August 2010

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PLATINUM ISSUE

MASTERPIECE THEATER 

Circus tycoon John Ringling and his spectacular collection, John and Mable’s glamorous life at Cà d’Zan, and introducing the Ringling Museum’s new curator of modern art, Matthew McLendon. By Robert Plunket and Charlie Huisking

MAESTRO OF THE MUSEUM 

The Ringling’s first director, “Chick” Austin, worked his magic on a little-known attraction in the hinterlands of Sarasota. By Kay Kipling 

ICONS OF ARCHITECTURE 

Around the world, art museums are becoming destinations not only for their collections, but for their innovative design. Carol Tisch leads a tour.

LOVE AND SPLENDOR 

An unforgettable Sarasota wedding unites not only a young couple, but two remarkable cultures.

THE PLATINUM 100

Your comprehensive guide to Sarasota’s top luxury retailers. By Carol Tisch

DEPARTMENTS 

FROM THE EDITOR 

Pam Daniel on why museums matter– more than ever.

TREASURES 

Artful acquisitions for you and your home. By Carol Tisch

INTERVIEW 

James McManemon Jr., general manager of the award-winning Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, on luxury and the legendary Ritz mystique.

LAST LOOK 

In the circus, things aren’t always what they seem.

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