Archive for May, 2003

05/1/2003

Bali Beautiful

Asian opulence and colorful island informality blend seamlessly in a new Bali-style residence on one of Sarasota’s barrier islands. A husband and wife decided to build the house after he retired from his painting contracting business in Boston. They had vacationed in the Indonesian islands, and they wanted to recreate the island lifestyle depicted in […]

Read More >>
05/1/2003

Barely Breathing

If you want to know what an asthma attack feels like, ask someone to sit on your chest and stay there after you’ve exhaled. After a minute or so, a deep breath will be impossible, so you’ll try to move the inert weight by sucking bursts of air into your collapsed bronchial tubes. When that […]

Read More >>
05/1/2003

The Ultimate Opera

I’ve always been in awe of people who were born loving opera. They obviously have more cultured genes than I do. Like most of us, I squirmed though my first several operas as a teen-ager and young adult. I couldn’t follow the plots, the music was not of the sort I was used to, and […]

Read More >>
05/1/2003

Tea Time

It’s Sarasota’s most delicious secret: Afternoon tea. British afternoon tea (as compared to the heavier meal of high tea) dates back to 1830, when the Duchess of Bedford began enlivening her afternoons with a proper cup of tea. By the Victorian era, tea time was a fashionable custom, as ladies and gentlemen gathered to enjoy […]

Read More >>
05/1/2003

Final Curtain?

Like many Sarasota theater lovers, I was shocked a few months ago at the news that Florida State University planned to move the FSU/Asolo Conservatory of Actor Training, lock, stock and greasepaint, up to Tallahassee. It hit me-as well as the current students and others connected to the Conservatory-hard. When I first moved to Sarasota […]

Read More >>
05/1/2003

Made in Sarasota

The coffee table in Al Glass’s Siesta Key house is a marble disk on industrial balloon tires. Glass calls it his "drink-and-drive" coffee table. A little robot stands sentinel before the fax machine in Glass’s office, its job to prevent overflowing papers from spilling on the floor. Even the pushpins on the bulletin board are […]

Read More >>
05/1/2003

Ask the Experts

Q. What’s an interesting wall color or faux finish for a living room decorated in the ultra-modern idiom? I’m tired of these chalky white walls but I can’t think of an alternative. Laura Jackson of Home Resource responds: Modern design is a trend right now and a lot of people are experimenting with the style […]

Read More >>
05/1/2003

In the Swing

EXECUTIVE SWEET The morning after a late night of dinner and drinks, a golfing buddy and I were in no mood to play a regulation championship golf course. And it was too cold to fish. Tired and perplexed, but wanting to tee up the ball, we decided to play Village Green Golf Club, an executive […]

Read More >>
05/1/2003

And the Winners Are…

For the official winners of our 2003 "Best of the Best" readers’ poll, turn to page 70 in this issue. There are 80 different categories on the ballot, from "Best Waterfront Restaurant" to "Best Thing that Could Happen Here in 2003," and we’re always impressed that so many of you complete the whole thing. All […]

Read More >>
05/1/2003

Best of the Best

After nearly a quarter century of covering this town from top to bottom, we’ve learned a thing or two about the best Sarasota has to offer. We know we have Sarasota’s best readers, and you’re eager to help us tell the rest of the world what’s best about our city, from dining and shopping to […]

Read More >>








<< May 2013 >>
MTWTFSS
29 30 1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31 1 2