Su Byron

  • Get Out of Town: Pine Island by Su Byron

    Get Out of Town: Pine Island by Su Byron Matlacha rhymes with “cachet.” It seems fitting. Less than two hours south of Venice, this unique island enclave has a cachet all its own. Known as the gateway to Pine Island, it’s an authentic slice of Old Florida, easily reached over a drawbridge. Once upon a time, Matlacha was a thriving fishing village. […]

  • Baby Face by Su Byron

    Baby Face by Su Byron Remember that scene from Brazil where the plastic surgeon stretches the surgery-obsessed woman’s face like rubber until it looks like a hideous plastic mask? Old-school cosmetic surgery often had that effect, and maybe that’s why I am still ambivalent about the concept, even though I frequently report on plastic surgery […]

  • 8 Great Venice Cocktails by Su Byron

    8 Great Venice Cocktails by Su Byron Here’s to eight amazing drinks.   1 At Beach Road Wine Bar and Bistro you can select from 70 outstanding wines, craft beers and wine-based cocktails and a menu of creative offerings. Try the white sangria, created with white zinfandel, ginger ale, oranges and lemons and Prosecco. Order […]

  • Well-Being: The Path to Happiness by Su Byron

    Well-Being: The Path to Happiness by Su Byron Happier people are healthier people. Here’s how to get there. The pursuit of happiness is more than a philosophical quest—it’s good medicine. Studies show that happy people are healthier people; having a positive attitude has positive results. Optimism, hopefulness, enthusiasm, engagement and other upbeat traits are associated […]

  • Get Out of Town: Everglades City by Su Byron

    Get Out of Town: Everglades City by Su Byron As “cities” go, Everglades City is a dot on the map. This tidy, quaint village in Collier County is home to about 700 year-round denizens—and a vacation mecca to thousands of visitors from around the planet, including eco-tourists, adventurers, fishermen, hikers, bikers and photographers. They come […]

  • How to Overcome Your Fear of the Dentist by Su Byron

    How to Overcome Your Fear of the Dentist by Su Byron Contemporary dental care is astonishingly precise and pretty much pain free. Fear of dentistry. It’s a running gag going back to the Three Stooges—all those cringe-worthy scenes of a victim squirming in a chair while the dentist reaches for a pair of pliers and […]

  • Get Out of Town: A Postcard from Cortez by Su Byron

    Get Out of Town: A Postcard from Cortez by Su Byron Less than an hour’s drive north from Venice, Old Florida lives on in the waterfront clamor of an authentic working fishing village, complete with 1920s-era bungalows, weathered fishing boats, working boatyards and fisheries, and ramshackle dockside fish joints. Most of Florida’s fishing villages are history. […]

  • Sarasota’s 10 Best Gluten-Free Dishes by Su Byron

    Sarasota’s 10 Best Gluten-Free Dishes You won’t miss the wheat in these winning dishes. By Su Byron. Erin Zolner and Amy Nichols, owners of The Lollicake Queen, eschew the term “gluten-free” and say “no-gluten” instead. And Nichols notes, “We’re not a gluten-free bakery.” Ah, but don’t think they don’t offer a stellar selection of sweet, […]

  • Diabetes: Sarasota Experts Share What You Need to Know by Su Byron

    Diabetes: Sarasota Experts Share What You Need to Know by Su Byron Too much blood sugar isn’t that sweet. But you can fight back. A quiet epidemic is stalking our nation. It’s called diabetes. Today, 26 million Americans suffer from it. That’s more people than live in Australia. To Dr. Jesus B. Perez, a board-certified […]