Artist Candy Chang started Before I Die (beforeidie.cc) in 2011 on this abandoned house in New Orleans, and the project has since grown to more than 525 walls and 75 countries. The St. Petersburg wall, shown in a photo by Rob Moorman of Moorman Photographics, was created during the city’s 2016 SHINE mural festival on the exterior of the Independent Bar (1049 Central Ave).
What’s on your bucket list?
No. 1 on my bucket list is to one day finish at least one of the three books
I have started or outlined.
Three Birds Tavern + Out of the Weeds, St Petersburg
I would love to write a cookbook with my mother, who is a chef. I would also like to travel East Asia, to see old friends and learn more authentic recipes.
Jessi's Flaming Fruit Sauce, Tampa
I want to visit the giant redwoods, see the Northern Lights, and go in a deep sea submersible.
Liz M. Lopez
Captivate Your Audience, Gulfport
Tour Italy, take a night ride on a vaporetto in Venice, take a tour of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, rent a villa in Tuscany, drive up the Amalfi coast, get lost in Venice, and sample the magnificent food along the way!
Heather Lindsay Sell
ShoutOUT Tampa Bay, Largo
Made it to a career, retirement, and now a fun place in life. And I’m still learning.
I guess that's good enough for me.
Rescue Me Bakery, St Petersburg
Go on my very first cruise with my kids. Top of the list, Alaska. But since I have never
been on a cruise, a tropical cruise would work, too. Fancy room, maybe a balcony ... And a shopping spree before the cruise to get a wardrobe for each day.
The Domino Effect Health, Largo
Go to Munich during Oktoberfest! I want to “Prost” and “oom pah pah” with the Germans. I will feast on Bavarian pretzels, slow-roasted ox, sauerkraut and sausages while clanging my beer stein.
Billie Jo Grassinger Bell
LocalShops1 + Bell Contracting, Seminole
I want to live to see a shift in the way human beings view themselves and nature. I want to live to see world peace and an end to racial inequality. I'd also like to go diving in Cuba.
Chart 411, St Petersburg
Go to Yellow Stone with my husband and dog!
Jade Soap Shop, Lutz
I just did it: visited my family in Panama. (Next) is to start networking more.
VseV Skincare & Acne Solutions, St Petersburg
To get to a point where I find the time to start painting again. And to have the luxury to do more things for others without worrying about my own bills.
Pia's Trattoria, Gulfport
To be able to sell my products online.
Gopali Imports, St Petersburg
I would like to have a a little A-frame house on a lake where the weather is cool and the leaves turn lovely shades of gold and amber in the fall. I’d like to quietly leave my dock when the mist is still thickly clinging to the water. This is the only item I have left on my bucket list.
Caroline York Real Estate/KW SunCoast, St Petersburg
I want my health to get better. Then travel in an RV with my hubby and stop (all over) the USA.
Scents From The Harts, Tarpon Springs
Heli skiing at Whistler. It has been on my bucket list for a while now. But kids come first. And it requires me to be fit, which with a seven-day-a-week business is tough! Hopefully one day soon before my body is too old to do it!
Uniquely Yours Boutique, St Petersburg
I have always wanted to see the pyramids in Egypt. ... And I would also like to see Stonehenge and Easter Island. ... Oh, one more thing. I want to be in a room with 100 kittens.
Tara Ross Gatscher
Random Goods Vintage, Tampa
I want to go on a seven-day cruise with my husband and my two children. I want to spend a Christmas in the mountains of North Carolina and watch the snowfall.
Integrity Transmission, Clearwater
My bucket list (for Gulfport) includes continued efforts to improve the infrastructure and to complete paving projects. I am excited about improvements to our waterfront that will make it a welcoming and relaxing gathering space for residents and a destination for visitors.
Gulfport City Council
First and most important was making it to disease-free from my tongue cancer. Now to build strength and stamina to be able to take part in all the activities. Miss being in the mix of things.
ImpulseClics, St Petersburg
Take a month off to discover California wine country then to Oregon, Washington and Vancouver Island.
William G Interiors, St Petersburg
I want to open my own studio/gallery and rent an apartment for an entire month in Florence!
This Life Photography, St Petersburg
After 36 years in one industry, No. 1 for me right now is to set a long-term trajectory for myself
in public service — can be any one of a variety of services, not necessarily limited to elected office. The key is to seek, try, test and get involved.
Gulfport City Council
On my vision board I have a picture of someone cage-diving with great white sharks in South Africa. I would so love to feel the aliveness one must feel in the presence of such a magnificent animal.
J Allan Studios, St Petersburg
Publish a book about my mother, her dementia, her humor and her death. Written with humor,
tips on living with someone with dementia, and lessons learned. The importance of being happy, laughing often every day.
Concepts with Joie, St Petersburg
I just completed my No. 1 bucket list item, and that was to visit my son in Africa. We enjoyed three countries. Now on to seeing my book published, “From the Farm to the Boardroom.”
A fun, hopefully inspirational short read!
Pilot Bank, Tampa
I would love to go to Australia. I made a promise to a friend that I would go and experience his beach. He was a surfer (whose) way of praying or praising God was to swim in the ocean. My way was singing in church. We promised we’d both experience each other’s way.
Creative Chaos, Gulfport
Rent a house on Tortola and visit the neighboring islands by boat. And no TV! And read lots of books!
Grand Kitchen & Bath, St Petersburg
After spending years of kissing frogs, I would say number one for me is to grow old with my husband.
Above Promotions Company, Lutz
My current No. 1 on my bucket list is to get a hug from Big Papi (David Ortiz) after his last game at the Rays. Tickets are bought, fingers crossed!
Michelle Molhan Zang
Retro Nuevo Jewelry Designs, Tampa
(Update: Michelle didn’t get the hug, unfortunately.)
I want to learn the Argentine Tango. I love to dance and it’s such a beautiful and sexy dance. I also would love to go to the Rose Parade;it combines my love of parades and flowers!
Victoria D’Alessandro Knight
Harper East, Tampa