My Furry Valentine: Upscale Florida hotels for you and your pet

If you can’t imagine leaving Fido behind when you travel — even when you’re planning a romantic getaway — you’re not alone. According to the 2019-2020 National Pet Owners Survey conducted by the American Pet Products Association, 67 percent of U.S. households include pets. That adds up to almost 85 million families, a number likely […]

The Midtown Tampa Miracle

The densely trafficked junction of Interstate 275 and Dale Mabry Highway has long had just one distinction — it’s the midway point between downtown Tampa and Westshore. The lackluster landscape surrounding the intersection never possessed an identity of its own. Two years ago, that began to change. Ground was broken on a project occupying one […]

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Florida Travel: A private island, a dude ranch, a treehouse and more

What could be better than escaping to an island resort solely occupied by you and a handpicked handful of houseguests? Or enjoying the high life from a posh treehouse perch? How about a floating chapel? Or a climate-controlled tent at a dude ranch? Out-there accommodations like those can be yours right here in Florida, and can be […]

"COLOR IS BACK!" A room by Michelle Miller Design.

Three top interior designers talk about what's trending and what lasts

A story from duPont REGISTRY Tampa Bay’s annual Home Design Issue. Cover photo from Michelle Miller Design. Beware of trends. That may seem counter-intuitive in a story about what’s new in the world of interior design, but it’s worth remembering. Fads can quickly fade, leaving your perfectly trendy decor looking decidedly passé. That’s the trick of it — […]

Dr. Jonathan Morgan can fix faces, ears, noses and throats. 

Saving Face: How this doctor helped Stacy Salmon feel like herself again

She didn’t know if she’d ever look the same.  While surgery this spring had successfully removed two benign brain tumors, the operation left lasting marks on Stacy Salmon’s face.  A deep crevice above her eyebrows marked the spot where surgeons had cut into her skull. Skin covering her left temple appeared sunken due to detached […]

The Top 10 Outdoor Wedding Venues in Tampa Bay

Outdoor I Do’s: The Top 10 Outdoor Wedding Venues in Tampa Bay

From serene garden spots to splashy waterfront venues, from rooftops to treetops, these Tampa Bay sites (listed in alphabetical order) are perfect for open-air nuptials. 1. FLORIDA BOTANICAL GARDENS Within the walls of this well-designed wedding garden, couples enjoy privacy as they express their mutual love beneath a rotunda gazebo bordered by the apropos quote, […]



VOLTA Arrives In Tampa Bay! An exciting, electrifying and energizing entertainment experience arrives in the Tampa Bay area February 14 when Cirque du Soleil’s VOLTA opens under the silver and white Big Top tent for a limited engagement. It has been five years since the world-famous Canadian organization known for its acrobatics, artistry and originality […]

Caretta on the Gulf

Caretta on the Gulf

Sandpearl Resort’s signature restaurant, Caretta on the Gulf With Clearwater Beach as its backdrop, the Sandpearl Resort’s signature restaurant, Caretta on the Gulf, would be a standout dining destination for its views of sand, surf and stunning sunsets alone. Caretta Interior The interior is equally striking due to dark wood columns and beams, large dramatic […]

Bamboo Bungalow

Bamboo Bungalow Interiors

“Bamboo Bungalow is about breaking the rules and throwing out the old, stuffy ideas of design.” Step through the lizard green entrance to Bamboo Bungalow Interiors to be instantly inspired. Home décor, one-of-a-kind vintage finds, antiques, high-end fabrics and wall coverings and gifts for everyone on your list are artfully displayed throughout this colorful and […]

Zoes Kitchen

Zoes Kitchen

Heart Warming Hospitality, Heart Healthy Food By Mary Lou Janson   Local Favorite – Zoes Kitchen Home cooking served with a side of Southern hospitality helped Zoes Kitchen become a local favorite when the restaurant founded by the Cassimus family first opened in downtown Birmingham, AL in 1995. Mom-and-pop owners Zoe and Marcus whipped up […]