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Patricia and Peter Estes
June 2013

Patricia and Peter Estes Open Pecky in Downtown Sarasota

Patricia and Peter Estes open Pecky, a furniture store, in downtown Sarasota.

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June 2013

Where to Shop: Southside Village

Shopping editor Carol Tisch rounds up great shopping finds in Sarasota’s Southside Village.

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May 2013

Shopping: Beach Bag Chic

Beach bag shopping finds.

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May 2013

Shopping: In the Clutch

Heather Dunhill rounds up this season’s prettiest clutches.

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April 2013

Shades of Glamour

Bold new sunglasses make an eye-catching statement.If ever there were a Sarasota essential, it’s a great pair of sunglasses. And this season, you’ll get high style along with sun protection for your peepers. The latest shades are bright and bold, in oversized shapes (especially hot: round) and decorated in all sorts of colors, patterns and […]

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April 2013

Shopping: Fired Up

By Carol Tisch 1 Get creative with the Napa Valley collection of fire pit tables with mix-and-match tops, bases and tile by the Outdoor Greatroom Company ($1,599). American Grill & Hearth, 2881 Clark Road, Sarasota, (941) 925-3985. 2 Fireside chats are elegant and comfortable with the all-weather Canberra Surf & Sand collection by Tommy Bahama. Swivel […]

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April 2013

Who’s In Store: Dianna Allaman of Tortoise and Pearl

By Carol Tisch Every day is a love-in at Dianna Allaman’s Tortoise and Pearl, a Burns Court refuge for those who eschew cookie-cutter clothes, gifts and home accents in favor of a hippie aesthetic. The New Jersey native describes her artisan wares as a “collection of things I love, whether vintage or handmade.” Indeed, she […]

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April 2013

Shopping: Patio Posh

By Carol Tisch Design knows no boundaries since classic indoor furniture styles have moved to the great out-doors. With new offerings from mid-century modern to Spanish Revival, French Provencal, British Colonial and more, you can extend your favorite indoor decorating themes to the pool and patio. But don’t let these posh looks fool you: Everything […]

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March 2013

Shopping: Star Gazing

1. Give any room  a jolt of energy with the classically carved Portuguese starburst mirror with gold leaf finish by Modern History ($1,195). Coquillage, 1515 Main St., Sarasota, (941) 487-7160. 2. Constellation is Thomas Pheasant’s design for Baker, with antiqued mirrored discs woven to gold threads creating a star-burst ($5,495). Through designers or Baker, 10800 Corkscrew […]

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March 2013

Who’s In Store: Sheila Rigoni

For Sheila Rigoni, Eileen Fisher is more than fashion. By Carol Tisch “Before we even opened our doors, people came by to say they were so glad we were coming to Sarasota. We’ve been open a little over a year now, and they’re still telling us how glad they are we’re here,” declares Sheila Rigoni, […]

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March 2013

Insider: Shopping: Emerald City

Emerald, the color of prosperity, has been named the color of 2013 by color authority Pantone, and we found it everywhere we looked in Sarasota, from the new Sephora store inside J.C. Penney to furniture and gift shops to fashion and jewelry boutiques. It’s an equal opportunity color available in high and low prices—promoting balance, […]

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March 2013

The Looks of Spring

Fashion I.Q. columnist and blogger Heather Dunhill reports on spring 2013 fashion trends.

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March 2013

Fashion I.Q.: March 2013

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February 2013

Silver Stars: The Best Silver Serveware From Local Shops

By Carol Tisch 1 Fresh catch from the January gift fairs: just-introduced Mariposa serving bowls in recycled aluminum like Sea Border ($144) or Oceanus Starfish with aqua porcelain glaze ($159). White Egret, 10006 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria Island, (941) 778-3782. 2 Super bowls by superstar designers for Alessi include the stri-kingly simple stainless steel Ovale […]

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February 2013

Shopping: Food Heaven

By Carol Tisch Sarasota is flush with new havens for foodies. Townies and tourists alike are sampling delights at a Main Street fromagerie, an olive oil emporium and a gem of a gourmet shop and charcuterie on stately Palm Avenue. The long-awaited Trader Joe’s has arrived, and fare at longtime treasure Morton’s is more tantalizing […]

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February 2013

Who’s in Store: Douglas Gourley

Douglas Gourley feeds his inner gourmand.By Carol Tisch A former exec with Pitney Bowes and Imation, Douglas Gourley developed the taste of a gourmand while working overseas. “I was exclusively international from the age of 25 to 50, and with that came the opportunity to dine with boards of directors in Latin America, the Pacific, […]

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February 2013

Fashion IQ: February 2013

Genius looks and loot from our style blogger, Heather Dunhill. Here’s an unexpected way to tell the world who you heart. Pair your personalized tee with a sleek pair of skinny jeans, suit jacket and fab drop earrings for date night. Not design savvy? Call in for an assist. This version is set on the […]

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January 2013

Who’s In Store: Cindy Higham of Evelyn & Arthur

Lifelong fashionista Cindy Higham has landed her dream job at the new Evelyn & Arthur boutique on Main Street. The veteran of two top department stores in Dayton, Ohio, and manager/buyer for 12 years at Sally’s of Sarasota, Higham says the new store fills a void in Southwest Florida for fashion-oriented customers who are 40 […]

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January 2013

Insider Shopping: January 2013

St. Armands Circle If you’ve never been to St. Armands Circle, you might think it’s just another beach town shopping destination. But it’s so much better than that. From the understated to the fashion-forward, the Circle is brimming with coveted designer names. We surveyed each quadrant to uncover breezy clothes perfect for endless Sarasota summers […]

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January 2013

Watch List

1 Dial up affordable luxury at Southgate Mall’s new Pandora jewelry and watch store, where the elegant Pure watch comes with smart leather straps in black, white and cream or as shown with a steel mesh band with gold plating ($295). Pandora at Southgate, 3501 S. Tamiami Trail, (941) 955-8747. 2 Fast track to luxury: […]

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