Archive for December, 2008

12/1/2008

Fashion Statement

Barbara Lynch What are you wearing? I’m wearing a sparkly copper dress by C.D. Greene, a designer who’s made clothes for Kim Cattrall and Mary J. Blige. How does this dress make you feel? Fun! It’s shiny, festive, sexy—and something I thought was appropriate for the event. How do you stay in shape? I jog, […]

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12/1/2008

Social Detective

I’m so glad this issue is about beaches, because I’ve always preferred the edges of continents to the middle. Middles are so…so totally land-locked. Know what I mean? One Christmas I was persuaded to visit the Middle, which can be anywhere from New Jersey to Las Vegas, but in this case was Wyoming. We landed […]

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12/1/2008

From the Editor

A Sarasota visitor’s bucket list This Visitor’s Annual is filled with stories about what to do, see and enjoy here, with a special focus on our world-famous beaches, those 35 magical miles of dazzling white sand and sun-kissed surf, as well as comprehensive insider’s guides to shopping, recreation, attractions, entertainment and more. If you didn’t […]

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12/1/2008

Decorating Can Be Murder: Chapter 2

In last month’s installment, Mr. Timothy Spryke, a retired high school teacher, moved to Sarasota to pursue his longtime dream of opening a decorating business. In that chapter, he found the perfect house, a little Spanish place near downtown, hired a handyman, young Rick Yoder, and was happily settling into his new life—until one evening […]

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12/1/2008

A Breeze from the Bahamas

A trip to a romantic Bahamian inn inspired a home makeover of dazzling proportions for a Boca Grande couple. The avid boaters had been living in their Boca Grande home for more than a decade when they moored at The Landing on Harbour Island . The idyllic boutique hotel would become their architectural muse. Off […]

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12/1/2008

Hook, Line, and Sinker

Florida cuisine has changed dramatically over the decades, but one thing has remained constant: our love of fresh fish. We can’t get enough of it. We eat it cooked, raw or lightly seared. We order it broiled on a cedar plank with herbs, grilled and sauced in lemon, white wine and capers or marinated in […]

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12/1/2008

A Walk on the Beach

My beach-going days began early, when my mother took me on my first visit to the Gulf shore when I was just a few days old. I don’t remember that trip—although maybe the rhythm of the waves and the fresh breezes helped to soothe me to sleep—but I do remember exploring just about every nook […]

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12/1/2008

10 Best

Citrus marmalade is one of Albritton Fruit Company’s superstar products. It’s in so much demand the company offers it in 2.5-pound containers for snowbirds who need a fix ofFlorida sunshine when they’re back inBuffalo. This sweet, tangy treat comes in three citrusy flavors: tangerine, Honey Bell and orange-pineapple-cherry. Slather it on your toast or marinate […]

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