Archive for January, 2008

01/1/2008

Gifts from the Sea

Marina Jack has always been about the view. In fact, it sometimes feels as if the Sarasota bayfront fixture has been around as long as Sarasota Bay itself. For years it’s been the first place many of us have taken visitors for a taste of coastal living, as well as for that staple from the […]

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01/1/2008

Ticker Shock

In the 1960s, boyish-looking, athletic President John F. Kennedy took one look at his fellow Americans and decided it was time for them to get in shape. “We are under-exercised as a nation,” he said. “We look instead of play; we ride instead of walk.” Kennedy wrote an article for Sports Illustrated called “The Soft […]

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01/1/2008

January Events

On Exhibit 99 ½ Won’t Do Selby Gallery at Ringling College of Art and Design will open the New Year with a new work it has commissioned Leslie Fry to create. The foundation of her installation, titled 99 ½ Won’t Do, is Quercus Emancipation, the large head seen here. Piled over and around this head […]

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01/1/2008

Homefront

GLASS ACT Transparent or opaque, glass can be the most eye-catching feature of a living room and can make or break a storefront. The oldest family-run business in Sarasota, Downs Glass Company, has been providing premier glass services to Sarasota and surrounding cities since 1923. From spectacular plazas for businesses to shower enclosures for homeowners, […]

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01/1/2008

Real Estate Gossip

Neighborhood Watch Picturesque Palm Island Palm Island is the Florida of days gone by, a pristine barrier island west of Englewood and north of Boca Grande that is accessed only by private boat or car ferry, offering seven miles of sugary sand beaches with nary a single high-rise to spoil the view. Less than half […]

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01/1/2008

One Great Room

When architect Jonathan Winer bought a 1950s ranch near Southside Village as an investment rental property, he had no idea it would one day become his home. “I relocated to a condo in Sarasota because I had lived in apartments in New York and California all my life,” Winer explains. “I hadn’t even considered a […]

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01/1/2008

Designing Mind

Interior decorator Mark Dalton, ASID Allied, created the handsome look of the new Burns Court Villas in downtown Sarasota. Now he’s working with the developer, Westwater Construction, on their newest project, Moda, 12 three-story contemporary townhomes to be built behind Avenue of the Flowers on Longboat Key. In the 20-something years since moving here from […]

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01/1/2008

High Style Sanctuary

When internationally renowned interior designer Pamela Hughes unlocks the door to her Sarasota pied-à-terre, her persona is magically transformed. She’s no longer viewing every object and room from the exacting perspective of how it will work for a client; for once, these rooms and furnishings are not about some other person or time. This is […]

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01/1/2008

10 Best

Mozzarella di bufala, or mozzarella made from buffalo milk, has been around since the 12th century—and for good reason. This creamy, nutritious cheese is used to enliven many dishes, including insalata caprese and pizza. Now you can buy a fresh local version. Claudio Ronchi, the co-proprietor of Bologna Café, hails from three generations of cheese […]

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01/1/2008

The Age of Chatterbox

Mr. Chatterbox often reflected that he was aging beautifully. He embraced the whole process. It was a natural and beautiful thing, like watching children grow. And oh, the wisdom it produced. You can’t really feel totally evolved until you are past the half century mark, or in Mr. Chatterbox’s case, well past it. And fortunately […]

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