Archive for June, 2006

06/1/2006

The Sophisticates

If there were any doubt that Sarasota is a stone’s throw away from big-city dining, two new restaurants show how close we’re getting. Both The Rustic Grill and MT’s would be equally at home in Manhattan, Chicago or D.C., and they’re upping the ante for the rest of the field. Even before it opened, people […]

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06/1/2006

Homefront

SERENE SERENATA Serenata Sarasota is a brand-new, garden-style community centrally located at the intersection of University Parkway and Tuttle Road, just west of I-75. Residents enjoy convenient access to the beaches, entertainment venues, golf courses and the local airport. The gated community spans 18 acres of lushly landscaped grounds encompassing a resort-style pool with spacious […]

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06/1/2006

Made in Sarasota

Lynda Kiansten was browsing a hobby store with a friend when a loud crash startled shoppers. Someone had broken a plate. "Lynda, there’s your favorite sound," her friend quipped. That’s not far from the truth. Kiansten is a mosaic artist who creates one-of-a-kind tables that serve as art, travelogue, photo album and furniture all in […]

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06/1/2006

Mr. Chatterbox

The strangest thing happened at this year’s film festival, the one thing nobody thought would ever happen–the movies were better than the parties. True, they were a mishmash of various treats and oddities, but one sensed a guiding hand behind their selection. It was as if a refined sensibility were overseeing the whole thing–refined, yes, […]

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06/1/2006

June Events

MUSIC FESTIVAL FINALE The 42nd season of the Sarasota Music Festival, running through June 17, may be longtime artistic director Paul Wolfe’s last, but staffers say Wolfe doesn’t want them-or audiences-to get too sentimental about it. He’d rather they focus on the future of the festival (which starting next year will be led by veteran […]

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06/1/2006

One Great Room

Beverly and Tom Porter purchased their dream home on Longboat Key two years before Tom planned to retire, then handed interior designer John Hargreaves a long list of requirements. This would be a home for comfort and laid-back entertaining, set amid an eclectic blend of elegant French antiques. And it would have no formal dining […]

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06/1/2006

Sweet Shots

Ah, to the Good Life. Or, better yet, the Golf Life. In interest of full disclosure, I played The Concession, Ritz-Carlton Members Club and Founders Club only as a personal favor to the editors at SARASOTA Magazine. I didn’t want to do it, as I recall. Hesitated. Wavered. Asked to renegotiate. Polled family, friends, neighbors […]

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06/1/2006

Before & After

Life’s transitions can be difficult. But they can also peel away layers of individuality to reveal amazing inner strengths. As Abita Mullen was recovering from breast cancer, going through a divorce and relocating from Philadelphia to Sarasota, she decided to throw caution to the winds and decorate her new home in Three Oaks, an east […]

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06/1/2006

The Five-Star Lifestyle

Let’s face it–we want it both ways: personal amenities in hotels and resort amenities at home. This spring’s 2006 Parade of Homes, sponsored by the Home Builders Associations of Sarasota and Manatee counties, proved that interior architecture for resorts and year-round homes have become inextricably intertwined, with differences fast disappearing in the million-dollar-plus category. The […]

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06/1/2006

Design Dynasty

Age: 30 Design experience: Three years working professionally with my mother [30-year Sarasota designer Bonnie Lancaster] at Lancaster-Humma-White Studio, the oldest design studio in Sarasota. What Mom taught me: I’d come here after school and help organize the library and file paperwork. My mother always wanted to share what she was doing creatively with me. […]

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