Kathy Saunders - Bay Magazine Editor

Bay Magazine Editor

I am the editor of Bay Magazine, though you may recognize my name from our Taster's Choice column, which I've compiled as a Times correspondent for 15 years. I grew up in Honolulu, moved to Florida to attend the University of South Florida, then worked at the Tampa Tribune, the Honolulu Star-Bulletin in Hawaii and the then-St. Petersburg Times.

  1. Jovani Ruffle Sleeve Black Peplum Top, $149. Jovani Black Midi Skirt, $129. Georgette’s Boutique & Shoe Salon, Tampa. Trend Yellow Earrings, $21. Dillard’s. Jisen Women’s Banquet Fingerless Lace Embroidered Gloves, $8. Amazon,
Court & Rowe Stretch Cotton Citrus Lemon Button Blazer, $129. Court & Rowe Slim Leg Side Button Crop Pant, $89. Antonio Melani, Yana Button Front Collared Stretch Silk Charmeuse Blouse, $149. Dillard’s. Brixton “Wesley” Wool Fedora, $59. Nordstrom. Chanel Diamond Drop Earrings, $258. Jackie Z Style Co., St. Petersburg. Aldo Patent Leather Black Ankle Boot, $130. Aldo Shoes. [PHOTO BY BRIAN JAMES  |  Brian James Gallery]
  2. Egg sandwich with lemon sauce. [Kathy Saunders]
  3. Madison Lowe, right, with her husband, Rays player Brandon Lowe. [Courtesy of Madison Lowe]
  4. Fashion designer Elizabeth Carson Racker. [Courtesy of Elizabeth Carson Racker]
  5. Fully grown herbs. [Kathy Saunders]
  6. Flank steak with potatoes. [Kathy Saunders]
  7. Chocolate cake made by Kathy Saunders [Kathy Saunders]
  8. Kathy Saunders created lobster-theme place settings for her first dinner party hosted during the pandemic. [KATHY SAUNDERS  |  Times]
  9. Seared Scallops [Kathy Saunders]
  10. Wendy Wesley, a registered dietitian, uses a smartphone to produce videos at the St. Petersburg Free Clinic Health Education Center Teaching Kitchen. [SCOTT KEELER  |  Times]
  11. Blake High School student, Ayr'Reka Gilghrest, 17, in a Juneteenth-themed dress, is pictured outside city hall just after a clergy-led rally in the wake of ongoing demonstrations against police brutality and in celebration of Juneteenth on Saturday, June 13, 2020 in Tampa.  [MARTHA ASENCIO RHINE  |  Times]
  12. Apple galette [Kathy Saunders]
  13. Watermelon and feta salad [Kathy Saunders]
  14. Matt Joyce at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg during his time with the Tampa Bay Rays.
  15. Kathy Saunders' son Joey, left, and Tampa Bay Rays player Austin Meadows, right, show off fresh fish they caught recently on a boating trip. [KATHY SAUNDERS  |  Times]
  16. Miles Fetherston-Resch, 7, center, poses with his mothers Jess Fetherston-Resch, left, and Libby Fetherston-Resch, right, at their home in St. Petersburg, Wednesday, April 29, 2020. [SCOTT KEELER  |  Times]
  17. Alexandra Stoddard wrote "Your Are Your Choices" and many other books. [Bank Square Books]
  18. Leo Kelly, the self-proclaimed Shirley Temple King, is an Instagram superstar (@theshirleytempleking), with more than 280,000 followers. [Courtesy of Lisa Kelly]
  19. This sassy beach bag is among the unusual gift ideas found at Zazoo'd. [Courtesy of David Fischer]
  20. Times food and lifestyle editor Michelle Stark chops vegetables. [Times (2017)]
  21. Realtor Toni Everett and her daughter Henderson Everett Lee. [Courtesy of Henderson Everett Lee]
  22. Puppy Scout is the newest member of the Hawk family in St. Petersburg. [Courtesy of Gavin Hawk]
  23. Bruce Reynolds is the fan host for Sections 116 and 118 at Tropicana Field. [Kathy Saunders]