Susan Taylor Martin - Bay Magazine Editor

Bay Magazine Editor

I am the editor of Bay Magazine although you might recognize me from my longtime coverage of real estate in the Tampa Bay area. I grew up in New York City, went to college at Duke and wound up in Florida when my parents retired here. After working for more news organizations than I care to count, I was thrilled to join the St. Petersburg Times (now the Tampa Bay Times) in 1982. where I’ve been an editor, national correspondent and foreign correspondent (I still have a burqua from covering the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001.) I retired long enough to take up painting and drawing and realize some people do retirement better than others!

  1. Catherine Woods, who designed and created the colorful murals being installed at the PSTA SunRunner bus stops, poses for a photo at the stop at Fifth Street and First Avenue N in St. Petersburg.
  2. A fountain anchors the courtyard at the Hacienda Hotel, a 1920s-era Spanish-Mediterranean revival-style hotel under renovation near the banks of the Pithlachascotee River in downtown New Port Richey.
  3. Textile designer Brook Perdigon, shown here in her studio in Los Angeles, grew up in Tampa and recently bought a condo on Bayshore Boulevard.
  4. Lou Plasencia es fundador y CEO de The Plasencia Group, una firma de consultoría de la industria hotelera con sede en Tampa.
  5. Kristin Cummings and Erika Johnson, founders of St. Pete Slumber Company, set up this dinosaur-themed "kids corner'' to keep two boys entertained during a wedding.
  6. This three-story contemporary-style South Tampa home listed at $11.7 million has dock, davits, pool, putting green and attached guesthouse with its own kitchen.
  7. The Mast Farm Inn is a 19th century farmhouse turned inn near Boone, N.C.
  8. Lou Plasencia is founder and CEO of The Plasencia Group, a hospitality industry consulting firm based in Tampa.
  9. The statue in front of the Equestrian Hotel at Ocala's World Equestrian Center is of Staff Sgt. Reckless, a horse that carried munitions and wounded soldiers during the Korean War.
  10. Alsace Walentine is co-owner of Tombolo Books in St. Petersburg.
  11. This is the living room of a custom coach made by Liberty Coach.
  12. The popular Sal Y Mar rooftop bar serves Midtown Tampa's Aloft and Element hotels, which just sold as part of a $110 million deal.
  13. In retirement, Ronde Barber enjoys the golf course.
  14. Lakeside Inn, Mount Dora
  15. Enjoy a taste of the outdoors at Spinners rooftop bar in St. Pete Beach.
  16. The Rutland-Farley estate extends from Fourth Street S to Little Bayou in St. Petersburg and sits on 4 1/2 acres with 400 feet of waterfront. It encompassed 20 acres when it was the home of banker Hubert Rutland, who also owned what was at one time the largest ranch in Manatee County.
  17. The Arizona Biltmore in Scottsdale is among the many stunning resorts in the greater Phoenix area.
  18. Leah Chorniak of Space by Leah designed this living room for one of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Four leading paint manufacturers picked shades of green as their 2022 color of the year.
  19. The first of three 16-story condo towers in Westshore Marina District is due to be finished this year. Most units in the first building are sold out at prices starting in the high $800,000s
  20. Trees are decorated with vintage ornaments for the annual Victorian Christmas Stroll at Tampa's Henry B. Plant Museum in 2020.
  21. For eight years, Bruce and Pat Harting have been setting up an elaborate, animated Christmas Village at 3 Daughters Brewing, owned by their son. These are some closeup scenes from the large warehouse display.
  22. The home of Donna and Felix Fudge in the Historic Old Northeast District area of St. Petersburg.
  23. At Chattaway’s in St. Petersburg for afternoon tea.

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