Embracing Our Differences 2020 Annual Luncheon

Supporters of the annual outdoor art exhibit at Bayfront Park filled Michael’s On East to celebrate its mission.

01/29/2020 Photography by Lori Sax


Seafood & Sailboats

Historic Spanish Point supporters gathered at the bayfront White Cottage, part of Chicago socialite Bertha Palmer’s original winter estate, to feast on smoked mullet and christen a new volunteer-built sailboat.

01/27/2020 Photography by Lori Sax


Sarasota Concert Association 75th Diamond Anniversary Celebration

The brunch at Michael's on the Bay at Selby Gardens brought together fans for festive food and the music of the Brandon Goldberg Trio.

01/27/2020 Photography by Lori Sax


Forks and Corks 2020 Grand Tasting

This year's food and wine event in the Ringling Museum courtyard was blessed with perfect weather.

01/27/2020 Photography by Lori Sax


NCJW Women In Power Luncheon 2020

The 38th annual luncheon took place at Michael's On East and honored four extraordinary women.

01/23/2020 Photography by Lori Sax


Alpha Phi Alpha Dinner-Dance

The event at the Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

01/20/2020 Photography by Lori Sax


V Foundation Announces 15th Annual Dick Vitale Gala

The honorees at this year's gala are Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians, Gonzaga University head coach Mark Few and ESPN commentator Stephen A. Smith.

01/16/2020 By Staff


Sarasota Memorial Hospital Foundation Gala 2020

The evening raised more than $1 million to support Sarasota Memorial Hospital’s cancer services, specifically patient care.

01/13/2020 Photography by Lori Sax


Sarasota Ballet Gala 2020

This year's gala honored Margaret Barbieri, assistant director of the ballet and longtime prima ballerina at The Royal Ballet.

01/06/2020 Photography by Lori Sax

From the Editor

What Do Local Experts Predict for Our Region in 2020—and Beyond?

We’re ringing in a whole new decade, and we’re wondering what lies ahead.

01/01/2020 By Susan Burns


Debutante Ball 2019

This season, 28 new debs, their escorts and their families graced the annual event at the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium.

12/26/2019 Photography by Lori Sax


Celebrating Bruce

The retirement of Bruce Rodgers, executive director of the Hermitage Artist Retreat, was an occasion for remarks, videos and more.

12/10/2019 Photography by Lori Sax


Sarasota Art Museum Grand Opening Gala

After years in the making, the museum opened its doors to an excited crowd in a glamorous evening at the re-imagined Sarasota High School building.

12/09/2019 Photography by Lori Sax


Neurochallenge Cause for Fashion

Sarasota Magazine publisher Kelley Lavin and Mary Kenealy-Barbetta chaired this 11th annual inspirational event, which features models who have Parkinson's Disease.

12/05/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

From the Editor

From the Editor: A Very Good Year

We know there are plenty of reasons to feel despondent, anxious and irritated. But you’re in a place that people all over the country admire and aspire to.

12/02/2019 By Susan Burns


Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe 20th Anniversary After Party

"Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now!" was the overall theme for the event, which included performances recapping the company's show history.

11/19/2019 Photography by Lori Sax


Venice Symphony Gala 2019

The gala offered cocktails, dinner, a live auction and music from conductor Troy Quinn and the Gala Orchestra.

11/19/2019 Photography by Lori Sax


Wine, Women and Shoes Luncheon 2019

The annual luncheon at the Ritz brings out hundreds of those who love fine footwear and wine.

11/18/2019 Photography by Lori Sax


Planned Parenthood Always in Style Luncheon 2019

Four hundred Planned Parenthood supporters gathered at Michael’s On East for the annual Always in Style luncheon.

11/12/2019 Photography by Lori Sax


InStride Black Ties and Blue Jeans

The second annual event on InStride's grounds in Nokomis raised money to help with its equine-assisted learning and therapy programs.

11/11/2019 Photography by Lori Sax