Archive for February, 2011

02/1/2011

Homefront

Sarasota Collection Orange is the new white.  You may have noticed it popping up everywhere—fashion, industrial design, tiles and interiors. The Westin Resort in Dubai and  the Four Food Cocktail Salon in Long Island, N.Y., have both chosen orange as their main color schemes.   Colors affect human behavior and psychology. In those terms, orange is […]

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02/1/2011

Highpoints and Heroes

We all have them—certain sights, sounds or smells that instantly transport us to another time and place. For me, one of those sounds is the voice of Garrison Keillor, whose distinctive bass tones bring me to the backseat of my grandma’s car, where I was exposed to A Prairie Home Companion long before I could […]

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02/1/2011

Only in Sarasota

Sarasota is home to all sorts of strange-looking creatures. The newest breed arrived several years ago: visitors who hop aboard Segway scooters and travel the downtown streets, pointing out local sights and in the process becoming something of a sight themselves. TEDMASEPHOTOGRAPHY.com             Related Articles: Only In Sarasota Only in Sarasota Only in Sarasota

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02/1/2011

What I’m Drinking

Let’s begin this Champagne & Valentines installment with my two favorite quotes about Champagne Bollinger, a wine that almost certainly will have a place in the U.K.’s upcoming royal wedding festivities, as it holds a Royal Warrant, and one that deserves a place in your ice bucket. “Bolly, darling, Bolly!” “I drink it when I’m […]

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02/1/2011

Good Deal

The Place: Cinco de Mayo, 1551 Main St., Sarasota; (941) 917-0043. The Fare: In a quirky little restaurant with exuberantly painted walls, Cinco de Mayo serves a nice range of traditional and specialty Mexican dishes at lunch and dinner. We’re focusing here on the weekday lunch specials. The Drill: Have a seat indoors or at […]

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02/1/2011

Food & Wine

Tommy’s Way I have a confession. For too long and on no evidence I considered Tommy Bahama’s Restaurant & Bar on the west spoke off St. Armands Circle as just another way to cash in on the Tommy Bahama brand. Then my sister-in-law, Anita, set me straight. “Their Loki-Loki Tuna Poke is really good,” she […]

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02/1/2011

Highlights

Art Venice Art Center. Paint Paradise, Paint Venice, an all-media show centered on the town of Venice, continues through Feb. 18. Also this month: a fine arts show and sale, Feb. 26 and 27. 485-7136. Selby Gallery. Continuing through Feb. 19: Being Human, featuring portraits by photographers Emmet Gowan and Tina Barney and self-portraits by […]

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02/1/2011

Luxury Real Estate

Island Living      The dream usually begins with a novel, a movie, a vacation—maybe even your honeymoon. You want to capture the magic, the romance, that carefree island vibe, not just for a week or a month but for the rest of your life. Unfortunately, the island lifestyles of Hemingway, Gauguin and Brando are not sustainable […]

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02/1/2011

Mr. Chatterbox

If you live in Sarasota long enough, you become an expert on the circus. Not a scholar, exactly, but you learn its lore and get to know its people. You can tell a Zacchini from a Cristiani, you may have Wallendas in your neighborhood, and if you’re as old as I am, you can still […]

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02/1/2011

Insider: At Home

Remodeling their 1920s-era cottage on Floyd Street was a labor of "love, sweat and tears" that took Phil King (exec director of the Glasser/Schoenbaum Center) and Dennis Stover (vp of philanthropy at New College Foundation) two-plus years, two architects and three contractors to complete. But living in the carefully expanded pine fishing cottage (which they’ve […]

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