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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 […]

Tempt your Tastebuds!

How many times have you driven past a new restaurant and said to yourself, “Wow, how long has that been there? I wonder if it’s any good?”  In my latest edition of Sweet Home Sarasota, I  mentioned an article in the Sarasota Magazine that answers these questions for us! It’s a very comprehensive summary of […]

Laurel Park – a Historic and Coveted Sarasota Neighborhood

Located at the Southern end of downtown Sarasota in a prime urban location, the charming Historic Laurel Park is one of Sarasota’s most historic neighborhoods. Nestled between commercial, arts, and waterfront districts, this neighborhood is one of Sarasota’s earliest neighborhoods, thanks to Owen Burns. Owen Burns’ importance to the development of Sarasota cannot be overstated. […]

Summer Sizzle!

Yesterday was officially the first day of summer, with temperatures in the 90’s !  We have a lot of hot days ahead of us, my friends, so here are some tips on how to stay cool in the summer months ahead. Logically,  the #1 rule is to stay hydrated!  Staying well hydrated is essential with […]

Memorial Day – a day to REMEMBER!

Memorial Day is next Monday!  When you hear that, what do you think?  Does your first thought go to planning a three day weekend?  Maybe some great sales at stores?  Time to fire up the grill, dust off the boat, and get some sand between your toes?  Looking forward to not working and no school? […]

Sarasota’s Performing and Visual Arts

Sarasota is known for it’s rich artistic culture.  Whether it’s museums, venues, or art galleries you want to explore, there are multiple options to choose from!  One of the best aspects of the artistic culture here is the number of local artists who live in Sarasota.  Many are highly talented with unique styles and techniques. […]

Gardening Feeds the Soul

Did you know that gardening is good for the soul? Studies have shown that it can elevate moods, decrease anxiety, and promote a feeling of well being. Getting involved with nature is truly like medicine! Not only does it help your mental health, it also can help you physically. Gardening burns calories, increases strength, and […]