Archive for May, 2005

05/1/2005

Real Estate Go$$ip

Neighborhood Watch The Opulent Oaks Originally part of the winter estate of Bertha Honore Palmer, grande dame of the Chicago Palmer Hotel family, The Oaks is an exclusive country club community of elegant, oversized traditional homes that stretches across Tamiami Trail in Osprey. The heavily wooded west side has great bayfront estates, while on the […]

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05/1/2005

Beautiful Dreamer

Blissful Bower Yves Delorme of Paris’ new Bleuet pattern features delicate flowers on crisp white Egyptian combed cotton percale. Pillowcases feature hand embroidery. Queen fitted sheet, $144; flat, $180; duvet cover, $310. Standard shams, $144/pair. Shown here, boudoir pillow in contrasting Rose Blue pattern, $130/pair; the Euro sham is in the solid blue Elysee pattern, […]

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05/1/2005

May Events

In Town Going Deep Many people first learned about Dennis Lehane through the film version of his book Mystic River, but Lehane was always focused on being an author, especially during his days studying creative writing at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg. He’ll speak at his alma mater’s commencement this month and will also be […]

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05/1/2005

Hoppy Days

The Eastern Lubber grasshopper can be found anywhere in Florida and can grow to be more than three inches long. It feeds on a wide variety of plant life and can be destructive if it congregates in large numbers. If alarmed, the insect spreads its wings, hisses and secretes a foul-smelling froth. This fine specimen […]

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05/1/2005

Homefront

Click and Chat Have pertinent questions about real estate, and need them attended to now? Abode Real Estate Company has the answer: a real-time online customer chat service on its Web site, www.abodesarasota.com. "The live chat technology is a first for Sarasota real estate companies," says David Barr, president of the company he founded in […]

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05/1/2005

Ask the Experts

I’m in a quandary about how and where to display my large collection of 70 teapots. Would my extra large laundry room be appropriate? Interior designer Diane Machise says you have a lot to consider with that many pots, so she’s ready to pour on the advice. "You could display all the teapots in one […]

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05/1/2005

Art of the New

It’s a brave and bittersweet time for Moe Mitchell, who simultaneously turns 70 and bids farewell to Sarasota after 42 years spent teaching painting at the Ringling School of Art and Design. A fixture on the local arts scene since 1959, when he graduated from Ringling, Mitchell is known for his enthusiasm for art and […]

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05/1/2005

Hot Seat

This being the "Best of the Best" issue, our interview is with Michael Saunders, the most influential unelected person in the community. A native, Saunders has a long perspective and deep love for Sarasota. Q: Looking back on your long business career in Sarasota, what surprises you the most? A: That there aren’t more people […]

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05/1/2005

Things We Love

Fine feathered feeder For the gastronomically pampered bird, this copper-topped wooden gazebo feeder is beautiful and functional, a combination not found in every bird feeder. Its fly-through design makes it easy to view a greater number of feeding birds at one time. The 20-inch version retails for $200; the 18-inch version sells for $130. Both […]

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05/1/2005

Right Now

Ciao, Siesta Since opening in Siesta Village in 2002, Max Lazzari’s Maximo has combined Mazzari’s native South African and Italian roots for eclectic cuisine. Late last year, he added the Safari Bar, which draws young people searching for an alternative to the loud throngs that crowd the village on weekend nights. Now he’s even placing […]

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