December 2012

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FEATURES

Discover Our Downtowns 
Retail editor Carol Tisch unearths food, fun and shopping finds in Sarasota, Bradenton, Venice and Englewood. 

Wonderful, Waterful City Island
From great views and marine attractions to old-Florida dining on the water, Hannah Wallace explores this sliver of paradise. 

Call for Artists
Our city has a long tradition of attracting creative spirits. Six local talents explain why. 

Wish We Were There
A design-smart couple builds the perfect beach guesthouse to welcome friends and family. By Ilene Denton

Love on Lido Key
Photographer Ted Mase chronicles a season in the life of a black skimmer family. 

The Flavors of Family
The renowned Hazan cooking clan gathers for a bayfront celebration. By Megan McDonald

Queen of the Beasts
In her own Sarasota jungle, Kay Rosaire rules over lions, tigers, bears and the occasional chimp. Tony D’Souza on what makes Big cat Habitat special. 

DEPARTMENTS

FROM THE EDITOR
Where, or where should visitors go to dinner? Pam Daniel gets expert advice.

TOP TICKETS
The best shows to see this month.

PARTY GIRL 
Veronica Pastore searches for Baryshnikov at the Ringling International Arts Festival’s opening night gala.

MR. CHATTERBOX
Mr. C finds the perfect exercise regime: swimming in our gorgeous Gulf.

HOME OF THE MONTH
Your own private Southwest Florida island.

THE VACATION GUIDE

Accommodations 
Arts and Entertainment 
* Attractions
Beaches 
Galleries and Museums 
* Sports and Activities 

 EXTRAS
Antiques and Treasures
Eco Trips
Hot Spots
* Kids’ Stuff
Make Mine Meatles
* Sarasota Must-Sees
Specialty Markets
Sun and Beach Basics
Where’s the Brew? 

HEALTH REPORT
The latest in local medical and fitness news. By Hannah Wallace.

ONLY IN SARASOTA
Illustrator John Pirman captures an iconic vacation property.

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