Archive for February, 2006

02/1/2006

Sarasota’s 10 Best Spots to Tie the Knot

Celebrate your union at one of America’s most important historic houses, the Cà d’Zan, John and Mable Ringling’s Venetian bayfront mansion. The Cà d’Zan Terrace, an 8,000-square-foot verandah of variegated marble overlooking the water, accommodates up to 250 for sunset (or moonlit) ceremonies and receptions. For more intimate ceremonies, Mable’s Rose Garden fits up to […]

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02/1/2006

Ranch Dressing

Realtor Kevin Vale and interior decorator David Harlan had just sold their home in the summer of 2004-the second of two major house renovations they’d undertaken together-when they came upon a 1950s ranch on a charming West-of-Trail street and immediately fell in love. "We really didn’t want a new project so soon, and we certainly […]

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02/1/2006

Runaway Bride

Twelve Sarasota friends ran away to the tiny hillside town of Barberino Val d’Elsa, Italy, late last September to orchestrate the marriage of Sarasota’s Lee Morse, a feature film and national commercial producer, and independent film producer Tom Garrett. Under the bright blue sky of a Tuscan Indian summer, the friends spent a week eating […]

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02/1/2006

February Events

IN TOWN PHYLLIS GEORGE Crowned the 50th Miss America in 1971, Phyllis George has been on the go ever since. She’ll be sharing life lessons from her latest book, Never Say Never, at the Junior League of Sarasota’s Legacy Luncheon on Feb. 27 (tickets are $75; call 485-8142 for more information); we caught up with […]

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02/1/2006

Made In Sarasota

One of Erik Wiklund’s most prized possessions is a woodworking tool called a plane, which was made by an 80-year-old Japanese master blacksmith from iron that was fired in the 1700s. Framed photographs of other tools by the same blacksmith hang on Wiklund’s bedroom wall. When he touches the worn metal grooves of one of […]

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02/1/2006

Days of Heaven

Barely 15 miles from Sarasota, Myakka City exists in another world. It has always been a country place-rolling hills, pristine oak hammocks, grazing cattle, pickup trucks with gun racks and rebel flags. But its ranches are vanishing, and along with them a part of Florida’s soul. "There’s not going to be any rural Sarasota or […]

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02/1/2006

Real Estate Go$$ip

NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH SPARKLING SAPPHIRE SHORES Sapphire Shores, meandering along the bay south of the Ringling Museum, is one of Sarasota’s oldest established neighborhoods. In this highly sought-after part of town, historically significant homes from the 1920s abut brand-new multimillion-dollar waterfront mansions. Homeowners are an eclectic group of retirees, students, young families, politicians, attorneys, doctors and […]

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02/1/2006

In The Garden

A contemporary Casey Key garden that is seamlessly in tune with the strong geometric forms of the modernist house it surrounds recently earned landscape architect David Young an Award of Merit (the only one in the residential category) from the Florida Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Young says the minimalist garden, in […]

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02/1/2006

One Great Room

Donn Osmon and Barbara Nelson wanted to update their seventh-floor Longboat Key condominium, built in 1994, with transitional furniture, contemporary accents and happy colors. They commissioned Pamela Hastings, A.S.I.D., to creatively furnish an area for relaxing, entertaining, and displaying paintings and art glass. Hastings and Nelson established a palette of raspberry, red, emerald and blue […]

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02/1/2006

Designing Mind

Design experience: 40 years as president of Dorothy Draper & Co. Draper made interior design a profession in 1925 [when] there were no designers [or] schools of interior design. She went on to do enormous projects. My style: Think of large spaces and bold color. I believe that neutrals are soft aqua blues-beiges and whites […]

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