Archive for April, 2003

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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04/1/2003

Harvey’s Way

Last October, Harvey Vengroff was the keynote speaker at a Sarasota Chamber of Commerce Committee of Economic Development breakfast. The event, packed with men and women in business suits, was held at Michael’s on East. Vengroff ambled in wearing his trademark corporate uniform-a T-shirt and shorts. "I saw him walking in the back door wearing […]

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04/1/2003

What’s Cooking: New Kitchen Products

Once upon a time kitchens were purely utilitarian spaces, designed for the hot, steamy work of preparing a meal. Most of the time the woman of the house did that work. And she’d be mortified if guests joined her in the kitchen. Today’s home chef is just as likely to be a man, and the […]

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04/1/2003

Steed of the Sea

To spot a tiny seahorse, its delicate fins fluttering like wings in the ebbing tide, is to see a creature from a fairy tale-improbable, ethereal and mysterious. Although their numbers have diminished in local waters in the last decade, you can still find live seahorses in Sarasota Bay, or their dessicated shapes intermingled with grasses […]

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