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A MAGAZINE OF THE TAMPA BAY TIMES

MARCH 2018

TRAVEL ISSUE

GET OUT OF TOWN


TAMPA PALMS 4 Bed | 4/1 Bath | 5,560 SF | Offered at $975,000 Christina Orta 813.727.7571 4907londonderrydrive.smithandassociates.com

NEW SUBURB BEAUTIFUL 4 Bed | 3/1 Bath | 3,646 SF | Offered at $1,149,000 Ed Gunning & Mary Pond 813.294.8867 pondgunning.smithandassociates.com

ONE ST. PETERSBURG Pricing from the $700s to $4M | 1,402 - 4,062 SF ONE St. Petersburg Sales Team 727.240.3840 ONEStPetersburg.com

MARINA POINTE Pricing from $600s | 1,813 - 3,168 SF Marina Pointe Sales Team 813.930.9800 MarinaPointe.com

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5 Bed | 5 Bath | 4,075 SF | Offered at $1,695,000 Doug & Nancy Wood - The Wood Team 813.957.3941 320sunsetdrivesouth.smithandassociates.com

4 Bed | 2/1 Bath | 3,032 SF | Offered at $889,000 Larry & Janet Mendez 813.695.7093 165barbadosavenue.smithandassociates.com

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PALMA CEIA GOLF COURSE 6 Bed | 6/1 Bath | 8,250 SF | Offered at $4,750,000 Ed Gunning & Mary Pond 813.294.8867 1902southardsleystreet.smithandassociates.com

WESTCHASE - TREE TOPS 4 Bed | 4 Bath | 4,259 SF | Offered at $1,067,000 Doug & Nancy Wood - The Wood Team 813.957.3941 9716treetopslakeroad.smithandassociates.com

TIERRA VERDE 4 Bed | 5/1 Bath | 6,001 SF | Offered at $2,790,000 Dina Sierra Smith 813.760.6354 NinaDrive.com

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4 Bed | 3/1 Bath | 3,668 SF | Offered at $1,249,000 Mary Pond & Ed Gunning 813.690.7902 4425westculbreathavenue.smithandassociates.com

BAYSHORE BOULEVARD 3 Bed | 3/1 Bath | 2,762 SF | Offered at $899,000 Larry & Janet Mendez 813.695.7093 larryjanetmendez.smithandassociates.com

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Get out of town Dress up or kick back in style on the road. Page 66. Blue and white wrap maxi dress, $64. Blue tassel beaded necklace, $24. Both from {a} haley boutique, Tampa. Color block train case, $288. Henri Bendel, International Plaza, Tampa. Cover photograph by Chris Urso

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CUMBERLAND ISLAND Go off the grid and back in time

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89 FACES: AMBASSADOR IN AFRICA

Extraordinary, and extraordinarily close

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TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL Movies in the Mountains

80 A VILLA NEAR ROME A group excursion promises great food and friendship

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To Life gala „ Hillsborough NAACP: Freedom Fund Dinner „All Children’s Hospital:

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A MAGAZINE OF THE TAMPA BAY TIMES

EDITOR Katherine Snow Smith kssmith@tampabay.com PHOTO EDITOR

CREATIVE DIRECTOR Pegie Stark pstark@tampabay.com

Patty Yablonski

GENERAL MANAGER

Christopher Galbraith

Bay is published eight times a year by Times Publishing Co. and delivered to Tampa Bay Times subscribers in select neighborhoods in Pinellas, Hillsborough and Pasco counties. Copyright 2018. Vol. 11, No. 5. THE TAMPA BAY TIMES CHAIRMAN AND CEO Paul C. Tash MANAGING EDITOR Jennifer Orsi BAY EDITORIAL DIRECTOR Ellen E. Clarke VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES AND MARKETING ADVERTISING MANAGER

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National /Major Retail Advertising Manager Kelly Spamer St. Petersburg Retail Advertising Manager Andi Gordon Clearwater Retail Advertising Manager Jennifer Bonin Brandon Advertising Sales Manager Tony Del Castillo Classified Real Estate Manager Larry West Pasco Retail Manager Luby Sidoff Automotive Advertising Manager Larry West FULFILLMENT MANAGER Gerald Gifford IMAGING AND PRODUCTION Gary Zolg, Brian J. Baracani Jr., Ralph W. Morningstar, Patsy Boatright, Greg Kennicutt DISTRIBUTION MANAGER Jim Thompson REGIONAL HOME DELIVERY MANAGERS Diann Bates, David Maxam To view the magazine online, visit www.tampabay.com/bay To advertise in Bay magazine: (727) 893-8535

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Have comments, questions? Let us know. Contact Katherine Snow Smith at (727) 409-3642 or kssmith@tampabay.com.

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Whether you have a day, a weekend or a month to spare, this Travel issue of Bay will encourage you to hit the road. AfterpagingthroughthephotoessayofFlorida SouthernCollege,you’llprobablywanttovisit inpersontoseetheworld’slargestsingle-site collectionofFrankLloydWrightarchitecture. Theschool,whichisabout40milesawayin Lakeland,wasoncevotedthe“mostbeautiful campusinthenation”bythePrincetonReview. Upon your return, read Loving Frank by Nancy Horan. Spoiler alert: this story of the women in the architect’s tumultuous life may not inspire affection for him. But you will gain a vast knowledge of his architecture and the era he defined, and perhaps be inspired to travel to Chicago, Phoenix, Pittsburgh and several other cities to see signature works. Drive just over the Florida state line and take

a short boat ride to reach Cumberland Island, which features 17 miles of untouched coastline as well as one of the most elegant inns on the Eastern Seaboard. Switchgearsfromagetawayinthecartoone onaplaneandconsiderTelluride,Colo.Evenif you’renotaskier,visitingthisformerminingtown duringtheTellurideFilmFestivalisanexperience thatcouldhookyouforlife. Add a little more flight time to your itinerary and try a group culinary trip to Sabina, Italy, near Rome. In this issue, residents of Tampa and St. Petersburg share their stories of the villa, cuisine and off-the-beaten-path tours that make for a marvelous trip. In last year’s travel issue, I wrote about the benefits of going on trips that take you out of your comfort zone and push you to try something you’d never otherwise encounter. Well, it seems


both my daughters chose to heed this bit of my wisdom over everything else I spout. My oldest, Olivia, is spending this spring semester at the American University in Cairo, where she has ridden a camel among the Giza Pyramids, walked the ancient Al-Muizz Street and tried Hummus Sham, a spicy chick pea soup-like drink. She’s also taking five classes on Arabic culture and history. My middle child, Charlotte, is taking a gap year between graduating high school and starting college to travel and work abroad. She used a website called workaway.info to find places where she and a friend could stay for free in exchange for working. So far she’s been a housekeeper at a bed and breakfast in Riomaggiore, Italy; a laundress for a hostel in the Hague, Netherlands; and worked the front desk at a hostel in Birmingham, England. As I write this, she’s on a bus called the Kiwi Experience, backpacking throughout New Zealand. Charlotte has explored the Great Barrier Reef, slept in hammocks on the beach, crossed

the North Sea by herself on a 12-hour ferry and hiked everything from the Alps in Switzerland to the Red Crater volcanic terrain in New Zealand. But what my daughters talk about most during calls home are not what they see and do, but the people they meet: There’s Maria from Portugal, Annika from Germany, Frances from England, David from Australia and Bonnie from France. Travel brings strangers together. Whether it’s someone you share roasted oysters with on Cumberland Island, the person behind you in line at the Telluride Film Festival or someone across the table from you in Sabina, travel offers conversations with people from other places that help us know more about the world — as well as where we want to go next. Thank you for reading, — Katherine Snow Smith

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PACK + RELAX From the latest throwbacks to new accessories that meet the quickly changing way we travel, here are a few suggestions to enhance your next trip. Jelly shoes and fanny packs are back, but with a 2018 twist. Then there’s an Inspector Gadget-esque gizmo to find hidden cameras and recording devices. There’s even an inflatable pillow on which to lay your head. Pick up one of these items and hit the road.

Above, men’s Harrison Webster pebbled-leather backpack, $395. Women’s Stanton Becca embossed-leather backpack, $645. Portable powerbank complete with cords for charging all devices, $125. All from TUMI, International Plaza, Tampa. Wireless detector of hidden cameras and listening devices, $29. Amazon.com. At left, Simone Rainer Triangle Backpack and Clutch (as seen in Vogue ), $295. Travel Guide by Taschen, $20. Sensi jelly shoes, $42. All from Summer Concept Store, 1102 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg. Hips Sister travel belt, $25. Marion’s Gifts & Clothing, 1301 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg.

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The Beach People 100 percent cotton and velour-front round beach towel, $110. Inflatable poolside/beach pillow with insert, $29. Both from Plain Jane, 1104 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Mochila handmade woven cross-body purse, $170. Summer Concept Store, 1102 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Floating waterproof Bluetooth speaker, $60. Brookstone, International Plaza, Tampa.

Princess Charge four-wheeled Traveler, $170. Compact Bull Rest pillow in orange, $50. Both from Brookstone, International Plaza, Tampa. Bucky Identi-grip luggage tag, $7. Bucky contoured sleep mask, $13. Both from the Container Store, 4720 West Spruce St., Tampa.

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Herschel large travel duffel, $85. Matching Herschel travel dopp kit, $30. Macrame natural tote, $69. All from Plain Jane, 1104 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Natural Greek sandals by Esiot, $184. Summer Concept Store, 1102 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Photographs by Patty Yablonski Photographic assistant, Molly Brackett


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3214 EL CENTRO ST, ST PETE BEACH Rare opportunity to build your Beachfront Dream Home on Pass-A-Grille Beach! OFFERED AT $2,140,000

1600 BEACH DR NE, HISTORIC OLD NORTHEAST 5 Bed / 5.5 Bath / 5,300 SqFt Carriage House / Pool / Library / Entertainment Wing

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1261 Gasparilla Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33702 Contemporary design and ultra luxury converge in this Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired estate in a gated community. This 6-bedroom, 5-bath home, one with the natural landscape, reflects the tastes of the most discriminating buyer. Entertain in the enclosed, Pebble-Tec pool, 2nd outdoor kitchen with Viking grill. A new seawall, private dock with two boat lifts, and 4-car garage.

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6101 54th St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33715 Magnificent location on Bayway Isles with open water views and its own private beach! This 5,000+ heated sq ft, 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms home offers spacious areas for entertaining. Boasting a fabulous kitchen with custom cabinets large marble countertops, wolf appliances and spacious pantry. Travertine floors, hardwood floors, elevator, electric shutters, 8 car garage, pool and spa.

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417 6th Ave N, Tierra Verde, FL 33715 Waterfront living in one level that has it all! Curb appeal with a circular driveway and expansive water views. Sitting on a wide water canal with ample deck and large capacity boat lift, this home features a screened pool, spa and terrace for entertaining large.The open floor plan gives room to a spacious kitchen with plenty storage space with solid wood cabinets. This is a must see 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms gem on the water!

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You will fall in love with the almost unbelievable panoramic views from this 21st-floor Antigua unit at 400 Beach Drive. Watch the yachts bobbing in the Vinoy Basin or, gaze across the bay all the way to Tampa. There is just so much to see here. The ultimate in downtown living, 400 Beach Drive offers first-class amenities and quality throughout, with a resort-like pool and spa area, herb garden, outdoor grills, first-rate fitness center, sauna/steam room, and so much more. There’s over 2200 sqft of living space in 2 beds, 2 baths, plus a media room. The views the master bedroom might be the best of their kind in the city. If you would like to have your condo under contract also, call us. We aim to exceed your expectations.

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CUMBERLAND ISLAND

Rustic & refined BY KATHERINE SNOW SMITH

Just north of the Florida state line, the Greyfield Inn on Cumberland Island, Ga., gives visitors one of the most serene and natural escapes on the East Coast, yet it also offers a taste of a lavish lifestyle that once belonged only to the Carnegies and their cohorts. Though there has been talk of a bridge over the years, the island can only be reached by boat. Ferries leave from St. Mary’s, Ga., and Fernandina Beach.

Above, flowers freshen up one of the antique pieces. At left, bicycles are the best way for Greyfield Inn guests to get around the island and its stately, moss-draped live oaks. Photographs by Peter Frank Edwards, courtesy of Greyfield Inn

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By day, the mood around the Greyfield is casual and adventurous, but in the evenings guests gather in the living room to enjoy cocktails among the family portraits, Tiffany lamps and Victorian antiques.

Thomas Carnegie, brother of Andrew and a partner in the steel dynasty, bought most of the slip of land in the 1880s for a winter playground. More than 100 years later, his descendants sold and donated the majority of the barrier island to the National Park Service and it was declared a National Seashore in 1972. While the 17 miles of undisturbed, pristine coastline has the feeling of a wild, deserted land, the Greyfield, a former Carnegie mansion, is the epitome of refinement. The home was built for Margaret Ricketson, daughter of Thomas and Lucy Carnegie, in 1900 and converted to a 10-room inn in 1962. The family still stays there on occasion — and it also was where the Kennedy family secretly gathered in 1996 when John Kennedy Jr. wed Carolyn Bessette. By day, the mood around the Greyfield is casual and

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adventurous, but in the evenings guests gather in the living room to enjoy cocktails among the family portraits, Tiffany lamps and Victorian antiques. The library is filled with first editions and classics collected by the Carnegies. Guests are asked to abide by the honor system and keep tabs in a notebook of what the bartender serves them. While all meals are included in the night’s stay, which averages $600 for double occupancy, alcohol is not. The inn requires a two-night minimum. Dinner is formal, with men required to wear jackets, for a gourmet experience created by Whitney Otawka. The rising-star chef has worked in fine restaurants from San Francisco to Atlanta to New York, including, Le Bernardin and Blue Hill at Stone Barns. She also recently competed on Bravo’s Top Chef.


Above, the inn’s bedrooms preserve the period furnishings. At left, the library’s bookshelves are filled with first editions and classics. Photographs by Peter Frank Edwards, courtesy of Greyfield Inn

At far left, the living room. Over cocktails, Greyfield guests can mingle with the family history of the former Carnegie mansion. Photograph by Emily Dorio, courtesy of Greyfield Inn

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At far right, Chefs Ben Wheatley and Whitney Otawka, who are husband and wife, create their cuisine based on what’s in season in the inn’s garden, above, and the day’s ocean harvest. At right, guests sample some of the local clams and oysters. Photographs by Peter Frank Edwards, courtesy of Greyfield Inn

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Photograph by Gabriel Hanway, courtesy of Greyfield Inn

Otawka and her husband and co-chef, Ben Wheatley, createcuisinebasedonwhat’sgrowingintheGreyfieldGarden and coming in from the sea. Spring offers sweet peas, root vegetables and the opening of shrimp season; in summer there are pickled cucumbers and peach preserves; winter and fall bring citrus from island’s trees and oysters from the ocean. Breakfast and dinner are served in the dining room with a blazing fireplace in winter and fall. For lunch, guests make their way to the kitchen to pick up a boxed picnic. The gourmet-to-go meal can be consumed on the Greyfield’s grassy lawn or put in a the basket of complimentary bikes and taken to the beach for a waterfront meal. Pedalalongawindingmazeofdirtandsandroads shaded by a dense canopy of trees toward the light at the end of the tunnel: the beach. The inn also offers fishing gear and kayaks for paddling in tidal creeks. There are hardly any vehicles on the island, but the inn does lead tours in pickup trucks with padded benches in the back. Drivers tell stories of the Carnegies and the island’s life before them. Its first inhabitants were American Indians. Spaniards came in the 1500s and brought the horses — more than 100 of their equine descendants still roam the beach wild and regularly amble up the path to the inn. The French and British had their time on Cumberland Island as well, but they didn’t stay. In 1785, Revolutionary War hero Gen. Nathanael Greene and his wife, Catherine, started building a four-story home there. Greene died, but his widow finished the home and spent the rest of her life there, according to the National Park Service. In the 1880s, the Carnegies discovered Cumberland. Thomas and Lucy built a 59-room Scottish-style castle, complete with turrets and an imposing name: Dungeness. When he died in 1886, Lucy made it a permanent home for herself and their nine children. Three more mansions were built on the island for their children. Arsonists set fire to Dungeness in 1959 and it burned for three days. Visitors to the island can walk the ruins of Dungeness, where horses bask in the sun. They can also go through the little wooden church built by freed slaves after the Civil War, where the Kennedys were married. Beyond the family history, the island is a natural habitat for wildlife including feral pigs, deer, alligators, rattlesnakes and more than 100 species of birds.

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The boardwalk on the marsh at Cumberland Island. Gogo Ferguson, a Carnegie descendant, scours the island for fossils, feathers, teeth, snakeskins and bones. She makes jewelry cast in gold and silver from the found objects that pay tribute to the wild island. Devotees of her pieces include Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush, Jenna Bush Hager, Carly Simon, Isabella Rossellini and Maria Sharapova. Her collection is sold online as well as in a studio on Cumberland Island. That’s the only place to shop, though the inn sells a limited selection of clothing and sundries. This is a grand place to escape the trappings of the real world, so don’t expect the amenities of a modern resort. Cell service is spotty and there’s no Wi-Fi at the Greyfield. But once you are there, you won’t feel the need to connect with anywhere else.

Photograph by Gabriel Hanway, courtesy of Greyfield Inn

One of the island’s many wild horses, which are said to be the legacy of Spanish Photograph by David Wright, courtesy of Greyfield Inn settlers.

Photograph by Gabriel Hanway, courtesy of Greyfield Inn


Visitors to the island can walk the ruins of Dungeness, where horses bask in the sun. They can also go through the little wooden church built by freed slaves after the Civil War, where the Kennedys were married.

Top, the ruins of Dungeness, the Scottish-style castle built by the Carnegies.

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The wooden church built by freed slaves after the Civil War. Photograph by Katherine Snow Smith

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Florida Southern College is a living exhibit of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture. Located in Lakeland, near Lake Hollingsworth, the campus features the largest single-site collection of Wright buildings in the world. Wright collaborated with then-campus president Ludd M. Spivey from 1938 until the 1950s to create what they called the “college of tomorrow,” and referred to the buildings as “organic architecture” that blended in with the environment. He felt that the architecture of the buildings would unify the students so they could work together in harmony.


WILLIAM DANFORTH CHAPEL The main front stained glass window allows streams of natural light into the William Danforth Chapel. The chapel was completed in 1955 and the window was Frank Lloyd Wright’s last stained glass design. The chapel is used for prayer, weddings and religion classes.


THE ANNIE PFEIFFER CHAPEL The Annie Pfeiffer Chapel opened in 1941, and was built largely with student labor. The late Florida Southern College president, Ludd Spivey, who convinced Wright to design campus buildings, arranged with the students that their tuition could be paid through labor efforts.


THE USONIAN FACULTY HOUSE The Usonian Faculty House on the campus was designed by Wright in 1939 and built in 2013 by the college. Twenty of the homes were originally planned for faculty housing, but they were never built. The faculty home is now part of the Visitor Center at the college. The home combines Wright’s design preference for one main open space with his love of natural lighting.


WATER DOME Wright’s Water Dome was built in 1948, even though the fountain did not work as intended because of insufficient pump technology. The pool was left open and eventually paved over. The fountain was restored and reconstructed in 2008 and now operates as intended. The dome is 160 feet in diameter and the jets can spew water to 30 feet.

POLK COUNTY SCIENCE BUILDING The west end of the Polk County Science Building features the only Wright planetarium ever built. The planetarium is currently closed for repairs.


WRIGHT IN THE U.S. You can tour many Frank Lloyd Wright buildings around the country. Google Just Google his name “Wright” and you and you will experience an armchair travel adventure. Here are a handful of our some favorites. of our favorites.

FLORIDA SOUTHERN COLLEGE Lakeland, Florida flsouthern.edu The Sharp Family Tourismthroughout and Education Center is open all yearare Guided tours are avilable the year. Many buildings from 9:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m. except Thanksgiving, Christmas, open to the pubic. For tour times, prices and general information and New Day. Guided arewebsite available please callYear’s 863.680.4597 or tours visit the atby reservation. Visitors are welcome to take free self-guided tours using a map flsouthern.edu/visitors/fllw-visitors.aspx available at the Sharp Center. For information please call (863) 680.4597 or visit the website flsouthern.edu/visitors/fllw-visitors.aspx

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WRIGHT HOME AND STUDIO Oak Park, Illinois cal.flwright.org/tours/homeandstudio flwright.org/tours/homeandstudio Built in 1889, Wright used his first home to experiment with various architectural ideas that later influenced all of his work. He created the famous Prairie Style architecture in this studio.

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Chicago, Illinois cal.flwright.org/tours/robie flwright.org/tours/robie

Fallingwater Fallingwater is is an an example example of of the the organic organic architecture architecture that that made made Wright famous. This landmark, built in 1935, was named Wright famous. This landmark, built in 1935, was named the the “best “best all-time all-time work work of of American American architecture” architecture” by by the the American American Institute of Architects. Institute of Architects.

The Robie House was completed in 1911 and is located on the University of Chicago campus. Considered a Prairie Style masterpiece, it was commissioned by businessman Frederick C. Robie.


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TALIESIN WEST Scottsdale, Arizona franklloydwright.org/taliesin-west Wright’s winter home and studio in the McDowell Mountains, and home of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, also is a school of architecture that was started in 1932. The school continues to offer a master’s Master’s in architecture degree to a small to anumber small number of students of who live on students who thelive grounds on theduring grounds their during education. their education.

Taliesin Preservation Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center Spring Green, Wisconsin taliesinpreservation.org The home, studio, school school,and and800-acre 800-acreestate estatehas hasbuildings buildings constructed and renovated from 1911 1911-1925. to 1925. It is It often is often referred referred to to as as “Wright’s “Wright’s autobiography autobiography in wood in wood and and stone.” stone.”

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HOLLYHOCK HOUSE Barnsdall Art Park Los Angeles, California barnsdall.org/hollyhock-house/about/ barnsdall.org/hollyhock-house Built from 1919 to 1921, this is the first project Wright completed in Los Angeles.

UNITY TEMPLE Oak Park, Illinois flwright.org/researchexplore/unitytemple Built in 1905, this is the temple where Wright and wife his wife Catherine Catherine were married. were married.


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Goingtoamajorfilmfestivalhasneverbeenonmy bucketlist.Cannes?Toofashionablydemanding. In2015,guestsweredeterredfromascreening becausetheyweren’twearinghighheels.Sundance? It’salmostimpossibletogetticketsunlessyou’rea local,adonororavolunteer.(Andmorethan3,600 peopletrytogetthose1,800covetedvolunteerposts.) But after spending four days at the 2017 Telluride Film Festival in the former Colorado mining town turned low-key ski mecca, I never want to miss another one. The combination of standout movies (Oscar favorites Lady Bird and The Shape of Water premiered there), a great little downtown and the great big outdoors madefortheperfectwaytospendLaborDayweekend. I went with a group of friends who had never been before.We rented a house where elk wandered through the back yard, with 360-degree views of the San Juan Mountains. The neighborhood, Mountain Village, offers a free shuttle to the public gondola, which transports people to Telluride from 7 a.m. until midnight. The 13-minute ride begins among the towering Aspen trees and ends abovethem. Members of our group hiked, golfed and went fly fishing with the same guide who’s taken out former presidents George H.W. BushandBarackObama.

How’s this for a downtown view? The scenic main street in the former mining town. Photograph courtesy of Telluride Visitors Center

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The food in Telluride was fabulous, from avocado and chili-oiltoastattheno-frillsGhostTowncoffeeshoptocontemporary American cuisine 10,551 feet above sea level at Allred’s rustic restaurant. Our group enjoyed dinner at the cozy 221 South Oak restaurant, where all sausage, bread, pasta and dessert are made in-house. Chef Eliza Gavin is a former Top Chef contestant who creates entrees such as blueberry-and-coffee-dusted elk T-bone. My favorite meal, however, was prepared at our house by Will Nolan, a chef at Telluride’s Madeline Hotel who makes house calls. He offered grilled elk and roasted whole chickens with summer squash and root vegetables. Wealsoenjoyedayogaclasstaughtatourhouseandwere picked up at the front door for a personalized jeep tour. We rode, with tops down and stomachs lurching, into the peaks of the mountains to explore the deserted mining camp that lured hundreds of hopefuls to Telluride in the 1870s. I went on a couple short hikes, but mostly focused on the tattered schedule of films I carried in my back pocket. I planned my days around the ones that already had Oscar buzz because Telluride has a knack for introducing great films. Eight Best Picture winners in the past decade made their North American debuts there. But I also enjoyed lesser-known pictures with no recognizable names. Since I didn’t buy a pass, which range from $390 to $5,000, I waited in the standby lines that allow folks to pay $40 to see the movie if there are leftover seats. BeforeI got the scheduleof40moviesshownthroughout the weekend, which isn’t released until the night before the festival, I felt a little anti-social and anti-nature, thinking about being holed up in dark theaters. But the movie-going experience is the exact opposite. Friends in our group took in a show or two with me, and when I was solo, I got to know people in line or seated next to me. The venues themselves weren’t like seeing movies at home. I saw films in high school gyms and auditoriums as well as at the Chuck Jones Cinema. The facility dedicated to the animator, writer and director of Looney Tunes features clever signs with Bugs Bunny and many of his cohorts.

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Stephanie Dyer and Katherine Snow Smith met Mun Kimhak and Sareum Srey Moch, stars of First They Killed My Father. Photograph courtesy of Stephanie Dyer

Though I didn’t go to any first showings where the directors and actors traditionally appear, they still came out for several subsequent ones. Angelina Jolie introduced her film, First They Killed My Father, with Loung Ung, the author of the book by the same name. Natalie Portman, narrator and producer of Eating Animals, talked to the audience gathered at 9 a.m. one Sunday about the film on factory farming. Billie Jean King and Emma Stone appeared at a free panel in the park to discuss Battle of the Sexes. And then there were the unplanned celebrity sightings. Ethan Hawke posed for pictures as he shopped on Colorado Avenue before ducking into the Sheridan Hotel. We saw Portman with her baby girl at the Madeline Hotel.


We also enjoyed a yoga class taught at our house and were picked up at the front door for a personalized jeep tour. We rode, with tops down and stomachs lurching, into the peaks of the mountains to explore the deserted mining camp that lured hundreds of hopefuls to Telluride in the 1870s.

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Five members of my group were on a gondola with Stone and her assistant. Nobody openly acknowledged last year’s Best Actress Oscar winner, and she focused on the view while her colleague chatted with fellow passengers. One night, the eight women in our group went to the top of the mountain for a sunset photo before eating at Allred’s. There were some kids running around with their parents, and we asked one of the adults to take our picture and learned she was from Cambodia. “Oh! Have you seen First they Killed my Father?” I asked. “Yes, I have,” said our photographer, who then sheepishly told us she was an assistant director on the movie. The kids running around were Sareum Srey Moch, and Mun Kimhak, the girl and boy who beautifully carry most of the movie though they had never acted. Each of the young actors had brought one parent with them from Cambodia to see the premiere. In the movie, the children flee their home during the Communist Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia. They end up in a labor camp, are trained as child soldiers and then escape and live in the wild. At one point they have to eat a snake to survive. I asked Sareum what that was like. She said it wasn’t good at all but teased Kimhak for liking it. When I asked for their autographs, they beamed and their parents took pictures of this first in the kids’ lives. Nothing like that has ever happened at our local theater with the reclining seats. Only at Telluride. Passes for the 2018 Telluride Film Festival, which runs Aug. 31-Sept. 3, go on sale this month. telluridefilmfestival.org

Did last month’s Olympics inspire you to try winter sports? Well, Telluride is a ski and snowboard mecca. Photograph by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

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An outdoor lifestyle fits Telluride to a T: There are plenty of trails, terrains and tall pines. Photograph by Stephanie Dyer


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Cruising is more popular than ever, especially out of Port Tampa Bay, which just broke its record for the most passenger traffic in a single day. Nearly 20,000 set sail on a recent Sunday. No doubt leaving port with the more fashionable travelers — stripes and florals. And whether you’re traveling by ship, plane or train, the point is: Just go!


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Traveling offers the opportunity to break out of daily routines. Sleep ridiculously late — even if it’s a beautiful day. Eat cake for breakfast. Go barefoot with a long dress. Show off your graffiti.

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A villa witha view… anda menu BY KATHERINE SNOW SMITH

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ike Di Girolamo’s angst over turning 50 was the catalyst for a new business and new phase of life. “I was not doing well with 50,” recounted Di Girolamo, now 56. “I had to change my outlook. I decided I’d rent a villa in Italy for a month and have all of my friends and family over.” TheseniorvicepresidentatRaymondJamesFinancial knewhewantedsomethinginatranquilsettingbutcloseto amajorcity.HefoundtheperfectvillaonVacationRentalBy OwnerinSabina,about30minutesnorthofRome. Amonthonthe150-acreestatesurroundedbyolive treesandcherryorchardsatthefoothillsoftheLucretelli Mountainsmadethedreadedbirthdayawonderful experience. ItwassogreatthatDiGirolamowantedtomakeItalya partofhislife.Thiswasonlynatural,consideringbothhis grandfatherswereborninItaly—oneontheAdriaticCoast andtheotherneartheAmalfiCoast.Thislineageallowed American-bornDiGirolamotoobtaindualcitizenship, whichmadecomingandgoingmucheasier. He kept in touch with the owners of the villa and ultimately developed an agreement that allowed him and two Italian business partners to have a long-term lease on the eight-bedroom, nine-bathroom home and surrounding property.

“I always had the goal to retire at 55. But what would I do? I can’t just do nothing,” Di Girolamo recalled. The villa gave him a place to retreat as well as a vacation business to build and oversee. The house boasts a state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen, a baby grand piano, saltwater pool, sauna, rose garden, outdoor pizza oven, tennis court and views of hilltop castles. He rents the villa 12 to 16 weeks of the year and hosts culinary/cultural trips 18 to 24 weeks a year. He calls the latter La Cucina Sabina. Barbara Borasio, who trained in a three-star Michelin restaurant in Rome, is the lead chef. She is joined by various visiting chefs including Margaret Ann Burtchaell, owner of Margaret Ann’s Catering and Gourmet Cookies in St. Petersburg. Trips cost $3,200 to $3,400 a person. The villa can be rented for $5,000 to $12,000 per week, depending on the season, with summer being the peak. Some of the foods guests learn to make include roasted onion and shallot crostata, veal ricotta meatballs with tomato sauce, polenta and Italian pastries as well as homemade pasta, ravioli, pizza and risotto. “We try to make it so you’re cooking, but you’re not working too hard,” said Burtchaell, who will be teaching on a trip in September.

Photograph of the villa in Sabina, Italy. Photograph courtesy of Mike Di Girolamo

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Mike Di Girolamo and Margaret Ann Burtchaell prepare a dish during a cooking course at his Villa La Tartaruga Sabina in Italy. Photograph courtesy of Mike Di Girolamo

“Some love to cook, some like it, and some don’t come into the kitchen for anything but to watch or eat.” Many of the 16 guests on each trip are from the Tampa Bay area because of Di Girolamo, but others hail from as far away as Seattle or San Francisco. “We travel for food,” said Pamela Arbisi of St. Petersburg, who went on the tour with her husband, Michael. When they signed up for their first trip several years ago, she confided a worry to her husband. “We are going with 14 people. What if we don’t like them,” she recounted with a laugh. “They were between ages 22 and 80 and we got along well with everybody.” Lia Guerra of Tampa loved the up-to-date villa but also the estate that’s old and authentic. “You need lemons, you go out and pick the lemons,” she said. “You need basil, you go out and pick the basil.”

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Excursions during the week include a private tour of Castello Savelli, a medieval castle in the hilltop town of Palombara, as well as visiting the town of Tivoli and the gardens of Villa d’Este. The group spends a day in Rome that ends with dinner hosted by locals on an apartment rooftop overlooking the city. There also are educational sessions and tastings at a winery and olive oil maker. “Bill and I went on every excursion,” Burtchaell said, referring to her husband. “We wouldn’t do all that if it were just the two of us here by ourselves. But the pace is not go, go, go.” “We did so much, but the pace was always slow,” agreed George Guerra. After all, this is Di Girolamo’s retirement. He’s not going to push anyone too much.


Burtchaell teaching a class.

Photograph courtesy of Mike Di Girolamo

Veal Ricotta Meatballs over Polenta. Photograph by Lance Rothstein

Millefoglie ala Sibilla, an Italian dessert. Photograph by Lance Rothstein

Guests prepare pizza at the villa.

Photograph courtesy of Mike Di Girolamo

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We try to make it so you’re cooking, but you’re not working too hard ... Some love to cook, some like it, and some don’t come into the kitchen for anything but to watch or eat.” MARGARET ANN BURTCHAELL

Photograph courtesy of Mike Di Girolamo

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ampa banker and philanthropist David A. Straz Jr. has flown to Liberia at least 25 times since his appointment as ambassador at large and honorary consul general to the tiny West African nation in 2005. Straz travels on his own plane, takes his own water and food, and unfailingly offers personal philanthropy and expertise to advance public education, such as the renovation of the David A. Straz Jr. Sinje Technical Vocational College, part of the University of Liberia. Four honorary doctorates hang on his wall, including ones from the Catholic University of Honduras and the Polytechnic University of Honduras, where he also serves as honorary consul general. He’ll receive a fifth honorary doctorate, from his alma

mater, Marquette University, on May 20. At home, Straz influences cultural and academic life with philanthropy that has put his name on Tampa’s performing arts center, the manatee hospital at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo and an eight-story residence hall at the University of Tampa, where he is chair emeritus of the board of trustees. Major buildings carry the Straz name at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and Marquette University in Milwaukee. Straz has served as chairman of the board of Tampa General Hospital and the Lowry Park Zoo Foundation. He is a director/trustee of the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, a former king of Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla and a South Tampa resident with his wife, Catherine.

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Madame President was Liberia’s first democratically elected president and Africa’s first elected female head of state. She right away called a meeting of all the honorary consuls and I was one of three or four who made the effort to come.” DAVID A. STRAZ JR.

Tell us about your twice-yearly trips to Liberia. The country was organized by freed American slaves who came over in the 1850s. It’s about the size of Tennessee, with 3.5 million people, very friendly, English-speaking. I’ve made a lot of friends there, mostly in government and small businesses. I go twice a year, always for Independence Day, July 26, with the exception of last year when elections were under way. There were 20 parties running and I had to remain neutral. And I didn’t go in 2014 because of the Ebola virus epidemic. It’s a very difficult society and I never take the family. I always go in my plane. I do have a pilot’s license but it’s a trip for a professional crew. This last trip took 8 1⁄2 hours going over and 11 hours and 20 minutes back due to 100knot headwinds. We take water and frozen food, steaks and hamburgers, and keep it in the hotel freezer. I just went in January for the installation of the new president, George Weah. He’s a world-class soccer player, one of the greatest players of all time. Have you enjoyed working with the outgoing president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who co-earned the 2011 Nobel Prize for her work on women’s rights? Madame President was Liberia’s first democratically elected president and Africa’s first elected female head of state. She right away called a meeting of all the honorary consuls and I was one of three or four who made the effort to come. Well, everyone else was fired by her and had to seek reappointment. We developed a very good friendship, and I saw her every time I went. She always asked me a lot of things and respected my opinions. She always had something for me to do, such as lead goodwill mission delegations to Senegal, Ghana, Sierra Leone and Gambia. She is a very bright woman. I was with her at the White House in 2007 when President Bush presented her the Medal of Freedom. Last month she received the Mo Ibrahim Prize of $5 million for leadership of an African nation. When I was chairman of the board of the University of Tampa, I asked her to accept an honorary degree and give the 2009 commencement address. The day before, she spent half a day at Berkeley Prep with my daughter Keebler and her class. Much of your philanthropy in Liberia is anonymous, in places that really need help. Why did you decide to become visibly involved when it came to higher education? I made arrangements and paid for two college renovations. One is a high school, but they call it the College of West

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David A. Straz Jr., left, a past chair of the University of Tampa’s board of trustees, escorted Liberia’s then-president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, when she received an honorary degree at the school’s 2009 commencement. At right is UT president Ron Vaughn. Photograph courtesy of the University of Tampa

Africa in downtown Monrovia. President Sirleaf and many government officials went there. The bigger one was the technical college in Sinje, which had been looted and never opened. It is designed so that excombatants can take agricultural, auto mechanics, plumbing and electrical courses and get an associate’s degree. One night when I was there, President Johnson called the president of the University of Liberia into her home and with some persuasion, talked him into taking this junior college as a satellite campus so they can automatically go on after two years and get a bachelor’s. So that’s how the David A. Straz Jr. Sinje Technical Vocational College became part of the University of Liberia. I gave the commencement address at the first graduation class in December 2015. They’ve grown from 35 students initially to 85 in 2016 and this year 340. Any advice for potential travelers to Liberia? I stay at the Palm Spring Resort just outside of downtown Monrovia. It has running water and television and one of the two casinos in the country. Still no telephones, though everyone uses cell phones. Tourism is not a big part of the economy but it is important. The average person survives on about $1 a day. Unemployment is very, very high, and America sends millions and millions of foreign aid every year. Natural resources are the major industry — timber, iron ore, diamonds, rubber, some gold.


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being there, doing that Florida Holocaust Museum To Life gala Israeli curator and former Mossad agent Avner Avraham recapped the history of the current Florida Holocaust Museum exhibition, Operation Finale: The Capture & Trial of Adolf Eichmann, for more than 700 guests at the annual To Life: Honoring the Past — Empowering the Future gala benefit at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay. Also during dinner, four Loebenberg humanitarian awards — “once victims, now thriving and productive role models” — were presented to holocaust survivors John and Toni Rinde, Lisl Schick and Mary Wygodski.

Avi Wygodski, left, Mary Wygodski, Charlene Wygodski and Jeremy Bloom.

Betty and Mel Sembler.

Avner Avraham, Toni and John Rinde.

Robert Schick, standing, Kathy Madow and Nancy Greenberg. Lisl Schick, seated, and Ken Schick. Photographs by Amy Scherzer

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being there, doing that NAACP, Hillsborough Chapter NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner NAACP president Yvette Lewis planned an action-packed Freedom Fund dinner drawing 900 influential guests and numerous political candidates to the Hilton Downtown Tampa.. The Rev. Larry Mouton Jr. gave a powerful keynote speech; Kathy Henry received the president’s award and both attorney Tom Scarritt and County Commissioner Les Miller earned Freedom Fighter awards for their efforts to relocate a Confederate statue.

Frank and Renee Lee, from left, and Pierre Alsint.

NAACP Freedom Fund dinner co-chairs Joseph W.J. Robinson and Yvette Lewis, honorary chairman Tom Scarritt.

Omega Psi Phi fraternity members Michael Dupree, left, Darryl Manning and Thaddeus Bullard. Photograph by Octavio Jones

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being there, doing that All Children’s Hospital Guild Evening and Beach Branches An Evening at the Beach Faculty and friends of Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital came out to support the cause at the guild’s 87th annual charity ball. The St. Petersburg Coliseum became a beach complete with sand castles and a lifeguard stand.

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Jennifer Greene and her husband, Marcus, Judy Holland and her husband, Tory, and Celeste Stroud and her husband, Mark.

Armana Rehman and her husband, Mahamed, with Michelle Jallo.

Brian Ellerson and Mark Lettelleir. Jim Petrillo and his wife, Michelle, with Lisa Gonzales and Julie Volpe. Natalie Brandes and her husband, Jeff.

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being there, doing that Margaret Acheson Stuart Society for the Museum of Fine Arts Fetes a Versailles The kickoff of the St. Petersburg MFAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wine Weekend transformed the museum to 1800s France with crystal chandeliers, gold balustrade, pedestal bowls brimming with white Hydrangea and guests donning an array of masks.

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Steve Clark said he found it challenging to drink from a tall flute under his mask.

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FEBRUARY

MARCH

APRIL

MAY

JUNE

3.21

SPRING LUNCHEON: St. Anthony’s Hospital Auxiliary fun and fundraising. Food and cards. 11 a.m., Hospital auditorium, 1200 Seventh Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $20. (727) 345-2862.

3.22

FLOWERS AFTER HOURS: Astounding flower arrangements complement Museum of Fine Arts works. 6 p.m., Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. $100. stuartsociety.donorshops.com DISNEY ON ICE: Performance benefitting Tampa General Hospital Foundation and the TGH Children’s Medical Center. 7:30 p.m., Amalie Arena. $500. (813) 844-7262 or tgh.org/foundation/events

3.23

ELEGANT FARMER: Luncheon and fundraiser for the Museum of Fine Arts. 11:30 a.m. Guest designer is Elizabeth Heiskell of Oxford, Miss., a caterer, cookbook author and regular on Today. Vinoy Renaissance Resort & Golf Club, Palm Court Ballroom, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. $90. stuartsociety.donorshops.com A PAIR TO REMEMBER: Benefits Easter Seals. 10:30 a.m., Straz Center, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $200. (813) 769-5923 or apairtoremember.com TROPICAL NIGHTS: Gala benefitting Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful. 7 p.m., TPepin’s Hospitality Centre, 4121 N 50th St, Tampa. $100. 813-221-8733; KeepTampaBay Beautiful.org

JULY

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

OCTOBER

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CLOTHES MATTER: Annual Clothes to Kids fundraising luncheon. Noon to 1 p.m. Learn about the “power of the purple coat.” The Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $50. (727) 441-5050 or clothestokids.org

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ADVENTURE AWAITS: Literacy Gala will raise money for programs sponsored by the Junior League of St. Petersburg. 7 p.m., The Club at Treasure Island, 400 Treasure Island Causeway, Treasure Island. jlstpete.org OPERA TAMPA: Gala fundraiser. 6 p.m. Straz Center, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $400. (813) 222-1037 or strazcenter.org HEROES BALL: For St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital Foundation. 6:30 p.m., Marriott Waterside, 700 S Florida Ave., Tampa. (813) 872-0979 or sjhfoundation.org/events

4.12

THE LONGEST TABLE: WUSF Public Media fundraiser on Bayshore Drive NE between the Vinoy and Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg. Menus from gourmet restaurants at varying prices. 5:30 p.m. check-in; Grand Toast, 6:15; dinner, 6:30 p.m. (800) 661-0823 or wusf.org/longesttable

4.14

FASHIONOLLIA 69: Anchors Away luncheon and fashion show benefit charities of Tampa Woman’s Club. 10 a.m., Tampa Yacht Club, 5320 Interbay Blvd., Tampa. $65. (813) 839-7457.

NOVEMBER

4.19

LAMPLIGHTERS: Lights Fashion Hope benefits Metropolitan Ministries and Joshua House. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Straz Center, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $100. (517) 282-7898 or lamplighterstampa.org/lights-fashion-hope

4.20

GALA UNDER THE STARS: American Stage fundraiser on opening night of The Producers. 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., Demens Landing Park, Bayshore Drive and Second Avenue S. americanstage.org ISLAND PAWS PARTY: Benefits Humane Society of Tampa Bay. 6 p.m., Tampa Garden Club, 2629 Bayshore Blvd., Tampa. $150; (813) 876-4150 or islandpawsparty.com

4.21

HEART BALL: Benefitting American Heart Association. 6 p.m., Tampa Marriott Waterside, 700 S Florida Ave., Tampa. $500; 727-563-8112; tampabayheartball.heart.org BEST OF THE BAY: Beer, wine and restaurant sampling benefits Straz Center. 7 p.m. Straz Center, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $75 and up. (813) 229-7827 or strazcenter.org

ALL STAR: Charity Gala for the DeBartolo Family Foundation. 6 p.m., Marriott Waterside, 700 S Florida Ave., Tampa. $500, (813) 964-8302 or debartolofamilyfoundation.com

3.25

CONVERSATIONS WITH DESIGNERS: Art in Bloom designers talk tricks of the trade with museum guests. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Museum of Fine Arts, 225 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. Free with admission. Art in Bloom, 2017 flower arrangement by Mary Perry, The Stuart Society, paired with painting entitled Brittany Girl Fishing by Daniel Ridgway Knight. Photograph by Scott Keeler

MARCH 2018

JANUARY

MAGNOLIA BALL: Benefits Moffitt Cancer Center. 6 p.m., Marriott Waterside, 700 S Florida Ave., Tampa. $1,500 and up for black-tie event. (813) 745-4860 or moffitt.org/magnoliaball PRIDE & PASSION: Benefits Tampa Museum of Art. 8 p.m., 120 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. $85. (813) 421-8368.

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