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Cover – Metamorphosis By Bryant Samuel Enterprises, Inc.

Bryant Samuel Enterprises Inc

Pete Samuel

Bryant Samuel Enterprises, Inc.

By: Ed Bertha & Gabi Charity

Photography By: Daniel Perales Studios & PIX360

“It was a big challenge to show the home’s potential and eventually we found the right buyer with the vision and the courage to take on the renovation of this home.”
Gabi Charity Realtor/Listing Agent
CHARITY & WEISS International Group
BHHS Florida Realty

This monumental waterfront estate home was built in 1972 by, at the time, well known Architect Erwin Gremli for his own use, explaining why the home was built with extraordinary strength exceeding current codes for the period. Read More

REAL Business – Pete Samuel and B.S.E.I.

Bryant Samuel Enterprises, Inc.

Pete Samuel

Bryant Samuel Enterprises, Inc.

From economic to extreme they’re here for all your construction needs.

Growing up in Maryland, construction was never out of sight for Bryant “Pete” Samuel. His father, Pete, ran American Abstract Construction, a carpentry and welding firm, while his mother, Annette, owned Nettie Contracting, a residential home improvement company. As typically happens with family businesses Pete began his journeyman in construction at an early age.

Experiencing the ebb and flow of the construction business Pete longed to do something else. Then the Navy called. Still wanting to work with his hands he became an electronics technician after 2 years of electrical engineering school. Thinking electronics repair was the right choice at the time Pete settled into repairing communication units. Read More

Letter From The Publisher Ed Bertha – NEW YEAR – NEW THOUGHTS

Letter From The Publisher Ed Bertha

NEW YEAR – NEW THOUGHTS

By Ed Bertha

“Don’t look back or the future will pass you by.” – Ed Bertha

It’s the New Year!

Reflections, we all reflected on the past year — some with regret, others with happiness, or maybe with an appreciation for all we received. The New Year is also the time to look forward — perhaps longing for a fresh start or possibly fearful of what is to come.

How will you deal with it? Read More

REAL cares – Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center (SPARCC)

Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center

Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center (SPARCC)

By Ed Bertha

Saving Lives Today and Tomorrow…

As the new year begins and we continue to create new lasting memories with family and friends everyone must be aware that the increased financial and emotional stresses of the season can lead to an increase in domestic and sexual violence. The Suncoast is fortunate to have Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center (SPARCC) whose mission is to stop domestic violence in our communities.

Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center, Inc. was founded as a non-profit in 1979, and will celebrate 40 years of providing free and confidential services to Sarasota and DeSoto counties in 2019. Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behaviors used to establish power and control over an intimate partner, often leading to the threat or use of violence. Domestic violence includes physical, sexual, emotional, or financial abuse and can occur in all socioeconomic classes, racial and ethnic backgrounds, age groups, religious affiliations, and sexual orientations. According to the latest statistics from the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence in the state of Florida over 108,000 domestic violence cases were reported, including 170 deaths at the hands of an intimate partner or relative. Read More

REAL cares – Sarasota Holiday Boat Parade of LIGHTS

Sarasota Holiday Boat Parade of LIGHTS Benefiting Suncoast Charities For Children

Sarasota Holiday Boat Parade of LIGHTS

Benefiting Suncoast Charities For Children

Photography By Shylarose Photography

Host: Marina Jack

Click HERE to download the event PDF.

Slide show below. Read More

REAL cares – Business Builder

REAL Exclusive Magazine Business Builder

Business Builder

Benefiting The Reese Family

Photography by James Corwin Johnson

Host: Gold Coast Eagle Distributing

Click HERE to download the event PDF.

Slide show and video below. Read More

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

Kim Burns

What Does Detox Mean To You?

By Kimberly Burns, OTR/L, CLT

Ism: Denoting a system, principle, or ideological movement or denoting a pathological condition. Your choice.
Kimism: Some people say I am doing too many things at once. I say I’m planting a lot of seeds!

Detox is a buzz word these days. We envision certain practices when it is heard.
Juicing – Restrictions – Suffering – Starving

It doesn’t have to be that way. You can detox daily by making small changes over time regarding what you put in and on your body.

Detox not only has to do with what we feed ourselves it is also about reducing the amount of work the body has to do to process what we are putting in and on ourselves. The more our body has to work to break down and use or remove waste the more we tax our vessels and organs causing them to age quicker. Read More

Colleen Quinn – Perspectives – REAL Beauty

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Botox For Your Hair?

By Colleen Quinn

Makeup By Vanessa Silvana

Photography By Amanda Kastor

The season has turned which means your hair has spent all summer enduring the harsh Florida sun. Now add to that cooler temperatures and dryer air and you have a recipe for brittle, frizzy hair.

I have discovered a professional hair treatment that plumps and smoothes just like a Botox treatment for your skin. The AlterEgo Italy B.Toxkare lifting system is an in-salon treatment that delivers the same rejuvenating benefits for your hair that Botox provides for your face. Read More

Kristin Fourie – Perspectives – REAL Community

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Going Green

By Kristin Fourie

The recent Round Up lawsuit resulting in a payout of $289 million to a school groundskeeper who was diagnosed with terminal cancer after using the product, raises questions about the chemicals we use in and around our associations regularly. Are certain maintenance products harmful to residents and can the Association be held liable for damages incurred? Are ‘green’ products effective? How does the use of maintenance products effect algae in our ponds? A panel of local professionals covered this topic while addressing homeowner concerns. The Community Association Network Group (C.A.N.) offers complimentary educational seminars twice monthly for Association board members and managers. At the September C.A.N. meeting, the following panelists offered some information and helpful tips:

1) PESTICIDES: There are significant health problems that can be caused by pests with various treatments to keep them at bay. Dee Smith of Naturzone says, “If you’re going to be green, walk the walk or sit down! Naturzone has been the leader in green pest solutions since 1988 utilizing integrated pest management and truly writing the protocol for municipalities through education. We start at the lowest threshold, then adapt to the next stage, instead of going in and blasting any old chemical.” Read More

Becca Z Towery – Perspectives – REAL Style

Becca Towery

Self-Confidence | Self-Matters

By Becca Z. Towery

When you feel good about yourself and are appropriately dressed your confidence soars!

My REAL Style Readers ── have you ever been in a situation where you found your confidence was lacking? Has your lack of confidence ever impacted your ability to get that job you really wanted, or the promotion you’ve been waiting for?
What if it got in the way of you closing that big deal you were working on?

What does your appearance, body language, etiquette and communication say about you? Did you know there is a direct correlation between how you dress and how you feel about yourself? When you look good and are appropriately dressed your confidence soars. When you feel good about yourself, it shows in your attitude, your energy level, and your quality of life. Feeling confident and strong will make other people want to get to know all of the great things about you. Read More

REAL luxury – McCarver & Moser

McCarver & Moser

Keeping Time With

McCarver & Moser

By Ed Bertha

Photography by Chad Spencer

Heading towards St. Armand’s Circle one cannot help but notice the two-story granite and glass structure that McCarver & Moser Jewelers calls home. Entering the store one’s senses are heightened by the reflections off the gleaming, shimmering works of art on display. Striking up a congenial conversation with founder Roland Moser and long time associate Kristin DeFrancisco we soon begin discussing Patek Philippe timepieces as functional works of art. Read More

REAL Web Blast 13010 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, FL

13010 Fruitville Road

Matt Faul Presents 13010 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, FL.

Horse Lovers and Land Lovers Do not miss this Sarasota Gem!!! Impossible to find Property in East Sarasota County.

This property is pristine and shows in a park like setting on 85 gorgeous acres. This wonderful estate property is called Windsong Farm and is 7.5 miles east of I-75.

Drive across the private gate and begin your quiet escape from your busy life. Windsong Farm is currently a top equestrian facility with 6 stalls and four spacious pastures, two jump fields, and 85 total acres of riding trails and open field trails. The 3 bedroom/2 bath apartment/barn is updated and quaint with indoor laundry facilities.

Windsong Farm is also well suited for weddings, large parties, reunions, corporate events and charitable galas. The back reflection pond is framed by large oak trees as far as the eye can see and even its own DJ booth with outdoor lighting and speakers. Read More

REAL Web Blast 3750 Casey Key Road, Casey Key, Nokomis, FL

3750 Casey Key Road, Casey Key, Nokomis, FL

Dennis & Terri Kotaska And Jim Lorenz Present 3750 Casey Key Road, Casey Key, Nokomis, FL.

Delightful turn-key furnished home on the sought-after barrier island of Casey Key! Imagine your private island retreat with deeded beach access to the sparkling turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Wonderful beach house getaway, easy to lease, or tear down and build your dream home on a prime 1/2 acre site!

This charming home with circular driveway is situated on 1/2+ acres, fenced and electronically gated. The spacious floor plan features living, dining and family rooms, 3 bedrooms plus a den currently used as a bedroom, 2 kitchens and 2 laundry areas to easily accommodate separate quarters for family and guests, and also for separate rentals. Read More

Cover – Poonam Maini Tandoor Indian Cuisine & Share Care Global

Poonam Maini

Poonam Maini

Tandoor Fine Indian Cuisine & Share Care Global

Create Your Own Destiny

By Kim Burns

Photography By James Corwin Johnson

We are born into this world under our parents or guardians experiences and rules. They care, educate and provide for us the best they can with the knowledge they have earned. The world is full of traditions and rituals, commandments or lessons on the way you’re supposed to live. We may feel bound to follow the teachings of our elders, yet their guidance may not be what’s best for us. When that is the case, it takes a strong person to find their way out of the burden that was placed upon them. Read More

Cover – 9927 Griffin Court, Isleworth, Windermere, FL

9927 Griffin Court, Isleworth, Windermere, FL

9927 Griffin Court, Isleworth, Windermere, FL

Welcome To 31,000 Square Feet Of Tropical Paradise

By Ed Bertha

Photography By Uneek Luxury Tours

Represented By Danial Natoli – Premier Sotheby’s International Realty

Pro Basketball Legend Shaquille O’Neal’s Luxury Compound

Privately situated on 3+ acres overlooking tranquil Lake Butler, this magnificent custom home sits behind the gates of Isleworth, one of the most prestigious private golf club communities in the world. Upon arrival through the estate’s dramatic arched porte cochere, a world of luxury awaits. Encompassing over 31,000 square feet of living space, the residence boasts an epic, 6,000 square-foot indoor basketball court. Read More

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