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Margaritas, Barenaked Ladies and Fireworks

  The 5th Annual Tampa Bay Margarita Festival returns, serving up fabulous Margaritas, an awesome lineup of bands w/ headliner BARENAKED LADIES, and an amazing fireworks show.   Saturday, May 27, 12 PM – 11 PM Spend Memorial Day [...]

The Independents: Cask Social Kitchen

  Cask Social Kitchen From Herb Crusted Hanger Steak to Chicken ‘N Waffles, Lobster Mac ‘N Cheese, creative flatbreads, and unique salads, Cask Social Kitchen is serving up new American fare with a Southern twist on [...]

The Independents: Ocean Hai

  Ocean Hai  Ocean Hai, the signature restaurant of the Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach, offers the area’s only Asian-fusion cuisine and features local seafood and farm-raised fare, served in a refined, stylish atmosphere. Open for breakfast, [...]

The Independents: Birch & Vine

  Birch & Vine at The Birchwood   There has been a lot of activity at Birch & Vine lately! Chef Luke Decker’s all NEW brunch, lunch & dinner menus feature locally sourced meats, fish and vegetables [...]

Hosting Your Own Wine Tasting Party

  How to host a wine party. Table set up and tips. Written and photographed by Krayl Funch   No time to plan, book and take that dream wine tasting vacation to Burgundy or Sonoma this [...]

Pride & Passion: Cirque de Mascarade

Tampa Museum of Art Hosts Pride & Passion 2017   Pride & Passion (the event that leaves us holding our breath annually) returns on Saturday, April 29, as Cirque de Mascarade from 8 p.m. – Midnight. [...]


METROmixer Toasting “The FACES of Tampa Bay”   Hosted by Compass Land & Title and Guaranteed Rate, friends and invited guests celebrated the release of Tampa Bay METRO Magazine and the new FACES of Tampa Bay. [...]

METRO Home: High Life Living in Downtown Tampa

  Grand Penthouse at Skypoint   Feel the vibe of the city and escape the suburbs with one of the most unique properties currently available in downtown Tampa. The two-story, two bath Grand Penthouse is on [...]

METROHome Details: Greenery, The Color of the Year

Pantone® Color of the Year: Greenery     Symbolizing new beginnings, the newest color trend in home décor and design is a bright, fresh burst of Greenery. Inspired by nature and bringing the great outdoors in, [...]

METROHome Tour: A Redesigned, Rebuilt and Refined Davis Islands Estate.

  Designing an ideal home for entertaining and escaping By Mary Lou Janson  |  Photography by John Kantor   Located on a prominent, half-acre pinnacle of land offering enviable views of the nearby Davis Island Yacht [...]

Crown Jewel On The Beach Opens To Rave Reviews

click on images above to view enlarged or as a slideshow   Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach By Ronda M. Parag   Over the years, Clearwater Beach has transformed from a mom and pop vacation destination to [...]

Sláinte! Raise A Glass To St. Patrick.

On March 17, St. Patrick’s Day can tempt infrequent drinkers to get out and enjoy the festivities. Whether you plan on donning a green outfit and meeting friends out at your favorite Irish pub, or plan [...]

Morean Arts Center Celebrates 100 Years

  The Morean Arts Center Is Celebrating 100 Years Of The Arts In St. Petersburg With A City Proclamation.   The Morean Arts Center is celebrating 100 years of the arts in St. Petersburg with a City [...]

The Gasparilla International Film Festival Returns To Tampa

          The Gasparilla International Film Festival Returns To Tampa With A Roar By Mary Lou Janson   For one week in early March, eager film fans from throughout Tampa Bay, and beyond, [...]


  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.   Academy at the Lakes Academy at the [...]

Celebrate Hollywood Awards Night at Tampa Theatre

Movie lovers can bask Hollywood’s biggest night of the year with a Red Carpet Reception and VIP watch party at the 18th Annual Hollywood Awards Night at Tampa Theatre on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. The Red [...]

The Face of Interior Design

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine | The Face of Interior Design CRESPO DESIGN GROUP   Unconventional ideas and  distinctive style are what define Enrique Crespo as one of the top designers in the area. A [...]

The Face of Bohemian Style

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |   The Face of Bohemian Style Amy Bay Discovering eclectic, one-of-a-kind items and bringing new life to them through paint or a new purpose, free of limitations, [...]

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 [...]

The Face of Contemporary Art

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |   The Face of Contemporary Art CASS CONTEMPORARY In May of 2014, Jake and Cassie Greatens opened CASS and officially put Tampa on the map as a major [...]

On Exhibit at the Tampa Museum of Art

      Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present   The exhibition currently on display at the Tampa Museum of Art was created in hopes to bring a new audience to the [...]

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 [...]

Sant’ Yago Knight Parade Takes Over Ybor City

  Sant’ Yago Knight Parade Takes To The Streets of Historic Ybor City     Sant’ Yago Knight Parade Saturday, February 11, 2017 Join the Krewe of the Knights of Sant’ Yago for Tampa’s annual Knight parade [...]

The Zombie Pirate: The Perfect Grog For Ye Maties!

The pirates are setting upon Tampa Bay and it’s time for the locals to prepare for the annual invasion in typical fashion — throw a party!  METRO has a great Rum recipe for such an occasion.       [...]

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 [...]

Arrrrrr … Fun For Swashbucklers Of All Ages!

    2017 McDonalds Children’s Gasparilla Extravaganza An alcohol-free event, celebrating the return of the Gasparilla Season to Tampa Bay     All Ages Welcome | Alcohol-free Saturday, January 21, 2017 Events Begin at 11 a.m. | Parade [...]

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 [...]

Calling all Art, History and Charity Lovers

  Start the weekend off right by meeting local artists and creatives and supporting the Children’s Cancer Center. The historic Santaella Studios for the Arts will be hosting the annual Open House & Art Show this [...]

Creating A Culinary Destination

POSTO 9 owners, Grace and Marco Franca   POSTO 9 A Brazilian Gastropub   In the past year, the foodie scene in downtown Lakeland has grown and now is going to explode with a new Brazilian [...]

HSN is Championing Heart Health

  Behind the Scenes with HSN’s Mindy Grossman at Tampa Bay METRO Photo Shoot   HSN‘s Mindy Grossman is a great supporter of the American Heart Association Tampa Bay.  Today METRO had a sneak peek behind the [...]

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: Arts & Entertainment

  Tampa Bay Arts & Entertainment   Tampa Museum of Art Best Museum for Public Programs The Museum is dedicated to providing quality education to students and adults, with more than half of its programs offered [...]

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 [...]

Tampa Bay Rings In The New Year With Style

  The Rooftop Eve 2017   Billed as the “Highest” New Year’s Eve Party in the Southeast USA, Tampa’s premiere, all-inclusive New Year’s Eve party went off with a bang. Literally. Set atop of a 10-story roof [...]

5 Festive Cocktail Recipes

  Cheers! This holiday season is the perfect time to gather around and make memories. Whether you’re getting together with family or throwing a party with friends, the festivities are sure to be merry and bright. [...]

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 [...]

Two New Art Leaders in St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg has quite the arts scene and two important cultural influences, the Museum of Fine Arts and Florida CraftArt, each have new directors that will lead the respective destinations into the new year.     [...]


  When: Saturday, November 5, 2016  Where: Tampa Museum of Art The theme for Pavilion XXXI was Tampa/Havana and coordinated nicely with the Tampa Museum of Art’s current exhibition, Complicated Beauty: Contemporary Cuban Art. Presented by PNC [...]

Best Selling Author to Speak in Clearwater

Glennon Doyle Melton    Photo by Amy Paulson Photography Best Selling Author, Glennon Doyle Melton To Speak in Clearwater   Kick start the new year with inspiration and hope by attending best-selling author Glennon Doyle Melton’s first Tampa [...]

Best of Metro 2017: Dining & Spirits

The Best of Metro Tampa Bay. the bay’s best Tampa Bay Dining & Spirits   IL Ritorno Best Contemporary Italian Cuisine Chef-Owner David Benstock and his wife, Erica have created a gem of a dining experience [...]

Tis the Season to Shop

  The 13th Annual Junior League of Tampa’s Holiday Gift Market   click on images to enlarge or view as a slideshow   The holiday shopping season is upon us! One Tampa Bay volunteer organization is [...]

Events: Celebrating Cuban Culture At Pavilion XXXI

(L-R): Pavilion XXXI co-chair Stacie Linsky, honoree Maureen Cohn and co-chair Susie Rice   Two Dynamic And Art Loving Couples Are The Co-chairs For Pavilion XXXI   This year, Stacie and Sam Linsky and Susie and [...]

Foodie: Not Just Another Gastro Pub

SoHo Backyard’s Bar   SoHo Backyard In South Tampa Continues To Shine   The SoHo Backyard, located at 610 S. Armenia, was named South Tampa’s “BEST PUB WITH A PALATE” after it opened three years ago. Today, the [...]

METRO Style: Fashion of the Week

 click on images above to enlarge or view as a slideshow     Cool Looks for the Season   Recently, METRO took to the streets of historic Ybor City to showcase the latest styles for Fall 2016. [...]

Brooke Palmer Kuhl

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |   Inspiring Women In Business BROOKE PALMER KUHL RSBP EVENTS+PR   She leaves a trail of glitter wherever she goes…and that is certainly true of this PR pro and [...]

Rebecca Bast, CLU, CHFC

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |   Inspiring Women In Business REBECCA BAST, CLU®, CHFC® Bast Financial Group   Bast Financial Group is devoted to helping their clients attain financial security through custom [...]

Dr. Susan Blankenship

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |   Inspiring Women In Business DR. SUSAN BLANKENSHIP Pediatric Dentistry   The words “step right up” come to mind when you walk through the door of Dr. [...]

Veronica Swiatek

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |   Inspiring Women In Business VERONICA SWIATEK Massage Studio   Born with an entrepreneurial spirit, Veronica Swiatek decided to pursue her dream of opening her own business [...]

Lindsey Trebian

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |   Inspiring Women In Business LINDSEY TREBIAN AVP of Business Development Nationwide Title Clearing, Inc.   Lindsey’s tenacity for obtaining business has earned NTC an upward trend [...]

Renée Vaughn

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |   Inspiring Women In Business RENEE VAUGHN Williams Consulting Group   Starting the Williams Consulting Group 13 years ago, Renée Vaughn collaborates with clients to create strategic initiatives [...]

Pia Trujillo

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |   Inspiring Women In Business PIA TRUJILLO Pia Esthetics Day Spa   Pia Trujillo is the co-owner of Pia Esthetics Day Spa, one of the most well [...]

Jessica Chancey, Ingrid Coulon, Laura McGowan and Valerie Yost

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |   Inspiring Women In Business JESSICA CHANCEY, INGRID COULON, LAURA MCGOWAN AND VALERIE YOST Compass Land & Title, LLC   Educated. Respected. Experienced. This industry award-winning team  recognized [...]

Robin King

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |   Inspiring Women In Business ROBIN KING Three Birds Tavern Out of the Weeds   Her passion for entertaining, food and travel fuse to bring Tampa Bay a [...]

Hilary Dalton, DMD, MS

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |   Inspiring Women In Business HILARY DALTON, DMD, MS Dalton Dental   Thanks to her friendly personality, warm smile, and dental expertise, Dr. Dalton has been consistently [...]

Kelli L. Mitchell, Esq.

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |   Inspiring Women In Business KELLI L. MITCHELL, ESQ. Marital & Family Law Practice   Involved in each of her cases, it’s Kelli L. Mitchell’s personal approach [...]

Edyta Chylinski

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |   Inspiring Women In Business EDYTA CHYLINSKI Spa Sudeva   Edyta is the owner of Spa Sudeva, a holistic Day Spa located in South Tampa. She is [...]

Monique McLaughlin

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |   Inspiring Women In Business MONIQUE MCLAUGHLIN Makeup & Hair by Monique   After 12 years in a successful sales and marketing career, Monique McLaughlin left the [...]

Carroll “Bella” Couri

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |   Inspiring Women In Business CARROLL “BELLA” COURI Coastal Properties Group Christie’s International   Born and raised in sunny Kingston, Jamaica, this “island girl” now calls Tampa [...]

Michele Renee Zerda

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine | Inspiring Women In Business MICHELE RENEE ZERDA Michele Renee The Studio   Living life with passion and beauty, Michele Renee left her home state of Texas more [...]