Authentic Florida

It's Beautyberry Season

Beautyberries are a local Sarasota treat that make a fantastic jelly. Here's how to do it.

12:16pm By Robin Draper

On the Homefront

Lakewood Ranch Tour of Homes Starts Friday; Center for Architecture Lecture and Walking Tour

News and notes from the real estate, architecture and interior design industries.

10/20/2016 By Ilene Denton

Top Sales

Sarasota’s High-End Real Estate Market Keeps Moving

A Bird Key home and a vacant lot in Phillippi Creek recently sold recently sold for $3.5 million and $2.2 million, respectively.

10/20/2016 By Ilene Denton

What I’m Crushing On

Interior Design Finds with a Modern Twist from David Lowe

An origami bird chair, leather wall panels, colorful pendants and more.

10/20/2016 With David Lowe

Goods for Good

Shop for a Cause at Sarasota Yacht Club to Benefit Moffitt Cancer Center

On November 10, Eileen Curd, Patricia Estes, Allison Scanlan and Christine Sandrib are coming together to create a fabulous shopping party for a good cause.

10/20/2016 By Heather Dunhill

Happy Days

What It’s Like to Live in the Happiest Place on Earth

And no, we don't mean Disney World.

10/20/2016 By Megan McDonald

Weekend Planner

Your Top 6 Things to Do: Oct. 20-26

A free Celebration of the Arts, Mote Circus by the Sea, Jazz Club’s Oktoberfest Pub Crawl and more.

10/20/2016 By Ilene Denton

Weekly Planner

Wine Dinners, Oktoberfest, Craft Beer Festivals and More Local Food Events

Including a "Wines of the World" wine pairing dinner at Mattison's and a special Halloween offering from Gigi's Cupcakes.

10/19/2016 By Lana Allen

Eat This Now

Where and What To Eat This Week

A secret shake, lobster rolls, pumpkin smoothies--here's what our panel of food experts ate and loved this week.

10/19/2016 By Eat Beat Team


Review: Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe's The Wiz

WBTT revives this urban musical about Dorothy and company in Oz.

10/19/2016 By Kay Kipling

Spirits of Sarasota

Cocktail of the Week: Blue Rooster's Bootleg Moonshine

This week: a fruit-infused concoction that comes with a warning.

10/19/2016 By Hannah Wallace


Conde Nast Traveler Ranks Sarasota One of the Best Small Cities in the U.S.

But we already knew that, right?

10/18/2016 By Riley Board


Your Guide To Halloween In Sarasota 2016

From pumpkin festivals to ghost tours to underwater pumpkin carvings, here's a round-up of Halloween events in Sarasota.

10/18/2016 By Lana Allen

Election Alert

Early Voting Starts in Sarasota County Monday, Oct. 24

Seven early-voting polling locations are located throughout the county.

10/18/2016 By Staff

'Tis the Season

Stone Crab Season is Here

It's the most wonderful time of the year.

10/17/2016 By Hannah Wallace


RIAF: The Pianist; 17 Border Crossings

Works by Thomas Monckton and Thaddeus Phillips.

10/17/2016 By Kay Kipling

Weekly Planner

October's Can't-Miss Shopping Sales

Hit up Camilyn Beth x Influence Style's mega-sale, celebrate the first Sip, Shop & Stroll of the season in Burns Court or "Get Gorgeous" on St. Armand's Circle.

10/14/2016 By Lana Allen

Style Star

What I Wear to Work: Diamond Vault's Amir Chokr

Amir Chokr on his sophisticated, accessible fashion, his best tip when it comes to fine-jewelry shopping and his love of sharks.

10/14/2016 By Alicia King Robinson


Ringling International Arts Festival: Doug Elkins Choreography, etc.

The 2016 festival begins with performances in three venues and a Brazilian-themed party in the museum courtyard.

10/14/2016 By Kay Kipling

Flower Child

Meet Local Illustrator Shannon Kirsten

Bradenton-based illustrator Shannon Kirsten Couch is making a name for herself thanks to her whimsical line of paper products.

10/14/2016 By Lana Allen