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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 […]


Their Sarasota Wedding: Maggie Mahoney and Dan Miekina

Maggie Mahoney and Dan Miekina’s elegant wedding at Bay Preserve in Osprey. Maggie Mahoney and Dan Miekina Chicago, IL Venue: Bay Preserve How did you and Dan meet? Online! And we got engaged on the anniversary of our first date: September 9, 2011. You both live in Chicago—how did you choose Sarasota for your wedding location? […]


Their Sarasota Wedding: Heather and Billy Davis

Heather and Billy Davis’ wedding took place at Ca d’Zan at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art. Heather and Billy Davis West Palm Beach, FL Venue: The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art How did you meet? We worked together for about three months before we started dating, and were a little […]


Sarasota Weddings: Brides Against Breast Cancer Opens New Boutique

Brides Against Breast Cancer celebrated the grand opening of its new boutique Wednesday night in Lakewood Ranch. When you walk into Brides Against Breast Cancer’s new 3,500-square-foot boutique in Lakewood Ranch, you see many of the things you might at other bridal shops: racks of fluffy white gowns, a smiling staff, a cutely decorated space. A […]


Sarasota Weddings: Downtown Wedding Showcase

The Downtown Wedding Showcase offered brides-to-be lots of inspiration. If you happened to walk down Pineapple Avenue last Thursday night between 6 and 8 p.m., you would have seen a gaggle of women congregating near L. Boutique and L. Spa, champagne flutes in hand, enjoying the first-ever Downtown Wedding Showcase. The brainchild of Nicole Kaney of NK […]