Archive for April, 2010

04/1/2010

Homefront

Keep Your Tile and Grout Looking Like New For the ultimate in tile and grout care, Sir Grout of the Suncoast stands out.  Do you know why your tile and grout get dirty?  Most often, the way you clean is actually the No. 1 culprit in dirtying your tile and grout.  Sir Grout of the […]

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04/1/2010

Good Deal

The Place: The Breakfast House; 1817 Fruitville Road, Sarasota; (941) 366-6860. The Fare: Breakfast and lunch are served seven days a week in a nicely renovated, sunny yellow bungalow with hardwood floors and tables and chairs done in a palette of tropical colors. One hopes the resurrection of this pretty little house is the start […]

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04/1/2010

Sense of Place

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04/1/2010

Calendar

Art Ringling Museum of Art. Gothic Art in the Gilded Age: Medieval Treasures in the Gavet, Vanderbilt and Ringling Collections, comes to an end April 4. Continuing through April 25: In Search of Norman Rockwell’s America, pairing images by that American master with those of photojournalist Kevin Rivoli. And opening April 24, to run through […]

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04/1/2010

Good Medicine

The Best of Both Worlds Steve Johns and Miriam Lacher are active 60-somethings who look at least a decade younger. The trim, attractive Miriam is a psychotherapist and manager at Sarasota Memorial Hospital’s Bayside Center for Behavioral Health. Tall, muscular Steve is a machinist at Sun Hydraulics. Married for 13 years, they’ve always been proactive […]

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04/1/2010

Food & Wine

Tour de Force Lan’s smoked trout caviar on panna cotta and chive pancake. At Lan, every forkful is a delight, and the price makes it one of the best deals on food-fabulous Main Street. One of the pleasures of being a regional judge for the annual James Beard Foundation Awards is the opportunity to nominate […]

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04/1/2010

One Great Room

Every table is a power table at Sean Murphy’s new dining establish-ment, The Bistro at The Concession, the result of a creative collaboration between powerhouse designers Adrienne Vittadini of AV Casa and Pamela Hughes of Hughes Design Associates. Murphy’s award-winning cuisine will be served in the elegant new restaurant, an extension of his Zagat-rated Beach […]

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04/1/2010

Designing Mind

Michael Gilkey is a second-generation Floridian who took over his father’s landscape architecture company in 2005. His work on a Cherokee Park residence in collaboration with Jonathan Parks Architect won an Award of Honor in 2009 from the Florida chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, and a Design Excellence Award from Residential Design […]

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04/1/2010

Best Neighborhoods

Luxury Homefront MARKET WATCH  If you’ve coveted those grand old Spanish Mediterranean estates that line Bay Shore Road, now’s your chance: The historic Thoms Estate at 5030 Bay Shore Road, built at the height of the last real estate boom in 1926, is on the market for $1,399,000 by its owner, Michael Saunders real estate […]

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04/1/2010

Fashion Statement!

What are you wearing? A vintage dress from the ’80s that my mother [Monica Slater Van Buskirk, gala co-chair] bought at Bergdorf Goodman back when she was an executive with Godiva Chocolates in New York City. It used to be full-length, but people don’t really wear full-length dresses to events like this, so I had […]

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04/1/2010

Mr. Chatterbox

This month:   What I learned from Ann Coulter I love it when I bring up Ann Coulter in front of my liberal friends. Their first reaction is an airy dismissal—“oh, her, she’s a nut case.” But they don’t stop talking. Or rather, they can’t stop talking. They glom onto one “idiotic” thing she said, […]

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04/1/2010

In Town

Pop art legend James Rosenquist has lived and worked in Florida for years, often garnering awards and recognition from the state. So it’s only fitting that he should be the keynote speaker when the Hermitage Artist Retreat’s Greenfield Prize is awarded to visual artist Sanford Biggers on April 15 during a celebration at Michael’s On […]

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04/1/2010

Arts Capital

BACKSTAGE PASS Inside the arts this month. ARTSEEN Everglades Project     For Sarasota artist Kathy Wright, the chance to paint images of the Florida Everglades while in residence there from December 2008 to November 2009 was important both because she finds the subject “personally compelling” and because of the ’Glades’ continuing place in political […]

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04/1/2010

From The Editor

If you want to analyze a character—or a culture—start with the food. The way we eat reveals whether we’re poor or wealthy, open or repressed, even how we raise our children. I thought about this recently, when I went to Richmond, Va., to babysit for my grandson, Alan, while his mother attended a three-day yoga […]

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04/1/2010

In Hat Pursuit

Hats off to Pique-Nique sur la Baie, the bayfront luncheon and fashion show for New College Library Association on April 7. To top off the lovely ladies attending, local boutiques have unveiled 2010’s most romantic (and paparazzi-enticing) confections. Even if you don’t make the party, any of these fun couture chapeaus will lift your spirits […]

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04/1/2010

Shop Talk

Who’s in Store Now that some women are conflicted about conspicuous consumption, recycling family heirlooms and tired-looking jewelry has become a politically correct luxury. "It’s also fun to breathe new life into pieces you’d never wear and a lot less expensive," says Maureen Hoyt, owner of Optional Art, a former St. Armands Circle jewelry boutique […]

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04/1/2010

Boutique

Shopping in Venice More beguiling than ever before, Venice’s historic downtown is becoming a shopping mecca with much more than standard tourist fare. We’ve ferreted out the best home stores and fashion boutiques and discovered world-class taste and brands. Family Portrait Everyone knows award-winning photographer Clyde Butcher is the Ansel Adams of the Everglades. But you’ll […]

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04/1/2010

Movie Masters

We coaxed the Sarasota Film Festival’s Tom Hall and Holly Herrick out to Lido Beach for the photo you see here, but these two—the fest’s artistic director and director of programming, respectively—spent much of this winter and spring in darkened screening rooms, searching for the best new movies to show during this month’s festival, which […]

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04/1/2010

Sunset & S’mores

If anything says Sarasota, it’s a picnic on the beach. Most of us can still remember the first time we grilled out under the Australian pines on Siesta Beach and settled back to watch the sunset turn the Gulf to a shimmering sheet of pink, silver and blue. We’re still crazy about those Technicolor sunsets, […]

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04/1/2010

Eat This Now: Sarasota’s 52 Best Dishes

IN A CITY known for passionate restaurateurs—and diners—which menu items are we most passionate about right now? That was a question our food experts pounced upon when we gathered them for a brainstorming lunch at Lee Roy Selmon’s. They came armed with so many notes and opinions that we outlasted endless plates of fried green […]

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