Archive for January, 2009

01/1/2009

Good Medicine

Smile! It’s the Future Admit it. Some of you fear dentists. OK, let’s be really honest—most of us harbor some fear of dentists. The scary image in our minds is a combination of ancient quacks with iron pliers and that unpleasant scene from Marathon Man. The truth is, until the past few decades, dentistry has […]

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01/1/2009

Boutique: Shopping Finds

Shopping for your dog in Sarasota is as good as it gets anywhere in the world. From designer fashion to luxury beds, collars and toys, we scouted the best of creature comforts. The big news is a move to organic and raw foods—now allocated more shelf space in local boutiques than ever before. America’s Top […]

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01/1/2009

Homefront

Express Personal Style Through Rugs Browse the extensive rug fashion showroom at Rugs As Art for the perfect rug for your home. The collection includes hand-selected rugs made by top manufacturers from around the world. You’ll find traditional and contemporary rug designs and everything in-between. Rugs are available in every color, every style, shape and […]

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01/1/2009

Good Deal

The Place: Pei Wei Asian Diner; 8511 Cooper Creek Blvd., Sarasota; (941) 359-8570. The Fare: This fast food offshoot of the P.F. Chang’s China Bistro chain offers various rice and noodle bowls and just short of a dozen other familiar dishes hailing from Thailand, China and Korea in a breezy, casual atmosphere. The Drill: The […]

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01/1/2009

The Sarasota They Saw

Every visitor with a camera knows that Sarasota is the perfect subject for photography—the beautiful water, tropical foliage and intense, dazzling sunlight. In fact, our town has attracted and inspired some of the true greats of 20th-century photography. They were drawn by the exotic and little-known landscape, the excitement of the circus and the emergence […]

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01/1/2009

Test of Time

Casa del Cielo rises from the beach on slim concrete columns like an elegant, glass-and-bleached-cedar tree house. Its owners, an extended New Hampshire family that vacations here often to escape their cold New England winters, requested “a beach house with a feeling of lightness and uplift, expressing the joy of living; spaces that are exhilarating […]

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01/1/2009

Faces of the Future

On an anniversary, it’s natural to look back, and we’ve done that in several stories in this special anniversary issue. But as we celebrate the past, we’re also thinking about the future, wondering if the Sarasota of tomorrow will be as vibrant, creative and interesting as the one we’ve been covering for the past 30 […]

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01/1/2009

Decorating Can Be Murder: Chapter 3

In last month’s installment, Mr. Timothy Spryke, a retired high school teacher who has moved to Sarasota and opened a decorating business named “Casual Elegance,” made a new friend, Mary Alice Wiggins, and discovered that the “stalker” who had been terrorizing him was actually a marauding raccoon when the animal attacked Mary Alice in his […]

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01/1/2009

A Town Grows Up

Towns live organic lives, just like people. They grow up, they succeed, they fail, they reinvent themselves, and in the process they discover who they are. Who is Sarasota? We’ve been thinking about that a lot lately at Sarasota Magazine, as we celebrate our 30th anniversary. Back in 1979, Clubhouse (as we were then known, […]

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