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5 Summer Outdoor Entertaining Tips

5 Outdoor Entertaining Tips

(Family Features) The weather in Tampa Bay brings plenty of opportunities to enjoy time outdoors entertaining family and friends. The key to a successful summer party is simplicity: keep things easy so you can...
Tampa Bay Metro resort wear style feature

METRO Style: Resort Gear Trends

It’s time to think about what to pack for that next vacation and METRO has found a few must-have essentials. From top to bottom, you’ll be stylish with these finds.     Suit Up Be colorful and cool...
Bolts Blue Flame Cookbook

Cooking with the Tampa Bay Lightning

Bolts Blue Flame Cookbook Fans Get Healthy Recipes, Insider Perspective While Helping Fight Hunger in Tampa Bay   Eat like your favorite players with Bolts Blue Flame: Cooking with the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Tampa Bay Lightning...
7 TIPS FOR HOSTING YOUR OWN MOTHER'S DAY TEA PARTY

7 Tips For Hosting Your Own Mother’s Day Tea Party

  By Krayl Funch Mother’s Day and Sunday Brunch go together like Orange Juice and Champagne. This year skip the crowded restaurants and spend quality time with mom by hosting a Mother’s Day Tea in your...

Expanding The Art Scene: The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art Opens

  Downtown St. Petersburg adds another museum – The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art to its already acclaimed museum district. Co-Founded by Chair Emeritus, of Raymond James Financial, Tom James, and his wife,...
Older, Lundy & Alvarez Law Firm celebrate an anniversary

METRO BIZ: Older, Lundy & Alvarez Celebration

  Older Lundy & Alvarez recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of the construction of its new office building in the North Hyde Park area of Tampa, at 1000 West Cass Street.   This premier law firm not only is a...
Gasparilla Music Festival in Tampa, Florida

Tampa’s Riverwalk Pulses with Music

  The 7th Annual Gasparilla Music Festival Riverwalk in downtown Tampa on March 10 - 11   Music lovers will be thrilled with the lineup of over 40 bands with five stages, set along the Riverwalk in  ...
National Wear Red Day in Tampa, Florida

Tampa Bay Goes Red For National Wear Red Day®

This Friday, Feb. 2, is National Wear Red Day, celebrated as part of the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women campaign. Cardiovascular diseases kill nearly 1 in 3 women each year. That’s about...
Tampa Bay Hosts Gasparilla Pirate Invasion and NHL All-Star Weekend

Tampa Bay Prepares for Invasion of Pirates and Hockey Stars

Tampa Celebrates Gasparilla While Hosting The National Hockey League All-Star Weekend Up to half a million people are expected to flood into Tampa this weekend, as an invasion of pirates and die-hard hockey fans collide. With...
The Rezz at Seminole Hard Rock Tampa

The Rez Grill Opens in the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

The newly opened Rez Grill offers elevated comfort food including delicious house made biscuits, shrimp and grits and chicken and waffles. The new American grill concept is under the direction of Creative Culinary Director,...

The Pirates Are Coming – Get Gasparilla Ready!

  It's that time of year when the Tampa Bay area is taken over by pirates and Gasparilla fever. Between all the parties, parades and fun, it's time to get some new threads and jewels...
Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park

Escape To The Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park

  Celebrate the holiday season in Downtown Tampa at the Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park, presented by USAmeriBank and brought to you by Tampa Downtown Partnership. Located along the Tampa Riverwalk, Curtis Hixon Waterfront...
Holiday Gift Market

Shopping for a Cause

  The 14th Annual Junior League of Tampa's Holiday Gift Market   The Junior League of Tampa's Holiday Gift Market presented by Publix returns November 9-12, 2017 at the Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall and Entertainment Hall. This year’s market is...

Let’s Get Heartwalking.

    Let’s Get Heartwalking! By: Nicole Decker   The American Heart Association’s annual Heart Walk is upon us! The Heart Walk raises awareness about the No. 1 and No. 5 causes of death in America – heart disease...
Porsche Panamera at Reeves

The Last Sports Car You May Ever Need

The newly re-designed second-generation Panamera continues to offer the sleekness of the Porsche brand, but the roominess and comfort of a sedan, with four seats. By re-shaping the rear and lowering the roofline, the...
Hurricane Irma Relief

HURRICANE RELIEF: How You Can Help

    In the span of three-weeks, much of Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico has been ravaged by major hurricanes. Tampa Bay residents and all Floridians were assaulted by Hurricane Irma and now face days, weeks,...

12 Places to View July 4th Fireworks in Tampa Bay

  12 Great Places to View Independence Day Fireworks in Tampa Bay     Light Up Tampa Bay Tampa's Channel District celebrates the Fourth of July with live music by Southern Train, entertainment by DJ's Xplicid and Chris Beastly,...

Get Kool with The Rowdies

Kool & the Gang   The Rowdies will host a post-match FREE Kool & the Gang Concert to Ticket Holders. Head to ST. PETE for soccer AND a concert! This Thursday, July 6, 2017, Al Lang Stadium welcomes the Tampa Bay Rowdies as they take on...

Celebrate Cyber Summer Travel Offers

NYAH, Key West   To celebrate the first day of summer, June 21, more than 40 hotels and resorts are offering amazing travel deals that can only be booked exclusively on June 21. From the local Sandpearl...
Tampa Bay Metro swimsuit style guide for the Summer

Sizzling Suits For A Hot Weekend

  The temps are ideal for a trip to the beach, nearby park or backyard pool party this weekend. Metro's studio shot captured the latest fashion trends in swimwear styles to turn heads this season.   (LEFT-TO-RIGHT) TAYLOR: Luli...

SeaGrapes Wine and Food Festival

  Immerse yourself in a wine and food festival unlike any other in Tampa on Friday, May 12, 2017 at The Florida Aquarium! At SeaGrapes Wine and Food Festival, enjoy wonderful wines and sample fantastic...

Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Takes It To The Next Level

Seminole Hard Rock Tampa's President Joe Lupo with Hard Rock Girls     The Seminole Hard Rock Tampa made a big splash at the ribbon cutting and opening of the new 700-space parking garage, as Seminole Hard...
Tampa Bay Metro: How to host a wine party

Hosting Your Own Wine Tasting Party

  How to host a wine party. Table set up and tips. Written and photographed by Krayl Funch   No time to plan, book and take that dream wine tasting vacation to Burgundy or Sonoma this year? Get your...
Tampa Bay Metro Home Tour

METROHome Tour: A Redesigned, Rebuilt and Refined Davis Islands Estate.

  Designing an ideal home for entertaining and escaping By Mary Lou Janson  |  Photography by John Kantor   Located on a prominent, half-acre pinnacle of land offering enviable views of the nearby Davis Island Yacht Club, landmark...
Valspar Championship at Innisbrook

Valspar Championship Returns To Innisbrook

    The Valspar Championship presented by BB&T. A PGA TOUR event that will be held March 6 -12, 2017 on the Copperhead at Innisbrook.     Golf fans will be cheering on more than 140 of the world’s...
Morean Arts Center

Morean Arts Center Celebrates 100 Years

  The Morean Arts Center Is Celebrating 100 Years Of The Arts In St. Petersburg With A City Proclamation.   The Morean Arts Center is celebrating 100 years of the arts in St. Petersburg with a City Proclamation...

Celebrate Hollywood Awards Night at Tampa Theatre

Movie lovers can bask Hollywood’s biggest night of the year with a Red Carpet Reception and VIP watch party at the 18th Annual Hollywood Awards Night at Tampa Theatre on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. The...

Love Is In The Air

Celebrate love with a few special happenings in Tampa Bay for Valentine’s Day 2017. METRO’s found some great happenings (vow renewal anyone?) and restaurants that will create a romantic experience to celebrate in the...

February is Heart Month

    February is Heart Month!   Tampa Bay METRO is a proud supporter of the American Heart Association Tampa Bay and is delighted to share some events for the week of February 1 - February 5 to...
Gasparilla Pirate Invasion in Tampa

The Pirates Are Poised To Invade Our Shores!

  Seminole Hard Rock Gasparilla Pirate Fest January 28, 2017 Invasion starts at 11:30 a.m. | Parade at 2 p.m. Photos: ©Visit Tampa Bay     Named for pirate Jose Gaspar, who terrorized the coastal waters of West Florida during the...

HSN is Championing Heart Health

  Behind the Scenes with HSN's Mindy Grossman at Tampa Bay METRO Photo Shoot   HSN's Mindy Grossman is a great supporter of the American Heart Association Tampa Bay.  Today METRO had a sneak peek behind the scene...

Best Selling Author to Speak in Clearwater

Glennon Doyle Melton    Photo by Amy Paulson Photography Best Selling Author, Glennon Doyle Melton To Speak in Clearwater   Kick start the new year with inspiration and hope by attending best-selling author Glennon Doyle Melton’s first Tampa Bay area speaking...
Junior League of Tampa Holiday Gift Market

Tis the Season to Shop

  The 13th Annual Junior League of Tampa’s Holiday Gift Market   click on images to enlarge or view as a slideshow   The holiday shopping season is upon us! One Tampa Bay volunteer organization is offering a one-stop shopping opportunity...
Tampa Bay Metro magazine style

METRO Style: Floral & Fringe

  The season may say fall/winter, but these bright floral prints will certainly add a boost of color to the fashion scene. Pair with some fringe on a dress, boot or handbag and you’ll be...
Tampa Bay Lightning Head Coach John Cooper

Q & A: Tampa Bay Lightning’s Head Coach Jon Cooper

Tampa, FL. June 16, 2015 The Tampa Bay Lightning engage with fans upon their return to Tampa following Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final.     "Get us to the Dance"   Fans, along with the entire team,...
Andrew Hall

People: Andrew Hall

Andrew Hall (click on image to enlarge)   Andrew Hall Gives More And Gets More People To Give   Andrew Hall is a regional director for AT&T, managing external and legislative affairs in Tampa Bay and the Sarasota...
porsche-718-boxster

Drive: The 2017 Porsche 718 Boxster

click on images to enlarge   Redesigned. Renamed. Refined.   The wind is blowing, the sun is shining and it’s a perfect day in Tampa Bay to test drive the brand new, two-seat convertible 718 Boxster from Porsche...
Norma Kamali in Tampa Bay

Fashion & Art: A Discussion With Norma Kamali

   Merging Fashion, Fitness and Art  Metro Exclusive Interview With Norma Kamali by Ronda M. Parag   On June 6 in New York City, Norma Kamali received the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award from the Council of Fashion...
Cruzan Coconut Mojito recipe

National Mojito Day Cocktails

  National Mojito Day is Monday, July 11 and what better way to beat the summer heat than sipping on a deliciously cold cocktail! This year, go beyond the standard muddled mint mojito and celebrate with the Cruzan Mango...
Dean Hurst

Behind the Bar with Dean Hurst: All About the Spirits

  Metro Shares a Bar Chat with Dean Hurst. By Ronda M. Parag   Dean Hurst has a deep appreciation for the bartenders skill set, while creating a niche within the industry as a Spirits Specialist. Recently celebrating...

Levante Preview at Maserati of Tampa

Mrs. Reeves, along with Kim Rogers and the Maserati team, hosted a party to unveil the new Levante – The Maserati of SUVs. Guests enjoyed cocktails, delicious culinary delights by Puff ’n Stuff including...
Land Rover Discovery Sport SUV

DRIVE: Discover The Undiscovered

  Land Rover Discovery Sport SUV   Land Rover’s history of luxury off-road vehicles continues with the 2016 Discovery. Upgrades this year include: new  powertrains, upgraded infotainment and connectivity systems and enhanced driver assistance features. The sleek interior...
Justin Grey

Behind the Bar: Justin Gray

  Live with Passion By Ronda M. Parag Born and raised in Tampa, Justin Gray is happy to share his passion and vision for Tampa. Whether bartending at Anise Global Gastrobar, or volunteering for a cause, Gray...

Sneak Peek of Opal Sands Resort on Clearwater Beach

  Opening in less than a week, METRO got the chance to see the stunning new hotel that is part of the transformation of Clearwater Beach. Announced today by TripAdvisor, Clearwater Beach was No. 1...

Come Ye Pirates Of All Ages!

The McDonalds Children’s Gasparilla Extravaganza Saturday, January 23, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. An alchohal-free event, celebrating the return of the Gasparilla Season to Tampa Bay!     Mateys of all ages jump and shout for beads...
Amy Robach

Good Morning America’s Amy Robach Speaks Out

  The Philanthropic Women of St. Joseph’s Hospital will host keynote speaker Amy Robach on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at the Tampa Yacht and Country Club.   Robach was named News Anchor for ABC’s Good Morning America...
Tampa's Downtown on Ice presented by Tampa Bay Lightning Grand Opening

Tampa’s Downtown Ice Rink Opens

Tampa's Downtown on Ice presented by Tampa Bay Lightning Grand Opening Mayor Buckhorn laces up his skates Friday, November 20 and officially opens Tampa's only outdoor ice rink in time for the holiday season.       Tampa’s Downtown...
cookbook – Bern’s: Rare & Well Done

David & Christina Laxer Release New Cookbook

    "Bern's: Rare & Well Done" The Bern’s legacy continues to be honored with the latest release of a new cookbook, Bern’s: Rare & Well Done, by David & Christina Laxer. Written in collaboration with Chris...
Jeff and Penny Vinik

Naughty or Nice?

Pavilion XXX  Tampa Museum of Art  Pavilion XXX Chairs, Penny and Jeff Vinik       One of Tampa’s oldest traditions and most glamorous galas returns on November 7th to celebrate a 30 year milestone anniversary. Keeping with...

5th Annual Tampa Pig Jig

The crowd at last years Pig Jig in Curtis Hixon Park   Set to kick off this Saturday, October 24, 2015 at Curtis Hixon Park in downtown Tampa, the Pig Jig will bring together barbecue and...
Peaceful kayaking

Unplug and Reconnect

Escape to Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf Islands By Chad H. Vorbrich Today’s life pace has heightened the need for clearing mind clutter, getting unplugged, and spending quality time with loved ones; and there’s no better...

Grab a Craft Beer at 5 Tampa Bay Area Brew Pubs

3 Daughters Brewing METRO found five local breweries serving up cold, local brews in hip, casual settings. From the oldest, continuous running microbrewery in Florida, Dunedin Brewery, to the latest Ybor City brewery, Coppertail Brewing Co.,...
Land Rover Discover Sport

DRIVE: Land Rover Discovery Sport

The New 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport   The New 2015 Discovery Sport offers a sleek, aerodynamic silhouette, legendary Land Rover capability and a flexible interior that can accomodate an optional 5+2 seating configuration that allows...
Father's Day Backyard Brunch

Backyard Father’s Day Brunch

Dote on Dad with a Backyard Brunch     (Family Features) Brunch isn't just for mom. This Father's Day, make eggs, toast and bacon on the grill for a breakfast that's sure to spoil the man of...

DRIVE: The Porsche Macan

The Porsche Macan Spirited performance even in base trim; athletic and engaging to drive; comfortable and quiet ride; highly customizable. The 2015 Porsche Macan is an all-new compact luxury crossover SUV. Given the great success Porsche...
Zoominations at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo

Discover the Festival of Lights

Lowry Park Zoo Extends Zoominations Festivities                           Due to popular demand, Tampa Lowry Park Zoo has announced that the lights will continue to shine on Zoominations, a dazzling Chinese Lantern Festival of Lights, for an additional...
Beau Rivage

Easy Escape to Gaming Fun and Fine Dining

Easy Escape to the Mississippi Coast The Beau Rivage Offers Gaming Fun and Fine Dining     It has never been easier than right now to have a convenient getaway to MGM Resort’s AAA Four Diamond resort, Beau...

3 Recipes to Shake Up Cinco de Mayo

Swap out the tequila this year for smooth, crisp and refreshing Ketel One Vodka Cocktails. Try Ketel One’s take on a Margarita with the Ketel One Dutch Margarita, keep it simple with a Ketel...
Open Your Heart

Open Your Heart

Together, we can change lives and saves lives. Tampa Bay METRO is once again a proud sponsor of the Tampa Bay Heart Ball (Saturday, April 11, 2015) — a celebration of the American Heart Association's...
The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

Start Your Engines

The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Returns With A Roar     The downtown waterfront provides the perfect backdrop for the The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg that kicks off today in downtown St. Petersburg....

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