Archive for November, 2001

11/1/2001

Travels with Tim

I am sitting with my laptop computer in a Fort Myers motel on the Tamiami Trail, heading into the home stretch of the first leg of my "Orange Crush" book tour. We started in Jacksonville two weeks ago, circling the coast of Florida clockwise. Tomorrow, Sarasota, then homecoming in Tampa. I feel like that Italian […]

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11/1/2001

Season Preview

Every summer the press releases about the fall-winter-spring arts season start flying into our office, and every summer I start planning the rest of my entire year. I’m not alone in doing that, I’m sure; arts and entertainment lovers all over town feverishly scribble away at their calendars, trying to make that symphony orchestra concert […]

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11/1/2001

Thinking Plastic

New York plastic surgeon Dr. Darrick Antell asks every new patient to stand in front of a mirror and point out what bothers them most about their appearance. One day, after pointing to numerous areas, an exasperated woman cried out, "I haven’t got enough hands!" "This was actually a very level-headed, intelligent woman," he says, […]

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11/1/2001

Our Excellent Adventure

"This is your nanny speaking!" As my voice came over the loudspeaker while our busses bowled along through the postcard-perfect farmland and villages of central Europe last June, I was sure I could see many of the nearly 100 members of our Key Chorale tour shudder. How had this become my identity on this trip? […]

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11/1/2001

Extreme Measures

Editor’s note: due to a production error, another author was incorrectly credited with this story in the November issue of SARASOTA. We regret the error. Iris Starr landed in Sarasota five years ago to open Saks Fifth Avenue, and immediately became one of the most recognizable faces in town. With her impeccable grooming, New York […]

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11/1/2001

Made in Sarasota

About a year ago interior designer Christine Desiree realized she was having a hard time finding the perfect pieces of furniture for some clients. Within six months, her sleek, eye-catching furniture in woods, concrete and granite was at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair. Today, her pieces grace showrooms in Dallas, Chicago and Fort Lauderdale, and […]

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11/1/2001

The President in Sarasota: September 11, 2001

Bob Plunket recounts his time with President George W. Bush in the hours leading up to the events of September 11, 2001.

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11/1/2001

Luxury Redo

Alix and Mark Morin discovered their Florida vacation home, complete with sparkling pool and pretty views of converging canals, on a quiet cul-de-sac on Siesta Key. As perfect as the tropical setting was, however, the interior lacked imagination. The floor plan was cut up into smallish boxes with entryway, living room and dining area in […]

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11/1/2001

Natural Wonder

Not many people count an emperor scorpion, tarantula, and python among their pets. And it’s a fair bet that few Sarasotans number among their colleagues a male corn snake called Mr. Moo or a pair of turtles called Gabe and Gert. Then again, Tiffany Neal, curator of flora and fauna at G.WIZ, is not exactly […]

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11/1/2001

Homefront

The Rise of Rosemary Ed Biggs of Home Resource is taking his forward-thinking, modernistic home decor business back to the past by moving its design and distribution offices to a 9,000-square-foot building in Sarasota’s hottest new revival neighborhood, the Rosemary District. The area is bordered on the south side by Fruitville Road, to the north […]

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