Archive for May, 2010

05/1/2010

Homefront

New at Robb & Stucky Interiors Robb & Stucky, the Sarasota headquarters for all the styles of Tommy Bahama Home, invites you to be the first to discover the newest Tommy Bahama Collection – Ocean Club, inspired by sea, sand and contemporary island living.  Create your own elegantly relaxed retreat, with classic and personality-rich furnishings.   […]

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05/1/2010

Food & Wine

Southern Comfort A lot of thought went into the Caragiulo brothers’ latest venture, a casual restaurant under the big banyan tree next door to Burns Court Cinema called Owen’s Fish Camp. From the clever menu placemats to the equally amusing wine and beer list to the fishing shack decor to the food itself, the new […]

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05/1/2010

Good Deal

The Place: Chips Mexican Grill, 2801 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota (across the street from the Ringling College of Art and Design); (941) 355-4620. The Fare: This short-order purveyor of Mexican fare with a Southern California gloss reminds me of Tucson, where I lived for many years. The minute I walked through the door and inhaled […]

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05/1/2010

Sense of Place

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05/1/2010

May Calendar

Art Galleria Silecchia. Opening May 7 to run through May 30: an exhibition featuring ceramicist Yasuka Nakamura, photographer Michael Kahn, and glass artists Nick Mount and Duncan McClellan. 365-7414. Selby Gallery. The Ringling College Senior Thesis Exhibitions continue through May 7. Opening with a reception at 5 p.m. May 14, shows featuring the Florida Suncoast […]

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05/1/2010

Good Medicine

A Bomb in the Brain This is a story of beating the odds. It’s not so much a story of luck as it is a story of teamwork, expertise and clockwork precision. It’s the story of Ashley White and the cadre of medical professionals, family and friends who changed her life when an aneurysm ruptured […]

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05/1/2010

Wave of the Future

When Helen Feiner embarked on a complete renovation of her Hudson Harbour condo, she did so with a secret weapon: her son-in-law, Carl Solander, who happens to be a LEED-certified AIA architect. Inspired by the concept of reverse engineering, Solander named his Boston-based firm Reverse Architecture, “which in my case means he took this space […]

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05/1/2010

Designing Mind

Parsons School of Design-trained interior designer Patricia Morrison Schimberg of Morrison Design, who created the in-law suite for the recent Sarasota Orchestra Designer Showcase, forecasts the new direction in home décor. Trend No. 1: Mix it up. A few years ago clients would tell me, “I want a specific look,” whether it was beachy or […]

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05/1/2010

Best Neighborhoods

Luxury Homefront MARKET WATCH An unusually big beachfront parcel in the Sanderling Club—with a $14.5 million price tag to match—came on the market in early March, and listing agents Tom Cail III and Jason Grande of Michael Saunders & Company say prospective buyers are already bringing their architects by for a look-see. The three-acre beachfront […]

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05/1/2010

Who’s in Store? – Shop Talk

Who’s  in Store? The owner and chief executive officer of Soicher-Marin, a multimillion-dollar supplier of framed decorative art to designers of top hotels, stores, and fashionable homes in the U.S. and abroad, Ed Marin also happens to be an under- the-radar type of guy. In September 2009, he quietly moved his second-generation company from Los Angeles […]

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05/1/2010

Boutique

Animal House IrresistIble and elegant, timeless or avant-garde, animal motifs are a recurring theme in the history of art and design. Now Sarasota stores are enlivening contemporary home décor with chic yet playful new designs that reinforce our continuing bond with animals both tame and wild.   1 Feather your Nest with L’Objet’s stunning black […]

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05/1/2010

Sarasota Insider

Sarasota Museum of Art Halfway to $22-million Goal By Charlie Huisking On a brisk Saturday morning earlier this year, more than 100 people crowded into a classroom in the former Sarasota High School building to hear renowned installation artist Judy Pfaff give a talk. Pfaff was captivating, funny and insightful in this Artmuse lecture , […]

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05/1/2010

From The Editor

Something Old, Something New Sarasota has changed in the last 20 years, right? Yes—and not so much. The Gulf Coast Community Foundation’s Scott Anderson recently made that point at Sarasota Ballet’s “Tu-Tu Terrific” party, where the ballet announced the line-up for next year’s 20th anniversary season. Much to my surprise, Anderson had unearthed a column […]

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05/1/2010

The Best of 2010

People who could live just about anywhere choose to live in Sarasota, thanks to our magnificent mix of culture, natural beauty and year-round sunshine (we refuse to remember those record lows we shivered through this winter). Every year, we ask you choosy residents and visitors to choose the best of Sarasota, from shops and restaurants […]

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05/1/2010

Treasures of the Deep

As I load my dive gear into a wheelbarrow for the short trek across the yard to the boat, I’m keeping one eye on the sky. I’ve already checked the weather three or four times in the last two days, but it’s Florida, and things can change fast.   It’s a perfect day for diving: […]

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05/1/2010

Closing Dialogue

Stage manager Marian Wallace, 65, retires this summer after calling cues and coordinating productions with the Asolo Repertory Theatre for more than 40 years—most of them alongside her actor husband, Brad. Their youngest daughter, our associate editor, Hannah, sat down with Marian to discuss a life spent behind the scenes. Hannah: How did you begin […]

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05/1/2010

Auto Motives

If I know anything after more than 30 years of test-driving and reviewing cars and following automobile marketing and sales, it’s that you are what you drive. Cars are body armor you wrap yourself in each morning to greet the world. Like the clothing you wear, the car you drive says worlds about your personality […]

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05/1/2010

Healthfront

Sarasota Memorial Among Best in America Sarasota Memorial ranks among the top 5 percent of hospitals in America based on its unusually low mortality and complication rates, according to a recent Medicare study. The annual survey by Health Grades, an independent hospital rating company, singled out 269 hospitals across the country with unusually low mortality […]

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