Archive for January, 2010

01/1/2010

Who’s in store?/ShopTalk

Who’s in store? Everyone knows there’s a stunning First Couple in the White House. But in Sarasota, there’s another pair of tastemakers: our quietly elegant first couple of retailing, Brenda and Geoffrey Michel of The Met Fashion House & Day Spa. An icon on St. Armands Circle, The Met embodies a rare mix of refined […]

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01/1/2010

What I’m drinking

I’m sure you’ve noticed. At the market, a nearby big box outlet or your favorite neighborhood wine shop, we’re now seeing labels that once would have seemed jarring novelties but have entered the mainstream as wine consumption in this country has exploded. These are the cute labels, the plays on words, the ones with the […]

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01/1/2010

Top These!

1 Double Take  Only your furrier will know for sure,  but this faux mink bolero with tapered silhouette and shawl collar looks real enough to keep everyone else guessing. Made from synthetic fibers, it’s versatile enough to go from sweet to sexy. White House Black Market, 317 John Ringling Blvd., St. Armands, (941) 399-5033. 2 […]

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01/1/2010

Top Five

1. Theater Real-life marrieds Kris Danford and Sam Osheroff play a couple whose relationship hits the rocks in Jason Brown’s Drama Desk-winning musical The Last Five Years, onstage at the Asolo Rep Jan. 21 through Feb. 28. What makes it special? She tells their story going backwards in time; he tells it going forward, and […]

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01/1/2010

Take it from the Top

You’ve been in business here for 39 years. What’s the secret to the theater’s longevity? Obviously we pay close attention to the quality of our shows and our food. [As a privately owned, for-profit theater] we have no board of directors, so we keep pretty close control and do what we have to do; if […]

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01/1/2010

Sense of Place

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01/1/2010

Ring in the New

1. When the rotisserie broke at Pattigeorge’s a few months back, fans of the restaurant’s Peking Duck were crushed. So owner/chef Tommy Klauber created a brand-new appetizer: Seared Duck Breast Satay with a piquant chili and ginger glaze. Served with a side of coconut jasmine rice and a glass of crisp, dry Riesling, Klauber’s new […]

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01/1/2010

Perfect picture

When independent curator and art adviser Rebecca Donelson and husband Robert Blattberg decided to give up their Chicago home to split their time between their Aspen ranch and a beach resort area, the choice was clear. “Sarasota is to Florida what Aspen is to Colorado,” says Donelson. “It’s the perfect life; the arts are good […]

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01/1/2010

From The Editor

New Year’s Resolutions… 1. For the giant sailor on the bayfront Edwards: To replace Michelangelo’s David as the symbol of Sarasota. Storm: To stay here and keep this community talking about bad art. Coolidge: To run for City Commission. McCurdy: To finally get to second base. 2. For the Baltimore Orioles Bentley: To dress up […]

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01/1/2010

Mr. Chatterbox

Here in Sarasota we don’t really have funerals anymore. We have “Celebrations of Life,” and I for one am all in favor of the change. There are good food and drink, maybe some live cocktail-type music, people are dressed chicly rather than somberly, and if the deceased is lucky, there’s even a video about his […]

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