Archive for November, 2011

11/1/2011

Homefront

The Secret Garden In addition to its unique indoor coastal decore, Southern Design Living has an ever-growing outdoor collection in a secret garden setting. Come see what’s happening in Florida design, 2980 Placida Rd., Englewood, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 pm.  LWR Update At Lakewood Ranch, the real estate markets continue to soar with 165 homes in some […]

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11/1/2011

Backstage with Broadway star Audra McDonald

Q. Porgy and Bess has sparked controversy because of changes made to the original. What’s your reaction? A. Certain people say I should recuse myself from the show or they’ll never come to a concert of mine again. The only thing you can do is focus on your work and do what you believe in. […]

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11/1/2011

One Great Room

Home Gallery   Janis Bullard’s client roster boasts some of the most interesting private art collectors in town, but she didn’t plan it that way. “My work with collectors evolved through word of mouth. When people see how much a friend’s artwork can be enhanced by interior design, they call,” she says. That was the […]

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11/1/2011

25 Person Poll

How many times during the year do you attend arts events? 1-3                                      (9) 3-5 times                             (7) 5+                                       (8) Never                                   (1)   What was the best Sarasota arts event you attended over the last few years? Sarasota Opera (2) FST Improv (2) Sarasota Blues Festival (2) Mame, Players Theatre (2) Ringling College art exhibition (2) […]

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11/1/2011

My World

Why did you become a figure model? Having extra money is helpful, but I enjoy being around the paintings and drawings and watching students get better over time. My class that graduated last year, I was with them from their first year. You see them go off and do things, and you’re like, “Yep, I […]

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11/1/2011

Outdoor Adventure

  For the perfect outdoor getaway, try Venetian Waterway Park, where a 10 mile-long smooth concrete ribbon winds along some of the most scenic areas in Venice with minimal interaction with automobile traffic. How to experience>> The best way to enjoy the trail is by bicycle. We recommend bringing a water bottle, snacks, a camera […]

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11/1/2011

Real Estate Junkie

Timeless Twitchell  This Siesta Key bayfront beauty illustrates how timeless classic design can be. It’s almost 50 years old, yet it seems more stylish and contemporary than its much younger competition. And no wonder—it was designed by Ralph Twitchell, the founder of the famed Sarasota School of Architecture. Set on a large, gated and heavily […]

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11/1/2011

Weaving A Spell

1 Light up her life with the gift of basket weave lanterns from Riado in a stunning nickel finish that’s sleek and new. To order at The Sarasota Collection Home Store, 622 Central Ave., Sarasota (941) 955-8313. 2 Painted finish dresses up an oversized cane weave in Lazy Susan’s side table that morphs into extra […]

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11/1/2011

Putting on The Ritz

Nicole Rutkowski will be on board as spa director roughly six months when The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota celebrates its 10th anniversary on Nov. 16, 2011. But she’s already made her mark with a bevy of new products and spa services gleaned while indulging in her passion—traveling across the country. “I’m a hotel person, and with that […]

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11/1/2011

Shop: Downtown Sarasota’s Main Street

You’ll find an international potpourri of restaurants, sidewalk cafes and shopping experiences along Sarasota’s Main Street, from Gulfstream Avenue all the way to U.S. 301. Some favorite old haunts have recently relocated to Main Street from other parts of town, and a number of new shops (Vita Moderna, Penzey’s Spices) opened during the summer, working […]

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