Say 'Ahhhh'

The Ritz-Carlton's Spa Gets a Long-Planned Update

The 20,000-square-foot spa was renovated for the first time since the hotel opened in 2001.

05/01/2024 By Megan McDonald

Welcome Back!

After Three Years, The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota Has Brought Back Its Massive Gingerbread Display

The tradition was paused during the Covid-19 pandemic, but it's back this year—and includes 400 pounds of gingerbread.

12/01/2023 By Lauren Jackson


Two Former Ritz-Carlton Pastry Chefs Are Competing on the Food Network

Lyndsy Velasquez and Amy McBride teamed up to make a 'scary sci-fi' chocolate sculpture for Chocolate Meltdown: Hershey's After Dark.

10/01/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Fast Track

The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, Names New General Manager

Rajesh Khubchandani was previously Marriott's vice-president of luxury brand operations.

09/14/2021 By Staff

Wine Freak

You've Got to See These Amazing Local Wine Cellars

Sarasota collectors spare no expense when it comes to custom wine cellar designs.

09/03/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Real Estate

Kolter Group Announces Topping Out of The Ritz-Carlton Residences

Located within the Quay Sarasota, the development's highest point is 19 stories.

12/09/2019 By Staff

Trick and Treat

Ritz-Carlton Pastry Chef Lyndsy McDonald Goes Gory for Halloween

McDonald's latest Halloween work of art is a creepy head made of white chocolate and Rice Krispies.

10/01/2019 By Olivia Letts

Sweet victory

Sarasota Pastry Chef Wins Food Network Competition

Ritz-Carlton executive pastry chef Lyndsy McDonald swapped candy canes for candy corn to win Food Network's 2018 Halloween Baking Championship.

10/30/2018 By Giulia Heyward


New Downtown Crosswalk Activated

The City of Sarasota and the Florida Department of Transportation activated a new pedestrian crosswalk signal on U.S. 41 on Thursday.

06/28/2018 By Staff

Their Sarasota Wedding

John and Lauren Wohlwend Say "I Do" at The Ritz-Carlton

This power couple celebrated with an elegant reception at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota.

09/21/2016 By Felicity Warner

Spirits of Sarasota

Cocktail of the Week: Lido Key Tiki Bar's My-Oh Mai Tai

A tropical classic at the historic (and idyllic) Lido Key Tiki Bar.

06/15/2016 By Hannah Wallace

Their Sarasota Wedding

Cody and Candy Tie the Knot at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Club

These two fitness fanatics fell head over heels for each other.

06/08/2016 By Felicity Warner


New Design Rules for Modern Kitchens

Local designers share their tips for creating eye-popping yet functional kitchens.

01/25/2016 By Ilene Denton

The Incredible Edible Egg

Deconstructing Eggs Benedict

A Ritz-Carlton chef breaks down the iconic indulgence.

01/25/2016 By Hannah Wallace


The 5 Best Things We Ate This Week - 12/31/15

Our panel of food experts share the five best things they ate this week, from mini doughnuts to Chinese food to eggs Benedict.

12/31/2015 By Megan McDonald


Their Sarasota Wedding: Susan and Alejandro at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota

Susan and Alejandro began their happily-ever-after with a beautiful spring wedding at the Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota.

12/15/2015 By Bobbilynn Hollifield Photography by Audrey Snow


Spirits of Sarasota: Jack Dusty's Up Spirits

This week's top drink on the bar scene.

09/11/2015 By Megan McDonald


What's New and Cool in Sarasota This Week

Check in often to see blogger Eduardo Anaya's picks.

07/02/2015 By Eduardo Anaya


Sarasota's Best Summer Cocktail

With the dog days upon us, our panel of judges set out to find Sarasota's best summer cocktail.

07/01/2015 By Megan McDonald


Jack Dusty Debuts New Summer Menu

Jack Dusty sets sail with an array of new food and drink offerings.

05/20/2015 By Judi Gallagher