Sarasota Magazine Platinum 2015

By Megan McDonald July 31, 2015 Published in the August 2014 issue of Sarasota Magazine

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A Global Connoisseurs’ Calendar


Carol Tisch’s year-round guide to top cultural, food, design and sporting events around the world, plus some here at home as well.


The Contemplative Garden


A lush waterfront Siesta Key estate undergoes a serene and stunning landscape transformation. By Ilene Denton


Driven by Desire


Southwest Florida is a hotspot for car lovers and collectors. We spotlight some of their treasures and delve into just what fuels their passion.


The Remarkable Dr. Watson


The extraordinary life of Sarasota resident Bernard Watson, whose role in a battle over a priceless art collection still reverberates today. By Rich Rescigno


More Perfect Unions


Sarasota weddings keep raising the bar. Here are five of our favorites this year. By Bobbilynn Hollifield and Megan McDonald




From the Editor


Let’s talk about luxury. By Pam Daniel


Platinum Shopping


Carol Tisch shares some dazzling discoveries.


Home of the Month


World-famous artist John Chamberlain’s downtown property is for sale—and that presents an opportunity for us all. By Robert Plunket


Mr. Chatterbox


Mr. C goes prowling around our last Lustron home, an architectural experiment that he declares is the ultimate midcentury collectible.


Platinum 100


Your guide to Sarasota’s 100 top luxury retailers. By Carol Tisch and Heather Dunhill


Only in Sarasota


John Pirman sketches an unlikely pair of classics on St. Armands Circle.

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