Archive for January, 2013

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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01/1/2013

Good Deal: Trader Joe’s

The place: Trader Joe’s, 4101 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, (941) 922-5727. The goods: Sarasota became the envy of many a Florida foodie when Trader Joe’s, a quirky food and wine market with a big following out West, opened right here at home. The drill: The house-branded items are where the bargains are, and there are […]

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01/1/2013

Insider: Poll – January 2013

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01/1/2013

Insider: Branch Manager

“Playing with sticks” is the simplest way to explain what sculptor Patrick Dougherty does with his large-scale, site-specific assemblages, like the one he’ll produce this month on the grounds of the old Sarasota High School (site of the future Sarasota Museum of Art, which arranged his visit). Dougherty takes about three weeks (in this case, […]

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01/1/2013

Restaurant Review: Melange

We were crazy about chef Lan Bradeen’s eponymous Main Street restaurant before she retooled her menu, redesigned her dining room and changed the name to Melange, or, as she spells it, mé*Lan*ge. Now we like it even better. The revamped enterprise capitalizes on two trends in fine dining: a menu of snacks, soups, salads and […]

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01/1/2013

Health Report: January 2013

The latest news in body shaping, plus fitness suggestions you can use.   Fat to the Forefront “The most exciting thing happening in plastic surgery right now is the use of fat grafting as a viable concept in face and body shaping—as well as reconstruction,” says Dr. Alissa Shulman of Sarasota’s Sovereign Plastic Surgery. In […]

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01/1/2013

Neighborhood Watch: January 2013

Surprise, it’s Whitaker’s Landing. The tiny gated neighborhood of Whitaker’s Landing, set on Sarasota Bay just north of Sarasota Bay Club and Whitaker Gateway Park, is “one of those hidden places that people don’t know exists,” says Toi Estes of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty. Development started in 1990. With just seven constructed homes and four […]

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