Platinum 2016

Lifestyles of our super rich Lifestyles of our super rich; plus: The Platinum 100, our region's best retailers

In this issue:

Arts & Entertainment

Platinum 100

Lifestyles of Sarasota's Super Rich

From a $34,000 bottle of wine to a dog's $2 million inheritance, we've got the insider details on some of Sarasota's most spectacular splurges.


Mr. Chatterbox

Mr. C Considers the Art of the Nude

This month: Mr. Chatterbox gets exposed to the art of the nude in a Ringling Museum exhibition.

07/29/2016 By Bob Plunket

Sunshine State

Oh, Florida!

In a new book, Tampa Bay Times reporter Craig Pittman chronicles some of our state's weirdest, wackiest moments--including, in this excerpt, plastic surgery gone wild.

07/29/2016 By Craig Pittman

Smash Season

Urbanite Theatre Envisions Its Future in Sarasota

Brendan Ragan and Summer Dawn Wallace, co-artistic directors of Urbanite Theatre, have been “blown away” by the support in their first year.

07/29/2016 By Kay Kipling

Eat & Drink

Pretty in Pink

6 Great Watermelon Dishes for the Dog Days of Summer

It's hot out there. Cool down with one of these watermelon offerings from local restaurants.

07/29/2016 By Marsha Fottler

Restaurant Review

At CinéBistro, Have Dinner and a Movie in High Style

CinéBistro is the modern way to enjoy dinner and a movie.

07/29/2016 By Marsha Fottler

"I Did It For Her"

Victor Hazan on His Late Wife Marcella's Last Cookbook

The Longboat Key writer discusses the emotional process of finishing Ingredienti, released this month.

07/29/2016 By Pam Daniel

Mushroom Cloud

Gulf Coast Mushrooms Grows Edible Fungi in Gillespie Park

An unorthodox trio of growers explores the mysteries of fungi.

07/29/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Fashion & Shopping

Platinum 100

The Platinum 100 2016: Fashion

Fashion mavens, bookmark this list for all your clothing and accessory needs.


Platinum 100

The Platinum 100 2016: Gifts & Lifestyle

From the perfect hostess gift for a friend to that finishing touch for your home, our round-up of the region's top gifts and lifestyle shops has something for everyone.


Platinum 100

The Platinum 100 2016: Jewelry

Gold, silver and diamonds, oh my!


Platinum 100

The Platinum 100 2016: Home

From lighting to rugs to furniture, here's everything you need to make your home your personal masterpiece.


Platinum 100

The Platinum 100 2016: Autos

The most stylish ways to drive around our region.


Platinum 100

The Platinum 100 2016: Boats

Here's how to get that Sarasota yachting life.


Fashion I.Q.

5 Great Fashion and Beauty Finds for August

Genius looks and loot from our fashion editor.

07/29/2016 By Heather Dunhill

Home & Real Estate

Platinum 100

Sarasota Luxury Rentals are a Booming Business

Some Sarasota vacation homes rent for $25,000 a month.

08/02/2016 By Ilene Denton

Platinum 100

The Platinum 100 2016: Antiques

Where to find the best trinkets and treasures around town.


Platinum 100

The Platinum 100 2016: Home Renovation

Ready to redo your home? We've got you covered.


Smart Home

A Harbor Acres House Showcases the Latest in Smart-Home Technology

An ultra-modern local home is packed with cutting-edge tech.

07/29/2016 By Ilene Denton

News & City Life

Gentle into the Night

Tidewell Hospice Workers Help People Die Peacefully

You might think working with dying patients would be draining and depressing. Those at Tidewell Hospice say you'd be wrong.

07/29/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Grays' Anatomy

Why Do So Few Elephants Get Cancer?

Genetic studies of Ringling’s herd may provide answers.

07/29/2016 By Tony D'Souza

After Orlando

Fear and Resilience at a Sarasota Gay Bar

Patrons of Barrel 87, one of Sarasota's last remaining gay bars, come together after the tragic shooting in Orlando.

07/29/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Prehistoric Predators

What We Can All Learn From the Disney World Alligator Attack

The best way to encounter a Florida alligator, writes Robert Bowden, is at an attraction the puts a wall between you and the animal.

07/29/2016 By Robert Bowden

Roadside Relics

A New Plan May Rescue the North Trail's Historic Motels

The Sarasota Arts and Cultural Alliance is exploring using the hotels for affordable live-work spaces for artists.

07/28/2016 By Ilene Denton

Travel & Outdoors

Only in Sarasota

Only in Sarasota: Moreton Bay Fig Tree, Selby Gardens

John Pirman sketches an iconic Selby Gardens tree.

07/29/2016 Illustrations by John Pirman

From the Editor

From the Editor: That Sarasota Luxury Lifestyle

In researching ultra-luxe local experiences, Pam Daniel has to deal with exactly the opposite at her second home in Michigan.

07/29/2016 By Pam Daniel