Archive for May, 2011

05/1/2011

Real Estate Junkie

A Downtown Pied-à-Terre   With everything to do downtown—just chosen Sarasota’s "Best Neighborhood" by our panel of real estate experts—many people are considering a pied-à-terre there. Literally a "foot on the ground," a pied-à-terre is a small apartment in the most glamorous and convenient part of town, designed and decorated for overnight use. One of […]

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05/1/2011

Happy Feet

1 Free your toes in Halle Berry’s favorite Sanuk zebra print flip-flops ($32), just one of the celebrity-chic styles at the Flip Flop Shops, 9 N. Boulevard of Presidents, Sarasota (941) 388-1777. 2 Less is more in the high-tech NB Minimus ($100), designed to provide the healthful foot benefits of barefoot running. New Balance Sarasota, […]

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05/1/2011

Resort Style

Tradition abounds in the Young family. Brothers Trent and Troy both graduated from Ole Miss, their father’s alma mater. Dad was a menswear retailer in Port Charlotte; the brothers opened a men’s boutique called Captain’s Landing in Punta Gorda. Success led to a Venice outpost in 2005, and last fall to an inspired new flagship […]

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05/1/2011

Shop: Palm Avenue

Just a few miles separate downtown’s Palm Avenue from Sarasota’s beaches. But the shopping ambiance is worlds apart. Palm Avenue is all about sophistication and style—at fashion boutiques, jewelry studios and elegant gift shops. It’s also home to interesting galleries, from iconic Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art to the new Lazare Gallery, an intriguing ode to […]

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05/1/2011

Arts Capital

Why is Leif Leaving? Ever since Leif Bjaland announced he was resigning as conductor of the Sarasota Orchestra, his fans have expressed dismay at the loss. People keep asking me if there is more to the story. Why, they wonder, would Bjaland leave the orchestra without a firm job commitment elsewhere? The artistic director and […]

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05/1/2011

Hot Dish

  Recipe for a blissful weekend: Sip cappuccino or a cold glass of pinot grigio while reading The New York Times. Then add a French crêpe filled with fresh mozzarella cheese melting in the warmth of the encasing pastry, fresh tomato and a light homemade pesto, and you have a satisfying dish for breakfast, lunch […]

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05/1/2011

Top Tickets

  Hip Hop Hoopla Whoever would have thought that the culture of hip hop, with all its diversity and street cred, would take over a wing of the Ringling Museum for an exhibition? That day arrives with Beyond Bling: Voices of Hip Hop Art, May 21 through Aug. 15, featuring work by 10 artists in […]

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05/1/2011

Author, Author

  At 39, novelist Adam Davies already has a trunkful of great stories, including about his adoptive grandmother Katharine Hepburn and Hollywood moviemaking. (His breakout book, The Frog King, was adapted for the screen by Bret Easton Ellis; he’s penning the script for his third, Mine All Mine, for Paul Giamatti.) About to end a […]

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05/1/2011

From The Editor

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05/1/2011

The Best of 2011

At this very moment, somebody, somewhere is falling in love with Sarasota. That person may be driving over the Ringling Bridge in a rental car, poring over pictures of waterfront homes on our website, or docking his boat at the New Pass Marina for the very first time for a cheeseburger and a beer. We’ve […]

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