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CONTRIBUTORS

JESSIE DEE

Jessie Dee is a Fashion, Beauty and Commercial Photographer based in Winter Park, Florida. She is also a talented makeup artist and retoucher. Jessie is currently the Photographer and Social Media Manager at Privé Salon. See more of her work at www.jessiedee.net or www.privesalonorlando.com

VIKTORIJA PASHUTA

Latvian born Viktorija Pashuta is an up and coming fashion photographer gaining momentum and notoriety in Southern California. With visual cues rooted in dance, music, and fashion passion stemming from her European upbringing, her images are sensual, sultry, yet powerful. Along with stunning visual language, she sprinkles a hint of marketing magic into her work, using knowledge she gained while studying for a Masters degree in Marketing in Oxford.

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

MARK NEJAME

Mark NeJame is a renowned trial attorney who has been involved in some of the areas and country’s highest profile cases. He is routinely sought by the media as a legal commentator and is currently a Legal Analyst for CNN. He is the Founder and Senior Partner of the Law Firm of NeJame, LaFay, Jancha, Ahmed, Barker, Joshi & Moreno, P.A. a/k/a NeJame Law. NeJame Law has 15 attorneys and 4 divisions: Personal Injury, Criminal, Immigration and Business/Commercial Litigation. Mr. NeJame is a regular contributor to Orlando Style Magazine. Mr. NeJame can be reached at 407-245-1232 and NejameLaw.com.

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 songwriting. In her free time, Courtney also performs as a musician and guitarist in the Orlando area.

VANESSA BRAELEY

Vanessa Braeley is an attorney with NeJame Law, P.A. where she serves as corporate counsel for national and international clients, handling civil litigation matters involving business disputes, intellectual property litigation, employee contracts and commercial litigation. Vanessa has appeared as Legal Analyst on News Channel 13 and Al Jazeera, and has been published in local and national publications. Vanessa enjoys travel, fashion, art and serving on the board of Pennies from Heaven, a nonprofit based out of New York City.

ALEXANDRA NIBLETT Alexandra Niblett was born in Dallas, TX, and made the move to Orlando, FL, after graduating with a degree in Journalism at the University of Oklahoma. She is currently a photographer for the Walt Disney World Company and a freelance writer in her spare time. Her passion for writing and photography drives her to continue documenting life’s journey with photography, exploring diversity, and using the power of words, storytelling and technology to impact, better and help educate society.

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T H E F LO R IDA ORCHESTRA

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The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses | Dec 16

Saint-Saens’ Organ Symphony Jan 7 & 8

Bravo Broadway Jan 13 - 15

Brahms, Mozart & Mendelssohn Jan 21 & 22

Happy Hour Concert: A Toast to the Classics Feb 2

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TFO Gala with Itzhak Perlman Feb 4

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PUBLISHER’S NOTE

Publisher’s Note Time is of the essence especially when it comes to real estate! Fortunately, it’s a great time for purchasing homes in the Tampa Bay area and there is no question that Tampa Bay has many breathtaking places to offer, and when compared to any other comparable area in the world—considering the infrastructure and amenities—the property prices here are incredibly low. You may be interested to look into the market right now. Home values are great in the Tampa Bay area and everyone who is thinking about buying a new home should act fast before it once again becomes too late! It should be no surprise that Tampa Bay has been voted one of the best investments in residential real estate by many national sources. We at Tampa Style have been focusing on the changing market situation, and we will soon provide you with a new feature that will give you direct access to the best values and deals in local real estate. Sign up for our NEWSTOME emails to receive our weekly bulletin and stay informed with valuable news and event information the digital way (your email information will not be shared with any third parties). You will be pleased to hear that we have also made important changes to our internal set up, improving our schedule for subscribers. From now on, you will receive our magazine even sooner than before. Let us know what you think of this new, expedited service! The holidays are here, and as we fill our lives with holiday cheer, we once again find opportunities to offer any support we may be able to provide to those in need. I encourage you to reach out to someone less fortunate

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than yourself, or support an organization that helps a worthy cause. No matter how big or small your contribution, making the lives of others better brings us true satisfaction, and the end result always makes an impact. There is no better time than this holiday season to give to others. This is also the time of year when Cathleen & I would like to send our greatest thanks to all of those who help to make our magazine the premiere luxury lifestyle publication in the region. To our wonderful, loyal readers, we thank you for your love & support. And also, we could not do it without our fantastic advertisers, so please support them as much as you can. The soul of this publication is the result of the fine work of our dedicated team and contributors. To all of you, we cannot thank you enough. As always, we anticipate great things ahead and look forward to the coming year! From all of us here at Tampa Style, we would like to wish every one of you and your family a very happy holiday season and a wonderful New Year! Shanah Tovah, Bonne Année, Gutes Neues Jahr, Akemashite Omedetou Gozaimasu, Antum Salimoun, Feliz Año Nuevo, Buon Capo d’Anno, Naye Varsha Ki Shubhkamanyen … and to all, a Peaceful and Happy New Year! Sincerely,

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52 / BEST FRIENDS Hosting A Party With Your Best Friends! By Alexandra Niblett

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BEST FRIENDS

HOSTING A PARTY WITH YOUR

Orange Chocolate Martini

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Fashion - Film Noir

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Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo

The Florida Aquarium

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa

Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo

Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa

Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo

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Emilio Sánchez, Untitled, Bronx Storefront, “La Rumba Supermarket,” late 1980s, watercolor on paper, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Emilio Sánchez Foundation. © Emilio Sánchez Foundation

255 Beach Drive NE | 727.896.2667 | mfastpete.org Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art is organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Generous support for the exhibition has been provided by Altria Group, the Honorable Aida M. Alvarez, Judah Best, The James F. Dicke Family Endowment, Sheila Duignan and Mike Wilkins, Tania and Tom Evans, Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino, The Michael A. and the Honorable Marilyn Logsdon Mennello Endowment, Henry R. Muñoz III, Wells Fargo, and Zions Bank. Additional significant support was provided by The Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center. Support for Treasures to Go, the Museum’s traveling exhibition program, comes from The C.F. Foundation, Atlanta, Georgia.

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WHAT TO DO

MONSTER JAM

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WHAT’S HAPPENING

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NOW - DEC 31 / CHRISTMAS TOWN -

DEC 7 / NIYKEE HEATON

A BUSCH GARDENS CELEBRATION

8PM / The RITZ Ybor / www.theritzybor.com

Times Vary / Busch Gardens Tampa / www.seaworldparks.com

DEC 8 / A CHRISTMAS CAROL 12AM / Carrollwood Players Theatre /

DEC 2 / CIRQUE MUSICA HOLIDAY

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SPECTACULAR 7:30-9PM / Amalie Arena / www.amaliearena.com

DEC 8 / HOLIDAY CHARITY BALL BRANDON 2016

DEC 3 / SHANGHAI ACROBATS

6:30 / The Regent /

7:30PM / Ferguson Hall / www.strazcenter.org

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DEC 3 / 35TH ANNUAL SANTA FEST AND

DEC 9 / ROCK HARD REVUE

CHRISTMAS PARADE

9PM / Club Skye Tampa / www.rockhardrevue.com

11AM- 4PM / Downtown Tampa / www.tampagov.net

DEC 10 / 6TH ANNUAL WINTER WONDER RIDE 2-11PM / Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park / www.813area.com

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JERRY SEINFELD

IHEART RADIO JINGLE BALL

DEC 17 / IHEARTRADIO JINGLE BALL

JAN 14 / THE ORCHESTRA IN

JAN 20 / THE COMEDY GET

7PM / Amalie Arena / www.amaliearena.com

CLEARWATER

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7:30 / Ruth Eckerd Hall / www.rutheckerdhall.

8PM / Amalie Arena / www.tickets-center.com

DEC 18 / HOT CHOCOLATE 15K/5K

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12 PM / Vinoy Park /

7:30-12AM / Amalie Arena /

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www.amalie.arenatampa.com JAN 14 / MONSTER JAM JAN 12 / SHUT UP AND LAUGH

7PM / Raymond James Stadium /

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CITY NEWS

IN CASE you

MISSED IT! Style Events, News & Gossip From Around The City BY ALEXANDRA NIBLETT

Pumpkin Spice lattes, leaves changing colors, temperatures dropping, turkeys everywhere… November was a wonderful month! Not only were thanksgiving plates filled with delicious holiday foods, the Tampa area also had a full plate of events going on throughout November! Here are a few of the fun events that took place last month, in case you missed it!

MUSIC TO MY EARS The Florida Orchestra premiered Songs of the Sea, including Britten’s Four Sea Interludes, Elgar’s Sea Pictures and Debussy’s La Mer. These were followed by The Work at Hand by Jake Heggie, a concerto for cello,

voice and orchestra based on moving poetry by Laura Morefield during her battle with cancer, according to Tampa Bay’s event website. This took place November 11th in Ferguson Hall.

Veg Fest seventh year, and Florida Voices for Animals is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit animal advocacy organization. If you didn’t check it out this year, be sure to stop by next year!

A SANDING OVATION

VEG OUT! Just the next day, Florida Voices for Animals presented the Tampa Bay Veg Fest, a free event that featured an array of vegan food to either sample or purchase. The festival also had an expanded children’s activity area, cooking demonstrations, live music, healthyliving and eco-friendly exhibits, information on local nonprofits, animal adoptions, films, speakers and more! This was the Tampa Bay 24 TAMPASTYLEMAGAZINE.COM

On Nov. 16, Treasure Island hosted the 8th annual Sanding Ovations Master’s Cup and Music Festival! Sanding Ovations is a fourday sand sculpting competition and music festival that brought ten sand sculpting masters together from North America, Europe and Asia. They created masterpieces using only sand and water, and this event was free to the public.


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BRINGING SOME COUNTRY TO FLORIDA Dig those cowgirl boots out of the closet! Another fun event on Nov. 16th was a lively concert from Carrie Underwood while she travels on “The Storyteller Tour.” Underwood is an American country music singer, songwriter and actress who rose to fame as the winner of the fourth season of American Idol in 2005. Her country concert took place in the Amalie Arena.

SPEAKING OF STARS… This man probably knows more about stars than you and I combined… and no, I don’t mean celebrity stars. Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson travels the world enlightening people on what humans know about our universe, as well as what is in the process of being determined. Neil deGrasse Tyson tackled both the knowns and unknowns at his lecture in Carol Morsani Hall in Tampa on Nov. 17.

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CHRISTMAS MOVED RIGHT ON IN

Never Goes Out of Style.

Christmas Town returned to Busch Gardens in Tampa Bay on Nov. 25 and will be installed until Dec. 31. This Christmas Town glistens with two millions sparkling lights and has festive holiday treats, holiday-themed entertainment, fun attractions and more, including the new addition of Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer. Guests can meet Santa, watch Yuletide shows and enjoy the thrill rides throughout the park during the light and dark hours of the day! This holiday event is included with any annual pass, Fun Card or day admission and is open until 10 pm.

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NOT ONLY WERE THANKSGIVING PLATES FILLED WITH DELICIOUS HOLIDAY FOODS, THE TAMPA AREA ALSO HAD A FULL PLATE OF EVENTS GOING ON THROUGHOUT NOVEMBER!

LAST BUT CERTAINLY NOT LEAST… Dolly Parton paid Tampa a visit on Nov. 26th at the Amalie Arena while on her first major U.S. and Canadian tour in over 25 years! Parton sang some of her previous hit songs while also including a few new songs from her new album Pure & Simple, set for release this summer. Parton is famously known for her country songs “Jolene,” “I Will Always Love You,” “9 to 5,” and more. December and January are sure to have even more great events in the Tampa area! And if you missed these fun events, no need to worry — there’s always more to come. Remember to check back with us in our next issue, in case you missed it! Follow us on Twitter @TampaStyle to stay up-to-date on all Tampa events. 25 TAMPASTYLEMAGAZINE.COM


LIVING ‘N STYLE

TREAT YOURSELF!

MCM STARK BACKPACK We’ve added edge to an MCM icon with the studded Large Stark Backpack. Upgraded in Visetos coated canvas with a luxurious faux nappa leather lining, the structured design is adorned with multi-metal studs in our signature ‘M’ motif. $890 / Available at Mcm.com

NESPRESSO VERTUOLINE + AEROCCINO (GREY) Nespresso is once again revolutionizing the world of Coffee by launching the new VertuoLine system, which produces freshly brewed Coffee and authentic Espresso with a rich, generous crema. $249 / Availabe at Nespresso.com

WORTH THE SPLURGE

APPLE 13-INCH MACBOOK PRO It’s faster and more powerful than before, yet remarkably thinner and lighter. It has the brightest, most colorful Mac notebook display ever. And it introduces the Touch Bar — a Multi-Touch enabled strip of glass built into the keyboard for instant access to the tools you want. The new MacBook Pro is built on ground breaking ideas, and it’s ready for you. $1,799 / Available at Apple.com

CANON DIGITAL SLR CAMERA The Canon EOS 7D Mark II digital SLR camera is designed to meet the demands of photographers and videographers who want a camera that can provide a wide range of artistic opportunities. With a combination of cutting-edge operations and a robust, ergonomic design, it is optimized to make even the most challenging photography simple and easy. $1,849 / Available at Canon.com 26 TAMPASTYLEMAGAZINE.COM

HERMÈS APPLE WATCH HERMÈS SERIES 2 SINGLE TOUR 38 MM Uncompromising craftsmanship. Ground breaking innovation. Endless possibilities. Apple Watch Hermès is the culmination of a collaborative process rooted in creative vision, shared values and mutual admiration. This exquisite timepiece is designed to be as beautiful as it is functional. $1,150 / Available at Apple.com


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HEALTH

SENSORY DEPRIVATION TANKS By Gina Ritch

noticed they had before while occupying this quiet space. Not only can it assist in challenges with the nervous system, it has also been shown to help ease anxiety, insomnia, and depression.

Meditation spas have been all the hype this year. In a time where meditation boutiques are almost more popular than regular day spas, Americans are taking more interest in pastimes that soothe not just the body, but also the mind. Learning how to calm the mind and master a quiet headspace is proven to have many benefits in dealing with the stresses of everyday life. Yoga has long been celebrated as a way to achieve a balance between mind and body, but for those that want to take their meditation exercises to the next level, sensory deprivation tanks may be the next step.

As you lie floating in the dark with the ears submerged, a forced meditative state comes on that allows you to really explore thoughts that are usually blocked by everyday distractions. It’s a time to retreat into your own consciousness. As memories become clearer, and putaside thoughts come to the forefront, it becomes easy to explore those closed off parts of the mind. Many artists use these tanks as a way to tap into their creative side, especially when searching for inspiration to break through imaginative blocks. These tanks are gradually becoming more popular with athletes as well, due to the enhanced motor skills and perception benefits that carry on after an hour session.

These tanks take away the senses of sight and sound as you float in a teninch pool of Epson salt water. In this weightless space, the mind takes off into uncharted territories as the brain utilizes its non-dominant half. While everyone has their own individual experiences, many encounter lucid, dreamlike hallucinations to out of body episodes. Studies show that the more you use these tanks, the better you become at cultivating the benefits of these thought-provoking pods.

The next time you need a little inspiration, reflection, or rejuvenation, a session at your local floating sensory deprivation spa may just be the perfect remedy. Whether you wish to quiet the mind and escape the stresses of the world for an hour, or you want to employ one of the many health benefits and lower your anxiety and high blood pressure, these tanks are worth trying to achieve that coveted space of balance between body and mind.

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COOL SHOTS PHOTOS BY MICHAEL BLITCH, AGOSTINI PHOTOGRAPHY & LEGACY PRODUCTION GROUP

Aloft Tampa Downtown Hotel

Nina Winters Bronze Gala

360 Rooftop at The Hotel Zamora

Aloft Tampa Downtown Hotel

Elvis Impersonator, Cody Wise, performs in Hard Rock Cafe Tampa for Elvis’ 81st Birthday Celebration.

YEAR IN REVIEW

Aloft Tampa Downtown Hotel

Aloft Tampa Downtown Hotel

Aloft Tampa Downtown Hotel

Aloft Tampa Downtown Hotel

Aloft Tampa Downtown Hotel

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

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360 Rooftop at The Hotel Zamora


LIVING ‘N STYLE

BATH TIME

URBAN OUTFITTERS I WOKE UP LIKE THIS BATH MAT Essential bath mat with printed text, designed exclusively for Urban Outfitters. Complete with a no-slip back so everything stays nice and steady. Made of cotton and imported. Dimensions: 20”l x 30”w. Available in more colors. $34 / Available at Urbanoutfitters.com

CRATE AND BARREL SET OF 5 GLASS CANISTERS Five sizes of canisters provide simple bathroom storage with a retro feel. Handmade clear glass canisters with knobbed nesting lids update the classic apothecary look. $131.75 / Available at Crateandbarrel.com

LUSH BATH BOMB ‘FROZEN’ Do you want to have a bath bomb? Do you want to splash and play? Enjoy the most magical soak in the kingdom with this shimmering blue bath bomb, which spills out rolling snowdrifts of silver luster. Uplifting neroli from Tunisia and precious rose oil from Turkey are sure to spread a little sunshine and melt the iciest of moods for the perfect fairytale ending. $9 / Available at Lushusa.com

FAIRY TALES ROSEMARY REPEL® HAIR SPRAY & STYLING GEL Lock styles in place to provide the ultimate barrier against head lice! Proprietary blend of organic Rosemary, Citronella, Tea Tree and Geranium oils clinically proven effective to help prevent lice. Jojoba and Chamomile hydrate, moisturize and soothe the scalp. Gentle, safe and effective for daily use for the entire family. Free of sulfates, harsh chemicals and toxins. Gluten, soy, dairy and nut free. $12.95 / Available at Fairytaleshaircare.com

BROO INVIGORATING SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER Need a daily detox for hair and scalp? Feel the buzz with Broo invigorating shampoo and conditioner. Our ultra-performing, “invigorating mixology” taps peppermint to refresh, energize, and tingle. Infused with extracts of Aloe leaf, to soothe. Topped with caffeine to stimulate the scalp, and wake up those follicles! Invigorating conditioner takes a shot of our natural alternative to silicone, for daily hair rehab. $7.50 / Available at Broo.com 30

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GOODIES FOR GOOD BOYS GOPRO KARMA QUADCOPTER WITH HERO4 BLACK Capture incredible footage from the air with this GoPro Karma drone. It includes a Hero4 camera for smooth footage that is controllable from a specialized controller so that you can take advantage of the easy-to-use joystick. More than just a flying camera, the GoPro Karma drone utilizes the Karma stability system for seamless video. $999.99 / Available at Bestbuy.com

MAN CRATES STRAIGHT EDGE SHAVING KIT The Straight Shave Project Kit features a handmade 4/8” Böker straight razor forged in Solingen, Germany, the revered City of Blades. The esteemed “made in Solingen” title is strictly reserved for blades made in and subjected to that region’s rigorous quality standards. And while any quality razor can make a man feel smooth like a baby’s bottom, only a straight razor will make him feel “smooth” like a ‘50s greaser. There’s just something exhilarating about expertly dragging an extremely sharp blade across the face, staring danger straight in the face with a smooth, straightshaved face to show for it. $175 / Available at Mancrates.com

CUFFLINK.INC STERLING SILVER 3D MILLENNIUM FALCON CUFFLINKS Approximately 1” x 3/4” Sterling silver with round logo swivel closure. Officially licensed Lucasfilm LTD. $250 / Available at Cufflinks.com

GUCCI PRINCETOWN TARTAN SLIPPER The Princetown slipper is offered in a wool tartan, fully lined with lamb fur and finished with a Horsebit detail. $840 / Available at Gucci.com APPLE AIRPODS AirPods will forever change the way you use headphones. Whenever you pull your AirPods out of the charging case, they instantly turn on and connect to your iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad, or Mac. Audio automatically plays as soon as you put them in your ears and pauses when you take them out. To adjust the volume, change the song, make a call, or even get directions, just double-tap to activate Siri. $159 / Available at Apple.com 32 TAMPASTYLEMAGAZINE.COM


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HOLIDAYS Photographer: Jessie Dee www.jessiedee.net Models: Clarissa Bowers + Frosina Kelmendi with KLA management Hair: Marie Decayette with PRIVÉ Salon Makeup: Alan Almada with PRIVÉ Salon Designer: Maricela David + Bloomingdale’s Assistant: Revi Rofe + Jerry Richard Haughton Location: Orchid Garden at Church Street

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Black jumper on Clarissa - Halston available at Bloomingdale’s

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Short red dress on Clarissa - Halston available at Bloomingdale’s Emerald fur vest - Maximilian available at Bloomingdale’s


Red ball gown dress on Clarissa - Carmen Marc Infusion available at Bloomingdale’s


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Dress by Maricela David

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Dalmatian fur coat - Maje available at Bloomingdale’s

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LIVING ‘N STYLE

THE GIFT SHE REALLY WANTS

KATE SPADE ROSE GOLD GLITTER SCALLOP ACTIVITY TRACKER We like to think of this cute Kate Spade New York scallop tracker as a personal cheerleader: it links automatically to the Kate Spade New York connected app to provide bursts of motivation, celebrations with every success and the tools to stay stylishly organized. Track your steps, sleep and other habits, set personal goals, count down to life’s merriest moments (big and small!) and get inspired every single day. $125 / Available at www.katespade.com

UNIQLO JUNICHI NAKAHARA YUKATA A Japanese summer yukata featuring designs by popular artist Junichi Nakahara. The bright obi adds a cute touch to the modern retro look of the prints. $69 / Available at Uniqlo

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YSL LOVE MONOGRAM SMALL METALLIC MATELASSÉ LEATHER SHOULDER BAG Heart-shaped shoulder bag in matelassé leather. Chain shoulder strap, top zip closure, goldtone hardware. $1250 / Available at www.saksfifthavenue.com

SLANT COLLECTIONS JEWEL GLASSES, 4-PIECE SET Set includes one of each color shown; each holds 10 ounces. Glass with metallic electroplate trim. Hand wash. Imported. $80 /Available at www.neimanmarcus.com


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MEMORABLE MOMENTS OF THE YEAR!

THE MANY UNFORGETTABLE NEWS STORIES TO COME OUT OF 2016 By Riesa Pascal

TAYLOR SWIFT & KANYE WEST FEUD

POKÉMON GO

In February, Kanye West released his song “Famous” which begins with the line, “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex, I made that b***h famous.” Taylor Swift blasted the song in her Grammys acceptance speech and West defended himself by explaining that he got Swift’s approval for the lyrics first. Taylor’s representatives denied the claim, which led to Kim Kardashian-West releasing several videos of the conversation on Snapchat as proof. Swift was immediately hit with a wave of criticism and called out as a liar by numerous news outlets.

On July 6th, Pokémon Go was released and became an instant global and cultural phenomenon. Guinness World Records confirmed that Pokémon Go set five incredible world records since its launch, including most revenue grossed by a mobile game in its first month, most downloaded mobile game in its first month and fastest time to gross $100 million by a mobile game. The free-to-play, location-based augmented reality game is now the biggest mobile game in U.S. history.

PULSE NIGHTCLUB TRAGEDY

LOCHTEGATE

On June 12th, Orlando’s Pulse Nightclub gained international attention as it was the scene of the deadliest mass shooting by a single gunman in U.S. history. 49 people were killed and 53 others were wounded in what has now become the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil since the September 11th attacks in 2001. In November 2016, the city of Orlando agreed to buy the nightclub for $2.25 million. Mayor Buddy Dyer has expressed plans to convert the nightclub into a memorial to honor the memory of the 49 victims.

Unfortunately the biggest story to come out of the Rio Olympics had nothing to do with awards and medals. In August, USA swimmer Ryan Lochte claimed he and three other teammates were robbed at gunpoint in Rio by a man dressed like a cop. Eventually it was revealed that Lochte grossly embellished the story and the “robber” was actually a gas station security guard who made him pay for damaging a door and mirror. The instant backlash led to formal charges against the swimmers, a 10-month suspension from swimming and the lost of several major sponsors.

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CELEBRITY SOUP

IPHONE 7 RELEASE

KIM KARDASHIAN-WEST ROBBERY

In September, Apple officially announced the release of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus with water resistance, dual cameras, and no headphone jack. The announcement of doing away with the traditional headphone jack led to heated discussions and many angry consumers as the media ridiculed Apple’s claim that it took “courage” to make the upgrade. The new phone comes with headphones that plug into the charging port with the help of an adapter. Wireless AirPods will also be made available for purchase.

On October 2nd, Kim Kardashian was bound, gagged and robbed at gunpoint in a luxury apartment in Paris. Five armed masked men dressed as police officers were involved and stole millions of dollars in jewelry, including her wedding ring. Police say the robbers escaped on bicycles after she begged them for her life. Though Kardashian-West was unharmed, the crime directly led to her recent absence from social media.

GALAXY NOTE 7 RECALL

CHICAGO CUBS WIN THE WORLD SERIES

Apple wasn’t the only phone company facing scrutiny this year. The iPhone 7 backlash was the perfect opportunity for Samsung to boost sales of their new Galaxy Note 7. However, a manufacturing defect in the battery caused some of them to generate excessive heat and explode or catch on fire. A formal US recall and exchange program was announced, but reports quickly began to emerge of replacement phones also catching on fire. In October, Samsung announced it would discontinue the Galaxy Note 7 and permanently cease its production.

On November 3rd, Chicago erupted in tears of joy as the Cubs won the World Series after a 108 year-long drought. The win came by one run after extra innings and a rain delay in a nail-biting five-hour Game Seven against the Cleveland Indians. Celebrities like Bill Murray and LeBron James were in the stands to watch as the Cubs were crowned champions in the tenth inning, beating the Indians 8-7. Both teams are record holders for the two longest droughts in MLB history.

BRANGELINA DIVORCE

2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

In September, the internet exploded with news of the most shocking celebrity breakup of the year. Brangelina fans around the world were caught off guard when Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Brad Pitt citing irreconcilable differences. She’s asking for physical custody of the couple’s 6 children and only wants Pitt to have visitation rights. This is the second divorce for Pitt who split with his first wife Jennifer Aniston after meeting Jolie on set of Mr & Mrs Smith, a choice that many say Pitt is now experiencing ‘karma’ for.

No matter what your opinion was on this year’s Presidential Election, there is one thing we can all agree on celebrating—the fact that it’s over! On November 8th, Donald Trump won the presidency with 306 electoral votes to the 232 received by Clinton. After it was guessed that he won with fewer popular votes than his opponent, according to some sources, Trump’s victory sparked numerous protests in major cities across America and was a major political upset due to his controversial policies and comments. Trump will be sworn in as the 45th U.S. President at noon on Jan. 20, 2017 at the U.S. Capitol.

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DON’T MISS THE BEAT

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DON’T MISS THE BEAT

By Courtney Caggiano The holiday season always seems to

subscribers to their YouTube channel with

Billboard’s Holiday Albums chart, becoming

spring upon us earlier each year in a reckless,

over 1.8 billion views. Their channel is the

the band’s second number one on the chart

impulsive oncoming of premature Christmas

thirteenth top channel on the website.

after their first holiday album.

lattes. While Christmas purist, like myself,

This is a long way from their humble roots

Pentatonix only continues to impress their

often frown upon this act of seasonal treason,

of Arlington, Texas, where Avi Kaplan, Scott

audiences, and this Christmas album is sure

they didn’t seem to mind this year’s quick

Hoying, Kirstin Maldonado, Kevin Olusola,

to sweeten up your chilly nights and ring in

jump into the holiday spirit, and Pentatonix’s

and Mitch Grassi combined their talent

the New Year with holiday cheer.

Christmas album might have something to

into a pop powerhouse of vocal medleys

do with that.

with stunningly artistic arrangement. These

lights and too-festive-for-fall peppermint

impressive talents were showcased in their As early as October, the five-piece a cappella

2012 debut EP, PTX, Volume 1, as well as

group had us singing along to Christmas

their first Christmas release of the same year,

classics even before the Halloween candy was

PTXmas.

NOW THAT THE SEASON HAS SO BEAUTIFULLY

put away. A Pentatonix Christmas, the fourth studio album by the talented singers offered

Perhaps the most standout song on the album

a sweet segue into the winter months with

is Pentatonix’s chilling cover of Leonard

smooth harmonies, skillful beats, and vibrant

Cohen’s

vocals that made us all want to pretend it was

At a first glance, many listeners might not

snowing and rock around the Christmas tree.

associate the song with Christmas, but the

universal

ballad,

“Hallelujah.”

ARRIVED WITH A CHILL IN THE AIR, THERE’S NO BETTER TIME TO

haunting interpretation of love and divinity

TURN YOUR FLORIDA

Now that the season has so beautifully arrived

has become a cornerstone in the reality of

with a chill in the air, there’s no better time

the triumphs and losses of life, emotions

LIFESTYLE INTO A

to turn your Florida lifestyle into a winter

that surface every Christmas season as we

wonderland with A Pentatonix Christmas. This

reminisce on relationships of the present and

collection of holiday favorites is a great

past. The most sobering fact surrounding the

addition to a relaxing night by the fire or

track is its timeliness in relation to Leonard

a lively Christmas party. Songs like “White

Cohen’s life, who passed away less than a

Christmas” and “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”

month after the album’s release.

are reimagined with innovative vocals and melodic improvisations, making the album

The album also features two original songs,

unlike any holiday music compilation.

“The Christmas Sing-Along” and “Good to Be Bad,” showing off the undisputed fact that

If you are already a fan of the five fabulous

the singers are more than just pretty voices—

singers, you probably discovered them while

they are a creative force to be reckoned with.

surfing YouTube or scrolling through your Facebook feed. After their rise to fame from

The album debuted on the Billboard 200

winning the third season of NBC’s The Sing

chart at number 3 with 52,000 albums sold

Off, the group has maintained 11.5 million

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WINTER WONDERLAND WITH A PENTATONIX CHRISTMAS.


BEST FRIENDS

HOSTING A PARTY WITH OUR BEST FRIENDS! By Alexandra Niblett

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BEST FRIENDS

The holiday season is in full swing, and one of the most wonderful times of the year is officially upon us! It’s a season of giving, a season of reflecting on who and what we are most thankful for, a season of celebrating the beautiful memories of 2016 and a season of setting new goals for the upcoming year. There’s no better way to end 2016 and welcome 2017 than to be surrounded by our closest friends and family, and of course, our lovable pets! Whether it’s your year to host the holiday family reunion, or if you’re hosting the New Year’s Eve party with all of your closest friends and their families, remember to keep your pets’ health, safety and happiness in mind so that the holiday get-together goes down in the books as the best one yet!

If you’re a dog-owner, you know this better than anyone; dogs seem to have an endless appetite and somehow always have an abundance of energy beyond what several espresso shots could give anyone! We love our best friends with all of our hearts and want the best for them, and with this desire requires us to take precaution when having guests over while our pets are home so that they are relaxed, happy and content. The saying goes, “it’s the calm before the storm…” If you know your dog gets overly excited, jittery or aggressive around other people, consider these different ways you can help keep your pets calm during the party: •Work it Out. Exercising them regularly is always beneficial to their health, but if you’re hosting a holiday party and your lovable, energetic pooch is sticking around the house, it’s a wise idea to give your best friend a really good work out before the party starts so that they feel less nervous and energetic later on. Go for a jog, or take an extra long walk with them. They’ll want to rest from exhaustion while your guests are over. •Treat Yo’ self. (Well actually, your dog.) Buy them a bone that will take them a while to finish off! If they have good teeth, give them a tasty party treat to munch on during the holiday get-together. Large bones usually run around $10-$20 that will keep your pup occupied for at least an hour or two, and as long as they’re preoccupied with their tasty treat, you can go back to focusing on your guests!

•Set the vibe. Make sure to be aware of your energy at the party. Your dog’s energy usually reflects your energy and presence — if you act uptight, anxious, or hyper, your dog will pick up on those vibes and mirror them with its own behavior. It’s important for you to speak to your dog in a calm, comforting voice, particularly while around your guests so that your best friend feels as relaxed and at ease as you are. •You’re the DJ! Who’d have thought, but classical music calms more than babies — it’ll also calm your dog’s nerves as well and put them in a relaxing state. Try playing classical music around the house for a couple of hours before your guests start to arrive so that your pet is in a calm state of mind. •Stick to the Essentials. Essential oils can be helpful in keeping your pup calm and relaxed. Something you need to know before using them is that animal aromatherapy is different from human aromatherapy, so make sure you are using a pet-friendly oil. To avoid your dog feeling stress and anxiety while the party’s going on, here’s a list of some helpful essential oils you can use. (Do not apply directly inside their ears. You can apply them around the outside of the ears, around the neck, and on their paws.) -Bergamot -Lavender -Clary Sage -Ylang Ylang -Sweet Orange -Cedar wood -Vetiver -Roman Chamomile If you try one or more of those helpful tricks, your pooch should be all set for the party! One thing these tricks can’t do is curb your dog’s eating habits or disguise the delicious smells of holiday delights from their noses. And food is another important topic to consider before your shindig takes place. Depending on the age of your guests, it’s likely some families will bring their kids along. Kid or adult, when a puppy looks at you with those cute, sappy, please-feed-me eyes while you’re sitting at the dinner table, it’s almost too hard to refuse. But not all foods us humans consume are okay for dogs to consume. Many foods can threaten your dog’s health, so it’s a good idea for you to know what some of those are before hosting a party.

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•Chocolate. The darker the chocolate, the worse it is for your pup. Which is super sad, because we just want our pets to enjoy all of the wonderful chocolatey bites! Unfortunately, the caffeine and theobromine in the chocolate can be deadly to animals. Looking on the bright side, while Hershey’s kisses may be bad for them, regular kisses never will be! •Avocado. It sounds locos. If you have the party-favorite guac & chips at your shindig, be careful not to let your best friend dig his or her nose into the guacamole because just about all parts of avocados are toxic to animals. •Xylitol. An ingredient consumed by many but unrecognizable to many more, this artificial sweetener is found in sugar-free foods. If a dog consumes it, his or her blood sugar levels will drastically drop, which could result in seizures depending on your pup’s body’s reaction. •Dairy Products. We’ve all seen the sweet pictures of kids and their best friends sharing ice cream on a cone as if it was a tootsie pop, and ice cream is a popular dessert at holiday parties. But surprisingly, most dogs are actually lactose intolerant, and therefore may end up having excessive gas or diarrhea if they consume too much. But Good news! You don’t have to worry about your pooch getting ahold of harmful foods at your holiday event because there’s an easy way to deter your guests from feeding your dogs table scraps. Have a tray of adorable, homemade holiday dog treats that both kids and adults can take from to treat your dogs! There are many animal-friendly recipes online that are fun to make, and plus, it provides your guests with a fun activity to do while at your party (it’s a winner with kids especially!). You can decorate them to match the theme of your holiday party, and your best friend will love you for it! Wherever you decide to spend the holidays this year, be sure to pay close attention to the health and happiness of your pets — they deserve it. Have a safe and wonderful holiday season!


LIVING ‘N STYLE

DINING & ENTERTAINMENT MICHAEL ARAM OCEAN CORAL VERTICAL NAPKIN HOLDER

American artist Michael Aram studied art in New York in the late 1980s before traveling to India on an inspirational journey, where he discovered a rich metalworking tradition that inspired his turn toward handcrafted design. The Ocean Collection was inspired by the beauty of the marine environment and the unexpected and striking forms found there. The collection is also designed to celebrate the bounty of the oceans and provide a jewel-like platform for the culinary gifts they provide us. Each Michael Aram piece is handmade, so no two items are exactly alike. $89 / Available at Neimanmarcus.com

GODINGER HAMMERED BAR SET WITH TOOLS

Sleek and contemporary, Godinger’s Hammered Bar Set includes everything you need to get the party started. Each piece is beautifully crafted in stainless steel with a mix of satin and polished, hammered surfaces. Hand wash. Set includes 14” diameter tray, cocktail shaker, ice bucket, double jigger, strainer, stirrer, peeler, and bottle opener. Imported. $90 / Available at Neimanmarcus.com

MICHAEL ARAM WHITE ORCHID CHEESEBOARD & KNIFE

The Michael Aram White Orchid Collection illuminates the ethereal spirit of the orchid flower. Evocative of purity, delicacy, femininity and grace, the white metal version offers a strikingly different appeal than its black counterpart. While the sculpture is just as exuberant and detailed, in white, these flowers take on a simplicity that is completely unique. There is a sense of lightness, freshness and even innocence – each petal seemingly untouched and pure. $200 / Available at Neimanmarcus.com

NEED RECIPES THIS HOLIDAY SEASON? CHICKEN A SAVOR THE SOUTH COOKBOOK

While fried chicken may be the South’s iconic dish, when it comes to southern foodways, there are a lot of ways to love America’s most popular fowl. Ranging in style from traditional southern to contemporary to international, fifty-three recipes are organized to help easily match the cut of chicken to the perfect recipe. $20 / Available at Cynthiagraubart.com 54 STYLETOME.COM


BON APPETIT

POWDER-MADE CAKE IS SO OLD SCHOOL!

WINE ENTHUSIAST SILENT 6 BOTTLE TOUCHSCREEN WINE REFRIGERATOR

An excellent option for those just getting into wine or when space is at a premium, this silent-running, low-profile wine refrigerator is designed to fit unobtrusively on any countertop. Every oenophile knows that holding and serving wine at the proper temperature is almost as important as its vintage. Featuring touchscreen controls and an easy-to-read temperature readout, this innovative home wine cellar offers professionalquality storage in a stylish, affordable package.

Photo by loveisinmytummy.com

MIZU SHINGEN MOCHI, THE WATER CAKE YOU NEED TO TRY! By Dubraska Lima

$129 / Available at Wineenthusiast.com

Coming from Japan (of course), this cake was originally made from a renowned water source in the Southern Japanese Alps in combination with agar, and is now the most futuristic way to eat desserts. It looks like a big bubble of water, and it’s served with sugar syrup and kinako, a roasted soy flour typically used to accompany other sweet treats. The original version was invented by Kinseiken Seika Company and is actually a trademark registered product. It has a really soft texture as a result of a delicate preparation that allows the water to solidify enough to keep the drop form for 30 minutes, so you can’t take it home. Even though it looks like it could be torn down at the slightest touch, the jelly consistency makes it perfect to be eaten with a spoon and rapidly melt in your mouth. Last year, you would have had to travel to Japan, climb a hill and make a long line to get to one of the two locations where the confection was sold. I’m not kidding, it was a complete adventure. But now, you can find it in two more cities in the U.S. thanks to New Yorker Darren Wong who decided to bring the pastry to New York and Los Angeles, giving us the chance to try a similar version of the diamond-like cake known as Mizu Shingen Mochi.

KUISSENTIAL FRENCH PRESS

Unlike other brew methods, the French Press gives you absolute control over the infusion time (longer infusion time produces a bolder, stronger, and eventually more bitter cup). Perhaps more importantly, the unique screen filter of the French Press allows essential coffee oils to make their way into your cup; oils that would normally be blocked out and eliminated by paper filters. These oils are responsible for producing a very full body, fantastically thicker and more flavorful than anything you’d experience from any other brew method, period. Better yet, the French Press is super inexpensive, simple to use, easy to clean, better for the environment (because no disposable filters are needed) and takes up virtually no space in your kitchen. Have we convinced you yet?

Even though the taste is pretty similar to regular water, in combination with the other two sides, it is much better and the reality is that its value is in the texture and the impressive appearance. And of course, because the main ingredient is water, this is the perfect tart if you’re on a diet because it is calorie-free. Thank goodness!

$40 / Available at Kuissential.com

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BARFLY

ORANGE CHOCOLATE MARTINI INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon finely grated orange chocolate 1 teaspoon sugar 2 orange slices 1/2 cup premium chocolate ice cream, such as Haagen Dazs, at room temperature for 5 minutes 1 ounce orange vodka

RECIPE Gently stir together the chocolate and sugar and put it on a plate. Run an orange slice around the rim of a chilled martini glass and shake off any excess. Dip the rim in the chocolate/sugar mix to coat. Add the ice cream and vodka to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into the prepared glass and garnish with the remaining orange slice.

ENJOY!

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IN THE KNOW

A M E N D M E N T 2 H A S PA S S E D !

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IN THE KNOW

By Mark NeJame | Contributor Vanessa Louise Braeley As the 26th state to legalize medical marijuana, Florida has officially tipped the scale; a majority of the United State is now in favor of marijuana use for certain medical ailments. The legalization of cannabis has been a nationwide topic for years – so much that it’s almost become a “non issue.” So much so that an overwhelming percentage of Floridians voted YES on Amendment 2 on November 8th (a whopping 71%!). But we’ve heard this before… years ago Florida legalized marijuana use for qualified medical patients so long as THC content was less than .8%. But what does this mean? What’s the difference between what existed and what is now legal? Instead of discussing a legal primer on passage and interpretation of legal of marijuana in Florida, let’s discuss probable evolution of the ability to cannabis and the actual plant itself.

the use the use

First, the basics. The cannabis plant is a flowering plant. It’s the female plant that produces large, resin-secreting buds. The resin contains chemical compounds THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol). The higher the THC content, the “higher” the consumer; THC is the psychoactive compound responsible for euphoria, relaxation, paranoia and heightened senses experienced by users. The type of high depends on the plant species, which are either sativa (alert and euphoric), indica (relaxed and mellow) or, most commonly, a hybrid of both. Recreational users tend to prefer THC dominant strains, but health benefits are attributed to CBD consumption. Industry professionals are of the opinion that as recreational consumption increases, users will seek out products that provide a more balanced high.

So how does this help patients with debilitating medical conditions in Florida? Well, initially THC was ignored, and quite possible avoided considering its psychoactive properties. States that pass legislation similar to Amendment 2 focus on the beneficial effects of CBD, the non-psychoactive compound, particularly for those with chronic pain, anxiety, inflammatory diseases and terminal illnesses. International medical and scientific communities have provided indisputable evidence that the CBD properties in the cannabis plant are beneficial for multiple medical ailments such as cancer, epilepsy, autoimmune disorders and chronic pain management. As a result, during the first round of legalization, states have apprehensively authorized patients diagnosed with such disorders to access cannabis products with high CBD and low THC content (i.e. “Charlotte’s Web”). But as research continues, this notion is a bit outdated; findings indicate that cannabis products are most effective when a 1:1 ratio of CBD to THC is present. Apparently, the compounds work well together. Go figure. Mother nature had it right the whole time. What this tells us, folks, is that we are slowly evolving toward legalization of recreational use. Relaxed constitutional amendments on the subject have been proposed and the people have spoken. Florida Department of Health is now slated to draft regulations allowing for patients with “debilitating diseases” to access marijuana with a higher THC and CBD content. Amendment 2 cast a wider net with respect to the patients it will reach, including those with glaucoma, some autoimmune disorders, Parkinson’s, MS and other inflammatory diseases. And this appears to be the trend in every state... Legislation is passed limiting patient access and regulating THC content; regulations

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on THC content and patient ailments are relaxed; state health agencies draft new relaxed regulations; state licenses are issued to providers based on those regulations; patients benefit health-wise; the state benefits tax-wise; and eventually recreational use (or “adult use”) is contemplated and – possibly - legalized. Any why not. Stay tuned for updates on Florida’s Department of Health medical marijuana regulatory framework…

“INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS ARE OF THE OPINION THAT AS RECREATIONAL CONSUMPTION INCREASES, USERS WILL SEEK OUT PRODUCTS THAT PROVIDE A MORE BALANCED HIGH.”

Mark NeJame


MONEY

UNDERSTAND YOUR OPTIONS

& PROTECT YOUR SAVINGS

MOST SECURE TRANSACTION FORMS TO PURCHASE DURING THE HOLIDAYS

By Dubraska Lima

In this hyperconnected digital age we now have multiple ways to make purchases, and sometimes it’s hard to figure out which way is the most secure to avoid fraud traps. This has become a cause of stress for most consumers, as we balance digital convenience and our personal information. The reality is that neither of the current options, credit, debit or digital are perfect. However, we can definitely take steps to protect ourselves, especially during the holidays, a time when we all tend to make our biggest purchases. In an interview with The New York Times, Carole Reynolds, a senior lawyer at the Federal Trade Commission, said: “The strongest protections are when you pay with credit card.” The main reason for this is that with a credit card you’re not risking your own money as with a debit card. Besides that, if you report a credit card fraud, banks will typically hold the transaction immediately. But if you don’t want to charge every purchase to a credit card but want the same security, especially if you decided to try an online merchandiser, you can ask for one-

time credit card number from your bank to get even more protection. On the other hand, with a debit card, the money is drawn automatically. It’s true that there are federal laws that safeguard your account, but these are limited and the level of protection diminish even more as time passes. The best you can do if you choose to use debit cards is to keep an eye on your bank statement and report any suspicious transaction as soon as you can. You have up to 60 days after your bank sends the statement, to report any issue and be able to solve any problem, but if you miss that deadline, you could lose your money. If you’re more comfortable with online shopping, the best option is to go with services like PayPal or Apple Pay. Even though it sounds like you’re putting more personal information out there, it’s much safer to have your account linked to one secure third party instead of giving your card number to all the stores you’re buying from.

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There are always pros and cons on these technological options like Apple Pay, especially if using the Apple Watch. When you add a card to your account, this information is encrypted and a unique device account number is assigned, which allows you to make the purchase without giving any information to the register. But the downside is that not every store is equipped with contactless point-of-sale terminals yet, so these can’t be your only option when going out for shopping. Remember that no matter what method you use, you need to be aware of simple details, for example, before making an online purchase make sure that the browser URL is an HTTPS instead of HTTP, the S at the end demonstrates the secure software added by the provider. If you don’t recognize a transaction on your statement, call your bank immediately; time is the most valuable resource you have in these cases. Still concerned? Cash has always been a great option, so don’t be afraid to use it!


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SPOTLIGHT ON THE LAW Special Promotional Feature

FAIR TRIALS IN FEDERAL CRIMINAL CASES By Mark L. Horwitz Criminal Defense Attorney Many have heard the term “trial by ambush.” It refers to surprises that occur in a trial and is generally considered an unfair tactic that interferes with the search for truth. Not commonly known, however, is that in a federal criminal case, when personal liberty is at stake, the defendant faces “trial by ambush” that is built into the Rules of Criminal Procedure.

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REAL ESTATE

WHY SHOULD I INVEST IN

COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE? By Hooman Hamzehloui

Trump to see the value in this acquisition.

professional. Before you choose your broker,

Our client started with a fresh coat of

ask them to show you their recent resume

paint and the center started to come to life.

of investment sales. Ask them to show you

Prospective tenants began to fill the vacancies

the letters of recommendations from their

and the net operating incoming slowly

past clients. Don’t just take their word for

started to climb. The Mcdonalds ground

it, look up the transactions online and verify

lease will soon be closing for over $1,500,000

if the numbers that they’re bragging about

dollars and our client is will be playing on

match up to the numbers recorded in the

the house’s money. Within a year, they will

public record. The numbers don’t lie, but

they had to do was pick the fruit off the floor.

have received all their money back, and they

swampland sales people do.

Commercial real estate investors don’t make

over $200,000 dollars a year until they decide

The economic crash of 2008 sent commercial real estate prices into a free fall. According to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for Real Estate, property values plummeted by 10.6% in the fourth quarter of 2008. As we all know, it only got worse from there. This created a spectacular buying opportunity for savvy investors. They didn’t have to reach for low hanging fruit. All

emotional buying decisions. Investors are primarily focused on getting the highest return on their investment while minimizing their risks. Usually the deals with the highest risk offer the highest rewards. A perfect example of this is a shopping center we sold to a client in January for $1,525,000. The property consisted of 149,000 square feet, sitting on 15 acres of land at a very busy intersection. Now this center was only 50% occupied and it needed some renovations, but it was still bringing in a net operating income of $166,000 a year. The main tenants of this center were Cash America Pawn and Mcdonalds. One doesn’t need to be Donald

will have a shopping center that will bring in to sell. As their occupancy reaches closer to 100%, that net operating income will only continue to rise. With annual escalators in the leases, that number will eventually reach north of $350,000 to $400,000 a year. Can you say “Show me the money?” This was such an incredible deal because it required a little work and some strategic planning. There are plenty of

buying

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FOR THE KIDDOS

LAMBORGHINI AVENTADOR RC 6 VOLT QUAD POWERED RIDE ON Only for the exclusive few, the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 6v car is every bit as desirable as its adult version. Comes standard with authentic badges, LED lights, MP3 input jack, engines sounds and remote control. Parents can drive the car using the hand held remote or your child can operate with the foot pedal and steering wheel. $279.99 / Available at Toysrus.com

JELLYCAT MEDIUM ROXIE REINDEER STUFFED ANIMAL This eccentric animal is bound to cause smiles wherever you go. Sporting a big personality as well as lots of fluffy fur – give them a shake and their crazy hair stands up on end! Their amazing longpile fur means they're not suitable for children under a year old, but everyone else can join the party! $30 / Available at Neimanmarcus.com

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WOW WEE COJI EDUCATIONAL ROBOT The WowWee COJI Educational Robot teaches your child how to code with emojis, goofy games and more. Control COJI’s actions and solve problems in fun skill-testing games using the downloadable app. String together silly faces on the app using a compatible mobile device and watch COJI react. Even without the app, your little one can have plenty of fun. Tilt or shake the bot to stimulate different interactions. $45.99 / Available at Toysrus.com

LEGO ARCHITECTURE THE EIFFEL TOWER The Eiffel Tower is one of the world’s most popular landmarks, attracting millions of curious visitors from around the world each year. With this exceptional model, you can now build your very own 321-piece Eiffel Tower in LEGO brick form and display it in your home, office or wherever you like! $35/ Available at Toysrus.com

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SCHOENHUT 37-KEY ELECTRONIC BUTTERFLY PIANO & BENCH The 37-Key Digital Baby Grand Piano is a twist on Schoenhut’s traditional baby grand pianos. The piano features the same patented body design and sturdy structure but now includes some enchanting design elements and a plugged-in electronic sound board! Young musicians have no limits on learning with this piano featuring microphone, pedal, and headphone jack. $300 / Available at Neimanmarcus.com


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BAR/LOUNGE Blue Martini Lounge 2223 N. W. Shore Blvd., #B203, Tampa, FL 33607 813-873-2583 www.tampa.bluemartinilounge.com Fly Bar & Restaurant 1202 N. Franklin Street, Tampa, FL 33602 813-275-5000 www.flybarandrestaurant.com Live music & open air roof-top bar overlooking downtown Tampa Mojito Restaurant & Lounge 5303 West Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL 33609 813-405-1155 www.cptampawestshore.com/dining/mojitorestaurant-lounge.aspx Located in the Crowne Plaza with fresh ingredients and live music Tampa Bay Brewing Company 1600 East 8th Avenue, Ybor City, Tampa, FL 33605 813-247-1422 www.tampabaybrewingcompany.com Microbrewery

W XYZ at Aloft Tampa Downtown 100 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33602 813-898-8000 www.alofttampadowntown.com/tampa-bar Mix, meet, and mingle over cocktails, pinot noirs and pints, while munching on locally influenced appetizers.

CIGAR BAR Davidoff of Geneva 4142 W Boy Scout Blvd, Ste. 1, Tampa, FL 33607 813-513-7560 www.davidofftampa.com John Rolfe Lounge 214 E Cass St., Tampa, FL 33602 813-200-6067 www.johnrolfelounge.com Classy cigar/hookah lounge

COMEDY CLUB Improv Comedy Club & Dinner Theater 1600 East 8th Ave., C-112, Tampa, FL 33605 813-864-4000 www.improvtampa.com 88 TAMPASTYLEMAGAZINE.COM

Side Splitters Comedy Club 12938 North Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa, FL 33618 813-960-1197 www.sidesplitterscomedy.com Tampa Bay Comedy Coconuts Comedy Club 13910 W HIllsborough Ave., Tampa, FL 33635 727-741-8014 www.coconutscomedyclubs.com

DANCE CLUB / NIGHT-LIFE / AFTER-HOURS Aja Channelside 290 South Meridian Ave., Tampa, FL 33602 813-223-5758 www.ajanightclub.com 2-story club in Downtown Tampa with Miami vibe Club Underground 802 East Whiting Street, Tampa, FL 33602 813-221-3582 www.underground-live.com Transformed warehouse with a 7500 sq. ft. dance floor with New York City feel in Downtown Tampa


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CZAR in the Ritz 1503 East 7th Street, Tampa, FL 33605 813-247-2664 www.czarnation.com Hyde Park Cafe 1806 W. Platt St., Tampa, FL 33606 813-254-2233 www.thehydeparkcafe.com Upscale SoHo bar scene Jackson’s Bistro 601 S. Harbour Island Blvd., Tampa, FL 33602 813-277-0112 www.jacksonsbistro.com/nightlife Waterfront restaurant that turns into a nightclub overlooking Downtown Tampa. Sophisticated club perfect for young professionals Liquid Tampa 1502 East 7th Ave., Tampa, FL 33605 813-248-5043 www.liquidtampa.com Gay dance club The Castle 2004 North 16th Street, Tampa, FL 33605 813-247-7547 www.castleybor.com

Gay-friendly/dance club with theme nights ranging from goth to pop in historic Ybor City

club nights, & dance competitions in Downtown Ybor

The DrYNk 302 South Howard Ave., Tampa, FL 33606 813-251-5552 www.thedrynksoho.com SoHo District with lounge and dance floor featuring a 3D lighting system

Whiskey North 1921 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618 813-523-5483 www.whiskeynorth.com Mountain lodge atmosphere

The Honeypot 1507 East 7th Ave., Tampa, FL 33605 813-247-4663 www.yelp.com/biz/the-honey-pot-tampa Gay friendly/dance club in Ybor City with go-go dancers, burlesque, & drag shows The Kennedy 2408 West Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL 33609 813-259-9669 www.thekennedysoho.com Classy dance lounge near the University of Tampa The Orpheum 1915 East 7th Avenue, Ybor City, Tampa, FL 33605 813-248-9500 www.theorpheum.com Concert hall, hosts wrestling matches, art shows, 89 TAMPASTYLEMAGAZINE.COM

ENTERTAINMENT RESORTS Shephard’s Beach Resort 619 South Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater Beach, FL 33767 727-442-5107 www.shephards.com Tiki Beach Bar overlooking gulf; Concert Stage; Wave Nightclub; Salt Tequila Bar & Tap Room


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Though we said a sad goodbye to many famous faces this year, 2016 was also a year filled with new, adorable additions to several famous families. These kids didn’t ask to be born into fame, but they will most likely experience a life in the limelight because of it. Say hello to some of 2016’s celebrity babies!

On New Year’s Eve, Natalie Cole died at age 65 from heart failure caused by lung disease. The R&B singer was the daughter of music icon Nat “King” Cole and her death announcement on January 1st kicked off a year filled with far too many famous faces gone too soon. Here are just a few of the highlights.

ADAM LEVINE & BEHATI PRINSLOO

DAVID BOWIE The first major death of the year was also one of the most shocking deaths as the world reeled in disbelief at the announcement of David Bowie’s passing on January 10th. The rock superstar was just 69 years old. Amazingly, Bowie passed away just three days after releasing his 25th studio album, Blackstar. He kept his 18-month battle with cancer so private that even his closest friends were unaware, until the rest of the world was also saying goodbye.

On September 21st, Victoria’s Secret model Behati Prinsloo gave birth to Adam Levine’s first child, a daughter named Dusty Rose Levine. The Maroon 5 frontman revealed on The Ellen Show that Ellen DeGeneres actually helped the couple pick out the name. “I think I had a great name and I texted Ellen and I was like, ‘What do you think?’ And she’s like, ‘I hate it.’ Ellen texted him back with five names she liked and one was Dusty, a name which he and his wife fell in love with.

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KERRY WASHINGTON & NNAMDI ASOMUGHA

After a short battle with pancreatic cancer, British actor Alan Rickman passed away on January 14th at the age of 69. He concealed the fact that he was terminally ill from all but his closest confidants, which led to waves of shock at the announcement. The star was well known and loved for his roles in various films, most notably his role as Severus Snape in the Harry Potter movie franchise. One of his final film roles was voicing Absolem the caterpillar in Alice in Wonderland and its sequel Alice Through the Looking Glass.

KEVIN & DANIELLE JONAS

American actress Kerry Washington welcomed her second child into the world on October 5th. The Scandal star and her husband, Philadelphia Eagles player Nnamdi Asomugha, are already proud parents to a two year old daughter named Isabelle. Now they also have a baby boy named Caleb Kelechi. Although Washington has decided to keep her children out of the public eye by not showing the world their pictures, we have no doubt their gorgeous parents have passed along those good genes. Kevin and Danielle Jonas welcomed their second daughter Valentina Angelina on October 27th. The former Jonas Brothers member shared his excitement saying, “We are so excited to welcome our new baby girl, Valentina Angelina Jonas to the world today. She is healthy and beautiful and we couldn’t be happier!” The new addition will share her famous daddy and uncles with her two year old sister Alena Rose. Excited uncle Nick Jonas posted on Instagram: ‘Congrats Kevin and Dani! We have another Jonas!! Can’t wait to meet that beautiful baby girl very soon.’

PRINCE Prince’s passing away at the age of 57 shocked the world and led to hundreds of worldwide tributes to the pop music legend. The flamboyant musical genius behind “Purple Rain” was reported to be suffering from flu days before his passing on April 21st. A press release from the the medical examiner has stated that Prince died of an accidental overdose of fentanyl. Following the autopsy, Prince’s cremated remains were placed into a custom, 3D printed urn shaped like his Paisley Park estate.

ROB KARDASHIAN & BLAC CHYNA

On November 10th, Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian welcomed their first child together, a daughter named Dream Renée Kardashian. Kardashian celebrated the arrival of his daughter by posting a picture of the precious baby girl alongside this caption: ‘Today was amazing I am so luck!! Thank you @blacchyna for having our baby and being so strong! I love you so much and can’t wait to see her get older day by day with you Chy! I love you and Dream so much and appreciate both of you.’

MUHAMMAD ALI Floating like a butterfly and stinging like a bee led him to become a three-time world heavyweight champion and one of the world’s most famous boxers. Unfortunately, Ali’s years in the ring also led to boxing-related brain injuries and a 35-year-long battle with Parkinson’s disease. On June 3rd, Muhammad Ali died at the age of 74 after being taken to the hospital with respiratory issues. Today he is widely regarded as one of the most significant and celebrated sports figures of the 20th century.

ASHTON KUTCHER & MILA KUNIS

This holiday season will be a busy one for Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis as they welcome the birth of their second child! The couple are already parents to a two year old daughter named Wyatt Isabelle. During an October appearance on the Today show, Kutcher accidentally let slip that he and Kunis were now expecting a boy. While talking with Savannah Guthrie, Kutcher spoke of Wyatt saying, “She points to Mila and she’s like ‘baby brother’ when she points to the belly and then she points to Dad and she goes ‘beer.’ So I think she gets there’s something in the belly, but I don’t quite think she knows that it’s not going to be a plastic doll yet.”

GENE WILDER On August 29th, American actor Gene Wilder died at 83-years-old from complications from Alzheimer’s disease. Wilder experienced a long, successful movie career, but he is easily best known for his role as the whimsical Willy Wonka in the 1971 hit musical Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory. The film was an adaption of the classic children’s book by Roald Dahl and it continues to touch generation after generation. 92

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AMERICAN CASUAL Z Grille 104 Second St. S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 727-822-9600 Brick and Mortar 539 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, FL 33701 727-822-6540 Stillwaters Tavern 224 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 727-350-1019

AMERICAN UPSCALE Edison: Food+Drink Lab 912 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL 33606 813-254-7111 Mise en Place 442 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL 33606 813-254-5373 Cafe Ponte 13505 Icot Blvd. Suite 214, Clearwater, FL 33760 727-538-5768

AMERICAN REGIONAL Pearl in the Grove 31936 St. Joe Road, Dade City, FL 33525 352-588-0008

Roux 4205 S MacDill Ave., Tampa, FL 33611 813-443-5255 Ulele 1810 N Highland Ave., Tampa, FL 33603 813-999-4952

ASIAN FUSION Anise Global Gastrobar 777 N Ashley Drive, Tampa, FL 33602 813-225-4272 Souzou 435 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 727-823-4050 Fusion Bowl 504 E Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL 33602 813-222-0102

BARBECUE Holy Hog 3501 N Armenia Ave., Tampa, FL 33607 813-879-4647 First Choice 10113 Adamo Drive, Tampa, FL 33619 813-621-7434 4 Rivers Smokehouse 607 S MacDill Ave., Tampa, FL 33609 844-474-8377

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BRUNCH Noble Crust 8300 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg, FL 33702 727-329-6041 Ava 718 S Howard Ave., Tampa, FL 33606 813-512-303 Datz 2616 S MacDill Ave., Tampa, FL 33629 813-831-7000

CHINESE Yummy House China Bistro 2620 E Hillsborough Ave., Tampa, FL 33610 813-237-3838 China Yuan 8502 N Armenia Ave., Tampa, FL 33604 813-936-7388 Zen Forrest 4148 Rowan Road, New Port Richey, FL 34653 727-372-9545

FARM TO TABLE Rooster & the Till 6500 N Florida Ave., Tampa, FL 33604 813-374-8940 The Refinery 5137 N Florida Ave., Tampa, FL 33603 813-237-2000


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FRENCH The Black Pearl 315 Main St., Dunedin, FL 34698 727-734-3463 Parts of Paris 146 Fourth Ave. N, Safety Harbor, FL 34695 727-797-7979 Café Largo 12551 Indian Rocks Road, Largo, FL 33774 727-596-6282

BURGERS Engine No. 9 56 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, St. Petersburg, FL 33705 727-623-0938 Pane Rustica 3225 S MacDill Ave., Tampa, FL 33629 813-902-882 Kings Street Food Counter 937 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, FL 33705 727-914-2111

ITALIAN Il Ritorno 449 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, FL 33701 727-897-5900 Cena 1120 E Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL 33602 813-374-8840

Osteria Natalina 3215 S MacDill Ave., Tampa, FL 33629 813-831-1210

Cristino’s Coal Oven Pizza 1101 S Fort Harrison Ave., Clearwater, FL 33605 727-443-4900

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Ichicoro Ramen 5229 N Florida Ave., Tampa, FL 33603 813-517-9989

Big Ray’s Fish Camp 6116 Interbay Blvd., Tampa, FL 33611 813-605-3615

Osaka Sushi and Thai Restaurant 13800 Park Blvd. N, Seminole, FL 33776 727-397-3885

Sea Salt Sundial, 183 Second Ave. N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 727-873-7964

MEXICAN Red Mesa 4912 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg, FL 33703 727-527-8728 Casa Tina 365 Main St., Dunedin, FL 34698 727-734-9226 Bartaco Hyde Park Village 601 W Snow Ave., Tampa, FL 33606 813-258-8226

PIZZA Pizzeria Gregario 400 Second St. N, Safety Harbor, FL 34695 727-386-4107 Bavaro’s Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria 514 N Franklin St., No. 101, Tampa, FL 33602 813-868-4440

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STEAK FarmTable Kitchen Locale Market, 179 Second Ave. N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 727-523-6300 Eddie V’s 4400 W Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa, FL 33607 813-877-7290 Council Oak Seminole Hard Rock Tampa, 5223 Orient Road, Tampa, FL 33610 813-627-7600


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