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Photo of the Week: Ringling Museum Area

One of our favorite places to take a drive in Sarasota is the Ringling Museum area–we can’t get enough of the green, canopied streets and the diverse architecture of the homes that line them. (In fact, sometimes we even go out of our way to take a detour down Bayshore Road.) You can read more […]


Photo of the Week: Star Fish Company Market & Restaurant

The quaint Star Fish Company Market & Restaurant can be found in the Cortez Fishing Village in Bradenton. Sitting right on the Intercoastal, it is the perfect place to get the local feel we all love along with a variety of fresh seafood from the AP Bell Fish Company. As you can tell from the […]


Photo of the Week: Bustling St. Armands Circle

We love St. Armands Circle for its shopping, its proximity to Lido Beach, its restaurants and its excellent people-watching. And we love this photo depicting the changing of the guard: the sun’s gone down and the nightlife is picking up. Photo by Gary Nebel


Sneak Peek: The Ringling Museum’s “The Amazing American Circus Poster” Exhibit

This Saturday, the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art opens The Amazing American Circus Poster: The Strobridge Lithography Company, 1879-1939. The exhibit, which showcases the circus’ influence on American culture, runs from Sept. 17 to Jan. 29, and features 80 posters that were originally distributed throughout the country advertising cities’ circus days—a holiday, explains […]


GIVEAWAY! Two Pairs of Tickets to the BYOBachelor Auction!

We all have an ultimate first-date story: A tale of a first meeting that left us feeling blissful—or like we wanted to crawl under the covers and not come out for days. Tell us your best first-date story—good or bad—and you could win a pair of tickets to the second annual Buy Your Own Bachelor […]


Photo of the Week: Sarasota Skyline

Sure, there may be more famous skyline views out there (hi, Manhattan), but we’re rather fond of the dramatic view of our own cityscape, especially at night and from the crest of the Ringling Bridge. Something about being surrounded by both this view and that water makes us love our city more than ever. Photo […]