Archive for January, 2009

01/1/2009

The High Life

Martha and Curtiss Schantz are living their dream high atop Sarasota in a 3,400-square-foot Rivo penthouse replete with breathtaking city, suburban treetop and water views. “The dream was to have an uncluttered, soothing space that was neutral in décor to emphasize the rich texture of the views,” says Martha, whose art history degree led to […]

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01/1/2009

Social Detective

Nothing interests me more than the Mysteries of the Mind, so I was delighted to attend this year’s Sunshine from Darkness Gala at the Ritz in January to find out what’s up with research on mental illness and brain disease. I also wanted to be there when Gary Foster, producer of The Soloist, received the […]

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01/1/2009

Sense of Place

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01/1/2009

Over Our Heads?

The evidence is there. You can’t see it while sunbathing on Siesta Key’s sugary sands, or searching Venice Beach for shark’s teeth, or strolling around St. Armands Circle. But it’s there. The sea level is rising. Slowly but surely, day after day, it’s creeping a little higher, and it’s changing the way everything in Florida […]

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01/1/2009

Mr. Chatterbox

I wonder how many of you realize that I write an entirely different column for Sarasota Magazine in addition to this one. I’m referring to my Social Diary, which appears bi-weekly on our Web site, sarasotamagazine.com. In it I recount all the wonderful social events I attend, complete with pictures I often take myself. It’s […]

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01/1/2009

Icon of Style

Most Sarasotans know by now something about the illustrious Bertha Palmer (also known as Mrs. Potter Palmer), and they’ll learn more during the yearlong celebration of the centennial of her arrival here on Sarasota shores: about her role as a pioneer in everything from women’s rights to cattle ranching to launching the birth of Sarasota […]

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01/1/2009

From the Editor

Every month, our staff of 27 editors, designers and production, sales and business people pours all our talent and energy into creating another issue of Sarasota Magazine; then we send it out by trucks, airplanes and cyberspace to readers in every state of the nation and 187 countries all over the world. Independent research tells […]

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01/1/2009

Food & Wine

Andrea’s is one of those perfect little gems I almost hate to write about. On the one hand, I owe it to you, the reader, to disclose that a sublime evening at table in elegant and convivial surroundings awaits you behind the frosted glass door in a strip center opposite Westfield Southgate. On the other […]

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01/1/2009

Best Neighborhoods

Luxury Homefront MARKET WATCH One of Sarasota’s oldest luxury builders, Perrone Construction, celebrates its 30th anniversary this year in a big way: It’s just introduced its luxurious Spice Bay model home off Midnight Pass Road on Siesta Key. Designed by architect Cliff Scholz, who has collaborated with builder Richard Perrone since the company’s inception, the […]

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01/1/2009

The Magnificent Seven

Who said a good man is hard to find? We found seven dashing single gents right here in Sarasota with the style, charisma, character—and oh, let’s not forget, the looks—that make them not just good, but great. We put together a panel of gals—and guys—about town and asked them to recommend the hottest men on […]

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