Archive for October, 2006

10/1/2006

Home Alone

Is anybody home? It’s hard to look at the new condominium towers that are coming to dominate the downtown landscape without wondering. Even at the peak of the real estate frenzy, when people were doubling their money and high-rises were selling out in 90 minutes, many people were asking, “Who is going to live there?” […]

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10/1/2006

Between the Sea & a Hard Place

Americans aren’t supposed to run away. The very word “retreat” is anathema to them. So why is Sarasota County commissioner Jon Thaxton telling us we should no longer try to hold our ground against the Gulf of Mexico, that wherever practical we should back off, taking our buildings with us or even abandoning them? The […]

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10/1/2006

Modern Man

Sarasota condominium is identifying the mid-century design icons it contains. Even more fun is the invitation to sit back and enjoy them. Far from a museum space, Neal’s residence in sleek, modern Beau Ciel is first and foremost a home. Considering the current buzz about the second coming of mid-century modern furniture (or is it […]

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10/1/2006

Hubba Hubba

You could call her the Martha Stewart of kitsch. She immerses herself in crafts projects, decorates, sews and gardens with equal competence and intensity. But Michele Mancini’s results are far more ingenuous than Stewart’s, her work endearingly imperfect and a tad off-center. Trained at the Rhode Island School of Design, Mancini is a rogue decorator […]

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10/1/2006

Southern Comfort

Manatee River, Riverview Boulevard is a step back in time to a slower, more well-mannered, afternoon-tea-on-the-back-porch time. Not much—and everything—has changed in this grand old neighborhood where the cream of Bradenton society has lived since the turn of the last century. Many of the old mansions, set back from the street on big, heavily treed […]

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10/1/2006

Sarasota’s 10 Best Antique Shops

Jack Vinales Antiques is famed for its Bakelite collection and for mid-20th-century modern furniture and accessories by such notable designers as Mies van der Rohe, Charles Eames, Arne Jacobsen and George Nelson. But don’t miss the exceptional American and European pottery collection or vintage silver from Georg Jensen, Spratling and Tiffany. And if you’re a […]

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10/1/2006

The Social Detective

I had to live by an impossible set of rules when I was growing up. Among my mother’s unbreakable commandments: Thou shalt not covet any clothing item on sale. Sale meant discount. Discount meant bargain. Bargain meant not this season, not quite fresh—and who knew who might have tried it on. Bargains also meant the […]

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10/1/2006

Fashion Statement

Spotted at: Mesa Lounge on Hillview. What are you wearing? Skinny jeans from Gap, a flyaway, bead-embellished halter top from Banana Republic, wedge sandals in neutral leather by Tosone and a necklace from Argentina. You’re from Argentina? Yes, a small city called Mar del Plata, which means "silver sea." What’s your fashion philosophy? I teach […]

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10/1/2006

Mr. Chatterbox

The times they are a-changing here in Sarasota. There’s a whole new downtown, red tide is getting worse and now we have year-round traffic. But perhaps the most unexpected change has been Rita Greenbaum’s emergence as the town’s leading avant-garde playwright. You know Rita, or if you don’t, you’ve seen pictures of her. She and […]

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10/1/2006

The East Rises

While most of us have spent our time worrying about the development of downtown Sarasota, an attractive new city has been growing out east. Lakewood Ranch, an enormous project spreading on either side of the Sarasota-Manatee county line, is not your typical “development.” Rather, the executives at Schroeder-Manatee, who are supervising the multifaceted growth of […]

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10/1/2006

Street Talk

Noisemaker HOLDING COURT Teenager Jamea Jackson moves up the ranks of professional tennis. IMG Academies’ Jamea Jackson, 19, began training at Bradenton’s Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy at age 11 and now is ranked 65th in the world in professional tennis. Last June, the cheerful, articulate Atlanta, Ga., native defeated former Wimbledon champ—and fellow Bollettieri alum—Maria […]

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10/1/2006

From the Editor

My son Matt and Mara Sheintal knew each other during high school, when Matt’s younger sister Kate and Mara’s younger sister Liana were good friends; but it wasn’t until they ran into each other over Thanksgiving vacation four years ago that sparks started to fly. Slender and curvy, with big brown eyes and the world’s […]

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