Like many before me, I had never heard of artist David Budd despite his strong ties to Sarasota and the city’s art scene.
Whoa. Okay, brace yourselves. We've got everything from free tickets to the world premiere of Vaudeville, Wine Festivals that raise millions for charity, world class tennis tournaments, the coolest underground parties and we're the freakin' shark tooth capital of the world. I can't even make this stuff up, it's bananas. F Yeah Sarasota! That's What's Up!
I guess I've never really considered a concession stand the go-to place for a sampling of fresh seafood euphoria. I stand corrected. Forgive the pun.
Experiencing a great wine is equivalent to gazing upon a masterpiece for the first time. From bold and robust strokes of color to layering of floating hues, a wine speaks a language of oaky undertones and delicate notes of citrus - a personality resides within that bottle or glass.
On a fairly regular basis, I meet more people who, due to a variety of reasons, find themselves facing the challenge of homelessness and resorting to vehicular residency, AKA sleeping in their cars.
Warning: Not for the faint of heart. Walking into Carats may result in swooning, increased heartbeat and shortness of breath.