A Taste of Downtown

The fifth annual event welcomed guests to the Sarasota Opera House for food, drink and celebration.

09/17/2018 Photography by Lori Sax

Affordable housing

City Official Named Florida Housing Coalition Board Chair

Don Hadsell is the director of the Office of Housing and Community Development with the City of Sarasota.

09/11/2018 By Staff

From the Editor

From the Editor: Betty Schoenbaum's Love and Philanthropy Helped Shape Sarasota

Betty, who passed away in July just short of her 101st birthday, was a tangible example that helping others just might be the ticket to a meaningful life.

08/29/2018 By Susan Burns

From the Editor

From the Editor: Thoughts on Wealth

A bumper crop of rich people from around the country continues to settle here.

07/26/2018 By Susan Burns

From the Editor

Why Hurricanes Don't Scare Us Away

“Human psychology doesn’t give much weight to low probability with serious consequences.”

06/25/2018 By Susan Burns


Sarasota Magazine Top Doctors Party 2018

The annual event celebrated the top doctors and dentists in the community as ranked by Castle Connolly Medical.

06/18/2018 Photography by Lori Sax


Designing Daughters Bohemian Blooms Gala

Selby Gardens was the perfect setting for the boho-themed party.

05/14/2018 Photography by Lori Sax


Dick Vitale Gala 2018

Sports stars mingled with young cancer survivors at the annual gala at the Ritz.

05/14/2018 Photography by Lori Sax


Going for the Gold: Derby Dreams

Sarasota YMCA supporters gathered at the Ritz to enjoy dinner, music, and the running of the Kentucky Derby.

05/07/2018 Photography by Lori Sax

From the Editor

From the Editor: The Importance of Funding the Arts

Susan Burns on the impact of lost arts funding.

04/26/2018 By Susan Burns


Firefly Gala 2018

Singer-songwriter Jason Derulo was the star of the concert performance following the fund-raising dinner for Forty Carrots Family Center.

04/23/2018 Photography by Lori Sax


Girls Inc. Celebration Luncheon 2018

Susan Buck, Beth Knopik and Dr. Lashawn Houston-Frost were honored with "She Knows Where She's Going" awards at the 30th annual event.

04/23/2018 Photography by Lori Sax


Blue Ties and Butterflies 2018

The sixth annual fund-raiser for the Child Protection Center took over Michael's On East, with butterfly decor, dinner and a live auction.

04/19/2018 Photography by Lori Sax


Community Video Archives Luncheon

The annual event at Michael's On East honored four community leaders and showed excerpts from videos created about their lives.

04/17/2018 Photography by Lori Sax


Whiskey Obsession Festival Grand Tasting

Whiskey aficionados gathered at Michael's On East for the tasting and master classes.

04/16/2018 Photography by Lori Sax

From the Editor

From the Editor: Times Are Changing

Opening notes from our new editor-in-chief Susan Burns.

02/28/2018 By Susan Burns

Diversity Champions

The Unity Awards 2018

Sarasota Magazine honors its 2018 Unity Award winners.

02/13/2018 Photography by Lori Sax


Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation Gala 2018

Sarasota Memorial Hospital Foundation held its inaugural Hospital Gala at the Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota.

01/15/2018 Photography by Lori Sax

Sip it Up and Start Again

Men, Whiskey, Watches & Wheels Tickets Still on Sale

Cocktails for a cause.

12/07/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker


Gulf Shore Media Announces Staff Changes for 2018

Pam Daniel will retire from her longtime roles as editorial director and editor-in-chief of Sarasota Magazine, effective February 2018. Susan Burns will succeed her.