Archive for February, 2008

02/1/2008

Fashion Statement—Micki Gager

What are you wearing? A Dior-inspired corseted evening gown by Carol Lin, gold sequined sandals by Nina, a rope of Biwa pearls and amethyst earrings. How would you describe your style? A little quirky, a little Diane Keaton. As I’ve gotten older, I like more classic looks. A St. John knit always looks great. Since […]

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02/1/2008

Mr. Chatterbox

I’m getting more and more curious about that fence they’re planning to build along the border, because it seems that my Mexican next-door neighbors have just built a fence to keep me out. I can’t imagine what their problem is. Maybe Pee Wee kept running into their yard. Maybe it was me sunbathing in my […]

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02/1/2008

Back to School

While our local colleges are building a national reputation, few of their designs get a passing grade. Webster tells us that “campus” is derived from the Latin word for a flat place, a field. Sounds military, doesn’t it, evoking the regimented layout of a Roman legion’s camp rather than the traditional environs of colleges and […]

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02/1/2008

Shopping—Upper Main Street

Upper Main Street Sarasota is beginning to shine. The potpourri of mom-and-pop shops we know and love has been re-energized with an influx of under-the-radar boutiques, hip cafés and coveted national brands. The most happening spot: where Lemon and Main form Pineapple Square. That’s where Brooks Brothers and Sur La Table now link upper and […]

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