Archive for May, 2010

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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