Archive for January, 2013

01/1/2013

Who’s In Store: Cindy Higham of Evelyn & Arthur

Lifelong fashionista Cindy Higham has landed her dream job at the new Evelyn & Arthur boutique on Main Street. The veteran of two top department stores in Dayton, Ohio, and manager/buyer for 12 years at Sally’s of Sarasota, Higham says the new store fills a void in Southwest Florida for fashion-oriented customers who are 40 […]

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01/1/2013

Insider Shopping: January 2013

St. Armands Circle If you’ve never been to St. Armands Circle, you might think it’s just another beach town shopping destination. But it’s so much better than that. From the understated to the fashion-forward, the Circle is brimming with coveted designer names. We surveyed each quadrant to uncover breezy clothes perfect for endless Sarasota summers […]

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01/1/2013

Media Picks: January 2013

What I’m listening to Arlene Sweeting, station manager at nonprofit radio station WSLR “I listen to WSLR most of the day. Some of my favorite music shows include Positive Friction, where John Haupt shares eclectic rhythms with a positive message; the Louisiana Gumbo Show, with John Osgood, and Give Peace a Dance with DJ Normen. […]

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01/1/2013

Sarasota’s Best: Cheeseburger

This town really, really cares about cheeseburgers. That was clear from the response from our 5,400-plus Facebook fans when we asked them to nomi-nate the region’s best. Read on for the winners. (Thanks to judges Chef Judi Gallagher, The HuB’s Joey Panek and Lazy Fairy’s Christine Alexander). Best Overall Shakespeare’s caramelized onion and brie burger, […]

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01/1/2013

Fashion I.Q.: January 2013

Genius looks and loot from our style blogger. I’m thoroughly obsessed with the jewel-toned nail lacquer collaboration by Sephora and Pantone, the authority on color. I can’t get enough of this metallic shade of evergreen. sephora.com, $5   At Wine, Women & Shoes, Sara Ferguson was perfectly styled from her gorgeous blonde tresses to her […]

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01/1/2013

Only In Sarasota: Jungle Gardens Entrance Pavilion

A longtime landmark in the Indian Beach neighborhood, Jungle Gardens has enthralled generations of visitors with its wild creatures and exotic foliage. But artist John Pirman, who recently moved to the nearby Sapphire Shores neighborhood, says he finds the entrance pavilion as intriguing as what’s inside. The futuristic 1960s-style architecture, with those “multiple witches’- hat […]

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01/1/2013

Foodologist: Ionie Bergs

Ionie Bergs’ raw food cafe serves much more than smoothies. Ionie Bergs, proprietor of ionie: Healing Center & Raw Food Cafe, eased into her passion for raw foods back in 2000 when, she says, she began to “dabble” in smoothies and juices. Her interest kicked into high gear five years later courtesy of a book […]

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01/1/2013

Watch List

1 Dial up affordable luxury at Southgate Mall’s new Pandora jewelry and watch store, where the elegant Pure watch comes with smart leather straps in black, white and cream or as shown with a steel mesh band with gold plating ($295). Pandora at Southgate, 3501 S. Tamiami Trail, (941) 955-8747. 2 Fast track to luxury: […]

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01/1/2013

Fanfare: January 2013

Bits and bytes from our friends and followers. “A great article by the always inspiring Frank Galati. So lucky to be working with him again!” –Mara Blumenfeld [costume designer for Asolo Rep] , via our website, in response to Frank Galati’s “War by Other Means” in our November issue “Big thanks to Cooper Levey-Baker for what […]

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01/1/2013

Play: Polo

Polo season is in full swing; take in the action every Sunday at the Sarasota Polo Club at Lakewood Ranch. The Basics: Four-person teams play matches divided into seven-minute periods called chukkers (four or six chukkers per match) on a 10-acre field (300 yards long; 160 yards wide). The object is to knock the ball […]

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