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2012 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE
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Gulf-Front Tropical Paradise
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FASHION Fall into Holiday Fashion
HEALTH by Janan Talafer Four Steps For A Stress-Free Holiday
CULINARY MASTERS Recipes to Flavor your Holidays
The Essence of Enchantment
AROUND THE BAY
WINE by Melinda Tam Orlando A Family Affair
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dR PUBLISHER’S LETTER
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.
Thomas L. duPont Publisher
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dR AROUND THE BAY By Janan Talafer
Heavenly Heels Can a woman have too many shoes? Heavenly Heels carries stylish Brazilian highfashion designer shoes and clothing. Now located at International Plaza in Tampa and at the downtown St. Petersburg boutique, Bella Moda, this is the place for sexy pumps, sandals, boots, ballet flats and more. 30 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg or International Plaza, Tampa; 813-374-8927. www.heavenlyheels.com
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. www.fit2run.com
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. www.marbleflorida.com
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. www.oxfordexchange.com
CARTERÂ’S GALLERY FEATURES FINE GIFTS, FUNCTIONAL ART, HOME ACCENTS, COLLECTIBLES, CERAMICS & MORE
Every item is hand-made and one-of- a-kind. We proudly feature Luke Adams, Artful Entertaining, Clayton Dickson, Berning Pottery, The Sculpted Tree, Shadow Charms, and Metal Petal Art.
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