Archive for October, 2010

10/1/2010

Mr. Chatterbox

Help! Don’t let me buy another 1950s house. I have two of them already, which I cleverly bought at the height of the market. I admit it, I have a problem. They require a lot of maintenance, and I am underwater in so many ways. I often lie in bed at night and wonder, how […]

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10/1/2010

Magnificent Mollusks

1 This new store’s name translates to “sea shell,” and its mother-of-pearl lamp is oyster-delicious ($425). Coquillage, 1515 Main St., Sarasota (941) 487-7160. 2 Marianne Eriksson hand-applies every shell for exquisite custom mirrors ($500). Marianne E, 60 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota (941) 373-1260. 3 Sconces en-crusted with shells ($475 each) are a bright idea, says […]

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10/1/2010

Get Wayne’s Look

Wayne Rollins’ Black Bird Home Gallery embodies his unique coastal style, a resort-chic look refined for Sarasota but acquired when he and wife Mindy lived in Santa Monica, Calif. “California is where it starts: soft contemporary—not modern, not cold,” he explains at the shop, a Zen-like oasis that exudes calm sophistication. A psych major, former […]

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10/1/2010

Shop

Coastal style and Sarasota have always been synonymous. But lately, something’s happened to coastal decorating. It’s still beach-inspired, of course. But the styles and range of products are more inclusive and eclectic. And if the definition of coastal decorating has expanded, so has its domain. Pastel pinks and blues offset with creamy whites are no […]

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10/1/2010

Arts Capital

Hot Tickets At press time, nearly 80 percent of Ringling International Arts Festival tickets had already been sold. If most people were like me, they had a hard time figuring out what to order, as everything in the brochure sounded enticing. My selections include Opera Baroque, a Czech farce that features marionettes and live actors, […]

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10/1/2010

Hot Dish

What’s the hot dish at Andrea’s right now? Our meat ravioli with butter, sage and Parmesan. Guests are going crazy over it. What makes it so special? This is how ravioli must be done, single, one at a time, no machine. My great-grandmother taught my grandmother, and she taught my mother, who taught me. I […]

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10/1/2010

Top Tickets

International Arts Festival The world comes to Sarasota with the second annual Ringling International Arts Festival, Oct. 13-17. What to expect? Music (including a world premiere piece by Philip Glass), theater (another world premiere, this one by Pulitzer Prize-winner Nilo Cruz), dance (including a star turn by Mikhail Baryshnikov himself) and much more. Call 360-7399 […]

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10/1/2010

Teen Sensation

Jazz bassist-vocalist Kate Davis is just 19, but her great range and impressive technique have already won critical raves, along with gigs at New York’s legendary Blue Note and the White House. This month she performs at the Ringling International Arts Festival, where audiences may think they’re listening to an old jazz soul. Davis fell […]

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10/1/2010

From The Editor

We Look Marvelous! If you’re a regular reader, you’ve already noticed that our magazine looks different this month—and you’ve only seen the first few pages. By the time you reach the last page of this issue—a sunset shot with a unique Sarasota twist—we hope you’ll be as delighted as we are with the fresh new […]

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10/1/2010

The Last Best Beach Town

Florida has a short list of beach towns that are world-famous for their fantasy tropical lifestyle. Key West, for instance, symbolizes raffish hedonism. Palm Beach epitomizes the perfection and style that only great wealth can bring. Sarasota represents culture and sophistication co-existing quite nicely with golf and boating. To get on this list is a […]

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