Monthly Archives: August 2013

Space Closing: November Roundtable

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The Fall House+Home Roundtable gives our readers everything they need to know about nesting, indoors and outdoors. With everything from finding the perfect furniture to learning about landscaping trends, this special section aims to suit their needs. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to inspire our nesting readers. The Fall House+Home Roundtable will run in the November edition of SRQ magazine. Profiles include a 250-300 word Q&A, a 250-300 word Company Profile, a Profile Photo, Company Logo and Contact Info. The space closing date for the Fall House+Home Roundtable is Thursday, September 12, 2013. Contact our sales division at 941-365-7702 x211 or for more information.


From the Renovation: “I envision an art quality museum…”

Our interior decorator, Janice Robinson, stopped by today to breathe in the gutted space and get a fresh feel for how she will mold her subject. It’s obvious that she can’t wait to get her hands on our interior. “I envision an art quality museum with high architectural ceilings, walls, doors and trim, complemented by sophisticated gray wood floors and a smart new kitchen with dark butterfly granite for cooking demonstrations and photography,” stated Janice.  She has such an endearing passion for art and design, and a true love for Sarasota’s artistic presence. We’re psyched to be working with such an invigorating personality.

Check out past work by Janice Robinson Interior Design below.

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From the Renovation: HG-SRQ


We’re bringing you a little HGTV, SRQ style. Reality-show junkies will get a peek at our office space as it’s renovated, from the first sledgehammer to the last slice of drywall. No Gantt Charts here. We’re re-imagining the space organically. Once the demo settled, all that was left was a bare skeleton of a space with the most gorgeous natural light you’ve ever laid eyes on. Our fabulous team includes Rock Solid Construction’s Marjorie, Perry and Nikki and decorator Janice Robinson. Karen of CabinetScapes and John of European Marble and Granite are sourcing great product for the kitchen. There’s always someone new to meet from United Electric—David, Dan, Rick and John just got done excavating the walls to clean up decades of old wire to lay clean highways for new technology. The guest bathrooms are being gutted and refurbished thanks to Arrow Plumbing. And Josh of Native Sun Painting will be in this week to prime the walls and ceilings. Next up, Janice Robinson on merging a charismatic personality with modern vibe.

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POP Craft at Hot List! Very Cool

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With Hot List RETROspective just around the corner, the SRQ team slipped over to Pop Craft to test some of the spirit-infused flavors that will be featured at this year’s event. Art Manager Evan Sigmund got some great shots. Ashley Ryan, who is coordinating this year’s Hot List,  gave two big thumbs up to the specialty treats carefully crafted  for our Hot List party. The delectably addictive pops include Raspberry Mojito, Citrus Coconut and Pineapple Rum Cake, marinated in Siesta Key Spiced Rum. Craft pops with an adult twist…what more could you ask for?

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SRQ’s Jacob Ogles Co-hosts the Nilon Report


SRQ magazine’s senior editor Jacob Ogles is hitting the talk radio scene once a week as co-host of WSRQ’s daily show, The Nilon Report. Every Wednesday from 4-6 pm, Jacob will shake the airwaves alongside WSRQ owner, Susan Nilon, interviewing key political leaders, community activists and organizations, and discussing local business, events and philanthropy throughout our community. Jacob has appeared as a guest several times on The Nilon Report during this year’s Sarasota City Election. SRQ also forged a successful partnership covering the 2013 Sarasota Film Festival. WSRQ’s technical crew produced regular audio content from the Filmmakers’ Lounge for WSRQ and SRQ magazine’s festival blog SRQBacklot. Just last week, Jacob shared details about Paul Caragiulo’s impending departure from the City Commission to run for county office on the show. “I enjoy going on air with Susan and communicating across an entirely different medium, but the greatest part of all this is the chance for SRQ to reach a broader audience,” Jacob says. We’re thrilled to also have Susan Nilon contributing a regular column to SRQ Daily’s Saturday Perspective edition. She brings an informed and pointed perspective to our stable of columnists. Be sure to turn the dial to WSRQ 106.9 FM to catch Jacob and The Nilon Report starting next week.

One Night Rodeo: Playing for the Hometown Crowd


In our search for local bands to headline this year’s Hot List: RETROspective, we’ve unearthed some decidedly eclectic talent–from blues, soul and alternative rock to country genres. We were lucky to catch the band One Night Rodeo performing at the new White Buffalo Saloon digs before we booked them. The main thing we wanted to know was “how does it feel to return to Sarasota-Bradenton and play for your hometown crowd?” The duo smiled, “to come back and see the same people that we grew with musically over the years and to show them what we’re doing now is pretty cool. What’s even better is to see new fans who are really engaged in One Night Rodeo and truly care about our music…” It only took one performance to hook us on their charm, and we’re thrilled that they’ll be part of this year’s Hot List experience.

For a full bio of One Night Rodeo and other Hot List musicians, visit

SRQ’s “Rock Solid” Renovation



SRQ Media Group headquarters is undergoing an exciting renovation to enliven our office space, making it more vibrant, open and interactive for the community. We are partnering with Rock Solid Construction, a Sarasota-based firm specializing in “green” renovation and build-out services of commercial and residential spaces. The Rock Solid team includes Marjorie Broughton, Perry White and Nikki Taylor, who have been recognized for their work on the G.WIZ Science Museum, Sarasota YMCA Aquatic Center, First America Bank, VanCleef & Arpel Jewelers and Mayors Jewelers, to name a few. According to Rock Solid VP, Nikki Taylor, “this project is a great example of a local collaboration with a fantastic impact on downtown space”. Rock Solid President, Marjorie Broughton and partner, Perry White, feel that projects like this are a great way to use creative energies while creating a lasting venue for those that eat, sleep and breathe downtown SRQ. The construction begins August 7 and looks to be completed by early September, just in time for the beginning of our busy season. We will continue to provide updates on progress throughout and may include a few sneak peaks from time to time.