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

Trendspotting

I Tried It: Celery Juice

Our digital editor jumped onboard the celery juice craze.

01/28/2019 By Megan McDonald

Unity Awards 2019

Meet the Winners of Our 2019 Unity Awards

We’re a closer, brighter place thanks to the winners of our 2019 Unity Awards.

01/24/2019 By Susan Burns, Cooper Levey-Baker, Isaac Eger, Kay Kipling, Megan McDonald, and Ilene Denton Photography by Everett Dennison

Unity Awards 2019

Claudia Baeza Gives Free Yoga Classes to Those Who Need Them Most

"Years of therapy did not help me this much.”

01/24/2019 By Megan McDonald

Ready for Love

Four Little Luxuries to Splurge on This Valentine's Day

Try these four fab finds for romance.

01/24/2019 By Megan McDonald

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

"I think there’s a hunger to see women in positions of power who are using that power to help others, particularly marginalized people."

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