Archive for October, 2010

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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10/1/2010

Eat. Paint. Love.

You enter the home of Alain and Louise Huin through a welcoming courtyard with a soothing fountain and a door framed by bougainvillea. So far, it may sound like a typical enough Sarasota residence. But once you step across the threshold of the couple’s Rosemary District loft-style home/studio, you’ve arrived at another destination altogether. It […]

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10/1/2010

Island Style

More than 100 years ago, one Sarasota family’s dream of a water-oriented, outdoor lifestyle on then remote Bay Island was realized by barging in a tiny wood frame bungalow from Tampa. Now a similar dream has led a young Sarasota family to build a grand new home on the property surrounding that historic 1905 cottage. […]

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10/1/2010

Glass Act

The Sarasota house that Mark Sultana created for Tom and Caroline Richardson demonstrates a change in the way America aspires to live. Growing concern over sustainability, the economy (and shrinking retirement accounts) has fueled a trend to smaller homes, putting the kibosh on much of the conspicuous consumption of the late 20th century. But none […]

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