Memorial Day Remembrance Activities

Memorial Day might seem to many an excuse to take a long weekend vacation, or a chance to sleep in on Monday, but the real spirit of the day is to give Americans a chance to pay tribute to those who have given their lives in service of our country.  Sarasota is home to many … Continue reading Memorial Day Remembrance Activities

Carl Abbott Honored by SAF

Sarasota Architectural Foundation held an event this past Saturday honoring architect Carl Abbott, designer of the home I’ve got listed in Hidden Forest, “Villa Cedro.” Over 50 people attended the event, held at the home at 4637 Hidden Forest, and had the opportunity to hear Mr. Abbott speak not only about his award-winning career, but specifically about the process … Continue reading Carl Abbott Honored by SAF

Lila: Rustic and Chic Downtown Restaurant

  Lila opened on Main Street just west of Orange Avenue in late 2016 to immediate critical success.  A brainchild of Pomona Wine Bar & Bistro’s chef/owners Arthur Lopes and Ryan Boeve, Lila touts itself as “veggie-forward” with a menu inspired by fresh, farm-to-table eating of extremely high caliber.  I had time this week to spend … Continue reading Lila: Rustic and Chic Downtown Restaurant

L’Elegance is Elizabeth’s Pick of the Week

Yesterday was another MSC Broker Tour, this time focusing on Bird, Lido, and Longboat Key.  Our first stop was at L’Elegance on Lido, and it’s my Pick of the Week. L’Elegance & Gorgeous Water Views L’Elegance is located on the south end of Lido Key, with great gulf, bay, and city views.  To the east, the building … Continue reading L’Elegance is Elizabeth’s Pick of the Week

Nonprofit Highlight: Meals on Wheels Sarasota

When most people think of Sarasota, they think of white sands,  sunshine and great shopping.  What our perfect-vacation and retirement persona masks is an invisible segment of our community struggling with hunger and food insecurity.  Meals on Wheels Sarasota helps. Did you know… 1 in 6 area seniors don’t know where their next meal will … Continue reading Nonprofit Highlight: Meals on Wheels Sarasota

From Regal to Raucous: Mother’s Day Brunch

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to start planning for the special women in your lives!  Sarasota has a multitude of options.  From the Regal to Raucous, we have it all! Regal – Ritz Carlton Mother’s Day Brunch 1111 Ritz Carlton Drive, downtown Brunch served from 11am to 3pm on Mother’s Day … Continue reading From Regal to Raucous: Mother’s Day Brunch

FST Performs Write-A-Play Winners by Kids

Sarasota is rich with theatre arts, thanks to large venues such as the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center and the Asolo Repertory Theatre.  But it is our community theaters such as the West Coast Black Theatre Troupe and the Florida Studio Theatre, affectionately known as the FST, that set us apart from any other small … Continue reading FST Performs Write-A-Play Winners by Kids

Beneva Oaks Home is Pick of the Week

Pick of the Week Address: 3640 Beneva Oaks Drive List Price: $1,158,000 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4 Square Footage: 4,219 Lot size: just over 0.5 acres Have you ever seen Property Brothers on HGTV and wondered what it would be like to live in those houses that they renovate so amazingly?  Wonder no more.  When I walked into … Continue reading Beneva Oaks Home is Pick of the Week

Second Annual ArchiFest This Weekend

“Renew, Restore, Reuse” is ArchiFest Theme The second annual ArchiFest comes to Sarasota this weekend on Saturday, April 22 from 10am to 3pm.  The festival, which celebrates Sarasota’s contemporary architecture in a one-day “ideas market,” is presented by the Herald Tribune group and is sponsored by Michael Saunders & Company.  Real Estate Editor Harold Bubil … Continue reading Second Annual ArchiFest This Weekend

Boca Kitchen, Bar, Market: a New Downtown Fave

A new addition to Sarasota’s downtown scene is Boca, which is a “kitchen, bar, market” located on Lemon just south of Main Street.  The new brunch, lunch, and dinner hotspot capitalizes on the farm-to-table trend by sourcing ingredients locally, including farmers and vendors from Myakka (Dakin Dairy Farm) and St. Pete (Urban Canning Co.) as … Continue reading Boca Kitchen, Bar, Market: a New Downtown Fave