Environment

City Moves Forward With Ban on Single-Use Straws, Polystyrene Containers

A final vote will take place at the city commission's August meeting.

07/22/2019 By Megan McDonald

Travel Time

Planning a Vacation? Let These Pieces Do the Heavy Lifting

These four finds will take you from plane to pool—and beyond.

05/30/2019 By Megan McDonald

Grand Hotels

The Breakers Is a Gilded Age Retreat

Real estate tycoon Henry Flagler named the hotel The Breakers because his hotel guests kept requesting rooms “by the breakers”—the place where the Atlantic breaks on the shoreline.

05/27/2019 By Megan McDonald

Architecture

I.M. Pei Left His Mark on Sarasota

The architect, who passed away this week at age 102, designed the dormitories at New College of Florida.

05/17/2019 By Megan McDonald

Bag Lady

How BSWANKY, a Line of High-End Handbags, Helps Immigrant Women

A chance meeting was the catalyst for Gretchen Bauer's line of ethically made handbags.

05/13/2019 By Megan McDonald

Turtle Power

Two Leatherback Turtle Nests Discovered on Local Beaches

It's an extremely rare occurrence.

05/08/2019 By Megan McDonald

Best of Sarasota 2019

Our Editors' Picks for the Best New Restaurants, Shopping and Services in Sarasota-Manatee

We celebrate the best in dining, shopping, the arts and attractions.

04/30/2019 By Susan Burns, Cooper Levey-Baker, Megan McDonald, Kay Kipling, Ilene Denton, and Giulia Heyward

Shop Talk

Head to Your Favorite Beach With These Fun-in-the-Sun Accessories

Stay cool on hot days with these four finds.

04/29/2019 By Megan McDonald

Flower Child

Myakka Herbalist Debbie Blount Makes a Living From Her Floral and Herb Potions

Plus, tips on how to start your own herb garden.

04/29/2019 By Megan McDonald

Shop Talk

Influence Style Launches Private Label

The online boutique is the brainchild of Influence Style owners Liz Jones and Samantha Beebe.

04/25/2019 By Megan McDonald

Veg Life

A Vegan Lifestyle Coach Offers Tips on How to Transition to a Plant-Based Diet

Naomi Green will moderate two panels at Sarasota Veg Fest on Saturday, May 4.

04/09/2019 By Megan McDonald

Shop Talk

Enliven Your Living Space with These Home Goods

Four fab finds you'll keep forever.

04/02/2019 By Megan McDonald

Tea Time

Tea Time: Your Guide to Great Local Cups

Tea is having a moment.

04/02/2019 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.

03/14/2019 By Megan McDonald

Trend Report

Let Pantone's Color of the Year Brighten Your Life

Living Coral is hot, hot, hot.

02/28/2019 By Megan McDonald

Remember When?

The People, Milestones and Game-Changing Events That Made Us Who We Are

A decade-by-decade look at Sarasota over the past 40 years.

02/25/2019 By Susan Burns, Pam Daniel, Ilene Denton, Cooper Levey-Baker, Kay Kipling, and Megan McDonald

Free Spirit

Artist and Author Kat Schuetz Wants to Help People Think Outside the Box

In her new book, The Gypspirit, Schuetz takes her readers on a metaphysical journey.

02/13/2019 By Megan McDonald

Wakanda Forever

Winston Duke Talks Life Lessons, Representation and Black Panther at Ringling College

Six questions with the actor, who also stars in the upcoming "Us" with his longtime friend—and fellow Yale Drama School grad—Lupita N'yongo.

02/12/2019 By Megan McDonald

Buzzed

All About Beekeeping From Alma Johnson at Sarasota Honey Co.

It’s a labor of love for Johnson, who affectionately refers to the bees as her “little girls.”

02/04/2019 By Megan McDonald

Safe Sleep

Smitten Bassinet Boxes Help Babies Sleep Safely

“Parenthood is hard. We want to make it as easy as possible.”

02/04/2019 By Megan McDonald