Archive for October, 2002

10/1/2002

Real Estate Gossip

SAFE AT HOME Sarasota is remembering last September and conducting an over-the-shoulder analysis of how the tragic events affected our lives. Strangely, the same aftermath that shook the stock market and tumbled entrepreneurial empires may have given Sarasota’s real estate market a boost. "Many young couples who have experienced marvelous financial success and could choose […]

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10/1/2002

Food & Wine Sides

In October, style editor Marsha Fottler reviewed several new Sarasota restaurants. Two have shared some of their culinary secrets with us. Read on for their sumptuous recipes. Please note, some measurements are not exact, but then, culinary greatness is seldom measured in tablespoons! Tortellini Special, from Filippo’s Pizzeria Ingredients: 1 whole portobello mushroom, diced 1 […]

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10/1/2002

A Warm Welcome

Since 1965, Jane and Albert Wohlers have left Chicago’s winters behind for the white sands and soft breezes of Longboat Key. The couple has enjoyed a variety of residences, including a bayfront home and several different condominiums. But recently they sought something a bit more spacious. They decided they wanted room to entertain, a beautiful […]

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10/1/2002

Something for Everyone

The Saltwater Cafe has lots of things going for it-comfort, variety, value and size. It also has a nautical theme, including a long, colorful aquarium that parallels a line of booths. A dark, handsome bar (complete with old-fashioned black-and-white tile floor and brass boot rail) separates the two main dining areas from a private, glass-enclosed […]

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10/1/2002

Island Elegance

Steve Seidensticker, the 47-year-old CEO and general manager of Boca Grande’s famous Gasparilla Inn, may have the sweetest commute of any executive in America. He exits his 5,500-square-foot French Mediterranean home on fashionable Gilchrist Avenue, enjoys a Gulf-view stroll under sun and palms, and three minutes later is climbing the porch stairs of the old […]

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10/1/2002

Searching for Abraham

Bruce Feiler has gained renown with books that take the reader along on his international adventures, from Learning to Bow: Inside the Heart of Japan to Walking the Bible: A Journey by Land Through the Five Books of Moses. His latest is Abraham: A Journey to the Heart of Three Faiths; he’ll discuss that work […]

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10/1/2002

Made in Sarasota

Barbara Sela’s background is in fashion design, and her daughter Vanessa Winter’s is in computer animation. So what do the two do together? Design exquisite glass tableware, of course. "Go figure," says Winter, laughing. And this is no ordinary flamingoes-on-martini-glasses: One-of-a-kind Sela Miles plates and goblets adorn tables from Monterey to Martha’s Vineyard and grace […]

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10/1/2002

In the Swing

FIT TO PLAY Not all clubs are created equal. For decades, country club golfers have purchased brand-name clubs from their local professional, with standard lie, loft, length, shaft flex, and grip size features. But now many amateur players finally know what the top pros have known for years. Standard off-the-rack clubs are not for everyone. […]

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10/1/2002

Thoroughly Modern Mediterranean

Who says a perfect Florida Mediterranean home has to follow 16th-century architectural principles of Palladian symmetry or display the flamboyant flourishes of Mizner’s Palm Beach? A great Mediterranean home can arise in any era, so long as it’s a gracious dwelling of airy, well-proportioned rooms that responds to sunlight, water, and indigenous building materials. Take […]

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10/1/2002

Ask the Experts

Q. What are some of-the-moment interior color combinations to perk up my rooms? A. Interior designer Lance Licciardi answers: Colors for the home are being influenced by the fashion industry, and one of the best ways to see what colors are popping up is to watch a few fashion shows on one of the style […]

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10/1/2002

Mainly Mizner

The Pennsylvania couple who approached the Anne Folsom Smith design group to bring their Mediterranean concept to life were a decorator’s dream. "They were not only excited about the long process in front of them but also came with organized folders of colors, architectural details, fabrics, furniture styles, and, just as important, knowing what they […]

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10/1/2002

Aging With a Smile

Over the course of his 85 years, Sarasota resident Elmer Tilden has seen a lot of changes in dentistry. He remembers a time when dentist’s offices were cold, bare and bland and dental seats felt like two-by-fours that rose up and down. As he contemplates today’s plush adjustable chairs and needles as narrow as a […]

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