Archive for June, 2011

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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