Shop Talk

Designer Carley Holtsinger Brings Her Beachy, 'Florida Grandma Chic' Accessories to Sarasota

Sparkle Diva is inspired by Holtsinger's Florida upbringing and many trips to thrift stores.

09/17/2020 By Elizabeth Djinis

Glamour Shot

Sarasota's Bustling Events Scene Has Evaporated. Where Does That Leave High-End Retailers?

Rahelia Durrani, who opened her downtown boutique in April, had no idea the toll the pandemic would take on her business.

09/11/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Public Safety

Safety 4 SRQ Launches Online Directory for Business Health Safety Practices

The directory is available for Sarasota- and Bradenton-area businesses to post their health safety practices.

09/04/2020

Special delivery

Bradenton Styling Service Delivers Trendy Clothing to Women Around the Country

Jackie is a boutique clothing subscription service that prides itself on making women feel like a million bucks.

09/03/2020 By Allison Forsyth

What's In Their Bag

What’s in Her Bag: Pine View School Instructor Freda Williams

The magical contents of one educator’s Harry Potter-themed Vera Bradley.

08/06/2020 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Shop Talk

Local Designer Opens New Downtown Sarasota Boutique

Camilyn Leavitt has relocated her showroom to a new ground-floor space on Palm Avenue.

07/17/2020 By Megan McDonald

Dreamy 'I Do'

Ringling Museum Offering Special Elopement Ceremonies to Couples

Wedding plans canceled due to the pandemic? Book an intimate elopement ceremony on Ringling Museum's beautiful grounds at a reduced cost.

07/09/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Trend Report

Everything You Need to Know About Cosmetic Tattoos

The thing with cosmetic tattoos, according to Sarasota tattoo artist Ashley Holland, is that they should be visible but not necessarily noticeable.

07/07/2020 By Hannah Wallace

#SOURQ

Sarasota Chamber Launches 'Support Local' Campaign

The campaign focuses on driving customers to local small businesses, particularly in the restaurant and retail industries.

07/01/2020 By Staff

Gift Guide

Gift Guide: Cool Local Father’s Day Finds for Dad

He's sure to love these.

06/17/2020 By The Editors

Designing Mind

Peek Inside Fashion Influencer Blair Eadie's Colorful Sarasota Home

Eadie's 1920s cottage is a reflection of its owner.

05/28/2020 By Megan McDonald Photography by Kylie Fitts

Quarantine Care

Seven Products to Boost Your Quarantine Beauty Routine

One of the few perks of self-isolation may be developing a seriously indulgent self-care regimen.

05/26/2020 By Heather Dunhill

Due for a 'Do

How Two Local Hair Salons Are Adjusting to Reopening

Not sure if you're ready to venture out for a haircut? Here's what two local salons are doing to keep customers safe.

05/20/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Wellness and Renewal

Sapelo Skin Care Combines High-Tech Ingredients and Southern Charm

The brand is available at Saks Fifth Avenue, which reopens with limited hours on May 12.

05/08/2020 By Heather Dunhill

Gift Guide

Mother's Day Gift Guide

Buy any of these gift-worthy local items individually for Mom or put them together for the ultimate mega-present. She deserves it.

05/06/2020 By Megan McDonald

Hair Hacks

Quarantine Hair 'Do’s'—and Definite 'Don’ts'

From whether to cut your own bangs to ways to stealthily go gray, NUOVO Salon Group's Terry McKee is answering your quarantine hair questions.

05/04/2020 By Heather Dunhill

Bear With Us

St. Petersburg Couple Marries With an Actual Bear as Their Ring Bearer

Animal lovers Rita Janecek and Joseph Schaar marry at Bearadise Ranch alongside Carol the bear, after plans to wed in Alaska fell through.

04/28/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Style

Bring Home a Piece of Sarasota From These Terrific Museum Gift Shops

Not only will you have a treasured memory of our region, you'll be supporting our local institutions.

04/01/2020 By Megan McDonald

Coronavirus

Designer Camilyn Beth Offers Sewing Tutorials for Those Wanting to Make Face Masks

'Right now, my gut is telling me not to worry about dress sales and to focus on making these masks and teaching others.'

03/30/2020 By Megan McDonald

Zoom, Zoom

Amp Up Your Cool Factor With These Hot Car Accessories

From a genius portable coffeemaker to the coolest high-end brake upgrades, these four finds will take your mobile experience to the next level.

03/02/2020 By Megan McDonald