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ARTS& CULTURE: Beauty & the 'Burg, James Museum Preview, Clyde Butcher at Dali Museum, Class Acts at Mahaffey Theater

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The latest in art, theater and performing arts news from Beauty & the 'Burg by Cindy Stovall, the James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art, the Dali Museum Clyde Butcher preview and Class Acts at Mahaffey Theater https://issuu.com/st…

DINING OUT: Callaloo at Manhattan Casino, Maple Street Biscuit Company, Flute & Dram

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We look at the  new Callaloo restaurant and the Historic Manhattan Casino, Maple Street Biscuit Company and Flute & Dram  https://issuu.com/stpetelifemag/docs/spl_may_june_2018_issuu/44

NEIGHBORHOODS: Jungle Prada

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FASHION: When Art & Fashion Combine

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CONVERSATION: Astronaut Nicole Stott

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TINY SIPS & FOOD BITES: Wining and Dining

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CONVERSATION: Gina Driscoll St. Pete City Council

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BOYS OF SUMMER: Rowdies & Rays

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TRAVEL: North Carolina Wine Trail

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HOME DESIGN: Creating a Home Office

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UP ON THE ROOF: Least terns nest in St. Pete

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VISIONS OF DALI's SPAIN: Clyde Butcher Exhibit

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JAMES MUSEUM: Summer Preview

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St. Petersburg: A City Worth Saving

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Preserving and honoring  the city’s past is the mission of one organization and many individuals who call the Sunshine City home  BY PETER BELMONT St. Petersburg is special. It’s easy to see why as you explore one of the…

St. Pete Historic Walking Tours

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GET TO KNOW THE BURG Guided tours are the perfect way to get to know a city and a neighborhood. Preserve the Burg offers a regular schedule of walking and bike tours. Reservations are highly recommended as the tours do fill up. The regular…

NEIGHBORHOODS: Historic Kenwood

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Historic Kenwood St. Pete’s first suburb is now a charming and vital city neighborhood BY LAURA MCGRATH When Philadelphian Charles Hall first came to St. Petersburg in 1912, he bought up 160 acres of vacant land two miles slightly northwest…

Sunscreen Film Festival Headed to St. Pete

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 Screenings, social soirees and lots of interaction with professionals makes the St. Pete film fest a winner BY CINDY COCKBURN With over 3,000 film festivals taking place around the globe, there really is “no business like show…

American Stage Celebrates 40 Years

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St. Petersburg's heralded professional theater company amazes with thoughtful, provocative and entertaining performances that reach out to everyone.   BY CINDY STOVALL As many of us who call St. Petersburg home know, American…

Top 10 Brunch Spots in St. Petersburg

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Mimosa or Bloody Mary? Weekend mornings are made for sipping and noshing at one of The Burg’s top brunch spots    BY LORI BROWN It’s the weekend and time to treat yourself to a terrific brunch, but where should you go?…

REVIEW: Sola Bistro & Wine Bar

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 Sola Wonderful Expect the unexpected at this intimate dining spot in busy St. Pete Beach BY KEVIN GODBEE Sola Bistro & Wine Bar is definitely not your typical beach spot. Many beach eateries cater to tourists with a “turn and…

REVIEW: MidiCi Neapolitan Pizza Company

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Now Thatza Pizza! Authentic Italian pies, atmosphere make MidiCi worth a trip to the mall BY GINA DE LUCIA  At MidiCi Neapolitan Pizza Company, the focus isn't just on the pies. The space is a gorgeous mix of modern and industrial…

CONVERSATION: Jerry Penacoli

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JERRY PENACOLI TV personality goes from the Red Carpet to Old Northeast BY CINDY COCKBURN The last time I saw Jerry Penacoli, he had just finished taping a segment with co-host Cyndi Edwards on the set of the NBC  “Daytime” show…

St. Pete Yacht Club - Regata del Sol

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THE TRADITION CONTINUES Regata del Sol al Sol Celebrates 50 Years of Sailing from St. Pete to Isla Mujeres BY CINDY COCKBURN It’s a beautiful time of year to set sail anywhere from the downtown St. Petersburg Yacht Club. Even better would…

REVIEW: Operation Finale at Florida Holocaust Museum

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The first exhibition in the United States to fully document the pursuit, capture, extradition, and trial of a Nazi war criminal, Operation Finale: The Capture & Trial of Adolf Eichmann is one of the most powerful and emotional exhibits…

SIPS&SUDS: Healthy Living Through Wine

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BY EDITH SWIERZBINSKI One of the most commonly asked questions in my shop is “Do you carry organic wine?”  I do have a nice selection of organic, biodynamic, sustainable, no sulfite added, natural, gluten free and vegan wines. Now,…

ArtPool: Vintage Goes Retro

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Indie fashion, local art and cool accessories are the hallmark of this hip  boutique BY ALEXANDRIA JONES Vintage shopping brings back fond memories for me. Getting something from a different era is exciting because I know for a…

Start Your Engines! The St. Pete Grand Prix is Coming

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BY MARCIA BIGGS World-class Indy Car racing will be roaring through the streets of downtown St. Petersburg March 9-11, promising the same high-energy excitement as in previous years. Three days of championship racing will feature 13…

Imagine - St Pete's New Glass Museum

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Imagine Museum is a welcome addition to the vibrant St. Pete arts scene By Marcia Biggs John Lennon would no doubt be amused. The new Imagine Museum, in the heart of St. Petersburg’s  up-and-coming Grand Central District , is a…

Go With the Flow - Drop-In Yoga Classes Popping Up Everywhere

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Intimidated by yoga? Don’t be! Yoga stimulates your circulatory, digestive, and lymphatic systems, helping  rid your body of waste and toxins.  In addition, yoga helps the spinal column remain flexible, works on balance, and the…

Sea Salt Serves Up Heart-Healthy Dishes

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By Cindy Cockburn Healthy St. Pete is a citywide community engagement and empowerment initiative that encourages the community to EAT, PLAY, SHOP and LIVE healthy. Deputy Mayor Dr. Kanika Tomalin kicked off this popular program on the steps…

DINING OUT: Reading Room

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 Overflowing with creativity and flavor,  the menu is anything but by the book BY LORI BROWN The Reading Room is one of the best and most unique restaurants in St. Petersburg, with its own garden which is the inspiration for the…

DINING OUT: Ichicoro Ane

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 Downtown welcomes a sprawling ramen restaurant  that will bowl you over BY LORI BROWN  Ichicoro Ane opened downtown in the space formerly occupied by Café Alma and Station House. The original Ichicoro Ramen in Seminole Heights…

Top 10 Romantic Restaurants Around St. Pete

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 With its picturesque waterfront, abundance of al fresco dining and beautiful beaches, St. Petersburg abounds in options for an intimate evening out. By KEVIN GODBEE Whether you're a guy or a gal, it never hurts to have a handy list…

CONVERSATION: Sebastien Bourdais Race Car Champion

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The winner of the 2017 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg lives in the Sunshine City BY MARCIA BIGGS In the world of race car driving, traveling is a way of life. Testing, racing, meeting with team engineers and sponsors –  drivers…

CONVERSATION: Anne Drake McMullen St Pete Chamber Chair

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By Cindy Cockburn The last time I had lunch with Anne Drake McMullen,  it took weeks to get on her calendar. We were sitting at an outdoor café on Beach Drive, overlooking the Bay on a sunny day and my friend, the Chief Development…

CONVERSATION: Dr. Angela Turner, Bayfront Health Cardiologist

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Dr. Angela Turner, DO Cardiologist at Bayfront Health, St. Petersburg A passion to help people live longer, healthier lives is at the heart of each day for Dr. Angela Turner. Part of the three-person cardiology team at Bayfront Health in…

Tony Bennett Left His Heart in St. Pete

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By Cindy Cockburn Tony Bennett can’t wait to come back to our city.  Get ready St. Pete. The 19-time Grammy award-winning singer, whose music spans over six decades, will grace the stage on February 9 at the Duke Energy Center for…

Beatle Mania - 5 Tribute Concerts on Tap

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Twist and shout, Beatles fans! Five Tampa Bay tributes to the Fab Four are coming to Tampa Bay. Get out your go-go boots and love beads for one of these concerts: THE MERSEY BEATLES: FOUR LADS FROM LIVERPOOL  PALLADIUM FEB. 8 The…

St. Pete Jazz Festival is Coming

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The 10th annual St. Petersburg Jazz Festival presents five nights of  smooth sounds, along with jumpin’ and jivin’ to hot Latin and Big Band sounds  February 21-25  in the intimate setting of the Side Door at the Palladium.…

Arts&Culture: Beauty & The Burg by Cindy Stovall

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BY CINDY STOVALL Greetings to my friends, listeners, and all lovers of the artful life here in our Beautiful Burg. It is an honor to be a contributor to a publication so rich in visual appeal and compelling content. My hope is that this piece…

Arts&Culture: Dali Duchamp/Costumes of Star Wars

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Star Wars and the Power of Costume Museum of Fine Arts 255 Beach Dr NE St. Petersburg  33701 (727) 896-2667 Through April 1, 2018 For ticket prices and hours, call the museum or go to mfastpete.org Take a journey into the…

Concerts - Celtic Woman, Sound of Gospel, Piano Stomp, Michael Lynch

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Celtic Woman March 2   8 pm Mahaffey Theater 400 1st Street SE, St. Petersburg  Ireland’s most talented singers, musicians, and dancers take over the stage of the Mahaffey Theater on March 2 for an exciting evening…

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…

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…