October 2008

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FEATURES THE ROAD HOME Writer Robert Plunket and photographer Brad McCourtney single out some of Sarasota’s most appealing avenues. EXTREME MAKEOVER This Gulf-front house had locations and lots of potential–but it needed ace design help to blossom into full beauty. By Carol Tisch LOCAL COLOR Old Florida shades and sensibilities move into the modern era at […]


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FEATURES

THE ROAD HOME

Writer Robert Plunket and photographer Brad McCourtney single out some of Sarasota’s most appealing avenues.

EXTREME MAKEOVER

This Gulf-front house had locations and lots of potential–but it needed ace design help to blossom into full beauty. By Carol Tisch

LOCAL COLOR

Old Florida shades and sensibilities move into the modern era at a 100 Central condo. By Carol Tisch

TROPICAL PUNCH

Open the gate to a magical secret garden along the bayfront. By Ilene Denton

THE FIXERS

When bad things happen to good furniture, floors or fine art, these go-to guys make everything right.

DEPARTMENTS

FROM THE EDITOR

After a home renovation nightmare, Pam Daniel calls Design 911.

STREET TALK

News and names to boost your civic I.Q.

* Civic Discourse

ARCHITECTURE

Richard Storm finds Manatee’s new judicial center does justice to its mission and neighborhood.

BOUTIQUE

Carol Tisch explores Sarasota’s furniture trail and sets a spectacular table.

MR. CHATTERBOX

Forget your worries about the economy–here are eight off-the-wall strategies to keep your company afloat.

LIMELIGHT

Rebecca Baxter snaps people and parties, and our “Social Detective” navigates our city’s changing political waters.

ONE GREAT ROOM

It’s all automatic in a smart Lakewood Ranch outdoor room. By Carol Tisch

REAL ESTATE GO$$IP

Top sales, great values and other inside information.

* Homefront: Back to Nature

GOOD MEDICINE

How genetic testing helped save one local woman’s life. By Su Byron

FOOD & WINE

Restaurant critic John Bancroft applauds Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse and Deja Vu; chef Judi Gallagher serves up fall flavors with bright bell peppers.

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 Sarasota Jungle Gardens.