Archive for November, 2003

11/1/2003

The Cover-up Caper

When your address is The Water Club, gorgeous Gulf views are the centerpiece of any d├ęcor. Good design, then, should eliminate elements that detract. And in this particular condominium, the cleanup called for paint by the gallon and thick applications of plaster on nearly every wall. A cover-up operation best describes the job. "Every wall […]

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11/1/2003

Ask the Experts

Q. I’m going to redo a small bedroom into a lady’s retreat/reading room and I’m longing to paint the walls chocolate brown. Can you give me some trim colors, window treatment options and furniture suggestions? The floors are maple. I don’t want fussy-feminine, just comfortable and cozy. Designer and interiors illustrator Dick Whittington, ASID, knows […]

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11/1/2003

In the Swing

Forest Lakes’ New Look There’s a buzz around town, about Forest Lakes Golf Club getting a complete facelift. The renovation, already underway, includes redoing the course, building a new clubhouse, and constructing condos to be located on the lip of the new layout. According to golf professional and partner Bill Friesing, who is affiliated with […]

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11/1/2003

Practical Magic

George Palermo has a reputation around town as a practical fellow. His buildings are efficient, both in the design/build process and in their operation. Not for him, apparently, the Fountainhead glamour of beautiful but nearly impossible to build architecture. A Palermo building responds to the needs of the client in the most direct ways, the […]

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11/1/2003

Hooray for Hollywood

I couldn’t even act dignified. I was riding around Los Angeles in the back of a cab, fidgeting with unthrottled excitement, snapping a million photos out the window like a tourist-fool, click, click, click. And I actually found myself with the proverbial urge to stop and pinch myself. This is why: Hollywood had just sent […]

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11/1/2003

Homefront

For peace, look east Anyone who’s ever visited a Japanese garden can attest to the beauty and elegance of Japanese art. Stopping by Elysian Fields might provide inspiration to replicate some of those images in your home. Lea Semple of Elysian Fields says that a variety of unique Japanese teapots, sake sets, tableware, vases and […]

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11/1/2003

Mr. Chatterbox

For the past three weeks I’ve been desperately hoping for a gruesome murder or a juicy kidnapping or even just a plain old case of political bribery because . . . I have jury duty! Yes, for the first time in my life I have been called to lend my brains and deductive powers to […]

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11/1/2003

The Joy of Booking

Lisa Rubinstein had a two-year-old and was just pregnant again when a friend told her about a book club she wanted to start with a handful of other young mothers. Thrilled at the thought of adult conversation and the chance to get out in the evening, Rubinstein agreed to join. The women, who knew each […]

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11/1/2003

A Fine Madness

For several decades the little city of Sarasota boasted a reputation as an artists’ colony, a period long-time arts writer Marcia Corbino explored in a chapter of the recent book A History of Visual Art in Sarasota, written with Pat Ringling Buck and Kevin Dean. Not every story about those famous artists made it into […]

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11/1/2003

Street Talk

THE BUZZ People are still talking about their tax bills, with many Sarasota properties showing a 20 percent increase in values last year. Is this a bubble or a long-term trend? Prof. Fred Strobel, Selby Chair of Economics, New College of Florida: Retiring baby boomers are looking for Florida property, and Sarasota is constantly-Money magazine […]

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11/1/2003

Tortugas Travels

As a veteran traveler and aficionado of this fine state, I’m often approached by people with burning questions. The most frequent inquiry: "What’s Captain Florida’s absolute favorite place to visit?" The next most frequent: "Hey, man, what is your problem?" But that’s another story, another time. So what is my favorite place? That’s easy. It’s […]

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11/1/2003

Cover Story

Most brilliant ideas are elegantly simple and obvious. Such was Alex Steinweiss’ notion back in 1939 to turn plain brown wrappers covering records into works of art. Only 23 then, Steinweiss was the art director of the fledgling Columbia Records. Back then, all record albums languished in the backs of stores, since there was no […]

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