No Sweat - Athleisure Wear Fabric Technology

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New fabric technology keeps you looking and feeling cool even in the Florida heat BY JOSE MARTINEZ As we aspire to reduce our waist lines and improve our health and quality of life in 2018, outside of naked yoga, we will all need something…

Romantic Florals Never Go Out of Style

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BY MEGAN SIMONS Valentine’s Day is the time to celebrate, we express our emotions and devotions to our true loves and we build memories. But what is the one thing that stays in our minds the longest, what is the one thing that creates the…

Stylish Burgers - Jose & Natalie Martinez

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Tell us a little about your backgrounds: Jose is the owner of Sartorial Inc., a new men’s fashion boutique in downtown St. Pete. Natalie is a wedding coordinator and special events planner in St. Pete and all over the US. Her company is…

NEIGHBORHOODS: Snell Isle

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Waterfront views and historic charm are the essence of living in this upscale enclave  Photography by Kathleen M. Finnerty Story by Marcia Biggs Snell Isle, just minutes from the hustle and bustle of downtown in northeast St. Petersburg,…

SPL News Around St. Pete

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"TO LIFE" HONOREES The Florida Holocaust Museum  has announced  the 2017 Loebenberg Humanitarian Award winners: John Rinde, Toni Rinde, Lisl Schick, and Mary Wygodski . All four recipients are Holocaust survivors and will be honored…

Sips&Suds: Tampa Bay Beer Week on Tap

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Green Bench Brewery hosts a seminar in specialty beer during Tampa Bay Beer Week BY ALEXANDRIA JONES How much do you really know about beer? Yes, you have your favorite big brands like Budweiser, Miller, or Heineken but are you a beer connoisseur…

Sips&Suds: Spanish Wine Ole!

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BY EDITH SWIERZBINSKI Enjoying a delicious meal with equally delicious wines makes for a fantastic evening. I heart discovering great wines at all price points. Of course, wines that are affordable under $20 are super treasure finds. It’s…

Florida Travel - Anna Maria Island Unplugged

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BY CINDY COCKBURN I first discovered Anna Maria Island while meandering along the Gulf of Mexico preparing to write my first book.  My Frommer’s Guide to Florida assignment featuring the West Coast was published over 20 years ago. …

Florida Travel - Romantic St. Augustine

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BY MARCIA BIGGS St. Augustine, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways on a romantic weekend getaway. An easy 3-hour jaunt from Tampa Bay, I have grown to love the unique charm and history of St. Augustine more with each visit. St. Augustine…

USFSP Taking the LEED

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Lynn Pippenger Hall, home to USF St. Petersburg’s Kate Tiedemann College of Business, has received a Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. This is the third building at USFSP…

The Greenhouse St. Pete - Help for Startups

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THE GREENHOUSE 440 2nd Avenue N.  St. Petersburg, Florida 33701 stpetegreenhouse.com 1 Million Cups Do you  have an idea for a new business?   Bring it to  1 Million Cups,  a weekly one-hour  support…

Teachers Rock at Old McMicky's Dream Wedding

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Many careers can be hugely demanding.  But the job of schoolteacher is one career choice that takes a special kind of person – someone who gives their heart and soul to educating the next generation of adults who will be leading this…

St Pete Opera 101

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The Magic Flute Friday Feb 2 – 07:30 PM Sunday Feb 4 – 02:00 PM Tuesday Feb 6 – 07:30 PM Performed at the St. Pete Palladium. Don’t know an opera buffa from an opera seria?  Up your concert IQ by spending a morning, afternoon,…