Archive for January, 2013

01/24/2013

GIVEAWAY: Luxurious Spa Treatments from L. Spa

Is there a better month than January to treat yourself? We don’t think so–and to help you out, we’re giving away a package of treatments from downtown Sarasota’s L.Spa, featured in our “Bring Back The Bliss” story in our January issue. Simply fill out the form below and you could win the following, worth more […]

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01/1/2013

WEB EXTRA: Carmel Cafe’s Salted Caramel Sauce

Carmel Cafe‘s salted caramel sauce adds the perfect luxe twist to the restaurant’s poached pear dessert,  above, this month’s Hot Dish. Below is the recipe for this decadent sauce–trust us, you’re going to want to make it. Carmel Cafe’s Salted Caramel Sauce 2 cups granulated sugar ½ lb. butter (2 sticks) 2 cups heavy cream, […]

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01/1/2013

From The Editor: I Don’t Think So

After almost three decades in Sarasota, I’m hearing another generation make the same old statements, and I’m starting to lose my patience. I’ll admit it—I used to believe many of these things myself. But after the wisdom (and wrinkles) that only age can bring, I now take a contrary view. When I called some other […]

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01/1/2013

My World: Rehab therapist David Stevenson

Rehab therapist David Stevenson on what hurts and what helps. What are the most common issues you treat? Most are orthopedic, musculoskeletal problems, and probably 50 percent are post-surgical—spinal surgery, shoulder surgery, hip replacement, fracture. That’s where our medical training comes into play, because we need to understand what the limitations are after surgery. What […]

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01/1/2013

The Luxury Home: Our Design Roller Coaster

Having your house redone as a Designer Showcase is scary, tumultuous—and thrilling.   Ever jump when you hear yourself say something and think, “Who just said that?” That’s what happened when my husband, David, and I dashed through the Jewels on the Bay Showhouse at the Powel Crosley Estate on a bitter-cold Sunday morning in […]

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01/1/2013

Home of The Month: January 2013

Bachelor Pad Suave and sophisticated, this Sandy Hook compound defines Sarasota style. This is a house Frank Sinatra would love. It has a rich bachelor chic, perfect for entertaining a crowd around the 16-by-44-foot pool—or for more intimate entertaining in the many elegant nooks and cubbyholes inside. And when it comes time to scramble up […]

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01/1/2013

Town Hall: January 2013

Will a wave of huge new rental homes ruin Anna Maria Island? “They’re just monsters,” Jean Peelen says, gesturing toward a pair of three-story, snow-cone-colored vacation homes. “I don’t know how else to put it. They just loom.” We’re driving through the town of Holmes Beach, on Anna Maria Island, and the rest of 69th […]

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01/1/2013

What I’m Drinking: Ocean Breeze

Maybe we owe it to Don Draper and his fellow Mad Men, but cocktails are bigger today than ever. Classic revivals, artisanal alchemy and seasonal concoctions abound, and not just in Manhattan. One cocktail, however, Ocean Breeze, was created just for you, our readers, and celebrates the sublime month of January in Sarasota. Here’s how […]

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01/1/2013

Party Girl: January 2013

Veronica Pastore on sex, stilettos and turning lives around at Wine, Women & Shoes. Why do you think women love high heels? I mean, aside from the sex appeal—that much is obvious, right? We know they make us taller and appear slimmer, that they sculpt the calf and lift the butt and arch the back […]

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01/1/2013

Mr. Chatterbox: January 2013

THIS MONTH: Celebrities like Manasota Key. I figure out why. The most surprising thing about the death of disco queen Donna Summer was the news that she died at her home on Manasota Key. Donna Summer lived on Manasota Key? Yes, she did, along with Bobby Vinton, Mel Tillis and Martina Navratilova (although not necessarily […]

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