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WE HAVE MUCH TO CELEBRATE

My first Christmas in St. Petersburg, half a lifetime ago, was my first time attending a lighted boat parade. What a gift to a Tampa Bay newcomer. I was flabbergasted at the sight of watercraft bedecked with lights and wreaths, Santa elves and reindeer, even creche scenes. Many blasted carols, secular and sacred. And the people assembled on those boats seemed to be of exceptionally good cheer. We hope to pass along some of that celebratory spirit in this issue of Bay. You’ll experience some of the stellar views that charm both natives and tourists. You’ll learn about a couple of new art installations, some last-minute gift ideas, various fashion trends and a destination or two. Come February, Wine Weekend St. Pete opens the halfcentury celebration for the Museum of Fine Arts, bringing winemakers from two dynasties to town. In addition to their professional accomplishments, Gina Gallo and JeanCharles Boisset are married to each other. I hope the holidays are times of happy celebration for all of you. May every one of your days be merry and bright. — Mary Jane Park

             

   

   

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DECEMBER 2014







     

Have comments, questions or story ideas? Let us know. Contact Mary Jane Park at (727) 893-8267 or mjpark@tampabay.com. To order current magazines, please go to tampabay.com/ store.


Bay Magazine Dec 2014