Indulge! Luxurious products for women and men in 2021

Bathe yourself in scent and skincare. It’s a new year!

Holiday Style: Let it glow!

It’s the perfect time of year to give our eyes the gift of vibrant colors and details. Cheers!

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Ahhhhh! A safe place to spa at Orlando’s Four Seasons Resort

Our time at the Spa at Four Seasons, which reopened in July, was more than just a couple of appointments; it was a luxurious escape.

Just My Stylist

Just My Stylist: How dRTB's fashion editor perked up my wardrobe

Clothes have long been a challenge for me. When I lived up north, I couldn’t find styles that I liked or sizes that fit me correctly. My favorite boutique in South Tampa was Apropos; I could find everything I wanted there. But after they closed last year I was heartbroken, and haven’t shopped for clothes […]

Fashion by Essence Flowers. Neil Lee, photographer.

dR Daily 9/23-26: Fashion Week Tampa Bay, Virtual Edition

If it’s good enough for Paris, Milan and NYC, it’s good enough for Tampa Bay, right? Fashion Week Tampa Bay, the annual celebration of the region’s top designers and style-makers, is going virtual this year. Festivities begin tonight at 6 p.m. with a welcome from Jorge Alvarado, the high-energy host of The Jorge Show and […]

Creative Clay Executive Director Kim Dohrman (left) with Hal & Willi.

Mask Appeal: Hal Freedman and Willi Rudowsky cover up in style

Now that face coverings have become so central to our health, we might as well wear them in style. In that regard there are few couples with a stronger mask game than Hal Freedman and Willi Rudowsky. A stylish pair no matter what the occasion, they’re longtime supporters of the local arts scene, particularly theater […]

Style selection and layout by Michelle Cappelli Gordon @lovemichellestyle. See number key below.

Living Colours: A sampling of the best in Black design

In this showcase of Black-owned brands and designers from around the world, two of the brightest lights are locally based. The tailored yet feminine ensemble in white is by Audrey Pat McGhee (click here to visit her website) and the alluring earth-toned dress is by Elizabeth Carson Racker (click here to visit her website), both […]

F is for Fashion: Boutiques with a personal touch

This year’s A to Z Issue celebrates people and businesses who have been successfully riding the turbulent waves of change and offering service and hope to the community at large. The print edition will be out in mid-July, but we’re teasing the content online, one letter at a time.  Fashion retailers have been riding a roller-coaster […]

B is for Beauty: Caring for heads and hands with a whole lotta heart

This year’s A to Z Issue celebrates people and businesses who have been successfully riding the turbulent waves of change and offering service and hope to the community at large. The print edition will be out in mid-July, but we’re teasing the content throughout the next several weeks, one letter at a time.  Carrollwood’s Salon Inga […]

The author with her new nails.

Braving the Nail Salon: One step toward normalcy

For any woman who is used to getting her nails done bi-weekly or once a month, having the nail salons shut down due to COVID-19 was devastating.  Granted, not being able to get my hair cut and colored after months was hard, too, but I’ve had my gel nails for 30 years. When all my […]