Archive for March, 2013

03/1/2013

March 2013

Subscribe to Sarasota Magazine Subscription Services  About Us FEATURES Freeze Frame A look inside the regions biggest and busiest Latin Market. Photography by Gene Pollux. The Looks of Spring Fashion writer Heather Dunhill spots the style and beauty trends that are right for Sarasota this season. Web extra: Heather Dunhill shares her top five must-haves from this season’s runways. […]

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03/1/2013

HOME OF THE MONTH: Venice Waterfront

Here’s a home with a perfect Florida lifestyle built right into it. Located on the Island of Venice with the Intracoastal boat traffic sailing right by, the estate—a main house and a separate guest house—is a short stroll from the shops and restaurants of downtown Venice. But it has a private, secluded feeling, with two […]

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03/1/2013

NOISEMAKER: State Sen. Nancy Detert

Nancy Detert’s state senate district may have changed, but that doesn’t mean she has. This month, when the 68-year-old Venice Republican heads to Tallahassee for the Florida Legislature’s regular 60-day session, she’ll be speaking for a whole new group of constituents. The District 28 Detert was elected to represent in 2008 no longer exists—redistricting shaved […]

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03/1/2013

WEB EXTRA: Heather Dunhill’s Spring Fashion Picks

By Taylor Meredith February was Fashion Week in the Big Apple, and designers from all over the globe were invited to shine the spotlight on some of their most brilliant new designs while all the world watched. So we thought, what better time to ask Heather Dunhill, our Fashion IQ blogger, what her five favorite […]

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03/1/2013

Only In Sarasota

Illustration by John Pirman John Pirman says the first time he drove by downtown’s post office, “It stopped me in my tracks.” He speculates that the big scalloped awning on the building, which was constructed in 1965, might have been inspired by lace edging. “It creates a beautiful shadow on the monolithic mid-century facade,” he […]

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03/1/2013

What I’m Drinking: March 2013

This month: Pattigeorge’s updated, Sarasota-style cosmo.

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03/1/2013

Foodologist

By John Bancroft “If it sparkles, I like it,” confides pastry chef and wedding cake designer Lyndsy McDonald. We guessed as much from her conversation, which sparkles with enthusiasm for her art and her business, Pastries By Design, located at 10667 Boardwalk Loop in Lakewood Ranch. For The Record: The biggest wedding cake McDonald has […]

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03/1/2013

Baseball Hero

By Dan Connolly   It took some time—into the middle of his sixth decade, in fact—before Buck Showalter could be content being Buck Showalter. Sports pundits and baseball fans have criticized him as an unyielding perfectionist and taskmaster. They’ve said he’s too intense, and that his constant motor and exacting eye for detail eventually wear […]

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03/1/2013

Mr. Chatterbox: March 2013

I’m getting over the flu—I think. There are still spasmodic coughing fits and some phantom twinges of pain, and my energy level has yet to return. It was a horrible experience, but for once I feel proud that I really nailed it. I hit it right at the peak of the epidemic and consequently should […]

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03/1/2013

Luxury Homes: On the Homefront

By Ilene Denton Our real estate market may not be quite as red hot as D.C.’s, where, the Washington Post reported at year’s end, a 2,850-square-foot townhouse near Capitol Hill got 168 offers and ended up selling for $400,000 over asking price. But we’re no slouches, either. The Sarasota Association of Realtors announced that its […]

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03/1/2013

Starting Over

Sarasota consistently ranks as one of the top places for baby boomers to retire, but many of those new arrivals have no intention of pursuing a life of leisure. Yes, they’ve left behind their former careers for a warmer climate and our city’s cultural and natural amenities—but “retire?” “That’s a horrible word,” says Pat Gussin, […]

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03/1/2013

Restaurant Review: Harry’s Continental Kitchens

By John Bancroft Harry’s Continental Kitchens, long a stalwart on Longboat Key, is at the heart of what has become a mini gourmet empire at the corner of Gulf of Mexico Drive and St. Judes Drive. Catering services, a corner store (not your average convenience store), deli and wine shop now complement a restaurant that […]

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