Archive for April, 2003

04/1/2003

The Truth About Tequila

Most of us view tequila as the drink of desperadoes, something raw and powerful that Clint Eastwood would knock back in a sordid saloon. But tequila is actually one of the great liquors of the world, with enough subtle nuances and sophistication to hold its own with today’s sophisticated drinkers. Connoisseurs are beginning to recognize […]

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04/1/2003

Homefront

High Art Residents of The Tower Residences at The Ritz-Carlton don’t have to go far to see fine art, thanks to interior designer Pamela Hughes of Hughes Design Associates. After spending a year scouring art galleries in New York, Washington, San Francisco, Dallas and New Orleans, Hughes has put together more than 200 pieces of […]

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04/1/2003

In the Swing

PUBLIC WITH A PRIVATE FEEL Just like Pebble Beach in California and St. Andrews in Scotland, the Bobby Jones Complex is a public golf course facility where visitors are made to feel like members of a private club. And just like Pebble Beach, this 45-hole Sarasota golf facility has a connection to a famous architect. […]

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04/1/2003

Tequila Sunrise

So you can’t handle your agave neat, eh? Well, don’t cower in the corner. Mix that grand tequila in some of these lusty libations instead. The granddaddy of them all: The Classic Margarita 2 ounces tequila 1 ounce Triple Sec 1/2 ounce Mexican lime juice Clench a rose tight between your teeth, combine ingredients in […]

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04/1/2003

Crop Circles

On a crisp autumn morning in Sarasota, in a two-acre garden off Central Avenue, bright green heads of cabbage burst from loamy soil like flowers emerging from a magician’s black sleeve. Nearby, pea tendrils race up a clothesline to escape the fiery peppers below, and ripening tomatoes seductively model beads of morning dew. Across Sixth […]

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04/1/2003

Real Estate Gossip

The Virtue of Patience Annette Rogers knows that sometimes a realtor simply has to bide her time until the right buyer happens along. For nearly two years Rogers held an open house for a beautiful Bird Key home listed at $2.475 million. The property featured waterfalls, a disappearing-edge pool and a floor plan with master […]

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04/1/2003

Events

Hot Tickets Music Harmonies in Time and Space: Music and Architecture is the theme for this year’s La Musica. The chamber music fest offers works by Bach (Goldberg Variations), Mozart (Quintet for Strings in C minor), Prokofiev (Quintet for Oboe, Clarinet, Violin, Viola and Double Bass) and Schubert (Quintet for Strings in C Major), among […]

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04/1/2003

A Tasty Tradition

One of the little differences between me and Albert Einstein is that he spent his spare time figuring out the theory of relativity, while I’m usually thinking about what to have for dinner. I can’t remember much about most cultural sites I’ve toured, but ask me what I ordered in the MOMA cafeteria or at […]

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04/1/2003

Made in Sarasota

He may exude a laid-back charm, but run your hands across one of David Lennard’s creations-a simple, heavy table with an aura of antiquity about it-and you’ll realize you’re in the presence of a serious artist. At the studio of his one-man custom furniture business, Handmade Primitive Arts, Lennard fashions large solid beds, tables and […]

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04/1/2003

Food Fight

Americans, who have been receiving lots of press as the planet’s fattest people, seem willing to try anything when it comes to losing weight. The American Dietetic Association (ADA), a Chicago-based organization of some 70,000 food and nutrition professionals, says our appetites now fuel a $30-billion industry of weight-loss products and programs. And none of […]

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