A nearly native Floridian, Ilene Denton has lived in Sarasota since her senior year in high school. Besides her long journalism career, she had a 10-year stint as deputy director of the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. (Ask her about some of her backstage shenanigans sometime.)

Eat This Now

The Food Lovers' Guide to Sarasota

In a city brimming with delicious new options, your guide to the best markets, shops, purveyors and products.

01/01/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker, Megan McDonald, Ilene Denton, and Hannah Wallace

Glam Squad

Tips on Aging Well from Industry Experts

Hair, makeup, fashion and more—we've got tried-and-true tips for looking and feeling great.

12/27/2017 By Ilene Denton

Fountains of Youth

49 Ways to Look and Feel Younger

We’ve scouted out all sorts of ways to refresh and revive your body, mind and soul in our city. Let’s get going.

12/27/2017 By Ilene Denton

Days of Heaven

Home Tour: A Dream Retreat on Jewfish Key

A dream retreat on Jewfish Key provides blissful family weekends.

12/27/2017 By Ilene Denton

Fountains of Youth

How to Look and Feel Younger

There are plenty of ways to slow down aging right here in town.

12/27/2017 By Ilene Denton

Top Sale

A Golden Gate Point Penthouse Sells for $3.9 Million

It’s the highest-priced sale in LaBellasara since 2014.

12/21/2017 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 7 Things to Do: Dec. 21-27

Selby Gardens Lights in Bloom, Historic Spanish Point’s Holly Days and Mangrove Lights, and more.

12/20/2017 By Ilene Denton

Happy New Year

Take a Piece of Selby Gardens Home for the New Year

Bromeliads from the Selby Gardens Holiday Tree are up for sale Jan. 4.

12/19/2017 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 6 Things to Do: Dec. 14-20

John Ringling’s Circus Nutcracker, a holiday screening of Elf and more.

12/14/2017 By Ilene Denton

Interior Design Awards

See the Best Living/Great Room Entries in Our 2017 Interior Design Awards Contest

Winning looks from area design professionals.

12/14/2017 By Ilene Denton

This Old House

The Ringling Museum Plans Improvements to John and Mable’s Ca d’Zan

A new roof and restoration of the historic reflecting pool are among the upgrades.

12/14/2017 By Ilene Denton

Real Estate

The Best Places to Live in South Sarasota County

Whether your passion is boating, golf or beachfront bliss, there’s a spot for you.

12/12/2017 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 7 Things to Do: Dec. 7-13

The Sarasota Holiday Boat Parade of Lights, 98˚ at Christmas, Too Hot to Handel and more.

12/07/2017 By Ilene Denton

Insider's Guide 2017

The Insider's Guide to Sarasota 2017

See Sarasota like a local.

11/30/2017 By Ilene Denton

Insider's Guide 2017

Insider's Guide: Local Theater

The region’s theaters offer a world of family-friendly experiences.

11/30/2017 By Ilene Denton

Insider's Guide 2017

Our Beaches are a Prime Nesting Site for Endangered Sea Turtles

Our beaches are a prime nesting site for endangered sea turtles.

11/30/2017 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 10 Things to Do: Nov. 30-Dec. 6

A Sarasota Ballet world premiere, LeAnn Rimes at the Van Wezel, holiday festivities and lots, lots more.

11/30/2017 By Ilene Denton

Insider's Guide 2017

Cuban Guitarist Renesito Avich Livens Up Sarasota

Arvich plays the national instrument of Cuba—a tres guitar—all over Sarasota.

11/30/2017 By Ilene Denton

Insider's Guide 2017

The Insider's Guide to Historic Downtown Venice

Venice draws throngs to its charming shops and restaurants.

11/30/2017 By Ilene Denton

Insider's Guide 2017

Sarasota Bay Explorers Voyages Reveal Mesmerizing Marine Life

Sarasota Bay Explorers’ 40-foot covered pontoon boats launch daily two-hour eco-tours.

11/29/2017 By Ilene Denton