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Cover – Becca Z. Towery of We’ve Got Style

Thursday, December 21, 2017

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Becca Z. Towery Life, Styled Photography By Jolanta Bremer Making the world a more beautiful and stylish place, one client at a time! Becca styles women and men of all ages throughout Florida. She also helps individuals refine, define and promote a successful personal image. By assisting clients in the discovery of their own personal style, she ensures that each client has the wardrobe & image that expresses their best self. At the early age of 3, Becca was drawn to fashion. Playing dress up with treasures from her grandmother’s trunk, she delved into the glamour of frilly dresses, charming […]

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Cover – Kimberly Burns of Sensory Intuition and SaraBay Real Estate

Monday, October 30, 2017

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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, […]

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Cover – Gail Coleman – Estetika Skin & Laser Specialists

Friday, June 3, 2016

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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 […]

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Cover – Dr. Sera Balderston – On Point

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

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Dr. Sera Balderston Pointe Lumineux On Point By Lalaena Gonzalez-Figueroa Photography by Giovanni Lunardi Layout by Christian Lunardi At an instance, it becomes immediately obvious that Doctor Sera Balderston is driven by a passion for what she does. There’s an energy that emanates from her, an excitement that is palpable as she discusses her practice and the journey that has brought her to this moment. She is vibrant, engaging and incredibly well-versed in the principles of acupuncture, biochemistry and molecular biology. Her vast knowledge, paired with a desire to delve even deeper into the inner workings of the human body, […]

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Cover – Lori Davis – JustaBasketCase Wedding & Event Planner

Monday, October 26, 2015

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Lori Davis Wedding & Event Planner Just a Basket Case By Ed Bertha Photography by Giovanni Lunardi Layout by Christian Lunardi Poor, living in a laundromat as a young child, Lori Davis did not go without. Her mother worked two jobs to make ends meet and keep food on the table. Growing up Lori didn’t comprehend the sacrifices her mother made. With a tear running down her cheek Lori reflects, “I have the smartest, talented, most caring mother one could have. At that time I didn’t think so. It took age and maturity for me to appreciate everything.” Now her […]

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Cover – James M. Towery – Coastal Gardens

Friday, August 28, 2015

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James M. Towery The Art and Science of Design with Nature By Ed Bertha Photography by Giovanni Lunardi Layout by Christian Lunardi Growing up in Michigan, outside Detroit, James “Jim” Towery’s life was like so many others in The Motor City. His father worked in the automotive industry and mother in the local church. Jim could have followed his father’s footsteps, but a summer stint with a local gardener changed his trajectory. It was the love of the outdoors that set Jim’s future course, and led him to enroll at Michigan State University. Jim shares, “I’ve had an artistic flair […]

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REAL cares – Selah Freedom

Friday, August 28, 2015

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Selah Freedom Bringing Light Into The Darkness Of Sex Trafficking By Debra Pitell-Hauge “The average age of entry into sex trafficking is 12-14 years old. At least 92% of all girls sold were sexually abused as a child. Ask me how you can help stop sex trafficking.” Click HERE for PDF of story. Florida is one of the top three states in the nation for sex trafficking. The survivors that Selah Freedom serves are local and were sold for sex right here in Sarasota, Manatee and Hillsborough Counties. It is estimated that 100,000-300,000 American children are sold into sex slavery […]

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

Saturday, April 18, 2015

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April Is Occupational Therapy Month! What Can Occupational Therapy Do For You? By Kimberly Burns, OTR/L, CLT The World Federation of Occupational Therapists provides the following definition of Occupational Therapy: “Occupational Therapy is a profession concerned with promoting health and wellbeing through occupation. The primary goal of Occupational Therapy is to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life. Occupational Therapists achieve this outcome by enabling people to do things that will enhance their ability to participate or by modifying the environment to better support participation.” When we hear the word “occupation”, we almost automatically think of something […]

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Featured – Purmort & Martin – Insurance Excellence

Saturday, January 10, 2015

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Purmort & Martin The Value of Excellence By Lalaena Gonzalez-Figueroa A fixture within the communities of Sarasota and Manatee Counties, Purmort & Martin Insurance Agency is in the business of providing individuals and independent business owners with the information and professional consultation they require to protect their assets. But at its heart, the agency is so much more: it’s a locally-based group of highly qualified individuals committed to providing resources to the community they call home. A native of Sarasota, Jamie Purmort is a fourth-generation insurance professional. While he grew up in the business, he didn’t launch his career after […]

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Cover – Carrie Riley – Riley Interior Design

Friday, July 11, 2014

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Carrie Riley A Splash Of Color By Lalaena Gonzalez-Figueroa Photography by Giovanni Lunardi Layout by Christian Lunardi A tenacious professional with energy to spare, Carrie Riley has made excellence a habit. Growing up, Carrie was attracted to interior design. Her parents owned a large flooring and counter top company, and at a young age she eagerly accompanied them to job sites. “I used to play interior designer,” she recalls. “I’d spend hours with remnant materials, putting together countertops, wood floors and tile accents to create and recreate dream homes.” By 16, Carrie had garnered a position as an assistant at […]

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Featured – RE/MAX Fine Properties – Luxury Real Estate

Thursday, July 10, 2014

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RE/MAX Fine Properties Innovative Real Estate for Sarasota and Manatee’s Most Discerning Clientele By Lalaena Gonzalez-Figueroa Photography by Brian Breecher Click HERE to download the story As one of the world’s best-known real estate firms, RE/MAX has cultivated a reputation as an organization built by accomplished and experienced sales professionals with a focus on providing exceptional customer care. Founder and Broker Shaun Peens has taken this concept to a new level, creating a brokerage that has emerged as an innovative and exciting presence in the marketplace. RE/MAX Fine Properties offers an upscale experience for agents and consumers alike. “We’ve set […]

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Cover – China Smith – All Business – Team China Smith

Friday, March 28, 2014

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China Smith Team China Smith “Leading By Example” By Ed Bertha Photography by Giovanni Lunardi Design by Christian Lunardi The Dragon September 15, 1978 saw China Smith, Jr. enter this world. Born and raised in Sarasota, China grew up boxing with his father, China Smith, Sr., and playing football. “My dad had me going around running and doing (boxing) drills when I was 3,” he recalls. Although China’s father, who boxed for fun, pushed for him to focus on boxing, China had other thoughts. As a freshman he made the varsity football team at Riverview High School and quickly became […]

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Cover – Daniel Matusiak, Broker, Action Realty Of Sarasota

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

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Daniel Matusiak – Action Realty Of Sarasota A Worldwide Marketplace By Lalanea Gonzalez-Figueroa Photography by Giovanni Lunardi Design by Christian Lunardi For real estate professional Daniel Matusiak, the platform to success has been rooted in a strong work ethic and a relationship-driven business. The Canadian native, bilingual in English and French, has plied his skills throughout the course of his thirty-year career. Driven to excel, he continues to pursue opportunities to assist his clients in realizing their objectives. Daniel launched his real estate business after establishing a successful outside sales career with IBM. His professional acumen had earned the trust […]

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REAL Magazine Featuring David Rooks Of Rooks Advertising

Friday, September 21, 2012

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REAL Magazine Digital Edition Featuring: David Rooks, McCarver & Moser Jewelers, Dale Rieke & Wood Street Studio, Pines of Sarasota, 1850 Boyce Street and more. Click on magazine cover to launch Digital Edition.

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REAL Magazine Artist Jack Dowd’s 27

Friday, May 18, 2012

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REAL Magazine Digital Edition Featuring: Jack Dowd’s 27, Datum Corporation, ClearJet.net, Designer Christopher Roy, Ringling on the Water, REAL, Heels and Wheels, Giving Hunger the Blues and more. Click on magazine cover to launch Digital Edition.

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