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 […]

A storied mansion for sale in Hyde Park: The Himes-Griffin House

If you’ve spent any time in the shady environs of Hyde Park in South Tampa, you likely know the Himes-Griffin House at 801 S. Delaware Avenue. At 9,431 square feet on three lots (more than half an acre), it’s hard to miss. A sprawling brick edifice built in 1910 in classic Queen Anne Revival style, […]

Every House Tells a Story: Editor’s Letter on the 2020 Real Estate Issue

I’ve got a pile of books about houses: Virginia & Lee McAlester’s A Field Guide to American Houses. Tracy Kidder’s House. Ann Patchett’s The Dutch House. I’m not quite sure the appeal. My mother would have said it’s because I’m a Cancer, the most domestic of signs, but I think it’s because houses stir my […]

Meeting Fiona at the Cincinnati Zoo in Ohio

Fun fact: The Cincinnati Zoo has been around since 1875. Since we’ve made it our mission to discover the wonders in our own backyard, we had to take a trip to Ohio to check it out. And we were so excited, because we would get to do a behind-the-scenes tour of the facilities. So, we […]

Happy 10th Birthday to the Dalì’s “new” building!

It’s been 10 years!? On the one hand, I feel like St. Petersburg’s most celebrated museum opened its iconic building just yesterday, and on the other hand it’s become such a landmark that it feels like it’s been here forever. But no, it was back on Jan. 11, 2011 that a wacky parade led by […]