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dR CONTENTS

FOCUS by Erika Vidal Hancock Bank, Rooting for the Home Team

TRAVEL by Cindy Cockburn Photography by Rod Millington A Taste of the Med

FEATURE Sip. Savor. Repeat. 2nd Annual Clearwater Beach Uncorked by Nicole Lauber Golf Courses Around Tampa Bay

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REAL ESTATE Mike Alstott’s Private Oasis in Yacht Club Estates

HAPPENING by Mary Lou Janson Cirque du Soleil presents KOOZA

Publisher’s Picks

AROUND THE BAY by Janan Talafer

HOME by Janan Talafer Luxury Living—Extreme Home Amenities by Gale Steves The 6 Most Comfortable Chairs by Janan Talafer The Artistry & Style of Kitchens

STYLE

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FASHION Retro-Fit

GARDEN by Susan B. Barnes Twilight Gardens

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CULINARY MASTERS by Melinda Tam Orlando The Key to Culinary Success

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DISH by Melinda Tam Orlando A Cut Above

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RESTAURANT REGISTRY Around the Bay

Photo courtesy of Carterʼs Gallery

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PARTY EVENTS CALENDAR AUTO by John Kucec 2013 Porsche Boxster/Boxster S

BACK PAGE by Janan Talafer/Beth Ann Drake A masterpiece of extreme amenities


experience the new hyatt regency clearwater beach resort & spa. Steps away from the powder white sands of Clearwater Beach, a brand new resort is bringing world-class style and amenities to the west coast of Florida. All guestrooms are suites with fully equipped kitchens featuring granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, private balconies and Gulf of Mexico views. The hotel also offers Sandava Spa, Shor American Seafood Grill, Camp Hyatt, Hyatt StayFit™ Gym, 20 air-conditioned pool cabanas and indoor & outdoor meeting space perfect for any business gathering or special event. For reservations, call 727 373 1234 or visit clearwaterbeach.hyatt.com. Hyatt. You’re More Than Welcome.

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dR PUBLISHER’S LETTER Dear Reader, It’s the time of year in the bay area when evenings get a little cooler and shadows grow a little longer. When we start R E D . P A S S I O N AT E . E M O T I O N A L .

thinking towards fall and the holiday season that follows so quickly. But before you start making your gift list, take some time to enjoy this Home Design and Furnishing issue. Unwind with dR TRAVEL on a Mediterranean cruise with ports of call in Monaco and Corsica. Stroll the streets of the famous Grand Prix Formula One Motor Race or view luxury yachts from the cliffs of Bonifacio. dR FASHION takes the latest fall styles to the Floridan

Palace Hotel, an historic hotel that recently enjoyed a multiKNOLL BELIEVES GOOD DESIGN IS GOOD BUSINESS. LEGENDARY DESIGNS SUCH AS THE WOMB CHAIR, THE TULIP CHAIR, AND THE BARCELONA LOUNGE CHAIR AND OTTOMAN ARE INSTANTLY RECOGNIZABLE ICONS OF THE COMPANY.

million dollar makeover. And if you’re inspired to make over your own home, dR HOME brings you cutting edge technology and design ideas for every room. Extreme amenities range from bejeweled sinks to whole house automation. Be sure to check out dR BACK PAGE, which highlights the collaborative efforts that went into creating some of the most extreme interiors in our marketplace. Last but not least, curl up in your favorite chair and read dR HOME to see how it stacks up against our picks for The

Six Most Comfortable Chairs. And while you’re relaxing, we’ll IN ADDITION TO KNOLL’S COMMITMENT TO DESIGN, KNOLL

be working on the upcoming holiday issue…….hope to see you there.

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On the Cover: Villa LoVullo a 9,305-square-foot estate in Tierra Verde, built by Windstar Homes and photographed by Mark Borosch.


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dR STYLE

Publisher’s Picks A report on the latest trend-setting styles.

HANAE MORI PARFUMS NO. 6 Captivate the senses with fragrance of tree-ripe jasmine from Morocco, neroli from southern France and bergamot from Calabri; $95. Neiman Marcus, International Plaza; 813-877-5700. www.neimanmarcus.com

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TIFFANY Emerald drop earrings and ring in Platinum; $75,000, $625,000. Tiffany & Co., International Plaza; 813-351-8800. www.tiffany.com

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CARTER’S GALLERY WILLSEA O'BRIEN Handpainted glass “Fish Vases.” $199 to $250 based on size. Carter’s Gallery, 11959 Sheldon Rd., Tampa; 813-336-4902. www.cartersgallery.com

VICTORIA BECKHAM Green silk and wool dress with black wool sleeves and cotton trim. $2,395. Neiman Marcus, International Plaza; 813-877-5700. www.neimanmarcus.com dR

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NEIMAN MARCUS NANCY GONZALEZ Green, teal, brown handpainted python tote with brown crocodile handles. $3,060.


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dR AROUND THE BAY By Janan Talafer

Carter’s Gallery At Carter’s Gallery you’ll find one-of-a-kind handcrafted glass, pottery and wood items. Owner Michelle Carter calls her inventory “functional” art and it’s a perfect description. Check out the beautiful bottles for olive oil, vinegars, soap or wine, the wood cheese boards, hand-blown glasses, and the bottle of Grey Goose transformed into an eye-catching pitcher for martinis. 11959 Sheldon Road, Tampa; 813-336-4902. www.cartersgallery.com

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Creativity is an understatement when it comes to Chef Jeannie Pierola, formerly of Bern’s Steakhouse, Sidebern’s Restaurant and Kitchenbar. Her latest creation, edison: food & drink lab, embraces originality, such as meyer’s tenderloin tartare, cracked conch & bacon fritters, lobster gazpacho, cornflake sweet corncrusted hogfish and maple-glazed sweetbread. Enjoy microbrews and craft beers, plus small vineyard wines. 912 W. Kennedy Boulevard Tampa; 813-254-7111. www.edison-tampa.com

Vietnamese fusion describes the menu at this intimate new venue, La V. A black, white and red color scheme, beautiful contemporary lighting and gorgeous oversize photos create a chic ambience. The emphasis is on fresh with signature dishes like Da Nag Style Noodle Soup and Fusion Fried Rice, along with a dozen Vietnamese sandwiches and 60 smoothies, including fresh lychee. 441 Central Avenue., St. Petersburg; 727-820-3500. www.lavfusion.com dR

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CARTERÂ’S GALLERY FEATURES FINE GIFTS, FUNCTIONAL ART, HOME ACCENTS, COLLECTIBLES, CERAMICS & MORE

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HANCOCK BANK, ROOTING FOR THE HOME TEAM Peanuts, Cracker Jacks and a Side of Luxury at the Rebranded Hancock Bank Club By Erika Vidal Holmes f you’ve taken yourself out to the ball game this year, you may have noticed a bit of a changeup. Earlier this year, the Tampa Bay Rays made a slight tweak to its 2012 sponsorship lineup: The Hancock Bank Club—formerly the Whitney Bank Club—was unveiled to fans at Tropicana Field on April 6, opening day. The rebranding of this upscale lounge overlooking the first base line came in the wake of the $1.6 billion purchase of Whitney Holding Co. by Hancock Holding Company. Hancock Bank may be new to the Bay area, but much like baseball, its name has a long history rooted in American tradition. Founded in 1899 in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, the original Hancock County Bank opened amid a national recession and with $10,000 in capital. Despite lessthan-ideal conditions, its founders stepped up to the plate, determined to help others achieve the American dream. Today, after surviving the Depression, 22 recessions and the turn of the century, Hancock Holding Company operates nearly 300 fullservice branches and nearly 400 ATM locations across Florida, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana and Texas. Throughout its existence, Hancock has maintained strong community ties, and its commitment to Tampa Bay is no different. That’s why, when the Hancock-Whitney merger began to take shape in 2011, there was never any doubt about continuing the institution’s longstanding partnership with the Rays’ organization (Whitney had been a sponsor since 2006).

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Frequent Hancock Bank Club patrons will be glad to know that, other than the new name, signage and updated logos on napkins and other in-club collateral, not much has changed. It remains a premiere venue for mixing business with baseball or giving family and friends a unique experience. “The site lines are excellent, the atmosphere is relaxing, the service is great,” says Eric Obeck, regional president for Hancock Bank (formerly regional president for Whitney National Bank). “It is one of the top places in this market to entertain clients and friends.” The partnership is a win-win for both parties. “Because we had an existing relationship with Whitney Bank, there was a real

mutual respect there,” says Devin O’Connell, director of corporate partnership services for the Rays. “We deliver the right customers, and Hancock Bank really conducts their business in a way that makes us proud to be partners.” As a new player in the Tampa Bay market, Hancock wants this pledge to the community to hit home. “We like being associated with a big-league brand and a track record of success and commitment to the community,” says Obeck. “Those attributes define our brand as well. The Rays are Tampa Bay’s team, and by supporting the Rays, we hope that the market recognizes how committed we are to Tampa Bay.” dR

Hancock Bank Club at a Glance What it is: An upscale dining and lounge area overlooking the first base line on the mezzanine level The perks: All-inclusive buffet, unlimited bar service (beer, wine and soda are included), private restrooms, luxury leather seating and flat-screen TVs Visit the club: For ticket information, call 1-888-FAN-RAYS or e-mail seasonticketservices@raysbaseball.com.

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dR TRAVEL

A TASTE OF THE MED Story by Cindy Cockburn | Photography by Rod Millington

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’m wandering around the cobblestone streets of Rome enjoying my second strawberry gelato of the day. After a four-hour lunch at the outdoor Café Rosati overlooking the Piazza del Popolo, my girlfriend Deb is pointing out locations near the Spanish Steps where the movie Eat, Pray, Love was filmed. Once again I rejoice at the decision to have finally fulfilled my vacation “bucket list.” I found a seven-day cruise starting in Nice and ending in Rome offering a first-class taste of the most desirable Mediterranean ports. The small Sea Dream II yacht is best known for their “Ritz-Carlton” style of pampering, and a courteous staff easily outnumbered the 50 couples from all over the world. Ah, la dolce vita! THURSDAY: TAMPA TO NICE The Nice Cote d’Azur airport is located between the sea and the mountains. After a short taxi drive, I check in to the Art Deco Palais de la Mediterranean overlooking the Promenade des Anglais. Trendy clothing boutiques with labels from Louis Vuitton to Hermes and Chanel call my name.

Built in the 1920s, the hotel offers a balcony overlooking the sea where bathing beauties stretch out along rocky beaches, starting at 8:00 a.m. Hundreds of cafes in town are filled to the brim, well after midnight. We dined at the outdoor al fresco café, the Beef House, located at 4 Cours Saleya. A fantastic regional Vin Blanc wine complemented our meal. FRIDAY: NICE TO MONACO Just an hour from Nice, the Principality of Monaco is an upscale oasis with four palaces, deluxe hotels, and five casinos. We walk the streets of the famous Grand Prix Formula One Motor Race and check out the Casino de Monte-Carlo and ogle the luxury cars at the Hermitage. We are happy to relax inside the formal Le Bar Americain at the award-winning Hotel de Paris and sip mojitos. This fashionable crowd knows to make reservations well in advance for the Alain Ducasse restaurant on the top floor with a retractable roof and a three Michelin Star dining experience. Below: Monaco is the most sought-after address in the world, featuring the Casino de Monte-Carlo (setting for many James Bond movies). Right:Portofino is a beautiful village on Liguria's Italian Riviera.


Above: Old town of Portoferraio, the capital and largest city on the island of Elba, dating back to 1584. Next page top to bottom: Craggy coast of the Mediterranean from one of the five towns known as Cinque Terre. Bonifacio is located on the island of Corsica offering a pretty coastal port. Appetizer favorite Italian Prosciutto and Salata Caprese.

SATURDAY/SUNDAY: SEA DREAM II VOYAGE FROM NICE TO PORTOFINO Portofino is a short 96-nautical miles away from Nice. After a quick tender ride, we arrive in the renowned village to find massive stage equipment prepping for an evening outdoor concert. Chris Botti was rehearsing and rumors of Sting and Celine Dion arriving soon are swirling around town. We indulge in a lavish luncheon at the glamorous Hotel Splendido and sit overlooking the Med with our table next to the famous tenor Andrea Bocelli dining with his family. We’re all enjoying the bruschetta with garlic, olive oil and tomatoes, pasta with pesto sauce, baked filets of sea bass with pinenuts and black olives.

MONDAY: PORTOVENERE (CINQUE TERRE ADVENTURE) A private walking and boat tour arranged by the cruiseline with an English speaking guide was the perfect way to explore five isolated villages hidden along eleven miles of sheer rocky coastline. Only cliffs separate these hidden jewels, known as the “Cinque Terre.” Walking miles, we’re trying to decide which of their dozens of famous and delicious pesto sauces to bring home—it is impossible. TUESDAY: VIAREGGIO (FLORENCE) We’re so happy we decided to take the hour-and-half bus ride from the port of Viareggio to explore Florence. Even though it’s extremely crowded, the Plaza Signoria and Via del Calzaiuli were perfect streets for shopping. I bargain www.duPontREGISTRY.com/TampaBay 37


successfully for the sky-blue handbag at a leather factory called DAVID at the via Ricasoli, 55 in Florence…for only $15! For sure we would see this for over $50 back home. We enjoyed a three-hour lunch at Piazza della Repubblica with the Piazza di S. Croce providing our daily gelato fix. WEDNESDAY: ELBA What fun to wake up docked in Portoferraio with a chance to explore Elba on foot. This town is best known for Napoleon Bonaparte visiting in 1814 with his sister Paullina and amazing vistas, known for years as “the” place to escape the heat of summer. THURSDAY/FRIDAY: BONIFACIO, CORSICA Bonifacio is the number one celebrity rendezvous spot in season offering a kind of “watery” stage to show off mega million dollar yachts in the over crowded harbour. We explore oh-so-chic outdoor cafes, clothing boutiques, and gawk at hundreds of boats from all over the globe from high atop the 200 foot cliffs. We shop in the grand choix de chapeaux on 19 rue saint Dominiuqe trying on elegant hats and Les Terrasses d’Aragon on 8 Rue Doria checking out the famous knives made in Corscia. Our private tour includes exploring the famous grottos and caves. SATURDAY/SUNDAY: ROME It’s a short train ride from the port of Civitavecchia to the city of ancient Rome. Getting around the city of Rome was easy. Map in hand, we walked from the Coliseum and the Forum to the Spanish Steps by day and Trevi Fountain at night. Deb reminds me that exploring Rome is always highlighted by four hour delicious meals. A spectacular luncheon at the family owned Trattoria Otello alla Concordia was found inside a hidden café on Via della Croce. My last evening in Rome, I feel I’ve only just begun to explore and sad to think of leaving. I’m enjoying the city at sunset at the rooftop bar of the Grand Hotel de la Minerve. Pure bliss. With a perfect bottle of regional wine and listening to live jazz I say “bon voyage” to my taste of the Med and my personal “indulge, enjoy, explore” vacation. dR 38 www.duPontREGISTRY.com/TampaBay


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r. Repeat. ter Beach Uncorked ency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa Attendees will snack their way to a euphoric gastronomic day while drinking in the salty air and cool sea breezes on Clearwater Beach. On Sunday, November 18th you can meet and greet Hefty/Reynolds Wrap #14 NASCAR driver Eric McClure, with great photo opportunities. Whether you’re in search of the perfect bold Cabernet, crispy Sauvignon Blanc, or a clean, sublime vodka, you can sip through a vast array of wines, spirits and craft beers presented by Publix Liquor Stores, while learning from the experts. Visit the Pinnacle Pavilion for specialty cheese and crackers to enhance the distinct flavors and aromas of your chosen wines; or sip an ice cold San Pellegrino Italian Soda while catching some sun at the Open Air Lounge. A ticket to Clearwater Beach Uncorked includes a complimentary collectible wine glass and unlimited samples from Central Florida’s best restaurants, a host of national food brands, specialty wines, signature cocktails and craft beers. Shephard’s will compliment the weekend with tunes to intensify your experience. Tickets are $85 in advance or $95 at the door. Event runs from 12 Noon untill 4:00 p.m. each day. Visit www.ClearwaterBeachUncorked.com to purchase tickets and sign up for event updates—presented by Bright House, Publix, and Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa. dR

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LUXURY LIVING -- EXTREME HOME AMENITIES

By Janan Talafer

BEYOND WINE CELLARS, TENNIS COURTS AND MAN CAVES, THE IMAGINATION’S THE LIMIT WHEN IT COMES TO ÜBER AMENITIES THAT SATISFY THE CRAVING FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT—LUXURY ITEMS THAT SPEAK TO YOUR SENSE OF STYLE, A DESIRE TO STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD AND AN APPRECIATION OF GOOD DESIGN. HERE ARE A FEW OVER-THE-TOP COMFORTS THAT CAN MAKE YOUR LIFE EASIER AND MAYBE MORE FUN.

Sink Bling Bling is no longer just something worn on your finger or around your neck. Now vintage jewels, Swarovski crystals, seashells, and gold or silver leaves are wrapped around a sink as a decorative accent for the bathroom, bar or kitchen, says Marc Hammar, of Ferguson. It’s a fashion statement that kicks up the concept of home décor a couple of notches. “Linkasink’s artistic sinks are highend and hand-crafted; nothing is mass produced,” says Hammar. If you don’t want bling, select a stunning mosaic sink with hand-laid Venetian glass or marble.

Smart Toilets Technology turns everyday products into something innovative and cool. Like Kohler’s Numi toilet, the world’s first high-tech “smart” toilet. Everything is programmable, including the heated seat, foot warmer, motion-activated lid and bidet, which can be customized to vary the wand position, water pressure, spray pattern and water temperature. Listen to music through Numi’s built-in FM radio and speakers or hook your iPod to the docking station.


The Ultimate Remote Control Who hasn’t woken up in the middle of the night feeling a little too warm or too cold? Rather than getting out of bed to adjust the thermostat or turn on the fan, Mike Stram of Easy Living With Technology has the perfect solution – Savant Control System’s comprehensive, one-touch platform that you control from your iPhone, iPad or laptop. Just reach over to the bedside table and with one touch, take care of all of the electronics in the home. Thermostats, motion detectors, door and window security systems, lights, motorized window shades and TVs are all part of the system. Stram can also wire the home to give access to entertainment anywhere you want without the need for separate electronic gadgets in each room. Easy Living’s integrated system allows you to watch a movie from any TV in the home—or all of them at the same time so you can move from room to room and not miss the action. For people who are avid movie buffs, Easy Living offers the latest 160-inch and 175-inch screens with incredibly bright color and high-resolution image quality. Called 2.35 widescreen, the technology also eliminates that annoying black bar that sometimes appears on the screen and interferes with your enjoyment of the show. “This product really moves the concept of home theater to home cinema,” says Stram.

Super Spas Why settle for a rain shower when you can have a full sensory spa experience with options like aromatherapy, color therapy and music-pulsating sound therapy? Wash away the stress and relax in Steamist’s Total Sense Home Spa System with its overthe-top dreamy steam shower that includes lovely scents, colors and music. Or lie back and soak in Kohler’s VibrAcoustic Bathtub while listening to music that literally surrounds you— you hear it and feel the vibration as sound waves travel through the water.


Dream Closets Imagine a large closet with high ceilings where at the push of a button, the clothes hanging at the top come down to eye level for easy access—perfect for a seasonal wardrobe. Or a large round closet with curved cabinets and a rolling “library” ladder. In his 30 years in the business, Wayne Smith of Southern Closet Systems has designed hundreds of unique custom closets. Recently for a Tampa Bay couple, Smith converted a den into a spectacular shoe closet large enough to house a collection that included 100 designer shoes for the husband and 400 shoes for the wife, plus her collection of designer purses. “The finished closet is very cool and really feels like a boutique,” says Smith. Shoes are displayed on angled shelves and purses are in lighted cabinets.

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“Elevators are almost a necessity these days when we’re talking about carrying groceries, luggage or even just walking up the steps from the ground floor to the master suite in a three-story home,” says John Scranton of Precision Elevator Services of Florida. Scranton builds custom elevators to the home’s specification using a range of materials, but glass is the premium choice right now, says Scranton. One of Scranton’s recent glass projects featured etched panels and a lighting system that changes colors. Another one showcases the owner’s appreciation for fine wine with a collection of wine and champagne glasses and bottles placed into an interesting design in the floor. How cool is that? dR 44 www.duPontREGISTRY.com/TampaBay


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THE 6 MOST COMFORTABLE CHAIRS

By Gale Steves

Comfort is well defined in the dictionary, but most of us have a hard time explaining what we mean by comfort.

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veryone’s perception of what makes a chair comfortable is diverse and quite personal. If you are long-legged or height challenged, how you sit may be totally different. If you have back or neck problems, you will look for a chair that supports you where it hurts. A laid-back chair meant for lounging or TV watching is not the same as a more upright one you might use for reading. Issues with mobility might require a firmer bottom chair with secure arms. Is the chair easy to get up from or will you need help? The comfort issues as well as the choices are endless, and you have not even considered fabric or leather selection. Sophia Ivanov of Scan Design advises that you select a chair suited for your own personal preferences, not based on all family members. “That way you will get the chair that really works for you.” Mary Jo Polo of Design Interiors suggests a small chair that sits bigger than it looks. This makes great sense particularly if your living space is tight. She adds, “An armless chair may be a good “looker,” but a chair with arms is a better “sitter”.” John Matter of Matter Brothers Furniture suggests you consider a new updated version of the swivel glider chair—great for reading and just lounging. Michael Berg of Home Resource leads his customers to a classic design created in 1948 that is still comfortable by today’s standards. Stephanie Bullock of Z Gallerie reminds us that comfort needs style as well. She counsels that a swivel chair may serve both purposes. Enrique Crespo of Casa Nova likes moveable chairs whose mechanism is not visible. He also adds that the first and foremost requirement is that you sit in the chair to feel its comfort, but do not give up fashion for comfort. And we took his advice: we did a little bottom-testing locally to find the 6 most comfortable chairs for you.

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This is an iconic chair that you can curl up in. The famous Finnish architect Eero Saarinen created the Womb Chair for Knoll Furniture in 1948, and it is still a classic example of mid-century modern sculptural design. Available at Home Resource in three sizes, including a mini version for children, it can come with or without an ottoman. Prices start at $3,097 for the medium size version and $913 for the matching ottoman. Home Resource, Sarasota; 941-366-6690. www.homeresource.com The Finley Chair from American Leather is the ultimate lounging chair, available in three different sizes and hundreds of colors and fabric choices. You can adjust the height, a unique feature in recliners. This one is cleverly disguised so no one would ever guess it pushes back. Priced at $3,395. Exclusively at Scan Design, Tampa; 813-805-2777. www.scandesign.com

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Once you sit in the Natuzzi Editions Swivel Glider at Matter Brothers Furniture, you will know why. This chair has a gentle gliding motion and easily swivels: it’s a perfect lounge chair for a great sitting experience. Dressed in leather, prices begin at $879. Matter Brothers Furniture and Design, Pinellas Park; 727-577-6660. www.matterbrothersfurniture.com www.duPontREGISTRY.com/TampaBay 49


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Resting Easy A handsome leather tufted-back chair that suggests relaxation before you sit in it is Model 2407 with nail head trim from Leathercraft. Offered in hundreds of leather choices with ottoman or ease-back model available. $2,390. Annabelle’s Furniture in Odessa; 813-920-3675. www.annabellesfurniture.com Fashion Forward

This modern chair from Casa Nova is not only a good looker but ever so comfortable as well. You will never guess that it moves to suit its occupant. The Model 1297 from Lee Industries is wrapped in premium fabric or leather with a chrome plated base that rotates 360 degrees. Priced at $1,400. Exclusively at Casa Nova, Tampa; 813-354- 8282. www.casanovadesigngroup.com

Club Class This stylish chair from Wesley Hall (Model #L7008) is a best seller at Design Interiors. Its transition styling with a track arm works well with either contemporary or traditional rooms. Available with a matching ottoman, the chair is one you sit in, not sit on. The bottom cushion a mix of down and feathers is one of secret ingredient of comfort. Prices starting at $2,999 for chair and ottoman in leather. Design Interiors Furniture, Tampa; 813- 247-4557. www.designinteriorsfurniture.com dR

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THE ARTISTRY & STYLE OF KITCHENS

By Janan Talafer

Meticulous, exacting craftsmanship is nowhere more evident than in a beautiful, high-end custom kitchen. The right cabinets, countertops and appliances make all the difference in creating a room that is both functional and attractive. Here’s a look at the latest ideas.

Cutting Edge Granite's artistry is at work here in a kitchen by Rob Bowen Design Group. Inset kitchen cabinet doors are a feature of an attractive contemporary kitchen by Kitchen and Bath Design by Leverette.

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Countertops are getting bolder and more colorful. “It’s truly about turning your kitchen into a work of art,” says Dan O’Donnell of Cutting Edge Granite. “You’re only limited by your imagination.” Quartz countertops are being engineered with more of the natural movement, color variety and veining of granite, while glass and semi-precious stone have emerged as the newest sensation. A gemstone countertop in amethyst, feldspar, tiger’s eye and agate can make quite a statement, says Patty Figiel of Kitchen and Bath Design by Leverette. Glass is equally stunning, says O’Donnell and it gives the kitchen a cool, contemporary look. Combining quartz and glass or quartz and granite is another popular trend.

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Love The Technology From dishwashers to refrigerators, innovative technology is changing the paradigm for today’s kitchen appliances. FisherPaykel’s Cool Drawer is a good example. One of its stellar features is the five-temperature setting—freezer, regular refrigerator, chill, pantry and wine. “It’s all about customization,” says Scott Davies. The chill

setting keeps items like deli meat just right, while bananas and avocados stay fresh longer in pantry. For wine, customize further for red versus white. Technology, design and engineering come together in European products made by two Italian companies—ILVE and Bertazzoni, says Janet DeNapoli of Appliance Gallery. The European styling of

these brands offers extra pizazz for people who want something a little cutting-edge. Consider Bertazzoni’s color choices for its professional range: red, burgundy, green, blue or yellow, plus the standard black, white and cream. “Customers can create a powerful accent or focal point for the room with one of these items, says   DeNapoli. 

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Clean lines, easy care and eco-friendly are in. As customers become more environmentally conscious, they are selecting “green products” such as cabinets by Executive Cabinetry that use formaldehyde-free adhesives and waterborne finishes, says Nancy Braamse of Olde World Cabinetry. Also popular is the idea of a transitional design style, which incorporates the best of both traditional and modern. Picture a sleek flat-panel contemporary cabinet face, but in a traditional maple, cherry or mahogany wood. Patty Figiel of Kitchen and Bath Design by Leverette agrees. “Customers are opting for streamlined, less trim

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Create That Custom Look Sometimes it’s necessary to start from scratch to get what you want. TriplePoint Design Build’s makeover of an outdated, inefficient kitchen transformed it completely. One of the biggest challenges was to open up the space and improve traffic

flow, says Neil Fiske, TriplePoint Design Build president. The solution was to consolidate a double island into one unit and eliminate a bulky soffit to bring in more natural light. Old-world Tuscany design elements in cabinets, flooring and accessories were used to create an upscale feel

that matched the rest of the home says Fiske. With a little creative vision, plus the right use of colors, materials and design, it’s possible to create a kitchen that will be the centerpiece of your home. dR

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TWILIGHT GARDENS Put your gardens in the spotlight from day into night

By Susan B. Barnes

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lot of thought and hard work is put into landscaping your home—from the design to the flowers planted and the trees selected to provide shade. But what happens when the sun goes down—is all that work hidden in the dark, literally? We talked to local landscaping and lighting experts to show how you can put your gardens in the spotlight from day into night. When it comes to outdoor lighting, there are myriad options. Garden Light (gardenlightled .com) designs and manufactures its own LED lighting for outdoors right here in Tampa, of which owner Reto Mueller is very proud. “Accent lighting and low-voltage LED lighting is the up-and-coming trend, and the colored LEDs are making a big comeback, too” says Reto. “LED lights are much more energy-efficient and cleaner, and put off a brilliant light.” A popular feature for those living on the water are LED dock lights, which are also manufactured by Garden Light. “Dock design and lighting is definitely a new trend,” says Reto. “The lights not only beautify the docks, but attract fish.” Ron Litts and Mike Palermo and their team at Outside Interests (oiofla.com) take lighting to a different level. “We enjoy the wow factor of lighting certain plants, and really highlighting the shadows they throw at night that you can’t get during the day,” says Litts. “You end up with two different landscapes, really—daytime and nighttime, which can be more intimate and dramatic.” Decorating Elves takes that night lighting a step further and designs schemes to dim lighting through the night. “We might dim the lights from 60—40% at 11 p.m., then down to 20% at

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GOLF COURSES AROUND TAMPA BAY

By Nicole Lauber

With so many award-winning golf courses in Tampa Bay, it’s no wonder that golf is a favorite pastime. See where you can enjoy a round on Courses designed by golf legends, such as Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman, and Nick Faldo to name a few. Bayou Club, The The Bayou Club offers the only Tom-Fazio-designed golf course in Pinellas County. The 18 championship-caliber holes are challenging and competitive – 16 of them feature water hazards – but you can warm up in their state-of-theart, just-completed practice facility that features a 2-acre practice tee area. 7979 Bayou Club Blvd., Largo; 727-399-1000. www.bayouclubgolf.com

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Nick Faldo designed a traditional valley-style course for Bella Collina, featuring open fairways, sweeping dunes, long hillsides, forests, and a limestone quarry. Measuring more than 7,500 yards, Bella Collina overlooks Central Florida’s vineyards, Lake Apopka and Lake Siena. 15920 County Road 455, Montverde; 407-469-4000. www.bellacollina.com

Black Diamond Ranch Golf and Country Club Black Diamond Ranch has three courses to choose from: the Quarry Course, designed by Tom Fazio and recognized consistently as one of America’s greatest; the Ranch Course, the favorite amongst members; and the Highlands Course, which models an old-fashioned running game. 2600 W. Black Diamond Circle, Lecanto; 352-746-7400. www.blackdiamondranch.com

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Champions Gate Designed by architect and golfer Greg Norman, the International Course, a British-Isles-styled course, measures a lengthy 7,363 yards from the black tees, and the National Course, a “Florida golf-resort style” course, measures 7,128 yards. A free GPS system allows golfers to order food and drink or contact the golf shop. 1400 Masters Blvd., Champions Gate; 407-787-4653. www.championsgategolf.com

Club at Eaglebrooke, The With six sets of tees, beginners, professionals, and all golfers in between will find the right challenge at The Club at Eaglebrooke. Designed by renowned architect Ron Garl, the semi-private club has been designated as one of the “Best Places to Play” by Golf Digest for the past 9 years. 1300 Eaglebrooke Blvd., Lakeland; 863-701-0101. www.eaglebrooke.com

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Fox Hollow Golf Club

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Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., the Fox Hollow Golf Club has five sets of tees to challenge every golfer. The semi-private club offers a practice range more than 320-yards long, a large practice green, a pitching-and-chipping area, and a practice bunker true to real conditions on the course. 10050 Robert Trent Jones Parkway, New Port Richey; 727-376-6333. www.golfthefox.com

The TPC Tampa Bay course can be played from 5,036 yards at the forward tees to 6,896 at the championship tees, giving each golfer a challenging-yetenjoyable experience. The course’s natural setting and wildlife has been designated as an Audubon Cooperate Sanctuary. 5300 West Lutz Lake Fern Road, Lutz; 813-949-0090. www.tpctampabay.com

Innisbrook Golf Resort Host of an annual PGA Tour event, Innisbrook Golf Resort has four courses to challenge you: the Copperhead Course, the Island Course, the Osprey North Course and the Osprey South Course. Bring the family along to the Fox Squirrel Course, a 9-hole walking course for golfers of all ages. 36750 U.S. Highway 19 North, Palm Harbor; 727-942-2000. www.innisbrookgolfresort.com

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Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club

Reunion Resort

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Photo courtesy of Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club

Lake Jovita provides golf at its best with its two courses. The North Course has greater elevation changes compared to the South Course, but the South Course features a 94-foot drop from tee to green at the 11th hole – the largest natural elevation change of Florida’s courses. 12900 Lake Jovita Blvd., Dade City; 352-588-2233. www.lakejovitagolfcc.com

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Westchase Golf Club Ranked the No. 1 golf course in Florida for customer loyalty and satisfaction by the National Golf Foundation, Westchase Golf Club is a 6,710-yard course winding through 213 acres of lakes, wetlands and scenic conservation areas. A state-of-the-art GPS system gives helpful tips and accurate yardage as you play. 11602 Westchase Golf Drive, Tampa; 813-854-2331. www.westchasegc.com

Photo courtesy of World Woods Golf Club

Three courses to choose from, each designed by a golf legend. The Arnold Palmer Course creates a plethora of high-risk, high-reward shots, and the Tom Watson Course boasts rolling fairways and strategically placed bunkers. The Jack Nicklaus Course challenges players to organize a series of shots before they putt. 7593 Gathering Drive, Reunion; 407-662-1000. www.reunionresort.com

Saddlebrook Resort – Palmer Course Saddlebrook’s Palmer Course features Tif-Eagle greens on its par-71 course. Be sure to utilize the 3.5-acre practice driving range since this course is considered one of the most challenging in Tampa Bay. The first tee is located in the center of the resort, adjacent to restaurants and shops. 5700 Saddlebrook Way, Wesley Chapel; 813-729-8383. www.saddlebrook.com

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Southern Hills Plantation Club

World Woods Golf Club

GolfWeek rates this private, Pete Dye Signature golf course as one of the top 100 residential courses in the United States. With elevations ranging from 60 to almost 250 feet, each hole features large course corridors, sprawling landing areas and natural buffers. 19850 Southern Hills Blvd., Brooksville; 352-799-9898. www.sohilly.com

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406 SAINT ANDREWS DRIVE BELLEVIEW ISLAND, BELLEAIR The venerable 406 Saint Andrews Drive on Belleview Island, a double gated enclave of only 31 home sites set amidst the Intracoastal Waterways, yet within The Belleair Country Club compound. This important and truly exceptional six bedroom, eight bath Belleview Island residence situated on two and one quarter lots fronting Clearwater Harbor is beyond comparison. The world’s finest materials were used in the reconstruction of this magnificent property. A timeless traditional and transitional aesthetic permeates throughout 8,000 square feet of legendary interiors. Appointments of custom mill work, hand finished mouldings, coffered ceilings, master carpenter’s cabinetry and built-ins, rarefied granites, marble and onyx are well evident within this gracious home. A thoughtful and remarkable floor plan redesigned by Dr. Bryan Zwan and June Zwan allows for unobstructed Clearwater Harbor and Sand Key skyline views from nearly every room. Craftsmanship without fail, painstaking attention to every detail inclusive of the Oregon cedar and paver system used within the garage and recreation areas lends to a true organic feel. Replete with an extended dock, volume pool and ample acreage this sublime property awaits its new legacy. 406 Saint Andrews Drive is listed for $9,995,000 with Rafal Wazio, Sand Key Realty, 727-424-4629 or email rafalwazio@yahoo.com. www.406SaintAndrewsDr.com dR


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DOLPHIN DRIVE - REDINGTON BEACH Overlooking beautiful wide water, this luxurious and exhilarating 5 bedroom, 4 bath, 4,900+ square foot neo-contemporary masterpiece delivers a dramatic and singularly inspiring living experience. Past a towering stone facade entry, you'll be awed by soaring 35 foot ceilings and a massive living area with big, bold waterviews. Marble, porcelain and Brazilian Redwood integrate with elegance and seamless clarity on the wonderful 1st level. Upper level feels like a trip through a modern art museum with brilliant, complementary geometric structures that leaves one speechless. You'll find no finer alternative to a traditional Mediterranean! Offered at $1,549,000.

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BAHIA WAY - ST. PETE BEACH Spacious 4,496 square foot 4 bedroom, 5.5 bath home rests on beautiful wide water! Terrific kitchen enjoys thick granite counters, stone backsplashes, gorgeous custom center island and luxurious bar area. Formal and informal dining areas with handsome French door finishes provide exceptional water views and access to large deck. Big master suite with private deck delivers stunning views of the waterway in 3 directions! Splendid lower level waterfront entertainment room is perfectly finished for guests and parties, includes a big wetbar and full pool bath. Oversized pool and spa, brick paver deck, spacious boat dock and dual lifts. Offered for $1,195,000.

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INDIAN SHORES Located on a deep lot with relaxing privacy, this wonderful 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath, 3,182 square foot Gulf front home delivers the rich feel of an estate compound! Superb living room and fabulous bar area transition to a huge 400 square foot covered balcony with sweeping views of the ocean horizon. Beach level includes a covered deck, bar area and stainless steel outdoor kitchen. Large, upper level master suite enjoys a private 22-foot wide balcony. Separate guest house, 2 in-ground swimming pools, plenty of storage, 3stop elevator and electronic shutters make living a breeze. Offered for $1,699,000.

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World-class architecture, magnificent luxury finishes and exhilarating waterfront views define this 3,300+ square foot 4 bed 3.5 bath home of rare beauty and substance. Offered for $1,490,000.

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This grand, sprawling 4 bedroom, 4 bath estate is superbly carved within a naturally landscaped environment - delivering a level of waterfront intimacy seldom found in Tampa Bay. Perfect for the active family! Offered for $1,199,000.

Striking Tuscan finishes and superb custom woodworking mark this gorgeous 3,600 square foot 4 bedroom 3 bath home on deep intracoastal water. Offered for $1,070,000.

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Open Bay Davis Islands Estate. Designed by famed designer Thomas Everett Lamb. The majestic curb appeal is just the beginning of this home experience. Beautiful glass inlaid front doors open to the massive foyer with grand stairs. Perfect for entertaining yet features casual spaces for relaxed living. Construction is of the finest quality and craftsmanship. The bay-side exterior features walls of glass windows and doors overlooking the spectacular pool, hot tub, outdoor cabana area, and expansive lawn. $5,495,000

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he month of September marks another milestone for John Harris, executive chef at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort. He’ll celebrate the start of his 23rd year at his first and only Florida position. A pillar in the community, Harris is one of Tampa Bay’s most well-known chefs, delivering stellar cuisine time and time again at all three restaurants in Sheraton Sand Key Resort. His success is apparent with the critically acclaimed Rusty’s Bistro, the resort’s fine-dining restaurant. And to think it all started with a few live lobsters. “The first thing I remember cooking was a dinner when I was in college,” Harris says. “I lived off campus my junior year, and I decided to have some friends over. I lived in Maine, and I got some live lobsters from a local fish monger. So, we had cooked lobsters with rice pilaf.” Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Harris made his way to the Sunshine State after a six-year detour through Utah's picturesque ski resorts. While enjoying the Rocky Mountains, Harris refined his culinary skills, training under the expertise of Bernhard Gotz, a classically trained, wellknown German chef. He also had the distinct privilege to work with some of the great chefs of the world, including Charlie Trotter, Norman Van Aken and Mark Franz. But now those in the kitchen are looking to Harris for inspiration with his 23 years of culinary distinction. “I always want to try to provide the best meal that I possibly can to the customers, and to do that I try to buy the best ingredients—sometimes local if I can, sometimes sustainable if I can,” says 90 www.duPontREGISTRY.com/TampaBay

Harris of his food philosophy. “I want to use the freshest, best ingredients that I can and prepare them with foods and spices that help enhance the natural flavors of what I’m cooking.” And you could think working the same kitchen for more than 20 years would lose its luster—but Harris would say differently. “There are a few conferences that I go to every year that really light my fire,” Harris explains. These food-focused conferences in Denver and Vegas, along with lots of magazine and cookbook reading, keeps Harris on the cusp of culinary trends. In addition, Harris has two small herb gardens on the property where he grows thyme and cinnamon basil among others for inventive dishes. The restaurant’s loyal patrons certainly notice all the extra effort. The blue crab cake and parmesan-crusted humboldt calamari are the most often-ordered appetizers with the six-ounce filet ranked as the most popular entrée. Close seconds go to the grouper piccata as well as the sea bass with lentils and fennel. But Harris’ favorite meal at Rusty’s Bistro would be the shrimp risotto for the appetizer and the roast New Zealand lamb rack as the entrée.

Rusty’s Bistro Sheraton Sand Key 1160 Gulf Boulevard Clearwater Beach 727-595-1611 www.sheratonsandkey.com

Chef Harris' accomplishments have not come without recognition. In 2003 he was inducted into the prestigious international culinary society—The Chaine des Rotisseurs—and was also named 2003's Chef of the Year by the Suncoast Cooks and Chefs Association. But Harris’ food is not the only thing that has the Tampa Bay area taking notice. His extensive charity work for UPARC, the Abilities Foundation, the Ryan Wells Foundation and others also has people talking. In 2008, he was the featured chef of the Great Chefs of Tampa Bay event that raised more than $100,000 for the Family Resources Center. However, the event closest to Harris is his involvement in creating “An Evening with the Chefs;” an event which gives high-school culinary students the opportunity to cook and work alongside notable area chefs while raising funds for culinary scholarships for the same students. “I think a lot of chefs want to give back to the community because the community gives to us,” Harris explains. “They give us their business. They could give their business to anyone but they chose us. So I want to give back to say thank you for giving us your business in the first place.” But there is one student that gets the greatest gift of all, and that would be Harris’ daughter, a student in the culinary program at Osceola High School. “We cook together at home,” Harris gushes. “She likes to cook fish, so we cook a lot of seafood together. We try different sauces and seasonings. We usually do pan-seared but we also like fish on the grill.”

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4 six-ounce portions of sea bass 3 ounces clarified butter 6 ounces orange fennel sauce (recipe below) 8 ounces lentils, cooked (recipe below) 4 ounces fennel bulb, thinly sliced (shaved) 16 pieces orange sections 1 tablespoon chives, finely chopped Kosher salt and pepper to taste Season both sides of sea bass with salt and pepper. In sauté pan over medium heat, sear sea bass in 2 ounces of clarified butter until light golden brown. Flip and finish cooking until just cooked through. Keep warm and set aside. In another pan, cook fennel in butter until it starts to soften. To serve, put 2 ounces of cooked lentils in center of plate or shallow bowl, put fennel next to lentils, and place

fish on lentils and fennel. Divide sauce between four plates, and drizzle around lentils and fennel. Place four orange sections on sea bass, and garnish with chopped chives. Adjust seasoning to taste with salt and pepper.

Lentils ¼ cup carrots, celery and onion, finely diced (equal amounts) 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 cup chicken stock ½ cup French lentils Kosher salt and pepper to taste Sauté vegetables in olive oil until they just start to caramelize. Then, add stock, bring to a boil, add lentils and cook until tender. Adjust seasoning to taste with salt and pepper.

Orange Fennel Sauce 1 lemongrass (bulb and stalk) 2 garlic cloves

1 ounce fresh ginger 1 bay leaf 1 teaspoon clarified butter 16 ounces white wine Pinch of saffron ½ gallon vegetable stock 4 ounces fresh orange juice 1 fennel bulb, sliced 4 ounces equal parts water and cornstarch Crush lemongrass, clove and ginger. Then, add bay leaves and sauté in butter over medium heat for 2–3 minutes. Don’t brown. Deglaze with wine and add saffron. Reduce until almost dry; then add vegetable stock, orange juice and sliced fennel bulb. Simmer for about 45 minutes and strain. Adjust seasoning to taste with salt and pepper. Add a little of the cornstarch slurry until just thickened. Serves four

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building, which was originally used as the cantina. Built in the 1912, the architecture is a beautiful combination of French Renaissance Revival, with heavy Spanish and Moorish influences. But even with all the charm, why would Fernandez be interested in another restaurant venture? It’s quite simple. “Being at the front of the restaurants at Bernini and Green Iguana for 17 years, visitors in Ybor were always asking if there was a steakhouse nearby. I said, ‘Why aren’t we opening a steakhouse,’ and here we are,” Fernandez explains. The experienced chefs at Carne developed the menu, which offers a selection of

steaks, chops, seafood. The bone-in ribeye, trout almandine and the prime rib are certainly menu standouts, but locals love the restaurant’s signature dishes like the Palios Brothers Fried Chicken. A South Tampa favorite since the 1940s, this dish can now be found at Carne. “We also have several signature entrees that I’m proud of like the fried chicken and waffles,” Fernandez gushes. “Palios fed my grandparents, parents and me before closing a few years ago. They were kind enough to share their recipe, their equipment, everything, and I’m so happy we can have it on our menu now.” To accompany those delicious entrees,

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ason Fernandez knows amazing food—and he knows how to turn that amazing food into ultimate customer success. Fernandez spends all his lunches and dinners walking the tables at his successful restaurants: Green Iguana Bar & Grill, Bernini, Hot Willy’s and his newest venture, Carne Chophouse. “‘Carne’ means ‘meat’ in French, Spanish and Italian,” explains Fernandez. “And our menu has French, Latin and Italian influences on it but it is still a classic steakhouse.” Located in the cultural and culinary heart of Ybor City, Carne Chophouse is a casual, classic steakhouse with a charm

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Carne offers a wide array of appetizers, salads and side dishes. Carne's version of oysters Rockefeller combines andouille sausage, corn, tomatoes and spinach, with a cheddar crust. The Cheese fries poutine is another amazing side dish, and it consists of crispy Yukon gold fries,


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cheddar sauce, bacon, scallions and veal gravy, topped with a fried egg. But don’t forget to save room for dessert, because Carne has you covered. The baked Alaska is layered vanilla ice cream, cake and meringue topping drizzled with chocolate fudge sauce. The strawberry shortcake is another one you won’t want to miss. In addition to a full liquor bar, Carne offers an extensive selection of California wines and special selections from Spain and Italy. With twenty five wines by-theglass, you can taste your way through the various wine regions of the world. And you can bet a fair share of Republicans indulged in all of Carne’s offerings during the Republican National Convention in August. Carne Chophouse was booked solid for the event. “We are so fortunate and excited to have the kind of success we are having,” Fernandez says. But that kind of success has everything to do with the standard of quality

Fernandez has instilled in all of his restaurants, and nothing to do with luck. And visitors and locals alike are taking notice.

TROUT ALMONDINE 4 8-ounce trout filet, fresh skin on, bone out 2 ounces canola oil All-purpose flour, for dusting as needed Kosher salt to taste Ground black pepper to taste Sauce 1 pound unsalted butter 2 ounces Madeira wine 2 ounces lemon juice 2 tablespoon honey ½ cup almonds, blanched, sliced, toastedSauce instructions Preheat oven to 220-degrees. Spread almonds on a cookie sheet so they are completely flat and not overlapping. Place in preheated oven and toast until golden brown. Remove almonds and set aside to cool. In a heavy, small saucepan, cook 1 pound of butter until it turns dark amber

in color and has a slightly nutty aroma. Set to the side and cool completely. In a small saucepan, combine Madeira, lemon juice and honey. Reduce mixture over medium-high heat by quarter of the original volume. Set aside and cool completely. Once brown butter is completely cooled, strain through a fine mesh strainer into the saucepan with the wine mixture. Bring sauce to a simmer over medium heat and add almonds. Trout instructions In large skillet, heat 2 ounces of canola oil over medium heat until hot. Season trout with salt and pepper; then dredge in flour. Shake off excess flour and place skin side up in skillet. Once flesh is golden brown, flip the trout over and repeat for the skin side (about two minutes per side). Once all of the trout has been seared, completely drain all of the excess oil out of the skillet and return the fish to the pan. Ladle 4 ounces of sauce into the skillet and cook briefly. Plate, add extra sauce to taste as needed and serve. Serves four dR www.duPontREGISTRY.com/TampaBay 95


DINING round the bay  BENEDETTO’S

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For over 10 years Benedetto’s has been serving up incredible meals and memorable moments. Benedetto’s has received many awards including being one of Florida Trend’s Top 400 restaurants year after year. Everything at Benedetto’s is made fresh to order. The owner and chef try to visit each table to greet customers, making this restaurant one of the few that is a true mom and pop establishment. Steaks, Black Angus Prime, are cut daily. At Benedetto’s the walls are lined with Sinatra, Dean, and Sammy memorabilia. Dinner is served daily Monday-Thursday 4:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m, Friday and Saturday 4:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. and Sunday 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 21529 Village Lakes Shopping Center, Land O Lakes. 813-909-9694 or www.BendettoItaliano.com

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Modern Mediterranean cuisine meets a relaxed Florida lifestyle where you can savor a variety of tempting dishes—each fresh, flavorful and seductive. The atmosphere is stylish and inviting, with outdoor café tables, inside choice of dining tables, booths and bar seating, or two large communal tables. Plush red sofas are the place to relax and enjoy a glass of wine. Monday through Friday lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday dinner from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., 5 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday and from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Sunday. Reservations accepted. Weekend brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 2548 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. 727-724-4228; 14306 N. Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa. 846-265-1415 or www.carmelcafe.com

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An American gastropub and market dishing up modern comfort food in a fun, energetic environment. The kind of place where Filet Mignon shares table space with Meatloaf stuffed with macaroni and cheese; where a creative riff on the classic cuban gets paired with a rare bottle of vintage beer; and where the friendly staff comes by with samples of the latest seasonal martini or freshly-popped black-pepper popcorn. Carnivores, chocolate lovers, scotch snobs, beer geeks, vegetarians and average Joes all call this charming place home, and for good reason. Monday through Saturday: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Sunday: Brunch 2616 S. MacDill Avenue, Tampa, 813-831-8000 or www.datztampa.com

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DINING round the bay  FOUNTAIN GRILLE RESTAURANT

Fountain Grille Restaurant, Safety Harbor Resort and Spa

 FRENCHY’S CAFÉ For 30 years, Frenchy’s Clearwater Beach restaurants have been serving delicious seafood in a fun, beach atmosphere. Whether you’re at the quaint, casual Frenchy’s Original Café, open air, laid-back Frenchy’s Saltwater Café, lively beachfront Frenchy’s Rockaway Grill or Key West-style Frenchy’s South Beach Café, you’re sure to enjoy the freshest seafood and other tasty signature items, including our famous Super Grouper sandwich. Fresh grouper and other fish are reeled in from our own boats at Frenchy’s Seafood Co., then prepared and served right to your plate. Visit all four locations throughout Clearwater Beach. Go to www.frenchysonline.com for more information.

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Contemporary-inspired cuisine featuring fresh ingredients and showcasing the rich flavors of the Mediterranean. Fountain Grille offers a variety of light fare and enticing entrées, all served with the natural mineral water sourced from the Safety Harbor Resort and Spa’s historic springs. Specialties include crab cakes, steaks and seafood. Dining can be enjoyed inside or on the courtyard. Serving breakfast daily from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and Sunday 7:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; Lunch daily 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and Sunday 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; Dinner Sunday-Thursday 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Friday–Saturday 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Open to the public. Safety Harbor Resort and Spa, 105 North Bayshore Drive, Safety Harbor. 727-724-7725, ext. 7825 or www.safetyharborspa.com Frenchy’s Positively Super Grouper Sandwich

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Mazzaros Italian Market

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From fresh roasted coffee to delicious deli selections, gourmet baked goods to handmade pastas and specialty cheeses, Mazzaro’s is more than a one-of-a-kind Italian market—it’s one of Tampa Bay's favorite culinary destinations. Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Closed Sunday. 2902 22nd Avenue, N., St. Petersburg. 727-321-2400 or www.mazzarosmarket.com

 MICHAEL’S 717 SOUTH Serving authentic Italian dishes from the kitchens of Italy to the exotic seafood from the Pacific Rim. Choose from their appetizer list, to more than 25 entrées including their aged Prime Beef steak varieties, farm fresh natural chicken, and local favorites, such as their famous Miso & Sake fresh grouper. They have a 450-bottle wine list, serve award-winning martinis and specialty drinks. Homemade desserts, include Kona Molten Lava Cake. Michael Stewart, owner, and twice voted “Chef of the Year” Robert Masson welcome patrons to enjoy the art deco paintings, cozy booths, open kitchen, clubby bar, and private dining rooms. Lunch and Dinner: Monday through Friday. Dinner only Saturday and Sunday. 717 S. Howard Avenue, Tampa. 813-250-1661 or www.717south.com 98 www.duPontREGISTRY.com/TampaBay

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DINING round the bay  RUSTY’S BISTRO

Rusty’s Bistro Sheraton Sand Key Resort

Award-winning Executive Chef John Harris oversees a destination restaurant that happens to be at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort. Rusty’s Bistro is critically acclaimed for its fine wine and cuisine. Some of the dishes feature classic Caribbean foods combined with the freshest Florida ingredients. Harris prepares a variety of decadent soups, exotic main dishes and delicious desserts. The dinner buffet features prime rib with center cut tenderloin. Relax as you enjoy the live jazz piano evenings. Breakfast at Rusty’s Bistro includes a full buffet with daily specials. Breakfast 7:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Dinner 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. 1160 Gulf Blvd, Clearwater Beach. 727-595-1611 or www.sheratonsandkey.com

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Sea Sea Riders Restaurant offers the best steak and seafood in the Tampa Bay area. We offer award-winning, reasonably-priced cuisine and different specials everyday. For special occasions, we also offer wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners and banquet rooms. Family owned and operated for more than 20 years, we take pride in making everything fresh in house. Our restaurant also provides an Old-Florida ambiance inside of a restored 1903 waterfront home with veranda dining to provide a unique and enjoyable dining experience. 221 Main Street (Alt. 19), Dunedin. 727-734-1445 or www.seaseariders.net

A gulf-front show kitchen for diners to observe the preparation of fresh, healthy fare. Located on the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa’s second floor with expansive gulf views, this Coastal American Grill offers indoor or outdoor dining. The award-winning team prepares a menu that tempts taste buds: interactive appetizers; seasonal creations; signature specialties; and sweets such as key lime tarts with meringue-lime zest. Breakfast, lunch and dinner: Daily 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Reservations suggested. Complimentary parking. 301 South Gulfview Boulevard, Clearwater. 727-373-1234 or www.clearwaterbeach.hyatt.com

 WATERCOLOUR STEAKHOUSE & GRILL Acclaimed to have the best steaks on the beach, Watercolour Steakhouse and Grill features certified black Angus beef steaks as well as the freshest seafood and the most delectable desserts. Served in a relaxed elegant waterfront environment, Watercolour is one of the area’s finest places for a group party, business meal or a quiet romantic dinner. Expert service staff will make your dining experience one to remember. Dinner: Daily 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. 1201 Gulf Boulevard, Clearwater Beach. 727-593-1661 or www.watercolourgrille.com dR


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This year's FARA Energy Ball raised over $1.5M (gross). Wendy Ryan of ABC Action News returned as the event’s emcee for the sold out crowd of over 700. The event featured in excess of 300 auction items. Prior to the Energy Ball on September 6, FARA and USF Ataxia Research Center hosted a science symposium, Cultivating A Cure. The success of the Energy Ball and the scientific symposium enhances the ability to keep the research pace accelerated and engages a broader global collaboration of worldclass researchers, as we advance towards therapies and an eventual cure for FA. dR Photography courtesy of Kent Ross Studios





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You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up Jaeb Theater The Straz Center Through October 27 Howl-O-Scream 7:30 p.m. Busch Gardens Through October 30 Crosscurrents of Design: Asian Export Ceramics Ringling Museum of Art The Art of Jade Ringling Museum of Art October 1 through March 31 The Royal Inheritance: Dalí works from the Spanish National Collection The Dali Museum October 2 The King’s Men Tour 7:00 p.m. USF Sun Dome October 4 Joe Cocker 8:00 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall Boyz II Men 7:30 p.m. The Mahaffey October 5–6 Three Broadway Tenors 8:00 p.m. Murray Studio Theater October 6 Rock of Ages 9:00 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall October 6 through March 3 Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition The Mahaffey October 6–7 Folkfest St. Pete 2012 11:00 a.m. Albert Whitted Park St. Petersburg October 12 The Australian Pink Floyd Show 8:00 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall Journey 7:30 p.m. 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre 106 www.duPontREGISTRY.com/TampaBay

October 13 Beethoven to Bernstein The Florida Orchestra Stuart Malina, conductor 8:00 p.m. The Mahaffey Band of Horses Tour 8:00 p.m. The Ritz Theater, Ybor October 16 John Legend 7:30 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall Ani DiFranco 8:00 p.m. The Ritz Ybor

November 3 through February 17 The Art of Golf Museum of Fine Arts November 3 Champagne and Diamonds Gala Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast 7:00 p.m. Dali Museum Frankie’s Friends Hoohiwahiwa! 6:00 p.m. T. Pepin’s Hospitality Centre, Tampa Celtic Thunder Voyage 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall

October 19 Clearwater Jazz Holiday 10:00 p.m. Capitol Theatre

November 4 The Gershwin Experience The Florida Orchestra Sarah Hicks, conductor 7:30 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall

October 20 Dillard’s Fashion Show 1:00 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall

November 8 Tap Dogs: The Hottest Show on Legs 7:30 p.m. The Mahaffey

Tampa Prep Golf Outing 8:00 a.m. Westchase Golf Club

November 9 Leann Rimes 8:00 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall

November 10 Benise En Fuego 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Palladium Glenn Frey 8:00 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall November 13, 15–18 Agatha Christie’s: The BBC Murders Capitol Theatre November 15 Regina Spektor 8:00 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall November 16 Drumline 7:30 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall November 16–17 Florida Winefest Wild Truffle Tasting Event Viking Culinary Center, Lakewood Ranch November 16–18 Festival of Trees Tampa Bay Long Center, Clearwater

Chris Robinson Brotherhood 8:00 p.m. Capitol Theatre October 23–28 Jekyll and Hyde Carol Morsani Hall The Straz Center October 24 Lynyrd Skynyrd 8:00 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall October 26 Rascal Flatts 7:00 p.m. 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre October 27 Arturo Sandoval 6:00 p.m. Capitol Theatre Sibelius’ Violin Concerto The Florida Orchestra Marcelo Lehninger, conductor 8:00 p.m. The Mahaffey November 2 Christian McBride Trio 8:00 p.m. The Mahaffey

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The Royal Inheritance: Dalí works from the Spanish National Collection

October 1

The Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg will welcome 12 important Dalí works on loan from the National Collection of Modern Art in Spain—Madrid's Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. This selection of paintings will expand our knowledge of Dali's diverse production of art. Las Meninas above is 3-D when viewed properly.

American Stage St. Petersburg, www.americanstage.org The Beth Ann Morean Arts Center St. Petersburg, www.theartscenter.org Capitol Theatre Palm Harbor Carrollwood Players Theatre Tampa, www.carrollwoodplayers.com The Club at Treasure Island St. Petersburg, www.theclubti.com/events The Coliseum St. Petersburg, www.stpete.org/coliseum Dunedin Fine Art Center Dunedin, www.dfac.org Henry B. Plant Museum Tampa, www.plantmuseum.com The Lakeland Center Lakeland, www.thelakelandcenter.com Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art Tarpon Springs www.spcollege.edu/central/museum Lowry Park Zoo Tampa, www.lowryparkzoo.com Mahaffey Theater St. Petersburg, www.mahaffeytheater.com Mindy Solomon Gallery St. Petersburg, www.mindysolomon.com Morean Arts Center St. Petersburg, www.moreanartscenter.org

22nd Annual Suncoast Jazz Classic Sheraton Sand Key Resort November 17–18 Clearwater Beach Uncorked Wine & Food Event Clearwater Beach

November 29 Standup Comedy: Louis C.K. 7:30 p.m. Carol Morsani Hall The Straz Center November 29 through December 2 St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show

November 20-25 Elf, the Musical Carol Morsani Hall The Straz Center November 23 This is the 60s 8:00 p.m. The Mahaffey November 23 through January 1 Holiday Lights in the Gardens 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Florida Botanical Gardens November 24 Dave Koz & Friends Christmas 8:00 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall 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 108 www.duPontREGISTRY.com/TampaBay

Albert Whitted Park St. Petersburg

December 6 Simply Sinatra Christmas 1:00 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall Michael Bolton 7:30 p.m. The Mahaffey December 7 Bowzer’s Holiday Rock ’n Roll 7:30 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall

December 1 Idina Menzel 8:00 p.m. Carol Morsani Hall The Straz Center An Evening with Richard Marx 8:00 p.m. Capitol Theatre Brahms’ Double Concerto The Florida Orchestra Joshua Weilerstein, conductor 8:00 p.m. The Mahaffey

December 8 Catch Me If You Can 2:00 p.m & 8:00 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall December 11 Aerosmith & Cheap Trick 7:30 p.m. Tampa Bay Times Forum Flavor of Jazz VII 8:00 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall

December 2 Cirque Chinois 7:00 p.m. The Mahaffey

December 19–20 A Christmas Carol 7:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall

Nunset Boulevard 2:00 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall

December 21 Wynonna’s Rockin’ Christmas 8:00 p.m. The Mahaffey

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

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 teveleth@dupontregistry.com or fax 727-489-0279.

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dR HAPPENING

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL PRESENTS KOOZA

By Mary Lou Janson

under the Grand Chapiteau outside Tropicana Field

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even years have elapsed since the last tent village magically appeared, majestically staking its ground in downtown St. Petersburg and signaling the arrival of another Cirque du Soleil production. It was Quidam that began the tradition of tents setting up in the parking lot of Tropicana Field to create a climate-controlled, 2,500-seat performance venue for a Cirque du Soleil troupe along with training facilities, a kitchen capable of feeding cast and crew members and areas for wardrobe maintenance and make-up applications. Alegria arrived two years later in 2004 and Varekai followed in 2005. Now another title is about to be added to that growing list when KOOZA opens for a limited engagement November 8. When the Grand Chapiteau—this time all-white rather than the familiar blue and yellow stripes—is unfurled and draped into 110 www.duPontREGISTRY.com/TampaBay

Never losing contact, two strong, flexible performers move almost imperceptibly, assuming positions that would be impossible without an impeccable sense of balance. The artists call on their sensitivity and powers of concentration in their quest for perfect harmony.

place, it heralds the arrival of a show that has never before been performed locally. The name KOOZA is inspired by the Sanskrit word “koza” that means box, chest or treasure. More than five years ago KOOZA made its world debut in Montreal before embarking on a globe-trotting tour that has delighted and dazzled millions in 33 cities to date, stretching from Tokyo and now to Tampa Bay. When the multi-week engagement in St. Petersburg ends, KOOZA crosses the Atlantic, landing next in London where it will be performed in the Royal Albert Hall. In KOOZA, a character known only as “The Innocent” embarks on a journey defined by themes dealing with identity, recognition and power. He must travel through an electrifying and exotic visual world that contrasts moments of slapstick humor with feats of fantastic strength. “This show definitely goes back to the


roots of the circus and the types of traditional acts that a circus would feature,” said Alana Morgan, production manager for KOOZA. Clowns are among the 53 performing artists known worldwide for their ability to execute exciting and energizing combinations of acrobatics, artistry and athleticism. KOOZA’s 10 acts include an unprecedented approach to the High Wire and the truly incredible “Wheel of Death” which has never before been presented under a Big Top. High-flying acts, fantastic costumes, a stunning stage and mesmerizing music are all part of the world contained within this “circus in a box.” Dominating the stage is a moveable tower called the Bataclan, which alters the configuration of the performance space as it travels, moving artists in and out of the spotlight, serving as the bandstand for the musicians and singers and creating dramatic focal points with its pair of curved staircases. “There is no automation but this is a big show with a lot of technical talent and moving parts,” added Morgan who has worked in the entertainment field for 20 years and with Cirque du Soleil since 2009. “The stage is definitely a character within the show. It is really well conceived. It moves and breathes along with the action and mood of the show.” As the production manager, Morgan oversees 30 people and is responsible for lighting, sound systems, rigging, plumbing, power and other vital functions that make the tent village self-contained and fully operational. That means ensuring all of the ropes and pulleys are working seamlessly, the recessed lighting around the perimeter of the stage casts a warm glow similar to the footlights of a 19thcentury theater and the kitchen is capable of flawlessly serving more than 300 meals per day. It’s making certain everything on, over and below the stage functions with precision timing for every performer and each performance. “I just make sure it’s all working, running and humming along,” she added. dR

The twin high wires are suspended 15 and 25 feet above the stage, and the four tightrope walkers add their own tension to the 6,600-pound load on each rope.

A 1,600-pound Wheel of Death rotates at heart-stopping speeds, powered only by the two artists who leap and counter-rotate in a death-defying display of fearless acrobatics and astonishing teamwork.

The moveable tower, Bataclan.

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Raise A Glass... For A Great Cause Become a Sponsor of the Inaugural Wine Weekend St. Pete 2013 February 8-10th A Weekend of Prestigious Events:

Friday–February 8th: Midnight In Paris Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

Exclusive Black Tie Dinner for Sponsors and VIPs Only featuring

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2013 PORSCHE BOXSTER/BOXSTER S

By John Kucec

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he anticipated and heavily-revised 981 generation of the Boxster and Boxster S arrived in showrooms this summer, replacing the 987 generation first introduced for the 2005 model year. With such a long model life span, Porsche has taken great care to modernize the package without screwing up the basic formula that has made the Boxster a success: a pure top-down roadster experience with peerless mid-engine handling. To that end, if the enhancements seen on the new 981 model are somewhat subtle in the engineering department, they are more noticeable in terms of design and comfort. At first glance, the Boxster’s 2.3inch longer wheelbase and inch-larger standard wheels on each model are immediately noticeable: they give the impression of a more mature sports car that draws heavily on the visual cues of the mid-engine Carrera GT supercar of 2004. A flatter windshield is situated nearly four inches further forward, front and rear overhangs shrink, overall width is up and height down. The design suggests a larger and therefore heavier car, but Porsche has gone to great lengths to keep weight lower than the outgoing model. 116 www.duPontREGISTRY.com/TampaBay

The two powertrain choices are 2.7- and 3.4-liter flat sixes; the latter was brought online in a mid-cycle refresh to the previous car in 2009. Both are equipped with direct fuel injection, thermal management and auto start/stop systems, contributing to the 991’s increased power and lower fuel consumption. As before, transmission choices for both Boxsters are a six-speed manual or a seven-speed PDK dual clutch unit. Unsurprisingly, owing to a lighter curb weight and more powerful engines, performance is up: 60mph arrives sooner and top speeds are higher. Handling is for the most part unchanged—a good thing in the Boxster’s case, although handling limits are appreciably higher. One thing is certain: the new Boxster will continue to prove extremely troublesome for competitors looking to replicate Porsche’s magic formula. dR

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$49,500 Boxster $60,900 Boxster S

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A masterpiece of extreme amenities No artistic detail was overlooked in the recent creation of a spectacular local estate that defines extreme amenities. The homeowners' vision, combined with the superb talent of Ralph Mills of Artisan Design and Shawn Saathoff of Architectural Audio Design came together to create a masterpiece filled with unique embellishments and European craftsmanship. Beautiful ceramic pottery from Deruta and Sicily complements the fabulous handpainted tile accents throughout the authentic Tuscan-style kitchen and morning areas. A work island, made from dark cherry, touts Louis Philippe styled drawer heads across the entire hand-tooled apron front for a dramatic eye-popping look. Ceilings throughout the home are embellished with rough hewn, hand-scraped wood beams accented by lime and mineral plaster with a patina, then hand waxed. The flooring features an Italian travertine stone meticulously cut in detail. The dining room touts antique hammered iron lighting fixtures with Milano glass, hand-scraped Venetian plastered walls and old-world leather dining chairs that rival the term “fine Corinthian leather.” Mills has handcrafted the art-of-style, form and function when designing unexpected elements of kitchens, bathrooms and “Roomscaping” for the home. His 25 years of experience is always evolving in the discriminating industry of home design and custom interior finishes. The superb skill of Shawn Saathoff of Architectural Audio Design is at work in the estate’s home theater system, which resembles a landmark historic theatre in all its opulence. Open the door to the theatre and you feel as Ralph Mills of Artisan Design if you’re outside standing in a courtyard patio. A Shawn Saathoff of Architectural Audio Design sapphire blue ceiling simulates the Milky Way Galaxy and moving clouds. Sumptuous oversize red-velvet recliners invite guests to take a seat. Mediterranean-style sconces, chandeliers and heavy plaster walls with exposed brick add to the drama. And the sound system and acoustics are superb—as near to perfection as possible. “To ignore acoustics of a space is to admire the architecture wearing a blind fold,” says Saathoff, an acoustician in the art and science of creating listening spaces. In 28 years of experience he has mastered the myriad of disciplines needed to seamlessly integrate technology into professionalgrade listening experiences. dR

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This home theater is the size of a commercial cinema (49- x 27- x 21-feet). It has been acoustically isolated utilizing Acoustiblok sound isolation material. Acoustiblok was implemented to prevent sound from entering or escaping the cinema. Acoustiblok, Quiet fiber, was utilized for reflection control within the cinema. www.acoustiblok.com

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