Florida Woman

What to Know Before Moving to Florida

This December, I’m celebrating the anniversary of my three-year-long relationship with the Sunshine State.

12/29/2022 By Laura Paquette

Rollin' on the River

The Little Manatee River is One Step Closer to Being a Protected Waterway

A bill that passed the U.S. House aims to designate the river as “scenic,” which would protect it from development and maintain it for future generations.

10/07/2022 Photography by Kim Doleatto

Life Bites

How To Protect Yourself From Mosquito-Borne Illnesses

West Nile virus has been detected in Sarasota County. Here are some tips for keeping these pesky insects at bay.

08/09/2022 By Allison Forsyth

What's Cooler Than Being Cool? Ice Cold!

The Best Beach Coolers of 2023

Stow beer, wine and your Pub subs in one of these bad boys for the perfect Sarasota beach day.

07/21/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Summer trend

Turn Your Backyard Into an Oasis With a Water Feature or Pond

Two local experts share tips on how to elevate your outdoor space—and the mini-ecosystem a body of water can bring.

06/07/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Gift Guide

Best Gifts For the Outdoorsy Sarasotan

If you are looking for gifts for the outdoorsy person in your life, these gifts might be just up their alley.

04/12/2022 By Elizabeth Djinis

Trend Report

Make a Statement With a Stylish Cement Firepit

If you’ve ever coveted the sleek concrete firepits at modern luxury hotels and restaurants, you’re in luck.

12/03/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Get Cooking

Thanks to the Pandemic, Outdoor Kitchens Are More Popular Than Ever

More people are adding outdoor cooking spaces, taking the dining experience al fresco—from start to finish.

02/03/2021 By Kim Doleatto

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School’s Out and Pools Are in Session

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The Great Outdoors

Update Your Outdoor Living Area With These Chic Finds

December is one of the best months to be outside in Florida.

12/02/2019 By Megan McDonald


Retail Building Sold for $2.1 Million

A Sarasota company recently purchased a 14,670-square-foot retail building from Port Charlotte's Bacon Properties, LLC.

08/31/2018 By Staff


Outdoor Furniture Company Leases South Trail Space

The parent company of Fortunoff Backyard Store recently leased 14,670 square feet of retail space in Sarasota.

07/21/2017 By staff


How to Create an Enviable Outdoor Space

These pieces from Sarasota home furnishings stores are sure to make your outdoor space shine.

10/01/2015 By Carol Tisch


A Day in the Life of Lucas Congdon of Lucas Lagoons

Follow Lucas Lagoons owner Lucas Congdon as he films season two of his Animal Planet series "Insane Pools: Off the Deep End."

09/30/2015 By Pam Daniel


The Pizza Oven You Need for Your Outdoor Parties

The Artisan Fire pizza oven is capable of producing the extreme heat needed for super-crispy pies.

06/29/2015 By Carol Tisch


How to Design the Perfect Outdoor Space

Jessica Napoli of Mark Dalton Custom Design shares the latest trends.

04/02/2015 By Marsha Fottler


Shopping Finds: Outdoor Furniture

Poolside chic.

04/01/2014 By Carol Tisch