July 2009

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FEATURES

10 BEST

Take the plunge with our 10 top water adventures. By Su Byron

LUXURY ON SALE

A down economy means outrageous deals on dream vacations. By Hannah Wallace

THE FINAL CHAPTER! DECORATING CAN BE MURDER

At last, Robert Punket reveals “whodunit” in the closing chapter of his Sarasota mystery series–but will everyone live happily ever after?

SCAM

Crime novelist Leslie Glass digs up the inside scoop on the Nadel hedge fund scandal that shocked Sarasota’s financial and philanthropic community.

MASTERPIECE THEATER

Theater critic Kay Kipling’s annual picks of the best of the local stage season.

DEPARTMENTS

FROM THE EDITOR

Pam Daniel on the “mini-Madoff” debacle that rocked our town.

NOISEMAKER

A local martial arts teacher wins kudos for his work with a special student.

BOUTIQUE

Carol Tisch tees off with the latest in golf fashions and highlights “cuff stuff” to adorn those bare-for-summer arms.

MR. CHATTERBOX

Mr. C finds paradise in the small but atmospheric Florida town of Melrose.

LIMELIGHT

Rebecca Baxter snaps beautiful people and parties, plus two “Fashion Statements” at Going for the Gold.

LUXURY HOMEFRONT

Top neighborhoods, great deals and record sales in real estate, and eco-friendly home decor.

ONE GREAT ROOM

A Parade of Homes award winner blends traditional and contemporary in one beautiful room. By Carol Tisch

THE PAR SIDE

Golf columnist David Grimes plays Misty Creek Country Club.

GOOD MEDICINE

How high-tech surgery saved one patient from debilitating back and neck pain. By Su Byron

FOOD & WINE

John Bancroft dives into the new Aqua’s eclectic cuisine and discovers deals at El Greco, plus chef Judi Gallagher serves up sweet corn succotash.

CALENDAR

Kay Kipling’s roundup of the summer’s arts and entertainment events.

SENSE OF PLACE

Illustrator Regan Dunnick’s fun map of Sarasota Bradenton International Airport.

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