Archive for May, 2006

05/1/2006

Simple Seven

1. Pick a Number. Major theatrical producers start with a budget, and so should you. Decide how important the media room is to your lifestyle. Will it be part of a family room or a full-blown theatrical experience in a purpose-built space? Your answer will help determine a primary factor: the size, type and cost […]

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05/1/2006

Kitchen Queen

Judi Gallagher is not a breakfast person. She never eats it. She is not even a morning person. But still, when she has an early day of TV tapings and arrives at the John Karl Salon to have her hair done, the conversation will be about food. This is a preview of Judi’s whole day. […]

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05/1/2006

Shrink Rap

You might expect a psychologist, especially the chairman of the American Psychotherapy Association, to be a rich mine of angst and turmoil. But in this respect, Michael Baer, who has a practice in Venice, turns out to be a great disappointment. He admits to having a happy childhood, and when asked how he defines happiness, […]

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05/1/2006

Before & After

Creating look-alike rooms bores interior designer Virginia Pritt Clark to tears, and she winces when décor is easily identified with a particular decorator. In decorating the same house twice for two different owners, she set about proving that rooms can-and should-reflect their occupants. And that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. "One owner […]

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05/1/2006

Abbondanza!

For too long, great Italian restaurants were scarce in Sarasota. In a city that has ranked fifth in eating out, closely behind New York and D.C., it was shameful. That has changed. A quick drive around town and you can select from a plethora of good Italian restaurants that would be quite at home in […]

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05/1/2006

Best of 2006

What makes Sarasota great? Sunshine, sparkling water and miles of sandy beaches are an enormous part of our city’s allure, but fresh Gulf grouper sandwiches, live theater, killer chocolate martinis, homemade tortillas, sophisticated shopping and championship golf are just a few of the other assets-thousands upon thousands of them-you named in this year’s "Best of […]

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