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Fax your event information or flyer to 813-814-1256 or Email to PaulAllen@PACpublishing.com

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Holiday Business Expo - Hosted by the

Upper Tampa Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce and held at the Round Up, 13918 W. Hillsborough Avenue in Oldsmar. Network with professionals from 1pm 6pm. Call 813-855-4233 for details.

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32nd Annual St.Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show at Progress Energy Center

and Albert Whitted Park, 400 First Street South - Over 400 new and used boats. Multiple vendors, food and more. Call 800940-7642 for details.

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Fun in the Sun, 3rd Annual Yoga Cruise

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Horse of a Different Color Winter Craft Market highlights the beautiful and

unusual. Chirping Bird Press will sponsor the first annual event from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.. The event will be taking place at 315 Banquet Hall, 315 Orange Street, Palm Harbor, FL 34683 (across from Molly Goodheads). 727-455-2931 or info@winter-craft-market.com

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Wholistic Medi-Spa Special Event -

Cosmetic acupuncture, anti-aging facial treatments, body sculpting and more. Hosted by Lori Ellen & Company, 1203 Court Street in Clearwater. Event starts at 6:00pm, seating is limited. Call 727-6670370 for reservations.

- Sails out of Tampa to Cozumel. Prices start at $400 for a 4-night cruise. Contact Caryn at Cruises, Inc. 727-741-1438.

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registration and a 7:30 pm start. Noncompetitive, jingling one-mile walk and 3-mile run across the waterfront. Call 727821-4819 for details.

Christmas Wonderland - RE Olds Park,

107 Shore Drive West in Oldsmar, 6pm till 9pm. Snow slope, dance performance, pony rides, food, pictures with Santa and family fun! Go to www.ci.oldsmar.fl.us for more information.

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Kick Off The Holiday Season with the City of Clearwater and Fox 13 TV - Wreath decorating competition starts at 11:30 am and Santa arrives between 6:00 pm and 7:30pm. Go to www.myclearwater. com for complete details.

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St.Petersburg Annual Holiday Parade

- Starts at 10:00 am, marching bands, floats and Santa Claus! After the parade have fun at Showfest in Straub Park. $5 wristbands and kids can play in real snow! Call 727-893-7441 for information.

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Hyde Park Preservation Holiday Home Tour - See inside some beautiful homes

in one of Tampa’s oldest neighborhoods. Tickets $15 in advance and $20 day of the event. Call 813-728-3759 for information.

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Illuminated Boat Parade - Activities start at 3pm at Spa Beach Park in St.Petersburg. Boast parade is viewable from the Pier and the waterfront. Starts at 6:30pm. Call 727-821-6443 for more information.

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St.Petersburg Bowl - Second annual college football game featuring a team from the Big East Conference playing a team from Conference USA. Game will be shown live on ESPN. Go to www. stpetersburgbowl.com for details.

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Teddy Bear Toy Run - Motorcycle run

starts at Tampa Harley-Davidson, 6920 N. Dale Mabry Highway and goes to St.Joseph’s Children Hospital. Registration starts at 10am with kickstands up at noon. Join the fun in your car or truck! The cost is $10 and a new unwrapped toy. Meet the children and their families at the hospital! Call Full Throttle Magazine at 813-814-1424 for more details.

Happy Hanukkah!

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Ho, Ho, Ho ... Merry Christmas to all!

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Celebrity Holiday Fashion Show - Hosted by Georgette’s of

Hyde Park, this show benefits the St.Joseph’s Women’s Hospital. Doors open at 10am and show starts at noon at the Hyatt Regency in Tampa. Call 813-2541141 for additional information.

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City of Dunedin Holiday Parade -

Floats, bands, antique cars and more. Call 727-812-4530 for details.

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Opening Day of the 2009-2010 Racing Season at Tampa Bay Downs - Live

thoroughbred horse racing starts on Saturday 12/12/09 and goes to 5/2/10. TBD also features a golf driving range and live poker. Call 813-855-4401 for complete details.

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First Night St.Petersburg Celebration - A wide variety

of family activities featuring live music, food, lights, dance, fireworks and much more. The fun starts at 5:00pm. Call 727-823-8906 for more information.

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New Year’s Eve .... Hello 2010! Please party responsibly and don’t drink and drive.


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Letter From The

PUBLISHER - Paul Allen

Happy Holidays! This is by far my favorite time of the year as I love Christmas! Now don’t get me wrong, I like receiving gifts but I honestly like shopping for other people more. I get excited about finding that perfect gift and watching the recipient’s face when the box is opened. I like it when I see a shirt or a sweater and I just know it fits that person’s style and taste. I love the feeling when I am shopping for somebody and find that one item I know he/she will enjoy .... it’s a wonderful feeling to have! That’s why I don’t give gift certificates or generic gifts. I try to find that “something special” when I’m shopping. Having three grandchildren (and 2 more on the way!) makes Christmas even more fun and I can’t wait to jump into Toys R Us, Wal-Mart, Target and the other stores .... fight the crowds .... complain about the prices .... make my shopping list and start buying stuff! I want to welcome Mr. Greg Snow to the NuYou staff. Greg has been publishing magazines (Tampa Bay’s Best Magazine) and doing trade shows in the Tampa Bay area for over 25 years. He brings many new and exciting ideas to NuYou along with numerous advertisers who trust his judgement and word. We are excited about our future as Greg will be a big part of our growth in 2010. I hope you like our new “Restaurant Guide” and our expanded “Events Calendar”. We also have added new advertisers and I sincerely hope you visit them and say you saw their ad here in NuYou Magazine! I would like to invite you to join Tracy Allen and myself at the Winter Craft Market Art Show that takes place on December 6, 2009 in Palm Harbor at 315 Orange Street. Tracy will be debuting her photo gallery and I must say, she takes awesome photographs. She will have them on sale in various sizes and frames. I want to wish all of you a very Happy Holiday Season. Please remember the real meaning of Christmas and don’t get too crazy on New Year’s Eve!

Paul Allen

ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER - Gregory Snow Board of Advisers - Sr. Columnist: Dr. Bart Rademaker Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and Medical Director of Rejuva Center for Plastic Surgery and Med Spa

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HEALTH & FITNESS Staying Fit & Taking Care of Your Body HEALTHY TIPS THE DOCTORS ARE IN by Paul Allen A REAL IRON WOMAN by Paul Allen THE WELLEST OF THE WELL by Dr. Bart Rademaker BEAUTY Hair, Skin and Cosmetics LOVE IS IN THE HAIR by Debi Cianci THE LEGAL EAGLE by Jeffrey “Jack” Gordon

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FASHION Clothing & Accessories - From Head To Toe! WINTER CRAFT MARKET FOR THE LOVE OF SHOES by Jay Burnett NEW YEAR NOT SO NEW STYLE by Jay Burnett A DECEMBER TO REMEMBER WHAT’S YOUR HEMLINE by Deeno FOOD & NUTRITION You Are What You Eat! MEET “MR. TAMPA” JACK HARRIS - by Paul Allen FEATURE RECIPE - by Tracy Allen RESTAURANT GUIDE RESTAURANT REVIEW: CATCH 23- by Paul Allen PERFECT WINE FOR THE FEAST - by Nancy Verzi SHOPPING TIPS WITH CHEF ALFIE A TIME TO GET FAT - by Paul Allen HARMONY Wellness of Mind & Spirit LOOK AND FEEL YOUNGER... HEALTHFULLY - by Laura Gunden ASK ERIKA - HOLIDAY ADVICE I DECLARE - A DECLARATION FOR HARMONY - by Dr. Bart Rademaker HOROSCOPES

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HEALTHY TIPS!

If you have brittle nails it is one of the classic symptoms of an underactive thyroid. Others include fatigue, dry skin, constipation and weight gain. Many of these are undiagnosed as they also accompany the normal aging process. Brittle nails can also come from a lack of vitamin D and nails that are pitted or dimpled could be an early sign of psoriasis. Make sure you monitor your nails as you get older and listen to what they have to say!

It sounds simple but a new study published by the American Physiological Society says that if you are over the age of 40 and cannot touch your toes, you could have stiff arteries. As we all know, hardening of the arteries can raise blood pressure and is a major cause of heart disease. Research has shown that exercise helps slow the stiffening of arteries and overall flexibility also helps keep arteries from stiffening. The American Diabetes Association has a new interactive tool called “My Health Advisor” and it will help you assess your risk for type-2 diabetes, heart disease and strokes. Go to www.CheckUpAmerica.org/MHA for more information!

If you are a male over the age of 40, you might not want to read this but .... a study With the Holiday Season here, I have some good of approximately 11,000 men news! Dark chocolate can actually lower cholesterol and found that of those who develyour blood pressure. The sweet treat oped prostate cancer, the ones can also reduce the risk of blood clots. who had an average of six or Make sure you choose brands more alcoholic drinks per week that contain 70% or more were more than twice as likely cocoa solids and avoid those to have a more aggressive type that contain partially of prostate cancer. Just another hydrogenated oil or palm reason to think before you kernel oil. drink!

If you want to “go green” here are a few tips .... 1) Turn off all open faucets as an open faucet lets about 5 gallons of water flow every two minutes. Does the water have to be on when you brush your teeth? Can you cut your shower time by 30 seconds? How about filling your sink and turning off the water when you are washing your dishes? All of these can help conserve water .... 2) Buy recycled toilet paper. If every household in America did this we could save nearly 1-million trees .... 3) Turn off your computer monitor when you are not using your computer. The screen savers cost you about $50 per year in electricity costs .... 4) Lastly, shut off your car if it’s going to sit idle for more than 30 seconds so you don’t waste gasoline!

China has signed an agreement with the American firm First Solar to build a 2-gigawatt, photovoltaic farm in the Mongolian desert to produce solar electricity. The plant is scheduled for completion in 2019 and will be part of the largest in the world.

Many “human” foods are dangerous and even poisonous to pets and here are a few examples: 1) Chocolate stimulates the nervous system and the heart and is especially dangerous to dogs because they will eat large quantities in a short period of time. 2) Grapes and Raisins are damaging to your pet’s kidneys. 3) Garlic & Onions can cause anemia by damaging red blood cells 4) Alcoholic Drinks can depress the nervous system and 5) Avocados damage heart muscles, especially in birds. So, make sure your pet eats correctly. You don’t eat Fido’s dog chow, so he shouldn’t eat your food!

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THE DOCTORS ARE IN! doctors Rx Us

1010 East Busch Blvd. • Tampa • 813-935-7987 There are thousands of doctors in the Tampa Bay area but none as unique and functional as Doctors Rx Us, located at 1010 East Busch Blvd. in Tampa. Not only is it a general medical walk-in clinic that specializes in medical pain management, alcohol/ cigarette detoxification, pap smears and auto accidents, but Doctors Rx Us is also a complete family practice. The facility is family-owned and operated. In 1992, Cheri York started out as a chiropractic clinic and evolved into a full fledged medical center. She saw the need for a local medical center that could help the “everyday person” and changed her focus. “I know it sounds a bit corny and the phrase is over used but we truly “treat our patients like family”. My husband, daughter, and grandchildren all work here and it’s the only way we know to run our business. We have had patients that have been seeing our doctors for ten years and they constantly refer their friends and family. Our doctors take time with our patients and people really don’t want to go anywhere else”, Cheri said. “Today’s health care is different and we truly fit a need. A patient can see us and not have to be referred to other specialists. We can do numerous things right here under one roof. We not only save the patient time and money, but the insurance companies as well”, she added. The other side of Doctors Rx Us is a complete wellness center / medi spa that features hair removal, skin rejuvenation, microderabrasion and botox treatments. When you are talking about the human body, there isn’t much that Doctors Rx Us can’t do! I would like to thank Cheri, her daughter Jaime (Director of Operations), Warren McGill (CFO) and Bob Garrison (Administrator) for their hospitality. NuYou Magazine highly recommends Doctors Rx Us we are proud to have them as one of our advertisers!

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Last month the City of Clearwater hosted the Foster Grant Ironman 70.3 World Championship and the event drew a whopping 1,800 athletes to our area. The event started with a 1.2-mile swim on Clearwater Beach then moved to a 56-mile bike ride through Pinellas County and concluded with a 13.1-mile run! NuYou’s own Nancy Verzi had a cousin who participated in the triathlon. Laurie Walsh completed the entire course in 5 hours, 35 minutes and 28 seconds. The winner in the ladies division was Great Britain’s Julie Dibens who set a course in the record time of 3 hours, 59 minutes and 33 seconds. The men’s champion was Germany’s Michael Raelert who also set a course record in the time of 3 hours, 34 minutes and 4 seconds. NuYou would just like to say wow! We also want to congratulate Laurie and the other 1,799 people who took part in this agonizing, gut wrenching, grueling event. You are all amazing!

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THE WELLEST OF THE WELL: Bart Rademaker, Md. Board certified Plastic Surgeon Medical Director of Rejuva Center for Plastic Surgery and Med Spa With health care issues up in arms, the matter seems to be the focus of our entire nation. No matter where you look, there is a debate about heath have more free time, accomplish more, and be able to care. Our economy seems to be spiraling away from spend the time with your loved ones. us as we are struggling to afford any kind of health care now, or in the future. The “wellest of the well” typically possess the Whether it’s a combination of big following qualities, to an uncommon degree: government, greedy insurance companies or outrageous drug costs, they control our health care THE WELLEST OF THE WELL: expenditures. Know one item, there is no such thing 1. High self-esteem and a positive outlook, as free health care. It is foolish to expect someone else 2. A foundation philosophy and a sense of purpose, to make correct choices and work for 3. A strong sense of personal free for our personal well being. responsibility, That said, the revolution 4. A good sense of humor and “...The “wellest of the that needs to happen is a personal plenty of fun in life, one and a commitment to our own 5. A concern for others and a well” focus on their wellness. Each individual person for the environment, personal responsibility respect needs to look in the mirror and do 6. A conscious commitment to something about their personal personal excellence, and activities to wellness. It is easy, it is effective and 7. A sense of balance and an support their well it will definitely keep you out of the integrated lifestyle doctor’s office! More importantly, 8. Freedom from addictive being,...” while it saves you thousands of behaviors of a negative or dollars per year, you will have more health-inhibiting nature, energy, vitality and happiness than 9. A capacity to cope with you knew you could have. While you can’t individually whatever life presents and to continue to learn, change the nation’s health care programs, you can 10. Be grounded in reality, individually take care of yourself and your family. 11. Highly conditioned and physically fit, The “wellest of the well” focus on their 12. A capacity to love and an ability to nurture, personal responsibility and activities to support their 13. A capacity to manage life demands and well being, energy and vitality on a daily basis. They communicate effectively. are attentive to many different things that will make them feel good all the time. The activities in and of In conclusion, please remember this: themselves can be simple and easily achieved – all Wellness is first and foremost a choice to assume you need to do is discover, decide and commit to responsibility for the quality of your life! It begins these activities that can nurture your personal with a conscious decision to shape a healthy lifestyle. wellbeing. These activities will range from your Wellness is a mindset, a predisposition to adopt a beliefs and personal attitudes, to how and what you series of key principles in varied life areas that lead to eat, exercise and activities like yoga, energy work, high levels of well-being and life satisfaction. and sound therapy. A daily program to keep you in Nu You Magazine will continue to bring balance, at peace, happy and energized is what your many examples of these principles and activities so wellness professional prescribes. You will have less that you can embrace and change your life for the pain, ailments and other medical conditions. You will better.

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LOVE IS IN THE HAIR!

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The first thing I want to say is Happy Holidays to everybody! This month I have a couple of quick “up-styles”. For shoulder length and longer hair, put your hair in a pony tail up high and do cascade curls on the entire amount of hair in the pony tail. Then take small sections of the curled hair and bobby pin it to the scalp. After that is completed, start stacking the hair on top of the other curls and fan them out. If you have a couple of straight hairs, that’s ok …. messy is a good look for this style. It’s ok to have a couple of curls around your face as that creates a very sexy look. Now if you have shorter hair, you can flip out the bottom all the way to the crown of your head, then flat iron around your face or tuck your hair behind your ears. Be sure to always add height to the crown area because everyone looks better with a little fullness on top. Now this style is for someone with very long hair. Take a section from the crown to your bang area and tease it up! Then take both sides and pull it back to make it flat to your head. Smooth out your teased area but leave the height. Lastly, place a nice clip to hold the hair.

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now here are six mistakes that can age you …… 1) If your hair is ultra short you could look older. So, if you wear your hair short, make it wispy around your face and edges. Also add a little teasing to the crown area. This will create a more soft and sexy look. 2) If your hair is too long, it will pull your features down, we call this a anti-face lift! Instead, keep some length like a “choppy bob” that sits just below the collarbone.

3) If your hair is too dark, it can make you look harder and older. It will cast shadows on your skin so your wrinkles look more pronounced. Instead go a little lighter around your face, using highlights. 4) If your hair is too light and your hair has the same tone as your complexion, it can wash you out. Use a little darker contrast that will give you a healthy glow. 5) If your hair has a gray-yellowish color, it can make you look much older. Add gloss with a little color or low lights, not many, just a few around your face. If you don’t want to add low lights, use a purple base shampoo with baking soda for about 15 minutes then rinse. Your yellow hair will turn whiter or more silver and you will lose that “in-between” color. 6) If your hair is too extreme, like very odd colors (too red or too many colors) it may look unorganized. Leave the bold wild color for the younger crowd. Stay with a more natural color. Just tone it down a little. Sometimes the more you try to look young, the older you really look! Finally, remember bangs always soften your look. Full bangs or wispy bangs look fun and sexy! Enjoy the season and cooler weather. I would like to thank Un You magazine . I have enjoyed all the new business. My new clients are very pleased with the magazine and myself. Thanks, Debi

Debi Cianci is a licensed Hair Stylist with 25 plus years experience. She is a color specialist and currently works at California Beauty Studios in Clearwater, Florida. To learn more about Debi’s qualifications and abilties or for a free consultation about a new style or color call 727-224-4979

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nuYou Legal Eagle by: Jeffrey “Jack” Gordon

The Law of Looking Good A government can ban even simple spa or salon treatments. It’s true. In 37 states including Florida, lawmakers have enacted specific legislation to regulate even simple cosmetology practices including such uncomplicated processes as hair braiding and shampooing. Florida statute section 477.012 reads in part as follows: “The legislature deems it necessary in the interest of public health to regulate the practice of cosmetology in this state. However, restrictions shall be imposed only to the extent necessary to protect the public from significant and discernable danger to health and not in a manner which will unreasonably affect the competitive market.” In other states, legislative efforts have been met with controversy and protest. For example, braiding or “cornrowing” hair requires neither the use of chemicals or relaxants. Nevertheless, the State of Maryland decided that to practice the craft of hairbraiding in Maryland, one needed a State-issued cosmetology license, which requires 1,500 hours of training in an approved school and an examination that includes demonstrating knowledge of hairstyles that had nothing to do with braiding. After a number of lawsuits, the State Cosmetology Board unofficially exempted hairbraiding entirely from any type of cosmetology regulation.

Nevertheless, salon owners have continued to petition the Board for an official exemption. The owners suggest that and hairbraiding salons should be inspected to ensure health and safety, but other irrelevant cosmetology regulations should be eliminated because they serve no legitimate governmental objectives and only stifle competition. This past spring, controversy erupted in New Jersey when the state Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling proposed a ban on Brazilian waxing after two women reported being injured in their quest for a smooth bikini line. Both women were hospitalized for infections following socalled “Brazilian” bikini waxes. The Board issued a statement in March stating that such waxing can be dangerous as the hot wax can irritate or tear delicate skin in the bikini area, resulting in infections, ingrown hairs and rashes. For salon owners, discontinuing the popular service would have meant a substantial drop in business, especially as summer swimsuit season neared. Protestors flooded the Board with objections and complaints. One spa owner declared that her customers’ bikini lines were nobody’s business but their own. Those opposed to the potential ban argued that banning the practice would backfire because many customers would travel across state lines for treatment and others might be injured trying to wax themselves. Ultimately, the decision makers tabled the proposal and this past New Jersey summer is reported to have gone especially “smoothly”.

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Winter craft market highlights the beautiful and unusual Chirping Bird Press will sponsor the first annual Horse of a Different Color Winter Craft Market on Sunday, December 6th, 2009, from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.. The event will be taking place at 315 Banquet Hall, 315 Orange Street, Palm Harbor, FL 34683 (across from Molly Goodheads). According to Stephanie Hurst of Chirping Bird Press (www.flutterfavors.com), the winter craft market will give shoppers a chance to shop for those “special items” that are not usually offered at most craft markets or fairs. Just in time for holiday shopping, the Winter Craft Market will feature work by some of the area’s finest artists and crafts people and includes (but is not limited to) photography, linoleum block prints, up-cycled rag dolls, greeting cards, organic collage art, stamped animal tags and collars, artisan soaps, wire sculptures, wooden pens and bowls, wall hangings, knitted goods, and various types of jewelry (including vintage and up-cycled junk, just to name a few). The designers (many of which have a large cult following in the area) include LDY-Bug Graphics & More, The Crafty Hag, Beaded Jewelry by Sandra, Beadnurs, Fancy Guppy, Rubbish, Boogiebead, Devine Designs Jewelry, Jennifer Zoellner, Gingerdead and Friends, Kelley Love Designs, Poochy Couture, DemiGod Studio, Loretta Red, Sew Lola, Woodapples Essentials, Cherry Runway, Live Wired Creations, The Norsk Woodshop, Heatstroke Art, and Paradiseknitting. Holy Smokes Hot Dogs & More will also be present. Also in attendance will be “For Paws Hospice of Ozona” handing out information about thier unique service. Admission is $4.00 (children get in free). A raffle of work by featured artists will be held, and the proceeds of the raffle will be donated to the Suncoast Animal League. This event is proudly sponsored by nuYou Magazine, Chirping Bird Press, Bust Magazine, Bring It Online Design, and Ken’s Creations. Directions to the event are posted on www.wintercraft-market.com. Stephanie Hurst of Chirping Bird Press can be contacted at 727-455-2931 or info@winter-craft-market.com.

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For The Love of Shoes

By Jay Burnett, Fashion Editor

The must-have style of shoe for winter would be the Eighties style booties. They are the perfect compliment for skinny pants, skirts, or dresses. Yves Saint Laurent has a very popular hidden-flat platform bootie; and pointed booties by Chloe or Roberto Cavalli are also great choices. Gucci sports a stylish punk-style with elements such at studs. Boots with fringes, also by Gucci, are perfect for more of the hippy or

folk style sort of individual (so hot in fashion right now)! Photographer: DrLloydPhotography.com

If you have a love of shoes, then settle in, this article is for you! Maybe you don’t have a closetful of Manolo’s like Carrie Bradshaw, but you can be just as stylish with some good choices this season.

Popular shoe accessories for this holiday season include buckles and shoestrings. Shoestrings remain a strong trend after several seasons, and provide a simple solution for upgrading those outdated sneakers. You can have all the beautiful outfits in the world but if you don’t coordinate with the right shoes, you just can’t look good. Make sure you look good from top to bottom … Happy Holidays!

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“What should I be wearing this year?” seems to be the question on everyone’s mind. Well, here is a hint: you should be working on your shoulders. When I say shoulders – yes, my fellow 1980’s fashionista – I mean the shoulder pad is back! This seems to be the trend for the coming year. Also, we are no longer wearing the wide-wedge heel, the shoe that you have gained balance and comfort in wearing. No, shoe trends are going back to the tall, skinny stiletto, and as you wobble back to the stiletto heel,

the most exciting fashion newcomer is the harem pant and harem shorts. With the less sophisticated eye, and one on a Miami Beach Fairway, these probably look a lot like incontinence pants. Bur pair a really hot pair of black stilettos and your shoulder-padded blouse - you guessed it - and you are ready to take a trip down memory lane. Maybe you will pass a shiny bright Deloren ready to take you back to the future!

Both comfy and ultra chic, this soft knit pant flaunts a hot new harem silhouette. Elastic waistband with tie; ultra low rise sits low on hip (may also be worn at waist, as shown) $26.95 www.newyorkandcompany.com

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Make this a December to Remember Your Bay Area Lexus Dealers and Wheels of Success team up to for the 13 Days of Christmas This December marks another beginning of unprecedented values on new and pre-owned Lexus during the most memorable sales event of the year at Lexus of Tampa Bay and Lexus of Clearwater. It’s the December to Remember Sales Event! Hundreds of new and pre-owned Lexus will be tagged with special pricing. Luxurious new Lexus LS460s, ES350s, RX350’s, IS250s and more featuring special low sales event financing, will line the showroom floors awaiting another future satisfied Lexus customer. And your Bay Area Lexus dealers have over 700 new Lexus to choose, so you’re sure to find the one that’s perfect for you.

they don’t have reliable transportation,” said Chris Trotti of Lexus of Tampa Bay. “In times like these,” Chris Trotti continued, “if you have a chance to make a positive impact in someone’s life, you’ve have to do it.” In addition to the vehicle donations, Lexus of Tampa Bay and Lexus of Clearwater are leading a donation drive at each showroom to help provide additional assistance to working families in need. Lexus of Tampa Bay and Lexus of Clearwater are making this December an exciting one for everybody.

So get to Lexus of Tampa Bay and Lexus of Clearwater and take advantage of special low financing on select new Lexus models during the December to “If you have a chance to Remember Sales Event. make a positive impact in someone’s life, you’ve If you would like to learn more have to do it.” – Chris about the “13 Days of Christmas” Trotti General Manager of and Wheels of Success visit www. Lexus of Tampa Bay WheelsOfSuccess.org.

Plus, this holiday season, Lexus of Tampa Bay and Lexus of Clearwater are also extending the value outside the showroom and into the community. They’ve teamed up with Wheels of Success for the “13 Days of Christmas”. During the “13 Days of Christmas,” Lexus of Tampa Bay and Lexus of Clearwater will donate reliable vehicles to working families in need. “It’s something a lot of us take for granted. Thousands of people in our community are in danger of losing their jobs because

Or to check out the latest December to Remember specials, visit Lexus of Tampa Bay on 5852 North Dale Mabry in Tampa or Lexus of Clearwater on 27547 US Highway 19 North in Clearwater. Or online at www. LexusTampaBay.com or www.LexusClearwater. com. Together, Lexus of Clearwater and Lexus of Tampa Bay hope to make this December one you will remember.

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WHAT’S YOUR HEMLINE? with this hemline. This length can still be So far this season I have witnessed some major hemline faux pas! Researching what should be the standard sexy, but is on the conservative side of things. for all, I have come up with a set of “golden rules” for Tea Length: According to Emily hemlines: Post, a “tea length” dress (so Mini-skirts/Mini-dresses: If you got it, flaunt it named for what a woman would sister! Realistically speaking, use this golden rule: put your arms down at your sides - if your hemline wear to the tea table in the 1920’s) falls about three to four falls below your fingertips, it’s safe to wear. But inches below the knee. Your where are you going …. to a party …. to a wedding? Decide the appropriateness of the event. Wear golden rule: This is appropriate Kenneth Cole New York for evening events, funerals, tights to deplete the “woman of the night” look, and Ruffle Sleeve Dress formal meetings and the smart if you dare to go bare, wear high heels, shave, and wwwBelk.com choice for bridesmaid dresses. consider some sort of fake tan. Short dresses make Sale Price $64.50 A low-cut neckline will nicely big statements so make sure your dress says what Tea Lenth Dress you want it to say! balance out the extra material A Few Inches Above the Knee: Golden rule: www.Chadwicks.com at the bottom of the dress if you so desire. Unless it’s black tie or a raging party, it’s safe to (Web Exclusive) $119.99 Floor Length: The ultimate in “Cinderella” length, follow wear anywhere! It’s practical and appropriate for this golden rule: Only wear to black tie events, or to your any occasion. A few inches above the knee has that wedding. The fabric should just touch the floor you’re standing on, sexy, yet sophisticated look. It let’s people know you look good or leave a small and sexy train behind you. Anything else would and feel good …. You are confident and sure of yourself …. But just look untailored. Not a dress you would wear on that first date! you are not sleezy or over doing it! With the Holiday Season upon us, many of you will be attending Knee Length: This sophisticated, down-to-business hemline uses parties and hopefully, this month’s article will help you select that this golden rule: If you’re uncomfortable with your legs or if you’re perfect dress! Have a Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, Happy on the short side, avoid this length! Keep the top portion of your Kawanza and a safe New Years. Kisses & Hugs – til next year! outfit equally conservative, and absolutely wear classy, high heels

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MR. TAMPA ....

COVER STORY

by Paul Allen

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Radio, television, sports contests, special events .... no matter where you go in Tampa Bay you have a good chance to see or hear Jack Harris. With 39 years on the Tampa Bay airwaves, Jack has seen our area grow from a small town into the large metropolis we are today. He moved to the area from West Virginia in 1970 when he went to work for WFLA 970 AM. With the exception of a one year hiatus (when he worked at a station in Washington, DC) Jack has been a huge force in the Tampa Bay radio market. Jack help create the Q-Morning Zoo with Cleveland Wheeler and that program was rated #1 for numerous years. His next move was helping to create the Power Pig on 93.3 FM and once again top ratings followed. Today, Jack is part of the number one rated morning show in Tampa Bay, back on WFLA 970 AM. You have also seen Jack on many television and sports programs and he is always hosting area concerts, shows and events. Jack met his beautiful wife Joy when he was hosting a television show on FOX-TV13. She was a guest, Jack was impressed, he asked her out and the rest is history! They have an 18 year old son (Jackson) who attends The University of Tampa and they have a lovely home in the area. If anybody deserves the title of Mr. Tampa Bay ... it’s Jack Harris. When asked the biggest things he’s witnessed here, Jack said, “The coming together of Tampa, St.Petersburg and Clearwater. When I first moved here it was like three separate cities who didn’t get along. I honestly believe the area’s sports teams have bridged that gap. The Rowdies were the first team to incorporate Tampa “Bay” in their name

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and when we ran a contest on WFLA to name the new NFL franchise, the Tampa Buccaneers was selected as the winner. However, we made sure that “Bay” was added to the name. Now all teams say Tampa Bay and the rest of the country also sees us as a united front.” Joy is the “Jack of all Trades” in the Harris household ... if a door knob needs fixing, shoes need shining or a picture needs to be hung .... Joy is the one to get the job done! She is an excellent cook and together they make a great team. As a matter of fact, on December 9 they will debut their new cookbook “Easy-Breezy Florida Cooking” at The Venue, 2675 Ulmerton Road in Clearwater from 5:30pm till 7:30pm. “This is Joy’s project and I only helped a little. She’s a professional food connoisseur and I am very excited for her and the book,” Jack said. NuYou is proud to have the Harris Family on the cover of our December issue. Family is what the Holidays are all about and the Harris Family stands for credibility, togetherness, teamwork and love. We would like to wish them good luck with the new cookbook and we hope to hear and see Jack for many years to come here in Tampa Bay!

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FEATURE RECIPE A GREAT BEGINNING AND

A SWEET ENDING!

By Tracy Allen

Happy Holidays! Here are two simple recipes to start and end your feast. I figure most folks have their favorite dishes around the holidays and I know my family would be pretty upset with me if I went and changed one of their faves. This month I have had the honor of preparing a special Greek Salad from Joy Harris’ new cookbook “Easy-Breezy Florida Cooking”. For salad lovers this is a must!

Then to finish the meal a low sugar bread pudding. I hope you enjoy making these as much as I did. Thanks to everyone who has sent me messages about how much they enjoy this feature. Not a month goes by without someone saying to me “I made your recipe this month and it was great”. So keep the comments coming - I love it!

EASY GREEK SALAD Serves 4-6

Greek dressing

1 head iceberg lettuce, washed & torn into bite sized pieces

½ cup white vinegar

2 tomatoes, seeded & chopped 1 cucumber, peeled, seeded & chopped ½ cup crumbled Feta cheese 1 small green bell pepper, seeded & chopped 2 radishes, thinly sliced 12 kalamata olives

½ cup light olive oil 1 teaspoon dried oregano flakes 1 teaspoon dry mustard 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon pepper Mix all ingredients in a jar with a tight fitting lid and shake well. copyright 2009 Seaside Publishing

note:

I added some onion to give my salad a little kick.

12 green olives In a large bowl, toss the lettuce with tomatoes, cucumber, cheese, bell pepper, radishes, and olives. Pour Greek Dressing over salad and toss again. Garnish with sliced beets and Greek peppers.

QUICK TIP!

Try adding under the salad, a reduced calorie potato salad for that traditional Greek taste!

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BANANA OATMEAL BREAD PUDDING Serves: 9

Prep time: 20 min.

Bake time: 35 min.

InGREdIEnTS: 2 cups Fat Free Milk 2 slightly beaten eggs 3 TB packed brown sugar 1 tsp vanilla 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice

5 cups dry oatmeal bread cubed 2 med bananas halved lengthwise and sliced 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

dIRECTIOnS: 1. In a medium bowl whish together milk, eggs, brown sugar, vanilla and pumpkin pie spice; set aside. In a 2 quart square baking dish toss together bread cubes, walnuts and banana slices. Pour egg mixture evenly over bread mixture. Toss until bread is moistened. 2. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 - 40 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Optional Lemon Butter Sauce: 2 TB butter 2 TB sugar 1 egg yolk, beaten 1 TB water

watchout!

Adding the sauce increases your sugar and fat intake. So extra reps at the gym maybe in order after enjoying this treat!

In a small saucepan, melt butter. Stir in the sugar, egg yolk and water. Cook and stir over medium-low heat for 4 minutes or until sugar is dissolved and mixture comes to a boil. Remove from the heat. Serve warm with bread pudding.

Check back next month for another healthy alternative to the everyday dinner. If you would like to submit a recipe for consideration send it with complete instructions to tracyallen@pacpublishing.com - The idea behind this monthly column is to provide a healthy alternative and to make sure it’s easy for an every day cook, like myself. So, keep in mind your dish will be prepared by me before we print it to ensure its practicality.

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NuYou, in conjunction with Tampa Bay’s Best, is proud to list the top restaurants in the Tampa Bay area. We have separated restaurants into food types and our information key will let you know individual information. We welcome all additions and comments. LEGEND AX D MC V

ALL RS $ $$ $$$

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All Major Cards Reservations Suggested Inexpensive (entrees $10 & under) Moderate (entrees up to $25) Expensive (entrees over $25)

Capital Grille

Bascom’s Chop House 3665 Ulmerton Rd, Clearwater 727-573-3363 Excellent food and service at reasonable prices. Bascom’s signature steak weighs 14 ounces and their entrees from the sea are delicious. The Belgian Triple Chocolate Torte dessert is wonderful.

2223 N. Westshore Blvd, Tampa, 813-830-9433 Located at International Plaza and features Zagat Survey lauded dry-aged steaks, handcarved chops and fresh seafood. Their wine cellar holds nearly 3,000 bottles and their dessert menu is extravagant!

Belleair Grill & Wine Bar

4444 West Cypress St, Tampa, 813-353-9706 Famous for ages steaks and market fresh fish along with a fantastic wine list. Private dining available for parties up to sixty.

$$$, RS, ALL

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1575 South Ft.Harrison Ave, Clearwater 727-449-2988 The Belleair features creative cuisine and fabulous desserts. You are greeted with a complimentary stuffed mushroom and a delicious chocolate-dipped strawberry is served with your check. Tableside cooking and a fine wine selection. $$$, RS, ALL

Bern’s Steakhouse

1208 S. Howard Ave, Tampa 813-251-2421 One of the top restaurants in the State of Florida. Award winning menu features aged steaks, fresh garden vegetables and a dessert room that is second to none!

$$$, RS, ALL

Bon Appetit

150 Marina Plaza, Dunedin 727-733-2151 Dunedin’s landmark restaurant provides elegant dining and the finest gourmet cuisine. A spectacular intercoastal view, outside dining area and banquet facilities available.

$$-$$$, RS, ALL

Cafe at the Safety Harbor Resort & Spa

105 N. Bayshore Dr, Safety Harbor 727-726-1161 Healthy spa cuisine focuses on fresh and grilled seafood, chicken and vegetables with a few beef dishes for good measure. A light, airy atmosphere for casual dining.

$$, ALL

Charley’s Steakhouse

$$$, ALL

Council Oak Steakhouse

1-4 at North Orient Rd, Tampa, 813-627-7628 Located in the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Enjoy the finest cuisine in the area from USDA Prime dry-aged beef to fresh Alaskan King Crab in an impeccably decorated three tier dining room complete with show kitchen.

$$$, RS, ALL

E&E Stakeout Grill

100 N. Indian Rocks Rd, Belleair Bluffs 727-585-6399 Some of the best tasting black Angus beef in Tampa Bay is found at E&E’s. Also featuring fresh seafood and house specialty tequila ribs.

$$, RS, ALL

Flamestone

4009 Tampa Rd, Oldsmar 813-814-7778 Fresh seafood, table side guacomole, stone oven flat breads and fire-grilled steaks that fit most budgets. Flamestone also features a huge 1,000 bottle wine cellar and exceptional service.

$-$$, ALL

Fleming’s Steakhouse

4322 Boy Scout Road, Tampa 813-874-9463 Their a la carte menu items are sure to awaken your taste buds, allowing you to choose from great steaks, white meat or seafood. Over 100 wines by the glass available.

1-4 at North Orient Rd, Tampa 813-627-7628 Located in the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Enjoy Filet Mignon, lobster ravioli, crab cakes or one of the ever-changing Mediterranean influenced offerings. Diner is served from 5pm-10pm nightly.

$$-$$$, RS, ALL

Mimi’s Cafe

11702 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa 813-265-4460 Lively New Orleans inspired cafe that offers a wide selection of traditional foods with a fun twist. Breakfast, lunch and dinner available. Make sure to try their famous pot pie and/or meatloaf.

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noHo Bistro

Green Quizine

1484 Alt. 19 North, Palm Harbor 727-773-0419 Healthy, tasty, toxin-free, organic, all natural lunches and dinners. Try the organic pizza!

$-$$, ALL

Heilman’s Beachcomber

447 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater 727-442-4144 Offering the best in fine dining on Clearwater Beach. Seasonal menu items and excellent wine list. Banquet facilities available.

$$, RS, ALL

J. Alexanders

913 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa 813-354-9006 Excellent food with a wonder atmosphere. J Alexanders has a huge menu with many delicious choices.

$-$$, ALL

1714 North Armenia Ave, Tampa 813-514-0691 Features beautiful murals and an old-world European setting. Try their delicious Bison Burger, served with soup and salad.

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Roy’s

4342 West Boy Scout Rd, Tampa 813-873-7697 Sophisticated food in a relaxed atmosphere with a Hawaiian flair. Great seafood, sauces and desserts.

$$$, RS, ALL

Rusty Pelican

2425 Rocky Point Dr, Tampa 813-281-1943 Just off the Courtney Campbell Causeway this unique restaurant features fresh fish, fabulous steaks and great ribs. Off the beaten path with a great view of Tampa Bay.

$$, RS, ALL

Jackson’s Bistro Bar

601 S. Harbour Island Blvd, Tampa 813-277-0112 A breathtaking waterfront setting and multiple, tantalizing, main course selections makes Jackson’s one of the top restaurants in downtown Tampa. Nightly specials, indoor/ outdoor dining and fabulous Sunday brunch.

$-$$, RS, ALL

Ruth Chris Steakhouse

1700 N. Westshore Blvd, Tampa 813-282-1118 Possibly one of the best chain restaurants in America, Ruth Chris features exceptional steaks that arrive on heated plates and melt in your mouth. Wonderful side sides and a comfortable environment.

$$$, RS, ALL

Malios Steakhouse

400 N. Ashley Dr, Tampa 813-223-7746 A four star restaurant that has been in Tampa for over 30 years. Great romantic atmosphere and some of the best food the area has to offer. Priced right and delicious.

$$, RS, ALL

Maritana Grill / don CeSar Beach Resort

3400 Gulf Blvd, St.Petersburg Beach 727-360-1881 Floribbean cuisines creatively prepared. Entrees include pan-roasted scallops with lump crab and citrus butter, eggplant, chardonnay poached grouper and veal. Chef prepares meal at tableside.

$$$, RS, ALL

717 South

717 South Howard Ave, Tampa 813-250-1661 Located in the SoHo district, 717 South is an upscale, casual restaurant that also offers 80 wines by the glass. The menu features Pacific Rim and Italian dishes.

$$$, ALL

Shephard’s Waterfront Restaurant

601 S. Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater Beach 727-441-6875 Fun atmosphere with a great view of the Gulf of Mexico. Enjoy steaks and seafood on the covered deck or inside. Buffets served nightly. Live entertainment on the waterside patio.

$$, RS, ALL

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Side Bern’s

2208 W. Morrison Ave, Tampa 813-258-2233 Not your father’s Bern’s Steakhouse .... this spinoff features a big menu with multiple selections featuring pork, prawns, ribs and more along with a great wine list.

$$$, RS, ALL

viaggio

2675 Ulmerton Rd, St.Petersburg 727-571-2222 Located in The Venue in the Feather Sound area, this award winning restaurant features steaks, fresh local seafood, pork chops and other contemporary dishes. Viaggio has an extensive wine list and fantastic desserts.

$$-$$$, RS, ALL

views at CK’s

Tampa International Airport, Tampa 813-878-6500 Fine dining with an unusual spin .... a revolving dining room that overlooks the city of Tampa and the internationally hailed Tampa Airport.

$$, RS, ALL

The vine

17667 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa 813-964-VINE The Vine specializes in fresh seafood and naturally raised beef, pork and lamb. The decor is straight from the Napa Valley featuring statues and wine barrels. Be sure to check out their huge wine assortment.

Bd’s Mongolian Grill

3140 B Tampa Rd, Palm Harbor 727-785-0300 You pick your ingrediants and the “Master Grillers” do the rest! Choices include: steak, shrimp, scallops, vegetables and dozens of spices. Fun dining and great food!

$-$$, ALL

Crazy Buffet

2702 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa 813-998-9228 Huge selection at a good price. Crazy Buffet offers a wide variety of food and sushi with a nice atmosphere.

$-$$, ALL

Kiku Japanese Fine dining

483 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater Beach 727-461-2633 This exotic and traditional restaurant features dishes like like sansei, seasoned squid salad, gyoza, cucumber and seaweed salad, crab and octopus. Excellent sushi bar also available.

$$, RS, ALL

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse

(2 Tampa Bay area locations) 14401 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa 813-908-8909 28775 US Hwy 19 N., Clearwater 727-791-1888 Bring your own group or make new friends at your table. Hibachi style cooking while you watch! Steak, chicken, shrimp, rice, noodles and vegetables. An enjoyable dining experience.

$$, RS, ALL

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P.F. Chang’s China Bistro

ASIAN Arigato

(3 Tampa Bay area locations) 3600 - 66th St North, St.Petersburg 727-343-5200 26508 US Hwy 19 North, Clearwater 727-799-0202 13755 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa 813-960-5050 Arigato features an unique dining experience where your meal is hibachi-grilled at your table. The steak and shrimp dinner is wonderful and the ambience is wonderful.

$$, RS, ALL

Bamboo Club

2223 N. Westshore Blvd, Tampa 813-353-0326 Located at the International Plaza, this beautiful restaurant features the finest Pacific Rim cuisine with specialities including spicy calamari salad, orange dishes, scallops, shrimp and chicken. Two levels, two separate bars and an outdoor patio.

$-$$, RS, ALL

19 Westshore Blvd, Tampa 813-289-8400 Chicken lettuce wraps and Mongolian beef highlight a traditional and modern Southeast Asian/Chinese menu with a great atmosphere. This national chain restaurant does it right!

$-$$, ALL

CUBAN / SPANISH Cafe don Jose

11009 North 56th St, Temple Terrace 813-985-2392 Wonderful Spanish and Mediterranean cooking featuring shrimp scampi and red snapper papillote. Nice menu with numerous selections.

$$, RS, ALL

Columbia Restaurant

2117 East 7th Ave, Tampa 813-248-4961 The jewel of Ybor City was founded in 1905 and features Spanish cuisine including paella, chicken and seafood. Wonderful, unique decor and impeccable service.

$$-$$, RS, ALL

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Pepin Restaurant

4125 Fourth St North, St.Petersburg 727-821-3773 Pepin has been serving the Tampa Bay area for more than 30 years with excellent house salads, paella valencia, tapas and fresh seafood. Try an espresso or cappuccino after dinner along with a caramel flan or chocolate torte.

$$-$$$, RS, ALL

Tio Pepe

2930 Gulf-To-Bay Blvd, Clearwater 727-799-3082 Since 1976, Tio Pepe has been the landmark for Spanish and Latin American cuisine in the Tampa Bay area. In house butcher cuts only the best beef and their fresh seafood comes from local waters. Desserts and breads are baked in their own bakery.

$$, RS, ALL

ITALIAN / GREEK / MEDITERRANEAN Armani’s

2900 Baypoint Dr, Tampa 813-207-6800 Armani’s features a classic Italian menus and a fabulous water and sunset view. The spectacular antipasto bar, homemade pastas and decadent desserts make this one of the top restaurants in the Bay area.

$$$, RS, ALL

Bellini Restaurant

487 Main St, Dunedin 727-733-5449 Bellini features 100% authentic Italian food. Along with Italian dishes you can also enjoy a delicious surf ‘n turf or a blackened filet mignon. Private parties available.

$$, RS, ALL

Benedetto’s Italiano Ristorante

21529 Village Lakes Shpg Cntr, Land O’ Lakes 813-909-9694 From bruschetta to pasta fagioli to lasagna to veal to linguine to steaks .... Benedetto’s has it all. Reasonably price fine Italian cuisine. Catering and take out also available.

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All Major Cards Reservations Suggested Inexpensive (entrees $10 & under) Moderate (entrees up to $25) Expensive (entrees over $25)

Bernini

1702 East Seventh Ave, Tampa 813-248-0099 Located in historic Ybor City Bernini features a well rounded Italian menu. Open for lunch and dinner and available for private parties up to 100 people.

$$$, RS, ALL.

Cafe Alma

260 First Avenue S., St.Petersburg 727-502-5002 This European cafe serves amazing Mediterranean dishes such as gorgonzola fondue, lamb meat balls, pumpkin-sage ravioli and curried beef tagine. Wonderful breakfast menu also available.

$$, RS, ALL

donatello’s

232 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa 813-875-6660 Since 1985, Donatello’s has been one of the top Italian restaurants in Tampa Bay. Specialities include cannelloni, linguine and various veal dishes. Private booking available.

$$$, RS, ALL

Greek Town Grille

1230 Cleveland St, Clearwater 727-447-7800 Authentic Greek favorites that feature big servings at affordable prices. Fresh local seafood and other contemporary dishes. Greek Town has an extensive wine selection and delicious desserts.

$-$$, ALL

Maggiano’s Little Italy

203 Westshore Plaza Dr, Tampa 813-288-0066 Authentic southern Italian dishes are served with huge portions ... nobody leaves hungry! Family-style menu has a choice of two appetizers, two salads, two pastas, two meat/ fish entrees and two desserts.

$-$$, ALL

Mazzaro Italian Market

2909 - 22nd Avenue N., St.Petersburg 727-321-2400 Handmade pasta, beef, pork, chicken, duck and local seafoods. Mazzaro’s boasts the largest Italian wine selection in Florida. Breads baked daily on the premises, 30 varieties of Italian cookies and a coffee bar.

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Spaghetti Warehouse

1911 - 13th Street, Ybor Square, Tampa 813-248-1720 A chain restaurant that fits perfectly into the Ybor City decor. Pastas, seafood and a unique atmosphere makes the Spaghetti Warehouse a nice dining choice.

$-$$, RS, ALL

SEAFOOD

Lobster Pot

17814 Gulf Blvd., Redington Shores 727-391-8592 Fresh Florida grouper prepared seven different ways. Delicious conch chowder, caviar and prime sirloin steaks. Extensive wine list also available.

$$$, RS, ALL

Mystic Fish Seafood Grille & Bar

Bonefish Grill

(multiple Tampa Bay area locations) 3665 S. Henderson Blvd., Tampa 813-876-3535 1640 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., Tampa 813-970-8202 1015 Providence R, Brandon 813-571-5553 13262 Dale Mabry Hwy. North, Tampa 813-969-1619 4919 McMullen Booth Rd, Clearwater 727-726-1315 This local chain restaurant features white tablecloths, elegant granite, local artwork and a fantastic menu that features sea bass, mahi-mahi, grouper and trout. Not in the mood for fish? You can also order steaks, chops and chicken.

$$, RS, ALL

Catch Twenty-Three

10103 Montague St, Tampa 813-920-0045 Located in West Park Village, Catch TwentyThree features fresh seafood, delicious steaks, chicken, salads and more. Excellent appetizers and a wonderful dessert selection.

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3252 Tampa Rd, Palm Harbor 727-771-1800 Mystic Fish specializes in the preparation of fresh Maine lobster, served escargot style with garlic-spinach. In addition to a huge fresh seafood selection, you can also order Angus beef or lamb and choose from an extensive wine list.

$$, RS, ALL

Oystercatchers

6200 Courtney Campbell Cswy, Tampa 813-207-6715 Fabulous contemporary seafood served with a picture-window view of Tampa Bay. Open kitchen that specializes in fresh fish, tropical garnishes and great salads.

$$$, RS, ALL

Saltrock Grill

19325 Gulf Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach 727-593-7625 Saltrock offers fantastic fresh seafood or your choice of beef, chicken and pastas. Beautiful large dining room overlooks the intercoastal waterway with outdoor seating also available. Boat docking is also available.

$$-$$$, RS, ALL

City Fish

4022 Tampa Rd, Oldsmar 813-814-5800 Featuring delectable, fresh oak-grilled seafood featuring Chilean sea bass and certified aged Angus beef. Make sure you save room for the fantastic bananas foster that is prepared tableside.

$$-$$$, ALL

Walt’s Seasonal Cuisine

1140 Main Street, Dunedin 727-804-7294 An intimate 40-seat bistro that fuses polished and casual atmosphere with upscale food. Excellent wine list and fantastic desserts,

$-$$, RS, ALL

Guppy’s On The Beach

1701 Gulf Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach 727-593-2032 Excellent seafood with a excellent view of the sunset. Inside and outside dining available featuring the freshest seafood in Tampa Bay.

$$, RS, ALL

Island Way Grill

20 Island Way, Clearwater Beach 727-461-6617 A Pan-Asian menu specializes in fresh seafood. Other favorites include Vietnamese king crab rolls, spicy pepper tuna and macadamia nut-crusted mahi-mahi along with steaks, pork and lamb.

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RESTAURANT REVIEW

CATCH TWENTY - THREE

I love to eat and I have visited hundreds of restaurants from New York to Miami to Chicago to San Francisco. I have had wonderful salads, tender steaks, succulent lobster and magnificent fish. I have had very affordable meals and very expensive meals. When I was asked to do a restaurant review at Catch Twenty-Three, I was expecting a good meal but that is not what I received. Catch Twenty-Three is located at 10103 Montague Street in the very quaint area of West Park Village. The restaurant has been around for six and a half years and is owned and operated by Mr. Rob Wickner. The menu features a well rounded wine list and a nice combination of appetizers, salads, chicken, steak, pork, fish and sushi. I ordered the Surf and Turf (an eight-ounce Maine lobster tail and a six-ounce filet mignon with a red wine sauce and mashed potatoes). My two friends ordered the Chilean Sea Bass and the Scallops. I have to honestly tell you .... my Surf and Turf was one of the best meals I have ever eaten. I was expecting a good meal but I received a great meal! My steak was perfectly cooked and melted in my mouth. The lobster was sweet as honey and the mashed potatoes were delectable. I sampled a delicious

Scallop and the Sea Bass was nothing short of fantastic. We ended our dining experience with a trio of mini cupcakes that were delicious. I was tempted to try the

“gourmet cupcake of the day”, but just couldn’t eat any more! Catch Twenty-Three greatly surpassed my expectations. Our waitress did a wonderful job; my iced tea was never empty and she checked on us numerous times. The restaurant’s decor is upscale, yet casual. Prices are affordable and even though I ordered the most expensive item on the menu, I felt my meal was worth every penny! I highly recommend Catch TwentyThree to everybody and I plan to return in the very near future. If you plan on experiencing this wonderful restaurant you will leave happy, full and content!

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Wine for the Feast! It’s that time of the year and NuYou thought we should help when it’s time to make that serious decision! White??? Red??? Fruity??? Sweet??? Dry??? What

should you serve? Well here are some suggestions on what wine you should be pouring for that special holiday get together:

By Nancy Verzi If you are serving turkey or chicken or Cornish game hens, try: Bosc Moscato - A bit bubbly, tastes like wine made from bosc pears $14.00

If you are serving beef, pork or goose, try:

Rosemount, Shiraz - So soft and rounded in the mouth $15.00

Ecco Domani, Pinot Grigio - Full-bodied $9.00

Layer Cake Shiraz - Lush with fruit & mocha flavors, hint of chocolate $16.00

Kupelwieser, Alto Adige, 2005 - A fresh applesauce taste with mineral notes $10.00

Louis Martini, Cabernet Sauvignon Rich, fine match with meat $11.00

Primosic, Friuli, 2004 - A whole orchard by a mountain stream $14.00

Sterling Vintners Collection, Cabernet Sauvignon - Lush blackberry, cherry & black currants waves wrapped with vanilla & spices. $17.00

Yadkin Valley, Reisling - Refreshing, with just a hint of sweetness $12.00 Westbend Vineyards, Pinot Noir, 2004 Good crossover wine for white and red meats $16.00

Edna Valley, Syrah 2006 - Densely flavored with blueberry, blackberry & mocha $18.00

Rose tends to work with just about anything! Vendimia, White Merlot 2008 Refreshingly crisp $9.00

Kim Crawford Marlborough, Pinot Noir 2007 - Red fruits with touches of oak & silky tannins $18.00

Bonterra Vineyards, Rose 2007 - Organic grapes, dry, strawberry & raspberry tastes $11.00

There you go ... the perfect wine for the perfect occasion. Here’s lookin’ at you, kid! Happy Holidays! P.S. Don’t forget sparkling grape juice for the Kiddie Table!

For a showy delicious holiday toast or aperitif, just drop 2 cranberries (and maybe a splash of cranberry juice!) in each flute along with: Zonin Prosecco Fantinel Prosecco

$10.00 $14.00

Shopping Tips with CHEF ALFIE NuYou is proud to introduce you to Chef Alfie who has been a chef in the Tampa Bay area for numerous years. His monthly column will be interesting, informative and full of cooking ideas, shopping tips, food tid-bits and other culinary advice. Hello nuYou Readers! My name is Chef Alfie and my first column will deal with the Do’s and Don’ts about shopping. It is something that we all have to do no matter if we enjoy it or not, so we might as well have a plan before we step into our favorite food store .... Here are the do’s ....... a) Stay away from pre-made or pre-packaged meals. They are very expensive, not very healthy and really don’t taste very good ... in my opinion. They are convenient and that’s about it! b) Plan your meals ahead of time. You will be able to utilize your purchases for more than one meal and that will save time and money. c) Plan your shopping on days when you have time. Rushing through the aisles is an advantage to the supermarket and a disadvantage to your wallet! d) Plan all of your vegetables and starches with your main meals. This enables you to eat healthy and spend your money wisely. Here are the don’ts ..... a) Do not purchase an item unless you know how to prepare it.

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b) Stay away from the spur of the moment raids on the supermarket. You will purchase items that look terrific at that time, but are really not needed. Think about these things: why are you buying that item, what exactly is it, what are you going to do with it and what is it going to taste like when you’re done with it? c) Do not go shopping if you are hungry. You will end up purchasing items you crave at that particular time and not necessarily items you need. d) Focus your shopping on what your family likes as a team, not just one person. Purchase some items in larger quantities so you can turn them into two or three great healthy meals. You can also turn many leftovers into new meals that are healthy and taste as good (if not better) than the original. Obviously, most of what I am saying takes time and some knowledge. I am sorry to say, if you don’t make the time, it will be very difficult to save money. I am here to help you become “savvy” in your grocery shopping, basic food preparation and cooking. My goal is to help you purchase items that enable you to make healthy, well balanced meals for your entire family - that tastes great and saves money. If you would like additional information or want to “learn all the basics” e-mail me at chefalfie@tampabay.rr.com. Please included your telephone number if you would like to speak to me.

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THE HOLIdAY SEASOn... TIME TO GET FAT!!! Tiz the season to get big and fat.... fa la la la la! Pies, cakes and candies are where it’s at.... fa la la la la.... eat until I can’t stand up or walk.... fa la la la la.... eat so much I don’t have time to talk.... fa la la la la! Yes, the month of December is when we all stuff ourselves full of munchies, candies, pies, cakes, turkey, ham, breads, stuffing and other assorted goodies. When it’s all over and done, we get mad at ourselves in January and make New Year’s Resolutions to lose weight. We feel terrible when we step on the scale or look in the mirror and wonder what we could have done different. Hopefully, here are a few tips that can help you control your appetite this Holiday Season:

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Make Sure You Are Actually Hungry Before You Eat- This sounds easy but before you automatically pick up that Christmas cupcake, try to rate your hunger. If you give yourself a rating of one, you are probably not really hungry. However, if your hunger rating is a four or five.... it’s time to chow down! Remember, being hungry happens sometimes because you are stressed or bored. Not all hunger is physical. You can drink a glass of water and many times that will curb your desire to eat. Try to take your mind off that cupcake and talk to a friend, take a walk, play a computer game or pick up a book. Your mind can over-ride your stomach unless you are truly hungry.

2) Stop Eating Just to Eat- That’s right...don’t just

eat because there is food in sight. If you are at a party, you don’t have to consume a dozen mini hot dog weenies just because they are in front of you and you don’t have to take a handful of chips

control yourself.

because you can see the bowl. You have to have some type of restraint and remember that two-thirds of all American adults are overweight or obese. You cannot wish and hope away those extra pounds...you just have to say enough is enough and

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When You Eat, Control the Portions- Yes, theChristmas ham is delicious and those mashed potatoes are scrumptious but you don’t have to over do things. Eat a nice amount but don’t over do things. You know you will be eating a piece of pumpkin pie with cool whip after dinner, as well as a piece of Aunt Martha’s homemade fudge, so save room! You control your mouth and stomach not the other way around!

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Be Patient and Eat Slow- Don’t overfill your plate and take your time eating. By slowing down, enjoying the texture and aroma of food and pacing yourself .... you can actually fool your stomach into thinking it is full. A clean plate brings a sense of accomplishment to the mind and if you are eating smaller bites and taking more time, your stomach will steadily process and digest your food. You can walk away from the table feeling full and satisfied. There they are...will these tips help you control the terror of “Holiday Eating”? Only you can answer that question. Please do your best to think about what (and how much) you eat this month. Remember, it’s easier to put on 4-5 pounds than it is to take them off! Happy Holidays and Happy Eating!

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LOOK AND FEEL YOUNGER . . . . . HEALTHFULLY

Laura Gunden, AP, DOM began her medical studies at the University of Florida. During a study-abroad program in France, she experienced alternative treatments for healing in conjunction with traditional Western medicine. The focus on restoring patients’ health through integrating both alternative and traditional practices broadened her interests and redirected her studies towards alternative medicine. Upon returning to the U.S., she attended the East West College of Natural Medicine, earning degrees in Professional Health Sciences and Oriental Medicine. Further studies and certifications include: Cosmetic Acupuncture, Homotoxicology, Auriculotherapy and Acupuncture Injection Therapy.

Great news about the advancement in natural alternatives to plastic surgery, liposuction and botox! For some, the cost and risks of allopathic treatments are too high, yet results are sought to curb the signs of ageing. After over a decade of research and development, European dermatologists, scientists, homeopaths and acupuncturists combined efforts have transformed aesthetic medicine. Through combined techniques of acupuncture, homeopathy and mesotherapy, healthy solutions are yielding beautiful results. The secret lies in treating the underlying physiological processes of the body. Homeopathics target the cells and improve metabolic processes and drainage. Acupuncture points are used to stimulate vital energy, increase circulation and stimulate muscles. Mesotherapeutic technique links it all together. Tiny amounts of homeopathic solutions are injected intradermally to the skin, the largest organ of the body. Slowly, the solution absorbs into the dermis, where all of renewal processes occur. So, the result is healthier cells, healthier tissues, and more beautiful skin. The procedure is minimally invasive and causes no dangerous side effects. Wholistic treatment may not be the right option for someone comfortable having surgery and expecting a new look or body. Results are not comparable to surgical results. However, considerable differences in facial lines, wrinkles,

hyperpigmentation, dark circles, puffiness, cellulite “orange peel” look and overall skin tone can be obtained. The skin is more plump and toned, yielding a more youthful appearance. Fine lines vanish, deep lines become finer. The skin looks better, because the overall health of the body is better. As an acupuncture physician, my approach in helping people to heal is always to restore balance. This requires time . . . . . more time in chronic cases, less in acute conditions. Treating the skin is like treating other organ systems. It is a process and cannot be rushed or forced. In order for true healing to occur, and lasting results to be achieved, you have to get to the root of the problem. An individual’s body constitution and overall state of health are factors in determining the length and number of treatments. Generally, a series of 8-10 treatments is recommended. Maintenance varies from person to person, but a minimum of 4 annually is ideal. Many people have concerns about particular features of their faces or bodies. They’re unhappy and stressed because of the way they look. In helping them to improve their appearance through effective treatment, nutrition and lifestyle education, they become more relaxed and comfortable with themselves. Their inner happiness transcends . . . . and they’re glow is revealed. How wonderful to have this available . . . . all in a healthy formula!

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Dear Erika: I am a 41-year old divorced man. I was married for ten years and have two fantastic sons aged five and eight. I see my boys on a regular basis and we have a wonderful relationship. This will be my third Christmas away from my ex-wife who has a twelve year old daughter from a previous marriage. My question is .... should I continue to send my ex-wife Christmas gifts every year? I will always send gifts to her daughter as I have known her since she was two and we still get along great. I feel funny purchasing gifts for everybody except my ex, so I have also been buying her presents the past two years. Is this something I should continue and for how long? Confused in Clearwater

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Dear Gator: Years ago it was long hair and bell bottom pants. Throughout the years kids have had a hard time getting their parent’s approval for their boyfriends and/or girlfriends. If this boy treats you good, is a honest individual and is up to the task of meeting your parents .... why not give it a try? If you are going to have a future with this individual, sooner or later he has to meet your parents, so why not during the festive holiday season? Have a question for Erika? Send them to our Publisher at PaulAllen@PACpublishing.com. When emailing put “Attn. Ask Erika” in the subject line or mail them to 850 Dunbar Ave., Oldsmar, FL 34677 c/o Ask Erika.

Dear Confused: It sounds like you have a pretty good relationship with your ex-wife. When there is a divorce and children are involved, there will always be problems to overcome and decisions to make. It is great that you care for your step daughter and she is a lucky girl to have you in her life. Since your ex-wife is the mother of your two children and she will be a part of your life for a minimum of the next 13 years, why not continue to purchase her a small gift or two. I’m not saying buy diamonds or expensive gifts, but why not continue what has been working? The small cost of a few gifts can’t come close to equalling the yearround harmony you now have! Dear Erika: I am a freshman at the University of Florida and I have a problem. I met a boy who is not “exactly” what my parents had in mind for me. He is a free spirit with multiple tattoos and piercings, but he treats me great and we get along fantastic. I want to bring him home with me for the holidays, but I am afraid of the consequences. What should I do? A scared Gator

Erika’s opinions are not necessarily the opinions of NuYou Magazine, it’s staff and/or advertisers.

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I dECLARE! Bart Rademaker, Md. Board certified Plastic Surgeon Medical Director of Rejuva Center for Plastic Surgery and Med Spa The holiday season is not joyous and happy for everybody. To many people, the coming days of December are notorious with feelings of melancholy. As the brightness of the day dims and overcast skies linger, many thoughts become more somber. Dim with memories of happy days past or lost loved ones and as days cool down – so does hope for many people’s future. Why does this happen and what can we do about it? There are certain natural changes that have been occurring on earth for millennia and our physiologies have adapted to them. They are almost necessary if not inevitable – perhaps simply to allow us to appreciate and compare these times with the happier spring and summer months. Whatever it may be, just a little melancholy is a good thing and puts our lives in perspective. It also gives us the incentive to make certain changes for the better – it is no coincidence that this is when we make our New Year’s resolutions!! We seem to realize more about the darker side of our existence and find the way to brighten it up. This helps us find balance, harmony, hope, endeavor and finally prosperity. It is very similar to the cycle of crops and the harvest at the end of a season. Truth is – this melancholy can be too intense and this is unnatural. Usually there are deep seated roots to this. Harmony is found through digging into our selves and cutting the roots – releasing whatever is holding us down. Drugs – either medicinal or recreational will do a number on us and finding ways to avoid their use is the primary solution to this problem. Nutritional – sugar is a culprit in today’s depressive states – eliminating this and particularly carbonated drinks will significantly sweeten our lives. Junk food, MSM, hydrogenated fats and so many other products will negatively affect our lives. Be educated – because you are what you eat! Dehydration, fatigue, and the inability to properly manage simple stress in life – let alone the hard ones contributes to personal despair and the

feelings if inadequacy. A good night sleep is often a cure and drinking the proper amount of fluids gives us energy. Stress at any time, especially nowadays, gets in the way of seeing things for what they really are. It changes our perspectives and our current feelings. Finding better ways to manage or even eliminate stress is key to happiness. Choosing a better point of view on the situation, being flexible and finding other options often results in the resolution of the reason for having the stress in the first place. No direction in life. If you do not establish personal goals, make a commitment to go after them and finally schedule them to get results, is usually accompanied by depression, loss of meaning and hopelessness. Toxins are everywhere even when we diligently avoid them. Detoxifying the body through exercise and even better through a body cleansing will dramatically influence how you feel. Regular exercise is mandatory to optimal wellness. And finally, your personal declaration - declare your outcome for yourself. Decide and act and you will find an answer. It would have been easy to describe any of the wonderful holistic or alternative therapies like Reiki, vibrational sound, shiatsu or herbal medicines to give you a single solution to all this melancholy but they may not work for you. Truth is – YOU are the answer by declaring what YOU want and take the appropriate steps to achieve them. Nu You Magazine is committed to making this possible. This harmony has been my personal mission as a surgeon and healer and that is why I contribute to the success of this magazine. Embrace the many stories, solutions and resources this publication has to offer. Make the personal changes and commitments as well as new habits or wellness therapies to make your life better and harmonious.

“...There are certain natural changes that have been occurring on earth for millennia and our physiologies have adapted to them...”

Make your declaration.

I declare harmony!

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Horoscopes SAGITTARIUS nov. 22-dec. 21 How do you manage to eat a steady, healthy diet, even when you are on the go? This is a question you might need to ask yourself this month. You want to keep your energy levels at their current happy and healthy state. You won’t be able to do that if you aren’t eating great. So, spend some time planning (it is usually the key to staying healthy and not getting stuck dining on French fries because you don’t know where to go for after-hours dinner). CAPRICORn dec. 22-Jan. 19 You have a huge capacity for thinking things through. When it comes to reflection, you’re the star of the show. How does that apply to your fitness? After all, the body and soul are inextricably linked. So the more deeply you think, the more deeply you’ll understand how important it is for you to take wonderful care of your physical self. That includes not letting mental things (like stress) get to you. AQUARIUS Jan. 20-Feb. 18 Things are going pretty great. Don’t imagine that that means this is the moment to stop working out (that’s precisely not what it means). You have lots of energy, lots of free time and a whole host of terrific workout plans. Life doesn’t get much better than this! If you get to the gym early, why not take a shot at that climbing wall? Heck, you might find you really like it! Problems are easier to resolve when you’re well-worked out and well rested. PISCES - Feb.19-Mar. 20 Being happy in your relationships and your work life is, actually, crucial to your continued good health. Particularly for someone as sensitive as you are, unhappiness can really manifest as a physical problem. So be really honest with yourself about how you are feeling. It’s the first and biggest step you can take to better health. Daydream… but do it while you’re jogging or swimming. There’s no reason you can’t sweat and daydream.

ARIES - Mar. 21 – Apr. 19 This is absolutely and totally a month for tons of activity for you. Starting the 1st and continuing all month long, get into high gear. Work on those calves (thighs, stomach, back, etc.). On the 6th and 7th, if you’ve been feeling like it’s time to really adjust your diet, you’re probably right. So cut out processed foods and add healthy organic substitutes. Your body needs good healthy food for all those long bike rides!

LEO - July 23-Aug. 22 One way to keep yourself honest about your workout might be to commit yourself. How? What about a year long membership at the gym? Start small -- but get started. Twenty minutes at the gym is a hundred times better than no minutes at the gym. Make some goals on the 5th. Do you want to hike? Or swim? Dive? Snorkel? What are your dreams when it comes to testing yourself physically? This is the month to put the gears in motion.

TAURUS Apr. 20-May 20 Focus on your ligaments, your tendons and the muscles that hold each of your arms and legs to your torso. If you want, you can choose something else to focus on, but the key thing is that you do focus. Don’t just say, ‘oh, heck, I’ll get out of that downward dog posture any which way.’ Instead, say, ‘I’m going to pay attention to just how my body moves, what that means, and how I can adjust to better make everything work.

vIRGO - Aug. 23-Sept. 22 Bend down and touch your toes first thing in the morning. If you can’t quite reach those toesies, then ankles, shins, knees or calves. Breathe deeply, sending the air into all the places that feel tight. Loosen your lower back, relax your hamstrings and so forth. But don’t bounce! Come out of this simple stretch, slowly. Then do it again before lunch and again before you go to bed, you’ll be astounded at what a difference a little stretching makes!

GEMInI - May 21-June 21 Your workout is a blast! Tell yourself that, over and over, if an attack of the lazies are hitting you with the vengeance of Montezuma’s revenge make it your mantra: ‘My workout is a blast! My workout is a blast! My workout is a blast!’ If that doesn’t help, just force yourself to get to the gym. You’ll feel so much better afterward. Dreaming of hiking trips? Well, now’s the time to get your legs and lungs and lower back into shape! Don’t forget to stretch. CAnCER June 22-July 22 This month a really excellent workout leaves you feeling better than you’ve felt in a long time. And you, clever person that you are, immediately draw the correct conclusion: Working out regularly is going to improve your life in ways you can only partially imagine, as of right now. Do resolve to spend a little less time thinking about working out and a little more time actually doing it. Work on finding a healthy balance, between what you eat and how you sleep.

LIBRA - Sept. 23-Oct. 23 Try breathing, this month. Ok, ok, so you are always breathing. But if you breathed differently, you would feel calmer and more connected to your body. So give it a shot. Try repeating these long, deep, slow breaths every morning this month, and see how you feel by the end of the month. Chances are, you’ll see real changes in how you feel, physically and emotionally. Next, check in with your sleep. Are you getting enough rest? SCORPIO - Oct. 24-nov. 21 Meditate. Even if you don’t really feel like it. Even if you would rather watch television. A little discipline will go a long way, so if you committed to doing it this month, do it. Then get to your strenuous physical workout, you could be feeling pretty darned wiped out. ‘Tis the season for seasonal affective disorder, after all. Don’t let this exhaustion conflict with your workout routine.

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