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Chef Luke Decker: Passionate, Creative and Intense.

    The Birchwood’s New Executive Chef, Luke Decker  |  By Ronda M. Parag     There are many new and exciting things cooking up in the kitchen at The Birchwood. First, is the announcement of [...]

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 [...]

The Face of Hospitality & Public Relations

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |   Face of Hospitality & Public Relations Brooke Palmer Kuhl RSBP EVENTS+PR Brooke Palmer Kuhl and her team at RSBP Events+PR, are pros at garnering attention for [...]

The Face of Culinary Dreams

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine | The Face of Culinary Dreams KRISTIN WITTS MCKINNEY After 23 years of catering, it’s evident that Kristin Witts McKinney’s new passion is in helping others. She now [...]

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 [...]

Masquerade-Themed Bollywood Nights 2017 Celebration

Experience the sights, sounds and textures of India at the 3rd Annual Bollywood Nights Masquerade Themed Party on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the Tampa Museum of Art to benefit Children Across Borders [...]

Love Is In The Air

Celebrate love with a few special happenings in Tampa Bay for Valentine’s Day 2017. METRO’s found some great happenings (vow renewal anyone?) and restaurants that will create a romantic experience to celebrate in the most romantic [...]

February is Heart Month

    February is Heart Month!   Tampa Bay METRO is a proud supporter of the American Heart Association Tampa Bay and is delighted to share some events for the week of February 1 – February [...]

Gasparilla Fashion

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 from a local boutique [...]

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 [...]

93.3 FLZ’s Jingle Ball 2016

On the second to last stop of the national iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour 2016 at Amalie Arena presented by Capital One in Tampa, iconic and emerging performers hit the stage including Pitbull, The Chainsmokers, DNCE, Daya, [...]

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 [...]

Ring in 2017 Rooftop Style

  Celebrate at Rooftop Eve   Make plans now to attend Tampa’s premiere, all-inclusive New Year’s Eve party on top of a 10-story roof top in downtown Tampa, with stunning views of the city skyline and [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

METRO PIX: CITY: Fashion + Art + Culture

  CITY: Fashion + Art + Culture When: September 24, 2016   Where: Tampa Museum of Art   It was a melding of art and fashion at CITY: Fashion + Art + Culture, the 7th annual [...]

METROHome Tour: Contemporary Design Within a Historic Setting

  Once the decision was made to hire a professional to help improve their home’s interior, the first move made by the owners was to set up a meeting with Enrique Crespo of Tampa’s, Crespo Design [...]

METRO PIX: Martinis For Moffitt

  11th Annual Martinis for Moffitt   When: August 6, 2016 Where: Straz Center – Morsani Hall For 11 years, Bay Area Advisors has hosted the party of the summer with all proceeds to benefit Moffitt [...]

Metro Style: Haute Fashion of the Week

click on images to enlarge or view as a slideshow   The Haute Look   Recently, METRO took to the streets of historic Ybor City to showcase the latest styles for Fall 2016. From lush velvet [...]

Third Annual AHA Red Sofa Tour Visits Both Sides of the Bay

click on image to enlarge 25-year-old cardiac arrest survivor Brittany Williams sits on the Red Sofa with Tampa Bay Morning Blend host, Natalie Taylor   The Red Sofa Tour is back and the American Heart Association [...]

Home Tour: Deep In the Heart of South Tampa

  Olde World Charm Blends With New World Convenience in Sunset Park Estate   In the heart of south Tampa is the neighborhood of Sunset Park, with its numerous canals and water access to Old 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 [...]

Metro Pix: Maserati Levante Preview Event

Maserati of Tampa Unveiled The New ‘Levante’   Mrs. Reeves, along with Kim Rogers and the Maserati team, hosted a party to unveil the new Levante — The Maserati of SUVs. Guests enjoyed cocktails, delicious culinary [...]

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 [...]

Glamorous Family Vacation

  Glamily Getaway to the Naples Grande Beach Resort   Created for families looking for the perfect balance of luxury and leisure this summer, also known as the glamilies, the lavish Grande Glamily package includes suite accommodations complete with Balcony Butler [...]

National Mojito Day Cocktails

  National Mojito Day is Monday, July 11 and what better way to beat the summer heat than sipping on a deliciously cold cocktail! This year, go beyond the standard muddled mint mojito and celebrate with the Cruzan Mango Mojito and [...]

THE FACE OF A RESTAURANTEUR

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine | The Face of a Restauranteur MICHAEL STEWART     Always creating, expanding and exploring the next dining and cocktail trend, Michael Stewart brings heart and passion to [...]

THE FACE OF NONPROFIT CHANGE

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine | The Face of Nonprofit Change CATALYST CONSULTING SERVICES   Facilitating positive organizational change with results and through relationships that span the Southeast are what defines Michelle A. Turman, M.A., [...]

THE FACE OF COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine | The Face of Commercial Real Estate GEORGIA WATSON YELLOWFIN COMMERCIAL REALTY CORP.   Meet Georgia Watson, the President/Broker for Yellowfin Commercial Realty. A true Tampa native, she [...]

Metro Pix: Pride and Passion 2016

When: Saturday, April 23, 2016 Where: Tampa Museum of Art   Pride and Passion 2016 presented by Wells Fargo was themed “Now in Technicolor.” Guests enjoyed incredible entertainment, delicious hors d’oeuvres, open bar and music and [...]

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,” [...]

Straz Center Presents The Realish Housewives of South Tampa – A Parody

Cast of The Realish Housewives of South Tampa: A Parody – photo Kirsten Miccoli   Get Ready Tampa For A Hilarious Night Of Feuds, Friends And Fun At The Jaeb Theatre. Brawls! Booze! Botox! The Straz [...]

Behind the Bar with Dean Hurst: All About the Spirits

  Metro Shares a Bar Chat with Dean Hurst. By Ronda M. Parag   Dean Hurst has a deep appreciation for the bartenders skill set, while creating a niche within the industry as a Spirits Specialist. [...]

Bern’s Steak House Wins James Beard Award

Photos courtesy of Bern’s Steak House: Eric Renaud, Senior Sommelier and Bern’s Owner, David Laxer   A perfect way to kick start the 60 year anniversary celebration of Bern’s Steak House is the James Beard Award [...]

Exploring the Evolution of Portraiture Art

Vanni Rossi (Italian, 1894-1973) Self-Portrait Smoking (1920) Oil on canvas Collection of Robert Flynn Johnson     Contemplating Character Drawings and Oil Sketches from Jacques-Louis David to Lucian Freud There is still time to visit the [...]

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 [...]

Levante Preview at Maserati of Tampa

Mrs. Reeves, along with Kim Rogers and the Maserati team, hosted a party to unveil the new Levante – The Maserati of SUVs. Guests enjoyed cocktails, delicious culinary delights by Puff ’n Stuff including delightful cheese [...]

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, [...]

Hot Property: Westshore Yacht Club Estate

  Contemporary Retreat   Conveniently located near Tampa’s downtown and Westshore business districts and near the Gandy Bridge with easy access to Pinellas County, this single family home located inside the Westshore Yacht Club, boasts over [...]

Celebrated Chef Marc Murphy Opens Grey Salt

  Celebrity Chef Melds Rustic Farmhouse with Modern Casino Glitz Get a taste of the Big Apple in Tampa with the new Mediterranean-inspired restaurant by celebrity chef, Marc Murphy. Inside the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & [...]

Make Your Ham Brunch Shine This Spring

  (Family Features) It’s time to shed those winter layers and enjoy the warmth and brightness of the spring season. And what’s the best way to do this, you might ask? Why not give your spring [...]

METRO Style: What to Wear St. Patrick’s Day

      St. Patrick’s Day Is Almost Here        It’s hard to believe it. We’re already almost halfway through March and Daylight Savings Time has just begun. It’s time to paint your nails in [...]

Weekender: B Central To All Things Disney

  The Walt Disney World® B Resort & Spa The fresh design and contemporary interior of the B Resort & Spa create a feeling of peace and tranquility, in a place that can be crazy-filled with [...]

Celebrate National Margarita Day

  It’s Monday and a great way to kickoff the week and celebrate National Margarita Day is with The Resting Garden Margarita created by Tampa mixologist, Ryan Brown.   Bartender: Ryan Brown Market: Tampa, Florida Bar Name: Anise [...]

Doc B’s Fresh Kitchen in Tampa

Seeking Fresh Comfort Food In A Modern Social Setting?     Doc B’s Fresh Kitchen to the Rescue.   A chic and contemporary interior invites guests inside at the new Doc B’s located on Bay Street [...]

Rooftop Eve 2016

  The sold-out Rooftop Eve New Year’s Eve party was the hottest and chicest place to be seen ringing in 2016. The ladies were glitzy and sparkled, while the men dressed to impress. The top floor [...]

Sneak Peek of Opal Sands Resort on Clearwater Beach

  Opening in less than a week, METRO got the chance to see the stunning new hotel that is part of the transformation of Clearwater Beach. Announced today by TripAdvisor, Clearwater Beach was No. 1 in [...]

THE FACE OF SOUTH TAMPA’S CUSTOM CLOTHIER

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine | The Face of South Tampa’s Custom Clothier DAN SHREEVE BESPOKE & CO   Dan Shreeve, is the premier custom clothier in South Tampa with 28 years of [...]

THE FACE OF INTERIOR DESIGN

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine | The Face of Interior Design ROB BOWEN DESIGN GROUP   Rob Bowen and his team create spaces that evoke a rare sense of intimacy and inspiration. Rob’s [...]

THE FACE OF RELAXATION

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine | The Face of Relaxation EDYTA CHYLINSKI SPA SUDEVA   Edyta is the owner of Spa Sudeva, a holistic Day Spa located in South Tampa. She is a [...]

Pirate Booty

  A must-have Gasparilla treasure includes a Commando gem-studded skull thong. Made with luxe European microfiber for a soft fit and feel. $26. Stop in at Deborah Kent’s at 2120 South Dale Mabry to get them [...]

Scholarship Application Tips

  Tips for Winning a Scholarship     (Family Features)Winning a scholarship can be as competitive as gaining entrance to the college of your choice. While academic performance, extracurricular activities and character all matter, your success [...]

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. [...]

Gasparilla Gear

The pirates are coming to claim our fair city and it’s time to get dressed in some of Metro’s favorite finds.   Pirate Treasures Created by local designer, Meredith Haws, these necklaces are rare treasures. Be [...]

Best of Metro 2016: Dining & Spirits

The Best of Metro Tampa Bay. the bay’s best   Tampa Bay Dining & Spirits       Rococo Steak Best Steakhouse in St. Petersburg Housed in a historical 1920s building, Rococo’s menu offers steaks and [...]

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 [...]

FarmTable Kitchen

Casual Meets Gourmet   Located on the second floor of St. Petersburg’s Sundial, and above Chef Michael Mina’s LOCALE Market, FarmTable Kitchen is a new American restaurant featuring farm-to-table cuisine that focuses on fresh, seasonal, regionally [...]

6 Health Symptoms Men Shouldn’t Ignore

  38% of men visit the doctor only when extremely sick. But just because you feel healthy doesn’t mean you are healthy.   “See your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms and put you, [...]

National Epilepsy Awareness Month

November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month. Would you know what to do if you saw someone having a seizure?     Most often, epileptic seizures don’t require medical assistance. However, there are some things you can [...]