Archive for October, 2012

10/1/2012

Pulse: Star Survivor

Olivia Newton-John overcame breast cancer and became a champion for women’s health. In 1992, multiple Grammy winner and movie star Olivia Newton-John was diagnosed with breast cancer. She was 43. This spring, Newton-John spoke about her experience at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, at a luncheon for Moffit Cancer Center. The diagnosis alone was a struggle. In […]

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10/1/2012

Food & Wine: Shore Diner

A Shore thing on St. Armands. Open, airy and sleek as a seal, Shore Diner on St. Armands is just the breath of culinary fresh air this venerable dining and shopping district needed. Its space above a clothing store, also called Shore, is brilliantly designed, the staff well trained from day one, and the kitchen […]

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10/1/2012

Top Tickets: October 2012

Sarasota Chalk Festival The chalk art celebration takes place in November, but work on the large 3-D street paintings commences Oct. 28, so stroll around Burns Square and catch the artists in the act of creation. “Going Vertical” artists will also start painting building walls. chalkfestival.com. Rigoletto Sarasota Opera artistic director Victor DeRenzi opens the […]

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10/1/2012

Real Estate Junkie: The Way We Were

Our Real Estate Junkie’s home of the month. No other home epitomizes the style of Old Sarasota as well as this gated mansion set on two acres of mainland waterfront near Siesta Key. Owned by several prominent families over the years, including the Robartses and the late Paulette Crabtree Schindler Blair, it was designed back […]

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10/1/2012

Who’s In Store: Alison Bishop

Living Walls’ Alison Bishop proves modern is always in style. A landmark near the intersection of Gulfstream Avenue and Main Street since 1985, Sarasota’s beloved Living Walls is here to stay even though a new condo may soon surround it. “Our building has been sold, but we have a lease. We have time to find […]

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10/1/2012

Highlights: October 2012

Kay Kipling’s calendar of the best arts and entertainment events for October. Art Longboat Key Center for the Arts. Continuing here through Oct. 5: A Mighty Light Flight, featuring sculpture by Mark Humphrey and oil paintings by Dustin Juengel. Opening Oct. 12: The First 60 Years, showcasing painter George Pappas and honoring him with an […]

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10/1/2012

Food & Wine: Carmel Café & Wine Bar

High-Tech Heaven at Carmel café Carmel Café & Wine Bar near University Parkway and I-75 is high-concept and high-tech. Printed menus may be had upon request, but the default is an iPad customized for Carmel Café that allows you not only to select photo-illustrated beverages and food but to place your order wirelessly. You can […]

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10/1/2012

From The Editor: Surf Shack Chic

That’s not exactly the way I see it. True, the cottage George and I are buying in the Outer Banks of North Carolina with my son, Matt, and his wife, Mara, is small and yes, shabby, too. It’s a prefab 1970s structure on stilts, with a weathered brown exterior, shingles missing from half the roof, […]

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10/1/2012

First Person: The Invisible Campaign

Far from the pundits and polls, the sweaty, unsung field organizers are the real epicenter of a presidential race. Take it from me—I was one. When I signed up to work for Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign, standing in the parking lot of the North Trail Winn-Dixie pestering shoppers like a sweaty, deranged street preacher with […]

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10/1/2012

Fashion I.Q.: Genuis looks and loot

Genius looks and loot from our style blogger. Spanish model Inez Estes created the chicly feminine Xirena loungerie, which translates to stylish unmentionables that double as a bikini. Wear them under your maxi-dress while cruising the Gulf or poolside at Sarasota Yacht Club. Top $70, bottom $40, Bohemian Bliss Boutique. We often forget that our […]

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10/1/2012

Freeze Frame: Braden River Antiques

Dealer’s Choice Young Jess Sturtevant has amassed a rare collection at Braden River Antiques. The son of antique dealers, Jess Sturtevant was seven when he started selling his own finds in an antique mall on Manatee Avenue. At 10, he paid $20 for two paintings. One was a Highwayman—one of those now wildly coveted Florida […]

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10/1/2012

Hip to Be Square

Guy Peterson transforms a series of cubes into a cool Casey Key getaway. You wouldn’t be insulting architect Guy Peterson if you tossed off adjectives like “square” to describe the Gulf-to-bay residence he recently completed for an Alabama businesswoman and her children. A series of sophisticated, bright-white cubes is just what he had in mind when […]

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