Years ago, I wondered why everyone was so obsessed with kale. Seems you couldn’t turn around in the Whole Foods parking lot without hearing the k-word. Well, as you may have read in my “Raw Food Curious” post, I’ve gotten into healthy eating and have figured out why this leafy green is the rockstar of the produce section. Turns out, with the right preparation, it’s really quite crave-worthy, not to mention ridiculously dense and super nutritious. // Click Here for More @SarasotaMagazine.com
A mod sartorial shift was in the air during the ’60s, a convergence of high fashion with the Space Age super chick and, as one of the decade’s supermodels, Linda Morand had the instantly alluring right stuff. She was discovered by the incomparable Eileen Ford, a muse to the illustrious Pierre Cardin, and was one of the ’60s supermodels who was photographed by the most celebrated names in the fashion world, like Helmut Newton and Richard Dormer.
The unflappable Morand also walked the coveted Parisian runways in the finest of prêt-a-porter and haute couture, most of which was made for her by fashion icons like Jean Patou, Karl Lagerfeld, Emanuel Ungaro, Paco Rabanne, Louis Féraud and Valentino. Click here for more @SarasotaMagazine.com
One of Cutting Loose hairstylist Niki Baldun’s (or Niki B., as she prefers) favorite quotes is a classic by the iconic Coco Chanel: “In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.” She certainly is following this invaluable advice. Her view on style is as it should be – it evolves as an entire look from head to toe, with the small details in their proper place–whether a delicate necklace or a pop of color at the lip. Niki’s a downtown girl with her eye on what’s new and next, which she’ll incorporate her own playful twist to individualized it to her style.//Click Here for More @SarasotaMagazine.com
For some time, now I’ve been shopping the chic workout gear at Pure Barre Sarasota, ducking and running when co-owners Sara Ferguson and Melissa DeMore offer a free class. But the offers also came from a few of my favorite friends who’ve attended for years, saying I should try it. However, I’ve just never been that girl who joins in a group class, aside from my must-have yoga, mainly because I consider myself uncoordinated that way. The last time I took a group class was in the ’90s, when Jane Fonda’s Step workout was hot. I was so embarrassed that I swore to Buddha I’d never attempt a class like that again.//Click Here for More @SarasotaMagazine.com
Seems you can’t swing a Manolo Blahnik these days without hitting one of the stylish set that’s talking about their favorite health trend. Admittedly, I’m guilty of it myself. I’ve tried my share from the South Beach Diet to the Four Hour Body to juice cleanses, looking for the perfect fit for my lifestyle – couldn’t be too complicated nor could it be without flexibility.
So, I’m what I like to call Raw Food curious. I turned to Raw Food approx. 6 years ago hoping for insight on the two food groups I otherwise shunned: fruits and veggies. I figured the Raw Foodies would have the best take on flavors because a plain celery stick is just ridiculous to me. //CLICK HERE for More @SarasotaMagazine.com
You can often find Kyle Battie in downtown Sarasota, whether it’s making you feel welcome at State Street Eating House or sussing out the best in local jazz. But no matter where he is, he’s purposefully pulled together, with haberdashery styling choices that are all polished but worn with ease-and always a clever fashion accoutrement that adds character to his individual style, like his rakishly worn driving cap or a pop-of-color pocket square.//Click Here for More @SarasotaMagazine.com
New College Foundation celebrated three decades of Pique Nique Sur La Baie this week co-chaired by the Renee Hamad, BJ Creighton, Pat Johnson and Kathy Coffey. A favorite of mine, the event is a virtual eye candy of Sarasota’s society donning their best chapeau. Here, I share my Sarasota Magazine Best Of picks…//CLICK HERE for more @SarasotaMagazine.com