New Year’s Eve at Selby Gardens

By | November 30, 2017

Selby Gardens

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is hosting Sarasota’s most sophisticated and diversely entertaining New Year’s Eve experience; a black-tie event featuring a private journey through tropical holiday light displays, passed hors d’oeuvres, a seated four course dinner, live entertainment and dancing at Michael’s on the Bay. The countdown to the New Year culminates with a champagne toast and a perfect view of fireworks overlooking the Sarasota Bay. Celebrate the … Read More! »

Normal Real Estate Market Returns After Hurricane Irma

By | November 28, 2017

Hurricane Irma

The Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee reports that October proved to be a month of recovery from Irma’s impact on the Sarasota and Manatee real estate market. As the market bounces back, sellers prepare for the season, bringing more new listings and pending sales in October 2017. Closed sales for single family homes increased by 2.7 percent in the two counties from October of 2016, while condo … Read More! »

December in Sarasota

By | November 20, 2017

With Thanksgiving behind us the holiday season is in full swing in Sarasota. There are many of activities and events to choose from. Here are just a few: Date Event or Activity Location Click Link for More Information Dec. 1st 39th Annual Holiday Night of Lights Lido Key St Armands Circle Association Dec. 1-31st Holly Days and Mangrove Lights Osprey Historic Spanish Point Dec. 1st Music on Main … Read More! »

20th Annual Manatee River Holiday Parade

By | November 17, 2017

Manatee River Holiday Parade

Don’t miss the 20th annual Manatee River Holiday Boat Parade on Saturday, December 9th from 6-9:00pm. The parade of lighted boats begins at dusk near Snead Island. The route then proceeds east past the Bradenton Yacht Club, to Riverhouse Reef and Grill and the Regatta Pointe Marina. The parade turns south at the Green Bridge and moves onward to PIER 22 and the Twin Dolphin Marina. Public viewing … Read More! »

Bravo Coastal Bar & Kitchen

By | November 14, 2017

Bravo Food 2

Bravo Coastal Bar & Kitchen opened recently at the Westfield Siesta Key Mall. It is part of the Bravo Brio Restaurant Group, which operates both Bravo Cucina Italiana and its sister chain, Brio Tuscan Grille. They feature fresh flavors in a relaxed atmosphere. Bravo serves fresh pastries and coffee in the morning, as well as lunch and dinner, plus brunch on the weekend. The menu offers items such as a double-stacked burger with … Read More! »

Hurricane Irma Impacts Real Estate Sales

By | October 27, 2017

Hurricane Irma

The Sarasota Manatee Realtors Association reports that our area was mostly unscathed from Hurricane Irma but, real estate sales were hit the hardest. With office closures, reinspections and tight scheduling for new appraisals, September 2017 reports a decrease in closed sales, pending sales and new listings. Compared to this time last year, combined closed sales for the two-county area decreased by 16.8 percent. September’s decline in sales isn’t an … Read More! »

November in Sarasota

By | October 24, 2017

November 2017 Give Thanks

With cooler fall temperatures, it’s a great time to get out and enjoy all that the Sarasota area has to offer. Here are just a few of the many events going on around town during November:  Date Event or Activity Location Click Link for More Information Nov. 3rd Music on Main Lakewood Ranch Lakewood Ranch Main Street Nov. 3-12th Cine-World Film Festival Sarasota Sarasota Film Society Nov. 4th … Read More! »

Singing Christmas Tree

The Singing Christmas Tree in Sarasota

By | October 21, 2017

Singing Christmas Tree

If you’ve never seen Sarasota’s Singing Christmas Tree maybe this is the year to mark that off your list. It’s really something unique to see and during the Christmas season is a fun way to get into the spirit of the holidays. The singing Christmas tree is 30 feet tall, has over 10,000 lights, 12 levels and holds 115 choir members. It has been a downtown Sarasota tradition for … Read More! »

Chalk Festival Returns to Venice in November

By | October 11, 2017

Chalk Festival Venice Logo

The Chalk Festival is celebrating its 10-year anniversary next month during the week of November 10-13th with this year’s theme of ‘EVANESCENT EVERLASTING‘. After six seasons in Burns Square, a historic district in downtown Sarasota, it moved to Venice in 2014. This year will be its fourth season on the Island of Venice. Managed entirely by volunteers, this 501c3 non-profit organization strives to bring a global community of culture enthusiasts together who … Read More! »

Cabbage Key Inn Restaurant

By | October 10, 2017

Cabbage Key Inn Restaurant

The Cabbage Key Inn Restaurant is located on a little island with no cars, and not even a single paved road. This historic restaurant sits up on an Indian shell mound, giving it excellent views of Pine Island Sound. The entire island is a secluded paradise and is only accessible by boat. If you don’t have a boat you can still get there by ferry from Bokeelia on … Read More! »