Fashion I.Q.: Guy Stuff

By Heather Dunhill June 1, 2012

State Street Eating House - Bramble (Chad Spencer)State Street Eating House has revived such handcrafted classic cocktails as the Pimm’s Cup, French 75, Manhattan and the divine Bramble. Here’s their take on that one.

Muddle 3 blackberries in a rocks glass, add crushed ice, set aside.

In a shaker with ice add:

2 oz. Plymouth gin (or vodka)

1 oz. fresh lemon juice

1/2 oz. heavy simple syrup*

Shake sexily, then strain into glass, add more crushed ice.Top with Creme de Mure and garnish with a blackberry.

(*Heavy simple is 2 parts sugar and 1 part water)

State Street Eating House, 1533 State St.

Ross Mcleod (Rebecca Baxter)

Ross McLeod stepped out for Sarasota Film Festival’s opening night with some private school panache, hitting all the preppy marks: buttoned-up oxford, bow tie, slim-fit chinos, retro Wayfarers and tri-colored leather boat shoes.


Year the first Manolo Blahnik heel hit the floor


ultra-chic wild Florida alligator bag

Pull a Faye Dunaway with this ultra-chic wild Florida alligator bag neatly tucked in your arm as a clutch or wristlet—or go cross-body with the 20-inch chain. Ten percent of profits go toward the Everglades Restoration Effort. T. Georgiano’s Shoe Salon, $1,000

PRTTY PEAUSHUN Skin Tight Body Lotion

Want to know how Cate Blanchett and Gwyneth Paltrow get that glow on the red carpet? It’s PRTTY PEAUSHUN Skin Tight Body Lotion, developed by celeb make-up artist Bethany Karlyn., $36

Magnolia Headband

I just love this magnolia headband for the modern bride. The velvety alabaster leather piece is handmade locally to order by the talented Talia Famiglio., $85

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This article appears in the June 2012 issue of Sarasota Magazine.

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