Attention Sarasota foodies, visitors and residents, it’s time to cleanse those palates. Savor Sarasota Restaurant Week is June 1 – 14, 2013. Having Florida’s highest concentration of Zagat-rated restaurants, this Gulf coast community will celebrate its culinary charm with two weeks of affordable, prix fixe lunches and dinners.Read More
Please excuse my ignorance but I’m not up on dance terminology. But, I suppose that’s the beauty of the Ringling International Arts Festival, an annual celebration of today’s performance art in Sarasota, Fla. It’s art for everyone to appreciate. My narrow, stereotypical view of ballet was shattered last night while the contemporary Mark Morris Dance Group performed as part of RIAF. I have to admit, the only reason I snagged a ticket for the performance was to see one of the twentieth century’s top ballet dancers, Mikhail Baryshnikov, perform.Read More
Find the Perfect Spot in Sarasota, Fla. to Pop the Question
Hey Sarasota guys, listen up. Yes, your soon-to-be- fiancee has a pretty good idea you love her but if you still need to “wow” her with the marriage proposal. Although I cannot coach you through the process, I am sharing my recommendations for Sarasota’s best places to propose.Read More
Over the weekend I visited the beautiful Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota, Fla., with the primary purpose of smelling that rare, stinky flower in bloom. Having traveled an hour’s drive (one way), I decided to make the most of the visit and spent an hour walking the grounds and soaking up the bountiful blooms.
Although it was a little hot, I took shade under the trees and inside the Conservatory. Enjoy these snapshots.Read More
Sticking my nose close enough to get a whiff of Amorphophallus titanum was equivalent to sticking my head in a garbage can with a week-old piece of rotting meat. Or, was it the stench of ripe road kill roasting in the sun?
Either way, the “corpse flower” – named for its foul odor – lived up to its reputation as being one beautiful yet stinky bloom. Those of us living in Southwest Florida can see and smell one of the world’s largest flowers at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota. Better hurry, the flower began opening yesterday and garden officials anticipate the foul-smelling bloom will be closed by Tuesday, June 12.Read More