December 2013

Annual visitors' issue.

By Megan McDonald December 3, 2013

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Freeze Frame

A coastal garden provides a beautiful example of how to plant wisely--and wonderfully--in our region.

Eat This Now

Our food editors and Facebook fans choose 57 fabulous dishes on our restaurant scene. By Marsha Fottler

Pier Review

You know you're in paradise when you take a stroll down some of the region's best fishing piers. By Hannah Wallace

The Elephant Man

For Sarasota's Kenneth Feld, the elephants at his Florida Center for Elephant Conservation are not only the cornerstone of his Ringling Bros. circus, but a personal passion and future legacy. By Tony D'Souza

Life of Pie

Can a modest Amish cookbook author be a savvy social media maven and rising star? Meet Pinecraft's Sherry Gore. By Ilene Denton


Sea-inspired jewelry treasures. Photography by Mark Farmwald

Rapture at The Ringling

Novelist Adam Davies finds light fantastic, a dragonfly named Evinrude and more at the Ringling Museum's James Turrell Skyspace.


From the Editor

Our staffers share insider tips on Sarasota experiences you'll love.

Top Tickets

The best shows to see this month.

Party Girl

Veronica Pastore gets onboard the party train at Key to the Cure at Saks.

Mr. Chatterbox

Mr. C welcomes a new wave of celebs and CEOs moving to town.

Home of the Month

A classic luxury estate on Siesta Key. By Bob Plunket


Carol Tisch scouts the best new finds that define beach chic, plus Working Title by Soicher Marin debuts.

Luxury Home

An architect couple creates an Anna Maria escape with endless water views for three generations of family. By Ilene Denton

Design Guide

Marsha Fottler gets expert advice from designers on updating your new beach condo.


Hannah Wallace on fitness, pharmacists and achieving health through hypnosis.

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