Balancing Sarasota Real Estate with Fall TV Schedule
It's that time again -- football season and the new lineup for fall TV. Between watching SEC and LSU footballs games on the weekends, awaiting tonight's star-studded Dancing With the Stars three night premier, Grey's Anatomy this week and the new HBO hit True Blood, it's hard to focus on all the new Sarasota FL real estate on the market.
I wasn't so sure I'd like True Blood, even though my son's childhood friend, Sam Trammell, is one of the lead actors in the show. Sam plays Sam Merlotte, the bartender who protects or seems to protect Sukie, one of the waitresses who works at Merlotte's. True Blood is a world of vampires with the show's setting in Louisiana. Sam Trammell's entire family hale from Bayou Country, and his mother, the former Betsy Foote who was an LSU beauty, and I went to LSU together. Sam's Dad and I were in a wedding together in the late 1960s when my roommate married Carl Jory, Sonny Trammell's best friend. Such a small world!
Sam and Bill, my oldest child, played on the Berry Hills Country Club golf team together in junior and senior high school. They both attended George Washington High School in Charleston, West Virginia, and at some point during those years Sam met Nick Nolte who was married to the former Becky Linger of Charleston. The Noltes were neighbors of the Trammells, and Sam and Nick became friends. Somewhere along the way the acting bug bit Sam.
In 1998, Marsha Albert, a Sarasota resident, whose daughter, Lesli Kay of the Bold and Beautiful, invited me to visit her Princeton, NJ home. Marsha and I took the train into the city to have lunch with Lesli and attended Sam Trammell's performance in the Eugene O'Neil remake of Ah Wilderness. Sam received a Tony nomination for his outstanding performance. Since 1998, Marsha and I have followed Sam's career. Congrats to Sam as True Blood has just been renewed for its second season. View video clip from YouTube below:
Monday, September 22, 2008
Balancing Sarasota Real Estate with Fall TV Schedule
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Debbie Zaroba, an award winning web designer with NuImage Group in Sarasota, and her son, Nick, took on quite an intense project this summer while taking a break from marketing Sarasota FL real estate. Debbie and Nick renovated a wonderful Virginia historic home in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
According to Debbie, Nick spent some very long hours on the house, scraping every inch of the metal roof by hand. He created a beautiful gourmet kitchen and a wonderful entrance fountain.
This historic Virginia home is located at the prestigious address of 108 Chestnut Street in Stuart, Virginia. Residents can sit in a postcard setting on the sprawling front porch in pure bliss and hear the town's church bells tolling. Debbie says that mountain vistas are plentiful and relaxing on the porch in the late evening while watching an approaching storm across the mountaintops is awesome.
Listening to the night sounds as singing of the tree frogs, even watching the deer cross through the cemetery every evening becomes a great pass time too.
Another spot on the property to enjoy is the hammock at the rear of the house. Grab a book, take a snooze or just take in the fabulous mountain views. Nick also built a tree house 68 feet up in a tree on this mountain acreage. "People from all over drive by just to gander up at the thing," says Debbie. This historic Virginia home's tree house has become a landmark, and Debbie adds it's hard to know which gets more attention the tree house or the fountain.
This Circa 1912 Colonial home is a jewel with sweeping mountain views and would be a great B&B or just your own perfect historic Virginia home.
If you are looking for property along the Blue Ridge Parkway area in Virginia instead of a Sarasota FL home, check out Debbie and Nick's work and view all the pictures at: http://www.virginiahistorichome.com/. The home is listed with Karen Wilson, broker/owner of Five Star Mountain Realty. You can reach Karen at 276-732-2374 in Stuart, Virginia.
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Saturday, September 06, 2008
In an effort to stay totally connected to Sarasota FL real estate, I finally purchased a Blackberry phone. I've always been able to get my email, messages but this new little gadget even let's me access my Facebook profile to stay connected to that community of networking partners while on the go. Today my mission is to learn how to add the Iphone blogging to as part of our marketing plan to my resources.
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Thursday, September 04, 2008
Recently, I met friends whose home is near St. Armands Circle at Tommy Bahama's Tropical Cafe for lunch. It's always fun to visit the Circle and a treat to have feast at Tommy Bahama's.
Before joining my friends, I always browse the shop below the restaurant and can't seem to get out without purchasing one of their fabulous shirts for my son. For island wear, the inventory in the shop on St. Armands is outstanding.
Tommy Bahama's offers a relaxed atmosphere and excellent cuisine. One of my favorites is Crab Calloway, yummy! Try the Trinidad tuna for a mouth watering experience too.
Tommy Bahama's is located on John Ringling Blvd. on luxurious St. Armands Circle. We stop at Tommy Bahama's often when showing Sarasota FL real estate.
After lunch, the shops of St. Armands await!