Saturday, March 7, 2009

South Beach-style street party comes to Sarasota

Sarasota and her islands—we live in such a classy, upscale town and every now and then a party comes along that perfectly highlights the strengths of what Sarasota has to offer. We’re anticipating one classy party on March 21 at the second annual Chillounge Night. This is a street party full of energy, with South Beach style music, dancing, and fine food and drinks. This unique high season event completely transforms our beautiful downtown Art District and historic Palm Avenue into an outdoor lounge.

Chillounge Night is sponsored by Cointreau, Audi, Michelob, Café L ‘Europe, and many other distinguished regional and national sponsors. One of the delights of this beautiful night on the town is that everyone has a great time while benefiting the United Cerebral Palsy of Sarasota-Manatee, Wendy Mann Resnick – Executive Director.

This year’s Chillounge Night will prove to be exotic and chic, with a Brazilian Samba parade, a Kelietza, Juno and Jove fashion show presented by Piper Heidsieck, tango performance by Los Listos Lotus Fire, smatterings of opera and smooth jazz, and 40 inviting lounge areas set up with tropical outdoor daybeds and luxury lounge seating. Café L ‘Europe is sponsoring the VIP lounge, where Nick and Kathleen plan to mix and mingle. VIP tickets include complimentary drinks, food, and Cigars at the Maduro Cigar Lounge.

When you decide to call Sarasota home—whether you live on Casey Key, Lido Key, Siesta Key, St. Armand’s, Longboat Key, or in any of the spectacular golf course homes that surround us, you simply must come out and play when events like these come along. Hope to see you there!

Just visiting? When you’re ready to move here permanently, give Nick and Kathleen Herron a call. After 20 years in the Sarasota real estate business, The Herron Group, RE/MAX Alliance Group is perfectly suited to guide you to just the right address among Sarasota’s prestigious waterfront homes and luxury golf course communities. Call 800-789-6580 or email Nick Herron with The Herron Group, RE/MAX Alliance Group. We’d love to schedule an afternoon on the Wild Welshman, our vintage 33 foot boat and the perfect accomplice to viewing waterfront properties in style.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Siesta Key…and marching to the beat of a different drum

Witnessing a sunset overlooking the water is an experience in its own right. But there’s something incredibly special about watching the sun go down to the beat of a hundred drums.

Welcome to Siesta Key beach on any Sunday night—and its organic drum circle.

A drum circle can be any group of people playing percussion in a circle with others from the community. The main objective is to share rhythm together, and there is no leader, no form, no rules. People just show up, bringing along drums or tambourines of various shapes and sizes. Some come to watch and listen; others to participate; and some to dance to the earthly rhythms. Nobody is in charge of starting or ending, yet the drum circle traditionally starts about an hour before sunset. For some it is a spiritual experience, and to others it is strictly entertainment. No matter your intention, visiting Siesta Key’s weekly drum circle adds to the richness of the experience of living or visiting Siesta Key on Florida’s Gulf Coast.

Some people march to the beat of a different drum—and those are the kind of people that make life interesting. We’ve met so many fascinating people over the years that we have worked in Sarasota real estate. We’ve enjoyed meeting people from all walks of life who have truly achieved success—people who have developed incredible businesses; those who have achieved creative success as authors and artists; and those who have realized their dreams by living in one of the most beautiful waterfront communities in the world—Siesta Key.

Nick and Kathleen Herron with The Herron Group, RE/MAX Alliance Group are in tune with the rhythm of real estate in the greater Sarasota area—Casey Key, Siesta Key, Lido Key, Longboat Key, and all of the communities surrounding the barrier islands on Florida’s west coast.

Speaking of drums—you can’t BEAT the price on 708 Casey Key Road this is the least expensive Bay front property on Casey Key. New boat dock and wonderful Gulf beach easement. The home has three bedrooms one bath and a half up stairs and a two bedrooms, one bath non-conforming apartment downstairs, and a three car garage. Reduced to $1,175,000.

Tap to the beat at the beach, bay, or back nine—call 800-789-6580 or email Nick Herron with The Herron Group, RE/MAX Alliance Group .