Business Editor Michelle Colesanti,

Vêtue Boutique – Online Women’s Clothing Store

Boho, Classic, Edgy, Romantic, Preppy – whatever your style is, Vêtue Boutique has you covered. Owned and style curated by Lithia resident Rowena Sjovall, this online boutique brings hip, versatile and affordable pieces for women of all ages and size – yes we carry sizes Small – 3x.

Since launching in January 2017, Vêtue Boutique also offers Personal Styling to help you assess the styles that flatter your body type, skin tone and lifestyle.  Free shipping is also offered to customers all over the US.
Join Instagram @vetueboutique and/or the closed Facebook Group at Vêtue Boutique Insider. Shop the latest styles at

Announcing a Cutting Edge Immersion Preschool Grand Opening Celebration

A new private preschool is enrolling students now, right in time for the new academic school year. 

The Language Immersion program at Children’s Academy is a private Spanish immersion preschool and child care center founded by Baldwin and Debra Sterling.

Children’s Academy Language Immersion would love for you to join in on Sunday, July 23 for a grand opening celebration from 1-4 p.m. at 10560 Browning Rd. in Lithia. Enjoy a BBQ, DJ, obstacle course, Kona Ice, face painting, giveaways and much more. Invite your friends and family and come celebrate, tour the school, meet the teachers and have a family fun day with the Children’s Academy family.

Visit us online at for more information.

Dr. Laura Bridges Voted One Of Tampa’s Top General Dentists

The June and July publication of Florida’s Tampa Magazine has announced that Dr. Laura Bridges was voted as one of the top general dentists in the Tampa Bay area. Dr. Bridges was selected after Tampa Magazine sent ballots to over 900 active and licensed dentists practicing in the Tampa Bay area. The selection of Dr. Laura Bridges was a result of the anonymous voting conducted by active area dentists.

According to Dr. Bridges, Tampa Bay has an amazing network of general dentist and dental specialists so to be recognized by her peers makes this award very special to her. Bridges Dental is located at 3646 Lithia Pinecrest Rd. in Valrico. New patients can make an appointment to see Dr. Bridges by calling the office at 654-3399. Bridges Dental accepts over 14 major PPO dental insurances and offers its own in-house dental wellness plan for patients without dental insurance. Visit Bridges Dental at

New Location For Le Petite Pooch

Le Petite Pooch now has a new location to serve its Plant City/Lithia’s existing and new clients.

It is 10421 S. CR 39 in Lithia in the Crossroads ACE Hardware Plaza.
Appointments are booked by the hour. It provides all natural pet shampoos. Walk-ins are always welcome. For information or an appointment, call 654-5706.

College Nannies + Sitters +Tutors Expand Service To Local Area

College Nannies + Sitters + Tutors (CN+S+T) is excited to announce its expansion to service all of the Tampa Bay area including Lithia, Valrico, Riverview, Apollo Beach, Brandon and surrounding areas.

College Nannies and Tutors is the nation’s most complete resource for customized childcare services. CN+S+T offers full-time, part-time and on-call babysitters, customized nanny services and specialized tutors to help provide reliable and qualified Role Models that lead to happy children and successful students.

Owner Steve Galloway understands the importance of helping busy parents find convenient and trusted childcare when they need it. “Whether it’s a last-minute date night, school holiday, unexpected sick day, or homework help with a ride to sports after school, we can help.” said Galloway. We provide a complimentary family meeting to create a custom care plan.

CN+S+T’s convenient My Sitters™ app allows families to view 24/7 real-time availability for sitters that have been specifically matched with the family’s unique needs. Parents can choose their sitters knowing that all employees receive comprehensive background screenings, reference checks and ongoing training. Driving records and drug testing are also available for an extra level of security.

For more information, please visit or call 704-2487.

Two-Year Anniversary For Sunshine Real Estate of Tampa Bay LLC

When Tina Guinn and Theresa Evans opened Sunshine Real Estate of Tampa Bay, they decided to be boutique style for the unique opportunity to serve the local community.

Many may consider a “boutique” firm to cater to high end only or possibly too small to break into the competitive real estate market. In reality, boutique firms are extremely specialized businesses with being centered on customer service and professionalism. Your community is your boutique firm’s community. Your boutique firm will typically be committed to the community because their business only does well if the community does well.

Broker Tina Guinn was born and raised in the Tampa Bay area and her family has been here for many generations. She said, “With having over 18 years experience in real estate and five years experience working with a custom home builder, I am sure to find the perfect place for you to call home. Contact me for help selling your existing home and I will help you find your new home in this beautiful Tampa Bay area.”

Realtor Theresa Evans is a Florida native and has lived in the Tampa Bay area for 26 years. “I feel right at home in the real estate market. My experience is on all sides of the transaction. I’m very excited to help my community with all their real estate needs,” she commented.

Sunshine Real Estate is a proud member of Homes for Heroes, and part of their commission goes back to local Heroes in the military.

5th Gear Fitness Offers Youth Boot Camp Class In June

5th Gear Fitness will hold Youth Boot Camp classes for ages 8-12 on every Tuesday and Thursday at 4:15 p.m. The cost for each child to participate is $10 per class with each additional sibling discounted to $8. Parents can also participate for an extra charge.

5th Gear Fitness strives to work personally with each client to optimize whole fitness, health, and well-being through training, consultation, education and motivation. It is located at 1076 E. Brandon Blvd. in Suite 211 in Brandon. For more information, call 662-4044 or email You can also visit and its Facebook page @5gearfit.

Classic Stone Gallery Is Your One Stop Shop For Granite And Marble

Classic Stone Gallery is a granite and marble supplier, fabricator and installer. It supplies, cuts and installs the granite and marble slabs right in your home making it a one stop shop.

Classic Stone Gallery specializes in custom made marble and granite counter tops, remodel work, shower stalls, patios, fireplaces, staircases for both commercial and residential jobs.

According to owners Stefano Plazza, Jimmy Mormino and Joe Plazza, they chose to work in this industry because they love what they do. They came from Sicily in the 70’s with nothing but their expertise in sculpting and crafting marble and granite and a few close friends. They have now flourished in the heart of Tampa for almost 40 years. “We enjoy creating counter tops and unique design pieces that grab people’s attention.”

Their experience in the industry allows them to transform large imported slabs into real works of art. They can accommodate designs from simple to exquisite, and offer an impressive variety of granite and marble slabs stocked on-site. They fabricate and install granite, marble, and quartz counter tops and flooring. Classic Stone Gallery can help with all of your natural stone renovations. They deal directly with the public and only charge by the square foot, which saves you money by not having to pay for full slabs. Call 247-2840 or email for a free quote. It is located at 5724 E. Adamo Dr. in Tampa. The hours are Monday to Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
and Saturday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Visit

Photobooths Come To FishHawk Ranch

Are you looking for a fun addition to an event or party? River Hills resident Casey McComb might have your answer. McComb recently opened FishHawk PhotoBooths offering fun entertainment to weddings, graduations, birthday parties, retirement parties and more.

“Our booth is a little different than some of the ones I’ve run into,” said McComb.” Many of the booths out there right now utilize a DSLR camera and an actual enclosure. Our booth is iPad based and we utilize a backdrop instead of the enclosure.”

According to McComb, the iPad based booths are easier to run and take up less space at an event.

“With our booth, if you can work an iPhone then you will have no problem figuring out our set up,” said McComb. “In addition, our booth takes up roughly a 2’x2′ footprint and can be set up just about anywhere, weather permitting.”  

The booth also provides GIFs, social sharing, boomerangs, texts, emails and can print out the pictures onto photo strips on the spot.
Call 591-3474 or visit

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Michelle Colesanti
Michelle has been with the Osprey Observer for almost nine years, and her current position is Assignment Editor. She resides in Bloomingdale with her husband Phil, two sons, Philip and Matthew, and Tigger the cat.