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Celebrate National Gumbo Day

    Bring the signature dish of New Orleans’ cuisine into your kitchen with the delicious Mumbo Jumbo Seafood Gumbo recipe from Roux. On October 12, guests who dine at Roux will be offered a complimentary [...]

The Face of Redefining Real Estate

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |   The Face of Redefining Real Estate JANE MAK, REAL ESTATE BROKER   With a passion for helping others, Jane Mak has served the Tampa Bay area [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

Where Everything That Happens Around The Table Is Considered Sacred

  North Tampa’s Sacred Pepper. Worshiping food, flavors, people and style. By Patricia A. Vorbrich     Upscale dining in North Tampa has been long overdue, enter Candy DeBartolo and interior designer, Enrique Crespo, Crespo Design [...]


| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine | The Face of Property Appraisal TODD D. JONES, MAI, CRE, FRICS   Todd Jones is an experienced, internationally recognized expert in property tax valuation, holding the three [...]


| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine | The Face of Business Development INGRID COULON COMPASS LAND & TITLE, LLC   Ingrid Coulon, M.B.A., is the Director of Marketing for Compass Land & Title, LLC, [...]

Weekender: Paddle Into Paradise

Grab A Paddle And Explore The Natural Beauty Of Fort Lauderdale   With its spectacular glass lobby overlooking a lush natural preserve, Fort Lauderdale Marriott North provides a grand destination for business guests and vacationing families. [...]

Together to End Stroke Makes an Impact in Tampa Bay

  Did you know that in the time that it takes to check your mail, someone will have a stroke? Every 40 seconds someone in the United States suffers from a stroke and every four minutes [...]

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 [...]

Charity Polo Classic 2016

The Fifth Annual Charity Polo Classic was a smashing success, with blue skies and pleasant temperatures at the DI Polo Tour Grounds in Plant City on February 27th. The proceeds of the Morgan Auto Group Charity [...]

Best of Metro 2016: Health & Beauty

The Best of Metro Tampa Bay. the bay’s best   Tampa Bay Health & Beauty       Pure Natural Nail Lounge Best Organic Nail Salon This organic, natural nail salon and spa in downtown St. [...]

Ring in the New Year at Tampa’s Rooftop Eve

Good Bye 2015, Hello 2016     The top floor of Tampa’s Ft. Brooke Parking Garage will host one of the chicest and hottest places to ring in 2016. The new location, this year,will offer amazing [...]

Christmas Town at Busch Gardens

  Visit with Santa at Busch Gardens Christmas Town through Dec. 31   Start a family tradition by visiting the million twinkling lights, holiday shows and even Santa himself at Busch Gardens Christmas Town through December [...]

Ready, Set, Shop at JLT’s Holiday Gift Market

  Shoppers are delighted with the selection of holiday merchants at the Junior League of Tampa’s 2014 Holiday Gift Market     It is time to find the perfect gifts for yourself or someone on your [...]

Get a Healthy Glow

You Glow Spray Tan is located in South Tampa     A sun-kissed glow often signifies health and beauty. But we all know the dangers of the sun. A great way to get that glow, but [...]

David & Christina Laxer Release New Cookbook

    “Bern’s: Rare & Well Done” The Bern’s legacy continues to be honored with the latest release of a new cookbook, Bern’s: Rare & Well Done, by David & Christina Laxer. Written in collaboration with [...]

Naughty or Nice?

Pavilion XXX  Tampa Museum of Art  Pavilion XXX Chairs, Penny and Jeff Vinik       One of Tampa’s oldest traditions and most glamorous galas returns on November 7th to celebrate a 30 year milestone anniversary. [...]

Raise Your Voice to End Stroke F.A.S.T.

The American Stroke Associations wants everyone to learn the meaning of F.A.S.T.   To some people, the word “FAST” is just that; a word used in daily conversation. A word to describe speed. It is not [...]

5th Annual Tampa Pig Jig

The crowd at last years Pig Jig in Curtis Hixon Park   Set to kick off this Saturday, October 24, 2015 at Curtis Hixon Park in downtown Tampa, the Pig Jig will bring together barbecue and [...]

Kerry Vosler

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine | Inspiring Women In Business KERRY VOSLER Studio & Atelier   American Artist, Kerry Vosler, is a painter of heirloom portraits and landscapes. She paints distinguished leaders, family portraits [...]

Tampa Chef Performs In The Big Apple

Chef Jeannie Pierola recently performed at the famed James Beard House   This month, Chef Jeannie Pierola and her team at edison: food + drink lab, headed to New York City to delight diners and guests [...]

Chef Inspires Passion

The new executive chef at Rococo Steak, Matthew Rainey   Chef Matt from Rococo Steak Inspires Passion Rococo Steak is starting a new “Fresh Menu,” with special offerings created by Chef Matt to be enjoyed for [...]


| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine | The Face of Women’s Health VISIONARY CENTRE FOR WOMEN   Dr. Jennifer Hayes, DO, FACOOG brings compassion, wisdom, passion and experience to her practice by providing gynecologic care with a [...]


| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine | The Face of The 30 Minute Workout VIBE FIT CLUB   Looking for an efficient, effective workout that gives the intensity of a 90 minute workout in [...]


| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine | The Face of Real Estate Investment CARLOS GONZALEZ REAL ESTATE LIFE INVESTMENTS   Entrepreneur Carlos Gonzalez oversees the firm he founded, Real Estate Life Investments out of [...]


  Be on trend in the crisp white crop top and skirt available at Georgette’s      Sherri Hill is an American designer specializing in formal evening wear collections. Hill started her company in 2008. The [...]

Red Sofa Tour Raises Awareness for Heart Disease & Stroke

2015 Red Sofa Tour 19-year-old heart transplant recipient Madeline Jones and her mom, Gina Jones take a selfie as part of the AHA’s Red Sofa Tour     The American Heart Association Tampa Bay and Ashley HomeStore [...]

Celebrate Sinatra

  It’s the party of the summer as Ken Walters hosted the 18th Annual Celebrate Sinatra at the Historic Ritz Ybor The black-tie optional drew a well-dressed crowd that celebrated the music of a by-gone era. [...]

Fall Fashion Tips

Spring trends are making a reappearance into fall/winter fashions, making it easy to transition your favorite pieces into the new season. Fall fashions are showing floral prints and slip dresses styled with a twist and fresh [...]

Taking a Chance on Healthy Living!

5 Simple Steps to Accurately Assess Lifestyle “Risks” By: Dan Farrell One of the most important aspects of living a healthy and prosperous life is understanding “risk.” By this I mean knowing how to understand and [...]

Grilling With Heart

  Heart Healthy Grilling Options Celebrity chef Ingrid Hoffmann shares some heart-healthy tips and three inspiring recipes for grilling this season.   1. Pineapple-Chicken Skewers with Passion Fruit Glaze 2. Southwest Style Grilled Chicken Cobb Salad [...]

Easy Escape to Gaming Fun and Fine Dining

Easy Escape to the Mississippi Coast The Beau Rivage Offers Gaming Fun and Fine Dining     It has never been easier than right now to have a convenient getaway to MGM Resort’s AAA Four Diamond [...]

Circle of Red

Circle of Red Evening: A very special group of women who contribute significant resources and influence in support of the American Heart Association, gathered for an informational evening.     Chef Jeffrey Jew, along with Chef [...]

Fashion Funds The Cure

When: Saturday, February 21, 2015 Where: Tampa International Jet Center   Children battling cancer made their debuts on the runway in the 12th annual AGW Capital Advisors Fashion Funds the Cure presented by Saks Fifth Avenue, [...]

All Day and All Night Fun

The All-Inclusive Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya       Check into the Hard Rock Hotel in Riviera Maya and you may never want to leave. The sunny skies and beautiful blue waters of the Caribbean [...]

Raise A Glass To St. Patrick

Five New Cocktail Recipes For St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations     On March 17, St. Patrick’s Day can tempt infrequent drinkers to get out and enjoy the festivities. Don’t settle for dyed-green beer on tap to [...]

Get Your Green On!

If you’re looking for some fashion ideas for St. Patrick’s Day festivities, Tampa Bay METRO urges you to go ‘greener than green’ with these great outfits and accessories.     SOPHIA CUSTOM ITALIAN SANDAL ADORNED IN [...]

Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo Presents Karamu XXVII

Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo Presents Karamu XXVII, An Exotic Evening of Light, Inspired by a Chinese Lantern Celebration       This spring, visitors to Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo will be immersed into a radiant sea of [...]

Healthy Living Apps

 We’ve gathered the top must-have health and wellness apps for your smartphone.     As new diets trend everyday, from juicing to paleo to macrobiotic, it seems that everyone is looking for a quick fix, often [...]

Wine Regions You Should Try

  Up-and-Coming Wine Regions to Try in 2015 By Kevin Pelley       Now is a great time to be a wine lover. Never in history have there been so many quality wines being produced [...]


  Yes & No, by Kirk Ke Wang opens Friday, February 20 at CASS Contemporary from 7 – 9 PM. Appetizers by Datz, wine by Cru Cellars, and valet provided.     Explore paintings, photographs, and installations [...]

Addressing Childhood Obesity

  Today, about one in three American kids and teens is overweight or obese, nearly triple the rate in 1963. Amongst Bay area children today, obesity is causing a broad range of health problems. These include [...]

On Trend With Color

  Enrich the season with a color palette that includes pops of red, burgundy and Pantone’s 2015 Color of the Year – “Marsala.”   Pantone’s 2015 Color of the Year – “Marsala.”         [...]

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 [...]


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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 [...]

Expect the Unexpected

    Roux Brings Cajun & Creole to Tampa By Ronda M. Parag     When owners, Roger & Suzanne Perry do something, they do it right. As owners of Datz and Dough in South Tampa, [...]

METRO’s Private School List

Tampa Bay METRO’s Private School List is the #1 family guide for discovering and comparing private schools in the Tampa Bay area.   Open a printable PDF file Tampa Bay Metro Private School List Click to [...]

Best of Arts & Entertainment

best of tampa bay the bay’s best     Arts & Entertainment     Tampa Museum of Art Best Public Art Museum The shimmering aluminum exterior and LED light installation, serves as the cornerstone of Tampa’s [...]

Backyard Style

Now is the ideal time of year in the Bay area to enjoy the great outdoors by creating a casual, comfortable space with a few of these fabulous finds and accessories.  Lounging OutsideA beautiful double chaise [...]