Archive for December, 2007

12/1/2007

On the Waterfront

Water, water everywhere—and plenty of agreeable spots to sit, sip and drink in the view. When it comes to waterfront dining and festive sundowners, Sarasota and its barrier islands offer something for every taste. Looking for the perfect place to celebrate sunset over the Gulf of Mexico with a Cosmo or a margarita? We’ve got […]

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12/1/2007

Adrienne at Home

On the third floor of The Ritz-Carlton Beach Residences on Lido Key, the door opens to Adrienne Vittadini’s exquisite smile.  Gracious and warm, she’s elegant in white (her signature). The décor is predominantly white, too (also her signature), and the effect is ethereal; in her new beachfront home you are suspended high in the sky […]

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12/1/2007

On the Trail of the Turtles

Every year, from May to October, dawn beckons Mote Marine Laboratories’ sea turtle patrol volunteers. Sarasota is part of the most important loggerhead turtle nursery area in the Western Hemisphere, attracting thousands of female turtles each summer in a perilous quest to lay their eggs and continue the existence of this ancient species. The loggerheads, […]

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12/1/2007

Einstein on the Beach

Albert Einstein After a serious operation at age 70, Einstein came to Sarasota to recuperate. The year was 1950. He stayed for a month or so at a cottage on Lido Beach (since demolished) and was accompanied by his secretary, Helen Dukas. He was here to rest and that’s exactly what he did. Aside from […]

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12/1/2007

The Social Detective

What makes the oldest ball in town still the favorite for beauty and glamour after all these years? Is it the Michael’s On East food, the wildly romantic setting in the Charles Ringling Mansion, all dressed up on a crisp winter evening, the always attractive (and young) chairwomen, or the panache of New College of […]

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12/1/2007

Fashion Statement—Sabra Libertore

What are you wearing? A golden gown from Sarasota Bride with my old bronze sandals that I’ve had for 10 years and threw on because it was raining. How would you describe your personal style? I like both vintage and new. Everything I buy, I try to make sure it’s timeless. Who influenced your style? […]

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12/1/2007

Cottage Industry

The cottage lifestyle is as much a state of mind as a physical environment. It can be the decorating theme for an entire home or just a single room. Lately, this look has been turning up even inside seaside McMansions and mountain retreats. Though “cottage” conjures images of cozy childhood vacation homes, the look portrayed […]

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