Five Indulgent Desserts for Valentine's Day

From Gateau Saint Honore to "doughquets," here's everything you need to satisfy your sweet tooth—or gift your loved one—on Valentine's Day.

02/13/2018 By Ashley Cooper

V-Day 2018

Your Guide to Valentine's Day in Sarasota

Enjoy a romantic Valentine's Day at these local restaurants.

02/08/2018 By Stephanie Isaac

Year in Review

The Best Things We Ate in 2017

Meatballs, seafood, pasta and more: here are the dishes our editors are still dreaming about.

12/20/2017 By Sarasota Magazine Staff

Weekly Planner

Miracle on Palm Ave, A Feast of Fishes, and Other Local Dining Events

Including Storytelling with Santa and the Christmas Fairy at the Powel Crosley estate, an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party and Food Drive at Evie's on Main Street, and the opportunity for kids to meet Santa at The Market at Lakewood Ranch.

12/20/2017 By Stephanie Isaac

Sleighbells Ring

Your Guide to the Holidays

There's something for every age and interest.

12/14/2017 By Ella Melzer


The Gingerbread Display at The Ritz-Carlton is Seriously Impressive

Titled Journey of Discovery, the display is made of 320 lbs. of gingerbread.

12/12/2017 By Megan McDonald

Merry Shopmas

Get Your Holiday Shop On at These Festive Events

There's holiday fun to be had at these local shopping events.

12/08/2017 By Ella Melzer


'Holiday Fiesta' Set for Wednesday

The Gulf Coast Latin Chamber of Commerce party benefits the children of the emergency shelter at Manatee Children's Services.

12/07/2017 By staff

Weekly Planner

C'est La Vie's 20th Anniversary Celebration, a Gingerbread House Workshop and Other Local Dining Events

Including the Manatee River Boat Parade and Christmas market at The Lucky Frog.

12/06/2017 By Stephanie Isaac


Neighborhood Groups Hold Holiday Potluck Party Next Week

The Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations is throwing its annual holiday potluck party at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 11.

12/05/2017 By staff


Independent Holiday Craft Fair Returns for Year 12

Atomic Holiday Bazaar features more than 200 independent vendors selling clothing, jewelry, furniture, prepared food and more.

12/05/2017 By staff

Holiday Cheer

White House Decorator Coleen Christian Burke Will Speak at Selby Gardens Next Week

Coleen Christian Burke shares behind-the-scenes stories of all the "blood, sweat and glitter" involved in decorating the White House for the holidays.

12/01/2017 By Megan McDonald

Gift Guide

Seven Perfect Stocking Stuffers for the Beauty Junkie

Our fashion and beauty editor rounds up gift picks that the recipient will actually use—and that you'll want, too.

11/27/2017 By Heather Dunhill


69 Percent of Americans Plan to Shop This Weekend

That portion includes shoppers who plan to spend on Cyber Monday.

11/17/2017 By staff


Mall Christmas Attraction Returns

The Mall at University Town Center's holiday attraction, Santa's Flight Academy, will run through Christmas Eve.

11/15/2017 By staff


'Santa's Grand Arrival' Scheduled for Nov. 10

The Mall at University Town Center is holding a holiday kickoff party from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 10.

10/31/2017 By staff


Retail Trade Group Expects Bump in Holiday Spending

The National Retail Federation expects an increase in holiday retail sales of between 3.6 and 4 percent from last year's numbers.

10/11/2017 By staff


Fourth of July Cookout Spending Expected to Rise

Americans are expected to spend $7.1 billion on food for cookouts and picnics as they celebrate the Fourth of July this year.

06/23/2017 By staff


St. Patrick's Day Spending Expected to Rise

Americans will spend more than ever when they celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year, according to new survey results published by the National Retail Federation.

03/14/2017 By staff

Party Time

How to Choose the Perfect Bubbly for Your Holiday Party

Michael Klauber of Michael's On East and Michael's Wine Cellar shares his tips for choosing the perfect Champagne for your holiday gathering.

12/27/2016 By Megan McDonald