Archive for January, 2005

01/1/2005

Right Now

Palm Sunday If money is cool, then hip can’t be far behind for Palm Beach. The aptly named Worth Avenue is a cross between Miami’s Shops at Bal Harbour and Lincoln Road, with virtually every luxe brand available. Off Worth are the "vias," cooler and more affordable, particularly Via Bice (where the excellent Italian chain […]

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01/1/2005

Dreams to Dine On

Mangrove Grill is located in Palmetto, but with its casual island décor, relaxed waterside setting and breezy menu, it might as well be Margaritaville. The restaurant is owned by Michael Carter and Sean Murphy, the latter known for fine-dining venue Murphy’s Beach Bistro on Anna Maria Island. Mangrove Grill is a friendly neighborhood hangout for […]

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01/1/2005

Vintage Success

When Yellow Bird Antiques owner Joann Carmel waves her elegant, graceful fingers across the glass encasing a spectacular jeweled brooch, it’s easy to imagine her reigning over cocktail parties during the glamorous glory days of ’50s-era Manhattan, when Carmel and her husband, New York couturier Morris Carmel, mingled with celebrities and fashionistas. International jaunts were […]

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01/1/2005

How Safe is Your Hospital?

In November, Florida voters approved a state constitutional amendment that finally gives patients the right to review the records of any healthcare facility’s or provider’s adverse medical incidents, including those that could cause injury or death. Previous law prohibited the practice. The vote came in a year when Sarasota hospitals had made headlines for several […]

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01/1/2005

The Church the Circus Built

Ask any of the retired circus performers of Sarasota, and you’ll hear it over and over.St. Martha’s is the church the circus built. The history of Sarasota’s oldest Catholic Church is deeply intertwined with the Greatest Show on Earth. St. Martha’s is designated the official "U.S.A. Circus Church," and one of its huge stained glass […]

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