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ONTRIBUTORS COURTNEY CAGGIANO Courtney was born in Miami and currently resides in Orlando, Florida. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with a BA degree in English Literature, where she developed her passion for the written word. She pursues all forms of writing, including journalism, nonfiction, critical literary analysis, and inspirational writing. You can read her published work on her website: CourtneyMaeCaggiano.com or on Instagram at @bycocomae.

RIESA PASCAL Riesa was born in London, England and now resides in sunny Orlando, Florida. She is a proud graduate of Florida State University where she double majored in creative writing and communication. In addition to editorial writing, Riesa is also deeply passionate about broadcast journalism and currently freelances as a TV personality with various networks in Central Florida. You can learn more about Riesa at her website: RiesaPascal.com

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Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, Loyal Readers, New Readers, Subscribers, Luxury Lovers, Partners and Friends, In Short — Let’s all get vaccinated — so, we can fully open up our businesses and get our lives back to normal as soon as possible. Let’s put aside our differences in politics and look towards the safety of all of our children, family and friends. If you haven’t been vaccinated yet, please do it and we can all survive this dark phase of our lives. Don’t wait on the sidelines for others to do it first. You can make the change, and it will make a difference to make it a safe place for all of us and for all of us to move forward in this great country of ours. I like to turn our focus back to the core of our services. Now more than 10 years of publishing our Tampa Style luxury lifestyle magazine, which is unlike any other and designed for all tiers of life of happiness — to date, considered a ‘rare beauty’ & ‘pure’; details about what inspired its founding and what drives us to do what we do and why, has never been shared. And so, as we continue to evolve, begin to further brand awareness emerging to growing numbers, and as we reaffirm our mission, I felt now was a good time to share. When founding this magazine, I was inspired that day long ago to create a something with great passion, purpose and a new standard in mind for a luxury lifestyle magazine but knew it was a matter of waiting until the right time. I envisioned a magazine that explored the softer side of luxury and I wanted to do it much differently and create what I could not find. For the love of true luxury — I am a person who eats, sleeps, breathes and dreams of incredible, beautiful places, things and experiences so luxurious and felt on a deep level, the importance of preserving history, heritage, craft and creativity, every sumptuous moment created out of appreciation, where all the senses were stimulated and surrounded by great beauty, profound comfort and peace. I have always understood it, felt it, connected with it, like an ever tethered umbilical deeply embedded and feeding my soul; a voice calling to me, inspiring and enriching me. Stories and love first, and commerce will follow, because where there is love, transactions naturally follow. And luxury is all about love. I am incredibly honored and happy about the love and loyalty we have received from our readers and clients. Many became friends and we deeply care for all of you. This year’s September issue is a reflection of the Fall Fashion styles for the season. Discover a great fashion spread with sophisticated looks. This issue is definitely a must-see for this autumn season. Equally sophisticated is our look at those professionals you want to trust when you need them… the “Attorney’s of the Year”, a great collection of the finest Attorneys nominated by many of you. Please give us your feedback on your experience of hiring a counselor at law. My hope is that this issue inspires you, takes you places you haven’t been before, and makes you feel good. Email me and let me know! (info@styletome.com) Let’s spread the love!

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SEPT 19 / Alicia Keys: The World Tour 8PM / Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino www.nightout.com

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OCT 10 / Zac Brown Band: The Comeback Tour 7PM / MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre www.fairgroundsamphitheatre.com

OCT 1-3 / Gasparilla Music Festival Times Vary / Tampa, Florida www.songkick.com

OCT 16 / Jonas Brothers: The Remember This Tour 7PM / MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre www.fairgroundsamphitheatre.com

OCT 8-10 / Oktoberfest Tampa 2021 4PM / Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park www.eventbrite.com

OCT 30 / Jason Aldean: Back In The Saddle Tour 2021 7:30PM / MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre www.fairgroundsamphitheatre.com

OCT 10 / Harry Styles: Love On Tour 8PM / Amalie Arena www.laneone.com


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Diamond Banc, Tampa Director - Jodi Hudson, GIA Graduate Gemologist

Leveraging the Value of Your Jewelry The solution is here in your neighborhood.

A client-driven approach to leveraging the value of your jewelry.

Diamond Banc offers an innovative and customer driven approach when it comes to selling or leveraging the value of your jewelry. They provide a variety of financial solutions and collaborate with you to determine the optimal solution. What if I told you that there’s a state-of-the-art approach when it comes to selling and borrowing against what your jewelry is worth? Throughout our lives, we buy, receive and retain jewelry that ends up sitting in a drawer or safe for years, never to be worn. However, what if there was another way? Diamond Banc offers innovative and creative ways when it comes to selling or leveraging the value of your jewelry. Here is how. Founded in 2007, Diamond Banc opened their upscale endeavor as a way to help clientele sell their most valued high-end jewelry, luxury watches and much more. During the process, Diamond Banc became one of the nation’s finest jewelry equity loan providers by providing the highest loan amounts, lowest cost of funds, and unmatched repayment options. Originally launched as a small operation in Columbia, Missouri, they opened several locations nationwide and found their elite business right here in Tampa, FL!

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Diamond Banc is a unique business due to their dedication for delivering top-notch customer service. Along with the best customer service, they have also staked their reputation on employing the best and most knowledgeable jewelry experts in the nation. Diamond Banc has a large network of jewelry dealers, retail partners and industry connections. For example, if a client brings in a piece from the early 1900s, they consult with a specialist to ensure the client is getting the maximum amount they can for that specific piece. For those who are ready to part with their items and value being paid immediately, Diamond Banc will make an unparalleled purchase offer for your fine jewelry, luxury watches, and diamonds. They are known for funding transactions on the spot after providing you with the highest quality liquid value assessment. There are several liquidity options Diamond Banc makes available to best assist you. Clients can select one option or use them all depending on their situation and goals. Immediate Payment For Your Jewelry & Watches

This option may suit those who are looking for an immediate transaction. Diamond Banc will provide an industry leading purchase


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offer for your diamonds, jewelry and luxury watches and issue payment on the spot. Effective Consignment

For those who prefer a higher return over immediate funding, this option is for you. Your item(s) are marketed to thousands of jewelry dealers, retailers and wholesalers. Diamond Banc pays you a preferred return as soon as your item(s) sell. Take note that this is for Items that will sell for $10,000+. Maximize Your Return by Making Diamond Banc Your Agent

For those with the primary objective of maximizing their return, the Seller’s Agent Service option is for you. Diamond Banc serves as their clients’ fiduciary, ensuring that their interests are aligned and the highest return is achieved. Your most treasured and highest valued items are marketed to a variety of platforms nationwide with the goal of selling back to the end consumer. Diamond Banc charges a transparent, fixed percentage commission. Items that will sell for $35,000+ are eligible. Get Money For Your Jewelry & Retain Ownership

Mills Menser, Owner

Have you ever considered getting a loan against your items instead of selling? When you choose the jewelry equity loan option you can leverage the equity value of your jewelry by borrowing against it. When borrowing against your items, you can get the best of both worlds. You get immediate access to the funds you need, and you get to maintain ownership since the jewelry is returned to you once the loan is repaid. It’s a win, win! As soon as your maximum loan value is determined, you can draw funds up and down like a traditional line of credit. This process is quick, safe, confidential, and has zero effect on your credit score. Demand Is Key

Being knowledgeable of the current market demand is imperative for receiving the maximum offer. This is what Diamond Banc’s elite staff are experts in. For example, in the early 2000s, everyone wanted trendy princess-cut or square-cut diamonds. Since there was such high demand for them and everyone bought one, the market is now flooded with them, resulting in much lower demand now. So then one would ask, what types of items are currently in demand? Round brilliant cut diamonds are almost always a top seller and likely always will be due to their timelessness. Other items in high demand are: Rolex sports model watches, fine designer jewelry from designers such as Tiffany & Co., Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, etc. Designers known globally are always in high demand. Diamond Banc is Tampa’s leading resource for clients seeking a buyer for their jewelry, diamonds or luxury watches. They are the distinguished destination to sell or obtain a loan in an upscale, luxury environment. They specialize in buying diamonds, designer jewelry, gold jewelry, luxury watches and so much more. Diamond Banc willingly purchases single items to entire estates and provides ultra flexible, consumer friendly loan terms for those who wish to borrow money against their jewelry. Whether you’re seeking immediate funding or just merely exploring your options, Diamond Banc is available for a zero pressure, zero obligation, zero cost evaluation of your items to strategize the solution that best suits your needs. Start the process online at DiamondBanc.com or give them a call at (813) 609-4331 to schedule an appointment today at 3401 Henderson Blvd Suite E, Tampa, FL 33609.

Jodi Hudson, Market Director jodi@diamondbanc.com Get your free quote today!

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“The things that I would dare to do, I made

sure that Kennedy did all of that, and she did some crazy things.” Although she may seem like an author with years of published work to her name, Simmons is more of a wunderkind—Orlando’s very own literary prodigy. From Simmons’ emotive prose to her profound perceptiveness as a writer, many readers will be surprised to learn that Simmons is a first-time novelist. With her captivating new novel, Beautiful Otherness, Simmons shatters expectations in both the literary world and her own life as she tells the story of a woman understanding the power and beauty of her true identity. Well before Simmons began crafting her groundbreaking debut novel, she experienced a moment of what can only be called divine inspiration. “25 years ago, a mentor told me I would be writing this book, so it was like a prophecy, to be honest,” Simmons shares. “There was a time in my life when I was going through a transition and I was having a wonderful time, a great social life, doing everything I wanted to do, but I felt like I should be doing something more. So, when I thought about what she told me, I said, let me start to develop a character. And that’s what I did.” This sudden fulfillment of calling placed upon her decades ago is what brought to life Kennedy Davenport—the electric and enticing leading lady of Beautiful Otherness. “I wanted her to be intriguing, I wanted her to be exciting, I wanted her to be funny, adventurous, and sometimes frustrating,” Simmons shares about her main character. As Kennedy Davenport comes face to face with her unpleasant past, she begins a transforming journey of discovering the beauty in the story that has shaped the woman of honor and impact that she has become. However fictional Davenport may be, within her character are very real echoes of Simmons’ own traits and passions. “It was more like an alter ego,” Simmons shares about Kennedy’s character. “The things that I would dare to do, I made sure that Kennedy did all of that, and she did some crazy things.” While Davenport and Simmons share certain aspects of life— calling the pristine lakes of Windermere home, maintaining an active social life, and dedicating much of their time to notable causes—Simmons has brilliantly crafted her lead character in such a way that her personality, experiences, and lessons learned along the road of life will resonate with an endless variety of readers. “I think that every reader will find a Kennedy Davenport within themselves. I think that they will be able to relate to something that she has done or some type of interesting adventure that she has gone on.” It is Simmons’ desire that her readers take the universal truths within Beautiful Otherness to heart—a desire that transforms this book from merely a novel to a testament of a life redefined by a fresh perspective of self. “I want my readers to know that no matter what they go through in life, I don’t care how devastating, how embarrassing, how shameful it may be, they can always come

out on the other side and be beautiful and shine and be who they are naturally.” “Most importantly, the book is about helping people going through different things. Whatever your otherness is, peel back the layers and go through that otherness, because once you get through the otherness, you will see the beautiful side of yourself,” she states. “That’s why the book is named Beautiful Otherness, because everybody has otherness; they don’t always have time within their busy lives to deal with the otherness.” Simmons is thrilled to finally be sharing Kennedy Davenport’s story with readers everywhere…and she means literally everywhere. “It started out just being on Amazon and Barnes & Noble, but I was so excited because I received an email that now the book is being carried in Target and so many other stores. It’s in Canada, it’s in Europe…when I was looking at some of the places where the book was going to be sold, I couldn’t even read what they were saying because it wasn’t in English…so I’m really excited.” Thankfully for her readers all over the world, Beautiful Otherness is only the beginning of Simmons’ career. “I’m super excited about what I’m seeing as of now, for me to be a first-time published author, and I’ve already started on my second novel,” Simmons explains. “It’s going to be in a sense a sequel, but I’m going to do a different turn, a different spin. It will still talk about Kennedy, because Kennedy has a lot to be said about her and everyone needs to know, ‘Who is Kennedy Davenport?’” Simmons plans to write at least three books, a feat that her mentor who served as her inspiration told her she would accomplish. She also plans to travel and tour, taking the moral of Kennedy Davenport’s story into the hearts and lives of readers worldwide. “I plan to make people feel comfortable with who they are so that they’re not embarrassed about whatever they may have gone through within their childhood, within their life. I want them to be free, and that’s what this book is about; it’s about the beautiful otherness. I want everyone to deal with their otherness and expose it for what it is so they can be free and be who they are as a person and live a great life.” To our Orlando Style readers, Simmons wants to share the message of Beautiful Otherness in a way that will forever change your understanding of yourself. “Along with style and social life and all those wonderful things, I want [you] to pull back the layers and deal with [your] otherness so [you] can really be beautiful.” You can purchase your copy of Beautiful Otherness at www. shirleybsimmons.com and follow Simmons on Facebook at “Beautiful Otherness” and Instagram @shirleybsimmons.

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Gryffin At The Vanguard

The Vanguard is Downtown Orlando's new entertainment destination and the largest independently owned concert venue in Central Florida. Thanks to a newly completed multimillion-dollar renovation, the facility is now fully equipped with state-of-the-art sound and lights that were put to the test during an electrifying DJ set by L.A.-based artist/producer Gryffin. Born Dan Griffith, Gryffin got his start in music as a classically trained pianist and guitarist and also played in several bands. After receiving an electrical engineering degree from the University of Southern California, he pursued a path in music production, drawing equally from his carefully honed musicality and edgy ingenuity. Gryffin made his breakthrough in 2016 with two singles showcasing his melodic take on dance music: “Heading Home” ft. Josef Salvat (which shot to #1 on Spotify’s US and Global Viral charts) and the Bipolar Sunshine collaboration “Whole Heart.” In addition, his 2017 smash single “Feel Good” — with Illenium and featuring Daya — peaked at #18 on the Dance/Mix Show Airplay charts. Gryffin’s major triumphs also include “Tie Me Down” ft. Elley Duhé (which hit #2 on the Spotify US Viral Chart and #9 on the Global Viral Chart), “Remember” ft. Zohara (which garnered 6.5 million streams in its first few weeks), and “All You Need to Know” with SLANDER ft. Calle Lehmann (a gold-certified smash that’s now surpassed 100 million streams). Arriving in October 2019, Gryffin’s debut album Gravity quickly climbed to #1 on Billboard’s Dance/Electronic Albums chart. Though currently in the middle of his Las Vegas residency at The Wynn’s Encore Beach Club and XS Nightclub, Gryffin is also performing at major markets across the U.S. and I was fortunate enough to catch one of these powerful shows myself when he passed through Orlando. Having just recently unveiled a new single entitled “Best Is Yet To Come” with buzzing California singer Kyle Reynolds, my companions and I were eager to enjoy this ultimate summer anthem alongside a slew of other uplifting tracks and Gryffin did not disappoint. From remixes of classic party hits like Whitney Houston’s “Dance With Somebody” and modern favorites like Justin Bieber’s “Peaches” to plenty of original Gryffin tracks such as my personal favorite “All You Need To Know”—it was an unforgettable night of music, joy, entertainment, and most surprisingly for me, love. The explosive energy of the crowd was only matched by the spectacular intensity and raw passion that radiated from Gryffin’s stage presence and it quickly became evident that Gryffin’s fanbase is a reflection of the joyful and optimistic music that he himself has become known for. On every side, my companions and I were surrounded by the utmost spirited, care-free individuals who wanted to do nothing but jump, dance and sing along with the hundreds of strangers-turned-friends all around us. It was an experience like no other and one that left me eagerly on the lookout for new music and tour dates to be coming from Gryffin soon. By Riesa Pascal Photo Credit: Ashley Osborne

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You’ll hate to love it.

Yes, sweater vests...the kind grandpas wear. Everyone is loving them. And in the Florida winters that are still a bit away, a sweater vest is perfect since it’s not a full-on jacket. This piece offers just enough to keep you warm and be stylish at the same time. Brands have caught on and designed adorable iterations of the classic layering piece for 2021. It’s also great for those days when you don’t know what to wear or when you just need something “extra” to add “umph” to your look. The knitwear essential will come to the rescue—serving as an extra layer atop your go-to white button-down or long sleeve.

Tailored on Tailored The “smart” look has always been a trendy one, but now more than ever. Buttondowns are layered under vests, over turtlenecks, under jackets, under long coats, over trousers—and sometimes belted and finished with a tie. These can be paired with heels, sneakers, or flats. The great thing is that this tailored look can be made dressy or casual.

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SNEAKERS FOR EVERYTHING The shoe that will never go away...ever. There are a handful of outfit ideas that will always look good, especially that classic pairing of items that will never go out of style. But in recent times, our favorite pairing would have to be a dress and sneakers. Don’t get us wrong, sneakers are a staple and go with pretty much anything, but we’d have to say that dresses and sneakers take the cake. Who would have thought that they would make such an interesting pair? The ultra-feminine dress with the boy-ish sneaker. That’s why it works!


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LIVING ‘N STYLE

MEN’S STYLE

Trench-y Is it too hot to wear long sport coats? Perhaps, but there are a few chilly nights in Florida that will allow you to rock the ever-so-elegant trench. It’s the perfect clothing piece to layer up or throw over that five-minute outfit you threw on Monday morning. You can find almost any kind of material to fit your style and needs such as wool, tweed, flannel and corduroy. Besides the obvious elegance the trench coat brings to your outfit, it helps protect you and your clothes in almost any kind of weather conditions. And in Florida, it will definitely be appreciated when caught in a downpour. You can’t go wrong with a trench coat, for they will never go out of style. You can dress it up or down. The options are endless!

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HOW TO DRESS FOR FALL

In Florida

Florida, the state that feels like fall and winter are only a week long. We see all of the fall fashion trends with the layering, scarves, boots, beanies, jackets, and thick sweaters, but when will we ever have the opportunity to wear them in Florida? Fear not, here are tips and options that will help you look the part, without feeling like 100 degrees. And let’s face it, we love options. Let start with the easiest and most practical, a jacket. In Florida, there really isn’t a need for a thick jacket, but we love the look of one. When shopping for a jacket, consider lightweight fabrics such as jacquard, tweed and boucle, and thin wool fabrics, to name a few. Another tip when shopping for a jacket is to see if it is lined. Lined jackets have more durability compared to a jacket that isn’t lined. However, a lined jacket keeps you warmer than a jacket

without lining. If this is of importance to you, maybe consider looking to see if a jacket is lined or not. Next up is scarves. Do we really need scarves in Florida? It depends on who you ask. As far as your neck is concerned, no, but for the outfit, yes. When shopping for scarves, cotton scarves are a great alternative to the thick wool scarves. Not only will cotton not make your neck sweat, but it won’t make you want to scratch your neck off from the itchiness of wool scarves. Similar to the jackets we spoke about earlier, when shopping for pants, look for lightweight fabrics. Also, choose darker or “fall” colors such as burgundy, maroon, brown, burnt orange, charcoal, dark green, and navy. As far as fabrics and style, chinos and joggers are great options, and they flatter most body types.


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LIVING ‘N STYLE

BEAUTY

KANA CBD SLEEPING MASK A CBD sleeping mask brings new meaning to ‘beauty sleep’. The mask is meant to be worn overnight to repair damaged skin while you sleep. Rather than a thick, goopy mask, the KANA lavender sleep mask dries without leaving sticky residue, leaving skin feeling firm and protected. The mask contains organic CBD infused with 28 other active botanicals, natural brightening agents, and essential oils that will leave your skin feeling fresh and rejuvenated. kanaskincare.com / $45

A DOPE NEW WAY TO DO SKINCARE CBD might be exactly what you need in your skincare routine. You might have heard about CBD (short for cannabidiol) being used to treat various health and medical issues, like pain and anxiety. As it turns out, CBD might be your ticket to clearer, calmer skin, too. CBD products are taking over the skincare world and proving themselves to be beneficial additives to skin lotions, face creams, and serums. CBD oil can be extracted from the hemp plant but don’t worry, hemp derived CBD is legal in all fifty states. This ‘highly’ effective ingredient won’t actually get you high, but it’s perfect for people looking to reap the natural benefits without the mind-altering effects of marijuana. CBD has also gained popularity due to its remarkable anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

Antioxidants work to counter signs of aging skin using its essential fatty acids, which increases your skin’s elasticity and hydration and gives skin the appearance of a youthful glow. Research has shown that it lessens the severity of wrinkles and brightens skin. Acne can also be tackled with the help of CBD. Since acne is an inflammatory condition, the anti-inflammatory properties of CBD are helpful in visibly reducing the appearance of breakouts. It’s especially calming to skin redness, often caused by irritated skin as a result of acne and other skin conditions. Stock up on CBD skincare products while you can, because we think it’s worth the hype.

WHY YOU NEED A SHOWER HEAD FILTER ASAP Hard water is ruining your skin and hair.

FLORA AND BAST AGE ADAPTING CBD SERUM This pure oil serum, containing over 300mg of CBD, works with all skin types to clear blemishes, reduce redness, and fix uneven skin tones, all while minimizing the appearance of pores and imperfections of any kind. This product is the ultimate tool to revert skin to its youthful radiance. Floraandbast.com / $77

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Anyone who isn’t a Florida native, or has ever washed their hair in a state with soft water, knows how much worse your hair feels after a wash in the relentless Florida water. Dryness, lack of shine, and rough texture are a few of the results of poor water quality on your skin and hair. You might be thinking, “I haven’t noticed these gnarly effects on my delicate strands,” but after a single wash under a filtered shower head, we think you’ll know exactly what we’re talking about! Florida water is considered ‘hard’ because it is a Karstic State, meaning that a large portion of the land is limestone. Much of this limestone dissolves in the water, making it rich in minerals like calcium and magnesium. Not only do these minerals make sink water taste undrinkable, but they cause serious damage to skin and hair health overtime. Hair products like shampoo get stuck in your hair when you shower with hard water, and never completely wash out. This is caused by excess

minerals reacting with hair soap to form calcium and magnesium salts, which don’t dissolve easily. This can create a build-up of product and minerals in the hair, leading to a hard film lining on the hair and scalp, making hair feel rougher, tangled, and more prone to breakage. Colored hair is also at risk to fade more quickly when washed regularly with hard water. Why pay your hairstylist a pretty penny, only to ruin the beautiful radiance of your hair color in just a few washes? These same minerals leave a coating on skin, making it dry and dull. Additionally, hard water can be irritating to sensitive skin because it can cause itching, peeling, and other forms of breakage. A shower head filter is the perfect solution to weed out unwanted minerals and chemicals that are detrimental to our bodies. Once you have peace of mind that the water you bathe in is clear, you can feel free to enjoy every shower with the confidence that you’re bringing your skin and hair back to life.


HEALTH

Plant-Based Milk The Dairy Alternative That Everyone Is Raving About Oat, almond, and soy, oh my. By Shelby Newman

Plant-based milk has become the ‘moove’ these days as cow’s milk goes out of style. In addition to its great taste and health benefits, it can be easily swapped with dairy products we eat in our everyday. Do you put calorie-heavy creamers in your daily coffee? Try using low-calorie and creamy oat milk instead of dairy creamer. Eat a bowl of Wheaties in the morning? Try replacing cow’s milk with some unsweetened almond milk – the cereal will act as a natural sweetener to the milk. Pro-tip: add a splash of plant-based milk when cooking scrambled eggs for a more creamy and fluffy texture. And the best part? There is something for everyone. With an endless list of options, you’re certain to find one that you enjoy. Whether you’re vegan, gluten-free, allergic to nuts, or simply a picky eater, there are countless plant-based milk options that are sure to check off your boxes. There are a number of reasons, health and morality related, that people are making the switch from dairy milk to options like oat, almond, soy, rice, coconut, and even pea milk. Recent scandals involving dairy farms exposed an ugly side to dairy production. Some farms mistreat cows, and even allow them to suffer in inhumane conditions. To support the betterment of farm animals, many people are choosing cow’s milk alternatives. Cow’s milk, despite what they told you in first grade, is actually not great for your health. Instead

of improving bone health, it does the opposite by depleting our bones of the calcium it needs. Additionally, a single serving of dairy milk contains as much as 24 milligrams of cholesterol and more than 20 percent of the daily-recommended dose of saturated fat, which is harmful to the heart. Plantbased milk, however, contains no cholesterol and little to no fat. Looking for an extra boost of protein in your diet? Soy milk provides the highest amount of protein of plant-based milk alternatives, while having fewer calories. It can contain up to eight grams of protein per cup, which is equivalent to the amount of protein in a cup of cow’s milk. Soy milk is also considered the most nutritionally similar to cow’s milk, allowing you to reap many of the nourishing benefits of cow’s milk without the detriments. It’s also filled with antioxidants and fiber, which are added bonuses. Oat milk, while also containing protein, has closer to four grams of protein per cup, but its high fiber content makes it richer and more filling than other plantbased milk alternatives. Next time you’re browsing the dairy section at the grocery store, remember that making the switch to plant-based milk is easy. Buying a pint of almond milk this week is a small price to pay in exchange for saving your future self, the planet, and the cows.

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CELEBRITY SOUP

Celebrities Who Own Food Chains Your favorite stars serving up your favorite meals Have you ever had so much money that you didn’t know what to do with it? No? Okay, well I guess you and I have something in common because let’s be real—celebrity wealth is unlike anything the average person will ever experience. When you’re worth hundreds of millions, it can be easy to not know what to do with all that extra cash laying around. Some stars will invest in stocks, real estate, expensive handbags or lavish cars, but if you ask me, the wise ones jump into the restaurant business. Numerous stars have founded their own eateries (I’m looking at you Mark Wahlberg), but some of the most successful celebs have put their money towards restaurant chains that are already established. From the king of the basketball court to the Queen of England, here are 10 celebrities that you may be shocked to learn are restaurant franchise owners.

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CELEBRITY SOUP

LEBRON JAMES

King James may be known for his hoop skills, but that’s not his only way of paying the bills. In 2014, James raked in $30 million in Beats acquisition by doing nothing more than wearing a pair of headphones. His major payday with the brand allowed him to reinvest some of his profit into the restaurant business. Today, James owns a major stake in the Blaze Pizza chain, including franchises in Chicago and Miami. According to ESPN, his $1 million buy-in with the brand was worth $35 million just five years later. Now that’s what I call a return on investment! PEYTON MANNING

No matter how you feel about Peyton Manning, you can’t deny that he is one of the savviest celebrities in sports. His flawless mastery of football and his nearly squeaky clean public image has led him the Hall of Famer to be called one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time. In spite of his success however, Manning wasn’t one to put all his ‘football eggs’ in one basket so to speak. After signing with the Broncos in 2012, he also purchased dozens of Papa John’s pizzerias in the Denver area. Needless to say, Manning was also quick to appear in commercials for the chain which further increased his profit until 2018 when he sold all 31 of his franchises just two days before the announcement that the NFL and Papa John’s were parting ways. SHAQUILLE O’NEAL

While Manning continues to be involved with the pizza franchise as a brand ambassador and spokesperson, there’s another beloved athlete who jumped into business with Papa John’s and picked up right where Manning left off. In 2019, Shaquille O’Neal bought nine Papa John’s locations around Atlanta, but that’s just a fraction of his wise investments in the food industry. The serial entrepreneur has also owned a Krispy Kreme franchise and more than a dozen Auntie Anne’s pretzel shops. Perhaps he needed something to keep himself busy during retirement. I mean that’s the only logical way to also explain his ownership of 155 Five Guys restaurants — approximately 10% of the entire burger chain. Though he has since sold his Five Guys restaurants, I have a feeling we haven’t heard the last of O’Neal and his franchises. PHIL MICKELSON

Golfing pro Phil Mickelson is one of the most popular, accomplished, and wealthy pro golfers in history. Outranked by only Tiger Woods, there are few golfers in PGA Tour history who have made as much money from tournaments as Mickelson. Earnings of over $94 million for his skills on the course have afforded him many opportunities for investments and it looks like he may have derived some inspiration from Shaq. The golfer doesn’t just own one or two Five Guys, Mikelson leads a group that owns Five Guys franchises throughout Southern California, where he was born and raised. His role as a franchisee garnered some negative attention in 2010 when he made a comment to the press about how much he liked the burgers at Five Guys without disclosing his affiliation with the chain. MAGIC JOHNSON

Along with Shaq, NBA legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson has also proven himself to be wise in the ways of athleteturned-investor. So much so in fact that Johnson has his own investment company appropriately called Magic Johnson Enterprises. Throughout his lengthy NBA career, Magic earned just under $40 million in salary, but today he is worth a whopping $600 million. He is arguably the gold standard for celebrities who wish to have great success in franchising and his incredible portfolio has included everything from Burger King and T.G.I. Friday’s locations to more than 100 Starbucks

locations from 1998 to 2010. Johnson was an early believer in the massive expansion potential of the coffee franchise and often built his cafes in urban neighborhoods while chaning the menu to cater to his market. JIMMY BUFFET

Most of us are well aware that Jimmy Buffett has his own line of restaurants called Margaritaville, but did you know that he’s also a doughnut aficionado who has waded into the franchising game? Buffett is the proud owner of a Krispy Kreme shop located in West Palm Beach, Florida. In 2002, Buffet joined forces and combined operations with the parent company and other Krispy Kreme franchisers to create the South Florida Partnership, which oversees and is in charge of accelerating all Krispy Kreme growth in the area. KANYE WEST

Those of you who’ve lived in or visited Los Angeles for any period of time should be well familiar with Fatburger. The beloved restaurant chain is praised by countless celebrities and was even mentioned in Ice Cube’s 1992 track “It Was a Good Day.” While Kanye West and even Pharrell Williams may not have a hit song about the chain, they can both still count themselves amongst Fatburger’s long list of celebrity franchisees which also includes Montel Williams and even Queen Latifah who once got in trouble for trying to hide her Fatburger connection since it clashed with her job as a Jenny Craig spokeswoman. VENUS WILLIAMS

Pharrell Williams and Venus Willliams share more than just a last name. Much like Pharrell’s venture into becoming a franchisee for Fatburger, Venus has also invested into the business of restaurant franchising. That’s where the similarities end though as I think we can all agree that Jamba Juice doesn’t exactly attract the same crowds as Fatburger. For the tennis legend, William’s portfolio includes several Jamba Juice locations in the Washington metro area. She spoke of her affection for the chain in a press announcement saying, “I share Jamba’s mission to inspire and simplify healthy living and promote a healthy active lifestyle.” RICK ROSS

Perhaps Rick Ross has been spending some time at Jamba Juice as he has made headlines for losing an impressive amount of weight in recent years. While we can’t really attribute it to Jamba Juice, I think it’s at least safe to say that he probably isn’t eating too many chicken wings from his own Wingstop franchises. Ross is actually a major investor in Wingstop and has been a franchisee for years. In 2014, the rapper was reported to have raked in about $7 million from his franchises and he owns even more today! As of 2019, Ross reportedly owned 28 Wingstop locations and this year Ross helped the company to launch Thighstop in response to the current chicken wing shortage. QUEEN ELIZABETH II

I admit that this sounds a little far-fetched, but even Queen Elizabeth II is a franchisee of multiple establishments and one of them happens to be America’s biggest fast-food chain. Believe it or not, through The Crown Estate, the British monarch actually owns a McDonald’s franchise in Banbury, England—but wait, there’s more! The Crown’s holdings in that town also include both a Starbucks and a Costa Coffee. Unsurprisingly, the Royal Family is rarely spotted near their McDonald’s which is located about 80 miles away from Buckingham Palace. Something tells me that distance isn’t the only reason we never see the queen chomping down on a Big Mac sandwich, but maybe that’s just me.

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Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic . . .TO R E T U R N T H I S FA L L

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FOOD

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food &

Wine Classic will return Friday, October 29 and Saturday, October 30, offering an outdoor festival featuring unlimited food tastings from the resort’s culinary team and wine, beer and other sips from around the world. Overnight packages and event-only tickets are now available at www. FoodandWineClassic.com. An annual tradition since 2010, the event makes its return to the fall after a one-year hiatus and highly successful debut of the Spring Food & Wine Classic. Set outside among the scenic ambiance of the resort, the event features live music, over 20 food stations, 100 beverage selections and immersive themed areas, such as the beer garden and the bubble lounge. “This event means so much to us because we get to share our passion for food and beverage with our guests in a tangible, interactive way,” said Luciano Sperduto, the resort’s director of food and beverage. “We couldn’t be more excited to pick up where we left off and create an even more delicious, energetic and memorable experience this year.” Menu highlights will include:

• Hand-crafted smoked pork belly, apple butter-bourbon barbeque, buttered grits, shaved radish, roasted chestnut puree served by Smokin’ D’s BBQ • Roasted Linz heritage black angus beef tenderloin, mashed potatoes, roasted carrots, hollandaise sauce served by Shula’s Steak House • Kimonos Roll: ahi tuna, yellowtail, sustainable salmon, wasabi mayonnaise served by Kimonos

• The Bubble Lounge • The Pig & The Poke • China Town Overnight packages for the event start at $580 and eventonly tickets options are $165 per person (inclusive of tax and service fees, for more information or to book, visit www.FoodandWineClassic.com. Guests can now reserve accommodations at the resort’s newest tower, the Walt Disney World Swan Reserve, a 14-story hotel offering an upscale, boutique atmosphere as well as 149 suites ideal for families. The event will employ appropriate safety measures in accordance with Center for Disease Control recommendations and Walt Disney World policies at the time of the event. With a variety of restaurants and lounges and a distinguished culinary and beverage team, the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin continually earns national recognition for their food and beverage program. The resort boasts numerous certified wine sommeliers and 1,400 wine selections. For the latest, guests can visit www.FoodandWineClassic.com, follow www.facebook.com/ swandolphinfwc or call 1-888-828-8850.

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort 1200 Epcot Resorts Blvd,

Themed areas will include:

Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

• The Beer Garden

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BARFLY

From homemadefoodjunkie.com

BARFLY Ingredients • 1/4 cup Malibu rum with coconut liqueur • 1/2 cup pineapple juice • 2 tablespoons of grenadine (to make the bottom of the glass red)

Garnish with: • 2 maraschino cherries • 1 slice of pineapple

Recipe - Put 3-4 ice cubes in the bottom of a glass.

- Pour the pineapple juice and the rum over the ice.

- Pour the grenadine slowly down one side of the glass (pouring too fast will mix the grenadine in and you won’t get the color separation).

- Stick 2 cherries and a pineapple chunk on a toothpick for a garnish.

Enjoy!

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MALIBU SUNSET

No Beach Necessary

A predominantly sweet drink, this eye-catching cocktail will make you think of paradise no matter the weather. It may get a bad rep as the “Malibu Barbie”, but no one can deny its popularity. Served over ice, it is fruity, refreshing and too easy to sip on. Though typically served in a hurricane glass, any will do. Two cherries and a pineapple chunk on a toothpick are the perfect garnish to extend

the sunset a little bit longer. The cherries will give an extra burst of sweetness while a pineapple chunk will absorb the cocktail for a bold final bite. Orange slices are another bright and tangy option, even as an extra splash. Any fresh fruit lovers can opt to blend or juice their own pineapple or oranges for a more tart flavor. Enjoy one whatever the occasion before the warm weather ends.


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TOYS

THE WORLD’S BEST LUXURY SEDAN MADE GREENER: INTRODUCING THE NEW FLYING SPUR HYBRID

Combined power of 536 bhp (544 PS) and 750 Nm (553 lb.ft) provided by a 2.9-litre V6 petrol engine and advanced electric motor.

Total driving range of over 700 km and an expected all-electric range of greater than 40 km EU (WLTP) pending certification.

Subtle exterior badging and additional hybrid information presented via the heads up display, infotainment screen and instrument cluster.

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The introduction of the new Flying Spur Hybrid builds on the success of the third generation Flying Spur, using a highly innovative third powertrain delivering the most environmentally friendly Bentley to date. The introduction of the Flying Spur Hybrid establishes a family of Bentley hybrids for the first time, emphasising Bentley’s commitment to its Beyond100 strategy to become an end-to-end carbon neutral organisation and the world’s leading sustainable luxury mobility company.

whilst deaccelerating or using the combustion engine.

The latest addition to Bentley’s new hybrid range demonstrates that hybridisation does not compromise luxury or performance. With an unperceivable blend between the internal combustion engine and electric motor, refined serenity is on offer regardless of driving mode or style.

The flow of energy can also be displayed via the infotainment screen where statistics can be seen and the timers for charging of the vehicle can be set. Additional e-motion information is available to the driver via the instrument panel, heads up display and centre screen, including range, battery level and charging information.

The new powertrain combines a 2.9-litre V6 petrol engine with an advanced electric motor, delivering a total of 536 bhp (544 PS) and 750 Nm (553 lb.ft) of torque - an additional 95 bhp in comparison to the Bentayga Hybrid. The new Flying Spur becomes the most efficient Bentley ever having the capability to cover over 700 km when fully fuelled. With high power reserves, superior torque and quick throttle response the latest hybrid model gives little away to the Flying Spur V8 in acceleration, passing 60 mph from a standstill in 4.1 seconds (0-100 km/h in 4.3 secs). The new powertrain achieves a significant reduction in fuel consumption whilst still providing the authentic Bentley character of effortless, refined performance. The new Flying Spur incorporates a class-leading portfolio of intelligent and intuitive equipment tailored to the driver and passengers. For the Flying Spur Hybrid, connected car services will now also include My Battery Charge, My Car Statistics, and My Cabin Comfort. To provide further feedback to the driver, the driver instruments include additional information showing when the car is operating solely in EV drive, regenerating

Inside the cabin, the automatic Start-Stop switch has been replaced with a control for the three E Modes – EV Drive, Hybrid Mode and Hold Mode, enabling the driver to manage the battery usage during a journey. EV Drive mode is engaged as soon as the car is switched on, and maximises the electric driving experience. This is ideal for city driving and for shorter journeys.

Exterior visual differences for the Flying Spur Hybrid include a ‘Hybrid’ front fender badge, quad oval tailpipes and a covered universal charging point on the left hand rear fender. A Distinct Model in the Flying Spur Range The Flying Spur Hybrid has seven Bentley paint colours to choose from as standard, which have been carefully selected to complement the character and style of the car. Customers can also specify their vehicle from the additional extended paint range of over 60 colours, including Mulliner and personal commission. The Blackline Specification offers a contemporary alternative to exterior brightware including a black version of the optional illuminated electrically deployed Flying B radiator mascot, and for a more contemporary exterior aesthetic. All Flying Spurs are manufactured at Bentley’s home in Crewe - the world’s first carbon neutral factory for luxury car production. Customer orders can be taken from summer onwards, and first customer deliveries are due before the end of 2021. Visit Bentleymedia.com For More Information

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TRAVEL ‘N STYLE

Quintessential

KeyWest

Escape the mainland mentality

By Cathleen K. Bode Photos courtesy of Rob O’Neal / Florida Keys News Bureau and Cathleen K. Bode

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With the world reopening from last year’s lockdown, millions of Americans have been

itching to travel again and are understandably eager to get away from the busy demands of everyday life. Fortunately for those of us in Florida, we can experience that stress free getaway without ever setting a foot outside of the sunshine state. In fact, with direct flights conveniently available from Orlando International, Sanford International and Tampa International airports, all it takes is a few days off and a desire to wind down and embrace a new, laid back way of life. Key West is Florida's southernmost point which means this subtropical paradise is actually located closer to Cuba than to Miami. The vibrant area boasts a unique confluence of history, climate, natural beauty, cultural diversity, architecture and unabashed romantic appeal. With a number of award-winning accommodations to choose from, it might be overwhelming for first-time visitors to make a decision, but after my phenomenal stay at The Marker Key West Harbor Resort, I am now one of the many wanderlust travelers who will never have to think twice about accommodations for my next trip. The magnificent Marker Key West Harbor Resort is set on two acres of lush, tropical gardens overlooking the Key West harbor. Upon my arrival to the 96-room luxury hotel, I was struck by the exquisite attention to detail at every corner and a warm-welcoming staff that greeted me. The resort grounds boast three pristine pools, relaxed on-site dining, panoramic views and spacious suites suitable for visitors of all ages. I stayed in a fresh and inviting ocean-inspired

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Duryeas Lobster Deck

room with luxury amenities, an oversized soaking tub and striking

me to return to this property again one day, but anyone who

accents of blue that complimented the extraordinary pool view

needs yet another reason will quickly find it in the hotel’s prime

visible below my sliding glass doors. From my private balcony

location. Upon stepping out the front entrance of the property,

I could also see everything from dazzling sunsets that took my

guests are instantly at the Old Harbor and subsequently a short

breath away to the famous Key West Harbor located off the pristine

walking distance away from all its many amenities, restaurants,

shoreline of the Atlantic Ocean.

bars, shops, and more. The Old Town Trolley Tours were a fantastic way to see all the many sites via narrated excursions on charming

When hunger struck, Starboard Restaurant & Bar offered me al

trolleys that I could hop on or off at my leisure. The Trolley Tour

fresco dining experience mixed with hearty and healthy dishes

offered unlimited reboarding with more than 100 points of interest

that pair perfectly with the island climate. From fresh seafood to

and also included free admission to the Sails to Rails Museum.

signature pizzas, Starboard brought true variety to their menu of

The very popular Ghost & Gravestones Frightseeing Tour was my

first-rate offerings. That being said, most days I was equally content

personal favorite with spooky explorations of some of Key West’s

joining dozens of other guests in sipping hand-crafted cocktails

most haunted sites. Meanwhile, the Conch Tour Train has been in

under the sun and enjoying light, locally-sourced bites provided

operation since 1958 and delights guests with marvelous sights,

by The Marker Starboard Bar’s poolside service. With a drink in

stories, and entertainment throughout the route which makes a

my hand, my feet in the refreshing water, and a cool breeze in my

full loop through Old Town Key West. All the trolley tours offered

hair, lounging by the pool was an experience that I could’ve easily

open-air sightseeing perfect for taking pictures and enjoying the

partook in all day if not for the exciting array of other activities and

refreshing Key West air.

unique Key West experiences also situated nearby. While you’re out and about enjoying that tropical air, do yourself The Marker’s fabulous on-site offerings were reason enough for

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a favor as I did and stop by the Key West Butterfly and Nature


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Conservatory. It is a sight to behold and a true delight for the whole

the unwinding leisure of island living. The sunset cruise was truly

family with stunning butterflies all around you in an amazing

a party like no other with music, dancing, food, beer and wine that

experience you will need to see to believe. Although Key West offers

brought a bittersweet end to what had become an unforgettable trip.

family friendly fun at just about every turn, you may want to leave the

Named for the famous Mile Marker 0 which depicts the ‘end of the

kids back at the hotel at some point because we all know that drinking

road’ for US Highway 1, The Marker was truly a seamless blend of

good rum is a must when it comes to island living and I was pleased

eclectic local charm in a luxury resort experience, but rather than

to learn that Key West is no exception. Much to my delight, I tried

calling it the end of the road, I say it’s just the beginning. It was my

one of the best rums I have ever tasted during a free rum tasting with

first stop on a journey that I am already eager to relive and re-explore.

Hemingway Rum Co., the makers of Papa’s Pilar Rum. If you’re in the

The resort’s proximity to numerous Key West gems allowed me to fill

mood for more killer drinks after your tasting, just walk five minutes

my days with laid-back island living and my nights with numerous,

around the corner to find the Key West Hard Rock Cafe with classic

vibrant adventures in wanderlust that awakened every sense. The

Hard Rock flair, food, music, fun and desserts as big as your head,

Marker connects guests to the Florida Keys in unique ways that

like the Hot Fudge Brownie with vanilla ice cream and hot fudge on

forever leaves you wanting more.

a fresh homemade brownie, topped with chopped walnuts, chocolate sprinkles, fresh whipped cream and a cherry, need I say more? The Hard Rock Cafe is family-friendly, so, do bring the whole family! All that being said, I couldn’t have asked for a more appropriate way to wrap up my trip than with Fury Water Adventures. From

The Marker Key West 200 William Street Key West, Florida 33040 info@markerkeywest.com (855) 485-9291 www.themarkerkeywest.com

snorkeling excursions to a sunset cruise, their offerings were provided in a relaxed and unhurried atmosphere that perfectly complemented

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M AC H U P I C C H U AND THE GOLDEN EMPIRES OF PERU Eager fans can finally secure their coveted places in line for this once-in-a-lifetime experience. The first-ever virtual reality expedition of Machu Picchu

As Machu Picchu and the Golden Empires of Peru takes flight for the first time, tourists from around the world are expected during the inaugural stop of its global tour in South Florida this Fall at the Boca Raton Museum of Art.    Eager fans can finally secure their coveted places in line for this once-in-a-lifetime experience. This combination of rarely seen, world-class museum artifacts alongside technological breakthroughs in virtual reality is unparalleled. Debuting October 16, 2021, audiences will discover an all-new, immersive museum experience that will transport visitors to the jewel of the Southern Hemisphere’s cradle of civilization, the Incan city of Machu Picchu voted one of the new seven wonders of the world. The exhibition will encompass the entire museum, including all galleries on both floors.  This dazzling collection of ancient Peruvian artifacts features the most opulent collection of Andean gold to ever travel the globe. The experience will also feature the first-ever virtual reality expedition of Machu Picchu, recorded in 2020 during the unprecedented closure of the site during the pandemic. It was the first time in recent history this majestic City in the Sky was completely empty, filmed using state of the art drone-VR technology.  These breathtaking virtual reality vistas of the mythical landmark, without any humans present, are a passageway for museum guests on an astonishing journey to this UNESCO World Heritage Site. The exhibition will start its limited run in South Florida before leaving the U.S. and embarking on a multi-country tour. Ticket

prices start at $19.95. The Boca Raton Museum of Art is perfectly located near the tourism destinations of Miami, Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale. “A stunning selection of 192 artifacts from Royal tombs.”   Cityneon presents the exhibition with support from the Government of Peru, the Peruvian Ministry of Culture, and in partnership with Inkaterra Asociación. Many of these stunning 192 priceless artifacts are from royal tombs, including spectacular objects that belonged to noble Andean lords, and have never been seen before out of Peru.  The collection is on loan from Museo Larco in Lima, Peru, and Museo de Sitio Manuel Chávez Ballón in Aguas Calientes, Peru. Thousands of patrons have already reserved museum memberships that feature special access for families and additional benefits. Follow #BocaStrikesGold on social media for ongoing announcements about special events.   “Visitors will have the opportunity to come face-to-face with history in a whole new way.” “It is an honor to be chosen as the first museum destination that launches the global tour of Machu Picchu and the Golden Empires of Peru, and to partner with such esteemed cultural institutions to bring this exhibition to the United States,” said Irvin Lippman, Executive Director of the Boca Raton Museum of Art. “We look forward to introducing South Florida and the world to the wonders of Machu Picchu and the power and beauty of the Inca civilization for what promises to be a memorable exhibition.”

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HOW DO I FIND A LAWYER? Florida has more than 85,000 licensed lawyers practicing in the state. How do you know which one is right for you? First, make sure the person you are

considering hiring is an attorney. You can do this by going to The Florida Bar website at www.floridabar.org. If you have questions, call membership records at The Florida Bar at 850-561-5832. If you believe the person is not an attorney but is claiming to be one, call The Florida Bar Unlicensed Practice of Law Department at 850-561-5840. Make a careful search for your lawyer; it’s an important decision. Your goal should be to find a lawyer you are comfortable with as a person and as a professional. Many legal matters involve personal considerations, and your lawyer often will need to know confidential information about you, your family and your finances to be truly effective in serving you. In your preliminary research, you should focus on compiling a list of the names of lawyers who may be qualified to handle your case. Your ‘follow-up’ research will include making phone calls to those lawyers’ offices then visiting one or a few to find the attorney you want to handle your case. To begin, consider a lawyer’s reputation. Have you heard people speak highly of a particular attorney’s talents or work? Think about your acquaintances who are, or may know, lawyers. Ask those who work with attorneys in their profession, or someone whose opinion you respect — an employer, lawyer at your workplace, banker, teacher, minister, doctor or other professional, relative, neighbor or friend. The best recommendations often come from people who hired a lawyer to successfully resolve a problem similar to yours.

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Another check you can do is to see if the attorney has a discipline history — meaning the person has received a professional discipline for violating the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar. You can find out this information by going to the attorney’s profile page on The Florida Bar website. Once the attorney’s page appears, scroll down until you see the words: ‘10-Year Discipline History.’ If there is no discipline, the word ‘None’ will appear to the right of the name. If there is a history, the word ‘Yes’ will appear, with a link to documents regarding the discipline. You can use that information to ask the attorney about this episode. You also may call 866-352-0707 and follow the prompts to check a lawyer’s discipline history. A new and growing development in Florida and other states is the prepaid legal services plan. Through a prepaid legal program, an individual or group pays a premium, something like health insurance, to receive such services as free consultations and advice, with prescribed fees for follow-up services. Before hiring an attorney or before you even think you might need one, you should check to see if your employer, union or other organization of which you are a member offers a prepaid legal service plan as a benefit. Most areas in Florida also have legal aid and public defender offices, which provide legal help without cost or at a nominal fee to people who cannot afford to pay a lawyer. Legal aid offices provide advice in some non-criminal cases such as those relating to small money claims for wages; disputes between borrowers and lenders; landlord-tenant problems; and domestic relations matters. Public defender offices handle criminal cases for indigent people.

A potential client also can use regional, state or national directories of lawyers and law firms, some containing detailed biographical information and client listings. These volumes — some specially produced for consumer education, and others used by lawyers to identify attorneys in other localities — often can be found in public libraries. Lists of recommended attorneys are also circulated within special interest groups. Aside from this information, some lawyers are now using consumer advertising on radio, television, newspapers, magazines, in other media and on the web to inform the public of their services and charges for certain routine legal matters.

Comment: Tampa Style Magazine has received lawyer recommendations from many peers and our readers. The results are presented in the following list and in addition, several professionals have taken the opportunity to present their experiences and profiles to you in the following special feature.

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Giasi Law, P.A. Melissa Giasi, Esq., Mike Giasi, Esq. & Erin Berger, Esq. APPELLATE LAW / PROPERTY INSURANCE LAW / CRIMINAL DEFENSE

Founded in 2015 by Mike, Giasi Law is a dynamic boutique law firm that was created to provide superior and aggressive legal representation and counsel to each of its clients. Mike is both a skilled civil litigator and a seasoned criminal defense attorney who uses his trial talents to help clients in both arenas. Mike zealously defends clients charged with violating Federal or state crimes. In doing so, Mike takes his role as counselor seriously and firmly believes that part of his representation is to help each client navigate the scary and intimidating process of defending against criminal charges. This means that Mike remains accessible to his clients and also that he makes it a priority to explain each step of the process and making sure his clients have all the information they need to make these difficult decisions. Mike focuses on defending clients charged with insurance fraud and other financial crimes, but he has extensive experience defending RICO, trafficking and other drug crimes and has tried over one hundred cases to verdict. Most of his time in civil court is spent acting as an advocate for policyholders wronged by insurance companies but Mike has had much success for clients involved in business and contract disputes. Mike is also frequently hired by clients named in personal injury lawsuits to supervise the attorneys hired by the insurance carrier. Melissa joined forces with Mike at Giasi Law in 2018. She is board certified by the Florida Bar in Appellate Practice. Most of her time is spent prosecuting and defending appeals in Florida’s district courts of appeal and the Florida Supreme Court, but Melissa also handles Federal appellate cases as well as select commercial litigation cases at the trial court level. Melissa is an expert in appellate practice and her clients rely on Melissa to navigate the obstacles that frequently arise during jury trials as well as the minefields of appellate preservation. Melissa does not just step in after a case is over. As appellate counsel, she is often actively involved in

cases far before the case goes to trial. Melissa frequently appeals adverse rulings prior to trial with the goal of giving her client the best possible chance to prevail at trial while simultaneously preserving her client’s right to challenge an unfavorable outcome. Erin Berger joined Giasi Law in 2019. Her primary focus is appellate work, but she also brought with her 15 years of litigation experience in various areas of law including real estate, first- and third-party insurance claims, construction, general business and employment law. Erin gained valuable experience in trial and appellate advocacy early in her career when she worked as a law clerk for the Honorable David A. Monaco at the Fifth District Court of Appeal, and then went on to work as a law clerk for the Honorable Marcia Morales-Howard, a District Court Judge with the Middle District of Florida. Erin took that foundation and training and has built a successful career focusing on appellate advocacy. She has prosecuted and defended lawsuits and appeals on behalf of large institutional lenders and insurers, as well as individual homeowners in every appellate court in Florida, including the Florida Supreme Court. Having represented various clients on both sides of a dispute, Erin is able to see each case from many perspectives and offers each client invaluable advice in navigating the court system and creating the best possible chance for success. The true glue that unites the talent at Giasi Law is the passion that both Melissa, Erin and Mike have for helping their clients get the benefits they are entitled to from insurance companies. At the trial court level, Mike determinedly litigates all matters pertaining to the rights of an insured in all first-party actions, including undervaluation and underpayment of a claim, denial of coverage, and insurer bad faith. At the appellate level, Melissa and Erin are both working tirelessly to level the playing field for insureds who are forced to sue their insurance companies. Giasi Law is proud to be featured in this issue of Tampa Style Magazine.

400 N. Ashley Drive, Suite 1900, Tampa, FL 33602 P: 813-816-1880 | www.giasilaw.com Special Promotional Feature

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Jeffrey "Jack" Gordon Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer Jeffrey “Jack” Gordon of Maney | Gordon Trial Lawyers is a highly skilled trial attorney who has been profiled among the TopLawyers© in the Bay Area by Tampa Bay Magazine and has twice been selected a Leading Attorney of the Southeastern United States in Forbes magazine. For a decade, he has been selected for inclusion among Florida’s Legal Elite and recognized as one of the Top 100 SuperLawyers® in the state of Florida, and one of the Top 50 SuperLawyers® of Tampa Bay. Mr. Gordon concentrates on prosecuting claims of medical negligence and he was named the #1 Medical Malpractice Lawyer by his peers in Tampa Magazine from 2016 through 2020. Four times Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by The Florida Bar, Mr. Gordon is also twice certified by The National Board of Trial Advocacy as an expert in both Civil Trial Law and Civil Pre-trial Litigation. He is AV® rated Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell. In 2017, Mr. Gordon earned National Board Certification as an expert in Medical Malpractice law by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys. There are less than merely two dozen lawyers in the State of Florida to have achieved this distinction. Mr. Gordon is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, Trial Lawyer Honorary Society, and serves as a member of both the Trial Law Institute and the Diversity Law Institute. Mr. Gordon garnered a 2014 and 2015 National Litigator Award from the Trial Lawyers Board of Regents and is a Lifetime Member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum having achieved multiple seven-figure jury verdicts and settlements. Mr. Gordon has been honored in Florida Top Verdicts for having obtained the largest award in a lawsuit against a Dram Shop in 2011 (8.25 Million Dollars) and the largest award in a lawsuit involving a motorcycle accident in 2017 (14.95 Million Dollars). Mr. Gordon has been elected to membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America (2020 Edition). His law firm Maney | Gordon Trial Lawyers has been recognized as a Best Law Firm in the country by U.S. News and World Report.

Mr. Gordon remains committed to representing individuals who have been injured, and families of relatives who have been killed, as a result of medical malpractice, motor vehicle negligence, and dram shop violations. Mr. Gordon prosecutes Dram Shop claims individually and continues to serve as co-counsel throughout Florida for the purpose of assisting fellow lawyers to represent individuals injured as a result of the improper service of alcohol by bars, stores and restaurants. Mr. Gordon is admitted to practice law in the state of Florida and in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and has tried and argued cases in jurisdictions throughout the United States. Since 1992, Mr. Gordon has combined his passion for helping others with his precision advocacy and has represented victims of negligence in cases ranging from catastrophic vehicular accidents to boat explosions to surgical errors to failed hospital equipment. In addition to representing families who have lost members due to wrongful death, Jack has represented clients who have suffered a myriad of injuries including spinal perforations, silicone induced fibromyalgia, brain traumas, loss of limbs, paralysis, and organ loss.

Mr. Gordon has also achieved national recognition for his efforts in seeking to overcome tribal sovereign immunity on behalf of critically injured clients in multiple lawsuits filed against the Seminole Tribe of Florida.

Maney | Gordon Trial Lawyers | P: 866-344-LAWS | Jack@ManeyGordon.com

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Brett Kurland CULPEPPER KURLAND Brett Kurland is a prominent personal injury attorney and a founding partner of the high profile law firm Culpepper Kurland. Kurland is a former Scholar Athlete from the University of South Carolina, where he graduated in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration majoring in Finance and Marketing. He obtained his Juris Doctor and Master in Business Administration from Stetson University College of Law/Stetson University in 1997. Kurland’s career is devoted to fighting for victims and those who have been injured. He began his career as an Assistant State Attorney representing victims of crime and has spent the last 20 years as a personal injury attorney representing injured victims. His practice areas include automobile, motorcycle, trucking, boating, bicycle and pedestrian accidents, DUI related accidents, wrongful death claims, personal injury

matters, and premises slip and/or trip and fall accidents. Kurland has been selected for inclusion among Florida Super Lawyers (2021), America’s Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys (2021), the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel (2021), The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 (2021), Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Top 25 (2021), Lawyers of Distinction (2021), and is a Lifetime Charter Member of the renowned Best Attorneys of America. Additionally, Kurland was awarded the prestigious Martindale Hubbell Client Champion Platinum Award (2021), which is awarded for demonstrating an ongoing commitment to delivering excellent client service as affirmed by his clients. Kurland also maintains the coveted “Superb” 10/10 rating from AVVO, the highest rating an attorney can receive.

Bank of America Plaza | 101 East Kennedy Blvd., Suite 2300 | Tampa, FL 33602 | 813.228.8600 | CKFIRM.com

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Christopher D. Breton, Esq. Service to our clients. Service to our community. “Being a lawyer is about service: service to your clients, service to your profession, and service to your community.” This is how business, contract and real estate attorney Christopher Breton describes his philosophy toward life and the practice of law. “As lawyers, we are held to a high standard. And we should always try to exceed that standard in everything we do, personally and professionally.” Christopher has always valued knowledge. Before graduating with honors from Stetson University College of Law in 2012, Christopher attended Virginia Polytechnic University and Lynn University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BS in business management. Throughout his studies, Christopher has managed to accomplish degrees, minors, concentrations, licenses, certifications and significant studies in the areas of the law, business, engineering, advanced mathematics, literature, insurance, finance and securities investments. This training allows Christopher to bring a wide range of knowledge and experience to each client’s legal issue. Every client is treated as special. Christopher’s clients describe him as “exhibit[ing] a genuine care and concern for our well being,” “nothing but the best customer service,” and “always has his client's best interests in mind.” Christopher’s law practice focuses on providing consistently high levels of customer service while assisting with a full range of business, contract and real estate drafting and litigation services. His firm provides business clients with the ability to create and organize a new business; grow and protect their existing business; sell, acquire or merge with other businesses; and dissolve a business. Christopher has helped his clients do everything from simple collections actions, to evaluating and drafting complex contracts, to litigating complex business and real estate matters.

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Christopher’s service does not stop at his clients. His passion is giving back to our community. Christopher's efforts include being a founding director and head cook for the TLC Feeding Ministry at Holy Innocents Church in Valrico, FL, where he personally cooked more than 10,000 hot meals for those in need. As an avid collector of classic cars, Christopher organized more than a dozen charity car shows to support a variety of causes. He has also served as a chair for the Skyway Marina Business Development District, on the board for the Tamarac Chamber of Commerce, as an organizer of the first Taste of Tamarac and the Red Cross World Health Day events. And most adorably, Christopher has been known to dress up as Holy Cross Hospital’s plush dog mascot to cheer up sick children. In recognition for his service, Christopher has been awarded an honorary lifetime membership by his local lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Florida. "I am privileged and honored to be recognized by Tampa Style Magazine. I only try to give every client and my community the treatment that I would want if I were in their shoes. My clients and my community deserve no less. And I am happy to serve.”

401 E. Jackson Street, Suite 2340, Tampa, FL 33602 | P: 727-314-3944 www.BretonLawFirm.com | Chris@BretonLawFirm.com

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Brown & Associates Law & Title, P.A Brown & Associates Law & Title, P.A. is Tampa Bay’s premier real estate law firm and title company. The firm’s attorneys advise and advocate for their clients on a variety of civil matters in the areas of real estate law, probate, foreclosure defense, business and contractual disputes, bankruptcy, asset protection strategies and estate planning. Brown & Associates also provides residential and commercial real estate closings, title insurance, and escrow services. Our law firm provides tailored legal representation to fit the respective needs of our clients by a knowledgeable and trusted team of attorneys. The real estate closing team is comprised of seasoned and licensed title and closing professionals, with over four decades of combined experience. The team at Brown & Associates is committed to the success and peace of mind of our clients in all areas of practice, legal and title. OUR ATTORNEYS: Attorney, Barbara M. Brown, is a graduate of St. Mary’s University School of Law and St. Mary’s School of Business, Master of Business Administration, in San Antonio, Texas. She is admitted to practice law in the state of Florida and Texas and has been practicing locally in the Tampa Bay Area since 2002. Barbara is recognized by her peers in the legal community as one of the TopLawyers© in the Tampa Bay Area by Tampa Bay Magazine for the past five years. With a passion toward real estate law, Barbara sits as a

Director on the Bay Area Real Estate Counsel. She is also a Member of the Attorneys’ Title Fund Services, LLC, providing residential and commercial real estate closings, title insurance, and escrow services. Barbara has chosen to surround herself with top qualified attorneys and legal staff. Separate from the office, she is the President of the Raising Down Syndrome Foundation, Inc., which is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to supporting individuals with Down Syndrome and their families in the Tampa Bay area. Attorney, Daniel J. Bonardi, graduated Magna Cum Laude from WMU Cooley Law School. In his short time as an Attorney, Daniel has successfully litigated several real estate actions and has helped many clients resolve their disputes. He is also the Real Property Vice Chair for the Saint Petersburg Bar Association. Outside of the office, Daniel serves as a member of the United States Coast Guard. Brown & Associates Law & Title P.A. is proud to have earned the respect from our peers in the legal community and the trust of our clients over the past two decades. Our firm remains committed to the success of our clients within the Tampa Bay community and beyond. Peace of mind is just a phone call away.

11373 Countryway Blvd., Tampa, FL 33626 | P: 813-528-4044 | www.BrownLawAndTitle.com

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Bush Ross, P.A. Attorneys at Law

The centerpiece of Bush Ross’ success is the commitment they make to their clients. The Firm continues to adhere to the philosophy crafted by the founders of Bush Ross in 1981 that clients want caring, insightful, ethical and skilled problem solvers who will add measurable value to their businesses. From the beginning of their representation of a client to the conclusion of the client’s legal matter, Bush Ross represents the client with an unrelenting commitment to the client’s best interests. Bush Ross’ experience and expertise enables their attorneys to handle the myriad of legal issues and challenges that face their clients. The Firm’s diverse practices allow them to implement a cross-disciplinary approach while providing value-added services to each client’s unique situation.

Congratulations to the 33 Bush Ross Attorneys that were selected to the Tampa Style Magazine’s Attorney of the Year List: Jolyon Acosta Adam Alpert Jeffrey Carter Andersen David Banker Andrew Buddemeyer Troy Crotts Kathleen DiSanto Samuel Dolcimascolo Dale Dowden James Evangelista John Giordano

Christopher Hart Lori Heim Marjorie Hensel Kelly High Harold Holder III Bryan Hull Andrew Jenkins Benjamin Jilek Brent Jones Arthur Christopher Kasten Peter Kelly

Laura Labbee Rontavian Mack Howell Melton III Jamie Meola Joseph Probasco Edward Savitz Alicia Schumacher Harold Bradley Staggs Ian Stanley Randy Sterns Jeffrey Warren

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Candice Rojas-Colucci Colucci Law Group Candice Rojas- Colucci is the founder and managing attorney at Colucci Law Group, which specializes in Property Damage Insurance Claims and Personal Injury, with 3 locations in Florida and 1 location in Louisiana. Most recently her firm was awarded “The 2021 Law Firm of the Year” by American Institute of Legal Professionals. Originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma, she attended Plant High School and completed her undergraduate career at the University of South Florida and then attended, Stetson University School of Law, where she found her passion to be Trial Advocacy and was a member of Stetson’s world-renowned Trial Team. When you meet Candice there is an obvious air of relentless tenacity and her tireless work shows a commitment to ensuring that the law is used to protect the underrepresented equally and equitably.  Years ago, after seeing the exploitation of many home and commercial property owners by insurance companies after devastating Hurricanes, Candice discovered that it is common practice for an Insurance Company to deny, delay, or underpay their insurance claims, while leaving the innocent property owner in deplorable circumstances and without recourse.   The year 2021 was no different for Candice and her team. Battling a global pandemic, natural disasters, and political uproar, Candice and her team were at the forefront of advocacy without hesitation. Candice provided supplies and “boots on the ground” efforts to those directly affected by Hurricanes Laura, Delta, and Sally. She assisted in leading workshops and education courses to public adjusters and contractors to

best educate and represent insureds to make a difference. She volunteered countless pro bono hours of free legal advice and policy review to victims of insurance company failures. Candice believes that knowledge is power and continues to give Free Legal Information on her Podcast called, “Legal Gangster”. With the immense success of her practice, she most recently expanded to a 10,000sq feet location in Clearwater, housing a team of legal advocates and emergency mobile disaster team ready to mobilize in the event of a catastrophe in any state. The National Alliance of Women in Law honored Candice as a “Top Attorney.” Candice is also recognized as a “Lawyer of Distinction” in Insurance Law. Other awards Candice has received include, the American Institute of Legal Advocates, “Rising Star” for having the highest ethical standards and providing top-tier advocacy for her clients, and the American Academy of Attorneys, “Top 40 under 40”; having been recognized as an attorney who exemplifies excellence. Candice is selfless in her endeavor to prevent the revictimization of others and to give back to the community. She has dedicated her time and her practice to fighting back against injustices across many fields. In every avenue such as legislation, emergency efforts, business regulation she is a dependable advocate and a person of extraordinary character. “I strive to live a life of public service and advocacy. To be able to use my knowledge and ability to empower others inspires me each day to continue to dedicate my life’s work to fight injustices.”

5590 Ulmerton Rd., Clearwater, FL 33760 | 727-733-9438 | www.ColucciLawGroup.com

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Amanda C. Cummins, Esq. AC Cummins Law If you tell the universe what you want, it will surely answer. Amanda told the universe at a young age that she wanted to devote her life to service. She is the middle child of a family of modest means. Growing up in Ocala, Florida, sports and animals were her biggest passions from a very early age. She spent several years competing as a swimmer for the Central Florida Marlins Swim Club which taught her perseverance, resiliency, and other invaluable life skills. Amanda also participated in Future Farmers of America (FFA) and trail broke horses for a local farmer. She attended a diverse middle and high school, developing lifelong friendships which she cherishes to this day. Amanda graduated from Florida State University and law school at Florida A&M University College of Law – her proudest achievement. She worked with amazing professors who inspired her to roll up her sleeves and get to work on the ground level. After graduating law school, she spent several years in the Marine Corps as a civil law attorney, a legal assistance attorney, and a prosecutor. She advised commanders on legal issues, provided assistance to deploying servicemembers and their families, drafted wills and other estate planning documents, and handled family and consumer issues. She prosecuted numerous crimes, many of them involving special victims and computer crimes against children. Her experience working with crime victims and seeing the impact on children and families is what landed her at John Hopkins Middle School in St. Petersburg, Florida, as an instructor in Law and Peer Counseling. “Children growing up in a cycle of poverty and broken families face an almost insurmountable barrier to achieving long term prosperity and generational wealth. These kids deserve access to positive role models; educators who care about their personal growth, interpersonal relationship skills, and prepare them for life in the real world. My kids are the most intelligent, compassionate, and amazing people I know. Their talents extend far beyond the classroom. The amount of joy they bring to my life can’t be reduced to written words.” Amanda owns her own boutique law firm, focusing on equity in access to high quality legal assistance. She has an LLM in Elder Law from Stetson and practices primarily in the areas of probate and estate planning, handling some disability and veteran’s issues. Providing evening and weekend appointments as well as affordable rates provides traditionally underrepresented communities access to high quality legal services at the time and rates that they desperately need to resolve legal issues in life and death planning. The best thing we can do for the future is to prepare for it, which is exactly what Amanda does with her students and her clients. 735 Arlington Ave. N Suite 306, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 P: 727-401-1484 www.AcCumminsLaw.com | amanda@accumminslaw.com

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Christina Anton Garcia Divorce & Family Law Attorney Christina Anton Garcia started Anton Castro Law k/n/a Anton Garcia Law in 2010 to create a firm exclusively dedicated to Marital and Family law. Anton Garcia Law is devoted to providing passionate representation with a compassionate approach during what is often a challenging time in one’s life. Christina has over 14 years of experience in marital and family law. Her expertise in marriage dissolution, contested custody, paternity, domestic violence, collaborative law and other areas of family law are noted by her clients in her many complimentary reviews. She combines energy, conscientiousness, empathy, and dedication with legal knowledge and experience in helping clients achieve their best possible outcomes. Industry Recognition

Christina has been selected 7 times as a Super Lawyers Rising Star. Recently, she was selected as Super Lawyer, an honor less than 5% of attorneys receive. Christina was also awarded the Legal Elite award by Florida Trend in 2021. In 2020 Tampa Magazine featured her as a Top Lawyer. South Tampa Magazine named her a Top 10 under 40 in 2020 as well. Christina has been honored as a finalist for Legal Business Woman of the Year by the Tampa Bay Business Journal. Additionally, she was featured in Tampa Parenting Magazine as an Extraordinary Woman. She was also selected as one of Tampa’s top 10 Leading Ladies by Blu magazine where she was featured for her business ventures, philanthropic efforts, and community involvement. Christina was selected as an Up & Comer by Tampa Bay Business Journal and was a finalist for the

South Tampa Chamber of Commerce’s Young Lawyer of the Year award. She has a superb (10 out of 10) rating on Avvo as well as over 100 5 star Google reviews from clients of Anton Garcia Law. Professional & Community Involvement

Christina Anton Garcia graduated summa cum laude with a BS in criminology and cum laude with a BA in psychology from the University of Florida in 2003. She earned her JD from the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law in 2006. Go Gators! Christina is a third-generation Tampa native and is actively involved in the Tampa Bay community. She has held positions on the Tampa Public Safety Council, the Greater Tampa Chamber Policy Council, the Women of Influence Committee, Tampa Connection, and Emerge Tampa Bay’s Voice segment, and she was selected to participate in the Tampa Chamber of Commerce’s protégé program. Mrs. Garcia held several leadership roles during her many years on the Hillsborough County Family Law Executive Council. Christina is a Junior League Sustainer and Patron. She consistently holds leadership roles in many charity organizations. She is a founding member of The Giving Girls, serves on the Mommy & Me Tea Committee benefitting Redefining Refuge, is a Be Mine committee member benefitting Heart Gallery of Tampa, continues to lead a team raising support for the Heart Walk, and serves in various volunteer roles at St. John’s Episcopal. Anton Garcia Law celebrated their 10th anniversary December of 2020 by giving $10,000 away to local charities.

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Michelle M. Gervais, Esq. “The Fixer” Michelle advises athletes and executives, as well as Fortune 500 companies in complex disputes involving family and high-stakes business matters. Known as “The Fixer”, Michelle handles highly delicate matters and her deep experience, as well as world class client service, makes Michelle the lawyer to call when you need a holistic solution to a complex and sensitive legal problem. Recognitions

• 2021 America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators • 2020 Florida Bar Foundation “Pro Bono Hero” • 2019 & 2020 Florida Trend Magazine’s Top 500 Most Influential Business Executives • 2020 Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Family Lawyers • 2019-2021 America’s Top 100 Bet-The- Company Litigators • 2019, 2021 Tampa Style Magazine Tampa Attorneys of the Year • Hillsborough County Pro Bono Recognition 2016 • “Rising Star”, Super Lawyers 2009-2011; 2014 • 2013 Top 40 Attorneys Under 40; “Rising Star” Daily Business Journal • 2013, “Future Star” Benchmark Litigation • 2013, Commendation Dade County Bar long-term dedication to pro bono • 2011 Florida’s Outstanding Young Lawyers in Business Litigation American Registry • 2007, Dade County Bar Domestic Violence Award Activities

Professional • 2020-present Blank Rome’s DEI Committee • 2018–2019 NCAA Women’s Final Four Local Advisory Committee • Women in Sports & Events Tampa Bay VP Communications 2018-present; Ad Hoc DEI Co-Chair • Sports Lawyers Association; Outreach Captain 2017–present • espnW’s “Women in Leadership” 2017 & 2018 • 2015 Dade Legal Aid Advisory Board Select Charitable • 2021 St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital Hero’s Ball; 2017 Georgette’s Fashion Show • Positive Coaching Alliance’s mentoring & scholarship committees

AdventHealth Tampa Foundation 2016– 2019; 2017 & 2019 Co-Chair Fashion for Hope; Women of Influence Executive Board 2017–2018

Select Media & Speaking Engagements • “Steps to Becoming Wise and Winning”; Professional Football Players Mothers Association’s Annual Retreat • “Top 10 Tips for Drafting Prenuptial Agreements” 29th Annual Family Law Nuts & Bolts of Divorce; Dade Legal Aid & Dade County Bar • Representing Professional Athletes in Divorce and Paternity Suits; ABA • Tampa Bay Business Journal “Michelle Gervais Looks Ahead to Post-COVID Business Litigation” • Financial Services Regulatory and Litigation Update: Where Do We Go from Here?” ACC’s Banking & Financial Services • Champions of Social Justice: Professional Sports Leaders on Anti-Racism and Allyship • “My Winning Playbook: Fading into the Fix,” NFL THREAD’s The Playbook • Smart Women, Smart Moves NFL THREAD • Interviewed Mori Taheripour Blank Rome’s Women’s Leadership Summit Meeting the Moment and Leading Beyond • The Legal Examiner on the spike of divorce during COVID • USA Today “Divorce during coronavirus: Will splits soar after pandemic quarantines end?” • LEVICK on In House Warrior, “Maintaining Wealth in Divorce” • “Trying Cases during COVID: Roundtable on Best Practices and Lessons Learned” Emerging Litigation and Employment Issues for In-House Counsel • “Hot Tips on PreNups & PostNups” 27th & 28th Annual Family Law Nuts & Bolts of Divorce Dade Legal Aid & Dade County Bar • The Modern Athlete: Empowerment, Wellness & Transition; Carillon Miami Wellness Resort, The Shine Firm, & Sports Lawyer’s Association kick off NFL’s Super Bowl week • Tampa Bay Lightning Teamwork’s Event • “Civic Engagement: The Why and How”; Tampa Women’s Leadership Summit • “Women Empowering Women”; National Association of Sports Commissions

Blank Rome LLP; 201 E. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 520; Tampa, FL 33602 | P: 813-255-2323 www.blankrome.com | MGervais@BlankRome.com

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Gurley Law, P.A. Heather Gurley, Esq. and Suzane “Suzy” Woollums, Esq. Gurley Law, P.A. is a firm solely dedicated to the practice of marital and family law. Located in Dunedin, the firm’s practice encompasses adoption, divorce, collaborative law, paternity, support, modification, relocation, pre-nuptial/ post-nuptial agreement. Family law matters are uniquely personal and often emotional in a way that other areas of law are not. For that reason, Gurley Law, P.A. is a solution-focused practice that strives to help their clients through their difficult marital and family law matters to reach a fair resolution. Heather Gurley, Esq. grew up in the Midwest and ultimately graduated from high school in North Dakota. Not wanting to live a life of shoveling snow, Heather decided to move to Florida and eventually found her way to the Clearwater/St. Petersburg area which has been her home for over 15 years. Having gained extensive experience as a paralegal, in various areas of law, Heather decided to return to school to obtain her law degree. Heather obtained her B.A. in History from the University of South Florida and then obtained her law degree from Stetson University College of Law. As a single mother attending law school and working full time as a paralegal, Heather often joked that her future biographies would lack the impressive achievements and participations in various organizations other attorneys would have because her priority was ensuring she and her son had a roof over their heads and something more than ramen to eat. After law school, Heather was employed with a marital and family law firm where she not only gained extensive litigation experience, but she also discovered she

truly enjoyed the practice of marital and family law. In 2017, Heather opened Gurley Law, P.A. and the firm continues to grow. Heather is certified as a Family Law Mediator by the Supreme Court of Florida. Heather is a member of Clearwater Bar Association and currently chairs the Family Law Section. Heather is also a member of the Canakaris American Inn of Court where she serves as the Liaison to the American Inns of Court. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and her two boys. Suzane “Suzy” L. Woollums, Esq. joined Gurley Law, P.A. as an associate in 2021. Suzy was born and raised in Iowa and obtained her law degree from Drake University Law School in Des Moines, Iowa in 1992. She is admitted to practice law in Iowa, Illinois, Colorado and Florida. After having gone through a contentious divorce, Suzy dedicated her practice exclusively to family law in order help others going through what she herself experienced first-hand. With over 25-years of a variety of legal experience, Suzy brings a breadth of knowledge to assist in fashioning tailormade solutions for her clients. Suzy is member of the Clearwater Bar Association and serves as the Secretary of its Board of Directors. Suzy obtained her Certified Divorce Specialist certificate from the National Association of Divorce Professionals, of which she is a member and past director of its North Pinellas Chapter. For leisure, Suzy enjoys tennis, pickleball, running and traveling with her fiancé.

537 Douglas Ave., Suite 15, Dunedin, Florida 34698 P: 727-270-1121 www.Gurley-Law.com heather@gurley-law.com |suzy@gurley-law.com

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Lillian Reyes-Joyce, Robert Joyce & Jamison Joyce Joyce & Reyes Law Firm- A Family Affair

Lillian and Bob have been married since 1986 and they have been practicing law together since 1987. They have always felt that their clients and staff were part of their family. So it was perfect when their son Jamison graduated from University of Florida Law School and joined the practice in 2017. The firm is a plaintiff 's personal injury litigation firm. They have a different business model from most plaintiff 's firms. They sign up fewer cases than many of their colleagues, but their goal is to maximize the recovery for the client which often leads to litigation, but it inures to the benefit of the client. Although this approach is more labor intensive, they have found that it results in a higher recovery for the client. As a result, their main referral sources are former clients, insurance adjusters and defense attorneys. They are rightfully proud of their firm and their business model.

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Mickey Keenan Mickey Keenan, PA - Personal Injury Attorneys MICKEY KEENAN, P.A. is a boutique law firm helping accident victims get the money they deserve so they can focus on their recovery and get back to living. In 1994, Mickey, a native New Yorker, moved to Tampa, Florida, where he enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserves and began his college education at Hillsborough Community College. During his first year of military service, Mickey deployed to Haiti for “Operation Uphold Democracy”. Upon his return, he renewed his studies at Hillsborough Community College, which led to his attendance and subsequent graduation from the University of South Florida (USF) in 1999. While at the University, he served as an Assistant to Dr. Susan McManus. After USF, he attended the Levin School of Law at the University of Florida. In 2003, while in the final semester of Law School, Mickey was once more called to service with the Army, deploying this time to the Middle East for duty in Operation Iraqi Freedom. This final deployment redefined Mickey’s life and legal career. Mickey returned from his service in the Middle East and began his legal career practicing insurance defense work, first as an Associate, at Gallagher & Howard, then as a Partner in Gallagher & Keenan. Although his experiences were rewarding, he felt the need to give back, to help others. In 2014, Mickey founded the firm “MICKEY KEENAN, P.A.” The mission of the firm is to provide personal care to each client, ensuring that all enjoy the family experience it offers. The entire team at “MICKEY KEENAN, P.A.”, is available for each and every client. The team seeks to care for all of a client’s needs. These would include issues as diverse as the receipt of proper medical care, the obtaining of a replacement vehicle, and finally the reward of fair compensation through settlement or at trial. Mickey is sensitive to the stress and fear that result from the recovery from an injury, the payment of medical bills, and the challenge of the return to a normal life. Service in the Army and the deployments and experiences that service brought, provided a new appreciation for the gifts and good fortune he has been provided. The product of a strong, loving family, Mickey has been ingrained with the core values of duty, honor and loyalty. These personal attributes are now enhanced by his compassion and commitment to serving those in need. “MICKEY KEENAN, P.A.” is a reflection of that dedication to service. Mickey and his team use their experience and arsenal of legal tools to provide clients the service and justice they seek and deserve. Mickey is committed to ensuring that his clients are secure in the knowledge that they are not alone through the legal journey that lies ahead. The maxim at “MICKEY KEENAN, P.A.” is that the handling of a personal injury matter is more than just to obtain compensation for the client; but to guide them on the return to normalcy. When you join the “MICKEY KEENAN, P.A.” family, You Are Not Alone. Accidents happen and when they do, our family is here for you.

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Randy Mora Trask Daigneault LLP, Randy Mora, a partner at Trask Daigneault LLP, is established as an emerging leader in municipal law in the Tampa Bay region. In addition to diligently serving as retained and litigation counsel for various municipalities, Mr. Mora is recognized as a charismatic lecturer on the nuances of open government, public records laws, ethics, and their relationship to the dynamic technology landscape. A native Floridian, Mr. Mora received his undergraduate degree from Florida International University. While at FIU, Randy majored in International Relations and minored in Public Administration. Randy also worked in the University’s state and national government relations offices, where he refined his understanding of the legislative process. After graduating, Mr. Mora interned with the economic section of the U.S. Embassy in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. He then attended law school at The George Washinton University Law School, where he interned with a Fortune 500 company, the Organization of American States, the United States Army JAG, an international law firm, and a criminal appellate clinic. Works of Wonder Photography

1001 South Fort Harrison Ave., Suite 201, Clearwater, FL 33756 P: 727-733-0494 www.cityattorneys.legal Randy@cityattorneys.legal

Randy began his legal career working in the Times Square office of a large international law firm. While there, he focused on the representation of the liquidator of the largest feeder fund in the Bernard L. Madoff Ponzi scheme, working to recoup fraudulent payments. After nearly two years in New York, Mr. Mora returned to Tampa Bay with his wife who grew up in the region.

Daigneault LLP in 2014. Trask Daigneault has served local governments in the region for nearly 50 years. Within a year of joining the firm and just after turning 29, the Town Council for the Town of Kenneth City, in Pinellas County, appointed Mr. Mora as the Town Attorney. In addition to his seven years of service in Kenneth City, he also serves as the City Attorney for Indian Rocks Beach and as a code enforcement magistrate for Indian Shores. Additionally, through the Florida League of Cities, Mr. Mora defends municipalities across Florida’s west coast in litigation concerning constitutional claims, land use issues, personal injury defense, and regulatory compliance. Owing to his demonstrated knowledge and experience, Mr. Mora is certified by the Florida Bar as a specialist in City, County, and Local Government Law and travels the state speaking to public officials on matters of public concern. Mr. Mora is also distinguished by his commitment to his local community and passion for social responsibility. He is a proud alumnus of Leadership Pinellas and Leadership Florida. He also commits his time to the Morton Plant Mease Health Care Foundation as a member of the Skip Cline Society, supporting pediatric programs, and the Corporate Associates panel, propelling the hospital system as a leader in medical technology. Mr. Mora is a proud husband, and father to two young children. He values his time with his family enjoying the region’s unique landscape, plentiful parks, culinary scene, and diverse communities.

Mr. Mora started his career in municipal law by joining Trask

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Eliane I. Probasco Probasco Marital & Family Law

Having dedicated her entire career to assisting individuals

through the family law process, Eliane (“Ellie”) Probasco has a deep understanding of the nuances and complexities of what it takes to be successful in her field. Ellie has practiced exclusively in the area of marital and family law in the Tampa Bay area since her admission to the Florida Bar in 2002. She earned her J.D. from Florida State University in 2002 after receiving her B.S. in Journalism from the University of Florida in 1999. Ellie has been involved in several legal organizations, including the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar, the Family Law Section of the Hillsborough County Bar Association, the Stann W. Givens Family Law American Inn of Court of Tampa, the Collaborative Law Section of the Hillsborough County Bar Association, the Tampa Bay Academy of Collaborative Professionals, and the Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers.   Ellie understands that family law is unlike any other area of the law. For most people, family law court is their first experience with the legal system. “My objective is to help clients understand the process and provide relief from the stress and anxiety that can come from navigating the unfamiliar legal system,” says Ellie. “Family law cases are like snowflakes. No two relationships are alike, so no two cases are alike. That is why it is important to me to get to know my clients and to get to know their goals and objectives. At the outset of the case, I meet with my client to formulate a strategy that best meets those goals and objectives.” In 2016, Ellie was honored to receive the Stann W. Givens Family Law Inn of Tampa’s Theodore Millison Professionalism Award. This honor is given annually to an Inn member in recognition of exceptional professionalism in the practice of family law. “I try to leave my clients in a better position than when they first come to see me. That is no easy task considering that most people leave with half of their assets and less time with their children. But, if I can help someone through this difficult time, if I can help someone see there is life after family law litigation, I have done my job.” Ellie’s practice includes dissolution of marriage, paternity, timesharing disputes, child support, division of assets and liabilities including business interests, real estate, and enhancement of non-marital assets, andSabrina alimony. Photo by Hendley Photography 1011 N. Armenia Ave., Tampa, FL 33607 P: 813-254-3735 | www.probascolawfirm.com

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Rocke, McLean & Sbar, P.A. Robert L. Rocke | Business litigation Robert was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1987. He is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; and the U.S. Supreme Court. He attended Bentley College and the University of South Florida (B.A., 1984) and Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law (J.D., 1987). He is a member of the Hillsborough County Bar Association, the Florida Bar and the American Bar Association. He was formerly Vice Chairman of the Grievance Committee for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit. Robert’s practice focuses on complex business disputes. He has extensive jury trial, non- jury trial and arbitration experience. Robert and his partners were previously partners in a large international firm before forming Rocke McLean Sbar, PA in 2003. Rocke McLean Sbar has had broad success handling complex litigation against some of the largest firms in the United States in jurisdictions throughout Florida and the United States. The Firm’s client base ranges from public Fortune 500 companies to individuals, partnerships, franchisors and franchisees.

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For the past 29 years, Robert has received an AV® Preeminent™ designation, the highest performance rating in Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review rating system. He has been recognized as a top business litigation lawyer in multiple publications including Tampa Magazine, Florida Trend’s Legal Elite and by Florida Super Lawyers. rrocke@rmslegal.com

Jonathan B. Sbar Jonathan was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1997. He is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida and in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. He attended Washington & Lee University (B.A., magna cum laude, 1991) and University of Florida (J.D., with Honors, 1997). He was a member of the University of Florida Law Review. He is a member of the Hillsborough County Bar Association and The Florida Bar. Jonathan has tried numerous arbitrations and jury and non-jury trials to verdict. He was recognized in the Daily Business Review’s Florida Verdicts Hall of Fame. His practice areas include: real estate and business litigation, business torts, noncompete agreements and probate disputes. jsbar@rmslegal.com

P: 813-769-5600 | rmslegal.com

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Lynette Silon-Laguna All Family Law Group, P.A., Owner - Divorce, Family & Criminal Defense Law Lynette Silon-Laguna founded a family law firm in 1997, which is now known as All Family Law Group, P.A. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Legal Studies. Thereafter, she graduated with Honors from the University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law, with a Juris Doctorate Degree in 1995.

years, the team at All Family Law Group have served thousands of families and individuals throughout Tampa Bay and they know that their representation can be life changing. Always striving to provide cost effective legal services, the team works towards delivering an amicable solution to avoid expensive, time consuming and emotionally draining litigation.

Her desire was to form a law firm which provides their clients with dedicated attorneys and legal staff who have substantial experience in divorce, family law, criminal defense, stepparent/relative adoption, name change and consumer bankruptcy. Supporting Lynette in her mission to provide personalized service to their clients is the experienced and passionate team which forms the backbone of All Family Law Group. Each member of the team is dedicated to helping every one of their clients receive the best outcome possible.

However, if settlement is not an option, the attorneys and staff have extensive trial experience, and they will aggressively pursue their clients’ rights in and out of court to obtain the best possible outcome. As well, everyone at the firm works tirelessly to ensure that they are responsive to their clients’ concerns by keeping them well informed as to the status of their case and their available options. This is the personal goal for each one of the attorneys and legal staff.

The trusted and seasoned family attorneys at All Family Law Group have approximately 60 years of combined experience and have been working with the firm for many years. Furthermore, Lynette and the firm have been awarded numerous memberships with top divorce, family and lawyer societies. In addition, the law firm also provides legal services that are informative, communicative, professional, ethical, timely and cost effective. Over the

Ultimately, the team will continue to communicate closely with their clients and work to expedite their cases as quickly and effectively as possible throughout the process. One which not only ensures that the desired and legally obtainable outcome is achieved, but one which may also exceed their expectation. The firm’s commitment will continue to be to prioritize their clients’ important matters and to keep each of them advised of the status of his or her case. And to make amends if their clients’ representation is not as expected.

www.FamilyMaritalLaw.com P: 813-672-1900 info@familymaritallaw.com

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Mark Bentley Partner, Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns, P.A. Dealing with the governmental regulation of private property owners, Mark Bentley handles a wide range of land issues ranging from permitting and approval conflicts to land use disputes and eminent domain cases. “What I have seen the last few years are a significant number of redevelopment and urban infill projects,” Bentley says. “These require creative approaches to working through a complex governmental regulatory system not necessarily equipped to handle these situations.” Bentley is board-certified as an expert in City, County and Local Government Law by The Florida Bar. He is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and has been named the Planner of the Year by the local chapter of the American Planning Association — a unique honor for a practicing attorney. “Having planning experience on the government’s side has provided me with a unique perspective in analyzing a situation and determining effective, efficient strategies for my clients,” he says. Bentley considers his greatest achievement to be contributing to the success of his children. His daughter Erin is a publicist for Warner Bros. in Los Angeles, and his son Adam is a Nashville-based producer/musician and member of the band Arch Echo. Education: University of Florida, B.A., M.A.; Stetson University College of Law, J.D. 401 E Jackson Street, Suite 3100, Tampa, FL 33602 | P: 813-225-2500 | www.jpfirm.com

Kathryn "KC" Hopkinson, Esq. Thompson Legal Center, LLC Kathryn “KC” Hopkinson is a Partner with Thompson Legal Center, LLC and has a proven history of success working in the legal industry. She is skilled in representing businesses and individuals in all aspects of labor and employment law, contract writing and negotiations, Policy Manual writing, designing, and updating, age and gender discrimination, national origin, color, and race discrimination, disability discrimination, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, wage and hour, EEOC Investigations, mediations, arbitrations, trials, HR management, research and writing, and State and Federal Appeals. KC has been named a Super Lawyers "Rising Star” yearly since 2016. This is an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice. KC was also selected as one of the "Top 40 Under 40" Labor & Employment lawyers in the State of Florida (20172021) by the American Society of Legal Advocates (ASLA), an invitation-only legal organization comprised of the nation's most skilled lawyers. KC has been licensed to practice law in Florida since May of 2013 and has worked with Thompson Legal Center, LLC since July of 2012, being made a Partner

with the Firm in January of 2020. She is an active Member of The Florida Bar, the Hillsborough County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Florida and Hillsborough County Associations for Women Lawyers and the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. KC graduated cum laude from The University of Tampa in May of 2006, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and World Affairs. She obtained her Juris Doctorate from Stetson University College of Law in December of 2012. While at Stetson, KC was a Student Editor for the Journal of International Wildlife Law & Policy and received a Leadership Development Certificate. In the summer of 2011, KC completed a Federal Judicial Internship with Magistrate Judge Thomas G. Wilson. KC is an avid reader, traveler, and certified yoga instructor. KC spends her free time volunteering with the Children Ministries at Hyde Park United Methodist Church, with female victims of human sex trafficking at Selah Freedom, and with various other Tampa charities.

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Paul Knudsen, Esq. Denmon Pearlman, P.A. Paul Knudsen is the Managing Divorce and Family Law Attorney for Denmon Pearlman, P.A.

want his situation handled if he was going through the same issues. As such, he finds himself spending a lot of time communicating with his clients in an effort to help with the anxiety and stress of the situation that’s facing them. Paul prides himself on his ability to help client’s through the difficult process that is divorce and family law.

Paul began his career as a prosecutor for Pinellas and Pasco County, trying over 25 trials ranging from 1st-degree felonies to DUIs. After leaving the State Attorney’s Office in 2013, Paul went into private practice focusing on divorce and family law and continuing his extensive litigating, spending on average 3-4 days in court per week. Paul has conducted hundreds of adversarial hearings to date on behalf of his clients and has dozens of trials since joining private practice, on top of his nearly 30 jury trials while a prosecutor.

Paul currently accepts cases in Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Pasco Counties and has recently been named a Super Lawyer’s Rising Star for the years 2019, 2020, and 2021. Paul has resided in South Tampa for the past 10 years with his Wife, Diana, and their (now) three children ranging from 7 years to 5 months old. In his spare time, Paul volunteers as a Den Leader for his son’s Cub Scout Pack and as an assistant baseball coach.

While he is extremely comfortable litigating and spending time in the courtroom, Paul believes in treating every case in a manner in which he would

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Jason Kobal, Esq. Kobal Law Attorney Jason Kobal has 20 years experience handling workers’ compensation cases and over a decade of personal injury matters such as car/motorcycle accidents and slip and falls. More recently, he has focused on fair debt law for illegal billing and credit damage. His firm Kobal Law has represented thousands of clients in the Tampa Bay area since being founded in 2011. Jason has been at the forefront of creating new case law that allows injured workers who have been illegally billed by medical providers to pursue claims using the fair debt statutes in both state and federal court. He filed the original complaint in a case currently awaiting decision by the Supreme Court of Florida. Once decided, it will act as the highest level precedence for this specific cause of action in the entire country. Attorney Kobal has a passion for fighting for the rights of injured workers. He has experience on both sides of the table, as his career began representing employers and insurance companies. But for the last 17 years, he has exclusively represented injured workers. He takes

pride in a very hands-on approach by handling cases centered around client communication. Every decision made is preceded by an attorney-client conversation to ensure optimal results. No client should ever wonder what the game plan is and no client is ever left in the dark. Communication is prioritized in how the firm handles personal injury claims. Jason believes that educating clients on policy limits as soon as possible is essential to obtain the best possible result. This past year the firm settled 19 consecutive cases for maximum policy limits. Jason received his undergraduate degree from the Pennsylvania State University and his law degree from Stetson University College of Law. He has been in good standing with the Florida Bar Association since 2001, is licensed to practice in all Florida state courts and is also certified to practice in federal court in the United States District Court in Middle District of Florida. He is an active member of the Florida Workers Advocates’ (FWA).

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Kobal Law - Your Law Firm for Life 12169 West Linebaugh, Tampa, FL 33626 | P: 813-873-2440 | www.tampaworkcomplaw.com

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André J. Lama, Esq. Michles & Booth, P.A Michles & Booth, P.A. is a Florida law firm with offices throughout the state that exclusively represents clients who have been injured due to the negligence of others. André has over 8 years of experience handling significant injury and medical malpractice cases. He has been practicing personal injury and medical malpractice law since he became an attorney. He cherishes his career and being able to represent injured victims and those without a voice. André Lama knew from a young age that he wanted to study law. He has always had a passion for thinking, analyzing, and discussing politics and history, and a desire to help those in need. He was born and raised in Michigan, but left the cold weather to begin a life in Florida. He received his undergraduate degree from The University of Florida in political science. He went on to Florida State University, College of Law, to earn is Juris Doctorate. While attending Florida State University College of Law, André worked for the Florida Justice Association (FJA). He spearheaded their law school outreach program and became the Director of Law School Outreach. André spread the FJA’s message of open access to courts, defending justice, and overcoming the

insurance industries predatory tactics to law students and educators across the great state of Florida. After law school André relocated to Northwest Florida, where he joined Michles & Booth, P.A. in 2014. After gaining vast experience in the panhandle, André and his wife moved to Tampa to raise a family in the Bay Area. In December 2017, André opened the Tampa office of Michles & Booth, P.A. André brings with him years of experience, knowledge, passion, and a relentless pursuit to defend justice and fight for what is right. Attorney André Lama prides himself in working diligently for his clients. Each client he represents gets the attentiveness, and compassion that he would give a family member or close friend. He is a proud member of the Florida Justice Association, and numerous Bar Associations including Hillsborough County Bar Association, Escambia-Santa Rosa County Bar Association and the Okaloosa County Bar Association. André is happily married to his wife Colleen for five years. They have two sons Luca (3), and Theo (1) who are their pride and joy, and happiness. In his free time, André enjoys spending time with his family by visiting beaches all over the state of Florida.

100 S. Ashley Dr. Suite 600 Tampa, FL. 32602 | P: 813-981-7780 | www.michlesbooth.com | alama@michlesbooth.com

Barbara J. Pittman Law Offices Of Barbara J. Pittman, P.A.

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Barbara J. “BJ” Pittman is one of those rare attorneys who did not always want to be an attorney. Growing up in rural Jackson County (Florida Panhandle), she did not know any attorneys. Her first exposure to an attorney was during her parents’ divorce when she was a teenager. She graduated from tiny Graceville High School in 1973. (Trivia: one of her classmates is a current sitting Florida Supreme Court Justice.) In 1977, she graduated from The Florida State University with a Bachelor’s in Mass Communications. Unfortunately, the country was in a deep recession and it was difficult to find a job in the communications field. With student loans to pay, Barbara took a job with a brand new law firm in Tallahassee called Smith & Randolph (now Knowles & Randolph). As the firm consisted of the two (2) attorneys and Barbara, she wore many hats: Legal Secretary, Office Manager, Investigator. Barbara worked primarily with Roosevelt Randolph who was one of the top criminal defense attorneys in Tallahassee. Watching Roosevelt in trial was a thing of beauty and it was he who encouraged her to attend law school. While working for that law

firm before attending law school, Barbara was named by the Tallahassee Barristers as “Legal Secretary Of The Year” and has been told by Roosevelt that she was the best Legal Secretary he ever had; both of which she is still very, very proud to this date. Barbara graduated from The Florida State University College Of Law in December 1985 and became an Assistant State Attorney here in Tampa. Barbara’s current practice is concentrated in the following areas: Family Law, Personal Injury & Sports Law. She is certified by the State of Florida as an Athlete (Sports) Agent and formerly represented NFL players for several years. In addition to travelling, reading & listening to music, she is an avid sports fan who enjoys all types of sports. (She cannot wait until the 2022 Olympics so that she see the curling competitions.) Her favorite sports teams are The Florida State Seminoles, New York Yankees, Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Dolphins. (Her office contains a collection of art work and sports memorabilia, including from several Yankee greats.) Barbara has also negotiated the contract for a producer for a New York based news show for many years.

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Edward’s commitment to his family is the most important thing in his life. It provides the foundation and purpose that underpin his life and his law practice. The defining moment in Edward’s life was when he found out that he was going to be a dad while still a Junior in High School. He wanted to make sure he would be there for his daughter financially and emotionally. During that time, he was injured in an auto accident; an experience that changed the direction of his education and career. In the year 2000, Edward decided to take a leap of faith and open a healthcare facility that primarily cared for patients who had been injured in car accidents.

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Edward J. Reyes, ESQ. Had a Bad Day Injury Lawyer “Had a bad day?” This is the question Mr. Edward Reyes, Esq. poses to those who have been injured in accidents. If you or someone you know gets injured, just know, The Reyes Firm is here to make “a bad day” much better

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Tampa 813-265-0116. grilleonesixteen.com MICHAEL’S GRILL 11720 N. Dale Mabry Hwy.,

Tampa 813-964-8334. michaelsgrill.com MISE EN PLACE 442 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa

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ON SWANN 1501 W. Swann Ave., Tampa 813-251-0110. onswann.com OXFORD EXCHANGE 420 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa

813-253-0222. oxfordexchange.com SAIL PAVILION 333 S. Franklin St., Tampa

813-274-7778. sailpavilion.com SQUARE 1 BURGERS 3701 N. Henderson Blvd.,

Tampa 813-414-0101. square1burgers.com THE CAPITAL GRILLE 2223 N. West Shore Blvd.,

Tampa 813-830-9433. thecapitalgrille.com THE REFINERY 5137 N. Florida Ave., Tampa

813-237-2000. thetamparefinery.com THE REZ GRILL AT SEMINOLE HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO TAMPA

5223 N Orient Rd, Tampa 813-627-8120. seminolehardrocktampa.com ROOSTER AND THE TILL 6500 N. Florida Ave.,

Tampa 813-374-8940. roosterandthetill.com STONEWOOD GRILL & TAVERN 17050 Palm

Pointe Dr., Tampa 813-978-0388. stonewoodgrill.com/tampa

˚ASIAN˚ LIANG’S BISTRO ASIAN CUISINE 17515,

3211, Bruce B Downs Blvd., Tampa 813-978-1225. liangsbistrotampa.com TC CHOY’S ASIAN BISTRO 301 S. Howard Ave.,

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INDIA’S GRILL KENNEDY 3437 W. Kennedy Blvd.,

RESTAURANT BT 2507 S. MacDill Ave., Tampa

LA BAMBA RESTAURANT 4815 Laurel St., Tampa

813-258-1916. restaurantbt.com

813-287-2575

Tampa 813-872-8222. indiagrilltampa.com

˚BARBEQUE˚

LA TERESITA RESTAURANT 3248 W. Columbus

RASOI INDIAN CUISINE 1701 E. 8th Ave., Tampa

Dr., Tampa 813-879-9704. lateresitarestaurant.com

813-241-0003. rasoitampa.com

RUBEN’S CUBAN CAFE 4941 E. Busch Blvd.,

SAFFRON INDIAN CUISINE 10044 Cross

AL’S FINGER LICKING GOOD BAR-B-QUE 1609

Angel Oliva Senior St., Tampa 813-956-0675. alsybor.com KOJAK’S HOUSE OF RIBS 2808 W. Gandy Blvd.,

Tampa 813-989-2178. rubenscubancafe.com

˚DESSERT˚

Tampa 813-837-3774. kojaksbbq.net CHOCOLATE PI 1205 S. Howard Ave., Tampa KONAN BBQ 1510 N. Hubert Ave., Tampa

813-831-2195. sweetchocolatepi.com

813-870-0404 DOUGH NATION 505 N. Tampa St., Tampa MISSION BBQ 5602 W. Waters Ave., Tampa

813-9248. doughnationtampa.com

813-999-0922. mission-bbq.com

˚CAJUN/CREOLE˚

HARRY WAUGH DESSERT ROOM AT BERN’S STEAK HOUSE 1208 S. Howard Ave., Tampa

Creek Blvd. #100, Tampa 813-600-3315. saffronindiancuisine.com

˚IRISH˚ FOUR GREEN FIELDS 205 W. Platt St., Tampa

813-254-4444. fourgreenfields.com IRISH 31 PUB HOUSE & EATERY 1611 W. Swann

Ave., Tampa 813-250-0031. irish31.com

813-251-2421. bernssteakhouse.com

JAMES JOYCE IRISH PUB & EATERY 1724 E. 8th Ave., Tampa 813-247-1896. jamesjoycebar.com

Tampa 855-855-9211

THE DESSERT SPOT AT TOFFEE TO GO 3251 W.

MACDINTON’S SOHO 405 S. Howard Ave., Tampa

ROUX 4205 S. MacDill Ave., Tampa

Bay to Bay Blvd., Tampa 813-605-0655. toffeetogo.com

CAJUN IN A TRUCK 1045 E. Hillsborough Ave.,

813-443-5255. rouxtampa.com

˚EUROPEAN˚

TAMPA TAP ROOM 13150 N. Dale Mabry Hwy.,

Tampa 813-961-2337. tampataproom.com

CAFE EUROPEAN 3343 S. West Shore Blvd., Tampa

813-769-9406. cafeeuropeantampa.com TASTY CAJUN 1000 W. Waters Ave. #6, Tampa

813-252-9266. tastycajuntampa.com

˚CHINESE˚

MR. DUNDERBAK’S 14929 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.,

Tampa 813-977-4104. dunderbaks.com

˚FRENCH˚

CHINA YUAN RESTAURANT 8502 N. Armenia

Ave., Tampa 813-936-7388. chinayuanrestaurant.com FUSHIA 15317 Amberly Dr., Tampa

LA CREPERIA CAFE 1729 E. 7th Ave., Ybor City,

Tampa 813-248-9700. lacreperiacafe.com

˚GREEK˚

813-903-6705. fushiachinese.com ACROPOLIS GREEK TAVERNA 3023 W. Kennedy YUMMY HOUSE CHINA BISTRO 2620 E.

Blvd., Tampa 813-877-8200. acropolistaverna.com

Hillsborough Ave., Tampa 813-237-3838. yummyhouseflorida.com

˚CREATIVE/ CONTEMPORARY˚

813-251-8999. soho.macdintonsirishpub.com MOLLY MALONE’S IRISH PUB 305 E. Davis Blvd.,

Tampa 813-304-2777

˚ITALIAN˚ BELLA’S ITALIAN CAFE 1413 S. Howard Ave.,

Tampa 813-254-3355. bellasitaliancafe.com DONATELLO ITALIAN RESTAURANT 232

N. Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa 813-875-6660. donatellotampa.com LA TERRAZZA RESTAURANT 1729 E. 7th Ave.,

Tampa 813-248-1326. laterrezzayborcity.com MAGGIANO’S LITTLE ITALY 203 Westshore Plaza,

Tampa 813-288-9000. maggianos.com OSTERIA NATALINA 3215 S. MacDill Ave., Tampa

813-831-1210. osterianatalina.com JAFFA STREET 4702 W. Gandy Blvd., Tampa

813-900-0726. jaffastreet.co NICK’S GYROS & SUBS 3501 E. Hillsborough

MISE EN PLACE 442 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa

Ave., Tampa 813-231-0010

813-254-5373. miseonline.com THE HUNGRY GREEK 10041 N. Dale Mabry Hwy., OXFORD EXCHANGE 420 W. Kennedy Blvd.,

Tampa 813-253-0222. oxfordexchange.com

˚CUBAN˚

Tampa 813-405-8242. thehungrygreek.com

˚INDIAN˚ CURRY LEAVES INDIAN CUISINE 4843 W.

ACRO-IRIS RESTAURANT INC. 3328 W.

Columbus Dr., Tampa 813-879-1357.

Kennedy Blvd., Tampa 813-319-4014. curryleavesindiancuisine.com

COLUMBIA CAFE 801 Old Water St. #1905, Tampa

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OCEAN PRIME 2205 N. Westshore Blvd., Tampa 813-490-5288.

THAI TERRACE 2055 N. Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa 813-877-8955. thaiterrace.net

ocean-prime.com OYSTERCATCHERS 2900 Bayport Dr., Tampa 813-207-6815.

tampabay.grand.hyatt.com RUSTY PELICAN TAMPA RESTAURANT 1437, 2425 N. Rocky Point Dr.,

Tampa 813-281-1943. therustypelicantampa.com SEASCAPES BEACH HOUSE Bldg. 682, 99511 Marina Bay Dr., Tampa

˚VEGETARIAN˚ FARMACY VEGAN KITCHEN + BAKERY 803 N. Tampa St., Tampa

786-681-1644. farmacyvegankitchen.com LOVING HUT 1905 E. Fletcher Ave., Tampa 813-977-7888. lovinghut.us

813-840-1451. macdillfss.com

PURE KITCHEN 3214 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa 813-484-0588

SHELL’S SEAFOOD RESTAURANT 202 S. Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa

˚VIETNAMESE˚

813-875-3467. shellsseafood.com WATERVUE GRILLE 700 Harbour Post Dr., Tampa 813-642-7980.

watervuegrille.com

˚SOUTHERN˚ CASK SOCIAL KITCHEN 208 S Howard Ave., Tampa 813-251-0051.

BAMBOOZLE CAFE 516 N. Tampa St., Tampa 813-223-7320.

bamboozlecafe.com PHO QUYEN VIETNAMESE CUISINE 8404 W. Hillsborough Ave., Tampa

813-885-9424. phoquyen.com SIMPLY PHOỞ 13149 N. Dale Mabry Hwy. F, Tampa

casksocial.com

813-960-5678. simplyphotampa.com

ELLA’S AMERICANA FOLK ART CAFE 5119 N Nebraska Ave., Tampa

TRANG VIET CUISINE 230 E. Bearss Ave., Tampa

813-234-1000. ellasfolkartcafe.com

813-979-1464. photrangvietcuisine.com

MAMA’S SOUTHERN SOUL FOOD RESTAURANT 3701 E. Dr. M.L.K. Jr.

˚WINE BARS & LOUNGES˚

Blvd., Tampa 813-769-9552. mamassoulfoodrestaurant.com

˚STEAK HOUSES˚ CHARLEY’S STEAK HOUSE 4444 W. Cypress St., Tampa

COOPER’S HAWK 4110 W. Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa

813-873-9463. chwinery.com CRU CELLARS 1910 N. Ola Ave., Tampa

813-353-9706. charleyssteakhouse.com

813-831-1117. crucellarstampa.com

COUNCIL OAK STEAKS & SEAFOOD (IN SEMINOLE HARD ROCK)

MOJITO RESTAURANT & LOUNGE 5303 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa

5223 Orient Rd, Tampa 813-627-7600. seminolehardrocktampa

813-405-1155. cptampawestshore.com

BERN’S STEAK HOUSE 1208 S. Howard Ave., Tampa

813-999-4966. yborcitywinebar.com

813-251-2421. bernssteakhouse.com

YBOR CITY WINE BAR 1600 E. 7th Ave., Tampa

˚NIGHTLIFE˚

FLEMING’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 4322 W. Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa

813-874-9463. flemingssteakhouse.com MALIO’S 400 N. Ashley Dr., Tampa 813-223-7746. maliosprime.com IAVARONE’S STEAKHOUSE & ITALIAN GRILL 3617 W. Humphrey St.,

Tampa 813-932-5241. iavaronessteakhouse.com RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE 1700 N. Westshore Blvd., Tampa

813-282-1118. ruthschris.com

˚THAI˚ AROI THAI TSUYU 20685 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., Tampa

813-953-1377. Aroithaitampa.com SI-AM THAIMERICAN RESTAURANT 713 N. Franklin St., Tampa

813-229-9710. si-am-thairestaurant.com THAI PRIME KITCHEN & BAR 4142 W. Boy Scout Blvd. #5&6, Tampa

813-302-9168. thaiprime.com

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260 FIRST 260 1st Ave. N., St. Petersburg

727-439-6712. 260first.com CADDY’S ON CENTRAL 217 Central Ave. St. Petersburg

727-575-7939. caddysoncentral.com MACDINTON’S TAMPA 405 S. Hoawrd Ave., Tampa 813-251-8999;

242 1st Ave. N., St. Petersburg 727-201-9783. macdintons.com PROOF 260 1st Ave., St. Petersburg 727-822-2027. YARD OF ALE 406 S. Howard Ave., Tampa 813-251-4433;

460 1st Ave. N. St. Petersburg 727-822-2027. yardofale.com


˚JAPANESE ˚

GRAPE LEAF EXPRESS 10117 E. Adamo Dr. #703,

ICHIBAN JAPANESE CUISINE & SUSHI BAR 2786 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa 813-978-8095.

PANINOTECA 519 N. Franklin St., Tampa

Tampa 813-628-4280. grapeleaftampa.com

ichicantampa.com

813-341-2525. paninotecacafe.com

MATOI SUSHI 602 N. Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa

TAZZA CAFE MEDITERRANEAN GRILL

813-871-3233. sushirestaurantstampa.com SHOGUN SUSHI 15213 N. Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa

5001 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa 813-980-6666. tazzacafemediterraneangrill.com

813-968-1369. shogunfl.com

˚MEXICAN/TEX-MEX˚

SOHO SUSHI 3218 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa

BARTACO 1601 W. Snow Ave., Tampa

813-873-7646. sohosushi.com

813-258-8226. bartaco.com

YOKO’S JAPANESE RESTAURANT 3217 S.

BESITO MEXICAN RESTAURANT 205 Westshore

MacDill Ave., Tampa 813-835-4311. yokostampa.com

Plaza, Tampa 813-287-4800. besitomexican.com

˚KOREAN˚

CANTINA MEXICAN GRILL & BAR 10032 Cross

ARIRANG RESTAURANT 5232 S. MacDill Ave.,

Tampa 813-837-1471. arirangkoreantampa.com ONE FAMILY KOREAN RESTAURANT 7030 W.

Hillsborough Ave., Tampa 813-901-0153 SA RI ONE KOREAN RESTAURANT 3940 W.

Cypress St., Tampa 813-874-2911 SOUL OF KOREA 7612 N. 56th St., Tampa

813-989-9030. soulofkorea.net

˚LATIN/SPANISH˚ CONGA’S LATIN CAFE 4511 Gunn Hwy., Tampa

813-962-7775 FRANK AND PAPI LATIN RESTAURANT 7315 E.

Broadway Ave., Tampa 813-621-2764. frankandpapi.com PLATO LATINO 202 E. Bearss Ave., Tampa

813-968-7100

Creek Blvd., Tampa 813-406-4856 GREEN LEMON 915 S. Howard Ave., Tampa

813-868-5463. eatgreenlemon.com

O COCINA 4110 Henderson Blvd., Tampa

813-289-0649. ococina.com

56th St., Tampa 813-989-2080. tacosonmexicangrill.com THE URBAN CANTINA 200 E. Madison St., Tampa

813-221-8226

˚SANDWICHES˚ GONZO’S SANDWICH SHOP 1902 N. Himes Ave.,

Tampa 813-874-1350. gonzosandwichshop.com SULPHUR SPRINGS SANDWICH SHOP

WEST TAMPA SANDWICH SHOP 3904

BYBLOS 2832 S. MacDill Ave., Tampa

813-805-7977. Byblostampa.com CARMEL KITCHEN & WINE BAR 14306 N. Dale

N. Armenia Ave., Tampa 813-873-7104. westtampasandwichshoprestaurant.com

˚SEAFOOD˚ CADDY’S AT THE POINTE 801 Riverside Dr. E.,

Bradenton 941-708-3777. caddysatthepointe.com

Mabry Hwy., Tampa 813-265-1415. carmel-kitchen.com

CADDY’S ON THE BEACH 9000 W. Gulf Blvd.,

FALAFEL INN MEDITERRANEAN GRILL 777 N.

CADDY’S PUB 20025 Gulf Blvd., Indian Shores

Ashley Dr., Tampa 813-223-5800. falafelinngrill.com

COMING SOON

TACOSON AUTHENTIC MEXICAN GRILL 7521 N

˚MEDITERRANEAN˚ Tampa 813-907-8233.

AWA R D S

2702 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa 813-872-5600. miguelitostampa.com

9000 N. Florida Ave., Tampa 813-932-3663. tampasandwichshop.com

AL-SHAM PALACE 19651 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.,

‘ DINING STYLE

MIGUELITOS TAQUERIA Y TEQUILAS

Tampa St., Tampa 813-223-2831. tomaspain.com

SPAIN RESTAURANT AND TOMA BAR 513 N.

M A G A Z I N E

Treasure Island 727-360-4994. caddysotb.com

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