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Entrepreneur Hailey Scheinman Never Has There Been Such A Devoted Sister

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FEATURES April 2013

Volume 4, Issue 4 | April 2013 Publisher | Editor In Chief Nina Stanley Executive Art Director Shaun Drees Fashion | Celebrity Editor Thomas Castaneda Photographer| Photo Editor Lisa Sibley Contributing Photographers Joel Cocker Don Shepherd XOPIXO Media Consultants Milinda O’Daniel Erica Turchin IT | Social Media Director Jason Longo Founder | CEO Nina Stanley

10 10 She’s On Fire! 23 Panache People To Know Leanne Cross, M.D.

34 34 Entrepreneur Hailey Scheinman Never Has There Been Such a Devoted Sister


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Choosing the Right Clubs and Choosing the Right Dentist Spring Top 10 Fashion Essentials Diabesity Pilates For Golf Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Ask Andrew Ashton Embracing Nature In Your Home An Established Leader in Bathroom Remodeling


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Indulging A Taste For Color Retiring to the Beach In Style Surviving Death Valley Is Easy for Today’s Visitors Outdoor Kitchen Countertops, What Should I Choose? What’s Cookin’ with Chef Laura Schmalhorst of Dazzle

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Andrew Ashton, Dr. Leanne Cross, Dr. Paul Duryea, Dr. Cesar Lara, Dr. Larry Lieberman, Gene McDonald, Zac Pease, Cheryl Perotti, JoAnn Rooney, Patricia Welter, Diane Whitney Panache Vue’ Magazine PO Box 14057 Clearwater, FL 33766 Telephone: 727- 459-2361 Letters to the Editor: Advertising Inquiries: Panache Vue’ Magazine is published by Panache Group. All rights reserved. Copyright 2008-2013. Reproduction of or use of editorial, pictorial, digital, advertising or design content in any manner is strictly prohibited without written permission of the publisher. Panache Vue’ Magazine is not responsible for statements made by advertisers and writers.

April 2013


Entrepreneur Hailey Scheinman Never Has There Been Such A Devoted Sister

She’s On Fire! ey Courtn r Harte

Spring Top 10 Fashion Essentials

Enter to Win Drab to Fab Hair Contest

Panache People to Know Leanne Cross, M.D.


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In many ways golf parallels life and I suggest that choosing the right clubs may parallel choosing the right dentist. Today, finding the right dentist and staff that will fit your needs, caring for you and your teeth is an overwhelming task. We now know that your dental health is directly related to your overall health. Choosing a dentist is more than just finding someone to clean your teeth. In addition, as we have recently heard about the importance of sterile dental practices, finding a dental office you can trust is equally an important decision. Making an informed, wise decision is difficult. There are a lot of choices available- please consider these questions when making your decision: • Does the dentist seem compassionate and caring? Does he listen to your needs? • Does he educate you and give you all of the options available. • Does he have wonderful credentials with many affiliations and continuing education • Is there a highly trained staff and hygiene team eager to help you maintain your dental health • Does the office appear fresh, clean and up on all the latest technology

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ur beautiful Florida weather has finally arrived. Now we can all start getting those home improvement projects under way, indoor and outdoor. This is also the time when we start planning summer vacations. For those who like to stay closer to home, Tampa Bay has some of the best resorts and beaches, right in our backyard. On Sunday, April 21 come join us and celebrate from 7-9 the Grand Opening for Datz Dough in South Tampa. “Raising Dough” is one of the most highly anticipated openings with all proceeds to benefit the Children’s Cancer Center. Leanne Cross, M.D. of Lecada Medical Artistry located in South Tampa is featured this month in Panache People to Know on page 23. Dr. Cross shares a secret with us that very few people know about. In our monthly feature What’s Cook’n, Chef Laura Schmalhorst, culinary director at Dazzle (catering and events by Datz) shares with us an easy yet elegant recipe “Tartine Trio” on page 36. If you know of a local chef who should be featured in What’s Cook’n, please email us at and let us know about them. Congratulations to our youngest featured Entrepreneur ever, seven year old Hailey Scheinman! I had the pleasure of meeting this incredible little wonder in February at the WEDU Be More Awards ceremony. Hailey was chosen as a Bay News 9 Everyday Hero and was the recipient of the WEDU Be More Inspiring Rising Star Award. Learn more about Hailey on pages 34-35 in “Never Has There Been Such a Devoted Sister.” We would love to hear from you! Email us at with story ideas, suggestions or events you feel we should be a part of. Don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter at Enter our contests and read featured articles on our website at Most of all please support all of the advertisers and organizations within the pages of Panache Vue’! Panache Vue’ is for you! Stylish, Classy and Full of Flair!

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he beautiful and talented woman gracing our cover is Courtney Harter, a professional golfer and model! She’s currently a member of the LPGA Symetra Tour, Ladies European tour, Canadian Women’s Tour and Suncoast Ladies Series. She turned professional in June 2011 after graduating from the University of Alabama. 2012 was her first full season playing professionally during which she successfully Monday qualified for the 2012 LPGA Shoprite Classic and 2012 LPGA Jamie Farr Classic. Playing in these two LPGA events along with playing on the other tours greatly enhanced her transition from Collegiate to Professional Golf. “One of the biggest challenges making this transition, is that in addition to continuing working on and improving my golf game, is that I must also focus



on learning the business/entrepreneurial skills necessary to be a successful touring professional.” Her father introduced her to the game of golf at a very young age. At first golf started as a way to spend time with her father, but quickly grew into a passion and love that she knew would hold on to for a lifetime. “I began playing competitively around the age of 10. I started competing locally, and then moved on to regional and national events. Not only did I realize my love of the game but that I also loved the competition, traveling and the process of preparing and training for each event. The game of golf helped give me purpose and focus through my adolescence, and taught me valuable and important life lessons that have shaped me into the person that I am today. I loved how the games challenges me mentally, emotionally, and physically and that


in many respects gets harder the better you become because your expectations grow along with your game. “I was also drawn to the game because I did not need anyone else in order to play or practice; the game of golf can be a very social game or solitary one, just you against the course. Because of these reasons I knew at a very early age that I was hooked and wanted do this professionally.” Courtney’s primary goal is to learn and improve each day and to become an elite performer on the LPGA and Ladies European Tour. Her ambition is not only for herself, but to give back to this game that she Loves, by paying forward the opportunities that she has had through mentoring and supporting the groups and people who have enabled her to do what she does. What sets Courtney apart from the competition is her passion and desire to

Born January 23, 1989 in Clearwater, Florida and has lived in Clearwater her entire life. Daughter of Craig and Tami Harter has a sister, Alexis. Graduated from Palm Harbor University High School in 2007 receiving a diploma from the International Baccalaureate Program, then attended the University of Alabama on an athletic scholarship for Women’s golf. Won first collegiate event (Wildcat Fall Invitational in 2007), named to SEC All-SEC Freshmen team. Four year letterman with 32 career starts, named 2007-2008 SEC Freshmen Academic All-America and 2008-2011 member of Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll. Graduated with Honors in May 2011 with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Communication Studies, also received a minor in Business Administration and inducted into Lambda Pi EtaNational Communications Honor Society, turned Professional June 2011. When she’s not on tour traveling, Courtney still considers Clearwater her home.

learn and grow as an athlete and a person, she is never satisfied! Short and longs terms goals for Courtney are to be recognized globally as one of the faces of Women’s professional golf; to have her brand, “Play Harter’ fully developed and recognized globally; and her foundation “Build U” making a difference in young peoples’ lives by giving them support to believe in themselves so they can build their interests into their passions. Courtney is in the process of developing a foundation called “BUILD U”. “Everybody has their own set of challenges and go through difficult times or moments when they do not know what to do. Whenever I went through difficult times or challenging periods in my life my parents’ advice to me was always to look within and Build U; Build U was their way of guiding me to focus on my strengths rather than my failures by focusing on building my interests. However, I realized that a lot of kids don’t have that type of support and guidance so I believe that through mentoring that I could help others identify their interests, find their passion, grow their lives and to ignore those who say they cant. I believe passion brings

confidence, independence, strength, and happiness. Many people get lost or lack direction because they stop growing and building themselves and instead look to others to provide their happiness. I want to start my mentoring here in the Tampa Bay Area but realize this is something I can share wherever my travels take me. My plan is to go to local schools and speak to students about finding their passion and explaining the principles of BUILD U.” Some of her Courtney’s most memorable experiences include her first hole in one on the 15th hole at the 2009 NCAA Women’s National Championship at Caves Valley; making the 12 foot put to win a playoff to get into her first LPGA event at the LPGA Shoprite Classic in 2012; qualifying for the US Women’s Amateur National Championship at age of 15, her first National USGA event, and her travels to fascinating and interesting places both within the United States and Internationally Family has always played a huge part in her life. Her family is extremely close and they spend a great deal of time together. When she’s not golfing she’s attending sporting events, Courtney is a big Tampa Bay Rays, Lightning and Buccaneers fan. She loves the Arts and has her younger

sister Alexis to thank for bringing that into her life. Alexis is a Musical Theatre major at Emerson College in Boston, MA. “I am so proud of how talented and disciplined she is and I enjoy watching her perform every chance I get. Although what we do is so very different I think it helps keep us both balanced. We are constantly learning from one another.” Panache asked Courtney, who you owe your success to. “So many people have played a part in my success. No one does this alone it takes a team. I have had the support of coaches, teachers, family, and friends along the way. I am also thankful for the Companies and individuals who sponsor me and provide financial support. It takes a lot of people to backing you and believing in you to play at this level. I probably owe the most to my parents who have always challenged me to be my best, held me accountable through the good and bad times, and taught me how to believe in myself. They are incredible role models, and they are the hardest working and most selfless people I know.” n To learn more about this amazing woman, visit, follow her on Twitter and Instagram @CourtneyHarter. PANACHE VUE’



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t always helps to have a plan. Even if you’re not a diehard follower of fashion trends, it helps to occasionally refresh your wardrobe of basics with a few new pieces. Buying at least one new stylish “must-have” each season can stretch your choices and give you new options. Here is a quick shopping checklist of the top 10 essentials to consider adding to your closet this year: A Menswear Jacket -- This one piece can transform both your casual clothes as well as your professional wardrobe. The best menswear-inspired jackets and blazers this spring take their cues from the tuxedo look. Wear these updated classics over striped jeans or shorts for casual occasions: over skirts or dresses for work or more dressed up events. A Floral Dress -- The flowers are blooming in profusion this spring and summer and popping up on dresses everywhere. The sheath dress is still a big favorite, but strapless sundresses are another way to get this warm-weather look -- a perfect choice for Easter, graduations and summer weddings. A Pencil Skirt -- Think Betty Draper of TV’s “Mad Men” and wiggle into one of these hip-huggers that have been a fashion basic for a long time. This season, try a graphic color-



blocked print to give your jackets and blouses a mod ‘60s flair. A Pair of Printed Pants -- Now that many of us are used to wearing colorful bottoms, it’s time to go the second step and put some pattern into those pants. From pastel watercolors to sophisticated animal prints to digitalized graphics, it will only take one pair of these to instantly project your solid basics into the future. A Ruffle Blouse -- It’s all about combining the feminine with the masculine this year and adding a frilly blouse to your wardrobe will give those menswear-inspired separates a romantic twist. Designers provide a variety of versions of this blouse -- from ruffed collars to poet cuffs. Worn under suit jackets or on their own, these are great for updating a new look for the office. A Slouchy Suit -- And speaking of office attire, there is more good news. The skinny pants may still be a fashion favorite, but this spring and summer, it’s time to loosen up. “Slouchy” (Remember, this does not mean sloppy.) jackets and trousers are making their way back into the style spotlight. Boxier blazers paired with roomy pants give us all an alternative to the slim side of the fashion equation. A Leather Piece -- The perfect transition piece from winter to spring is

leather -- whether it’s a fun motorcycle jacket or a flared skirt or pair of lacelook pants. You will even find leather dresses available this spring. In lightweight leathers -- the more colorful the better -- you can layer these pieces with novelty sweaters and denim for weekend getaways or team with more structured jackets for the office. A Colorful Handbag -- If there is only one thing you buy this spring, this is it -- even if you are a fan of a simple black and white wardrobe, this bold accessory will give you an instant hit of “with-itness.” And you can pick your favorite hue and style -- from emerald green totes to pastel floral clutches. A Pair of Chunky Heels -- The heel’s the thing this year in footwear trends, and even better news -- the flats are back, too. The clear Lucite heels are really stepping out in a big way, but there are plenty of other statement-making heels to choose from -- in all heights. These are another instant hit for your wardrobe. A Metal Choker -- The long rope chains and bib necklaces may be on their way out according to the style experts, but there’s one jewelry silhouette that is taking over the neckline this spring. Watch for “cage-like” and floral designs in metal chokers to give you a sophisticated finish to a casual T-shirt or silk dress. n

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Diabesity itive change if we so desire and commit to the change we want. The mind and the thoughts we nurture and listen to color our experience and influence the creation of the life we live. What we eat directly influences the cellular function of the human body and to reverse Diabesity requires that we focus our life’s journey on incorporating a healthier life style, where we make smarter choices in the foods we put in our mouth. The goal with proven scientific evidence is to stop eating the foods that create the high glucose surges that are making us ill and instead focus on a nutritional plan where we eat more lean proteins like chicken, fish and tofu. Our plates should be full of color with different vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, beans and whole grains. These will complement a healthier choice. Exercise, especially in our sedentary society is extremely important. Although aerobic exercise like walking, biking, treadmill, jogging are mentally and physically helpful as it relates to diabesity, anaerobic exercise like weight training, where the goal is to increase lean body mass has been shown to be very valuable in decreasing insulin resistance. As we incorporate a lifestyle of a less carbohydrate load to our bodies and begin to increase our lean body mass, not only will our waistlines shrink but more importantly, the insulin resistance will resolve and your sense of well being and energy will return. SUPPLEMENTS THAT WILL REINFORCE AND STRENGTHEN YOUR PATH TO RESOLVE DIABESITY ARE: 1. Omega fish oils with a daily EPA/DHA of 2500-5000 mg 2. Vitamin D-3 with optimal blood levels around 70 3. Alpha Lipoic acid 150-300 mg twice daily

César A. Lara, M.D. is a Board Certified family physician and a leading expert in the field of medicine, the treatment of obesity, and weight loss management. For more than 20 years, it has been Dr. Lara’s passion to become a positive force in America’s ever-growing obesity crisis…one patient at a time. Dr. Lara’s dream of helping men and women overcome diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, and other chronic conditions related to obesity was realized with the emergence of the César A. Lara, MD; Center for Weight Management as a premier weight loss center in Tampa Bay. A graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, Dr. Lara is known for his strong personal faith and his generous contributions to the Tampa Bay community. Dr. Lara regularly appears on television as a medical contributor to Brighthouse Network’s Bay News 9 en Español and WTSP-TV Studio 10. He frequently participates in corporate health fairs promoting an active lifestyle and healthy weight loss options. He is the founder of St. Michael’s Free Clinic and Weight Away Tampa Bay, charitable organizations that provide free medical treatment to those who cannot afford it.

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t affects one out of every two persons. This condition makes people sick, fat, tired and eventually limits their life and livelihood. It causes heart disease, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, infertility, dementia, sexual dysfunction, cancers and many other life limiting problems. Diabesity refers to the process and continuum from mildly elevated glucose and insulin levels to the full-blown diagnosis of Diabetes. It is in direct correlation to the degree of insulin resistance. Eighty percent of overweight persons are affected by it along with forty percent of persons with normal weight (skinny fat people who are normal weight but metabolically fat). Insulin resistance develops as a consequence of social, genetic and environmental factors but its primary driver is the food we eat. The main offenders are the simple, refined and processed carbohydrates like pasta, bread, rice, and most starches, along with the use of rapidly observing sugars and liquid calories. These foods increase our cellular glucose and insulin levels and over a period of time, the cells develop resistance to insulin. In turn the pancreas produces more insulin to process the normal and elevated glucose levels. Insulin although necessary for life at normal levels, when elevated causes disease, rapid cellular aging and is the strongest fat making hormone in our bodies. The good news is that diabesity is completely reversible. Insulin resistance is propagated by the persistent and progressive elevation of blood glucose, which in turn is elevated as a consequence of the high glucose producing foods we eat. The key to the reversal of diabesity is first and foremost understanding and appreciating that regardless of the state of health that one may be experiencing, we have the power and ability to effect a pos-

OTHER FACTORS THAT ARE IMPORTANT COMPONENTS OF A HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE ARE: 1. Drinking eight to ten glasses of water daily. 2. Sleeping an average of 7-8 hours per night. 3. Stop drinking or eating foods whose list of ingredients reflect chemicals made in a lab, or ingredients you do not recognize. 4. Whenever possible and as often as possible buy and eat organically grown foods and keep away from genetically modified foods (GMO). 5. Stress increases cortisol levels in our bodies, which in turn increases insulin resistance. You need to be mindful of the stress you experience or are exposed to and remember to breathe and engage in stress management techniques or exercises that will help keep you alert and focused and not overwhelmed. Yoga and meditation are excellent choices. You have the power to change, so visualize the life you want, the health you desire; practice reinforcing a belief in the positive outcome that is to come and let life’s miraculous creative ways actualize in the life you live.

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o not the new phonebooks as Steve Martin exclaimed in the movie “The Jerk” but Spring is! It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Birds sing, flowers bloom, those pesky baby squirrels are everywhere. It’s the beginning of a new time in our lives. I have over the years been writing these articles and tried to pass on information about what I have done with Orthodontics and the vast benefits of a great smile. It makes me feel like “spring” when I have been able to help so many people obtain self confidence that can come from a knock out

smile. Braces have been my life for 30 years and will continue. I am extremely fortunate to be able to do what I truly love doing and helping people at the same time. I have decided to take a bit of time off from Panache Vue, No Not orthodontics and will miss writing articles on a monthly basis for such a great publication. I encourage all who have read my articles to be positive and always strive for self improvement and keep love and truth to be a most important part of their lives. If I can be of any service please feel free to contact my office for a complimentary exam and evaluation. Have a great Spring!

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on-surgical rhinoplasty, or the non-surgical “nose job”, is one of the highest satisfaction procedures that I perform. By the time a patient seeks medical advice for a nose bump or shape that he or she “just can’t stand”, the belief is usually that costly, risky, painful surgery is the only answer. In a very large proportion of cases, however, the actual irregularity in the nose is mild enough that simple recontouring with an injectable filler is all that is needed, and it can be performed in the office in just a few minutes, with minimal discomfort, virtually no downtime, and at a tiny fraction of the cost of a surgical option. The recontouring can be performed with either temporary or permanent filler, with many patients selecting a 1-2 year temporary filler initially, to ensure that they will like the results, then adding permanent filler gradually as the temporary filler begins to fade. The technique is performed with topical numbing and only a couple mild needle sticks are felt. There is mild to moderate swelling for a few days, for which ice can be applied, and if the bridge of the nose is injected, the patient must avoid wearing glasses for a week or more. The patient

returns for evaluation and possible finetuning of the results in two weeks, which is generally included in the initial cost. The most commonly treated issue is a “bump” on the nose, which is treated by adding a small amount of volume above and below to softly blend the raised area and straighten the profile of the nose. A nose which is considered by the patient to be too round or too flat can be improved by adding definition to the tip of the nose. In some cases, the tip of the nose can actually be raised slightly with filler. Also, some curvatures and “dents” can also be corrected. Each nose is different and each patient has different goals, so an individualized consultation is needed to have your goals and desires addressed. Most people are surprised at how much improvement can be gained by non-surgical methods when it comes to the nose, so speak to your injector before assuming your case is beyond a non-surgical approach. You may be pleasantly surprised.

This patient didn’t like the “hump” on her nose, was looking for a more drastic change.

In this case, both the profile was straightened and the tip was softened, but overall a more subtle change was desired.

This patient was unhappy with the apparent collapse of the tip of her nose.

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This patent wanted a very subtle change, softening and feminizing the shape of the tip of the nose without completely losing the contour she had inherited from her parents.

This patient wanted the middle portion of her nose to be less flat. Now that the profile is straighter, we may continue to add to the height of the middle and tip of the nose to give it a less rounded appearance. This is a matter of personal preference, but has to be kept in balance with the other facial features, also keeping natural ethnicity in mind so as not to create a subconscious incongruity.





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Q: What to do with a really small room? I mean teeny-tiny, maybe just wide enough to wedge in a double bed. We need a guest room, but would any guest feel welcome in such a stingy little bedroom? A: If not, you should make better friends. As long as they can stretch out well enough to sleep in a space that’s warm and welcoming, what more does any guest really need? Here’s an inspiring case in point: Dena Fishbein, top-shelf designer and author of “The Painted House, “and her husband Dan Fishbein used to handle their thriving design business via computers installed in this sliver of a room. Then they both got laptops, Deana writes, leaving the space underemployed. They decided to turn it into a guest room, even if there was just a quarter-inch to spare when they moved the bed in. However, no one loses sleep over the tight fit thanks to Dena’s famously freehanded approach to mixing exuberant colors and patterns. The high canopy matches the pillows, which match the bed skirt, which is echoed in the throw and stenciled decorations that pack such an enormous punch of personality into the Lilliputian room. Also, please note: guests’ basic comfort needs are provided for. There are light-controlling curtains at the windows, a handy table at bedside and an efficient reading lamp, all de rigueur in any guest room, however large or small. This is creative re-purposing at its best. As Dena believes, “Part of what gives a house its vitality is its evolution. If your home grows and changes with you, if it reflects both where you 22


Making a little space mean a lot: unused computer room now welcomes overnight guests. Photo: John Ellis

are and where you’ve been, it will better suit where you’re going.” Q: We’re building “the house of our dreams” in the mountains. My husband wants to put in an outdoor shower. We aren’t having a pool -- not in this climate. Is he crazy? A: You said, “of our dreams.” Obviously, that includes your husband’s, too. By the way, landlocked outdoor showers are not as farfetched as they may seem. James Beard, the pioneering American foodie of the mid-20th century, installed an outdoor shower at his Greenwich Village townhouse. The shower was open to all the back gardens in the West 12th Street neighborhood -- never mind that Beard was also known for his corpulence, an obvious

occupational hazard. The world’s foodies, now converging on the Beard house for remarkable meals at the James Beard Foundation (, still giggle as they step past his shower en route to the dining table Then there’s the enviable outdoor shower installed by an ingenuous neighbor of my friend whose family farm lies in mountainous Virginia. High up on the top level of their handsome custom-built house, Henry’s al fresco shower certainly boasts a better view than Beard’s: the vista down the misty mountain valley is truly breathtaking. There is one hazard, Henry admits: showering guests who accidentally drop the soap. n

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LEANNE CROSS, M.D. Panache: Why did you choose this business or line of work? Leanne: As both an artist, and a physician who is able to listen to and identify with my patients, this career really chose me. Panache: What is your primary role or duty in your company? Leanne: As co-owner of Lecada Medical Artistry, I perform all facial injectables. My business partner, Dana Martinez, manages the administrative duties which allows me the freedom to focus on the artistic and clinical side of the practice. Panache: What sets you apart from your competition? Leanne: My ability to assess and treat the face as a whole. Maintaining balance gives the most natural-looking results, and I believe this is why my work has received so much recognition. Panache: What would you be doing now if it weren’t for your business, taking money out of the equation? Leanne: I might be an aerial artist for Cirque du Soleil. There is nothing like the feeling of soaring through the air, combined with constantly improving and challenging yourself. Panache: What do you do for fun? Leanne: I play with my daughters (Ellery, almost 20, USF senior and talented amateur photographer, and Emily, who just turned 7). I draw pencil portraits, do flying trapeze, invent gadgets, ride my motorcycle, and play with my pet squirrel. Panache: A little secret about you that would shock those who don’t know you! Leanne: I have no credit cards and I don’t watch TV. I love my artwork so much that I would do facial injectables for free if I could. Also, if I am running errands and I do something extra, I will


add it to my list after the fact, just for the satisfaction of crossing it off. Panache: What are your personal and professional mottos? Leanne: Personally: Another physician once said of me, “There are ‘glass is half empty’ people’ and there are ‘glass is half full’ people. You are a ‘what we have here is a surplus of glass... We should be selling glass!’ person”. Professionally: If you work with integrity, treat people right and always do your best, you don’t need to fear competition. Panache: Have you achieved all or most of your dreams thus far? Leanne: Yes, daily. My dreams involve living each moment to the fullest, learning continually, treating people with kindness, not being too critical of myself or others, and always trying to leave the world a better place than the way I found it. n

Leanne Cross, MD- Bio Leanne Cross, M.D. graduated from Medical College of Georgia in 1997. She scored in the top two percent of the nation on the Medical Licensing Exam and was inducted into the Medical Honor Society for her superior performance and exemplary ethical standards. Dr. Cross has received training in surgery, as well as extensive training in non-surgical aesthetics. She has been actively practicing Aesthetic Medicine for nearly ten years, serves on the advisory board for Merz Aesthetics, and trains other physicians in the art of facial analysis and injectable recontouring. Leanne Cross, M.D. cofounded Lecada Medical Artistry in 2010, and her unparalleled artistic techniques garnered her the prestigious Best Facial Injectable Enhancement Award at The Aesthetic Show in Las Vegas in 2011 and 2012. Clients travel from numerous states and countries for her work, and she is respected by her peers for her professional integrity, innovative contributions, artistry, and excellent technique.




Embracing Nature



ven if you are plagued with allergies, require a thermostat for your comfort zone, or fear the possible encounters with bugs, toads and icky things, the great outdoors is a part of your psyche! This means, to some extent, it can and should be a part of your interior décor. Thankfully there are a myriad of ways to bring nature into your home without erecting an aquarium or developing a “green thumb’. The color palette of your home is your first opportunity to borrow a little from nature. Whether it is the pastels of an English garden, the unique shadings of the seashore, or the drama of a Mediterranean landscape, your selections can reflect your favorite outdoor setting. The finishing materials of your interior provide another avenue to the outdoors through the use of wood, cork, bamboo, stone and rock. These nature made materials can be used as cover or trim on floors, walls, windows or ceilings, or in architectural features such as



columns, fireplaces, beams, niches and stairways. To take advantage of your exterior landscape or natural vistas, try to keep your windows as unobstructed as possible and use them as architectural focal points when the scenery is irresistible! Organic structural materials and fabrics incorporated into your furnishings can also serve as strong tactile connections to nature. In addition, the style of your furniture could echo the casual mood of outdoor living or the decorative motifs could display common design icons such as seashells, acorns or pineapples, to name a few. By far the greatest impact on your design can be achieved when accessorizing. Beyond the use of greenery lies a world of unique organics that can be a part of your interior décor. For instance fossils can be found incorporated into bookends, tabletop displays, and wall art. Pressed flowers and greenery, seashells, beetles and butterflies are often framed for hanging. Giant bamboo, natural or lacquered, can be dramatic

when displayed in a large vase or pot. And seedpods, bird’s nests, gourds and corals are just a few of the gifts that can be gathered from the great outdoors and placed with care into your environs. No matter how formal, strictly hi-tech, or clean and contemporary your décor, there is always room for a little of Mother Nature and, like chicken soup, it can be good for your soul! n

Cheryl Turner Perotti, author of the monthly feature Environs, is the owner of Fountainhead Designs, an interior/ exterior consulting firm working with residential, as well as, commercial projects. You may contact her at 813-417-9400.

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A surprising touch of turquoise can fast-forward a mostly traditional living room into the 21st century. Photo: Courtesy Jamie Drake Designs

INDULGING a Taste for Color Q: I love color! I wear it and live in it. At least, I did before I married my architect husband. He has very strong reactions to colors. If it’s not black, white or gray, he says it’s “too garish” and “in bad taste.” Maybe you can help by writing about people who have good taste and also love color? A: In a New York minute! There’s not enough space in this column to list all the world’s tastemakers who have championed the use of intensive colors in home interiors. So I’ll start with Jamie Drake, a highly regarded interior designer-to-thecarriage-set who not only decorates with great colors, he also wears them! Check out his website, drakedesignassociates. com, and see him in a bright red suit! And look over his portfolio of rooms while you’re there: They attest to Jamie’s deft hand with fun, sometimes surprising, and always beautiful colors. 28



They are always tasteful, too. Jamie designs for bold-face names like Mayor Bloomberg of New York. In fact, be sure to tell your husband, Hizzoner tapped Jamie to supervise the redecoration of Gracie Mansion, the official home of New York’s mayors. Bloomberg himself doesn’t live there, but the lovely old mansion is always open to tourists who flock in to admire Jamie’s uptake on traditional design. The room we show here is also traditional with a colorful twist. Actually, it’s the color -- that unexpected turquoise blue -- that gives the space its life and lift. Other well-knowns down through design history have always worked in color. Even Billy Baldwin, forever famous for his Baldwin brown walls, knew his way around the hot side of the palette: the screaming red “living room in hell” he created for Vogue editor Diana Vreeland is still a design classic.

But perhaps the most effective info I can share is about an architect your husband probably admires, along with everyone else: Le Corbusier, the French modernist who loved straight lines and concrete, actually painted his rooms in pastel colors. Who knew? They were all recorded in black-and-white photographs. Q: Want heart-healthy furniture? A: It’s on the way. The American Heart Association is working with a New York licensing consultant to bring out a collection of home products that will be called “Home Is Where the Heart Is.” Here’s why: Heart disease is the Number One killer of women, more deadly than all forms of cancer combined, according to Kerry Glasser, founder of Concept Marketing Group (conceptmarketinggroupinc. com). And because women are the main buyers of home furnishings, the Heart Association plans to use stylish products and educational marketing materials to make women more aware of the dangers they face. Proceeds from sales of “Home Is Where the Heart Is” products will help fund the battle against women’s heart disease, Kerry reports. The project is just getting under way; stay tuned. n





Retiring to the Beach



anet and Steve Mistretta recently rekindled a high school friendship that blossomed into a relationship of love, shared interests, and a mutual appreciation for a carpe diem, casual life style. Last year they tied the knot in an intimate ceremony and then focused on remodeling a St. Pete Beach condominium. which

was better suited to their “toes in the sand” dreams than living in South Tampa. Now that Janet has joined Steve in retirement mode and the condo remodel is nearing an end, the kicked back newlyweds are looking forward to spending the first of many long and lazy endless summers at the beach together! n



1. The entry to the Mistretta condo serves as witness to their love of art and designer lighting. 2. Janet and Steve have successfully blended their more transitional furnishings with a few well placed accent pieces and accessories for a look of drama and sophistication. 3. This is a small glimpse of the under lit onyx bar with custom cabinetry. The glass tile backsplash is washed with colored lighting effects that can be changed with a touch of the button. 4. Friends and family alike can enjoy both the view and the a/v center from this leather sectional and its goose down toss pillows. 5. The design of the condominium features the waterfront vistas of St. Pete Beach, visible throughout the entertaining areas as well as the bedrooms. This sun room is a favorite place for Janet and Steve to read, text or just sit back and enjoy the view The blues of sky and water are contrasted beautifully against the vibrant sunset colors of the interiors. 6. The master suite is a rich blend of neutrals, black, and metallics. Tres Chic!



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The Furnace Creek Resort is an oasis of luxury in Death Valley National Park, California. Photo courtesy of Steve Bergsman.

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n 1849 a wagon train heading for the gold fields of California took a shortcut through a barren desert valley, a grueling slog across an inhospitable landscape. One of the 49ers died, and according to legend the last trekker to leave the barren land turned around and yelled, “Goodbye, Death Valley.” The story may or may not be true, but the name stuck - and for good reason. Anyone who has visited Death Valley in the summer months, for example when the average temperature in August is 113 degrees, knows that to be stuck somewhere in that rocky terrain in the blazing sun could mean a slow, withering death.

A debate about whether Libya or Death Valley has recorded the highest surface temperature ever is currently leaning toward Death Valley’s 134 degrees on July 10, 1913. Happily, today the heat is no longer a deterrent in Death Valley. Now it is a national park, and if visitors were to wander away, a ranger would find them before heat stroke became a problem. While my wife and I were having dinner at the Inn at Furnace Creek, the waiter told us that British and German visitors like to come to Death Valley in the summer so they can brag about withstanding the heat. The best part is that they can then recover

in the inn’s world-famous pool or simply turn up air conditioning in the beautifully appointed rooms. Since I’m from Arizona, I don’t have to leave home to visit a hot place, but I had always wanted to visit Death Valley for two cultural reasons: Zabriskie Point, the name of a prominent viewpoint in the park, was also a really bad movie by Michelangelo Antonioni, and “Death Valley Days” was a Western TV show hosted by Ronald Reagan before he became president. We visited in late autumn, when the daytime temperature was in the moderate 70s. With blue skies above, a bit of early morning nip in the air and Las Vegas in the rear-view mirror, we entered the park near the hamlet of Shoshon to begin our own “Death Valley Days.” There are at least a half-dozen entry points to the California park because at 3.4 million acres it is the largest national park in the United States outside of Alaska. Coming from Las Vegas, we had the luck of geography with us. The entrance from this route is the southeast gateway, which in my mind is the best pick. Along the 72 miles from the boundary of the park to the Inn at Furnace Creek are some of the most famous Death Valley sites, including Badwater, the lowest spot in the Northern Hemisphere. This is also a scenic route as the ride passes through two mountain passes, Salsberry Pass at 3,315 feet and the twisty Jubilee Pass at 1,290 feet. Although the passes aren’t at high elevations, the mountains here are rugged, and after Jubilee there are miles and miles of descent into the thin strip of barren earth called Death Valley. The first stop I’d suggest on this route is an old ruin called Ashford Mill. There’s not a lot here, but when I arrived in the early morning the shadows on the old walls made for beautiful photography. The next stop is Badwater, the lowest elevation in North America at 282 feet below sea level. Much of Death Valley is a salt pan, the residue of a saline lake that existed more than 10,000 years ago, and at Badwater it is possible to access this odd natural formation. A pathway carved into the salt flats makes for an interesting walk, but rangers warn that in hot weather even this small

Hikers trek through the salt flats at Badwater in Death Valley National Park, California. Photo courtesy of Steve Bergsman.

walk can be brutal. A spring flows here, which is how the spot got its name. Water, yes, but drinkable, not really. A sign on a cliff behind the parking area marks sea level, but people often miss it. The next short hike is a little farther down the road at the turnoff to a natural bridge. The road here is unpaved but well maintained. After about a mile and a half there is a parking area, and from there is a short path to a bridged canyon. When we arrived at the natural bridge, a couple was there taking pictures.

“Not much when compared to Arches,” -- the man said.

He was right, but the bridges at Arches National Park in Utah are eroded sandstone. The rocks here are harder stuff, making this bridge a very rare formation. Still heading north, we took the ninemile detour called Artists Palette, which is a loop through an outcropping of hard rock formations that are colorful in pinks

and even blues due to mineral content. About two miles before the park headquarters at Furnace Creek and our destination, the Inn at Furnace Creek, was a sign that said “Salt Creek Interpretive Trail.” What sounded boring turned out to be the best short hike on this route, and more aggressive hikers can take ancillary trails all the way to Zabriskie Point. We ended up getting there by car, so we were able to look out over undulating golden rock formations. If memory serves me well, in the movie of the same name the young protagonists have a romantic interlude among the rocks, but I wouldn’t suggest trying that today. The ground is hard and unforgiving, and someone in the crowd at the lookout point could take a picture with his or her phone and have the image on the Internet within moments. WHEN YOU GO Death Valley National Park is huge and contains diverse topography from sand dunes and salt flats to canyons and mountains. We were there for three days and still didn’t get to see it all: deva/index.htm. There are numerous places to stay at Death Valley, including motels, campgrounds and RV parks, but there is only one “jewel of Death Valley,” the famous Inn at Furnace Creek. Originally opened in 1927, the resort still retains an aura of earlier times. There are only 66 rooms, but there is also fine dining, an oasis of a pool, beautiful gardens and an outstanding view: n PANACHE VUE’


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o, you are thinking about building an outdoor kitchen? This idea of yours is a great way to enhance resale value. We already know the kitchen is the command center of any home for potential buyers, so what do you think that potential buyer would do if they walk out into the backyard and see another kitchen? You can see them smile now as if they are visualizing all the Good Times to come, watching the kids play outside while cooking as friends and family are laughing and enjoying the great outdoors. Whether you choose to call this a Backyard Bistro or an Outdoor Oasis, We need to consider outdoor countertops? Outdoor kitchens used to be a Luxury, nowadays its mainstream especially here in Tampa Bay; we realize the backyard is basically another room. When Choosing Outdoor Countertops, Durability must come first, and looks second. Let’s take a look at a few of these materials to see what may work for your lifestyle. Granite: I am sure you heard this is the best option from everyone. Most professionals know that not all granite is the same, and although it may be durable, there are other concerns. Dark Granites may get so hot from the sun that nobody will want to rest their forearms on. Some may even get a bad burn and spoil their beautiful Saturday. Granites with many grains may have epoxies and fillers inside those grains that may not like the sun. Raise these concerns with your granite fabricator and if they disagree with my statement, get it in writing. Lighter stones may be the best to defend heat, but then the stains may show if not properly maintained. Last month’s issue of Panache Vue I wrote an article on healthy Countertops with some tips on Sealers. That may also help you decide on how to protect your beautiful granite. Concrete: Concrete is a durable surface with many color options and design flexibility with items to mix in. Concrete countertop artists can actually add nice


veining and designs. Just like granite, the lighter the color, the cooler the top, the smoother the texture, the more stain resistant it is, the better the sealer the easier the clean-up. Recycled Glass: there are many brands out there of Recycled Glass tops, some are made with resin and some are made of Concrete. Make sure you know

the difference in durability; they look the same but react differently to the elements. The tops made with resin need to be covered from direct sunlight, but have the benefit of being non-porous for more stain resistance. The Concrete mixes can be in direct sunlight, the glass might get hot to touch. Brands like Vetrazzo are stained dark and will not fade from direct sunlight, many may tell you stained concrete will fade, that may be true when staining concrete is not done by a professional. Vetrazzo backs up this statement with a warranty. Brands like Icestone the color is mixed in the cement, so they may have more options for you with color. Glass Tops: I know many think Glass will break. It will break just as much as granite would. However, you may want to get to know which type of Glass to use,

Glass Tops come very thick and have nice chiseled edges or designs that can be artistically painted underneath. Glass2 is a new brand of recycled glass fused together which is great for outdoors but is still in testing stages to be in direct sunlight. Avonite or Corian Surfaces: The lighter colors will stay cool and darker colors will fade in time. it has been used in many outdoor applications such as playground fixtures, wall cladding on the exterior of buildings, and Pool surrounds. Many of these pictures and data can be found by simply searching online. Avonite Polyester Surfaces: this is a material that is outstanding but would need to be covered and can withstand the elements as it is non-porous. The designs are endless with this material. Polymer King Starboard ST: this material is mostly used for outdoor cabinetry and comes in many colors. This material can be made into a cool durable countertop with using multiple colors in edge treatment and backsplash options. Other materials available are tile (think about the grout though), Metals like copper and stainless, Slate, Soapstone, Teak, Quartz, and Honed Marble. Remember it’s the Design application not the material that will fail. I really hope this article helped you extend the celebration of your home to a Backyard Oasis filled with many friends and family smiling at the beautiful weather of Tampa Bay. Reading Panache Vue in your Backyard Oasis...ahhhh it doesn’t get much better than that.

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ailey Scheinman is eight years old and lives in Clearwater. She is a second grader at Leila G. Davis Elementary School and especially loves reading and science. Her twin sister, Olivia, is her favorite person in the world! Last summer, the girls’ story was featured in “The Best Sister” article in the Tampa Bay Times. Hailey has been playing soccer for five seasons in the Clearwater Chargers league. She plays acoustic guitar and recently performed a solo at her second grade play performance. Her love for art began at a very young age and she is always working on something creative. In February of 2012, Hailey received the Pinellas County School Young Hero Award in recognition for the fundraising

efforts she has done for Olivia. Hailey was chosen as a Bay News 9 Everyday Hero and was the recipient of the WEDU Be More Inspiring Rising Star Award. Most recently, she was nominated for the St. Joseph Hospital’s Kids Are Heroes Award. Hailey plays an integral part in Livy’s Hope, her family’s organization, which brings hope to the lives of children with medical needs and their families. She presents the Livy’s Hope story with her family at schools and at The Family Café Conference. One day she would like to be a professional artist and musician, participate in the Olympics and write a book! To find out more information about Livy’s Hope, please visit

Panache: Being so young, what drives you more than anything else? Hailey: My sister, Olivia, because she is always inspiring me, reminds me to never give up and gives me the biggest smiles. Panache: How do you decide what projects to work on for Livy’s Hope? Hailey: I started making and selling paintings because I love art. I knew that Livy’s therapies were expensive and I wanted to help out any way that I could. I also really enjoy making jewelry and decided to start designing bracelets to sell. Now I am enjoying photography and will be putting my photos on note cards. Panache: How much time do you spend on your projects and which is your favorite? Hailey: Time? This is a difficult question. It depends on what I am making. Paintings have taken me from a few hours to a couple of weeks to do. I can string a bracelet very quickly but what takes time is picking out what to put together. My favorite painting is the Tuscan Landscape because I loved making the poppies and trees and blending the colors in the background. I can’t pick a favorite bracelet because I love almost all of them! Panache: If you won a large amount of money, what would be the first thing you would do with it? Hailey: Can I make a pie chart? 40% would go to Smile Train because I want to help children who need cleft palate surgery since seeing it in a magazine, 25% would go to Livy for therapies and medical things, 20% would go in the bank and 15% would go to something reasonable like a bike or book. Panache: What do you and Olivia do for fun? Hailey: We love to snuggle together on the couch or in bed. We watch Shark Tank and Dinosaur Train together. Just being together, reading to her and being close to her is fun.

Panache: You’re biggest accomplishment thus far? Hailey: Winning the “Young Hero Award” for Pinellas County Schools because I received it for doing something for Livy.

Panache: A little secret about you that very few people know? Hailey: I can’t tell you because it wouldn’t be a secret anymore! Panache: What is your favorite motto? Hailey: It only takes one person to change the world! Panache: What would you like to achieve by age 16, 21 and as a grownup? Hailey: At 16 I will have to learn to drive even though I don’t want to. At 21 I would like to have one of my paintings hanging in a museum and as a grownup, I would love to have a family.

Panache: If you could have one dream or wish granted, what would it be? Hailey: I would wish for a cure for Epilepsy because Livy wouldn’t have shakies (seizures) anymore. I love her just the way she is, even in a wheelchair, because that is who she is but I get worried when Livy has the shakies and I would like them to go away forever. Panache: What three words best describe you? Hailey: Empathetic, Happy, and Friendly Panache: Who and what is most important to you and why? Hailey: Livy, because she is my inspiration and I have loved her and have known her longer than anyone else has, even before our mom and dad! n PANACHE VUE’


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TARTINE TRIO Chef Laura Schmalhorst, culinary director at Dazzle (catering and events by Datz) This is a simple, chic, adaptable presentation that can be a life saver when you need something easy and elegant to prepare as a light lunch or in a more petite size as a dinner party appetizer. Use high quality preserves and chutneys, or better yet – homemade.

APRICOT TARTINE Serves 12 • 6 slices sourdough bread, crust trimmed and sliced in half diagonally. • 2 ¼ cup goat cheese • 2 ¼ cup apricot chutney

• 1/8 cup olive oil • ½ tablespoon tomato paste • 3 teaspoons sherry vinegar • 1/8 cup balsamic • ½ cup red wine vinegar • ½ cup chopped yellow onions • Pinch red pepper flake • 1 teaspoon salt • 1 oz. diced, uncooked bacon

Toast and butter the bread. Slice goat cheese in medallions and divide evenly among bread slices. Top with a dollop of apricot chutney and serve. BRIE TARTINE Serves 12 • 6 slices sourdough bread, crust trimmed and sliced in half diagonally. • 20 ounces brie, sliced • 6 tablespoons raspberry jam • ¾ cup slivered almonds toasted • Toast and butter the bread. Divide brie among toast and broil just until cheese begins to melt. Top with a dollop of raspberry jam and sprinkle with almonds. SALMON BLT TARTINE Serves 12 • 6 slices sourdough bread, crust trimmed and sliced in half diagonally. 36


Sauté bacon until brown and fat is rendered over medium heat. Add onions and cook until lightly caramelized. Add remaining ingredients and simmer until thick, about 45 minutes.

Chef Laura Schmalhorst

• 3 cups smoked salmon • 1 ½ cup cooked, crumbled bacon • ¾ cup diced tomato • 6 tablespoons tomato-bacon jam • 6 tablespoons lemon-dill cream • Petite herbs for garnish TOMATO-BACON JAM: • 8 cups chopped, seeded tomatoes

LEMON-DILL CREAM: • 2 cups sour cream • 1/8 cup chopped dill • 1 tablespoon lemon juice • zest of half a lemon • dash of white pepper • salt to taste Toast and butter the bread. Divide lemon-dill cream among toast, top with salmon, then tomato and bacon. Finish with a dollop of tomato-bacon jam and garnish with petite herbs.

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• Roy’s: 4342 W Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa; (813) 873-7697; • Seasons 52: 204 N West Shore Blvd., Tampa; (813) 286-1152; • Ocean Prime: 2205 N West Shore Blvd., Tampa; (813) 490-5288; • Mise en Place: 442 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa; (813) 254-5373; • Fly Bar & Restaurant: 1202 N Franklin St., Tampa; (813) 275-5000; • Bamboozle Cafe: 516 N Tampa St., Tampa; (813) 223-7320; • Cafe Dufrain: 707 Harbour Post Drive, Tampa; (813) 275-9701; • 220 East: 220 E Davis Blvd., Tampa; (813) 259-1220; • Thai Island: 210 E Davis Blvd., Tampa; (813) 251-9111 • Ella’s Americana Folk Art Cafe: 5119 N Nebraska Ave., Tampa; (813) 234-1000; • The Refinery: 5137 N Florida Ave., Tampa; (813) 237-2000; • The Independent Bar & Cafe: 5016 N Florida Ave., Tampa; (813) 341-4883; • SideBern’s: 2208 W Morrison Ave., Tampa; (813) 258-2233; • Datz Deli: 2616 S MacDill Ave., Tampa; (813) 831-7000; • Pane Rustica: 3225 S MacDill Ave., Tampa; (813) 902-8828; • The Columbia: 2117 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City; (813) 248-4961; • The Laughing Cat: 1811 N 15th St., Ybor City; (813) 241-2998; • Bernini: 1702 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City; (813) 248-0099; • Carmel Café and Wine Bar: 14306 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa; (813) 265-1415; • Grille One Sixteen: 15405 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa; (813) 265-0116; • Mekenita Mexican Grille: 17623 N Dale Mabry Highway, Lutz; (813) 264-1212; • Wimauma: 4205 S MacDill Ave., Tampa; (813) 498-0494; • Thailand Restaurant: 5252 S Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa; (813) 837-1793; • Grillsmith Restaurant: 1108 S Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa; (813) 250-3850; • Boca Kitchen Bar Market: 901 W Platt St., Tampa; (813) 254-7070; • Jackson’s Bistro: 601 S Harbour Island Blvd., Tampa; (813) 277-0112; • Daily Eats: 901 S Howard Ave., Tampa; (813) 868-3335; • The Lime: 915 S Howard Ave., Tampa; (813) 868-5463; • Ciccio’s California Cuisine: 1015 S Howard Ave., Tampa; (813) 251-8406; • Rouen Thai: 3324 W Gandy Blvd., Tampa; (813) 837-9100;



• Pinky’s Diner: 3203 W Bay to Bay Blvd., Tampa; (813) 831-9339; • Timpano Italian Chop House: 1610 W Swann Ave., Tampa; (813) 254-5870; • Oystercatchers Restaurant: 2900 Bayport Dr., Tampa; (813) 207-6815; • Donatello: 232 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa; (813) 875-6660; • Edison: food+drink lab: 912 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa; (813) 254-7111; • Kona Grill: 4134 W Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa; (813) 877-5938; • Spain Restaurant & Toma Bar: 513 N Tampa St., Tampa; (813) 223-2831; • Samba Room: 1502 S Howard Ave., Tampa; (813) 251-4022; • Ciro’s Speakeasy and Supper Club: 2109 Bayshore Blvd., Tampa; (813) 251-0022; • Catch Twenty Three Restaurant: 10103 Montague St., Tampa; (813) 920-0045; • Six Tables Tampa: 4267 Henderson Blvd., Tampa; (813) 207-0527; • Boizao Steakhouse: 4606 W Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa; (813) 286-7100; OLDSMAR, WESTCHASE • Burger 21: 9664 W Linebaugh Ave., Tampa; (813) 475-5921; • FlameStone Grill: 4009 Tampa Road, Oldsmar; (813) 814-7778; • Rumba Island Bar & Grill: 3687 Tampa Road, Oldsmar; (813) 475-5974; • City Fish Grill: 4022 Tampa Rd. #1, Oldsmar; (813) 814-5800;


• Casa Tina: 365 Main St., Dunedin; (727) 734-9226; • Bon Appetit Restaurant: 150 Marina Plaza, Dunedin; (727) 400-3894; • The Black Pearl Restaurant: 315 Main St., Dunedin; (727) 734-3463; • The Living Room on Main: 487 Main St., Dunedin; (727) 736-5202; • Spotos Steakjoint 2: 1280 Main St., Dunedin; (727) 734-0008; • The Dunedin Smokehouse: 471 Main St, Dunedin; (727) 736-2227;


• Z Grille: 104 Second St. S, St. Petersburg; (727) 822-9600; • Red Mesa Cantina: 128 Third St. S, St. Petersburg; (727) 896-8226; • Alésia Restaurant: 7204 Central Ave., St. Petersburg; (727) 345-9701; • TerraMar Brazilian Steakhouse, 6715 49th St. N, Pinellas Park; (727) 525-1100; • Ben Thanh, 4200 62nd Ave. N, Pinellas Park; (727) 526-3051 • Da Sesto, 7199 66th St. N, Pinellas Park; (727) 209-2695; • Café Alma, 260 1st Avenue S # 100, St. Petersburg; (727) 502-5002;

• Tryst Gastro Lounge, 240 Beach Dr. NE, St Petersburg; (727) 821-4567; • Marchand’s Bar & Grill, 501 5th Ave. NE, St Petersburg; (727) 824-8072; • Cassis American Brasserie, 170 Beach Dr. NE, St Petersburg; (727) 827-2927; • Pia’s Trattoria, 3054 Beach Blvd. S, Gulfport; (727) 327-2190; • Backfin Blue Cafe, 2913 Beach Blvd. S, Gulfport; (727) 343-2583; • Habana Café, 5402 Gulfport Blvd. S, Gulfport; (727) 321-8855; • Café Largo, 12551 Indian Rocks Road, No. 18, Largo; (727) 596-6282; • Spoto’s Grill 131, 13079 Park Blvd., Seminole; (727) 393-1703; • E & E Stakeout Grill, 100 Indian Rocks Road N, Belleair Bluffs; (727) 585-6399; • Salt Rock Grill, 19325 Gulf Blvd., Indian Shores; (727) 593-7625; • Villa Gallace, 109 Gulf Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach; (727) 596-0200; • Slyce Pizza Bar, 311 Gulf Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach; (727) 408-5272;


• Maritana Grille, 3400 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach; (727) 360-1882 • Walt’z Fish Shak, 224 Boardwalk Place E, Madeira Beach; (727) 395-0732 • The Pearl, 163 107th Ave., Treasure Island; (727) 360-9151; • Maritana Grille at Loews Don CeSar Hotel: 3400 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach; (727) 360-1882; • The Lobster Pot: 17814 Gulf Blvd., Redington Shores; (727) 391-8592;


• The Ohana Cafe, 306 Orange St. N, Ozona; (727) 787-1234;


• Safety Harbor Grill & Bar, 997 Main St., Safety Harbor; (727) 412-8053; • Cello’s Charhouse, 143 7th Ave. N, Safety Harbor; (727) 723-0909; • Green Springs Bistro, 156 4th Ave. N, Safety Harbor; (727) 669-6762; • Paradise Restaurant, 443 Main St., Safety Harbor; (727) 725-0618; • Whistle Stop Grill and Bar, 915 Main St, Safety Harbor; (727) 726-1956; • Athen’s Restaurant, 226 Main St., Safety Harbor; (727) 726-3471; • Parts of Paris French Bistro, 146 4th Ave. N, Safety Harbor; (727) 797-7979; • LuLu’s Steakhouse, 122 3rd Ave. N, Safety Harbor; (727) 216-6648; • Taste, 500 Main St., Safety Harbor; (727) 723-1116;


• Zante Café Neo, 13 N Safford Ave., Tarpon Springs; (727) 934-5558; • Dimitri’s on the Water, 690 Dodecanese Blvd., Tarpon Springs; (727) 945-9400; • Currents, 200 E Tarpon Ave., Tarpon Springs; (727) 940-5377

CLEARWATER AND CLEARWATER BEACH • Cafe Ponte, 13505 Icot Blvd., No. 214, Clearwater; (727) 538-5768; • Ceviche, 2930 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd., Clearwater; (727) 799-3082; • Bob Heilman’s Beachcomber, 447 Mandalay Ave., Clearwater Beach; (727) 442-4144; • King Fish Grill & Tap House, 3580 Ulmerton Rd, Clearwater; (727) 202-6869; • Besa Grill, 2542 N McMullen Booth Rd., Clearwater; (727) 400-6900; • Carmel Café & Wine Bar, 2548 N McMullen Booth Rd, Clearwater; (727) 724-4228; • Frenchy’s Rockaway Grill, 7 Rockaway St, Clearwater; (727) 446-4844;


• Mystic Fish, 3253 Tampa Rd., Palm Harbor; (727) 771-1800; • Positano’s Ristorante, 3309 Tampa Rd, Palm Harbor; (727) 784-9100; • Massimo’s Eclectic Fine Dining, 31876 US Highway 19 N, Palm Harbor; (727) 784-1881;

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