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Getaway: Naples Grande Beach Resort

    A Peaceful or Playful Escape Naples Grande Beach Resort | By Patricia A. Vorbrich   Set on 23 waterfront acres on Florida’s Paradise Coast, adjoining a 200 acre nature preserve and mangrove estuary reminiscent [...]

10 Tips to Make Outdoor Parties Unforgettable

Make Your Outdoor Parties Unforgettable   (Family Features) Entertaining is one thing, but dazzling your guests with an outdoor party sensation is another. Summer can be the best time of year for outdoor parties. From twinkling [...]

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: Salamander Spa

  SALAMANDER SPA AT INNISBROOK RESORT Salamander Spa is a destination for discovery, wellness and transformation. The Salamander Spa’s ultimate goal is to create an environment that not only inspires and uplifts, but also empowers and energizes guests as [...]

Metro Select Spa: Sandpearl Spa

  SANDPEARL SPA In addition to its reputation as the best of luxury resort spa, Sandpearl Spa is a comfortable and unhurried atmosphere surrounded by natural beauty and warm personal attention; you can enjoy a relaxing, invigorating [...]

Metro Select Spa: Pallavi Luxury Spa

  PALLAVI LUXURY SPA Relaxation begins at Pallavi Spa, the signature spa of the Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach. Indulge in a tranquil session at our spa retreat, specializing in new beginnings and meaningful transformations. Pallavi, meaning new [...]

Metro Select Spa: Spa Sudeva

  SPA SUDEVA FOR TOTAL RELAXATION   Spa Sudeva is a Day Spa where the East meets West and the old meets new. A place where you can embrace a more natural way of being. Enter Spa Sudeva and [...]

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 [...]

Metro Select Spa: Red Bamboo Medi Spa

  RED BAMBOO MEDI SPA AND STEM CELL CENTER For the past nine years, Red Bamboo has been THE medi-spa leader in West Central Florida. Dr. Frank Toscano was the first to introduce SmartLipo, the first to perform Platelet [...]

METRO PIX: Bern’s Winefest VIP & Grand Tasting

It sells out every year and quickly too! The end of eight days and 13 events this year, culminated with the Bern’s VIP & Grand Tasting on Sunday, April 30, 2017. The theme this year was Wizard [...]

Outdoor Kitchen Design

  Get Cooking on Your Outdoor Kitchen Design   (Family Features) If your idea of enjoying the great outdoors is relaxing on your deck with a tasty beverage while the grill heats up, you’re in good [...]

Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Takes It To The Next Level

Seminole Hard Rock Tampa’s President Joe Lupo with Hard Rock Girls     The Seminole Hard Rock Tampa made a big splash at the ribbon cutting and opening of the new 700-space parking garage, as Seminole [...]

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 [...]

Neiman Marcus Launches Givenchy Beauty

  Neiman Marcus Tampa Bay Launches Givenchy Beauty   Fashion lovers are familiar with the style and trends of Givenchy — known for French Haute Couture since 1952 and now makeup lovers will be happy to know [...]

59th Annual Tampa Bay Heart Ball

  White out heart disease and stroke at the 59th Annual Tampa Bay Heart Ball, benefiting the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association will be held this Saturday, April 29. Heart Ball Details 2017 Chairs: [...]

The Independents: Locale Market

  Locale Market The locals simply call it LOCALE. The media calls it one of the “Best Food Halls in America.” Restaurant insiders know it as celebrity chef Michael Mina’s “Think Tank.” By whatever name you [...]

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: Beach Bar at Bay Harbor Hotel

  Welcome to the “Sweet Spot” of dining experiences.  The high quality beach fare, polished service and relaxed atmosphere offers incredible value and a versatile dining experience, great for family outings or intimate date nights. The [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

The Independents: Roux

  Break The Rouxles Roux’s signature cuisine has become the darling of regional food aficionados, and for good reason. The highly approachable menu blends comfortable, new Southern classics with the iconic Fresh Creole and Cajun dishes [...]

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. [...]

Delectable Cuisine On The Green

  Packard’s Steakhouse At Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club By Patricia A. Vorbrich Named after the designer of Innisbrook’s four golf courses, Larry Packard, Packard’s Steakhouse brings dining elegance to the Golf & Country Club, overlooking the [...]

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 [...]

A Spring-Inspired Easter Brunch

    (Family Features)  Spring is blooming on your Easter table. From yellow chick cupcakes to blueberry French-toast casseroles, there are plenty of ways to wow your brunch guests with simple seasonal recipes. “Between hiding eggs [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 their new Executive [...]

Grand Opening Celebration of Verve Boutique

Photo: Josef Newgarden, Tony Kanaan, Scott Dixon, Susie Wheldon with her boys, Oliver and Sebastian, Marco Andretti, Conor Daly, James Hinchcliffe The evening was filled with the stylish men of INDYCAR as they modeled fashions from [...]

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 [...]

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 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 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.       [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 Vinoy Renaissance Host Alt-Pop Duo MS MR

Alt Duo MS MR will perform at the Renaissance Vinoy     Looking for a fun local happening on Friday? Renaissance Hotels has teamed up with Billboard and AEG for its “The Navigator Live” event series [...]

Best Doctors in Tampa Bay

Best Doctors® List Tampa Bay Metro’s 15th Annual Guide: 501 Respected Physicians 63 Medical Specialties For 15 years, Tampa Bay METRO has partnered with Best Doctors in America® to provide a valuable community resource. The list includes [...]

7 Mouthwatering Burgers to Grill

7 Mouthwatering Burgers to Grill   (Family Features) May is National Burger Month, which means it’s time to grill up burgers that demand attention. Start by seasoning ground meat, then build with bold toppers and unexpected [...]

South Tampa Dining Guide

  South Tampa Dining Guide Includes Westshore, Downtown & Davis Islands (West of Channelside Dr. & South of Hillsborough Ave.)   Armani’s Italian   $$$ 2900 Bayport Dr., Tampa (813) 207-6800 www.opentable.com/armanis Indoor and outdoor patio [...]