Great Places and Spaces: Obsidian Residences (RENDERINGS)

Obsidian Residences, an 18-story boutique luxury condominium tower, is being planned for development on historic Palm Avenue, in downtown Sarasota.  Located at 1260 North Palm Avenue, the building will offer luxury living and one residence per floor for a total of 14 “custom homes in the sky.” The number of bedrooms will range from three

Real estate executives discuss home markets and trends during Realty Alliance Conference in Sarasota

Members of The Realty Alliance gathered, for three days, at The Ritz-Carlton Sarasota to discuss the real estate industry and how they managed to close $310 billion in real estate last year. Michael Saunders, founder and chief executive officer of Sarasota-based Michael Saunders & Company, is a member of this invitation-only network of North America’s

Trepp Developments enters Tampa Bay market with Sota Hotel & Residences (RENDERINGS)

Trepp Developments President Rodrigo Trepp has expanded from South America to Florida’s West Coast with the development of Sota Hotel & Residences, a mixed-use project in downtown Sarasota. “My vision for our new Sarasota headquarters begins with the creation of the SOTA Hotel & Residences, which will be our first Trepp Developments project,” says Rodrigo

Members mingle at the Mahaffey celebrating The Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts

What’s the universal sign of a great party? When nobody wants to leave! Just ask Amy Miller, president of the Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts. “What a great vibe it was,” she said about the intimate soiree held inside the VIP lounge at The Mahaffey Theater. The event was a Happy Hour for supporters of

‘Picasso and the Allure of the South’ exhibit now open at The Dali

At the Dali Museum a landmark art exhibition offers a slice of the Mediterranean region, inspired by Picasso’s legendary visual innovations. The exhibition’s 79 paintings, drawings and collages – approximately half of which have never been seen in the United States – are on loan from the Musée national Picasso-Paris and the Leonard A. Lauder

Pinellas County is the backdrop for romantic comedy ‘A Taste of Love’

The St. Petersburg-Clearwater area will once again be the setting for another film. Titled, “A Taste of Love,” this romantic comedy is written by local talent and inspired by a slice of Tampa Bay paradise. The movie leads include Erin Cahill and Martin Kove. Cahill has had roles in several Hallmark films such as “Sleigh

Editorial: Following the Bolts on the road to Raleigh (PHOTOS)

Sports fans who have been missing the roar of the crowds are buying tickets again, and those of us with travel lust are checking airline schedules and happy to travel to see our beloved teams play. Post-pandemic, weary bodies, and minds are craving an adventure. Before you could say “GO BOLTS,” I secured tickets to

Celebrating World Art Day in Ybor City with Goats for a Cause

Tampa’s Mayor Jane Castor and Maestro Mark Sforzini, of the St. Pete Opera, were in Ybor City to celebrate World Art Day and a solo exhibition by French artist Geff Strik. The event was for a good cause as guests supported Project GOAT – The Global Offensive Against Trafficking. The internationally acclaimed  artist Geff Strik,

St. Pete Beach named no. 1 in U.S., no. 5 in the world by Tripadvisor

TODAY’S FORECAST: Sunny and warm with a 100% chance of walking on America’s Best Beach at sunset.   St. Petersburg Beach was voted the no. 1 beach in the United States and the no. 5 beach in the world by Tripadvisor for 2021. Madeira Beach landed at no. 9 in the U.S., Treasure Island at

Surviving and thriving during surreal travel times

To say that we are experiencing surreal times during this global pandemic is an understatement. With restrictions, and travel bans, changing daily, our passionate hearts, and our educated brains, are in a battle of “to book or not to book.” With so many hurdles, travel experts say recovery will be slow and that about 90%

On the Scene: The St. Petersburg Power And Sailboat Show’s Big Success (PHOTOS)

The 43rd annual St. Petersburg Power and Sailboat Show took place on January 14-17 at the Duke Energy Center for the Arts, Mahaffey Theater Yacht Basin and Albert Whitted Park. Our Downtown was jammed with visitors strolling around the waterfront with big grins of anticipation. Young couples with toddlers, and older retirees, all dreaming of

Seasalt Properties is expanding from the beach to the city

Hendrik Bisanz, founder and CEO of Seasalt Properties, has announced plans to expand his successful real estate company from St. Pete Beach to the City of Tampa. A native of Germany, and now a Treasure Island resident, Hendrik founded Seasalt more than three years ago. The local company, with a global reach, has experienced success