The District Magazine LIVE.WORK.PLAY 2018 - Page 17

What are your top three spots to grab appetizers? Tampa Pizza Company, Anise Global Gastrobar, and Fly Bar. What is your favorite coffee joint and why? Caffeine. We film our video series there, and we LOVE the people who work there. It’s not as big and crowded as some of the other coffee spots in the area, so it always feels more like home. Where is the first place you take your out of town guest and why? Armature Works, because we can start out by taking them for a cruise down the river on our boat, and then drop them off at AW while we dock nearby, and then meet up for a post-cruise dinner or drinks. Name your three favorite outdoor activities? Running or biking on the Riverwalk, going to festivals in Curtis Hixon Park, and taking our dog to Julian B Lane Riverfront Park. How do you think the current Downtown Tampa and surrounding areas explosion of new residents has affected your business? We meet so many new people by just walking our dog or going out for drinks that end up asking us to take photos for their businesses or social events. It seems like everyone coming into this area has something going on that they need photography for, and it’s exciting helping them realize their vision. What do you vision for the urban core to be in ten years? We’re hoping to see a vibrant, green city with improved roads and transportation alternatives. I’m very excited to see what they do with the area around the Straz and Sparkman Warf in particular. What is your favorite museum? Tampa Museum of Art What is your favorite venue for music? Rock the Park at Curtis Hixon Park. If you could add anything you wanted to the area for fun, what would it be? Most of our options for rainy days are restaurant or museum related - some indoor adult physical activities or gaming options would be wonderful! I’m excited to see what they do with the new MOSI building in 2022, but having a place to hang out with friends and do something active in Downtown Tampa would be awesome. Where is your favorite place to take clients and co- workers? We love meeting our clients for drinks at Bizou Brasserie. It’s quiet, upscale, and has such a great history. We also hold our wedding workshops - The New Bohemians - at that location, so it feels like home. Where is your favorite place to get away from work? The Steamheat Coffee Shop at the Straz is a little hidden gem that we escape to as often as possible. PLAY What do you like to do in the area for fun? Ride our bikes down to Davis Islands, take the streetcar over to Ybor, and relax by our pool overlooking the city. What is your favorite restaurant? Mise en Place - we love the food AND the people. Where is your go-to place for happy hour? Anise Global Gastrobar THE DISTRICT - TAMPA’S URBAN DWELLING MAGAZINE 17