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Check Out Wolf Hill’s Fabulous and Fun Holiday Decor and Trim-a-Tree Shop!

Wolf Hill Christmas  ©Kim Smith 2014With Wolf Hill located right here in our neighborhood, there’s no reason to travel to Michaels or Target for your holiday decorating whimsy. Their trim-a-tree shop is extra, extra outstanding this year, with pinecones, shells, ribbons, and much, much more.

Wolf Hill Christmas pine cones ©Kim Smith 2014Wolf Hill Christmas shells ©Kim Smith 2014JPGSea urchins ©Kim Smith 2014Many of the decorations are handmade by Gloucester’s own Grace Novello and Jodi Sivak and the decorating workroom tucked in the back is abuzz filling custom holiday orders.

Grace Novello mussel shell Christmas trees ©Kim Smith 2014Grace Novello creates the mussel shell Christmas trees

Jodi Sivak tree butts ©Kim Smith 2014Designer Jodi Sivak cleverly decorates the butt ends cut from Christmas trees

Grace Novello, Pam McKechnie, Jodi Sivak ©Kim Smith 2014Grace Novello, Owner Pam McKechnie, and Jodi Sivak

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The Rabbit Goes In For The Kill At Madfish- St Pete’s Beach

After the ball game we went to St Pete’s Beach to chill out for a bit and met up with Ricky Ticky Tampa, one of my close friends from my youth and brother to the Best Man in our wedding- DK.

Ricky has a penchant for knowing the very best spots to eat in whatever town he happens to be living and yesterday he kept his streak alive with yet another outstanding call foralate afternoon meal.

Madfish on St Pete’s Beach looks on the outside like any diner would but once you enter the doors you realize that this is no plain old diner (not that there would be anything wrong with that)

Inside the walls are adorned with dark wood paneling, the countertops granite, the refrigerators and appliances all top end. This place is actually a fine dining spot that also features some incredibly creative comfort food.

The service was spot on, the food outstanding. It seemed out of place on St Pete Beach where everything else is so laid back and less current. St Pete Beach seems like it has a lot of history and most of the places up and down that strip are still living in the past-some of it in a good way and some in a not so good eiighties redneck kinda way.

In any case the numerous awards that Madfish St Petersburg have won are well deserved and much like Ferg’s is a must visit place if you are going to a ball game at Tropicana field, Madfish is a must visit if you find yourself in St Petersburg. I would drive thirty miles out of my way to go to this place.