Susan Burns is the editor in chief of Sarasota Magazine, recognized nationally and in Florida for its editorial and design excellence. A journalist in Sarasota and Manatee counties for 36 years, Susan has been covering the people, issues, trends, events and places that define the region. She was also the founding editor of (941)CEO, a bi-county business magazine and the enewsletter Biz Daily. In addition to Sarasota Magazine, the top-awarded magazine in the state in 2019 and 2020, she is leading Sarasota Magazine through a major expansion into the digital world. She started her career as a daily newspaper reporter at the Bradenton Herald.

Shopping Adventure

Vintage Marché in St. Petersburg Is a Vintage Shopping Utopia

Need a fun escape this weekend? (Don't we all?) This extravaganza of vintage treasures is just over the Skyway Bridge.

10/06/2022 By Susan Burns

Dream Homes

The Most Expensive Homes in Sarasota

What all 10 homes share are prime waterfront locations and lots of square footage.

08/29/2022 By Susan Burns, Cooper Levey-Baker, and Kim Doleatto

Getaway

Great Ways to Explore Knoxville

This up-and-coming city on the Tennessee River offers arts, inventive food and drink, and blissful wilderness.

07/14/2022 By Susan Burns

Splash!

Cool Off at These Seven Fantastic Splash Parks

It’s hot, the days are long and the kids are out of school. We’ve got seven great places to let off steam.

06/15/2022 Edited by Susan Burns

Summer Travel

South Seas Island Resort Is the Perfect Short Summer Getaway

The Captiva resort offers nature galore and a fourth night free for visitors booking three nights through September.

05/11/2022 By Susan Burns

Gawkers Delight

Quick! Grab a Spot on Selby Gardens’ Boat Tour to Spanish Point

You’ll learn about water, nature, history and, of course, gawk at waterfront mansions.

04/21/2022 By Susan Burns

Best Kept Secret

The Elling Eide Center is Now Open to the Public

Take a tour of the late Chinese scholar Elling Eide’s bayfront preserve and renowned Asian studies research center.

04/14/2022 By Susan Burns

Fresh Catch

What It's Like to Go Fishing for the First Time

Florida likes to boast it’s the “fishing capital of the world,” with more than 8,436 miles of coastline, miles and miles of rivers and 7,700 lakes.

03/01/2022 By Susan Burns

Goodbyes and New Adventures

Editor-in-Chief Susan Burns Says Farewell

Burns has worked at Sarasota Magazine for 34 years, since 1987.

02/18/2022 By Susan Burns

Birds Are Real

Global Warming and Population Growth Are Impacting Local Bird Numbers

Volunteers tallied 165 species and about 30,000 birds at the Sarasota Audubon's Society annual Christmas Bird Count on Jan. 1.

01/12/2022 By Susan Burns

Unity Awards

Former MLB Star Ian Desmond and Biz Pro Vince Northfield Help Underserved Youth

Their nonprofit uses the sport to teach healthy living, leadership and inclusion.

01/04/2022 By Susan Burns

From the Editor

An Economist's Forecast for Sarasota in 2022

If you’re coming here with assets, the economy is going to feel great.

01/01/2022 By Susan Burns

Meet Me at the Fishin' Hole

You've Got to See This Incredible Collection of Mayberry Memorabilia

Check out this holiday display of Mayberry memorabilia.

12/22/2021 By Susan Burns

From the Editor

Elected Officials Are Putting Sarasota's Character and Natural Assets at Risk

More than ever, we need enlightened leaders who had the strength and vision to maintain a balance between unchecked growth and stagnation.

12/01/2021 By Susan Burns

Cheat Sheet

How to Sound Like a Local: A Sarasota Pronunciation Guide

Don't you dare say "Van Weasel."

11/29/2021 By Susan Burns

A Sailing Sisterhood

The Luffing Lassies Celebrate 50 Years of Women on the Water

“Isn’t this great? All these crazy women out playing?”

11/29/2021 By Susan Burns

From the Editor

Welcome to 'Listening to Diverse Voices'

Explore our powerful series that brings you the stories of our diverse community.

10/04/2021 Edited by Susan Burns

From the Editor

Can Nature Sue Florida?

If this sounds far-fetched, remember that corporations have been given rights and legal personhood.

09/27/2021 By Susan Burns

New In Town

Celebrated Editor and Author Tanya Steel Surveys the Local Food Scene

Steel is the award director for the Julia Child Award and launched the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge & Kids’ “State Dinner” with former First Lady Michelle Obama.

09/07/2021 By Susan Burns

Diverse Voices

Mason Gallo on Being Trans, Sexual Orientation and Equality

Gallo talks about his personal journey and the need for openness and inclusivity.

09/07/2021 By Susan Burns