To me, Lido Key and St. Armand’s Circle are the heart and crossroads for all the beach communities here in Sarasota, Florida. Literally, the hub of the wheel between mainland downtown Sarasota, (3 miles), Bird Key, Longboat Key and Lido Beach, it offers a mixture of high end fashion shopping, day spas, beaches, restaurants (even one that serves only organic), ice cream & beach shops and so much more for your needs. Don’t forget the fantastic Lobster Roll and Fish Tacos at the laid back Lido Pavillion (say hi to Toly for me) right on the Gulf of Mexico. Happy Hour Friday evening Paddle boarding with John, Tere and, owner, John Kurs of Sarasota WhatSUP as your guides through canals, mangroves, Sarasota Bay and The Gulf are not to be missed. Coffee shops are a great way to start your day on “The Circle” for a casual meandering relaxing window shopping stroll helping you narrow down all your fun purchases.
Be sure to pop into my Coldwell Banker office on the Circle next to Starbucks, Cafe L’Europa on the one side and The Columbia Restaurant on the other to say hi, ask for my recommendations or talk shop. We’re at 423 St. Armand’s Circle. My cell phone is 941.350.9390. See you soon!