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September
6

community theater

Theater season is just around the corner, and our real estate agents are already excited about the upcoming performances. Community theater is so important in our area as it serves as both a fun escape and an artistic platform for our local performers. This year's calendar is full of musicals, dramas, comedies, and even family performances, so there is sure to be something for everyone. Here are a few of the highlights that we're looking forward to the most:

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July
5

Charlotte Harbor

Nestled at the mouth of the Peace River, Charlotte Harbor is a captivating mix of old and new. When our real estate agents have out-of-town guests or just want to get away, they head for these wonderful attractions around Charlotte Harbor.

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January
31

Crossfit gyms in Sarasota

If you're looking forward to a healthier you in 2020, then you're in luck. CrossFit is an excellent workout option to help you accomplish any fitness goal. Whether that goal is to improve health or weight loss, Crossfit can help you get in better shape. The program works for everyone—people who are just starting out and people who have trained for years. These CrossFit gyms in Manatee and Sarasota counties offer an intense workout to help you along on your fitness journey!

  • Seaward CrossFit - 1127 Goodrich Ave., Sarasota, FL 34236
    Reaching and surpassing your goals is the name of the game at Seaward Crossfit. Their training methodology and programming is based on more than nine years of experience in CrossFit training and coaching for CrossFit Headquarters. The diverse staff of fitness experts at Seaward Crossfit also brings to the table experience in everything from gymnastics and martial arts to OPEX Fitness and Baptiste yoga. Just minutes from these Sarasota homes for sale, Seaward CrossFit is an incredible place to improve your health.

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December
13

Shop Local Bradenton

Before you know it, the days for holiday shopping will dwindle. If you're still looking for a few last-minute gifts, our REALTORS® suggest shopping local. Here are just a few of the many wonderful and unique stores around Bradenton and Sarasota.

  1. Created Gems — 5212 Ocean Blvd., Siesta Key, FL 32424
    Jewelry is always an excellent gift for that special someone, and Created Gems is a fantastic place to find fantastic affordable pieces for every style. Shop their selection of earrings, slides, rings, and bracelets all set in 14 karat gold or platinum-finished sterling silver. Stop by when you're in town looking at Siesta Key homes for sale. 

  2. Florida Olive Oil — 307 W. Venice Ave., Venice, FL 34285
    Chances are high that there's someone on your shopping list who loves cooking. Help them savor every meal at home with specialty oils, vinegars, spices, and sauces from Florida Olive Oil. Located just minutes from waterfront Venice homes for sale, Florida Olive Oil has fine quality ingredients that make any meal a masterpiece.

  3. Just/Because — 7 S. Blvd. Of Presidents, Sarasota, FL 34236
    Stroll along St. Armand's Circle next time you're visiting Sarasota homes for sale and stop into Just/Because to grab a few fabulous stocking stuffers. This boutique shop has a variety of home accessories from more than 50 talented Floridian artists. Gifts for him and her include cosmetic bags, décor, wine racks, kitchen items, jewelry, and more. 

  4. Charley's Boutique — 5761 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton, FL 34209
    Voted as one of the favorite local boutiques in town, Charley's Boutique has the best casual and formal wear from around the country. Their fashionable selection includes women's clothing, accessories and shoes, books, candles, lotions, soaps, and adorable baby gifts. Find something for the fashionista in your life with a trip to Charley's next time you're searching for Bradenton homes for sale.

  5. Vanessa Fine Jewelry — 8131 Lakewood Main St., Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
    Give a gift that truly sparkles when you get your loved one a gift from Vanessa Fine Jewelry. This local jewelry shop near Lakewood Ranch homes for sale offers collections from world-renowned designers. Stop in and find jewelry that will impress this holiday season. Or have the team make something one-of-a-kind and inquire about custom designing. You can't go wrong with a trip to Vanessa Fine Jewelry. 

  6. Sea-renity Beach Spa & Bou-tiki — 112 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach, FL  34217
    Give the gift of Vitamin Sea at Sea-renity Beach Spa & Bou-tiki. Located on Historic Bridge Street steps from Bradenton Beach homes for sale, this oyster of Anna Maria Island shopping carries art, souvenirs, jewelry, clothing, and more! However, we believe the ultimate gift you can give is a private beach massage. Trust us — a relaxing massage or couples massage on the calm shores of the Gulf is a gift of serenity anyone will love!

Don't save your shopping for Bradenton and Sarasota homes for sale until the last minute! Contact us to begin your search!

November
15

Barber Shops in Sarasota

No-Shave November has blown up in recent years, with men all over the world letting their beards grow wild as a way to raise awareness and money to fight cancer. Our REALTORS® have always been happy to take part, but when November draws to a close, we're about ready for a shave. 

Luckily, we have some great barbers in Manatee and Sarasota Counties. So when No-Shave November ends and you're ready to kiss your beard goodbye, these local barbershops are the places to go. 

  • Locals Barbershop LLC - 3322 Manatee Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34205
    Bradenton's Locals Barbershop LLC is one of our go-to spots for a shave, trim or haircut in Manatee County. No appointments are needed, but you can book one online. You'll always find three barbers on duty, ready to hook you up with whatever style you need. With a location near many Bradenton homes for sale, a great haircut is never far away.

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October
18

Yoga Studios Sarasota & Manatee

Yoga has helped people of all ages improve their breathing, balance, and alleviate stress levels. 

Luckily, residents of Sarasota and Manatee Counties have plenty of yoga studios to choose where to improve their yoga practice. These yoga studios have expert instructors and supportive classes ready and able to help you work out the knots and bring your daily life back into balance. Find your center at one of these area yoga studios. 

  • Pineapple Yoga Studio - 517 S Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236
    The team at Pineapple Yoga Studio are experts at helping you bring light and love into your life. They keep their classes small so that you receive plenty of personalized attention. They also offer numerous retreats and workshops so you can develop a deeper connection with your inner self as you ponder Sarasota homes for sale

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February
12

Five Engaging Locations to Pop the Question


It's February and love is in the air. If it's inspired you to propose to the one you love, why not make it a romantic event? You don't need a trendy live band or flash mob dancers to make your proposal special. You simply need the right romantic spot.  When you're touring Sarasota homes for sale, you'll find plenty of romantic places to make your proposal an occasion to remember.

Our REALTORS® live and work in the Sarasota/Bradenton area. We're certain that among the area's white sand beaches, natural landscapes, and fabulous dining venues you'll find the ideal place to pop the big question. To help you plan your romantic adventure, we've prepared our list of Five Engaging Locations to Pop the Question in Florida.

1.  Ophelia's on the Bay - 9015 Midnight Pass Rd, Siesta Key

If you live in one of our nearby Siesta Key homes, you already know that Ophelia's on the Bay sets the scene for big romantic nights. You and that someone special can dine on the open-air patio. If you prefer an indoor table, both dining rooms have a wall of windows that deliver a perfect view of Little Sarasota Bay.

An ever-changing menu features fresh seafood and classic cuisine prepared with Florida grown fruits and vegetables. You can begin your meal with wine from Ophelia's extensive selection and toast your engagement with a glass of fine champagne.

2.  Picnic on the Bay at the Ca' d'Zan at The Ringling, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota

You can create your own love-inspired event in the shadow of the Ca' d'Zan at the Ringling. This Venetian Gothic-styled mansion is the opulent home of circus millionaires, John and Mable Ringling. You may stroll the beautiful bayfront grounds, tour the oldest rose garden in Florida, and share a romantic picnic with a light meal from the Muse restaurant. 

3.  Waterfront Restaurant, 111 South Bay Blvd., Anna Maria Island

The Waterfront Restaurant is a local favorite that's easily accessible from Anna Maria Island homes. Together, you can enjoy delicious, fresh cuisine, a laid-back atmosphere, and natural island charm.

Of course, your love will say "yes." And once the proposal is on the record, you can toast your engagement with a sip of wine, a specialty drink, or a craft beer. If you prefer to make your proposal on the beach, you'll find white-sand and gulf waters just beyond the door. 

4.  The Ringling, Sarasota, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota

The Ringling experience gives you a complete art and cultural immersion. It's bound to make your true love say "yes." You'll be blown away by the Museum of Art, Circus Museum, and other fabulous attractions on the estate. You can attend a live performance at the Historic Asolo Theater or pop the question at Blossoms & Brunch in Mable's rose garden.

5.  Kathleen D Sailing Catamarans, Longboat Key

Residents of Longboat Key homes will happily explain that a big engagement reveal doesn't have to be in a restaurant. It doesn't have to be on land at all. When you book a Sunset Cruise with Kathleen D. Sailing, you can share your romantic proposal at sea then sail off into the sunset... literally. For a slightly different slant to the evening cruise, you can schedule a Full Moon Sail.

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Whether you live in Sarasota, Bradenton or one of our other nearby communities, this is the perfect place for living, playing, and falling in love. Contact us at Wagner Realty when you're considering making this your permanent home after you say "I do."

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