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REAL cares – 2018 Women’s Council Of Realtors Sarasota Fashion Show

Women's Council Of Realtors Sarasota Fashion Show

2018 Women’s Council Of Realtors Sarasota Fashion Show

Couturier and Canines

Benefiting

Humane Society of Sarasota County

and

Women’s Council Of Realtors Sarasota Education Fund

Photography by Jesse Sunday

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Click HERE to watch the video.

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

REAL cares – 2018 Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix

Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix

2018 Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix

Benefiting Suncoast Charities For Children

Photography by Michael Whitney, Pete Boden, Rod Millington and Tim Britt

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Enjoy photography from this year’s event in the slideshow below the photo!

Pete Boden 2018 Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix

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REAL cares – Business Builder

REAL cares Business Builder

Business Builder

Benefiting All Faiths Food Bank

Mobile Produce Farmer’s Market

Photography by James Corwin Johnson

Host: Gold Coast Eagle Distributing

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Slide show below. Read More

Norm Luppino – Perspectives – Historical REAL Estate

Norm Luppino

The 1950’s Paved the Way for Future Booms

By Norm Luppino

Mention Florida’s Gulf Coast and one immediately conjures images of coastal themed homes, white sandy beaches, and lush, palm-infused tropical landscaping. During the past century, many events and market trends have helped shape the place we know today as Manatee County.

The famous Florida Land Boom of the 1920s introduced the first “skyscrapers” and transformed “Bradentown” from a small dot on the map to an emerging metropolitan city. In the 1960s, the proliferation of mobile home park communities popularized this area as an affordable designation for retirees from the north who desired an active but casual lifestyle. Beginning in the late 1980s, an influx of golf courses and upscale planned communities helped attract a more lucrative buyer to the area. Read More

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

Kim Burns

Welcome To The New La Dolce Vita Section!

La Dolce Vita means the sweet life. I want to share my view of what the sweet life means.

By Kimberly Burns, OTR/L, CLT

Ism: Denoting a system, principle, or ideological movement or denoting a pathological condition. Your choice.
Kimisms – Live your life

You have a choice in life, you can choose the sweet life or the bitter life. Learning to navigate this world takes a great deal of self-confidence and knowledge to make it through. Being able to enjoy life with what you have now is the way to attaining a feeling of contentment within yourself. If you are fine and content where your life is now, you have made a commitment to maintaining that lifestyle. If you want to get ahead “You have to make a bigger commitment to yourself” states Tony Fitzgerald of Movement Mortgage. I want to get ahead and am ready to make a new commitment. Are you? Read More

Letter From The Publisher Ed Bertha – Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix Festival

Letter from the Publisher Ed Bertha

SARASOTA POWERBOAT GRAND PRIX FESTIVAL

By Ed Bertha

“The Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix Festival continues to be one of the most anticipated events of the year for the area, race teams, and race fans from around the world. The charitable impact this Festival has made on those with special needs for 34 years is impressive and continues to be the primary motivation for our sponsors and volunteers year after year.”
Lucy Nicandri, Festival Director
Executive Director for Suncoast Charities for Children

What a race it was for all!

The Research Data Market report revealed that the 12 days of 4th of July activities yielded: Read More

Becca Z Towery – Perspectives – REAL Style

Becca Towery

Fall Inspired

By Becca Z. Towery

As a Worth New York Stylist and the Founder of We’ve Got Style I am often asked about seasonal looks & trends.

This season I am excited to bring to Sarasota the Worth New York Fall Collection, inspired by travel, prep schools, and soft textures. Worth New York channeled Amelia Earhart’s military vibe to take a worldly trip, borrowed rep stripes from the boys, and knitted the softest cables in this collection.

What happens when strong meets gentle? When tailored modernity mixes with soft & pretty, and Tea Rose bumps up against Navy and Moss? When structure plays with flow, and throughout there’s an homage to the power and the pleasure of pearls? It becomes magic with Worth’s Pearls of Wisdom collection. Read More

Kimberly Burns, OTR/L, CLT Cheryl Albright OTR/L, RYT-200 – Perspectives – REAL Health

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Your Doctor Told You To Do Yoga – Now What?

By

(L) Kimberly Burns, OTR/L, CLT

and

(R) Cheryl Albright OTR/L, RYT-200

Some physicians are now prescribing or suggesting yoga for all sorts of medical conditions. That’s appreciated! But now what? Do they have recommendations or will you be left on your own to find one? Most won’t really know how to explain yoga other than to have their patients go for stretching and strengthening. It’s also likely they won’t know where to send them and it’s possible they think all yoga practices are the same. How is the patient supposed to know how to safely treat their body with Yoga if they are not instructed by medical professionals?

The moment someone hears the word Yoga, thoughts of twisting and bending come to mind. If you are in pain and seeking comfort, twisting and bending are not in your visions of healing. Unless you have selected the slow, restorative practice class, walking into a typical Yoga class can be putting your body at high risk for further damage. Read More

Colleen Quinn – Perspectives – REAL Beauty

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Introducing Colleen Quinn At COCO Salon

By Colleen Quinn

Makeup By Vanessa Silvana

Photography By Amanda Kastor

If you are looking for clean hair care without the sacrifice, look no further than downtown Sarasota. COCO Salon is the area’s newest destination for fresh styles and sparkling color without the chemicals.

I’m Colleen Quinn and I started my journey with clean hair care products over 10 years ago in my hometown of Grosse Pointe, Michigan with my own health in mind. I knew I had found my calling as a hair stylist but I didn’t want to pay the price for it later in life after a long career working with chemicals every day. I started researching alternative color and product lines that marketed themselves as clean, and effective. Most did not live up to those claims. They were missing the shine, dimension and grey coverage my clients deserved. For a color enthusiast, that was not going to cut it. Read More

Crystal DaCorta – Perspectives – My Internship Experience

Crystal DaCorta

My Internship Experience

By Crystal DaCorta

This summer, I was fortunate to join the team at Real Exclusive Magazine as an intern for the health section of the magazine. Before starting, I knew I wanted to learn how to incorporate my passion for health in the modern communication field, but lacked a feeling of direction. When I found this opportunity at the magazine I felt like I found my calling and could finally start gathering meaningful work experience that could help me choose a future career path. With this internship I was able to learn much more about health in general, as well as how to apply it in a work setting.

My experience with the magazine offered me my first real taste of the work force that I could picture myself involved with in the future. I learned valuable lessons from various projects and plan on utilizing that information in my future career path. Not only did this experience allow me to learn about the company itself and how it works, but also about myself and my own work ethic. Read More

Patricia Tan – Perspectives – International REAL Estate

Patricia Tan

Money Flows Across Borders

By Patricia Tan

The U.S.A. and the U.S. dollar have long been considered safe havens for capital from around the world, and our real estate market has been a beneficiary of that money flow. We see money fleeing political instability in its own country, or simply being invested here for a return. The strength of the U.S. dollar in international markets does have an impact on the rate at which money flows across our borders. A weak dollar tends to attract foreign investment, while a strong dollar may encourage prof-it-taking and repatriation of funds.

Canadians represent the largest group of foreign real estate owners here in Florida. Many buy winter homes simply to escape their harsh winter months, while others purchase rental properties to diversify their investments. Between 2007 and 2010 the Canadian dollar, supported by a strong commodity-based economy, regularly traded at or near par with the U.S. dollar, and this encouraged record levels of Canadian investment here in Florida. The currency landscape today is much different with the Canadian dollar worth around 75 U.S. cents. Read More

William Henry PhD – Perspectives – Architect’s REAL Viewpoint

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2018 Florida Annual Senior Living Conference

“The Carrots And Sticks”

By William Henry, PhD

As a first time attendee at the Florida Senior Living Conference, I learned a great deal about the latest industry wide issues from the presentations and direct interviews with many of the presenters. Many of these experts are colleagues from the legal profession we serve as architects, engineers, and forensic design experts. These are the summary of my takeaways.

THE LOOMING WORKFORCE SHORTAGE IN THE SENIOR LIVING INDUSTRY

The 2018 Senior Living Conference, held from July 23rd through the 25th in Ft. Lauderdale, addressed the looming workforce shortage. The focus of the conference was on staff recruitment to the industry, proper training, and staff retention. Complicating the scarcity of available qualified staff is competition with other medical support industries. Competing for staff to manage and to provide medical support services to senior living facility residents partially derives from acute care facility employers such as hospitals, surgical centers, and even large-scale nursing home chains. Apparently, the senior housing industry has just begun to compete for recent graduates of colleges and technical schools in the nursing field. That is surprising to most people in the construction industry who have bemoaned the labor shortages and hit the recruiting path to campuses long ago. Read More

REAL La Dolce Vita – The Rosemary

The Rosemary

REAL La Dolce Vita

The Rosemary

An American Bistro With A Sophisticated International Flair

By Sandra Halliday

Photography by James Corwin Johnson

Are you going to Scarborough Fair? Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme…. You see a restaurant that is named after one of the most aromatic herbs in the world of culinary arts. You enter its enchanted portals and the perfume of garlic, butter, parley, sage, rosemary, and thyme hits your sensory faculties. You intuitively know that dinner is going to be unforgettable. And memorable it was, thanks to the wizardry of Chef Scott Harrison who prepared some of the most requested signature dishes for us at The Rosemary. Read More

REAL cares – Suncoast Charities For Children

Suncoast Charities for Children

Suncoast Charities for Children

Making A Difference

By Ed Bertha

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Suncoast Charities for Children continues to make a unique contribution to the well-being of children, teens and adults with special needs. Each year they provide a grant to the Suncoast Foundation, thanks to fundraising events such as the Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix and Thunder By The Bay. These grants have enabled the Suncoast Foundation to construct buildings in the Sarasota, Venice and North Port areas valued at over $20 Million serving over 5,000 clients annually. This equates to upward of 73,000 square feet of space occupied by Children First, The Haven, The Florida Center for Early Childhood, and Sarasota County Special Olympics for only $1 per year. Loveland Center in Venice also receives support.

During the construction of these buildings many local businesses from the construction industry have donated products and services such as plumbers, roofers, electricians, and dry wallers. More recently, these annual grants help support continued maintenance on these aging facilities, so that program and service funding remains untouched and can go directly to clients. Read More

REAL tribute – Victor Young

Victor Young

Thank You Victor Young

By Poonam Maini

Photograph By James Corwin Johnson

Victor Young is a man with many talents; a master entrepreneur, visionary and executive coach. At The Daily Life Coach his podcast is heard in over 35 countries around the world on Apple iTunes and Sound Cloud. He is co-owner of BMW of Sarasota, Lamborghini Sarasota, Land Rover Ocala, Jaguar of Ocala, International Auto Spa and Digital Caviar Productions. Victor is a writer, director and producer at Victor Young Productions as well and enjoys tapping into his creative side.

According to Victor, “I’ve always had a passion for working with creative minds and entertaining audiences.” Through his podcasts, Victor has pulled entrepreneurs out of their comfort zones and help them create successful and fulfilling lives. He also believes in changing lives by giving back to the community. Victor has supported more than 60 charities in Sarasota, Bradenton and the Tampa Bay Area with his time and financial contributions. Read More

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