Steve Brattli, Sudie Brattli

2013-02-22

Steve and Sudie Brattli…Movers and Shakers in the World of Beauty and Music
by Laurie Mirkin

If you visit the Vintage Salon on 3510 Lockwood Ridge Road, you’ll see Steve Brattli, (who, with his wife Sudie, owns this lovely spa) answering phones, making sure everyone is taken care of and watching over the salon.  When school is out, Steve might be picking up his two children, Shayla and Ethan, then heading home to do homework and drumming up some dinner while Sudie takes over at the spa.  She is definitely hands-on in the massage and facial areas, but if you asked either Steve or Sudie if they ever thought they would be running this business and living in Sarasota, they both would’ve answered :  “No Way”.

2013-01-07

Are you searching for the perfect countertop to accent your kitchen or bath? The right countertop can add beauty and value to your Sarasota home while providing a functional, durable surface.

For those in Sarasota searching for any type of countertop – whether its marble, Ceasarstone, artistic glass, Silestone, granite or any other countertop material – visit Florentine Marble Mfg. Co.  Its a been a Sarasota business since 1968 that takes pride in both its selection and service.

The Village Cupboard Sarasota, Florida

2013-01-02

There’s a thrifty little store in Sarasota where you can buy some real bargains to help you get through our economy’s financial crunch. It’s called the Village Cupboard and it’s located at 3667 Bahia Vista Road. Run by two women who both grew up in the Amish Sect, this “scratch and dent” market features everything from food to pharmaceuticals. You’ll also find toys, cosmetics and other surprises on their shelves. I was caught up in the L’Oreal lipsticks in very cool colors – not the horrible shades that are unusable that you find in other stores that offer “cosmetically damaged goods”.

Interior Expressions Cabinetry

2012-11-04

The great news is that Interior Expressions, who has worked with leading builders for years, offering expert cabinetry, is now offering opening its doors to the public at very special prices. All this custom cabinetry without sacrificing quality or customer service!

You really should visit the showroom, where big projects in woodworking are happening every day. See both finished handmade cabinetry products and works in progress. Because everything is made on premises, you can trust that Interior Expressions will give you a one-of-a-kind, finished cupboard, cabinet or closet that is even more beautiful than you expected. Their state-of-the-art manufacturing facility means they have their finger on the pulse of everything that is made there, by artisan craftsmen. No cabinet is pre-fabricated, there’s no do-it-yourself hassle, and we specialize in hard-to-fit places in your home where you thought you’d never have the cabinetry you always wanted.

Island Aircraft Sales

2012-10-29

If You’re in the Market for an Airplane…

Cal Hensley is the man to see! Cal is the proprietor of Island Aircraft Sales in Sarasota. Cal specializes in Mooney Aircraft, because in his decades as a pilot he found that Mooney aircraft are not only the most reliable, but the most efficient in gas mileage. His decades flying, buying and selling Mooney Airplanes makes him the go-to-guy for anyone interested in buying a Mooney. 

Bradenton Auto Center

2012-10-27

We’re all so busy in today’s world and hardly have enough time to accomplish our everyday tasks. So when your car needs repair, or you need a vehicle, there’s a one-stop-shopping auto center in Bradenton that is almost too good to be true. The owner of Bradenton Auto Center, Omar Gutierrez, has decades of experience in the car business and knows how to satisfy his customers and give them what they need.

If you’re looking for quality used cars and want a special model, Omar will be glad to help you with that, but you’ll be pleasantly surprised at his excellent, upscale inventory. At Bradenton Auto Center you’ll find you can get the following services without having to leave the lot: complete auto repair, auto body repair, auto insurance sales, detailing for your car, marine services for your boat, and stress-free auto loans.

Pest Control Sarasota, Bradenton

2012-10-23

There’s a whole new method for taking care of bugs, critters and four-legged pests that invade your home, your attic and your garage. The owner of Your Termite and Pest Control, Walter Kurutz, was excited to tell me about Termatrac Termite Inspection and Treatment System, which is the latest andContinue Reading

2012-10-19

Storm Erotica Creations & Designs INTRODUCING www.StormErotica.com. “Where Your Fantasies Begin.”  We specialize in unique fantasy designs for adults that take their “Dressing Up Seriously”! We have outfits that are “Wicked”, “Wild”, and “Playfully Fun to Wear”…….Anytime!! Dressing up is not just for Halloween anymore…… This is where “Fun andContinue Reading

Cruizers Car Wash Sarsota Florida

2012-09-25

Cruizers Express Car Wash is a family owned establishment helping to clean up Sarasota’s and the surrounding area’s dirty cars since 1988. It is the closest car wash to Sarasota and Long Boat Key. It’s an absolutely state-of-the-art car wash and offers really fast service for those of us who never have enough time in our lives to accomplish chores like getting our cars cleaned. Cruizers is a full-service car wash and they offer free vacuums and complete car detailing, if you so desire. The staff is professionally trained in how to take your dusty and dirty car and make it look like you just pulled out of the showroom! Aren’t we all happy when our cars look snappy?

Bich Mai Massage Therapy

2012-09-05

There are many massage therapists in Sarasota and, but if you don’t have a word-of-mouth referral, the responsible and safe direction to take would be to get a recommendation from your family doctor. It is so important that you understand who you are going to see, what modes of massage therapy they use, their location, office hours and reputation. The plus is that now massage therapy is often paid for by many insurance companies, so the brunt of payments is removed from your financial burden.

As the medical field begins to recognize the benefits of massage therapy, one thing is evident: you must discuss with your family physician or specialist what kind of therapy you’ll be receiving before you embark on this journey. A qualified, licensed massage therapist will completely cover your medical history to determine what modes of therapy will benefit you and where on your body the pain and discomfort are. In rare cases, where extreme medical problems exist, your therapist will recommend not engaging in this type of therapy, as massage might worsen some conditions. For most people, though, massage therapy is an extremely crucial element of their total wellness regimen.

Sande Caplin & Associates

2012-08-10

No stranger to local Sarasota businesses is Sande Caplin.  Sande Caplin & Associates is a Sarasota web design firm who have created sites over a hundred local businesses here in Sarasota, Bradenton, and surrounding areas.  The firm focuses on increasing and improving the presentation of small to mid-size local businesses. Continue Reading