Chefs were the stars at the Epicurean Theatre. All photos by Tracey Serebin.

Wine Dinners Are Back! The welcome return of in-person culinary events

Virtual wine tastings got us through the past year, but nothing beats the in-person version — especially if you get to enjoy the wine in tandem with scrumptious food prepared by master chefs.

The Luminary Hotel: One of the many electrifying reasons to visit historic Fort Myers

The name of the hotel comes from the word for “ a person who inspires or influences others, especially one prominent in a particular sphere.” The Luminary makes a point of showcasing the innovations of pioneers who lived in the area — like Thomas Edison and Henry Ford.

Perfect combinations: Wine and food pairing events at Sea Salt

The restaurant is finding success with food and wine pairing events geared toward a limited number of guests.

Adobe Road: Virtual wine tastings that will set hearts racing

Adobe Road virtual wine tastings not only allow you to sample Sonoma and Napa wines from a distance, they can also provide the main ingredients for the perfect at-home Valentine’s date.

Showing Off Your Best Self: The boudoir photography bonus

The so-called “boudoir photography” genre has grown quite popular in recent years, and with Valentine’s Day around the corner I wanted to learn more. Brides and grooms appear to have […]

Taste the Wines, Meet the Winemakers at Del Frisco’s

One recent Friday afternoon I stopped by Del Frisco’s Grille on Boy Scout Boulevard in Tampa to chat with Bar Manager and Sommelier Matt Sinclair. Having eaten there a few […]

Donovan’s Meatery: Upscale eats at reasonable prices in Riverview

Donovan’s Modern American Meatery, which opened in Riverview a few months ago, is a hidden gem. It may be off the usual foodie path, but it’s definitely worth the trip. […]

The amazing paintings of David Michael Bowers: “Realism with an Edge”

The Madeira Beach-based artist is known for his distinctively realistic portraiture.

Spanish wines shine at Orlando’s Capa

When I read that Wine Enthusiast had named Capa one of the Top 100 wine restaurants in the U.S., I decided it was time to pick up my pal Michelle […]

Inn On Fifth Exterior

The Inn on 5th in downtown Naples: Reserve now for holiday deals

If you’re looking for a luxurious Florida getaway, it seems all roads lead to Naples. Not just to the Ritz- Carlton (see Cindy Cockburn’s story), but to an extraordinary 119-room […]