I have lived in Sarasota, on and off, for 27 years. I am a New Yorker and there would be no doubt of that when you hear my voice!!! I am a funny, warm and intelligent woman. I love to laugh, have pillow fights and thoughtful, intelligent conversations. I am a wonderful cook and enjoy having friends share my food delights, and the warmth and welcoming atmosphere of my home. I surround myself with color and art. I love theater, music of all kinds and especially the ballet. Antiquing, visiting museums and taking day trips with someone would be a treat. I want to be with someone who has mutual interests but who may also have different interests than mine and continue to enjoy them with or without me.I would like a friendship with someone who appreciates my caring and the love of my family. I have 2 wonderful sons and fabulous daughters-in-laws. My heart-throbs are my 5 grandchildren. Are you that intelligent and sensitive person who loves people and appreciates life? I love life and try to enjoy all of it. I am a "up-person" and share my smile.