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Dear Reader, We hope this holiday season wraps up a year of prosperity and happiness for you and yours. As we celebrate with those around us looking forward to a new year, take a moment to reflect on the things that mean the most. Whether you call it “giving back” or “paying it forward,” this time of year can be even more fulfilling when others benefit from our actions. We do it here by supporting charitable events and fundraisers with our families and co-workers. Whatever your cause may be, we thank you for what you do to contribute. As we prepare for all the events and entertaining that goes along with the season, this issue brings you the latest trends in everything from the most festive holiday table settings to the trendiest bars and accessories for entertaining in dR HOME. And if your soiree includes cocktails and dinner, our local chefs in dR CULINARY MASTERS share their signature recipes for appetizers, entrees and desserts. Looking for the perfect gift for that certain someone? How about a Jimmy Choo case for their iPad? Or a limited cashmere blanket with a scene from the Grand Prix de Monaco? We’ve brought together the latest in unique luxury gifts, high-tech gadgets and one-of-a-kind ideas in dR GIFT GUIDE. You can find electronics, jewelry and even boats and motorcycles from national retailers as well as our local bay area boutiques. And although it’s a bit early, this is the last Publisher’s letter for the year, so I would like to extend my best wishes to you for a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.


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The Runner’s Store Fit2Run is passionate about runners finding the perfect shoe. In addition to footwear, clothing and accessories, the store offers innovative technology, such as foot mapping with infrared scanning and videotaped gait analysis. You can also join a Fit2Run training group. The newest location is in downtown St. Petersburg. 256 Second St. N., St. Petersburg; 727-822-2786.

Top Quality Natural Stone Marble Florida imports natural stone directly from Turkey, where the company has quarries and has been established for years as a manufacturer and exporter. This arrangement offers customers top-quality product at competitive pricing, says CEO Ali Uyar. The family owned business specializes in travertine, marble, granite and limestone tiles and pavers, along with mosaics and tumbled stone. 8505-A Adamo Drive East, Tampa; 813-649-8820.

Tampa’s New Place To Be Seen Located across from the University of Tampa, The Oxford Exchange is a cool new venue that incorporates a restaurant, a Buddy Brew coffee bar, TeBella tea shop, small bookstore and home décor boutique into one location. Stone counters, polished marble and wood floors, leather couches, antique chairs and arched ceilings give the place a nice European flair. 420 West Kennedy Blvd., Tampa; 813-2530222.



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One of the world’s finest backgammon sets. Chrome plated checkers inlaid with Water Snake and trimmed with Swarovski crystals, a giant inlaid Water Snake and chrome Doubling cube, ball cornered precision dice for a perfect unbiased roll. $8,800 delivered. Geoffrey Parker Games, London, England; + 44 (0) 1799 599 100 Option 2.

Love watching stock car racing and wish you could try it too? Now you can with a realistic state-of-the-art simulation experience. The Stock Car Racing Simulator reproduces the racing conditions you’d find at the track like entering a turn and moving up a bank. Realistic audio surrounds racers who sit in a padded racing seat as they speed around 21 renowned

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Polished gemstone and Swarovski crystal picture frame. Handcrafted is the USA. Price for 4 x 6 is $675 (5 x 7 is $775). Sold exclusively at Neiman Marcus this holiday season. Neiman Marcus, International Plaza, Tampa; 813-877-5700.

stock courses. Realistic graphics are displayed on a wide-screen LCD monitor. $60,000. Hammacher Schlemmer, 800-321-1484.

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Raj Boot by Alexander McQueen’s is a white rabbit fur and black leather banana heel boot with side zip. $1,921. Harrods Online Store; +44 (0) 20 7730 1234.

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Cushion-Cut yellow diamond ring with pave diamonds set in platinum and 18k yellow gold. Starting at $21,600. Mayors Jewelers, International Plaza, Tampa; 813-354-8080.

Gift Guide Jean Schlumberger enamel bangles of 18-karat gold coated in blue, green, white, or red enamel. The red bangle sports diamonds. Prices left to right: $36,000, $36,000, $30,000, $46,500, $85,000. Tiffany & Co., International Plaza, Tampa; 813-351-8800. 27

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Emerald Swarovski Shooting Star is the second in our growing Shooting Stars series. Exquisite, richly textured clear-diamond superstar bottle studded with crystals in a network of emerald stars. The scent? Our brand new New York Musk. $1,000. Saks Fifth Avenue, Tampa; 813-371-5100.

A 24-set handmade leather cufflinks’ case is crafted in fine Tuscan calf and Italian leathers. The world-class quality men’s storage box also serves as a men’s jewelry ring holder. $799. Brookstone, local stores;

Magnifico! From the Enzo Mari Collection, a collaboration between acclaimed Italian artist Enzo Mari and Corsi Design Laboratory of Milan Italy. Scacchi Cono, a stunning vase of bubbled resin. 12-inches high by 9-inches wide. $700. Barney’s of New York,

The hull of the Merrimack canoe is hand-built using carbon-fiber, Kevlar and fiberglass fabrics. It is then reinforced with solid wood ribs of select cherry resulting in a strong, but lightweight canoe. Prices range from $3,105 to $3,345. Merrimack Canoes; 864-469-7488.

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MWE Emperor 200 Workstation is the ultimate high-tech workstation for the home or office with three monitors, a touch-screen interface, air filtration system, electric powered leather seat and light therapy illumination. $49,150. MWE Lab, Campbell, California; 408-623-8986.

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Photo courtesy of Trinity Custom Jewelers

Photo courtesy of MacKenzie-Childs

Trinity Custom Jewelers will make your jewelry dreams come true. This 18-karat rose gold, 2.75-carats of cognac diamonds form a lovely necklace. $6,775. Trinity Custom Jewelers, 9945 Trinity Boulevard, Suite 106, Trinity; 727-376-2323.

A chic contrast of graphic black and ivory, Courtly CheckÂŽ three-tier sweet stand by MacKenzie-Childs features handpainted tiers and decorative solid brass. $435. MacKenzie-Childs; 888-665-1999.

PANDORA Holiday Bracelet as shown $5,275. Features new faceted murano glass beads each with 70 handcut facets, $45. Gingerbread Man charm, hand-painted Italian enamel on sterling silver, $35. Dangle Star with handset pavĂŠ stones in sterling silver, $45. Intricate lace scroll work with genuine diamonds in solid 14K gold, $845. Beautifully detailed Angel of Hope in solid 14K gold, $450. Solid 14K Pandora gold bracelet starting from $1,415. Pandora International Plaza, Tampa; 813-871-6218. 29

Every inch of this table is beautiful and finished in an actual auto-body shop to showroom quality. It's even painted in original 1965 "Rangoon Red" and clear-coated with real automotive clear coat and buffed and polished by hand! $9,995. Gibbs Sports. 30

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From California glass blower, Caleb Siemon's Meteor series. Murrine made of overlaying colors on a clear core created and then fused together in a carefully laid out arrangement. The slab is then rolled up and shaped into form showing differences in the viscosities of the colors used creating a heavily textured piece. Piece is signed and numbered. $2,650. Barney’s of New York,

Photo courtesy of Gibbs Sports

Photo courtesy of Barneyʼs

Lighted countertop makeup mirror by Electric Mirror Company has 3 times magnification. Available in polished chrome finish. 8-inches wide by 8-inches tall. $425. Olde World Cabinetry, Plumbing & Hardware, Pinellas Park; 727-530-9779.

Decorative and functional animal sculptures made from recycled metal by Yardbirds. These unique and whimsical creatures for the garden and home are full of personality! Giraffe $630. Carter's Gallery, Tampa; 813-336-4902.

Photo courtesy of Hammacher Schlemmer

A boat with a built-in barbecue grill, umbrella, and trolling motor that provides waterborne cookouts for up to 10 adults. It has a steel charcoal grill surrounded by table with 10 place settings—each have a recessed plate holder, three beverage holders, and silverware tray. Its 30watt electric trolling motor maneuvers up to 2.5 mph through calm water and alongside docks. The motor's four rechargeable batteries provide up to eight hours of continuous use from a 10-hour charge. $50,000. Hammacher Schlemmer, 800-321-1484.

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Roberto Coin “Primavera Collection” stackable bangles available in 18k white, yellow or rose gold. Primavera Bangles, $1,380 each. Mayors Jewelers, International Plaza, Tampa; 813-354-8080.

A soft cashmere blanket with suede trim features a scene from the famous Grand Prix de Monaco, which takes place every year in Monte Carlo and was held for the first time in 1929. Produced in a limited and numbered series. $5,450. Loro Piana, Coral Gables; 561-833-7016.


Slip your iPad into The Tyler, part of the Cruise collection from Jimmy Choo. Comes in multi-coloured coarse glitter fabric with plush contrasting lining and signature Jimmy Choo hardware. $495. Saks Fifth Avenue, Tampa; 813-371-5100. www.saks

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“A little slice of Heaven.� The genuine hazelnut python bag and belt were designed by Holly Golightly. Bag $700. Belt $396. Paradise Island Boutique, 3316 Westshore Boulevard, Tampa; 813-805-2060.

Photo courtesy of Hammacher Schlemmer

Identical to the classic photo booths found in amusement parks, arcades, and boardwalks, this photo booth can take and print a four-frame strip of pictures in 16 seconds. Comes with two rolls of film that provide up to 3,200 pictures (or 800 sessions of fourframe photo strips). Uses a thermal printer

exclusively designed by Polaroid, producing 2-inches high x 2-inches wide, 72-dpi monochrome images. The booth is made of powder-coated 14-gauge steel. Plugs into AC. The dimensions are 74-inches high x 37inches wide x 60-inches long and is 770 pounds. $11,000. Hammacher Schlemmer, 800-321-1484.

Photo courtesy of Hammacher Schlemmer

The Venetian is a six-leg, solid maple wood pool table in the Olhausen Signature Series. Customizable in terms of size, finish, legs, rails, and sights. Can be made as a billiard table or snooker table. $7,995. Citrus Park Billiards, Odessa; 813-293-7621.

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A 9-foot, three-wheeled motorcycle inspired by the Green Machine, the classic big-wheeled pedaled tricycle from the 1970s. At its heart rumbles an air-cooled, 80-inch cubic Harley-Davidson V-twin Evo—producing 60 hp for speeds up to 50 mph. The hand levers include brakes while a foot lever controls its manual 6-speed transmission. Has an 8-1/2-gallon fuel tank built into the frame providing a range of 400 miles. $75,000. Hammacher Schlemmer, 800-321-1484.

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"Relax" in this beautiful chaise lounge chair. The headrest adjusts to fit you perfectly and the the premium leather is available in Cappuccino or Snow White. $1,185. Scan Design, Tampa; 813-805-2777. 33

Photo courtesy of International Diamond Center

This Bez Ambar 18-karat white gold designer pendant features a 1.03- carat round brilliant diamond center stone and is set in .42 carats of “Blaze� cut diamonds. This design can be customized to accommodate a center stone of any size and shape. Starting at $5,995. International Diamond Center, Clearwater; 727-572-6323.

Photo courtesy of GTO London

Princess cut diamond in a beautiful pave 18-karat white gold designer mounting. Starting at $5,000. Gold and Diamond Source, Clearwater; 727-573-9351.

Photo courtesy of Gold and Diamond Source

Photo courtesy of Hammacher Schlemmer

Performance pedal car inspired by the Ferrari model FXX provides riders with seven gears for acceleration, hill climbing, and 25 mph straightaway speed. A hand lever controls disc brakes for expert cornering and confident stops. Bears the prancing horse logo of the famous Italian car manufacturer. $3,000. Hammacher Schlemmer; 800-321-1484.

A 'one-off' creation, these exquisite cufflinks are handmade using 18-carat gold, 26 VS1 diamonds totaling 0.25 carats and a moody lapis lazuli centre. $4,895. GTO London; +44 (0)118 940 4430. 34

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Handcrafted Patricia Locke Abstraction silver necklace in "Tweed" is made with Austrian crystals and semi-precious stones. $448. Paris Isabella, Pinellas Park; 727-545-4900.

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The Formula 24 Bow Rider has it all, performance, soft ride, towing capability, and the famous Formula Quality that sets it apart from the rest. Comes with the Formula-Guard 5year warranty. $82,775. Formula Boats of Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg; dR

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The Arte Italiana Titanium features a dodecagonal shape made from Titanium T2 and is trimmed in rose gold plated finish. Enhanced by diamond engraved rings, three on the barrel and three on the cap, one of them in white gold with 12 diamonds. The nib is 18-karat gold with arrow pattern engraving. $4,450. OMAS S.r.l., Bologna, Italy; +39.051.6027911.

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Both of these grills have a sear zone and rotisserie. The Coyote 36-inch, 95,000 btus has an 87-square-inch cooking area. $1,800. The Lynx 54- inch, 100,000 btu with a cooking area of 1,555-square-inches comes on a cart. $6,100. Appliance Gallery, Clearwater; 727-530-5150.


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PARADISE ISLAND BOUTIQUE Alice + Olivia Black and Cream Metallic Dress; $297

PANDORA INTERNATIONAL PLAZA Sterling Silver Layered Chains, as shown; $595 Floral Elegance Pendant with Chain; $270 Mi Amor Necklace; $100


PARIS ISABELLA CLOTHING CO. Crystal Gem; $980 Nickel Bracelet with Center Crystal; $188

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PARADISE ISLAND BOUTIQUE Black and Cream Moshino Coat; $895 Helmet Black Dress; $210

PARIS ISABELLA CLOTHING CO. Crystal Gem; $980 Nickel Bracelet with Center Crystal; $188 41

LAFRANCE Dina Bar-El Silver Grecian Drape Gown; $1148

PANDORA INTERNATIONAL PLAZA Layered Necklaces in Oxidized Sterling Silver with 14-Karat Gold Beads, Animal Print Murano Glass and Rhodolite. as shown; $5,520 Dazzling Bracelets, Featuring Pandora's new "Pave Lights" Bead in Sterling Silver; $65 Limited Edition Sterling Cuffs; small $715, large $1,050 Black Spinel Bouquet Ring; $295 42

PARADISE ISLAND BOUTIQUE Black Rizzo Jacket; $750 Black Sequin Legging; $495

PARIS ISABELLA CLOTHING CO. Antique Emerald Green Ring; $118 Otazu Crystal Necklace; $439 X Bracelet with Crystal Center; $79 43

LAFRANCE Sue Wong Black and Champagne Gown with Lace and Sequined Bodice; $528

PANDORA INTERNATIONAL PLAZA Bracelets with Sparkling Oval Light Beads, as shown; $595 MacramĂŠ Bracelet; $55 Lovepond Diamond Rings in 18karat Rose, Yellow and White Gold; starting at $440


LAFRANCE Dina Bar-El Silver Sweetheart Gown with Lace Overlay; $848

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PARIS ISABELLA CLOTHING CO. Otazu Green Emerald Square Necklace; $388


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Look Great, Feel Great


ith parties to plan and attend, gifts to buy, presents to wrap, meals to cook and trees to trim, the holidays can be a whirlwind of activity. Mental health experts suggest lowering our expectations, getting enough sleep, making a list and reducing multi-tasking to a minimum to reduce our stress levels. Here are a few more tips to help you cope this holiday season.

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“A high-neck dress looks great with hair swept up, while a plunging neckline calls for the hair to be down,” says Pena. Also, with the approach of winter, there is less humidity in the air and hair tends to be more flyaway. A moisturizing treatment for fine hair and smoothing mask for coarser hair can keep hair looking healthy and shiny.




When you’re energy is depleted, regain your balance with a spa treatment at the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach’s Sandava Spa. Ask for the holiday special—a blueberry facial and hot buttered rum scrub. Sounds heavenly, doesn’t it? “With everyone running around like crazy and lots of last minute details, don’t forget to take time out and do something healthy for your body, mind and soul,” says Joe Esposito, Sandava Spa director. A massage, body treatment and facial are the perfect stress-busters.

Even when you’re well rested, fine lines and creases on the face can make you look tired or angry. A little cosmetic enhancement can do wonders. Dysport, similar to Botox but faster acting, is safe and effective for improving the appearance of wrinkles, says Dr. Carol SimsRobertson, a dermatologist with Divine Dermatology. Dysport temporarily relaxes muscles that contribute to fine lines, such as crow’s feet around the eyes and creases between the eyebrows and on the forehead. Juvederm adds contour and fills in hollows and deep furrows on the face to counteract the effects of gravity and time. These ”Liquid Mini-Face Lifts” are great because they require no down time, says the doctor.

#2 SCHEDULE A SALON VISIT Before that special party, have your hair and makeup professionally done. When you look great, you feel great. “Try something a little different for the holidays, maybe accenting the lips in red or making the eyes smoky,” says Darren Peña of Darren Pena Salon and Spa. “A makeup artist knows how to bring out your best features.” As for your hair, choose a style that complements the outfit you’re wearing. 48

#4 REMEMBER TO EXERCISE AND EAT HEALTHY How do you avoid calorie-laden temptations at every turn? “Enjoy yourself, but practice portion control and include a lean

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Keep Stress Under Control

protein source in all snacks and meals,” says Dr. Jay Garcia of Dr. Jay Garcia Weight Loss and Wellness Center. “Visualize your plate filled with one-third protein and twothirds vegetables and fruit.” But the biggest concern is stress. Stress is the source of mindless eating, says the doctor, and stress is certainly magnified during the holidays. Techniques such as meditation, deep breathing, yoga and exercise can keep stress under control year-round and are helpful especially during the holidays. dR

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A home bar will become a gathering point when you entertain.

AT YOUR SERVICE The handsome Crossroads Collection Serving Cart from Henredon features bronze mirrored serving surface on top with antique brass gallery, a drawer with silver liner, and two shelves below on antique brass casters. Dimensions are 43.25-inches long x 33.75-inches wide x 19.75-inches deep. It brings your party to wherever you are entertaining. Priced at $3,885. Livingston Interiors Inc., Tampa; 813-839-5577.

COUNTER CULTURE This raised panel Northport bar by Ty Pennington for Howard Miller Home is finished in Burnished Black and includes a black faux leather armrest, accentuated with antique brass nailheads. The many features include lockable door for liquor storage and built-in ice bucket. Dimensions are 75-3/4-inches long x 43-inches high x 27.5inches deep. Priced at $2,699. Design Interiors Furniture, Tampa; 813-2474557. www.designinteriors Photo courtesy of Howard Miller Home

Even if you never consider setting up a bar during the year, chances are that your holiday entertaining will call for a space dedicated for drinks. Where and how you use this bar really depends on your own personal style. If you have the room and the inclination, you can have a bar ready to entertain at all times. In other words, think of this as a “dedicated bar.” Others cannot devote the space to a bar or do not want this to be the focal point of a room. For those is this category, there are two schools of thought about how to make room for a bar. One is that the bar should be seen only when it is in use. I call that the “hideaway bar”—the bar looks like another piece of furniture when closed. When open, it is ready for entertaining. The second idea is to have a temporary area, which becomes a short-term bar. The “on-display bar,” as I call this category, can be placed wherever you want and can be mobile if it has wheels. Whichever placement and whatever furniture you select, may the holidays be filled with good spirits in your home. Here are some ideas for making your entertaining easy.

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Reminiscent of an apothecary cabinet, this Beveled Tall Cabinet is a signature item from designer Thomas Pheasant for Baker Furniture. This version in mahogany is equipped as a dry bar—with two long doors, a lined drawer, a mirrored back, and a brass gallery. Dimensions are 30.5-inches long x 60.75-inches high x 20.5inches deep. Priced at $12,495. PJ Newman Fine Furniture and Interiors, Tampa; 813-286-9881.

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The Elegante Bar Cabinet by Oggetti is a small but sophisticated Art Deco addition to any room. It can fit in almost anywhere. The cabinet is finished in an ebony macassar with Antique Shagreen. The interior has partially mirrored shelves, with cubbies and one drawer. Open it, and the party begins. Dimensions are 29-inches high x 46.5-inches long x 14-inches deep. Priced at $6,500. Home Resource, Sarasota; 941-366-6690.

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TAKE IT AWAY The Biscayne Bar Table is the perfect size for a small party or can be placed in various spaces or paired together. A finely polished collapsible structure supports a sophisticated tray lined with faux croc and gated with deep walls. The cut out handles allow for transporting delicacies and beverages easily to mingling guests. Dimensions are 23-inches long x 23-inches wide x 32inches high. Priced at $160. Z-Gallerie, Tampa; 813-350-999. 53


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Southern hospitality is the inspiration for this Paula’s Bar Hutch from Paula Deen Home for Universal Furniture. Finished in Spanish moss, Tobacco, Linen, Sea Oat or white, the cabinet opens to great storage for glasses and spirits. The interior doors are chalkboard. Dimensions are 48-inches long x 87-inches high x 24-inches wide. $1,799. Matter Brothers Furniture and Design, Pinellas Park; 727-577-6660.

The perfect martini starts with a chilled glass. And if you are a perfectionist, you will want this 10-glass martini rack that can be added to Perlick’s Signature Series 24-inch under-counter freezer. Convertible door design allows the door the ability to be converted to wood overlay from stainless steel. Priced at $3,208 includes freezer with martini rack. Appliance Gallery, Largo; 727-530-5150.

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This traditional Edwardian Bar from Pulaski is made of polished wood accented with antique brass hardware. It has laminated marble top with inset stone pull out cutting surface and four utility drawers. There are also glass storage racks, wine racks, plus an adjustable shelf behind a lockable door Dimensions are 72-inches long x 42-inches high x 26-inches deep. $2,495. Robertson’s Billiards and Bar Stools, Tampa; 813-2292778.

THE CHILL FACTOR The Massena crystal ice bucket from Baccarat sparkles in the sunlight. The stylish 330.2/5 oz. bucket features a highly textured exterior with classic beveled pattern and has a stainless steel handle for easy transporting. Dimensions are 4.78-inches high. $760. Saks Fifth Avenue, Tampa; 813-371-5100.

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ALL SHOOK UP The Century cocktail shaker in sterling silver has chic art deco attributes. While it does not promise to make your cocktails better, it is a beauty to look at. It may be personalized with 3-letter monogram. Dimensions 10-inches high. $2,250. Tiffany and Co., Tampa; 813-351-8800.


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Waterford’s Mixology Argon Blue Decanter is not your grandmother’s crystal decanter. With an electric blue over deep cuts of clear crystal it pushes the use of storing spirits for a very happy hour. Dimensions 5.75-inches long x 9-inches wide x 5.6-inches high. $375. Silver Queen, Largo; 727- 581-6827.

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From the Belle Époque Collection of French manufacturer Christofle Silver, this Asian-Inspired water pitcher is the perfect addition to your barware. A beautifu anemone decorates the handle of this silver plated pitcher, which holds 51 fluid ounces. Dimensions are 10.5-inches high X 7-inches wide. $1,150. Saks Fifth Avenue, Tampa; 813-371-5100.


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These original Spike Glasses from Artech Glass Blowing Studios are a tactile delight; a scotch thistle inspired glass that massages the hand as you indulge in a good drink. Whatever your poison, these six-ounce thorny wine glasses are quite the conversation piece. Priced at $40 each. Carter’s Gallery, Tampa 813-336-4902.

Ever have blender envy when you see the powerful commercial bar blenders? Well, this Xtreme Hi-Power Blender MX1200XTX from Waring Commercial can be yours. It is capable of handling virtually every blending need as well as preparing smoothie icebased drinks like a pro with its 3.5 hp motor. $1,123. Restaurant Depot, Tampa; 813-247-7900. dR

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LOOKING FOR A GIFT FOR THE PERSON WHO HAS EVERYTHING? FOR THE MAN OR WOMAN WHO LOVES TECHNOLOGY, IT’S NOT POSSIBLE TO HAVE TOO MANY COOL, HIGH-TECH ELECTRONIC GADGETS. HERE ARE A FEW ITEMS YOU MIGHT WANT TO PUT ON YOUR HOLIDAY SHOPPING LIST. 1. THE VIRTUAL KEYBOARD Create a “virtual” laser-generated keyboard using your iPad, iPhone or Android phone with a Bluetooth device. An optical sensor detects finger placement at different areas on the keyboard. When your finger interrupts an invisible infrared horizontal plane projected just above the keyboard, the projector assigns a keyboard character and passes it along to a paired device. $200. Hammacher Schlemmer, 800-321-1484.

4. POLISHED OVAL WI-FI/2GB USB CUFFLINKS Straight out of a James Bond movie, these stylish silver cufflinks have a secret—one side has a hidden 2GB, USB Flash drive for storing data. The other has a mini-router that allows you to connect to your laptop or computer for an instant Wi-Fi hotspot with a 150-foot range. Fun, fashionable and high-tech. $250. Brookstone, 866-576-7337.

2. THE WIRELESS SMARTPHONE PHOTO PRINTER Take photos with your smartphone and transmit the images over a home Wi-Fi network to the wireless smartphone photo printer. The device prints four-inch by six-inch borderless photos at 300-dpi resolution on patented paper. Photos are waterproof and resistant to fingerprints, dust and scratches. $220. Hammacher Schlemmer, 800-321-1484.


3. STRUT LAUNCHPORT The company known for luxury auto accessories now has a unique luxury iPad accessory—a patented wireless charging station. The pedestal charging station is handcrafted, handpolished jewelry grade stainless steel. The beautiful iPad cases come in walnut burl, black, white, leopard print or special order finishes such as antique bronze and titanium. $1,250 for the complete system. Strut, 949-369-9126.

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6. HD VIDEO PEN Another fun yet useful James Bond-style electronic toy—a ballpoint pen that records full-color video with audio. The microphone is located just under the pen clip. An LED light on the back of the pen lets you know when the camera is on or charging. The camera lens has a 45-degree viewing angle. Play back on your computer or mobile device with a USB connection. $80. Brookstone, locations in Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Tampa. 7. McINTOSH McAIRE From the oldest audio manufacturer in the U.S.—the father of high-fidelity components, the McAire is a top-of-class, handcrafted executive desktop stereo. For the music lover, this brand-new integrated audio system delivers full-range, perfect sound quality in a compact size. Built in AirPlay lets you stream music via a Wi-Fi network from your computer iTunes library or music on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. $3,000. Audio Visions South, 3665 Henderson Blvd, Tampa; 813-871-2989.

8. CYBER-SHOT PALM-SIZED DIGITAL CAMERA Sony’s new palm-sized Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 compact digital camera is tiny, but packs a powerful punch. It’s the first “digital point and shoot camera with a full frame center.” Just 4.5 inches wide by 3-inches tall and weighing about a pound, the camera has a 35mm full-frame 24.3 MP Exmor CMOPS sensor and Carl Zeiss T*t 35mm f2.0 fixed lens. Full manual control options. Coming in December. $2,800. dR 59



Dress your table with the latest holiday-inspired fine china and accoutrements, available right here in the Bay area. By Melinda Tam Orlando

The holidays are full of family and friends, oftentimes gathered around the season’s yummy dishes. As those closest to you come together to celebrate, your dining-room table will become an important part of the festivities. And while setting a festive table can be just as stressful as making the dinner, duPont REGISTRY™ has taken the guesswork out of china selection with this roundup of the Bay area’s best offerings. Now, your hardest challenge will be narrowing it down to your favorite!

The Nutcracker Bernardaud china embodies one of the most innovative spirits among French luxury tableware brands, and the Grenadiers Bernardaud china dinnerware pattern continues to prove that. This classic Christmas pattern features nutcrackers and Christmas trees. Place Setting $260, Silver Queen, 1350 West Bay Drive, Largo; 727-581-6827.

All the Trimmings The new Spectrum Collection from Kim Seybert in liquid gold and iridescent copper glows with golden, plum, rust and burgundy gems. Perfect for a winter soiree or an intimate dinner for two, this line will have you singing “Joy to the World” long after dessert leaves the table. Pieces shown $344; Entire set $1,292. Neiman Marcus, International Plaza, Tampa; 813-877-5700.

A Shining Light These friendship-flame lamps were created to pass on the warmth of eternal friendship, and what better time to pass along friendship than during the holidays. Handmade by Kevin Robert Gray, these lamps are just the beginning of the artist’s robust collection. Set of three lamps $50, Carter’s Gallery, 11959 Sheldon Road, Tampa; 813-336-4902.


A Golden Moment This place setting is an ultimate showstopper—and only for the most sophisticated holiday gatherings. L’Objet’s “Perlee Gold” collection is made entirely by hand and finished with individually applied 14karat gold along with a pearl border. Charger $450, dinner plate $260, dessert plate price not available, bowl $200, mug $80, saucer $210. Saks Fifth Avenue, WestShore Plaza, Tampa; 813371-5100.

Ring in the Season Peacocks are known for their grace and beauty, and this Swarovskicrystal peacock napkin ring by Isabella Adams is no different. Featuring peridot green and crystal accents, this ring gives you that extra bling that every holiday table needs. Set of two $249. Neiman Marcus, International Plaza, Tampa; 813-877-5700.

The Hue of Holidays Nothing says “Christmas” quite like the color red. And that’s why the holiday hue is a must-have on your diningroom table. These “Vega” Champagne flutes, courtesy of Baccarat, feature a deco-inspired design, mouth blown in France from tinted crystal with an angular stem. $185 Each. Saks Fifth Avenue, WestShore Plaza, Tampa; 813-371-5100.

A Winter Floral Straight from legendary Paris floral designer Hervé Gambs, these couture flowers transform a bland dining-room table into a winter work of art. Place bouquets in the middle of the table for a unique centerpiece, and one spritz with the complementary spray will leave them smelling like the real thing. White vase $68, black vase $108, spray $68. Fig, 1545 Fourth Street North, St. Petersburg; 727-820-0344. dR


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From delicious desserts to engaging entrees... We hope you have fun preparing these recipes from Tampa Bay area chefs for friends and family during the holidays.


Premier Chefs around

Tampa Bay

Butternut Squash Soup

AQUA The Westin Tampa Bay 7627 Courtney Campbell Causeway Tampa | 813.675.8700

from the kitchen of Chef Matt Mangone 2 pounds butternut squash 1 pound butternut squash 15 pounds Idaho potatoes 6 cups white onion

6 cups carrots ¼ cup brown sugar ½ gallon chicken stock ¼ gallon water

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Yield: 1 gallon

1 quart cream salt, pepper, curry powder to taste

Cut 2 pounds of butternut squash in half. Roast face down on a sheet pan with a little water and olive oil for 40 minutes at 375 degrees. Scoop out meat and reserve ½ for blending. Peel and cut into large cubes 1 pound of butternut squash and the Idaho potatoes, sweat onions and carrots then add to potatoes and all but ½ the roasted squash. Add brown sugar and cook for 3 minutes. Add stock, water, cream and salt, white pepper and curry powder to taste. Simmer for 1 hour, buerre mix then blend in drink mixer, strain through small china cap. Serve in a shallow large white bowl or soup cup.

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar 4322 West Boy Scout Boulevard Tampa | 813.874.9463

Porcini Rubbed Filet

from the kitchen of Chef Partner Ryan Mitchell

6 6-oz Filet Mignon 1-½ tbsps Kosher salt 1-½ tbsps black pepper, coarse 1-½ tsps dried Porcini mushroom dust 18 pieces medium-sized

asparagus 3 ozs Gorgonzola Cream sauce (recipe follows) 1-½ tsps parsley, chopped Gorgonzola Cream Sauce 1 cup heavy cream

Yield: 6 filets and 1 cup Gorgonzola Sauce Combine the Kosher salt and black pepper then season both sides of each filet with 1 teaspoon of the seasoning. Place on a very hot grill (600-plus degrees) and cook to desired temperature. Grind the dry porcini mushrooms in a clean spice grinder to a powder and reserve. Cut the top part of each asparagus spear to 4-inches long. Season with 1 teaspoon salt and pepper seasoning. Grill the asparagus until tender turning often for 4-5 minutes. Place 3 asparagus in a triangle overlapping the tips and ends in the middle of each warm plate. Set 1 filet resting on top of the asparagus. Ladle ½ ounce of Gorgonzola sauce over 1 side of each filet. Sprinkle ¼ teaspoon porcini dust over the top of each filet. Garnish the plate with chopped parsley. Gorgonzola Cream Sauce: Bring heavy cream, Kosher salt, and white pepper to a low boil in a sauce pot. Combine the cornstarch and water, then whip into the cream, cooking until thick (1-½ to 2 minutes). Pull the pan off the heat, and whip in the Gorgonzola Cheese, mixing until the cheese is melted. Serve immediately. 78

¼ tsp Kosher salt Pinch white pepper 1 tsp cornstarch 1 tsp water 3 ozs Gorgonzola cheese 2 tsps lightly salted butter Approximate Cooking Times Rare: 3 minutes on each side Medium Rare: 5-6 minutes on each side Medium: 7-8 minutes on each side Medium Well: 9 minutes on each side Cooking times are approximate

Carmel Café & Wine Bar Clearwater, Carrollwood and South Tampa 727.724.4228 | 813.964.6889 | 813.265.1415

Poached Pears

from the kitchen of Chef Steve Cook

6 pears, cored still intact ½ quart cranberry juice 2 cups pomegranate juice Orange zest 1 cup apple juice

2 star anise 2 cinnamon sticks, whole 2 teaspoons cloves, whole

Salted Caramel Sauce 2 cups sugar, granulated ½ pound butter 2 cups heavy cream 1 tbsp sea salt, coarse

Carefully remove the seed and core from all pears. Leave intact and do not remove stem. In a sauce pot, add juices and all spices along with cored pears. Bring to gentle boil, cover pot and simmer for 25-35 minutes until pears are soft (cooking time may vary with variety of pear used). Remove from heat and gently place pears, spices and cooking liquid in sealable container. Cool quickly. Salted Caramel Sauce: Melt sugar and butter together over medium heat until sugar is fully caramelized but not quite beginning to smoke. Remove from flame and add half of the cream. The caramel will quickly react by immediately boiling up. *Be very careful, as liquid caramel is very dangerous and capable of serious burn injuries! Using a long whisk, stir until boiling slows. Add remaining cream. If chunky, keep stirring until chunks dissolve. Cool sauce and serve over pears.

Datz 2616 S. MacDill Tampa | 813.831.8000

French Canadian Tourtiere from the kitchen of Chef Jason Dame

1.5 pounds ground pork 1 baking potato, large 1 onion, large, minced ½ tsp salt ½ tsp pepper

½ tsp cinnamon ¼ tsp ground clove ¼ tsp ground mace ¼ tsp paprika

½ cup water 1 egg 1 9-inch double crust deep dish pie dough fresh

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Bake potato in the oven for 45 minutes or until fully cooked; peel and mash. Place potato, pork, onions, spices and water into deep saute pan and simmer until it becomes very thick—for about an hour. Meanwhile line a deep-dish pie plate or mold with your pastry dough, as you would a traditional pie shell. Spoon the cooked filling into the pastry and spread evenly. Top with an upper crust, and crimp the edges. Brush with whipped egg and bake in oven for 50 minutes at 350 degrees. If edges brown too fast, cover with foil. Serve warm.

LUNA Inside the Hilton Carillon Park Hotel 950 Lake Carillon Drive St. Petersburg | 727.954.2140

Cranberry Walnut Pie

from the kitchen of Chef Doug Miller

Filling 1 egg ½ cup brown sugar ¼ cup walnuts ½ cup chocolate chips

½ cup corn syrup 1 tsp vanilla extract ½ tsp ground cinnamon 1 prepared pie crust shell

Topping 1 egg ½ cup flour ½ cup melted butter ½ cup brown sugar

Preheat oven to 325 degrees Filling: Cream together 1 egg and ½ cup brown sugar. Add next 6 filling ingredients. Stir to incorporate. Pour into pie crust shell. Topping: Combine all topping ingredients. Pour over filling. Bake at 325 degrees for 30 minutes. Cool completely before cutting. Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. Bon Appétit! 79

Key West Pink Shrimp Risotto & Chicken Breast

Shor Restaurant 31 South Gulfview Boulevard Clearwater | 727.373.4780

from the kitchen of Chef Richard Preston

Preheat oven to 400 degrees Yield: 4 servings

1 tsp olive oil ¼ oz garlic, finely chopped ½ oz shallot, finely chopped 6 ozs Carnaroli rice 4 ozs shrimp or fish stock 4 ozs Key West pink shrimp 2 ozs Pecorino cheese 4 pieces asparagus, chopped

1 large Portobello mushroom, chopped ¼ cup walnuts toasted, chopped 1 oz crème fraiche 2 ozs sundried tomatoes, Salt, pepper to taste Chicken & Chicken Brine 4 chicken breasts

15 ozs water 3 ozs salt Fresh herbs 4 cloves garlic 1 small onion, sliced 1 lemon, halved 2 bay leaves 2 tsps whole black peppercorns

Risotto: Heat olive oil and sweat garlic and shallots. Add rice and stock. Cook until rice is al dente. Finish with the cheeses. In a separate pan sauté asparagus, mushrooms, tomatoes and shrimp. Once shrimp is cooked add to the cooked rice and season with salt and pepper. Chicken & Chicken Brine: Add all ingredients and bring to a boil. Refrigerate until cold. Once chilled add chicken breast and let stand for 3 to 4 hours in refrigerator. Remove chicken and pat dry with paper towels. Season chicken with a small amount of salt and pepper and sauté in a hot skillet or pan. Once you have a nice golden brown color place in pre-heated 400-degree oven skin side up until chicken is cooked.

Season’s 52 Fresh Grill

Eggnog Mousse

204 North Westshore Boulevard Tampa | 813.286.1152

from the kitchen of Chef Melissa Louty

2 cups cold eggnog 1¾ cups cold whole milk ¼ tsp nutmeg, or more ¼ tsp real vanilla flavoring

2 tablespoons brandy 1 tbsp dark rum, or more 2 4-serving pkgs vanilla Instant Pudding & Pie filling

1½ cup liquid heavy cream or 2½ cups thawed nondairy whipped topping

Yield: 8 servings Combine eggnog, whole milk, nutmeg, vanilla, brandy and rum. Stir well. Add the 2 packages of instant pudding and pie filling, whisking 2 minutes until well mixed and thickened. Gently fold into eggnog mix 1½ cups of either the fresh whipped cream or non-dairy topping until totally combined. Pour into 8 dessert cups and refrigerate at least two hours before serving. When ready to serve, garnish with remaining 1 cup of whipped cream or non-dairy topping. Top with your choice of a champagne flavored gumdrop, a mini peppermint stick or crushed peppermint stick pieces. Option: For a plated dessert, mix 1½ cups of gingersnap cookie crumbs with 6 tablespoons melted butter until well blended. Press into bottom of dessert dish. Pour in eggnog mousse and decorate as above.

Watercolour Steakhouse & Grille 1201 Gulf Boulevard Clearwater Beach | 727.953.1661 www/

Angus Filet with Signature Steak Sauce from the kitchen of Chef Jason Poulakis

Angus Filet 1 Angus tenderlion, cut into 2-inch pieces Salt and pepper to taste

Steak Sauce 3 cups extra virgin olive oil 1 cup garlic, chopped ½ cup black olives, chopped

1 cup soy sauce 2 tsps black pepper 4 tsps dried oregano

Steak Sauce: Simmer garlic in olive oil until golden brown. Add oregano, black pepper and olives and continue to simmer for 2 minutes. Add soy and remove from heat. Reserve half. Preheat broiler to high and place oven rack in middle position. Place cast-iron pan in oven. Cut angus tenderlion into 2inch pieces. Season filets with salt and pepper. Place steaks in skillet and baste heavily with sauce. Broil for 7 to 10 minutes medium-rare. Make sure to baste steaks with sauce frequently. Remove the steaks from oven and let rest for 5 minutes. Top steaks with reserved steak sauce before serving. 80

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Benedetto’s Ristorante Italiano 21529 Village Lakes Shopping Center Land O’Lakes | 813.909.9694

Heath Bar Napoleon from the kitchen of Chef Ben Pumo 1 12 oz pkg Heath bar pieces crushed up 1 lb powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

1 cup sugar Ed Barry

1 tsp vanilla extract or beans 1–2 quarts heavy cream, 40% 8 sheets Puff pastry

Yield: 8 slices

Lightly flour baking sheets. Roll the pastry sheets out until they are very thin. With a fork or a dough knocker lightly poke holes throughout the entire puff pastry sheet. This keeps the dough from rising or getting too thick. Slide puff pastry onto baking pan. Put in oven at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes or until light brown. Once done, remove from oven and let cool. Once cool take 8-inch round template and cut out 4 to 8 round circles of puff pastry. Save the puff pastry not used and crumple up by hand to use later. Filling: With an electric mixer, take 1 quart of heavy cream and add to mixing bowl. Add one cup of granulated sugar, one pound of powdered sugar, one teaspoon of real vanilla extract or vanilla beans. I like to add ½ cup of Kalhua liquor. Mix on high until the cream makes nice heavy peaks. Do not mix too much or you will break the cream. Assembly: Take your first puff pastry circle and layer the cream on it to reach about ¼-inch thick. Spread crumbled Heath bar on top of filling. Now take another puff pastry circle a set it on top of the one you just layered. Do the same process. Once you have a 4 high stack, take the remainder of your filling and ice the sides of your Napoleon. Take the crumbles of leftover puff pastry and push them on to the sides of your Napoleon. To really snazz it up, you could put filling on the top of your Napoleon and shave chocolate over the top. Let the Napoleon rest in the fridge for an hour. Enjoy!

Pelagia Trattoria 4200 Jim Walter Boulevard Tampa | 813.313.3235

Roasted Pumpkin Soufflé from the kitchen of

Executive Chef Andrew Basch and Chef Brett Gardiner Pastry Cream 1 quart whole milk 8 ozs sugar 1 vanilla bean split 4 egg yolks 2 whole eggs 3 ozs corn starch

2 ozs butter 1 tsp vanilla extract Pumpkin 1 cooking pumpkin 1 tbsp ground cinnamon 1 ½ tsp ground nutmeg 1 tsp ground allspice

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Souffle 5 egg whites ½ cup pastry cream ¼ cup roasted pumpkin 2 tbsps softened butter ½ cup sugar

Yield: 2 to 4 ramekins

Pastry Cream: Mix milk with 4 ounces of sugar and the vanilla bean. Bring to a simmer. Be careful not to burn. In a metal mixing bowl, combine egg yolks, whole eggs, corn starch and the remaining 4 ounces of sugar. Whisk until all ingredients are combined. Slowly add heated milk mixture into egg mixture while whisking constantly so as to not scramble the eggs. Return mix back into the pot used to heat the milk mixture. Cook over medium heat while whisking for approximately 4 minutes or until pastry cream thickens. Finish by adding butter and vanilla extract. Place in desired container and chill. Note: Mixture will last up to 5 days refrigerated. Pumpkin: Carefully cut pumpkin in halves and place flesh side down on a sheet pan or cookie sheet. Roast pumpkin for 45 minutes or until tender. Let cool, scrape flesh out and portion 1 cup of the cooked pumpkin. In a mixing bowl combine the cup of cooked pumpkin and spices. Souffle: Lightly grease sides of a ramekin with softened butter then coat with sugar. Whisk pastry cream and roasted pumpkin in metal bowl until combined. Use electric mixer with whisk attachment to beat the egg whites until they form soft peaks.Gently fold the egg whites into the pastry cream with a rubber spatula until all is incorporated. Do not over mix. Pour soufflé mixture into prepared ramekins and bake in center of oven for 15 minutes or until soufflé has stopped rising and starts to turn golden brown. Carefully remove from oven and serve immediately. Notes: A sauce for the soufflé can be made by heating 1 cup of heavy cream and adding the pumpkin and pastry cream to the desired consistency. Note: If you cannot find pumpkin or wish to skip the step of roasting a whole pumpkin you can substitute canned pumpkin puree. Just reduce the amount added to the pastry cream to 2 tablespoons of pumpkin puree.   


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Chestnut Ravioli

2208 West Morrison Avenue Tampa | 813.258.2233

from the kitchen of Chef Chad Johnson

Pasta Dough 1 cup all-purpose flour 4 egg yolks 1 whole egg 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Filling 1 lb chestnuts peeled, roasted 1 tbsp sour cream ½ tsp ground allspice 3 ozs heavy cream

Sauce ¼ lb butter 3 ozs maple syrup 1 tsp ground black pepper ½ cup butternut squash, diced

Yield: 4 servings Pasta Dough: Make a well in the center of flour. Mix all wet ingredients and pour into center of the well. Begin slowly pulling flour into center to form dough. Knead for 3 minutes, allow to rest for 1 hour before using. Filling: Place all ingredients except cream in a food processor, pulse until a coarse paste. Pour cream into processor and continue to pulse until texture of chunky peanut butter. Sauce: Place butter and squash in a pan over medium heat. Cook squash and butter until squash is tender and butter begins to brown. Add maple and black pepper. Continue to cook for 30 seconds to bloom spice. Assembly: After boiling ravioli, add to pan with brown butter and stir to coat pasta. Place ravioli in the center of plate and pour remaining sauce over them. Garnish with a drizzle of pomegranate molasses and sage.

717 South

Pumpkin and Granny Smith Apple Soup

717 S. Howard Avenue Tampa | 813.250.1661

from the kitchen of Chef Robert Masson

2 lbs fresh pumpkin, cleaned and chopped 2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, chopped

6 cups chicken stock 1 cup heavy cream 1 cup white onion, diced 1cup celery, diced

½ tsp ground clove 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp ground ginger 1 stick butter

Yield: 10 cups In a large sauce pot lightly brown onions and celery in butter. Add remaining ingredients except for cream and bring to a boil. Cut back the heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Add cream and puree using an emersion blender. This soup is great garnished with sour cream or cream.

Roasted Kabocha Squash Salad

Parkshore Grill 300 Beach Drive NE St. Petersburg | 727.896.DINE

from the kitchen of Chef Tyson Grant

1 medium Kabocha or other winter squash, 1 3/4 lbs 6 tbsps extra-virgin olive oil 1 tbsp thyme leaves ½ cup candied pecan halves ½ cup dried cranberries 2 3⁄ pound slab applewood

smoked bacon 1 head organic baby arugula 1 lb sunflower shoots ¼ cup sliced shallots ½ cup orange juice, freshly squeezed ¼ cup sherry vinegar

¼ cup pure maple syrup 1-½ cup olive oil ¼ pound dry goats milk cheese Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 475 degrees Yield: 2 servings Cut the squash in half lengthwise and remove seeds. Place the squash cut side down on a cutting board. Remove peel. Slice squash lengthwise into ½-inch thick wedges. Toss squash with ¼-cup olive oil, 2 teaspoons salt, some freshly ground black pepper and thyme. Place squash flat on a baking sheet and roast in oven about 20 minutes, until tender when pierced. Cut the bacon into 3/8-inch thick slices and stack them on top of each other in two piles, then cut crosswise into 3/8-inch “lardons.” Should be nice, even-sided rectangular shapes. In a small bowl whisk together orange juice, vinegar, maple syrup and olive oil. Add salt and pepper to taste. Heat a large sauté pan over high heat. Add bacon. Cook, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes, until the bacon just begins to brown, but is still tender and chewy. Discard all but 2 tablespoons of fat from pan. Lower heat to medium, add shallots and toss to combine. Remove from heat and swirl in vinaigrette to warm. Toss roasted squash and arugula with warm dressing. Top salad with candied pecans, cranraisins, and sunflower shoots. Shave dried goat cheese over salad. 84

Bern's Steak House—Harry Waugh Dessert Room

Peppermint Whoopie Pies & Peppermint White Chocolate Mousse 1208 S. Howard Avenue Tampa | 813.251.2421

from the kitchen of Chef Kim Yelvington

Whoopie pies 4 ozs unsalted butter 1 cup dark brown sugar 1 large egg 1 cup buttermilk 2 cups all-purpose flour

½ cup cocoa powder 1-¼ tsps baking soda 1 tsp salt crushed peppermints Meringue Filling 6 ozs egg whites

9 ozs sugar 2 ozs water Mousse 7 ozs white chocolate, Valrhona, melted ¼ cup cream

2 egg yolks 3 tbsps sugar 1 cup cream, whipped lightly crushed peppermints Preheat oven to 300 degrees

Yield: 4 to 5 servings

Whoopie pies: Cream butter with brown sugar. Add egg and buttermilk. Mix briefly. Add dry ingredients. Mix briefly. Scoop or pipe the whoopie pie batter into round shapes. Sprinkle with crushed peppermint. Bake at 300 degrees until top is dry to the touch. Peppermint meringue filling: Cook sugar and water together to 250 degrees. Pour over egg whites while they are whipping. Whip until fluffy. Stir in crushed peppermints to taste. Fill the whoopie pies with peppermint meringue. White chocolate peppermint mousse: Whip the cup of heavy cream lightly, and set aside. Melt white chocolate. Heat ¼ cup cream, and combine with white chocolate. Whisk egg yolks and sugar in a bowl, over hot water until sugar is dissolved and egg mixture is fluffy. Whip egg mixture with mixer until cool and fluffy. Fold egg mixture into white chocolate-cream mixture. Last, fold in whipped cream. Add crushed peppermints to taste. Chill.

Sea Sea Riders 221 Main Street Dunedin | 727.734.1445

Seafood Extravaganza

1 fennel bulb 1 onion, medium sweet 3 garlic cloves 3 tbsps Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2 bay leaves 1 tsp thyme (dried)

1/8 tsp red chili flakes 28-oz can tomatoes, crushed 1 cup red wine 12 ozs clam juice 1 cup water 12 grouper cheeks

12 mussels (PEI) 12 clams (Joe Island) 8 shrimp (16-20) 1 ear corn, steamed, cut in ¼ 1 links chorizo, grilled, sliced 24 ozs pasta, al dente

Ed Barry

from the kitchen of Chef Christopher J. Lyon

Yield: 4 servings

Pulse fennel, onion and garlic in food processor until coarsely chopped. Heat oil in heavy pot. Stir in vegetables, bay leaves, chili flakes, and season with salt and pepper. Cook until vegetables become translucent (about 4 minutes). Add tomatoes, water, wine, clam juice. Bring to a boil. Cover and cook for about 20 minutes. Saute group cheeks. Add mussels, clams and shrimp and cook until done. Plate with pasta, sauce, grouper cheeks and grilled chorizo.

Donatello Restaurant 232 N Dale Mabry Hwy Tampa, | 813.875.6660

Ossobucco alla Milanese

from the kitchen of Chef Gino Tiozzo 4 1st cut veal shanks, 2-1/2 to 3 inches thick 1 Spanish onion, large 2 carrots

3 stalks celery (equal parts of the 3 vegetables)

1 #10 can whole peeled San Marsano tomatoes

3 rosemary sprigs 3 sage sprigs 1 cup white wine Salt and white pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Place veal shanks in pan (so they fit loosely). Salt and white pepper to taste. Place in preheated oven at 350 for 20-30 minutes. Puree vegetable and herb mixture. Heat separate sauce pan over medium heat. Cover bottom with olive oil and add vegetable herb mix. Sauté until lightly browned. Add white wine. Allow to reduce 5 minutes. Add puréed tomatoes. Salt and white pepper to taste. Simmer 20 minutes while shanks are in oven. Shanks and sauce should be ready about same time. Remove shanks from oven and add sauce. Sauce should almost cover the tops of the veal shanks. Place back in oven with tight fitting lid. Check after 1-1/2 hours. May take up to 2-2 1/2 hours to fully cook. When fork tender it's ready. 85

Rusty’s Bistro

Macadamia Crusted Rack of Lamb with Kona Zinfandel Sauce

1160 Gulf Boulevard Clearwater Beach | 727-595-1611

Kosher salt to taste Kona Zinfandel Sauce 3 cups red Zinfandel wine ½ cup whole Kona coffee beans 1 pound Veal demi glace (available in specialty stores)

scraped ½ pound whole salted butter Macadamia Mint Crust ¼ cup mint, finely chopped 1-½ cup Macadamia nuts 1-½ cup Panko breadcrumbs Hawaiian Pink Sea Salt to taste

Ed Barry

from the kitchen of Chef John Harris

Lamb 2 racks New Zealand Lamb, 8 bones each 2 cups Macadamia Crust, (recipe follows) 6 ozs Kona Zinfandel Sauce, (recipe follows) 2 ozs clarified butter or EVOO

Preheat oven to 325 degrees

Yield: 4 servings

1 vanilla bean, split, seeds

Lamb: Heat butter or oil in sauté pan over medium heat. Season lamb with salt. Cook in pan until there is a nice sear on the meat. Remove and cool. Macadamia Mint Crust: In food processor, chop nuts to same consistency as breadcrumbs. Remove from processor and blend all ingredients together. Rub over lamb rack. Kona Zinfandel Sauce: Reduce wine, coffee beans, demi glace, and vanilla bean and seeds for 15 minutes over medium heat. Strain out coffee beans, return liquid to pot and reduce until it is almost syrupy consistency. Remove from heat and whisk butter in slowly. When finished, strain through chinois and keep warm. Coat lamb racks with Macadamia crust. Cook in 325-degree oven until internal temperature reaches 120 degrees. Remove, transfer to carving board, and let rest for 6-8 minutes. Cut each rack between the bones. Fan out 4 chops on each plate. Drizzle Kona sauce over and around the lamb. Garnish with a sprig of mint, Macadamia nuts and coffee beans. dR

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Jean-Charles Boisset and Frenchie


ean-Charles Boisset grew up in vineyards as the son of the founders of the largest winemaking business in Burgundy. Boisset Family Estates is a family-owned producer and importer of fine wines with its roots in Burgundy, France. Boisset, La Famille des Grands Vins was founded there in 1961. And it was during Boisset’s upbringing that he developed a love for the family industry. “My parents fell in love and started the wine business together in Burgundy,” Boisset explains through his beautiful French accent. “My sister and I were really fortunate to live right in the vineyards and be a part of it right from the beginning.” Boisset, who now serves as President of Boisset Family Estates, employed some adventurous marketing tactics to shake up the wine world. His vision led to pioneering efforts in sustainability, and he

Jean-Charles Boisset has found roots and wings within the wine industry. By Melinda Tam Orlando has implemented sustainable, organic and biodynamic farming practices at the family’s vineyards, while introducing alternative packaging innovations that reduce a wine’s environmental impact and carbon footprint. “The real challenge was people’s perceptions,” Boisset says. “The wine industry is quite traditional, but people are very positive and they are interested to try and taste new things.” Another industry venture for the company is Napa Valley’s first dog tasting room and dog-themed wines. Frenchie Winery, named for and inspired by the beloved French bulldog of Boisset, debuted last May to great fanfare. For every bottle of Frenchie Wine sold, one dollar is donated to the ASPCA. “They always say that the best friends of humans are dogs, so why not make a winery that people can bring their dogs to and they are welcomed,” Boisset explains. But it is the JCB wines that Boisset really wants to talk about. This collection of 12 wines boast Boisset’s initials and

each is labeled with a number, with his favorite —at least for the moment—being No. 3. “It is an homage to my twin girls and my beloved wife,” Boisset gushes. “This wine is a marriage of two wine worlds that came together to create something grander.” And with more than 20 wine properties and even a vodka made from wine under the estate’s umbrella, you might wonder what this legendary family could still have up their sleeve. “My mind goes a million miles a minute, and I have so many ideas,” Boisset boasts while leaving the details a mystery. “There are a ton of exciting things to come.” Fine wines from the Boisset Family Estates at Southern Wine & Spirits. To get a full list of all the Boisset portfolio of wines, visit dR

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1. iCookbook There are dozens of cooking apps out there — but a voice command feature makes iCookbook unique. Once you’ve selected your meal, turn on voice command and talk your way through recipes with prompts like "next" and "back." New recipes are added monthly, as are free bundles of seasonal recipes. The store also sells recipe sets for purchase, such as Thanksgiving, holiday-party appetizers, holiday cookies and more. Available for Android, iPhone, Blackberry and more. Cost: $4.99

3. Car-Finder Apps You’ll never be that lost soul in the parking lot again once you download Park’n Find for iOS (iPhone and iPad) or Car Locator for Android. Both apps use GPS tracking technology to effortlessly lead you back to your car, so you can park with confidence. Cost: Park’n Find, $0.99; Car Locator, $3.99.

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2. Tripit Forget sorting through emails for five different confirmation numbers and itineraries. Tripit consolidates all your trip details —flights, trains, hotels, rental cars, cruises, restaurant and event reservations — in one simple, easy-to-navigate itinerary. Just forward all confirmation emails

This card-sending app lets you choose a design, add a photo, personalize a message and hit send — all from your own smartphone. Cards are printed on heavyweight 5 X 7 matte cards and mailed within the US, UK, Europe and Canada. Recipients get the welcome surprise of a traditional holiday card, and you get to enjoy the convenience of never having to leave your couch. The cost is $1.99 if mailed within the US and $2.99 every-

5. Gift-Planning Apps Give Santa a run for his money with these handy gifting apps. Gift Plan (for iOS) is beautifully designed. The app allows you to create customized recipient profiles and keep year-round shopping lists. But the most unique feature is the Profile view, which lets you to flip through large images of people on your gift-giving list and see their personal tastes, sizes and upcoming occasions (like birthdays and anniversaries). Christmas List Gift Planner (for Android) is less robust, but still functional, helping you create profiles and lists, track purchases and stay within your budget. Cost: Gift Plan, $2.99; Christmas List Gift Planner, Free.

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From the Red Carpet entrance to the projected historical video images of Salvador Dali on the outside entrance wall as guests departed and the Moon Pies that were handed out by the valet company. There were Dali and Gala look-alikes throughout the crowd, ants and melted clocks (Dali’s signature designs) were painted on faces, attached to dinner jackets, dresses and hats, and costumes from his paintings such as the three women portraying “Female Figure with Head of Flowers” were intermingled throughout the crowd. It was an elegant evening in the beautifully eccentric way that Dali enthusiasts love. dR

TAMPA BAY’S DANCING WITH THE STARS 2012 Hands Across the Bay held its annual Dancing with the Stars Gala on October 13th at Pepin’s Hospitality Centre, netting more than $175,000 for local charities. Dancers competed in various categories, each raising funds through votes from supporters and the audience. dR 1. Nolan Finn, Beth Ann Drake, Nikki Pizzo and Ken Lucci 2. Amy Richard and Julian Exclusa 3. Dr. Bruce and Cheryl Landon 4. Steve and Julie Weintraub


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dR EVENTS Through March 3 Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition The Mahaffey

Cirque Chinois 7:00 p.m. The Mahaffey

November 20–25 Elf-The Musical Carol Morsani Hall The Straz Center

December 3–4 Eddie Vedder 7:30 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall

November 23 This is the 60s 8:00 p.m. The Mahaffey

December 6 Simply Sinatra Christmas 1:00 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall

November 23 through January 1, 2013 Holiday Lights in the Gardens 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Florida Botanical Gardens

Michael Bolton 7:30 p.m. The Mahaffey

Rock and Roll Concert to Benefit Toys for Tots 8:00 p.m. Palladium Theatre November 25 Clay Aiken 7:00 p.m. Capitol Theatre Magical Movie Experience The Florida Orchestra Jeff Tyzik, conductor 7:30 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall November 26 The Story Tour, A Christmas Celebration 7:00 p.m. USF Sun Dome December 1 An Evening with Richard Marx 8:00 p.m. Capitol Theatre Brahms’ Double Concerto The Florida Orchestra Joshua Weilerstein, conducts 8:00 p.m. The Mahaffey Santa Fest and Holiday Parade 11:00 a.m. Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park December 1–23 Victorian Christmas Stroll 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Henry B. Plant Museum December 2 Nunset Boulevard 2:00 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall 94

December 7-9 Tampa Bay International Auto Show Tampa Convention Center December 7 Bowzer’s Holiday Rock ’n Roll 7:30 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall December 8 Catch Me If You Can 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall Tampa River Lights Festival Benefitting Voices for Children of Tampa Bay 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park

January 9–27 Wicked Carol Morsani Hall The Straz Center

December 28–29 Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker The Mahaffey

January 11 through March 31 Much Ado About Shakespeare Dali Museum

December 31 An Evening to Remember 8:00 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall Salute to Vienna 8:00 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall January 1 Outback Bowl 1:00 p.m. Raymond James Stadium January 5 Ken Walter’s Annual Roosevelt Regatta Plant Park Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park January 6 Cinderella 3:00 p.m. The Mahaffey

January 12 Cake Boss 7:30 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall January 19-21 Festival of Chocolate MOSI January 19 Martinis and Matisse an Art Lottery Frank Crum Building January 20 Natalie Cole 7:00 p.m. The Mahaffey January 29 through February 3 Traces Carol Morsani Hall The Straz Center

December 11 Peter White Christmas 8:00 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall Flavor of Jazz VII 8:00 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall December 11–16 Sister Act Carol Morsani Hall The Straz Center December 19–20 A Christmas Carol 7:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall December 21 Wynonna’s Rockin’ Christmas 8:00 p.m. The Mahaffey

November 24 Dave Koz & Friends Christmas 8:00 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall

December 26–30 Mary Poppins Carol Morsani Hall The Straz Center

December 21–22 The All-New Nutcracker Ruth Eckerd Hall Holiday Pops The Florida Orchestra Stuart Malina, conductor 7:30 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall

Victorian Christmas Stroll

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Beneath towering silver minarets, an extravagantly adorned former Tampa Bay Hotel captures the spirit of the season. There are 14 exhibit rooms; each dazzling with trimmed trees uniquely designed in 19th century themes and antique holiday accessories.

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Cirque Chinois

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Direct from Beijing, the National Circus of the People’s Republic of China, performing "Cirque Chinois," is one of the longest running and most distinguished circus troupes in China. Their US tour will showcase unique acts such as Great Teeterboard, Grand Flying Trapeze, Group Contortion, Straw Hats Juggling, Girls’ Balance With Bowls and many other outstanding acts.

January 31 through January 1, 2014 The Chihuly Collection Morean Arts Center February 2 Through April 28 To See As Artists See Tampa Museum of Art February 1-5 Tosca The Palladium Theater February 2 The Emerald City Suncoast Hospice Ball 6:30 p.m. The Vinoy in St. Petersburg February 7 through April 28 ‘S Wonderful The Straz Center February 8-10 Wine Weekend St. Pete 2013 St. Petersburg February 9 Opera Tampa Gala 2013 Ferguson Hall The Staz Center February 10 Rave On!: The Buddy Holly Tribute 2:00 p.m. Largo Cultural Center

February 14 Kenny Rogers 8:00 p.m. The Lakeland Center

March 17 Regis Philbin and Pat Cooper 2:00 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall

February 14 Sheryl Crow 8:00 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall

March 20 through April 21 When the World was Green American Stage Theatre

February 15 Brian Regan, Comedian 8:00 p.m. The Straz Center February 19–24 Flashdance Carol Morsani Hall The Straz Center February 23 Charity Polo Classic 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. DI Polo Club, Plant City March 1-17 The Producers Largo Cultural Center March 1 Sleeping Beauty 7:30 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall March 3 Kodo Drummers 7:00 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall

March 23 The Baby Boomer Comedy Show 8:00 p.m. Largo Cultural Center April 4-6 Hair Ruth Eckerd Hall April 12 The Omelette Party 7:30 p.m. Contact UPARC Foundation for details, 727-797-8712 April 12 ABBA 8:00 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall April 21 An Evening with Groucho Largo Cultural Center Through April 27 Metropolitan Opera Series CinéBistro at Hyde Park Village

Carrollwood Players Theatre Tampa, The Club at Treasure Island St. Petersburg, The Coliseum St. Petersburg, Dunedin Fine Art Center Dunedin, Henry B. Plant Museum Tampa, The Lakeland Center Lakeland, Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art Tarpon Springs Lowry Park Zoo Tampa, Mahaffey Theater St. Petersburg, Mindy Solomon Gallery St. Petersburg, Morean Arts Center St. Petersburg, Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg, MOSI Tampa, North Straub Park St. Petersburg, Nova 535 St. Petersburg, Old Hyde Park Village Tampa, Palladium Theatre St. Petersburg, Ringling Museum of Art Sarasota, Ruth Eckerd Hall Clearwater, St. Petersburg Little Theatre St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg Museum of History St. Petersburg, Tampa Bay Times Forum Tampa, The Dalí Museum St. Petersburg, The Studio@620 St. Petersburg, The Straz Center (Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center) Tampa, The Tampa Improv Tampa, Tampa Museum of Art Tampa, Tampa Theatre Tampa, USF Contemporary Art Museum Tampa, USF Theater 2 Tampa, USF Sundome Tampa, Van Wezel Performing Arts Center Sarasota, Vinoy Park St. Petersburg,

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We sampled drinks and found three that are guaranteed to make your holidays merrier. Try them out with family and friends. From Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar, Tampa Haute Holiday .5 ounces Quady Elysium (Muscat dessert wine) .5 ounces St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur 4 ounces Mionetto Prosecco Serve in champagne flute-garnished with a Luxardo cherry

Merry Mint Spice 1.5 ounces Gentleman Jack 1 ounce Domaine De Canton 2 ounces POM juice 5 ounces Simple Syrup 8 fresh mint leaves In a Boston shaker, muddle 8 fresh mint leaves with the simple syrup to release the mint aromas. Add ice and add Gentlemen Jack, Canton, and POM juice. Shake vigorously. Strain into a bucket and pour into glass over ice. Garnish with mint sprig.

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175 Years of Tiffany The iconic jeweler’s future looks brighter than ever

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The finished necklace with the 128.54-carat Diamond and white diamonds totaling more than 120 carats.

The Diamond in Jean Schlumberger's whimsical Bird on a Rock setting

There’s only one kind of “blue Christmas” guaranteed to make just about any woman smile: Tiffany blue. After 175 years of sitting pretty at the top of the fine-jewelry food chain, the Tiffany & Co. brand hasn’t lost its luster. The famed jewelry and silverware designer is celebrating its 175th anniversary by paying tribute to its storied history and nodding to an even brighter future. Founded by Charles Lewis Tiffany and John B. Young, Tiffany & Co. opened its doors as a stationery and fancy goods store in 1837 in New York. In 1878, Tiffany purchased one of the world's largest fancy yellow diamonds from the Kimberley diamond mines in South Africa. That piece became the company icon: the 128.54-carat Tiffany diamond. While the diamond’s permanent home is the Main Floor of Tiffany’s Fifth Avenue store, Tiffany & Co. decided to make the stunner part of its milestone celebration. “For the fourth time in its history, we set (the Tiffany diamond) in a necklace,” says Henry Gonzalez, group director for Tiffany & Co. The diamond also traveled to Tokyo, Beijing and Dubai for anniversary events. As part of this milestone year, Tiffany is also touting a new precious metal— a mixture of gold, silver and copper—trademarked as Rubedo. “It’s something we’ve done before, but we haven’t done it in a long time,” says Gonzalez. The new collection is available at Tiffany & Co.’s Tampa store, located inside International Plaza. The Tampa store, which opened in September 2001, is bracing itself for the holiday season. Gonzalez is betting Tiffany will be on many a wish list this commemorative year. “I have gentlemen coming in and asking if they can just buy the blue box,” he says. “Because of the legacy of the highest quality and rarity, that blue box just enhances the message.” Gems of Wisdom 5 Things You May Not Know about Tiffany

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1. In 1885, Tiffany was commissioned to redesign the seal on the $1 bill. “Almost every person that has a dollar in their pocket is carrying Tiffany at that moment,” says Gonzalez.

The cushion-shaped brilliant Diamond sparkles with an unprecedented 82 facets.



2. Tiffany crafts the Super Bowl trophy every year. 3. Tiffany designed the Congressional Medal of Honor. 4. It started as a stationery and accessory store. 5. Founder Charles Lewis Tiffany started the tradition of proposing with a diamond ring when he created the now-famous Tiffany Setting engagement ring. dR

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