January 2016

From hip downtown to postcard-perfect islands, the best places to live right now.

By Sarasota Magazine January 6, 2016

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An Island Divided

On once quiet and charming Anna Maria Island, developers and longtime residents are battling over growth. What’s ahead for this piece of paradise? By Cooper Levey-Baker

Here We Grow Again

Ilene Denton reports on the hottest neighborhoods in our sizzling real estate market.

90 Is the New 60

Meet some inspiring senior Sarasotans who still have much to give. By Ana Varma Panchal

The Namaste Chronicles

Isaac Eger journeys through the many-splendored world of Sarasota yoga.


From the Editor

New owners and improvements for our magazine. By Pam Daniel

Heat Index

People, issues and events on our radar, including top tickets, Carol Tisch’s shopping finds, Heather Dunhill’s Fashion IQ—and more.

Party Girl

Loren Mayo gets some spooky thrills at Planned Parenthood’s Paranormal Prom.

Mr. Chatterbox

Mr. C takes a not-so sentimental journey back to his hometown of Greenville, Texas.

One Day

With lions, tigers and the Rosaire family at the Big Cat Habitat. Photography by Robert Castro

Luxury Home

Ilene Denton admires a splendid restoration of a historic home in Indian Beach. Plus: Top design trends from this month’s ASID Showhouse.


Hannah Wallace shares New Year’s fitness tips from a pro.

Food and Wine

Food critic Marsha Fottler samples classic Italian at Marcello’s, international small plates at Polo Grill, and more.

Only in Sarasota

Illustrator John Pirman sketches Victor Lundy’s Blue Pagoda.

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