June 25th, 2014

Talking Vintage Fashion with Virgin Vintage Founder Emily Owen

vintage shopping, virgin vintage, vintage sales, vintage dresses, vintage outfitsSometime during her college years, Sarasotan and Virgin Vintage founder Emily Owen came upon a real find for $10–an ultra-chic dress by Alfred Shaheen, the pioneer of the Hawaiian shirt. After a bit of research on the classic frock, her interest in retro threads was piqued and her love of vintage shopping developed into a homegrown, thriving biz.//Click here for more @SarasotaMagazine.com

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June 16th, 2014

An Interview with Moods of Norway Designer Stefan Dahlkvist

They say in 2003 the irreverently cool emerging brand called Moods of Norway was born in the creative cellars of the picturesque town of Stryn, Norway; population 6,750. From there, three locals culled their talent,  Simen Staalnacke, Peder Børresen and Stefan Dahlkvist to “make happy clothes for happy people around the world.” Still headquartered in Stryn, this polished brand is making it’s way into the closets of the coolest men and women that live the don’t-wait-up-for-us-life.//Click Here for more @SarasotaMagazine.com

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June 5th, 2014

An Interview with Pure Barre Sarasota’s New Owners

Pure barre info, pure barre interview, pure barre sarasota, pure barreIf you’ve been following this blog, it’s likely you know that one of my stops for chic workout gear is the Pure Barre Sarasota studio. Shopping there turned into me finally committing to taking a class, which turned into a blog about the entire experience (read more about that here), which has ultimately evolved into me passing a milestone of 100 classes early this year (!)

And if you haven’t heard, Pure Barre Sarasota recently changed hands, and today I’m introducing you to the two new owners, Lindsay Lancaster and Jodi Hanan Bearman. Between them, Lindsay and Jodi own a total of four studios–and it’s nice that they can return to their roots with Pure Barre Sarasota: Jodi grew up in Sarasota and Lindsay was born and raised in Bradenton.//Click here to read more @SarasotaMagazine.com

 

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May 29th, 2014

You’re Invited: Bourbon & Boweties Trunk Show at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota

bourbon and boweties, stackable bracelets, interview with carley ochsMade by the proud Southern hands of founder and designer Carley Ochs, Bourbon & Boweties bracelets are the hot new thing I’m hearing everyone talking about and sporting as serious stackable arm parties all over Sarasota. And I’m suspecting all over the country, as well, since her collections are in hundreds of stores all over the U.S.–and in just less than two years!

Meet the woman behind the hot new trend in jewelry on June 3 at Ca’d’Zan at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, from 4-7 p.m. For details on how to RSVP and a fun Q&A with Carley…click here for more at SarasotaMagazine.com

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May 23rd, 2014

Talking Cellcosmet and Cellmen with Founder/Owner Roland C. Pfister

Seems no matter where you look online the reviews for the Cellcosmet skincare line, you’ll find raves. Many say it works wonders, others claim their fine lines, puffiness and dark circles are significantly reduced, or gone all together. And, they say they look rested…now there’s something that got my attention.

So it was worth digging a little deeper.  I caught up with founder/owner Roland C. Pfister for us to learn more about what’s behind this super-charged brand of skincare products….//Click Here for more @SarasotaMagazine.com

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May 16th, 2014

Simple Luxury: Sarasota Designer Courtney Adams’ Tocco Lusso Clothing Line

tocco lusso, luxury basics, cotton luxeI discovered the Tucco Lusso line when I spotted my very good friend Frances Broussard in a maxi dress called The Convertible. Honestly, I mistook it for a Helmut Lang, which many of you know I’m obsessed with. I was instantly taken with the ultra luxe fabric and the flawless draping.

Of course, I had to know more. Where did this girl come from? Did she study at Parsons School of Design? Tocco Lusso designer and founder Courtney Adams grew up on her family’s ranch just outside of a small town of 1,100 residents in Oklahoma. There she was gifted a Janome sewing machine, not long before moving to Sarasota five years ago. With that, she discovered her talented for fashion design, an unbelievably impressive self-taught learner. Courtney jokes, “My textbooks have been a lifetime subscription to Vogue!”

Knowing this makes her impeccable collection all the more astonishing. Courtney has done everything exactly right from her choice of fabrics to her modern aesthetic and she’s somehow perfected one shape for all. I’d liken it to how a Diane von Fürstenberg wrap dress can accommodate varying body types. It’s a line of upscale comfortable basics that are more like elegant essentials. If that’s your thing then you’re gonna fall for Tocco Lusso in a major way…//Click Here for more @SarasotaMagazine.com

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May 5th, 2014

True Yoga with Yogini Elena de Lalla

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Elena de Lalla is one of the most sought after yoga instructors in Sarasota because of her empowering and transformational approach to yoga. She has earned a reputation as a yogini who is mindful of aligning her actions with her words and beliefs.

If you consider going to Elena’s class for a workout, she’ll tell you herself to skip it and go to the gym. Don’t get me wrong, it’s no easy physical session but Elena’s goal is to guide you through a deeper connection to the Self (she’ll remind you of the capital “S” in class) through a dynamic flow of asana, pranayama, and meditation. Eclectic energy work together with teachings from Bhakti, Atma Yoga, Tantra, and Shamanism are at the core of her classes, which are open to all student levels.//Click Here for More @SarasotaMagazine.com

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