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REAL La Dolce Vita – With Kim & Sandra

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REAL La Dolce Vita

The Bodhi Tree Café

Cultivate your senses

By Kim Burns & Sandra Halliday

Photography by James Corwin Johnson

If cultivating your senses and awakening your love of the real taste of food is what you are looking for, then you have found it at the Bodhi Tree Café. Situated in the quaint section of Towles Court Artist District, you will find lush vegetation and an abundance of inner peace as you enter into Bodhi food paradise. It is one of the few cafes with a garden oasis in downtown Sarasota.

Envisioned and brought to life by Oscar and Carolina Revelli, along with their daughters, Isabella and Eva. The Bodhi Tree Café provides diners with meals offering a balance of flavor that gently settles into your taste buds. You will experience the infusions of spices, slowly and fully, down to the last bite. The peaceful atmosphere at the café along with the attentive staff will have you feeling without want.

Hailing from Turin, Italy, a favorite among artists and intellectuals, Chef Oscar Revelli served up a dinner that evening kissed by the warm Mediterranean sun, which was influenced through his father and mother’s Italian and Greek heritage. Read More

REAL cares – Business Builder

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Business Builder

Benefiting Alan & Stephanie Rodriguez

Photography by James Corwin Johnson

Host: Gold Coast Eagle Distributing

Click HERE to download the event PDF.
Slide show below. Read More

Steven Rosenblatt MD, PhD The Birth of Acupuncture in America

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Steven Rosenblatt MD, PhD

The Birth of Acupuncture in America: The White Crane’s Gift

By Ed Bertha

Before there was OPRAH’s Dr. Memet Oz, before Dr. Andrew Weil started his own product line and before Dr. Robert Atkins became a household term that meant ‘cut the carbs’. Before all these so called health-oriented brand names landed on bookshelves and filled the supermarkets with their version of Alternative Medicine there was Dr. Steven Rosenblatt.

Based on both the development and creation of his best-selling book THE STARCH BLOCKER DIET (HarperCollins) and tied in with one of the hottest natural weight loss products currently on the market, ‘Starch Blocker’, DR. Rosenblatt embarked on a series of guest spots on such blue-chip talk shows as: THE TODAY SHOW (NBC), REGIS PHILBIN SHOW (ABC), DAYBREAK LA (CBS), and even the newly-revamped version of IN SEARCH OF (NBC). Read More

Letter From The Publisher Ed Bertha – Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix Festival

Letter from the Publisher Ed Bertha

Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix Festival Coming Up

By Ed Bertha

“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.”
Mother Teresa

Soon the 4th of July weekend will be upon us and that means speed on the water with the Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix Festival. Many equate the event with the races but it is much, much, more. It’s a week-long gala with something entertaining for all ages. From golf to fishing, to fireworks the event has something for everyone.

Produced by Suncoast Charities for Children the festival has a significant impact on our community and the ability for Suncoast Charities for Children to support local causes. This is a festival that continues to grow significantly each year.

Documented by Research Data Services the economic impact of the festival grew from $14.3 million in 2012 to $37.1 million in 2016. Hotel room nights echoed the same growth, increasing from 13,630 nights in 2012 to 18,300 in 2016. Hold on for this year’s figures as the event brings back the wet pits and viewing area at the 10th Street boat ramp in Centennial Park. Read More

Cover – SaraBay Real Estate Featuring Mike & Judy Holderness And Barry & Sherry Grooms

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SaraBay Real Estate

A Business Built On A Bridge

Featuring Mike & Judy Holderness and Barry & Sherry Grooms

By Nicole Carbon

Photography by James Corwin Johnson

Layout by Mia McKeehan

Call it the perfect storm the way SaraBay Real Estate evolved into what it is today. That perfect storm took place over Sarasota Bay at the John Ringling Bridge connecting Lido Key and the city of Sarasota. Think of Mike and Judy Holderness, the original founders and owners of SaraBay, as the key and Barry and Sherry Grooms, current co-owners, as the city–different, yet connected. Read More

Cover – 107 Ocean Place, Siesta Key

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107 Ocean Place

Siesta Key

Represented by Brandy Coffey & Monica DeSomma

Your Secluded Gulf Oasis

By Ed Bertha

Taking the stairs to the grand entryway I enter the home through custom double doors and am immediately greeted by the expansive view, which is impeccably framed. Instantly I am mesmerized by the beauty of the Gulf of Mexico’s blues and Fiddler Bayou’s lush green vegetation. One can’t help but notice the inset architectural detail that makes this view picture perfect. As your gaze settles in, you glance upward and absorb the majestic 36 ft. ceiling in the main living area, complete with a four-sided clearstory windowed cupola cascading down natural ambient light. Read More

Kimberly Burns, OTR/L, CLT – Perspectives – REAL Health

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Kim’s Campari

By Kimberly Burns, OTR/L, CLT

“The classic Italian aperitivo drinks differ by region but usually include a mix with Aperol or Campari liquors.”

An aperitif or aperitivo is roughly translated as “to open”. Diners are prepared for dinner delights and transition from the stress of the day to the well-deserved meal. What a great Happy Hour!

As a part of my very long journey of transitioning my daily habits and discovering food intolerances, I have begun to appreciate the benefits that alcohol can give when directed correctly.

Since that night of our fine restaurant review, aperitif has been an addition to my food style with my many digestive problems and a substitution for drinking too much wine. When making changes to your lifestyle, trying to restrict drinking alcohol can be very difficult in social situations. Let’s face it, it’s a great weakness for a lot of us. Reframing your food style to include alcohols that may aide in digestion, as well as, drinking in moderation can be of great benefit to heal your gut and sooth your mind. Read More

Gail Coleman – Perspectives – REAL Skin Care

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Thermage – The Non-Surgical Facelift

By Gail Coleman

Estetika Skin & Laser Specialists is proud to be the leading provider for the Thermage non-surgical facelift and body lift in the Sarasota area! We are a 4x Thermage Black Diamond Award Winner for the exceptional results we have delivered to our Estetika patients. Thermage is a safe, painless, and cost effective FDA-approved non-invasive radiofrequency skin-tightening treatment that allows patients to see immediate results that get even better over time!

How does it work?
Bring Back Your Youth with Thermage! Radiofrequency energy is delivered to all three layers of the skin to create controlled damage to the collagen fiber network to accelerate the body’s natural collagen building process. As we age, our skin loses elasticity and firmness due to sun exposure, smoke, exhaust, and many other environmental factors. As the elasticity becomes slack, our skin begins to sag and wrinkle. Thermage targets the collagen-producing layers in the skin to strengthen and restore the damage, creating tighter, smoother skin. The body’s natural collagen building cycle takes several months to reach its peak production, so your best results will be seen after 6 months and continue for up to 2 years or longer! Read More

Becca Z Towery – Perspectives – REAL Style

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Fashion Watch

The Six Most Wearable 2017 Fashion Trends

By Becca Z. Towery

My REAL Style readers, are you ready for our official weather—and the clothes to accompany it? This Issue, I want to share some forecast ideas and trends in the fashion world. Fashion Week has passed, and there are a lot of bright new looks now blooming. I don’t know about you, but I have had my eyes on the new trends since they debuted on runways last fall. Tons of my favorite designers, and yours, showed pretty, edgy, groundbreaking, inspiring—and totally wearable—looks that we can now get our hands on. What is YOUR favorite look or trend this season?

Let’s take a look at REAL Style’s fashion roundup to get some outfit ideas, and start planning and plotting our style for this season…starting with the Floral trend you see in the photo: YuJia, Multicolor Floral A-line Frill Sleeve Midi Dress (available at www.stylewe.com). Read More

Sheila Venancia – Perspectives – REAL Beauty

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FLAT IRONS… So Many Choices?

By Sheila Venancia

Which flat iron is right for you? That depends largely on your hair type. A person with coarse, curly hair requires a different type of tool than a person with fine or slightly wavy hair.

Flat iron plates are made with a handful of different materials. Ceramic, tourmaline, a ceramic/tourmaline mix, and titanium are the most common. What’s the difference between these materials, and how does the plate material you choose affect your results?

CHOOSE YOUR MATERIAL

Ceramic – Many of today’s flat irons have ceramic infused into the plate. The negative ions emitted by the ceramic help create a smooth, shiny look. This might sound like magic, but there’s actually a scientific explanation behind it. Read More

Patricia Tan – Perspectives – International REAL Estate

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Americans Venture Overseas For Real Estate

By Patricia Tan

The strength of the U.S. Dollar has led to an increase in the number of Americans considering the purchase of real estate in another country. Their motivations can be many and varied: from straightforward investment potential, to life style choices, less expensive retirement living to a desire to reconnect with their ethnic roots.

Whatever the motivation, the decision to buy real estate in another country is not one that should be taken lightly. My advice to anyone considering such a purchase right now would include:

• Conduct extensive research on the country and area in which you are interested. There are many resources on the internet to help you do this before you even leave home.

• Be sure to check for developments that are planned for a particular area – commercial buildings, residential neighborhoods and infrastructure – roads, sewer, water etc. Look at the track record of local government and developers. Have they delivered on their promises? Read More

William Henry PhD – Perspectives – Architect’s REAL Viewpoint

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Expert Witnesses And Causality

By William Henry, PhD

And Joellen Gill

What is Causality and how do Expert Witnesses deal with it?

The term refers to the reason something happened – the cause for it.

Determining cause is like peeling an onion. For example, in a case were someone trips and falls and is injured there can be many contributors to the equation and different causes for different effects.

For instance, who is the person injured and what are his or her characteristics? Old or young? Light or heavy? Good or not-so-good eye sight? Subject to seizures? Subject to losing balance? These are some of the types of things that can contribute to a fall and injury.

There is also the question for the cause of the injuries themselves. An extreme example of this is the forensic determination of the cause of death of a gunshot victim. The person was shot. Is that the cause of death? Maybe it is and maybe it is not. The pathologist must determine that. The evidence for the gunshot wound is not the same as that for the cause of death. Read More

Marcia Norris ASID – Perspectives – REAL Design

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The Paper Trail – Wallpaper and Your Interior Design

By Marcia Norris

It’s the luxury home you’ve been waiting for and a clean slate to apply the style that best suits you. Should you hire a professional interior designer to avoid making costly mistakes with the wrong materials and finishes? If you want to stylize, personalize and customize your home, the answer is yes.

But more importantly, I’ve found that no matter which style you want to work with, it’s the quality of the materials that count. We all love luxury, and we notice it in a cut crystal chandelier, a worn leather chair, a beautifully carved wood mantel, or a sumptuous silk drapery. All these elements are a testament to the endurance of style and beauty. If you are looking for lasting quality in terms of materials and finishes, an experienced designer can help you achieve that goal.

Among all the design components, wallpaper is one that can entirely transform the mood and feel of a room. It can be bold and dramatic, or simply a soft backdrop to the furnishings, art and accessories. The popularity of wallpaper has waxed and waned over the years, but in recent times has made a comeback. But don’t think it has to look like your grandmother’s living room. Technology has positively influenced wallpaper manufacturing techniques. Before we talk about that, let’s take a look back in time. Read More

Cover – Olivia Newton John – FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers

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Olivia Newton John

FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers

“Spelled Different Because We Are Different”

By Nicole Carbon

Photography by James Corwin Johnson & Giovanni Lunardi

Layout by Mia McKeehan

It may be totally obvious but “Physical” by Olivia Newton John is the most popular physical therapy song. Who can forget the video of Olivia jumping around in her spandex and leg warmers singing, “Let’s get physical”? Physical therapy often involves exercise to help improve mobility and strength, and this song can really get you moving.

It’s time to get FYZICAL! Read More

Cover – Acqua Vita, 5050 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key

Acqua Vita 5050 Gulf of Mexico Drive represented by Lynne Koy

Perrone Construction’s

Acqua Vita

Represented by Lynne Koy

Barefoot Elegance

By Ed Bertha

Acqua Vita is as expansive as it is stunning. The estate is entered through a beautiful gated wall designed to complement and enhance the overall feel of the spaces beyond, passing through this structure the home becomes the focus and the surrounding grounds beautifully accent it. As you drive the long paver drive to the home the grounds are highly manicured, a seamless mix of giant old oaks, cedar trees, ferns, lush mature vegetation as well as stately royal palms carefully chosen to compliment a yard that at once seems both natural as well as highly manicured.

The home itself is a nod to the beautiful Palm Beach beachfront estate homes that seem to carry an uncanny sense of barefoot elegance. Read More

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