Archive for October, 2008

10/1/2008

Extreme Makeover

The house was dated, uninviting, and not at all what its future owners had in mind. They bought it, anyway, mesmerized by Gulf of Mexico views and estate-sized grounds that evoked images of the idyllic family retreat they dreamed of sharing with their two teenagers and big network of family and friends. Set on nearly five […]

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10/1/2008

Street Talk

Art Buzz You can take it with you… “Egyptomania” comes to the RinglingMuseum on Oct. 18, with the exhibition To Live Forever: Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum. Here you can discover the elaborate methods the Egyptians employed to ensure that their afterlife was rich and full.  Portraits and jewelry of the rich, mummies of […]

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10/1/2008

Homefront

Back to Nature Need a new look for your lighting? The naturalist trend is red hot, according to the style experts at Franklin Lighting. Naturalist shades and light fixtures employ a more modern, organic style, using a faded, neutral palette and layering textures and soft patterns to create a calm, natural feel. Blending elements found […]

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10/1/2008

Calendar

Art Venice Art Center. A show of Landscapes and Seascapes closes here Oct. 4; it’s followed by an exhibition of abstract art, Oct. 10 through Nov. 1, accompanied by a solo show featuring acrylic/abstract artist Linda Larisch. 485-7136. Selby Gallery. On view here through Oct. 11: the annual Ringling College Faculty Exhibition Part I, highlighting […]

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10/1/2008

High Steaks

Red and lots of it is the right shade for a steakhouse, as anyone who has made the pilgrimage to Bern’s in Tampa, the Bay area’s reigning homegrown, over-the-top exemplar of the form, knows full well. Hyde Park Steakhouse in downtown Sarasota (the mother ship is in Cleveland) employs a more subdued and varied interior […]

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10/1/2008

Neighborhood Watch

Its superb location and gorgeous water surround make Bird Key one of the area’s most upscale residential communities. Situated between downtown Sarasota and St. Armands Circle, Bird Key is a boater’s dream, with deep-water canals and a private yacht club that attract professionals, affluent families, retirees and even a few celebrities. Davie Lindsay Worcester of […]

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10/1/2008

One Great Room

Dick and Maggie Bechtold’s house in the Country Club of Lakewood Ranch speaks to them and lights up when they get out of bed. The entire home is totally automated, yet there’s just one electric switch in a footprint of 7,678 square feet. Everything, including lighting, security, audio, fire alarm and video systems, is integrated […]

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10/1/2008

Fashion Statement

What are you wearing? Brandy: A DKNY top and jeans, and strappy sandals. Dylonn: I’m wearing a mixture of H&M, Theory, Zara and Aldo. Where do you like to shop? Brandy: Express, and I also like to go to International Plaza in Tampa; the Louis Vuitton store there is a favorite. Dylonn: As far as […]

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10/1/2008

Limelight

Sarasota Magazine Theater Awards Party The end of the 2007-08 theater season brought the annual theater awards party, held this year at the Players Theatre, thanks to artistic director Jeffery Kin and executive director Darlene Sparks. Theater people turned up to eat, drink, celebrate the season and applaud the winners, announced by Sarasota Magazine executive […]

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10/1/2008

Boutique

There’s a five-mile stretch along Sarasota’s Tamiami Trail that’s home to so many furniture stores it’s been dubbed “Furniture Row.” From Philippi Street, to just south of Central Sarasota Parkway, you’ll find every major national brand and the hottest celebrity/designer collections, plus some true Sarasota originals. We scouted them all, along with a few gas-worthy […]

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