January 2009

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FEATURES

10 BEST

Su Byron toasts the New Year with 10 great new drinks from local restaurants.

A TOWN GROWS UP

On our magazine’s 30th anniversary, senior editor Robert Plunket reflects on 10 moments that shaped the Sarasota of today.

TEST OF TIME

After 26 years, an award-winning Carl Abbott design remains the ultimate beach house. Ilene Denton tells us why.

THE SARASOTA THEY SAW

Some of the 20th century’s best photographers found inspiration in Sarasota’s beaches, circus history and quintessential tourists. Just take a look.

FACES OF THE FUTURE

Meet seven young Sarasotans who will change the world. By Ilene Denton

WASN’T LIFE GRAND?

Our all-time favorite party pictures bring back high times and heartfelt memories. Photography by Rebecca Baxter and Robert Castro

DECORATING CAN BE MURDER

In Chapter 3 of Robert Plunket’s new mystery series, hero Timothy Spryke designs for a Van Wezel superstar–and faces tough questions from the cops.

DEPARTMENTS

FROM THE EDITOR

It’s a new Sarasota all over again. By Pam Daniel

BOUTIQUE

Carol Tisch scopes out the best new stores and makeovers and shops for kids.

* Who’s in Store?

MR. CHATTERBOX

The more things change. . .a vintage Mr. C column proves that some real estate truths are forever–and funny.

LIMELIGHT

Rebecca Baxter snaps people and parties, and our “Social Detective” finds the secret ingredient in cooking legend Marcella Hazan’s success.

FINANCE

Banking expert and part-time Sarasota resident Bill Isaac on the economy, the bailout, and what lies ahead. Interview by Terry O’Connor

LUXURY HOMEFRONT

The niftiest neighborhoods, great deals in residential listings, eco-friendly home decor and the best of “Real Estate Junkie.”

* Designing Mind

ONE GREAT ROOM

A contemporary parents’ retreat for this month’s Boys and Girls Club Showhouse.

CALENDAR

Kay Kipling’s roundup of this month’s arts and entertainment events, plus On Exhibit by Mark Ormond.

GOOD MEDICINE

Racing the clock to survive pulmonary hypertension. By Su Byron

THE PAR SIDE

Our new golf columnist, David Grimes, plays University Park.

FOOD & WINE

John Bancroft delights in creative cuisine at Libby’s, while chef Judi Gallagher warms you up with Mexican hot chocolate.

What I’m Drinking

Good Deal

* Fresh Find

SENSE OF PLACE

Illustrator Regan Dunnick’s fun map of Pinecraft.

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