ShadeCraft Robotics’ Bloom is a fully automated product that attaches to patio sun umbrellas, converting them into smart hubs.

Backyard Brilliance: New Ideas in Outdoor Design

Innovation abounds in the latest designs for outdoor living. Small backyard patios are so old school. Luxury living in Tampa Bay calls for amazing outdoor living spaces that are an extension of the home, with all of the amenities you would expect to enjoy inside: comfortable, stylish furniture to lounge on, drinks and snacks on […]

Non-shaping arm tights from Spanx.

Chic Heat: How to warm up and still look cool

Moan about the cold to your friends in Chicago or Buffalo (OMG, the temp’s going down to 45!) and they will snort at you disdainfully. But even in Tampa Bay we need to cover up now and then. In the interests of helping you brave the chill winds of winter Florida-style, our design maven Tracy […]

New Year, New Look: Call your Arbonne lady (or gentleman)

Arbonne International is a 35-year-old cosmetics company that has brought the old door-to-door multi-level marketing model into the 21st century, with an emphasis on health and wellness, selling botanically based products that are scientifically tested (but never on animals). Try their Genius Ultra to maximize application of your favorite skincare product with ultrasound waves (starting […]

Michelle Bremer.

New Year, New Look: Edit your closet

Start the New Year off right with a closet edit by fashion stylist Michelle Bremer of Runway Translator. Michelle will curate your wardrobe and help to refine your personal style — fresh New Year, fresh new YOU! 813-758-9587,

Photo by Jessica McKnight.

New Year, New Look: Headshots by Jessica McKnight

When you need a good photo of yourself but a selfie just won’t do, let award-winning professional photographer Jessica McKnight give you the image upgrade your beautiful face deserves. A 20-minute headshot session is $150, and includes two edited high-resolution images. Additional images can be purchased à la carte, or buy the full collection. Her […]

The "Low Rising" ring by Harry Roa.

Shopping Sarasota: Harry Roa Studio

Throughout these holiday shopping days, we’ve been highlighting shops we’ve visited in Sarasota — a town that’s not only a destination for culture vultures but a treasure trove of one-of-a-kind shops, including Todd Alan, Dream Weaver Collection, Art Uptown Gallery, and Tilden Ross Jewelers. We conclude with the sparkling imagination on display at… Harry Roa Studio […]

dR Gift Guide: Get in the swim with Brownlee trunks

Handmade in the USA from textiles proprietary to Brownlee, these bathing suits are made of a two-way stretch, quick-dry material and feature an anti-bacterial, moisture-wicking, lined mesh boxer-brief.   $185 | From now through Christmas Eve, dR Gift Guide is offering a gift suggestion a day, from fine jewelry to stomp rockets to a yacht […]

Men's rings at Adorn & Co.

dR Gift Guide: Men's rings by Thorsten at Adorn & Co

Thorsten incorporates exotic woods into its strikingly handsome rings, including zebra wood, koa wood, redwood and rosewood. Available at Adorn & Co in St. Petersburg’s EDGE District, Thorsten rings also come in materials like tungsten, titanium and ceramic, studded with diamonds and other precious stones. $110-$550 | From now through Christmas Eve, dR Gift Guide is […]

dR Gift Guide: A One-of-a-Kind Necklace from Gold & Diamond Source

A Juleve-inspired necklace that truly lives up to the term “statement jewelry.” It features 10.20 carat pear-shaped sapphires and 15.43 carats of stunning round and marquise diamonds. Twenty inches in length, it is set in 18 karat white gold. $75,999 |   Throughout this holiday shopping season, dR Gift Guide is offering online suggestions […]

CKBradley TajoDress,

dR Gift Guide: Weekend wear for him and her from Sunswell and Seersucker Sassy

For Her CK Bradley Off White Tajo Dress with Gold Studs (above) from Safety Harbor’s favorite boutique. $278 |   For Him Ready-For-The-Weekend Package: The tote is $125, Gansett Gingham is $110, Anywhere Short is $85, logo tee is $32 and Logo hat is $26 – regularly $378 for all, but just $300 when […]