Archive for June, 2010

06/1/2010

Mr. Chatterbox

Editor’s Note: Since Mr. C is out recovering from bypass surgery—and since this is our annual “Top Doctors” issue—it seemed like the right time to re-run this classic “Mr. Chatterbox.” It was originally published in April 1992, but alas, not much seems to have changed when it comes to the country’s healthcare problems. I know […]

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06/1/2010

Father’s Day Finds

1 Green Energy The Solio universal hybrid solar charger kit ($199.99) powers up your handheld electronics via sunshine or electric socket. Just one of the eco-friendly lifestyle gifts at Juno & Jove, 100 Central Ave., (941) 953-0000. 2 Pen Pals Encourage Dad to write often with the Perfect Pencil, replete with replaceable eraser and cap […]

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06/1/2010

Who’s in Store / Shop Talk

Globetrotter Cleon Dixon admits to perpetual wanderlust, which also happens to have shaped her career. Dixon travels the globe in search of unique artisan clothing, jewelry and home gifts for the mini empire of three retail shops she and husband Arch now own on St. Armands Circle. The founders of Ivory Coast and Binjara Traders […]

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06/1/2010

Boutique

Southside Village is evolving, and the shopping is better than ever before. Almost every store is new or revamped with exciting new lines. We found designer clothing, gifts, jewelry and more in stores that are becoming destinations. And don’t forget to sample the trendy new restaurants—among the finest in town. 1 Go Hollywood and dress […]

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06/1/2010

Fit City

HOT SHOP Lululemon is the big name in athletic wear, with devoted "Luluheads" like Brooke Shields and Jennifer Garner wearing the ultra-comfortable, ultra-flattering designs around the clock. The Vancouver-based company mixes sports, style and spirituality, from bags imprinted with inspiring slogans to apparel designed for yoga, dance and "other sweaty pursuits." Now they’ve opened (Thursday-Saturday) […]

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06/1/2010

Noisemaker

  Hollywood Comes Home   Hollywood’s “old models are breaking down,” says Bradley Battersby, the super-charged head of Ringling College’s two-year-old digital filmmaking program. The digital revolution has given independent filmmakers access to the same tools as Hollywood’s elite, explains Battersby, 55, and that’s inspired him “to help students tell their stories, not Hollywood’s.” Battersby, […]

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06/1/2010

Art Seen

The late abstract painter David Budd attended Ringling College back in the 1940s. He worked in the circus to support himself while developing the style of his large, monochromatic canvases, painted with thousands of thick strokes. His artwork is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art; it […]

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06/1/2010

Arts Capital

Last fall, the Sarasota Orchestra announced it was putting the Sarasota Music Festival on hiatus in 2010 because of budget and attendance concerns. But Robert Levin, the festival’s artistic director, asked the faculty members to keep June open just in case. Now the festival is about to open after all, thanks to a $250,000 grant […]

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06/1/2010

From The President

Small business owners love to talk about their businesses, and for me, there’s nothing like the business of magazines. Magazines inspired me so much that even as a quiet newspaper reporter with no sales experience, I had little hesitation suiting up to sell advertising in the first issues of this magazine more than 31 years […]

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06/1/2010

Top Doctors 2010

Sarasota has a penchant for the very best. And our medical professionals, like our culture, cuisine and beaches, are second to none. From allergists to vascular surgeons, you’ll find not just one great Sarasota doctor per specialty, but many, along with outstanding hospitals and other medical facilities. This story features the standouts—an exclusive listing of […]

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