Archive for April, 2011

04/1/2011

Healthfront

Periodontal Laser Therapy New research shows more Americans have gum disease than previously presumed. Despite its prevalence, more than 97 percent of those in need refuse the traditional treatment of periodontal flap surgery and risk tooth loss and other health challenges. Why? Patients report a perception that conventional “cut and sew” procedures are often painful, […]

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04/1/2011

Homefront

  Colors Underfoot Vivid colors and shimmering premium silk make for a dynamic new look for your interior. In this original “Celebration” design, available at Rugs As Art, the contrasting coral and purple wool with multi-colored starburst make a vibrant backdrop for the movement of the soft-gold, slightly raised silk. Movement, texture, vibrant color and […]

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04/1/2011

Good Deal

The Place: Ichiban Sushi Bar, 2724 Stickney Point Road in Gateway Center, Sarasota; (941) 924-1611, www.sarasotaichiban.com The Fare: The sushi here is more workmanlike than artistic, but the fish is fresh and the price is right. The Drill: Sit at the large bar and pick up two little slips of paper: a long sushi-by-the-piece list […]

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04/1/2011

What I’m Drinking

Eric Solomon lives in Charlotte, N.C., not Sarasota, but wine lovers here and around the country owe him a debt nonetheless. Solomon is the presiding genius behind European Cellars, a wine importer devoted to discovering wines with that strong sense of place known as terroir, many of them unfined and unfiltered. He has launched some […]

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04/1/2011

Food & Wine

Sweet Surprises As our server helpfully reminded me, any meat—not just duck—can be salted and cooked in its own fat to make a confit, but until my most recent visit to Derek’s Culinary Casual in the Rosemary District I had never spotted the pork variety on a menu. That unexpected inclusion signifies one of the […]

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04/1/2011

Only In Sarasota

Founded in 2003, Punta Gorda’s Worden Farms has become a source of organic produce for the entire region. It’s a true family farm, where Chris and Eva Worden’s two young sons pitch in and help. Here Grant, four, hitches a ride home from the fields on Dad’s comfy shoulders. Related Articles: Sarasota’s 10 Best Produce […]

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04/1/2011

Highlights

Art Selby Gallery. Rhythm and Structure: Mathematics, Art and Poetic Reflections closes here April 2. It’s followed by the 2011 Annual Best of Ringling Juried Student Exhibitions, April 8-22, and the Ringling College Senior Thesis Exhibitions, April 29 through May 6. 359-7563. Venice Art Center. The members-only show, Latest and Greatest, ends April 8. Up […]

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04/1/2011

Body Talk

  Indulge Yourself Manis and pedis and facials, oh my! Spa Week, April 11-17, unites professional pamperers from around the nation in a singular mission: to give you an indulgent spa experience for just $50. Participating spas offer a select menu of services, from haircuts to deep-tissue massages to chemical peels, at deep discounts. Venice’s […]

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04/1/2011

Luxury Real Estate

The Sweet Spot  Americans are right-sizing their homes, and nowhere is the trend more obvious than in master-planned communities. We’ve grown accustomed to less-is-more since the economy faltered, with low-key quality replacing overt excess in clothes, travel and cars. Now, as we climb out of a national real estate debacle, people are aspiring to a […]

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04/1/2011

Mr. Chatterbox

I’ve never told anyone about this before, but while I was in Sarasota Memorial for my recent open-heart surgery, I died and left my body for several minutes. I remember gradually fading into unconsciousness on the operating table, then slowly awakening in a giant crib, the size of a tennis court. I was lying on […]

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