Archive for March, 2007

03/1/2007

Mr. Chatterbox

“I’m Mr. Chatterbox, and I’m a fat pig.” Yes, now I can say those words. It’s taken me years to gather up my courage. I’ve been in denial, thinking I could stop any time I wanted. And I could—for a day or two. Then one little thing would go wrong and I would be back, […]

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03/1/2007

Rip Van Ringling

With a surprising minimum of fuss, the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art has leapt into the 21st century. The museum complex, long a familiar presence on the bayfront north of downtown, seemed to have slumbered quietly there after it was bequeathed to the State of Florida by the Ringling estate in 1936. During […]

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03/1/2007

Shopping

Exploring Palm Avenue Quietly elegant, unquestionably chic. Far from glitzy, but all the more glamorous for its laid-back élan, Sarasota’s Palm Avenue delivers enough style, substance and serendipity to beguile the world’s most discerning shoppers. Facades of quiet elegance belie the extravagances within: rare antiques, world-class art, dazzling jewelry, even fairy-tale wedding gowns. Here, life’s […]

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03/1/2007

Niche Markets

Want to Pawn your Plane? There are plenty of places to hock a Rolex watch or that engagement ring that is no longer engaged. But if you’re looking to pawn a Gulfstream jet plane or a yacht, Bobby Todd is the man you want to see. “We’re the pawnshop of the rich and famous,” says […]

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03/1/2007

From the Editor

Glamour is back—and it feels marvelous. That’s the message in the Zeitgeist right now and the inspiration for this issue. As style editor Carol Tisch reports (p. 116), the trend was recently celebrated in designer Jamie Drake’s bestselling book, New American Glamour, which was followed by the “All-American Glamour” premiere issue of Vogue Living. Instead […]

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