Month: July 2016

St. Petersburg Yacht Club Hosts Reception for Cuban Officials

From left, Tampa City Councilwoman Yvonne Yolie Capin, Consul General Alejandro Padron Corral from the Embassy of the Republic of Cuba, Washington D.C., and Iarida Sosa Garcia Friday evening at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club at Pass-a-Grille Beach.
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A Lemur at the Florida Aquarium in Tampa

Lemurs — a Latin word for “ghost” — are really unique creatures. Lemurs, a link to ancient primates, are native to the island of Madagascar. Their round eyes and mysterious nature quickly attract attention, just like this one at the Florida Aquarium. Photo by Carla Mogan

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In the Florida Sun? Find a Sunscreen that’s Right for You

Competing with the perfect body oil or coconut-scented surf spray for a spot in the cramped inner sanctum of your summer beauty arsenal, it’s a given that you’ll be devoting prime real estate to a serious broad-spectrum sunscreen—especially if you’re headed to Rio for the Olympic Games. — Vogue

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Looking for an ‘Island Adventure’ This Summer?

Travel and Leisure ranks the best islands in Europe, including Madeira, Portugal — located 400 miles off the coast of Morocco. Praised by readers for its dramatic landscapes, culture, history, and wines, Madeira is known for its mystical, magical atmosphere.

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Steve McQueen’s Seven Greatest Movie Moments

By Jessica Wheeler, AliveTampaBay Columnist

In The Great Escape, McQueen spends most of the movie imprisoned in a German POW camp, so when he breaks out, steals a German motorcycle and uniform, and heads for the Swiss border, the rush of energy is palpable. It’s an exciting chase sequence, where he’s almost captured, then makes it to the border…but will he make it over the fence?

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When Men and Women ‘Wear Everything’

Ms. Cooper said: “We’re in an era when men and women wear everything. It doesn’t matter if you’re gay or straight. For us, it’s really about showing young women that they can wear whatever they want.” — The New York Times

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Should You Stream ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’?

By Jessica Wheeler, AliveTampaBay Columnist

Rebecca Bunch is a successful New York City lawyer, about to achieve her lifelong dream of being offered a partnership at her law firm. Everything is going just according to plan—so why doesn’t she feel happy?

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