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
Some historians argue it was Lilly Pulitzer who introduced the iconic shift dress into pop culture, but it was the Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Kennedy and Whitney families that popularized the brand in a major way, making it a must-have for resort jetsetters. You may be surprised to know that these internationally recognized cheerful prints have humble beginnings – Lilly Pulitzer’s juice stand off Worth Avenue in Palm Beach.
Of course, that was simply the beginning. Beyond that, former Town & Country executive editor Kathryn Livingston, who boasts a 20-year editorial career with Hearst Magazines, chronicled behind-the-scenes details of the life of the very private Pulitzer in: Lilly: Palm Beach, Tropical Glamour, and the Birth of a Fashion Legend. // READ MORE @SarasotaMagazine.com
Guy Bedarida, creative director and head designer of the John Hardy brand, joined the company in the 1990s after receiving a call from Mr. John Hardy himself. Since then, he’s worked synergistically with the team, taking it to new heights with an eye on sustainability and social responsibility.
Guy’s passion for craftsmanship can be found in his joaillerie history, which includes the likes of Van Cleef & Arpels. Today he works closely with hundreds of artisan masters to create intensely coveted jewelry with a Balinese pedigree. Here we get to know the talented man behind the brand before his personal visit to Sarasota’s Saks Fifth Avenue on April 16 from 1-4 p.m., where where he’ll be signing pieces from his new spring 2013 collection. Interested? RSVP to (941) 364-5318. Or enjoy the John Hardy trunk show from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. that same day.…//CLICK HERE for more @SarasotaMagazine.com
According to his Neatly Collected blog‘s home page, Jordon Stone is a “sartorial enthusiast, maker, writer and style liker.” All of which is right on, in my opinion, along with a bit of Les Misérables’ Eddie Redmayne thrown in for good measure. Jordon’s a guy who pays attention to detail and has the ability to wear clothes and not let them wear him. He’s perfect for the modern skinny suiting and style that’s clean-lined and well-fitted. And he’s overall a tailored, dapper, young man of our time, with a hip personality to match his look. I have a feeling you’re going to enjoy getting to know him.// Click here for more @SarasotaMagazine.com