Page 1

ENTERTAINMENT ISSUE

A MAGAZINE OF THE TAMPA BAY TIMES

OCTOBER 2017

ON THE TOWN


Find out what makes us #1!

Your Local Luxury Home

#1 CB Agent in West Central Florida for 4 years in a row!

NOW, #1 CB Small Team in all of FLORIDA! #6 CB Small Team in NATION! Your #1 Real Estate Resource

T H E S I G N AT U R E H O M E S O F

Campbell-Plummer & Merritt TAMMY CAMPBELL-PLUMMER 727-455-2351 Tammy@CPMSignatureHomes.com

Waterfront Estate on Historic Park Street 6 Full & 2 Half Baths 1

CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER 727-434-0376 Christopher@CPMSignatureHomes.com

What Our Clients Say Tammy is immensely knowledgeable in all areas of real estate. She is extremely professional, responsive, patient, and persistent, all important qualities in selling or buying a home. I would never call another agent and would refer her with 100% confidence! Tammy is thorough, detail oriented and highly organized. She knows the market well and wasted none of our time showing us properties that were not suited to our needs and tastes. She presented the properties she showed us with exceptional knowledge. — Zillow Review 2017

Visit www.CPMSignatureHomes.com for a complete listing of our luxury homes.

Waterfront Elega Elegance in Sands Point, Tierra Verde 4/5.5 6,1 T H E S I G N AT U R E H O M E S O F

Campbell-Plummer & Merritt 6505 GULF BLVD., ST PETE BEACH, FL 33706


Specialists!

10,441 SF Offered for $5,495,000

180 SF Offered for $2,995,000 TAMMY CAMPBELL-PLUMMER 727-455-2351 Tammy@CPMSignatureHomes.com CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER 727-434-0376 Christopher@CPMSignatureHomes.com

Your Downtown Experts!

Ovation, Downtown St. Petersburg 3/3.5 3,360 SF Offered for $2,999,000

Island Grand Condo, Treasure Island 4/3.5 5,335 SF Offered for $2,500,000 Tammy Campbell-Plummer 727-455-2351 Christopher Plummer 727-434-0376

Over 700 Million in Closed Sales! Top 1% of Agents Worldwide!


A FRESH PERSPECTIVE We invite you to experience the new look of Annabelle’s. Design, fine furniture, and accessories – delivered with a smile. ANNABELLE’S – SEE THE POSSIBILITIES. ANNABELLESFURNITURE.COM


8722 N Mobley Rd, Odessa, FL 33556 • 813-920-3675


LAKE MAGDALENE

4 Bed | 4 Bath | 3,870 SF | Offered at $874,900 Doug & Nancy Wood - The Wood Team 813.957.3941

15505lakemagdaleneboulevard.smithandassociates.com

DAVIS ISLANDS

6 Bed | 6/3 Bath | 7,367 SF | Offered at $5,595,000 Jim Walters 813.624.2050 jimwaltersandassociates.com

CULBREATH ISLES WATERFRONT 5 Bed | 4 Bath | 4,998 SF | Offered at $3,000,000 Mary Kelly 813.695.0163 marykelly.smithandassociates.com

EXCEPTIONAL P R O P E R T I E S ,

A G E N T S

&

S E R V I C E

DANA SHORES

3 Bed | 3 Bath | 2,532 SF | Offered at $795,000 Doug & Nancy Wood - The Wood Team 813.957.3941 3908westedenroccircle.smithandassociates.com

PASS-A-GRILLE

3 Bed | 3/1 Bath | 3,144 SF | Offered at $1,750,000 Tia Hockensmith & Wendy Fields 727.422.6127 600pass-a-grilleway.smithandassociates.com

PALMA CEIA GOLF COURSE

6 Bed | 6/1 Bath | 8,250 SF | Offered at $5,500,000 Mary Pond & Ed Gunning 813.690.7902 1902southardsleystreet.smithandassociates.com


ONE ST. PETERSBURG

Pricing from the $600s to $4M | 1,402 - 4,062 SF ONE St. Petersburg Sales Team 727.240.3840 ONEStPetersburg.com

SUNSET PARK

DAVIS ISLANDS

5 Bed | 5 Bath | 5,138 SF | Offered at $1,499,000 Ed Gunning & Mary Pond 813.294.8867 4508westvasconiastreet.smithandassociates.com

6 Bed | 6/1 Bath | 6,507 SF | Offered at $3,549,000 Jim Walters 813.624.2050 464lucerneavenue.smithandassociates.com

TAMPA | ST. PETERSBURG | CLEARWATER | BEACHES 1.855.580.3758 | WWW.SMITHANDASSOCIATES.COM |

WESTCHASE

CULBREATH ISLES

4 Bed | 3 Bath | 2,610 SF | Offered at $469,500 Doug & Nancy Wood - The Wood Team 813.957.3941 10135kingsbridgeavenue.smithandassociates.com

5 Bed | 4/1 Bath | 3,352 SF | Offered at $999,000 Ed Gunning & Mary Pond 813.294.8867 1208culbreathislesdrive.smithandassociates.com

PARKLAND ESTATES

4 Bed | 3/1 Bath | 3,614 SF | Offered at $994,000 Dina Sierra Smith & Mitzi Gill 813.760.6354 southtampatraditional.com

VIRAGE BAYSHORE

Pricing from $1M | 2,415 - 6,796 SF Virage Bayshore Sales Team 813.336.3460 VirageBayshore.com

PALMA CEIA

3 Bed | 3 Bath | 2,084 SF | Offered at $639,000 Mary Pond & Ed Gunning 813.690.7902 3113westgranadastreet.smithandassociates.com


October WELCOME TO THE ENTERTAINMENT ISSUE

25

ON THE COVER

On the town

STARS SHINE BRIGHTLY & LOCALLY Meet actors from Tampa Bay’s theater scene.

The stage is set for the orchestra, the opera, live drama and more. Now just decide what to wear so that you’re at center stage. Page 50. Cover photograph by Douglas R. Clifford

20 MIRROR, MIRROR ON YOUR WALL

64

94

THE FINAL TOUCHES

FACES

See different sizes, shapes and styles

Jewels to wear for the theater, opera and beyond

40

70

24 HOURS AT SEA

VENUE REDO

Fashions that are reminiscent of designer Elsa Schiaparelli’s avant-garde looks

Join the Davis Island Yacht Club’s race to Fort Myers.

The Vinoy’s club on Snell Isle has a whole new look.

SCHIAPARELLI-ESQUE

Meet the new director of a new museum.

82

94

BEING THERE, DOING THAT Martinis for Moffitt Rays on the Runway

64

Dan Namingha. Hopi Montage #17. 2008. Acrylic. Courtesy of James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art

8 bay

97

OCTOBER 2017


You’re in luck! Publix Aprons Cooking School offers a smorgasbord of classes that are as fun as they are educational. Sign up with friends, family, or your significant other, and make delicious memories. Visit our website to find the closest location, explore classes for couples, kids, and teens, and sign up. publix.com/cookingschools


       

 

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 4! + !#+

    

0# () 1 *! / " 6+ */ /! / 0!3 /0+ ! / (6+  (-6+ 2/ /+    " #    "   $ /0* *+ 1!+/+  */ ++/! 1 // 0* / /! !  45$  

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 2017. Vol. 11, No. 1. THE TAMPA BAY TIMES CHAIRMAN AND CEO Paul C. Tash MANAGING EDITOR Jennifer Orsi DEPUTY MANAGING EDITOR Amy Hollyfield

# 4 + +/*2!*+

      

!/ +4+ */! %0/   0*+/ ! &!+'  +  /+ !1 ++$ +!  !2 24 4  )+ !2 //  0/!+2+)+        , !1+4)+ &  " '

##  !$  *+ !0/+$         

# 4 + +/*2!*+

       

!0)* 1/ /! !0* 6/ */4 #*/4 2 2/ /!1)+ 0/

##    / ** !* 1*+! ! !)+        2/  1*$ +! */!)+   

" $  *+ !0/+$  

10 bay

OCTOBER 2017

VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES AND MARKETING ADVERTISING MANAGER

Bruce Faulmann

Mark Shurman

TAMPA ADVERTISING MANAGER

Dawn Philips

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 order photo reprints, visit www.tampabay.com/photosales To advertise in Bay magazine: (727) 893-8535


SUPPORTING ART IN ST. PETERSBURG

Yes

AND YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS PROUD SUPPORTERS AND CO-CHAIRS

)ൺඌඁංඈඇ 6ඁඈඐ ๟ /ඎඇർඁൾඈඇ

THE VINOY RENAISSANCE ST. PETERSBURG RESORT AND GOLF CLUB WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18TH, 2017 FEATURING SPECIAL GUEST DESIGNERS, MARK BADGLEY AND JAMES MISCHKA

9 ං ൾ ඐ ඈ ඎ උ අ ං ඌ ඍ ං ඇ ඀ ඌ ൺඍ ඐ ඐ ඐ < ( 6  + ඈ ආ ൾ ඌ  ർ ඈ ආ  අ ං ඌ ඍ ං ඇ ඀ ඌ

K E L L E R W I L L I A M S S T P E T E R E A LT Y

Luxury is as easy as YES. www.YES-Homes.com Marian Yon Maguire 727.204.1904

Rhonda Sanderford 727.643.7346


A D G, I’M NOT. I WAS BORN FOR A PURPOSE. TRAINED TO HELP HER. SHE HOLDS ME WHEN SHE’S AFRAID, WHISPERS THAT I SAVED HER — THAT I AM HER BRIGHTEST STAR. I AM HER GUIDE, HER SUPPORT, HER FRIEND. A DOG, I’M NOT.

We provide all dogs and services free of charge. We receive no government funding.

WITH ME, SHE SEES THE WORLD AGAIN.

1.800.944.3647 I GuideDogs.org


Be Inspired.

FIND MOMENTS OF INSPIRATION…

IN CASUAL AFTERNOONS EXPRESS • TILLY’S • TALBOTS •WILLIAMS-SONOMA •POTTERY BARN TheShopsAtWiregrass.com • SR-56 & Bruce B. Downs Boulevard • Wesley Chapel


from the editor

LET THEM SEE A PLAY

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

Several friends told me they really liked Marie Antoinette at Freefall Theatre, but it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t until I went myself that I realized how lucky we are to have easy access to productions like this one. The modern twist on the selfish and perhaps misunderstood queen was funny, sad, educational and thoroughly entertaining from the acting and costumes to the music and video montages. When I discussed it with other fans, we finished one anotherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sentences agreeing that even the well-choreographed set changes were fun to watch. Almost every time I see a play, attend a concert or take in an exhibition at any of Tampa Bayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s many entertainment venues, I leave thinking I should go more often because the experience exceeded my expectations. We as a community are obligated to the directors, staff, talent, volunteers and faithful

donors of Freefall, Ruth Eckerd Hall, the Mahaffey Theater, the Straz Center, the Florida Orchestra, Opera Tampa, the St. Petersburg Opera and a multitude of art museums and other arts establishments small, medium and large in size. Thanks to the variety of offerings, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s entertainment from Sting and the Florida Orchestra or the Miles Davis Electric Band to the Marriage of Figaro or comedian Chris Tucker. This issue of Bay touches on a few of the many aspects of entertainment in Tampa Bay, including a primer on the DalĂ­ & Schiaparelli exhibition opening in a few days, an introduction to the new director of the Tom and Mary James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art and a behind-thescenes look at what itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like to star on the stages of Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no way to recognize all the entertainment in our area, but I hope this prompts you to go out and see your longtime

       







     

            

     

14 bay

OCTOBER 2017


favorites as well as something new. I’d love to finish with “Let them eat cake” as a bookend, or “kicker” as we say in journalism, but many historians believe Marie Antoinette most likely didn’t utter those callous words that have been attributed to her since 1789 when she was informed her French subjects had no bread. Lady Antonia Fraser, a biographer of Marie Antoinette, told the History Channel the quote would have been very uncharacteristic of the queen because she donated generously to charitable causes and, despite her own lavish lifestyle, displayed sensitivity toward the poor population of France. The quote also has been attributed to other selfish female monarchs before Marie Antoinette. Whatever the case, the uncertainty only highlights more reason for us to take in numerous forms of entertainment that not only entertain but also enlighten us and pique our curiosity for more study. So, I’ll just end with, thank you for reading. — Katherine Snow Smith

Lucas Wells as King Louis XVI and Megan Rippey as Marie Antoinette in Freefall Theatre’s Marie Antoinette. Photograph by Steven Le, Thee Photo Ninja

OCTOBER 2017

bay

15


ALL HANDS

ON DECK FOR

HAPPY HOUR

SPECIALS

MONDAY - THURSDAY 2 PM - 5 PM

Lunch | Dinner | Late Night Live Music Nightly Indoor and Outdoor Bars

33,500 Gallon Aquarium Featured on Animal Planet’s Tanked Area’s Largest Selection of Guy Harvey Gear

6000 Gulf Boulevard, St. Pete Beach | RumFishGrill.com | 727-329-1428


Old Bungalow. Beach Condo. Split Level Ranch. New Branch. Making design challenges work. Beautifully.

DECKER ROSS I N T E R I O R S, I N C

Through 24 years of interior decorating, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve worked in small downtown bungalows and sprawling beach condos. Balancing function with beauty is the key to every design challenge. Whether itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an old home with a new family or a new EUDQFK RI DQ ROG ODZ Æ&#x201C;UP ZH PDNH LW ZRUN :LWK VW\OH DQG JUDFH 9LVLW RXU EXVLQHVV DQG RXU ZRUN DW GHFNHUURVVFRP

Commercial & Residential . 1445 Court St., Clearwater, FL 33756 . 727-442-9996 . deckerross.com


2017 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2018 SEASON

SINGLE TICKETS NOW ON SALE

SEASON 12 ARTISTIC SPONSOR BELINDA DUMONT

COME AS YOU ARE, LEAVE INSPIRED! D

O UN

GO

PTED BY ADA

N DAVIES JOH

i c no ch o Pi NOV 11 - 18, 2017

OCT 20 - 24, 2017

Seasonal

SPARKLE 2017

DEC 18 & 19, 2017

THE

MOZART

MAGIC FLUTE FEB 2 - 6, 2018

Meredith Willson

LA

VERDI

TRAVIATA JUN 1 - 5, 2018

SPONSORED BY

JUN 29 - JUL 8, 2018

STPETEOPERA.ORG | 727-823-2040


Metropolitan mirror, $345. Blue Moon Trading Company 1000 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. thebluemoontradingcompany.com

Above, silver leaf mirror, Labarge, $115. At right, black and gold mirror, Labarge, $480. Both from Annabelleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Furniture, 722 N Mobley Road., Odessa. annabellesfurniture.com

FUN HOU U


Above, gold glass mirror (set of 2), Labarge, $609, Annabelleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Furniture, 722 N Mobley Road, Odessa. annabellesfurniture.com At right, antique copper mirror, $595. Blue Moon Trading Company 1000 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. thebluemoontradingcompany.com Photographs by Scott Keeler

Above, Vortex Infinity mirror, $799. At right, Zuo Fractal mirror, $499. Both from DoMA, 2533 22nd Ave. N, St. Petersburg and DoMA Tampa, 4005 W Gandy Blvd., Tampa domahomefurnishings.com

USE


Catered Excellence Celebrate the Season with a Holiday Gathering Whether a corporate celebration for your associates, or an intimate Holiday Party in the privacy of your own home, let Café Ponte customize your menu with our exquisite entrees, paired with the perfect wines, and delectable Chefs desserts. • Weddings • Bar/Bat Mitzvahs • Corporate Events • Private Parties To book your event, please contact us at catering@cafeponte.com or call 727-538-5768

13505 Icot Blvd. Suite 214 | Clearwater | 727-538-5768 | Cafeponte.com


Custom

made

for you in our workshops. A S K A B O U T FA S T D E L I V E RY A N D CO M PL I M E N TA RY D E S I G N S E RV I C E

SAVE 30% ON THE ITEM OF YOUR CHOICE* SAVE UP TO 20% ON EVERYTHING ELSE* FREE SHIPPING ON ANYTHING SENT VIA UPS **

CITRUS PARK 8314 CITRUS PARK DRIVE (ACROSS FROM CITRUS PARK TOWN CENTER) 813.920.9696 BRANDON 10015 ADAMO DRIVE HIGHWAY 60 (1/2 MI. WEST OF BRANDON TOWN CENTER) 813.621.7585 Discounts are taken off our Everyday Best Prices. Prior reductions may have been taken. Some exclusions apply. Visit ethanallen.com or ask a designer for details. **Free shipping offer excludes Next Day and Second Day options and may exclude delivery to certain locations. Offer ends October 31, 2017. ©2017 Ethan Allen Global, Inc.

*


CATALINA

EXCLUSIVE BILLIARD DESIGNS 13501 ICOT BOULEVARD, SUITE 112 | CLEARWATER, FLORIDA 33760 (727) 539-6212 | E-MAIL: MITCUSTOM@AOL.COM | WWW.MITCHELLEBD.COM MADE IN THE USA

SINCE 1977

PRICING UPON REQUEST


All of

Tampa Bay’s a stage

When Shakespeare coined the phrase “all the world’s a stage,” in As You Like It, the bard meant that everyone, not just thespians, are always playing roles for others to watch, judge and interpret. While this is probably true of the world, including our little corner of it, we are lucky to have so many actual stages and performance venues across Tampa Bay. And we’re fortunate to have the talent to perform on these stages.

Here’s a look at three local actors who regularly impress audiences, how they got their start and how they stay in the spotlight.

iStockphoto


Crafting characters, crafting a life BY KATHERINE SNOW SMITH

A

t age 10, Becca McCoy sat in Demens Landing Park, entranced with The Tempest at American Stage’s Shakespeare in the Park. Thirty years later, she played the Lady of the Lake in the American Stage production of Spamalot in the very same location. “There’s no roof to the theater, just the sky, and you can hear your own voice bouncing off the buildings in downtown. It’s truly a thrill,” McCoy said recently. A lot happened between the time she was a child dreaming of performing and ending up on the same stage as an adult. But the circuitous journey home gave McCoy experience and perspective as well as the makings for her popular one-woman show titled Pearl in the Hogwaller. The actor’s odyssey began with youth theater programs around Tampa Bay and at St. Petersburg High School, from where she graduated in 1996. After graduating from Eckerd College, she acted in regional theater in West Virginia, where she met her husband, who works in technical theater. They moved to Indiana, Florida, South Carolina, then settled in Chicago. “We needed a bigger pool (of theater opportunities). He was hired as assistant technical director for DePaul University and I thought I would be in Chicago for the rest of my life,” McCoy, 39, recounted. She described playing Josie in Moon for the Misbegotten by Eugene O’Neill, the very first part she landed in the Windy City, as one of the roles of a lifetime. Several years later, McCoy filled another role of a lifetime and became a mother. Two months after giving birth to daughter Nancy, she auditioned for a new theater in St. Petersburg named Freefall and soon landed a role in its first production, The Wild Party. So she stayed in St. Petersburg with her parents and Nancy for a few weeks, while her husband moved to Palatka to accept a job with the Florida School of the Arts. “When I joined him in Palatka I had the most intense culture shock. I ended up writing my one-woman show about what a journey of self discovery it was,” McCoy said. Going from a working actor in Chicago to a stay-at-home mom in Palatka was a big transition, to say the least.

26 bay

OCTOBER 2017

“At first I had this chip on my shoulder, and I was very degrading to this place and I couldn’t get past all that to realize there are good people everywhere,” she admitted. But, after immersing herself in her community, she developed a better sense of herself and learned to live the old adage: bloom where you are planted. Pearl in the Hogwaller pokes fun at McCoy and her situation, but also shares the lessons she learned. The show, which includes 22 pre-existing songs, sold out at American Stage and McCoy has also performed it in Chicago. Ultimately, the couple decided they needed to be near family and moved back to Tampa Bay. “We had moved 13 times in 13 years when (we) bought this house in 2014,” McCoy said from her home in Gulfport. While Tampa Bay didn’t have the variety of venues of Chicago, it has proven to be very fertile ground, allowing McCoy a fulfilling career as a professional actor with enough roles to maintain her union status that offers health care, a 401(k) retirement plan and other benefits. “I made it work. I crafted the life I want,” she said, adding that the diverse arts community in and around Tampa Bay has helped make it possible. “I would say the stalwart theaters that are here are all contributing something unique, and that’s how they are all able to sustain at the same time.” She points to her variety of recent roles. McCoy was in Shakespeare’s As You Like It at Jobsite theater in Tampa, in an obscure Broadway musical called Legs Diamond in Naples and in a play, Flying, the story of World War II women pilots, at Studio@620 in St. Petersburg and at Tampa Repertory Theater.


BECCA McCOY

Becca McCoy in her Gulfport home, surrounded by scirpts.

While she played Duke Frederick in As You Like It, ironically Nancy, who was in third grade at Sunflower School at the time, was also playing the same forceful ruler in the school’s annual Shakespeare production at Catherine Hickman Theater in Gulfport. “It was great. We would sit at the breakfast table running lines. We would walk to school running lines,” McCoy said. “She says she doesn’t want to be an actor, but she loves Shakespeare. The only camp she’ll take at American Stage is the Shakespeare camp.” But McCoy will never say never. And as for venturing to a big city stage again, such as Broadway, she isn’t saying never to that possibility either. “I will not lie. Those dreams still exist,” she said. “It could still happen.”

Photograph by Eve Edelheit

McCoy plays a frog in the freeFall theater production, The Frogs. Photograph by Lara Cerri

I would say the stalwart theaters that are here are all contributing something unique, and that’s how they are all able to sustain at the same time.” BECCA McCOY OCTOBER 2017

bay

27


Produce it and they will come

Rory Lawrence, director of the Tampa Bay Theatre Festival.

Lawrence in I Think Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s The One, a play he also wrote.

Photograph courtesy of Rory Lawrence

Photograph by Octavio Jones

I never intended to direct, produce or write, I just wanted to act. But then I decided to try my hand at writing. I had worked at call centers in the past and seen and heard some hilarious stuff.â&#x20AC;? RORY LAWRENCE explaining how he came up with the idea for his first script, Between Calls

28 bay

OCTOBER 2017


RORY LAWRENCE

BY KATHERINE SNOW SMITH

T

hough he has worked plenty hard, Rory Lawrence makes success as an actor, director and playwright seem easy, especially considering he was never trained formally in any of the fields.

After graduating from seminary, he worked numerous jobs but always wanted to try acting. He took some workshops in Tampa, secured a mentor and found he had a knack for the stage. He met other Tampa Bay locals with similar talents, started a production company, rented out Hillsborough Community College’s Ybor City theater, and produced and directed a play called The Trip. The first night sold out. “It was a safe play. All the time the women were in a car. I couldn’t mess it up that much,” said Lawrence, 44, who is a financial consultant by day. He sold ads in the play program and secured sponsors to cover the cost of the production. “We said let’s see if we can do this again,” he recalled. “We did another one and it did well. We started to get a following.” That second play, Raisin in the Sun, was much more challenging because, aside from the powerful material, it was set in a different time period and everything had to correlate to that era. “I thought, ‘How hard can it be?’ Wrong,” Lawrence laughed. “I learned a lot on that. I learned to be real to the time period. I learned a lot on scene study and character development. … We did end up getting a good review.” Lawrence, a native of Mulberry near Lakeland, produced Raisin in the Sun at the Polk Theater. He has secured stages for productions at HCC, the Straz Center for the Performing Arts and Stageworks, by renting space when they were dark. Once Lawrence felt comfortable directing, acting and producing, he kept pushing himself. “I never intended to direct, produce or write, I just wanted to act. But then I decided to try my hand at writing. I had worked at call centers in the past and seen and heard some hilarious stuff,” he said, explaining how he came up with the idea for his first script, Between Calls. His mentor, Anna Brennen, Stageworks’ founder, warned him that comedy was very hard to write, but said he had a gift when audiences of Between Calls ended up belly laughing throughout the show. It’s about the dysfunctional people in the call center who, like at many workplaces, are

also a supportive family of sorts. “We had a super religious person, the overweight guy who ate all the time, the big flirt, a guy with hygiene issues, one guy who was angry all the time and the supervisor who was super smart but nobody respected him,” he recounted. “They come in and complain about their jobs and deal with crazy calls that come in, and they play the same numbers every week.” About five years ago, Lawrence was in downtown Tampa and saw lots of teenagers with armbands going in and out of the Straz. He found out it was a high school theater festival with youth coming together to learn and compete. He also found out there was no theater festival for adults in Tampa Bay. There is now. After checking out festivals in Washington, D.C., and Atlanta (his play Fighting God was performed at both), Lawrence started one here. The fourth annual Tampa Bay Theatre Festival drew almost 1,000 locals and visiting patrons in September. Five plays were chosen to be performed out of 50 submitted. There were also workshops and networking sessions. Though some festivals are focused on African-American work, Lawrence didn’t want the festival, or his other productions for that matter, to be categorized for a certain race. “I wanted our festival to look like Tampa — diverse,” he said. “I didn’t want to be put in a box.” He makes a point of not putting his picture on posters or other marketing for his works so they aren’t typecast. After all, Lawrence fell in love with the performing arts through plays that were about feelings and humor, not race. “I got hooked on theater when I was in junior high and saw Of Mice and Men at Mulberry Middle School and I thought ‘Wow. This really made me feel something,’” he recounted. The first role he played was the telephone repairman in Barefoot in the Park in high school. “I remember it like it was yesterday,” he recalled with a big smile. “I started doing my lines and when everybody started dying laughing I was like, ‘I like this a lot.’”

OCTOBER 2017

bay

29


An old soul with great roles BY KATHERINE SNOW SMITH

T

heatergoers who loved Matthew McGee’s rendition of Hairspray’s zany Edna Turnblad in the recent production by American Stage in the Park will be glad to know he’ll take the same stage again in 2018. Instead of playing Edna, he will portray the fast-talking Max Bialystock in The Producers. The character has been a favorite with audiences for decades, especially those lucky enough to see Nathan Lane play the madcap producer on Broadway.

“NathanLaneissuchahero.Formetobeabletoplaythe sameroleashedidisgreat,”McGeesaid.Anotherperkisthe limitedtimerequiredforhairandmakeupbeforeeachshow. “This past spring (in Hairspray) for the 8 p.m. show I had to get there at 5:30 p.m. every night to get in costume for Edna. I had to shave every night,” McGee recounted. “For Max Bialystock I can get there at 7:30 p.m. and put on a suit.” Thoughhe’sbeenactingsincehewasakidinWashington, Ga.,McGee,42,thinkshehasreallyhithisstrideinhis middleage.AteacheratValdostaStateUniversitypredicted itwouldbethatwaywhenMcGeewasinhisearly20s. “He said: ‘You’re really going to start working when you are in your 40s. You’re an old soul, and you are great playing older characters,’” McGee recalled. The mentor was right. While McGee has worked steadily since graduating, many of his best roles have come in more recent years. He went to New York immediately after graduating. There, “I found I had to do 100 things to still be broke. I waited tables, did drag shows, some regional theater, everything,” he laughed. Through a friend of a friend, he wound up at the Show Palace Dinner Theater in Hudson in their production of Fiddler on the Roof in 2001. A few years later the theater asked McGee to fill in short term as artistic director. “IsaidI’dhelpoutforsixmonthsandwastherefrom2004 to2012,”hesaid.Hefoundadditionalactingopportunities atAmericanStageandWaltDisneyWorld,whereheplayed abumblingknightintheTheSwordintheStoneaspartofthe MagicKingdom’sRoyalMajestyMakers.

30 bay

OCTOBER 2017

Five years ago, when there was a change in ownership at the Show Palace Dinner Theater, McGee left his job there and soon landed at freeFall, where he’s director of audience development while still acting across the Tampa Bay area. He recently played JouJou, a hairdresser and confidant, in Josephine, at the Asolo Repertory Theatre in Sarasota. Producers are trying to raise money to take the musical, which tells the story of jazz icon Josephine Baker, to Broadway. If it goes, McGee hopes to go with it. “Aside from playing Mame at freeFall, this role (in Josephine) was one of my great moments in my acting career,” he said. If he does end up on Broadway, however, he now knows his home is here. “Tampa Bay is where I want to live. I love the people here. This is where my theater family is,” he said, adding that he has another family at Moffitt Cancer Center, where his partner is an oncology nurse. McGee is also committed to spreading the word about freeFall. “I’ll talk to any group that will have me speak— civic groups, retirement homes, city programs, schools — and on both sides of the bay. I go to Sarasota, even,” he said. The theater, which is known for putting on classics with a twist as well as sleepers and world premieres, will turn 10 next year. “PeoplesaytomethatfreeFallistheirfavoritecommunity theater.Butweareactuallyaregionalprofessionaltheater company.Wepayallactors,designers,everyone.Only60 percentofwhatwedoiscoveredbyticketsales,”hesaid, addingthatthat’sarespectablefigureinthetheaterindustry. The theater produces seven shows a year, each running


MATTHEW McGEE

Matthew McGee at freeFall Theatre. And inset, McGee as Edna Turnblad in American Stage in the Park’s Hairspray. Photographs by Eve Edelheit

for five weeks. Six hundred guests subscribed to the full season last year, and well over 300 have already bought season tickets for the 2017-18 calendar and the brochure isn’t even released, McGee said. Along with promoting the theater, McGee also acts in it as well. He recently played the enigmatic sheep in Marie Antoinette. “I wouldn’t have thought 10 years ago about theater in Tampa Bay being as popular and as well attended as it is now,” McGee mused. “An artist is able to make a living in this area. It’s a hustle, but it can be done.”

People say to me that freeFall is their favorite community theater. But we are actually a regional professional theater company. We pay all actors, designers, everyone.” MATTHEW McGEE

OCTOBER 2017

bay

31


R E / M A X

JERILYN & REBEKAH RUSH The Rush Group

M E T R O

jerilynrush@remax.net 813-927-6795 rebekahrush@remax.net 813-917-4544

HELLEN DRIGGERS hdriggers@mac.com 727-698-1047

LUXELIST: EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS

AL BENNATI

al@bennatisbest.com 813-309-2400

Not every agent is built the same way:

to get you international exposure targeted

different personalities, experiences and

to luxury buyers.

goals. One way our Luxelist agents are the same: excellence, pride in their work and always exceeding expectations. It’s not easy becoming a Luxelist agent: it takes dedication, education and a good reputation… what more can you ask for?

Time and time again our customers come back to us when they have a real estate

PAUL TRAXLER

paultraxler@remax.net 727-418-8072

need. Call us today: experience the difference, and join the ranks of satisfied customers.

Featuring

Our agents here at RE/MAX Metro are experienced and deliver the service and support you’ve come to expect; and we don’t stop there. We go the extra mile to ensure that we have exceeded your expectations. When you hire one of Luxelist Agents you can rest assured that you are working with someone who knows our luxury market. We have access to exclusive tools

LIBBY & RON SALAMONE libbysoldit@aol.com 727-560-6676 ronremax@aol.com 727-709-1800


JUDY HOLLAND & CARYN RIGHTMYER Holland & Rightmyer

JULIE JONES & KATHRYN KRAYER ZIMRING JJ and The Z homes@JJandtheZ.com 727-344-9191

jsholland01@gmail.com 727-401-1771 carynrightmyer@gmail.com

ALEX MALAGON

The Hands Team ned@handsonrealtors.com 727-239-5650 sue@handsonrealtors.com 727-460-8435

SANDY BOZEMAN

sandywbozeman@gmail.com 727-459-4142

JJ and The Z tyler@jjandthez.com kaitlyn@jjandthez.com 727-344-9191

GREG BEST & GREGG POOLE The Gregs

Alex Malagon & Associates alexmrealty@gmail.com 727-647-4509

SUE & NED HANDS

TYLER JONES & KAITLYN KELLIN

DAVID VANN

The Vann Team vannteam@gmail.com 727-510-0265

GregBestRealtor4u@gmail.com 727-480-8525 GreggRealtor4u@gmail.com 727-692-5284

ESTELIA MESIMER

LEISA & MATT ERICKSON

esteliamesimer@gmail.com 727-686-2859

Leisa Erickson & Associates leisa@eteamsp.com matt@eteamsp.com 727-580-4043

DAVE & MAGGIE SMITH

dave@daveandmaggie.com 727-573-2727 maggie@daveandmaggie.com 727-385-2688

JOHN & BRENDA FULLERTON johnfullerton@remax.net 727-433-2979 brendafullerton@remax.net 727-242-4892

Featuring

PATTI HALPIN patti@pattihalpin.com 727-434-0933

Featuring

CHRIS EWING

BROKER ASSOCIATE

chris@ewingteam.com 727-871-3300

ST PETERSBURG • 727-896-1800 TREASURE ISLAND • 727-397-1800

TIERRA VERDE • 727-867-3100

metroagents.com/luxury


luxelist – featured properties

% 95 ice r o r !f gp D L in SO f ask o

2209 SUNSET WAY, ST PETE BEACH 4 bed/3.5 bath on Pass-A-Grille LAST LISTED AT $1,139,000

Caryn Righ Rightmyer gh

D!

carynrightmyer@gmail.com carynrightmyer@gma gma

OL

S

www.hollandandrightmyer.com

Judy Holla Holland land

jsholland01@gmail.com 01@gma gmail.com

2880 ALTON DR, ST PETE BEACH 3 Bed/3 bath/waterfront on Vina Del Mar LAST LISTED AT $1,295,000

!*

D OL

S

235 4TH AVE N, #2, DOWNTOWN ST PETE 3 bed / 4.5 bath luxury town home SOLD FOR $1,200,000 *(BUYER’S AGENT)

SOLD OVER $55 MILLION SINCE 2014


featured

st ea ted h t a or nov N e d Ol ly R w Ne

565 21ST AVE NE, HISTORIC OLD NORTHEAST 5 Bed / 5 Bath / Pool & Spa / New chef’s kitchen OFFERED AT $1,235,000 Contact Holland and Rightmyer at 727-401-1771

s ew oom i V R er y at Ever W om Fr

2050 COFFEE POT BLVD NE, OLD NORTHEAST 6 Bed / 5.5 Bath / 4,623 sqft / Waterfront Water Lot / Pool / Mother-in-law Suite OFFERED AT $1,599,000 Contact Holland and Rightmyer at 727-401-1771

t

ch

a

Be

n fro

3214 EL CENTRO ST, ST PETE BEACH Rare Opportunity to Build your Beachfront Dream Home on Pass-A-Grille Beach! OFFERED AT $2,199,000* NEW PRICE Contact Holland and Rightmyer at 727-401-1771

properties

h

s

c ea B te ss ir va cce P A

ng ot ni 3 L n u St e on t sta

E

4653 SKIMMER WAY S, DOLPHIN CAY 4 Bed / 4.5 Bath / Lake Views / Pool / Gated Community OFFERED AT $850,000 Contact Holland and Rightmyer at 727-401-1771

e f t o relin F o 6 13 al Sh r tu a N

1600 BEACH DR, HISTORIC OLD NORTHEAST 5 Bed /5.5 Bath / 5,300 sqft+ / Carriage House /Pool Library / Children’s Wing OFFERED AT $2,700,000 Contact Holland and Rightmyer at 727-401-1771

ot

L er n r Co

1841 OCEANVIEW DR, TIERRA VERDE 4 Bed / 5.5 Baths / 6,141 sqft / Waterfront on Gulf of Mexico Downstairs Master / 4-Car Garage OFFERED AT $3,300,000 Contact Holland and Rightmyer at 727-401-1771

g tin t s i n L w erfro e N at W

292 CATALAN BLVD NE, SNELL ISLE 4 Bed / 4.5 Bath / 3,958 sqft / Gourmet Kitchen OFFERED AT $1,014,900 Contact Holland and Rightmyer at 727-401-1771

ng

i nd

Pe

2410 COFFEE POT BLVD NE, GRANADA TERRACE 3 Bed / 5.5 Bath / 3,272 sqft / Pool & Spa / Dock OFFERED AT $1,475,000 Contact Holland and Rightmyer at 727-401-1771

1359 MONTEREY BLVD NE, SNELL ISLE 4 Bed / 2 Bath / Completely Renovated. OFFERED AT $749,000 Contact Holland and Rightmyer at 727-401-1771

ST PETERSBURG

TREASURE ISLAND

TIERRA VERDE

727-896-1800

727-397-1800

727-867-3100


THE WATERFRONT CONDO YOU HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR!! Y N O ! LC EW A I B V

L U X E L I S T F E AT U R E D A G E N T

P H

-- | @.

BEAUTIFUL WATERFRONT PROPERTY with only one bridge to Tampa Bay. You will love this Northeast St. Petersburg neighborhood nestled between Smacks Bayou and the Vinoy Golf Course. This 1968-built home is situated on a ¼-acre lot covered with beautiful oak trees overlooking a wide canal. Remodel this home (3 bedroom/2 bath/2-car garage) or build your dream home in this “off the beaten path” neighborhood. OFFERED AT $749,900. Contact Patti Halpin at 727-434-0933.

1325 SNELL ISLE BLVD NE | #306 You will love the expansive unobstructed water views from Unit 306. Located in the much sought after “South Tower” this condo is one of only 2 units featuring over 1100 sf of outside living space. This is the perfect place for your morning cup of coffee or ending the day with a glass of wine. Lots of room for outside dining, too! The interior is an open floor plan of 1940 sf of living space including 2 bedrooms, 3 baths and a den. The living room, dining room, kitchen and master bedroom suite all have stunning water views! The Water Club condo community amenities include: 24 hr fitness center, heated pool and spa area, gas fire pit, outdoor gas grills, community club room with kitchen, kayak launch and storage, bike storage, waterfront deck and harbor access. Come experience waterfront living at its Finest! OFFERED AT $1,029,000 Contact Patti Halpin at 727-434-0933.

THIS GORGEOUS HOME OME is 3-acre lot with situated on a rare 1/3-acre majestic oak trees, beautiful eautiful ive and landscaping, brick drive pathways. It is located in a quiet, tucked-away Northeast St. rent Petersburg neighborhood. Custom designed by the current zed owners, it features 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, a 2-car oversized garage, gourmet kitchen, family room with fireplace, vaulted ceilings, wood floors, crown molding and more. OFFERED AT $674,900. Contact Patti Halpin at 727-434-0933.

S T P E T E R S B U R G ....................727-896-1800 T I E R R A V E R D E ........................727-867-3100 T R E A S U R E I S L A N D ...............727-397-1800


L U X E L I S T

F E AT U R E D

P R O P E RT I E S

604 55TH AVE., ST PETE BEACH - MEDITERRANEAN INFLUENCE MEETS COASTAL CHARM. No home in this market has the detail and thought that has gone into the furnishing and decorating of this masterpiece. It has been METICULOUSLY maintained and cared for. Hand scraped hard wood, fossilized marble and travertine tile accent the vast, elegant floor plan. Open water views of Boca Ciega Bay are enjoyed sunrise to sunset from every window in the home. Master suites on both living levels, elevator, 6 car $3,200,000 Below Appraisal!!! Priced to sell. Schedule an appointment NOW, you won’t be disappointed.

BENNATI ENNAT T ’S BEST AL BENNATI 813-309-2400 al@bennatisbest.com

G IN M N! M

!

LD

SO

Amazingly remodeled Tierra Verde beach home. The “U” shaped home is incredibly unique with the pool sitting right in the middle for ultimate privacy. French doors open around the entire pool and waterfront area. no bridges and only 5 minutes to the open Gulf of Mexico. 2 VERY large deep water boat slips. 3 Bedrooms & 2 bathrooms. 2415 well laid out square feet. Incredible home and all it is missing is you! Offered by AL Bennati for $875,000.

Enjoy amazing sunset views from your back yard on the BEST beach in the county. St Pete Beach has the best restaurants, best beach bars and has easy access to down town St Pete. The unique waterfall, courtyard entry leads to a comfortable, remodeled paradise. The master suite boasts his and her walk-in closets and enormous bathroom. The 4th bedroom can also be an extra family room. The dock has a 12,000 lb. boat lift and the Gulf of Mexico is around the corner. Offered by AL Bennati for $890,000

O

CO SO

TIERRA VERDE WATERFRONT. Sure to be priced as one of the lowest price per square foot houses on the Island. Located almost at the end of the Grand Canal. No bridges to the open Gulf of Mexico. Five bedrooms, 3.5 baths and 3 to 4 car garage. The Master is a Paradise with 35 foot balcony overlooking the water. Built above flood. New Roof, boat lift and 4500 square feet of amazing living space. Be the first to see it. Call me for your personal showing. Offered at 1,400,000.

S T P E T E R S B U R G ....................727-896-1800 T I E R R A V E R D E ........................727-867-3100 T R E A S U R E I S L A N D ...............727-397-1800


Most People Measure History in Years. We Measure It in Square Footage. W

hen it comes time to sell, we understand you want the process to be easy, quick, and stress-free. We’ll check all those boxes for you — and then some. We know and love St. Petersburg like no other realtors, and bring that insight and expertise to every transaction. From Old Northeast to downtown, to the beaches and everywhere in between, no one’s better at matching sellers with the perfect buyers. And we’ll never stop working on your behalf.

Julie Jones and Kathryn Krayer Zimring • jjandthez.com • 727.344.9191 150 2nd Avenue North, #100 • St. Petersburg, Florida 33701

Join Us for FREE POPS IN THE PARK • Saturday, October 21 • 7 pm • Vinoy Park


MEET ELSA SCHIAPARELLI:

AVANTGARDE DESIGNER

T BY KATHERINE SNOW SMITH

he name Elsa Schiaparelli gave to her signature perfume in 1937 sums up her approach to fashion and life. She called it “Shocking,” during an era when most women felt they had to be the opposite. Yet the scent became a best seller. She even went a step further and designed a dress inspired by the scent and her client Mae West with air pockets in the bodice to give other women a voluptuous, “come-up-and-see-me-sometime” look. Like her friend and muse, Salvador Dalí, Schiaparelli was always going a step, or rather many steps, further than what was expected. That’s why the two will be celebrated together at the Dalí Museum’s exhibition “Dalí and Schiaparelli,” from Oct. 18 to Jan. 14.

Elsa Schiaparelli and Salvador Dalí, circa 1949. Image rights of Salvador Dali reserved. Fundacio Gala-Salvador Dalí, Figueres, 2017. Courtesy of the Dalí Museum, St. Petersburg

40 bay

OCTOBER 2017


Fashion is born by small facts, trends, or even politics, never by trying to make little pleats and furbelows, by trinkets, by clothes easy to copy, or by the shortening or lengthening of a skirt.” ELSA SCHIAPARELLI

Anthropomorphic Cabinet. Salvador Dalí, 1936. Illustration of the Bureau-Drawer Suit, Schiaparelli Haute Couture, Fall/Winter 1936-1937. © Schiaparelli

42 bay

OCTOBER 2017

© Salvador Dalí, Fundacio Gala-Salvador Dali, Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York 2017


The surrealist helped inspire the designer’s vibrant colors, nontraditional fabrics and ornamentation such as buttons shaped like crickets and leather gloves with red python skin on the fingertips to mimic polished nails. And then there were the pants she designed for women long before that was the norm, the telephone dial compact, and the evening dress with musical notes embroidered out of metallic threads with a working music box in the belt buckle. The Dalí will exhibit many of her fashions, some of which are on loan from the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and host a fashion show with Schiaparelli pieces direct from Paris. Schiaparelli closed her Paris design house in 1954, but five years ago Italian fashion magnate Diego Della Valle announced he was reopening Maison Schiaparelli in the same Paris location where its namesake once operated. The Dalí will hold the fashion show Oct. 14 with haute couture pieces from the current house of Schiaparelli, bringing Paris chic to Tampa Bay. Tickets for the show and a gala after it start at $1,500 per person. Schiaparelli, who was born in Italy in 1890, chafed against the norms of society and parental control even as a child, according to the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s timeline of her life. She once embedded seeds in her nose and ears in hopes of growing flowers to complement a face she felt was unattractive, National Public Radio reported. At age 23, she went to London to avoid pressure from her parents to marry a Russian aristocrat but ended up wedding a supposed Polish count within days of meeting him. After two years in Nice, the couple moved to New York. Schiaparelli had her only daughter there in 1920, soon separated from her husband and moved to Paris as a single mother in 1922.

Poudrier Surrealiste Pour Elsa Schiaparelli. Salvador Dalí, 1935. Worldwide rights ©Salvador Dali. Fundacio Gala-Salvador Dali (Artists Rights Society), 2017 / In the USA ©Salvador Dalí Museum, St. Petersburg, FL 2017. Photographs courtesy of the Dalí Museum

While dabbling in writing and sculpting, and befriending dadaist painter Francis Picabia and fashion designer Paul Poiret, she also made clothes for herself and a few close friends. After selling a limited number of pieces to a bigger audience, Schiaparelli opened a small salon in 1927. She received a strong reception in the United States and Europe for her collection of sweaters with a square collar and bowknot knitted around the neckline. She had arrived. When Coco Chanel, the reigning queen of the Paris fashion scene at the time, publicly referred to Schiaparelli as “that Italian artist who is making clothes,” it was meant to be a jab, of course, but only inspired the irreverent “Italian artist” to work harder, according to the Business of Fashion website. By 1932, the house of Schiaparelli had 400 employees making 7,000 to 8,000 garments a year and the namesake was collaborating with Dalí as well as other artists such as Jean Cocteau and Leonor Fini.

OCTOBER 2017

bay

43


Along with Mae West, some of Schiaparelli’s famous clients included actresses Katharine Hepburn, Joan Crawford, Marlene Dietrich and Daisy Fellowes, the Paris editor of Harper’s Bazaar and heiress to the Singer sewing machine fortune. Wallis Simpson, the Duchess of Windsor for whom King Edward VIII abdicated the throne, was also a devotee. She wore a famous Schiaparelli evening gown with a 3-foot lobster on the skirt, which will be on display at the Dalí. Only some clients wore her boldest designs, but American department stores stocked some of her more conservative pieces, according to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Schiaparelli moved back to New York during World War II and volunteered as a nurse’s aide at Bellevue Hospital. After the war, her return to Paris was hailed by the press, but a new generation of designers including Christian Dior and Cristobal Balenciaga, carried more influence in the fashion industry. The House of Schiaparelli declared bankruptcy in 1954, its founder retired and built a house in Tunisia. She died in Paris in 1973 at the age of 83. Charles James, Geoffrey Beene and Yves Saint Laurent are among the fashion designers who say her gutsy challenge of what was expected influenced them greatly. Schiaparelli “trampled down everything that was commonplace,” Laurent once said. “Her imagination was boundless.”

Woman’s Dinner Dress. Philadelphia Museum of Art, Gift of Mme Elsa Schiaparelli, 1969-232-52 At left, Aphrodisiac Telephone (Lobster Telephone). Salvador Dalí, 1938. Worldwide rights ©Salvador Dalí. Fundacio Gala-Salvador Dalí (Artists Rights Society), 2017 / In the USA ©Salvador Dalí Museum, St. Petersburg, FL 2017. Photographs courtesy of the Dalí Museum

44 bay

OCTOBER 2017


STRICKLAND PROPERTY GROUP #1 Agent in Pinellas County with over $165 million in sales since January 2016

Magnificent Custom Waterfront

700 Monterey Blvd NE $5,500,000 6 bed - 9 bath - 7,246 sq. ft.

1721 Brightwaters Blvd NE $3,150,000 4 bed - 4 bath - 5,183 sq. ft.

Downtown & Water Views on Snell Isle

Open, Airy Waterfront Dream

Elegantly Redesigned Waterfront

Gated Waterfront on Tampa Bay

Italian-Inspired Waterfront

200 Coffee Pot Riviera NE $2,999,999 4 bed - 6 bath - 5,485 sq. ft.

747 Brightwaters Blvd NE $2,850,000 5 bed - 5 bath - 4,909 sq. ft.

1667 Brightwaters Blvd NE $2,999,999 4 bed - 4 bath - 3,609 sq. ft.

150 Brightwaters Blvd NE $2,380,000 4 bed - 5 bath - 4,832 sq. ft.

View all of our current listings at StricklandPropertyGroup.com - 727-698-5708 - 100 Beach Dr NE Ste 102, St. Petersburg, FL 33701


a life well-lived

Vermont Danby Marble offered Exclusively by Mont Krest

Family owned and operated since 1993.

Think you can’t use marble in your kitchen? It has been used in palaces, estate homes and luxury hotels around the world. Why not su casa? Marble is just like your favorite pair of jeans — it gets better with age. The surface’s beautiful patina is evidence of a life well-lived. You owe it to yourself to visit Mont Krest, where our knowledgeable staff will educate you about every surface you can possibly imagine so that you may make the choice that works for you.

Florida’s Premier Source for Natural Stone, Quartz, and Quality Building Products

6795 114th Avenue

| Largo | 800.678.0011 | 727.209.0864

| montk rest.com


The superlative-charged chronograph. 50 mm case in Breitlight®. Exclusive Manufacture Breitling Caliber B12 with 24-hour military-style display. Officially chronometer-certified.

International Plaza • Tampa 813.875.3935 St. Petersburg • 1131 Fourth St N 727-898-4377


JOIN US FOR

live music AND SUNSETS NIGHTLY.

The new Saltyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Beach Lounge at Island Grand

Discover 201 things to do for the best staycation ever! Locals save with discounted rates and value-packed activity coupons! Call 800-360-4023 or visit JustLetGo.com/FLREZ


Largo, Florida | 4 bedrooms, 5 full and 1 half baths | $2,150,000 Represented by: Liz Lee | O. 727.581.9411 | Search U7829203 on coldwellbankerluxury.com

EXPECT THE EXTR AORDINARY Coldwell Banker Global Luxury represents buyers and sellers of some of the world’s most spectacular properties with exceptional knowledge, professionalism and responsiveness. Discover how extraordinary a real estate experience can be. Contact us today. SM

TRINITY, FLORIDA | $1,399,000 4 bedrooms, 5 full and 1 half baths

PALM HARBOR, FLORIDA | $1,595,000 4 bedrooms, 4 full and 1 half baths

PALM HARBOR, FLORIDA | $1,335,000 4 bedrooms, 4 full and 2 half baths

Represented by: Dow Kelly Group O. 727.781.3700 Search U7824469 on coldwellbankerluxury.com

Represented by: The Thorn Collection O. 727.581.9411 Search U7830721 on coldwellbankerluxury.com

Represented by: Terry Tillung O. 727.443.3320 Search U7827823 on coldwellbankerluxury.com

COLDWELLBANKERLUXURY.COM | #1 IN MILLION DOLLAR-PLUS SALES IN FLORIDA*

C O L D W E L L B A N K E R R ES I D E N T I A L R E A L ES TAT E

Belleair & The Beaches 727.581.9411 | Central Brandon 813.662.1610 | Clearwater 727.442.4111 | Clearwater Beach 727.443.3320 | Downtown St. Petersburg 727.821.3322 Island Estates 727.447.0040 | New Tampa 813.977.3500 | North Tampa 813.962.0631 | Palm Harbor 727.781.3700 | South Tampa 813.253.2444 St. Pete Beach 727.360.6927 | St. Petersburg Central 727.381.2345 | St. Petersburg Northeast 727.822.9111 | Tampa Westshore 813.286.6563 *Based on closed sales volume information from MarketQuest for all Florida counties for properties priced at $1 million or above as reported on January 20, 2017, for the period of Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2016, calculated by multiplying the number of buyer and/or seller sides by sales price. MarketQuest data is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.The property information herein is derived from various sources that may include, but not be limited to, county records and the Multiple Listing Service, and it may include approximations. Although the information is believed to be accurate, it is not warranted and you should not rely upon it without personal verification. Real estate agents affiliated with Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate are independent contractor agents and are not employees of the Company. ©2017 Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate. All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Operated by a subsidiary of NRT LLC. Coldwell Banker, the Coldwell Banker logo, Coldwell Banker Global Luxury and the Coldwell Banker Global Luxury logo are service marks registered or pending registrations owned by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. 173247FL_8/17


SHE DARED TO BE DIFFERENT

HOW ABOUT YOU ? Reversible Face Dress, $196. Silver sandals chunky striped heel, $136. All from Pippa Pelure. Lips umbrella, $22. Gloves with lip accent, $20. Hot pink sun glasses, $15. All from the DalĂ­ Museum Store.


OCTOBER 2017

bay

51


BY KATHERINE SNOW SMITH PHOTOGRAPHS BY DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD

T

he Dalí Museum gift store is carrying several special items to complement the “Dalí and Schiaparelli” exhibit including socks, neckties and umbrellas with hot pink lips. It has also commissioned Australian designer Myra Jess, who calls herself a “fabric sculptress,” to make 35 coats. Like Schiaparelli, Jess searches for unique prints and textures. Also like Schiaparelli, she has pieces on exhibit in museums including the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond and the Museum of Wisconsin Art in West Bend.

MANY

A COAT OF

PATTERNS Red and black coat, Myra Jess, $525. The Dalí Museum Store. Pink ruffle sheer blouse, $345. Deborah Kent’s. Red booties $185. Pippa Pelure.

OCTOBER 2017

bay

53


Black peek-a-boo pants, $172, white blouse, $115, white and black booties, $176. All from Pippa Pelure. Lips tie, $39, lips socks, $19. All from the Dalí Museum Store.

FUN

DRESS

GIRLS JUST WANT TO

54 bay

OCTOBER 2017

Many of Schiaparelli’s designs were known for shock and drama while others were simply fun. She created black leather gloves with red python at the tips. An evening gown embroidered in musical notes with a music box in the belt buckle. A hat made out of a shoe. A necklace of bugs. These outfits aren’t quite as outrageous but follow her notion that sometimes just being fun is a way of showing your fashion sense.


White and black A-line dress, $297, feather hairclip, $58, red booties, $185, pearls, $345. All from Pippa Pelure. Gloves with leopard trim and stone on ring finger, $20. The DalĂ­ Museum Store.

OCTOBER 2017

bay

55


CLASSIC

Not all of Schiaparelli’s designs went way out on a limb. Some just pushed the envelop or added a touch of finesse to something classic, like these silver stilettos do to this black dress with puffy sleeves.

WITH A SPLASH

Black dress with puffy sleeves, $438. Deborah Kent’s. Pink and black rose scarf, $35, pink sunglasses, $30. All from the Dalí Museum Store. Silver stilettos, $120, Pippa Pelure.

OCTOBER 2017

bay 57


“DRESSES

The designer’s words work for a glamorous jacket such as this one, too. No matter where or when, this royal blue statement piece will be fashionable. The intricately beaded necklace paired with it only enhances the stunning look.

THATARE TRULY BEAUTIFUL ARENEVER UNFASHIONABLE.” ELSA SCHIAPARELLI

58 bay

OCTOBER 2017


Blue glam jacket, $234, maxi skirt, $228, blue necklace, $99, blue fringe purse, $95, vintage ring, $40. All from Pippa Pelure.

OCTOBER 2017

bay 59


CURTAIN

One of Schiaparelli’s most famous pieces is a full-length evening coat with the silhouette of two people about to kiss. The open space between the faces is an optical illusion of sorts that doubles as a curvaceous vase holding roses. Doesn’t every woman, even in Florida, need an evening coat for chilly theaters or breezy nights? This cream and black one goes with just about anything.

STORES REPRESENTED: Dalí Museum Store 1 Dalí Blvd., St. Petersburg thedali.org Georgette’s Boutique 41 S Dale Mabry Highway Tampa (813) 254-1141 Deborah Kent’s Women’s Apparel 2120 S Dale Mabry Highway Tampa (813) 259-1150 Pippa Pelure 50 Beach Drive NE St. Petersburg (727) 623-0926 FASHION STYLIST: Sandra Davila MAKEUP AND HAIR: Monique McLaughlin and Jackie Cupples MODEL: Julia Lombardo Photographed at Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater and the courtyard between the theater and the Dalí Museum 400 1st Ave. S St. Petersburg themahaffey.com

Black, cream and green coat, Myra Jess, $525. The Dalí Museum Store. Off-white pants, $218. Pippa Pelure. Taupe sheer blouse, $180. Deborah Kent’s. ON THE COVER: Black mermaid skirt, $450. Georgette’s. Embroidered T-shirt, $20. Zara. Black vintage ring, $24. Pippa Pelure.

CALL


BUILDING THREE SITE

TIERRA VERDE, FL

BUILDING TWO

Where Your Backyard Meets the Island Life BUILDING ONE - SOLD OUT BUILDING TWO - ONLY ONE PENTHOUSE AVAILABLE NOW PREVIEWING BUILDING THREE CONTACT US TO MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT

O R AL R EPR ES EN TATI O N S C AN N O T B E R E L IE D U P O N A S C O R R E C T L Y ST A T ING R E P R E SE NT A T IO NS O F T H E D E V E L O P E R . FO R C O R R E C T R E P R E S E N T A T I O N S , R E F E R E N CE S H O U L D B E M AD E TO THI S B R O C HU R E AN D TO TH E D O C U ME NT S R E Q U IR E D BY FL O R ID A ST A T U T E S SE C T IO N 7 1 85 03 3 T O BE FU R NISH E D BY T H E D E V E L O P E R T O A B U Y E R O R L E S S E E . T H I S D O ES N O T EQU AL HO U S I N G C O N S TI TUT E A N O FFE R T O SE L L W H E R E P R O H IBIT E D BY L A W . D E V E L O P E R IS A L IC E NSE D FL O R ID A R E A L E S T A T E B R O K E R .


W NE

ICE R P

205 Bayview Drive, Belleair FL

This timelessly designed custom home with 4 bedrooms, 4 full and 2 half baths and spacious living areas features panoramic bluff vistas of Clearwater Harbor.The custom kitchen opens to a family room overlooking a large Pebble Sheen pool and beautifully landscaped backyard. 205BayviewDrive.com Offered at $1,994,500

,

129 Carlyle Circle â&#x20AC;˘ Palm Harbor FL ,

Panoramic views of sunrise and sunset over the Gulf are not the only stunning feature of this home.With 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, a wine cellar, and guest suite with private entrance and garage, this home is equipped for active water sports with a 2-boat lift dock. 129CarlyleCircle.com Offered at $1,949,000

Over Half a Billion Sold So Far! The Thorn Collection

| 727.432.9019

| www.TheThornCollection.com

Š 2017 Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated. Coldwell Banker, the Coldwell Banker Logo, Coldwell Banker Global Luxury and the Coldwell Banker Global Luxury logo are service marks registered or pending registration owned by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC.


2402 Bryan Lane, Tarpon Springs FL

Overlooking Lake Tarpon, this updated 4 bedroom, 5.5 bath custom home with 3 docks is located on a peninsula and offers a screened pool and spa with wonderful spaces for family living as well as entertaining. 2402BryanLane.com Offered at $1,899,000

2950 Leprechaun Lane Palm Harbor FL

This 4 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom home is a dream come true for any entertaining family. Large guest bedrooms and two split 2-car garages allow room for plenty of guests. Coffered ceilings, remodeled granite kitchen, luxurious oak wood full bar and large pool with covered lanai areas allow the perfect space for dinner or cocktail parties. 2950LeprechaunLane.com Offered at $1,595,000

Over $96 Million Sold in 2016. We consistently sell a home every 2.3 days ~ yours could be next. Martha Thorn

| 727.432.9019

| www.TheThornCollection.com


FINAL TOUCHES 18 karat white gold women’s necklace with 30.63 carat total weight oval aquamarines and round brilliant diamonds, $149, 999. Gold & Diamond Source, 3800 Ulmerton Rd., Clearwater. goldanddiamond.com

Tampa Bay’s abundance of entertainment options provide plenty of chances to dress to the nines. Don’t save your best jewels for weddings and galas, they like to go out on the town as much as you do. Photographs by Scott Keeler Coordinated by Whitney Cohen

At top, 22 karat yellow gold men’s ring featuring a 9 millimeter Asher onyx center stone accented with 1.28 carat total weight round brilliant diamonds, $4,099. 14 karat yellow gold men’s square Byzantine bracelet, $4,999. Both from Gold & Diamond Source, 3800 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater. goldanddiamond.com


At top, 1920s vintage Art Deco onyx lapel watch brooch with 18 karat white gold and 2.00 carats of single cut diamonds, $3,600. David Alexander Fine Jewelry, 3161 S Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. davidalexanderjewelers.com Above, bangle bracelet, tricolor 18 karat white, yellow and pink gold accented with 2.65 carats of diamonds, $19,500; earrings with 1.4 carats of diamonds, $11,125. Bruce Watters Jewelers, 208 Beach Dr. NE, St. Petersburg. brucewatters.com

At top, platinum Art Deco bracelet with 10 carats of old European cut diamonds, and 4 carats of cut sapphires, $37,500. David Alexander Fine Jewelry, 3161 S Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. Above, classic gentlemanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 14 karat gold wristwatch, with Swiss movement and a black lizard strap, $2,725. Bruce Watters Jewelers, 208 Beach Dr. NE, St. Petersburg. brucewatters.com


BRILLIANCE

Top left, 14 karat yellow gold necklace featuring a 30 carat emerald cut citrine center stone surrounded with 3.45 carat total weight round brilliant diamonds, $3,999. Above, yellow and brown teardrop diamond earrings set in 18 karat yellow gold with 15.46 carat total weight diamonds, $39,999. 18 karat two tone womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s yellow and white gold bracelet featuring 18.51 carat total weight round brilliant white and natural deep vivid orange yellow diamonds, $92,999. All from Gold & Diamond Source, 3800 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater. goldanddiamond.com Mirrors used in photos: Annabelleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Furniture, 722 N Mobley Road, Odessa. annabellesfurniture.com Blue Moon Trading Company, 1000 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. thebluemoontradingcompany.com DoMA, 2533 22nd Ave. N, St. Petersburg and DoMA, 4005 W Gandy Blvd., Tampa. domahomefurnishings.com

At top, platinum mounted diamond and sapphire ring with 5.02 carat brilliant cut diamond and blue sapphires, $65,000; sapphire and diamond teardrop earrings with 18 karat white gold and 2.22 carat brilliant diamonds and 2.00 carats of blue sapphires, $15,000; sapphire and diamond brooch pin, in solid platinum and 18 karat yellow gold, $3,490. Above, 18 karat yellow gold vintage necklace, circa 1960s, with a 5.0 carat square cut ruby with 1.0 carat round cut diamond, $13,500. All from David Alexander Fine Jewelry, 3161 South Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. davidalexanderjewelers.com


A sophisticated event venue in the heart of Downtown Tampa The Vault at Franklin Exchange | 611 N. Franklin St. | Tampa | 813.225.3450 | TheVaultTampa.com


NATIONALLY RANKED

3255 Buffalo Run

$10,500,000

Gunn-Swainston Group

727.688.8875

#

35

on the REAL Trends 500 by sales volume, 2016

16922 Villalagos De Avila Mary Renfroe

$1,975,000 813.230.7409

Web ID T2897817

Web ID U7611258

CLEARWATER | 727.585.9600

SOUTH TAMPA | 813.217.5288

ST. PETERSBURG | 727.898.6800

321 Indian Rocks Road North Belleair Bluffs, Florida 33770

202 South Moody Avenue Tampa, Florida 33609

102 2nd Avenue NE St. Petersburg, Florida 33701

19914 Gulf Boulevard $3,249,000 | Web ID T2897535 Mary Renfroe 813.230.7409

1586 Gulf Boulevard PH $2,495,000 | Web ID Pete & Kim Mustafaraj 727.494.5485

501 Mandalay Avenue #1010 $1,890,000 | Web ID U7790560 Jackie Diaz & Karen Hegemeier 727.424.2317

56 Windward Island $1,479,000 | Web ID U7774190 Jackie Diaz 727.424.2317

3103 West Harbor View Avenue $1,195,000 | Web ID T2872394 Lynn Richey & Taylor Richey 813.244.6533

1370 Gulf Boulevard #402 $1,175,000 | Web ID U7825665 Gunn-Swainston Group 727.688.8875

437 Mirabay Boulevard $925,000 | Web ID T2888608 Cecilia Lamardo 813.480.1921

417 Frank Lloyd Wright Way $899,999 | Web ID T2892222 Victoria Vo 813.308.9049

Sotheby’s International Realty® and the Sotheby’s International Realty logo are registered service marks used with permission. Each office is independently owned and operated. Equal Housing Opportunity. Property information herein is derived from various sources including, but not limited to, county records and multiple listing services, and may include approximations. All information is deemed accurate. *Marine View With a Sunset by Claude Monet.


Marine View With a Sunset Claude Monet

8410 Meadowbrook Drive $750,000 | Web ID U7815885 Sharon Skinner 727.515.1532

747 4th Avenue North A-Penthouse $650,000 | Web ID U7808057 Kelly Lee McFrederick 727.410.3605

159 Annwood Road $648,000 | Web ID U7825224 Thorsten Koester 727.667.6877

3117 Whitehead Lane $579,900 | Web ID T2895865 Laurie Clauser 813.546.5027

10101 Tarpon Drive $1,399,000 | Web ID U7805859 Gunn-Swainston Group 727.421.7234

PREMIERSOTHEBYSREALTY.COM

412 Harbor Drive North 2917 Sunset Way $6,000,000 | Web ID U7810611 Gunn-Swainston Group 727.421.7234

YOUR LOCAL REAL ESTATE PARTNER WITH A GLOBAL REACH

Pete & Kim Mustafaraj

$1,198,000 727.494.5485

Web ID U7817281

Over 1000 associates and employees 40 locations throughout Florida and North Carolina


Race day


STORY AND PHOTOGRAPHS BY CHARLIE KAIJO

T

he highest moment of tension during the 24-hour, 100-mile sailboat race from Egmont Key

to Fort Myers was the first two minutes, according to Bryan Malone, the tactician of the Mad Cow 2, named after the disease outbreak. “This is the most adrenaline you’ll feel going three miles an hour.”

“We started to sail a fair ways, and then had to work really hard to get into shore without losing a lot of ground. We didn’t achieve that goal because we got what we refer to as ‘our head inside the boat.’ We lost our strategic view and were more dealing with what was happening on our own boat.” KATT MALONE

As 21 boats coasted just behind a starting point, crews of between five and seven moved to their positions in ready to hoist a large sail called a spinnaker that moves the boats downwind and on their way. Pulling the sails up moments too soon or too late can spell disaster for the teams jockeying for the most advantageous position to catch the best wind from behind the starting line. As the race time drew nearer, the crew began their prerace ritual. Crew member Katt Malone offered a fistbump to every member of the crew and a final one to her husband. “I’m the last guy who gets first-bumped, and then it’s a handshake and a kiss, ‘I love you,’ ‘I love you,’ ” said Bryan Malone. A flurry of colorful sails filled the sky as the starting gun went off, and from there, it was a nonstop race to optimize the speed of the boat in a test of endurance and vigilant observation of the changing winds and the constantly moving parts of the vessel. At least half the crew was always moving during the 24-hour period, adjusting the mast to move the sails in the correct position to the wind, trimming the lines (tightening or loosening the sail to try to keep it at its optimum shape and form) and steering the boat. And through the long evening and early morning when winds were at their highest, only one or two people at a time napped briefly through the turbulence.

Fire and Ice closes in on another sailboat, Mad Cow 2 during the 100-mile race from Egmont Key to Fort Myers.

OCTOBER 2017

bay 71


Katt Malone of Tampa stands at the port aft of the Mad Cow 2 as the team tows a competitor called Attractive Nuisance to the starting line of the race to Fort Myers.

“We could sail the same thing we did last Friday, that same race, and it would be completely different,” said Bryan Malone. Each of the crew, joining at different levels of experience, had groomed their skills through the Davis Islands Yacht Club. “A sailor’s yacht club,” said Chip Merlin, the owner and skipper of the Mad Cow 2. “They’re the only yacht club I know that invites people who are non-members ... every Thursday night to come out and sail.” He said that while other sailing clubs may hire outside companies to build and repair the docks, volunteers contribute their time and energy and this helps keep the cost affordable and the club accessible to anyone interested in sailing. “It’s based upon a tradition and culture of, ‘if we do this

72 bay

OCTOBER 2017

ourselves and we keep the costs down, it encourages people of all means to participate in any way that they want to.’ ” Katt Malone met her husband and crew tactician Bryan Malone through the club. Sailing started as a way for her to meet people when she moved to Tampa from Kansas to start graduate school in 2001. Her involvement grew as she rose through the ranks as a novice to reach their highest position as the club’s first female commodore. The sport has shaped the last 16 years of her life and began after a friend encouraged her to visit the club’s Thursday night races. She now helps others, regardless of their experience, gain their sea legs. She also teaches a course called Narratives of Sailing at Eckerd College. Back at the race, as the sun emerged from the horizon of Fort Myers, the team hiked the starboard rail (sitting


Dawn Narramore of Tampa adjusts the mast of the Mad Cow 2 as the sun sets over Longboat Key.

on the right side of the boat to counterbalance the weight) coasting at around eight nautical miles. The finish line was in view, but another boat, coasting ahead and appearing as a speck, took the winning position having kept a lead by sailing immediately toward the shore wind from the start of the race. The crew of the Mad Cow 2 intended the same strategy but went off course, a small but costly error. The reactions crossing the finish line were subdued and met with relief and two bottles of champagne as the crew celebrated the accomplishment, what Bryan Malone described as a crucible where your true self emerges. “A lifetime of podium finishes,” Malone said. “I am truly living a charmed life if I am upset about finishing third overall and second in class.” Chip Merlin as the team crosses the finish line.


Sunset is Just the Beginning

The Sunset is situated on a 35-foot bluff; no flood insurance is required.

T

he dawn of your new, luxury lifestyle begins at Sunset.

The third of four Mid-rise Residences is now open for sales at prestigious Belleview Place. Serene vistas of the expansive grounds and nearby Intracoastal Waterway create your personal oasis. While amenities of the neighboring Belleair Country Club offer the finest in resort-style living: swimming, golf, tennis, fitness center, spa, dining and more. Sunset offers a selection of residences from 1,900 sq. ft. to over 4,800 sq. ft. — most include a private two-car garage. And all come with the ultimate amenity: JMC quality and peace of mind. With just 25 Sunset residences available, now is the time to visit our Welcome Center and select your “private estate in the sky.”

Mid-rise Residences and Carriage Homes from the mid-$600s

275 Belleview Blvd. Q Belleair, FL 33756 BelleviewPlace.com Q 727-469-7070

© Belleview Place, LLC 2014


“I felt very happy we did the best we could, and I thought everybody had a pretty fun time doing it. Doing these long distance races is one thing. I feel very exhausted when I’m done with them and that’s because of the amount of things I have to think about for such a long period of time.” CHIP MERLIN

The sun makes its final descent during the 100-mile race to Fort Myers. On a moonless night, the crew faced the challenges of navigating in the dark.

OCTOBER 2017

bay

75


World-Wide

St. Pete Beach

Almost 7,000 total sqft under roof. Located in historic Don Cesar Place directly on the sand. Block construction, towering 24ft high center staircase, large gourmet kitchen, gorgeous 37ft-wide covered Gulf front balcony, huge master suite overlooking the beach, Pebbletec Spa, wonderful hardwood floors, elegant window treatments & impressive built-ins/woodwork. Offered for $2,799,000.

Oceanview – Tierra Verde

Luxury & Waterfront Specialist

727-215-2045

dania.perry@gmail.com www.DaniaPerry.com

$105M+ in Luxury & Waterfront Homes Sold in 2016 and $600M+ since 2010

Hawks Landing – Palm Harbor

Through beautifully manicured grounds, this sprawling 4 bedroom, 4.2 bath 8367 total sqft home delivers a versatile, family-centric luxury living experience. Beautifully sculpted ceilings, elegant living areas, spectacular 13-seat theater and huge game room w/fitnesscenter. Dazzling pool/spa deck transitions to a huge yard & full basketball court. Offered for $1,699,999.

Tucked away in a serene private sanctuary, you’ll love the natural beauty surrounding this lavish 5 bedroom, 4 bath residence with 6915 total sqft. Exquisite translucent marble flooring, spectacular luxury kitchen. Rich living areas abound! Remarkable master wing, two beautiful executive offices, huge game room & more. Massive screen enclosure houses superb indooroutdoor pool/spa deck. Pristine waterviews front & back. Offered for $1,699,000.

Mirabay – Apollo Beach

Located in highly acclaimed Mira Bay, you’ll be swept away by the unmistakable Caribbean aura of this striking 7894 total sqft, 5 bedroom, 5 bath coastal colonial waterfront. Exquisite finishes, superb balconies, magnificent kitchen and remarkable master wing. Dazzling 2600sqft screen-enclosed pool/spa deck includes outdoor Wolf Cooking Center, gas fireplace & fine wood ceilings. 13K boatlift offers rapid access to the Bay. Offered for $1,250,000.

Proven Results - Discreet, Professional, High Quality Real Estate Services CENTURY21 JIM WHITE & ASSOCIATES


World Dania Perry – Delivering the

Best Luxury Home Sales Results in Tampa Bay!

Dania sold $105M+ in Luxury & Waterfront Homes in 2016 AND $600M+ in Luxury & Waterfront Homes since 2010!

Redington Beach

Oceanview – Tierra Verde

Belleveiew Island- Belleair

Belleair Beach

The largest beachfront residence available for sale in Tampa Bay! Astounding 8 bedroom, 10 bath, 11 car garage, 17,220sqft (under roof) compound provides 120ft of sweeping beachfront and grand finishes thru-out. Incredible beachfront balconies, towering ceilings, 2 gourmet kitchens, spectacular 7,200sqft resort-class pool deck, remarkable infrastructure/amenities. The essence of beachfront luxury. Offered for $7,850,000.

Located in an exclusive gated oasis overlooking Clearwater’s beautiful intracoastal waterway, this magnificent palatial waterfront estate is one of Tampa Bay’s finest. Spectacular ceilings, gleaming marble floors, regal columns, custom inlaid woodwork, elegant crystal chandeliers and impressive flying staircase adorn this stunning 5 bedroom, 5.5 bath 12,389sqft (under roof) home. Offered for $4,395,000.

Brilliant in design and sublime in its contemporary sophistication, this colossal 21,359 total sqft estate in a private, richly landscaped island enclave enjoys sweeping views of the Gulf of Mexico. Spectacular presidential library and CEO’s Office. Sensational 1000 sqft living room with towering wall of glass. Magnificent dual master suites. Astonishing finishes, materials and workmanship deliver uncommon luxury and appeal! Offered for $6,400,000.

Bold, extravagant in its details and resplendent in its comfort, this impressive 5 bedroom, 6 bath 10,150 total sqft coastal Mediterranean enjoys easy access to beach and easy boating to the Gulf. High ceilings, huge covered balconies, magnificent gourmet Tuscan kitchen. Pebbletec pool/spa, large 24K boatlift, many superb amenities. 524300-1 Offered for $2,688,000.

Our Hearts and Prayers go out to all who were impacted by Hurricane Irma

195282-1 428102-1


All the Luxury Without the Wait

New custom homes now available!

GATED COMMUNITY WITH NO CDD! Arthur Rutenberg Homes

Legendary builders revolutionize the custom home buying experience! 7KLV LV DQ H[FLWLQJ DQG XQSUHFHGHQWHG RSSRUWXQLW\ LQ FXVWRP KRPH EXLOGLQJ 8QOLNH WKH

(727) 376-2739

W\SLFDO DSSURDFK WR KDYLQJ D OX[XU\ UHVLGHQFH GHVLJQHG DQG EXLOW È&#x201A; &KDPSLRQVÈ&#x2021; &OXE ERDVWV FXVWRP GHVLJQHG KRPHV  LQ JDWHG FRPPXQLWLHV ZLWK QR &''  WKDW DUH QRZ XQGHU FRQVWUXFWLRQ <RX QRZ KDYH WKH RSSRUWXQLW\ WR JHW ZKDW \RX ZDQW ZLWKRXW WKH ZDLW Î&#x2013;Q DGGLWLRQ OHJHQGDU\ $UWKXU 5XWHQEHUJ DQG 6DPXHOVHQ %XLOGHUV KDYH XQGHU FRQVWUXFWLRQ

Samuelsen Builders

UHVLGHQFHV WKDW \RX FDQ SHUVRQDOL]H ZLWK DOO WKH LQGXOJHQFHV DSSRLQWPHQWV DQG IHDWXUHV

Tampa's trusted home builder

\RX GHVLUH IRU \RXU KRPH $QG &KDPSLRQVÈ&#x2021; &OXE DGGV DOO WKH DGYDQWDJHV RI 7DPSD %D\È&#x2021;V

(727) 376-9600

PRVW FRYHWHG OLIHVW\OH LQFOXGLQJ SULYDWH 5HVLGHQWVÈ&#x2021; &OXE DZDUGZLQQLQJ JROI FRXUVH WRSUDWHG VFKRROV FRQYHQLHQW VKRSSLQJ DQG PRUH


Samuelsen Builders

&86720 +20(6 )520 7+( V 72 29(5  0Ζ//Ζ21 ARTHUR RUTENBERG MODEL HOME NOW OPEN! Veracruz Model • 10141 Milano Drive, Trinity, FL 34655

For more information visit ChampionsClubFla.com 3ULFHV SODQV DQG WHUPV DUH H΍HFWLYH RQ WKH GDWH RI SXEOLFDWLRQ DQG VXEMHFW WR FKDQJH ZLWKRXW QRWLFH 'HSLFWLRQV RI KRPHV RU RWKHU IHDWXUHV DUH DUWLVW FRQFHSWLRQV +DUGVFDSH ODQGVFDSH DQG RWKHU LWHPV VKRZQ PD\ EH GHFRUDWRU VXJJHVWLRQV WKDW DUH QRW LQFOXGHG LQ WKH SXUFKDVH SULFH DQG DYDLODELOLW\ PD\ YDU\ 1R YLHZ LV SURPLVHG 9LHZV PD\ DOVR EH DOWHUHG E\ VXEVHTXHQW GHYHORSPHQW FRQVWUXFWLRQ DQG ODQGVFDSLQJ JURZWK 3ODQV WR EXLOG RXW WKLV QHLJKERUKRRG DV SURSRVHG DUH VXEMHFW WR FKDQJH ZLWKRXW QRWLFH


A feast for the senses. A haven for the soul. Baystar Restaurant Group combines the freshest local seafood with talented creative chefs to provide you a delicious culinary escape. Discover one of Baystar’s eight bay area restaurants today.

GS

Marina Cantina Awarded “Best New Restraunt” Golden Spoon Award, 2016, Florida Trend

baystarrestaurantgroup.com


TAMPA WATERFRONT LIVING Luxury Tower Residences from the $600s

Now rising along 1.5 miles of Tampaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s western waterfront, a grand new vision for luxury living is taking shape. Introducing a captivating new community where you can walk to shops, dine at waterfront restaurants, and boat onto the open bay. Where elegant new condominium residences overlook a vibrant yacht harbour and feature breathtaking sunset views. By land or by sea, the best of Tampa and St. Petersburg is only minutes from home.

Taking reservations, REGISTER NOW: MarinaPointe.com. Or call 813-328-5450. RESIDEN CES | MARINA | SHOPPING | DININ G

S Westshore Blvd

Tampa Bay

Blvd

Bridge St

andy

WG

Broker participation welcomed. ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS, MAKE REFERENCE TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. This project is intended to be filed in the state of Florida and no other state. This is not an offer to sell or solicitation of offers to buy the condominium units in states where such offer or solicitation cannot be made. Prices and availability are subject to change at any time without notice.


SUNSET with all the perks BY KATHERINE SNOW SMITH PHOTOGRAPHS BY CHERIE DIEZ

T

he official name is the Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club, but longtime locals refer to the Mediterranean clubhouse, pool and 18-hole course on Snell Isle simply as “Sunset.” The nickname harkens to when candy magnate D.L. Clark, maker of the Clark Bar, bought the property in 1932 and named it Clarks’ Sunset Golf and Country Club.

At left, siblings Evelyn, 6, and William, 7, Higman of Snell Isle play in the new splash pad in the pool area.


The new pool and cabanas at the Vinoyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nearly century-old golf clubhouse.

OCTOBER 2017

bay 83


We sometimes say we’re where historic meets hip.” BARBARA READY, general manager of the Renaissance Vinoy St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club

The remodeled ballroom. The public can rent the club and ballroom for weddings and parties. At left, the new outdoor sitting area.

Clark, an Irish immigrant who started his candy empire in Pittsburgh, paid $156,000 to St. Petersburg developer Perry Snell, who built the course in 1925. The candymaker sold it 14 years later to the owners of the Vinoy Hotel. It has had various additions and makeovers since then and has just reopened after a 15-month renovation that elevates the casual retreat to a more polished, upscale resort amenity for hotel guests, members of the Vinoy Club and anyone from the public who wants to rent it for an event. A new pool with sprays of water flowing from its sides is about double the size of the former oval one and boasts a splash pad with water spouts for kids. The pool deck includes six cabanas with fans and refrigerators and 120 loungechairswithcomfycushionscomparedtojust35deck chairs before. There’s also an outdoor lounge with crisp

white and green furniture that’s comfortable and weatherproof and beckons guests to gather and relax before, after or instead of golf and swimming. The ballroom maintains its original elegant Mediterranean structure and accents, such as sculpted columns and colorful mosaic tiles, while new carpet, furniture and lighting make it brighter and more contemporary. “We sometimes say we’re where historic meets hip,” said Barbara Ready, general manager of the Renaissance Vinoy St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club. The ballroom, which was originally an open-air terrace in the 1920s, is available to be rented for functions as small as a business luncheon to a seated wedding for 200 people. The catering and restaurant menus have been totally revamped to offer more upscale steak, chicken and seafood entrees.

OCTOBER 2017

bay

85


The remodeled Vinoy Club Grill restaurant.

What was formally just the Clubhouse Restaurant is now the Vinoy Club Grill with a more sophisticated look combiningglass,smoothwoodsandgoldaccents.Anewcovered terrace has doubled the number of dining seats to 120. The bar, like many others across the country, offers craft cocktails as well as wine on tap, which isn’t as common yet but part of a growing trend. The tap limits oxidation, so every glass poured is like the first taste of a newly opened bottle. “We take this for granted, but who wouldn’t want to eat their meal here and look out over this golf course?” Ready said. Prices at the Vinoy Club Grill are higher than before the renovation, with lunch entrees ranging from $12 to $18 and dinner entrees going for $25 to $42. The newly added pool side Clark’s Snack Bar, however, offers options for $6 to $16 and pays tribute to D.L. Clark. It sells the original Clark Bar made of milk chocolate and a peanut butter crunch that dates back to 1886. The snack bar offers takeout for golfers, as well. A $250,000 upgrade of the course includes a new covered staging area, putting green and chipping area. Several holes are being redesigned and enhanced with hills, creeks and landscaping so that none are in view of others, said golf supervisor Yong Park.

Golf locker rooms have a whole new look, as well, with personalized nameplates on lockers (there’s a waiting list to lease your own), clouded glass-door showers, flat screen TVs, and tile and lighting similar to what’s found in top-ofthe-line spas. The Snell Isle facility and downtown hotel are in the process of a change in ownership. Maryland’s FelCor Lodging Trust, which purchased the Vinoy in 2007, is being acquired byRLJLodgingTrust,thepubliclytradedrealestateinvestment trust owned by BET founder Robert Johnson. The three-year, $50 million upgrade of both Vinoy properties will continue as planned.

The remodeled women’s locker room.

86 bay

OCTOBER 2017


SUNSET: a look back

1925 Women enjoying a sunny day on the links of the golf course.

1958 Tower top at the Sunset Golf and Country Club. Photographs from Times archives

OCTOBER 2017

bay

87


destination delicious Top 25 Delicious Destinations in Tampa Bay –

We are a boutique neighborhood restaurant & lounge located in historic downtown Tarpon Springs. Inspired by the fresh concept of culinary and cocktail art, our fare is created daily from fresh, seasonal ingredients.

Creative Loafing

Voted Best of the Bay 2012-2017 –

Tampa Bay Magazine

CATERING AND VENUE FOR ALL OCCASIONS BUSINESS AND SOCIAL

We work with market-fresh produce and the highest-quality seafood and meats. • SOPHISTICATED WINE LIST • HANDCRAFTED BAR COCKTAILS • GLUTEN FREE, VEGETARIAN AND VEGAN FRIENDLY

TIME TO MAKE YOUR HOLIDAY PLANS

• SERVING LUNCH & DINNER

MONTHLY WINE & TAPAS PAIRING

currents-tarpon.com

currents 200 E. TARPON AVE. TARPON SPRINGS 727-940-5377


2017


MONDAYS & TUESDAYS:

All-You-Can-Eat Snow Crab WEDNESDAYS:

All-You-Can-Eat Fish & Chips THURSDAYS:

Super Grouper Specials FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS:

Fresh Seafood & Steak Specials SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS:

Football Specials We Show All The Games!

delicious food. awesome specials. COOTERS RESTAURANT & BAR ON CLEARWATER BEACH

OCTOBER 19-22, 2017

Cooters 24th Annual

Crabfest

STONE CRABS • KING CRABS • DUNGENESS CRABS & MORE AT DISCOUNTED PRICES!

BIG TENT • LIVE MUSIC • VALET PARKING

423 Poinsettia Avenue 727-462-2668 www.cooters.com


{

Don't miss out on premium selection, come and visit us on site today.

{ Actual view

The quaint charm and laid-back ambience of Safety Harbor.

EXCLUSIVE COMMUNITY • 45 UNITS • 3 FLOORPLANS Across from Safety Harbor Spa • Downtown Safety Harbor

101 South Bayshore Blvd. • Safety Harbor, FL 34695 HarborPlaceAtSafetyHarbor.com

PRICES START AT $479,500 Call us today! 727-403-6970 • 727-789-5588 • Sales office hours: Mon. - Fri.11am-4:30pm, Sat. 12-4pm & Sun. by appointment ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING REPRESENTATIONS FOR THE SELLER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS, MAKE REFERENCE TO THIS BROCHURE AND TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A SELLER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. This project has been filed by the state of Florida and no other state. Views shown cannot be relied upon as the actual view from a particular unit within the condominium. Prospective purchasers should be aware that any view from the condominium property may be limited or eliminated. Please see the declaration of condominium for more information when they become available.


faces The art of starting a museum BY KATHERINE SNOW SMITH

J

Bernice Chu, new director of the Tom and Mary James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art, St. Petersburg, stands in front of the new museum.

Photograph by Scott Keeler

94 bay

OCTOBER 2017

ust three weeks after starting as the inaugural director of the James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art, Bernice Chu seemed to know the project as though she’d been involved since its birth. From the smallest details such as standing desks in offices (“Sitting is the new smoking,” she laughed) to Tom and Mary James’ philosophy of supporting working artists, Chu spoke with authority and pride as she led a tour of the museum now under construction. She didn’t call it simply “the museum” or “the James Museum” but usually referred to the facility as “our museum.” “Our museum is not just about cowboys and Indians and birds and wolves,” said Chu. “It’s about the artists. (Tom James) wants the artists to create art. That’s the reason why he buys art.” And, of course he cares about value, but that’s not the sole reason, she added. The 84,000-square-foot museum slated to open next spring will house 400 works of art of the more than 3,000 pieces that Mary and Tom James, chairman emeritus of Raymond James Financial, have collected over 50 years. The former headquarters of Universal Health Care at 150 Central Ave. is in the midst of a major renovation inside and out. Sandstone and copper will cover the exterior while the interior will include a walkway across the peak of a twostory granite waterfall, all of which give the feeling of a canyon out west instead of a busy street in Florida. When Chu was interviewing for the job at the St. Petersburg museum, she read a lot about Tom and Mary James’ longtime support of artists as well as the Tampa Bay community, and that made the museum even more attractive, she said. The fact that she would be getting in from almost the start was another plus. In past positions she was charged with “fixing” aspects of existing museums. When the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York went from being open six days a week to seven in 2013, Chu was brought in months before to oversee the transition, which involved everything from employees’


Our museum is not just about cowboys and Indians and birds and wolves. It’s about the artists. (Tom James) wants the artists to create art. That’s the reason why he buys art.” BERNICE CHU, director of the Tom and Mary James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art

schedules, to maintenance of exhibits to housekeeping. And when the Art Institute of Chicago was adding its 260,000-square-foot Modern Wing, which opened in 2009, Chu was asked to oversee a reorganization and renovation of the existing 700,000 square feet. “It’s easier when there is nothing there to begin with,” said Chu. For example, she plans for security guards to also act as guides who can interact with visitors and tell them about the museum’s collection. At her most recent post as the director of facilities and operations for the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Chu was part of the endeavor to ask existing security staff to undergo training so they could be guides as well as guards. Most were pleased to add this component to their jobs, while some said they’d rather not, so the change was harder to implement. Chu was trained as an architect and oversaw design and construction of financial firms on Wall Street at the beginning of her career before becoming an independent consultant. Then one day, the N.Y. Botanical Garden in the Bronx came calling and asked if she would be its new director of design. “I didn’t know anything about horticulture when I started,” she said. From there she went to the Art Institute. “I didn’t know anything about art,” she added. But from the beginning of her career, Chu started asking questions of contractors and the trades, such as electricians or plumbers, to see if her plans would mesh with the nuts and bolts of a specific project, and the same philosophy applied to curators and conservators. “We had to be understanding of what was actually possible not just what we wanted,” she said. Now at the James Museum, Chu has no background in western or wildlife art, (her favorite artist is Lucian Freud) but already she has a vision for the museum. “I want it to be really engaging. … It’s got to tell a story,” she said. With this goal in mind, she will help develop a short movie to introduce the art and the history of the West to museum guests. This is just one of many things on

Chu’s “to do” list, which also includes hiring employees, developing a volunteer docent program as well as the museum’s educational component and making sure it will have successful profit centers. The projects are a team effort, including Emily Kapes, curator of art, and Julie Matus, the new education director. “The event space is what brings the revenue that will help support the museum,” she said, as she toured through the bones of the museum that will soon seat up to 400 people for elegant functions. “Our museum” will also feature a retail store, a restaurant and a cafe with an antique bar from San Francisco, an idea envisioned by Mary James. “With all the condos being built downtown, I think the bar area will be a great place for people to come and have a drink,” Chu said.

Ernest Benally, Butterfly Squash Blossom Necklace, 2016. Made of sterling silver and various stones. Courtesy of the James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art

Maynard Dixon, Navajo Mother, 1945. Oil. Courtesy of the James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art

OCTOBER 2017

bay

95


96 bay

OCTOBER 2017


being there, doing that

Bay Area Advisors Martinis for Moffitt July 22 at the Straz Center A hot bash known for attracting a big summer crowd, Martinis for Moffitt has raised more than $1 million in 10 years for prostate cancer research at the Moffitt Cancer Center and programs specifically for patients ages 15 to 39.

Brothers Stephen and Tom Stanton

Jen Murray, Jessica Neander, Melissa Credito and Angeles Grover

Colette Vann and Jennifer Martinez

Terri and Jerry Warnke with Gennie and Mike Swenson

Marsha and Ed Droste Martinis for Moffitt co-chairmen Matt Schwartz and Eric Rabinovitz

Gina Morales and Dale Gordon

Photographs by Amy Scherzer

OCTOBER 2017

bay

97


              

# " "!   !     !  &&  &&    ! ! !  %      "  !!

      !!   "  ! ! !  "! !   $! "% &

 



        

   

   

          

! !$ $"$"

98 bay

OCTOBER 2017


From the boat to your plate. Stone Crab Season Open October 15th

Award-Winning Seafood since 1972 Stone Crab & Seafood

See Full Menu at billysstonecrab.com

From the freshest grouper and Gulf seafood, Billy’s Stone Crab in Tierra Verde is an Old Florida Seafood House. Built of native cypress and pine, the waterfront restaurant has been serving Tampa Bay’s finest seafood, crabs, steaks, fresh fish and more since 1972.

1 Collany Road • Tierra Verde • 727-866-2115


being there, doing that

Children’s Dream Fund Rays on the Runway TheTampaBayRaysgeneratedthousandsofdollarsfortheChildren’sDreamFundwithRaysontheRunway.Patrons packedtheVinoyRenaissanceSt.PetersburgResortandGolfClubtogetautographs,photosandseeplayerswalkthe runwayasidewivesorgirlfriendsandchildrenwhohavealreadyreceivedorareawaitingadreamtrip.

Steven Souza Jr. and wife Mikaela walked the runway with 6-year-old Logan Laborde at a fundraiser for the Children’s Dream Fund.

Evan and Jaime Longoria joked around with Cole Eicher, a sophomore at Calvary Christian High School. The Children’s Dream Fund gave him a trip to London.

100 bay

OCTOBER 2017

Logan and Christie Morrison modeled with Skai Coughlan, who twirled like a ballerina at the runway’s end.

Kevin Kiermaier and fiancee Marisa Moralobo walk the runway with first-grader Aislin Rose.

Matt Duffy and Rachel Crow.

Wilson Ramos and wife Yeli take part in Rays on the Runway fundraiser for the Children’s Dream Fund.


Trevor Plouffe and wife Olivia each have the Roman numerals XXIII tattooed on their finger in honor of November 23, 2008, their first date. They got the tattoos when they were dating six months and have now been married four years.

Xavier Moses pretends to pitch to designated hitter Corey Dickerson as Beth Anne Dickerson and a packed Vinoy ballroom enjoy the fun.

Mallex Smith and Nathan Sanders strike a pose.

0GY

RCV

KGP

    PN[    1Ǣ  GT G  

ZRK  

TGU      %

VU Q

QFG 

$/

1EV

           

Brad and Anna Boxberger with 12-year-old Lamaya Sakales. Photographs by Katherine Snow Smith

2KPGNNCU 2CTM  2CTM $NXF 0 ^  

        

OCTOBER 2017

bay

101


        

                #        

#

$%' ) %'  *%% * * % % %

!)$ $ (+"

     

    

 



 

         

    

      

 





102 bay



OCTOBER 2017


calendar FEBRUARY

MARCH

APRIL

MAY

Oct. 10

BREAKFAST FOR SCHOLARS: Academy Prep fundraiser. 8 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Grand Ballroom, Vinoy Renaissance Resort, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. $50. academyprep.org/stpete

Oct. 13

“BIG” GALA: Fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay. 5:30 p.m., Hilton Tampa Downtown, 211 N Tampa St., Tampa. $300. Bbbstampabay.org FLEUR DE LIS CELEBRATION AUCTION: Benefits Boy Scouts of America and Learning for Life, 7 p.m. Higgins Hall, 5225 N Himes Ave., Tampa. $75. (813) 872-2691 or tampabayscouting.org/events/auction

Oct. 14

DALI & SCHIAPARELLI: Fashion show, exhibition opening, dinner and dancing. The Dali Museum, 1 Dali Blvd., St. Petersburg. $1,500. thedali.org EYE BALL: A Gala With International Vision benefits Lions Eye Institute. 6 p.m. TPepin’s Hospitality Centre, 4121 N 50th St., Tampa. $250; lionseyeinstitute.org TUXES & TAILS: Rio Carnival dinner and adoptables runway show benefits Humane Society of Tampa Bay. 5:30 p.m. Tampa Convention Center, 333 S Franklin St., Tampa. $175. (813) 876-4150 or tuxesandtailstampa.com

JUNE

JULY

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

OCTOBER

Oct. 17

Nov. 1

Oct. 18

Nov. 4

TAMPA BAY BUSINESSES FOR CULTURE & THE ARTS ANNUAL IMPACT AWARDS: 6:30 p.m. Renaissance Hotel International Plaza, 4200 Jim Walter Blvd, Tampa; $300 and up; tbbca.org/ImpactAwards2017 SMARTLY DRESSED: FASHION SHOW AND LUNCHEON. Badgley Mischka is the special guest at MFA fundraiser. 11 a.m. Grand Ballroom, Vinoy Renaissance Resort, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. $150. stuartsociety.donorshops.com

Oct. 19

OPENING DOORS: 19th annual fashion show luncheon to benefit Tampa Bay Dress for Success, 11:30 a.m. Bryan Glazer Family JCC, 522 N Howard Ave., Tampa. $75; (813) 259-1876 PACESETTER AWARDS DINNER: Fundraiser for Personal Enrichment Through Mental Health Services (PEMHS). 6 p.m. Kapok Tree Pavilion, 923 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. $30. Pemhs.org or (727) 362-4316

Oct. 20

12TH ANNUAL USF WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP & PHILANTHROPY FALL SYMPOSIUM: Luncheon, featuring Grace Byers. 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Hilton Tampa Downtown, 211 N Tampa St., Tampa. $150. (813) 974-1810 or usf.edu/wlp GHOULWILL BASH: Benefits Goodwill IndustriesSuncoast. 8 p.m. Yacht StarShip, Channelside Plaza, 615 Channelside Dr. , Tampa $80 ($90 after Oct. 13); goodwill-suncoast.org/ghoulwill

Oct. 21

CONGA! BROADWAY BALL: Benefits Straz Center for the Performing Arts. 6 p.m. Morsani Hall, 1010 N Macinnes Place, Tampa. $550. (813) 222-1037 or strazcenter.org JDRF TAMPA BAY CHAPTER NIGHT OF HOPE GALA: Benefits juvenile diabetes research, 6 p.m. Marriott Waterside, 700 S Florida Ave., Tampa. $300. (727) 344-2873

Oct. 26

Tuxes & Tails sponsors Amber Schonbrun McDonnell and Cherie Schonbrun walk the runway at the 2016 event.

NOVEMBER

RED CROSS SILVER COFFEE: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m; Lindell residence; 4940 W Saint Croix Dr., Tampa. $50. (813) 348-4820 MARCH OF DIMES SIGNATURE CHEFS AUCTION: 6:30 p.m. TPepin’s Hospitality Centre, 4121 N 50th St, Tampa. $150. (813) 898-4954 or signaturechefs.org/tampa

DECEMBER

JANUARY

WINE PAIRINGS DINNER: Benefits the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance; Chefs create a meal inspired by local artists, 6:30 p.m. The Birchwood, 340 Beach Dr. NE, St. Petersburg. $175 a person. (727) 518-5142 BOWTIE BALL: Benefits Poynter Institute, Lifetime Achievement honoree Judy Woodruff; 6 p.m. Hilton Carillon, 950 Lake Carillon Dr., St. Petersburg; $150. (727) 553-4676 or poynter.org MADE IN TAMPA BAY, PAVILION XXXII: Benefits Tampa Museum of Art; 6:30 p.m. at the museum, 120 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. $650. (813) 421-8368 or tampamuseum.org

Nov. 5

LIGHTNING STRIKES ISLAND NIGHT: Benefits LifePath Hospice, 5:30 p.m. Jackson’s Bistro, 601 S Harbour Island Blvd., Tampa $150. (813) 871-8431 or chaptershealth.org

Nov. 9

JUNIOR LEAGUE HOLIDAY GIFT MARKET PREVIEW PARTY: VIP reception, 6 p.m.; $65. general, 7 p.m. $35. Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall, Tampa. (813) 254-1734; jltampa.org

Nov. 10

TAMPA BAY HISTORY CENTER GALA: Treasure Seekers; 7 p.m. 801 Old Water St., Tampa; $250. (813) 675-8991 or tampabayhistorycenter.org/gala. BEST BUDDIES TAMPA BAY CHAMPION OF THE YEAR: 6:30 p.m. Marriott Waterside, 700 S Florida Ave., Tampa. $200. (813) 2934545; bestbuddieschampion.org/tampabay

Nov. 11

GREAT GATSBY PARTY: Benefits Henry B. Plant Museum; 7:30 p.m. Fletcher Lounge at University of Tampa. $100. (813) 258-7302. TURQUOISE TANGO AFFAIR GALA: Benefits American Lung Association Florida. 6:30 p.m. TPepin’s Hospitality Centre, 4121 N 50th St., Tampa. tampaturquoisegala.org

Nov. 12

LET’S GROOVE, STARLIGHT BALL: Featuring Earth, Wind & Fire benefits Florida Hospitals Foundation West Florida Division; 5 p.m. Marriott Waterside, 700 S Florida Ave., $750 and up. (813) 803-4015

Photograph by Amy Scherzer OCTOBER 2017

bay

103


 *  & $$ $)& +   +#$"



 !

#)$#$*

'  # (  #   &! &#$)#  &#)#+#!#

      

     

$ 104 bay

OCTOBER 2017

!$   #




,@@ 

              

& 3;1 ?+;1 "+( $3 "+'$? 1? ? +11$)! ;8$;' )= ;)81 +;!'3 =$)+= 3"$+)3 8+?. 8 3<$)!3 1 <$'' +) 3'8 38?'3 *6,56,4 8"1+;!" ,:6,,6,4. 3& +1 8$'3.

1- ;- ?+;1 "+'$? +1 )+= ) 3<.  #  %

:5,@ 8" 8  8. 813;1!  ;($)882 1$<? "13 $'"+;882 $)+= "$)!3

""!"" $$$    

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

OCTOBER 2017

bay

105


  

   

 

                      

 

 

106 bay

OCTOBER 2017

"$ "  %++ *   !  " (  $!   ! " ! ""  $&  ( *  ! "&! "  ! $$  $!!   &"   " " ! !   $ ! $

$ ) $  "!'    ) $ ( " $   ! "$  (   *&! '"$ !$  $& )!    "   ! $ $   !"  $"    *




   

OCTOBER 2017

bay

107


      

     

 

  

     

    



! 

 



11  ) )#& )  %) %)&)&" 0 &  && / / ),%  / )%/ % &  &$  ).) &  )%, & / %) %&  ,& "

    

  t  %

t %.)  % )   )%#&  t ,%) %)&)& /) 0,% ,% & /%  % % %)  '+'! +'* %  %  %)%)"%

   

108 bay

OCTOBER 2017



  



&  ! %  !  !  $  ""& # #"




        

OCTOBER 2017

bay

109


next time COMING NOVEMBER 12

IT’SNOTTHATFAROFF

I struggle with bringing up the holidays in mid October because I’ve always been annoyed with retailers who pressure us long before we really need to start thinking about the next season. But by the time the next Bay reaches you in early November, you might want to start getting in the mood. A spread of houses featured on the Florida Orchestra Guild’s Holiday Tour of Homes in St. Petersburg shows a variety of ways to decorate the tree and set the table. Bay also will go inside the home of University of Tampa president Ron Vaughn and his wife, Renee, to see multiple trees decorated with themes that include cats, fish, gingerbread and, the campus icon, minarets. Now that Cuba is so accessible, we’ll find out how to get the best cigars, which make for great gifts. If you want to give or serve something that hails from right here in Tampa Bay, we’ll offer up suggestions for that, too. As for what to wear for this festive time of year, you can’t go wrong with a classic black dress, or a classic black dress with a twist. Our fashion spread will salute the black cocktail dress in the location where one of the most famous ones became an icon , Tiffany & Co. — Katherine Snow Smith

Photograph by Luis Santana


Exceptional is an understatement!

Your Tampa Bay Success Leader

Closed since 2013 TRANQUIL SETTING IN CYPRESS LAKE ESTATES

Dramatic executive home on 2.26 acres on a private cul-de-sac with over 5,700 sq.ft. of living space. 4 bedrooms, 3 full and 2 half baths, 3-car garage, plus serene conservation views! Gourmet kitchen, family room w/fireplace, fabulous home movie theater plus bonus/game room & study or 5th bedroom. Resort luxury in the lanai with gorgeous fireplace & outdoor cooking center and beautiful pool. This custom home is designed for true family living and entertaining.

$899,900.

WELCOME TO REAL COASTAL LIVING!

Tranquil waterfront living with true Florida wildlife at its best! Custom design with 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 3,506 sq.ft. of luxury living! Great room and formal dining room with cathedral-style architecture showcasing loads of windows! Gorgeous tropical landscaping surrounding open pool and spa. Dock with two lifts and a golf-cart-friendly community! Lots of “new”… a real waterfront paradise!

$929,900.

FOUR-TIME DIAMOND AWARD WINNER

Luxury Home Specialist

NANCY LESLIE nancyleslie@remaxrealtec.net 727.420.2963 NancyLeslie.com

Top 100 ReMax Agents Worldwide | No. 46 in the US

REALTEC GROUP

No. 1 ReMax Agent in Pinellas | No. 2 ReMax Agent in the State of Florida 2016 ReMax “Diamond Club” Award Winner 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016


IS IT POSSIBLE TO BE INSPIRED BY A WEEKEND GETAWAY? Well, it’s hard not to be inspired by 35 miles of white-sand bliss and emerald green water. Beyond natural wonder, St. Pete’s SHINE Mural Festival will incite your imagination, Gulf-to-grill cafés will ignite your tastebuds, and the sunset from Pier 60 will sooth your soul. It’s time to find your best self.

Clearwater Beach

Bay Magazine - October, 2017  
Bay Magazine - October, 2017  

On the Town