Archive for June, 2004

06/1/2004

The High Life

THE GOLD TREATMENT It wasn’t sand, sunsets or turquoise waters that brought the Pullen family of Victoria, B.C., to Sarasota and a 16th- floor apartment at the Ritz-Carlton hotel. It was soccer. Canadian venture capitalist Kim Pullen and wife Jayne had decided to give each of their three children (and themselves) a year of adventure, […]

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06/1/2004

Real Estate Gossip

The pretty, established neighborhood of Cherokee Park runs alongside Osprey Avenue between Siesta Drive and McClellan Park, behind a low white stucco wall dripping with bougainvillea vines. Here, children walk down the street to Southside Elementary School and neighbors gather for poolside barbecues on summer evenings. Most of the homes were originally built in the […]

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06/1/2004

Made in Sarasota

When you visit K.C. Higgins and his girlfriend, JoAnn Westbrook, it’s hard to get past the front door. That’s not because they aren’t hospitable; with their affability and teenage-sweetheart demeanor around each other, the pair is a pleasure to visit. It’s because their front door, adorned with carved wooden vines and luscious bunches of grapes, […]

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06/1/2004

Gentlemen’s Quarters

There is old and charming. And then there is old and ugly. Ancient oaks and mature landscaping are beautiful things. Dated wallpaper is an eyesore. Antique furnishings and rich old Oriental rugs are keepers. Dull metal bathroom stalls circa 1962 are not. Hand-painted tiles from the 1920s are good. Plumbing fixtures untouched for 30 years? […]

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06/1/2004

Let the Good Times Roll

Want to eat like you’re in New Orleans without leaving town? Then investigate Bayou Bleu, a new Sarasota chain restaurant that pledges a New Orleans experience-and they don’t just mean the food. The culinary adventure starts by climbing stairs, because this eatery is above the street level. Sometimes there’s even a staffer on the sidewalk, […]

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06/1/2004

Bring on the Life

It was one of those ridiculously beautiful Southwest Florida spring mornings, and striding out of the gym after an invigorating workout, I felt full of youthful energy and high spirits. On the way home, I stopped at a little antique shop, where I came across some ’50s-style, pastel-colored, square plastic plates. "Do you know how […]

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06/1/2004

Sage Advice

Fred Astaire once said, "Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you’ve got to start young." The good news is, even if you haven’t made plans for your senior years, it is never too late to start. In July, local geriatrician Dr. Kevin O’Neil and estate planning attorney Renno Peterson […]

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06/1/2004

No Missing Link

You can get here from there. It’s called the American Dream. For Sarasota art dealer and collector Frank Breuer, "there" was a tough, working-class neighborhood in the South Bronx; and "here" is a beautiful home in McClellan Park where he lives with his wife, Liz, and a thriving business, the Missing Link Gallery, which specializes […]

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06/1/2004

Top Doctors

Nobody knows more about Sarasota doctors than Sunny Olsen. As a physician liaison at Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Olsen spends anywhere from two to six hours with every new doctor who joins the staff. After 13 years of guiding them through the maze of hospital services, she’s gained a unique perspective on how they interact with […]

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06/1/2004

Better Than New

The mark of a city’s maturity may be the use it makes of its older buildings. This maxim applies not only to historic preservation of landmarks, admirable as that is, but also to the re-use of "everyday" structures that have outlasted their original purpose. In this way, decommissioned schools might become art centers, empty banks […]

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