Archive for March, 2011

03/1/2011

Coastal Style

Rub shoulders with beach lovers from across the globe at Seaside Chic, Janice Riordan’s magnet for homeowners with a penchant for coastal style. “Our clients could be from Ohio or Connecticut; they don’t have to live on the water. What they have in common is a desire to integrate wonderful beach memories into their lives,” […]

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03/1/2011

Shop

St. Armands Island style runs from cool elegance to beachy chic on St. Armands Circle, the “it” destination for vacationing and local fashionistas. The scene is casual, but don’t be deceived: Some of the hottest international fashion designers and emerging stars can be found in these trendy stores. Stock up on Vineyard Vines at Island […]

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03/1/2011

Arts Capital

Nothing “Interim” about Rousseau It looks as if Marshall Rousseau will be interim director of the Ringling Museum of Art much longer than he expected. But Rousseau says neither he nor the museum staff is standing pat as a search committee goes back to the drawing board in its quest for a new leader. Rousseau was […]

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03/1/2011

Hot Dish

You might not expect to find sensational shrimp pad Thai at a Vietnamese restaurant. But Pho Cali elevates this combination of rice noodles, bean sprouts, peanuts and a simple Thai fish sauce to new heights. The key is keeping the dish moist without drowning the crunch of the components. Chef Kim Nguyen says she couldn’t […]

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03/1/2011

Top Tickets

Danish Dance The Sarasota Ballet celebrates works “Out of Denmark”—highlights from the Danish Ballet repertoire including Flemming Flindt’s The Lesson, August Bournonville’s Napoli, Act III, and guest choreographer Johan Kobborg, March 4-6 at the FSU Center for Performing Arts. And the company’s 20th anniversary gala honors founder Jean Weidner, March 25. 359-0099 ext. 101.   […]

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03/1/2011

A Voice for Understanding

“There are a lot of issues open-minded individuals can agree on,” says Ron Turner, 41. He’ll be testing that conviction as the new executive director for the Liberty Education Forum, founded by a national gay Republican group and aimed at educating conservatives about issues affecting gays and lesbians. For example, Turner will be promoting LEF’s scientific […]

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03/1/2011

From The Editor

When Ted Fishman was invited to Sarasota to speak about his best-selling China, Inc., he was amazed to see a thousand people—most of them seniors—packed into the Hyatt ballroom. Kerry Kirschner, head of the Argus Foundation, interviewed Fishman on stage. “What’s your next book?” Kirschner asked. “I think it’s going to be about global aging,” […]

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03/1/2011

Boomers in Paradise

Have you noticed that the people in the ads for Florida retirement communities are usually just goofing off? Sure, they’re having a good time—shopping, sailing, sunset-watching, whatever—but what does it all amount to? A nonstop schedule of fun and games will turn your brain into oatmeal after a while, and that is a terrible waste. […]

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03/1/2011

Bound for Glory

Back in the late 1960s, I was a film student at Sarah Lawrence College. That was about the coolest thing you could be in those days. It was also the easiest. Classes were mostly watching movies. True, you had to take a screenwriting seminar, but our teacher was very forgiving—anything against the war in Vietnam […]

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03/1/2011

Secrets of the Stylists

Meet the Stylists Tatyana Sharoubim, owner, T. Georgiano’s Shoe Salon, 1409B First St., Sarasota (941) 870-3727. Tatyana grew up in the fashion shoe business and has access to the same Italian leather factories found in boutiques in Florence and Milan. She’s always a step ahead of the next new look, and she insists that great style […]

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03/1/2011

Senior Moments

LILLETTE 87 When six-year-old Lillette Jenkins Wisner began visiting a neighbor and spending hours playing her piano, the neighbor offered to give the family the piano if they’d give Lillette music lessons. Trained as a classical pianist, Wisner, now 87, branched out into jazz and toured the world during World War II playing to the […]

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03/1/2011

Shock of Gray

We may live in a youth-obsessed culture, but the aging of the human race is actually the biggest story of our time. The world’s population—not just America’s, but the world’s—is rapidly aging. By the year 2030, one billion people will be 65 or older—and for the first time in history, the number of people over […]

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03/1/2011

10 Best

Meal Steals 1. Hungry? Try Kazu’s Sushi & Asian Bistro’s Early Bird Bento Box. Feast from the teriyaki or sushi menus; items from each are served with miso soup and salad. The non-sushi menu also comes with pearl rice. The sushi teriyaki salmon bento box offers salmon sautéed in a piquant teriyaki sauce and topped […]

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