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Cover – Eric Shepherd – Dimmitt Automotive Group

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Eric Shepherd

Executive General Manager

Dimmitt Automotive GroupThe Sarasota Studio

By Ed Bertha

Cover Photography by Giovanni Lunardi

Layout by Christian Lunardi

“Roadsides are full of car dealership after dealership. The Sarasota Studio is a fresh exciting twist in the face of convention,” Liz Manes.

THE DIMMITT LEGACY

One could argue that the Dimmitt family has been in Pinellas County for as long as the county itself; beginning with the arrival of Larry Dimmitt, Sr. to Clearwater in 1924. Having previously lived in Savanna, and with a love for the auto industry in his heart, Larry quickly purchased a Clearwater Ford/Lincoln franchise and never looked back.

Larry then began to make substantial investments in Pinellas County land. With land at his disposal he continued to add to his automobile businesses. By the mid 1930’s he had also added LaSalle, Cadillac and Chevrolet to this impressive list. Larry, a visionary in those times, accomplished all this while the city of Clearwater was still only two blocks long and two blocks wide. Read More

Cover – Granada Park – West Of Trail, Sarasota

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Granada Park

West Of Trail, Sarasota

Sarasota’s Best Kept Secret, Not For Long

By Ed Bertha

Layout by Christian Lunardi

Located on four plus acres near the corner of Bay Street and Osprey Avenue is Granada Park. Conveniently tucked between downtown Sarasota and Siesta Key’s white sand, Granada Park is a private gated community of 25 home sites with mature trees and a focal point lake with a mesmerizing fountain. Originally started in late 2007, only nine homes were built leaving 16 lots to be filled.

Then MGB Homes (also known as My Green Buildings), a luxury home builder, co-owned by Stephen Ellis and Grant Castilow stepped in. “We don’t typically build in communities,” says Ellis. “But as exclusive builders here, we can control the quality, so we felt it was a good fit for us.”

Originally, Granada Park was planned as a multi-use development with homes, a clubhouse, as well as, three-story condo and apartment buildings. Over the past two plus years, MGB, has redone the landscaping, constructed a pool and cabana, built two new homes, and fashioned a model home (which recently went under contract). Read More

Letter From The Publisher Ed Bertha – Creativity Rules!

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Creativity Rules!

By Ed Bertha

“In creating, the only hard thing’s to begin; A grass-blade’s no easier to make than an oak.”
James Russell Lowell

Get your attention? Welcome to our fresh, new, design concept here at REAL Exclusive. Besides the dual covers, starting with this issue and running through the holidays, we will explore “Host Beautifully” with Stella Artois. Each subsequent issue, and series of alphabet letters, becoming a part of the Stella Artois Challis Collector’s Edition Series. Take in our new Masters Series where we explore individual journeys through the lines of one’s face and the look in the eyes. It’s another day so let’s start fresh.

Enjoy
Ed Bertha
September, 2016 Read More

REAL Video – Granada Park

REAL Exclusive Magazine Presents Granada Park

Builder – MGB Fine Custom Homes

Video by Denis Lauzon, Lauzon Procuctions

For more information visit the Granada Park website

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REAL Cares – Picnic In The Park At Granada Park

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Picnic In The Park At Granada Park

Featuring The Conversation Foundation

Host:
MGB Fine Custom Homes

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

REAL Cares – Nautical Renderings

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Nautical Renderings

Featuring Love & Light For World Peace

Host:
CHARITY & WEISS International Realty
Gabriele Charity
Rudi Weiss

Special Guests:
Artist R.o. Schabbach
Architect William Tagland

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

REAL Cares – Pool Moon Party

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Pool Moon Party

Featuring Victor Lundy’s South Gate Community Center

Host:
Tim Mitten, Full Moon Properties/Promotions

Special Guest:
Local Artist, Joseph Patrick Arnegger

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

REAL Cares – A Taste Of Casey Key History

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A Taste Of Casey Key History

Featuring All Faiths Food Bank

Host:
Deborah Beacham, Michael Saunders & Company

Special Guests:
Michael Saunders
Harold Bubil

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

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

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Road to Wellness, Part 2, Finding Nutrients

By Kimberly Burns, OTR/L, CLT

Getting the most nutrients out of food can be a challenging job when what you eat needs to provide your body with the substances that will allow it to function at an optimal level. Just what is functioning at an optimal level? It has a variety of meanings; to me it reflects achieving internal balance and managing a gene to keep its influence under control. Learning a food style is a big part in learning to manage a disease process. Your genes can control what types of food your body will tolerate. You have to become knowledgeable on multiple factors that are influencers to health before you are able to put together a selection of foods and drinks that will be used to change the microbiome in the body making the goal of balancing internal systems achievable.

An important factor to consider in your food style choice is your bloodwork and results. In part 1, the initial step was to get a complete work up and review with a Healthcare Practitioner. This will give you a base line of what your body is lacking. Become educated in how levels relate to each other and how raising one may increase or decrease another. Read More

Sheila Venancia – Perspectives – REAL Beauty

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The Quiet Disorder

By Sheila Venancia

Trichotillomania, also known as trichotillosis or hair pulling disorder, is an obsessive compulsive disorder characterized by the compulsive urge to pull out one’s hair, leading to hair loss and balding, distress, and social or functional impairment.

Trichotillomania may be present in infants or can begin in a person’s senior years, but the peak age of onset is typically between the ages of 9 to 17. It may be triggered by depression or stress. Owing to social implications, the disorder is often unreported and it is difficult to accurately predict its prevalence; the lifetime prevalence is estimated to be between 0.6% and 4.0% of the overall population. Common areas for hair to be pulled out are the scalp, eyelashes, eyebrows, legs, arms, hands, nose and the pubic areas.

Besides repeated hair pulling, other symptoms may include: Read More

David McLaughlin – Perspectives – Mortgages

David McLaughlin Team Stettler Inlanta Mortgage

Mortgage Rates Fall To Historic Lows After Brexit

By David V. McLaughlin

Sarasota/Bradenton Home Prices Continue To Rise

When the United Kingdom voted to leave its place in the European Union, mortgage rates hit historic lows. Mortgage rates dropped about one-eighth of a point after the financial commotion overseas. With interest rates already at three-year lows, this affords buyers a significant opportunity to refinance or purchase a home.

This is great news to those on the Suncoast searching for their perfect dream home. As prices continue to rise, and inventory drops, the market will continue to heat up. These low rates provide a welcome boost to our housing market and to the overall Sarasota/Bradenton economy. Personally, I believe Sarasota and Gold Coast home values will continue to rise as well too, as British citizens look to escape the plummeting real estate market in London and other higher priced areas of the UK. Read More

Becca Z Towery – Perspectives – REAL Style

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The Fit Of You

By Becca Z. Towery

In the last REAL Style issue I shared a Personal Style Concept, “The COLOR of YOU”, specifically the importance of Color, as color has the power to enhance or detract from your personal appearance, to lift or depress the spirit, and to carry message to others.

This issue I would like to share Personal Style Concept, “The FIT of YOU”, specifically the importance of FIT, as it is not just about what to where, but how to wear it. Take note: Style, Fit and Color are all key elements for creating a personal style that best represents YOUR qualities, attributes, and self-confidence. Read More

Patricia Tan – Perspectives – International REAL Estate

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Confidence In Your Real Estate Professional
Makes Decision Making Easier

By Patricia Tan

As we experience Florida’s hot and humid summer months, and the snow birds have long gone, we continue to welcome many international visitors to the area. Long summer vacation weeks in Europe make this the perfect time for Europeans to make the long journey here to enjoy sun and sand.

Many of these visitors are so taken with what our wonderful area has to offer, they contemplate purchasing a home so they can stay for longer periods, and have a place to call their own. Many think about it, but few actually take the plunge. Why is that?

In my years of working with international customers and traveling outside of U.S.A. to promote Florida real estate, the most common reasons I hear are things like: Read More

William Henry PhD – Perspectives – Architect’s REAL Viewpoint

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Less Is Better In The Housing World

By William Henry, PhD

Compare the 1959 Cadillac to the models of 2016. The name is the same but that’s about it. The new ones are much smaller and more sophisticated than the 1959 behemoth. Housing is following the same path.

Smaller homes are becoming attractive to buyers and developers, and for some of the same reasons.

There are over 70 million Baby Boomers in this country with their successors close on their heels. And then there are the young, first time home buyers – together these two demographic groups seem to be turning the housing market on its ear. Read More

Cover – Gail Coleman – Estetika Skin & Laser Specialists

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Gail Coleman

Forever Young

By Ed Bertha

Photography by Giovanni Lunardi

Layout by Christian Lunardi

Meet Gail Coleman, the founder of Estetika Skin & Laser Specialists. Through her leadership and determination, Estetika is the only Black Diamond Thermage and Fraxel Provider in Milwaukee, WI and Sarasota, FL, the only CoolSculpting Center of Excellence and a Premier Crystal award winning CoolSculpting provider in Florida and Wisconsin.

I ask Gail what makes Estetika different? “Experience, education and our safety record. We have performed more non-surgical facelifts (Thermage) and cryolypolysis (CoolSculpting) procedures than any provider in the Milwaukee or Sarasota markets,” she says proudly.

Born Gail Ann Martin, she grew up on the north side of Kenosha, WI, the second of four children. Her father was a laborer for Wisconsin Natural Gas Company and, with drive, worked his way up the corporate ladder as the children were growing up. He taught Gail that there are no obstacles in life, only those we create. Gail shares, “My father taught me that I could be anything I wanted to be.” Read More

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