Archive for October, 2010

10/1/2010

Gesneriadists Unite!

This week, everyone is talking about the Ringling International Arts Festival. And no wonder—it’s not every day that Mikhail Baryshnikov comes to Sarasota. But head south a little bit and you’ll find over 70 researchers from 10 countries converging for the World Gesneriad Research Conference at Selby Gardens.   If you think it sounds like […]

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10/1/2010

Just Desserts

When Sarasota interior designer Angela Rodriguez won a 2009 International Design Award, she joined the company of past IDA winners like Dyson Electronics and the architects behind the Beijing Olympics’ “Water Cube.” Rodriguez’s entry, a curvy, sensual design for a hypothetical dessert bar called “Melt,” garnered a third-place award in the conceptual interior design category […]

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10/1/2010

Trailer Park Chic

Pedigreed antiques, lush upholstery fabrics and fine art are Bob Bacon’s passions. So when he recently moved to a Sarasota mobile home park called The Winds of St. Armands, he took his prized possessions with him. “I didn’t want to part with anything, but I’m not a condo person. And I didn’t want to deal […]

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10/1/2010

Homefront

Chic by the Seaside Where better to find Sarasota style than a store called “Seaside Chic”? Specializing in eclectic home furnishings, accessories, lighting and gifts, the Venice Avenue shop carries an array of charming, unusual and striking items to furnish Southwest Florida homes with style and individuality. Pick from brands like Lee Industries, Dash and […]

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10/1/2010

Only in Sarasota

Sarasota photographer Ted Mase has shot many silhouettes against the sunset—birds, surfers, lovers. But last winter, out on Lido Beach, he spotted these Amish tourists, who had just arrived from Indiana to visit relatives in Sarasota’s Pinecraft community. "When they all lined up and became transfixed" just as the sun sank into the Gulf, "my […]

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10/1/2010

Good Deal

The Deal Organizers of the 2010 edition of the Wine, Women and Shoes charity fund raiser in Sarasota, scheduled for Oct. 21-23, have done us all a big favor by highlighting an open secret of the wine trade: In a glutted market and a down economy, some very fine wines get sold in bulk at […]

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10/1/2010

Food & Wine

Rare Treats Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar in Sarasota lives up to its double-barreled name, purveying both flawlessly executed steakhouse fare and an impressive selection of 100 wines by the glass, taste and bottle (as well as a reserve list by the bottle) in the same luxuriously upholstered, seductively lit establishment. And, just for […]

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10/1/2010

Highlights

Art Venice Art Center. Showing here through Oct. 8: the all-media show Anything and Everything. Opening Oct. 16 to run through Nov. 5: an exhibition of Flora and Fauna. 485-7136. Selby Gallery. Continuing on view at this Ringling College space through Oct. 23: Mind Over Matter, a retrospective of 40 years of work by New […]

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10/1/2010

Body Talk

  Laser That Pain These days, medical lasers are used for more than incisions and eye surgery: The high-powered class 4 laser can penetrate well below the skin to treat neuro-musculoskeletal pain. “For our patients at IMG Academy who have shoulder and knee pain, or seniors with spinal stenosis and diabetic neuropathy, laser has worked […]

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10/1/2010

Luxury Home

Follow Your Dream   When it comes to water lifestyles, Sarasota reigns, not just in Florida but arguably anywhere in the world. What sets us apart is a diversity of waterfront properties—some tailored to beach lovers, others to sailors and deepwater fishermen, many for those who simply revel in water views. We offer a sense […]

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