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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