Morton’s Gourmet Market

By | November 6, 2018

Morton's Market Front

Right in the heart of Southside Village, Morton’s Market has been a tradition in Sarasota for over 50 years. This full service specialty food store has something for every occasion. From the Gourmet-to-Go with entire meals prepared for you to your everyday grocery items, they have it all. It’s not a restaurant in the traditional sense but they have many prepared items such as salads, soups, sandwiches, sushi, pizza … Read More! »

Current Real Estate Market Statistics for Sarasota and Manatee Counties

By | October 20, 2018

When Hurricane Irma made its path toward Sarasota and Manatee County in September 2017, sales stalled in both counties due to limited business days surrounding the storm. After last year’s irregular report, this September showed significant improvement in new listings, pending sales and overall closed sales. Compared to last year, combined closed sales in the two-county area are up by 7.6 percent. The condo market improved with a 7.5 percent increase in … Read More! »

November in Sarasota

By | October 18, 2018

November 2018

  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. 2nd Day of the Dead Festival Bradenton Realize Bradenton Nov. 2-4th Sarasota Boat Expo Sarasota Nov. 2-11th Cine-World Film … Read More! »

Ponies Under the Palms Mustang Show

By | October 15, 2018

Mustang Car

If there’s one great thing for a Mustang fan living in the southern parts of the country it is many car shows are planned through the fall and winter months that keep the hobby going while the northern states have everything buttoned up in the garage for the winter. One of Florida’s popular shows is the annual Ponies Under the Palms Mustang & Ford Show in held on Main … Read More! »

Millie’s Restaurant Cafe

By | October 8, 2018


Millie’s has been a staple in Sarasota for over 20 years serving the after-church, and daily business crowds. They are open 7 days a week from 7am to 2:30pm. On Wednesdays they are open from 3-5pm for afternoon tea (reservations required) and also available for private tea parties for special events (birthdays, showers, book clubs, etc.). In addition to all this they offer catering as well. We have … Read More! »

October in Sarasota

By | September 24, 2018


  The weather is great and our fall season is in full swing. There are a myriad of festivals and fun events going on in the Sarasota area during the month of October. Here are just a few to check out: Date Event or Activity Location Click Link for More Information Oct. 3rd Phillippi Farmhouse Market Sarasota Farmhouse Market Oct. 4th Ringling Underground Sarasota Ringling Museum of Art … Read More! »

Homes Sold Quickly in August

By | September 20, 2018

The Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee reports that August 2018 numbers show an increase in closed sales, inventory and new listings in the Sarasota and Manatee housing market. With pressure from rising prices, the median time to contract is down across both counties. This month, there were 1,898 reported closed sales in Sarasota and Manatee, a 4.3 percent increase from August 2017. The condo market continues to improve … Read More! »


Art Ovation Rooftop Bar

By | September 11, 2018


The new Art Ovation Hotel in Sarasota is now open and one of the many unique features of the hotel is their rooftop bar, Perspective, which has an upbeat and laid back atmosphere. The bar is adjacent to the hotel’s pool where they were setting up for some live music when we visited recently. We found it to be a great spot for drinks and light bites and perfect … Read More! »

Master Gardener Plant Sale

By | September 6, 2018

Master Gardener

Don’t miss the 13th annual Master Gardener Plant Sale by the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension. This is a FREE family-friendly fall gardening event featuring sustainable gardening education, landscape problem diagnosis, and thousands of plants for sale, plus an open house highlighting all UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County has to offer. Date:  October 13, 2018 Time:  8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location:  UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota … Read More! »

Condo Market in Sarasota and Manatee

By | August 27, 2018


The Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee reports that July inventory fell short, but sales continued to climb year-over-year. The condo market is strong with more pending sales and new listings this month. In July 2018, Sarasota and Manatee County reported 1,885 closed sales, a 10.3 percent increase from last year. In Sarasota County, condo sales increased by 11.4 percent to 341, and single-family homes increased by 3.1 … Read More! »