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REAL Exclusive Magazine Presents IMAGINE

Featuring Suncoast Charities for Children

Host Robert Dinan

Dinan Realty Group


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REAL | classics 2017 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

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2017 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

Photography By Chuck Carroll

The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance is an automotive charitable event held each year during the second weekend in March at The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island in Amelia Island, Florida. A New York Times article about celebrity car ownership listed “The nation’s top concours d’elegance: Pebble Beach in California, Meadow Brook in Michigan, Amelia Island in Florida and the Louis Vuitton Classic in Midtown Manhattan.”

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370 Highland Shores Drive Ellenton FL 34222

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370 Highland Shores Drive Ellenton FL 34222

Simply Stunning Manatee Riverfront Property with Dock and Lift. This Custom Built Mediterranean Style home was designed so every room has a Magnificent River View, and is situated on a 3/4 acre lot in an intimate gated community. With over 4,200 sq ft of living space and an Open Floor Plan, it is an entertainer’s dream.

Cascading Triple Patio Doors open up to the large caged pool area from two sides, offering a seamless view from inside to the River. The Kitchen is perfect for the Gourmet Chef, featuring all stainless appliances, including new Wolf double convection ovens and 5 burner gas cooktop.

A large breakfast bar connects with the spacious center island, and a massive walk-in pantry provides ample storage. The Great Room features a carved marble wood-burning fireplace. Formal Dining Area also has a Wet Bar with wine/bar fridge. The Living Room features a recessed ceiling painstakingly painted with old-world faux and custom designed painted walls. Read More

REAL La Dolce Vita – With Kim & Sandra

Taverna Grill

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Taverna Grill

A Tale of 2 Andreas

By Kim Burns & Sandra Halliday

Photography by James Corwin Johnson

Taverna Grill is owned and operated by two chefs–Andrea Joly and Andrea Baroni. At an early age they developed their deep love for food while cooking. The sweet aroma and sounds from nonna’s cucina inspired them to venture into the culinary world. The love for travel brought them to hone their skills in many famous kitchens around the world leading to a delicious culinary partnership.

Upon entering we were warmly greeted by the soothing strains of New Age music lulling us with its tranquil sounds. Wanting to start the Italian meal off right, an aperitif chosen to get the juices flowing for improved digestion. Our server and mixologist, Terrill, set to work immediately concocting his magic naming the playful creations after us. Kim’s Campari was light mix of vodka, Taverna Syrup, and Campari garnished with lime and orange wedges. Sandra’s Singapore Sling à la Sarasota was made of Gin infused with rose and cucumber, Cointreau, pineapple juice, and club soda. The tastes were a bitter sweet start to our dining experience stimulating our appetites and preparing us for the treats ahead. Read More

REAL La Dolce Vita – With Kim & Sandra

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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

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Steven Rosenblatt MD, PhD The Birth of Acupuncture in America

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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

NOW $ 3,999,995

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

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