Fresh Styles at Sunbug and Twist Boutique

Historic Downtown Venice has a beautiful new look thanks to a year-long, $8.3 million beautification project that was completed in early July. The ribbon has been cut, the construction crews are packed and gone, and the newly paved avenues are wide and welcoming to traffic and pedestrian shoppers.

Fall Fashion

In the magazine world, the September issue is the first look at this season’s fashion trends. So it is with much excitement that Venice Lifestyle presents our fashion issue—Venice-style! For this issue’s fashion photo shoot, we went to Norhala Houck’s and James Hass’s sister shops, Sunbug and Twist Boutique in Venice’s Historic Downtown to showcase their hottest … Continued

September 2019 Around Town

Legacy Trail Extension Kick-Off Celebration The Sarasota County Commissioners unveiled the signed bond that finances the voter approved project at the kick-off celebration for the Legacy Trail Extension in late June. Held at Sarasota’s Payne Park, the event brought together elected officials, volunteers and the community to mark the official start of the ‘Race to Completion.’ The Legacy … Continued

Paradise Grill’s Mary Beth Hansen Hosts Fundraiser for Local Causes

Paradise Grill's Mary Beth Hansen hosted a midsummer car and bike show for The 180 House and the South County Food Pantry. The funds and food were donated. "The number of cars, motorcycles and people that participated was phenomenal," Mary Beth says. "Nokomis, Venice and South Sarasota County are unbelievably generous. We'll do this again in the fall." 

Venice Lifestyle’s Inaugural VIP Meet and Greet

Twist Boutique in Historic Downtown Venice hosted Venice Lifestyle's Inaugural VIP Meet and Greet on Thursday, July 18, to help us thank our cherished advertisers and supporters for their valued partnerships. The catered event was a lively time where friends had a chance to celebrate and collaborate with other business owners. Thank you to our gracious hosts!

Founder of The Purser Group Offers Tax Reduction Tips

From her early teens, Christy Purser was handling all her mother’s business bookkeeping and taxes. She has loved strategic financial planning ever since. Founder of Venice’s The Purser Group, Christy’s goal is to truly know her clients.

Simply Renew Med Spa Offers Tranquility and Innovation

To step inside Simply Renew Med Spa at its tastefully designed and decorated North Port location is to enter a tranquil, quiet realm where the cares of the world fall away. It’s also impossible, in Simply Renew, not to be overtaken by a true sense of excitement. Founded last November by Sandra Rieth, a board-certified nurse practitioner and skin care and…

Ciao Bella Salon’s Stylists Share Techniques, Trends And Tips

The all-star stylist team at Venice’s Ciao Bella Salon always stays current with contemporary techniques and trends in hairstyling and aesthetics. Offering everything from traditional cuts to edgy fashion colors, Ciao Bella has recently partnered with Sandra Rieth’s Simply Renew Med Spa (also featured in this edition of Venice Lifestyle) to offer Botox, fillers, facials and other aesthetic treatments at Ciao Bella…

Petable Portraits’ Daniele Jones Captures Pet Personalities in Art

Daniele Jones moved to Venice four years ago to be closer to her grandchildren. She finds Venice to be "the perfect balance between a small town where everybody knows your name and a city where you feel anonymous." She has been making art as long as she can remember. Daniele earned a BFA from Fort Hays State University in Kansas. 

Puppy Love

A new puppy was just the thing to soothe their pain, as well as their patients’ pain.