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.)

Into the Wild

What to Look For on Myakka's Canopy Walkway

The walkway is one of the park's most popular attractions.

11/29/2017 By Ilene Denton

Artful Wear

J. McLaughlin Taps Sarasota Magazine Illustrator John Pirman for a Collection of Holiday Tees

The Sarasota J. McLaughlin store hosts a celebration for Pirman Dec. 11 to benefit the Sarasota Architectural Foundation.

11/29/2017 By Ilene Denton

Ask the Expert

Panicked about Picking Paint Colors?

Benjamin Moore color and design expert Andrea Magno offers easy-to-follow advice.

11/29/2017 By Ilene Denton

Top Sale

Bird Key Notches a $6 Million Sale

The sale price is among the highest this year on the tony island.

11/29/2017 By Ilene Denton

Interior Design Awards

See the Best Bedroom Entries in Our 2017 Interior Design Awards contest

Winning looks from area design professionals.

11/29/2017 By Ilene Denton

Dear Marie

Remembering Marie Selby

An ode to the woman who gave us Selby Gardens.

11/29/2017 By Ilene Denton

Sneak Preview

Homes for the Holidays

Coming up: The Entre Nous Holiday Tour of Homes, Deck the Halls at the Ca d’Zan, Atomic Holiday Bazaar.

11/28/2017 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 6 Things to Do: Nov. 23-29

Last chance to catch Selby Gardens’ Orchid Show, a mammoth Venice holiday parade and more. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

11/20/2017 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 6 Things to Do: Nov. 16-22

Elvin Bishop headlines the Venice Blues Fest, powerboat racing in Englewood and more.

11/16/2017 By Ilene Denton

Interior Design Awards

See the Best Bath Entries in Our 2017 Interior Design Awards Contest

Winning looks from area design professionals.

11/15/2017 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 10 Events: Nov. 9-15

Evita at the Asolo Rep, Once at FST, the Chalk Festival returns to Venice and much, much more.

11/09/2017 By Ilene Denton

Top Sale

A Ritz-Carlton Beach Residence Penthouse Sells for $4.45 Million

The sale, which took just two weeks to go to contract, is the building’s highest in 10 years.

11/02/2017 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 7 Events: Nov. 2-8

InspireSarasota! outdoor arts festival, Taste of Manatee, the Sarasota opera season opens with "La Traviata," and more.

11/02/2017 By Ilene Denton

Mod Man

MOD Weekend Honors Architect Tim Seibert

The fourth annual event takes place Nov. 10-12.

11/01/2017 By Ilene Denton

Interior Design Awards

See the Kitchen Entries in our 2017 Interior Design Awards contest

Winning looks from area design professionals.

11/01/2017 By Ilene Denton

Score!

How to Score a Great Deal on Local Arts Groups' Performances

The area’s performing arts troupes beckon with bargain tickets.

10/30/2017 By Ilene Denton

Color Her Excited

The Evolving Plans for the Sarasota Museum of Art

Anne-Marie Russell is a woman on a mission.

10/30/2017 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 8 Things to Do: Oct. 26-Nov. 1

Sarasota Ballet opens its season with "The Secret Garden," Fright Night on St. Armands and more.

10/26/2017 By Ilene Denton

Top Sale

A Gulf-front Mansion is Boca Grande’s Highest Residential Sale of 2017

The Mediterranean-style retreat sold for $7.4 million.

10/25/2017 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 8 Things to Do: Oct. 19-25

Fall Garden Music concerts kick off at Selby Gardens, RIAF continues at The Ringling and more.

10/18/2017 By Ilene Denton