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A MAGAZINE OF THE TAMPA BAY TIMES

MARCH 2019

IMAGINE A JOURNEY


50 CELEBRATING

YEARS

MOVING TAMPA BAY FORWARD SINCE 1969

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BAYSHORE BEAUTIFUL 4 Bed | 3/1 Bath | 3,453 SF | $849,000 Mary Pond & Ed Gunning 813.690.7902 3224westharborviewavenue.smithandassociates.com


PASS-A-GRILLE GULF FRONT 3 Bed | 4 Bath | 2,416 SF | $2,350,000 Don Pellegrino 813.625.4399 2504sunsetway.smithandassociates.com

WESTSHORE YACHT CLUB 3 Bed | 3/1 Bath | 2,982 SF | $1,195,000 Bonnie Monteau & Traci Burns 813.833.7510 5703yeatsmanordrive301.smithandassociates.com

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March WELCOME TO THE TRAVEL ISSUE

ON THE COVER

A journey begins

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Tampa Bay Collard Green Festival Second Annual Event Academy Prep Center of St. Petersburg Five Fabulous Females Ye Mystic Krewe Captain’s Ball Florida Holocaust Museum To Life: Rock, Roll and Remember Philanthropic Women of St. Joseph’s Luncheon St. Petersburg Arts Alliance Muse Awards

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MOTHER-DAUGHTER TIME

TRAILING MICHAEL FRANCIS

Kathy Saunders and her daughter go to California and get the star treatment at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

We see how the conductor, who travels many weeks a year, navigates the journey.

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TRAVELING THROUGH PORTUGAL

FACES

Explore the home of port wine and scenery, and much, much more.

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Planning high-end travel and taking a few trips along the way.


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EDITOR Kathy Saunders ksaunders@tampabay.com

CREATIVE DIRECTOR Pegie Stark pstark@tampabay.com

COPY EDITORS Dawn Cate and Peter Couture PHOTO EDITOR Patty Yablonski GENERAL MANAGER Christopher Galbraith Bay is published eight times a year by Times Publishing Co. and delivered to Tampa Bay Times subscribers in select neighborhoods in Pinellas, Hillsborough and Pasco counties. Copyright 2019. Vol. 12, No. 4. THE TAMPA BAY TIMES CHAIRMAN AND CEO Paul C. Tash EXECUTIVE EDITOR Mark Katches BAY EDITORIAL DIRECTOR Stephanie Hayes VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES AND MARKETING ADVERTISING MANAGER Mark Shurman

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National / Major Retail Advertising Manager Kelly Spamer Clearwater Retail Advertising Manager Jennifer Bonin 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, Ralph W. Morningstar, Greg Kennicutt REGIONAL HOME DELIVERY MANAGERS Diann Bates, Rob Jennings To view the magazine online, visit tampabay.com/bay. To order photo reprints, visit tampabay.com/photosales. To advertise in Bay magazine, call (727) 893-8535.

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from the editor

PLEASED TO MEET YOU

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at the University of South Florida in Tampa and, but for a short stint reporting for the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, have remained in the Sunshine State where I’ve made food writing a focus. My husband has a law practice in St. Petersburg and we live in a community on the south side of the city. This year marks a turning point in our lives as both of our children have moved away. Our daughter is a sophomore in college in Los Angeles and our son, after working for the Tampa Bay Rays for several years, just moved to Houston to take a position in scouting for the Astros. As Rays season ticket holders since day one, it is a bittersweet move. I’ll be the one wearing blue with a hint of orange at this month’s home opener at the Trop. My husband and I have been involved in a

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Have comments, questions? Let us know. Contact Kathy Saunders at ksaunders@tampabay.com.

Bay is about delight, desire, discoveries and dreams. For me, editing Bay is also a dream job. I’ve known and worked with the previous editors of Bay and I’ve been a constant contributor to the magazine over the past six years, sharing stories of beachfront homes, craft cocktails and shopping in Paris. In this, my first issue as editor of Bay, I get to share some of my personal experiences and I look forward to bringing my fondness for the Tampa Bay area into your spaces. Let me tell you a little about myself. Growing up in Hawaii and having traveled the world as a military brat, it’s staggering to realize that the Tampa Bay area has been my home now for 34 years. I left the islands to study journalism

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number of local charities, and I am excited to highlight community works on these pages. One passion especially dear to our hearts is Southeastern Guide Dogs. As a family, we have raised multiple puppies for Southeastern and watched four of them go on to change the lives of their handlers who can’t see, and veterans who, as we say at Southeastern, have seen too much. Thankfully, we had two “career-changed” yellow Labs returned as pets, so we always get plenty of puppy love. Even though I have made St. Petersburg my hometown, I’ve never lost the yearning to travel. I love France and England, my birthplace, and I look forward to sightseeing with our readers on the pages of Bay. Travel is the theme of this month’s issue, and I am sharing a story of my new bicoastal life with my California transplanted daughter. Our creative director Pegie Stark likes to be especially prepared when she goes overseas, so readers will enjoy her account of trying to beat jet lag on a flight to Geneva.

A Celebration of Glass Curated by Duncan McClellan and Mary Childs

March 7-April 20 Presenting Sponsors: Duncan McClellan Gallery and DMG School Project

Stephen Pon

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Michael Francis, music director of the Florida Orchestra, knows plenty about jet lag, as he frequently flies back and forth to Germany. For the next five years, he will spend part of his time there as principal conductor of the Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie RheinlandPfalz, in addition to his work with the Florida Orchestra. He also travels bicoastal in his role as music director of the Mainly Mozart festival in San Diego. We followed Francis through Tampa International Airport, re-creating his regular routine before heading across the pond. We observed his pretravel rituals and gathered tips on how he manages the long routes and airport delays. We also traveled by water this month for our cover. Thanks to Mike and Linda Robson and Captain Gene Weeks for inviting us onto their beautiful yacht. The day was perfect, with Florida sunshine and tranquil seas and the backdrop of the Sunshine Skyway bridge. Here’s to smooth sailing in the Bay. — Kathy Saunders

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BE COMFY AND CARRY ON COORDINATION BY WHITNEY COHEN PHOTOGRAPHS BY SCOTT KEELER

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French nautical tote made of 100 percent sail cloth by 727 Sail Bags, $470. Zazoo’d, 531 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. zazood.com. International dual-access four-wheel carryon, $850. Triple compartment brief, which attaches to the carryon, $500. Tumi, International Plaza,Tampa. tumi.com.

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Canoe convert canvas and leather cross-body backpack, $275. Southlife leather mailbag, $518. Both from Bamboozle, etc, 105 Eighth Ave., St. Pete Beach.

Black nylon travel tote by Stephanie Johnson, $145. Jackie Z, Sundial, 173 Second Ave. N, St. Petersburg. jackiezstyle.com.

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HOW (NOT) TO OVERCOME JET LAG BY PEGIE STARK

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y first trip to Europe was for a speaking engagement on newspaper design at a conference in Geneva. I was so excited, and I was determined not to have jet lag. I wanted to be completely fresh for the conference. So I found a book written for the military about how special forces, like Navy SEALs, avoid jet lag. It was actually a food plan, detailing what to eat and drink seven days before takeoff and what to eat and drink before your return trip. It involved a nutritional diet along with lots of caffeine taken at certain times during the week.

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The book was organized in two sections. The cover and first half of the book was the eating and drinking plan for eastbound travel. On the flip side of the book, on the back cover, were instructions for westbound travel. Seven days ahead of my trip, I diligently ate and drank everything according to the plan. There were recommendations on when and what hours to sleep as well. I kept up the whole routine for the seven days before I took off. On the day of departure, my flight was leaving at night. Excited, I boarded the plane and got situated. As I prepared to enjoy the meal and movie, I got out my jet lag book to read about the eating and drinking rules for the flight. The first directive was to drink a large cup of coffee as soon as I boarded the plane. Okay, I thought, I can do that. It was a little late, I thought, but I wanted to follow the book’s directions precisely. I especially enjoyed the coffee with my dessert. After dinner, I looked at the book again and followed the directive to have two more cups of strong black coffee within an hour or two. Hmmm, that sounded strange, but I did it. Another two cups down. As the other passengers settled in for the long flight, getting their pillows

adjusted and blankets in place, I was thinking: How can anyone sleep after all this coffee? I thought, well, I know something they don’t. They don’t have this book that will help them conquer jet lag. As the hours passed, I became more awake, more alert, chatting up all the flight attendants I could find, talking with anyone who wasn’t asleep, walking up and down the aisles, a little wired. I proudly didn’t sleep a wink all the way there, and when we arrived in Geneva I was ready to go. Gathering my things to get off the plane, I picked up my book and noticed that I had mistakenly flipped the book over and followed the westbound diet. I was awake all day and night once we landed in Geneva, and I think I saw all the sights on foot and had energy to spare. And when I finally fell asleep, it was a long one. Luckily, I had scheduled a few touring days before the conference and was just fine by the time I got on stage to do my presentation. Since then I follow no rules or guidebooks. I get on the plane, drink wine instead of coffee, try to sleep, land exhausted and add a day or two of sleep before I get out and start touring. Although I won’t be jumping out with the Navy SEALs anytime soon, this method works for me.


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Julia Saunders, then a fifth-grader, poses for a photo on the patio of the Polo Lounge. Photograph by Kathy Saunders

Julia Saunders gets a photo with Demi Lovato at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards in Los Angeles. Photograph by Kathy Saunders

Julia Saunders is pictured with Beverly Hills Hotel concierge Mitchell Armstrong during her 20th birthday celebration. Photograph by Bailey Jones

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THE BOND OF BEVERLY HILLS BY KATHY SAUNDERS

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hen my daughter Julia was in fifth grade, the Tampa Bay Times arranged for press credentials for us to cover the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards in Los Angeles. I decided to make it a memorable mother-daughter weekend and booked us into the historic Beverly Hills Hotel. And, just like it is for the Hollywood dealmakers who dine in its restaurants and the stars who take up residence in its private bungalows, our stay was life-changing.

Photograph courtesy of the Dorchester Collection

We were welcomed on the hotel’s red carpet by concierge Mitchell Armstrong, who appreciated the important task before my preteen daughter. He arranged for a car to take us to the show and provided information to help us navigate the Hollywood landscape. He also made sure we got the best tables in the hotel restaurants. We sat in the famous Polo Lounge at Table 6, where Marilyn Monroe regularly dined, and at Table 3, where Frank Sinatra entertained friends like Dean Martin. The servers whipped up special drinks, including the tasty cherry soda they created for a daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore. One night we dined with a view of Kate Hudson.

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The Sun Suite patio at the Beverly Hills Hotel provides a sweeping view of downtown Los Angeles.

Just like it is for the Hollywood dealmakers who dine in its restaurants and the stars who take up residence in its private bungalows, our stay was life-changing.� KATHY SAUNDERS

The leaf motif is carried throughout the Beverly Hills Hotel, including at the entrance to the Palm Room.

Photographs courtesy of the Dorchester Collection


After the show and after Julia’s interviews with Cameron Diaz, Demi Lovato and the Jonas brothers, Mitchell took care of developing the pictures on her camera. He shared in her excitement of every photo. For years afterward, we would make a pilgrimage to the hotel and to visit Mitchell and the Los Angeles area. When it came time for Julia to go to college, Los Angeles was her first choice. We stayed at the Beverly Hills Hotel while visiting area universities and when we attended orientation at her top pick. Mitchell was part of the college search process, helping to weigh the pros and cons of each option. When she made her decision, we stayed at the Beverly Hills Hotel to celebrate her move. Mitchell helped with that too. He gave us his cellphone number in case she needed anything while living so far from Florida. At this point, we consider Mitchell part of the family. At the Beverly Hills Hotel, the backdrop of the Eagles’ Hotel California album, we’re not the only ones who feel at home. Monroe was such a frequent guest that the hotel recently remodeled her regular bungalow in her favorite colors and style. Howard Hughes used to spend weeks at the hotel, but the famed recluse would reserve several rooms and bungalows to keep his location secret. “The only one who knew for sure was the executive chef because he would ask that roast beef sandwiches be placed in trees outside the bungalows” so he could grab them on short walks through the grounds, according to Steven Boggs, director of guest relations at the hotel. Elizabeth Taylor preferred Bungalow 5 and stayed at the hotel for six of her eight honeymoons (minus the two with Richard Burton). All of the bungalows, some with inconspicuous kitchen doors for personal chefs and private lap pools, are being renovated this spring, now that the major Hollywood awards shows are over. The hotel, now managed by the Dorchester Collection, was built in 1912 by a group of investors originally looking for oil. When that discovery didn’t pan out, they decided to develop the land and built a Moroccanthemed hotel. Historic photos of the hotel standing alone on a bluff line the walls of the hotel lobby, described by the hotel as “a combination of Art Deco and ‘40s-style Hollywood glamour.” The banana-leaf motif is continued throughout the lobby and woven into pink ribbons in the carpet.

Julia poses at the hotel entrance in front of the iconic sign. Photograph by Kathy Saunders

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There are 208 guest rooms and suites at the Beverly Hills Hotel, including 23 bungalows. The Crescent Suite, above, is among the accommodations. Photograph courtesy of the Dorchester Collection

In 1946, the owners hired architect Paul Williams to redesign the hotel into its current Mission Revival style. He added the Crescent Wing and gave the hotel its signature pink facade and green and white-striped walls accented by the famed palm leaf prints. Williams named the Polo Lounge, called Hollywood’s commissary by locals, which, like the poolside Cabana Cafe and the Fountain Coffee Room, is open to the public. The only places reserved solely for hotel guests are the 11 poolside cabanas. Boggs said some visitors reserve rooms just to get a private cabana in the summer. The hotel has 208 guest rooms and suites, including its 23 bungalows, each with a different interior design. The hotel was closed for renovations from 1992 to 1995 and was “refreshed” again in 2012. On its centennial anniversary, the city of Beverly Hills named the hotel as its first historical landmark. Standard rooms range from $595 to $995 per night, depending on the season. The Cabana Cafe is my daughter’s favorite dining spot. She always looks for comedian David Spade, who apparently likes the poolside lounge as well. While the hotel is known as a refuge for Hollywood types hoping to avoid the press and public, Spade has been happy to snap a dis-

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creet selfie with Julia. My preference is the outdoor area of the Polo Lounge. It’s peaceful, private and the service is personable. The last time I ate dinner there I noticed Barbara Corcoran of TV’s Shark Tank at the next table. The meals are pricey, but the chocolate souffle is worth the whole experience. At breakfast in January, I sat just a table away from comedian and TV host Steve Harvey, who wore sunglasses indoors and was listening to what sounded like TV game show theme songs on a computer with two apparent business associates. The most intriguing place to dine at the hotel is the Fountain Coffee Room. It’s a small niche under the staircase of the main lobby. The 19 diner-style stools are secured to the floor and space is limited to the counter. As Boggs says, “The coffee shop is the great equalizer. It’s first-come, first-served.” Many locals from the neighborhood walk over for meals and it’s a favorite spot of some of Hollywood’s regulars. “It is the best place in town to have breakfast because you never know who you are going to sit next to,” allowed Boggs. It’s a great place to get a scrambled egg and, no doubt, to spy celebrities.


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Explore the historic villages and towns — and the wines — as you navigate the River of Gold. STORY AND PHOTOGRAPHS BY TOM WUCKOVICH

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he Douro River was once a wild, untamed river pulsing through northern Portugal’s verdant hillsides and valleys from the Spanish border west through narrow passages to its mouth on the Atlantic Ocean. Too shallow for normal ship traffic and often turbulent during the rainy season, its use was limited to the Portuguese rabelo boats, flat-bottomed cargo boats that transported barrels of wine from vineyards in the north to the wine cellars in Nova de Gaia on the opposite side of the river in Porto. These days, traditional rabelo boats are used as sightseeing cruises on the Douro around Porto. They have been joined by river cruise lines such as Viking River Cruises, which offers the opportunity to explore this region on the Viking Hemming, a modest-sized ship designed to navigate this intriguing waterway. Cruising on this fabled river became possible by a series of dams built from the 1960s to the 1980s to control flooding and harness hydroelectric power. Navigable for roughly 130 miles, the river is a window to the Alto Douro Wine Region, an area of incredibly lush vineyards and quintas — gleaming white wine estates where many grapes are still picked by hand and trodden underfoot. Ship excursions introduce passengers to historic villages and towns as well as a few of the wine estates where they learn about winemaking and the properties of grapes. Portugal’s most famous export is its renowned port wine. The Douro Valley is the only place in the world that produces the grapes blended into the authentic port. The quality of the port is due to the rocky, acidic soil, a warm, sunny climate and the sweetness of the grapes. It’s matured in oak casks in special port lodges. Roughly half of the wines produced along the Douro, also called the River of Gold because the setting sun’s reflection in the water gives it a golden glow, are table wines, while the other half become port.

A ship makes its way along the Douro River.

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The Mateus Palace in Régua, above, is depicted on the Mateus Rosé wine labels.

Ferreira wine cellars in Porto offer wine tastings and tours.

The valley’s wine-growing region is the oldest demarcated in the world, established around 1756. The wine and the breathtaking scenery in the Douro Valley are just two characteristics that contribute to the region’s allure. Encounters along the river’s course from Porto to Salamanca in Spain include the towns of Régua, Barca d’Alva, Pinhao and Lamego. Before boarding the Viking Hemming in Porto, guests can enjoy a two-day precruise stay in the capital of Lisbon, a fascinating, culturally diverse city with a storied past. Lisbon is known as the “City of Seven Hills,” and from St. George’s Castle atop one of the hills, you have a commanding view of terra-cotta tiled rooftops, ancient monuments, statues and the fabled Old Quarter of Alfama, where nostalgic

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The red rooftops of Lisbon, Portugal’s capital, are best seen from Graca, the working-class section of the city.

fado music is played nightly. Lisbon’s narrow and hilly labyrinthine streets, brimming with inviting cafes and craft shops, lure visitors in droves. Situated nearby is Jerónimo’s Monastery, a 16th century Manueline architectural masterpiece related to the Discoveries period and designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Many such sites within the city create a passion for the streets. Walking is the most popular way to tour Lisbon, but there are guided bus tours, and a tram is another alternative. The Rua Augusta is the main artery of the Baixa, the city’s traditional shopping district, and the Avenida da Liberdade is home to exclusive international shops. The city’s pavements are regarded as works of art, the calcada Portuguesa a traditional black-and-white stone mosaic


around the city. Quinta da Aveleda, an estate located in the rolling hills outside of Porto in the charming town of Penafiel, has been in the Guedes family for centuries, and here ship passengers can learn the family’s approach to winemaking and how the climate and altitude help produce the perfect grapes. Three wines are sampled during the excursion, including the region’s most beloved vinho verde. The winery’s setting has earned it an international Best of Wine Tourism award. When the ship departs Porto for Régua, it passes under the famed Luis I iron bridge constructed by a student of Gustave Eiffel of Eiffel Tower fame. Porto has five bridges, but the Luis I gets the most attention because Porto’s younger generation decided that this was a great place to jump into the river, much to the delight of onlookers in the trendy Ribeira neighborhood. Régua is the site of the extraordinary Mateus Palace, the building depicted on the Mateus Rosé wine labels, and home to the last count of Vila Real, who still collects a royalty for the image on every label. This stunning baroque palace features a pinnacled facade, grand stairway, luxuriously appointed interiors and priceless art. The Mateus Rosé brand has declined slightly in popularity from the ‘60s and ‘70s, but following a reboot and a small tweak of the original recipe, it has enjoyed a revival.

Visitors can tour the Aliijo winery and sample the offerings.

embedded in many of the streets. After a day and a half in Lisbon, a Viking motor coach transports passengers to the city of Porto, Portugal’s second-largest city and one of the oldest in Europe. This riverside enclave is a maze of steep, narrow streets, picturesque plazas and pastel-colored houses. It also is home to the Majestic Café, where J.K. Rowling reportedly enjoyed coffee and dreamed up the Harry Potter stories. Around the corner from the cafe, a line formed to visit the Lello & Irmao Bookstore, which contains a staircase said to have inspired the one depicted at Hogwarts in the movies. Porto lends its name to the port wine, and is its claim to fame. There are many wineries and cellars in and


A significant portion of the Castelo Rodrigo, which is located close to the Spanish border, still stands. It has been listed as a national monument since 1922.

The wine continues to be sold in its distinctive flaskshaped bottle with the historic Mateus Palace label and real cork stopper. Most of the world’s cork supply comes from Portugal. The last Portuguese village along the Douro, just a mile from the Spanish border, is Barca d’Alva, a town surrounded by dramatic mountains with sheer rock formations, olive groves and terraced vineyards on all sides. Two of the river’s five locks are located at the Valeira and Pocinho dams. The main attraction is the Castelo Rodrigo, listed as a national monument since 1922. Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo is known as the “white village” because of the almond trees surrounding it. Throughout the centuries, Jews, Arabs and Christians have coexisted here and have created the social fabric of Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo. Sinagoga (Synagogue Street) is one sign of this peaceful cooperation. The street originated in the early 16th century when a Jewish community escaping the Spanish Inquisition lived with local Christians. Every year, the town also welcomes beautiful storks that stay for about nine

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months, perching on ancient rooftops. The bird has become the symbol of the village. The location of the fortress so close to the Spanish border made it the scene of many frontier battles. The castle did little to deter the Spaniards, and so the fortification was under constant assault, besieged and rebuilt. Castelo Rodrigo and as many as 20 other fortresses survived the conflicts, becoming reminders of a long and bloody period of dispute between the two nations. Salamanca is known as “La Dorada,” or “The Golden City,” for the glow of its sandstone structures. The main plaza, the vast Plaza Mayor, is bustling with students and is often called the most beautiful plaza in all of Spain. The plaza is surrounded by baroque buildings that include its City Hall and the Royal Pavilion, a public marketplacewhereyoucansampleregionalcuisine. Salamanca is the final destination of the cruise. The river is not passable beyond the border, and so the ship returns to Porto with only brief stops. For the remainder of the sail back to Porto, one is left to ponder the incredible sights and the majesty of the River of Gold.


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No matter where the wind and waves take you, these outfits will make sure you arrive in style. Whether sunning or swimming in a new twist on a 1960s-inspired two-piece or lounging on the bow in comfy jogger pants and glitter sneakers, you’ll be the talk of the seas in these fashions. Bring along a maxi dress or a flouncy flower blouse for evening cocktails and pull out a flowing dress for dinner. Once you’re back on land, climb into an Aston Martin for the drive from the dock to dinner.

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Multicolored midi dress, $420. Yellow straw hat, $160. Both from Boho Hunter, Tampa.


“Because there’s nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it’s sent away.” “Because there’s nothing more beautiful than At left: Khaki pants, $92. Dolman L/S khaki top, $72. Kits Well-Heeled and Well-Dressed, Tampa. Vintage crystal fleur de lis glass pendant with French vintage metal ribbon necklace, $228. Noble Vagabond, Tampa. Above: Blue stripe ruffle maxi skirt, $235. Blue stripe off-the-shoulder top, $140. Pink bag, $274. All from Boho Hunter, Tampa.

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Beige and black maxi dress with gold beading, tassel tie, $132. Straw bag with black tassels, $85. Both from Kits Well-Heeled and Well-Dressed, Tampa. Black ankle strap sandals, $78. Canvas Fashion Gallery, Tampa. Necklace: “Pull de Paris,” antique drawer pull on crimson velvet vintage ribbon and wood, $256. Noble Vagabond, Tampa.


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Florida Orchestra conductor Michael Francis typically calls home before catching a flight at Tampa International Airport, one of his favorite airports. At right, Francis makes notations in a music score book before dining at P.F. Chang’s. Frequent flying has made him an airport pro, and he has his routine down to a science.

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CUES from the

MAESTRO BY MAGGIE DUFFY PHOTOGRAPHS BY OCTAVIO JONES

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ichael Francis is a traveling man. In addition to being the music director of the Florida Orchestra, he’s also the chief conductor of Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz in Germany and the music director of the Mainly Mozart festival in San Diego. Not to mention his guest conductor performances, which in the past year have taken him throughout Germany and to Finland, Korea, Minneapolis and St. Louis. His travel schedule sometimes has him away from his Odessa home a month at a time, or frenetically flying around every two weeks. Suffice it to say, Francis spends a lot of time in airports. And Tampa International Airport is one of his favorites.

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Michael Francis, pictured aboard the airport tram, above, and at P.F. Chang’s, top, enjoys a nice shoe shine at Mitch Tyler’s shoe shine stand. “I’m a classic Brit, “ Francis jokes. “I like to have shiny shoes.”

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When I’m traveling, it’s either to go to work, which I love, or home to my family. The best moment is when I’m coming off the tram and my daughter sprints towards me saying, ‘Daddy!’ ” MICHAEL FRANCIS

“Tampa is a genuinely brilliant airport,” the Britishborn conductor said. “It’s very logically designed and the people at customs and TSA (Transportation Security Administration) are very nice.” Airports are an important logistical consideration in the lives of conductors. For Francis, being close to Tampa International Airport factored into his decision to accept his position with the Florida Orchestra in 2015. Likewise, the airport’s direct flight to Frankfurt allowed him to take on the chief conductor position in Germany. The symphony he conducts there is just south of Frankfurt. Francis’ frequent flying has made him an airport pro, and he has his routine down to a science. When flying out of Tampa, he usually arrives about an hour and a half before his flight is scheduled to depart. He intentionally chose to live in Odessa because of its proximity to the airport. On a good day he can get there in about 15 minutes. Conveniences like curbside check-in and TSA Precheck help expedite things. Delays are a particular concern for conductors, because they’re traveling to perform at scheduled events. Francis usually arrives a few days ahead of his performances for rehearsals. But he said he doesn’t get stressed over possible delays because he knows they are out of his control. Luckily, at Tampa International Airport, he finds there are very few variables for things to go wrong. Francis recently re-created his travel routine for us. Traveling as a conductor makes for heavy packing. One suitcase contains his tuxedos with tails for performances. A carryon contains his music scores, precious cargo there. While he does have some pieces on his iPad, many of his scores, with his markings from over the years, are bound into large books, and he carries seven to 10 per trip. Francis has an affinity for good luggage. His favorite brand is Briggs & Riley, which can hook together, perfect for when he travels with his wife, Cindy, and daughter Annabelle. If he is traveling to go to work, without his family, Francis uses his airport and flight time to work. Before he shuttles off to his airside, which is usually F, where

international flights depart and arrive, he hangs out in the main terminal. He enjoys eating at P.F. Chang’s, because the fare is light enough for travel and he can spread his scores out at a table to study. His taste in food and luggage extends to his personal appearance. He always travels in a sport jacket and oxfords, never sneakers. Getting those oxfords shined is a preferred part of his airport routine. “I’m a classic Brit, “ he joked. “I like to have shiny shoes.” Francis often gets recognized at the airport. He takes the opportunity to be an ambassador for the Florida Orchestra, sometimes offering tickets to concerts. If he recognizes other conductors at the airport, often working on their scores the way he does, he’ll introduce himself. He ran into legendary jazz pianist and composer Chick Corea recently at Tampa International Airport. The meeting may lead to a collaboration between Corea and the Florida Orchestra. Once on airside F, where he routinely takes a Lufthansa flight, he likes to enjoy some herbal tea at the Cafe by Mise En Place. Near his gate, he can make phone calls while sitting at the Cigar City Brewing Kiosk. Francis has logged thousands upon thousands of miles in the air and appreciates when he can fly business class and stretch his legs. So many frequent trips abroad make for terrible jet lag, but Francis has learned how to combat the exhaustion. Watching what he eats and drinks on flights helps, he said, along with a walk and an afternoon nap once he reaches his destination. Commuting across the pond could make some people dread the airport, but Francis has a sunny outlook on his frequent travel. “Airports are a wonderful place of union and reunion,” he said. “When I’m traveling, it’s either to go to work, which I love, or home to my family. The best moment is when I’m coming off the tram and my daughter sprints towards me saying, ‘Daddy!’ ”

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Chip Barker, who started Oceans & Lands: Custom Travel Planners in 2012, is pictured in his Apollo Beach living room. Photograph by Octavio Jones

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hip Barker caught the travel bug when he was growing up in Jacksonville in the 1970s, touring the country with his family in a conversion van. Now, many miles, countries and careers later, Barker has turned his passion for travel into a profession. In 2012, he started Oceans & Lands: Custom Travel Planners, an agency that specializes in luxury travel (oceansandlands.com). Through savvy use of social media and word of mouth, he has built a thriving business with hundreds of clients, most of whom have become friends. Barker, based in Apollo Beach, creates unique trips that run the gamut of experiences. Often, he plans a trip for himself and suddenly he’s leading a gaggle of clients through exotic locations around the world. We caught up with Barker to find out how luxury trips come together and the importance of travel.

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How did you start Oceans & Lands? I had come from a background where I had actually worked in several different careers. I was in marketing for a real estate developer and the market had kind of taken a downturn. I had to kind of figure out what I wanted to do with my life. And I really just kind of sat back and went to the old cliche of do what you love. I’m like, what do I really love? And it was traveling. I’ve always loved traveling. My sister worked in corporate travel with American Express and then she kind of morphed into leisure travel and joined up with this company called Travel Planners International. Their entire purpose is to service travel agents. They hook you up with tours and resorts. So anything that I need to help me sell travel to a client, Travel Planners International does. You just sign up with them and pay an annual fee. I gave myself 12 months. I created a logo, launched a Facebook page and got started. My partner, Chris O’Leary, had an income so I could just dabble in the travel. And it worked. Did you decide to specialize in luxury travel right away? Yes. It’s what I love, and it’s what I understand. When Chris and I got together 17 years ago, we would travel taking cruises and staying in Marriotts. Then as I got more into travel, I started researching and realized that by traveling off season, we could get the same price for the Ritz-Carlton that we paid for the Marriott. One year we went to Deer Valley, Utah, and stayed at the Montage, a fabulous, privately owned boutique hotel company you may not have ever even heard of because they only have about seven or eight hotels in the country. This was right after Thanksgiving. It was about $550 a night, and we had a three-bedroom, private residence. The day we checked out the room went up to $2,500 a night! How did you start building clients? Do you remember your first client? Honestly, it’s kind of a cliche, but social media and word of mouth. But it was also because I traveled and I posted about my travels. And people wanted to travel like I do. And then they would call me. My first clients were some neighbors that live in my community and they saw what I was doing and they were like, “Hey, let’s call Chip and see if he can help us plan a trip.” So we did just a simple flight to St. Thomas and a ferry shuttle over to the island of St. John. And we sent them to Caneel Bay, which is a fabulous luxury resort. Your trip packages are so diverse. How do you research them when you build your trips? Have you been everywhere? I would like to say that I have, but no, I have not. It’s all about partnering with the right companies to deliver the right product and lots and lots and lots of research. Lots of reading, lots of insider tips.

Chip Barker and his partner, Chris O’Leary, enjoy some time in Mexico City. Photograph courtesy of Rulo Luna of Boutique Traveler

I research people who are bloggers that live in the city I’m interested in and just talk about the restaurant scene in Edinburgh, for example. And I’m going to suggest options for these clients because I’ve read up on it. And it sounds fantastic. So yeah, I wish I could say I’ve been everywhere, but I haven’t yet. Well, you know, I never will. I mean, how, right? I call myself a pied piper. Sometimes I’ll create a trip that I want to do or someone wants to do, put it on social media, and it just kind of blows up, and they turn into these large group trips. I’ve had that happen several times. A huge group went to Europe and we did a prevacation where we went to the Swiss Alps for a couple nights and stayed at 10,000 feet. I also planned a luxury cruise that was in a VIP section of a mass-market ship. But only 200 people can get into this VIP section. It’s lock and key. I put it out there and said, you know, I’m taking this trip, do you want to go? All of a sudden I had 70 people going. Do people know where they want to go or do they just want you to pick a place? There’s a little bit of both, but I constantly get people that don’t know where they want to go. They just give me dates. It starts with a well, what do you want to do? Do you want to lay by the beach? Or do you want to have a cultural experience? What are you looking for?

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I call myself a pied piper. Sometimes I’ll create a trip that I want to do or someone wants to do, put it on social media, and it just kind of blows up, and they turn into these large group trips. I’ve had that happen several times.” CHIP BARKER

You have so many African trips and packages. Have you been there? No, but I’m coming up on 50 next fall and I’ve always wanted to do something grand for my 50th, and for me it’s Africa. Since Africa is so vast, I’m working with a company called African Travel Inc., and the owners are native Africans. They are the largest supplier of safari services in the world. They can do anything. We’re looking at gorilla treks with them and, you know, the whole Sigourney Weaver, Gorillas in the Mist experience with that. So we’re putting that together in Rwanda and I’m going to open it up to friends and clients. A few of the packages include volunteering time in villages. Is that a trend? Yeah, it is a trend, and in many destinations, not just Africa. I kind of got into it through a friend. The first time I did it was when we were on a Norwegian Caribbean cruise. We met these people who were going to load backpacks up with pencils, and pens, and hand sanitizer, notebooks and pads, and they were going to take them to an orphanage school on one of the islands. So we jumped on it and went to the school. We got to hang out with the kids and play kickball in the yard with them. And we got to see them open their backpacks and go through all the different supplies and stickers and things that we put in. And it was just a fun experience. Since then, I’ve done it for my personal trips, and also for clients to try to find different opportunities where people can have a similar experience where they feel good. Because I believe it’s not really the destination you go to or how much you spend on the trip to stay at a five-star hotel — it’s about you making a connection to the place you go. I want us to fall in love with that destination. And these kinds of giving experiences, they just seal the deal.

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Chip Barker and Chris O’Leary are pictured on a walking tour in Mexico City. Photograph courtesy of Rulo Luna of Boutique Traveler

Now, let’s go to the flip side. What are some of the most extravagant trips you’ve built? I’d say the most opulent thing I did was take clients on a Silver Seas cruise for a week through the Mediterranean. Silver Seas is a super luxury brand. The ship docked in Monaco, and then from Monaco, we flew on a puddle jumper to Budapest. Then they hopped on a European river cruise for an entire week and then toured the Mediterranean for a week-ish, and then they flew and did the Danube River for a week, all in suites with butlers. Where are you headed next? I’m taking a group to Egypt. It’s the pre-Africa leadup. We’re doing four nights at the Four Seasons in Cairo. Then seven nights on a ship cruising the Nile, and you literally just pull up to the dock and walk into the temples. And you have an Egyptologist with you the entire time, so you’re getting everything explained to you in small groups. And you’re learning every little tidbit that you want to learn.


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being there, doing that 2019 Tampa Bay Collard Green Festival Second Annual Event A day celebrating leafy green vegetables brought farmers, chefs, authors, dancers, storytellers and home cooks together at the 2019 Tampa Bay Collard Green Festival. The second annual gathering, held Feb. 16 at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum and in the surrounding neighborhood, included presentations by celebrity chefs, the traveling exhibit of artist Sonja Griffin Evans titled “American Gullah Collection� and a collard green cookoff. The opening ceremony featured the Dondu Dole Urban African Ballet.

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being there, doing that Academy Prep Center of St. Petersburg Five Fabulous Females Academy Prep Center of St. Petersburg honored Five Fabulous Females, leaders in our community, at a fundraising luncheon Jan. 18 at the TradeWinds Island Resort in St. Pete Beach. The event celebrated the women for their contributions to the Tampa Bay business and philanthropic communities. Honorees, who shared their personal stories, were introduced by current Academy Prep students. This year’s Five Fabulous Females were Carol Fisher, community activist and a leader in nonprofit sustainability; Bernice Smoot, founder and president of Saint Wall Street; Linda Marcelli, philanthropist and social justice advocate; Dr. Sandra Braham, president and CEO of the Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services; and Bonnie Strickland, owner of the Strickland Property Group. Proceeds from the event support the Student Scholarship Program at Academy Prep, a privately funded middle school dedicated to improving the lives of inner city students.

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being there, doing that Ye Mystic Krewe Captain’s Ball Richard Chapman and his first mate, Ginger, hugged and mugged with hundreds of his minions pouring into the Captain’s Ball, the official start of the weekend bacchanalia, Jan. 24 at the Tampa Yacht Club. Lucky for us, Tampa’s pioneer promoters didn’t pick a singing cigar or dancing minaret to be our city mascot. Our crowd-pleasing pirate, Jose Gaspar, lends his fictional but fun-loving spirit to any charity, corporate or neighborhood party; to art, film, music festivals; and to a football team, too. Gasparilla 2019 cut loose with weeks of festivities before and after Ye Mystic Krewe and 60 other social clubs blasted bands, beads and beer down Bayshore Boulevard.

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being there, doing that Philanthropic Women of St. Joseph’s Luncheon Guests at the annual Philanthropic Women of St. Joseph’s Luncheon Feb. 7 were treated to a little Hollywood inside information by guest speaker Julianna Margulies. Yes, George Clooney is a great kisser, and yes, people ask her medical advice all the time, the former ER star said during a Q & A at the Tampa Yacht Club. She chatted candidly with Gayle Sierens about career choices, pregnancy at 41, adult chickenpox and love of Pinterest. Her spotlight helps promote Erin’s Law and Project ALS, she told the 300 guests. More than $1 million has been collected and 35 projects funded since Donna Jordan and Elaine Shimberg founded the club.

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We’re bringing back the idea of the family doctor, and creating physician-patient relationships that are authentic and personal. As a member, you’ll benefit from our premium services while receiving care uniquely tailored to your medical needs.

Membership Benefits • Always see Dr. Zimmer himself • Never wait more than the next day for appointments • Unlimited visits • Appointments are never rushed • Access to Dr. Zimmer via phone, cellphone, email

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Handblown Glass with Upcycled Barbed Wire By Rober t Burch

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KNIGHTS

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ON VIEW FEB 3 – APR 21 Through more than one hundred rare objects—including full suits of armor, mounted equestrian figures, helmets, swords, and other weaponry— this exhibition will tell the tale of the European knight from the medieval and Renaissance periods through to the Medieval Revival of the 19th century.

AMISH GALLERY Suit of Armor, Italian, 1540–1550 Steel, leather, fabric, wood; 74 13/16 × 29 1/2 × 19 11/16 in. On loan from Museo Stibbert, Firenze, Inv. no. 3959

Superbly Crafted, Surprisingly Affordable, Amish Furniture Meets Coastal Design

This exhibition was organized by Contemporanea Progetti in collaboration with the Museo Stibbert, Florence, Italy. Support for this exhibition was generously provided, in part, by the Arthur F. and Ulla R. Searing Endowment, the William G. and Marie Selby Foundation Endowment, and the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Foundation. Paid for in part by Sarasota County Tourist Development Tax Revenues.

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APRIL

MAY

JUNE

3.22

GROVES COMMUNITY CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT: The four-person scramble features a $10,000 hole-in-one contest. Benefits Special Olympics Florida-Pasco County. 9 a.m. Groves Golf and Country Club, 7924 Melogold Circle, Land O’Lakes. $50. (813) 996-0161.

3.23

BT5K: The 5K run-walk benefits research through the American Brain Tumor Association. 8 a.m. Al Lopez Park, 4810 N Himes Ave., Tampa. $15-$40. (773) 577-8764. hope.abta.org. JUNGLE BALL: Features food, wine, beer, music, games and more. Benefits the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary Foundation. 6 p.m. Nielsen Building, 501 Brooker Creek Blvd., Oldsmar. $70. (727) 943-5897. suncoastprimate.org.

JULY

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

OCTOBER

3.29

GOLF MADNESS: Join other sports enthusiasts at this Children’s Cancer Center benefit. 4 p.m. Topgolf, 10690 Palm River Road, Tampa. $50 and up. (813) 777-2288. FIESTA BY THE BAY: There will be music, a cash bar and a catered buffet dinner. Benefits the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at USF. 6 p.m. Glazer Children’s Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. $28, $10 ages 3-18, 2 and younger free. (813) 974-9264.

4.6

REACH FOR THE STARS: The gala features an exhibition by speed painter Michael Israel to benefit Admiral Farragut Academy. 6:30 p.m. Admiral Farragut Academy, 501 Park St. N, St. Petersburg. $150. (727) 384-5500. FIGHT FOR AIR CLIMB: Climb the 42-floor Bank of America Building. Benefits the American Lung Association. 8 a.m. Bank of America Plaza, 101 E Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. $15-$25, $100 minimum in fundraising. (813) 712-2307. climbtampa.org.

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER

JANUARY

4.10

DESIGNER PURSE BINGO: Enjoy a cash bar and appetizers as you try your luck at winning a designer purse. Benefits Infinity, the League to Aid Abused Children. 5 p.m. St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave. $65. (727) 593-4699.

4.13

RESCUE CAT YOGA: Cats roam about during this beginner yoga class. Benefits the SPCA Tampa Bay. 10 a.m. Grassroots Kava House, 957 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $20. (727) 220-3041.

4.19

ROAR THROUGH YBOR: The 5K and 1-mile runs benefit LifeLink Legacy Fund and Lions Eye Institute Foundation. 6 p.m. Centennial Park, 1800 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $25-$40. (813) 289-1200. runsignup.com.

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WELCOME HOME Home is our haven; our refuge; our base. Our homes reflect our personalities and our dreams. They are our own little corner of the world. Next month, Bay looks inside some of the remarkable spaces our readers call home and some inspiring items that make our living spaces unique. — Kathy Saunders

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Tampa Bay Times - Bay Magazine - March 2019  

IMAGINE A JOURNEY

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IMAGINE A JOURNEY