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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. [...]

The Last Sports Car You May Ever Need

The newly re-designed second-generation Panamera continues to offer the sleekness of the Porsche brand, but the roominess and comfort of a sedan, with four seats. By re-shaping the rear and lowering the roofline, the car resembles [...]

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 Cosmetic & Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |     The Face of Cosmetic & Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery DR. GEOFFREY M. KWITKO     Dr. Kwitko has been treating patients in Tampa for 26 years. [...]

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 Face of Healthy, Gorgeous Smiles & Regenerative Style

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |     The Face of Healthy, Gorgeous Smiles & Regenerative Style HILARY DALTON, DMD, MS     Thanks to her friendly personality, warm smile, and dental expertise, [...]

The Face of Tampa Bay Real Estate

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |       The Face of Tampa Bay Real Estate JOSEPHINE PULIDO SCHAAF, REALTOR     “If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional, just wait [...]

The Face of Business Law

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |     The Face of Business Law HARRY TEICHMAN     Understanding each business and the family dynamics of every client has made Harry Teichman trusted counsel [...]

The Face of Weight Loss & Wellness

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |   The Face of Weight Loss & Wellness DR. JONATHAN P. URSHAN, D.C., B.A.     Dr. Urshan is one of Tampa Bay’s leading weight loss doctors. [...]

The Face of Tampa Real Estate

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |     The Face of Tampa Real Estate CAROL POOLEY, GRI     Carol Pooley is a founding Realtor at Tomlin St Cyr Real Estate services, with [...]

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, Kristin owns two Tampa locations of the Your ProKitchen franchise — a culinary [...]

The Face of Health & Fitness

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine | The Face of Health & Fitness CHAD JOHNSON   Chad Johnson has trained thousands of clients in his 15 plus years as a fitness and martial arts [...]

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 [...]

12 Places to View July 4th Fireworks in Tampa Bay

  12 Great Places to View Independence Day Fireworks in Tampa Bay     Light Up Tampa Bay Tampa’s Channel District celebrates the Fourth of July with live music by Southern Train, entertainment by DJ’s Xplicid [...]

THE ART OF THE BRICK

  EXPERIENCE THE ART OF THE BRICK in Downtown Tampa   Free to all from June 23 through September 4 802 East Whiting Street   THE ART OF THE BRICK is a global touring exhibition rated [...]

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 [...]

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 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 [...]

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 [...]

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: 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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 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 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 experience [...]

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 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 Cosmetic Gynecology

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |   Face of Cosmetic Gynecology Jennifer S. Hayes, DO, FACOOG   Dr. Hayes is the only Cosmetic Gynecologist in Tampa Bay/ Sarasota. In 2008, after years of [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]