November 2008

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FEATURES 10 BEST Su Byron stays up late to find great dining options for after the show. BEST OF THE SEASON Arts editor Kay Kipling searches out the most sizzling stars, intriguing shows and super deals of the 2008-09 arts season. THE GREATEST GOWNS ON EARTH The Ringling’s Circus Museum is the backdrop for a […]


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FEATURES

10 BEST

Su Byron stays up late to find great dining options for after the show.

BEST OF THE SEASON

Arts editor Kay Kipling searches out the most sizzling stars, intriguing shows and super deals of the 2008-09 arts season.

THE GREATEST GOWNS ON EARTH

The Ringling’s Circus Museum is the backdrop for a season’s worth of evening wear.

POWER PLAYER

A jet-setting bachelor alights in an Alinari retreat filled with his important–and eclectic–art collection. By Carol Tisch

DECORATING CAN BE MURDER

Comic novelist Robert Plunket launches a new mystery series set right here in Sarasota.

DEPARTMENTS

FROM THE EDITOR

What does all the economic drama mean for Sarasota’s upcoming arts season? By Pam Daniel

STREET TALK

News and names to boost your civic I.Q.

ARCHITECTURE

Richard Storm finds signs of life along downtown’s Central Avenue.

BOUTIQUE

Style editor Carol Tisch shops Gulf Gate Marketplace for jewelry, apparel and more, plus day planners you’ll be happy to open.

MR. CHATTERBOX

The famous Florida detective novel takes a strange new twist with our own Mr. C.

LIMELIGHT

Rebecca Baxter snaps people and parties, and our “Social Detective” hides out at the Hermitage artists’ retreat.

LUXURY HOME & DESIGN

What’s new and notable in real estate and design.

GOOD MEDICINE

Shattered by his prostate cancer diagnosis, a husband and father finds hope at Sarasota’s Dattoli Institute. By Su Byron

THE PAR SIDE

Our new golf columnist, David Grimes, plays The Concession–and tells.

FOOD & WINE

John Bancroft discovers comfort and classics at St. Armands’ Le Colonne and creative fare at Bradenton’s Ezra, while chef Judi Gallagher whips up a sweet potato surprise.

CALENDAR

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

SENSE OF PLACE

Illustrator Regan Dunnick’s fun map of the Ringling Museum.