Archive for November, 2012

11/1/2012

Fashion I.Q.: November 2012

Genius looks and loot from our style blogger. It’s future couture for the siren who wants to create instant drama. Hand-sewn, the sultry corseted dress with fringed black fishbone skirt, named La Rose Noire (Black Rose), was designed by Nicole Mabalot of Sarasota’s Wicked Betty Designs. $495, punkrockbettyonline.com Your little one will cut a dapper […]

Read More >>
11/1/2012

Sarasota After Dark: Up All Night

Meet some people who keep Sarasota buzzing while the rest of us sleep. “When I first started, I talked between every song to show it wasn’t a computer—I’m an actual person! I tell stupid stories, silly jokes, and play great freakin’ music. My regulars call every week—paper carriers, cabbies, a drunk couple that always wants […]

Read More >>
11/1/2012

Limelight: Party Girl

Veronica Pastore reports on the Guide to Giving launch and the ALSO Gala. With this new column, I invite you to journey with me deep into the wilds of Sarasota’s social circuit. Like big-game hunters, we’ll traipse through the flora and fauna of the not-for-profit world, seeking to capture our subjects’ passions (and fashions)—as opposed […]

Read More >>
11/1/2012

Shopping: Our retailers’ holiday wish list

Want to find Sarasota’s dreamiest gifts? Look no further than this wish list prepared by the toughest customers in town: owners and managers of great Sarasota stores. To stock those stores, retail buyers sift through thousands of possibilities, ending up with a curated collection of products they love. So when we asked them what single […]

Read More >>
11/1/2012

The Luxury Home: November 2012

On The Homefront Charlene Neal on interiors that appeal to homebuyers. What pushes a prospective homebuyer’s “buy” button when he or she tours a model home? We asked interior designer Charlene Neal of Charlene Neal PureStyle, who last summer bested other designers from 12 states to win a prestigious Southeast Building Conference Aurora Award. Her […]

Read More >>
11/1/2012

Pin It

1 Remodeling estate pins into pendants is so chic in Sarasota, and this circa 1850 brooch with .25 cts. of rose-cut diamonds ($1,650) is a great example, shown with triple-strand necklace of 69K black diamonds ($6,678). Coffrin Diamond Jewelers, 1829 S. Osprey Ave., Sarasota, (941) 366-6871. 2 Pin or pendant? She gets two gifts in […]

Read More >>
11/1/2012

Restaurant Review: Selva Grill

Founding chef Darwin Santa Maria established Selva Grill on Main Street as one of the hippest destinations on a street resplendent with good eats. Chef Darwin moved on to new ventures a while back, but Selva remains a culinary destination of distinction, its dining room still one of the coolest around with its color-swirled and […]

Read More >>
11/1/2012

Insider: Home of the Month – A Penthouse At The Plaza

Our Real Estate Junkie’s home of the month. Other downtown buildings may be near the center of the action, but the Plaza at Five Points is the center. You look down from your balcony at the opera, the restaurants on Main Street, Whole Foods, a pretty little park and so many sidewalk cafes—from gourmet to […]

Read More >>
11/1/2012

Saranova and Me

Novelist and screenwriter Adam Davies takes a late-night tour with Sarasota’s greatest Lothario.

Read More >>
11/1/2012

Health Report: November 2012

The latest 3-D imagery for your body, a yummy Thanksgiving recipe, and fitness tips from a pro. A Balanced Feast Add this healthy alternative to your Thanksgiving menu. Thanksgiving’s classic sweet potato casserole doesn’t have to be loaded with butter and excess sugar. This slimmed-down version, from chef Sisavath Keovilay and student Zuleynka Llinas of […]

Read More >>
11/1/2012

Sarasota After Dark: Here’s Looking At You

The right bar makes a good night great. From raucous to romantic, these are some of our favorites. Michael’s On East Soft music and heavy hitters mingle at the piano bar at Michael’s On East restaurant. Great spot for late-night nosh. 1212 East Ave., Sarasota. Bahi Hut A kitschy, smoky throwback to ’60s Sarasota, the […]

Read More >>
11/1/2012

What I’m Drinking: Japanese Sake

Call it rice wine if you like, but the Japanese alcoholic beverage called sake is more akin to beer than wine, because it is brewed rather than fermented. We know some collectors who cellar premium sake along with their prize wines, but then some of them do the same with hand-rolled cigars. Everything in one’s […]

Read More >>









Limelight People & Parties

Limelight People & Parties

Limelight Gallery 1 Limelight Gallery 2 Limelight Gallery 3 Limelight Gallery 4