Archive for November, 2008

11/1/2008

Healthfront

AFTER BOTOX Dr. James W. Marsh has advice for that large segment of the population that’s moving from Botox to more involved procedures. “As the population ages,” he says, “a great number of people have been using Botox and fillers to forestall the signs of aging. Many of those people are now seeing a diminishing […]

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11/1/2008

Homefront

BEDROOM BLAST Want to be part of an emerging trend in home décor? Try making a dramatic statement in your bedroom with an upholstered bed wall from Robb & Stucky. The home décor powerhouse offers a versatile selection for creating visual interest in the boudoir. First, select an upholstered headboard to fit a king- or […]

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11/1/2008

Calendar

Art Venice Art Center. An exhibition featuring abstract work closes here Nov.1; it’s followed by an exhibition of photographer Clyde Butcher’s work, Nov. 6 through Dec. 20. (He’ll also give a lecture Nov. 20.) And a Christmas sale runs for the same dates. 485-7136. Galleria Silecchia. Remaining on view through Nov. 6 is Paul Tamanian’s […]

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11/1/2008

Italian Interlude

One of our favorite things about St. Armands Circle is the wealth of options for dining al fresco. Sidewalk tables abound, not just on the circle proper but along the avenues that branch off at the four points of the compass. The variety is exciting: traditional and pop Cuban, European haute eclectic, Florida fish and […]

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11/1/2008

Seeds of Hope

Until three years ago, Randy Drymiller lived a relatively worry-free life. By age 45, he had risen in the ranks of the Federal Aviation Administration to become a high-level agent specializing in hazardous materials. When work was done, he left the hazards behind. Drymiller shared a home with his wife, Hsiou-Fang, and their then-15-year-old daughter, […]

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11/1/2008

Luxury Home & Design

NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH Teeing Off at The Founders Club One of a handful of ultra-luxurious golf courses that debuted here in this decade, The Founders Club is nestled into 700 oak-filled acres on Fruitville Road, three miles east of I-75. The very private gated community boasts multimillion-dollar estates around a signature 18-hole course designed by Robert […]

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11/1/2008

Mr. Chatterbox

Guess what? I’m writing a Florida detective story. And it’s being serialized right here in Sarasota Magazine—starting on page 106 of this very issue! It’s something I always wanted to do. But I’ve kept putting it off, busy—like all of us— with my job, raising a dog, then another dog, investing in real estate, losing […]

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11/1/2008

Boutique

Shopping Gulf Gate Marketplace From national chains in the Sarasota Pavilion to mom-and-pop stores in the ever-evolving Gulf Gate Marketplace, shopping the district bordered by Gulf Gate Drive and Stickney Point Road off South Tamiami Trail is a mix of down-home discoveries, discounted name brands and gourmet surprises. We shopped ‘til we dropped and sampled […]

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11/1/2008

Central Time

Central Avenue, the oddly named street that runs north from Five Points Park through diverse neighborhoods up to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way, has finally begun to gain some centrality. The name, unusual in our town for not honoring a fruit, a flower or a Ringling, is now apt for what amounts to a […]

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11/1/2008

Street Talk

GREEN MACHINES Ringling College seniors Ryan DeYoung and Greg Tariff recently contributed their artistic abilities—and their summer vacation—to General Motors’ quest for a gas-free automobile. The two were among 21 international students chosen to participate in GM’s “Zero Gas” design challenge, a three-month internship in which six teams of student engineers, designers and artists developed […]

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11/1/2008

Season on the Brink?

As we wrap up this annual Season’s Preview issue, the economic news is grim, and we can’t help wondering how that might darken our cultural scene this year. Predictions are iffy (wasn’t someone just saying, “The fundamentals of our economy are strong”?), but there are some reasons to hope. Remember how Americans flocked to theaters […]

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11/1/2008

Decorating Can Be Murder: Chapter 1

Part One: A Dream Comes True—or Does It?   In this first installment of humorist Robert Plunket’s new series, Timothy Spryke moves to Sarasota to open his new design business, Casual Elegance—but something spooky is in the air. Mr. Timothy Spryke had always promised himself that when his mother died he would move to Florida and […]

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11/1/2008

Power Player

London-based sports and entertainment mogul Richard Dorfman lives life in the fast lane—racing across the globe as general manager, broadcasting and media, of A1 Grand Prix World Cup of Motorsport, which, just four years after being founded by Sheik Maktoum Hasher Al Maktoum, a member of Dubai’s ruling family, has spread to 22 competing countries. […]

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11/1/2008

The Greatest Gowns on Earth

Craig Signer coat dress, $3,100; Christian Dior evening shoe, $670, and faux diamond hoop earrings, $200, Saks Fifth Avenue. Bead choker, $38, vintage fabric bag, $365, and velvet gloves, $6, La Mariée. Hunting derby, $68, Retro 101 at Steve’s Shadow Box. Vera Wang taffeta cocktail dress in spruce, $310; stone necklace and bracelet, $85 and […]

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11/1/2008

Best of The Season

Ready or not, here it comes—another Sarasota arts season barreling down the tracks, packed with all kinds of treats for lovers of theater, dance, music, art and more. But too much of a good thing can make you feel overwhelmed, so we’ve chosen some of the highlights of a packed calendar for you, to make […]

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11/1/2008

Noshes for Night Owls

Euphemia Haye is famed for its formal gourmet fare. That’s downstairs. Upstairs, things are more laid-back with a “lite” menu, dynamic bar scene and live jazz. The pizza here, with a wickedly thin, crispy crust, is perfect for one and redefines the pizza paradigm with toppings that include spicy barbecue duck and shiitake mushrooms, shrimp, […]

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