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In Your Mailbox: The March 2020 Home of the Year Edition is Here!

Spring is in the air, and great reads are in our March edition of SRQ Magazine. The architectural arts arrived with our 16th annual Home of the Year competition showcasing stunning feats of house architecture and design. Those with house and home on the mind can check out our selection of eclectic stools and ottomans, as well as dazzling handcrafted wooden tables from Decor Direct. Hungry for more? Try an unexpected twist on traditional tacos or plan an Impossible burger bar crawl. Last, plan a staycation just down the road, with our flipbook covering all the newest and most exciting additions to Lakewood Ranch, from Waterside Place, the Farmers Market and the polo field, this diverse ‘destination,’ has it all. #LIVELOCAL #LOVELOCAL

FEATURE:

  • The Wildest Year Yet: DreamLarge spent the entire year planning PINC (People Ideas Nature Culture) collecting curiosities from around the globe.
  • Home of the Year 2020: From seaside to street side, inside and out, these award-winning domains celebrate and contribute to a growing legacy of innovative home design.

SRQIST: Local Heart & Soul Stories About the People, Places and Experiences that Define Our Hometown

  • In The Eye of the Beholder: Sarasota Art Museum’s visionary exhibition objectifies the theory of color.
  • Hollywood Doyenne: Heather Graham visits Ringling College of Art and Design, weighs in on sexism in Hollywood, cult movies and more.
  • British Bling: British historian and jewelry designer Andrew Prince wants to see diamonds from across the room.

CULTURE CITY: Arts + Culture, Performing and Visual Arts, Portfolio, In Studio, Art-sheet

  • Act Two: The Hermitage Artist Retreat finds Tony Award-Winning leadership in theater maven Andy Sandberg.
  • A Lemon Tree: A new gallery graces Palm Avenue.

CARGO: The Goods, Design Dossier, Retail Therapy, Antique Story, Nest, Books

  • This Seat Taken?: Funky, yet functional – put our feet up, or pop a squat, with an eclectic collection of ottomans and stools.
  • Burn Me On: BIA Candle Co.’s nature-driven candles fill homey dens with scintillating fragrances.
  • Tree Whisperer: For Celeste Gruenstein of Decor Direct, it’s all about the wood.

FORAGE: At the Table, Foodarama, Restaurants, Foodie Life

  • Southern Renegades: Circo rebels against a predictable pairing to cultivate an unorthodox bourbon and taco scene downtown.
  • Mission Impossible: The next generation of America’s favorite fast food, the Impossible and Beyond burger plant-based meat substitutes are on their way to becoming staples. Time to take a bite.
  • The Chef Inside the Egg: Three executive chefs prepare the classic French omelet and reveal what makes them tick.

LAST FLIGHT:

  • Canopy Meg: In the treetops with scientist Margaret Lowman.

FLIP SIDE:

  • Living Lakewood: Nobody believed in the potential of a property at the Sarasota-Manatee line when Rex Jensen signed on in 1990. The Lakewood Ranch executive has enjoyed the last laugh for 25 years and counting.

Get in on all the goodness and check out the March issue today!

-The SRQ team 

SRQ Magazine 2020 Home of the Year Awards Ceremony and Winners!

Each year, the Home of the Year Awards Competition recognizes the superior local talent in design and construction along the Gulf Coast. “Since our magazine is devoted to living local, it is only fitting that we celebrate and showcase some of the region’s most jaw-dropping residences,” said SRQ Executive Publisher Wes Roberts. “It is meaningful for the residents of our community – and it adds to the beauty right here in our own backyard.” This year, we received 49 impressive entries.

With submitted projects evaluated by a three-judge panel of experts from New York City, Naples and Miami, categories ranged from Best Sustainable/Green Home, Best Bathroom, Best Kitchen, Best Remodel/Renovation, Best Landscape Design, a new category added this year of Best Interior Design, and three culminating categories of Best Overall Home, divided by budget. Each judge received a blind presentation of all the entries and scored them based on design concept, use of space, innovation and integrity of function. “Our panel of judges were thoroughly blown away by the impressive work represented in each submission,” said Roberts.

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Results were announced amongst colleagues, friends, admirers and family last night at the 16th annual Home of the Year Awards Ceremony, hosted at SRQ Media’s studio. Leading architects, contractors, interior designers and all their fans showed up for an evening to celebrate each other’s most distinguishable and recent work — seeing multiple honors bestowed for local projects from the past year that continue to keep Sarasota on the map with laudable architecture and exemplary design.

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When it came to time to reveal award-winners for the Best Overall Home categories, SAWA Design Studio/Leader Design Studio and Nautilus Homes proved the big winners of the ceremony, each taking home trophies in four different categories. Other winners of the night included Borden Landscape Design, Perrone Construction, Seibert Architects, Voigt Brothers Construction, Murray Homes, Josh Wynne Construction, Sweet Sparkman Architects and DSDG Architects.

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“It’s a true privilege to work with excellent builders, and most of all, wonderful clients,” says Principal Architect Chris Leader of Leader Design Studio. “We are humbled that the Bayview House and Citrus House were acknowledged among a strong group of projects by some of our region’s best design firms, contractors and industry leaders.”

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We thank all the participants who submitted their projects in SRQ’s 2020 Home of the Year Competition. To see and read about the homes that made a statement in HOTY, keep an eye out for a special feature coming in the March issue of SRQ Magazine.

Scroll down for more photos from the SRQ’s Home of the Year 2020 Awards Ceremony.

SRQ Magazine’s Pets We Love Competition is Back for 2020!

Submissions are now welcome for our Pets We Love competition. Last year SRQ selected a handful of furry friends that showcased all the different reasons we love to have a fluffy companion by our side. From cats to dogs and all ranges of the animal kingdom, this year we’re asking our readers to submit their best pet stories for a chance to be featured in our May/June 2020 edition of SRQ Magazine. No pet is too small or too ferocious for us, so send in your best lizard, or hamster or even tarantula stories for a chance to see your pet in print!

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Past Winners: Twin French Bulldogs Sisters Honey and Charlotte!

Thank you to Dog Perfect for partnering with us on SRQ Pets We Love!

February BrandStory: SunCoast Blood Bank

Have you read the February 2020 SRQ BrandStory featuring the SunCoast Blood Bank?

As the oldest blood bank in the state of Florida, and one of the oldest nonprofit blood centers in the entire country, SunCoast Blood Bank depends on a close-knit community of donors for those direly in need. Working daily to save lives, while striving to cultivate a younger and broader generation of active donors, the February SRQ BrandStory focuses on the past, present and future of SunCoast Blood Bank.

Click Here to Read the February SCBB BrandStory

In Your Mailbox: The February Business 2020 Edition is Here!

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It may be a short month, but SRQ has a long list of great reads for you in our February 2020 Business Edition. Warm up your winter taste buds with some Latin heat or Cajun spice with a trip to El Melvin Cocina Mexicana and Shiny Gumbo Food Truck. Next, kick your winter blues by shopping for all things Classic Blue inspired by Pantone’s color of the year. Learn about local angel investors and young entrepreneurs further adding to Sarasota’s vibrant portfolio of businesses. Better yet, take a trip around the globe with the international cast of characters featured in this issue: a Venice based sculptor from Hungary, an Israeli DJ staging pop-up concerts around town, a fashionable French duo with a new concept store or lastly, a Sarasota native relocated to Australia to get lost in the outback. #LIVELOCAL #LOVELOCAL

 

FEATURES:

  • Winds of Change: Six young millenial locals are looking to define the experience of this future and undoubtedly shape our hometown in the years and decades to come.
  • Calling All Angels: On the shores of retiree-rich Sarasota, there’s a particular interest in turning retirees with thick investment portfolios into funders and angels for bright business ideas originated here.
  • Forum 2040 The Future Vision for Philanthropy and the Arts: Donors and community leaders gave us a rather uncommon and unique perspective, and it was clear that they were glad to have an opportunity to share their accumulated wisdom
  • SunCoast Blood Bank: Cultivating a younger and broader generation of active donors.
  • Tribute to Business Leadership in the Region:  SRQ Media pays tribute to our community’s visionary local businesses and the people behind them.

SRQIST: Local Heart & Soul Stories About the People, Places and Experiences that Define Our Hometown

  • Let the BeatDrop: SRQ-BEATSproduction company wants to connect the city to sound.
  • Who Rule the World?: The only museum in the world dedicated solely to women in sports is due to make its mark in Sarasota
  • Family Recipe: Shiny Gumbomakes Louisiana cuisine a Florida family affair. 
  • Modern Explorer: SRQ goes out on a limb with the female Indiana jones of our time.
  • The Course of the Heart: Paul Caragiuloon Sarasota, sincerity and public policy.

CULTURE CITY: Arts + Culture, Performing and Visual Arts, Portfolio, In Studio, Art-sheet

  • NewDigs: Sarasota’s Westcoast Black Theatre Troupereturns with a stellar new space and 20th-anniversary season.
  • A Match Made in Theater: Florida Studio Theatre presents Handle With Care,” a charming rom-com with an even more charming backstory.
  • A Giant’s Shoulders: Four decorated illustrators and cartoonists dish on the art and legacy of Jack Davis.
  • Prometheus Rising: In a nondescript garage in Venice, sculptor Geza Gasparre builds what he left behind.

CARGO: The Goods, Design Dossier, Retail Therapy, Antique Story, Nest, Books

  • Siesta Stunner: A 3,200-square-foot new residence on Siesta Key is the contemporary work of Tampa’s Traction Architectureand a “forever home” for Domingo and Karin Galliano.
  • Classic Blue: Pantone Color of the Year: Classic Blue is reminiscent of the sky at dusk or a sapphire gemstone.
  • A La Mode: Trendsetters, jet-setters and gal pals from France bring high fashion stateside with the MOI Concept Store.
  • Cut From the Same Cloth: A couple of eco-minded craft carpenters form JL Productions Custom Woodcrafts.

FORAGE: At the Table, Foodarama, Restaurants, Foodie Life

  • Make It Melt MelvinHeating up the streets of Downtown Sarasota is El Melvin Cocina Mexicana.
  • Affogato Bout It: From scoop to shot, the best local spots to grab the creamy coffee Italian treat affogato.

AGENDA: Insight on Politics, Government and Business 

  • Grip on theGavel: Senate President Bill Galvano has one more legislative session, and he wants the Bradenton area to feel the benefit.

LAST FLIGHT:

Get in on all the goodness and pick up a copy of this month’s edition today!

-The SRQ team 

 

January BrandStory: ASID Florida West Coast Chapter

Have you read the January 2020 SRQ BrandStory featuring the Florida West Coast Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers? Available to view and download online, the the ASID BrandStory delves into the benefits of membership and engagement, as well as important legislative updates and exclusive SRQ coverage of the 2019 Weekender Conference and Design & Awards Dinner.

Covering a bandwidth spanning from Tampa to Naples, Florida, learn what makes this passionate group of local creatives a powerhouse in the world of design. 

Click Here to Read the January ASID BrandStory

In Your Mailbox: The January Health & Wellness Issue is Here!

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This January, dive into 2020 as your best self. Health and wellness are more than just hours on the treadmill. Instead, try a delicious vegan creation at Leaf & Lentil tempting meat eaters to switch to plant-based. Skip the boring salad, and drink your veggies at local juicers. Escape to a relaxation retreat, and bliss out in a zen garden, or return to youth in an upgraded tower treehouse. This issue of SRQ Magazine urges you to explore your wanderlust, meditate on mindfulness and find your happy! #LIVELOCAL #LOVELOCAL
FEATURE:
  • New Year New YouHappiness, often renders health, longevity, well-being and success. But happiness isn’t something that just happens. Optimists may look at the glass half full, pessimists rather see it bleakly emptied. But opportunists, they grab the glass and go fill it themselves. Everyone has the power to make small changes in their lifestyle – from surrounds, relationships and mindfulness, to diet, fitness  and sleep behavior – that can help se the course for a brighter mood and sunny disposition. With the dawn of a new decade, get strong, be well and prosper.
  • ASID-Florida West Coast Chapter Brand Story: The American Society of Interior Designers-Florida West Coast Chapter makes waves in the world of design.
  • Top Doctors Special Awards Section: Top Doctors peer review and highlights from our 2019 Nominees.

SRQIST: Local Heart & Soul Stories About the People, Places and Experiences that Define Our Hometown

  • Secret LifeDavid Steiner opens up about life as a gear junkie.
  • Blowing Up: The Modern Girl Party & Co. wants to make sure your next party is poppin’.
  • Don’t Worry, Bee Happy: Hey Honey is the bee’s knees for natural skincare.
  • Grey Matters: The Rosekamp Institute shows light at the end of the tunnel for Alzheimer’s research and development.

CULTURE CITY: Arts + Culture, Performing and Visual Arts, Portfolio, In Studio, Art-sheet

  • Double Bill: In conversation with Asolo Rep directors Peter Amster and Frank Galati.
  • Seeing GreenThe visionary landscape art of Linda Richichi.

CARGO: The Goods, Design Dossier, Retail Therapy, Antique Story, Nest, Books

FORAGE: At the Table, Foodarama, Restaurants, Foodie Life

  • Living on the VegLeaf & Lentil’s shapeshifting menu is changing the status quo on vegan eating.
  • Juiced UpFor the cold-pressed groupies who crave nutritionally potent potions of clean energy.
  • Sausage Savants: A modern revival of a maligned mystery meat.

AGENDA: Insight on Politics, Government and Business 

  • Behind the Voucher Debate: School Choice offers some parents a lifeline, but schools fear the resources will hurt their ability to serve kids.

WANDERLUST:

LAST FLIGHT:

  • The Future Now: A fun Q&A with David House, Futurist, House & Associates.

Get in on all the goodness and pick up a copy of this month’s edition today!

-The SRQ team