Archive for July, 2007

07/1/2007

The New 100

What makes someone powerful in Sarasota? In our egalitarian, results-oriented community, the key element is this: They get things done. They do that in a number of different ways. Some have a lot of money and use it wisely. Some have a job they fill—or enlarge—with talent and dedication. Others have amazing personal style and […]

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07/1/2007

Natural Selection

A sturdy diminutive of the celebrated Southern magnolia tree, the “Little Gem” (Magnolia grandiflora) is a great choice for dense, low-maintenance hedges in full sun and moist soil. And the creamy-white flowers, which bloom through the heat of summer, emit the same sweet, citrus scent as their full-size cousins. Related Articles: Natural Selection Natural Selection […]

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07/1/2007

Upstairs, Downstairs

At Cork and The Bottle Shop, the first grace note sounds soon after you’re seated. It’s in the butter. Whether you choose the informal cafe/brasserie/bar downstairs (The Bottle Shop), where the butter might be alive with the tang of fresh orange, or the more formal restaurant upstairs (Cork), where the butter might owe its pop […]

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07/1/2007

Looking Into Our Eyes

The eyes are the windows to our soul—and, sometimes, to the state of our general health. Vision abnormalities can be harbingers of other problems, including diabetes, brain tumors, multiple sclerosis, blood disorders, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. But trouble seeing can also indicate serious problems with, well, the eyes. According to the American Foundation for the […]

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07/1/2007

Summer Events

ART Galleria Silecchia. Continuing on view at the Palm Avenue gallery through July 5 are works by mixed media painter Cary Henrie. Opening July 6 to run through Aug. 2: an exhibition of abstract paintings and sculpture in aluminum by Paul Tamanian, followed by a show highlighting the blown glass forms of Hiroshi Yamano, Aug. […]

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07/1/2007

Homefront

GAZEBO KNOWS And what’s a beautiful outdoor dinner without beautiful outdoor furniture? Gazebo silhouettes by Ethan Allen offer classic Southern hospitality in convenient patio furniture form. Made of hand-crafted, hand-woven wickerlike vinyl, the Gazebo line is durable enough to withstand the elements and beautiful enough to dress up interiors—not to mention patios, poolsides and other […]

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07/1/2007

Real Estate Gossip

Neighborhood Watch Camp Heron Lagoon When the Heron Lagoon Club and Lodges was built as an upscale fish camp right after World War II, advertising for the seasonal beachfront rentals on Siesta Key touted “cypress paneling, adequate ventilation and foot showers.” Today, the six-and-a-half-acre neighborhood just south of Sanderling Club—these days known simply as Heron […]

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07/1/2007

Made in Sarasota

Collage artist Robin Bowman is a Pisces, but she swears that has nothing to do with her subject matter: beautifully realized fish collages in fabric and ceramic tiles that she creates in her Lakewood Ranch home studio. The collages, made from up to 20 different brightly colored fabrics layered, hand-stitched and embellished with beads, depict […]

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07/1/2007

One Great Room

Lanny and Donna Julian whipped up a cozy kitchen for their custom home that seamlessly blends country charm with 21st-century amenities. They wanted the kitchen to flow right into the family room so Donna could interact with family and friends as she cooked. And they wanted it comfortable, with ample lighting and work space. The […]

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07/1/2007

Sarasota’s Design Trends

Hip renovators take note. Today’s wallpapers are unique and often startling statements of style, from retro-psychedelic designs to Zen-like wilderness prints and three-dimensional wood, leather and fabric wall panels. Talk about your modern hang-ups! Flavor Paper is a New Orleans company that creates one-of-a-kind vintage and contemporary wall coverings. Shown here is party-ready Pleasure Dome […]

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07/1/2007

History Lesson

Carolyn Van Helden is active in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and her mother, Lyde Jones, can trace her family back to Jamestown (a walk-in closet filled floor to ceiling with her meticulously organized genealogy research backs her up). It’s no wonder, then, that the moment Van Helden saw the 82-year-old, Mediterranean-style home in […]

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07/1/2007

Critic’s Choice

There’s no rest for the wicked—or, thankfully, for those of us in Sarasota who love theater. The 2006-2007 theater season was the most jam-packed yet, with close to 60 productions on our main stages, and just weeks after it finished, several theater groups began staging summer productions. Before we settle into our seats for the […]

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