Archive for January, 2011

01/1/2011

Skygazing in Sarasota

It was just last week that my boss, Pam Daniel, chastised me for not getting enough sleep. “Beau,” she said, “three hours is not enough!” And I knew she was right—which is why news that Monday night’s lunar eclipse wouldn’t happen until after three in the morning preceded a sinking feeling in my stomach. A […]

Read More >>
01/1/2011

Food & Wine

Darwin’s Evolution Popular chef Darwin Santa Maria forsakes uptown style for seaside grazing; plus Southern comfort at Retropolitan, and more. Chef Darwin Santa Maria, former proprietor of perennial downtown favorite Selva Grill, has moved his considerable culinary prowess to Siesta Key, where his makeover of the menu at The Cottage On The Key has turned […]

Read More >>
01/1/2011

What Im Drinking

It’s a lovely sight. Everyday good wines, cellarable fine wines and wines that fall somewhere between are binned from floor to high ceiling against the walls and in lower racks that zig-zag the floor. This is good news not only for iconic Sarasota restaurateur and wine connoisseur Michael Klauber, whose Michael’s Wine Cellar & Tasting […]

Read More >>
01/1/2011

Good Deal

The Place: Libby’s Cafe + Bar 1917 S. Osprey Ave., Sarasota (941) 487-7300 www.libbyscafebar.com The Fare: Expect anything, from a paper cone of to-die-for white truffle Parmesan fries to Libby’s take on veal Marsala accompanied by wild mushroom ravioli to deviled eggs with locally farmed sturgeon caviar. The Drill: Libby’s boasts some really swell sidewalk […]

Read More >>
01/1/2011

Only In Sarasota

Sometimes our city seems to be transforming before our very eyes, as new homes, shopping centers and condo towers pop up, and cherished old landmarks disappear. But there are places where the old and new co-exist beautifully, as Peter Acker shows us in this photograph. Under the sleek and modern Ringling Bridge, illuminated in sheets […]

Read More >>
01/1/2011

Highlights

Art Ringling Museum of Art. Threads of Gold: Renaissance Tapestries from the Kunsthistoriches Museum, Vienna, closes Jan. 2. Also on view, through Jan. 30: Splendid Treasures of the Turkomen Tribes from Central Asia. Up next: Gardens in Perpetual Bloom: Botanical Illustration from 1600-1850, Jan. 29 through April 24, featuring more than 100 flower prints. 359-5700. […]

Read More >>
01/1/2011

Body Talk

Smart Cookie Finally, a baked good that’s good for you. The Omega Cookie, made by Venice-based Ambo Foods, delivers dessert-quality flavor with no high-fructose corn syrup, trans fats or artificial preservatives (it’s gluten-free, too). Made with only all-natural sweeteners (think honey, applesauce, banana purée and fruit juice), the Omega Cookie actually has less sugar than […]

Read More >>
01/1/2011

Luxury Real Estate

The Sky’s the Limit Nat King Cole, Marianne Faithful and Tony Bennett each sang the praises of rooftop living in bluesy renditions of the 1930s rhapsody, Penthouse Serenade. The Jeffersons’ TV theme song celebrated movin’ on up to a deluxe apartment in the sky. And Green Acres star Eva Gabor opened every episode intoning, “I […]

Read More >>
01/1/2011

Modern Love

Noted museum planners and exhibition designers, Vincent and Julie Ciulla have been restoring Paul Rudolph’s Umbrella House on Lido Shores since they acquired the modernist icon five years ago. They’ve furnished the inside with classic mid-century pieces and artwork, and outside, they’ve returned Rudolph’s groundbreaking sun roof design (the "umbrella") to its original form. The […]

Read More >>
01/1/2011

Art of Uncertainty

When painter Vick Vercauteren made the move from the San Francisco Bay area to Florida seven years ago, it provoked a change both in her work and her lifestyle. First, the lifestyle: She bought a house in Bradenton’s Village of the Arts. “I could never afford to do that in California,” she says. Pride of […]

Read More >>








<< Oct 2013 >>
MTWTFSS
30 1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31 1 2 3