Archive for July, 2010

07/1/2010

Who’s in Store

The quintessential California girl, former L.A. fashion stylist Lissa Murphy has made her shop, Jane, an outpost of Bohemian-chic West Coast style. A coterie of loyal fans has embraced the look, which transitions as beautifully to Sarasota’s lifestyle as Murphy did when she, daughter Elle, and husband Jim LaClair (a Sarasota native) relocated here from Santa […]

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07/1/2010

Boutique

1 Island Style Add a splash of glamour with Tommy Bahama’s Garden Trellis bikini (top $76; bottom $56) and Tulle Covers Tunic ($68). Tommy Bahama, 371 St. Armands Circle, (941) 388-2446. 2 Beach Time is any time you wear “Beach,” the waterproof TechnoMarine chronograph that comes in white with pink, blue or aqua ($395 or […]

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07/1/2010

Fit City

Equipment Minute Long used by dancers, the classic Pilates jump board is finding new fans among everyday Pilates practitioners who are tickled by the unique jumping sensation. “You’re like a dancer in the air, [and then] it’s like you’re parachuting,” explains Kathryn Dandois-Boivin, co-owner of Sarasota’s Dynamic Fitness. And because the board’s exercises are low-impact, […]

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07/1/2010

Take Six

While other teens head to the movies, the six members of Jazz Juvenocracy, aged 13 to 18, spend every possible minute perfecting their music. Trumpeter Bit Risner and drummer Rodney Rocques, who says jazz “kidnapped” him at a young age, played together at Booker Middle and three years ago decided to form a band. “Twenty-two […]

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07/1/2010

Arts Capital

Signs of recovery When the Sarasota cultural season started last fall, bad news dominated the talk in lobbies and box-office lines. Florida State University had recently announced that because of state budget cuts, it might be forced to curtail its support of the Ringling Museum of Art and the FSU/Asolo Conservatory.  The musicians of the […]

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07/1/2010

Art Seen

Painter Cecile Moran’s work uses brightly colored and layered images to tell a story—often one relating to the environment and the energy that she believes connects all living things. Moran, who frequently exhibits at Art Uptown Gallery on Main Street (including through July 2), says, “Life-giving powers are represented by the plants and trees that […]

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07/1/2010

Of Oil—and Water

In 2006, St. Petersburg Times reporter Craig Pittman won a first-place award for in-depth reporting from the Florida Magazine Association for a story he wrote for us about near-shore oil drilling. Hurricane Katrina had hit the year before, disrupting oil production in the Gulf of Mexico and sending gas prices soaring, and that, Pittman reported, […]

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07/1/2010

Last Look

The red warning flags in the Perdido Key State Park beach parking lot in Pensacola were flapping so hard it sounded like they were trying to take flight. I stepped out of my car and the wind blasted me with spray. I inhaled sharply, savoring the salty tang. It smelled clean. A big storm out […]

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07/1/2010

The Life He Led

Ralph Graves, who divides his time between Sarasota and Martha’s Vineyard, is a novelist and a former longtime staffer at LIFE, the legendary weekly picture magazine that enthralled readers from the 1930s through the early 1970s. He joined LIFE in 1948 and was named its top editor in 1969. His most recent book, The Life […]

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07/1/2010

Fashion

Ship To Shore   Table of contents: Jacket by Peace of Cloth, $356; black wrap shell by Lafayette, $248; black tailored short by Trina Turk, $158; sandal by Burberry, $200, all from The Met. Red crinkle bombe tote by Tori Burch, $495, Addison Craig. Black hoop with diamond accents in 18K white gold and diamonds, $495, […]

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07/1/2010

Starstruck

Whew! Fifty-six plays and musicals after this year’s theater season kicked off, and my head is swimming with characters, tunes, plots, costumes and emotional epiphanies both large and small. Local productions covered the gamut this year, from intimate, one- or two-character vignettes to full-out musical extravaganzas to precisely orchestrated comic mayhem. True, there were some […]

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07/1/2010

Night Magic

Over the years, I’ve paddled through most of the coastal waterways in Sarasota County, spending memorable days exploring their wild splendor and natural history. But last summer, I began a grand new adventure on our bays—kayaking at night. Several times a week, I’d head out around sunset and launch my small wooden canoe, which I […]

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