Archive for October, 2006

10/1/2006

Red Hot

The word red has many connotations, one of them being “red hot,” as in incredibly spicy. So our anticipation of dining at Red Peruvian Seafood.   We discovered Red does serve a condiment called Red that could cause smoke to roll, but it’s the restaurant’s color that really sparked its name. Red is red outside, […]

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10/1/2006

In the Swing

Rolling Green Golf Club ranks among our city’s best 18-hole par-72 championship courses, mainly because its tree-lined fairways and large greens are kept in such fine condition, and it boasts a very good balance of par-three, -four and -five holes. The course is a strategic rather than penal layout, so there’s not such a fine […]

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10/1/2006

Syrie’s Turn

Any woman who lives in the shadow of a powerful man and chafes at the fact that her own accomplishments, as impressive as they may be, will never measure up to his will relish the story of Syrie Maugham. How could her decorating business, so ephemeral and trivial by nature, possibly be equated with her […]

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10/1/2006

Hot Flash!

The love of your life is hot, irritated and glaring at you. You switch the thermostat lower, but she’s still flushed.  It’s hot as hell in here! Turn it lower! She sounds really, really annoyed. It’s on 68, honey! C’mon! But there’s more. She’s weepy, hostile for no apparent reason, and having trouble sleeping. The […]

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10/1/2006

October Events

On Exhibit By Mark Ormond BATTY NIGHT RinglingMuseum as a place to see bats in flight this month, and, no, they are not hanging from the rafters of the Asolo Theater. They’re embedded in an 18th-century fresco by a follower of the famous Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, painter to the European royals. This painted fresco, removed […]

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10/1/2006

Homefront

MIRACLE HOUSE The Florida Suncoast Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Foundation will soon reap the benefits of a truly groundbreaking charitable collaboration. Villa Milagros, a 10,000-square-foot luxury waterfront home currently under construction on St. Armands Key, represents the shared efforts of Paradignm Development and Voigt Building and Design, along with Re/Max Properties and Robb […]

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10/1/2006

Real Estate Gossip

Neighborhood Watch LAKEWOOD RANCH Lovely lakes, emerald vistas and golf courses designed by Arnold Palmer lure homebuyers east to the Country Club at Lakewood Ranch. The gated community is comprised of neighborhoods built around 54 holes of golf: 18 at the public Legacy Golf Club and 36 at the private Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country […]

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10/1/2006

Simple Seven

1. Border or barrier? Hedge plants form one thick unit, which can serve as a friendly green fence or a hard-working barrier that keeps out noise or bad views. A low hedge can separate areas in your yard or beautify your home’s foundation. “Some plants, like boxwood, stay low for an English garden effect such […]

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10/1/2006

Made in Sarasota

Tony Pugliese’s house is in a typical upscale Sarasota subdivision, with a manicured garden, imposing entryway and front-facing garage. But beyond the big wooden doors is a breathtakingly unexpected interior, one that transports visitors to a lush, Mediterranean-inspired tropical courtyard with warm tile floors, a pool banked by profuse plants, a rustic wooden cupboard that […]

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10/1/2006

Designing Mind

I came to Sarasota: Right after I graduated from college in 1971, because Yankee Traveler—which became Jacobson’s on St. Armands Circle—had an opening for a designer. Design philosophy: I hate everything to match. I don’t want a cocktail table and matching end tables. It’s much more exciting to be eclectic, mixing wonderful antiques with contemporary […]

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