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METRO Style: Beach Bound

  Beach Bound Style Guide The temps are ideal for a trip to the beach or nearby park. METRO found some summer time essentials from totes to shades to enjoy the great outdoors.   Made for Shade Protect [...]

SeaGrapes Wine and Food Festival

  Immerse yourself in a wine and food festival unlike any other in Tampa on Friday, May 12, 2017 at The Florida Aquarium! At SeaGrapes Wine and Food Festival, enjoy wonderful wines and sample fantastic foods [...]

Metro Select Spa: Massage Studio

  DESIGNED TO RELAX. Affordable. Convenient. Luxurious. Discover Massage Studio and experience luxurious massage therapy personalized just for you. Massage Studio is a place where you can escape from everyday life; an oasis to relax, renew [...]

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 [...]

METRO Pix: Mad Hatter’s Tea & Brunch

The Mad Hatter’s Tea & Brunch was a fun and festive Sunday morning to enjoy a delicious Brunch, Mimosas, Bloody Mary Bar, Teas, at Eddie V’s and a silent auction to benefit Frankie’s Friends, with items [...]

The Independents: Anise Global Gastrobar

  Anise Global Gastrobar     Anise Global Gastrobar, downtown Tampa’s glowing jewel, celebrates 4 years of growth and accolades. While the award-winning bar program continues to remain on top, the culinary team spreads their wings by [...]

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

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 [...]

Not Your Average Bridal Show

  The Elegant Wedding Showcase Returns to Tampa   A Premiere Gathering Of Talent, Resources And Style For The Sophisticated Bride   Metro Life Media, Inc., publishers of Tampa Bay METRO and Tampa Bay Weddings magazines [...]

Gasparilla Music Festival Returns To Tampa’s Riverwalk

    The 2-day festival held on Tampa’s Riverwalk, will offer music and activities for the entire family. The festival will feature more than 40 bands along four stages. “GMF 2017 will feature the biggest acts [...]

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, [...]

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.   Academy at the Lakes Academy at 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 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 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 Family Law

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |   The Face of Family Law MICHAEL LUNDY OLDER, LUNDY & ALVAREZ Michael Lundy is one of Tampa Bay’s leading marital and family law attorneys. He has built [...]

The Face of Real Estate Transformations

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |   The Face of Real Estate Transformations EQUIALT While some can’t visualize converting distressed properties into valuable assets, EquiAlt — Brian Davison, Tony Kelly, Bertram Nkya and [...]

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 [...]

The Face of Mortgage Lending

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |   The Face of Mortgage Lending Daniel Larios Guaranteed Rate   Daniel Larios, is the Branch Manager and VP of Mortgage Lending for Guaranteed Rate, a top [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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.     [...]

METRO PIX: Pavilion XXXI

  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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Getting A Groove On

  Dance the night away at The Tampa Museum of Art’s Silent Disco on Saturday, October 22, from 8 pm – 11 pm. If you have never been to a “Silent Disco” you are in for [...]

METRO PIX: Mixer held at The SoHo Backyard

  METROmixer Held At The SoHo Backyard   Guests joined in the fun and celebrated summer at Tampa Bay METRO magazine’s METROMixer, hosted by Compass Land & Title, held at the SoHo Backyard in south Tampa. [...]

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 [...]

Art: Tampa Museum of Art Showcases Folk Art

Self-Taught Genius: Treasures From The American Folk Art Museum     eaturing more than 100 works by diverse artists, the exhibition Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum, presents an original premise that considers [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Metro Pix: Tampa Bay Heart Ball 2016

METRO SPONSORED EVENT: Tampa Bay Heart Ball 2016 When: Saturday, April 30, 2016 Where: Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel On Saturday, April 30, 650 people gathered in downtown Tampa for the 58th annual Tampa Bay Heart Ball, [...]

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 [...]

What To Do: Got To WaZoo

The 21st Annual WaZoo BeerFest This all-inclusive tasting event at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo features samples of 250 beers from 70 breweries, a variety of savory pub fare, live entertainment and free daytime admission to come [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

SUMMER CAMPS GUIDE 2016

Tampa Bay Metro’s Summer Camps Guide 2016     Academy at the Lakes Academy at the Lakes offers more than 60 summer programs including academic, creative, recreation, and sports camps. Favorites include Camp Invention, Video Production, [...]

Metro Pix: 2016 White Party

  2016 White Party   The 13 Ugly Men hosted one of the hottest parties in town at Tampa’s Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino last weekend. The rainy weather forced the party inside as Grey [...]

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 & [...]

PIX: Junior League of Tampa Gasparilla Invasion Party

It was a perfect day and ideal spot to gather for members and friends of the Junior League of Tampa to celebrate the Gasparilla invasion and watch the flotilla. Members and guests enjoyed great food, drinks [...]

Cultivating Culture in Tampa Bay

  GMF at night along the Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park.  Photo by Michael Schuhmann   The cultural happenings of music and movies as Gasparilla celebrations continue to cultivate the arts. By Mary Lou Janson     [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]