Shaq Attaq

Shaq Kicks Off Ringling College Library Association's Town Hall Lecture Series

The four-time NBA champion, businessman and doctor of education (yep, he has an Ed.D) was the first speaker in the lecture series' 39th season.

01/17/2019 By Megan McDonald

Reading Our Tea Leaves

Want to Make Your Own Tea Blend? Here are Tips From an Expert

Local chain Tebella Tea Company—which operates a store at the Mall at UTC—will hold its annual tea-blending class at the Oxford Exchange on Jan. 30.

01/15/2019 By Megan McDonald

Let's Cook

Alex Jordan Brings the Flavors of Ethiopia to Sarasota

Jordan's next class will be on Feb. 19 at 5 p.m. at Selby Public Library.

01/14/2019 By Megan McDonald

The Notorious RBG

Journalist Irin Carmon on RBG, Women's Rights and Hope for the Future

Carmon is the keynote speaker for Planned Parenthood’s gala dinner and silent auction on March 7.

01/07/2019 By Megan McDonald

Under the Influence

Three Social Media Hotshots Find Their Niche—and Their Audiences

How did fashion star Blair Eadie, comic Tiffany Jenkins and guitar man Sean Daniel become such social media powers?

01/02/2019 By Megan McDonald and David Hackett

New Year, New You

Make 2019 Your Best Year Yet With These Four Fab Finds

Start the new year with four items you'll feel good about buying.

12/26/2018 By Megan McDonald

Making Spirits Bright

Pangea Serves Up Christmas Cocktails at 'Miracle' Holiday Pop-Up

Christmas Carol Barrel, anyone?

12/17/2018 By Megan McDonald

Grand Gingerbread Hotel

You've Got to See The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota's Gingerbread Display

This creation is made from 500 lbs. of gingerbread.

12/12/2018 By Megan McDonald

'Tis the Season

Liz Taylor and Olivia D'Amico of Kinspoke Want to Bring the Community Together This Holiday Season

The pair are hosting a wreath-making workshop at Oscura Cafe in Bradenton this Saturday, Dec. 8, and Wednesday, Dec. 19, at the Market at Lakewood Ranch.

12/05/2018 By Megan McDonald

Lights, Camera, Action

Ringling College Completes Its State-of-the-Art Studio Lab Complex

Screenwriter Zak Penn ("The Avengers," "Ready Player One") was on hand for the festivities.

11/28/2018 By Megan McDonald

Pie Time

What It's Really Like to Make Pies with the Yoder's Restaurant Bakers

Yoder's pumps out a whopping 7,000 pies each Thanksgiving.

11/20/2018 By Megan McDonald

Sand Sensations

Meet the Winners of the 2018 Siesta Key Crystal Classic International Sand Sculpting Competition

The annual competition drew thousands of people to Siesta Key Beach.

11/12/2018 By Megan McDonald

My Shot

Hamilton Tickets Go on Sale Next Friday, Nov. 16, at The Straz

Mark your calendars, y'all.

11/09/2018 By Megan McDonald

Business of Fashion

Fashion Mega-Influencer Blair Eadie Has Made Sarasota Her Second Home

Eadie, who has more than 1 million followers on Instagram and just launched a collection with Nordstrom, shares the secrets to her success, the trends she's most looking forward to for spring, and why she loves Sarasota.

11/08/2018 By Megan McDonald

Best Lunches

Sad Desk Lunch, Be Gone!

Take your midday meal from bad to rad with these simple upgrades.

10/26/2018 By Megan McDonald

Meet The Team

Meet Heather Saba, Our New Fashion Blogger

Saba runs the popular blog Chic in Sarasota and is a fount of fashion and beauty knowledge.

10/26/2018 By Megan McDonald

Totally Smitten

Pip and Grow's Cardboard Bassinet Boxes Help Babies Sleep Safely

The company's baby boxes—which are based on a Finnish tradition—just won a National Outstanding Retail Small Business award from SCORE.

10/25/2018 By Megan McDonald

New Hires

Heather Dunhill Named Director of Marketing and Communications for Planned Parenthood of Central and Southwest Florida

Sarasota Magazine's longtime fashion and beauty editor will start her tenure on Monday, Oct. 22.

10/16/2018 By Megan McDonald

Plastic Free

Rethinking Plastic Sarasota Launches 'Bad Five Free' Campaign

The campaign aims to educate restaurants and consumers about the dangers of single-use plastics.

10/12/2018 By Megan McDonald

Climate Change

What Does Climate Change Mean for Sarasota?

We asked Sarasota resident and Stanford professor emerita Dr. Terry Root.

10/12/2018 By Megan McDonald