A Siesta Key Summer

By | June 14, 2011

Siesta Key is known for its beautiful world famous white beaches, crystal clear water, and as a vacation destination to millions around the world.  This summer we have rented a cottage with our two sons in the Siesta Key Village for a month as sort of a staycation and are living the Siesta Key lifestyle.  Each morning we awake to a “sleeping village” (which stays quiet until about … Read More! »

American Pickers Visit Sarasota

By | June 10, 2011

Everyone’s favorite history buffs recently came to sunny Sarasota to pick the Big Cat Sanctuary and Ringling Bros. circus stuff from a collector who’s been collecting for 60 years!   Click Here To Watch The Full Episode of American Pickers on the History Channel:  American Pickers Visit Sarasota (… in related news, see how this Booker High wrestler trains for matches: with his furry 400-pound friends :) http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20110218/ARTICLE/102181037


By | June 7, 2011

Lifestyle Magazine features contemporary art, artists, galleries and art festivals. In the May (Summer Issue) just released the top 25 small artistic cities were revealed. Sarasota FL, having long been known as a cultural destination, has climbed from the 2010 No.11 position to the No.5 spot this year! Just another “great” reason to call Sarasota, FL home. For more information and to sign up for a “Free” American … Read More! »

Golfing in Sarasota

By | June 5, 2011

Enjoying the game of golf at Prestancia, a well known private club in the Palmer Ranch area of Sarasota, Florida. [iframe width=”560″ height=”349″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/OSz8eSJXro0?rel=0″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen] Tournament Players Club in Prestancia was founded in 1985.  It has been the host club for eight Chrysler Cup Tournaments and five American Express Invitational’s Champions Tour events. There are two courses within the golf club.  The Stadium Course is a par 72 and was … Read More! »

Rothenbach Park

By | June 3, 2011

Rothenbach Park (about 3 miles east of the interstate on Bee Ridge Road) is no dump… that is to say, it’s not a dump anymore :) Touted as one of Sarasota’s greenest parks, Rothenback Park sits on the site of what was once the Sarasota County Landfill, now capped and landscaped into gorgeous open vistas, bike paths under old-growth oak canopies, and family picnic and playground areas. Like … Read More! »

Siesta Named #1 Beach in America!

By | June 2, 2011

  I told you so, I told you so….  I’m embarrassed but with just cause. My last story informed you that Siesta Key Beach was named the #2 beach in the country and how I knew it was time to vote again!  On my behalf, I did say that to all of us who know and are lucky enough to visit Siesta Beach it will always be the #1 beach … Read More! »

Siesta Named Best Beach in America!

By | June 1, 2011

Siesta Beach is the number one beach in the 21st annual Top 10 Beach List, produced by coastal expert Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman (also known as “Dr. Beach”), Director of Florida International University’s Laboratory for Coastal Research. If you haven’t seen our beaches here in Sarasota, you’re missing out. Siesta Beach or “Crescent Beach” as locals call it has the finest, whitest sand around. This is due to … Read More! »

June in Sarasota

By | May 30, 2011

  Summer is a great time to get out and enjoy the beaches, cuisine and culture of Sarasota while the winter crowds have gone north. Here’s just a few of the activities happening in the area during the month of June: Date Event or Activity Location Click Link for More Information June 1st Pickleball at Woodmere Park Venice Sarasota County Parks June 2nd Sarasota Music Festival: Artist Showcase … Read More! »

Nancy’s Bar-B-Q

By | May 27, 2011

Southern Comfort Foods…Southern Hospitality…Southern “Old Florida” Charm! Dine in…Take Out. Sweet Tea…Cold Beer and Bar-B-Q. “It’s a Sarasota thing”. Sandwiches, Ribs, Chicken, Beef Brisket and Pork… slow cooked for hours allowing spices and smoke to permeate and tenderize the meat. In addition to Nancy’s time-tested dry rub, there are two sauces–sweat or spicy…you decide. I suggest you try both! Side dishes include…but not limited to…Beans, of course, slaw, … Read More! »

Housing Shortage on the Horizon?

By | May 23, 2011

Mike Castleman, founder and CEO of Metrostudy, which tracks real-time data of the country’s inventory of new homes, says a housing shortage is looming that will soon will create a huge surge in demand for new homes. As such, now is the time to buy, he says. In the 41 cities Metrostudy covers, 78,000 houses are either vacant and for sale, or under construction — that is less … Read More! »