Archive for February, 2010

02/1/2010

Luxury Homefront Shorts

MARKET WATCH One of the only new-construction Longboat Key beachfront homes to become available in “I don’t know how many years,” says listing agent Barbara Ackerman of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, the Johnson estate on the north end of Longboat is on the market for $13 million. Completed in 2007, the 10,000-square-foot neoclassical mansion […]

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02/1/2010

InTown

Sarasota’s unique demographic (nearly 30 percent of our population is 65 or older) has made it a natural spot for SCOPE (Sarasota County Openly Plans for Excellence) to champion an Institute for the Ages to seek new approaches to aging and retirement issues. The group’s Winter Forum, Feb. 26 at the Chelsea Center (call 365-8751 […]

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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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