Archive for November, 2006

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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11/1/2006

At Last

Something wonderful has appeared on the north side of our town: the North Sarasota Public Library. Surging up from its site on Newtown Boulevard, opposite the Newtown Estates Community Center and near Emma Booker Elementary School, facing the eastern section of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way, the new library is a hopeful statement about […]

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11/1/2006

Exploring Main Street at Lakewood Ranch

American Main Street” evokes images of mom-and-pop stores where everybody knows your name. That’s the shopping experience you realize you’ve been yearning for and had almost forgotten—recaptured by an exuberant group of 21st- century Main Street retailers. The trendy food, fashion and entertainment in this nostalgic Mediterranean setting are appealing to more than Lakewood Ranch […]

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11/1/2006

Street Talk

NOISEMAKER SAVE THE DATE Author and dating guru Lisa Daily dishes out advice to single women. Lisa Daily, 38, wrote her internationally acclaimed book, Stop Getting Dumped, four years ago. But her career as a dating expert began “on the schoolyard,” she says. “I was always the one giving dating advice to my girlfriends.” Married […]

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11/1/2006

From the Editor

Why do I write? What sin to me unknown/ Dipped me in ink—my parents’ or my own? As Alexander Pope lamented in those famous lines, writing—or any other creative activity, for that matter, be it painting, composing, or strategizing corporate takeovers—can be hard, lonely and infinitely frustrating work. And that’s especially true when creative people, […]

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