Gail Coleman – Perspectives – REAL Skin Care

Gail Coleman Estetika

What Is CoolSculpting?

Proven Results Without Surgery

By Gail Coleman

CoolSculpting, now FDA-cleared to treat upper arm fat with the release of the “new” CoolAdvantage Petite Applicator.
Renowned Harvard University scientists, Dieter Manstein, MD and R. Rox Anderson, MD, observed that some children got dimples due to eating popsicles. The idea that cold can selectively affect and eliminate fat cells without damaging the skin or surrounding tissue was the insight behind Cryolipolysis®, the proven science on which the CoolSculpting procedure is based.
CoolSculpting is the innovative cooling process developed by scientists at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School. CoolSculpting technology safely delivers precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin. The treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), then die. Over time, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells, leaving a more sculpted you. Read More

Sheila Venancia – Perspectives – REAL Beauty


Use It or Lose It!

Be Careful with Expired Hair Products

By Sheila Venancia

Do hair products such as gels, creams, mousse expire? If so, how do you know when they are no longer any good?

In general, unopened hair care products have a shelf life of three years. However, in the case of non-aerosol and non-spray products this drops to 18 months once the product has been opened. This is because the usual gels, creams, pomades and such that are applied to the hair come in contact with the skin and therefore become contaminated by bacteria and moisture which speeds in their breakdown.

Of course, some products are more resilient than others. Anything that comes in an aerosol can, particularly if it contains alcohol (think hair spray, dry shampoo, mousse) has a pretty serious shelf life because of its limited exposure to air. Read More

Becca Z Towery – Perspectives – REAL Style


Fashion Savvy Philanthropist

Fashion & Beauty For A Cause

By Becca Z. Towery

REAL STYLE is when Fashion & Beauty come together for a cause. Being a fashion-savvy philanthropist isn’t just about buying clothes or products: it’s about raising awareness for a cause close to your heart. For example, We’ve Got Style teamed up with REAL Exclusive Magazine to raise awareness of “self-esteem, self-worth and self-image” of youth. Our Ranch Chic at The Lake Club event celebrated foxy fashions and beauty with a runway show and silent auction, donating proceeds to The Boys & Girls Clubs T.E.A.M Tennis Program.

No one knows more about beauty-savvy philanthropy than our “Ranch Chic” Beauty Sponsor, Debora Ashman, and Independent Mary Kay Sales Director; Read More

Patricia Tan – Perspectives – International REAL Estate

Patricia Tan

2017 World Tour – A Look at Some Global Trends

By Patricia Tan

This has been a busy travel year for me and my business partner, Carla Rayman, as we worked to further develop our overseas network of real estate partners, and bring Sarasota properties to international buyers.

As the year end approaches, I thought it might be interesting for readers to see some of the trends in international real estate that we have observed while on our travels.

Portugal can probably boast the fastest growing market for international buyers. Continued investment by Chinese and other foreigners looking to qualify for Portugal’s Golden Visa has strengthened the real estate market. In return for an investment of $500,000 the visa grants Portuguese residency to citizens of other countries. Once an investor has established Portuguese residency, he can live and work anywhere in the European Union. Many Americans and Europeans are also buying second homes here, drawn by good value for money, and low cost of living. Read More

Cover – Kimberly Burns of Sensory Intuition and SaraBay Real Estate

Kim Burns

Kimberly Burns

A Process that Leads to Health, Wellness, and Success

By Nicole Carbon

Photography by James Corwin Johnson

Sitting across from Kim Burns, you’d never know just a short time ago she was suffering from debilitating pain and was afflicted with illness. What you see today is shiny blonde hair, a slim fit build, and ample agility. Looking to be all of about 35 years-old, the surprise continues when I learn she is a grandmother of three healthy boys.

Through her young adult years, Kim watched her mother suffer from a multitude of ailments that had been similarly developing, unbeknownst her. She believes it started at birth with musculoskeletal issues resulting in having to wear bars on her feet and special shoes to keep them from turning until the age of five. Beginning in her teenage years, a clicking in her hip and digestive issues was a constant. The resolution to these symptoms was never met through doctors or specialists. Lists of diagnoses piled on as the pain continued. Read More

Cover – The Lake Club In Lakewood Ranch

The Lake Club in Lakewood Ranch

The Lake Club

The Crown Jewel of Lakewood Ranch

Presented By Stock Development


Referred to as the jewel of Lakewood Ranch, The Lake Club offers unmatched quality of life, architecture and style. Discover exceptional residences by the region’s most prestigious builders and richly satisfying amenities in this exclusive fully gated community.

Resplendent with Old World beauty, charm and the seductive romance of Tuscany, The Lake Club is a community of timeless elegance and beauty. Sparkling lakes, preserves, a mile­long park and lush landscaping surround the masterful homes in this preeminent neighborhood. The builders selected for The Lake Club are the finest estate builders in the region, with exquisite, expansive homes in Matera, Vineyards, and Lake View Estates, as well as custom-built estate homes. These timeless designs represent contemporary interpretations of classic architectural styles, each builder bringing its own dramatic flair. Builders in The Lake Club include Anchor Builders, Arthur Rutenberg Homes, John Cannon Homes, Lee Wetherington Homes, London Bay Homes, Murray Homes, Nutter Custom Construction and Stock Signature Homes. Read More

REAL Interview – Olivia Newton John Part 1

Olivia Newton John with Kim Burns

Olivia Newton John

Wellness And Healthy Living

By Kimberly Burns, OTR/L, CLT

I had the opportunity to speak with Olivia Newton-John about her wellness and healthy living passions. ONJ supports Alternative and Complimentary Medicines as evidenced by her development of the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre (ONJ Centre) in Australia. After experiencing her own journey with cancer, ONJ feels she has become a “Cancer Thriver” and believes strongly that natural therapies should be included for a whole person plan of care.

ONJ talks more about how she became the spokesperson for FYZICAL and about her Wellness Centre.

ONJ: I met Scott Pensivi (Franchise owner FYZICAL Las Vegas) when I was living in Vegas. There I learned about the program he had for rehabilitation and teaching people how to get strong. I went in and had the full tests done for my balance (FYZICAL BODYQ). I was very impressed with the program. I thought, “What a good fit”. Read More

REAL Interview – Olivia Newton John Part 2

Olivia Newton John with Kim Burns

Olivia Newton John

Wellness And Healthy Living

By Kimberly Burns, OTR/L, CLT

“Did Sandy sell-out and become Danny’s leather clad dream or did she claim her sexuality and her inner self?” Unfortunately I did not ask this question. Too much speculation has already been made about the ending and my focus was to reach into the mind of ONJ on health and wellbeing.

Live on, live on
More than just survive my friend
We learn how to thrive and then live on, live on
Shining like the words inside this song, live on

Love is all we leave when we are gone live on
In every heart of those we touch
In every dream that means so much
Yes I believe that all of us live on

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REAL cares – The Players Centre For Performing Arts

Players Centre fot Performing Arts

The Players Centre for Performing Arts

Making Our Move!

By Ed Bertha

The Players Centre for Performing Arts, a 501(c)3 non-profit, is Sarasota’s first performing arts organization and the second oldest in the State of Florida. The theatre opened in 1930, in the midst of the Great Depression, with a series of one-act plays. Two hundred and eighty-one member-patrons each paid a two-dollar subscription fee for the play series. Today, The Players Centre has grown from a grassroots arts organization into a major cultural institution that touches the lives of over 75,000 people annually.

Last year, The Players Centre for Performing Arts announced its plans to relocate from downtown Sarasota to the Waterside Village of Lakewood Ranch. The current theatre site located in downtown Sarasota is for sale and a capital campaign to build the multi-theatre complex is currently underway. The new theatre will feature a 480-seat main stage auditorium with balcony seating, a 125-seat black box theatre, a 100-seat cabaret theatre with dining, and will house the main campus of The Arnold Simonsen Players Studio, which is the education arm of the organization. In order to maintain a downtown Sarasota presence, a satellite studio location will continue to operate in Rosemary Square. Read More

REAL cares – Business Builder

REAL Exclusive Magazine Business Builder

Business Builder

Benefiting The Wilson Chasen Family

Photography by Chuck Carroll

Host: Gold Coast Eagle Distributing

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

REAL cares – 2017 Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix

Sarasota Power Boat Grand Prix

2017 Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix

Benefiting Suncoast Charities For Children

Photography by Michael Whitney, Mindy Towns & Tim Britt

Sarasota Power Boat Grand Prix 500

Enjoy photography from this year’s event below! Read More

REAL La Dolce Vita – With Kim & Sandra

Cafe Amici

REAL La Dolce Vita

Café Amici

Cheers To Friendship And Love!

By Kim Burns & Sandra Halliday

Photography by Chuck Carroll

Amici means friends in Italian. Café Amici is the brainchild of two brothers, Massimo and Achille Nigri. The vibe at the Café is fueled by their love for bringing people together in a convivial atmosphere where friendships, and perhaps romance, could be forged and by their passion for regional cuisine that is inspired by their home town of Martina Franca in Puglia, Italy.

Massimiliano and Achille Nigri are two brothers from Puglia that run Café Amici. Our dinner was a spectacular showcase of traditional Pugliese cuisine. To stimulate our senses and prime our body for the meal to come, Massimo made us aperitif cocktails. Kim’s By Amici was intended to be a bold introduction to the fine drinking world that only Massimo could provide. A combination of Mezcal, Campari, and Sweet Vermouth filled the description. Vermouth provided the sweet herbal flavor that rounded out the bitter of the brazen Campari. The smoky taste of the mezcal appears to keep your taste buds interested long after the liquid is gone from your mouth. Piazza Sandra was a tall glass of Amaretto DiSaronno, Crown Royal, cranberry juice, and garnished with a sprig of fresh mint. It had a sweet almond taste, like a marzipan dessert, combined with the smooth and creamy flavor of vanilla all in a playful tease with some cranberry tartness. Read More

Letter From The Publisher Ed Bertha – Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix Festival Continues To Rock!

Ed Bertha Publisher Letter

Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix Festival Continues To Rock!

By Ed Bertha

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”

What a race it was for all!


Barry Grooms – Perspectives – REAL Estate Legislation

Barry Grooms SaraBay Real Estate

You Should Be Afraid, Very Afraid!

By Barry Grooms

Under all is the land and private property rights are considered the “American Dream”. The 5th Amendment protects property by stating, “No person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, with out just compensation.” Our rights are something that most of citizens take for granted until it affects them directly and very few monitor the machine called legislation in Tallahassee. Year after year law makers and special interest strategize on legislation that may have adverse effect on tax payers in Florida and many times are successful in pushing through language that is so complex and confusing that the average Joe doesn’t see it coming until tax time or they try to purchase or sell real property.

REALTORS have been at the forefront defending private property rights on behalf of Florida property owners since 1916 and continues to be the voice for Florida citizens in Tallahassee. In recent years lawmakers have sponsored bills that could have greatly altered the landscape in many of our communities and across the state that were defeated by REALTORS. I have been a participant in many of the committee meetings and with the lawmakers we chose to represent us at the Capital. I have been fortunate enough to have a seat at the table and more importantly a voice in the policies that protect our precious real estate. Read More

Gail Coleman – Perspectives – REAL Skin Care

Gail Coleman Estetika

Ultra Femme 360

The Twenty Minutes That Could Change Your Life

By Gail Coleman

With Ultra Femme 360 now there is a whole new approach to women’s intimate health. BTL Ultra Femme is an innovative, safe, and effective non-surgical alternative to vaginoplasty and labiaplasty procedures.

Ultra Femme uses the body’s natural processes to stimulate collagen production and restore the vaginal and vulvar areas to a more youthful state. The Ultra Femme procedure tightens and raises the labia, decreases the diameter of the vaginal opening and the vaginal canal, improves natural lubrication, improves sensation, and can make orgasm easier to reach. Many patients also experience an improvement in stress incontinence.

Whether due to aging, menopause, trauma associated with childbirth, or any combination thereof, physical and hormonal changes occur to the female genitalia that have a profound impact on their sexual health and lives. Until recently, these women’s health issues have largely been ignored. Read More

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