gem in the exciting revival of historic Midtown near downtown St. Petersburg. Gallery owner Carla Bristol is a passionate art collector, while also serving as director of programming for the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum, and an account manager for a telecommunications company. Her new venue includes an impressive display of local talent, from watercolor and acrylics to sculpture and textiles.

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BODYWORK EXTRAORDINAIRE Ultimate Bodywork has opened a new, upscale wellness center where veteran massage therapists offer customized bodywork and massage therapy. “We take massage to a higher level of expertise and focus on restoring the body to optimal healing,” says coowner Nelson Cacciatore. You can also find Ultimate Bodywork massage therapists at Whole Foods in Tampa and Carrollwood and at a variety of athletic events and expos.

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GIVING YOUR SMILE A TUNE-UP A daily Starbucks habit, a cup of tea in the afternoon and a glass of Merlot with dinner may help get us through the day, but those lifestyle choices can wreak havoc on the teeth, leaving them stained and dull. Don’t despair. Today’s cosmetic dentists can work miracles, eliminating imperfections and creating a near-perfect smile for everyone. Here are some suggestions for getting started. WHITE and DAZZLING The first step in a smile makeover is to whiten the teeth, says Nathalia T. Jeffrey-Fort, D.D.S., of Family Dental Boutique in St. Petersburg. She offers her patients a “whitening menu” of options based on price range, the time they want to invest in the process and the desired level of bleaching they hope to achieve. A 30-minute in-office laser technique that uses a laser light to activate the bleaching process is the easiest and fastest method. “It’s perfect for someone who wants a quick whitening without any fuss,” says Dr. Jeffrey-Fort. “We have a lot of requests from brides. It’s also ideal for anyone who wants to look his or her best before a special occasion.” For patients who aren’t concerned with fast, immediate results, two types of take-home whitening systems are available—a pre-fabricated, one-size tray and a custom tray created from impressions taken 58

of your mouth. Over a period of a few weeks, the trays are inserted for an hour or so each day. Once whitening is achieved, then other concerns can be addressed, says Dr. Jeffrey-Fort, who recently received master’s level certification from the Academy of General Dentistry. A chipped or cracked tooth can be fixed with resin bonding, while irregular spacing or crooked teeth can be corrected with Invisalign braces, crowns or veneers.

CROWNS and VENEERS What’s the difference between a crown and a veneer? “Porcelain veneers are custom thin layers of porcelain bonded onto the front surface of the teeth, much like artificial nails,” says Nathan Miller, D.D.S. of Miller Dentistry. “A crown covers the entire tooth down to the gum line. “Both crowns and veneers are a quick and convenient way to change the shape, color and size of teeth, says Dr. Miller. For patients considering a crown, he recommends the E-Max, a newer all-ceramic crown that replaces the older porcelain fused to metal crown. “It’s the ideal choice,” says Dr. Miller. “It gives the most natural appearance to the teeth and it’s strong and durable.” Want to make sure you’ll get the results you desire before spending the time and resources to have cosmetic dentistry work done? New technology called the iTero enables the dentist to take a 3-D digital scan of the teeth and bite and then make adjustments for what the mouth will look like after treatment. “It gives us a quick preview of the end result,” says Dr. Miller. The iTero is especially helpful for anyone who opts for Invisalign braces, says Dr. Miller. The new technology not only reduces the need to take multiple impressions, it also eliminates the use of putty-filled material, thereby making the process much more patient friendly. One more example of how technology is changing our lives. Dr. Nathalia Jeffrey Fort, D.D.S. | Dr. Nathan C. Miller, D.M.D |



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Indian Rocks Beach offers nearly three miles of beautiful beaches along the Gulf of Mexico and a small town atmosphere. Tucked away on Beach Trail, on the Gulf of Mexico this Key West inspired gated residence, offers so much for those who appreciate state-of-the-art attributes, such as "smart house technology" with touch screens and remote control capability that can control systems locally or remotely from your iPad® and iPhone®. Constructed by General Contractor, Eric Meyer of Dynamic Property Services, the property boasts unsurpassed quality, with state-of-the-art energy management systems and has over 4,000 square feet of living area, five bedrooms with en-suite private baths, office and gathering areas for entertaining by the sea in a private and beachy setting. Guests and family will enjoy the media room and relax on the extended balconies that wraparound the entire rear of the home. From here there is easy access to the large yard with attractive gazebo and walk-in beach pool with infinity hot tub surrounded by Melos Granules decking. Inside, enjoy the generous-sized kitchen with center island topped by gleaming granite. An oversized glass elevator services all levels. Hand-crafted coiffured ceilings with bead-board detail, wood shutters and hand-crafted built-ins may be found throughout. Tasteful granite flooring on first level and wood floors on bedroom levels. Beautiful bronze railings inside and out, emulate sculptures with wave and dolphin scenes created by Ray Gazave Fabrications. Insulated with Icynene allowing for the ultimate energy efficiency, and solar panel and gas generator capabilities. This home is refreshing; a true departure from the ordinary reflecting the ultimate in current trends! Julie Folden | Coastal Properties Group, International, LLC 727-460-7642 | |

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LOCAL KNOWLEDGE...COASTAL CONNECTIONS... Harbor Bluffs, Largo-Belleiar Area Perfectly positioned on a cul-de-sac with outstanding views of the open, expansive Intracoastal to the night lights of beautiful Sand Key, this property is ideal for families who enjoy boating, fishing and the beaches! The spacious five bedroom three and 1/2 bath home has been extensively updated! Comfortable gathering area to enjoy the summer kitchen with bar area, a chef 's kitchen with detailed cabinetry, living room with fireplace, a separate family room, and large master suite are found on the main level while four bedrooms and 2 and 1/2 baths comprise the upstairs. Outdoor living includes a huge pool with native landscaping, fantastic dock and over 120 foot of gorgeous waterfront! Prime location. Offered for $1,250,000.

Harbor View-Dunedin Dazzling, WOW factor! From the moment one enters the private courtyard to the breathtaking views of the bay to the Gulf of Mexico, this is an extraordinary property. Stunning great room with two story ceilings adjoins the billiard and media rooms and is adjacent to the generous sized kitchen . A breakfast bar, center island and eat-in area allows for entertaining to be a breeze. Four bedrooms plus private office with Mahogany accented finishes, and three baths comprise the upper level-private balconies to enjoy Gulf breezes adjoin the bedrooms. Over 160 foot of spectacular waterfront, dock with lift. Superb fishing, trendy, nearby downtown where one finds exceptional restaurants, and weekly fresh markets, this is a superb location and enviable lifestyle. Offered at $1,489,000.

14190 Victoria Road Situated on an acre of meticulous high grounds, this gated property is a sanctuary from typical neighborhoods and offers abundant areas for those with varied interest. Car enthusiast or hobbyist will appreciate a 6 car garage; extended family can enjoy separate living quarters in the garage apartment. A lovely guest cottage offers a peaceful, undisturbed setting. 3 large bedrooms with 3 baths comprise the main home. Spacious kitchen has a center island, and breakfast bar. The master retreat has a gorgeous bath area with whirlpool tub and shower and overlooks the spectacular 40' pristine pool. Meditate in the secret garden, visit the adjacent 20 acre bird sanctuary or walk the beaches just a 5 minute drive away- much to offer for those who have a life full of diverse interest. $765,000

A Very Bayou, Crystal Beach Bohemian influence with artistic flair describes this beautiful waterfront home! The huge, totally private pool with hot tub allows for all year fun. Located on a private Bayou with direct, easy access to the Gulf and Intracoastal, enjoy boating, paddle boarding or kayaking. Separate boat and kayak lifts, beachy back yard- perfect for barbeques and parties! The home has three bedrooms, three baths separate dining room, and an inviting great room with exquisite custom fireplace. The open kitchen has been handsomely updated with new appliances, exotic granite and attractive cabinetry. Lots of high ceilings, builtins and bamboo flooring. The master suite is very private, and has lovely waterviews. Kick back, relax and come to quaint Crystal Beach where every day is a holiday! Offered at $529,000 68

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STONEGATE OF BELLEAIR This masterfully designed 4-bedroom, 4.5-bath home embodies exceptional quality and attention to detail. Beautifully built on one acre in the gated, serene Stonegate residences of Belleair, this home truly is a pleasure to behold. From the unique Tennessee field stone facade to 400-yearold barn beam ceiling in the billiards/bar room and 600-bottle wine cellar and wine bar, the home was designed with ultimate luxury and comfort in mind. With four varieties of wood flooring plus limestone and marble, crown moulding, three fireplaces, a fabulous master suite on the main floor and a huge kitchen loaded with extras that trumps any other, this home must be seen to be truly appreciated. The family-friendly layout includes a playroom near the kitchen/family room areas, and a room adjacent to the master suite that would serve nicely as a nursery. A custom, 10-foot arched doorway leads to the spacious screened lanai perfect for relaxing and entertaining with heated Pebble Tec swimming pool and spa and built-in grill. The landscaped grounds have been impeccably maintained with mature trees and flower beds. The huge billiards/bar room is ideal for game day entertaining, with a gorgeous bar, fireplace, pool table, game table and more! The formal dining and living rooms and library are superb. This stunning, one-of-a-kind home by Monogram Builders beckons you to relax and enjoy the good life in beautiful Belleair. Martha Thorn | Coldwell Banker Previews International | 727-432-9019 70

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500 Gulf Boulevard | Belleair Shores | $5,900,000 Built to the highest standards, this exquisite 2010 gulf-front custom 4-bedroom, 3.5- bath home featuring a tropical pool and spa overlooking a sandy beach, impressive craftsmanship, countless architectural details and state-of-the-art technology. *Based on total number of listing sides (representing the seller) closed in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties for properties priced $1 million and above as reported by Mid-Florida Regional MLS on May 2, 2014 for the period of January 1 – April 30, 2014. MLS data is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Real estate agents affiliated with Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate are independent contractor sales associates and are not employees of the company. Š2014 Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Operated by a subsidiary of NRT LLC. Coldwell Banker, the Coldwell Banker logo, Coldwell Banker Previews International and the Previews logo are registered and unregistered service marks owned by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. 8412FL_6/14

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PARADISE POINTE – ST. PETERSBURG, FL Overlooking the Skyway Bridge rests this astonishing 4,834-square-foot, 4-bedroom, 3.5-bath home offering endless, sweeping water views. Huge windows/towering 25foot ceilings are complemented by exquisite luxury finishes and uncompromising detail. Sensational master suite includes loft, sitting area, brilliant bath, and a beautiful balcony with commanding unobstructed views of Tampa Bay. A deeply moving experience. Offered for $2,499,900.

ST. PETE BEACH - ST. PETERSBURG, FL Located in the famed Don CeSar district, this fabulous custom-built 4-bedroom, 3.5-bath beachfront home delivers sweeping resplendent views of the Gulf of Mexico. Regal stonework and distinguished exterior design welcome you to an inspiring floor plan with two huge master suites, elegant living room with fine woodworking, high ceilings, elegant interior finishes, huge storage space and two beautiful 300-plus-square-foot covered oceanfront balconies. Offered for $2,450,000.

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OCEANVIEW - TIERRA VERDE, FL Located on the Gulf of Mexico in one of the finest luxury boating enclaves in Florida, this colossal 8,629-square-foot coastal-contemporary tour de force owns a commanding, Key West appeal! Grand entryway calls you to a distinguished great room with 30-foot-high ceilings and spectacular gulf views. Rich custom mural paint and handsome Bahaman woodwork deliver a playful yet sophisticated ‘Island Living’ ambiance. Gorgeous chef’s kitchen has SubZero/Dacor appliances, big center island and dazzling multi-level bar. Huge waterfront family room, plush master suite, spectacular upper level guest quarters and enormous finished game room. Amazing 4,000-square-foot pool/spa deck houses a beautiful gazebo bar/grill, pool bath and huge ultra-luxurious permanent cabana. All WOW! Offered for $3,899,900.

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According to Mark Leek of DoorPro Entryways, whether you’re building a new home or updating, the most important priorities for a new door are energy efficiency and impact resistance. The same can be said for new windows, says Peter Castro of Architectural Products. Energy efficiency is critical for keeping heating and air conditioning bills reasonable and the home comfortable yearround. Impact-resistance glass is required to meet strict Florida hurricane wind codes, as well as protect against forced entry and break-ins. Pella Windows and Doors offers Florida homeowners a unique HurricaneShield® impact-resistant glass—tough enough to withstand an impact as dramatic as a two-by-four piece of wood traveling at 50 feet per second, says Pella spokesperson Kathy Krafka Harkema. The windows have a polymer layer “sandwiched” between two sheets of glass, a design feature that can hold the glass together even if it is shattered, thus improving safety and reducing injury from flying glass. Pella’s Architect Series, which offers a unique selection of highend craftsmanship in wood, and the 350 Series, a premium vinyl, both offer the hurricane impact- resistance benefit. The 350 Series also comes with InsulShield® Advanced Low-E triple-pane glass that can block up to 96 percent of the sun’s UV rays.


Nothing makes a statement like a beautiful entryway. A custom door in wood, fiberglass or glass can add a stunning architectural element to any home. What are some of the hottest new trends in doors? Wrought iron is very big right now, says Leek. So is a contemporary Miami South Beach feel and the simple, retro look from the ‘50s, he says. On the other hand, the style that never seems to go out of favor with Florida homeowners is etched or carved glass with topical motifs such as dolphins, palm trees and underwater scenes. “We can create almost any design in glass as long as it’s not copyrighted,” says Leek. Another trendy design element is oversize doors that average ten to twelve feet tall versus the more standard eight-foot products. Why so big? Many homeowners simply enjoy the added expanse of glass a bigger door gives them, says Castro.

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Like a spectacular front door, windows can add a dramatic appeal to the home and can be designed for any taste, from decorative to streamlined. “Our work has run the gamut of styles and price ranges, including projects where the homeowner has budgeted more than a million dollars for windows alone,” says Castro. Windows can be clad in aluminum, wood, composite, vinyl or a combination of products. In general, aluminum tends to offer the most color selection, while wood offers the most luxury and architectural detail, says Castro. “Many homeowners prefer aluminum on the exterior and then their choice of wood on the interior for a unique custom look.”

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burgeoning craft beer craze is facing some spirited competition. Hot on the heels of microbrewery-mania, craft liquor distilleries are starting to crop up across the state, including several with plans to expand to the Tampa Bay area.




e are just at the beginning of what could be a similar movement in distilleries,” said Pat O’Brien, co-owner of the Brandon-based Florida Cane Distillery that opened in 2012. Small-batch, premium liquor production facilities hope to build demand by catering to savvy consumers who seek out locally made products, have a taste for high quality liquors and enjoy sampling new, novel varieties of whiskey, vodka, rum and other distilled spirits. “We were wondering why vodka is the number one consumed spirit in the U.S. but it was hard to find vodkas made in this country or from Florida,” O’Brien, said. “By producing small, handcrafted batches, you can do some really interesting stuff with these spirits.”


Florida’s burgeoning craft beer craze is facing some spirited competition.

Admittedly someone who personally relishes rum, Roberts quickly realized it was possible to create a new, improved rum that could stand out among mass-produced varieties. “When I looked at rums out there, I realized that there were good, high-end rums but when it comes to spiced rums, there was nothing on the market that lived up to a world-class sipping or craft cocktail spiced rum.

Florida Distillery’s brand of handcrafted, micro-distilled vodka prides itself on exclusively using “made in Florida ingredients” like the berries in the Plant City Strawberry and Buccaneer Blueberry vodkas. The limited production process ensures the final results are smooth-tasting and purified, thanks to a slow filtration process. Florida Cane vodkas quickly exceeded production expectations and distribution projections fourfold due to demand from top restaurants and leading retailers throughout Central Florida carrying the cane-based vodkas. Marketing efforts included a recent partnership with the Tampa Bay Lightning and Tampa Bay Storm and expansion of the production facility to include a tasting room serving samples to small groups on Fridays and Saturdays. O’Brien noted the brand’s current line of premium and flavored vodkas will expand to include whiskey to be marketed under the Sunshine label. The new line of un-aged corn whiskeys will feature unconventional flavors like English toffee and orange peel. Some statewide distillers have been steadily producing specialty spirits for years and even winning major awards for their tasty pours. “I’ve been doing this since 2007 but Florida is starting to catch up with the rest of the country,” said Troy Roberts, founder/CEO and head distiller for the Sarasota-based Drum Circle Distilling, home of Siesta Key Rum. “One reason is that Florida is behind a bit in terms of the number of craft cocktail bars with professional mixologists. You tend to find more traditional bars here.”

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SPIRITS “In the case of our spiced rum, we do not use liquid (artificial) flavorings. We use honey as a sweetener and real spices to raise the bar. When people tried it, they loved it,” he added. How good is Siesta Key Spiced Rum? It’s been a back-to-back winner of the 2012 and 2013 Rummy award given by the Caribbean Journal for Best Spiced Rum. And the Caribbean Rum & Beer Festival honored only one rum made in the U.S. last year. You guessed it, Siesta Key.

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“We have been growing every year but I have been surprised by the acclaim,” said Roberts. “Surprised at how quickly we have been able to win awards and beat the big guys.” The latest addition to Drum Circle's product line is the newly released Distiller's Reserve Spiced Rum. What began as a specialty rum the distiller created for personal enjoyment and to share selectively with family and friends is now available to the public but production is, by design, limited. Retail sales are limited to the distillery's tasting room. Roberts attributes the rum's success to a slow aging process that retains enough of an earlier batch of rum in each barrel to allow the natural flavors to continue to refine with each new batch over time. “The solera aged rum is, by far, the best rum I have produced,” he stated. Fish Hawk Spirits, which distills and bottles at a Dunnellon, Florida plant, hosts tasting events from 6-9 p.m. the first Friday of each month at their Tampa location, The Still in the Heights, to promote its signature spirits, Absinthia Rubra, the Southern red absinthe, and Marion 106, a tangerine brandy. Guests have also sampled its-soonto-launch Twisted Sun Rum brand that could become the first craft spirit to be made in Tampa. Kevin Casey, one of the distillers behind Fish Hawk Spirits and Twisted Sun Rum, hopes to begin small batch production of the Gold and Silver rums at the Seminole Heights tasting room site once approval is granted from City of Tampa officials. Twisted Sun Rums feature high grade molasses and will initially be produced in 55-gallon batches ensuring they will be carefully monitored for color, quality and purity. The former-home-turned-tasting room can accommodate limited production but Casey eventually plans to expand to a larger facility in that same neighborhood. “We opened the first tasting room in the city of Tampa but we don’t know who else has applied to distill here or where they are in the process. We would love to see more craft distilleries in the market. It’s a small community right now and we need more people to help promote the growth of craft spirits,” Casey said. Just north of Tampa, a New York-based, premier alcoholic beverage company specializing in the development, sales and marketing of spirits worldwide, has gained its own foothold in Florida’s spirits industry. Panache Beverage, parent company of premier spirits such as Wódka vodka and Alibi American Whiskey, plans to consolidate most of its domestic production to Florida, following the acquisition of a New Port Richey distillery. The newly re-flagged Panache Distillery is currently capable of producing and bottling more than 650,000-nineliter cases of distilled spirits annually. Improvements are already under way to boost its annual capacity. "This was a no-brainer. I am a longtime Florida resident. When Panache discussed the acquisition with me, I embraced the opportunity," said Jacob Call, president of Panache Distillery. "Florida has historically been a great market for Panache brands." Panache gained recognition as a market leader within the well category of the spirits industry after launching Wódka in 2009. The brand garnered high marks from industry experts while retailing for a fraction of the cost of comparable, super premium vodka. The west coast's Panache Distillery's services include third-party contract distillation and co-packing. "The goal is to produce and sell bulk spirits while also working with micro-distillers in achieving their growth goals as they evolve and reach the next level of brand growth. This is the right place for Panache and the right time," Call added.

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THE KEY TO CULINARY SUCCESS Meet Joshua Hernandez, Executive Chef at South Tampa’s AVA “The chef at Bestia in LA instilled in me that food should be about finding the highest quality ingredients and letting them speak for themselves.” When Tampa Bay Rays Manager Joe Maddon backs a restaurant, especially a restaurant that’s being concepted and built out by the legendary Restaurateur Michael Stewart, owner of the popular restaurant and nightlife spot 717 South, people take notice. With plans to open the new restaurant’s doors in September, Ava will serve inspired Italian cuisine just across the street from 717 South on the ground floor of Post SoHo Square, an upcoming mixed-used residential and retail development. But once those doors open in September, there’ll be a shift in conversation, from the restaurant’s famous owners to the food itself, thanks to Executive Chef Joshua Hernandez. “My food centers around simplicity,” Hernandez says. “The chef at Bestia in LA instilled in me that food should be about finding the highest quality ingredients and letting them speak for themselves.” Originally from Sarasota, Hernandez grew up cooking in his grandmother’s kitchen, making the staples of Cuban food. “That’s where I first got my feet wet really, helping her and my father as a kid,” Hernandez explains. “The kitchen just ended up being my comfort zone.” In his senior year of college at Florida State, where he was working on a Music degree, Hernandez started cooking again. “I was finishing up my degree and continuing to cook, but eventually, music took more of a supporting role,” Hernandez says. And with that, Hernandez started using the most overlooked tool in the kitchen to create his own signature style. 90

“The most important tool is your hands,” Hernandez says. “I always have my hands and fingers into what I do, whether it’s bread or pizza dough or whatever. I’m constantly touching and feeling to get the right consistency in whatever I’m cooking.” While serving as a chef in LA, Hernandez met Michael Stewart, and the two just hit it off. Eventually, Stewart came to Hernandez with his Italian-restaurant concept. “It all happened in a very organic way,” Hernandez explains. “Michael’s idea of an inspired Italian restaurant was very much in line with how I cook. The chance to work with an operator that has such a similar vision and food philosophy as my own is very exciting.” And with that, Hernandez relocated to the Bay area in March, and began working with Stewart to concept the menu. “We have weekly tastings with family and friends,” Hernandez says. “It’s a great place to try new things and explore new ideas.” Maddon himself has even been very involved in the restaurant’s creation as well, offering feedback and inspiration. “I’ve had the pleasure of sitting down with Joe a bunch of times,” Hernandez boasts. “717 is his stomping grounds, and he’s been a great resource with a lot of great ideas. He knows our audience, and he’s someone I can really talk to about what inspires that audience.” The restaurant will start with dinner service, and eventually add on lunch options. The menu will also continue to evolve as the team receives customer feedback. “Once we open, the menu will be fluid,” Hernandez explains. “We

Tagliatelle with Lamb Ragu 1.5 pounds ground lamb 2 tbsp olive oil Kosher salt to taste 1 large yellow onion, finely chopped 3 ribs celery, peeled and finely chopped 3 medium carrots, peeled and finely chopped 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped 3 rosemary sprigs, fresh 3 thyme sprigs, fresh 3 bay leaves 1 cup red wine ½ cup tomato paste 1 pound dry tagliatelle 2 tbsp parmigiano reggiano ¼ tsp mint leaves, chopped fresh Heat a large heavy bottomed pot with 2 tablespoons olive oil and brown the lamb. Add a few pinches of salt and stir. Remove the

cooked lamb to a plate and leave enough of the fat in the pan so that the bottom is still well-coated. Add onions, celery and carrots. Add a few pinches of salt and sweat while stirring frequently. Be careful not to allow the vegetables to take on color. Once the onions are translucent, about 8 minutes, add the garlic, rosemary, thyme and bay leaves. Sweat for another 3 minutes, taking care not to scorch the garlic. Add the wine and reduce by half. Add the lamb back in along with the tomato paste and stir until all ingredients are well-incorporated. Cook for 7 minutes over medium heat while stirring often. Add enough water to cover ingredients by a half inch. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and cook for 1 hour while stirring occasionally until the sauce is an attractive consistency and flavorful. Remove the bay leaves, rosemary, and thyme and check seasoning, adding salt to taste. Once your ragu is ready, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the tagliatelle and follow the manufacturer’s directions on the packet for cooking time. About 2 minutes before your pasta is done, drain the pasta and add it to your ragu. Bring everything up to a simmer and toss enthusiastically until the pasta has incorporated with the sauce, about 2 minutes. Plating: Place in serving dish and garnish with the parmigiano reggiano, chopped mint leaves, a few drizzles of olive oil. Eat while piping hot. Serves 4

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Food and flavor run strong in Lui Arango’s blood. The Colombia, South America native has been in the food industry one way or another all his life. Growing up in a small grocery store that sold fresh meat and fish, Arango moved up the ranks, running luxury hotels and freestanding restaurants until he opened his own place with wife Kathy nearly nine years ago. “I’ve done this my whole life, and I do it by choice,” Arango explains. “I love what I do.” The Arango’s moved from Dallas, Texas to Pass-a-Grille after visiting on their honeymoon, and opened Black Palm with great success. But nine years later, the business needed a larger space to accommodate their loyal following. “I’ve had my eye on this old building for some time,” Arango says. “I really felt like my menu belonged here and I love the area.” February 28, 2014, Black Palm opened the doors at its new location, tripling the restaurant’s previous size, and the building boasts architectural charm and historic ambiance. The 1924 Moroccan-style structure was a bar during Prohibition, and celebrities, sports icons and politicians—including Babe Ruth, Marilyn Monroe and others—enjoyed cocktails here from time to time.

“We have the Copa Room, and that’s where Al Capone had his meetings with his cronies to plan devious activities,” Arango laughs. “We get tourists from all over just to see the room.” But while people might be interested in Black Palm’s location history, it’s the food that keeps them coming back for more. The Latin America fusion menu offers variety and freshness. “We make all our own sauces and all our own desserts,” Arango boasts. “I grew up in Latin America so I have that flavor profile in my blood. I give it ‘Sazón Latino,’ which means ‘Latin seasoning.’” The menu is currently evolving, thanks in part to Martin Pintos, who has come in from Miami to be Black Palm’s Head Chef. But the restaurant’s steady clients will still find many of their favorites on the menu, like the signature Paella Marinera, featuring saffron orzo pasta with bay shrimp, calamari, clams, mussels, corvina, scallops, peas and bell peppers. Chef Martin is revamping the menu by changing the price point, making it friendlier to the local market. “We do Paella Wednesday, because it’s our lead seller.” Arango says. “We are even taking that dish to the Best of Tampa Bay competition, so hopefully we win as having the best one around.” The menu also has tapas like Yuca Fries and Empanadas, soups, salads, main dishes like Café Con Carne with pecan-espresso encrusted angus filet mignon served with flash fried veggies and tortilla wrap mash and the Chilean sea bass on a bed of spinach with a beet salad and cucumber wasabi sauce. The restaurant runs daily evening specials: Mexican Monday, Tapas Tuesday, Paella Wednesday, Wine Thursday with 30 percent off most selections, and rotating specials over the weekends. “We really want people to try us out,” Arango says. “We have great food and we want to share it with the neighborhood.” Black Palm also has a full liquor bar. Reservations are suggested. Black Palm Restaurant is open seven days a week at 5:00 p.m.


Ceviche De La Costa Ingredients 1 Mangos 1 Onions 1 Red and green bell peppers 1 Carrot 4 Limes and Lemons Cilantro, a bunch 1/2 Orange 1/2 pound bay scallops 1/2 pound snapper 1/2 pound bay shrimp

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Through September 8 Curosity: Group of lithographs illustrate the importance of circus secondary attractions. Circus Museum, The Ringling. 941-359-5700. Through September 28 My Generation: Young Chinese Artists. A look at the new artists to emerge from China since 2000. Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa. 813-421-8380 Through October 12 Marvels of Illusion: A sensational optical and intellectual experience delving into the world of double images and illusions. Dali Museum, St. Petersburg. 727.823.3767.




August 8 | Friday Memphis Music Fest: Soul and blues men Booker T. Jones, The Bar-Kays and William Bell bring their classic hits to St. Petersburg. 8:00 p.m. The Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg. 727-892-5716. August 8 | Friday Backtrack Blues Band: The upbeat, electric blues sound is reminiscent of the early Chicago blues scene. 8:00 p.m. The Palladium Theater, St. Petersburg. 727-822-3590.


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Through November 30 Poseidon and the Sea: Myth, Cult and Daily Life. Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa. 813-421-8380 July 26 through November 9, 2014 Building the Panama Canal : This exhibition of photographs by Ernest “Red” Hallen commemorates the Panama Canal’s Centennial. Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg. 727-896-2667. August 1 | Friday Maxwell: The platinum soul star performs in Clearwater with his summer Soulstice tour. 8:00 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater. 727-791-7400. August 2 | Saturday YES: The iconic 70’s British progressive rock band performs songs from Fragile and Close To The Edge with an encore set of their greatest hits. 8:00 p.m. The Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg. 727-892-5716. August 3 | Sunday Under the Sun: The annual festival tour celebrates pop showcases Blues Traveler, Sugar Ray, Uncle Kracker and Smash Mouth. 8:00 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater. 727-791-7400. 100

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August 23 | Saturday Destination Atlantis: Suncoast Hospice Foundation presents a night of fun and games in the lost city of Atlantis. 6:00 p.m. Suncoast Hospice Community Service Center, Clearwater. 727-523-3419.

August 22 | Friday Tori Amos: Kicking off a worldwide tour in support of her album release, Unrepentant Geraldines. 8:00 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater. 727-791-7400.

August 23 | Saturday Test Drive Your Seats: FREE. Test Drive Your Seats is an opportunity for the public to come inside and choose their seats for the 2014-2015 Broadway season. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Carol Morsani Hall, STRAZ, Tampa. 813-229-7827.

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September 20 | Saturday Bogus Pomp: Music of Frank Zappa with a party/symposium the night before. 8:00 p.m. Hough Hall, The Palladium Theater, St. Petersburg. 727-822-3590. September 20 | Saturday 2014 Experience Hendrix Tour: Extraordinary artists pay homage to the musical genius of Jimi Hendrix. 8:00 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater. 727-791-7400. September 21 | Sunday Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Steve Winwood will appear as a very special guest to the band. 7:30 p.m. Tampa Bay Times Forum, Tampa. 813-301-6500. www.tampabaytimesforum September 30 | Tuesday Nick Swardson: Worldwide audiences can’t get enough of this young star in the Adam Sandler school of comedy. 7:30 p.m. STRAZ Center, Tampa. 813-229-7827. CLEARWATER 12350 Automobile Blvd • 727-KARTING (527-8464) TAMPA 3404 Cragmont Drive • (813) 341-6300




By Melinda Tam Orlando

A Madeira Beach Treasure One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, and that’s certainly true for Artist Vince Anthony. Anthony’s mixedmedia sculptures are made from more than 80 percent of found and recycled materials like metal, glass, and seashells. Anthony’s favorite piece, entitled “The Axe of God,” is a 4-feet tall, seven-string angel lute made from recycled steel, copper, bamboo, stained glass and more. See it for yourself at Jackie’s on Corey Bistro on St. Pete Beach. “I find all kinds of things on my daily beach bike ride,” Anthony says. “It’s amazing what people throw away.” In Anthony’s 50-plus year art career, he’s explored everything from poetry and photography to clay and metal work. For the last two years, he’s been collaborating with Gallery Owner/Glass Artist Tami Zadnik, and they are planning a large show soon. But the way Anthony sees the world keeps inspiration right at his fingertips. “Always see the world through the eyes of a child because you’ll see the truth and sincerity,” Anthony boasts. “Everything will be new and interesting again.”

Vince Anthony | 402 150th Avenue | Madeira Beach | 104


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duPontREGISTRY Tampa Bay July/August 2014  

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