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What are you wearing? A black bustier-style dress with ruching detail by Arden B., ankle-wrap Gucci sandals, a gold and black python Versace bag and a Simon G. necklace. How did you choose your clothes tonight? I brought the dress with me from California—we just moved here a few months ago—and I wore it because […]


What are you wearing? A black bustier-style dress with ruching detail by Arden B., ankle-wrap Gucci sandals, a gold and black python Versace bag and a Simon G. necklace. How did you choose your clothes tonight? I brought the dress with me from California—we just moved here a few months ago—and I wore it because I wanted something short. This dress feels feminine and flirty, and I liked the contrast of big jewelry. You’re in amazing shape. What do you do? I get some exercise every day even if it’s only for 30 minutes. I used to teach aerobics, so I do aerobics classes sometimes. I’ve recently taken up tennis, but mostly I do the Precor elliptical machines. I try to work off 400-500 calories every day. What about your diet? I don’t drink alcohol, I’ve never smoked, and I eat small meals or snacks every few hours. What wouldn’t you be caught dead in? Baggy or frumpy clothes. I might wear some drawstring fatigue pants, but I’d pair them with a fitted top and some high heels. And now that I’m 40, I try not to overdo it with trendy stuff. What brought you to Sarasota? We wanted to be near my husband’s daughter, and the weather is beautiful. Sarasota has a small-town community feel, the people are very friendly and it really feels like home. Do you have any favorite stores or restaurants yet? I do most of my shopping at the International Mall in Tampa right now, and since we live in Lakewood Ranch, we tend to eat out here. I’m looking forward to getting to know the rest of Sarasota.