Archive for March, 2008

03/1/2008

A Sarasota Wedding in the Hamptons

My daughter, Lindsey, and I had always dreamed of having her wedding at home. But when she fell in love with Richard Demato in Los Angeles, where they live, they decided to have their wedding at the Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club, closer to family members in New York. Lindsey had only three wedding concerns. […]

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03/1/2008

Sarasota’s Hottest Husbands

Sarasota is known for many things—beautiful beaches, cultural riches and, OK, we admit it, as the epicenter of the recent national real estate meltdown. But after poring through the piles of nominations for our second annual “Hottest Husbands” competition, we’ve decided we have another claim to fame: City of Love. The nominations practically sizzled with […]

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03/1/2008

10 Best

Who invented paella? Legend has it that hungry gods commanded a Spanish priest to prepare a rice dish. He did—the following Sunday. While paella is typically savored on Sundays in Spain, in Sarasota you can enjoy it any evening at The Table Restaurant. They prepare this aromatic “peasant’s platter” of saffron-infused rice Valencia-style, with a […]

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03/1/2008

The Social Detective

Here’s a little quiz. (Don’t worry; it’s really short.) 1. Who made giving (a lot) to the arts cool in Sarasota? 2. What is love? The answers came in January at Bea-Dazzled, the sell-out Florida West Coast Symphony gala honoring Bea Friedman. With Anne Folsom Smith chairing and designing the ballroom for the fifth straight […]

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03/1/2008

Fashion Statement: Margaret Moore

What are you wearing? A striped Missoni dress, black Jimmy Choo heels, a Salvatore Ferragamo bag and a hot-pink wrap that I got in New York City on the street. What are your favorite brands? I love Diane von Furstenberg, Nanette Lepore and Catherine Malandrino, and Theory is great for basics. Where do you shop? […]

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03/1/2008

Mr. Chatterbox

A dangerous new voice has entered the Sarasota mix, so watch out. I’m referring to Michael Riedel, the theater columnist for the New York Post, the reigning “Butcher of Broadway” and the most feared man on the Great White Way. Stars, directors, producers—they’re all terrified of him. I remember watching a famous actress at a […]

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03/1/2008

Beware the Ides of March

Shakespeare’s famous line, warning Julius Caesar of the setup that cost him his life, might be running through the minds of the group hoping to save legendary architect Paul Rudolph’s iconic Riverview High School buildings when they go before the Sarasota County School Board on March 15 to present their Riverview Music Quadrangle project. Could […]

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03/1/2008

Shopping

International Style A shrinking world expands the way we live. The new international style reflects the growing global influences on our daily lives, from the fusion foods we eat to the cross-cultural clothes we wear. China has a new Ethan Allen gallery; Dubai has its own Rodeo Drive. Europeans fearlessly decorate ancient homes with modern […]

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