Posts tagged ‘Sarasota’
I relaxed a little too much this weekend, and failed to write my Chloe’s Clicks post yesterday. Never mind — here it is, and it’s a good one.
We begin with a terrific series of posts that Edie Jarolim, blogging at Will My Dog Hate Me?… Read the rest
I spent the past weekend in Sarasota, Florida with my mother-in-law, who imports all of her opera-loving relatives (i.e., me and her daughter) for the Sarasota Opera season every spring. We see four operas in three days, and then return to Tampa to be resuscitated by my father-in-law.… Read the rest
This week’s Chloe’s Clicks is an assortment of miscellaneous items, so we’ll just bounce from one to the other and not hope for a theme. Let’s start in lovely Santa Cruz, CA. Last week I told you that the city’s downtown merchants were about to vote for/against lifting a long-standing dog ban, and this week the Santa Cruz Sentinel reported that the vote went in favor of lifting the ban, with caveats: There will be a six-month trial period, no more than three dogs may be allowed to gather together, and dogs must be kept on 3-5′ leashes.… Read the rest
We visited Sarasota, FL last week for a marathon opera weekend. No, Chloe is not an opera fan — but neither is my husband, so they cocooned together at the Hotel Indigo Sarasota, one in a chain of boutique hotels sprinkled around the country (with some outliers in Shanghai, London, Costa Rica and Mexico).… Read the rest
Simon’s Coffee House is easy to miss — it’s in a strip mall along the busy Tamiami Trail, and it has very modest signage — but it’s well worth the hunt. We’ve eaten lunch there on two separate trips to Sarasota, and found it a friendly, comfortable place with excellent sandwiches, salads and soups.… Read the rest
Chloe and I went to Sarasota in mid- March for the opera season, and were happy to find the 17th Street Paw Park. It’s huge, with a very large small ‘n’ shy area. There are a couple of picnic tables and a lot of convenient plastic chairs (nearly all of which have been drawn by the locals into the sun, though there are several welcome patches of shade).… Read the rest