Archive for June, 2011

06/1/2011

Healthfront

Do You Have Warning Signs of Gum Disease? Do you have persistent sore, swollen, red or bleeding gums as well as tooth pain or sensitivity and bad breath? You may not realize that these are warning signs of periodontal disease (gum disease), a serious infection that, left untreated, may lead to tooth loss as well […]

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06/1/2011

Only In Sarasota

Sarasota is famous for gorgeous beaches, but our vast inland forests are just as beautiful, as this image by Brian David Braun reveals. After a controlled burn in Myakka State Forest, Braun, who lives nearby ("A Florida panther comes right into our yard"), staked out a spot by this pond, hoping that the lingering smoke […]

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06/1/2011

What I’m Drinking

New choices in chardonnay. The 2009 Joel Gott unoaked chardonnay (about $20) puts me in mind of a young Audrey Hepburn in pearls and a little black dress, a coolly elegant customer with a tiara in her jewelry box at home. And the 2009 Hahn SLH estate chardonnay (about $25) conjures up visions of Kathleen […]

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06/1/2011

Good Deal

The Place: Terrace On The Circle, 419A St. Armands Circle (above Columbia and Cha Cha Coconuts), Sarasota; (941) 388-2222. The Fare: Terrace serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, but it has just become one of our favorite Sarasota breakfast spots, owing not only to the well-executed standard American morning menu but also to the al fresco […]

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06/1/2011

Food & Wine

Hog Heaven The rub for ribs, a tad reminiscent of Jamaican jerk seasoning and building a nice slow heat on the tongue, is but one of the standout tastes delivered by Nancy Krohngold at her superb new casual restaurant, Nancy’s Bar-B-Q in the Burns Court district. On our first visit, the line for placing orders […]

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06/1/2011

Highlights

Art Selby Gallery. Continuing here through June 3: Community Exhibitions, featuring juried work by Women Contemporary Artists and a tribute to longtime area watercolorist Herbie Rose. 359-7563. Art Center Sarasota. On view through June 25: Breathless: a dance with ink, paintings by Pamela Sumner, accompanied by performances by Fuzion Dance to a new piece by […]

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06/1/2011

Health Report

Heartwork This summer, state-of-the-art da Vinci robotic heart surgeries will be performed in Venice for the first time. The da Vinci Robot System, already used by surgeons at Sarasota Memorial Hospital, arrived at Venice Regional Medical Center earlier this year, and the area’s best surgeons (as well as visiting physicians from around the world) are […]

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06/1/2011

Luxury Real Estate

Time to Score If you’ve always longed to live in a golf community but thought you couldn’t quite swing it financially, now’s the time to make your move. Whether you aspire to a vacation home or year-round residence, realtors report that bargains can be found in the most coveted communities, all boasting topnotch golf courses and […]

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06/1/2011

Mr. Chatterbox

I hate to be the one to point this out, but if the Founding Fathers were around today, Donald Trump would be one of them. And not necessarily because he was invited. He’d just bully his way in. The Founding Fathers intended for the country to be run by men like them—people of accomplishment and […]

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06/1/2011

Private Playground

Modern architecture is not known for playful bursts of color, but this lavish home on Siesta Key is a happy exception. Designed by well-known Sarasota architect Guy Peterson, it uses color-coded cubes of green, blue and yellow to define the space according to use—family areas, the children’s zone, and for the adults, elegant interiors perfect […]

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06/1/2011

Male Call

1 Go figure:  Hair-challenged sports jocks extol the virtues of Jane Iredale’s skincare make-up for women, foregoing greasy sunscreens for Amazing Base Satin with water-resistant SPF 20 ($48) set with D20 Hydration Spray ($22). The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, 1111 Ritz-Carlton Drive, (941) 309-2090. 2 Grow your most important asset with Kerastase Home Capital Force, the dual-action […]

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06/1/2011

Fashion Navigator

LeeAnne Swor spent 10 years in the fashion trenches with her Atlanta store, L’Asia, so she could immediately see the opportunity for her brand of laid-back elegance in Sarasota. “I came to visit my brother in 2003 for Thanksgiving but hadn’t packed for 85-degree weather—so I went to the mall,” she recalls. What she discovered […]

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06/1/2011

Shop For Beauty

It’s hard to believe that the medi-spa industry we know today was in its infancy when the FDA approved Botox in 2002. Since then, Sarasota has become the Gulf coast’s epicenter of new products and trends. Customers range from vacationers who’ve come for state-of-the-art procedures and treatments more affordable than in big cities to locals […]

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06/1/2011

The Write Space

  It’s a good thing John Jakes, 79 (often called the “godfather of historical fiction” for epics like The Kent Family Chronicles), has decades of disciplined writing behind him—40 full-time, with more than 60 years of getting paid for his words. Otherwise, he might find himself distracted by the view of Sarasota Bay glimpsed through […]

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06/1/2011

Arts Capital

Turning Town Hall Into a No-Spin Zone For 28 years, the Ringling College Library Association has presented an impressive list of distinguished speakers in its Town Hall series. The roster includes poet Maya Angelou, scientist Jane Goodall, humanitarian Elie Wiesel, journalists Bill Moyers and William Safire and statesmen and political figures like Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, […]

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06/1/2011

Hot Dish

  If the name doesn’t sound tropical enough, the flavor profile of this Hawaiian island dish from chef Shannon Mills certainly will. Try incredibly fresh ahi tuna, diced and tossed with capers, soy sauce and a splash of sesame oil; then add a slight pungent creaminess with house-made guacamole served in a tower with flatbread. You […]

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06/1/2011

Top Tickets

  Drive, We Said The Banyan Theater Company puts the pedal to the metal with Steven Dietz’s comedy, Becky’s New Car. It’s about a typical middle-aged mom whose life could change overnight when a wealthy customer shows up at the car dealership where she works. Banyan favorite Geraldine Librandi plays Becky. June 30 through July […]

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06/1/2011

Insider

Behind the Legend Two things actress Sunny Thompson (onstage in Marilyn: Forever Blonde! at the Asolo Rep June 18-July 10) wants you to know about screen legend Marilyn Monroe: She was “a strong woman, not a victim,” and she was “tremendously witty and funny.” Thompson, who’s played Marilyn to acclaim for four years now, says […]

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06/1/2011

From The Editor

As your typical Baby Boomer, desperately hanging onto any remaining shreds of youth, I sometimes reflect that no matter how much I go to the gym or the beauty salon, it’s a losing cause. Human beings were designed to expire shortly after we’ve successfully reproduced. And for many millennia, we did exactly that. Any caveman […]

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06/1/2011

Sarasota’s Top Doctors 2011

A competitive market benefits consumers, and that’s abundantly evident in Sarasota’s healthcare industry, which has attracted more than its share of gifted physicians. After all, doctors love beautiful weather and topnotch culture as much as the rest of us. But that’s not all that draws them here: Award-winning hospitals, groundbreaking medical research and, of course, […]

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