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Archive for December, 2011

12/29/2011

Sarasota Magazine’s Best Images: 2011 Year in Review

We sat down with our creative director, Gigi Ortwein, to choose the 10 best photos we ran this year. Here they are. Ringling Bridge: January 2011 (J.B. McCourtney) Fit City: February 2011 (Barbara Banks) Lady Jazz: April 2011 (Brian Braun) Fresh: April 2011 (J.B. McCourtney) Best of Sarasota (sunset on Siesta Key): May 2011 (Brian […]

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12/27/2011

Where to Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2011 in Sarasota

Back in early December, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune reported that downtown Sarasota’s New Year’s Eve block party—a popular event that drew thousands of people downtown for street-style festivities and the famous pineapple drop—had officially been cancelled. The reason? Concerns about partygoers’ safety—and fighting among the festival’s organizers. In lieu of the Main Street festivities, this year […]

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12/16/2011

HOLIDAY SHOPPING: Juno and Jove

Downtown Sarasota’s Juno and Jove Last night, a few of us from the magazine headed to Juno and Jove’s “Wine and Wishes” event, where guests enjoyed 20 percent off and were treated to libations, light bites and exfoliating lip makeovers by Melody’s Centre for Authentic Beauty. If you’re still on the hunt for holiday gifts, […]

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12/15/2011

Photo of the Week: Holiday Cheer

With all of the hustle and bustle that comprises the holiday season, it is nice to see all of the holiday cheer spread throughout the Sarasota area. As the holidays are swiftly approaching (we’re a mere 10 days until Christmas), this group of Siesta Key houses, located on Sarasota Bay, is a prime example of […]

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12/14/2011

Let Them Eat Pie

A few of the pies entered in Everence Federal Credit Union’s first annual pie contest. Pinecraft, the Mennonite community located along Bahia Vista Street, has long been famous for its pies. So it comes as no surprise that Everence Federal Credit Union, which just opened on the corner of Bahia Vista Street and Kaufman Avenue, […]

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12/12/2011

BITS & BITES: Food News and Notes from Around Town.

‘Tis the season, friends—the season for eating, that is. We’ve sampled new bites from local spots, we’ve expanded our waistlines in the name of research, and we’re here to report on what we’ve tasted. DUVAL’S NEW WORLD CAFÉ Duval’s interior is sleek and open. A new kid on the block—the “block” being Main Street, in […]

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12/7/2011

A Glistening New York Holiday

In this guest blog post, Rita Greenbaum–a leading local arts and not-for-profit supporter, avid theater-goer and the winner of this year’s CAN Dance: Dancing with Our Stars–takes to the Big Apple to see Bonnie and Clyde on Broadway and experience some of that singular New York holiday magic. Just in time for the decorations and […]

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12/1/2011

Photo of the Week: Building Bridges

The John Ringling Bridge is a can’t-miss Sarasota landmark both literally and figuratively. Literally, of course, because it is one of the largest bridges in the area. But despite its size, it is loved by locals, whom you can always find walking it—whether for pleasure or a good workout—and it is also one the best […]

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