Sand Sensations

Meet the Winners of the 2018 Siesta Key Crystal Classic International Sand Sculpting Competition

The annual competition drew thousands of people to Siesta Key Beach.

11/12/2018 By Megan McDonald

My Shot

Hamilton Tickets Go on Sale Next Friday, Nov. 16, at The Straz

Mark your calendars, y'all.

11/09/2018 By Megan McDonald

Business of Fashion

Talking Fashion With Mega-Influencer—and Part-Time Sarasotan—Blair Eadie

Eadie, who has more than 1 million followers on Instagram and just launched a collection with Nordstrom, shares the secrets to her success, the trends she's most looking forward to for spring, and why she loves Sarasota.

11/08/2018 By Megan McDonald

Best Lunches

Sad Desk Lunch, Be Gone!

Take your midday meal from bad to rad with these simple upgrades.

10/26/2018 By Megan McDonald

Meet The Team

Meet Heather Saba, Our New Fashion Blogger

Saba runs the popular blog Chic in Sarasota and is a fount of fashion and beauty knowledge.

10/26/2018 By Megan McDonald

Totally Smitten

Pip and Grow's Cardboard Bassinet Boxes Help Babies Sleep Safely

The company's baby boxes—which are based on a Finnish tradition—just won a National Outstanding Retail Small Business award from SCORE.

10/25/2018 By Megan McDonald

New Hires

Heather Dunhill Named Director of Marketing and Communications for Planned Parenthood of Central and Southwest Florida

Sarasota Magazine's longtime fashion and beauty editor will start her tenure on Monday, Oct. 22.

10/16/2018 By Megan McDonald

Plastic Free

Rethinking Plastic Sarasota Launches 'Bad Five Free' Campaign

The campaign aims to educate restaurants and consumers about the dangers of single-use plastics.

10/12/2018 By Megan McDonald

Climate Change

What Does the United Nations' Alarming New Climate Change Report Mean for Sarasota?

We asked Sarasota resident and Stanford professor emerita Dr. Terry Root to decipher the report.

10/12/2018 By Megan McDonald

Market Season

It's October, and You Know What That Means—Our Fall Farmers Markets Are Back

A handful of seasonal farmers markets are reopening this month.

10/01/2018 By Megan McDonald

Rise Up

Two New Doughnut Shops Open on the South Trail

Five-O Donut Co. and OfKors Donuts bring sweet treats to South Sarasota.

09/26/2018 By Megan McDonald

First Aid

Mote and FIU Are Trying to Help Manatees Exposed to Toxic Red Tide

If successful, the treatment could be used to aid dolphins, turtles and birds, too.

09/06/2018 By Megan McDonald

Skip the Straw

A New Group Works to Eliminate Single-Use Plastic

Rethinking Plastic Sarasota holds quarterly meetings to educate the public about plastic consumption, reduction and legislation.

08/29/2018 By Megan McDonald

Ageless Beauty

'It Felt Liberating': Model Roxanne Gould Defies the Fashion Industry's Expectations About Aging

One of the first successful gray-haired models, Gould has worked with Iman, Cheryl Tiegs and Jerry Hall and appeared on the covers of a variety of international Vogue magazines.

08/29/2018 By Megan McDonald

WTF

Poachers Suspected of Damaging a Sea Turtle Nest on Nokomis Beach

Reminder: tampering with or harming sea turtles, their eggs or their nests nests is illegal.

07/11/2018 By Megan McDonald

Eat, Cook, Love

Chef Judi Gallagher Releases New Cookbook

Reflections and Recipes of Chef Judi traces Gallagher's passion for food from childhood to adulthood.

07/11/2018 By Megan McDonald

Female Factor

11 Political Newcomers Jump into the 2018 Election Cycle

A record 527 women were running for Congress as of April, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, most of them Democrats. Florida—and Sarasota and Manatee—are following the trend.

06/27/2018 By Megan McDonald

Recipe

Two Delicious Recipes from Deepa Alfano of The Indian Table

Deepa Alfano wants to make Indian cuisine more accessible to home cooks.

06/26/2018 By Megan McDonald

Department of Bad Behavior

Eight Sea Turtle Nests Harmed on Siesta Key

An ATV or golf cart dislodged stakes marking existing nests and drove across a newly laid, unmarked nest.

06/26/2018 By Megan McDonald

Shark Tale

Mote Locates Five Whale Sharks in Southwest Florida Waters

All five of the polka-dotted gentle giants were found offshore of Longboat Key and New Pass.

06/20/2018 By Megan McDonald