Alter a skirt or pant's hem ($11), the in and out of the waistline ($11), or the sides of a shirt ($12) to make them fit well or better suit your summery style. Prices for custom clothing range from $105–$245 for shirts and up to $2,450 for custom Italian suits. The Alteration Place works with any type of fabric, from simple cottons to leathers to wool, and can tackle more complicated projects including bridal dresses, intricate beading, fringe, and stretched-out Stretch Armstrongs.
In 1934, a group of Franciscan Sisters founded a 40-bed hospital in Tampa. Their mission was to provide hospitality and compassion for all people, regardless of faith. Today, St. Joseph Hospitals maintains that mission by conducting family health care services along with complex medical procedures across five locations totaling 1,006 beds.
St. Joseph's Children's Hospital provides quality pediatric care for all children, including those with complex and chronic conditions. Its doctors are trained to recognize child-specific diseases and symptoms with child-appropriate equipment. The facility also houses all private rooms with day beds or sofas so parents can spend more time around their children.
Florida's Gulf Coast is known for its beaches, culture, and especially its food. In areas like Downtown Dunedin, you're unlikely to find a chain restaurant, though you will find some of the tastiest barbecue around. Sarasota boasts one of the highest concentrations of Zagat-rated restaurants in Florida, and Tampa's Ybor City treats food lovers to a blend of Spanish, Sicilian, Romanian, German, and Cuban options?including a local signature take on the Cuban sandwich.
These are just some of the things you'll learn from Gourmet Trek's guides, a team of culinary enthusiasts, cultural experts, and comedians who take groups to some of Florida's tastiest restaurants. Aside from visiting food and drink samples, their walking excursions also come with sides of cultural history, like how Dunedin was once a haven for wild pigs in its early years, though no one is certain whether they also wore sunglasses.
Rina Alvarez sees capturing other people?s memories on film as a great honor and her life?s work. She strives to capture these special moments through a variety of sessions from organically composed family portraits to flirtatious boudoir shots to photographs of dancers and musicians in motion. Alvarez has a talent for working with both natural and indoor light, which serves her well when she is capturing standard wedding shots, from the kiss at the altar to the moment when the best man dumps a cooler of champagne over the bride and groom.
Owners Spencer and Sabrina Aird parlay a passion for nourishing vegan fare into Grass Root Organic Restaurant, which CBS Tampa named one of the best veg restaurants in the city. Carmine walls envelop diners in the cozy café space, creating a soothing atmosphere punctuated with vivid abstract paintings hung along the wall. While settled into high-backed wooden chairs, each topped with a lattice design, diners dig into a menu that features cooked vegan dishes as well as raw dishes. Raw vegan pad thai, guacamole, and spinach and basil pesto, among others, star on the restaurant's roster.
The Airds also run a customizable meal delivery system that sends clients fresh meals from a rotating weekly menu several times a week. Sabrina teaches occasional classes on how to replicate her culinary expertise and mimic items on Grass Root's menu by sitting very still on an oversized plate.
A member of a previously undiscovered species known as skateasaurus stakes its territory, tracing figure eights along the rink's hardwood floor. Dressed in blue-and-white shorts and a red trucker hat, the plush, green-and-yellow dinosaur?otherwise known as Skato?eschews eating children, and instead prompts them to shake it all about in rounds of Hokey Pokey. This fun ambiance extends to the rest of United Skates of America's roller rink, surrounded by lime-green walls and manned by a smiling staff.