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The Beach Life. Renewed.

    The Newly Renovated W Fort Lauderdale   By Ronda M. Parag     Following a recent renovation of nearly $55 million, the new and refreshed W Fort Lauderdale is the ideal escape for a [...]


    In the span of three-weeks, much of Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico has been ravaged by major hurricanes. Tampa Bay residents and all Floridians were assaulted by Hurricane Irma and now face days, weeks, [...]

Damn The Weather: Soothing Cocktail Recipes

  If you’ve been paying attention to the weather lately, you’ve probably heard about hurricane Irma. It’s been wreaking havoc on the Caribbean, and now has its evil intentions set on the Florida Keys and Miami, with [...]

A Home Built Upon Trust and Friendship.

  By Mary Lou Janson  |  Photography by Jean Allsopp   A beachfront condominium requiring a major makeover, prompted Drew and Kerri Hudgins to first contact the founders of Chancey Design Partnership nearly three decades ago. [...]

A Foodie In Paradise

    Fish To Fork Weekend at The Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort By Chad H. Vorbrich   What happens when eight of the most talented chefs from around the country converge upon a luxury beach [...]

Stylish Splendor in South Beach

    The Marriott Stanton South Beach By Patricia A. Vorbrich     Headed to South Beach? Check out “SoFi,” the South of Fifth district of Miami Beach.  Miami, known for its vibrant nightlife and art [...]

A Bold Look At The Art Of Fashion Icon Susanne Bartsch

    The upcoming exhibition at the Tampa Museum of Art will display Susanne Bartsch: Art-a-Porter from July 29 – November 12, 2017. The exhibit will feature 35 looks spanning Bartsch’s career including designs by Alexander [...]

7 Tips to Master the Grill This Summer

Mastering the Grill This Summer   (Family Features) Becoming a master of the grill doesn’t have to be complicated. Test out these seven tips for quick marinades, flavorful sauces and marinade hacks to take your summer [...]

The Face of Connectivity

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |     The Face of Connectivity AAKASH M. PATEL   Aakash M. Patel is an entrepreneur who is a Republican candidate for Hillsborough County Commission District 1. [...]

The Face of Investment Management and Trust

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |     The Face of Investment Management and Trust SUSAN BRENNAN     Susan Brennan is Sabal Trust Tampa’s new managing principal. Sabal Trust is Florida’s largest [...]

The Face of Cosmetic Surgery

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |     The Face of Cosmetic Surgery DR. JOSEPH J. CASTELLANO     An artist’s eyes, extensive medical training and precise surgical skills are what define Joseph J. [...]

The Face of Architecture, Planning and Interior Design

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine | The Face of Architecture, Planning and Interior Design CHANCEY DESIGN   Chancey Design has built a reputation based on the concept of service and design excellence. It [...]

The Face of Downtown St. Pete’s Real Estate

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |     The Face of Downtown St. Pete’s Real Estate PEGGY NARUNS   Located in the heart of downtown St. Pete, Real Estate Broker/Owner Peggy Naruns of [...]

Haute Look of the Week

  Enjoy A Summertime Splash of Style      Here are a few summer fashion items that should help you create a fun-in-the-sun adventure. From a great tote to a colorful bracelet to a chic romper [...]

Get Kool with The Rowdies

Kool & the Gang   The Rowdies will host a post-match FREE Kool & the Gang Concert to Ticket Holders. Head to ST. PETE for soccer AND a concert! This Thursday, July 6, 2017, Al Lang Stadium welcomes the Tampa Bay Rowdies as they take [...]

METROHome Tour: Historic Pass-a-Grille Renovation

  Couple Reclaims An Historic Pass-a-Grille Home With Flair By Mary Lou Janson | Photography By Amy Lamb   One stands grandly on the glistening white sands bordering the Gulf of Mexico. The other occupies a [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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.     [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

Summer’s Splash of Style

    Tampa Bay Metro’s Hot Summer Style Trends   Keep cool this summer in Tampa Bay with light, flowing fabrics in white or pale peach. Add a striped hat, a beach bound bag and a [...]


| 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 [...]

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     [...]

Weekender: The End of the Road

Key West – An Island Paradise By Patricia A. Vorbrich       One of the world’s most popular vacation destinations, Key West, offers a unique combination of fun and sun, land and sea, as well [...]

Sip and Savor

  Annata Wine Bar By Ronda M. Parag     Tucked into a small and intimate space on Beach Drive is a gem of a wine bar that offers chic indoor or alfresco seating. Now that [...]

Unplug and Reconnect

Escape to Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf Islands By Chad H. Vorbrich Today’s life pace has heightened the need for clearing mind clutter, getting unplugged, and spending quality time with loved ones; and there’s no better [...]

Cheers to an Endless Summer

6 Endless Summer Cocktail Recipes There’s nothing quite like enjoying the beautiful summer sun in Tampa Bay with loved ones and a great cocktail… Beach House Cosmo Ingredients 2 cups Pinnacle® Vodka 1/2 cup DeKuyper® Triple [...]

Imagine. Create. Inspire.

  Asian Cuisine at Souzou Fusion By Patricia A. Vorbrich     With a vision to bring world-inspired cuisine and architecture to St. Petersburg, the Executive team of Patrick Marston, local entrepreneur, long time restaurateur Mike [...]

Summer Fitness Tips

  Activate Your Summer with These Simple Tips Fitness ideas to power up your season   When short-sleeve shirts, tanks and shorts make their way into your everyday wardrobe, summer has officially arrived in Tampa Bay. [...]

Relax Boca Style

Coastal Ambience at Waterstone Resort & Marina By Ronda M. Parag     Guests staying at the Waterstone Resort & Marina receive all the benefits of a flagged hotel (Doubletree by Hilton), with the feel and [...]

Summer Exercise Tips

Exercise Tips for Staying Safe in the Summer Heat By: Adela Lilollari   Summer break shouldn’t mean a break from your workout routine. Yes, it’s easy to use the tropical heat here in Tampa Bay as [...]

All About Pool Safety

  All About Pool Safety   For many Bay Area families, some of the most anticipated summertime activities happen around the pool. But before you dive into the fun, be sure you and your family know [...]

Best of Dining & Spirits

best of tampa bay the bay’s best     Tampa Bay Dining & Spirits     Castile Best New Restaurant on St. Pete Beach Inside the Hotel Zamora is Castile offering a Spanish-influenced menu, small plates and spectacular [...]

Springtime in Tallahassee

Celebrate Spring in Our State’s Capital       From Shakespeare to rock and roll, celebrations of literature, art and food there are a wide range of Tallahassee special events and festivals this spring when the [...]

Stylish Island Beach Escape

Mainsail Beach Inn – Anna Maria Island         There is no need to travel far for an island getaway, located less than an hour and a half away are the serene and tropical [...]

St. Augustine Celebrates 450 Years

Steeped in History, Beauty and Charm By Patricia A. Vorbrich     Florida’s Historic Coast is home to St. Augustine, the oldest continuously occupied European settlement in the United States. Settled nearly 450 years ago, it [...]

Elevated Beach Chic

  Elevated Beach Chic By Mary Lou Janson   Moving to Florida presented New Jersey residents, Lee and Cindy Launer with an opportunity to take a more comfortable — but unconventional — approach to how they [...]

Endless Experiences

  Orlando World Center Marriott By Ronda M. Parag       There are plenty of exciting things to do in Orlando, besides all the theme parks. Be in the center of all the action at [...]