The amazing paintings of David Michael Bowers: “Realism with an Edge”

The Madeira Beach-based artist is known for his distinctively realistic portraiture.

Spanish wines shine at Orlando’s Capa

When I read that Wine Enthusiast had named Capa one of the Top 100 wine restaurants in the U.S., I decided it was time to pick up my pal Michelle and head down I-4 to the Four Seasons Resort Orlando. That’s where we got to meet the woman in charge: the restaurant’s general manager and […]

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The Inn on 5th in downtown Naples: Reserve now for holiday deals

If you’re looking for a luxurious Florida getaway, it seems all roads lead to Naples. Not just to the Ritz- Carlton (see Cindy Cockburn’s story), but to an extraordinary 119-room boutique hotel in the heart of downtown: the Inn on 5th. This AAA Four Diamond, Forbes Four-Star hotel is located in two iconic buildings across […]

Bay House: How to co-work on both sides of the bay

Over the last six months, our work and school environments have been changing dramatically. Many parents are currently working from home, and half of the school population is now learning online at home as well. This new dynamic can cause chaos, limiting focus and stifling creativity as parents struggle to oversee their kids’ studies while juggling […]

Meat Market Tampa launches its exclusive 100-Points Wine Selection

When I dined recently at the Meat Market in Tampa’s Hyde Park Village, sommelier Pablo Salinas was a trusty guide, offering two very interesting red wines to try with my meal — a 2016 Golden Eye Pinot Noir with my appetizer of jumbo shrimp and Dragon’s Tooth from Trefethen with my NY strip. I knew […]

Home Design 2020: Reinventing the wine cellar

According to a recent article in Forbes, wine cellars are becoming more and more integrated into the home —often as showpiece rooms that can double as living and entertaining spaces. Is this trend taking hold in Tampa Bay? According to Paul Wiezorek, co-owner of Cave a’ Vin, the answer is yes. A licensed contractor and custom home builder, Wiezorek says that […]

Play, stay, even study: A family golf-cation at Reunion Resort

My son Zack started playing golf over a year ago, but this summer after five weeks of golf camp and lessons from a pro, it was official: He’d caught the golf bug. From then on he wanted to spend more time on the course and the driving range. Reunion Resort in Orlando offered just that. Only […]

A luxury oasis just an hour away: Four Seasons Resort Orlando

The Four Seasons is a brand synonymous with luxury, and just an hour away from Tampa Bay the Four Seasons Resort Orlando is an oasis from the real world. Nestled on 26 lushly landscaped acres, the AAA Five Diamond resort offers innumerable ways to escape. There are activities to fit everyone’s desires. You can spend […]

A trans-Atlantic wine experience at Olivia

Chef Chris Ponte’s Olivia Restaurant in South Tampa has extraordinary food, which is no surprise considering his culinary pedigree. But it turns out that the wine list is equally interesting. Olivia’s list is a two-sided affair —one side for Italian wines, the other for American. Each is broken down into sparkling, whites and reds. The […]

To the beaches! An escape to TradeWinds Island Resorts in St. Pete Beach

With only a few weeks left of summer break and the uncertainty of the new school year looming, I felt the ocean calling my name.  As a beach girl, my soul was craving the ocean, the sound of the waves hitting the beach and the sight of seagulls running along the shore and pelicans gliding […]