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THE RIGHT PAIR’S RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU! Eyeglasses are quickly shaping up to be the next shoe revolution. Just as women have collected designer purses, shoes, jackets, and jewelry, switching them out to fit the latest season, occasion, and outfit, so goes eye wear. With designs inspired by the looks of the 40s and 50s, and the world’s top brands showcasing their own styles, today’s eyewear comes in so many shapes, colors, sizes and styles it seems silly to keep just one pair. This season’s trendiest looks blend innovative plastics layered with tough matte metals and softer frame edges that round near the cheekbones. Just think Gregory Peck’s signature glasses in To Kill a Mockingbird. The sentimentality stops there though as the choice in colors explodes and metals range from titanium to 24-carat gold. Even the tortoise shell’s been given a new life as manufacturers like Danish designer Bellinger House pair bright patterns and solids to create twotoned jewels. The secret to the color revolution, says Jodi Cauler, optician with VIP Eye Care Optical Boutique in St. Petersburg, is in the plastics. New specialty materials allow companies to blend hues while creating super strong, super lightweight frames. Lindberg, for instance, is an award-winning company touted as having the lightest frame in the world while European-made OVVO Optics carries a line of nylon frames, yet all their eyeglasses are crafted to be nearly indestructible. Exclusivity drives a new level of elegance. VIP is the only optician in Pinellas representing DITA of Los Angeles, which are hand-shaped frames made of precious metals. Chanel is sold exclusively out of Belleair Opticians. Porsche Design reflects the luxury lifestyle while Tiffany & Co. evokes memories of little blue bags. “Eyeglasses (have become) an expression of who you are,” Cauler explains.

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HOW CAN A WOMAN DETERMINE HER HAIR PERSONALITY? For me, the big things are lifestyle and hair type. Having a style that requires frequent salon visits and maintenance—if you don’t have the time or money to invest in that style— means you won’t be happy with the chosen look or will be unable to maintain it. Sometimes, we have unrealistic expectations of what we want from our style. It is important to find a hairdresser who can maximize the hair you have while being realistic about your natural texture, time and products involved to style it and who can offer ways to keep it fresh. The advice will keep you looking great and keep you out of a hair rut. Hair changes don’t always have to be huge to make a big impact.

CAN YOU DISCUSS THE BEST HAIRSTYLES FOR FACE SHAPES? Working with the shape of your face and maximizing your best features will always give you the most flattering look. It can be hard to analyze your own face shape. That’s where talking to a stylist can be really helpful. I find a lot of women think having hair heavily framing their face can be softer or more youthful when in fact often, it is the opposite. It can appear aging and make your face look heavy or eyes tired. There are many ways to create an optical illusion with your haircut and color that can soften features, help your eyes pop and add warmth to your complexion. Although face shape is extremely important there are no hard and fast rules. I prefer to ask clients what features they would like to accentuate and what they would like to minimize and work from there. 34

HOW CAN ONE TELL BY A PHOTO THAT A HAIRSTYLE IS GOING TO BE HARD TO MAINTAIN OR TO RECREATE DAILY? Ask yourself what it is you like about a particular look or celebrity. Sometimes it isn’t really about the hair. Also remember that celebrities have a glam squad behind them. The models/celebrities aren’t waking up, getting the kids off to school and trying to style their hair before work! They have hairstylists and make up artists to get them ready. They certainly don’t roll out of bed looking like that. Celebrities also use a lot of temporary hair to achieve their look, which is why we see them change styles so quickly. One of the reasons I created my LUXHAIR® collection was to give women the looks they wanted without the commitment. Try clip-in bangs or a headband extension to add body, length, and volume before you commit to a big change. Hair should be fun and make you feel great.

WHAT ADVICE CAN YOU GIVE FLORIDIANS FOR KEEPING THEIR HAIR ATTRACTIVE THROUGH THE HUMIDITY AND HEAT? In high humidity products are your best friend. Use a humidity blocking spray, a serum for smoothing, and a light working spray for hold. Also, in Florida remember to use a sun protectant for your hair. Not only will it stop color from fading so quickly it will help stop the sun’s drying effects.

WHAT ARE THE THINGS PEOPLE DO THAT CAN REALLY HURT THEIR HAIR HEALTH? Doing too much. Too many chemical services on top of each other. Over processing is one of the most damaging things for hair and it includes flat irons that are too hot or used too often and dehydrate the hair. I think everyone should condition daily. The same way our bodies need water our hair needs some moisture. Conditioner closes the cuticle and helps smooth the hair and protect it. If you are concerned about your hair getting flat, use a spray-in or lightweight conditioner and apply it only to your midshaft and ends. You don’t need to put conditioner on your scalp as it can weigh down hair.

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Picture this: You, your family and your friends board a luxuriously appointed private Boeing 757 and jet off to exotic destinations around the world. Destinations seen in story books; destinations that are on your bucket list. Experiences unlike any other you’ve had, and that will live on in your memories for a lifetime. That’s just what will happen when you book a customized trip with TCS World Travel. “The private jet business is booming, and as the world’s premier operator of private jet expeditions for the past 20 years, we pride ourselves on meeting the ever-evolving needs of our travelers,” said TCS World Travel President Shelley Cline. Meeting their travelers’ needs is what TCS World Travel does best. From the moment you step onto the private jet, you’re welcomed to a first-class, personalized experience for the duration of your direct flight, and far beyond. On board the customized jets, you’ll be seated comfortably in twoby-two, business-class leather seats with a maximum of 78 guests. At your fingertips, an iPad loaded with itineraries and helpful trip-related information and Bose noise-cancelling headphones, not to mention meals comparable to those found in the world’s best restaurants, with wine and champagne to compliment. For trips in 2016, a brand-new seat configuration affords 180-degree flat-bed seats for just 52 guests, global WiFi connectivity, custom mood lighting and much more. Once back on land and at your first destination, you’ll be expedited through customs and your luggage will receive the VIP treatment, too, taken care of by the TCS World Travel team for the duration of your trip. All you need to do is enjoy. 40


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he Royal Blues Hotel sits unassumingly across from Deerfield Beach and its promenade. It’s location was selected specifically for its timeless qualities which remind owner—and film and Broadway producer—Edward Walson of time spent here with his family whilst growing up, and the ‘50s Floridian charm and ‘60s architecture and surf culture reminiscent of California. Open the doors into Royal Blues and you’ll instantly sense the hotel’s boutique ambience. Instead of a traditional lobby, you’ll be greeted by name and personally shown to your oceanfront room—one of just 12—where the simplified check-in process will be completed. Your host will then point out the features of the room, effortlessly transporting you from that ‘60s architecture to today’s modern technology. Walson worked closely with architect and designer Jorge Garcia of Garcia Stromberg, Inc. out of West Palm Beach to give each of the 12 rooms, and in fact the entire hotel, the sense of being on an elegant, private yacht, from personally choosing each original piece of art to hang on the walls, to the scents of the in-room candles. The rooms, ranging from the Classic Terrace Room (from $415/night) to the Junior Penthouse Suite (from $950/night), are all luxuriously appointed in a palette of greens, beige, silver, taupe and yellows to offset the natural contrasts of the marble and woods that accentuate the walls, furniture and floors. As for the aforementioned 44

technology—a state-of-the-art Nespresso coffee maker is at the ready, curtains and lights are operated at the touch of a button, and the bathroom features a fully-automated shower and facilities. At the top of the five-story hotel sits the Junior Penthouse Suite, featuring floor-to-ceiling glass sliding doors that lead to a private balcony overlooking Deerfield Beach, a lounge area with pull-out sleeper sofa, a 55-inch flat screen TV on swivel to enjoy throughout the suite, and a soaking tub that looks out into the suite and the view beyond, with remote control fogging curtain for privacy. Downstairs, the elegance of Royal Blues continues to flow into its wine lounge and fine dining restaurant, Chanson. Reserve a table and prepare for an incredible “Cuisine du Monde” dining experience, whether inside the elegant dining room, or on the patio overlooking the beach. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served, and the health-conscious menus for each feature the best of local ingredients and organically-grown produce. For dinner, each course is perfectly paired with a wine that complements the flavors found in the dishes, and the service throughout is nothing short of impeccable. When it comes to dessert, don’t miss out on the deconstructed s’mores, a decadent dish that engages not only the sense of taste, but sight and smell, too. A stay at Royal Blues, whether for a night, a weekend, or longer, will certainly have you feeling like royalty, and making plans for a return visit.


Luxury Waterfront Estate Private Gated Lake front estate on 3.5 acres in Odessa. This awesome 2011 custom crafted Certified Green Home boasts 7,200 square feet, 6 bedrooms, 6.5 baths, 4-car garage, den, game room with theatre, bar, huge lanai with kitchen, flat screen tv’s, one of a kind beach entry custom mountain pool with waterfall and slide. Some of the other features of this home include double crown coffered tray ceilings and extra thick ariat chiseled French travertine, solid core doors, custom wrought iron entry door, 16 foot high ceilings, custom cabinets and draperies, Mahogany wood floors in den and dining room, plantation shutters, wainscoting and chair rail. The master retreat boasts an enormous master closet with built-ins, 14 foot ceilings, custom made pop up 60” flat screen at foot of bed, stunning views of lake and pool. The magnificent master bath is appointed with custom oversized mirrors, handcrafted cherry cabinets, double headed shower with seamless glass, travertine all the way to the ceiling, granite deck with garden tub. For the chef we have the finest gourmet kitchen equipped with custom cabinets, Wolf gas range, Wolf microwave drawer, sub-zero refrigerator, 2 dishwashers, hidden secret pantry, full service bar with wine and beer refrigerators and ice machine, enormous one of a kind custom built double thick bullnose granite island with sink and the finest fixtures included. 2,500 square foot lanai with full service commercial grade kitchen. Standout features include impact windows, energy efficient Isonene foam in the walls, Voltex heat pump system with 4 energy efficient variable stage AC units and 150 KW generator with 400 gallon gas tank and state of the art sound and security system.

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By Janan Talafer


After a long week at work, who doesn’t crave a little downtime in your own backyard, especially if you’re fortunate enough to have a beautiful outdoor space that is elegant, well-designed and filled with all of the amenities you’d expect from a top-rated resort.


“Twenty years ago, the idea was to create an enormous pool,” says Bart O’Connell of Landmark Pools. “Today it’s more important to focus on what’s going on around the pool. That includes outdoor bars and kitchens, seating areas and fire features—everything that adds to the entertainment value of the outdoor space.”

MARGARITAS AT THE OUTDOOR BAR Top of everyone’s list seems to be the custom outdoor bar. The newest craze is the swim-up bar, fashioned after the fabulous resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean. Imagine sipping your favorite libation while staying cool sitting on a bar stool in the water. It’s the ultimate luxury. “Swim-up bar designs can range from the simple to the extravagant,” says Ryan Hughes of Ryan Hughes DesignBuild. Popular features include granite countertops on the bar, spa benches instead of stools, and the addition of pergolas, stone columns, patio pavers and

fireplaces or fire features in the bar area to make entertaining friends and family even more fun. “A popular effect is to position the swim bar near an infinity, spillover edge on the pool,” says Hughes. “People love to lean or perch on it, especially if there’s a great view. It’s almost like being inside of a water feature.” “One of the most important considerations for a swim-up bar is to get the elevation correct during the design process,” says Hughes. The key is to make sure the countertop is the right height so the people in the pool can look eye level and converse, eat and drink with people who are standing on the other side on dry land. Multi-level bars as part of an entertainment area are also in demand, says Hughes. They offer a countertop height, which is perfect for party platters and snacks, while a bar height is nice for people to lean against or place their drinks on. “A multi-level design gives you the best of both worlds,” says Hughes.

Left: Resort-style outdoor living designed by Ryan Hughes Design/Build. Above: Landmark Pools has created a beautiful swim-up bar shaded by a pergola. 47

DECORATIVE OPEN-AIR SHOWERS Luxury outdoor showers are a favorite for clients at Hollingsworth Decorative Tile & Plumbing. “We’re doing at least eight of them every month. It’s a huge trend that we’re seeing,” says Worth Turner, president of the firm. Today’s outdoor showers are a far cry from what you would expect to see at the beach. The designs can be unpretentious, with decorative 48

tiles and a rain shower head to give it a spa feeling. Or it can be a full cabana bathroom with a private door, says Turner. When designing the shower there are several important considerations, starting with whether or not you would want seating. “If you do, a portable bench rather than something built-in is more popular right now. A good choice is a teak bench, which holds up well outdoors and looks attractive. In addition, decorative tiles are in demand for walls,

while natural stone and custom-colored Mexican stamped concrete are good choices for the flooring. Stone especially is nice because it stays cool and isn’t hot on the feet,” says Turner.

COMFORTABLE SEATING The right furniture is another key factor in creating the ideal outdoor entertainment space to suite your tastes and lifestyle. And today’s homeowners have a wide array of choices. As Rick Green, director of retail operations for Ethan Allen Citrus Park, points out, in the last decade or so, both the design and quality of backyard furniture have undergone a major transformation. “The best outdoor furniture can be every bit as nice as what you would choose for the interior of the home,” says Green. “For example, Ethan Allen’s new Home and Garden furniture and fabrics have the look and feel of indoor upholstery, while the tables and chairs are constructed of heavy gauge aluminum designed for year-round use and the Florida sun and heat,” says Green, Home Resource in Sarasota showcases design with a modern, contemporary look. To achieve that ambience in your outdoor entertainment area, Eric Cross suggests the Lolah Bar cabinet from the Kenneth Cobonpue collection. The cabinet received one of Asia's highest awards for design and combines sensuous form, economy of material and structural beauty, says Cross. At the same time, it is built using traditional boat-building techniques, making it very durable and able to withstand the harsh outdoor elements. A little imagination and planning, combined with the right products, can create an outdoor space that becomes the new focal point of your home.

Previous page: Enjoy an exotic outdoor shower from Hollingsworth Decorative Tile & Plumbing. Top: Outdoor lounging with Ethan Allen's Home & Garden Collection. Left: The Lolah Bar suggested by Home Resource. 49




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By Janan Talafer


Today’s outdoor kitchens are at the focal point of resort-style outdoor living. And homeowners are not sparing any expense when it comes to creating a beautiful space that is every bit as nice and comfortable as the interior of the home. A custom outdoor kitchen is like having another room for entertaining family and friends, says Nancy Braamse of Olde World Cabinetry.


Dave Waring of Soleic Outdoor Kitchen Stores points out that the first outdoor kitchens were pretty basic in construction, usually a framed box with stucco on the outside that held a countertop, grill and sink. Today’s high-end outdoor kitchens are outfitted with top-quality cabinets and counters, along with ice makers, refrigerators, griddles, smokers, kegerators and more, says Waring. It’s all about creating a space to make spending time with family and friends even more enjoyable.

MUST-HAVE PRODUCTS FOR THE OUTDOOR KITCHEN Russ Faulk, vice president of design for Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet, suggests that there are two key considerations for planning “the outdoor kitchen of your dreams.” The first is to purchase a top-of-the-line grill and second, to design the area with ample countertop space for food preparation. Kalamazoo offers a hybrid grill that allows outdoor chefs the opportunity to cook with wood, charcoal or gas. “We wanted to create a grill that delivered the best of both worlds—the convenience of gas and the flavor and experience of wood and charcoal,” says Faulk. To cook with gas, simply leave the Hybrid Fire Grilling Drawer empty.

Opposite: A beautiful outdoor kitchen created by Soleic. Above and right: Kalamazoo's hybrid grill that cooks with wood, charcoal or gas.

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The gas burners below the drawer deliver searing heat to the grill grates above the drawer. To cook with charcoal and wood, load the drawer and let the burners start the fire. Or, load in less charcoal and leave the burners on to supplement the heat. “The beauty of this system is you can burn far less charcoal than in a conventional charcoal grill while still achieving all the flavor,” says Faulk. An outdoor pizza oven is also a priority. “Outdoor barbequing has taken on a whole new meaning these days with pizza ovens,” says Lynn Kislin, of Appliance Gallery. Lynx’s new pizza oven is good choice, says Kislin. The high temperatures create a nice crust finish and you get that smoky grilled flavor infused into the pizza. But don’t limit your use of the pizza oven to just pizza. Get creative. For the latest and best refrigeration, Kislin suggests True Refrigeration’s new residential under-the-counter fridge. “True was a pioneer in commercial-grade refrigeration and now offers that same quality to 53

Now the newest trend is to build a custom recessed compartment for the TV and then trim it out with tile molding. In effect, you are creating a picture frame. “It’s a cool blend of functionality and aesthetics,” says Hughes. “The TV is protected from the elements, but it’s also very attractive.” In addition, the TV is mounted so it can be turned in any direction, making it easy to watch your favorite show from any perspective in the backyard—the food preparation area, bar stool or the sun shelf in the pool. Comfort and convenience are a must. Outdoor barbecues have come a long way from steaks on a tiny grill in the backyard. With the possibilities available today, discriminating homeowners are only limited by their imagination. Below: Appliance Gallery recommends True Residential's outstanding quality for outdoor kitchens. Right top: Olde World Cabinetry highlights the powder coat finish on Danver products. Right bottom: A spectacular outdoor area designed by Ryan Hughes Design/Build.

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the residential market,” says Kislin. “The product is created to withstand the demanding outdoor climate, especially here in Florida.” Nancy Braamse of Olde World Cabinetry likes the new powder coat finishes that Danver offers for its line of outdoor stainless appliances and cabinets. The finishes adhere directly to stainless steel to offer nearly maintenance-free protection from the elements, including salt air and chlorine. “It’s a great product and offers a gorgeous look,” says Braamse. The powder coat finishes come in a wide variety of colors, perfect for coordinating with the rest of the outdoor space. The powder coat also comes in eight different wood finishes, or it can be applied to stainless with a clear-coat option, which highlights the clean, modern look of stainless. While televisions are a standard feature for most outdoor entertainment areas, the way they are being showcased is part of a new trend, says Ryan Hughes of Ryan Hughes Design/Build. “In the past they tended to be purely utilitarian—just a flat-mounted TV against the wall without much thought about aesthetics,” says Hughes.

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TAKING YOUR OUTDOOR SPACE TO THE NEXT LEVEL From artistic living walls to high-tech systems to keep homeowners cool, and beautiful natural stone for floors and countertops, outdoor spaces were never so livable.

Dramatic landscape lighting and innovative living walls are specialties for Argentine Landscaping. Done correctly, both can create quite an architectural statement to take the exterior of the home to the next level. Living walls are like a vertical piece of living art, says Joe Argentine, president of Argentine Landscaping. “We can take a blank wall and add greenery to transform it into a beautiful focal point for the backyard. It’s a sustainable design aesthetic that can help with cooling, while also 56

having a positive impact on mental health and stress reduction.” For a recent project, Argentine Landscaping used an estimated 1,000 individual plants which were held up with an aluminum grid network and irrigated and fertilized through a network of drip tubing. Argentine Landscaping also uses lighting in the same creative way. “Lighting can really set the mood and create an interesting dynamic at night,” says Barton Beck, chief designer for Argentine Landscaping.

“Lighting is another part of the outdoor design just like hardscape, plants or water.” One of the priorities of lighting is to make the outdoor space even more usable in the evening. “Homeowners are putting a lot of investment into creating a beautiful entertainment area but without sufficient quality lighting, they are not getting full use of the space,” says Beck. “We work with clients to determine how they’ll be using the space and the look and feel they’re going for. Then we incorporate the space and function into the design.” Argentine Landscaping’s patented low-voltage lighting technology is less prone to failure from problems due to the wire connections. “When there’s a failure in the lighting, most often it’s due to the wiring. It’s the backbone of the system, “ says Argentine. “We use a cabling system that is durable, secure, water tight and able to withstand the elements.”

THE BEAUTY OF NATURAL STONE “Natural stone is the perfect product for the outdoor living space. It’s beautiful, holds it value for home resale and is ideal for the Florida environment since it stays cool on the feet and doesn’t hold the heat,” says Eric Barthelemy, of Stone-Mart, a privately owned importer and distributor of premium quality natural stone collections, including highend marble and travertine. “Just like the interior of the home, natural stone is certainly not limited to use in flooring or for pool decks. The possibilities are endless,”

Previous page top: Dramatic lighting by Argentine Landscaping. Previous page middle: Argentine Landscape's lighting is part of the exterior design. Above: Natural stone by Stone-Mart creates an elegant look.

says Barthelemy. With the color range, sizes and finishes available, natural stone is a nice addition to columns, outdoor kitchen backsplashes and countertops, outdoor fireplace facings and ledges, and more. “Homeowners are using natural stone to create their own signature look with complimentary moldings, borders and medallions,” says Barthelemy. “Decorative mosaics and tumbled tiles can also add a very nice, personal touch.”

STAY COOL & BUG-FREE IN THE FLORIDA SUN A spectacular outdoor entertainment area filled with all the luxurious amenities you might want can quickly become less enjoyable if your guests are dealing with the two biggest drawbacks to living in Florida: the bugs and the heat. A-Niks has the solution with a complete outdoor comfort system that includes bug misting systems, patio cooling and heating, retractable screens, retractable awnings, and waterproof, fade-resistant vortex umbrellas that can withstand some serious wind. To repel mosquitoes, no-seem-ums, spiders and other pests, ANiks offers a permanent, fully automated misting system that can be set for strategic times, such as dawn and dusk, when the bugs are at their worst. The system is set up as a “perimeter” in the backyard and is also designed to target where the mosquitoes rest, breed, hide and feed to control the insect population, says Al Erturk, president of ANiks. The company only uses products approved by the EPA for mosquito misting and also offers botanical or organic-based products to tackle the bugs. For homeowners who want additional control or a more passive control, A-Niks has a full-line of remote-controlled, retracting screens for all kinds of applications, perfect for outdoor patios and lanai’s, and even sliding and French doors. “It’s really the ideal situation for pest control,” says Erturk. “Homeowners have a full, open view of the yard most of the day and then when they need added protection from the bugs, they can drop the retractable screens.” 57

Although Florida’s year-round sunshine is a major advantage to living here, it’s an understatement to say that it can be intense at certain times of the year. A-Niks patent-pending Turbo Cool Misting System is designed especially for the Florida heat and humidity. “Our systems use both air flow and mist to cool the space, but we guarantee complete evaporation within four to five feet so the homeowner and the patio don’t get wet,” says Erturk. The system can be placed inside an attractive misting cabinet, which can be recessed into the ceiling or mounted on the wall to make it as unobtrusive as possible.

Top: Stone-Mart pavers add beauty to flooring, walls and fire pits. Middle: A-Niks misting systems are unobtrusive and effective. Above: A-Niks misting system keep you cool, but not wet. 58





The Ultimate in Gulf front living on South Sand Key Beach…

A 14th floor “01” stack 3 bedroom with private garage.

Offered at $1,195,000.

Virtually perfect open, yet deep boating water within Harbor Bluffs…

4 bedrooms, 2 as en suites with 3,700+ square feet.

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An Iconic Mandalay Beach Club penthouse home with far sweeping Gulf, Sunset and Sand Key Crescent views offers 5,140 square feet and encompasses 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths.

Listed and Sold by Rafal for $3,127,000 This sale was the highest condo sale in Pinellas County for 2014, and the second highest since 2008, when I sold the Sandpearl Penthouse for $4,600,000

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This incomparable custom built residence has been retained by the original owners and is now offered as a once in a lifetime legacy purchase. Providing the most enviable location within the Belleairs, and the most comprehensive Intracoastal water way exposures over Clearwater Harbor, the Sand Key skyline, the Sand Key Bridge, South and North Clearwater Beach, the new Clearwater Memorial, and the vast northwest sweep to Dunedin and beyond, the vistas are not to be duplicated. An exceptional free flowing floor plan allows surreal water views from every vantage point, soaring ceilings allow an extra-ordinary architectural scale and scope seldom found. A superb integration of living and family rooms alongside an open kitchen lends seamlessly to a loggia terrace capturing 270 degree panoramas that are spectacular by day, and compelling by night. Rare by any measure, all 4 en suite bedrooms are directly Harborside. Bespoke appointments throughout, dock with lift, 10 car garage. Offered at $4,500,000 63

This beyond charming Old Clearwater Bay home provides never ending St. Joseph’s Sound views to the Dunedin coastline and beyond… | Offered at $729,000

Stunning sunsets and nurturing winter sun exposures from this gracious Meridian “A” with 3 bedrooms and dual terraces. | Offered at $769,000

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Grande in scale, views and amenities, this Grande Penthouse exceeds all expectations... | Offered at $2,595,000 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths with private elevator foyer, 5,200 square feet and 270 degree vistas over the Gulf of Mexico and Clearwater Harbor.

The fabled Meridian offers this beach elevated condo home with 3 bedrooms. | Offered at $995,000

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Call us to put our award winning expertise to work for you! Modern Coastal Home

Pasadena Yacht & Country Club! 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bath, 4+ car garage, 4,100 square foot waterfront home has been completely remodeled! New hurricane rated windows, Hardi-plank siding, stainless steel cable railing, new master bath, vaulted ceilings, pool/spa and much more. Offered for $1,500,000

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Pasadena Yacht & Country Club! With over 166 feet of waterfront you will enjoy your own peninsula in this gated community. 5 bedrooms, 5 bath, 3 car garage Key West style home is beautifully remodeled and features a new seawall! Offered for $1,895,000

Elegant Bayou Club Estate!

This 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath Georgian-style residence boasts outstanding detail. A grand 2-story foyer showcases a sweeping staircase that leads to an owner's retreat, private balcony and 2 bedrooms.Custom finishes and materials have been lavished in 5,931 square feet (8,800 total). Offered for $1,599,000

Open Water in Tierra Verde

This 3 bedroom, 2/2 bath, 3 car garage coastal estate enjoys 100 feet of waterfront and offers a striking "Allikriste" gourmet kitchen as well as meticulous architectural and designer details throughout! Additional features include hurricane rated windows, large dock with 16,000 lb lift and saline pool and spa! Offered for $1,999,900

Vinoy Place Condominium

Enjoy the luxury lifestyle of downtown St. Petersburg in this 3 bedroom, 2/1 bath, 3,000 square foot condominium. This stunning condo was a former model unit and offers fabulous views of downtown, high ceilings, a private elevator entrance, plantation shutters throughout and much more! Offered for $1,185,000

Ballarte on the Gulf

Encompassing the entire floor, this spectacular direct Gulf front 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath condo features designer finishes, professional appliances, a 2 car garage, large terrace and private elevator entrance. Amenities include a Gulf front pool/spa, fitness center and more! Pet friendly. Offered for $1,650,000

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Call us to put our award winning expertise to work for you! A Mansion by the Sea in Tierra Verde

Ideally situated on two lots with open water views to the Gulf of Mexico, this sprawling 13,000 square foot magnificent 6 bedroom, 6 full and 2 half bath estate delivers both luxury and comfort. This impressive home boasts cathedral ceilings, professional appliances, crystal chandeliers, an elevator, stunning marble floors and master craftsmanship throughout. This exceptional residence also offers room for a fleet of cars and a large dock with two lifts! Offered for $5,950,000

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Exceptional open water home offering 5,000 heated square feet, 5 spacious bedrooms, 4.5 baths, 136 feet of waterfront, a lagoon pool with rock waterfall. Ideally situated at the end of a cul de sac. A perfect location for large vessels and all of your toys! Offered for $1,799,900

Contemporary Elegance in Pasadena Yacht & Country Club!

4 Bedrooms, 4.5 baths. This 5,200 square foot waterfront home offers unique custom details throughout. Relax in the spacious media/ billiards room or the waterfront family room with a cozy gas fireplace that overlooks the peaceful meditation garden. Offered for $1,999,000

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Hi Tech "Smart" Home In Pasadena Yacht & Country Club! Offering a blend of contemporary and Mediterranean, this spectacular 4-bedroom, 4.5 Bath, 4,900 square foot waterfront home has it all! Gourmet kitchen, stainless steel cable railing, saline pool/spa and dock with multiple lifts. Offered for $2,299,000

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From the moment you step through the custom glass doors you’ll be WOW’ed by the wide salt water canal and magnificent views to Tampa Bay. This home features cathedral ceilings, gas fireplace, 2 tank-less water heaters, floor to ceiling pocket doors, RV garage and more! Offered for $1,275,000

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Kipps Colony, Florida | $2,299,000 A masterful blend of contemporary Mediterranean combined with technology, this home truly has something for everyone! You will be impressed from the moment you walk up to this exquisite “smart” home with over $250,000 in technology and begin by unlocking the door with the touch of a fingertip on the biometric reader to the weather station that instructs draperies and thermostats to adjust! As you enter into this modern masterpiece you are greeted with water views and a stunning beachwood staircase with stainless-steel cable railing constructed with a pre-planned location for an elevator. This incomparable awardwinning home was inspired by European design and built for entertaining as well as function. All bedrooms are spacious and offer en-suite baths and walk-in closets. The waterfront master suite features beachwood floors, a double-sided gas fireplace, elegant vanities and a freestanding tub with ceiling pour! The contemporary kitchen offers sleek, flat panel cabinetry, black granite counters, a glass breakfast bar, glass tile back splash, built-in scale Thermador appliances, walk-in pantry, built-in coffee maker, warming drawer and much more! The spectacular outdoor living areas offer a home theatre with 110-inch drop-down screen, an outdoor kitchen and fire pit as well as an ideal location for both large and small vessels at the deep-water dock! Lastly, enjoy nightly sunsets while sitting by the stunning saline pool among lush tropical landscaping. This home definitely has the magic touch!

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ST. PETE BEACH Located near the world renowned Don Cesar resort, you can feel the dreamy, captivating appeal of this highly-luxurious, brand new, all block construction, 4 bedroom, 4 bath, 4 car garage Coastal Mediterranean beachfront estate. 7,491 square feet of indoor/ outdoor living area are flawlessly integrated with exotic woods, specialty marble, Italian porcelain and brilliant details to yield an unforgettable life experience. Astounding luxury gourmet kitchen, impressive great room, lavish grand master suite, 1,151 square feet of sweeping covered decks/balconies & dazzling pool/spa deliver a rare, sophisticated elegance. Offered for $3,875,000

BELLEVIEW ISLAND – BELLEAIR, FL Spectacular views of the Intracoastal waterway and Sand Key are yours from this remarkable 4,521 square foot 4 bedroom 3.5 bath estate located on prestigious Belleview Island. A grand, exquisite greatroom and kitchen are complemented by fabulous bedrooms and terrific balconies. Exceptional pool and boat dock facilities will leave you smiling. Offered for $2,450,000.

COLUMBUS DRIVE – TIERRA VERDE, FL Located on the Intracoastal Waterway at the edge of the Gulf of Mexico rests posh and inspiring 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath residence. Superb marble and hardwood floors, stunning views, spacious bedrooms, balconies galore and splendid private master suite. Pebbletec pool, large dock facility and beautiful finishes throughout. Offered for $1,799,000.

CATTLE RANCH - BROOKSVILLE 71 acres of magnificent rolling hills, rich green pastures, 35-45 head of cattle and a well-stocked pond! Lovely 3605square foot 4 bedroom, 5 bath residence and terrific 2, 864 square foot ranch house. Past a soaring entryway foyer, discover an elegant gourmet kitchen, luxurious family room, dual master suites and huge enclosed pool deck. Offered for $1,999,900.

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BELLEAIR | 140 Willadel Drive This gated Belleair estate boasts nearly 12,000 square feet of luxurious custom features combined with a lighted tennis court and outstanding bluff views of the Intracoastal Waterway. | Offered at $6,699,900



1086 Eldorado Avenue This charming 3 bedroom, 3 bath retreat boasts 90 feet of Gulf frontage. | Offered at $2,350,000

16300 Gulf Blvd The ultimate in luxurious beach living is yours in this 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath condo in Vizcaya at desirable Redington Beach. | Offered at $2,195,000



1560 Gulf Blvd #306 This 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath Gulf front condo feels like a private home with 4360 square feet of living area on two levels and private elevator. | Offered at $1,750,000

53 North Pine Circle This five bedroom, 4.5 bath home has it all – a protected dock near the Intracoastal Waterway, a cul-de-sac location and a gorgeous 2006 custom home with beautiful architectural details. | Offered at $1,695,000

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hile cleaning out the closets this spring, it’s also the ideal time to take an inventory of your home, says Carrie Mitchell, founder of TWS Home Inventory. The first step is to document what you have and then to make sure you have adequate coverage. “Many people are under-insured and don’t realize it until disaster strikes,” says Mitchell. “But insurance is like taking care of your health. You want to be proactive.” Laura Sherman, of BKS-Partners, talks to clients about the insurance policies they didn’t know they needed. Some items are obvious, such as paintings, sculpture and extensive wine collections. But what about antique firearms that have been passed down in the family, pottery from a trip to Italy, musical instruments, oriental carpets, taxidermy or even a collection of fine pens or baseball cards? “Many of our clients have acquired wonderful artifacts from travels around the world or from an inheritance,” says Sherman. “These are items that are irreplaceable and would be missed if they were lost in a disaster. I tell clients, consider what you would want to grab on your way out if there were a fire.” Corey Konsulis of Most Insurance agrees. “The last thing you want is to have a loss and say well, we had this and this and it wasn’t on a rider,” he says. “That’s a very tough conversation to have with someone.”

If you’ve never taken a home inventory, how do you get started? There are home inventory firms that can be hired to take photos or video for documentation purposes, but if you’re doing it yourself, Mitchell offers these reminders: Don’t forget to open kitchen cabinets, 78

which may be filled with high-end cookware, wine glasses, china and knives. Master closets hold an enormous investment in shoes, handbags and designer clothing. And, garages typically contain an expensive collection of tools or sporting equipment. “Be sure to capture the model and serial numbers, as well as any identifying marks. For artwork, note the artist’s name, title of work, date, medium, size, current value and location of the piece,” says Sherman. “A very detailed home inventory might be time-consuming, but it’s worth it,” says Mitchell. “Anything rare, if you don’t have a rider or appraisal for it, you will need proof of it’s value.” Konsulis suggests undertaking a home inventory each quarter rather than annually. “It’s more manageable,” says Konsulis. “Corporations plan out their year in terms of quarters and it makes sense for homeowners to do the same. If you do this just once a year, it might be easy to overlook something with all the purchases you’ve made.” He also suggests getting appraisals every two years on items of high value, such as fine art and vintage wine. “You want to make sure you are covered for the current value,” says Konsulis. The last step is to store the documentation in a safe place. Don’t leave it in the camera or on the computer, which could crash. Instead store documentation offsite in a safety deposit box, or even better, upload it to the “cloud.” Use an external storage media like Dropbox that can be accessed from anywhere, at any time, and can be password protected.

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DISCOVER THE BEST IN OUTDOOR LIVING With the beautiful gulf breezes and warm Florida sunshine, it’s no wonder that Tampa Bay homeowners spend a lot of time concepting and building the perfect outdoor space. We culled national and local trends to bring you the very best for your most important space this spring. Whether your dream retreat is meant for entertaining or relaxing, we’re sure you’ll find one of these outdoor trends to incorporate into your backyard spread. COOKING UP DELICIOUSNESS Weltevree’s Outdooroven makes cooking an outdoor activity year-round. Made from Corten steel, a special type of style that protects metal against rust, the Outdooroven is a wood-fired outdoor cooker and heater with a closable oven for items like bread or a casserole and a special baking stone to cook pizzas. This outdoor must-have also has a grill rack you can place above the smoldering embers to grill and roast meat, fish or vegetables.

LET THE WATER FLOW Toms Ponds is an industry leader in the creation of beautiful outdoor environments, specializing in uniquely designed ponds, waterfalls, fountains, Japanese gardens, Western xeroscapes, European gardens, butterfly gardens and tropical jungles. Toms Ponds transforms your yard into an oasis that will increase the value of your home and expand your living space. This backyard pond shoreline with optical illusion reflection is just one example of Toms Ponds’ exceptional work. 727-388-3594 or

TIME FOR BUBBLES With the Dutchtub, you can explore and enjoy the essence of outdoor bathing. This award-winning hot tub by Weltevree is a pure luxury and works surprisingly simple: wood fired with a natural circulation. With this smart construction and the sturdy, long-lasting materials you can use the Dutchtub anytime, anywhere. The Dutchtub Original fits four people, and the sphere in the bottom of the tub makes the seats ergonomic and comfortable.

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PUT YOUR WALLS UP Tampa’s Argentine Landscaping Company creates, manufactures and customizes living walls, excelling in botany selection and choice material utilization. The unique garden walls institute diverse and complex forms for any project, becoming an answer to your most imaginative expectations. With or without a water feature, the walls are living art. The living walls are made singularly by hand, and each wall upon delivery is masterfully planted by Argentine’s skilled garden technicians. 813-837-8023 or

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TAKE YOUR SEAT The Forestry table is a family table made of wood from the State forests in Holland. Weltevree designed the table in collaboration with the National Forestry, to celebrate the quality of local wood and the joy of being outdoors. This table is something between a rough picnic and a sophisticated dinner table, available in 6-, 8- or 12-person version. The matching Forestry benches come in two sizes. 83

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At Cru Cellars in Tampa locals can delight in taking short courses on the fundamentals of wine through their Cru U Freshman and Cru U Sophomore classes. Taught by one of three sommeliers on staff, the courses bridge the gap between love of wine and fear of ordering it. Established in 2010, Cru Cellars is a wine shop/bar/restaurant montage run by Jennifer and Torrey Bingham that is quickly gaining a reputation as the go-to stop for a reliably excellent bottle of wine and fresh taste on classic cuisine. The Freshman class starts with fundamentals: how wine is made, major grapes of the world, varietals and how to pick out flavor profiles. Understanding the basics makes it easier for individuals to describe what they like and to try wines in a similar flavor category, Jennifer says. For instance, Pinot Noir lovers might like Frappato, a lighter Sicilian red, or a dry version of Brachetto, a traditionally sweet sparkling wine. The Sophomore class provides a deeper understanding of regions, comparing Old World and New World wines such as Bordeaux France and the Cabernets and Merlots of California. Jennifer and wine director William Lucius keep the store’s stock

original by tasting more than 100 wines a week and working with more than 20 different companies. Risky wine behavior is encouraged through a menu featuring a large by-the-glass list and wine flights. Chef Brad Sobo’s food menus compliment that seasons’ favorite wines and customers are encouraged to buy wine off the shelf, cork it at the table, and pair it with their meal. “Here we try to be really laid back and approachable,” she says. dR: What’s your favorite wine this spring? Cru Cellars: Rosé is such a perfect wine for Florida. It is a dry refreshing wine created from red grapes but only allowed to sit in the skin for a few hours. The skins are racked off then and it is made like a white wine. It goes great with barbeque. dR: What’s a great new wine right now? Cru Cellars: The Oregon Pinots are excellent. They are grown in latitudes similar to burgundy, offering new world fruitiness but an old world depth. Biggio Hamina’s Willamate Valley Pinot Noir is an excellent example.

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Resurrecting Florida Cracker Heritage


SMOKED FISH SPREAD 1 pound smoked mullet ½ cup onion, minced ¼ cup celery, minced ¼ c scallions, finely sliced Juice of ½ of a large lemon 2 datil peppers, minced (can substitute ½ seeded Scotch Bonnet) ½ cup mayonnaise, Duke’s or homemade Kosher or sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste Shred the smoked mullet into chunks, discarding skin and removing bones in the process. Combine the mullet, onion, celery, scallion, lemon juice, datil peppers and mayonnaise in a mixing bowl and stir until combined. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.

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In late December, Seminole Heights welcomed a new restaurant concept from two neighbors who happen to know a thing or two about the Tampa food culture. Greg and Michelle Baker, owners of The Refinery in Tampa, expanded their culinary footprint with the opening of Fodder & Shine, a modern Cracker restaurant serving dinner and drinks seven days a week. “At Fodder & Shine, we’ve worked diligently to resurrect the nearly lost Florida Cracker heritage of our Scottish, African, Irish and Spanish pioneering ancestors,” Greg, who also serves as the restaurant’s Executive Chef, says. “We’ve taken the modern approach to the cuisine creating something no one in the country is doing.” The theme carries through to all details, including the restaurant’s name. “Fodder” means raw material for artistic creation and “Shine” coming from the word “moonshine,” stands for informal foolish talk or thought. “The menu is a modern interpretation of iconic Florida dishes, utilizing historical cooking techniques and heirloom ingredients,” Greg explains. “We offer nods to the past—cornmeal fried chicken, rabbit and dumplings, Cracker Cattle steaks—and modern twists on classics such as pilau.” It’s hard to believe the restaurant’s 8,600 square-feet of space used to house a body shop and a dry-cleaning business—Michelle took the building down to four walls and no floor and rebuilt from there. It took nearly 19 months from the time the husband-and-wife duo purchased the building to the end of construction, but it was well worth the wait. “We’re not only business owners, but residents of this neighborhood,” Greg boasts. “We’ve planted some pretty deep roots. Largely, we promised to be good neighbors and the neighborhood has been very happy with us.” In addition, the menu is also a labor of love. “Our menu was arrived at after two years of historical research to distill the essence of old Florida,” Greg says. “We plan on changing the menu seasonally, to adjust for product availability and seasonality.” Greg and Michelle source almost all ingredients locally. The Cracker Cattle is provided by various ranchers through the Florida Cracker Cattle Association, dedicated to preserving the pure bloodline of these cattle, which have lived in Florida for almost 500 years. The restaurant’s historically accurate heirloom vegetables are provided by Crum Brothers Family Farm, in Bartow. Some menu must-haves include the Fried Livers and Gizzards, Bacon Fat Cornbread, Pilau, Florida Cracker Steak and the Fried Jam Pie. Greg’s favorite dish is the Rabbit & Cornmeal Dumplings because he’s, “a comfort food kinda guy.” “Simplicity is best,” Greg explains. “But it is incredibly simple to make bad simple food. The devil is in the details.” Greg and Michelle’s attention to detail carried over to Fodder & Shine’s casual atmosphere, which welcomes you and encourages you to stay, the perfect place to enjoy amazing food and amazing conversations with friends and family. “We want people to come, stay, hang out,” Greg says. Now, that’s very neighborly.

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Barbecue Pork CHEF RICHARD PRESTON Pork 1 Whole 50-60 pound Pig Mojo Marinade 1 cup orange juice pulp from a gallon of orange juice 1/2 cup grapefruit juice 1 garlic bulb

Serves: 30 4 sprigs fresh oregano Juice of 4 limes 1/4 cup sherry wine 1 tbsp paprika 1-1/2 tsps cumin ¼ cup kosher salt

Add all ingredients except pig to food processor and pulse to fine chop. Let mixture sit at room temperature for two hours. Strain saving the pulp. Inject pig (using syringe) with marinade. Rub the inside of the pig with pulp. Season whole pig with kosher salt, let sit over night. Place whole pig under 20 pounds of charcoal on grill. Cook for 4 hours.

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Carolina Barbecue Grilled Oysters CHEF MIKE BALLES Oysters 4 Blue Point oysters, shucked 1 slice bacon, crisp fried Carolina BBQ Sauce

3 cups apple cider vinegar 2 cups ketchup 1 c up dark brown sugar 2 tbsps red pepper flakes 2 tbsps Worcestershire

Serves: 4 sauce 1 tbsp garlic, granulated 1 tbsp onion, granulated 1 tbsp spanish paprika

Carolina Barbecue Sauce: Combine all ingredients and bring to a boil. Let simmer for 5 minutes. Once all of the flavors are combined together take off of heat and let cool. Oysters: Shuck 4 Blue Point oysters. Add one teaspoon of Carolina barbecue sauce. Place onto the grill at medium high heat and cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until the oysters are slightly firm. Remove from heat and top each oyster with a small piece of bacon. 90

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Barbecue Burger with Honey Barbecue Sauce Serves: 1

CHEF ERIN GUGGINO Barbecue Burger 3 ozs white onions, sliced paper thin 1 cup buttermilk 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup corn starch 3 cups vegetable oil 2 pcs applewood smoked bacon

2 slices white cheddar cheese 8 ozs angus ground beef 1 medium hamburger bun 3 ozs honey barbecue sauce Honey Barbecue Sauce 1 white onion, chopped 2-1/2 garlic cloves 1/4 cup cider vinegar

1/2 gallon ketchup 1/4 cup worcestershire 1/2 cup soy sauce 1-1/4 lbs brown sugar 3/4 cup molasses 1/2 cup honey 1-1/2 tbsps garlic powder 1-1/2 tbsps onion powder salt and pepper to taste

Barbecue Burger: Soak onions in the buttermilk about 20 minutes. Heat vegetable oil in deep skillet on medium-high heat. Mix all-purpose flour with cornstarch and salt and pepper. Drain onions from buttermilk and toss in flour mix. Fry in oil until golden brown. Toss with salt and pepper. Set aside. Cook bacon in skillet until crispy. Save bacon fat. Salt and pepper burger patty. Cook in the same skillet you cooked the bacon, using the bacon fat as your oil. Sear about 4 to 5 minutes on each side. Butter your bun and toast slightly under the broiler for 45 seconds. Melt two slices of cheese on top of the burger. Heat up barbecue sauce. Build burger as follows: bun, burger with cheese, bacon, onions, barbecue sauce. Honey Barbecue Sauce: Rough chop onions and garlic. Sauté in a sauce pot until light brown. Add cider vinegar to deglaze. Allow it to reduce until almost gone. Add remaining ingredients and cook over medium heat for 1 hour. Blend all ingredients until smooth. Salt and pepper to taste. Yields 4 pints of barbecue sauce. ROUX 4205 S. MacDill Avenue | Tampa| 813-443-5255 |

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CHEF ANDY KING 25-100 pound suckling pig, completely dressed and hair removed apples, oranges, onions

fresh rosemary and thyme Basting Sauce 2 cups soy sauce 2 cups apple cider

1/4 cup honey Cajun or BBQ rub salt and pepper

Preparing Pig: Place the pig on a large flat surface. Using wood or charcoal, light fire 30 minutes prior to roasting pig. You want coals white and you don’t want them to flame up. Fill empty cavity of pig with halved apples, halved onions, halved oranges and fresh rosemary and thyme or other aromatics of your choosing. Sew cavity closed using butcher’s needle and thread or wire. Rub pig all over with basting sauce massaging into skin. Basting Sauce: Combine ingredients. After coating with basting sauce, rub pig with your favorite Cajun or BBQ rub or just salt and pepper. Secure pig to rotisserie spit. Place the pig 18 inches over hot coals. Turn rotisserie on. Baste every 30 minutes. Cook to a 160 degrees in the shoulder and butt. Then remove from spit. Let rest 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, remove skin starting from neck. Pull meat off with hands or you may slice. 91

Children battling cancer made their debuts on the runway with a celebrity escort. The event raised $485,000 for critical pediatric cancer research.

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1. Alex Sullivan, Jay Langford, Carson Kressley, Jeff Maxwell and Christopher Carrere 2. Melissa Helms, Chad Harrod, Carson Kressley and Sarah Harrod 3. Tampa Bay Bucs Gerald McCoy and Kayleigh 4. Emcees Heather Van Ness and Carson Kressley 5. Tampa Bay Rays Jack McGee and Brittany 6. Kansas City Chiefs Aaron Murray, Lauren and Bachelorette reality TV star Josh Murray

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2 ART ENCLAVE The Warehouse Arts Distrtict Association held a celebration and fundraiser for the association’s ArtsXchange project. The event raised $185,000. 92


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MARTINIS AND MATISSE The annual fun-filled event treats guests to fine food, martinis and wine as they strolled through displayed art. All funds raised go to the Clearwater Free Clinic. Photography courtesy of Brian James Gallery.

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1. Members of Florida Sports Car Club 2. Beth and Gary Kompothecras 3. Sisaundra Lewis and Laura Fage

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By Andrew Nabors


talian Executive Sedans are very popular, in Italy. Will they work in the United States? The answer has been a resounding YES! The Quattroporte has been Maserati’s full-size flagship for years, and it fills its role very well. If you have the need for something more sporty and nimble, your Ghibli has arrived. Ghibli arrived last year powered by an innovative twin turbo 3.0 liter V-6. A truly world-class automobile, the engine block is cast by Fiat-Chrysler in Kokomo, Indiana before being shipped to Italy for final assembly. The chassis is 7.9 inches shorter than the Quattroporte and is bestowed with a silky smooth 8-speed automatic transmission. Ghibli’s entry level model makes 345 horsepower, but if you have a need for speed, the S Q4 model produces a smile inducing 404 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. What’s more, you can send that power to all four corners in the Ghibli S Q4. This year we are treated to a few more refinements. Contrast stitching is now available on all models. Bluetooth and navigation are now standard, along with three months of Sirius XM radio. If you add up these qualities on their own, this car should be over $100,000. Ghibli has a starting price of $69,800, and Wilde Maserati of Sarasota can make your dream a reality. Ghibli

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400-Plus guests enjoyed the 16th Awards Night that raised over $10,000 to support the theatre’s artistic and educational programs and its ongoing restoration.



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VALSPAR CHAMPIONSHIP Jordan Spieth was the PGA Tour’s Valspar Championship winner. The tournament held on the Cooperhead Course at Innisbrook benefits local Tampa Bay charities.


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Through July 26, 2015 Dalí & DaVinci: Minds, Machines & Masterpieces: This exhibition features 75 works and reproductions. The Dali Museum, St. Petersburg. 727-623-4770. Through May 31, 2015 American Chronicles—The Art of Norman Rockwell: A popular American artist of the past century (1894-1978) Norman Rockwell was a keen observer of human nature and a gifted storyteller. Tampa Museum of Art, Downtown Tampa. 813-274-8130. Through May 31, 2015 Monet to Matisse, On the French Coast: From public and private collections in North America and Europe, this project explores and compares Impressionist and Modernist visions of the Atlantic and Mediterranean Coasts of France. Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg. 727-896-2667. April 3—4 | Friday—Saturday Shen Yun: The world’s premier classical Chinese dance and music company that brings to life the inner essence of China. The Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg. 727-892-5716.




April 4 | Saturday George Lopez: Comedian and actor entertains with his hilarious stand-up. 8:00 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater. 727-791-7400. April 8 | Wednesday Michael Bolton: Multiple award-winning singer, songwriter and social activist will perform his classic hits. 7:30 p.m. Capitol Theatre, Clearwater. 727-791-7400. April 8 | Wednesday Diana Krall Wallflower World Tour: Award-winning jazz pianist and worldrenowned singer performs some of the greatest pop songs of all time, produced by David Foster. 7:30 p.m. Capitol Theatre, Clearwater. 727-791-7400. April 11 | Saturday 30th Anniversary Best of Tampa Bay: Straz Center’s signature fundraising event for arts education programs. An all-you-caneat food and drink extravaganza from 40 plus of Tampa Bay’s finest restaurants and caterers. 7:00 p.m.—11 p.m. STRAZ, Tampa. 813-229-7827.


April 11 | Saturday Karamu XXVII 2015: Join the area’s top business and community leaders for the Zoo’s signature annual black-tie gala celebrating the “Year of the Manatee.” 6:00 p.m. Lowry Park Zoo, Tampa. 813-935-8552 x225 April 11 | Saturday 2015 Tampa Bay Heart Ball: A celebration of creating and sharing bringing community and philanthropic leaders together. 6:00—11:00 p.m. A La Carte Event Pavillion, Tampa. 727-563-8112. April 11 | Saturday Loretta Young Project: Relive the glamour of Hollywood’s Golden Age through the eyes of her son and daughter-in-law. Hollywood memorabilia and her Academy Award will be on view. 7:30 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater. 727-791-7400. April 12 | Sunday Smokey Robinson: One of the most beloved and influential figures in the history of popular music, the legendary sing/songwriter’s is the epitome of Soul and classic R&B. 7:00 p.m. The Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg. 727-892-5716. April 13 | Monday Janis Ian & Tom Paxton: Two of America’s greatest songwriters join together to perform their classic songs. 7:30 p.m. Capitol Theatre, Clearwater. 727-791-7400. April 14—19 | Tuesday—Sunday Pippin: A captivating new production of Broadway’s high-flying, death-defying hit musical that is full of extraordinary acrobatics, wondrous magical feats and soaring. Carol Morsani Hall, STRAZ, Tampa. 813-229-7827.

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April 15 | Wednesday Chris Botti: The critically acclaimed trumpeter returns for one night with his creative expression of jazz and beyond. 7:30 p.m. Capitol Theatre, Clearwater. 727-791-7400.

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April 15 | Wednesday The Who Hits 50! With special guests Joan Jett & The Blackhearts. One of rock’s most legendary bands is celebrating their 50-year legacy. 7:30 p.m. Amalie Arena, Tampa. 813-301-6500. April 16 | Thursday Frank Caliendo: Comedian and impressionist brings his many voices and characters to the stage. 8:00 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater. 727-791-7400. April 19 | Sunday Robert Irvine Live: This interactive show provides multiple opportunities for audience participation as the TV show, Dinner: Impossible, comes to life. 7:00 p.m. The Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg. 727-892-5716. April 22 | Wednesday Bob Dylan: Described as one of the most influential figures of the 20th century, musically and culturally. 8:00 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater. 727-791-7400. April 23 | Thursday Mythbusters—Jamie & Adam UNLEASHED: Starring co-hosts of the Emmy-nominated Discovery series promises on-stage experiments, audience participation, video and behind-the-scenes stories. 7:30 p.m. Carol Morsani Hall, STRAZ, Tampa. 813-229-7827. April 23 | Thursday Roberta Flack: One of the greatest songstresses of our time brings her broad musical landscape of music from pop, soul, folk and jazz. 7:30 p.m. Capitol Theatre, Clearwater. 727-791-7400. April 25 | Saturday Rain Tour—A Tribute to the Beatles: A live multi-media spectacular takes you on a musical journey through the life and times of the world’s most celebrated band. 3:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater. 727-791-7400.

April 21—26 | Tuesday—Sunday

SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo, Lakeland The Breitling Jet Team begin their first-ever United States tour, and the USAF Thunderbirds will also perform. All proceeds are returned to aviation-based STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) curriculums, programs and activities at SUN ‘n FUN’s Aerospace Center for Excellence.

April 25 | Saturday Celtic Woman: The enchanting musical experience features a treasure chest of traditional Irish standards and classical favorites and contemporary pop songs. 7:30 p.m. Carol Morsani Hall, STRAZ, Tampa. 813-229-7827. April 25 | Saturday Home Free: A cappella group from Minnesota that was crowned Season 4 Champions of NBC’s The Sing-Off entertains audiences. 8:00 p.m. Capitol Theatre, Clearwater. 727-791-7400. April 25 | Saturday Sea Grapes Fine Wine & Food Festival: Benefiting The Florida Aquarium’s youth education and conservation programs. Enjoy fantastic wine and sample delicious food while strolling amongst amazing sea creatures. 8:00—11:00 p.m. The Florida Aquarium, Downtown Tampa. 813-273-4568. April 26 | Sunday The Price is Right Live™: The hit interactive stage show gives eligible individuals the chance to “Come On Down” to win. Play classic games and win prizes. 7:00 p.m. The Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg. 727-892-5716.

April 28 | Tuesday Alanis Morissette—Intimate and Acoustic: Alanis is an enduring popular artist who brings her deeply expressive music to each performance. 7:30 p.m. The Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg. 727-892-5716. April 30—May 1 | Thursday—Friday Seinfeld Live: America’s premier comedian performs his signature stand-up routine where he jokes about the little things in life that relate to audiences everywhere. 7:00 p.m. The Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg. 727-892-5716. May 1—3 | Friday—Sunday Late Nite Catechism: An uproariously funny play takes the audience back to their youth in this part stand-up routine, interactive comedy where the audience members are part of Sister’s class. 7:30 p.m. Jaeb Theater, STRAZ, Tampa. 813-229-7827. May 2 | Saturday Boston: Always a huge crowd pleaser with the high-energy stage show, out-of-thisworld sound and remarkable musicianship and singing, this iconic band will perform all their classic songs. 3:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater. 727-791-7400.

duPont Publishing has made every effort to ensure the accuracy of all program schedules. Call ahead to verify the dates and times of these events. For consideration in future issues, e-mail or fax 727-489-0279. 102 103


Cut for a Cure

One in 285 children will be diagnosed with cancer this year. From March 2, 2015 to May 15, 2015 men, women, and children from the Tampa Bay area and communities nationwide will take a bold step forward to help curb this staggering statistic. They are shaving their heads for the 6th Annual Veredus Cut for a Cure Charity Challenge presented by Carrabba’s Italian Grill. All proceeds benefit the Pediatric Cancer Foundation and select nonprofit organizations. The Pediatric Cancer Foundation is dedicated to funding research to eliminate childhood cancer. Their focus is to find less toxic, more targeted therapies by partnering with leading hospitals nationwide. Their research model accelerates the development of new treatments and they have launched five clinical treatments in just eight years. Along with some members of the duPont Media team and family, Tom duPont will again be shaving his head for Team Quantum Leap, a group of adults, kids and even a couple of horses supporting the cause. Proceeds from their fundraising efforts will benefit both Quantum Leap Farm and the Pediatric Cancer Foundation. Quantum Leap Farm understands how this disease affects more people than those diagnosed. Through therapeutic horseback riding and other equine-assisted therapies, they help whole families battling cancer to stay connected, so together they may grow strong, and overcome challenges by engaging with horses. We invite you to join us in the fight by making a donation today.

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