Archive for February, 2009

02/1/2009

Take Me Along

1. Kelp LineSaks has exclusive dibs on amazing La Mer skincare products in Sarasota (www.lamer.com). Devotees of the sea-kelp-based potions travel with a to-go kit ($320) with seven treatment essentials. Saks Fifth Avenue, 100 Southgate Plaza, (941) 634-5311. 2. Back to Basics Pack lots of punch in a little space with European runway models’ fave […]

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02/1/2009

Boutique

The historic rosemary district is defining itself as Sarasota’s subversively hip haven for all things creative. From gourmet food, fine art and artisan-crafted gifts to cutting-edge home décor, every store is dripping with style. Don’t be fooled by the funk: The spas, salons and specialty shops flocking here are underground elegance at its best.  Memory […]

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02/1/2009

Street Smarts

David Langworthy became associate director of physical conditioning at Bradenton’s IMG Performance Institute in June. A championship college wrestler, Langworthy has also worked as a strength and conditioning coach for Ohio State University, University of Pittsburgh and University of Nebraska and has helped train more than 100 first-round NFL draft picks and countless other elite […]

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02/1/2009

Hot Seat

After a tumultuous summer during which former exec director Martine Collier and several board members abruptly resigned, the Arts Council appeared to be mapping a new course, strengthening the board with some power hitters and in October hiring new executive director Russ Crumley. An entrepreneur who says he has a geeky side, Crumley has a […]

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02/1/2009

Civic Discourse

If there was one consistent theme throughout the fall political campaign and financial meltdown, it was leadership—or, rather, lack thereof. When worried Americans looked desperately for reassurance from a trusted leader in those panicky weeks of September and October, they didn’t find much comfort. Granted, the political momentum shifted to Barack Obama because his reaction […]

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02/1/2009

Street Talk

  Big Splash A wine aficionada brings fresh flavor to Sarasota. Rebecca Robinson has been of legal drinking age for only four years. But the 25-year-old professional wine expert for St. Armands’ Cork restaurant recently became only the second Sarasotan currently certified by the London-based Wine and Spirits Education Trust. Robinson’s early oenophile experience came […]

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02/1/2009

Sense of Place

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02/1/2009

Mr. Chatterbox

What is it about teenagers? Where does that wild streak come from? That gleeful disobedience? That greedy selfishness, that certitude that it’s all about me, me, me? When Pee Wee entered his teens recently—his dog teens, of course, which occur between ages one and two—his cute little puppy habits, so amusing at first, quickly became […]

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02/1/2009

From The Editor

The minute I hung up the phone, I broke out in hives. One hive, actually, right on my face, which was already bright red with shame and embarrassment. How could I have forgotten an important appointment—again? This was the third time in as many months that I had completely overlooked an event, and this was […]

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02/1/2009

The Art of Minimalism

Maybe it’s the economy, but walking softly carries a big stick in interior design these days. Minimalism trumps excessiveness. Quiet elegance now speaks volumes about who we are and how we want to live. The pared-down aesthetic, long a signature style of Sarasota designer-builder-developer Robert L. Stuffings, brings simplicity and clarity to modern living. “As […]

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