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SUMMER CAMPS GUIDE 2017

  Tampa Bay METRO’s Summer Camps Guide 2017 Bay Area Parents, follow this evolving guide of great Summer Day Camps to keep your children engaged over the summer break.   Carrollwood Day School Summer Day Camps CDS [...]

The Face of Interior Design

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |   The Face of Interior Design ROB BOWEN DESIGN GROUP   The creative talents of Rob Bowen and his team create spaces that delight and inspire his [...]

The Face of Fitness

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |   The Face of Fitness Zack and Hope Bell Orangetheory Fitness The dynamic duo of husband and wife certified personal trainers, Zack and Hope, have over 25 [...]

Weekender: Escape to Luxury

  Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes By Ronda M. Parag   A drive to Orlando offers endless opportunities for fun and theme park mania. For an escape from all the usual Disney, Universal, Sea World hustle and [...]

Delicious Lamb Recipes

  The Many Loves of American Lamb       (Family Features) Romeo and Juliet. Antony and Cleopatra. Lamb and Potatoes (or Mint or Feta). The list of American lamb’s great loves goes on and on. [...]

The Pirates Are Poised To Invade Our Shores!

  Seminole Hard Rock Gasparilla Pirate Fest January 28, 2017 Invasion starts at 11:30 a.m. | Parade at 2 p.m. Photos: ©Visit Tampa Bay     Named for pirate Jose Gaspar, who terrorized the coastal waters [...]

Hot Gasparilla Fashions

Yo-Ho, Yo-Ho, It’s A Pirate’s Life For Me! The pirates are taking over Tampa in celebration of the annual Ye Mystic Krewe Gasparilla pirate parade and celebrations. METRO has found a few fashionable styles to help [...]

METROHome Tour: From Beach Getaway to a Modern Gateway

Perched on a picturesque, wedge-shaped lot located on a barrier island bordered by the Gulf of Mexico and the intracoastal waterway, the single-story cottage is just steps from the shoreline. Despite a setting that afforded panoramic [...]

For Friends Who Want to Travel, Stay and Play Together

  NYAH (Not Your Average Hotel) Key West By Chad H. Vorbrich   A getaway with friends to Key West is always fun, but booking multiple hotel rooms can be expensive and often forces groups to [...]

BEST OF METRO 2017: Health & Beauty

  Tampa Bay Health and Beauty   Blowbar Express Styling Salon Best Premier Blow Dry Bar If you’re looking for a great blow out, Blowbar in South Tampa is your place. No color or cuts here, just [...]

BEST OF METRO 2017: Style & Decor

    Tampa Bay Style and Decor   Cerulean Blu Best Resort Wear Boutique and Design Center The idea that everyone can be a designer and be creative has inspired owner, Desiree Noisette to develop a [...]

METRO Style: Floral & Fringe

  The season may say fall/winter, but these bright floral prints will certainly add a boost of color to the fashion scene. Pair with some fringe on a dress, boot or handbag and you’ll be right [...]

Q & A: Tampa Bay Lightning’s Head Coach Jon Cooper

Tampa, FL. June 16, 2015 The Tampa Bay Lightning engage with fans upon their return to Tampa following Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final.     “Get us to the Dance”   Fans, along with [...]

METRO Sponsored Event: The FARA Energy Ball

Scene from the 2015 FARA Energy Ball   Tampa Community Unites For 8th Annual FARA Energy Ball   Friedreich’s Ataxia (FA) is a debilitating multi-system disease and the most common cause of inherited ataxia; 1 in [...]

It’s A Sweet, Sweet Life

  Meet Stephan Schubert, Executive Pastry Chef at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino By Ronda M. Parag   Overseeing all the pastries and delightful treats at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa [...]

Grape Ideas For Heart-Healthy Meals

  Reach for grapes as a heart-healthy snack and an inventive ingredient   (Family Features) Grapes make the perfect snack: they are delicious, with a juicy burst of flavor, and are hydrating, easy to eat and [...]

Gettin’ Tiki With It

  Summer Drink Recipes The Mixologists at Datz in Tampa have created a few summer cocktails and shared the most popular Tiki cocktail concoctions with METRO. It’s Tiki time!       Endless Summer Ingredients: 1 [...]

Sun and Sand is Grand

    Ft. Lauderdale’s Pelican Grand Beach Resort By Ronda M. Parag     Summertime is the ideal time for a beach escape and there is no better place than Ft. Lauderdale’s Pelican Grand Beach Resort. [...]

Home Details: Outdoor Entertaining

  Summer time is the best time to get outside and embrace the warmth of the season, relax with style, comfort and enjoy good backyard entertaining. METRO found a few items to enjoy your next gathering [...]

Foodie: Pushing Culinary Boundaries

  The Mill in St. Pete By Ronda M. Parag   The dining scene in downtown St. Petersburg is exploding and the timing is right for the culinary movement. “With the addition of great new restaurants, [...]

The Noodle Craze

  Ichicoro Ramen By Ronda M. Parag   We all remember the ramen noodles that we ate in college for about 25 cents a pack; those noodles offered a great value and filled the hungry belly [...]

Must Try: Cheese and Charcuterie at The Mill

  Living on Meats & Cheeses   Cheese and charcuterie can be a meal in itself and the options at The Mill are quite unique. “We wanted to do cheese and charcuterie a little bit different,” [...]

Together to End Stroke Makes an Impact in Tampa Bay

  Did you know that in the time that it takes to check your mail, someone will have a stroke? Every 40 seconds someone in the United States suffers from a stroke and every four minutes [...]

HOME TOUR: Tampa Resident Reveals True Colors

view photo gallery below   Tampa Resident Reveals True Colors In Newly Designed L.A. Townhouse By Mary Lou Janson   Bright, bold and a bit unconventional. What describes a newly decorated, vibrantly designed, Los Angeles townhouse [...]

METRO PIX: Bern’s Winefest VIP Party & Grand Tasting

  Sunday, April 17 The Grandeur of Bern’s Winefest No.19 Culminated with a VIP Party & Grand Tasting   Bern’s Winefest Grand Tasting kicked off early with an exclusive VIP Party, patrons enjoyed the grandeur and [...]

METRO Health: 6 Ways to Purify Your Skin

  A Springtime Glow: 6 Ways to Purify Your Skin   (BPT) – You’ve heard of detox diets and ridding your body of toxins, but did you know the same is possible for your skin? Environmental [...]

METRO PIX: Bern’s Birthday Bubble Brunch and Mural Unveiling

Muralist – Tristan Eaton, Bern’s owners – David and Christina Laxer, Epicurean Hotel General Manager – Tom Haines, PR/Event Director – Brooke Palmer Kuhl, Cass Contemporary Art owners– Cassie and Jake Greatens     On Sunday, [...]

Must Try: The Wood-Fired Salsiccia Pizze

Ava’s Salsiccia Pizze Enjoy this wood-fired pizza as a main dish or share as a delicious appetizer; The “Salsiccia” is topped with Italian fennel sausage, San Marzano tomatoes, and Ricotta cheese. Salsiccia Pizze | 17   [...]

Metro Pix: Candy DeBartolo Celebrates Sacred Pepper

  Sacred Pepper opened in North Tampa and the DeBartolo Family Foundation presented the “Spirit of Humanity Award”   Owner Candy DeBartolo, General Manager Chad Bash and Interior Designer Enrique Crespo hosted a media tour prior [...]

Biz: Changing South Tampa One Sweet Bite At A Time

  Mini Doughnut Factory Creates A Frenzy   Patrick Ruddell and his wife, Zezura, have created a frenzy of sweet lovers in a small strip center across from Plant High School in South Tampa. On weekends, [...]

DRIVE: Discover The Undiscovered

  Land Rover Discovery Sport SUV   Land Rover’s history of luxury off-road vehicles continues with the 2016 Discovery. Upgrades this year include: new  powertrains, upgraded infotainment and connectivity systems and enhanced driver assistance features. The [...]

Charity Polo Classic 2016

The Fifth Annual Charity Polo Classic was a smashing success, with blue skies and pleasant temperatures at the DI Polo Tour Grounds in Plant City on February 27th. The proceeds of the Morgan Auto Group Charity [...]

THE FACE OF FASHION

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine | The Face of Fashion KARYN SEO CEO & DESIGNER, CAITE, INC.   Karyn Seo is the CEO & Designer of the ladies clothing brands CAITE and Kyla Seo. [...]

Hot Property: Stunning Waterfront Beauty

Coffee Pot Riviera Estate in Old Northeast, St. Pete The brick streets and charm of Coffee Pot Riviera only add to the beauty of this two-story, Hacienda-style home, located in the heart of Old Northeast St. [...]

Good Morning America’s Amy Robach Speaks Out

  The Philanthropic Women of St. Joseph’s Hospital will host keynote speaker Amy Robach on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at the Tampa Yacht and Country Club.   Robach was named News Anchor for ABC’s Good Morning [...]

Best of Metro 2016: Arts & Entertainment

The Best of Metro Tampa Bay. the bay’s best   Tampa Bay Arts & Entertainment       Tampa Museum of Art Best Public Art Museum The exhibits are ever-changing to promote, explore and expand the [...]

Best of Metro 2016: Style & Decor

The Best of Metro Tampa Bay. the bay’s best   Tampa Bay Style & Décor       Deborah Kent’s Best Boutique Filled with European Fashions For over 27 years, owner Deborah Skyrms has searched the [...]

Getaway: Curacao

    Escape to Dushi “Sweet” Curacao  By Ronda M. Parag         A recent trip to the beautiful island of Curacao made me realize how small the world really is. I discovered several [...]

Waterfront Living in South Tampa

  Beach Park Isle Waterfront Estate  By Ronda M. Parag         The contemporary, two story home in South Tampa is a perfect blend of the old neighborhood with the new conveniences of a [...]

David & Christina Laxer Release New Cookbook

    “Bern’s: Rare & Well Done” The Bern’s legacy continues to be honored with the latest release of a new cookbook, Bern’s: Rare & Well Done, by David & Christina Laxer. Written in collaboration with [...]

Naughty or Nice?

Pavilion XXX  Tampa Museum of Art  Pavilion XXX Chairs, Penny and Jeff Vinik       One of Tampa’s oldest traditions and most glamorous galas returns on November 7th to celebrate a 30 year milestone anniversary. [...]

Brenda Marrero

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine | Inspiring Women In Business BRENDA MARRERO The Brenda Marrero Group   Determined and resourceful, Brenda Marrero has never shied away from forging new paths with purpose and [...]

Suzanne Perry

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine | Inspiring Women In Business SUZANNE PERRY Datz Restaurant Group   Suzanne Perry, Co-owner of Datz Restaurant Group, sizzles with high energy as she effortlessly juggles public relations, customer [...]

Anna Lucia Richardson

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine | Inspiring Women In Business ANNA LUCIA RICHARDSON Owner, Executive Planner and Designer Anna Lucia Events   Anna began her journey as an event designer and planner in the corporate [...]

Lan Pratt, MBA, BSRT (T)

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |  Inspiring Women In Business LAN PRATT, MBA, BSRT (T) Pure Natural Nail Lounge   With a background in healthcare and leadership, Lan Pratt is tenacious and driven. Pratt [...]

Hope Peterson

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |  Inspiring Women In Business HOPE PETERSON New Hope Auto & Truck Services, Inc.   Hope Peterson is the founder and owner of New Hope Auto & Truck [...]

Jessica Rivelli

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine | Inspiring Women In Business JESSICA RIVELLI Working Women of Florida   Jessica Rivelli is the founder of Working Women of Florida. The largest women’s networking group in [...]

State-Of-The-Art Home In Historic Hyde Park

    Just steps from beautiful Bayshore Boulevard is a home with all the modern conveniences of a newly built home in one of Tampa’s most desired neighborhoods. In Historic Hyde Park, you’ll find an incredible [...]

A PASSION FOR ART

Maureen and Doug Cohn Support Tampa Museum of Art Maureen and Doug Cohn   Maureen and Doug Cohn are pillars within the Tampa Bay art scene, as both private collectors and supporters. The Cohn’s passion for [...]

THE FACE OF TAMPA BAY REAL ESTATE

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine | The Face of Tampa Bay Real Estate JIM HENNING FLORIDA EXECUTIVE REAL ESTATE   Jim Henning has been in Tampa for 22 years and as his clients [...]

THE FACE OF FITNESS

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine | The Face of Fitness DON ALLEN ORANGETHEORY FITNESS   Don Allen is the CEO of Tampa Fitness Partners, the master franchisee for the entire Florida Gulf Coast Region [...]