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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 […]


All That Glitters: September Fashion, Behind the Scenes

{^YouTubeVideo|(url)|(width)425|(height)264|(fs)1|(hd)1|(color1)#3A3A3A|(color2)#999999^} We love a good behind-the-scenes video–especially when it involves pretty clothes and a beautiful location–and we thought you might, too. That’s why we’re sharing a peek at some of what went into the fashion feature in our September 2011 Charity Register. Enjoy! Styling by Jackie Rogers (Style Matters SRQ) Makeup by Jenny Sheffield (Melody’s […]


Taste of Asia: Taste of Awesome

Taste of Asia serves up authentic, homemade Asian food on Siesta Key. Photo courtesy of Taste of Asia. Tuesdays are often the hardest day of the week. On Monday, you come into the office, (hopefully) feeling happy and rested from the weekend, and get yourself organized and ready to go for the rest of the […]


Photo of the Week: Manatee with a Mouthful

We have a fondness for the gentle manatee, and love when we see one swimming lazily along while we’re out on our boating, kayaking or paddleboarding excursions. That’s why we thought this photo of a manatee chomping down on a head of lettuce was just too cute not to share. We hope it puts a […]


Photo of the Week: Tree of Life

We love so many things about Sarasota, but one of our favorite natural beauties is the banyan tree–like this one at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, which began its life in the 1920s and now serves as one of the Gardens’ most recognizable centerpieces. It’s the perfect backdrop for a wedding, or just a great spot […]


Photo of the Week: The Rainbow Connection

The view of Sarasota Bay from Bayfront Park and Marina Jack is one of our favorites in town (check out Ilene Denton’s "Ode to Bayfront Park" in this month’s issue if you don’t believe us). So we especially love this photograph of a beautiful rainbow arching over the anchored boats and sparkling blue water. It […]


Libation: The Spice and Tea Exchange’s Ginger Jasmine-Tini

Collaboration is the new recipe for business success, and we enjoyed a great example last night when The Spice and Tea Exchange on St. Armands hosted a spice-infused dinner with neighbor Tommy Bahama. From the (non-alcoholic) ginger jasmine-tini to the Bosc pear crisp, great flavors and fun. For info on upcoming dinners, call (388-1411). And […]


Hell’s Kitchen Hits Sarasota

Euphemia Haye’s Jamie Gregorich We love hearing that Sarasota’s in the spotlight—and the spotlight doesn’t get much brighter than Gordon Ramsay’s wildly popular Hell’s Kitchen, which debuts tonight at 8 p.m. on FOX.  Twenty-five-year-old chef Jamie Gregorich,  the sous chef at Longboat Key’s venerable Euphemia Haye restaurant, will be stepping right into it as one […]