Archive for November, 2006

11/1/2006

Nicole Miller

Fashion designer Nicole Miller personally presented her Resort-into-Spring ’07 Collection to an enthusiastic crowd at Siesta Key’s Foxy Lady on Friday, Nov. 17. The well-known American designer has expanded her classic line to include an array of diverse pieces inspired by her recent travels to South America. Prints were the standout, often resembling a Mayan […]

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11/1/2006

Ask Kristine

Q. We’re expecting 20-something houseguests who like to explore the bar scene. Where should I send them? Believe it—there is a singles scene in Sarasota, and it’s centered on what I dub the Hillview corridor. Running west from the intersection of Hillview Street and U.S. 41 and extending north and south of Osprey Avenue, a […]

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11/1/2006

Jakes’ Jump

As an acknowledged master of contemporary historical fiction, John Jakes is no stranger to the best-seller list. The author, whose Gods of Newport will be released this month by Dutton Press, has published many well-loved books, and some have even become top-rated TV miniseries. The most famous of these is the North and South Trilogy, […]

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11/1/2006

Backstage Stories

BACKSTAGE STORIES Brad and Marian Wallace share their favorite tales from Asolo lore. MARIAN: “After the battle in Henry IV Part One, there was a body cart that came around to pick up all the soldiers who were killed. They loaded the cart with Walter Rhodes on the bottom, and one after one, dead soldiers […]

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11/1/2006

Artful Dining

The completion of the visitor’s pavilion at the Ringling Museum of Art has an added benefit few of us were expecting: Treviso, which might just be the best restaurant in town. This place is so terrific that by the time the Venetian-style shrimp and polenta arrived, I started pinching myself. Treviso is a nod to […]

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11/1/2006

In the Swing

JACARANDA WEST COUNTRY CLUB has certainly gotten a lot of ink over the years, but if you haven’t played its championship course since it was redesigned by Chip Powell in 2004, it’s time you visited. There are now 77 bunkers spotted over the 18-hole layout (measuring 65,72 from the black tee markers and 5,746 from […]

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11/1/2006

November Events

ON EXHIBIT Bounty for a Feast  As we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, the Ringling Museum offers examples of the kinds of food others have feasted on during times of prosperity. Frans Snyders’ Still Life with Dead Game is an enormous picture (almost nine feet wide) by an artist that Peter Paul Rubens enlisted to paint […]

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11/1/2006

Homefront

Danish Invasion It’s been almost a year since dkVogue opened, bringing modern, authentic Danish furnishings, lighting and accessories to Sarasota. And the store has already made quite an impression on both the local and national scene, thanks to owner Kim Nielsen’s pairing of luxury service with world-class furnishings. In two locations—downtown Sarasota and Southside Village—dkVogue’s […]

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11/1/2006

Real Estate Gossip

Neighborhood Watch Nature-loving Sleepy Lagoon SarasotaBay, is home to people who value Florida’s natural beauty. Here, sabal palms, mangroves and other lush tropical vegetation frame spectacular water views. On the bay side, Florida ranches and Key West-style residences sit on peaceful canals perfectly suited to boating enthusiasts. Along the Gulf, Sleepy Lagoon offers palatial estates […]

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11/1/2006

Made in Sarasota

Rosemary District’s quiet alleyways is a modern marvel. Make that two modern marvels: Alain Huin, a furniture designer whose work has been carried by some of the country’s trendiest retailers, and his and wife Louise’s home, which is the complete antithesis of anything old-fashioned, cutesy or conventional. Downstairs, clerestory windows beam sunlight onto concrete floors […]

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11/1/2006

Simple Seven

1. Perform triage. Ruthlessly review what’s stored in your garage. If you don’t use it, trash it or donate it to a resale shop. If it’s used elsewhere in the home, store it there. Categorize the items that truly belong: painting supplies, tools, sports equipment, garbage can and recycling containers. This will help you decide […]

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11/1/2006

Designing Mind

Sarasota designer for: 40 years. What’s new: With the influx of people from the Northeast, we’re getting a more flamboyant client. It raises the bar; we as a design community tend to get lazy. Keeping the old: People still like to have a warm sand background. Southwest Florida is so bright that they prefer a […]

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11/1/2006

One Great Room

Tennessee peach orchard, they hoped to incorporate some of Wright’s principles into their new waterfront home. “But FEMA regulations for flood elevations forced some major modifications,” says Steve, an architecture and history buff whose great-great-great-great- grandfather was Federalist Party founder Alexander Hamilton and whose mother’s family goes back to a brother of Daniel Boone. That […]

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11/1/2006

Sarasota’s Design Trends

Warm, rich and mellow enough to work as an accent or a neutral, burnt orange is this season’s hot decorating hue. Both exotic and grounded in nature, burnt orange is reminiscent of desert sands at dusk, a lingering island sunset or a primitive tribal painting. It’s hip, eye-catching and laid-back all at the same time. […]

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11/1/2006

20 Winning Tickets

All around our region, arts organizations work months ahead to plan successful seasons. Issues of booking, contracts, rights and conflicting artistic visions are ironed out; directors, designers and performers hired; ticket order forms and brochures prepared and mailed. Once those season announcements start to flood across my desk, it’s time for me to put together […]

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11/1/2006

My Life in the Theater

One of my earliest memories starts with an explosion in the wings of the old Asolo Theater. Almost immediately, my father races onstage—disheveled, wearing a toga and covered in soot. You Can’t Take It With You, 1984. I’m five years old, sitting in the front row and endlessly entertained. When I was born in 1979, […]

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11/1/2006

Sarasota’s 10 Best Sensational Side Dishes

“Everything we do at Flemings is grand,” says executive chef Patrick Quakenbush, and he’s not just talking steak. His chipotle cheddar macaroni and cheese offers a velvety shot of nostalgia—until that edge of chipotle kicks in, alerting your taste buds to a new macaroni experience. Sautéed leeks, garlic, sharp cheddar cheese and spirals of cavatappi […]

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11/1/2006

The John Jakes Chronicles

Many new arrivals to Sarasota are fleeing cold, gray Northern winters, and John Jakes admits that he, too, wanted to get out of the snow. But an equally important motivation for Jakes, the prolific, prize-winning author of bestelling books including the Kent Family Chronicles and the North and South TrilogySarasota’s reputation as a writer’s colony. […]

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11/1/2006

Limelight

FASHION STATEMENT Barbara Anne Fogg Spotted at: Teens for Wishes’ “Silver Lining Ball” What are you wearing? A black-and-white floral dress with black satin ribbon at the waist from White House/Black Market, strappy black sandals by Nina, a Prada clutch, and pearls. I was going for something classic, sort of Audrey Hepburn-inspired. And I thought […]

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11/1/2006

Mr. Chatterbox

Isn’t this Sarasota election something? The whole country has been watching our political process, and I must say, from what I’ve been reading on the “Internets”—President Bush’s expression—they’ve been amazed. “What’s in the water down there?” they ask. Well, what they don’t know is that this is business as usual. Remember when that nude picture […]

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