Archive for February, 2010

02/1/2010

History Lessons

When a designer and a craftsman pool their talents on a home renovation, you get collaboration. When they happen to be a couple, you get a labor of love and a honey-do list of epic proportions. That was the case when Jan Bullard, allied ASID designer, of Jan Bullard CD, and Scott Williams of SBW […]

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02/1/2010

He’s Got It All Going On

In this issue, you’ll read several stories about growing older, from our interview with one of the speakers at SCOPE’s Winter Forum on Aging on Feb. 26 to Su Byron’s lively “How Not to Look Your Age,” with great tips on how women can look youthful and stylish at any age. Although I’m as eager […]

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02/1/2010

Designing Mind

We asked Sarasota Orchestra Designer Showcase co-chairs Sharon Bolding and Norma Schiller, both veteran designers at Ethan Allen in Sarasota, what tour-goers can expect when they open the doors later this month to LPGA star Paula Creamer’s 10,000-square-foot dream home in Legends Bay at IMG Academies. Proceeds from the 33rd annual Designer Showcase will benefit […]

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02/1/2010

Calendar

Art Longboat Key Center for the Arts. Continuing here through Feb. 11 is Making Waves, featuring the sculpture of Malcolm Robertson. Also this month: Jazz at the Center Feb. 9 with the Foot Note Jazz Band, and the Annual Members’ Exhibition, running Feb. 19 through March 19 (opening reception at 5 p.m. Feb. 18) 383-2345. […]

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02/1/2010

Arts Capital

It will be several months before a search committee starts looking for candidates for the director’s position at the Ringling Museum of Art. But I’m already hearing buzz about a name that some museum supporters hope is on the short list: Aaron DeGroft. DeGroft would certainly seem to have the right credentials. Before leaving Ringling […]

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02/1/2010

My Night at the Opera

I open in La traviata tomorrow night, and I’m scared to death. Not so much for my singing, as I don’t do any. But I do pass out champagne to the partygoers at the beginning of Act One, and I just can’t get it right. Normally this wouldn’t be such a horrible problem. I’m only […]

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02/1/2010

Aristocrats of The Air

Every winter, some of the most extraordinary animals on earth come home to Sarasota. They are the Lipizzaners, descendants of horses bred in the 16th century for the royal Hapsburg family of Austria. Legendary for their “airs above the ground,” spectacular leaps and maneuvers originally meant to terrorize attacking foot soldiers, the Lipizzans have never […]

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02/1/2010

Plastic Surgery Trends

How Not to Look Your Age I’m one of the nearly 40 million American women who were born between 1946 and 1964. Once upon a time, we women of the baby boomer generation burned our bras, shunned our mothers’ make-up, celebrated free love and overturned sexist stereotypes—or at least tried to. Now, alas, time has […]

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02/1/2010

Eye Candy

Bursts of bright, cotton-candy blue punctuate interior designer Sally Trout’s latest project, a Gulf-front vacation condominium in Seaplace on Longboat Key. Happy choice, since her clients—who prefer to stay out of the local spotlight—are co-owners of a major national candy company known for its eye-popping colors and soft, animated shapes. Plump, whimsically curved aqua chairs […]

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02/1/2010

Finding My Balance

In her new book, Getting a Grip: On My Body, My Mind, Myself, Sarasota’s Monica Seles tells her story, from her rise as a young phenom to No. 1 in the tennis world to the 1993 stabbing that derailed her tennis career—and her life. The stabbing, which was soon followed by her beloved father’s diagnosis […]

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02/1/2010

Healthfront

LECOM Students Provide Health Services to Homeless The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) Bradenton is collaborating with the Manatee County Community Coalition on Homelessness (CCH) to bring much-needed medical care to the clinic’s patients. Under the guidance of Dr. Anthony Ferretti, assistant dean of clinical education, students are providing health services to Bradenton’s […]

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02/1/2010

Good Medicine

Mental Gymnastics You’re mingling at a party, having a good time. Behind you, you hear someone calling your name. You turn to look. A stranger walks up to you and enthusiastically greets you. “Hi! It’s great to see you!” You nod and smile. “Yeah, uh. It’s great to see you, too.” Who are you talking […]

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