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Start Hoarding Bacon Now, Before It’s Too Late!

Imagine a world without bacon! Sure, this is an election year. Yes, we need to move forward with building better roads, better schools and securing our homeland. But seriously, folks, we are about to have major culinary trauma ahead. According to The Huffington Post and the National Pig Association, Great Britain is facing a bacon […]


Two Dives and a Really Good Bowl of Asian Noodle Soup

If that Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives guy, Guy Fieri, is reading this, then he needs to get back to Sarasota. I had a two-dives-in-one-week experience and it was everything I wanted: Great food, down-home service and that tacky dive environment that just makes you feel at ease.       J.R.’s is the perfect dive for […]


Fondren and Danny’s Siesta Key Engagement Session

We’ve shown you several real Sarasota weddings on this blog so far–scroll down to check them out!–but from time to time, we’ll showcase photos of some especially unique engagement shoots that have caught our eye, too–like Fondren and Danny’s moody Siesta Key session, photographed by Naomi Chokr. The couple, who first met and became friends […]


Their Sarasota Wedding: Keila Ayub and Jim McGee

Keila Ayub and Jim McGee Jacksonville, FL Venue: Marie Selby Botanical Gardens   How did you and Jim meet? We both started working for Crate & Barrel right when it opened in Tampa. We helped open the store together. I guess Jim immediately was drawn to me; we became friends, started dating and it went […]


The Costco and Trader Joe’s Effect

Well, you knew they were coming. Some of you mapped out your first experiences with the new stores according to crowd control, and it seems almost all of us have now “drank the Kool-Aid,” so to speak. While Costco was not as overwhelmingly exciting for me, I did find some pretty good deals–and, yes, Trader […]


Sun Garden Cafe on Siesta Key Makes a “Staycation” All the Tastier

Sun Garden Cafe Over Labor Day weekend we decided there really is no place like home, and that our "somewhere over the rainbow" is right here in Sarasota. So we booked a long weekend stay at Casa De Mariposa on Siesta Key and hunkered into glorious beach living. Sweet potato pancakes Casa de Mariposa is […]