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Trend Report

Four Stylish Fanny Packs—Yes, Fanny Packs!—You'll Wear Forever

If you thought fanny packs had their moment in the ’90s, think again. They’re back and, dare we say, more stylish than ever, with chic options that can take you from the beach to happy hour.

10/04/2021 By Megan McDonald With Lauren Pritchard

It's Electric!

Electric Bike Maker Opens New Store in Downtown Sarasota

Krooz's new shop carries the company's five high-end e-bike models.

09/29/2021 By Marc Griffin

Spend wisely

New Blog Series Offers Tips on 'Grocery Shopping for Your Health'

The Sarasota County office of the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is taking you on a tour of your neighborhood supermarket.

09/15/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Home Design

The 2021 Sarasota-Bradenton Fall Home Show Is Happening This Weekend

Rub shoulders with industry experts and get one step closer to creating your dream home.

09/08/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Color Theory

Trend Report: Home Exteriors Are Going Dark

Inky blacks for home exteriors is the latest trend. But in sunny Sarasota, do you dare?

08/27/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Jump in

Swimply App Lets You Rent a Pool for a Day

Hosts list their pools, and users rent them for an hourly rate.

08/11/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Coming Soon

Three New Tenants Are Coming to Waterside Place in Lakewood Ranch

The Bella Vita Italian restaurant, Bay Area Aesthetics and a Lakewood Ranch Medical Group primary care facility will join the new development.

08/06/2021 By Staff

Fashion Evolution

Four Sarasota Women Share Their Thoughts on Post-Pandemic Fashion

How has your style changed over the past year-and-a-half?

07/01/2021 By Heather Dunhill

Openings

Athleta to Open at Mall at University Town Center

The new store will be approximately 3,600 square feet in dedicated retail space.

06/22/2021 By Staff

Gift Guide

Six Great Father's Day Gifts for Dad

Boring gifts, be gone—we've rounded up fun presents for every kind of father figure.

06/17/2021 By Megan McDonald

Shop for a cause

Fashion Show Will Raise Money for Nonprofit That Helps Moms in Need

A group of local businesses is coming together to benefit Mothers Helping Mothers.

06/03/2021 By Emma Lichtenstein

Environmental Entrepreneurs

Two New Local Businesses Are Giving Waste a Second Life

Sustainability comes first for Sip n Wick and Siesta Key Bikinis.

06/01/2021 By Emma Moneuse

If These Walls Could Talk

Wallpaper Is Making a Big Comeback

Fom tropical patterns to grass textures, local experts share the latest trends.

05/26/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Live Your Best Caffeinated Life

Everything You Need to Make a Café-Quality Latte at Home

From brewers to beans, we've got you covered.

05/24/2021 By Heather Dunhill

Finally Putting a Ring on It

After a Year of Postponed Ceremonies, the Local Wedding Industry Is Booming

Rescheduled weddings are crowding the calendar along with events that were already booked for 2021, creating a busy time for couples and those who work in the wedding industry.

05/21/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Vendor Vibes

Mellow Out at an Eclectic Outdoor Market This Sunday

Mellow Mushroom and 73 Degree Flea have partnered to create the monthly Mellow Outdoor Market.

05/21/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Have a Seat

These Handcrafted Chairs Bring the Outdoors In

Sarasota furniture designer Linda Mosca makes unique chairs that liven up living spaces.

05/13/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Strong Babe Jewelry

Two Sarasota Artists Unveil New Jewelry Collection

Lorrie Dickinson and Karen Chandler invite you to Raine Studio for the unveiling of their ChandleRaine jewelry collaboration collection.

05/11/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Gift Guide

A Few Great Mother's Day Gifts

Handmade bags and shoes, the only hair accessory she'll ever need and an easy way to support the community.

05/07/2021 By Megan McDonald

Card Bards

Sarasota Women Launch 'Socially Twisted,' a Hilarious New Card Game

Twisted tales win the round in this card game, which can be played in person or online.

05/05/2021 By Kim Doleatto