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Christmas in Sarasota

One of the many things I love about Sarasota is the uniqueness of our holiday events.  When you think of Christmas, do you think of boat parades?  Well, we do here in sunny Sarasota!  Since its origin in 1986, the Sarasota Boat Parade has attracted thousands of spectators to view the amazing display of vessels […]

The White House of Sarasota

The Landings, located west-of-the-trail, is one of downtown Sarasota’s most beautiful communities.   Developed in the 1980s and ’90s, it has both single-family homes and condominiums of every variety, from single-story villas  to two-story Treehouses and mid-rise condos. With every single-family home  custom designed, this community offers a wide variety of upscale housing with lush mature landscaping […]

Playing in the Sand

  Playing in the sand is a fond memory for many, going back to childhood memories of building sand castles while hearing the ocean waves crash behind you.  For some, this childhood obsession has never died.  The Siesta Key Crystal Classic Master Sand Sculpting Competition is the perfect venue for these folks!  In just 24 […]

Turkey Trot!

I was recently at Nathan Benderson Park and marveled at how beautiful of a park it was for a walk!  This unique 600-acre park with natural attributes makes it one of only a few world class rowing and recreational facilities in the United States.  The 3.5 mile loop around the 400-acre lake makes it the […]

Did Someone Say FREE?

Did you know that there is a wide selection of activities in and around Sarasota that you can attend  for free?  Now that fall is upon us, many events are starting back up, from farmers markets to art shows.  I recently read an article in the Herald Tribune highlighting some of these great free events, […]

Travel is Good for the Soul

I have a trip coming up, a trip unlike any other I have ever been on.  I feel so lucky to be able to share this experience with a very dear friend.  I believe that the memories made while we are on vacation are the ones that are engrained in our memories the deepest.  Looking […]

To Walk or to Run….That is the Question

Recently, I decided to alter my routine to replace running with walking.  Being an avid runner, I wasn’t sure how I would feel about this change.  Surprisingly, I am loving the workout, and can feel the benefits!  This made me want to research more, uncovering the benefits of walking.  Here is what I learned. Running […]

The Ringling Entices!

True to form, The Ringling  is showcasing yet another fascinating exhibition. VOLUMES is an immersive audio-visual installation by interdisciplinary artist/musician Ezra Masch. The combination of light and sound brings a sensory adventure to all.  The exhibition will be open Tuesday through Sunday, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., and is free […]

Featured Equestrian Neighborhood – Saddle Creek

Life is a little slower just a few miles east of I-75.  This is where you will find the elegant Old Florida equestrian lifestyle at Saddle Creek.  This varied community has homes spanning a wide range of time periods and styles.  Each home has a minimum of 5 acres.  With over 30 miles of equestrian […]

Art Center Sarasota

  Sarasota has been called an art mecca for many reasons.  One of these reasons is due to a very special place built in 1926.  The Art Center Sarasota had its beginnings as a place to bring together young people and artists with the intention of bringing visual arts to life.  After the war in […]