Our November issue is all about aspirational living—sit back, relax and let us take you inside the high walls of some of the area’s most spectacular homes. Begin with the horseshoe-shaped renovation on Lido Shores, a neighborhood known for its odes to the Sarasota School of Architecture. In Modern Muse, a Guy Peterson design gets enhanced by the owner’s expansive collection of pop art, from a massive Jim Morrison mugshot to Warhol portraits and Chinese appropriations of Roy Lichtenstein favorites. Head down the street and you’ll find Paul Rudolph’s iconic Umbrella House, showcased through the eyes of its new owners in Period Piece. Finally, take a trip south to wooded Osprey, where we get an insider view into a hidden compound designed by Hall Architects that embodies the Japanese ideal of wabi-sabi in Perfect Imperfections.
After taking in the sights of these resplendent residences, give your tastebuds a chance to experience the same bouts of wonder with dishes from two newcomers to the Sarasota culinary scene. Grab a seat at the bar and read about the arresting decor and equally incredible food at Boca Kitchen, Bar & Market in Community Kitchen, then head upstairs in New Kids on the Block to the recently opened hotspot, The Coolinary, created by European transplants that give the storied Main Street space a serious facelift. While at Lelu Coffee Lounge, get the SPAM you’ve dreamed of in Hawaiian Steak. And don’t forget to dive into the Louies Modern kitchen with Chef Jose Rojas in Remembering His Roots.
As if all that weren’t enough, we’ve also checked in on the progress of the Sarasota Museum of Art, going inside the building for an exclusive look at what is coming in A View from the Gallery. Fashion designer Camilyn Beth lets us into her studio to talk about ‘60s inspirations, the modern woman and how she fuses New York sensibilities with Floridian aesthetics in Southern Belle, while landscape architect Robert Davie reclines amidst his designs in the newly completed Community Aids Network garden in Peaceful Pavilion.
In other news, we get down and dirty in the laboratory with the next generation of Mote Marine scientists in Dropped in the Deep End, and jumped across the pond to monitor the effect of Brexit on the Gulf Coast in Keep Calm and Brexit On. Senior Editor Jacob Ogles brings us back home with a symposium focusing on attainable housing in Sarasota, tapping the knowledge of three local housing experts in Improving the Housing Continuum.
Get swept away this November!
The SRQ Team